Sunday, September 8, 2013

No. 7 ~ Betty Blues with Color Club ~ Over the Moon

No. 7 ~ Betty Blues
Deep dark blue with shimmer

I was in the mood for something dark today, and I’ve been having this super dark blue sitting in my box of untrieds since I was in London in April. So, Betty Blues’ time to move into the promised land called Helmer has come :)

The formula is good and the brush is wide, so the polish is really easy to apply. The coverage is good too, which is not a surprise when the polish is as dark as this. It took two easy coats to make this completely opaque.

Let me show you what it looks like. Here’s a pic of two coats, no topcoat:

The polish is so dark that it almost looks black. It’s actually almost too dark for me.

Fortunately there are ways to work around that! I had stamping in mind. I used my XL stamping plate A and I stamped with Color Club’s “Over the moon” from the Halo Hues collection. It’s an amazingly strong holographic blue, which stamps perfectly. If you don’t believe me you can take a look for yourself:

This is much better than the blue on its own. I like the way the lighter shade of holo breaks the larger almost black surface

I like the pattern as well, although I need to practice more with the squishy XL stamper. I seem to tend to stretch the patterns a bit when I stamp. I think I’m the one who notices it the most though.

The brand No. 7 seems to be a pretty good brand, but the range of colours is rather limited, and this is a tad too dark for me, really. This mani only works because of the stamping, imo.

Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts about this in the comments below.

Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 4/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 6.5/10
Buy again: No


  1. This is such an awesome mani! The holo stamping stands out so well against the dark base... love the contrast! :)

    ~ Yun

    1. The base is a tad too dark for me on its own - but the Color Club holos stamp like a dream, fortunately :)

  2. Great choice to use a holo for stamping! The design looks like a real chain! :)

    1. Thank you :) I'm still amazed over how well the CCs stamp! :)