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Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Milani 3D Holographic Collection for Spring

Milani 3D Holographic

Product: Milani 3D Holographic, Nail Lacquer .5 oz
Retail Price: $4.25 - $5.99/ea
Steph's Rating: 3.8 Kisses
Buy it: Meijer, CVS, Kmart

This Spring, Milani Cosmetics enters the realm of 3D with a makeup collection consisting of Holographic, Neon and Nail Art Nail Lacquers including a blue themed look inspired by the blockbuster flick, Avatar.

When I heard that one of my favorite drugstore brands was unveiling a line of Neon, 3D Holographic and Nail Art polishes I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to test these babies out myself. Well the time is finally here, after a sneak peek at Fashion Week last September, Milani finally launches nationwide at stores.

If you're familiar with holographic or prismatic shades, then you can relate these to the Kaleidoscope Collection from China Glaze. The rainbow effect isn't nearly as strong; the large, glitter-like particles tend to break up the hologram a bit more compared to others.

The formula is light, airy and dries to a smooth, non-gritty finish with three coats. Have fun!  Try experimenting with different layering combinations for the ultimate look of sparkling, brilliant cut diamonds.

Check em' out! 

Milani Cyberspace Nail Polish

Milani Holographic Nail Polish

I haven't had a chance to check out Avatar, but when I do Cyberspace is the perfect accessory to tag along with for a total 3D experience. Even better, add some depth with Milani's Neon Dude Blue

Milani HD Nail Polish

Milani Holographic Nail Polish

HD - is a silver holographic.

Milani 3D Nail Polish

Milani Cosmetics Holographic nail polish

3D - is a gold holo.

Milani Hi Res Nail Polish

Milani Cosmetics Holo Nail Polish

Hi-Res - is a light purple holo. To add more color, try using a coordinating base color like Milani's Rad Purple

Milani Digital Nail Polish

Milani cosmetics holographic nail polish

Digital - is a pink holo.

Milani Hi Tech Nail Polish

Milani Green Holographic Nail Polish

Hi-Tech is absolutely fabulous! If you only pick one, this is your go to gal. Keep in mind, my swatches are NOT even close to being accurate, it's a bright (not neon) spring green with strong holo effect. Totally awesome with three coats!

Overall, Great collection! If you need a spur of the moment holo polish, Milani's are readily available at stores. The price may be a little on the high side, but if you figure in shipping costs and time for online ordering it all balances out.

To my knowledge (98%), Milani's Neon, 3d and Nail Art products are permanent items. I can't completely back that up until we starting seeing these more widespread. Look out for special BOGO (buy one, get one free) sales.

What do you guys think? Has anyone picked these up? I would love to hear feedback and what stores you've seen these? Have a wonderful pre-friday!

Feel free to link to this post; under no circumstances should my pictures be used without permission. 

(7) Comments

Sandy said on Feb 4th, 2010 2:41 pm
Hi Steph - I had been looking for these for three weeks and finally found them at CVS. I couldn't resist and purchased all of them. They also had the Nail Art pens which I've never tried of any type and thought I may experiment with one of them. I didn't see the Neon colors but I'm waiting for those as well. Thanks for the swatches!
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Isabelle said on Feb 4th, 2010 2:55 pm
I found these today at K-Mart as I searched for makeup and they looked like super fun colors but I'm on a nail-polish ban for another 2 months, lol
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nicole said on Feb 4th, 2010 6:22 pm
OMG!!!!I am freaking out.......I love these colors. I haven't noticed them in the stores, but now I will definitely be on the lookout.
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itsamutiny said on Feb 4th, 2010 9:28 pm
wow! i never go to kmart, but it looks like i'm going to have to make a special trip for these! any chance we could get swatches of the neons?
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Nailed 2 Perfection said on Feb 26th, 2010 10:29 am
These colors are HOT! I will be paying you an online visit again soon Thanks for the info.
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mjd said on Apr 10th, 2010 11:24 pm
Fabulous colors! I've not seen Milani at Sally's which is where I go for nail polish; I'll keep an eye out for these when I'm out and about. Exciting colors! Thanks so much for the swatches. :)
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Cynthia said on Jun 7th, 2011 10:15 pm
Thank you for posting swatches. I've seen these for a while but they don't look holographic in the bottle so I never bought them. After reading your review, I now came back from the store with 4 colors.
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