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Monday, December 30, 2013

Kiko 385 "Pastel Blue" - Swatches and Review - and a Comparison

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*This product is Cruelty Free 


I swear the Kiko names get lost in translation from Italian to English because this one is not what I would call pastel blue - at least to MY eyes! Maybe a Cornflower Blue? But it's such a gorgeous shade that you know I had to show it.

Kiko 385



This one is a vibrant blue that also has a touch of purple making it *almost* a periwinkle but not quite, I just couldn't capture it. The formula, as is the norm with Kiko, is like butter. Smooth and easy.

Continued after the jump...




I used two coats and no top coat for the photos.

Artificial lighting...

 


Indirect natural lighting...





And a comparison with Nails Inc. Southwark so you can get a true idea of the shade...




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What do you think of this one? It's really SO vibrant and lovely in person!

You can purchase Kiko polishes anywhere from £0.50 to £4.49 on their site here IF you're not in the US. They are based in Italy and ship all over Europe and the UK. Unfortunately, I don't know of any stocklists in the US who carry them. I'm still waiting!


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5 comments :

  1. Aren't you in the US? How do you get your hands on these Kikos??

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  2. I've never owned any Kikos, but this one looks absolutely beautiful. Can never go wrong with my favorite color!

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  3. What a lovely colour! I'll definitely have to pick up some Kiko's soon.

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  4. Gorgeous, but I'd say cornflower or marine blue.

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