Milani 3D Holo – Hi Tech

If you know a little about the basics of my polish loves, you’ll know that a few of my all time favourites include some China Glaze holos. Specifically, TTYL and FYI from the OMG collection – these were very ‘smooth’ looking holos, for want of a better word. What I mean is, they didn’t comprise any large particles or anything. But my ultimate favourite, I think, is China Glaze Let’s Do It In 3D which was from the Kaleidoscope collection. This is more a of a ‘chunky’ holo – bigger, sexier particles and just an amazing appearance all round. Now, these two China Glaze collections aren’t available any more apart from online outlets and eBay. I always wanted to get more of the colours from the Kaleidoscope collection but just never got round to it.

A while ago, I did a swap with Kayla from GlamGeekChic and randomly thought to ask for a few of the Milani 3D holos. I’d not actually heard much about them, I must have seen them in passing on somebody’s blog and remembered the name. Good thing I did too, because they are quite frankly FREAKING AWESOME.

Meet Hi-Tech. I don’t even know if this suits my skintone but I don’t care because it’s just so cool to look at. These remind me so much of the Kaleidoscope holos.

Hi-Tech is a crazy yellow-green colour that looks stunning in low light but just goes crazy under artificial light or bright sunlight. It can achieve full opacity in two coats, which is pretty good for a holo of this nature, and it dries quickly.

The thing I love the most about these is how deceptive they are! They look as if they’re packed with crazy holographic glitter that would be a nightmare to get off, when in actual fact they are completely smooth to apply and a piece of cake to remove. I don’t think I’ll ever understand how ‘chunky’ holos have these properties, but they really are some of my favourite polishes of all time!

Sadly there’s absolutely nowhere in the UK to buy Milani, and nowhere that I know of online either unless you get lucky on eBay or something. UK and worldwide ladies, find yourselves a swap partner in the US/Canada pronto to get your hands on these! At $5 each, they are a total steal.
Edit: I’ve been told that Milani is available in the UK from BeautyBase in Westfield shopping centre (Shepherd’s Bush, London). Thanks Shortiee for the heads up!

I also have Hi-Res, a purple, Digital, a pink, and Cyberspace, a blue. Please let me know if you want swatches of those ones too :)

8 thoughts on “Milani 3D Holo – Hi Tech

  1. I’d like swatches of all of them tbh! but especially pink and purple.. my fave colours =)

    I heard GOSH do a holographic polish but havent found it myself yet.. in any superdrug I’ve been in! =(

  2. These have been on sale at my Meijer’s for ages! I’m so glad I picked all of these up, they’re really amazing. I feel you on the green, It’s such a holographic color that looks awesome but I don’t think it looks good against my skin!

  3. @Esteeem: I’ll do swatches of the others I have for you soon :) the GOSH holographic is such a pain in the arse. It’s amazing to look at, seriously the most holo-iest holo I’ve ever seen but it lasts literally just hours on the nails before it starts chipping off, even with topcoat!

    @Shortiee: Thank you for letting me know :D have edited the post!

    @Stacey: Haha yeah, Milani is another thing added to my ‘next time I’m at Westfield’ list!

    @Rachel Marie: I’m glad it’s not just me! But I still think it’s amazing though :)


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