Color Club's Spring 2012 collection is out now and it's your standard pastel/soft shade spring color palette. This year's spring collection is called Blossoming and it has five floral-themed polishes plus one glitter topcoat designed to give the shades a dewdrop or "morning rain-kissed" effect when layered over them.
Color Club Blue-ming. This one reads more green than blue to me. Turquoise, really. A light but vibrant turquoise creme with a name that gives me this mental image:
Color Club Hydrangea Kiss. This is a medium dusty blue creme. It has a soft, cloudy, antique looking finish to it that I like. And it's not a pure sky blue like most of the ones that are released every spring, it leans more to the steel blue side.
Color Club Lavendarling. Color Club calls this one a dusty purple creme and that's exactly what I was going to say about it. It's a very nice shade of purple, not light and pastel, but also not dark like China Glaze Grape Pop. It has a hazy finish.
Color Club Sweet Pea. This is a dusty/dirty mauve creme. It leans a little more purple in some lights, a little more pink in others. This is one of the few colors named Sweet Pea that actually somewhat resembles the colors of Sweet Pea flowers.
The Blossoming collection also includes a chunky shattered holographic glitter called Diamond Drops that I haven't swatched alone. It's a clear base with random shapes and sizes of silver-based shattered plastic hologram glitter, just like the glitter in Color Club Fame and Fortune. Here it is layered (one coat) over the Blossoming cremes:
Color Club Diamond Drops over Color Club Blushing Rose
Color Club Diamond Drops over Color Club Hydrangea Kiss
Color Club Diamond Drops over Color Club Lavendarling
Color Club Diamond Drops over Color Club Sweet Pea
Overall, I'm feeling rather apathetic toward this collection. I don't hate it or dislike it, but I don't feel particularly fond of it, either. None of the colors stand out to me in a good way or a bad way, I don't feel attracted or repulsed; they're nice enough but they don't move me. If I had to pick favorites, my top choices would be Hydrangea Kiss and Lavendarling. Maybe Sweet Pea, too, because it's an unusual looking color. Don't really have much else to say about it!
This collection is available now.
(This was sent for review.)