Saturday, November 26, 2011

NOTD: Essie Dive Bar & Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal

Hello Everyone!

The NOTD I have for you today is Essie Dive Bar topped with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal. I have to thank my lovely friend Evelyn for the fact that I own Dive Bar. Dive Bar is a dark shimmery blue with a purple duochrome. I did not see much of the duochrome on the nail. If Dive Bar had more purple flash I would be completely in love. I have to say I am a bit let down by Dive Bar. I appreciate and understand what Essie was trying to do, but I feel like they missed the mark. In all honesty I felt Dive Bar was a little flat. I topped Dive Bar with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal which was also a disappointment for me. You see, I get quite upset when polishes are called holographic and they are not in fact holographic. Chunky Holo Teal is a teal jelly base with glitter that flashes green/gold/orange much like the flakies in Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure or Nubar 2010.

I did enjoy this mani and I am looking forward to finding more layering combinations to use Chunky Holo Teal. Normally removal of glitter is a pain in the butt but I found the removal of Chunky Holo Teal to be quite easy. I did use acetone as I normally do with polish removal and it was quick & painless.


  1. I just bought dive bar and I sure hope it's not as bad as you say! Just found your blog. Am a new follower!

  2. @fingers- First of all Welcome & thank you for the follow! For me Dive Bar did fall a little flat. I like polishes that have a lot of depth. Dive Bar wasn't that for me; however I will wear it again and perhaps with a different top coat. Sometimes that's enough to make a difference.