China Glaze OMG is pretty much a classic. Strong, silver linear holo. It's totally stunning, especially for summer, and although there are a lot of semi-dupes or dupes roaming around out there for this one, there's just something utterly appealing about the China Glaze version. There are two problems with it: first, the formula sucks. It's thin and runny, difficult to control; also it leaves bald spots even if you wait between coats. I did three here, and there are still a couple weird spots. Not that big a deal. Second, I think that top coat dulls the holo effect, and I don't like not using top coat. That having been said, this dries super quickly even without top coat, so it has that going for it. Despite these issues, I say if you run across it buy it (although I just checked ebay and the prices for this one are ridiculous) and if you have it cherish it.
In other news, I got an apartment in Manhattan. Without ever leaving Cleveland! If I had things my way I'd probably never leave Cleveland, but that's irrelevant. I got a place through my school's graduate housing; I didn't think that would happen because there was a waiting list, but I got lucky. The place is in East Harlem, and although this doesn't sound great I am placated by two things: first, apparently the neighborhood is "becoming trendy," so that sounds semi-promising, and second, if Alfred Stieglitz took photographs of it the place is okay by me:
BUT I'm also obsessed with early twentieth century images of Manhattan, so maybe that's just me. Maybe the collection was only inspired by desert. Not entirely sure.
Anyway, that's all for now. Anyone have another silver holo they love more than China Glaze OMG? If so, I'd love to hear about it!