Saturday, December 12, 2009

Looks Good At Parties

This is part of my holiday stash. Look at that, only $6.99. Color Club is one of my favorites. These are a little smaller than their normal bottles.

One thing I like is you can count on their dense glitter in not too many coats. Here's everyone out of the box.

L to R, Wonderland, Under The Mistletoe, Yule Love It, Clear Top Coat (hee)

Here's the best one first.

Wonderland is a big silver glitter in a gold base so it comes out this pretty white gold.

In bright sunlight though, and this is true for all of them, the glitter actually casts its own shadow and looks too dark. These all look better in low lighting. I would rename Wonderland as Candlelight.

BUT! On each tiny label it says CAUTION: AVOID HEAT & FLAME. I was holding a candle last night and had no idea I was being so reckless.

Here're the other two.

I think these two are just too light for my taste for holiday marketing. These seem more like late spring colors - imagine azalea and grass. The green has a lot of yellow and the red has a lot of pink.

Here's everyone up close and then full hand.

The texture is pebbly, but smooth. It appears exactly like that thick foil paper you see wrapped around champagne bottle necks or in gift bags.

I didn't even wear the top coat, and these are two coats each. They could have used another coat or two for density, but the coverage of glitter was fine in two coats.

You can see here where the glitter casts a shadow and defeats the purpose.

The top coat made the polish smooth as a creme. It was nice to have a top coat in there. At first I was disappointed because I would have liked another color instead of clear, but when a polish is chunky that top coat finishes it nicely and I like having a new top coat instead of some old thing I have laying around. Feels kind of special.

I think this would make a nice gift for a work pollyanna. The Wonderland looked really nice for a holiday dinner and I got a compliment on it!


  1. Those are great colors, they are perfect for the holidays!

  2. Sparkly stuff is so great isn't it?

  3. I love these! I might pick them up as a Christmas present to myself. I especially like Under the Mistletoe and Yule Love It!