Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

How Deep is Your Navy Blue?

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blue green metallic.” This is an incredibly rich, inky blackened navy blue with bluish-teal micro-shimmer. The way the shimmer is catches the light makes the polish look like it’s glowing on the nails. NARS Night Flight has larger blue shimmer. MAC Biker Blue is bluer with larger shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars has much larger shimmer (more like particle glitter) that is sparse.

It’s completely opaque after two coats. The formula was not too thick or too thin, so it leveled and applied evenly and easily without pooling along the edges. The drying time was about average, but it did have a natural shine to the dried result.  As you can see from this week, I’ve been doing some wear-testing of Color Club polishes, and First Looks was another one I specifically tested for wear.  It wore for a full seven days without chipping and only had minor tip wear at the end of the week.

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I love the richness of this shade--it's blackened blue without being all black in lower lighting. I love a dark color that is noticeably not-black even if the sun isn't shining directly on it!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Color Club Port-folio Nail Lacquer
Color Club Port-folio Nail Lacquer

Add This Duochrome to Your Nail Portfolio

Color Club Port-folio Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple duochrome.” It flashes from violet purple to aqua-green. The duochrome is incredibly present and noticeable. I don’t have it, but Zoya Adina seems like it would be similar, perhaps a bit lighter. Initially, my mind went to Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie, but it’s definitely a pinker purple with more of a blue shimmer.

It’s fully opaque after two coats, and the formula was a breeze to work with; not too thick or too thin, so it applied evenly and fluidly without overflowing along the edges. I tested this shade specifically for wear, and it wore for a fully seven days with minor tip wear but no chips. There are some visible brush strokes in the finish, which is as anticipated, but may be a deal-breaker for you.  I think the strength of the duochrome might sway you, though ;)

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This is a duochrome combination that I haven't seen half a dozen times or more, and the duochrome itself is particularly strong and noticeable with this shade. It's also opaque in two coats, and it had a great consistency.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Color Club Editorial Nail Lacquer
Color Club Editorial Nail Lacquer

The Beauty of Duochromes

Color Club Editorial Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “peridot duochrome.” It’s a yellowy, dirty gold with brown and green in it that flashes from gold to grass green. It is, not surprisingly, a dupe for Chanel Peridot. The also recently-released China Glaze Rare & Radiant is rather similar as well (to be reviewed). Ozotic #507 is a bit darker, more green to blue than gold to green.

The formula on this was just right–not too thick or too thin–and it waso paque after two coats.  It has a frosted, metallic finish, so there are some minor brush strokes visible under brighter light.  They are the type that tends to add to the finish, rather than take away.  They apply straight and don’t go all wonky.  This was actually one of the shades from the fall launch that I test-drove for wear, and it lasted a full seven days without chipping and only had minor tip wear.  This was true whether I used a base/top coat or just applied to bare nails.  I will warn you that next to nothing chips on me, though.

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If you've always wanted Chanel's Peridot, this is a more affordable alternative that wears and applies just as nicely.

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012


This August: Color Club In True Fashion Collection

Color Club, the New York based nail color company announced today the debut of In True Fashion, the new fall 2012 nail polish collection from Color Club. Straight off the runway comes what is sure to be this season’s hottest collection of all-eyes-on-hue nail lacquers. The Collection features 12 seasonally inspired nail polishes – from Look Book and Personal Stylist to First Looks and Model Behavior – this new vegan, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free collection will ensure you are runway ready.  Introducing the In True Fashion Collection from Color Club:

  • Look Book Bright Red
  • Style Icon Burgundy
  • By Design Plum
  • In the Limelight Periwinkle
  • Muse-ical Gray
  • Fashion Moment Eggplant
  • Editorial Peridot Duochrome
  • Port-folio Purple Duochrome
  • Personal Stylist Blue Duochrome
  • First Looks Blue Green Metallic
  • Model Behavior Bronze Metallic
  • Show Time Charcoal Metallic

Availability: August of 2012 @ shopcolorclub.com, $8.00 each

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012


Color Club Take Wing Collection for Summer 2012

Color Club, the New York based nail color company announced today the debut of Take Wing, a new nail color collection of bright, shimmer-infused shades inspired by vibrant butterflies and spring metamorphosis. Fly high with color and soar to sparkling new heights with this new collection featuring six unique shades. Aptly named WingFling, Sparkle and Soar, Metamorphosis, Fly with Me, Sky High and Daisy Does it, this new vegan, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free collection is a completely new way to experience the metamorphosis of Spring.

  • WingFling Red/pink shimmer
  • Sparkle and Soar Orange shimmer
  • Sky High Blue shimmer
  • Metamorphosis Turquoise green shimmer
  • Fly with Me Lime green shimmer
  • Daisy Does It Yellow shimmer

availability: Color Club’s Take Wing Collection will be available in April 2012. All Color Club products are made in the USA and are not tested on animals. Products are available at shopcolorclub.com and retial at $8.00 each.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012


Color Club Blossoming Collection for Spring 2012

With the beautiful budding flowers of the season as an inspiration, rich color has bloomed! Add Diamond Drops topcoat for a “morning rain-kissed” effect. Blossoming features six nail polishes — from Hydrangea Kiss, Sweetpea and Blue-ming to Blushing Rose and Lavendarling. This new vegan, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free collection is sure to signal spring is in the air… or blossoming.

  • Hydrangea Kiss Dusty blue-purple creme
  • Sweetpea Rosy pink creme
  • Blue-ming Bright blue-green creme
  • Blushing Rose Baby pink creme
  • Lavendarling Dusty purple creme
  • Diamond Drops Silver ice flake polish

availability: $8.00 each, February 2012. All Color Club products are made in the USA and are not tested on animals. Products are available at shopcolorclub.com.

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