QUESTION: What do stylish space cadets wear on their nails?
ANSWER: One of the 12 out-of-this-world nail polishes in the China Glaze Hologlam collection, ba-dum-bum!
Sorry. Bad pun, but with these polishes having names like “Strap on Your Moon Boots,” “Sci-Fly By” and “Don’t Be a Luna-tic,” you knew I had to go there, right? If I hadn’t, the piece of my heart that dreams of attending Star Fleet Academy and exploring strange, new worlds would have stopped…
Always have to pick the low-hanging, intergalactic cheesy joke fruit.
Now, let’s just assume that Star Fleet is lax about their nail polish regulations, and that painting your paws in zero-gravity is easier than it looks.
When you’re ready to rocket with glimmering, holographic nails, check out…
- Get Outta My Space: A powdered violet
- Astro-Hot: A soft baby pink
- Infra-Red: A warm magenta-ish pink
- When Stars Collide: A warm maroon
- Not In This Galaxy: A bright warm coral
- OMG A UFO: A warm mossy green
- Don’t Be A Luna-Tic: A turquoise-aqua
- Sci-Fly By: A light silver blue
- Take A Trek: A cool denim blue
- Strap On Your Moonboots: A midnight sky blue
- Galactic Gray: A warm gunmetal
- Cosmic Dust: A silver metal
So what are holographic nail polishes?
A long time ago (2007), in a galaxy far, far away, China Glaze started experimenting with reflective nail colors, or holographic shades (holos), and they were one of the first lines to do so in a big way.
Holos contain fine flecks of micro-glitter, finer than regular glitters, that appear to change colors in the light (from green to yellow to purple, for example).
With holos, you get galactic nail effects without the drama of full-fledged glittery nail polishes (plus, I think they’re much easier to remove).
One of my favorite things about holos is how they can look like a regular nail polish one minute, but then take off at warp speed in bright or directional light (like when you walk outside in the sun).
One minute, you’re an inquisitive Vulcan — calm, efficient, restrained. Next minute — BAM! — you’re a rambunctious Romulan ready to play!
But these are subtle, and this kind of subtlety comes at a price…