Holographic and Iridescent Nail Polish

Holographic and Iridescent Nail Polish (best of guide!)I'm loving the holographic and iridescent trend that's happening right now. My inner 1990s' teenager is all about it! 

So, I ordered a whole bunch of nail polishes to test out and ended up having more than one favorite! I'll mark my personal favorites with *stars throughout the text. 

Iridescent Nail PolishIridescent polishes for "mermaid nails". 

OPI Fireflies OPI Nail Polish in Fireflies

I really like how this polish looks when it reflects light. It's kind of like the inside of an oyster's shell. It's really pretty and subtle. For me, maybe just a little bit too yellow though. 

Mirage Nail Polish in Cotton Candy*Mirage Nail Polish in Cotton Candy

I'm a person who loves packaging and this isn't the prettiest bottle. With that said, it was actually my favorite iridescent polish because it was so light and reflective. In this photo I am wearing a coat of lavender under it. I think it would be really pretty with a base of white as well. Legit mermaid nails! 

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in MoonstoneSally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Polish in Moonstone

This is super pretty, but I'm not sure I would call it iridescent. It's more like a shiny pearl color. It was less dramatic on my nails than in the bottle. 

Revlon Matte Pearl Glaze Nail Polish*Revlon Transforming Effects in Matte Pearl Glaze

This polish is the only one I found at Walgreens. It's got a really weird, fun glow to it. I'm on the fence with matte polish (sometimes I love them, sometimes not so much). Personally, I love it even more with a shiny top coat like this: 

Revlon Matte Pearl Glaze Nail Polish (with shiny top coat)It's subtle, but so pretty. 

Holographic Nail PolishHolographic polishes for "disco ball nails". 

China Glaze Hologram Holographic Cosmic Dust China Glaze Hologlam Holographic in Cosmic Dust .5 fl oz  

This polish read more as dark silver than holographic (in any light), but Emma complimented it when we had lunch one day. So I guess it gets some bonus points for that.

Mod Lacquer High StrangenessMod Lacquer High Strangeness  

This polish read more as silver/purple too UNTIL you went outside in bright light, and then…. 

Mod Lacquer High Strangeness  A-mazing! 

Sadly, this Etsy shop stopped selling before I completed this post (not sure if it will be back or not?), but another polish that I got from Amazon was SO similar that I didn't even take new photos. They're basically identical—Color Club Holographic Halo in Blue Heaven

Born Pretty Holographic Polish 01Born Pretty Holographic Polish 01*Born Pretty Holographic Holo Glitter Nail Polish

This is also highly holographic in direct sunlight. But I love this one even more because indoors it reads as light silver instead of dark silver. It's a keeper! 

Holographic and Iridescent Nail Polish (best of guide!) That was SO fun! What should I try next? xx. Elsie 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions