Saturday, August 1, 2009

Color Club Wild at Heart Swatches, continued.

Above & Below: With Abandon shown outdoors in the above pictures, no flash. It was just starting to rain, so that's what those drops are. Below pictures are indoors, with a flash.

The next one I'm showing you is called With Abandon. It's a deep brown shimmery glass-flecked shade with the slightest hint of olive. I don't know if this meets the true definition of a glass-flecked polish, but to me it's part glass--part glitter. I'm having one heck of a time categorizing the finishes in this collection and I'm only on the second one! The base color of this is a very dark green-gray. If you look on the inside of the bottle neck, you can often (not always, but often) see a watery looking color that doesn't really look anything like the full bottle color. This can give you a good idea of what the base color is. Also, when you remove a polish, the color on the cotton ball may seem different than the color on your nail. In this case, it was a dark olive-gray shade, just like the separated paint on the inside of the bottle neck. That's what leads me to believe what a base color normally is. The finished color on With Abandon is quite stunning to me. Again, this one looks different indoors than it does outdoors. It is a vary dark shade, but it doesn't look black, by any means. I used three coats on this one and again, it dried fairly quick. The shimmer pieces or glass-flecked pieces, or magical, mystical particles...whatever you wish to call them, are an amber shade. 4 more to go, and so far I'm very taken with this collection.

If you'd like to see the entire collection in the bottles, scroll down a bit to yesterday's post. These should be available at Victoria Nail Supply by the end of this coming week. I'll be trying out one of the 2 shimmer/metallic shades next.


  1. Both of the colors posted are gorgeous! I can't wait to buy this collection! Yay for Color Club & Victoria Nail & Beauty Supply!

  2. Hi Mary! I received the package today! And I love it, can't wait to try them on.

    I'm loving these color club swatches, both looks great so far and I can't wait to try them! *jumps for excitement*

  3. I MUST buy this one ! Can't wait to order it !

  4. Oh boy, I'm gonna need this one too! It reminds me slightly of the SOPI I just got, Never Enough Shoes, except more green, and probably a lot more obvious shimmer. Gorgeous!

  5. Mary, I really like both colors. I think both are very rich colors. I would like to have both of them.

  6. I love the shimmer pieces. I enlarged the photo and was amazed at the concentration and reflection. The color is striking too! With Abandon makes me long for fall!

  7. Wow, I absolutely have to have this one, it is drop dead gorgeous.

  8. Ashley~it's a really nice collection, not too big and it's inexpensive. I have nothing but praise for VNS.

    Nail Fanatic~very good, I can't wait to see them on you! And I cant wait to see these CC's on you :)

    Celine~isn't it stunning? You'll love it, I'm sure.

    Nicole~you're going to end up with all of them, aren't you?!! I've never seen that $OPI, but I've heard of it.

    Kae~and it will love you. It's a very cool and different polish.

    The Princess~I love these first 2 colors I've shown, but I've done 2 more since and so far, I'm very happy with all of them. But this one may be my favorite.

    Diana~it's a great Fall color. I can't really see it as a summery color though, but it's beautiful.

    Clockwork~it is a very nice shade, I'm sure I have nothing that compares.

  9. Now this shade I want. Love that glimmer inside the polish. I don't think I have anything like this?


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