Monday, July 8, 2013

Color Club ~ Berry and Bright


Color Club ~ Berry and Bright
Red foil-y shimmer

Berry and Bright is from Color Club’s Holiday Joy collection from 2012. It’s been sitting in the box of untrieds for a while, and since it’s been a while since I wore any Color Club, I thought that it was time.

At first I didn’t buy this polish, because I thought that I had lots of reds that look like it. But after seeing swatches of it I knew that it needed to come live with me. I love shimmer!

The formula was tricky for a Color Club. The polish dried so fast, so it was very hard to apply this in an even layer. The polish is very opaque and very close to being a one coater! I applied two coats to try and even irregularities out. I wasn’t at all satisfied with how it looked, so I actually applied a layer of Depend topcoat before taking the pictures, to see if that made the polish look nicer. I don’t think it did.

Here’s two coats, and one layer of topcoat:


I took a lot of pictures, and wasn’t really happy with any of them. This looks so much better in real life than it does on picture.

I went for a simple stripe down the middle. I used NYX Ink “Silver Glitter”, which is indeed a silver glitter, haha!! I topped it with a layer of Poshé topcoat and here’s what the final mani looked like:


The pictures are all taken in daylight, without direct sunlight.

  
I really like the simplicity of this mani. But I must admit that I’m somewhat surprised over the formula of this polish. I don’t have many Color Clubs that don’t just apply easily, and this was SO tricky! But! I’m willing to forgive that, since this is a really pretty polish, and I seriously don’t think I’ve got anything quite like it in my collection :)

Do you also wear Christmas colours in the summer? Or do you do your manis according to seasons?


Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9.5/10
Buy again: Yes

14 comments:

  1. Lovely color! And the stripes really makes it look like a christmas manicure :)

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    1. We should have a second Christmas in July - I'd love that! :)

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  2. Looks so pretty! I love the simplicity of this mani too :)

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  3. I like this mani! it remonds me of christmas gift :)
    I don't make manis according to season, I just choose colors according to its prettiness and my mood :)

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    1. That's what I do too, although I can feel that I've worn several lighter colour this summer than I usually do. I wonder why, hmmm :)

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  4. Looks lovely with the shimmers :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad to hear that :)

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  5. I think I have this polish and never used it! It is a stunner! :)

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    1. You seriously should use it soon. It'd look lovely on you!

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  6. I love that Berry and Bright polish, so pretty!

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    1. I like it too, and can't believe I almost didn't buy it. Shame on me :D

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  7. Too bad about the formula, but it's such a beautiful red! Very rich and vibrant! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I can live with the formula, but only because I really like the colour too! :)

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