China Glaze Octa Gone Wild

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].


  1. This color looks perfect on you.

  2. By the way, I like the link to your entire collection, good idea!

  3. wow this is an amazing color! :) it looks great on you!

  4. Very pretty. Definitely on my wish list

  5. Yes, 2011 should be a holo year!

  6. darn you for showcasing a color i am now IN LOVE with but can't find anywhere!!! I looked online and they sell for $17 on ebay! :( its gorgeous...

  7. I really hope they take your request into consideration haha! I never got a chance to snag any of the great holo's /:

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  9. I really, really wish they bring this collection back. I only have 1 polish from this collection. It makes me a sad panda.