Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Color Club ~ Winter Affair



Color Club ~ Winter Affair
Deep burgundy with flake-ish shimmer

Winter Affair is from Color Club’s holiday collection 2012, which is also called Winter affair! :D There are six polishes in the collection, and I bought half of them.

This polish is a deep burgundy packed with shimmer. The shimmer looks duochrome to me; it sparkles in various colours, from pink to orange. It’s a dark, vampy colour – and it’s so me!

I have quite a lot of Color Clubs; it’s a brand that I really like. I was surprised over the formula in this one though. The first coat was really difficult to apply. I kept pulling on already applied polish with the brush, and it all ended up looking like a streaky mess. It puzzled me, because I’ve never experienced that with a Color Club before! I was relieved when I applied the second coat though. That evened out every streak and bald spot, and made the polish look really great.

Here’s a pic of two coats – no top coat:



Look how vampy and delicious this is – isn’t it just a great polish?
Another angle:



I’m not sure I’d guess it was a Christmas polish if I didn’t know it, so I decided to make it more Christmassy. I stamped on it, using my DRK-B stamping plate, and I stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Whirlwind White”, which is a plain white crème polish. Then I dotted the berries with another Insta-Dri, namely “Rapid Red”, which is a bright red crème polish.

I finished it all off with a layer of Poshé top coat, and here’s the final mani:



And from another angle:


The bottle shot:


I didn’t quite know where this mani would end when I started it, and when it’s like that things tend to go all wrong. But not this time. I really like this. What about you – do you think this turned out more Christmassy than the Color Club alone?

Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Buy again: Yes

22 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous and vampy, and I love the stamping on it!

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    1. Thank you so much. I quite like that stamping myself :)

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  2. Da jeg så det første billede, var jeg sådan lidt mehhh... Men novra da der blev stemplet! Ihhhhh hvor fint!!! :)

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    1. Taark! Ja, det gjorde noget af en forskel at få lidt klarere farver på :)

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  3. Winter Affair could easily find a place in my collection :)

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  4. I love what you did with the stamping, it's so pretty!!

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    1. Thank you, I really like that you think so! :)

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  5. This is adorable. Love the stamping and the background colour.

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    1. Thank you :) I really like Color Club's Christmas collection :)

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  6. Loved the stamping... :) Where did you get the CC?

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    1. Thank you! :) I bought it online, along with its sisters :)

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  7. I love the shimmer in Winter Affair and also love the final mani! :)

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    1. The shimmer is really pretty, and very shiny. I'm so glad that you approve! :)

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  8. OMG Dude-this is freakin awesome!!!!! I am so seriously loving this!

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