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Depend – Holographic nail polishes (swatches, review)

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Finally some nice variety of holographic nail polishes even in our drugstores! :w00t: Yes, that’s right, there’s nice holographic nail polishes available in drugstores for reasonable price. And they come in 12 different shades! I’m talking about Depend Holographic nail polishes. Gejba and me went on a hunt and bought a couple of them. Let me introduce you my rainbow polishes. (A little hint: Click on the photos to make them bigger and admire the holo effect in all its glory! :wink: )

Sand Grey 2026 is nude holographic polish and it is probably my favorite of them all. I know that for some of you it might be too boring, but I’ve been wanting a holographic nude polish for quite some time now and I finally got it. This little guy is such a shy beauty. In the shade it’s almost unnoticeable, but when the sun hits it … it becomes a shiny beauty. As I said … I love it!

Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (shade)

Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (sun)

Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Depend - Sand Grey (2026): pointer 2 coats over Essie - Case Study, middle 3 coats, rest 2 coats (sun)

Swatch: Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Depend - Sand Grey (2026)

Sand Grey immediately reminded me of my previous favorite nude holo polish – Color Club Love ’em, Leave ’em. I compared the two of them. I prefer the color of Sand Grey, which is more grey and not as brown as the Color Club one. Sand Grey has a more pronounced holo effect, but is less opaque.

Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em

Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em

Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em

Comparison: Depend - Sand Grey (2026) vs. Color Club - Love 'em, Leave 'em

Laurel Green 2035 is a light yellow green holographic polish. I like it because it’s green and I don’t have a green holo yet, but I would like it even more if it would be more vibrant.

Swatch: Depend - Laurel Green (2035)

Depend - Laurel Green (2035) - 2 coats (shade)

Swatch: Depend - Laurel Green (2035)

Depend - Laurel Green (2035) - 2 coats (sun)

Denim Blue 2032 is a purple blue holographic polish. Very nice color. I like it a lot.

Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (shade)

Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (sun)

Swatch: Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Depend - Denim Blue (2032) - 2 coats (sun)

The consistency of the polishes is somewhat “gel-like”. As far the application goes, all three of them applied without any problems even over regular base coat. The top coat didn’t ruin the holo effect. They are all on the sheer side. For full opacity you’ll probably need three coats or you can try and layer them over another opaque polish. There’s 5 ml in the bottle, which is not a lot. The polishes cost 3,45€ here in Slovenia, which is not cheap (for 10 ml that would be almost 7€ and for 15ml that would be 10,35€).

If you are wondering how does the holo effect on Depend polishes compare to other brands. I compared them for you. As you can see in the photos below, nothing can beat the glorious original Nfu Oh holo polishes, but the Depend ones are pretty too. The effect is more scattered, but still very pretty and noticeable. I have to add that they are the sheerest of them all. Thumbs up for Depend!

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

Holographic comparison: Magnetic - Powerful Purple, Nfu Oh - 65, China Glaze - DV8, Depend - Denim Blue (2032)

That’s it from my side, but it’s not the end of this post yet. :w00t: Gejba would also like to show you her beauties. Enjoy!


I saw preview photo of Depend holographic nail polishes on their Facebook page and huge lemming was born. :biggrin: The biggest problem was deciding which ones to buy – in the end I went for Sand Grey (no. 2026) and Ocean Green (no. 2036) … and wrote down all other blue and green shades on my WL. :silly:

Ocean Green has lovely blue-green base filled with holographic particles. As you can see on Maestra’s comparison photos, holo effect if not insanely strong but it’s definitively visible. I applied Ocean Green over Essence Studio nails 24/7 nail base. Can’t say that it was super easy application – the closest comparison I can make, was that it applied like jelly finish. In the end I used 2 thicker coats and top coat on my pinky to see how Depend holographic nail polishes react with top coat.

Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish - lightbox

Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish swatch - lightbox

Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish - sun

Depend Ocean Green (2036) holographic nail polish swatch - sun

I decided to try out Jessica Retro Revival water based base coat with Depend Sand Grey (2026). Result – application was pure poetry. :love: I too love this sneaky shade – nude nail polish with a punch. :nails: I opted for 2 thicker coats instead of 3 thinner ones as polish drys pretty fast. Again I applied top coat only over the pinky.

Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish - lightbox

Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish swatch - lightbox

Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish - sun

Depend Sand Grey (2026) holographic nail polish swatch - sun

I was very satisfied with both shades, so I’ll be definitively getting more. This is only day two of wearing Depend Sand Grey, so I can not speak about staying power in the long run, but it’s looking really promising so far. :thumb:


Giveaway is now CLOSED.


