Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Pink Wednesday: Color Club Ultra-Astral

Good morning, lovelies! (Well, it's not technically morning, but I'm not usually up this early and I've only slept for 2 1/2-ish hours, so let's just call it morning anyway, shall we?)

Today will be my first Pink Wednesday post. It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of pink in general and nail polish is no exception. However, as I've been discovering new brands and the blogging world in general I've seen and bought some pinks that I actually quite like on me. I hardly (if ever) wear them, though. I'm hoping this will motivate me to wear pink more often and not let the pretty polish gather dust. Besides, Mean Girls = <3

Since I just got nail mail yesterday (and again today! Woot!) and I've never used Color Club before I knew Ultra-Astral was going to be the first polish I'd wear the second I saw it.

Ultra-Astral is a crazy bright neon pink with holographic glitter (that isn't actually...glittery...but I'll get to that in a sec). It is slightly darker in person, but you know how it is with neons; they never photograph colour accurately. It's part of the new Starry Temptress collection. What makes me love this is that it's weird. It's a pink glitter polish, which would normally make me pull a face, but this? This effing rocks.

The glitter in this isn't really glittery. I'm not sure how to explain this, but as you can see in the picture, in the bottle it's all sparkly but on the nail it's almost dull. The base colour kind of dulls the glitter and it only gets through in small areas and when the light hits it right. If you don't hold your hand close to your face you probably won't be able to tell it's glitter at all. It looks like tiny white sprinkles. Me like. <3

Application was smooth and easy on this. I used three coats for the picture and at certain angles I still had some VNL, but not bad enough to actually bother me. As I said, this is my first time using Color Club (uuuugggghhh. I want to write Colour Club every time -__-) and I'm quite pleased. I honestly can't remember anything about the brush, but since my swatching notes say application was nice I'm going to assume I like it. Since this is a neon, it dries matte. I'm not big on mattes either, but I like it here. I'm sure it would look great with topcoat a well, though I haven't tried it yet. I did notice that this applied very differently from other mattes I've used; it wasn't as thick and didn't dry immediately, making it much easier to work with.

One thing I would say about this is that it took an awfully long time to dry. I'm not sure if this is the case with Color Club polishes in general or just Ultra-Astral, but it's something worth considering I think.

Overall, totally loving this polish! Super excited for the other polish I got from this collection.

Happy Wednesday, pretties! <3

And my kitties say hello, too!

And here's a bonus U2 coffee cup!

Okay! I'm done now! For real! Exclamation markssss!!! (Dear god, somebody take the coffee away from me...)


  1. Nice polish, love the colour and the glitter. Nice kittens too.

  2. I have this. Its AWESOME! Yours is so glittery!

  3. @Charlotte: Thank you! xx

    @Toesthattwinkle: It's great, isn't it? I'm totally in love. xx