Pink(ish) Wednesday: KleanColor Haul
KleanColor polishes seem to be popping up all over blogs lately, so if you’re sick of seeing them you might want to view some of my previous posts. If you’re sticking around I’ve got some amazing things to show you today! 😉 I’m again blaming this haul on Jeanette. I saw her beautiful pictures of Chunky Black Holo and realized how inexpensive these babies were, so I knew I had to try out the brand. 😀 I’m cheating a bit on this one by counting it as a ‘Pink Wednesday’ post. Two out of the four I’m showing you today are pink, the other two are black polishes. What can I say? I’m a rebel. 😛
All swatches shown are done with Seche Vite top coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat.
Chunky Holo Candy
On its own, Chunky Holo Candy is not much to look at. It’s a bright pink/coral jelly with gold glitter, but still quite sheer and even after three coats there is still major VNL (visible nail line). The real magic begins when this polish is layered. 😀
Here I’ve layered two coats of Chunky Holo Candy over one coat of Dreamy Poppy by Wet n Wild. Now we’re talkin’! This polish is BRIGHT, almost bordering on neon! My camera was mildly freaking out trying to capture the color on this one. 😛
Pictures really don’t do this combination justice, in person this polish is even brighter and super hot! I think this would be an absolutely killer combination for a pedi.
Here’s a macro shot to show off the gold glitter throughout this one. My roommate suggested I try layering this polish over a bright orange. I like where her head is at on that one. 😉
I do have a few small complaints regarding Chunky Holo Candy. One, the busted brush that came with it. Granted I can cut off that single strand so this is an easy fix, it’s still a bummer to open a brand new polish to find a wonky looking brush. Also, the smell on this was one something to be desired… It is super strong and honestly made me a little light-headed and tear up if I got too close to it for too long. I didn’t have this problem with any of the other ones I purchased. Also, Chunky Holo Candy is NOT a holographic polish. So why the hell did they name it that?! *shrugs*
Mix Signal is a sheer light pink jelly polish filled with silver hex glitter and smaller silver glitter particles. I didn’t even bother trying to swatch this one by itself and just skipped straight to layering it. Again I used one coat of Dreamy Poppy by Wet n Wild, this time with one thick coat of Mix Signal layered on top.
I wish this one was easier to apply, the formula is quite thick and goopy. I literally had to glob the polish on in spots where I wanted the bigger hex glitter pieces to be on my nails, and then not touch that spot again with the brush because it would just pick the glitter back up again. 😕
Here’s a macro shot to show off the glitter particles. Mix Signal is very sheer so the majority of the color you see comes from the base color I applied (Dreamy Poppy by Wet n Wild).
I will admit that I was originally drawn to Golden Nightmare just because of the name, hehe. :-p When I applied it I was definitely pleased that I purchased it. This black creme base is filled with golden shimmer and irregularly sized gold flecks.
It does dry a bit gritty due to the gold flecks so you will need to use a good and thick layer of top coat for this one. This is two thin coats, though I could have gotten away with one thick coat.
Here you can really see the golden shimmer and the bigger flecks that are spread throughout this polish. I personally think this one is more of a ‘golden dream’ than a nightmare. I don’t have anything quite like it in my collection. 😉
Chunky Black Holo
Last but certainly not least, the polish that started my KleanColor lemming: Chunky Black Holo. This one practically speaks for itself, and man is this one a stunner! By itself this one would be quite sheer and I highly doubt it would reach opacity even after several coats. Here I’m showing it layered over one coat of Black Creme by Wet n Wild (BUY THIS, it’s an excellent black creme and quite inexpensive!).
Unlike its silver hex cousin shown above, the application for Chunky Black Holo was flawless. This is one coat layered over black, just look at the coverage! The formula was thin and easy to spread across the nail and there was no dragging. I’m in love. 😀
The opalescent hex and small glitter particles steal the show on this one. I’m not sure if I would qualify this one as a holo, but when I look at how awesome my nails are when I’m wearing Chunky Black Holo I really don’t care what it’s named. 😛
Despite one wonky brush and the mind-altering smell of Chunky Holo Candy, I am enjoying my experience with KleanColor. The brand has a wide range of colors and finishes to choose from and the price is certainly right for practically any budget. I definitely plan on trying more from this brand in the future, I have my eye set on the metallics so I think that’s where I’ll start when I make my next purchase. 😀
KleanColor polishes can be purchased at BeautyJoint.com, they are currently on sale for $1.75 per bottle and the website does ship internationally. I know a few bloggers that have had issues with their orders arriving with broken or loosely screwed on caps, but I’m hoping it was just a fluke. My package was so well secured with bubble wrap that I had a hard time freeing my polishes!