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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Color Club Snakeskin

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have a beauty of a polish to share with you. A while, while back, I found at Ross the shimmer/glitter half of the Color Club Untamed Luxury Collection from Fall 2010. One of the polishes in that collection is Snakeskin. Why the hell did this one live for so long in my untried polishes area? Why did I wait so long to wear this beauty?

Color Club Snakeskin is a cool, sexy, sophisticated polish. This charmer is a grey to dark olive green shifter that is shot through with the finest gold shimmer that dances in and out of view on it's own whim. Indoors and under artificial light, it is a smoky dark olive green that shows the gold shimmer. Outdoors, it turns gunmetal grey that fires with tiny gold sparks. The finish is unusual. I can't really describe it. It has a matte/shiny feel (I know that is totally contradictory, but there it is) there is a sense of the metallic and almost a leather/tanned skin feel. I need to pick up a new bottle of matte top coat and try this mattified. I think that it would be really fab, that way, too. I applied two coats and topped it with Seche Vite.

There are lots of photographs of this one. I needed to show this in all lights, OttLight, sun and shade.



 OttLight


 Sun


Shade

Color Club Snakeskin has a fairly fabulous formula. It is smooth, thick-ish without being at all gloopy. This polish is a delight to paint on my nails; it flows off the brush and sits down where it is placed. It doesn't run or pool or drag. I didn't have to do much cleanup when I applied it, just a little fussbudget refining. Dry time is really good. I didn't have to wait around all day waiting to get on with my life. Gotta love that. :D

I do have two small complaints about this polish. One, it is a little brushstroke-y. I am not overly fond of brushstroke-y polish but this one isn't so bad that it turns me off. I am just aware of it. The biggest downside of this polish is it's wear time. I wore this for two days and at the end of that time, I had some pretty impressive tip wear on some of my nails and a few tiny chips. This is a short wear polish. I don't mind that so much, as I change my polish pretty frequently, anyway but if you are the wear your polish a long time kinda girl, this one may not be for you. In spite if it's small shortcomings, I heartily recommend this polish. It is beautiful, sexy, fabulous and in spite of it being unusual and dark, I can see this being completely work appropriate. 

Okay. Enough gushing. lol Wordy, I am. :P

Do you won this polish? Think that you might like to? It is available from various e-tailers, beauty supplies, I think I saw it on Amazon and I am sure that it is floating around E-Bay, as well. (Don't quote me on that last one... I almost never go there.) While it isn't the latest thing, it is not rare or hard to find so don't let anyone try to rook you on the price. There is no reason to pay an inflated amount for this polish. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourself a fantastic day and may your polish never bubble. 

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