Sunday, March 20, 2011

KleanColor Jewelry Red


I continue to shop my stash (and love the money I've been saving!!). I always thought that I had a very low untried count but if I'm honest with myself, I have tons of polish that I have swatched but never actually worn.

Enter KleanColor Jewelry Red: I cannot begin to tell you how these photos do not do this color justice. The depth of the golden shimmer is unmatched. Plus, you usually see darker reds with gorgeous deep, "lit from within" shimmer. Not bright fiery ones! So pleased with the color.




(2 coats)

However, I can't say enough bad things about the formula. It's quite terrible. It applied very well but the smell is unspeakable. Really. And it stained the hell out of my nails. I've never had staining this bad, this yellow. I wore this color for about 24 hours and that's all the time it needed to do damage.

The part I find most annoying is how this would not dry!! I wont bore you with the saga of getting this mani to be semi-presentable and dry enough that I could go about my day, but I will say that it was... involved. And it still was easily dentable hours and hours later. I have several KleanColors in my stash and I realize now that they just do not work for my lifestyle. Back when I was a student and I would laze about, swatching and having the freedom to do a couple manis a day, I never really noticed how bad KleanColors were (this is not the first KC I have tried that has refused to dry and smelled like death). But when I have to be off to work and look reasonably professional, I do not want to be worrying about being careful with my nails and, worse still, having a dented up, trashy looking mani.

Working girls, KleanColors are not for you.

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12 comments:

Deborah said...

Too bad the quality is so bad, it is a pretty color!

Definitely Addicted said...

Dang, it's a shame the formula is a pain! That color is gorgeous!

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

I have quite a few Kleancolors and have had no issues with them. Different strokes...
At least the color looks great on you :)

Spaceinvaders said...

I love the color and the bottle looks cute as well!

Lacquer Addicts Anonymous said...

Such a pretty color but such a shame that the formula is a true pain!

vita86 said...

That is so weird that you are having so much trouble with Klean Colors. I have several polishes from them and have no issues.

Vita said...

That's such a beautiful red. It glows like a jewel!

extraH said...

I stinking love this color and totally agree about Kleancolor - I have three of them and have only tried one because I couldn't get the blasted thing to dry! What the heck?

Piff said...

Deborah, Vita - One of the prettiest I have ever seen.

ABOP, vita86 - Really? Please tell me which colors you have! And what your TC is!

Space - Me too.

Lacquer - Agree :/

extraH - Right? So odd.

Lucy said...

I just bought some Kleancolor polishes a few weeks ago. It was a collection for St Patrick's Day. They are really smelly. Three were very thing. One of the glitters which had some hearts in them didn't work too well. It was very sparse bar glitter and the hearts didn't come out at all. They all did dry. No problem with that. Shame that this wouldn't dry for you.

augusta said...

i owned some real nice colors from kleancolor,dry time was normal for me but i had to give/throw them away. i felt that i would get cancer from the noxious fumes.

Piff said...

Lucy - I have one of their glitters and they are incredibly sparse.

augusta - lol glad it wasn't just me!

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