Friday, August 19, 2011

Kleancolor - Chunky Holo Teal & Chunky Holo Purple

Hey guys! Today I'm going to show you my 2 Kleancolor Chunky Holo polishes. 
Don't let the names of these polishes fool you - they are not holo by any means!
They're actually a duo-chromatic glitter in a slightly tinted base.
I think Kleancolor caught on to the holo craze and decided to name their polishes this way to get more attention/sales!

I took bottle pictures in two lighting conditions to show the prettiness in the bottle.

Chunky Holo Teal
Chunky Holo Purple

Chunky Holo Teal
Chunky Holo Purple

You might be looking at the bottles and thinking "Wow, so many colors!"
But don't let the bottles fool you, you don't see that on the nail. (Sadly.)

Here's how they look on their own on a nail wheel:

They're very very sheer and it wouldn't be attractive wearing them alone.

A bit of advice I can give about these polishes since trying them is that you do NOT need more than one. Regardless that they all have a slightly tinted base, they look the same once you layer them.

As you can see, they're identical over black. And over most other colors (besides really light ones) the tinted base is not going to make a noticeable difference.

Now here they are over other polishes! It's best to use them over dark polishes to let the glitter show up more.

This is Chunky Holo Teal over OPI - Ski Teal We Drop.

It's pretty, but it's not totally my thing. Things that have this orange-green color shift just don't do it for me!

You mostly just see the orangey yellow flash. You have to look on extreme angles to see the true green:

Not very impressed.

This is Chunky Holo Purple over Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Trouble Maker.

The glitter is the same, so the flash is the same - mostly orange, with green only at extreme angles.

Weirdest pictures ever! But that was the only angle that I could see the green that way.

For some people I'm sure these are dreamy! But for me, meh.

Fortunately, I only paid $1.75 for each of these on Beauty Joint.
What do you think? Are these your thing?


  1. these are both extremely pretty! wish I could get my hands on some

  2. I'm glad I didn't order these! The name is really misleading!

  3. They are pretty but I also expected a lot more yes. I'm so glad you posted about this! :)

  4. Few days ago I ordered both of them.
    To bad you didnt post this sooner. ;)

  5. I made a franken of chunky Holo Purple on my blog! But these nail polishes definitely have the wrong name, they are not holo at all!! D:

  6. Finally the post on the chunky holos! I commented on your kleancolor haul a while back and I was itching to see the post on these two. They're not holo at all, but they still look interesting.

    Is it just me that thinks they look cute alone too?

    Thank you for the informative post!

  7. I just got these in the mail two days ago. I think it looks awesome on your nails!

  8. I just god some of them too and you are right, they are not really what I thought they would be either.
    Over light colours they do give a nice extra touch of sparkle though

  9. Thanks. I had thought about getting some of these, because they do look pretty in the bottle pictures. Glad I didn't, because I'm really not a big fan of the hex glitter.

    I would like some recommendations on reasonably inexpensive flakies that I could use for layering. I like a blue/purple/pink flash, rather than yellow/gold if at all possible.

    Thanks in advance. :-)

  10. I think they're pretty, but too bad they look alike

  11. I love them anyways ;)
    I think they look great on your nails too!

  12. THese disappointed me a bit. Like, if I wanted the red/orange thing, I'd just go with a flakie. I ordered ALL of them. The only other one worth having us Chunky Holo Black.... It has all different sizes of glitter and is totally awesome.

  13. OMG! I'm so crazy about these nail polishes! So adorable!:)

  14. Thanks for the review! This helped me make my decision to not get a 10 pack of these I saw on ebay LOL

  15. I don't like these polishes either. I don't get why they're called "holo" .. don't they classify more as duo/multi-chromes?

  16. I got the fuchsia, bluebell, and black ones. I'm excited to try the black one out because it has different sizes of "holo" glitter in it.

  17. I love both of these! I don't think KC was deliberately trying to be deceptive. I've seen duochromes like Chanel's Peridot called holo quite a lot actually. Since they all look alike, I think you've acquired yourself a nice stash for frankening. The only thing that's stopping me from putting in an order is that I've heard KCs are slow to dry and also smell bad. I won't be able to resist if I see them in person though. haha