A few weeks ago I was (as so often before) mesmerized by a blog post by Chaosophia of One Inch Nails. This time it was a gorgeous polish called Wild Rose from KleanColor, and it pushed me over the edge to make a small KleanColor haul. I couldn’t get just one polish, of course, so I got three. In addition to Wild Rose, I got Pastel Blue and the polish that I wore for today’s mani, KleanColor Metallic Sapphire.
I did originally get Metallic Sapphire just to use as a stamping polish, but I couldn’t resist wearing it for a full mani just once. And boy, I’m glad I did! This is an intense blue shimmer, deep and very glowy at the same time. I might have to get some more of these KleanColor metallics…
The formula is just perfect, super easy to apply and the brush is great. This polish is opaque in one coat, but I did two anyway (one coat makes my nails feel weird somehow). Some people think KleanColor lacquers smell horrible, but I don’t think the smell was very bad at all.
I ordered these from BeautyJoint, where KleanColors are $1.75 a bottle. Shipping to Norway was $8 for three bottles, and they got here very quickly. I’m very impressed with all the KleanColors I’ve tried, they are high quality and very cheap to boot! I think I need to get some more in the future. What’s your favorite KleanColors?
If 2011 was the year of the crackles, 2012 seems to be the year of the magnetics. I’m not complaining, while crack polish wasn’t my cup of tea, I’ve been fascinated by magnetic polish and I’m happy to see that so many brands are bringing it back. China Glaze just came out with the Magnetics collection, and I chose the blue Pull Me Close from that one. I really didn’t need another magnetic polish, as I already have two from nails inc., but I just had to have the China Glaze horseshoe magnet. That’s the only one I’ve seen which has a star pattern, and I’ve been lemming a star magnet ever since I learned that magnetic polish even existed.
Some bloggers have reported that the China Glaze magnet doesn’t work that well, but I didn’t have any problems with it. Sure, it doesn’t work as quickly as the nails inc. one, but the design showed up crisp and clear after holding it over my wet nail for approximately 30 seconds. By the way, Scrangie has a great magnetic polish FAQ, so check it out if you need some tips and tricks on getting magnetics to work for you!
Pull Me Close was quite easy to apply, I started out with one coat on each nail, then I added a second coat on one nail at a time and held the magnet over the wet polish while counting slowly to 30. I love the sort of 3D effect the magnetic pattern gives, so smexy!
The China Glaze Magnetix is available in stores and webshops now, I got mine from eBay because I only wanted the one polish and the magnet.
What do you think of the magnetic trend? Do you welcome it, or are you as sick of it as I am of crack?
Yay, the sun is out! Finally, I can show you OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry!
This is the polish I was most excited about from the Hong Kong collection. Forget Jade and Feng Shui, this is what it’s about for me! (Ok, I didn’t completely forget Jade and Feng Shui, of course I got them. ) This is such a unique and interesting polish, I love everything about it. It’s a rosy mauve with lots of sparkly golden glitter, and the finish is something between metallic and foil. And thank goodness the sun finally showed up, because this one really comes to life in the sunlight! Check it out!
Now with 100% more flowers!
The formula is top notch, and I only needed 2 coats. Looooove! I think I might need a backup of this one.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked Star Ferry too!
Have a nice day!
Hi! Sorry for the lack of posting here this week. I can’t say that I’ve been busy, really, it’s rather that this week has been really ineficcient, that’s all. So I haven’t gotten around to swatching or doing my nails.
But I thought I could show you the mani I’ve been wearing for the last couple of days.
This is OPI Cozu-Melted In The Sun from the Mexico Collection, a light peach metallic with glass fleck glitter. It’s very shiny and sparkly and summery. I didn’t think I would like the peach on me, I was afraid it would look too orange, but I actually think it’s really cute. It’s a very summery color.
Excuse the tipwear in these pics, I’ve been wearing this through cleaning my house and stuff.
This polish is really easy to apply, but it’s a tad sheer. I used three coats, but there’s still a hint of VNL.
I’ll be taking a break from posting during Easter, because we’re getting company over from Norway and thus I won’t have time to blog (never heard that before, have you). And because I’ve been so lazy this week, I haven’t prepared any posts in advance either. I hope you’ll still be reading my blog after Easter, though!
That’s it for today. I wish you all a Happy Easter!
This is one of the polishes which started all of this madness. Last spring, I saw it over at Karianne’s blog, and I couldn’t wait to go back to Norway for the summer so I could snatch up this beauty. Gosh Ocean was my very first lemming.
Ocean is a turquoise-blue-green metallic shimmer. It sparkles in the sunlight, but is metallic in the shade. I’ve captured the blue side of it in these pics, but remember that it’s more turqoise-green in real life.
I think the formula is good. My bottle was a little gloopy, but I’ve put quite a lot of thinner in it during the past few months, so it’s probably not the same as when I bought it. I’m wearing two coats in these pics, but it wouldn’t hurt to add a third. It’s very streaky, though, but that’s metallics for ya!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!