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Showing posts with label Kleancolor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kleancolor. Show all posts

10/27/11

Swirly Spiders

Today's mani was inspired by MadamLuck on Youtube. Her swirl design with the skull was so cute that I had to try it!

Unfortunately I had no idea how difficult it would be to get the swirl right. Nonetheless, I really like it. I have to admit though...the glitter nails are my favorite.

Oh, and if you're keeping up with "the game", my thumb would be the jacked up finger today.


For this manicure I used Wet N Wild Black Cream as the base. For the glitter nails I layered  Kleancolor Black Out (which is amazing!) over the black cream. The accent fingers were made following MadamLuck's tutorial and Wet N Wild Club Havana (for orange swirls). Instead of the skulls MadamLuck drew, using a nail art brush, I drew white spiders on my swirls.

Other than a few minor mistakes, I'm really liking this design and I am seriously, seriously loving this glitter! Everyone needs Kleancolor Blackout.

10/24/11

Candy Corn and Spiders

Good morning!

This is going to sound really weird but the idea for this manicure came to me as I was sitting in bed Saturday morning. I woke up around 8 or 9 AM to do my nails and take pictures while the sun was still up and I was just brainstorming ideas.

It's kind of random really. I just remember when I was in elementary school my favorite things, during Halloween time, were candy corn and those plastic spider rings my teachers used to give out. Of course I always lost them hours later...

Anyway, I thought it would be perfect to combine the two and I think it came out pretty cute!


For this manicure I used Wet N Wild French White Creme as the base. Then, using a nail art brush, I free handed the stripes using Essence What Do U Think (orange) and Kleancolor Neon Yellow. The spiders were created using a thin nail art brush and a black cream polish. I used dotting tools for the black and white eyes. I let it dry for a few minutes and then finished off with a coat of Seche Vite.

This is a design I created for blogging purposes only, kind of like I was testing it out first, but I think I really will re-create these during the week. I am seriously in LOVE with this design!

What do you think?

8/23/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell Mattified

Good morning!

Yesterday I showed you Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black mattified but today I have the equally stunning Bluebell to show you matte!

After trying Chunky Holo Black with a matte topcoat, I knew I had to post Bluebell too. I think these were made to be worn with matte topcoats.

I'll go ahead and show you how beautiful it is...



Finally, the blue I have been trying to capture for ages, I knew it was in there somewhere:
 

*You can click any picture to enlarge it.*

For this manicure I started with two coats of CCUK Midnight Blue. I then layered two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell on top of that. I finished it off with Essie Matte About You.

I think the end result on this one is a lot more exciting. I just LOVE it matte!

8/22/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black Mattified

Today is another Monday, the weekend just flew by! I guess I should start getting used to it.

So the theme this week in PAA was "Creative Layering".  Which just means layering different nail polishes for a crazy and fun combination.

I didn't go too crazy since I was dying to wear Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black and also to use my new matte topcoat that I got from my sweet friend Nicola!

I got a ton of compliments at school too. Not so much "oh, that's pretty" but more like "wow, your nails look so cool" or "this is amazing, how does it do that?"

Yeah, it was a good week.


For this manicure I started off with one coat of Rimmel London Black Satin as the base. Then I layered on one coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black. After letting it dry I added Essie Matte About You matte topcoat.

Apparently it wasn't dry enough when I added the matte, as you can see by my horrendous index finger. I later re-did it and was still very happy. This is one of my favorite layering combinations!

Again, nothing extravagant but I think it looks pretty amazing.

7/25/11

Pineapples

It's Monday! Which means that it's a new theme in PAA. This Monday's theme is fruit.

Now back to the manicure!

I had to watch a few tutorials on Youtube before I could get the shape of the pineapples to come out right, but I think I finally got it! It's the smaller details I had trouble with.

Anyway, here's what the final outcome looks like....


For this manicure I used OPI Sparrow Me the Drama as the base. Then, using a cosmetic sponge, I sponged on Wet N Wild Candy-licious to my thumb, middle and pinky. Afterwards I sponged on Kleancolor V.I.P. (my new favorite glitter!) over Candy-licious. The pineapples were made using Butterfly Jungle and then China Glaze Starboard for the leaves. I mixed in some black to darken it up.

You may have noticed that I shortened my nails. I was getting really tired of the length. At this length, I'm more carefree and don't have to worry about breaking a nail every minute of the day! I do miss doing nail art on longer nails though, it's like a bigger canvas.

