I haven’t gotten much into the thermal polish world but I decided to dive in and buy the mood-changing collection. Tonight I have for you Color Club Shine Theory including nail art and video! :O :O (OMG. It’s almost like I’m trying or something. gross.)
Shine Theory is NEON yellow when warm and a lovely light blue when cold.
I grabbed It Girl Pomelo Stamping Polish because it matched warm Shine Theory fairly closely. Then, I used a wavy design from It Girl Plate IG120 to stamp.
Then, when my nails get cold, the design shows up! :) :) :O
Today’s nail art starts with two coats of Color Club Portfolio which is a purple and green duochrome. Then, I used the Bundle Monster and Lucy’s Stash collab plate to stamp this leafy design on top. I used Mundo de Unas Black as my stamping polish.
This has been a popularly requested comparison – China Glaze Cabin Fever vs Color Club Burnt Out. They look super similar in different swatches so I was asked to do a side-by-side comparison. (China Glaze was a press sample while the Color Club was purchased)
Can you tell which is which?
The China Glaze has a slightly more pink shift while the Color Club has a bit more of a cranberry shift. They are pretty darn close, though! I don’t think they’re exact dupes but they are similar enough that you probably don’t need to buy them both. What do you think?
I treated myself to the Color Club Seven Deadly Sins collection! This is a set of seven (duh. :P) textured matte polishes. The polishes are not all named in such a way where it’s obvious what deadly sin each one represents. I’m going to do my best guessing, though!
Color Club Fierce – Wrath
Color Club Dirty Money – Greed
Color Club Indulge Me – Gluttony
Color Club You’re So Vain – Pride
Color Club Under Your Spell – Lust
Color Club Obsessed – Envy
Color Club Friends with Benefits – Lust
You’ll notice I had two polishes paired with Lust. For the life of me, can’t determine which one would be “Sloth”! Do you know??
As a special treat, I decided to buy myself the Color Club Duochromes collection. I love me a good chrome polish – it’s really only second to holos. Each of these swatches are two coats with Seche Vite on top. I’m not even going to jibber jabber at you any more. Let’s just look at the beauties!!!
Color Club Ice Breaker
Color Club Sorry Not Sorry
Color Club We’ll Never Be Royals (a very strong favorite of mine in this collection!)
Color Club Pearl District
Color Club Cash Only
Color Club Burnt Out (another strong favorite)
Color Club Don’t Kale My Vibe
It’s Raining Men (another favorite!!)
What do you think of these polishes? Do you agree with my favorites or do you have your own?
For this mani, I started with two coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty. Then, I used It Girl Nail Art fashion plate IG 103 to stamp this design using Mundo de Unas Black. If I had to wear one finish for the rest of my life, it would be holo, hands down.
Please see yesterday’s post about my dilemma regarding MdU polishes. I think I’m going to start transitioning back to Konad based simply on the fact that MdU doesn’t disclose ingredients.
This week’s nail art is for Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 52-week challenge. This week’s prompt is “TV”. Obviously I had to do Doctor Who nail art because I’m super-duper obsessed with the show. I started with two coats of Color Club Ice Breaker. Then, I used decals from Loki’s Nail Vinyls.
I have done so many Doctor Who stamping manicures that I wanted to mix it up a bit and try these decals. I do prefer the look of my stamped mani’s though! These decals don’t have quite enough detail on them, yet the don’t work for stencils.
I’m pretty sure you’ve already guessed that I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. Today’s mani is an homage to this wonderful television show. I started with two coats of Color Club Cloud Nine. The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Blue Navy. I used two plates, each of which has a couple different Doctor Who images on them: Vivid Lacquer Plate VL026 and My Online Shop Plate jr-31.
Today is also Bad Wolf day. On July 8, 2006, “Doomsday” aired and we had to say goodbye to Rose, a beloved companion.
Today’s mani starts with two coats of Color Club Tall, Dark, and Handsome which is from their Love Tahiry collection. I used Mundo de Unas Forest and a design from the yellow Cici&Sisi set to stamp the design on.
I recently did a review of Bliss Kiss Simply Peel liquid latex (See it here!) and I wanted to show you how I use it to clean up my stamping nail art….or to be more precise, how I use it to avoid having to clean up!!
Before stamping, I put a layer of the liquid latex around my cuticles and sidewall of my nails. My fingers are posed all awkward because if the latex will stick to itself so I couldn’t have them touching!
