Hey everyone! Y'all know how much I love Color Club, and today I've got their winter collection for your viewing pleasure!
This is the Color Club Winter Affair Collection, five pretty scented shimmers and a flakie topcoat.
Here's the weird thing - there are two versions of this collection. One version is available at Sally Beauty Supply for the holidays and one is available everywhere else CC is sold.
The entire collection doesn't change, just two polishes. But it is pretty weird because the names don't change.
I'll point out the changing ones as we go through the swatches!
Color Club - Berry and Bright
This is a beeeeeeeautiful red foily shimmer. I don't usually fawn over red polishes but this one is great. I actually didn't want to take it off when I swatched it! I will definitely be wearing this over the holidays because it is really festive and pretty.
It smells like berries or maybe just cherries, it's hard to tell, but it smells nice! I didn't find the scent to be overwhelming or toxic-fumey like some scented polishes! Haha.
It just needs two coats for good coverage.
Color Club - Ho-Ho-Holly
This is a green foil shimmer with a lot of gold sparkle in it! Really pretty, and I don't have anything else like it.
You need three coats with this one for the best color payoff, but it dries really quickly, as do all the others in the collection.
I'm assuming it smells like holly berries, although I'm not sure I know what that smells like. The smell is nice though and again, not too intense.
Color Club - Gift of Sparkle
This is one of the two polishes that has two versions.
At Sally Beauty, Gift of Sparkle is a blue foil polish, quite like Cold Metal from the Foiled Collection, but scented. I can't decide what the smell is but it is familiar... My mom couldn't decide either.
Covers in 2 coats.
Everywhere else, you'll find a purple glitter polish, which you can see here on Burb Beauty.
I am annoyed because I don't need another bottle of Cold Metal, and I want purple glitter!!! Whomp whomp.
Color Club - Winter Affair
This is the second polish that has two versions. At Sally's you will find a gold foil, just like Gingerbread Man from the Scent-suous Collection, which was last year's scented Sally-exclusive collection. Same exact polish, new scent. This one smells like vanilla! It smells awesome. Vanilla is one of my favorite scents!
Covers in 2 coats.
Elsewhere, Winter Affair is a vampy burgundy shimmer, and you can see it here on Burb Beauty.
I have no idea why Sally's has two different polishes but it makes me mad because I want the other versions! It is especially frustrating where the Sally's versions are dupes for previous polishes. I'll have to look for the others somewhere!
Color Club - Glitter Wonderland
(Oops, forgot to take a label shot.)
This is my favorite polish from the collection! A beautiful purple shimmer with tiny blue and fuchsia microglitter. Super shimmery and pretty. You need three coats with this one for full coverage but it dries fast.
I cannot decide what this one smells like, either. It smells good, though! Seems a bit berry-scented. But I'm not sure.
I've been wearing this one for two days now and I can still smell it on my nails! It's not as strong today, obviously, but it is still there. (And it is under 2 coats of flakies and a coat of Seche Vite, so the scent really is powerful. But not overwhelming and toxic.)
Color Club - Snow-Flakes
This is a flakie topcoat, just like a bunch of other flakie topcoats such as Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Essie Shine of the Times. Not original, but always pretty.
I layered two coats over Glitter Wonderland for these swatches and that's the mani I stuck with! It's so gorgeous.
Nom nom nom. I love how you can see the blue shimmering in the purple and the flakies on top. This is a great combo!
There you have it! Happy holidays from Color Club!