Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kleancolor Espresso

I'm whipping out my dark polishes now because I know time is running out before my season-appropriate color mania kicks me into pastel and bright mode.  So without further ado, I introduce you to my very first Kleancolor.


I've seen these little guys all across the blogosphere and was very taken by some of their interesting metallics and holos.  Unfortunately, I had never seen these sold anywhere until I walked into a new dollar store in my area and saw a few thrown into a plastic bin by the cashier.  I must have spent a good fifteen minutes fishing through the bins looking for colors that weren't old and watery; the cashier at one point asked if I was all right and brought out a plate for me to dump all the polish onto.  I guess that's a sign I have a problem...?


Anyways,  I digress.  For $1, I expected a poor formula, a terribly brush, and just blah coloring.  Instead, Espresso really shocked me.  A semi-metallic shimmer creme that applies like butter, this caramel brown really glows on the nail, which I find fails on most browns that attempt to do this (I'm looking at you, OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know).


This is 2 coats.



What I really like about this shade and finish of brown, is that it's not entirely fall/winter.  For some reason, the layer of shimmer that appears to float right below the surface makes the topcoat look just like glass and makes this more wearable in warmer months.  


(My apologies for my grossly dry cuticles; they've really taken a beating lately from the insane cold to hot weather in New York in addition to all my swatching.  I've been Burt's Bees'ing like crazy so hopefully they should be back to tiptop shape shortly!)


What do you ladies think of dark colors in spring?  Anyone else share my mania?

21 comments :

  1. Oh, gorgeous!! :D  Haha, sorting through that bin sounds like what I would do!

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  2. It's a good brown. And even better because it's a dollar!

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  3. i love kleancolors - i must have 25. but not this one. adding it to my next shopping spree! thanks!

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  4. Glad I could help add to the wish list!

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  5. this is the perfect brown shade!!!

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  6. It's clearly brown and not a "maybe black" which I like too.

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  8. This is a great color!!  And no, I don't think the lady having to ask if you're okay is a sign you have a problem.  She just doesn't get it!  Haha!  

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  9. Oh well, that makes even more sense now, lol!!

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  10.  What is your email address? Please.

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