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Frostbite from Color Club — preview

Now that announcements of new fall collections are winding down, word of winter and holiday ones is heating up.  So to speak.  New on my radar is the 7-polish set called Frostbite from Color Club.

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CC Frostbite display

As you might expect yet dread from the collection’s name, most of them are frosts.  There’s one that looks like a foil and one glitter.  One by one….

CC Frostbite Snowed In

Snowed In

CC Frostbite What a Flake

What a Flake

CC Frostbite Winter White

Winter White

CC Frostbite 24 Below

24° Below

CC Frostbite Triple Lutz

Triple Lutz

CC Frostbite Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

CC Frostbite Im Gonna Luge It

I’m Gonna Luge It

I think this looks like a suitably wintry set, but how do they look in person?  Check out the video review from Phoebe Moon here.  She has lots of good, helpful reviews that I think sound very honest and real, so you might enjoy subscribing to her channel.

Sure appreciate her review because boy, did she just save me some money.  Brushstrokes galore in the frosts, the black & white glitter is nothing special, and the only one I like is the steel blue foil I’m Gonna Luge It, yet I’m sure I have a dupe for that somewhere.

What is it with frosty polishes?  Why do companies keep making them?  I don’t know anyone who likes them, do you?  If they’d magically self-level so that they weren’t an ocean of brushstrokes it would be different, but very few do.

Tomorrow, if FedEx comes through, I should have my media samples of Zoya’s new Winter Matte Velvets.  Probably won’t have time to swatch them all immediately but I’ll sure try to get at least one posted before day’s end.  Bet you know which one, too!

All pumpkin spice, all the time

OK,  I love fall and pumpkins and pumpkin spice flavoring as much as if not more than the average person.  But c’mon.  It’s in everything any more.

Don’t believe me?


I tried these M&Ms.  They’re not that great.

Pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses

Tried these Hershey Kisses too, and they’re weird.  Too chemical-tasting for me but your mileage may vary.

You can even pumpkin spice your makeup.  Check out this tutorial here from xoVain — she’s beautiful.

The final “Huh?!?” is this pumpkin spice latte scented nail polish.  Because The Silver Nail is of course about polish.  From Color Club, it looks like this:

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Definitely looks more latte than pumpkin.  It’s limited edition and apparently when it’s dry it smells like pumpkin spice latte.  I don’t plan to find out, as I’ve discovered that scented nail polishes make me a bit queasy and give me a headache.  If you love scented polishes and pumpkin spice lattes, though, go for it!

Matte Rouge — new collection from Color Club

Well, this is intriguing — an all-matte seven-polish set from Color Club called Matte Rouge.

You’d guess from the name that all the shades are red or reddish, wouldn’t you?  Here’s a pic of the bottles from Color Club’s web site, where each one costs $8.50.

CC Matte Rouge

I find the official photos at CC’s site to be less than accurate when it comes to the real color of the polish.  For what I suspect is a better look, check out this Instagram picture from Ink361.  Whoa.  Much more vibrant!  I know lighting can vary, and so on, but this shot is IMO better for gauging the colors.

If you’re interested, this set is out now, and Head2ToeBeauty has it for $3.50 per polish.  I’ve ordered from H2TB in the past and been very pleased, no affiliation.

More… you guessed it… fall news

It’s been a week of fall news and nothing but.  Now watch — in a couple of weeks I’ll have nothing and be back to my boring self.  Without further ado, Color Club’s fall collection called Cabin Fever:

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CC Cabin Fever bottles 2

CC Cabin Fever bottles

All photos from the Color Club web site.  The colors appear much more vibrant in the third picture than they do in the second one.

In the synchronicity that is the polish world, the collection’s theme sounds super-close to China Glaze’s Fall 2015 set, The Great Outdoors.  That one even has a polish named Cabin Fever.  Sigh.

These all appear to be cremes and frankly it’s hard to work up any enthusiasm.  I don’t see anything I must have.  Another mauve-pink?  Yawn.  The yellowish ones Leaf Me Alone and Oh Deer look maybe a little different but yellows look dreadful on me.

$8.50 each at Color Club

Oil Slick — new collection from Color Club

There’s a new collection from Color Club.  It’s called Oil Slick and the company calls it “tri-chrome,” it looks duochrome, and it could be multichrome.

