Monday, July 21, 2014

Color Club The Uptown

So... I'm a year late to the party, but I fiiiiiiinally got my hands on The Uptown by Color Club. That was in May, and I'm only getting around to swatching this now... Behold... purple jelly rainbow flaky goodness...

The Uptown by Color Club

Color Club The Uptown

Color Club The Uptown

The Uptown by Color Club

Color Club The Uptown

The Uptown by Color Club

The Uptown by Color Club

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Color Club The Uptown
2 Coats Sinful Colors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Flakies in nail polish are one of my favorite things. Especially bold flakies that flash through the colors of the rainbow like the ones in The Uptown by Color Club.

I was unaware of flaky polish until I started reading nail blogs. Like many other polish enthusiasts, the first flaky I truly longed for was #51 by Nfu-Oh. I considered purchasing it many times, but didn't get around to it until it had been discontinued. Major sad face.

BUT... Color Club came out with The Uptown last year, and the polish world went ca-razy. You can't really say that The Uptown is a dupe for Nfu-Oh, because they're similar, but not exactly the same. From pictures I've seen, The Uptown has more densely packed flakies in a slightly more blue-leaning purple jelly base.

So... why didn't I buy it when it first came out? Well, I tried, but I couldn't find it anywhere! Color Club polishes are really hard to find around me, so I ended up ordering this from a seller on Amazon. I can't remember the exact price... somewhere between $6 and $7. That's waaaaaaay more affordable than Nfu-Oh. (Nfu-Oh still totally takes the cake on bottles, though!)

Application was ah-mazing. I've had different experiences with flakies, so I'm never sure what to expect. Three coats that went on smoothly and easily. I thought The Uptown looked a little dull after 1 coat of clear, so I added a 2nd coat for more shine, and then a coat of Seche Vite to seal everything in.

I'm seriously loving this color right now... so much so, that this is the 2nd day I've had this on my nails. So far so good! I'm totally envisioning a lot of different ways to layer this polish... because you can never have too much sparkle!

-S

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