Sunday, August 2, 2009

Color Club Fall 2009: On The Wild Side

Above & Below: The pictures above are all outdoors with no flash. Some are full sun, others are taken in filtered or partially shaded areas. I see a bit of green and blue in the shaded pictures, but it appears as a more steel gray/silver under brighter lighting. Below pictures are indoors with a flash, which makes every little brush stroke and imperfection show up.

On the Wild Side is one of 2 shimmer metallics in the Wild at Heart collection, and although I'm not a big fan of the slight metallic finish, because it seems to show every ridge and imperfection, as well as brush strokes, this is still a pretty shade. In the bottle it appears to be a medium steel gray, but once applied it takes on a bit of reflection from it's surroundings, allowing it to have a slight hint of blue or green. I don't think I was able to capture that aspect very well in the photos, however. I asked my husband what color he thought it was and he said gray with a slight green cast. I saw an icy blue shade in it when I was in darker areas, silver-gray in normal lighting, and I do think I can see a bit of green in there as well. This one, as the others I've tried in this collection, applied well (2 coats in photos) and dried quickly. I don't like the brush strokes I'm seeing, but I think I say that almost every time I use any polish with this finish. Next up: Love 'Em Leave 'Em, a champagne beige shimmer holo.


  1. That is the thing that keeps me from loving metallics, I adore the color but the brush strokes make my nails look horrid. The color itself is really cool though!

  2. Oo another one. Yea I'm not a fan of metallic finishes either. Don't think I'll be getting this one because I have a China Glaze metallic from the romantique collection which looks quite similar..

  3. I'm not sure about this one. I think I have something like it already. I joined you on Twitter. I don't own a cell phone. So I guess I will have to tweet online.

  4. Nicole~it is a nice color, but yes, I totally agree about the brush stroke thing.

    Nail Fanatic~the Romantiques were a pretty collection. I see the similarities, now that you mention it.

    Lucy~I just Tweet online too. It seems to work just fine that way too.