China Glaze FYI

Hey girls! What’s crackalackin’ today? I’m just chugging along trying not to let the heat completely kill me this summer. I absolutely hate the hot weather so in my head I am already dreaming of Winter because it’s still super hot during the Fall here in SoCal. I hate you and your long Summers, SoCal! Anyway, today I am showing you the newest baby from the OMG Collection: China Glaze FYI. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago so I was beyond excited to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, my excitement fizzled pretty quickly. Let me show you why…

123This is three coats of China Glaze FYI…or is it? Where is the holo? I mean, I do see some holo and the formula was identical to some of my other OMG polishes, but I ask again: WHERE IS THE HOLO? I was very disappointed but then I figured I should check the holo in direct bright sunglight since the OMG polishes look pretty meh in indoor light. Did that do the trick?

45Not really. I mean, it really does warm up the polish and you can kind of see more holo but it does not have the strong linear holo effect that I was expecting. Did I get a dud? Worst yet, did I get a fake? I just don’t know what to think. All of the pictures I have googled show a much stronger holo effect so I am sad and confused.

If you have this polish, does your bottle look like mine? Is the holo this weak on yours? Could it be the age of the polish? I just don’t know why mine looks so lackluster and I’m trying really hard not to think I got a fake bottle. I did get it on evilbay so I know there are always risks but this is so disappointing! Despite my disappointment in regards to the holo, or lack thereof, this is a very pretty nude! It reminds me of a lighter beige version of Butter London All Hail The Queen. So what is your verdict? Do you think I got a fake? Thanks so much for the visit today, and I will talk to you soon!

11 thoughts on “China Glaze FYI

  1. Amy
    12 August, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I can see the holo, it just isn’t as strong as the others. I have this one too. It’s a very soft color.
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    1. 16 August, 2015 at 9:58 am

      I really wish the holo was stronger on this one. I don’t regret buying it but…you know.

  2. GK
    12 August, 2015 at 10:36 am

    This looks like mine. Holo barely noticeable. On the rare occasions I find one in a store, its usually a dud. Never got one on evilbay, might try if I’m sure of the color. It’s 109degrees here, this is actually a mild temperature for this month. I’m so ready for it to cool off.

    1. 16 August, 2015 at 9:57 am

      oh god…109. Might as well say 190. I’d probably just die. lol

  3. myishia simmons
    12 August, 2015 at 10:41 am

    It is a pretty polish though. I don’t own any of the omg collection because of the same lackluster reviews that you are experiencing.

    1. 16 August, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Even though the formula is such a pain, they are really gorgeous overall.

  4. 12 August, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Its a nice neutral nude.
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    1. 16 August, 2015 at 9:56 am

      It really is!

  5. 14 August, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    This is exactly why I ended up selling my OMGs. I didn’t really find any of them to be all that awesome in the holo department except maybe IDK and BFF (I never managed to get my hands on OMG itself, but it was the only one I didn’t have from the collection). I thought they looked nice in other people’s pics, but when I wore them, the holo was subtle and the formula was such a pain, I was like NOPE! LOL The color is very flattering on you though!
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    1. 16 August, 2015 at 9:15 am

      I also feel that maybe they are not as awesome as I’ve always thought they were. For the sake of collecting, I still want them! lol The other ones I do have are nice but the formula is difficult.

  6. Magda
    16 September, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Try shooting with flash. It works for me.

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