Honestly, if you have any of the clear base orange/green shifting flakies, you probably don't need this one unless you're like me, and your love for flake glitter is such that even minute differences mean you Must. Try. All. Of. Them.
Formula is good, typical of Nubar. This is one coat of 2010 over two coats of Nubar Noir (a black that's almost a one-coater and has good shine and pigmentation, but is a little thick).
I'm starting to think I should just leave my nails naked for the duration of the day. Since I did the holo demo, I've had two full manicures that I somehow managed to destroy before they dried. Mainly because neither of them would, well, dry.
So, a while back, I mentioned that I'd stumbled on a trick for tricky-to-apply holos (using the Maybelline Mirror Image base). I still haven't had a chance to get the Nfu-Oh Water Base, which I hear is similar, and I don't own Chanel Holographic (comes with its own base), but if you've got Mirror Image around, this really does work.
Index, Barielle Natural Nail Camouflage. Middle, Maybelline Mirror Image base
Between henna and nail polish, wow, my nails are stained.
Nfu-Oh 65, normally a streaky hot mess to apply
Second coat. The nail with the Mirror Image base is basically done.
Third coat on the index and I still see bald spots in real life (still two coats on the middle)