Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kiko ~ 341 - with stripes and dots


Kiko ~ 341
Bright blue crème with a teal tone

I got this lovely blue polish in a swap with Elsa from “Like a Candy Shop”. It’s a crème and it has a hint of green tone to it, so I’m almost calling it a teal. I just couldn’t catch the teal qualities on cam though, so here it looks like a nice blue, but there’s more depth to the colour than the camera shows.

The application was a bit trickier than I’ve previously experienced with Kiko polishes. It was totally opaque in two coats – good - but it was hard to level out the un-evennesses with the second coat. Fortunately it smoothed out all
by itself as it dried.

Here it is – two coats, no top coat yet. 


I think that it’s even more lovely in real life, where the teal shows.

With my two way nail art pen/brush from Claire’s I painted two white stripes and two white dots on each nail. I think it looks really cool.

Still no top coat:



Then I used my Rival de Loop glitter top coat, which is a clear base with holographic glitter in it. It’s from their “Glam Rock” collection, and I bought this baby in Germany. I topped all this with a layer of Poshé top coat.

The sun was out for a whole two minutes, so I snapped a pic of it in that nice natural, vibrant light.


And here’s an indoor shot for you because I like this mani so much.


The involved polishes:


I really like this mani. I love the colour, the simple decoration and the glitter. Do you also think this mani is a win?


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 6/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: No

16 comments:

  1. Definitely! I absolutely love that blue polish :-)

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  2. I wish I could Kiko here in Sweden. I think they have a lot of nice colors.

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    1. They sure do. I also wish they sold them here in Denmark. I've bought some of my other Kikos in Germany :)

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  3. This blue polish looks like mine, I have kiko 385 and I love kiko polishes! Great mani!

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    1. Thank you. I'm amazed over how good quality Kiko polishes are. Win!

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  4. I have this blue kiko polish too and love it! I've been wearing it some days ago :D

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  5. Very beautiful blue. ANd I love what you did with the stripes and dots.

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  6. That's a pretty blue and it looks cute with the simple white designs on top. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks. I quite like simple nail art designs :)

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  7. Simple, yet very beautiful mani! :)

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  8. Oh this is very cool layering! I am loving it!

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    1. I'm very pleased you like it! Thank you.

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