Friday, January 18, 2013

Color Club ~ Gift of Sparkle and Cloud Nine


Color Club ~ Gift of Sparkle
Warm red-ish purple with holo glitter

Gift of Sparkle is the last one I bought from Color Club’s holiday collection 2012, called Winter Affair! And this is definitely my favourite of the three! It looks gorgeous in the bottle, and it’s always interesting to see if the beauty transfers to the nails.

The formula is relatively thick, but quite easy to manage, and it took two coats to get full opaqueness. It dries up very gritty, and I have a feeling that this finish is a bit like OPI’s liquid sand will be. OPI’s liquid sand polishes are already out, in a Mariah Carey collection. I’m definitely trying out a couple of those!

But back to Color Club! I absolutely love this polish, I think it’s just as beautiful on the nails!!
I didn’t add a top coat to begin with, because you know I’m not going to keep it plain. Here’s what two coats and no top coat looks like:



You can definitely see how gritty it is, and how the polish dried up to an almost matte look with holo glitter. Spectacular!



For the nail art I decided to go for tiger stripes. I used another new Color Club polish, namely Cloud Nine from their Halo Hues holo collection this autumn. I drew the stripes with a thin nail art brush, and when I was done I sealed it all up with two layers of Poshé top coat, and here’s what my final mani ended up looking like:


Do you see how the top coat brings the base colour to life? It’s amazing!


I’m wearing two layers of top coats over this, and it was still gritty, so it could definitely have used a third one, if I had wanted it to be totally smooth. I don’t mind a bit of texture though, so two layers were enough for me. I’m not crazy about wearing too many layers either, so there you have it.

So, there’s my two newest Color Clubs. I say it was about time that they came out with some cool collections, because it seems like forever since I bought Color Clubs last! But these ones totally rock in my opinion.

What do you think? Have you ever seen a purple tiger with holo stripes before? ;)


Color Club ~ Gift of Sparkle
Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Buy again: Yes

16 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like this, with and without the stamping! I've seen a swatch of the purple OPI liquid sand polish - it's really pretty

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    1. I need to have that purple OPI in my collection :) And thank you, I love that you like it! It's not a stamp though, I painted the stripes on :)

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  2. Cuteness!!! Glittaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Lol.. Love!

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  3. That was a very interesting outcome - cool and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. It's very different from anything else I've done :)

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  4. This looks cool and blingtacular :)

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    1. Blingtacular is a fantastic and great word, thank you so much! :)

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  5. beautiful! love thos holos from color club

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