Color Club Blossoming Collection Spring 2012 Review and Swatches

by Lisa Heath

Color Club Blossoming Collection Spring 2012 Review and Swatches

Color Club is ready to bring in spring, featuring its new exquisite collection “Blossoming.” With beautiful budding flowers of the season as an inspiration, rich color has bloomed! Add Diamond Drops topcoat for a “morning rain-kissed” effect.

Since today is the first day of Spring, what better way to celebrate than with Color Clubs Blossoming Collection for Spring 2012!?  The Blossoming Collection consists of 5 gorgeous Spring colors and a Diamond Drops Top Coat for some added glitz.  In each set of photos I added Diamond Drops top coat to my ring finger nail so you can see the color with and without in one shot.

Ready for some Spring colors?  Lets go!

Blushing Rose is a borderline pastel baby pink crème. I say borderline because the finished product doesn’t look like a typical pastel, it’s close, but not completely pastel-like.  I had to use 3 coats of Blushing Rose to avoid streaks.  The first coat was really streaky, the second evened out a little, but streaks were still visible, but by the third coat it had evened out nicely.  Of the 5 colors, Blushing Rose had the most difficult formula to work with, but it wasn’t impossible, and the color was pretty (it really sucks to work through streaks only to find the color is icky).

Blue-Ming is a bright pastel turquoise crème.   I only used 2 coats of Blue-Ming for these photos.  By the second coat I had no streaking issues and I was content with the results.  The pastel turquoise / mint colors don’t work well with my skin tone and I’m not the biggest fan of them, but this one was more tolerable than most.  It isn’t pale pastel, but it also isn’t a bright “LOOK AT ME!!!” polish.

Lavendarling is a dusty purple crème and one of my favorite of the bunch.  I am such a purple fan and I loved this one.  Application was easier with Lavendarling and I had no streaking issues at all, this was a 2 coater polish.

Sweetpea was my other favorite from the set.  Sweetpea is a rosy pink crème.  The first coat made me think this might come out more jelly like when done, but I was wrong!  Much like Lavendarling, I had no application issues with this one and I liked the color.

Hydrangea Kiss… this is the one I was looking forward to, the one I thought would be my favorite of the collection… but it wasn’t.  Color wise, its a pretty, dusty periwinkle.  I had no streaking issues with Hydrangea Kiss.. but the formula was incredibly thin.  I used 3 coats to get to an opacity I liked, and its only saving grace was that it wasn’t streaky.  I like Hydrangea Kiss, but I don’t love it like I thought I would.  Despite the formula issue, the final result is stunning.

Diamond Drops is basically a silver holographic flake polish.  I like glitter, but I don’t think I ever really jumped on the “shredded” look.  It’s ok, but I can’t see it getting a ton of use from me.  I really had to manipulate the glitter to get it to spread over the nail and not just all clump up.  It was easily manipulated but once placed where I wanted… I noticed that the clear base the flakes were in looked lumpy.  I liked Diamond Drops over Blushing Rose and Blue-Ming the best.

Color Club Blossoming Collection can be found at ShopColorClub and retail for $8.00 per polish (each bottle is .5 fl oz).  All of Color Club’s colors are Vegan as well as being the Big 3 Free

You can also visit Color Club on Facebook!

***The products in this post were sent to me for review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own***

 

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8 comments

Judy F. March 21, 2012 - 8:29 am

I love these colors! Thank you for an amazing review!

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Lisa March 21, 2012 - 9:01 am

It’s my pleasure :) Even despite the formula on a couple of the polishes, the colors were really lovely

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Dani March 21, 2012 - 8:44 am

That pink is perfect!

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Lisa March 21, 2012 - 9:02 am

Blushing Rose is adorable!

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Colleen March 21, 2012 - 8:58 am

They all look so pretty and glossy =) I have this set on its way to me and after seeing these swatches I’m more excited!

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Lisa March 21, 2012 - 9:04 am

The finish on all of them were amazing, very glossy and pretty. You will love them when they arrive!!

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Sandi March 21, 2012 - 9:00 am

I love the Diamond Drops!

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Lisa March 21, 2012 - 9:15 am

The Diamond Drop “shreds” just aren’t something I ever clung too. It is like the crackle polishes to me, I can take them or leave them. I don’t hate them, its just not “me” :)

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