A few weeks ago, I wore KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple 234 layered over OPI Can You Dig It?, and guess what? I forgot about the photos I took of it on my camera until now!
This combination was a winner for me, and I wore it for 7 days straight. I wanted to wear it longer, but with so many untried colours in my collection, I start feeling guilty if I wear the same manicure for more than a week. Does anyone else feel the same way?
You may remember that I previously reviewed some other colours in the KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection and said that Bluebell was incredible. It still is, but if you’re a fan of purple and you love a strong holographic-glitter polish, Chunky Holo Purple will steal your heart!
KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple Pictures
KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI Can You Dig It?
- 2 coats of KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ Top-quality formula
√ Long-lasting & chip-resistant
- Name: KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple 234
- Collection: KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection
- Colors in the KleanColor Chunky Holo Collection: Bluebell, Candy, Poppy, Fuschia, Scarlet, Clover, Teal, Purple & Black
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $3.49 USD
- Where to Buy: KleanColor website, eBay & select retailers
KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple Review
KC 234 Chunky Holo Purple is a rainbow in a bottle. The base is a translucent purple and there’s chunky square-ish glitter suspended in it that’s extremely holographic. When you move your fingers, you see red, orange, yellow, and green! It looks as if you got into a fight with a pixie and she hit you with her dust!
By itself, it’s very sheer and not too interesting. This polish is like a magic potion – layer it over the right polish and you’ve just created a love spell! (But if you want to see it solo, check out the KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple swatches I did in my Haul of Shame post, where I swatched every colour in the collection by itself.)
This colour was tricky to photograph. Usually photographing a polish in sunlight brings out a lot of a colour’s personality, but this time, it actually made KC Chunky Holo Purple less vivacious! With flash, it became flat.
The only way to capture some of its beauty was to snap it in natural light, but my camera doesn’t produce the best quality in such settings. Add on top the fact that sparkly polishes make my camera a total spaz and that this polish had so many colours in different angles!
If you like what you see in my above photos, let me tell you something: it’s waaaay better in person! I wasn’t able to accurately capture how stunning it truly is!
Finish & Grittiness
The holographic nature really sparkles when layered.
This has large pieces of glitter, so it doesn’t feel as smooth as a creme nail polish would. However, given how big the glitter is, I was surprised that it didn’t feel sharp or jagged. It’s smoother than you’d think.
Application & Formula
The formula is Big-3-Free (i.e. it doesn’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP), and it has a slightly thick consistency. I’m fairly sure that this is so the polish coats the glitter to tone down the grittiness. Despite this, it’s easy to apply and control.
If this is the first time you’ve ever tried a KleanColor polish, you’ll most certainly be taken aback by the incredibly nasty and strong fumes that are 100000 times strong than that of OPI, Nubar, China Glaze, Orly, and many other popular polish brands.
It hits you like you’re the victim in a Whack-a-Mole carnival game!
But, since I tend to hold my breath a lot when I’m painting and this isn’t my first KleanColor experience, I knew what I was getting into.
To achieve the manicure in my photos, the below polishes are what I layered: OPI Can You Dig It? and KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple – 2 coats of each.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I docked points for the fumes smelling really badly, but it gets a higher score than KleanColor Chunky Holo Bluebell because when given the choice between purple or blue, I almost always go with purple.
Have you tried this polish layered over something other than purple or black? Which is your favourite from the Chunky Holo Collection?