Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Color Club Insta-This: Electric Blue To Get Over the Blues


I have come to terms with myself that I am a warm toned gal and that warmer tones pretty much suit me better on all aspects from eyeshadow to jewelry. I typically love wearing warmer nail polishes like pinks and reds that lean orange and will occasionally throw in a dusty cool toned polish to mix things up. So imagine my surprise when I unboxed Color Club's Insta-This in my September Birchbox. Luckily, I love it.

Birchbox and Color Club worked together to create four limited edition and exclusive shades inspired by social media. As you can probably guess by the name, Insta-This was based off Instagram, one of my most used and loved apps.

Like Color Club's Clambake which I sampled from another Birchbox, Inst-This has a great formula that applies opaque within one to two coats. I always apply two coats to even everything out and the dry time was decent. This color is incredibly shiny and glossy. On the first day of application it looked pretty amazing if I do say so myself. I received more compliments than usual about this color and the fact that it looked like a gel manicure because it was so shiny. The bright color is definitely fun to look at once in awhile among the sea of vampy and dusty shades of fall.

The shine did not last long after the second day but that may be due to the type of topcoat you use. I used my Revlon Fast Drying top coat but Seche Vite may have fared a bit better. By the third day of wear I saw a few cracks in my nails but nothing chipped until the fifth day and those were only very minor tip chips. I removed the polish on day five and the color came off easily and did not stain at all.

I am once again impressed by Color Club and think I need to check out some of their other shades. They seem to be one of the underrated nail polish brands compared to Essie, OPI and China Glaze but I think the quality is definitely on par, if not better. Have you tried Color Club polishes? What do you think of Insta-This?

6 comments:

  1. I like the blue, it's a really bright and fun shade and I like the story behind how it was named.

    I agree that color club is underrated compared to the big names in the nail polish game. They have so many wonderful colours and collections actually. If you have a Ross by you, it's my favorite place to find Color Club sets and usually it's they're newest or recent collections.

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    1. Glad to see someone else feels the same way about Color Club being underrated! Unfortunately I don't believe we have Ross in New York City but if I ever get to go to one, I'll be sure to look! Thanks for the tip :)

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  2. This is a gorgeous blue! I have a little collection of color club nail polishes and I really do like them! They are just as good as OPI and China Glaze, plus they are cheaper too!

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    1. I actually never tried OPI before because it's quite hard to find them in-store. I definitely want to look into more Color Club polishes!

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