This was a very interesting collection. One look at the bottles and I knew these were going to be pretty sheer. So while I planned on swatching them solo, I also decided to pair them up with the Kleancolor Metallics. But sometimes you just can’t judge a polish by the bottle. While lacking strong pigmentation, these had surprisingly good coverage with 3 coats. Very little visible nail line (VNL) to be found.
These polishes appear to have a jelly base infused with holo particles that aren’t glitter. Jelly and holo – I don’t think I’ve seen this combination before. Holo Chrome (what an odd name) and believe it or not, Holo Yellow were the most opaque. A good and bad thing. While good solo, the other colors layered much nicer. I originally put Holo Yellow over Metallic Black and that was a whopping fail, I kid you not. I couldn’t get that off my nails fast enough. While putting it over Metallic Sapphire fared better, I’m not quite sure I’m a fan.
A note about layering these holos. You have one chance to get it right. If you take a look at the swatch for Holo Orange over Metallic Red, the index finger is not as thick as the other fingers. But had I added another coat, it would have been heavier than the others. You have to maintain the consistancy as you’re putting it on because touch ups are difficult. All the layered holos are shown with one coat except for Holo Chrome which is two (it was to cover up a booboo!).
You can purchase Kleancolor polishes from their online site for $.3.49 per bottle.