Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Color Club Japanese Glitter: Too Violet

Above & Below: Color Club's Too Violet outdoors, no flash. Some pictures are in sunlight, others are in shade.

Below: Too Violet, indoors with flash.
Below: Color Club's Japanese Glitters L-R: Strawberry Candle, Sakura Glow, Too Violet, Strawberry Sherbet (the label says Strawberry Sharbe, but on a Japanese site the number 109, which is this one's number also, says Strawberry Sherbet).
Below: Comparison picture of some of the China Glaze Glitters and the Color Club Glitters. Both are Japanese Exclusives, so perhaps that's why they are similar. L-R: ChG Preppy Pink and CC Sakura Glow, ChG Bad Kitty and CC Strawberry Candle.
Below: Some Halloween stickers I got from VNS. I also got some Essie polishes which I forgot to photograph! I'll include them in one of my next posts on the Color Club's.
Here is the first of 4 Color Club Japanese Exclusive polishes that are now available at Victoria Nail Supply. Too Violet is a medium purple shade filled with tiny multi-colored, slightly holographic glitter. The formula is an odd consistency, likely due to the fact that there must be billions (I may be exaggerating) of pieces of glitter in the bottle. The application went well even with the consistency being what it was, and the photos are shown using 2 coats. The finish is obviously not smooth, but it's not unpleasant or chunky in any way. I don't know if there are more of these to come, because there were more than 4 released originally in Japan. How do they remove, you ask? Assuming that there's a universal glitter difficulty removal chart somewhere, these would rank in the more than acceptable range. The China Glaze Glitters would be a 9 on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most difficult. The Color Club Glitters I would rank at a 5.

I'll be posting the other 3 hopefully throughout the day, but I wanted to show you some comparison pictures to the China Glaze Glitters, which were also originally Japanese Exclusives. When I pulled them out of the box, I thought they looked quite similar to some of the China Glaze ones. As you can see in the picture, 2 of them are. I won't know until I use them just how similar they really are, but I will let you know. I love the China Glaze Glitters, but I prefer the finer glitter that is found in the Color Club's.


  1. I love these too! Mary you are making my wish list huge lol! I love color club glitters the are amazing! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Oh my, this is so pretty!!! Have it on my way :)

  3. How pretty your nails look! That is such a load of glitter. Can't wait to get mine. I'm disappointed that the China Glaze and Color Club look so much alike. I order both of them. I wished I had looked at the stickers. Darn!

  4. Oooh, Mary this is the one I was most wanting, and it does not disappoint! It's seriously beautiful. Next time I place an order, I'll have to look and see if they have this still available (Haha, I tend to miss them barely, but sometimes I luck up!) I just got the CC Halloween pack and one set of Halloween stickers, none of the ones you have - yours are cute! I might have to get a few more. LOL! I find Halloween goodies so hard to resist. Thanks for the info on removal! I had a very hard time with the ChG Spellbound until I used the tub of acetone I bought from Target - that made it loads easier.

  5. What a gorgeous color ! Loaded with glitter just like I like it ..lol :-)
    And I was surprise to see how much the CC is similar to the CG, thanks for for showing that :-)

    By the way, have you recieved my email ? I had some problems with gmail lately and I'm not sure if it was actually sent...

  6. Oh man I gotta get my hands on those! How funny they look so similar to the chg ones. lol I think I spent like 20 mins removing my chg glitter and it was everywhere! table, fingers, lap, and I'm always scared I'm gonna break a nail. ah well anyway thanks for the swatch I can't wait to see the others!

  7. i love the colors.. pink and violet..

  8. Kitty~I really like these! They applied very well and evenly.

    AllYouDesire~you will love this one. I haven't tried the others, but this one is my favorite already!

    Lucy~you'll just have to place another order to get the stickers :) This polish is so pretty and nice.

    Nicole~the removal on any glitter is a pain! But these weren't bad at all, for some reason. I love Halloween, it's right up there with Christmas.

    Tuli~I love it too! The comparisons were interesting, I just wonder how they compare once applied.

    Kae~I know what you mean...I don't think I even swatched all of the ChG glitters I had because of the removal :)

    Rhaindropz~they are pretty colors, glad you like them :)