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54 Comments

  1. Petra

    July 26, 2012 at 14:03

    A se da še kje dobit te lake? Jaz sem pregledala v štirih DM-ih in ne sluha ne duha o njih :(((.

  2. Natasha

    July 19, 2012 at 22:24

    your blog is awesome :thumb:

  3. Anja

    July 19, 2012 at 18:04

    hihihih, upam, da še nisem prepozna za giveaway :whistle: :cute:
    ocean green je :stars:

  4. Sekhmet

    July 19, 2012 at 00:22

    thanks for this giveaway! :)

    :wub:

  5. maisenzasmalto

    July 18, 2012 at 23:05

    I love holos so :drool: Thanks for the giveaway, Depend is not available in Italy, I will keep my polished fingers crossed :-)

  6. Francesca Loveredhair

    July 18, 2012 at 22:12

    entered thanks ^^

    G+ Piukina Masiniana

  7. LAURA VALZY

    July 18, 2012 at 19:35

    ALL DONE! I’M ITALIAN FOLLOWER
    ENTER ME, THANKS! ^_^

  8. antonella togato

    July 18, 2012 at 17:57

    thank you for this giveaway
    gfc togato antonella
    giglio-82(at)hotmail.it

  9. Florinda

    July 18, 2012 at 17:16

    Awesome giveaway! Enter me please! :)
    NB: Florinda Fraccalvieri

    e-mail: floryfrancy(at)inwind(dot)it

    Finger crossed! ;)

  10. tamck

    July 18, 2012 at 13:08

    Ocean green je res fantastičen :w00t: Rabim ga!!

  11. Tjaša

    July 18, 2012 at 12:35

    They are all beautiful :wub:

  12. Colorful Harmony

    July 18, 2012 at 12:22

    Holoti! :wub:

  13. Katarina

    July 18, 2012 at 11:55

    Wonderful holos :wub:

  14. Kristen N.

    July 17, 2012 at 18:12

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  15. MissDoll

    July 16, 2012 at 13:42

    Končno še mi dobimo kakšne holote :yes:
    Denim Blue mi je najlepši, tesno za njemu je pa še Beige grey (moram jih nujno prečekirat v trgovini in bom najbrž odkrila še polno lepih odtenkov :stars:

  16. Kvacka

    July 16, 2012 at 10:28

    Hvala za giveaway, super je! =)
    Lakci so čudoviti, Sand Grey je tudi meni najlepši! :)

  17. irina

    July 16, 2012 at 00:17

    i am so glad to finally see affordable holos in these amazing colors!

  18. Kimosje

    July 15, 2012 at 18:56

    What a great give-away! The polishes are gorgeous *drool* :w00t:

    I’m following with Google+ and I retweeted about the give-away.

    Keep up the good work!

  19. A Tiny Blog

    July 15, 2012 at 15:53

    Sem že kupila Denim Blue in verjetno bom še kakšnega. :nails: Sem jih par poskusila v trgovini in se mi zdi, da nimajo vsi enako močnega holografskega učinka.

  20. Polyanna Meyers

    July 15, 2012 at 11:58

    Great swatches, lovely colors!
    I’d love to join this giveaway!

  21. Cristina

    July 15, 2012 at 10:41

    Thanks for the giveaway. It’s awesome. I’ve also posted about the giveaway on a banner in my blog cufetedesprefete.blogspot.com.es
    And I tweeted about the giveaway twitter.com/GondosCristina/status/224423010315141120
    Good luck to everyone. XoXo

  22. Emily

    July 14, 2012 at 18:49

    These polishes are so gorgeous!!! I fell in love with them as soon as I seen them. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  23. manuela

    July 14, 2012 at 16:21

    saj so lepi pa vse, ampak zame so to dolgocasni, ze stokrat videni holo odtenki. Zgleda da lov na rdec RDEC holo ostaja odprt :)

  24. ghostopera

    July 14, 2012 at 15:14

    Ocean green je nedvomno moj naaajljubši :)
    počakam, da se zaključi giveaway (nikoli se ne ve :P) in če ne pol si ga bom priskrbela ;D

  25. Innana

    July 14, 2012 at 09:14

    Wow, these polishes are spectacular :w00t:

  26. ursula

    July 14, 2012 at 08:16

    Čisto vsi so pravi lepotci :wub:

  27. Lendoxia

    July 13, 2012 at 17:27

    Denim blue i Ocean green su prekrasni :wub:

  28. Silva

    July 13, 2012 at 14:30

    Holo’s are my favourite kind of nail polish. Especially now, in the summer :) I like the sand one the most, because I don’t often see nude holo’s.

