Monday, August 24, 2015

Parallax Polish - The Brain Scan Collection Part 1 Linear Holos

     This week on the blog I will be sharing with you the upcoming Brain Scan Collection from Parallax Polish. This 7 color collection will be available for purchase in 3 finishes ( matte, scattered holo and soft linear holo) for a total of 21 polishes. Yes, you read that right 21 polishes! No I won't be showing you all 21, I'm not sure my fingers could handle that much acetone, but I do have a nice variety of the 7 colors. I've decided to break this review up into 3 posts with each post focusing on the 3 finishes available. First up is the Soft linear holos, and a little behinds the scenes info about this collection. 

     Now you'll notice in the above graphic that the finish does affect the color some as well as the price, so make note of that when it comes time to order. 


     Nystagmus is a white polish that leans silver in the soft linear holo version. I thought of it as an icy silver when I first put it on. 

     The application was smooth and even with surprising opaqueness on the first coat. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.  

     The linear holo is subtle but you will get that coveted flash in certain lighting. Out of the 3 polishes, I'm showing you today Nystagmus had the strongest flash for me. I absolutely love this color and will be breaking it out at Christmas time for some festive manicures. 


    Amygdala is a bright medium pink with soft linear holo. It appears that the color is pretty consistent throughout the 3 finishes but since I don't have all 3 to compare Id recommend looking up swatches before ordering. 

     The application was again smooth and even. While not quite as opaque on the first coat and Nystagmus it builds up nicely. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.

     The macro shot shows that while not very strong you still get a slight flash with Amygdlala. I might be a bit bias being a pink nail polish lover but I think this is a gorgeous color even without a strong flash. 


     On-Off Cells is a highlighter yellow polish that leans green in the soft holo version. While it will look green in all of my photos there where moments when applying it that I was reminded of a yellow highlighter. 

     Again I was surprised by how opaque this was on the first coat. The application was smooth and even. I did experience some slight streaking when I used a thin coat on my pinky, but regular application would give you no trouble. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.

      Out of the 3 polishes, this one had the least amount of holographic flash. I was able to see it at times but could not capture it on film. I wasn't so sure I would like this color at first to be completely honest but I do. Its fun, bright, and looks good with nail art. 

     Speaking of nail art, I've got some to show you. Some of you may have seen a few sneak peeks floating around Instagram already but here are the details. 

     To dress up Amygdlala I used OPI DS Extravagance and Konad plate M70.  The accent nail on Nystagmus was done with Konad plate M51 and the OPI sheer tints. And finally, I added China Glaze Don't Make me Wine and Konad plate M60 to On-Off Cells with a rhinestone just because. 

     At the time I'm writing this there is no official release date for this collection but a little birdie told me an announcement would be made sometime on Monday, Aug 24th so I will keep you posted. IN the meantime I'd love to hear which one is your favorite of these 3. Make sure you stop back Wednesday where I will be showing you the scattered holo colors and don't forget to check out Parallax Polish for updates. 

     If you'd like to see other colors available for purchase check out my previous reviews of The Women in Science Collection, Krypton, Marshall, Big Bang, and The SeCience Collection. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

     I've just been informed that this collection will be available for purchase on Saturday, August 29th.

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