When Bliss Kiss Simply Peel is dry, it becomes clear with a splattering of glitter to show you where it is. Here is my stamping pre-cleanup. As you can see, stamping can be a pretty messy affair! Before Simply Peel, I would use a cotton swab and a concealer brush with acetone to clean up all the polish on my skin. Then, I would have to apply some lotion to re-hydrate my skin. I would wait until the lotion absorbed before taking pictures. That was a little tedious.
With Simply Peel, I just peel it off! I don’t have to put on lotion before my pictures are taken because the latex doesn’t dry out your skin! Look! Look! It just all comes off! Without acetone! It’s amazing and I’m so glad I have this because it makes life so much easier. And let’s be real – – It’s super fun to peel this off your skin.
Here’s my finished mani!
And my G@$#D@&$% pointer finger always gets messed up! Argh! I’m going to put it on a 6-month performance plan and if it doesn’t get its act together, it’s so fired!
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When I saw this art on Manucirator.com, I had to buy some of the Color Club Love Tahiry collection! Then, I saw they had a mini collection of it so obviously I bought that so I could try all the colors!
Color Club On Cloud Nine
On Cloud Nine is a milky white. It’s almost leaning from a cream into a jelly polish at first, but with two coats, it was opaque.
Color Club Seal it with a Kiss
Seal it with a Kiss is a pink coral colors. It’s quite vibrant and I enjoyed wearing it.
Color Club Jitters
Jitters is a multi-colors microglitter holo. To showcase Jitters (I love the name, by the way), I sponged it onto the tips of my Seal it with a Kiss mani.
Color Club Tall, Dark, and Handsome
Tall, Dark, and Handsome is a dark gray creme. There’s not a whole lot to report on this one as it’s pretty standard. But, I do think it’s a nice addition to an otherwise super-girly collection.
Color Club Red-Handed
Red-Handed is a classic cream red.
Color Club 50 Shades of Love
This is 50 Shades of Love topped over Sweet Getaway. This glitter is super disappointing. The heart glitters did not survive sitting in the polish base!!! They started bleeding and coming apart. This bottle went into the trash right away which makes me quite sad.
Color Club Sweet Getaway
Sweet Getaway is a neon pink. This one is probably my favorite of the whole collection.
Overall, I really like this collection (except for the disaster that was 50 Shades). While the polishes are scented, they are not over powering like many other scented polishes I’ve tried (I’m looking at you, Revlon). The one with the strongest scent was Tall, Dark, and Handsome. That one smells like men’s cologne and was a tad too much for me. The others were all totally wearable and I could hardly smell the scent until the nail was literally right under my nose. This is a good thing, in my opinion!! :)
Today’s mani is part of the Crumpet’s 52-week pick and mix challenge. The prompts for this week are Film and Holo. This mani is just addressing the holo portion of the prompts. I grabbed Color Club Miss Bliss. To this day, the Color Club Halo Hues are some of my favorite holos of all time. I used Mentality Grey Opaque to stamp which was given to me as a gift from Mentality. The design is from Pueen Plate 81.
I liked wearing this mani because the stamping was so subtle. Sometimes it’s nice to have nail art that’s just for me and not for the person across the room! :)
Here is a plain swatch of Color Club Miss Biss without and then with flash. See how beautiful this is?? And it’s easy to find on Amazon! Woo Hoo! This first pic is in a light box.
This is in natural light with a flash from my camera. This is really what you see in sunlight. It’s quite stunning!
For today’s nail art, I decided to do some holo stamping. I started with two coats of China Glaze Feel the Breeze from the Off the Shore collection. The formula on this one was a little tricky. You can see some thin spots in the swatch photo below. But, after two coats and a top coat, it’s not really that noticeable. Then, I used Color Club Over the Moon to stamp a design from Cici&Sisi Plate 01.
China Glaze Feel the Breeze is a light baby pink. It looks exactly Pepto Bismol. That is fortunate because I actually love that color.
It’s time for another round of “Challenge Your Nail Art“. Today’s prompt is “sea creatures”. I have been neglecting my Vivid Lacquer VL023 stamping plate which has mermaids on it, so I couldn’t NOT use it on this challenge! :D I started with two coats of OPI Blue Chips which is an amazing sea blue with holographic shimmers. I got it at TJ Maxx and it was a major score! Once dry, I used Color Club Harp On It to stamp some mermaids and then dotted some of it around. When the mermaids didn’t show up over the blue, I used Konad Special White and it showed up much better. I thought the art needed a little more flair so I grabbed MoYou London Fairytale Plate 06 to stamp some starfish, some bubbles, and some fish around. I like how it turned out!
