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?