Since my last Kleancolor haul post, I've been getting many requests for swatches so here are most of them.
I couldn't decide which ones to do first, so I did all.
Coming up first are the holos: I got Holo blue and Holo pink.
My first thoughts on these holos is that they aren't the proper holos that people are going gaga over. These are like shimmery, holo-ey suspended particles in a jelly base. Yet after 3-4 coats these did look good, but mind you they still aren't the holo-ey goodness that I am hunting for. (namely Ozotics, Nfu-Ohs, Glitter Gals, Gosh). The finish is good, the application decent. The smell of Kleancolors is a bit stronger than most polishes, so it would be better to apply them in well ventilated areas.
Up close and personal
I did try a few other metallics as a base and they are nothing to write home about. Mind you, some of them bleed and some left a horrible stain on my fingers (metallic pink). But there has been a lot of hoopla around them on blogger since they seem to be good as stamping polishes. They are.
Base: Kleancolor Holo Blue
Stamping color: Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire
Stamping plate: BM
Up next we got: Holo Pink
I loved the Holo Pink!!!
Please excuse the sloppy stamping..its entirely my fault I couldn't let me hands be after stamping.
Tried to open a juice can.
Stamping Colours: Pointer Metallic Red
Middle: Metallic Fuschia
Ring: Metallic Pink
Next in line are the Chunky Holos.
Again these are jelly based with loads of suspended flakes, shimmer etc.
These are best used as layering polishes. I didn't have the patience to apply each on all fingers, so these are mini-swatches of each.
Base: Ring- Colorama Black,
Middle: Lakme D417; Freespirit
Ring: Faux OPI purple
Pinkie: Revlon Top Speed: Mulberry
These are then layered with Kleancolors in the next pics.
Pointer: Chunky Holo Black
Middle: Chunky Holo Scarlett
Ring: Chunky Holo Chrome
Pinkie: Chunky Holo Fuchsia
I was stunned by how simply a layering polish can change the whole look of a polish. The general idea is to put a base which closely resembles the color of the jelly base of the layering polish. My pics don't do justice to any of the swatches. Hmm...maybe the chunky holo black is close..the shine keeps dancing around as you move your fingers. The holo Scarlett reminds me of many indian occasions I can carry this to. It is a sweet red, filled choc-a-block with shimmer. The holo chrome and Holo fuchsia are also quite nice. Although I wasn't very happy with my choice of base for Holo Fuchsia, the base was a muted pastel shade - a brighter creme would have suited better.
Hope you enjoyed the swatches and help you choose the right colors if you plan to buy them. Please do comment on which ones you liked.
Also: does anybody know of a good/easy image editing software for my new Mac Air. Mr.Hubby recently gifted me one (yeaaaayyyy!!!! goes off to dance again!) and iPhoto doesn't seem to like me. M struggling with my edits.
Till I see you next!! Ciao!