This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I have caught a tushie-kicker of a cold, and I fell asleep about 3 hours earlier than normal yesterday. So the pictures posted before I got a chance to write about them! Anyway, now I'm fleshing it all out and posting it and hopefully I can get things back on track. :)
Color Club has released a summer collection, their Fiesta collection, and I found the colors to have just enough of a different and interesting twist to want to buy most of the collection. Luckily it's a small collection, so I was able to indulge. The collection calls to mind the vibrant, happy hues of a Mexican cantina full of happy people partying the night away. Here are my swatches and my review of the collection.
Oh...I injured my pinkie right as I was doing these swatches, so I apologize for the wound. If that type of thing bothers you, only look at the other fingers. :)
Sunrise Canyon is a bright summer yellow creme with a funky green undertone to it that I love. It's richly pigmented and just 'off' enough from a typical yellow to make it intriguing. Not sure I can claim it looks good with my skin tone, but I also can't claim that I care!
|Color Club Sunrise Canyon, direct sun|
|Color Club Sunrise Canyon, indirect sun|
This, like all of the rest of the pretties, is two coats followed by topcoat. Also, there was nothing notable about the formula--they all went on with no fuss or muss. :)
Next up is Mambo, a HOT tomato-red creme that makes me want to find an excuse to go salsa dancing, and every time I see the name, I hear the sequence from West Side Story and see Rita Moreno dancing (Don't know what I'm talking about? Click here):
|Color Club Mambo, indirect sun|
|Color Club Mambo, direct sun|
I am admittedly a red love. But hoo-babieeeee, this is a hot, hot, hot, gorgeous, smoldering red. Not too dark. Not too bright. Just---RED. Ohhhh yeeeaaaahhhh.
If I can pull myself away from Mambo a minute...I'll show you Wild Cactus. This is fun, summery teal creme that is utterly ruined by my horrible cuticle in these pictures. By the time I was able to swatch this one, the cut above my pinkie was starting to heal, but the move had really started to destroy the cuticles. I apologize in advance for this, but the color is so pretty I couldn't bear to leave it out; I'll swatch it again as soon as I can:
|Color Club Wild Cactus, indirect sun|
|Color club Wild Cactus, indirect sun|
Most of my teals tend to be on the darker side, or the more blue-heavy side, so I was happy to see this. If you're in the mood for a teal creme, check this one out.
And finally, we have Endless Summer, a cyan blue with a rubber-style matte finish (luckily swatched on my good hand when my cuticles were reasonable):
|Color Club Endless Summer, indirect light|
|Color Club Endless Summer, artificial light|
|Color Club Endless Summer, indirect sunlight|
Overall, I think this is a really fun approach to a summer collection, and I love it! I hope Color Club does more like this, unified around a particular cultural vibe. Awesome, and for the price (you can normally find Color Clubs for around $3 each), not to be missed!
Thanks for taking a look. :) Hugs and love,
(The polishes in this review were purchased with my own money.)