Nail Wheel Wednesday is going to be taking a hiatus while I work down my backlog of swatches, which has grown to quite serious proportions. Today I've got Color Club Over the Moon, which was sent for review as part of my membership in the Color Society Bloggers Network. This blue linear holographic polish was part of the second set of Halo Hues released by Color Club (also known as the 2013 ones).
Lighting and angle are important with this one; in some conditions the rainbows are very shy while in others they are quite prominent. Here's a look in the diffuse illumination of my lightbox:
I knew from prior experience with other colors in this line that these are not finicky holos. When I've worn them as full manis, I've used my typical base and top coat and and no issues. For this swatch, I experimented with using Nfu Oh Aqua Base on my index finger and Salon Sciences Instant Artificials on my other fingers. I actually think the holo was happier without the special holo base coat; the one with Aqua Base had a hint of bubbling that the other fingers did not. Another selling point for the Halo Hues is I only used two coats of color. This swatch has no topcoat but I have worn other colors in the line with topcoat and noticed no dulling of the rainbows.
Pulling my hand out of the lightbox and into more direct light made the rainbows show up more:
Taking Over the Moon outside into the sunshine led to these shots:
I did a quick comparison of Over the Moon with two other light blue holos in my stash. Left to right below: Layla Mermaid Spell, Color Club Over the Moon, OPI DS Sapphire. Both photos below are outside in natural light:
The Layla has an edge in rainbows in most conditions, but it's more expensive and less available. The OPI is not one of the stronger members of the DS series, but it is nicely delicate.
The Color Club polish shown in this entry was provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polish for my own use.