Elemental Styles Actin-ium My Age Swatch and Review

Have you ever had a nail polish completely and totally shock you in a good way? Now I can say that I have.  Elemental Styles Actin-ium My Age is a rich purple holographic polish with medium holographic glitter and large purple hexagon glitter (which kind of hide, they're invisible in the photos below but they easily made the transition from bottle to nail).

The shocking part? Read my story below to find out:

I ordered Actin-ium My Age from Elemental Styles on Etsy after loving the two mini bottles Iron Man-ia and King Neptunium that I purchased last month. When I saw from the Elemental Styles Blog that there would be a shop opening I just had to wait around to see what I could get. I ended up buying this amazing purple  for $8. Of course, since I was so rushed to catch polish in the opening, I had no idea what I was actually buying!

...So my package came in the mail, and the next day I decided to try it out. When applying the polish I noticed that the formula was a bit odd, it was thick and didn't act like most shimmers that I have used in the past. Regardless of this fact, I went about my business noting (happily) that the polish is opaque in one coat. I dutifully applied a second coat, and top coat (although Actin-ium My Age dries really smooth on its own) and went about my business the rest of the afternoon. Around dinner-time I stopped being absorbed in my work enough to truly admire my nails, and when I looked closely I noticed that this wasn't just a purple shimmer with glitter... there was a hint of holo. Surprised I immediately opened the curtain on my window to stare down at the gorgeous-purple-holographic-glitter-amazingness. I was shocked, but so excited that I now own such a beautiful deep rich purple holo. It's little things like this that totally make my day. :)



Seriously I'm in love with this polish. I understand now why the formula was a little "thick" for a shimmer (because it's a holo Rebecca... duh!). Some days I just have to laugh at my own stupidity.

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    1. Thanks! I've been really impressed by the Elemental Styles polishes I've bought lately. :)

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  2. This is lovely, I adore purple.

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    1. I do too! I think this is one of my new favorite purples. I've already worn it 3 times (which is a lot for me!)

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  3. this is really pretty! i'm kinda tired of indie polishes containing obvious holos so i love the subtle effect in this one :D

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    1. I completely agree, and they usually have that same strange silvery color that looks dull when it's not in direct sunlight.

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