Tuesday, March 20, 2012

China Glaze Prismatic Collection - Optical Illusion

Hey guys! Remember that cold I've been complaining of? Well it's developed into a raging sinus infection and I am not having fun. I haven't been this sick in a long time and it sucks! Thank you to those of you who have been sending me well wishes - I really appreciate it!

To cheer myself up I've decided to start watching The Big Bang Theory, and before that happens, I'm going to post a very pretty polish for you guys.

I picked up three colors from the China Glaze Prismatic Collection a while ago and have only gotten around to wearing one of them so far (except for when I layered Prism in this post.)

I took so many pictures of this. So many. It's too hard to only show you a couple so I am going to spam you with photos of this sparkly, color-changing beauty!

China Glaze - Optical Illusion
This is the mostly greenish polish from the Prismatic Collection and it sure does not disappoint.
A lot of people don't like these polishes for some reason, but I totally adore them. They are so interesting and original and eye catching!

The formula on these polishes is fantastic. They apply completely smoothly and evenly despite being jam packed with glitter. They take 3 coats for full coverage but you can totally get away with 2 if you aren't taking photos of them.

Most of the time this polish looks green. The shades of green change from a vibrant seafoam to a more silvery, lighter seafoam, depending on the light.
But then... This happens:

Move your fingers the right way, and it's totally blue and purple. Mesmerizing, almost!


Bluey purple.

This was totally smooth after one coat of topcoat but by the second day, it did need another coat to smooth things out again.

Here's a glitter close-up. As you can see, it's mostly filled with the awesome duochromatic glitter, and is sprinkled with larger multi-colored glitter and some smaller multi-colored glitter too. I love the combo.

Basically I can't get enough of these glitters.

It's too cool!

One complaint I do have is that my bottle of Optical Illusion had this weird blue stuff crusted all over the neck of the bottle when I opened it.

There was so much of it! And I have no idea where it came from really where these polishes aren't tinted.
It took a lot of scraping to get this all off the bottle!
Weird, huh?
Anyway, the Prismatics are amazing and you have to see them for yourself! I'm totally in love.

Now excuse me while my sinus infection and I waste the rest of the day watching television. Adios!


  1. I'm still not sure if I would buy some polishes of this collection, but seeing all these pretty swatches is slowly persuading me :)

  2. I love the Big Bang Theory, although the first season isn't as good as the second and third!

  3. I hope you get better soon! The Big Bang Theory is awesome!!
    Your swatch is the first one that has made me want these!

  4. This color is so pretty ... *DIES. Big Bang Theory is a GREAT show to watch to get you laughing! :)

  5. I really like these. And that's saying a lot for me since I am really tired of glitter polish. But these are soft shades we have not seen done. Also all the different colors in them is cool. Also going for them in my book is they don't have huge grit. I really dislike the huge chunky glitters.

  6. Love this! I just ordered the whole collection. Can't wait for it to arrive

  7. aww, i hope you feel better soon.
    also, i think a lot of the disappointment people have with this collection, unfairly or otherwise, is that the name suggested holographics and so many people missed out on the OMG collection, or want more of them. it isnt that they arent gorgeous polishes!

  8. i hope you feel better...
    i love this shade...
    i need to buy more green polishes and this one is so pretty!

  9. I didn't want anything from this collection until I saw it in person. I was kind of put out that it wasn't a collection of holos, and I was made at China Glaze because:
    1. This is the second time they have tricked people with a psuedo holo collection.
    2. I was really disappointed in the Hunger Games collection LOL.

    But in person, it looked so much better.
    It also looks great in your pictures...you did a fab job capturing the shifting color.
    I hope you feel better soon!!

  10. I really like Prisamtic collection. I can't wait to put my hands on it!

  11. I love glitter! They're all beautiful! But glitter is such a bitch to remove..