Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kiko Holographic ~ 06 Graphite



Kiko Holographic ~ 06 Graphite
Charcoal grey holo

Here’s the second last of six polishes in the Kiko Holographics series. There’s a link to the other five in the collection at the bottom of this post.

The formula and the coverage is really good; I used two coats for full opacity and didn’t experience any problems with the application. The drying time is good.

I don’t wear grey polishes very often. There’s a thing that I really like to do when I wear grey, and that is to wear it with black and white! I considered double stamping with black and white because that usually looks really nice. I changed my mind last minute though, mostly because I wanted to keep my manicure really simple. I ended up making one white and one black stripe on each nail.

This is the final manicure including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.


Here’s the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun. I actually quite like the effect of holo in the grey.


And here’s “06 Graphite” on its own; two coats and no topcoat.


Here are the three polishes I used for my manicure.

Kiko 06 Graphite, OPI: Angel with a Leadfoot & Never Have Too Mani Friends!

This isn’t my favourite of the collection and I mostly bought it to have the entire collection – something I rarely do nowadays. I do like it though; I think it’s a really nice finish.

Here are the links to the other holographic polishes in the collection:

04 Golden Lavender


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Holographic
Overall impression: A pretty grey, nice finish
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kiko Holographic ~ 05 Starry Blue



Kiko Holographic ~ 05 Starry Blue
Blue holo

This is the third last polish in my Kiko Holographics series. There are six polishes in the collection and I have already shown you the first four. There’s a link to the rest of the collection at the bottom of this post.

The formula and the coverage is really good; I used two coats for full opacity and didn’t experience any problems with the application. I actually think I could have got away with one single coat here, the blue is really opaque! The drying time is good.

The stamp I used is from the plate BP-L061 and I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish “First Kiss”. The stamping design covered way more of the blue than I had imagined! I made 3-4 white dots in the middle of each stamp.

This is the final manicure including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

Kiko Holographic ~ 05 Starry Blue

Here’s the same thing in my lightbox. I like these colours together!

Kiko Holographic ~ 05 Starry Blue

And here’s “05 Starry Blue” on its own; two coats and no topcoat.

Kiko Holographic ~ 05 Starry Blue

This is the stuff I used for my manicure. I forgot to add the white polish I used for the dots. It was El Corazón’s Number 418/1.


This is such a lovely blue, I really like it!

Here are the links to the other holographic polishes in the collection:

04 Golden Lavender


Number of coats: 2 but one is enough
Drying time: Good
Finish: Holographic
Overall impression: Great formula and coverage, nice colour!
Buy again: Yes

Friday, February 23, 2018

Kiko Holographic ~ 03 Blush Rose



Kiko Holographic ~ 03 Blush Rose
Soft rosy holo

Here’s the third post in my Kiko Holographics series. There are six in the collection and I am going to show them to you over the next days. Today I’m going to show you the third one in the collection, and there’s a link to the rest of the collection at the bottom of this post.

The formula and the coverage is really good; I used two coats for full opacity and didn’t experience any problems with the application. The drying time is good.

I am really quite surprised over how much I like this nude-ish rosy polish. I usually like my polishes to be in your face, but this one looks so sweet on my nails. I dig it!

The flowers and the bow is from a big box full of colourful nail decorations from evilbay.

This is the final manicure including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

Kiko Holographic ~ 03 Blush Rose

Here’s the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun. Doesn’t this look really cute on my nails?

Kiko Holographic ~ 03 Blush Rose

And here’s “03 Blush Rose” on its own; two coats and no topcoat.

Kiko Holographic ~ 03 Blush Rose


I am so impressed with this polish. I’ll go as far as to say that if I was being asked to choose one nude polish to wear and I could only wear that, it would be this one. Impressive, right?

Here are the links to the other holographic polishes in the collection:

04 Golden Lavender


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Holographic
Overall impression: Wow, what a sweet nude-y rosy polish!
Buy again: Yes