Color Club Oil Slick banner

Color Club Oil Slick bottles

At the company’s web site, these polishes are $10.00 each and I haven’t seen any reviews yet to know if they’re all they claim to be.  ‘Scuse me for sounding skeptical but I’ve been burned on these type of chromes before.   Years ago another company came out with some widely hyped duochromes and I was disappointed with the actual products.  Very streaky and showed a ton of brushstrokes.  Of course that was then and this is now.

I do like a couple of the looks and names.  Who remembers the 1983 song from The Weather Girls called “It’s Raining Men”?

Color Club Oil Slick IRM

It became a real cult hit.

So ’80s!  Bright neon colors, bad lip synching (but awesome voices), and terrible green screen usage.  But fun.

And hey, I’m sure we’ve all heard the Lorde song “Royals,” but for a different cover of it, sung by a sad clown along with the group Postmodern Jukebox, no less:

Different, huh?  These polishes could be something different too and I look forward to others’ reviews.

EDIT 6/23/15:  Here are actual swatches:  http://instagram.com/p/4IFaxcuYrq/  While pretty, they look duochrome to me and not like any color combinations we haven’t seen before.  I dunno, I expected something…. more.

Another desert-named collection for summer

The desert must be “in” this year.  A few weeks ago I posted about China Glaze’s upcoming Desert Escape Collection and now Color Club has announced its Desert Valley set.

Color Club Desert Valley banner

With the tag line, “Head west!  A new collection inspired by Route 66,” I think a much better name for the set would have been “Route 66,” but it’s not my company.  Considering half of the famous and historic Route 66 is not in the desert, why not?

Anyway, there are seven shades.  Actually, now that I read the names, the set also reminds me of China Glaze’s spring collection, Road Trip.  (Click on the following picture for a larger view.)

Color Club Desert Valley bottles

I dunno, kind of a hodgepodge to me.  For a desert theme, where’s the gold, the tan, the rust, the shimmer?

Polishes are $8.50 each at Color Club’s web site but a much more reasonable $3.50 each at Head2ToeBeauty.  Also worth noting is that at H2TB, the colors seem much less vibrant, which is not a bad thing.  For example, Grand Canyon looks less tangerine and I like it better.

Color Club Grand Canyon at H2TB

Overall I’m much more excited about China Glaze’s summer “desert” set and still hope to find the mini-set of six polishes.

Diggin’ the Dancing Queen

Regular readers will know of my love of nail polish, the 1970s, music, and dancing, not necessarily in that order.  Color Club has a new spring collection out called Poptastic Pastel Neon, and it’s disco-tastic.  Well, no, it isn’t really.  It’s pastel.  I don’t think you could have a true disco set without a stark white and a jet black, like Tony Manero’s trend-setting suit in Saturday Night Fever (1977).

But I digress.

Poptastic Pastel Neon does appear to have some pretty shades.

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CC poptastic pastel bottles

There’s also a four-polish mini set of what looks like Hot-Hot-Hot Pants, Disco’s Not Dead, ‘Til The Record Stops, and Meet Me At The Rink for $12.95.

CC poptastic pastel minis

Each full-sized polish is $8.50 at Color Club’s site but can be found for less at other places.  Head2ToeBeauty, a fave e-tailer of mine, has the new colors for a screamin’ $3.50 each.  You’ll also see two other new sets from Color Club there, the glow-in-the-dark Pastel Neon Remix Collection and the neutrals of Shift Into Neutral Collection.

The names of these polishes are good for some nostalgic chuckles.  Remember hot pants?  I can remember asking my mother to make me some hot pants when they were all the rage, not knowing at the time that “hot pants” was a euphemism for, shall we say, filled with desire.  At the time, I thought the epitome of romance was holding hands.

Just to mention one of the songs referenced in these two Color Club pastel neon sets, Dancing Queen was a massive hit for the Swedish pop group ABBA.  You couldn’t turn on a radio in late 1976 without hearing it.  So for a blast from the past, tune in to this video for some lip synching and more ’70s hairstyles than you can shake a disco ball at, then have a great weekend!

(http://youtu.be/xFrGuyw1V8s if the embed doesn’t appear)


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