July 21, 2011

Color Club 'Fractured' Collection Part 2: Swatches & Review

Hi everyone, today I have the remaining three polishes in the Color Club Fractured Collection. You can see my review on the first three here.

First up is Kiss and Break Up, the fuschia purple fractured topcoat. I am not terribly impressed with this one. It's an okay color, on the hot pink side of purple. I hear it is an dupe for the color of China Glaze's Purple Panic. This one didn't crack very much on my first few tries, this is my third attempt at a swatch for it. I put it over Sinful Colors Adventure Island, a yellow tinged green crème. It is actually more dusty and pale than my picture makes it out to be. I got a new camera for flash photography so I'm learning how to use it correctly, bear with me. I really like the color combo of these two together.

Next is Tattered in Gold, the light gold fractured topcoat. If I was not impressed with Kiss and Break Up, than I might as well toss this one right now. It would simply refuse to crack no matter how much I varied application, thick, thin, etc. I eventually thinned it a little with polish thinner, and that helped maybe a tiny smidge, but not much. I don't like how the gold is so light too, it's almost silver :P I put it over my first Pixel Polish Oh Pardon Me. You can get these at Ulta for $1.99. They are tiny but have a really fabulous brush. Oh Pardon Me is a shimmery tri-tone blue shimmer/glitter.

And last, and my favorite from the three, is Splitting Image, a bright blue fractured topcoat. This one cracked the best out of the second half of this collection, and was nicely pigmented. I used it over Sinful Colors Seaweed, a dusty pale green dupe for OPI's Stranger Tides. My bottle of this broke so I had to decant it into an empty franken bottle. I liked this polish too, it was creamy and applied easily.

These were all were a bit more temperamental than some other crack polishes I've tried. And they got really chunky around the neck of the bottles, as they dry I guess. I have to say I'm not a fan of this half of the collection all that much. You can purchase Color Club polishes from TransDesign.com, Head2ToeBeauty.com, and from VictoriasNailSupply.com (although they are on vacation until July 28th). Take care dolls, I am having kind of a hard time right now but I'm trying to get through it with my head held high. Kisses!

Products provided for review.

13 comments:

  1. Hope everything starts looking up for you Kellie

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  2. Too bad they don't crack too well. Pretty colors but they gotta crack for me to get 'em.

    Girl, anytime you ever want to vent about anything....even just bugs, feel free to contact me via email or Twitter or whatever.

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  3. I absolutely adore the purple crackle polish. Ahh want! :)

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  4. You are fabulous, Kellie. Cheer up!

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  5. *big hugs* :( I hope you will get through whatever happened soon Kellie. You are in my thoughts. <3

    Thank you for your fab swatches! I will scratch them off my wishlist. I think I have ordered the purple already a while ago though. Oops. :)

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  6. *Squishes* My love to you, my love, and best wishes! I hope you'll come out of it better than ever <33333 If you need anything, you know how to reach me!

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  7. I love the purple its so pretty :)

    shel xx

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  8. that was the first pixel polish I bought too! I can't wait to wear it, it looks so good on you!

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  9. Call me out of trend - but I just don't like the Shatter/Crackle trend at all. Some look like rubber tires on your nail. Others just look messy - and not a good fashionable messy. I keep hoping this trend goes away and soon.

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  10. The purple and blue one are really pretty.

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  11. Big hug girlie...everything will work out for the best in the end

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  12. I'm always late on my collections. I realized too late that I want some colors from Sinful's Adventure Island collection, and now they aren't in stores... Or maybe my Walgreens are just not with it.

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  13. I have the Sally Hansen Crackles and that's enough for me. I love the Sinful Colors Adventure Island Collection. I don't have them all but I do have the greens.

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