Aug 23, 2012

Swatch: Depend Holographic Nail polish Part 1

This year seems to be crazy year for holo-lover. After the big success of Brazilian/Italian and some indie brands, now many brands started to release or re-release their own holo! I’m already crazy about that, but hay…not too many holos for the life, right? ;)

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So from today, I’m going to show you swatches for ENTIRE polishes from Depend Holographic collection! Depend is Swedish brand which could be found around Scandinavian/eastern Europe area and NOT around western Europe where I live(actually not sure; couldn’t find shop locater); but I was lucky to get some from great swap with lovely Taya (THANKS!!), and then I found the online shop which selling these great holos…alright WHO CAN STOP ME TO GET ALL OF THEM!? :P

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(Photo is taken by Depend Cosmetic’s website)

So as above shows each color number & name; I’m going to show each swatch by numeric order. And as they have 12 (!) colors, if I show all the swatch once it’ll be SUPER pic-heavy; I’m going to divide all in 3, so today I’m going to show 4 colors from 2025/Silver to 2028/Heather Pink.

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Just please notice that ALL swatches are taken under the daylight lamp (6500K), and I gave 3 coats + 1 coat of essence better than gel nail top sealer for each polish ;)

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2025/Silver. Cool white silver holo. As you can already notice here, all Depend’s holo is not the super-duper holo as legendary GOSH/Nfu-Oh bling-bling holo, but it still show pretty enough linear rainbow effect. Actually this one seems to be clear polish with holo particle ALONE and no other color pigments; it applies super sheer so maybe better to give 4th coat for stronger color & effect.

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2026/Sand Gray. Pale white-gold holo. Not as gold as the official image or bottle color, much appears very silvery; but still much warmer than 2025/Silver. It also have better coverage than 2025/Silver, VNL is completely covered by 2 coats but better to give 3rd coat to get stronger color as the bottle color.

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2027/Raspberry. Berry-like warm red-pink holo. Though official image looks much like “dark red” and otherwise present pic showed as a bit blue-ish pink, it appeared as sweet vivid warm pink. Showed great coverage with nice holo effect, 2 coat was already OK; adding 3rd coat can be depend on one’s taste.

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2028/Heather Pink. Gray-ish cool-toned light pink holo. Because it’s pale pink, I was expecting this will be most boring color in all…and NOT. In fact there’s clear tendency that if base color is light holo effect will be dulled and vice versa, but this one is exception. I LOVE THIS. Base color is still not too vivid, so seems to be another office-friendly holo, I think :) OK with 2 coats, but better 3rd coat.

Brush was good, formula was SUPERB, and was topcoat friendly. I just fell in love with Depend’s polish…can’t wait to show rest of them, they’re all AWESOME.
But well for today, this is it; rest will come on next 2 posts, stay tuned!! :D

18 comments:

  1. oh raspberry looks awesome!! great post!!

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    1. Thanks!!
      It's pretty funny color too, on some light it goes very red-tone too...anyway really vibrant, beautiful color <3

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  2. Beautiful swatches, Raspberry is gorgeous!

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  3. Since you´re located in Germany as well, can you add how much the shipping and price of the polishes is in €? :3
    I´d be very interested in that since shipping (and taxes) usually is the one thing that keeps me from ordering stuff from other countries.

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    1. It was 2.64EUR each plus shipping (14EUR).
      Shipping looks bit expensive, but polish itself was already big discount compare to original Swedish price (49SEK) for example, I didn't care about it :)

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    2. Wow! I wouldn´t have guessed that the polishes itself were so affordable. And I also think the shipping is okay. If the goods are well packed and arrive in time that´s an okay price^^

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    3. It IS pretty affordable, that's why I decided to buy ALL colors; I often don't buy more than 10 colors in once, but this went as exception :D
      And they are really nicely packed, it came in ITS OWN transferring plastic box that polishes fit perfectly!

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  4. OH EM GEE!! These are awesome!! I love how the holo effect is a bit more subtle than some of the others. I'm going to have to find someone to mule a few of these over to me in the US!

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    1. That's my fav point too, it's not super-duper metallic bling-bling but just pretty accent for each pretty colors <3 Recommend!

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  5. Oh I love these how awesome!!!

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    1. I'm totally in love right now...<333

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  6. these are so pretty! I love them all!

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    1. It's really great polishes, nothing but just cute :)

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  7. I have only one of them, it's Silver, but I like them all! Great swatches! :-)

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    1. Others are also great, MUST HAVE :P

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  8. I have one question....where can I buy these??

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    1. I bought these via beautycosmetic.biz :)
      Even it's not written on the website, they accept Paypal!

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