Holothon: Shaka 03 Hologram Violet, old and new version comparison

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I’m alive! And I’m back with one (or should I say two?) purple holo: Shaka Hologram Violet, no. 03.

Shaka’s Hologram collection came out last year, but a couple of days ago Simona from Light Your Nails saw them again in stores. She has a great eye and immediately noticed one thing: the new (2013) Hologram Violet doesn’t look like the original (2012) one!

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

Let’s compare them, shall we?

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

These are two coats each, with a clear sandwich layer in between to avoid dragging. No top coat, pictures taken in direct sunlight.
As you can see, they look like two different polishes. The 2013 version is darker, a bit less runny so easier to apply, but sadly also less holographic. The original 2012 version clearly is a linear holo, while the 2013 one looks more like a scattered holo.

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

Shaka 03 Hologram Violet 2 versions: 2012 linear and 2013 scattered holo nail polish

They’re both very beautiful if you ask me, but I don’t really like when they change formula and pretend it’s the same nail polish.
Do you own any of the two? Also, if you’re wondering if this new 2013 Hologram Violet is similar to any Astra Holo Lacquer, stay tuned as I’m comparing them tomorrow!

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