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Color Club – Age of Aquarius

I’ve another swatch for you this evening (yay!). It’s another Color Club sample that I got, this time along with an order of Nail Stuff (you know, fimo canes and non-fluffy cotton pads). Age of Aquarius is a striking blue that tends slightly to aqua. It’s more bright than pastel, but definitely not neon.

Color Club - Age of Aquarius-001

This colour, along with corals, is incredibly popular this season, and this is a pretty good version of it. That slight lean to aqua makes it just a little different to others on the market. The formula is okay. It was opaque at two coats but I added a third to try to even it out – which wasn’t as successfull as I’d have liked. Still, I’ve seen a lot worse elsewhere, and the finish is naturally glossy.

Color Club - Age of Aquarius

Great basic colour for any skin tone, and since the brand isn’t too expensive, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up on it 🙂

In other news, I got some amazing nail mail today that I can not wait to share 🙂

 

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Color Club – Put a Pin in it

So  Eeek-ee-Pops isn’t the only one on a swatching kick !

Actually, I’m not on swatches to save the nail art for the challenge, rather, I’m trying to clear out my to-be-swatched box before the challenge – last time I did a month challenge, it overflowed (overflew?) 🙂

Also, I just received the new piCture pOlish brushes today, so I’ll be going back over those swatches soon – the brushes look just right to me !

For now, I have another sample-sized Color Club to show you, Put a Pin in It – this one was a collaboration with Joliebox (I think) a while ago. It’s been in my swatch box for a while, which I totally regret, because I love it !

Color Club - Put a Pin in it

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Color Club – Reign in Spain (Birchbox collaboration)

So Joliebox France was bought out by Birchbox, and has now changed its name to Birchbox. It always makes me a little nostalgic when this happens, and almost every other beauty box out here was bought out by Glossybox (who I refuse to deal with since I had a lot of really awful customer service) – so I guess it was always going to happen at some point.

Anyway, one good thing has come of this – it means us girls in France are getting the collaboration Color Club shades this month! I was a bit confused that I had two (the same shade), and then Birchbox sent out an email saying that the second was to give away to someone… Okaaay, why not?

There are four shades in the “Wanderlust Collection”, and I recieved Reign in Spain, a bright peachy coral. This is the prettier of the two bottles, you can see the printing went a bit off – but the other one had a lid that looked like someone had bit into it to open it…. Classy.

Color Club - Reign in Spain

 

For a pale-ish neon coral, application was okay. It took a very long time to dry, but levelled quite nicely with a bit of patience. It did take me 2 coats to opacity then a third to level it out properly, but that’s about what I expect from a shade like this. With the slow drying time, there were a few bubbles (I waited a good half hour between coats….)

It’s odd that you can only buy this as a set (7ml each x 4 bottles) – in France we’re expected to pay 12.50€ if we’d like to order the set, when in the US it’s only at $8 (about 6€). A bit cheeky if you ask me !

Color Club - Reign in Spain

 

If you’re wondering about the other shades, there’s nothing revolutionary : a creamy minty green, a lavendar and a very pale beige… All handy to have, but I wish they’d pushed the boat out and added some shimmer or something to make them a bit different, because I think almost every brand has these colours…

 

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Pre-Spring Challenge Day 11 – Beach

Well, I’m going away until Sunday, so I’m afraid I’m about to spam you all with my last manis for the Pre-Spring Challenge ! Sorry in advance, I’m worried that if I schedule the posts, the links might not work properly.

I thought I had such a great idea for this one, but actually it didn’t come out great !

Maybe it would have been better with a little black liner around the swimsuits?

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Pre-Spring Challenge Day 5 – Sky

Well, as it’s my work’s end of year party tomorrow (I know; last year it was in February!), this post is going up early !

The theme for day 5 is sky. Now, although cloud manis are amazing, I decided to go for something different for this one.

In December, Sir Patrick Moore passed away. He was an amateur astronomer who presented The Sky at Night, from 24 April 1957 until 7 January 2013 (which was filmed before he died). Although I never watched it really, he literally inspired generations of British physicists and astronomers, and really, if that doesn’t merit a nail-art tribute, what does?!

So here is my Sky at Night 

Day 5 - Sky

The flash on my camera brings out the little hidden detail :

 

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Swatch – Color Club – Silver Lining (175)

 

 

This is my first Color Club swatch, and I’ve chosen Silver Lining to be the first :

The formula is pretty nice, and it’s nice to know there aren’t too many nasties in it.

However, I wouldn’t call this silver ! To me, silver should be metallic, but this is more of a light grey pearl :

Still, it’s a flattering colour, dries quite fast. Three coats is all it took and it’s nice and shiny !

So silver it is not, but this is still a keeper and I’ll be adding some more Color Club to my stash in the future.

 

 

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