China Glaze Sexagon is bringin’ sexy back! You know exactly what I mean if you’re lucky to get your hands on this discontinued silver holo from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope Collection.
Because it’s a holo, it looks like a pixel rainbow on your nails! You can see red, blue, green, yellow, orange, silver, purple, and other colors. And when you move your fingers, the colors move on your nails, too!
I took tons of extra nail swatches so you can see it up close and personal. Are you a fan of holo nail polishes?
China Glaze Sexagon Pictures
China Glaze Sexagon Swatches
(All swatches are with 3 coats & top coat)
- √ Contains China Clay, which acts as a nail hardener & shine enhancer to improve polish wear & appearance
- Name: China Glaze Sexagon
- Colors in China Glaze Kaleidoscope Collection: Sexagon, Don’t Be A Square, He’s Going In Circles, How About A Tumble?, It’s My Turn, Kaleidoscope Him Out, Let’s Do It In 3-D, Octa-Gone Wild, Spin Me Round, Tickle My Triangle & Visit Me In Prism
- Amount: 14 mL
- What I Paid: $3.29 USD
- Where to Buy: 8ty8 Beauty (currently out of stock, but may come back), Sally Beauty Supply (some may carry old China Glaze collections) & eBay
China Glaze Sexagon Review
Although I had China Glaze Sexagon in my nail-polish stash for a while, I only took it out on the town now if you can’t believe it! This is a beautiful subtle holo nail polish (well, as subtle as holo polishes can be).
The light silver looks subdued in artificial light – very pretty and very soft. But let the sun shine on it, and whoa, the rainbow on your nails is so in-your-face like a disco ball in a dark club.
The rainbow effect can best be described as vertical pixel-like lines of color. I can see orange, blue, green, and other colors depending on how the light hits my nails. It’s really mesmerizing, and I find myself staring at my nails.
As for the formula, it’s spot on! I skipped my usual base coat (Nail Tek Foundation III) to see if it would affect the wear of a holo polish. I’m pleased to report that China Glaze’s formula is nothing short of amazing – I don’t have a single chip, and I’ve been wearing it for 5 days now. (The swatches you see on this page are all taken on Day 5!) I did, however, wear my usual 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to lock in the color.
When you brush China Glaze Sexagon on your nails, it glides on effortlessly. It’s thin, but not tricky to manage. It goes on slightly sheer, so you’ll need at least 3 coats for full opacity. (You can try 4 coats if you want to intensify the holo effect even more. I stopped at 3rd base…hehe!)
And wow, does it ever dry fast! By the time I was done painting my baby finger on my right hand, the nails on my left hand were dry! So, even though this polish requires a minimum of 3 coats, it’s bearable because you can finish your manicure fast. (Plus it dries smooth, not gritty!)
Although I’m not really a fan of silver in general, I do like this polish because it has personality. China Glaze Sexagon would make a wonderful holiday manicure or a manicure for any other special occasion you have planned.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
If you want to sport a fun color that’s a surefire conversation starter, this is it! And even though it looks like it would be high-maintenance, it really isn’t since with minimal effort, you get long-lasting results. This is definitely not for the shy violets out there because this puts the spotlight on your nails!
Does China Glaze Sexagon tickle your fancy? What holo polishes have you tried? Which are your favorites? I want to know!