Posts Tagged ‘Color Club’

A England – Bridal Veil

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Wohoo it’s time for Kertin’s Holo Friday! The next polish I’ve tried from A England’s new Legend collection is the nearly black Bridal Veil, which also has a scattered holographic effect as most of the others in the collection. It was opaque in two coats and then I added Seche Vite on top. I have to say that I really like this polish! Okay, I am a bit weak for black shades, but the holographic particles makes it more special, even if the effect isn’t super strong.

Time for pic spam!

And I also took a photo in the shade:

It looks mostly black with tiny silver shimmer.

I decided to do some comparisons as well with some other polishes in my collection. Say hello to Color Club Revvvolution and Eyeko Cosmic polish:

L-R: Color Club Revvvolution, A England Bridal Veil – Eyeko Cosmic Polish

L-R: Color Club Revvvolution, A England Bridal Veil – Eyeko Cosmic Polish

As you can see Bridal Veil is much darker than Revvvolution, and doesn’t have such a strong holographic effect. The particles also seem to be of a finer grain in BV. Cosmic Polish isn’t really a real holographic polish as it only has holographic glitter in it, but I thought it could be interesting to add as a reference.



Color Club Antiquated

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Yay, I managed to do a post about a non-holographic polish! Here’s Antiquated from Color Club’s Foiled collection, it’s a champagne colored foil. I’m pretty sure I used two coats, and it dried fairly quickly.

The first photo is with the sun shining in through the window:

It has a beautiful shimmer in the sun.

And one in indirect light:

Here it looks more matte, and I like that look as well.

I wasn’t really sure if this color suited me, but I quite liked it anyway. But to be honest I got a bit tired of it after a few days, I want more colors now!

Color Club Revvvolution

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

I’ts been another hectic week at work, and here I am again on Holo Friday. I really need to squeeze in some more posts between all the holos! I don’t have a new manicure to show you today, but I found some unedited photos of Color Club Revvvolution that I wore a few months back. Hello long nails!

I’ve worn this one for a few times, and so far it’s one of my favorites in my collection. It’s a dark grey shade with a scattered holographic effect. I know there are different versions of Revvvolution out there and I’m not really sure which one I have. But it sure is pretty! I don’t remember how many coats I put on, but probably two or three. It’ nice to work with and dries pretty fast.

First a couple of photos in the sun:

Here’s a shot in indirect light:

And the last one is under my desk lamp:

And with this I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Quick Holo Friday with Milani Digital

Friday, November 4th, 2011

For once I give you an all fresh manicure that hasn’t even dried yet, two coats of the pink holographic polish Milani Digital, on top of Color Club Hot Like Lava. I haven’t used Digital on its own yet, but I think it would probably look quite a bit lighter then. With this combination the hot pink Hot Like Lava darkens it down, and I think it looks pretty good like this, too.

And of course since there’s no daylight now I had to take these photos with flash under the bedroom light, ugh.. I have to find better ways to photograph now.

It has a pretty good holo effect even in dim lights, it would probably look fantastic in the sun.

I wish you all a wonderful Friday!

Update November 5th: Sun pics!

The indoor photos weren’t that far away from these, you see slightly more of the holographic effect here. But I have to tell you, it looks more beautiful in real life!

Color Club Emerald Depths

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

When I made a comparison with some teal/aqua polishes Emerald Depths got some attention, and I thought it was time to show a full manicure with it. Unfortunately it doesn’t look it’s best here, I had cleaned the house before I took the photos, and you know what that can do to a polish!

Anyway, this is three coats plus Seche Vite top coat.

It’s a blue toned teal shimmer, and I really like this color.

Last photo is taken inside with flash:

I wasn’t so careful while applying it so I got some visible brush strokes, especially on the middle finger, but I don’t think it’s looks too bad.

Some Comparisons of Blue/Aqua/Teal Shimmers

Friday, August 5th, 2011

I bought a couple of polishes each from China Glaze’s and Misa’s summer collections, and when I looked at Mermaid Dreams and Blue Iguana I thought they needed a comparison. I also added one more blue from my collection.

Left to right: L.A. Girl Alkaline Blue, China Glaze Blue Iguana, and Misa Mermaid Dreams.

Here’s me trying to be pedagogical. I’ve applied two coats of each polish.

Blue Iguana in the middle is the sheerest and the greenest of the bunch. Alkaline Blue to the right is the darkest blue. I do find the finishes to be quite similar on all of these.

Here’s a close-up of Mermaid Dreams and Blue Iguana, and I think you can see the purple shift in BI here, and that’s what I think sets this one apart from the Misa polish. So I think you need both =)

I also bought Misa Krystal Water and wanted to compare it to other similar polishes, and to my horror I hardly found any in my stash! After some digging I came up with these to have something to compare it to:

Left to right: Viva La Diva no. 76, Misa Krystal Water, Color Club Emerald Depths.

This is also only two coats each.

Emerald Depths is the darkest and most blue, Krystal Water is the lightest one with it’s beautiful glassfleck shimmer, and VLD no. 76 is the greenest one. They’re all lovely in their own way!


A Challenge

Friday, May 13th, 2011

It’s been quiet around here for a while, and I just want to inform you that I’m not dead! I’ve just had a lot to do lately, which means less time for nails and blogging.  But now I finally got something to show you.

I saw this challenge at Annie’s Colors a few weeks ago, and it sounded really fun so I had to give it a try as well. What you do is pick out three colors from your stash without looking, and then combining them in a manicure. I have three drawers in my IKEA Helmer that are dedicated to polishes, so I randomly chose one from each of them. First one out was China Glaze Harmony, a medium purple, and then I got hold of Color Club Electronica which is more of a blurple. So far so good. The last polish I ended up with was Nfu Oh 60, with orange/green flakies. That one made me a little confused as how to combine it with the others. I felt I needed some time to think about what to do with these, so I wore Harmony alone for a week until I made the full manicure.

The chosen ones: China Glaze Harmony, Color Club Electronica, Nfu Oh 60.

I thought I would fail miserably with the manicure so I didn’t put much time into the application. I used Harmony as a base, and then I applied Electronica on top for a Ruffian design. Then I layered Nfu Oh 60 on top of Electronica. The Ruffian doesn’t look too bad for a first try, if I do say so myself. After that I applied Nfu Oh 60 on top of Electronica.


Still not sure if the flakies work with the rest of the colors, it’s not the colors I normally would have combined.

Trying to mimic alizarine claws wonderful shots… big fail! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to keep my nails in a straight line..

Have you done this challenge? If not, I think you should!

Wild At Heart

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I think I first saw this polish at MakeupMyLack some time ago. I decided to get the polish, and after trying it out for the first time I was in love! This is the second time I’ve worn it and the love is still there =) It’s a holographic purple, and it sparkles in all kinds of colors in sunlight! It’s a great formula and you can get nice coverage with two coats.

In the shadow you don’t see much of the holo effect.

Direct sun, do you see all the pretty colors? This one also shows more of the red shade that this purple has.

A little closeup of the bling.