May 4, 2011

Color Club Starry Temptress Collection

Color Club put out a glitter neon collection for summer this year called Starry Temptress which sounded a little crazy and more than a little cool to me. However when I saw them in person, I was less than thrilled. The polishes looked like one of their previous neon sets that they had just injected with glitter. Uhh, ok? I guess I'm not sure what I was expecting but it looked a little...cheap and sloppy. Well, never one to (HAHA!) judge a polish by its cover, I tried them anyway. *deep breath*

Space Case reminds me vaguely of Electro Candy only more bubblegum pink and more pearly. The glitter in this comes off white and more woven into the polish than swimming in it really. These all have weird glitter. They look nicely holo in the bottle but on the nail they get lost.
Ultra-Astral is a fuchsia (little fun fact, I never spell fuchsia right the first time, grr!) crème based polish where the white and holo glitter takes on a cool almost purple color, but it's definitely the same color and type of glitter as is in the rest of them. It's a strange effect but cool.
Every time I say Wink, Wink, Twinkle, I always put "tinkle" in place of "twinkle" and I don't know why. Weird huh. This one is your basic purple, I'm not jumping up and down over it. The opal (I suppose it's apal, not white really) glitter stands out nicely against the background but it doesn't really shine, it's just kinda there.
You Got Soul-Ar is the worst named polish but one of my favorites in this collection. I like the contrast of the opal glitter and the holo pieces actually stick out against the neon orange here. It went on nicely too, the others seemed really thick but this one slid on like butter. I don't know if I need it but I do like it.
Glitter Envy is a lovely lime green neon color but the glitter does not give me envy. It really gets muddled in this thick matte base and doesn't shine or bling or glitz at all. Too bad but I can imagine it being pretty with the right topcoat.
Otherworldly is a really pretty medium watery blue color and I like that you see depth in it with the glitter, but the un-sparklyness really detracts from it's beauty in my opinion. I have high hopes for this one with the glitter topcoat though.
So basically, these are not glittery. Even though they are glitters. Color Club obviously knew that too, so they included a glitter topcoat haha! Starry Temptress, the namesake of the collection, is the glittery angel they gave us to save all these none-blingy neons and make them shine. It's an opalescent glitter that sparkles with little multicolored snowy and holographic pieces. It's safe to say that these all look 100% better with the topcoat than without it, in my opinion.
With One coat of Starry Temptress: Otherworldly; Glitter Envy; You Got Soul-Ar; Wink, Wink Twinkle
With One coat of Starry Temptress: Ultra-Astral; Glitter Envy; Space Case; Wink, Wink, Twinkle
Well, I suppose ya can't la la love them all ;) I do like a few of these, but they're not all home runs for me. What say you, oh adoring public??

19 comments:

  1. there are pretty, but not really my kind of polish! :)

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  2. I actually love this collection. These are just my kind of weird. Non-glittery glitters are awesomely crazy, if you ask me. :D

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  3. Hahaha Collection Fail. It's like they realized they made the same colors over again so they added this half assed glitter to try to "save" it lol.... Lesson Learned Glitter does NOT make everything better lol.

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  4. This is a really pretty collection! So bright. Call me crazy, but I like them more without the glitter top coat. =]

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  5. I totally agree with you the glitter top coat makes it better. I think I'll get this set at ROSS if I see it and get the scented set for a friend (she likes those stuff). The scent will affect me greatly I think.

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  6. I love those colors!! I went to a cosmetology high school and we always used this brand but we never got any of the new colors =[ Now I have to go and figure out where I can buy them lol

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  7. I need to find these colors, I love them and they are perfect for summer and for my toes!!! :):P

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  8. Great swatches!!

    You complain about lack of shine or blinging from the glitter, but that's just what I find great about this collection!

    Tastes are different... :)

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  9. i'm glad lots of you like these! proves that variety is the spice of life :)

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  10. i love Wink, Wink, Twinkle

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  11. Oh my! Why are they so pretty! <3 Love your swatches! :)

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  12. Your so right that these look better with that sparkly top coat. They really change with that sprakle.

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  13. Adore the collection. Thanks for the swatches!

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  14. I dont usually like glittery polishes but I cant stop looking at your photos. Those colors are so intensive! Wink, Wink, Twinkle and Ultra Astral are my favs and will probably buy them :D

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  15. I think they look really great... I don't own any CC polishes--maybe it's time to take the plunge.

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  16. OMG these are right up my alley :D I love every single one of them!

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  17. I actually love them! The fact that they don't sparkle makes them awesome.

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