Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kleancolor Glitter Swatch Spam!

I will warn you - this is picture heavy!
Today I'm going to show you 8 Kleancolor glitter polishes. I recently ordered 11 of their polishes from Beauty Joint. Each one is only $1.75! And shipping to Canada was very reasonable, only about $7.
They ship super fast, and they are packaged SO well. Bubble wrap experts.

Apart from the 8 glitters, I also got one holographic polish and two of the "chunky holos," but I'll save those for future posts. (Edit: I have since shown more Kleancolors here, here, and here.)

There might be another Kleancolor order in my future when I get back from my next trip...

Keep reading to see the swatches and close-ups!

I am so excited about these glitters, it's unreal.
I've taken close-up bottle shots, swatches alone on a wheel, and swatches on the nail over other polishes.
All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on the picture.

Here we go!

Silver Star
2 sizes of holographic glitter and star-shaped glitter in a clear base.
Iridescent multi-sized glitter and stars in a light pink base.
Mix Signal
Iridescent multi-sized glitter in a bright pink base.
Take A Hint
Iridescent multi-sized glitter in a light purple base.
Silver Star, Aurora, Mix Signal, Take A Hint
As you may notice, three of those are very similar. On the website, they don't look quite as similar as they do in person. You do not need both Mix Signal and Take A Hint, they are virtually identical apart from one having a more pigmented base. Aurora is also very similar but with the addition of iridescent stars.

Silver Star over Color Club Total Mystery
It is a bit difficult to get the stars out of the bottle, and trying to place them on your nail sort of leaves you with a big blob of clear polish. It is easier to blob them onto paper and then pick them up with a dotting tool or toothpick.

Silver Star over Color Club Total Mystery

Silver Star over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Virtual Violet
I totally recommend this polish for looks like this, or if you want to add some stars into nail art.

Aurora over Color Club Raspberry Rush
These three girly glitters are so adorable layered.The stars in this one are iridescent and give a more subtle look. Because they are iridescent they are also thinner and will probably be easier to cover with topcoat.

Aurora over Color Club Alias
Now, this is a strange combo, and it was hard to capture. But over this darker color, the glitter in Aurora really showed a green flash. I was not expecting that!

Mix Signal over Color Club Yum Gum
How cute is this? I think a combo like this can be as pleasing as some intense nail art or a holographic polish. These two polishes just work well together.

Mix Signal over Color Club Yum Gum
This was another one of those "I-don't-want-to-take-it-off-but-I-have-to-keep-swatching" moments.

Take A Hint over Color Club Gimme A Grape Big Kiss
Again, really pretty, but you don't need this polish and Mix Signal.

Blind Date
Multi-colored stars in a clear base.
Twinkly Love
Red, pink, silver, holographic and blue stars in a clear base.
Afternoon Picnic
Multi-sized hex glitter, including giant glitter, in a slightly blackened base.
City Never Sleeps
Small blue glitter and large yellow, orange, and fuchsia hex glitter in
a clear base.
Blind Date, Twinkly Love, Afternoon Picnic, City Never Sleeps
Blind Date over Color Club Twiggie
The stars in this one aren't as hard to get out as they are in Silver Star because there are way more of them in the bottle! This one also includes silver, so you probably don't need Silver Star if you get Blind Date.

Twinkly Love over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Caribbean Coral
Again, there are so many hearts in the bottle that fishing them out is pretty easy. This make very cute additions to cupcake manis as Dori from Kiss My Acetone shows you here!

Afternoon Picnic over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away!
(One coat of glitter)
One coat of this polish is not enough. And the base is a bit blackened, but it does not alter the color of the polish below it very much, if at all.

Afternoon Picnic over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away!
(2 coats of glitter)
Much better! I LOVE this look. It is party glitter on steroids. I have heard though, that it is very hard to get off. (I didn't let it dry before removing so it wasn't hard.)
If you are into party glitters like Lippmann Happy Birthday or Milani Gems, get this. It's on a whole other level.

