Thursday, November 28, 2013

Color Club Worth the Risque

Brand: Color Club
Polish: Worth the Risqué
Collection: Femme Fatale (Spring 2009)
Base & Top Coat: Nail Tek Foundation II/Poshe

Comments: Two coats. Full sun. It was a beautiful day and I was feeling shiny. =)

It's been a while since the last time I was here. A long while...many things have changed since then. Some good. Some difficult. Real life gets in the way...anyhow, no promises as to when the next post will be...time will tell. =)

Monday, March 14, 2011

China Glaze 2NITE & the earthquake in Japan

I was supposed to work on this post last Friday but recent events have me preoccupied. Meaning, I've been anxiously watching the news since Thursday night. But pictures first.

China Glaze 2NITE, sun

Not much to say other than its gorgeous linear holo from the OMG collection. Two coats without a base coat. I still wish I had ordered more of them. *sigh*

Not much about polish in this post, sorry about that. I'm going to talk about the earthquake in Japan now so feel free to stop here if you want.

When we first heard of the massive earthquake in Japan, Mr. Kitty and I worried about the possibilities and sure enough a tsunami was generated. My heart went out to the people in Japan because here in Hawaii we have seen what tsunami can do.

I spent the weekend first worrying because we were under a tsunami warning ourselves and all coastal areas had been evacuated. I'm fortunate that we don't live near the coast but we know people who do. I didn't sleep Thursday night, partially because of trying to keep up with the news and mostly because the tsunami warning sirens were sounding every hour until impact (there is one near our house). We were lucky here on the Big Island, while there was some damage (and a few destroyed houses) on the west side, no one lost their life. The rest of the weekend I spent trying to keep up with what was happening in Japan.

Mr. Kitty and I have friends in Japan and friends here from Japan who have family still in Japan. Emails were sent and phone calls were made trying to find out if everyone is okay. Its was nerve-wracking as more and more information was made available of the scope of destruction. We finally heard from our friends, which was a relief, but I can't help but feel distraught for all the people who are still struggling. Please understand if my heart isn't in posting right now.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

China Glaze Let's Do It in 3-D

Remember how I said I was skipping over some posts to show you the new Color Clubs I got? Well, it's time to go back! And oh my gosh I forgot how short I had cut my nails...for your viewing pleasure, some holo-rific sparkle!

China Glaze Let's Do It in 3-D, sun

Do I need to tell you about this color? I mean look at it! What more needs to be said?! (Except that it's from the Kaleidoscope collection and is discontinued...why, China Glaze, why??)

China Glaze Let's Do It in 3-D, two coats

I wish we could all find that special store that time forgot and buy the polishes we missed. I wish I had ordered more from this collection when it was available. Silly me I thought I'd get around to it. *facepalm*

Friday, March 4, 2011

Color Club The Lime Starts Here

Quickie post today! Lost of things going on around here (some good and some bad) and I really should be getting ready for work but...well. You're more important! Remember how Mr. Kitty ordered me polish for Valentine's Day? This is another of those polishes, this one from the scented Sweet Temptations Collection by Color Club.

Color Club The Lime Starts Here, daylight lamp

The Lime Starts Here is a pretty standard lime neon green (and yum, I love neon green!) that has a sweet sugary scent, very candy-like. Skittles came to mind when I put this on-- the candy, of course! I worried about the scent because some of these scented-type polishes are too strong and give me a headache, but this one didn't bother me at all.

I used three coats of polish with a base and top coat, but no "underwear" polish. Application was a little streaky on the first coat but the second coat settled nicely and the third coat was to build opacity.

There's probably a dupe for this color out there, possibly even one from Color Club. They have a great line of neons. The real draw to this one is the fun of wearing a scented polish. Of course, after a day of wearing it I just couldn't leave it alone and...

Color Club The Lime Starts Here with China Glaze Broken Hearted, sunlight

...yeah, Mr. Kitty got me Crackle polishes too! I still wanted unadulterated green so I left one nail as an accent. After applying the crackle and another layer of top coat, you could still smell The Lime Starts Here. (Once it dried, I mean. Please don't sniff your wet top coat! xD)

What do you think, yay or nay for scented polish?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

St Patrick Contest from Color Club

So I just got this in my email and I thought I'd share it with you! Color Club is holding a nail art contest on Facebook:

St Patrick Contest from Color Club

Art Club Sprinkles

Is your heart set on finding the end of the rainbow? How about a Color Club Collection instead!

Art Club Sprinkles

Are you seeing stars in your future? Become a Color Club winning 'Star' ! See details below!

Color Club/Art Club is having a contest to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! From March 2 to March 14th post your St. Patrick's Day themed nail art on our facebook page with the winner being announced on St. Patrick's Day March 17th! We are looking for the most creative and best use of decals, appliques and free-hand nail art! Can't wait to see what everyone has to show! The winner gets a Wicked Sweet Color Club Collection.

What do you think? Look interesting? If you want to check it out, you can visit their Facebook here.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Color Club Wink, Wink, Twinkle

Okay! So far today you've seen Otherworldly and Space Case from Color Club's new Starry Temptress collection. The last one I have to show you is the seriously neon purple Wink, Wink, Twinkle. I admit, when I was choosing polishes to order I wavered between this one and the green. Wink, Wink, Twinkle won because I thought the name was cute. xD

Color Club Wink, Wink, Twinkle; daylight lamp

Like the others, this is a neon with silver oh-so-faintly-holo glitter. The purple base is semi-opaque and the glitter causes a bumpy texture when dry. So don't forget your top coat! You'll be wanting it anyhow to make that neon shiny.

Looking back at my notes, this was two coats of color (no base). Sadly, purple neon freaks my camera out. In the bottle and on the nail the color is a shade darker than shown here. You can see some of that bumpiness I was talking about on my middle finger below.

Overall, I'm glad I got these. I do want the other three colors in the collection and I'm curious about the Starry Temptress top coat, but I think I'll wait a bit and stalk the local Ross before I go ahead and make another order. There have been reports of the Altar Ego sets showing up there already so who knows? Maybe I can snag a Starry Temptress set without having to pay for shipping. Thanks for reading!

Color Club Space Case

This morning I showed you Color Club Otherworldly from the Starry Temptress collection. Now I've got Space Case for your viewing pleasure.

Color Club Space Case, daylight lamp

Space Case is not a jelly like Otherworldly was. While still neon, Space Case is more of a pearly bright pink with the same silver glitter. Because the base is more opaque, the glitter doesn't have that sinking-into-the-polish effect that Otherworldly has.

The texture of Space Case is also much more bumpy than Otherworldly was. Even with generous application of top coat, some bumpiness is still visible. Opacity is good though, this is two coats of color (no base).

Again, I don't think I have another polish like this in my collection. I do wish it were a jelly like Otherworldly and have a feeling that the fuschia pink in this collection would have been more to my liking. Anyhow, stay tuned for Wink, Wink, Twinkle!