Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Blues: Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire

Hello my lovelies! Hope your Monday is going better than mine. We've got really crappy weather out here and it got really cold. I was literally freezing all day. Luckily, my Cheeky plates arrived today so I get to play with them after I finish this post. Today's Monday Blue is a real bomb. I was really amazed the first time I swatched it. So be prepared! 

Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire indoors, artificial light
Hello gorgeous! The main reason why I got this polish was because I knew these stamped really well. Little did I know that it would be utterly amazing on its own. By the way, I got it from Beauty Joint, the only shop that ships these to Romania. If you know of other shops that sell Kleancolor to Europe please let me know. 

Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire in the sun
So basically this is just a metallic blue, as the name says. But it's so much more than that! It has a darker blue base with silver metallic particles in it. The effect is so sparkly and unique! It's so beautiful that I didn't even want to cover it with any top coat. I wore it by itself for one day and didn't get any chips. Just a bit of tip wear. 

Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire in the sun
Another great thing about this polish is the application. It was opaque in one single coat! It has great pigmentation and a great formula that makes it glide on the nail like butter. The brush was a little uneven but nothing too disturbing. I've also heard a lot of people complain about the smell of Kleancolor polishes. I don't think that the smell is so strong, especially compared to polishes with toluene in them (like W7 or Gabrini), but I did notice a smell that is different from any other polish I have. Maybe that's what some people are bothered by. 
Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire in the sun
Of course that being obsessed with matte polishes, I had to try it with one coat of Color Club Matte-ified. Unfortunately it took away a lot of the sparkle this way. It's still pretty with a more subtle look though. 

Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire matte
The only thing that is not great about this polish is the staining. Considering it's on the cheap side and it has such an amazing pigmentation, I would say that it's forgivable. Just make sure you use plenty of base coat and be careful when removing it! 

Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire without top coat on the left and with a matte top coat on the right
This was a long and picture-heavy post. Kudos to you if you stuck with me till the end. Make sure to check out the blogs of the other lovely ladies who participate in the Monday Blues: 

Gosia from Life in Color!
Marta from ChitChat Nails
Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie
Mandy from Chameleon Stampede
Marisa from Polish Obsession

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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Mihaela!! I totally understand why you're in love with it!

  2. Oh my, it looks like its glowing!!!! This puppy is jumping high up on my wishlist!!!

    1. That's great! I'm sure you can find it really cheap over there. I have to pay crazy shipping for these.

  3. Beautiful blue, and your nails look very pretty this long :)

    1. Thank you so much! I love them like this and I do hope they last. The index one always breaks when they are this long.


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