Posts Tagged ‘KleanColor’

A Midsummer Night’s Skittle

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

I had big plans for my nails for Midsummer back in June, unfortunately I had a nasty cold so I had to stay home and celebrate on my own, but at least I had a fun manicure to look at =)

I decided to do a Skittles manicure with colors that more or less matched the dress I was supposed to wear.

I decided to do the colors in the reverse order on my right hand.

The polishes L-R: Lovie No. 93, H&M Bella’s Choice, KleanColor Mango, China Glaze Gaga For Green, China Glaze Dance Baby

I think I applied about three coats of each polish, Mango needed four to get even.

And here’s a shot with the dress:

I’m all for happy colors now!

KleanColor Metallic Black And Some Layering With Nfu Oh 48

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Mmmm.. black… *said in Homer Simpson style while drooling*. KleanColor Metallic Black looks nearly black with its silver shimmer, and dries a little matte. I really love this finish, and as with the rest of the polishes in this collection one coat was enough (except for the ring finger, I was clumsy and dented it).

It looks like there’s tip wear, but I had just filed my nails and it kind of looked weird because of that.

The shimmer looks quite lovely in the sun.

While I was taking photos inside, my cat Lakrits wanted to join in, so here you have a fur background =)

I thought this polish was perfect to layer something on, so I chose my Nfu Oh 48 to put on top of it. That one has a sheer pink base, with silver shimmer and flakies that change color between yellow, orange, green and some kind of salmon pink. Let’s see what that looks like:

I really like this combination!

Here you see some of the color shifts in the flakies.

Ooops, haven’t done my cleanup I see..

KleanColor Metallic Aqua

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I’m continuing trying out KleanColor polishes, now it’s time for Metallic Aqua. After the staining from Metallic Pink I thought it would be best to use a base coat, so I put on Seche Ridge Filling Base Coat, and then one coat of Metallic Aqua. I don’t remember having any troubles with the drying time here.

And what do I have to say about this one? I love the color! I wouldn’t really call it aqua though, it’s more blue than that.

In natural light.

With flash to show the shimmer.

KleanColor Mango

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The next KleanColor polish I tried was the orange creme Mango. This is such a bright and fun color! I don’t know if it was due to my incompetence, but I ended up with four coats as it got a bit streaky. Other than that I had no problems with the formula. I put on Fast Forward top coat but I did get some tiny sheet marks the next morning (I did my nails in the evening), but a second layer of top coat fixed that.

I took all the photos in sunlight:

Yes, my fingers take on a slightly sick shade with this polish on.. But who cares? Not me =)



KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple

Friday, August 19th, 2011

I decided to layer Chunky Holo Purple on top of KleanColor Metallic Pink and Metallic Purple, and I think it looked better on top of the purple. The pink and purple both got a deeper and warmer tone by Chunky Holo Purple. I have to say that I’m not too happy about these pictures, the two coats I applied got a bit messy (especially on my ring finger), and it didn’t help much with a top coat. I guess I’ll have to give this polish another try in the future.

Inside in natural light. Here you can see some of the yellow/orange/green tones in the glitter.

Some pink tones here.

And since I’m not happy with these photos I give you a random cat photo as well, with our little Sisco in an apple tree:

KleanColor Metallic Pink and Metallic Purple

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

I was really looking forward to trying out the Metallic polishes from KleanColor, and I had a hard time deciding which one to try first. So I chose to wear both Pink and Purple =) I used to wear manicures like this in my teens (over 10 years ago, time does fly..), and it was fun doing it again.

So, this is one coat each of the polishes, the formula is fantastic! I did not apply top coat since it dried pretty fast.

Photos are taken in direct sunlight.

Metallic Purple is a gorgeous cool purple.

Metallic Pink is a beautiful dark pink/fuchsia.

This one is taken inside in natural light. My thumbnail is slowly making progress…

I wanted shots of both my hands so my dear fiance helped out with these. Click for bigger version.

I absolutely loved this manicure, it definitely felt like me!

Oh, and I just want to show you what my nails looked like after removing this manicure:

Yes, the pink stains! I’ll be sure to at least wear a base coat next time I wear it.

KleanColor Holo Orange On Top Of Sun Orange

Monday, August 15th, 2011

So, the reason I wanted to show you Isadora Sun Orange first is because I later paired it with KleanColor Holo Orange. I figured this polish was quite sheer so I just added one coat on top of Sun Orange. The base color of Holo Orange took away some of the yellow in Sun Orange and made it a slightly deeper shade of orange. And wow, is this gorgeous or what!

Fortunately the sun was shining outside so I could get some nice sunny photos. I wouldn’t really call this holographic, it’s more like holographic glitter particles in a colored base, but it doesn’t make it less beautiful! Prepare for some picspam!

It was really hard to capture all the colors, but they’re there.

And to really show all the colors I took a couple of photos out of focus:

I definitely want more of these holo polishes!

KleanColor Haul!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Yes, I know I’m late on the bandwagon, but I finally have placed my first order at with some KleanColor polishes. I ended up ordering 10 bottles, and here you have all the beauties (click on pics for bigger version):

L-R: Metallic Black, Metallic Aqua, Metallic Green, Metallic Red, Metallic Pink

L-R: Metallic Purple, Chunky Holo Purple, Holo Chrome, Holo Orange, Mango

So mostly metallic polishes, some “holos” and one creme.

I’ve read a lot about the problem with leaking bottles, and I only had some minor leakage on Metallic Purple and Metallic Pink, not enough so that it bothers me. What I did have serious problems with was to choose which polish to try out first =)