Kiko 383 Oil Blue

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My allergies are killing me today. My nose is literally dripping like a leaky faucet and now it’s so raw that it hurts to even touch it. I don’t know why I decided to go to old and dusty places after work because this just aggravated my misery. I did manage to find some cool stuff so I guess not all is lost. I wasn’t going to post today but then I realized that I have posted every day this month and I wanted to keep the momentum going. The polish I have for you today is a bit of a chameleon so let’s take a look at Kiko 383 Oil Blue.

Kiko 383 Oil Blue 1aKiko 383 Oil Blue 2aYou know I love blues, so I love this. The one frustrating thing is that this polish just refuses to photograph accurately. In real life, this is like a dark smoky teal but here it just looks like a vibrant blue. Either way, it’s beautiful and the formula is everything I have come to except from Kiko: super buttery and very pigmented so this is opaque with two coats.

Kiko 383 Oil Blue 3aKiko 383 Oil Blue 4aSince I’ve been trying to use striping tape a lot more lately, I decided to use it here to make a simple design. The possibilities are endless when trying out a design like this and any matte top coat will here. Here I used my Nicole by OPI Matte Top Coat (press sample) which I have been using a lot lately.

Tonight I’ve been working on swatching one half of the new China Glaze Spring 2014 Collection so I hope to have that up for you tomorrow. I was so excited when I saw this at my local nail place so I basically grabbed one of each and took off like a lunatic. I still haven’t been able to get my hands on the Sea Goddess Collection which is starting to irritate me, but I know I will get it eventually. Anyway, I hope you’re all doing well, and I will talk to you soon!

20 thoughts on “Kiko 383 Oil Blue

  1. Such a pretty color! I thought it was similar to the ones in your Blues Smackdown post that was related at the bottom of this post when I first viewed it, but it is darker (that post had Color Club Bright Night – Essie Butler Please – Kiko Electric Blue – Nails Inc. Baker Street)…

    The swatch/mani/pix are just flawless!

    1. Thanks, Saloni! I moisturize a lot. I like using CND Solar Oil on my cuticles and a variety of hand creams. I also use Sally Hansen Aloe Vera Cuticle Remover.

  2. My allergies have been bugging me, too, although I’m not sure why. It’s been threatening to rain, but not raining, and is kind of sticky/humid. Blech.
    This does completely look like one of the bold cobalt blues we’ve all come to know and love, but I will also love a dusty teal, too.
    I like the tone on tone nail art. I only gave striping tape a go once and it didn’t go all that badly…I should try it again.
    I still can’t believe you got that ChG collection so early, but I definitely can believe you “grabbed one of each and took off like a lunatic,” hahaha.

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