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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Discovery of a holo from my beloved brand Chi Chi

Last year when I started blogging, I ranted ALOT (here, here, here, here, and here) about Chi Chi, an Australian cosmetics brand. Australian owned and made, I just adore Chi Chi nail polishes. I've been neglecting them for a while but I'll return to my favourites eventually.

As I was just casually browsing through Myer (one of the two department stores that exist in Aus), I went to the Chi Chi section as per usual and discovered this little beauty. Under the store lighting it looked just UH-MAAAAY-ZING.
The shade name for the holo Disco Diva. It applies well (as I think all Chi Chi polishes must), one thick coat was needed for coverage like in the above picture, dries fast and is so sparkly :D I really need to learn to take pictures properly so I can capture the sparkles! I've layered it over another Chi Chi polish, Gimme Gimme A Man.

I figured I'd do a comparison of this new discovery and my other holo, CoverGirl City Lights.
Intentionally blurry shot! You can see how the larger chunkier Chi Chi particles look more sparkly than the finer CG particles. Also note how the baby blue Chi Chi bottle is AUD$5 for 10mL, whereas the regular bottles are $12.95 for 15mL. So I suppose the regular bottles are more value for money, but the mini-size is cheaper for trying out different colours!

Can you tell which holo topcoat is on which fingernail? The middle finger is CG City Lights and the ring finger is Chi Chi Disco Diva! Couldn't get the holo-ness to show up in a picture, but it is definitely there for both. On a random note, the bottle is great to look at.

The base shade here is called Gimme Gimme A Man. How cute are the shade names? The formula is the same - beautiful - as other Chi Chi cream-finish polishes, but the brush is smaller (smaller bottle) so it was harder to get even coverage with two coats. Three coats for opacity and no brush stroke marks as in this picture, but it did dry fairly fast for a cream-finish. And PASTEL BABY BLUE. I just couldn't resist. I'm also pleased to also report, this lasted three days on my nails with no noticeable tipwear/chipping!


  1. wow the color is lovely!!!! I personally like CG city light more lol I like shimmer more than glitter =P but both are lovely~ Wow 3 whole days?! without chipping? that's never happened to me before but I do treat my hands pretty rough and don't take care of them as much as I should >< But mummy and I bought a paraffin wax machine so I've been using that lots! It feels so nice! haha my dad gets creeped out every time we do it cause we'll layer 4 or 5 layers onto our hands!

    If I ever get into polishes again I will definitely check out this brand! I absolutely hate brush strokes!!!!

  2. Oooh pretty! It looks a bit more like a glitter than a holo though :S

  3. PS: you might want to change it to you 'raved' about Chichi, because ranting means bitching :P