Bobbie Holoprism Nail Polishes – Margarita and Mojito
The names of the polishes in the Bobbie Holoprism collection totally make me crave for a nice, cool cocktail…although the colors of each one don’t necessarily correspond to the cocktail they’re named after. Take for example the shades I’ll be reviewing now—Margarita is pink, while Mojito is purple.
In direct sunlight. I’m holding the bottle of Etude House Dear Darling Cuticle Softener, which I’d just used, because the mini bottles of Bobbie are a bit hard to hold. Yes, my fingers and hands really have a lot of lines.
Anyway, they’re pretty. I made a “gradient” manicure using Margarita and Mojito. I know I’m supposed to use a sponge for a better, finer gradient effect, but I didn’t feel like looking for a sponge I could use, so I just used the brushes on the polishes themselves. At first I thought it looked ugly, but as I finished painting more fingers, it began to look alright to me.
Both of these, as I mentioned, are from the Holoprism Collection, which is composed of six polishes with holographic particles. The holo effect is stronger in some of the others, and weaker in some such as Margarita.
Margarita is a light pink with silvery holo flecks. It’s very simple and girly. Mojito is a plummy purple with multicolored holo particles. I thought they’d look nice together, don’t they? In indoor lighting the combo looks like a slightly shimmery pink and purple, but viewed under the sun, it comes alive and looks more holo. The pretty, sparkly holographic bits in it look rather lovely and to me forgives the crudeness of my supposed gradient application.
Both are pretty sheer, so I thought it’d be easier to sort of merge the two shades together, and I was right. With Margarita, after three thin coats, my nail line is still visible. Mojito was less sheer and needed two coats.
For this mani, I applied two coats of Margarita on all of my nails, then, starting from the tips, I painted Mojito more than halfway over each one. After that, I applied Margarita on the upper half of each nail. Lastly, I put on some top coat.
Both have a similar formula—thin and kinda watery, but generally smooth with no major application issues. They dry quickly and the brushes are okay. They cost PhP 35.50 each at Robinson’s Department Stores.
Bobbie Holoprism Nail Polishes – Margarita and Mojito – Pros:
- Cute colors.
- The holographic effect looks especially lovely in the sun.
- Didn’t encounter any problems with application.
- They dry quickly.
- They’re very affordable.
- Easily accessible.
Bobbie Holoprism Nail Polishes – Margarita and Mojito – Cons:
- Both are on the sheer side, Margarita even more so.
- If you’re averse to strong smells, these have it.
For inexpensive, locally-available polishes with a holo effect, these are great choices. I have all the shades in the Bobbie Holoprism Collection—Margarita, Mojito, Vodka On Ice, Weng Weng, Mint Daiquiri, and Mudslide—but have only played with these two so far. These are lovely pretty polishes by Bobbie that are worth a look.