Thursday, December 10, 2015

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; Partial Review

Good morning dears!  My posting will be a bit infrequent and irregular for the next week (month actually) as I am preparing for a 2 week long vacation and will be busy packing, cleaning and setting up guest posts!  YAY for guest posts!  But when I have a chance here and there I'll throw up a few pictures for you to peruse.  This morning I have a few metallic shades and a glitter from the Color Club Winter collection called Frost Bite.  The 7 piece Frost Bite collection is available on the website now and each shade is $8.50.  It looks like they are all metallic finish, metal type shades.  The only thing I will mention about this is that you will get brushstrokes with this type of finish.  My suggestion is to sponge on the second layer and you'll completely reduce that brushstrokey look.  I also have a feeling these will be great for stamping!  So let's jump in and see the 3 polishes I have to share!

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Color Club Frost Bite Collection

Alright so up first I have Polar Vortex.  This is a metallic slate blue.  I found the color interesting and unique.  The finish really gives it a wintry feel.  Polar Vortex is really opaque and regular painters (I say regular because I am very light hand) will easily get away with 1 coat.  I used 2 coats to make sure I didn't have any sheer spots that the camera or light would amplify.  I'd suggest to not over manipulate the polish - meaning don't run the brush on your nails too many times in an effort to minimize visible brush strokes.  And as I mentioned before, you could always sponge on the last layer to get rid of the brush strokes entirely. I finished with a  layer of topcoat.  

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; Polar Vortex

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; Polar Vortex

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; Polar Vortex

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; Polar Vortex

What A Flake is a blend of matte black, matte white and metallic sliver glitters.  I started with a gradient of Polar Vortex and 24" Below.  I really like how this gradient turned out!  The sponge application made both polishes look smooth and just like liquid metal.  I then applied What A Flake.  I was pleased with the amount of glitter that came out of the bottle.  It also went on the nail nicely - the glitters spread out well.  I only needed 1 coat of What A Flake for a satisfactory amount of glitter on each nail.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; What A Flake

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; What A Flake

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; What A Flake

Last but not least is 24" Below.  This is a liquid metal gold polish.  I do love the color, but I don't love the very visible brushstrokes you get during application.  I really wanted to do the sponge method but I didn't think it would be fair to show it to you that way since that's not what it really looks like.  I ended up using 1 coat of 24" Below and finished with topcoat.  

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; 24" Below

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; 24" Below

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; 24" Below

Color Club Frost Bite Collection; 24" Below


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