May 2, 2013

Color Club- Blue-Ming [Swatch]


Here is Color Club- Blue-Ming, which was released as part of the Spring 2012 Blossoming collection.



Blue-Ming is a light, green-tinged blue creme.  It's in the same general family as China Glaze- For Audrey...and countless other Tiffany-esque light blue shades. 

Artificial light, two coats:




It dries sliiightly greener than bottle color, but the difference is probably imperceptible to non-polishfiends.

I'm not sure why, but this color made my nails look especially long.  It also makes my skin look tanner than it is...which is a bonus, since I am a veritable ghost! 



Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:




It takes on a much cooler tone in the shade, but for the most part it looks a lot greener than this.



Formula: The first coat is definitely streaky, and has a slight tendency to cuticle drag.  The formula has a medium viscosity: not thick or thin, but somewhere in the middle.  The second coat goes on much more smoothly, and evens out the patchiness.

A couple of my nails needed three coats to completely eliminate streakiness, but that was probably due to user error.  Two coats are probably sufficient for opacity, if you aren't taking photos with a powerful flash.

This formula seemed to chip super easily.  I had major chips on most nails within 48 hours, and polish usually wears better than that for me.  Just something to note!

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    1. Well, thank you! I love photographing cremes, haha!

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  2. Gorgeous! I'm sitting here in awe of how you actually managed to capture the green in this polish on camera. You're truly amazing, girlie :)

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    1. Aw, thanks! It was tough, actually. It wants to look too blue in most photos for some reason. :)

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  3. This is such a gorgeous color but that stinks about the wear, you would expect such a pretty color to last longer!

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    1. It's not the worst ever, but it IS 2013, I feel like bright polish should not chip in this day and age but maybe I'm expecting too much, lol.

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  4. I love your pictures! <3 I have a similar shade, Orly Gumdrop. I love tiffany blue and it's hard to resist the temptation of owning slightly different shades hahah. Thanks for the review and the heads up on the tricky formula, I always appreciate when bloggers are honest in their reviews :)

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    1. I have Gumdrop too! It is really similar to CG-For Audrey. Blue-Ming is quite a bit brighter, and less sort of dusty than those two- I like it more...except for the wear!

      And you're welcome! I will always try to portray my honest experiences, because the point of this blog is to help other people make important polish decisions! :)

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  5. The color is gorgeous andI would definitely see myself wearing it this summer. But I've noticed that many of these crazy colors (neons, holos) don't have the best formulas. After all, we can't ask for averything, or can we? :D Great pictures!

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    1. I think we should be able to ask for everything! It's 2013, but oh well! I think the color is worth it for a couple days of wear. It's a beautiful blue/ turquoise.

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  6. I keep eyeing this one, but I have so many of these shades.....

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    1. It's true. I think this type of gorgeous bluey-teal-turquoise are so easy to hoard!

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