China Glaze Sexagon Swatches & Review

China Glaze Sexagon SwatchChina 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

China Glaze Sexagon Bottle

China Glaze Sexagon Ingredients

China Glaze Sexagon Swatches

(All swatches are with 3 coats & top coat)

China Glaze Kaleidoscope Collection Sexagon Swatch


China Glaze Kaleidoscope Collection Sexagon Swatches


China Glaze Sexagon Nail Polish Swatches


China Glaze Sexagon Nail Polish Swatches


China Glaze Sexagon Swatches


China Glaze Sexagon Kaleidoscope Collection

Artificial Light

China Glaze Sexagon Nail Polish

China Glaze Sexagon Swatch

China Glaze Sexagon Swatch

You can see the rainbow holo move as you move your finger!

China Glaze Sexagon Swatch

Flash seems to wash out the holo effect

China Glaze Sexagon Swatch

Artificial light brings out the light silver

China Glaze Sexagon Swatches


    Contains China Clay, which acts as a nail hardener & shine enhancer to improve polish wear & appearance

Key Notes

  • 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.


  • Provides a long-lasting manicure (doesn’t require a base coat)
  • Brilliant holo/rainbow effect
  • Chameleon polish that looks subdued in artificial light yet dazzling in sunlight
  • Super-fast drying formula
  • Dries smooth, not gritty
  • Free of DBP, Toluene & added Formaldehyde

  • China Glaze can be tricky to find if you’re a Canadian & don’t like ordering online
  • Color is from a discontinued collection & can be hard to find

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!


6 thoughts on “China Glaze Sexagon Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      There is a Winners near me – I will have to check it out now! Never knew they carried China Glaze. Sarah, thanks for letting me (and Swatch And Learn readers) know!

  1. Kelsy

    Damn. I think I caught the nail polish train a few stops too late for holographics. Though I should soon be receiving one of the old Color Club ones – though I had to order all the way from the States. It’s a long, long way to New Zealand and tracker claims it hasn’t even left America yet …

    Hey, but: do you know of any holographics that are actually still in production (and I am meaning linear holographics)? Because it seems to me that all the companies decided, at once, to stop manufacturing them. And that’s a crying shame.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kelsy!

      Linear holographic polishes are definitely more rare than the scattered versions. I understand how frustrated you and others are that companies seem to hold back on making more. I wonder if it has something to do with the pigment availability…

      One linear holo that’s still pretty easy to get hold of (and that’s very unique) is Nubar Reclaim. (In case you want to check it out:

      It’s seriously one of the most gorgeous holos out there, and it’s pretty unusual to find a green holo let alone a linear green holo like this. I suggest snatching a bottle (or two like me) before they discontinue it.

  2. Angel

    Absolutely love this color. It has such a festive touch, and very feminine. Would make for a great polish for a “frosty” look. Beginning to really love your blog…seriously LOVE it!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Angel!

      I can see what you mean by it looking “frosty”. I really enjoyed the drama of this one, especially in the sunlight – it looked better in person than in my photos.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m glad that you’re really enjoying my blog. It’s been a blast working on it and sharing things with you! I hope you’ll keep coming back because there’s always something new to see.


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