Happy Thursday, dear readers!! Today’s prompt for Golden Oldies Thursday is “Black Base”. It was hard to find one that I haven’t used in a year! I use black all the time! I finally settled on Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat from last year’s Gumdrops collection. I can actually still find these in stores, so if you like textures, be sure to check out your local drugstore or here on Amazon. As a two-fer I’m also using this mani for the stamping plate challenge I’m participating in. I used Color Club Harp On It for stamping with My Online Shop Plate MJXII. I started with two coats of A-Nise Treat, let it dry, and then stamped. I wish the design had thinner lines so you could see more of the base coat.
Obviously this is my favorite week ever for Golden Oldies Thursday. If I had to wear one finish for the rest of my life, it would be holo. It’s just so mesmerizing! Is there anyone that doesn’t like a good holo? For this week, I picked some Color Club Halo Hues because it’s been far, far too long since I used them. Today, I have Color Club Beyond which is a black linear holo and Color Club Eternal Beauty which is a lilac linear holo. Of course as soon as I sat down to do this mani, the clouds came out. Thanks, Pacific NW!
I started with two coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty on all nails except my ring finger, where I did two coats of Color Club Beyond. Once it was dry, I taped off the ring finger and put Eternal Beauty on top to create the black lines.
Happy Thursday! Or, as I like to call it, Friday Eve!! This is an extra special Thursday because I have tomorrow off. WOO HOO! This week’s Golden Oldies Thursday prompt is turquoise. At first, I didn’t think I had any polishes that fit but then I realized there were two staring me right in the face. I have been sitting on Color Club Abyss and Color Club Blue-Ming for ages!!!! Quick tangent- I don’t know why it’s called “Blue-Ming”. There is no person on this planet that would call it blue. It is comfortably in the mint green family. Is it just me, or do mis-named polishes really grind your gears??
I started off with two coats of the light green Blue-Ming. After it was dry, I taped it off and painted one generous coat of Abyss. This polish is a touch greener in real life. My camera and this polish are not friends. Finally, I used some fimo cane that I got pre-cut in this set from Amazon to add extra flair.
This week’s Golden Oldies Thursday challenge prompt is “With a Silver Accent”. I love silver polish so it was hard to find one that I hadn’t used in a year. Finally, I discovered a forgotten beauty in my collection: Color Club Harp On It from the Color Club Halo Hues collection. This collection is full of gorgeous and amazing linear holos. If you want your mind holo-blown, this is the collection to look in to. The great thing about the Halo Hues is they are pretty easy to get a hold of. I got all 12 of mine from Amazon! I just frickin’ love Amazon.
I started with two coats of Color Club Harp On It. Then, I taped off the patterns shown below and used OPI Hey Baby and OPI 4 in the Morning which are both from the Gwen Stefani Collection. I loooove this collection. I have all but one color and I love them all, especially 4 in the Morning. It’s become my go-to black. So much so, that I actually bought a back-up bottle. This is the first back-up bottle I’ve ever purchased! (Well, at least on purpose. LOL. I bought a second set of the Essence Super Heroes collection intending to give them away…but I never did!)
In other news, I’m giving away an Enchanted Polish. Check it out here.
First, let’s take a look at Color Club Harp on It by itself. I just wanted to show you the beautiful holo!
It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for a tri-polish mani! This will be the last one in April using the pink, yellow, and blue prompt. I started with two coats of Color Club Miss Bliss and then used my small dotting tool to put on Essie Lots of Lux. Finally, I used some of my Shany fimo cane nail art to apply the bows. I found those bows on Amazon here. I know technically, they’re not polish but I thought I could sneak one through for the last week in April. :D
Today’s mani is part of the Adventures in Stamping Sunday Challenge. The challenge this week was ‘pastels’. I selected Essence That’s What I Mint as my stamping polish and it actually stamps pretty well! For my base color, I picked Color Club Endless Summer which is a lovely pastel pink. I selected a MoYou Stamping Plate from the Suki Collection. This is plate 07. I am super duper impressed with the MoYou plates. The images are so crisp and clean! Also, each plate has a ton of different full nail designs you can use. In my mani below, you won’t get a specific Asian feel, but when you look at the plate as a whole, that’s what you see. This is why the MoYou stamping plates are so cool! They have so much versatility!!!
Just look at all the different designs from MoYou Suki Collection Plate 07!!!!!!!!!!
I picked four different designs from the plate for variety on each nail. I like how subtle the stamping is with the pastels.
Wait…what? Another black and pink mani? You betcha! It’s like the hottest color combo, ever!!! For this mani, I started with two coats of Color Club Miss Bliss. Then, I used SSP Vinyl chevron decals and painted ManGlaze Matte is Murder over. I hope you like it!