My name is Selina and I’m addicted to nail polish
Hi all, I’m Selina and I’m thrilled to join the team at Pretty Pretty Pretty. Some of you may have followed me here from my other blog Pretty Clever, where I blog about pretty things (shameless plug: go check it out). I’ve previously shared my reviews and photos of nail polish and beauty items over at Pretty Clever, but when Joanna approached me and asked me to write for Pretty Pretty Pretty it seemed an opportune time to change the focus of Pretty Clever to the fashion side of things. So from now on you’ll be able to read about my adventures with nail polish and all things beauty here.
You may have already gathered I’m a nail polish addict. In fact I’m a makeup addict, but nail polish is my drug of choice and I have a large collection. I mean large. We’re talking in the hundreds here. So my first post for Pretty Pretty Pretty is, of course, about nail polish.
Color Club has long been one of my favourite brands of polish – for their quality, color range and price – and when they became available in New Zealand a couple of years ago I literally jumped for joy. There may have been some hand clapping and sqealing too. The lovely people at Color Club NZ were kind enough to send me out some polishes for review, and the two I have for you today are from the Pardon My French Collection.
Pardon My French is a collection of polishes designed for layering and comprises four sheer cremes and three glittery topcoats. It was released in the Northern Hemisphere for Spring 2010.
In the photo below you can see Oh Naturale, with Turn the Other Chic layered over it on two nails.
Now as I said, these polishes are designed to be layered, so the creme bases on their own can be a bit of a pain if you prefer your polish not to be sheer. What you see in the photo is four coats of Oh Naturale – it took that many to get it fully opaque and streak-free. Oh its own Oh Naturale is a lovely peachy orange, but it totally comes into its own when Turn the Other Chic is applied over the top.
Turn the Other Chic is a orange jelly base jam-packed full of glittery goodness. The consistency of the jelly polishes in the Pardon My French collection is like no other jelly polish I’ve ever encountered – it’s super thick and reminds me of jelly that’s been left to half set. Application is more a matter of ‘spreading’ it over the nail rather than brushing it on, so it can take a bit to get used to but it’s so worth it for the end result.
I have a couple more Pardon My French combos to show you soon, but in the meantime have any of you tried the polishes from this collection, and what did you think of them?
Color Club polishes are available in chemists throughout New Zealand, and a few other stores too. Online in New Zealand they can be purchased from USA Nails Online.