China Glaze’s Kaleidescope Him Out review

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  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in spring 2006 as part of China Glaze's Kaleidescope collection
  • Description: light blue holographic shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Zoya's Crystal (more pigmented, metallic / foil rather than holographic finish)

NOTE 03/25/2013: I will no longer be purchasing or reviewing any new China Glaze products, aside from the two that I have in the publishing queue. All previously-published posts will remain up. Info & links of interest

China Glaze’s Kaleidescope Him Out

Two coats of this light blue is still a bit sheer, in terms of the background color. Three coats got me a good solid blue backing-color, but it was a bit patchier than the other colors in this collection. As with all the holographic polishes, these look lovely in indoor lighting, but sunlight really shows off the sparkle and prismatic effects. (Three coats of a Kaleidescope color gets a little closer to the smooth rainbow-effect holographics of the OMG collection…but not quite.)

The final blue color reminded me of the blue often found on Easter eggs and Easter candy - sort of an idealized robins-egg blue.

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Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of China Glaze's Kaleidescope Him Out Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of China Glaze's Kaleidescope Him Out Nail Files: China Glaze's Kaleidescope Him Out Nail Files: China Glaze's Kaleidescope Him Out

I'm not totally sure why China Glaze's later holographic collections included a darker teal (DV8/Techno Teal) and an indigo-blue (2NITE/Hi Def), but no lighter blue. I don't know if the softer blue was lightened too much when the holographic particles were mixed in, or if people just didn't like the medium blues as much as the darker shades.

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