I contacted Forsythe Cosmetics about these polishes and was told that this bottle style indicates that they are from the time that their business started in 1979. That means that my newest polishes are also my oldest. I'm not sure when the Color Club brand name came into existence, but if you know, please let us know.
Above: The glitter is more dense in the bottle than when it's applied on the nail.
Above & Below: Call me a freak--like that would be the first time that's happened!--but I have an abnormal interest in old nail polish, the history of it, and bottle shapes in general. This bottle shape is so interesting to me, not to mention practical. Square ones fit nicely next to each other, so that's always a plus. You can't quite see it in my photos unfortunately, but the surface at the top of each side bevels downward at an angle forming a reverse arc. The only markings of a name/brand are on the bottom label and the cap edge.
Below: Let's take a look at this one. The vapors were wonderful, the polish was opaque in almost one coat so I went with 2, and it dried as fast as any fast-drying modern day polish.
Above & Below: This shade is called Heart Strings and is a medium pink hued mauve shimmer with small round, square, and hexagon shaped multi colored glitter. In the sunlight (above), it has a very light veil of gold shimmer. In the shade (below), the shimmer and golden highlights almost disappear, making it look more like a creme finish with glitter.
Below: This photo was taken with a flash.
Below: This macro shot of the polish on the nail shows how the glitter covers evenly, although not as dense as is it looks in the bottle.
Below: Heart Strings is similar to China Glaze Carnival Lights, only it's a little more reserved.
Below: And there's more!
Below: Mocha Cloisonne, a medium brown shimmer with pools of silver shimmer. Interesting.
Below: Orange Aura, a vivid copper shimmer.
Below: Stellar, a delicate muted peach with gold shimmer.
Below: Opal White, a milky white with an iridescent flash.
Below: French Linen, a pearl white with fine shimmer.
I researched on line quite a bit looking for information on these polishes when they arrived today, and after finding nothing, I called Forsythe and was told that they were from the late 70's when their company started. Assuming that is valid information, which I have no reason to believe it's not, Heart Strings applied like it was made yesterday. My bottle of thinner was at the ready when I opened them all up--you know it was really just because I wanted to sniff the old school formula that I had to open them all--but they seem to be of good consistency. Do any of you have any knowledge of older Forsythe polishes or have any in your collection? I'd love to hear about it if you do.