Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Blues: Kiko 520

Hello my lovelies! Can you believe it's Monday again? I honestly don't know how but time is literally flying by. I guess that always happens when you enjoy your life. I can't complain about this day either, it's been a pretty decent Monday. The polish I'm showing you today is not a very spectacular one but I think it's perfect for fall. I'm a big fan of metallic shades during the cold season and even more so if they're also blue. This particular one is great!

Kiko 520 Gentian Blue Metallic indoors, artificial direct light

Shade 520 is one of the newer Kiko shades from the permanent collection. I picked it up this summer while I was away on vacation. I always enjoy having shades like this one on my nails and I noticed a little something special while looking at the bottle. The polish is also called Gentian Blue Metallic, but after googling the gentian blue shade I realized this is not the best description for this polish. It's darker and a little greener than gentian blue. There's also a purple sheen in the bottle that doesn't really translate on the nail unfortunately.

Kiko 520 Gentian Blue Metallic indoors, artificial direct light
I had to take my photos in direct light to show the metallic quality of this polish. It just doesn't look right in the light box. I used two coats for these swatches because one was almost opaque but had a few bald spots. It dries to a semi matte finish so top coat is a must to make it extra shiny.

Kiko 520 Gentian Blue Metallic indoors, artificial direct light
I really enjoyed wearing this polish on my nails. It's simple, yet edgy and original at the same time. Plus the darker shade looked really good on my short nails. As usual I'm very happy with Kiko polishes. I would probably own them all if I could. Meanwhile don't forget to check out some more Monday Blues by clicking the links below!


Have a great week!


5 comments:

  1. Suuuuuperb albastru <3

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  2. Marisa (Polish Obsession)October 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    The shimmer is so pretty!!! Love this shade on you!

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  3. Asta-i un albastru frumos dupa parerea mea! Mi se pare perfect! L-as purta toata ziua :))

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