Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kleancolor Glitter Swatches

Good evening ladies! I've been really into indie glitters lately, but I have a bunch of Kleancolor glitters that I had yet to try, so I thought I'd give them a chance and see if they added up to my indies!

Beware, this post is picture heavy; I swatched 7 Kleancolor polishes!

Kleancolor Shooting Star
Kleancolor Shooting Star
Sally Hansen Sun Kissed

Kleancolor Shooting Star
Kleancolor Shooting Star
Sally Hansen Sun Kissed
 Shooting Star is a sheer orange base with silver micro glitter and orange, yellow and teal small hex glitters. I really like this glitter! It may be my favorite of the bunch. I put 1 coat over Sally Hansen Sun Kissed & the outcome looked great! I didn't have a hard time getting enough glitter on each nail.


Kleancolor Disco Ball
Kleancolor Disco Ball
China Glaze Flyin' High
 Disco Ball is a clear base with purple and teal small glitters. I used 1 coat over 2 coats of China Glaze Flyin' High. I like the mixture of purple and teal; it's untraditional and I like it! I also didn't have an issue getting the glitter to go on evenly with this one.


Kleancolor Dolly Girl
Kleancolor Dolly Girl
Wet n' Wild On a Trip
 Dolly Girl is a clear base with purple glitters. This is just like Disco Ball, but without the teal! I used Wet n' Wild On a Trip underneath and I think the purples go perfectly together! I had no issues getting even glitter with this polish either!


Kleancolor Silver Lining
Kleancolor Silver Lining
China Glaze Icicle
 Silver Lining is a silver shimmer with scattered purple glitters. I used China Glaze Icicle underneath because the silver in Silver Lining barely showed up! I was disappointed with the lack of color pay off; if I wanted a purple glitter, I would have gotten one. Oh well, you live and you learn!


Kleancolor silver star
Kleancolor Silver Star
Ulta Blue Streak
Silver Star is a clear base with some silver glitter and silver stars. I used it over Ulta Blue Streak. I like the combo of royal blue and silver, but I'm not sure this polish is for me. The formula was rather thick and the glitter and stars were difficult to get onto the nail.


kleancolor aurora
Kleancolor Aurora
Color Club Blushing Rose

kleancolor aurora
Kleancolor Aurora
Color Club Blushing Rose
Aurora (who doesn't like a cute Disney reference?!) is iridescent pink/purple glitters and purple stars in a pinky clear base. I used one coat over Color Club Blushing Rose. I like the idea of this color, but the stars were rather hard to get onto each nail. It also is a little juvenile for my taste.


kleancolor holo blue
Kleancolor Holo Blue
Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue
kleancolor holo blue
Kleancolor Holo Blue
Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue
 Holo Blue is a subtle blue holo, as the name states! This could possibly be opaque in 3 coats, but I did 2 coats over Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue! It's hard to tell in the photo, but it has a subtle holo effect in the sun, which I definitely like! The formula of this was good going on!

Overall, I think Kleancolor glitters are okay. They just don't hit the mark compared to my Indie beauties, unfortunately. There are a few I like and will use, but indie polishes have so much more dimension and uniqueness to them. Also, I've noticed that Kleancolor takes a looong time to dry, even with a fast-dry topcoat. Bummer. I like them, but I'm glad I didn't have to pay much for them!

I think I'm going to post 3 of them in an upcoming blogsale of mine!

What do you think of this brand? Of these colors?
-Shelby



16 comments:

  1. Awesome swatches. I think that Kleancolor doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves... I haven't yet found a polish of theirs that I don't like.

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    1. thank you! I like their polishes...especially the cremes that I own

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  2. Love the silver stars and Silver Lining !

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  3. I really like Kleancolor! Their polishes are really different, I've only been able to pick up a couple because I don't know where they are actually sold but I like the ones I've got! They do smell though.

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    1. I'm not sure where they're sold either! I've only seem them online. They do have a strong scent, but not all of them are so bad!

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  4. these are gorgeous- i love kleancolor!

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    1. Thank you! I think they're pretty good too :)

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  5. Okay, Aurora and Holo Blue are my absolute favs!

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  6. I like Kleancolor and recently hauled a bunch from ebay, but the whole taking forever to dry thing is a turnoff for sure. I have noticed that as well. Your swatches look great though!

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    1. Thank you! I did the first combo once for a date with my boyfriend and even after 2 hours of drying with a fast dry topcoat, I still had issues when I went bowling! haha

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  7. i love kleancolor polishes! great swatches and i personally love holo blue and all the other holo glitters they have! :D

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