Ah, the Monday blues. Let me help you with that.
Color Club Factory Girl. As with most of their polish, a bit streaky at first, but it evened out. This is actually three coats as I had a few bald spots, but more time between coats and two should suffice.
Such a pretty, girly, grey leaning robin blue. I love this color!
Color Club Blue-Ming. This is the shade that made me head off course to a Rite Aid – we don’t have one here, but this color was worth the trip! In the bottle, you might think, oh I have a teal/seafoamy color like that…but you don’t. Trust me. I have worn this three times since buying it, which is really saying something. And looking at this makes me want to put it on my nails now. In fact, I might. It’s that pretty.
Again, three coats. This is the streakiest of the colors I have from them, but really, worth it. It is also tough to remove, which is just crazy because it’s a creme…but it took some scrubbing.
Zoya Phoebe. Not the first time I have shown this, but this time I took the extra effort to show it matte in all its glory. This is from Zoya’s 2011 ModMatte collection.
And here it is with a topcoat…which shoes all the lovely blue shimmer!
It just looks much better with a topcoat, don’t you think?
Shade. I love the matte finish on the bottle.
Claire’s True Blue. I was so drawn to this bottle, I had to pick it up. This is an incredibly deep blue – and it stains like nobody’s business. It took several scrubs with acetone for my cuticles to fully recover from this, and even then I couldn’t get all the color off.
This color dries a funny matte like many neons, so this is two coats with topcoat. I think for me this is a pedi or accent color, there is just something about bright blue on my nails that screams “Don’t take me seriously!”
Not what I’m aiming for.
I started organizing my polish collection with an app on my iPad called MyStuff2. There is a free version, but you can only put in a limited amount of items to organize, so I paid $4.99 for the full version and it is absolutely worth the money! (No, I’m not getting paid for this ad, but I really should be! Polish addicts of the world, this is the best thing since the Ikea Helmer!)
I added a section for “Nail Polish,” and it allows you to create your own categories – so I have Name, Brand, Finish, General Color, Specifics, Collection, etc. and then you can also take a photo of your item! Never again do you have to worry about a spreadsheet of polish…this is so easy and with the inclusion of photos, really is the greatest thing ever. I suppose it was made for people to keep track of things for insurance reasons, or whatever, but it is absolutely brilliant. Easily worth the money. Now if I could just hire someone to go through my collection…I made it through 200 bottles last night and still have to do my pink, blue, and purple drawers – the ones with the most bottles!