Remember word analogies? For example, "Meow is to cat as bark is to dog" is a word analogy. I remember studying them over and over in the SAT prep course I took in high school. I got so sick of practice SAT exams that I never took the real thing. I went through a phase in high school where I tried to be all bad ass and I proudly proclaimed that I was never going to go to college so why would I need SAT scores? Eh, I still went to college and still have no SAT scores.
Anyway, I thought the word analogy "Fantasy is to Glamour as Extravagance is to Exclusive" would be a great description for this comparison and I hope you'll see why with my pictures.
First up, the cast of characters (I took this photo with a flash to show off the holographic effect best).
I applied three coats of each polish in the same order, from pinkie to thumb. This picture was taken in the direct sun. I'm holding Glamour (my favorite of these four polishes) in the first few pictures.
I got another picture in the sun, but it's through the window screen so it's not as bright.
This picture was taken in the shade by a window.
And I took this picture with a flash. The order here is reversed since this hand position lets me take flash pictures a little better. I'm a lefty so I take almost all my pictures with the camera upside down and this position works better for my flash pictures.
I used three coats of each and had no problems with the formula. These apply and wear like regular nail polish (unlike some holographic polishes). I didn't use any top coat in these pictures, but I haven't had any problems with my regular Sally Hansen Insta-Dri dulling the holographic effect. I do have a comment on my spreadsheet that Fantasy caused a little staining, even with a good base coat. I'll have to triple up on basecoat next time I wear it.
I hope you enjoyed!
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