Leave it to Color Club to not only come out with a bunch of new glitters, but to hide them in a single supply source. These limited edition and Japanese exclusive glitters can be found at Victoria Nail Supply for $3.25 a piece. When I saw them, I had to get them all. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably having the same reaction. But wait.
Even though I think all of these are unique (Sparkling Cassis and Twinkling Peach being the most similar), the questions is, how many pale pink glitters do you need? While it would a far stretch to say that there are dupes in these collections, I think it’s safe to say that half of them don’t have enough variety to warrent buying each and every one – unless, of course, you are buying them for collecting reasons.
Normally I’d break this up into two posts, but for comparison purposes, I thought it would be better if they were all in one post. So be warned before you press the more button, there’s lots o pics.
Out of the bunch, I think Too Violet stands out. The glitter is finer, giving it an a’la OPI Designer Series holographic look, but with sparkle. Next I would say Blue Hawaii (also has fine glitter) and I Love You (flashes blue glitter). While I generally am a fan of green, light green jellies have never really appealed to me – they remind me of zombie nails (but if this appeals to you, you should check out these Chanels). So Fresh Mint, while one of the polishes in this collection that stand out, wasn’t one of my favorites. Sakura Glow and Bishop Weed were also nice. I can’t really express great enthusiasm for oranges, as most just look horrid on me and Dazzling Orange was no exception. The rest of them kinda just blended into each other to me. Not enough difference between them to really make one more memorable than the other.
Overall, I was rather impressed with the opacity of the colors. When I had bottles in hand, I really thought they were going to be fairly colorless, rendering them almost indistinguishable from each other, much like the Chanel Tokyo Happening collection. But happily, I was wrong. All the swatches here show three coats with no top or base coat. Since I photographed these polishes while they were still wet, they look shiny. But you will need to add a top coat as they tend to dull as they dry. Adding liberal layers of top coat is something I’d do if I was wearing them as a regular mani anyway as the gritty texture of glitter drives me crazy. The formula is a tad on the thick side. While I think that actually helped in the application of the glitter, you have to wait a couple minutes in between layers otherwise you’ll be pushing gloopy piles of polish around.