Kleancolor: City Never Sleeps

Kleancolor polishes continue to amaze me with the glitter combinations they create. I was very surprised to find this one at the independent store, Red Lips, at the mall…

Lots of crazy stuff going on here! And what is showing up as teal in the photo is, actually in real life, more of a blueish teal shade…

Named ‘City Never Sleeps’, this polish is jammin’ gold and magenta hex glitter. Within a purple transparent base, I find the blueish teal glitter.

Even though ‘City Never Sleeps’ has a lot of glitter in it, I wanted to try it as a top coat rather than apply it on its own. I took a shimmery light green from Color Club and got this…

Kind of fancy shmancy! I liked how this one turned out…

It’s both frosty and glittery. I used two coat of the green from Color Club (some of their polishes don’t have labels on them and this just happens to be one of them), and two coats of ‘City Never Sleeps’. With a polish that has multiple glitter colors such as this, I will most likely be playing with ‘City Never Sleeps’ again, soon.

Have you seen this polish from Kleancolor in person? How do you like it?

Two Blues And The Blues Over Cosmetic Arts Polish

The folks that bring us Color Club, Forsythe Cosmetic Group, also produce Cosmetic Arts. The only place that I have ever found Cosmetic Arts is at Ross Dress For Less stores. Occasionally, I’ll find Cosmetic Arts polishes in a card stock display. Sometimes I just find the bottles loose on the shelves. These two blues are my most recent acquirements…

These two polishes were not found in a display. And, if they had been in a display, I would have found that these two are actually matte finish polishes…

After I discovered that they were mattes, I wanted to experiment with some looks. The turquoise shade is not a favorite, or even a like, of mine. So, I wanted to find something I did like about it. The blue was OK matte and with a shiny top coat. I was OK either way.

So, here is were I played: I painted each color on two different nails on the nail wheel. For a third look, I painted a nail with Cult Nail’s ‘Nevermore’, which is the best one-coat black polish out there.

This is the looks I got with the blue…

First nail is two coats without any top or bottom coat. Then, the middle nail is with 2 coats of color and one top coat from Color Club. The far right one is with one bottom coat of ‘Nevermore’ and one coat of said blue shade polish. (None of the Cosmetic Arts polishes are named or numbered.) The blue over the black didn’t really do anything other than give the black a matte finish.

I did the same with the turquoise shade…

I didn’t care for the turquoise over the black at all. Look at that blech! But, I like it with the shiny top coat, in the middle.

Even though I didn’t truly get the looks I wanted with using ‘Nevermore’ as a base coat, I also couldn’t find any uniqueness about these two blues to warrant any oohs and aahs.

How about you? Do any of these nails keep you from feeling blue?