So unless you have been living under a rock you know all about how awesome GOSH Holographic is. This polish is just simply, in my opinion, the best silver holo there is, I've previously blogged about it, if you want to check out that post then you can see it here. Unfortunately this polish is has also been discontinued for several years so unless you want to pay at least £25 on ebay then you might be out of luck.
Well, a few months ago one of my birthday group girls contacted GOSH about how popular their Holographic is and would they consider releasing it again.? We were all astounded by their response - they knew and they were releasing it again in August!
We have all been waiting with baited breath..... Superdrug has probably had double the traffic it usually gets and we have been updating daily on forums as to whether there has been any sightings. Imagine the excitement when on Saturday I casually walked past my Superdrug and thought I had just better pop in, even though I checked the previous day when they had had their delivery, and there on the shelf were 2 bottles of GOSH Holographic Hero.
I promptly snatched them up and ran home to post my find. I've been excited about this ever since but the one question on my mind - is it the same formula????
I don't do many swatches but today I got out of work early and came home and did some. I just had to know. Please bear with me, they are not perfect and were rushed because the sun was going down and in the UK you can't rely on any more than a minute of sunshine at a time, I didn't want to miss my opportunity. Why do you always see your mistakes so much more on photo's? Anyway, ignore the bits where I have coloured outside the lines and look at the nails.
I could have cried right there in my garden. IT DOESN'T LOOK THE SAME. It's pretty and it's holographic but it doesn't look the same as the famous GOSH Holographic. (Edited 25/08/12 - A reader posted on one of the comments below that GOSH have said that both GOSH Holographic and GOSH Holographic Hero ARE the same formula but it is just evaporation over time that has caused the difference, see comments below)
Here's some more pictures so you can see better: GOSH Holographic is on the index and ring finger and Holographic Hero is on the middle and pinky.
You know, I am actually still hoping that I might be wrong - maybe I got a bad bottle?? I guess as other bloggers do comparison posts we'll see.
In the bottle they look different. GOSH Holographic (on the right) appears more grainy whilst Holographic Hero (on the left) appears more holo - I wish this was true on the nail.
I did look under the halogen lights in my kitchen also and the difference in appearance was much less, it would seem that sunlight really accentuates this polish.
After this discovery I thought I may as well try it with topcoat. Last time I wore GOSH Holographic I topcoated one nail with SV or Poshe, I can't remeber which and it completely dulled the effect so I didn't use any and just accepted it would be a one day wear mani. Today I topcoated Holographic and Holographic Hero (my ring finger and pinky) with one coat of my new favourite topcoat, Cult Nails Wicked Fast (which you can find here). I don't think it dulled the holo effect at all so next time I wear it it's Wicked Fast all the way!
I will be buying another bottle of GOSH Holographic off ebay it seems and probably just keeping this one Holographic Hero in my stash. If you don't have the original I would say it is still worth buying a bottle but be prepared it may not look quite the same as the original GOSH Holographic. What a shame.