  29. Hrcek Smrcek

    July 13, 2012 at 14:17

    Sand Grey je preveč cute :wub: . Tudi Ocean Green in Denim Blue sta mi ful všeč! Hvala za giveaway :love: !

  30. nail crazy

    July 13, 2012 at 14:08

    prekrasni lakići, nadam se da će se jednom i hrvatski dm odlučiti za ovaj brand :nails:
    hvala na prilici da ih osvojimo :love:

  31. Cofussy

    July 13, 2012 at 12:14

    Ocean Green :sigh:

  32. Bellen

    July 13, 2012 at 11:51

    Sand Grey :drool:

  33. Ina

    July 13, 2012 at 11:48

    Mene mika malinasti <3 Tudi mene zanima, če so mišljeni kot redna linija?

  34. Irena

    July 13, 2012 at 11:32

    sam tale ocean green je pa res božanski

  35. Mihaela (lacquerbuzz)

    July 13, 2012 at 10:31

    Ocean Green is absolutely amazing! I love scattered holos!

  36. Ana Ina Palmer

    July 13, 2012 at 10:04

    Joj so lepi :) Sem jih zadnjič gledala v DM pa se nisem mogla odločit če bi kakšnega vzela, očitno bo treba it nazaj :)

  37. urška

    July 13, 2012 at 10:03

    Ocean Green in Denim Blue :drool: :drool:

  38. Elena

    July 13, 2012 at 09:54

    I love Sand Grey ^_^

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

  39. Mateja

    July 13, 2012 at 09:53

    Čudoviti lepotci :wub:
    Ocean green je pa :stars:

  40. Zozolina

    July 13, 2012 at 09:20

    I really like holo poishes. I own the Essenve ones. Where did you buy Nfu oh polish?

  41. Michaela Thompson

    July 13, 2012 at 06:48

    Wow, sand grey and denim blue look very promising!!! I love neutral/nude holos!!! And denim blue does look very denim like!

  42. Suzi

    July 12, 2012 at 23:01

    I have one by Pupa and I love this effect! Btw, great post with these comparisons of nail polishes!

  43. SanjaPahernik

    July 12, 2012 at 22:59

    Jaz sem se tudi takoj zaljubila vanje in sem si privoščila 6 odtenkov, ampak sem zaenkrat preizkusila samo Ocean Blue in Sand Grey… Oba sta čudovita! Je pa tudi meni Sand Grey najbolj všeč.
    Ali bodo ti laki v njihovi stalni ponudbi ali gre za limited edition?

  44. katkoc

    July 12, 2012 at 22:32

    Prvi je res zanimiv…

  45. Julia

    July 12, 2012 at 22:21

    I LOVEE holographic nail polishessss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. vermilion

    July 12, 2012 at 22:17

    …nikoli nisem mislila, da mi bodo holo laki dejansko všeč …sploh sand grey je že na moji WL :thumb:

  47. Art on my way

    July 12, 2012 at 22:14

    Lakovi su predivni, a posebno Ocean Green.
    Fotke su vam odlične kao i uvijek.
    A za darivanje ću se prijaviti koji dan, sad sam preumorna :)

  48. Nina

    July 12, 2012 at 21:31

    Wuhu Giveaway time :party: Upam da bom pri tem giveawayu imela več sreče :happy:

  49. Biba

    July 12, 2012 at 21:12

    Božaaaanski :drool:
    Upam da bom imela srečo pri žrebu, saj sta oba odtenka prekrasna (ko sem si nazadnje ogledovala dependovo holo kolekcijo sem ju nekako izpustila :undecided: ), in sta seda pristala na moji listi želja :nails:

  50. Krvava Meri

    July 12, 2012 at 21:11

    Ne bi si mislila, da bom kdaj spravila skupaj “kožni lak”, “holo” in “všeč”, ampak Sand Grey je res nekaj posebnega. :yes:
    Pa obema krasno pristaja!

  51. Simona

    July 12, 2012 at 21:10

    They look really pretty although I tend to think they would be almost perfect dupes for the Pupa holos. It would be great winning them to compare ;) Thanks for the chance!

  52. gonny

    July 12, 2012 at 21:06

    awesome giveaway, I love holo polishes!

  53. Vedrana

    July 12, 2012 at 20:45

    Prelepo. Šteta što ih nema u Srbiji.Kod nas nema prizmatičnih/hologramskih lakova uopšte.

  54. Nuša

    July 12, 2012 at 20:31

    Joj, me je že kar groza dne, ko bom naletela na njih v trgovini. :nervous:

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