Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nail Fail: Color Club Ms. Hautie

Happy Wednesday! Hope it finds you warm. It's not here, that's for sure. The calendar says spring but the temperature says mid-January, and I'm NOT happy! All it makes me want to do is curl up and watch TV.
But you're not here to listen to me whine about the weather. You're here for the polish!

I don't know if you know this but I put myself on a polish no-buy for Lent (unfamiliar with Lent? Here's a quick lesson.). Here's where I let my Roman-Catholic upbringing and practices show. My wonderful mother informed me that yesterday was the Solemnity of the Annunciation, which, according to the Bible, is when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she was with child. It's supposed to be a day of celebration and it's the one freebie you have for all of Lent. So, I bought some polish. Tonight, I'm going to show you one that I picked up yesterday--Color Club Ms. Hautie.

I wanted to use a few bottle shots because the polish in the bottle is absolutely stunning! It's a grayed out silver with holo micro-glitters and a pink iridescent flash. I was so excited to put this on my nails. 

But, as you can see, the glitters were a problem. Instead of translating onto the nail, the glitters left the manicure a bumpy mess :( 
Plus, the pink iridescent shimmer didn't come across on the nail.
Sad panda.

I mean, just look at the polish in the bottle!! I WISH it looked that great on my nails. 
I usually have such luck with Color Club polishes. Their holos are great, as are their shimmers but this was a definite miss for me. Good thing Color Clubs were buy one, get two free at my local beauty supply. They're clearing out old stock to make way for the newly branded and redesigned bottles. My Color Club collection has grown a little bit since I discovered that sale ;)

What do you think? Can this polish be saved? Love to hear about it!

xo, ali


  1. Top coat? Even moar top coat? :D x

    1. I was considering it. Maybe I'll give it another shot and just top coat the nonsense out of it. Thanks!

  2. :( Boo. What a disappointment! You're right, the bottle shots make this look like it would be totally amazing. I hope someone knows a way to make it better.

    1. A few people have suggested a layer of CG Fairy Dust, which I don't have. Maybe I'll pick up a bottle and give it a shot, someday. But, it is such a stunner in the bottle! I couldn't believe the mess that was going on my nails.


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