18 April 2013

Color Club Kismet

It's been a rainy, dreary April so far, but we actually had some gorgeous sunlight a few days ago. And as usual these days, my first thought when I looked out the window and saw that bright, beautiful sunlight was, "Ooh! Time to swatch a new holo!"

I've been wearing Color Club Kismet as a pedicure for a couple of weeks now (my toenails hang onto nail polish forEVAR) and just waiting for the first really sunny day to do a manicure with this puppy so that I could get some good sunlight pics of the linear holographic shine, but I'd forgotten something about these Color Club Halo Hues: they don't need bright sunlight to look amazing.

Color Club Kismet swatch

Color Club Kismet, from the spring Halo Hues line, is a golden chartreuse, a sort of lemony lime linear holographic polish, and once again, I'm in love. Fully opaque in two coats, and top coating didn't dull the incredible shine. I spent the entire two days I wore Kismet in constant danger of hypnotizing myself, just lightly waving my fingers in front of my face and staring at the rainbows it kept throwing off, even in perfectly normal interior light.

Color Club Kismet swatch

Of course, I had to snap this beauty in sunlight as well, but the holographic flare was almost too much for my hard-working camera to handle. But yeah, flare this strong with the rich colours of the bottle. It was very literally dazzling. I did notice that in brighter, more direct light like this, the base leans more towards its lemony highlights.

Color Club Kismet swatch

Back inside, the holo wasn't quiiiite as strong, but this is an accurate representation of how it really looked. No special lighting or flashes--I just folded back the pillowcase that usually diffuses my light box lamp (yep, I got a high tech setup, me) and snapped my pics as usual.

Lesson learned from the winter collection, when I bought two at first and then had to go back and hope they still had more, I grabbed several of these spring Halo Hues this time. Now hopefully I can remember lesson number two, which is that I don't have to wait for a bright, sunny day to wear the others!

By the way, in addition to being fully awesome, Color Club Kismet also came in handy as a diversionary tactic. Husband was talking about something no doubt fascinating and vital, but I wanted to butt in, so I held up my nails and tried that little hypnosis wave I'd been doing on myself all day. Sure enough, he trailed off mid-sentence and started to stare, allowing me to comment at leisure. Go, Kismet!

(Yeah, I'm gonna pay for that one. >_< )

21 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm, so gorgeous, like liquid sun filtered throug spring green leaves :)

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    1. What a beautiful description, Maria! Thank you! ^_^

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  2. This is so gorgeous! I need these Halo Hues.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! They really are awesome!

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  3. Amazing color, I love how holo this one is!

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    1. Totally not shy at all--I love it too! Thanks so much!

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  4. wow - this is CRAZY holo! love the color of this!

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    1. Thanks, Missy! It really is a unique colour for a holo polish!

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    1. I'm so crazy about it--thanks very much, Jenni! :D

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  6. I'm more of a scattered holo girl, but CC really knocked these out of the park, didn't they? Fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I really am blown away by what an amazing job they did with this line!

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  7. This colour looks so much better on you than it ever would on me! Just beautiful!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Jayne! Strictly speaking, this may not be a great shade for my pale, sun-phobic skin, but when it comes to awesome polishes, I kind of ignore stuff like and just go for it. ^_^

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  8. Excuse me while I go wipe the drool off of my chin..

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  9. I can not wait to get this one in the mail. That is why I am stalking your swatches and living through you vicariously.

    Amazing swatches of this jewel : )

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