Color Club Nail Lacquer in Crystal Baller, swatch

Color Club — Crystal Baller (Halo Hues Nail Lacquer)

Collection: Color Club 2015 Fall, Halo Hues

Every now and then, Color Club releases a collection of Halo Hues holographic nail polishes, and I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I’ve never owned one until now!

Color Club’s regular polishes aren’t my very favorite formula—they’re nice, but I prefer some other brands—so this probably influenced my non-desire to buy any of the more expensive Halo Hues. However, I recently picked up several holographics from other brands (like A England and Colors by Llarowe) and it occurred to me that I should probably try one from Color Club’s highly regarded holos.

Color Club Nail Lacquer in Crystal Baller (Halo Hues)
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Crystal Baller (Halo Hues)

I’m so happy to report that these are excellent holos, and probably worth every extra cent! (I’m talking over the regular Color Club prices; indie polishes like the ones I got actually run more expensive.)

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New Release: Color Club — Game Day Duos (Fall 2016) & 20% Off Sale

Collection: Color Club, Fall 2016, Game Day Duos

Here’s Color Club‘s massive new collection of nail polish duos for the U.S. college football fans! A whopping 78 colleges are represented in this set of fully licensed color duos.

My two brothers went to U.S. colleges, but unfortunately, the one who is into sports didn’t go to a represented college (presumably because their football team is crap?) and the one whose alma mater is in the set really hates sports. Well, they also don’t wear nail polish, so I guess this whole exercise is moot.

Anyway, the new collection is called Game Day, and each college gets a two-color duo.

Each bottle is shaped like a little football helmet! (This is a little bit of a shame if you’re into some other sport at your chosen college.) The university logo is also printed on each bottle.

Color Club Game Day Duo in UCLA, Fall 2016 Collection
Color Club’s UCLA Game Day Duo.
Image: colorclub.com

I found that Color Club’s stock photos seem a little off, particularly the oranges, many of which look red. I was entering the shades into the Nail Polish Database (156 colors, what a pain!) and realized (thankfully) early on that some of the “reds” were actually oranges. I mean, I know almost zero about college football, but even I know that Syracuse’s color is orange, not Dayglo red! (Also, weirdly, Northwestern’s duo colors look blue and white, but the actual university color is purple. I’ve no idea.)

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New Release: Color Club — Midnight Muse Collection (Fall 2016) & 20% Off Sale

Collection: Color Club, Fall 2016, Midnight Muse

I’m loving some of these new fall collections!

Color Club has released a new collection called Midnight Muse.

Color Club Midnight Muse Fall 2016 Collection
At least, I think it’s a 2016 collection!
Image: colorclub.com

The seven shades are:

  • Astro-Naughty (pale blue)
  • Cheetah-Me-Not (glittering nail lacquer loaded with black cheetah spots)
  • Many Moons Ago (no description other than “glittering”; looks like light mauve & gold confetti in a sheer base)
  • Martian, Martian, Martian! (mysterious green)
  • Men Are From Mars (vampy red)
  • Meteor-Right (shimmering blue & copper)
  • Unphased (shimmering orange)
Color Club Midnight Muse Fall 2016 Collection
Images: colorclub.com

Meteor-Right and Unphased will be mine! Which ones do you like?

Also, from now until August 31, 2016, get 20% off your Color Club order with the code TWENTY4U. I believe the official site ships to the US and Canada, as well as some other countries, but they don’t appear to have shipping information available on their website. Huh.

Happy shopping!

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50.

Color Club Professional Lacquer in Safari Sunset, swatch

Color Club — Safari Sunset (Professional Nail Lacquer)

Collection: Color Club 2014 Spring, Safari Garden

A while back, I scored a pack of six Color Club polishes, plus a clear top coat, marked down to CA$5 at Winners.

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer, Safari Garden collection

The Color Club packs sold at Winners are typically unlabeled, but the colors all looked like the ones in Color Club’s Spring 2014 Safari Garden collection. I’ll have to label the bottles myself.

Safari Sunset (1023) is a rather unique shade of orange: it’s a peachy amber with honey-gold frost. The African-inspired collection reminds me of those honeypot ants (no pic ’cause it’s a bit icky if you’re not into this stuff).

Honey, honeycomb
Honey, honeycomb. Image: candidahub.com (Yes, this image came from a site about yeast infections!)

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Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in a mystery sheer pink cream, swatch

Color Club — Mystery Polish #1 (Professional Nail Lacquer)

Collection: Color Club, unknown

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 Safari Garden collection.

Unfortunately for me, the box I got was either mispackaged or someone at Winners swapped out one of the polishes, because instead of Lion’s Den (1018), a shimmery brown, I got a sheer pastel pink cream!

Since these Winners packs are always unlabeled, I have no way of finding out what shade this it. I did a quick search on Color Club’s website, and thought this could be any one of All About French, Little Miss Paris, or More Amour?—but what if it’s a discontinued shade? Oh well. I’ll probably never know.

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New Releases: Color Club — Pop Chalk, Pop Wash, & The New Rules of Engagement Collections (Summer 2016)

Collection: Color Club, Spring/Summer 2016, Pop Chalk, Pop Wash, & The New Rules of Engagement

Color Club has a couple of additional summer collections out right now. The latest “Pop” school-inspired sets are Pop Chalk and Pop Wash, which consist of bright/neon mattes (Chalk) and sheers (Wash). Lastly, there’s a Bridal collection released for the spring, The New Rules of Engagement.

Pop Chalk:

  • Chalk It Up (matte white)
  • Cliff Notes (matte neon yellow)
  • Extra Credit (matte pastel yellow)
  • Schoolyard Crush (matte pastel peach)
  • Study Buddy (matte coral)
  • Tic-Tac-Toe (matte neon pastel green)
  • Trapper Keeper (matte blue)
Color Club Pop Chalk Summer 2016 Collection
Image: colorclub.com

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New Release: Color Club — Nailmoji Neon Collection (Summer 2016)

Collection: Color Club, Summer 2016, Nailmoji Neon

There have been loads of new spring and summer nail polish releases, but I haven’t felt compelled to post many of them until now! Color Club has released a great new summer collection with emoji glitter! Nailmoki Neon consists of seven confetti emoji glitter polishes in bright neon shades. The collection is limited edition.

I’m not even into glitter, and I want at least one! (SMH or YASSSS!)

The seven shades are:

  • 100 (neon green)
  • Chill (neon blue)
  • JK (neon yellow)
  • OMG (neon pink)
  • SMH (neon orange)
  • Squad (neon purple)
  • YASSSS (neon red)
Color Club Nailmoji Neon Summer 2016 Collection
Image: colorclub.com

Happy shopping!

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50.