Monday, February 27, 2012

Color Club Blossoming Collection Spring 2012 Swatches and Review

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 Blushing Rose. This one is a light pink creme. This isn't the type of light pink with a strong white/chalky base (like a "Mod" pink), this one is a a bit softer looking on the hands and not so stark.


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 Blue-Ming


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


The formula on these was so-so. It wasn't necessarily hard to apply, but it was thinner and less opaque than previous Color Club creme formulas. The cremes had a slightly runny texture compared to the thicker, slower-flowing cremes Color Club usually does. I had streaking issues on all the colors, so I did three coats of each to even them out a little. Once they were applied, they dried very quickly and had a glossy finish even without topcoat. The Diamond Drops polish was thick and awkward to apply, but you can just dab the glitter onto your nail where you want it instead of trying to do regular coats of polish. It is rough and textured, so multiple coats of topcoat are required if you want it to be completely smooth.

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.)

31 comments:

  1. Can you do a comparison with some lookalike China Glaze Electropop or any dupes you might have? :)

    Thanks for swatches, they look lovely, I'm just been curious if how similar are they with others.

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  2. Blooming and Hydrangea Kiss are lovely! <3

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  3. I'm in love with Lavendarling and Sweet Pea. Great swatches as always ;0).

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  4. LOL, I love Ming the Merciless! :-) The colors are pretty, but not terribly exciting. Thanks for the awesome swatches!

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  5. I was thinking it looks similar to some of the electropop colors

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  6. I was thinking like Ivana that some of these colors reminded me strongly of China Glaze Electropop (Blue-Ming looks like Aquadelic and Hydrangea Kiss like Electric Beat).
    But these look lovely anyway... Thanks for such pretty swatches every time !

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  7. I think the first one is identical to China Glaze Aquadelic form the Electropop collection. I may be wrong, be they really look totally the same :) great photos btw.

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  8. Thanks for the swatches! I think I'll be passing these unless I find them at Ross. I loke other Spring offerings better.

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  9. I like Hydrangea Kiss and Sweet Pea but I think I only need Diamond Dust. Look at me, exercising willpower! :-p

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  10. I JUST put on Fame and Fortune yesterday and was thinking "I wish I could just have the chunky glitter without the red jelly" because it was sooo hard to apply neatly...just in time then! Can't wait to get Diamond Drops!

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  11. That glitter topcoat is really pretty, reminds me of shards of glass!
    All those varnishes are so Spring-ish!! Get me excited for warmer weather :)
    xxx

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  12. The colors are pretty, but I don't think they're terribly unique. I won't be going out of my way to get these, but if they show up at my local Ross, I'll probably give them a try.

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  13. I love Lavendarling, this is really a beautiful purple. very pretty!

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  14. Hi! Thanks for posting these cause I was really wondering what they looked like. I am really liking sweet pea and lavendarling. I also like the dusty blue (dupe the the chg, aparently), but I've already have a Nails Inc that's very close with awesome formula.

    I've noticed the same thing about CC's cremes lately. Too runny and sheer. I'm gonna pick up sweet pea and perhaps lavendarling too, although I have SO many purples already.

    Thanks for the swatches

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  15. I really like sweeat pea, lavendarling and the dusty blue one. Thanks for posting these. I'm gonna pick these three up :)

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  16. I like the collection, but honestly, nothing stands out for me either. It reminds me too much of OPI's Pirates of the Carribean Collection for some durned reason-:/

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  17. I just loved this collection, want all these colors, and the glitter is amazing

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  18. oh this collection looks great! :)

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  19. Colors are pretty, but I'm just not a fan of the bright/stark colors on my fingers. Colors this bright distract me easily when I type and whatnot. :)

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  20. Nice collection. :) Now that's pretty. I don't like the sad colors myself like the last zoya, china glaze or opi. I do find hunger games to be a rather horrid collection lol except for luxe and lush. Now that's joyful. I just wish they'd stop doing creme collection and shimmers instead. there is so much missing in shimmers while creams of this kind we do have them already.

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  21. Not really impressed; Hydrangea Kiss looks somewhat interesting but Blushing Rose seems like a color I've seen over and over again. Will be skipping this collection.

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  22. It does look like wild Sweet Peas, might get that one, but none of the rest. Thanks for reminding me that it's time to get my azz over to HD for seeds for the domestic bush kind. They have to be planted early (especially in 'summer lasts 3 weeks' land) to get maximum flowering time. They smell so good wafting in through the screen door.

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  23. looks like opi's pirates with a twist...

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  24. This is a new brand to me and those colours are wonderful. i'll be on the look out for it now.

    Ali

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  25. i need all of these colors asap. all so pretty!

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  26. I feel the same way about this collection as you do. Hmm...I feel like we've seen a lot of these colours before. Still, there's nothing inherently wrong with them - they're pretty. :)

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  27. I would like to see Diamond Drops on darker colors. I think that would look great!

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  28. Thank you~ I just picked up this set at Ross but it was listed as "Untamed Luxury" so you helped me get the real name of my new polishes.

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