I adore the finish of the Zoya Pixiedusts, but man oh man, do I abhor how they *feel*. It’s like sandpaper on your nails and I find I can’t wear them longer than a day before I need to scrub them off of topcoat ‘em.
Vespa is a gorgeous sage-green color with such a beautiful sprinkling of sparkles that you can’t help staring at it all day.
With a topcoat Vespa is equally lovely. The color seems to deepen somewhat. It took me two moderate coats of Seche Vite to get a perfectly smooth surface.
When I ordered (parts of) the China Glaze Hologlam collection, Strap on your Moonboots was one of the hues I coveted the most.
On the nails, it disappoints somewhat. I absolutely adore the color, which is a cloudy, somewhat muted slateblue. In natural light (shade) the holo is anything but apparent though, which is a shame. In bright sunlight, or with flash, the holo does come out though.
All in all, I think the hologlam collection is lovely, but not as blatantly holo as for instance the OMG collection was, or as the current Halo Hues collection by Color Club.
The substance of the lacquer is fabulous though. No severe dragging issues as with some holos, though dry time is fast between coats. Wait until one coat is completely dry before adding another. Strap on your Moonboots was opaque in two coats, and the holo effect is not diminished by a topcoat.