Hello gentle readers.
Want to know the worst thing about duochrome and multichrome polishes? They drive my inner perfectionist utterly insane. You see, in person, they do such fabulous things with colour that I have so much difficulty with my very limited camera and photographic skills capturing all of the beauty.
One of those multi chrome polishes is Chelsea Kelidoscope. I received this polish as part of a giveaway prize, a long time ago. I have had this floating around, languishing unswatched because in the bottle, just looking at it, it wasn't that interesting to me. It wasn't until I decided to swatch everything and just get my backlog done up that I got this one on my nails.
Why did I wait so long, I ask myself. This stuff is really lovely. It is a mad shifter, giving purple, green, bronze (which, for some reason my camera didn't capture), even grey and in flashes, navy. I applied two coats and topped it with Color Club top coat. These photographs were shot in my lightbox under my OttLight.
Chelsea Kelidoscope. That misspelling is absolutely making me mental! People who name cosmetics, buy a frakking dictionary, already! In case you don't know, a dictionary is a big, fat book just chock full of words. Back on topic. This polish is a dark teal jelly base packed with multichromatic shimmer particles. The formula is thin but not runny or difficult. It applies easily and smoothly; there is no running, pooling, dragging or bubbling. There is some brushstroke action, something that can be expected with this kind of polish but it isn't obnoxious enough to scare me off. Dry time is quick with this stuff. Really quick. I don't know about wear time, as I merely swatched this one. If this polish has the usual wear time of most duochromes I own, I would expect this one to live for a day or two.
I have absolutely no clue where to find Chelsea polish. I have never seen it in any store in my town and I have never really searched for it, online. But it must be available, somewhere so if you are in love with the idea of this stuff, Google would probably be your best friend.
So, what say you about Chelsea Kelidoscope?
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.
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Swatchity-Swatch: Chelsea Kelidoscope
Posted by Erika Costello at 10:14 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.