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Health problems have prevented me from blogging for a while, which means the press release for Color Club’s previous New Zealand release has sat in my inbox waiting to be blogged. Foiled hit the shelves back in February,
so you may have already se
en these in store.
Foiled is described as a collection of “six luxurious liquid shades with a chrome-like shine and the look of molten metal”. Now I’m not a huge fan of foil polishes myself but I’m thinking I
might have to pick up Cold Metal, and I’m also quite liking the look of Foil Me Once. What about you?
Magnetic nail polish is the latest trend to hit the nail polish world – and a pretty awesome trend it is too. If you haven’t seen it yet then watch out for Color Club’s Magnetic Force collection which hits New Zealand shelves mid-April.
The polishes come with a magnetic cap which, when held close to the nail while the polish is still wet, creates the
design. I have a couple of magnetic nail polishes in my collection (which I had to order from Asia a couple of years ago before the trend took off) and I can testify that once you’ve got the hang of them they’re lots of fun and not at all fiddly.
Color Club polishes are available from selected pharmacies and fashion stores New Zealand-wide. I’ll definitely be picking a couple of these up (in fact let’s face it I’ll probably end up buying the whole collection) – what about you?
USA Nails Online, the online stockist of Color Club in New Zealand, are running a special on all Color Club
7 packs in the run-up to Christmas. Prices for the 7 packs now range from $24.50 to $38.50 but you’d best be quick as some of the packs are already out of stock. Check them out here.
I’ve got my eye on the Back to Boho Shimmers 7 pack ($34.50):
and the Back Stage Pass 7 Pack ($38.50) – also known as
Specials only available in New Zealand.
Don’t scented nail polishes make you feel like a kid? There’s just something so deliciously childlike about the idea, and while it’s not a concept that appeals to every nail polish lover I really love them.
There are a few brands who have introduced scented polishes to their lines (Revlon springs to mind) – and now Color Club have introduced theirs in the form of the Wicked Sweet Collection.
Seven shades of neons and brights and all with candy scents to match. Color Club NZ kindly sent me out some to review, which I will do shortly, but right at the moment my nubbinses are more nubbiney than normal, and I don’t think short nails do much justice to polishes on camera. Having had a quick swatch though I can confirm that The Lime Starts Here does smell like lime candy – om nom nom.
The Wicked Sweet Collection is available from the usual Color Club stockists throughout New Zealand, or online from usanailsonline for $11.90. Just be warned that it’s apparently not considered polite to wave your fingers under strangers’ noses and shout “smell my
nails”. I try these things so you don’t have to.
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.