Happy hump day, everyone. Today I have a really gorgeous holo polish to show you from Born Pretty. I feel like most polish lovers are in two camps - either they love, love holos or they just think they're OK. I, for one, am a huge holo fan. Linear holos are my favorite but a nice scattered holo can be really pretty, too. When Born Pretty contacted me and asked me if I wanted to review a couple of their products, I did not hesitate to put a holo polish on the list.
This is their Holo Polish #12, which is dark green linear holo. Sadly it does not have a better name than #12 but it's still a gorgeous polish. As you can see in the daylight shots below, Holo #12 is a very strong linear holo. In the shade it looks like a dark, murky green but in the sun, all of the rainbows come out.
I had no issues with the formula and I used two medium coats for the swatches above. I did not use a special base or anything and didn't have any problems with patchiness. No top coat shown more out of laziness than anything else. I usually use top coat on my holos and have never noticed a dulling effect. The only downside to this polish is that it comes in very small bottles. I'd say they are about the size of the Cover Girl minis. Each bottle contains 4ml of product. Compare that with your average China Glaze which has 14ml. The Born Pretty holos retail for $12.88, which I think it a little high for the amount of product you get. I have seen them on sale before though for about half price. At that price I would be much more likely to purchase.
If you like this shade, the item ID is 6410 or you can find it here. Overall I am quite impressed with this shade. I'd probably wait for a sale but I definitely would not mind picking up a few more of their holo shades.
Born Pretty has been kind enough to offer readers of The Painted Ninja a 10% discount. Just use the code below and shop away. :)
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