Now that I’m back on the nailpolish bandwagon, I needed to add a little sparkle to my life. I couldn’t choose which of my new polishes to try so I closed my eyes and picked one! Well, two actually. The above photo is a base of Revlon’s Lunar with a top coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black.
As you can see this polish is one of those uber cool holos that changes color depending on how the light hits it. The colors range from a nice deep red, through the spectrum of oranges, yellows and greens. Loooooove!
The Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black was easy enough to apply. Many of these chunkier polishes drive me bananas because as you run the brush over your nail the pieces just stay on the brush. More than once I’ve ended up with a totally goopy nail just from passing the brush over it so many times to try to get the pieces off. I didn’t have that problem with this polish at all. In fact, loads came off really easily and I may have even ended up with more than I needed on the nail. I didn’t care though, it was so pretty, I just couldn’t stop! In any case, this one would be quite easy to use if you are the type who likes to try to ‘dose’ your glitter.
The only problem for me was that, like a lot of other glittery polishes, this ate my topcoat quite badly. I put on a thick layer of Seche Vite and still ended up with a bumpy finish. It was ok though, as long as I didn’t run my fingers over my nails (which I did of course, because I’m OCD like that) it wasn’t noticeable. I removed points for formula even though I’m not sure what could be done to prevent the hungry glitter thing. I think sometimes with polishes like this with such big pieces, it just happens. I am no expert though, so maybe there is something they could do. In any case if you are like me and it makes you twitch, you may find that this polish and the topcoat eating issue will nag at you.
This manicure lasted for days on end. When I removed it to try something else there wasn’t as much as a chip. That makes me happy. I was actually pleasantly surprised when it came time to remove this manicure. I was dreading it as experience tells me that removing any glitter type of polish is a royal pain in the ass. I used my tried and true “ripped up cotton ball soaked in remover” method, where I leave a piece on each nail for a few mins before trying to remove the polish. Even with that, in many cases it’s still a fight to get those last stubborn pieces of glitter off but this one really wasn’t so bad. It didn’t seem like much of a struggle at all actually, which works in its favor because a difficult to remove polish can sit unused in my drawer, just because I can’t be bothered to deal with it.
I definitely give this polish two sparkly thumbs up!
P.S. The Revlon Lunar also makes for a beautiful black base coat and it applies really nicely. I will definitely be using this as my base with other glittery polishes in the future.