Color Club Snow-Flakes

Here is my third polish from the Color Club Winter Affair collection – their ‘holiday’ collection of 2012. You can now buy Color Club polishes from £5 at  colorclubuk.com, their now official UK stockist! Their website sells the new Halo Hues holographics as well as the Ruby Wing colour change polishes.

I have Snow-Flakes to show you today, and as of these photos I am officially a flakie-fanatic!

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo

1 coat of Snow-Flakes

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo (2)

1 coat of Snow-Flakes

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo (3)

2 coats of Snow-Flakes

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo (4)

2 coats of Snow-Flakes

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo (5)

2 coats of Snow-Flakes

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo (6)

2 coats of Snow-Flakes

Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo close up macro shot (2) Color Club Snow-flakes snowflakes snowflake flakie mylar topcoat multicoloured sally hansen hidden treasure nubar 2010 gosh rainbow layered colours blue red black teal pink burgundy indigo close up macro shot (2)

The base colours used, from thumb to pinkie, are: Revlon Fashionista, Illamasqua Vice, Barry M Indigo, Barry M Black, Barry M Blood Orange Gelly.

Snow-Flakes is essentially a dupe of Nubar 2010, Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, Essie Shine of the Times, GOSH Rainbow etc, see this flakie comparison from polishinsomniac.net for reference, but a lot more accessible for those of us in the UK and cheaper, too. I have been lusting after all three of the aforementioned flakies, so I was super excited to learn that this was a dupe! It’s essentially a mylar flakie polish which shifts from firey orangey-red, to yellow and to green, and the duochrome shift seems to vary from polish to polish. For example, over the black, the green shows up a lot more than on the other polishes, while on the red, the flakies appear to be orange nearly all of the time. 

It took me a while to think of the colour combinations – as soon as I saw Snow-Flakes I knew it would look amazing over Indigo and Black, and Vice was a base I was dying to try. I’m not so sure about Fashionista or Blood Orange though, they work well but I don’t think the combinations are anything like as stunning as Vice, Indigo and Black. I’d like to try it over a deep purple shimmer like Illamasqua Baptiste, too.What’s your favourite base for this type of flakie?

Application:

Snow-Flakes is a topcoat polish, so not designed to ever be opaque. I personally like it best at 2 coats, but at 1 coat you get a more subtle, gentle fleck-effect. The polish dries relatively quickly, it stays tacky for a good 5 minutes but then dries very quickly after that, to a high-shine, smooth finish. I don’t think the polish needs a topcoat but it does add extra shine.

I’m going a bit flakie-crazy now, I know I’m a good couple of years late on the bandwagon(!), but it’s spurred me to pull out some other flakies which I haven’t given much attention before so you might see them sometime soon!

What do you think of flakies? Hot or not? Snow-Flakes can be bought from colorclubuk.com for a mere £5… :D I’ll say no more!

You can keep up to date with Color Club UK’s updates, new collections and regular offers via their Facebookcolorclubuk.com/rwbeauty.co.uk@colorclubuk on instagram, and @colorclubuk on Twitter.

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Snow-Flakes was sent to me by Color Club UK for unbiased review consideration.

9 comments

  1. Oh my gosh this is GORGEOUS – I love how it looks like an antiqued foil effect at one coat, and almost like it’s been graffiti’d with spray paint or something – what a gorgeous polish! I think I’ve just mentally spent March, April and May’s nail polish budgets on your blog alone…!

    • Lol!! I formally apologise to your bank account! :D I am pretty in love with this polish, it’s amazing :D it makes me think of multi-coloured gold leaf, if there were sure a thing :P xx

  2. Wow! I love them!! Glamorous yet subtle! Have been looking for some wedding appropriate nail effects, and think I’ve just found it! J x http://www.becomingraje.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Soo beautiful! x

  4. Thanks for the link love!

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