Kleancolor Americano: Swatches, Quick Comparison, and Fishtail Braid

I just typed fishtail brain into the title. I would have left it, but someone would have been disappointed ๐Ÿ˜€

Right! This is Kleancolor Americano, a very pretty nude which seems pretty metallic in effect.

Kleancolor Americano

These swatches are two coats, and no top coat. It dried quickly, and lasted quite well. I liked this colour more than I expected to!

Not sure why this looked so munted at the tips! Eeek!

This was SO shiny. It did look very foil or metallic, but not frosty at all – formula was excellent, a bit thin but no running issues. The photos pick up on some VNL with the two coats, butย I am certain 3 coats would have covered this, and you certainly couldnt see nail line in real life – Americano was just too shiny! The only down side was getting ‘ba ba Americano” stuck in my head.

Blurry to show that amazing shine ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I’d compare it to the other Kleancolour neutrals/browns I had, and the Revitanail – which was far and away the closest.

Revitanail Prized Platinum, Kleancolors Americano, Frappachino and Cappuchino (who is rolling away in disgust at even being included in this ‘comparison” heh heh heh)

But in the close ups it’s pretty clear that Revitanail Prized Platinum looks a lot more cool/silver toned then the Americano, which is warmer/golder. I didn’t put them on, sorry, just not enough time. And I remember not loving the Revitanail due to the sheerness of itย (earlier post here… oops, a photo didn’t load and now I don’t have it. Oh well, you get the idea!)

Then I tried another fishtail braid on my ring finger, using CR 113 (the silver), and China Glaze Harvest Moon. I wish I’d picked another colour than the CR (and not just because of potential health issues!) but because the silver was super reflective, as was the Americano, and it was a bit hard to tell them apart. The Harvest Moon was a good choice though.

I also started the fishtail braid off on the wrong angle, and it subtly bothered me until I took it off – but I survived ๐Ÿ˜€

Mani in the shade…

These swatches had a top coat – Orly Sec ‘n’ Dry.

Ok, I’ll ‘fess up, the blurry isn’t on purpose, the shiny freaked my camera out. But that’s ok, still looks cool! ๐Ÿ˜€

Haveย  a great day!

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Posted on September 1, 2012, in Sight and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. allthingsgirlrelated

    Fab colour! I love it!..x..

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