Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Golden Rose Holographics 109 and Upcoming Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday!  I was less than thrilled to be getting up at 7 AM this morning to return to work after the long weekend, but I was excited that it is so gorgeous outside.  Actually, it might be too hot out, but it's at least nice to see the blue skies from my air conditioned office.  For those of you who have not caught onto the nice weather/holo-ey nails correlation, I am wearing a holo polish to celebrate sunny skies and summer weather.  I'm going to pretend that this is totally work appropriate.  Golden Rose polishes don't have names, just numbers.  This is 109, a grey/pink base with a shy linear holo effect.  This seems to be one of the go-to shades for holo-producing brands.
2 coats 109 + 1 coat Seche Vite + 1 coat 109, artificial light
Golden Rose polishes are not 3 free as these contain Toluene.  This is not a deal breaker for me.  These retail for $3.99 at their website.  Right now they are marked down to $3.49, and the site offers free shipping on orders over $20!  As you can see in the photo below, these polishes have slightly wacky bottles.  The top is made of a cheap light plastic with a coat of gold on it.  The brush is really short and flexible compared to the top, which made it a little difficult to apply.  Again though, I don't think this is the end of the world.  I would be tempted to pour it in another bottle or just deal with the clean up.  The polish applies a little thick compared to most holos, but stays put and evens out pretty well in 2 coats. 
When it comes to holos, beggars can't be choosers.  Golden Rose offers a cheap line of really pretty holographic polishes for way less than other brands.  They are a permanent collection rather than limited edition like so many of the favorite brands' holos.  So really, we can forgive them for not having perfect bottles and brushes.  
 Verdict?  All of my Golden Rose Holographics have a permanent home in my collection (As you can see from the number sticker on top!).

Keep on the lookout for more details on our upcoming giveaway! It will at least contain one bottle of Nfu Oh 61, and I am trying to decided what else I can get to offer you so that the Nfu Oh bottle isn't lonely!  In the meantime, join us on twitter (@Legal_Lacquer) and as a follower on Google Friend Connect!  Those will definitely count as entries :)


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