I was very excited when the MAKEUP WARS group decided to do a favorite summer manicure for this go-round. I instantly knew what was going on my nails for it. Recently I mentioned that my two favorite nail finishes are metallic and holographic. I’m a lot like a magpie – attracted to pretty shiny items. Put me in front of a nail polish display and my choices will all be this type of beauty. FACE Stockholm isn’t necessarily known as a nail polish company but as of now I proclaim they should be. They’ve come out with a new collection that appeals to the magpie in me and hopefully you.
The collection is called Optical Diffusions and there are 6 Holographic shades. I was sent Aura to sample and it’s totally amazing. When I went to get my nails done there was a woman who had finished her manicure but wouldn’t leave until she saw mine. The polish fascinated her and she was amazed that there is no glitter in it.
The surface looks glittery but instead it’s a smooth field of intricate color. The main shade is a lavender while the hologram effect comes through with glimmers of pink, blue and gold shining through. In normal light Aura mostly looks like a shiny lavender with interest. The beauty really comes out in bright light though since that’s where you see the holographic beauty of the polish.
Aura is a linear hologram that applied beautifully. It looked perfect with one coat but you really need two to bring out the full glory of the radiance. FACE Stockholm polishes are free of Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP. If I have any complaints about these FACE Stockholm polishes it’s “how do you pick just one?” I want them all. These are available at Face Stockholm stores and their website for $16 each. Is there a shade you’d pick? — Marcia
Be sure you click on all these icons to see what all the other Makeup Wars bloggers have chosen. Summer is the perfect time for a manicure so I’m excited to see what else is out there for me!