; Plisherrific: Purple Fire - Kleancolor Chunky Purple Holo + LA Girl Hustle

Mar 22, 2012

Purple Fire - Kleancolor Chunky Purple Holo + LA Girl Hustle

Congratulations to Ev, my fellow blogmate, who won the random draw out of the final eight entries in the "Inspired by" nail art contest organised by Cathy! I feel really amazed and happy to have gotten into the final eight entries with Ev as well! :D  I'm honestly surprised that people liked the Spider-man mani!

And now, on to this beautiful nail polish Ev gave me (one of many) for my birthday:

[Base: Two coats of LA Girl Hustle
Top: Two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Purple Holo]
 AAAAH, HOW PRETTY IS THAT??

Kleancolor's Chunky Holo Purple is a dense orange-green duochrome glitter in a purple jelly base. It will take several coats to build this polish up to full opacity, since its base is so sheer, and I don't think the glitter is dense enough for full coverage. Instead of trying that, I used LA Girl's Hustle from the Disco Brites collection as the base. I think the result is gorgeous, don't you agree?



On its own, Hustle is an undeniably bright purple shade, one of the purplest cremes I have. With two coats of Chunky Holo Purple over Hustle, this mani fairly glows, with the glitter constantly shifting colours depending on the lighting. I love it so much!

[Base: Two coats of LA Girl Hustle
Top: Two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Purple Holo]
 As you can see, the flash of green is quite obvious.

Another interesting thing about Chunky Purple Holo is that it smells vaguely of candy-ish grape, and it has a nicer scent than most nail polish though it isn't very strong or obvious.


[Base: Two coats of LA Girl Hustle
Top: Two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Purple Holo]
One coat of Chunky Holo Purple was probably enough, but I can never resist having more of something nice so I used two coats. Probably overkill, and it does look like there are too many coats now...but a minor issue for the prettiness I had on my nails!


[Base: Two coats of LA Girl Hustle
Top: Two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Purple Holo]
I used my iPhone to try to capture the bright duochrome-ness of Chunky Purple Holo, with some success I think. The reddish-orange glint gives the purple a warm glow, but the green sheen really stands out against purple with its bright contrast. Ah, this combo really makes me gleeful just looking at them again. :)

I still have swatches to post for my plish haul from Malaysia and Singapore, but I just couldn't resist babbling about this one first!

8 comments:

  1. Ooo those undies are perfect! Aren't the chunky holos mesmerising!

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    1. The chunky holos are so gorgeous, I kept getting distracted by my own hands!

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  2. It looks a bit like a purpler and chunkier version of Fantasy Fire...

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    1. I don't have Fantasy Fire but from pictures, I think that's probably an accurate description!

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  3. Just wanted to let you know I'm giving you the Butterfly Award for your blog! :) Go check out my award post here: http://iroshishobby.blogspot.com/2012/03/and-award-goes-to.html

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    1. :D Thank you so much for that! Wow, hearing your description of our blog makes me feel warm and fuzzy!

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  4. *droool* this is so pretty!!! I agree with LabMuffin, this is a bit Fantasy-Fire-like. Congrats to your blogmate, that was such an awesome contest and I loved both of your entries!

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    1. I still have these on my toes and I keep finding myself distracted by how shiny and bright they are!

      Awww, thank you! :)

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