China Glaze Octa Gone Wild is from their now discontinued Kaleidoscope Collection. Dear Polish Companies... I know that 2010 was year of the neon, so please make 2011 Year of the Holograph! Seriously, I think this was probably my favorite collection ever because I absolutely love making rainbows with my nails. I was actually named after a rainbow - kinda. Hey, it was the early 80s.
Octa Gone Wild is a light purple lavender base (!) with tons of awesome holographic goodness. Sadly, I was waiting for the cool front to hit when I swatched this color and the sun just absolutely hated me. I used a base coat of Seche Natural, 2 coats of Octa Gone Wild and a top coat of Seche Vite. Unlike the OMG! Collection, the Kaleidoscope collection loves the top coat. I ended up wearing this polish for several days because I loved it so much and instead of chipping, I found it was almost rubbing away? I really want to try the Nfu-Oh Aqua Base - I heard it's amazing for holographic polishes as a base.
Here's some cloudy but still pretty pictures.
You can see just a teeny bit of the rainbows here.
Then I had to move inside before the mosquitoes carried me off. All the lightning in my house is Natural 6500K energy saving light bulbs... I'm slightly nuts like that. I absolutely HATE yellow light!
The base color in this last picture is too dark - it's definitely more of a light lavender than a blue purple (or blurple as it's been called).
PS: BOO nubbins. I was about to get a manicure to have my cuticles cleaned up and my hands just overall rejuvenated and BAM, nail break. Grr.
China Glaze [official website] can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty [official website], Sally's Beauty Supply [official website] as well asTransDesign [official website].