Collection: Color Club 2014 Spring, Paris in Love
I scored a pack of six Color Club polishes, plus a clear top coat, marked down to CA$5 at Winners.
The Color Club packs sold at Winners are typically unlabeled, but the colors all looked like the ones in Color Club’s Spring 2014 Paris in Love collection. I’ll have to label the bottles myself.
Je ne sais quoi (1039) is a turmeric-stained mustard yellow cream which has a clear, slightly jellyish quality: not like the chalky mustards that I have previously seen. Obviously, this is not a color for everybody, and I don’t think it’s for me, either. But I’m always drawn to a mustard yellow, even if it doesn’t suit me well!
This polish comes from a French-inspired collection from Color Club, yet it definitely has more of a spicier English mustard about it than a paler French Dijon. Its name, however, forgoes the predictable mustard reference for the French phrase, je ne sais quoi, meaning “a pleasing quality that cannot be exactly named or described”.
I personally am a big fan of mustard, and we usually keep a couple varieties of Kozlik’s Canadian mustard in the fridge, particularly Balsamic Fig & Date and Lemon & Basil. (Their empty jars are also perfect for my spice drawer!)
Je ne sais quoi applies quite smoothly, and although two coats will definitely do, I preferred three thin coats just to get that extra plush coverage.
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50 (I’ve rarely seen it in Canada outside of Winners, but never checked the pricing) and is 0.5 fl oz / 15 mL. It is cruelty-free and made in USA.
Color Club is one of the lines produced by Forsythe Cosmetics Group, which was founded in 1979 by husband and wife team Buddy & Harriet Rose. Along with Color Club, the company also makes Art Club, Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish, and private label polishes for distributors and nail salons. The company is based in Freeport, NY, USA.