Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Color Club Blossoming Collection

Blossoming is the spring 2012 offering from Color Club. It's five cremes and one shredded glitter top coat.



I tried Blushing Rose first. It's a light candy pink creme. I needed 3 coats to get reasonably even coverage, and added a top coat to further settle things out.



It's a fine pink, with maybe just a touch of purple in it, which is always a good thing to my eyes. I'm not really into just pink right now, so I had to amp things up somehow and decided to do a half moon mani. I slapped on some hole reinforcers and alternated the medium purple creme, Lavendarling, and the purpley rose creme, Sweetpea, adding two coats of those over the pink then followed with topcoat.





I used the remaining three colors together, painting most of my nails with Hydrangea Kiss, the periwinkle-leaning blue creme, and using Blue-ming, the light teal creme (not blue), as an accent. They were both two coaters. Over that, I added two coats of Diamond Drops, which has silver holographic glitter shards in a clear base. Like a lot of chunky glitters, it required some fiddling to get the glitter bits to not clump on the nail. I put on a layer of topcoat over it to smooth things out.





Not so long ago, the irregular shapes in Diamonds Drops would have really bothered me, but I've gotten to place where I rather enjoy the randomness. It helps a lot that the colors shift with the light; I love a polish that entertains me.



It's quite possible I have dupes or close enoughs in my stash to match all the cremes in this collection, but the same cannot be said of Diamond Drops. It's the one I bought my own bottle of after I swatched these (the set shown will be going to live with Lucy).

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.

16 comments:

  1. I like the blue manicure better, but that's probably because it's my favorite color haha. Diamond Drops is very pretty!

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  2. Pretty pastels! I like the way you did the half moon mani. OMG I love that blue though! I am very interested in Diamond Drops. I am going to have to look for this set.

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  3. Blushing Rose is gorgeous, but I really like the Diamond Drops and Blue-ming too :) Great swatches!

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  4. I love Blushing Rose & Blue-Ming.. Diamond Drops is pretty too

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  5. Wow! You really caught the holographic shift in the last picture! Awesome!

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  6. Those are pretty cremes! Not sure how I feel about Diamond Drops though..

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  7. I agree with Meredith Anne, I like all cremes...But still can't appreciate 100% the top coat "randomness" :-)

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  8. Lovely! I like the way you applied Diamond Drops :)

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  9. I did not know about this trick instead of using nail guides use hole reinforcers. Amazing I have to try this :)

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  10. Got to love a polish that amuses you!

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  11. I love ALL of these. Hmmm might have to go shopping.

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  12. I never thought to use those little paper hole stickers for my nails! What a useful idea. I'm going to try that sometime.

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  13. Found your blog from Lucie's blog :) like your half moons a lot!

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