Well thats it, see you in my next post!

*Some products in this post were sent for review

7/18/11

Glitter Bomb!

YES!! The time has finally come for me to do a glitter bomb. This is my first, actual "glitter bomb" so if you can't tell already, I'm overly excited!

It's glitter, glitter, and even more glitter!

Now, for this manicure I wasted no time! I went straight to my stash as soon as I was done with breakfast and chose two glitters I hadn't tried yet. Kleancolor makes glitters like nobody's business! It's like they throw some random materials in and the most amazing glitter is created.

*Drools* Here's my glitter bomb for Monday's Nail Art Challenge in PAA. I made the picture bigger than I normally do so you could see the delicious glitters but still these pictures do it no justice.


For this manicure amazing glitter bomb I started with a two coats of Wet N Wild Disturbia, which, by the way, has the prettiest pink shimmer.


Then I applied a thin layer of Kleancolor Grand Finale (a silver, holographic string glitter).

And for the best part, I topped it off with Kleancolor 24 Carat, and it's magical. As you can clearly see in that first picture. (;

OHMYGOSH, I don't think it gets better than this! Until I get out my black glitters that is...
*Wet N Wild polish sent for review

6/16/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black

Goooood morning! I'm really excited about today's post since I get to show you this beauty!

This is my second Chunky Holo from Kleancolor. I posted Chunky Holo Bluebell about a week ago and now I'm back with the gorgeous Chunky Holo Black! Although, these pictures do it no justice.

Also, if you are looking to buy any Kleancolor polishes, I have found another great e-tailer. Beautyjoint.com sells them for $1.75 each. It seems like all the Chunky Holos are in stock too. They sell internationally as well. 

Now let's get to the swatches, shall we? This is two coats over black. (All pictures taken in natural daylight with no sun. All pictures have topcoat. Feel free to enlarge pictures by clicking on them.)

 

EDIT: Here's a picture of the bottle, I forgot to add this in:

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black is a multi-chrome hex/round glitter. This polish shows mostly yellow, red, green and orange, depending on what angle you see it at. I'm sure there's some blue and purple in there somewhere, but I didn't see it. I chose to layer this over a black cream since Chunky Holo Black has such a sheer base. Like Bluebell, Black has a wide brush that is similar to OPI's brush.

If Chunky Holo Black looks thick in these pictures, it's because I took them almost immediately after applying it and it didn't get a chance to set. It actually dries just as thin and smooth as regular nail polish.

Out of the entire Chunky Holo line, I think this and Bluebell are the must haves. This has big, unique hex glitters and Bluebell is said to be the most "holo"/crazy multi-chrome of them all. I think I'll be putting both (new ones) in my July giveaway! 

6/8/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell

My Twitter followers and fellow nail polish group members probably know about the beauty that arrived to me a couple days ago...Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell! This is by far the most unique polish in my collection!

I was going to order this directly off the Kleancolor website but they have a minimum order of $25 policy that I wasn't too fond of. Instead, I ordered it off this Ebay seller who sells the Chunky Holos for $2 and the regular Kleancolor polishes for $1.75. Shipping for me was only $2.50 so in total, I snatched this baby up for $4.50!

If you plan on buying from her, I'd make sure to add her to your watch list. She sells out quick but also re-stocks occasionally.

Anyway, back to the polish, I took a million pictures so you could see just how gorgeous this nail polish is. (The first picture is with topcoat, and I think all the rest are without. All pictures were taken in natural daylight with no sun. Don't be afraid to click on a few to get a better look!)


Here's a really blurry picture that shows all the colors really well:

And an amazing bottle pic:


Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell is a gorgeous multi-chrome glitter of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Pretty much all the colors you can think of! This is really sheer so I layered two coats over one coat of China Glaze First Mate. Bluebell has a sheer blue base so I think it'd look best to layer it with a similar color. The brush on this was very similar to OPI's brush--flat and wide. It made application so much easier.

I've seen other swatches of this online and many people have said that it's more of a multi-chrome than a holo. But to be honest, I kind of see where the holo comes from. Especially in that last, blurry picture. It's not very holographic in some angles, but at others, it's very much a "chunky holo".

I also ordered Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black but it hasn't come in the mail yet. I'll post that when I get it since it's got large hexagonal glitter and is a lot different than this one. 

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