September 24, 2012

Color Club Fall 2012 In True Fashion Polishes, Part 1

Today I have a couple of polishes from the Fall 2012 In True Fashion collection by Color Club.

First is-Color Club- Port-folio :

First of all, I don't get the name.  Maybe I'm being dense, but what's with the hyphen? I don't understand!!  All I can think of is port wine, but that's not this color purple.  Hmmm...

Artifical light, two coats:

All is forgiven, however, because the color is just, colloquially speaking, amazeballs:

Window-filtered daylight:

Port-folio is a purple to green/teal duochrome.

I feel like a trashy cyborg space lizard when I wear this, but I love it.  Seriously, this may be the most dramatic duochrome polish I own.  I wore it for two days, and the entire time I was rubbernecking my hands.  I probably looked a little spaced out!

Sometimes, it can look a little brush-strokey, but it's very hard to notice in real life, and doesn't bother me at all. 

Outside, shade:


I only have three polishes from the Fall 2012 In True Fashion collection, but I'm sure Port-folio is going to be the stand-out.

Formula: Another two-coat duochrome, amazing! Application was very easy.  I'm really a fan of Color Club's formulas. I also wore it for 48 hours, and it seems to chip easily. It's worth it, though, especially since it is so easy to apply.

Now, comparison time!  I thought I must have a douchrome similar to this, but negatory!

Left to Right: Color Club- Port-folio, Nubar- Indigo Illusion, Nubar- Purple Beach, Zoya- Ki, Orly- Space Cadet

The closest is definitely Nubar- Indigo Illusion, but you can see that the shift colors are inverted. In Port-folio, the edges of the nail shift purple and the center is greenish, while in Nubar- Indigo Illusion the opposite is true.

Color Club- Port-folio, Nubar- Indigo Illusion

Color Club- Port-folio, Nubar- Indigo Illusion

There's been a lot of comparing it to Zoya- Ki in the nail blogosphere, but they are not really alike at all, in my opinion:

Color Club- Port-folio, Zoya- Ki

Here they all are again in different order:

Orly- Space Cadet, Nubar- Purple Beach, Nubar- Indigo Illusion, Color Club- Port-folio, Zoya- Ki

Next to all of those it looks very blue-green shifty, but in reality, worn on its own, it's purple/indigo- green.  And, it is a very strong duochrome, looking a little different in every lighting situation.

Color Club- In The Limelight :

This is sort of a dark periwinkle or cornflower creme.  I have nothing to compare it to.  It doesn't go with my purples, and it doesn't go with my blues.  Sort of crazy!

It does pull very blue on camera because all DSLR sensors have trouble rendering violet. (Many things that appear purple are actually mixtures of red, blue, and violet- and it is the latter that poses a problem for digital photography.)

So, please excuse the wonky white balance; I have attempted to correct for the camera and show In The Limelight as it appears in real life.

Outside, shade:

(And it's still too blue, so imagine something purple-er.)

Outside, sun:

(This is the most color-accurate photo.)

Window-filtered daylight:

It's a unique color, and really quite pretty.  I believe Deborah Lippmann- I Know What Boys Like is supposed to be dupish.

Formula:  In The Limelight has a nice creme formula- not too thin, not too thick.  Covers in two coats, no problems.  Also, I wore this for almost 4 days, and no chips!

Stay tuned for Part Deux!


  1. Love Port-folio!!! Ugh, what is it about duo-chromes?
    Color Club picked the strangest name for that polish. CG has one of the same name that is a lime green! That blue is gorgeous though and looks great on you!

    1. Thanks! I think In The Limelight would flatter any skintone. It really is more purple though, I wish i could have captured that.

  2. OMG, Port-folio really is amazeballs! Definitely going on my wishlist.