Monday, March 26, 2012

Kleancolor Metallic Aqua

Happy Monday everyone!! Just wanted to pop in with some quick swatches today. If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I have a slight obsession with Kleancolor Metallic polishes. I have swatched about half of the ones that I have so far and I wanted to do another one today. Today's color is Metallic Aqua, an amazing metallic aqua polish.

The swatches below are 2 coats with topcoat. The use of topcoat really seems to make these polishes come alive, it's hard to explain unless you've seen it for yourself. Topcoat will deepen the color and on some, make the color appear even more metallic. So cool! These polishes are available on Beauty Joint for $1.75 a piece so they are some of the least expensive polishes that I own. They're great for stamping as well!

Here's a quick pros and cons list regarding Kleancolor Metallics-

CONS:
- Take forever to dry, even with a quick dry top coat
- Due to the metallic finish, they will show every flaw on your nail
- Stain the CRAP out of your nails and surrounding skin, even with multiple layers of base coat (UPDATED TO ADD: Just removed Metallic Aqua, it did not stain at all!)

PROS:
- Dirt cheap
- AMAZEBALLS

I don't know about you, but I think the pros definitely outweigh the cons here =) So here's 2 coats of Kleancolor Metallic Aqua, in various lighting situations. Don't forget to click to enlarge =)







What do you think? Do you own any Kleancolor Metallics?
Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous color!! It looks amazing on you! Kleancolor really has some great polishes!

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    1. They really do have some awesome polishes! I have loved every single one I have tried before, especially the Metallics =)

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  2. Wow, this is seriously awesome. The pros definitely outweigh the cons!

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    1. I think so too! And I actually just removed this and it didn't stain at all! Another pro for this particular color!

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    1. I think so too! It's so shiny and vibrant!

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  4. Such a gorgeous polish. Now I'm perplexed as to why I don't own a shade like this.

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    1. You must! I have some swatches of more colors from this line, my other favorites are the red, orange, pink and green ones. LOVE!

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  5. What a gorgeous color! I love it on you!

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    1. Thank you!!! It's definitely one of my favorites =)

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  6. Beautiful colour! I really love metallics, especially the intensely pigmented ones. And I've never really been bothered by a little brush-strokeyness going on, so I think I will pick this up if I see it!

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    1. Yes, the pigmentation on these polishes are out of this world! So bright and vibrant! With some of the colors from this line, once you put the topcoat on the brushstrokes disappear completely. It happens with the purple and sapphire ones. But yeah, the brushstrokes here don't bother me at all either because it's just such an awesome metallic!

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  7. I like that shade but the staining...ugh! And it always happens when the next color is a lighter shade.:/ How wonderful that you got this one removed without any issues.

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    1. Yeah, I had the worst staining with the pink, sapphire and orange ones, the others haven't been quite as bad, and then this one left nothing behind thankfully. It's honestly worth the hassle though, these are some of my favorites in my collection!

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  8. Oh man. Everytime I see your metallic swatches j want them more & more!!!! I love the various lighting you chose- really shows this bad boy off!!!!

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    1. Oh yeah, these bad boys are pretty awesome! They have them on eBay as well, if you wanted to pick some up for yourself! I highly recommend!

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  9. The swatches are gorgeous, the colors are lovely, and it's really exciting to know these polishes ae good for stamping!

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    1. Thanks so much! The colors really are amazing on these polishes, despite the staining issues I think these are a must have for any collection =) And at less than $2 a pop, they're not going to break the bank either!

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  10. Gorgeous color! I love that a pro is "AMAZEBALLS" lol!

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    1. Thanks girl! LOL amazeballs is a very important thing to consider =)

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  11. I still have yet to own any Kleancolors or figure out where they're sold...but this is awesome!!! it looks like a dupe of Essie "Trophy Wife"!!! pretty ;D

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    1. Good call! I think Trophy Wife is a bit darker and Metallic Aqua a bit more foil-y but I think they might be in the same vein for sure!

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  12. i have all the Metallics and just like you i LOVE LOVE them! i just took off Metallic Sapphire ,but Aqua is my favorite <3 it looks great on you Jacqui!

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    1. Awwww thanks Maria! I am obsessed with them, I think I could wear them all the time if I had to. Metallic Sapphire is so cool too, it's one of the ones where when you put the topcoat on, the brushstrokes disappear completely. So crazy!

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  13. Hahaha that is totally amazeballs!!! Love the color and metallic finish!

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    1. Thanks so much, I feel like the only good way to describe the awesomeness is amazeballs =) These polishes are out of this world!

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    1. Thanks! I'm a huge fan of this polish, glad you like!

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  15. metallics are my favorite, too! along with shimmers. & i'm fairly sure that I have this polish- and it IS amazing :))

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    1. Isn't it awesome!!! I love metallics as well =)

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  16. That is b-e-a-uuuuuuuuutiful and almost makes me wish I could tolerate eau de KleanColor!!! Love it on you!

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    1. Thanks girl! Surprisingly, these ones aren't all that bad - it's the chunky holos that really have that horrible smell. I would give it a try if I were you ;-)

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  17. I've just ordered this colour! I'm so excited after reading this post, can't wait for it to come!

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