Kiko n. 336 + Lovely Color Mania n. 117

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BLINDING pictures, I know, but it's not my fault :>

As always, my poor little camera can't catch all colours properly, and dark-yet-bright inky blues represent a fight between what reality is and what my camera sees :D

This is two coats (and ½, just to cover residual bald spots) of Kiko n. 336 plus two coats of Lovely Color Mania n. 117, a blurple jelly packed with pink (and green when angled) fine glitters.
Result: PURE LOVE.

Sabbatha gave me her bottle of this little gem in our first swap, because I fell in love with it the same istant I saw it on her blog (thank you, you're so kind ^_^), and now that the sun finally is showing up, I decided to use it!

In the daylight:

AS ALWAYS, my camera pick these kind of blues too lightly, so next pics are the closest to reality I can show you.
It's like with Orly's "Royal Navy": to the naked eye, it's dark yet bright, very ELECTRIC, but in pics it's lighter and more vibrant.

Direct artificial light:

Kiko n. 336 is a tad lighter than the base of n. 117; n. 117 contains duochrome glitters - see the green in the low right corner of the bottle? ♥

This is n. 336 alone, it's called "Blu elettrico" and I can say it's REALLY violently electric!

With n. 117 on top, which is a tad purplier, it becomes more vivid (if possible) AND darker.
I know you know what I'm talking about...
You just had to imagine this mani as dark and blurple as the bottle I'm holding in the next pic.


(full sun)

Formula of n.336 is a little runny and I had difficulties during application, so clean-up required much more time than the other manis, but in this case... Who cares :^D

EDIT about wear: 3-4-5 days without particular problems, I just had some chips because of nail's peelings.

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)


marox79 said...

I like it a lot more with the Color Mania topcoat.

Smaltoitaliano said...

Let's say it's more interesting - now that we have nice weather, but I see well that blue on itself during grey winter days :>

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Lendoxia said...

lovely combination :) I love the blue by itself also

Smaltoitaliano said...

In real life, it's so much more darker, it's a pity I can't show you actually how it appears :^(

We have all blue lovers here, isn't it? :D

maisenzasmalto said...

Bello l'abbinamento!! Io non sono un'appassionata di "blu" ma stranamente ho scoperto di averne presi un sacco (soprattutto l'anno scorso). Alcuni li ho swatchati e messo le foto da parte, perché erano completamente diverse dallo smalto. Sono colori "rognosi" da catturare!

Smaltoitaliano said...

La mia digitale canna regolarmente questi tipi di blu - scuri e inchiostrosi, ma molto brillanti -, e per farti capire, guardando ora lo smalto mentre ti scrivo, vedo il perfetto incrocio tra blu scuro e viola.

Forse con un apparecchio più sofisticato riuscirei a catturare meglio il colore, non so...

Che ci farai con tutti i blu che hai preso, allora, se non sono il tuo forte? :¬D

sabbatha said...

Yay! :D This Kiko is PERFECT ^^

Maybe someday I will find another bottle of 117 ;D I hate fact, that it is sometimes IMPOSSIBLE to find another bottle of Lovely/Wibo polish. Now I know, that when color is great I need to buy it because I will never find it again ;)

Smaltoitaliano said...


I won't feel guilty, I won't feel guilty, I won't feel guilty...


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