Swatches: LA Girl 3D Holographic

Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Brilliant Blue

Hi everyone!

I am really excited to share these polishes with you. I have wanted them for a long time and I was finally lucky enough to get 3 of the shades as a late Christmas gift from my niece. When I first started getting into nail polish about 2 years ago, I started following a lot of nail blogs. At this time the boom of textured polishes was just beginning and I was fascinated by the pictures I saw – I had never seen a textured polish before. I was desperate to get my hands on one but just couldn’t seem to find any in-store – either we didn’t have the brands here, or only core lines or older polishes were stocked. One day I saw the LA Girl 3D Holographic polishes and thought because they said ‘3D’ that I might have found some textures. Once I saw they weren’t textures I was disappointed and put them back – I was on a mission and missed these beauties. Before long I regretted it because by the time I went back, they were sold out! I was excited when they were brought back recently but I couldn’t buy them myself – luckily my family listened to my strong hinting and I got the 3 I wanted most! Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Brilliant BlueI’ve decided to start off with my favourite of the bunch. This is 3 coats of LA Girl Brilliant Blue. It is a gorgeous royal blue filled with holographic flecks. In indoor lighting (like in my photos), the holographic flecks look silvery with varying tints of blue. Take it out in the sun and the holo flecks come alive! I wasn’t able to get any sunlight photos of these but trust me when I say they are spectacular. This polish looked pretty good after 2 coats but the third coat did add a little more depth. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Brilliant BlueEven without the full holo-ness, this is completely gorgeous. This had me wondering how a single polish could even be so beautiful! This polish is also extremely close to Zoya Dream, which is a long-time favourite of mine. I don’t have Dream but I believe they are very similar. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Black IllusionNext up is LA Girl Black Illusion. This is two coats. Black Illusion is a black base packed with the same holographic flecks. A couple of times recently I found myself looking for a black polish which wasn’t just black and this one is perfect. It is also the ideal base for galaxy nail art!Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Black IllusionI don’t generally like plain black nail polish on my nails, but this has so much going on and it is just stunning. It is also very similar to Zoya Storm. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Teal DimensionLast but not least is LA Girl Teal Dimension. This is 2 coats with top coat. This is the only one I am showing with top coat as I found myself accidentally applying top coat before I took the pictures. This is a beautiful teal base, again filled with the same holographic flecks. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: LA Girl 3D Effects Teal Dimension

All three of these are absolutely gorgeous and all of them are favourites for me! Which do you like best?

  • Cheyenne

    All are really pretty! Love all the holo goodness!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Aren’t they? I love them 🙂

  • Ashlee(PaintedNubbs)

    I like all three but Teal Dimension steals my heart. I’m sad that I missed out on these as well. I have Zoya Dream and Brilliant Blue is an excellent dupe. Your swatches are beautiful and now I’m off to scour ebay for TD. 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      They are so gorgeous, I am really glad I finally got them! I love them!

  • loveforlacquer

    SO mad I never picked these up – They are awesome!

    • Painted Fingertips

      I was so lucky to get them at last 🙂

  • Jenny Gilmore

    This is one of my favorite collections ever (indie, mainstream, EVERYTHING!). They look gorgeous on you! I actually wore Zoya Blaze this week (which is a dupe for the red from this collex) because I was craving them! <3

    • Painted Fingertips

      Agreed. I love it when a brand like this can bring out such gorgeous polishes instead of just the same old stuff

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    These are beautiful!

    • Painted Fingertips

      They really are!

  • kelliegonzo

    These definitely remind me of the Zoya colors you mentioned! Great finds and I love that teal!

    • Painted Fingertips

      I love it too! 🙂

  • Deborah – Love Varnish

    Gorgeous shades – flecked holo’s like these always have such pretty depth!

    • Painted Fingertips

      They are so lovely. I’ve always wanted shades like this so I am so glad to have them!

  • Jessica W

    Brilliant Blue is so beautiful! Gorgeous photos!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It’s my favourite but the others aren’t far behind!

  • Southern Sparkle Nail Art

    All three are beautiful, but Teal Dimension is my favorite! Great swatches!

    • Painted Fingertips

      It was between that and Brilliant Blue for me. The black will come in really useful as well for some nail art though!

  • Roselynn787

    I’ve had these since my last birthday and I love them. Fantastic swatches! I don’t think I ever swatched them myself haha.

    • Painted Fingertips

      They are so great! You should swatch them. They’re too beautiful not to 😉

  • Vic

    They are some freaking gorgeous glitters – will have to keep an eye out for them.

    • Painted Fingertips

      Yes – you need them in your life!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Wow – those are gorgeous! I’ll have to look for them!

    • Painted Fingertips

      They are so gorgeous!

  • Lustrous Lacquer

    I think I need to find these for myself!

    • Painted Fingertips

      You need to for sure!

  • Very Emily

    Gorgeous! They do look similar to the Zoya scatter holos, those are some of my favourite polishes!

    • Painted Fingertips

      I just love them!

  • Nicole C. (Doctor Crafty)

    These are so gorgeous! I love Teal Dimension!! They are definitely similar to that Zoya holo collection, but the holo pieces are a bit larger than in the Zoyas… no matter what, they’re beautiful! 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      I thought they weren’t identical but definitely similar. And yes, they’re beautiful either way 🙂

  • Siobhan

    Must I really, really now, tell you which is my favourite? *sits and cries as it looks so dreamy on Kerry* 😉 😛 😀

    • Painted Fingertips

      Lol! What if you had no choice and HAD to choose one?

      • Siobhan

        Brilliant blue

  • Lothwen Akira

    Very pretty! I love black illusion best, so pretty!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! They are so great!

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