City Never Sleeps over Color Club Get Your Lem-on
This one I was a bit iffy on. The color combination is strange. I tried it on another color:

City Never Sleeps over Color Club Masquerading
But I'm not sold on that combo either. Once I find the right "underwear" I'm sure this polish would be great!

Okay! That was a lot of pictures!

Overall, I would absolutely recommend buying some of these polishes. The price is right, and they have some very fun glitters. (Go to the Beauty Joint page I linked and look at them all. There are dozens.)
Oh, and you can get 5% off your order with the coupon code LETSTALK.

They do go on rather thick, so I think you will need a fast-drying topcoat like Seche Vite if you plan on getting some of these.
Some people say they smell much worse than other polishes but I didn't really find a huge difference. If your nose is sensitive, you might want to stay away.

What do you guys think? Have you ordered any of these yet? Have any favorites that I should check out in my next order?


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  2. i am very interested kleancolor so thank you so much for showing these too me! i appreciate your suggestions on which ones to get.

  3. oh my gosh rebecca.

    i see many many online orders in my future!
    i just want these to stare at how pretty the bottle looks! <3

  4. I need some of these! City Never Sleeps and Mixed Signal are GORGEOUS!

  5. I really like Afternoon Picnic, it looks awesome over that blue creme!

  6. So many glitters, love them!
    I wanted to place an order on this site, but I haven't made it yet :( I really like their Kleancolors and also NYX polishes :)

  7. oh those stars and hearts are so pretty!

    shel xx

  8. I was just looking at the polishes on that site last night! I hope one of the chunky holos you got was chunky holo black. I love all of their glittery polishes and I'm definitely going to buy a few in the future.

    I bought a bootleg twinkly love a few weeks ago and when I use it I sometimes get one or even zero hearts on my brush when using it. does that happen to the real one too?

  9. thank you everyone!

    @Emma - next time I order I can pop a few in the cart for you, love :)

    @SAIDAridiculous - i didn't get chunky holo black actually! i got teal and purple. and yes, sometimes you have to put the brush in and out a bunch of times to get a heart on the brush, but it isn't too hard.

  10. I've been wanting to buy Kleancolor glitters but I have to order online since nobody sells Kleancolor polishes in my area so I appreciate this post --Thank you ^_^ it was very helpful

  11. I have been eying the beauty joint web site for a while now. As soon as school and books are paid for I am putting in an order. I want some of kleancolour's glitters and metallics :)

  12. Todos lindos!
    E quero... muito lindos, nossa morri de vontade!

    Beijos ...


  13. Lol @ "underwear"!! good post! very helpful

  14. you need to get Holo-Chrome i think you would love it.! kleancolor was actually the first brand i started collecting when i got into nails. their everywhere where i live. and their only 1 dollar. i have about 60. however i do have a sensitive nose which keeps me away. hahaha . great post.!

  15. @McDiaz714 - I have Holo Chrome! :) I'm wearing it now and I'm saving it for a separate post, because it's so awesome!

  16. I've been dying to order a crapload of Kleancolors! I don't know why they aren't that popular, I LOVE glitter!

  17. I ordered some Kleancolors from BeautyJoint on Jul 15th but I still haven't received it :( I'm a Canadian blogger as well, wondering how long it took for yours to arrive?

  18. I ordered mine a month ago. I'm beginning to think they'll never come... -.-

  19. OMG what are the two colors from the right on your color wheel?? I maximized the first photo and my jaw dropped. such a pretty blue and purple!!

  20. @pockified - they are Chunky Holo Teal and Chunky Holo Purple. The wheel swatches aren't very accurate though - I plan on posting more about them in the next few days.

  21. oh geeze. I love how ALL of these turned out. I started browsing the page of the link you posted and had to close the window to make myself stop shopping for nail stuff lol. My husband just spend $100 on nail polish for me today. Hopefully that will last me for awhile =P

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