Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingerbread Color Club Mani

I am really pleased to say that this manicure was just as glitterful as my Holiday Splendor manicure was. However the only thing is that you really need the ‘foil method’ to remove this glitter polish. It’s incredibly difficult to get off otherwise. You basically soak a cotton ball in remover and wrap the foil around the cotton, crimping the foil down over the fingertip with enough foil to keep the cotton focused on polish.

You leave it like this for around 3-4 minutes and then gently, yet firmly twist it off the nail and discard. This usually removes most of the polish and I haven’t blogged about it yet, so I wanted to add this since I know it’s a great technique to lessen the frustration of taking off gorgeous glitter polishes. I have to say I didn’t do this, and it was a nightmare to remove, absolute nightmare. Another cool tip is to get white or light colored felt and use this in place of cotton balls or pads. You cut the felt into small squares (I would do 2” squares) and use it instead of cotton.

I have to say the formula on the two Beyond the Mistletoe glitter polishes I have used so far has been good. A little on the thick side, but it was fine after a bit of thinner. I really love the holographic glitter in these polishes, it is breath taking to see in sunlight. It’s amazing and I hated to take it off. I have one of them left, and will probably do it up Monday, I plan on using Color Club Pure Energy to layer underneath the lovely Beyond the Mistletoe shade I left untried for now.

I used Revlon Top Speed in Golden underneath Gingerbread, and I think the results speak for themselves. It was awesome while it lasted. I am really delighted with my latest purchase of Color Club polishes.

So glad I went with my gut and bought the 5 Color Club polishes I wanted for myself. I am really enjoying them. So I have tried Seche Vite twice now and it’s pretty decent. I wanted to post an update on that, I think with my next entry, Wild at Heart by Color Club, you’ll be able to see how glasslike the shine on Seche Vite really is. It’s remarkable. Now we’ll see how it wears. Thank you for reading and happy polishing! 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Welcome 2012! Six Month Break OVER!

So that was the last entry, just a bit over six months ago. I got frustrated and STOPPED polishing my nails and my step grandmother’s. She fell asleep on me the last couple times I did them for her and we just decided that it would be better if I stopped since I had lost interest in it too. However I found myself looking longingly at my collection of polishes and wishing I had the gumption to get back into it. But the urge to polish them faded.

Then on the eve of New Year’s Eve, I saw the new Fingerpaints Flakie collection-wow! I saw them online in a video and I liked them so much I decided to get a couple, and from that decision I decided to polish again, at least with Ruby Pumps for New Year’s Eve. And now I am on my third manicure since then. I am very pleased to be back into my hobby.

Check out these great pics of my newest Color Club polishes!

I love this polish so much, I had to thin it a bit, but it went on great! It’s fantastic polish, I got Wild at Heart, a lovely purple holo, Red Velvet, a dupe for China Glaze Lubu Heels, Gingerbread, the gold from the Beyond the Mistletoe Color Club holiday collection, Beyond the Mistletoe, a pretty light blue glitter, and the gorgeous one I am wearing now, Holiday Splendor. WOW! It’s so pretty I can’t stop looking at my nails.

So I have also picked up a Seche Vite quick dry top coat at Walgreen’s on sale, paid $4.59 for it and it’s interesting, not something you can slap on like Poshe, but it’s a decent top coat. I will probably be doing a comparison between the two top coats in the near future, like put it on two nails and Poshe on the other three on the left hand so you can see if there is much difference between them.

I am grateful to be able to post new entries now that my head is back in the game, I will be updating regularly again. I am just so thrilled with the polishes I own that I think I am pretty much done with my collection at this point. I’ll probably only add a few more selectively over this year and beyond. I just want to add that I really adore Color Club’s formula, it’s wearing great on me with Poshe as the top coat. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed my pics and this entry. Happy Polishing and Happy New Year!