Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Challenge: C is for Color Club

Hi, all!  I'm a little late to this party, but I've joined the ABC Challenge hosted by Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner.  They're actually into the 3rd week, "C", but she was kind enough to let me join anyway.  I'm looking forward to this Challenge as the rules are pretty relaxed.  Basically, it's a weekly manicure posted on Wednesdays.  The only rule for the manicure itself is that either the brand, color or technique has to start with the letter of the week; in this case, "C".  Super relaxed and super fun!

So this week, "C" is for Color Club.  While strolling through Marshall's with my oh-so-patient and wonderfully fantastic boyfriend the other day, I came upon their polish section which never fails to disappoint.  I was lucky enough to pick up a mini set of 4 duochrome Color Club nail polishes for $4.99!  They're so very lovely!  Take a look:

Unfortunately, neither the packaging nor the bottles had any names or numbers to reference, so I'll just have to make them up as I go along.  I decided I wanted to use the green, purple, and blue polishes and do a gradient for this challenge.  Here's what I got:

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It really turned out pretty lovely.  I started with 2 coats of the green/gold duochrome and then sponged the purple/green on top, ending with the blue/purple on the tips.  I think it's interesting because I'm not sure it's successful as a gradient really, but I love the way it turned out.  I wish I'd had the foresight to throw a matte top coat on as well because I think that would have been really spectacular.  Oh well, next time!

I'm also playing with some different lighting and editing things.  Any comments or suggestions are quite welcome!  Here are a couple more shots:

The color shift on this manicure was fantastic and I wish I could have figured out how to capture it a bit better for you guys.  I'm still trying to figure out the photo bit lol  

If you've got some time, please check out the other wonderful ladies participating in the Challenge. You can find them below.

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Better late than never!! This is so cool, it's like an oil spill!!!

    1. Ooo...I should try a water marble with these, too! Thanks for the comment and the inspiration!

  2. Ooh that gradient is amazing! Please please please do a water marble with these polishes. I think that will look even more amazing :D

  3. I definitely agree with you, this manicure is lovely! :)

  4. Very creative and pretty! The base color looks like Editorial to me :)

  5. This is very pretty! It almost looks like a start for galaxy nails!

  6. Beautiful and creative job. I love it. AND I adore, adore, adore Marshalls. It's a fab place to pick up super sales (and POLISH :)!)


  7. this reminds me of a puddle with oil in it. Beautiful!

  8. I really like the color combo! And I agree with Sarah above that this mani could be a start for galaxy nails!

  9. Wow what a combo! Galaxy nails is a great idea!

  10. Really startling color combo - I like this a lot!

  11. Very pretty! And welcome to the challenge!

  12. Very cool looking mani!! And what a great deal you got on those polishes :)

  13. Thanks so much, ladies, for making me feel welcome in the challenge! You're all doing a great job as well and I can't wait to see the 'D's! :)


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