Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Kiko 255

Tuesday again!  For most American readers, that means back to work after a nice long weekend.  I hope you're all settling back into the drudge again without too much discomfort.

For today's Twinsie Tuesday challenge, we had to swatch a holographic polish.  Holos are hands down one of the most beloved of all polish finishes and I have been lucky enough to have collected a number of really gorgeous holos.  Instead of reswatching one of my favorites, I thought I'd try out a newer polish of mine that looked like it could play the part this Tuesday.

Um, well...this was a bit of a trial by fire.  Kiko 255 was on my wishlist for awhile and I was blessed with an amazing swap buddy in Spain, the lovely Ruth, who found this beauty and shipped it off to me.  As you'll see from the bottle shot at the bottom, 255 looks quite holographic under glass, albeit a very scattered one.

However, when I applied it, the holo became very shy and literally hid under the gorgeous vampy plum creme base.  While I am absolutely in love with this color (what a purple!), I feel bad that I'm sorta cheating my way through this holo challenge.  Only very faintly can you make out the super light sprinkling of holo glitter that even with flash only showed up in one picture, which thankfully looked good and I included it below.

This is two thick coats.






I tried to capture as accurate a picture of what this polish looks like in real life as possible.  The first two pictures are pretty color and finish accurate, although as you can see from both macro shots, there's an evident trace of micro glitter that looks almost like fairy dusting.  

While this is not the typical in your face, saliva-inducing, lemming creating holo, I'm actually quite pleased with this polish as a whole.  Just disappointed that I only slightly got through with today's challenge

Take a look at my Twinsies' holos for today:



Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Srsly Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch

30 comments :

  1. Gorgeous! Never heard of this brand before.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, what a gorgeous color!  It looks great on you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. While the holo effect is hidden, this is really pretty on you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have not heard of this brand! I am sorry the holo decided to be shy, but this is an AMAZING shade anyway! I love love love it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is really nice...I have never seen this brand before though :O/

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is still a really beautiful color, even without the strong holo effect!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a gorgeous polish!  Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I havent tried any Kiko yet but this one is gorg!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oooo this is super pretty!!! :D  I actually like this type of holo more than the other ones.  

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's only sold in Europe but it's a good one to get to know!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's a shame because I've seen swatches where this absolutely GLOWS.  It's a beauty but not quite the holo-heaven I expected.

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's a great brand.  I only have 2 polishes from Kiko, but I'm a fan :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. That means a lot :)


    Thanks, Ash!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Aw shy holo hehe. It's really lovely :D

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yeah, he refused to come out and play :(

    ReplyDelete
  16. :O omg what an amazing color!! it's such a shame we don't have KIKO in Greece :(

    ReplyDelete
  17. We don't have it here either :(

    ReplyDelete
  18. That flash shot is so great!

    ReplyDelete