July 14, 2014

Color Club- Pure Energy [Swatch]

Today I have Color Club- Pure Energy, from the Summer 2009 Electro Candy collection, to show!

This is a polish that I became obsessed with after purchasing it for my Santee during the Summer Nail Polish Secret Santa that I participated in. It was on my Santee's wishlist, and once I saw it in person, I pretty much had to have it myself!

Pure Energy is a vivid, almost-neon, light blue (aqua?) base filled with ultrafine greenish-aqua shimmer.  The contrast between the base and the shimmer really makes the polish glow!

Artificial light, four coats:

If it's a sunny day, and you stand in the shade, this polish just glows! I wore it for five days (can you even believe that?!), and experienced no chipping and no tipwear, which is just insane. I was impressed!

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside, shade:

Formula: Its only fault, really, is that it is a bit sheer.  It took me four coats for an acceptable level of opacity, and there is still VNL in super strong lighting. However, the actually formula is very nice, consistency-wise. It is not too thick or thin, and glides on the nail very nicely with no issues! I experienced no bubbling or dragging, and it dries down very quickly, allowing you to quickly build the coverage.

If four coats seems like a pain, you can always layer it, but it is very beautiful on its own, as you can see.  I honestly didn't mind the extra trouble with this one.

 What do you think?


  1. Thaaank you! I have used Blu a couple times now I think! And, I have no idea- I want all the MoYou plates ever!!

  2. I like the color on this a lot but bummer to hear the formula wasn't the best. Your swatches are lovely!

  3. I hope you also got one for your secret santee :) I do love this color on others, but I'm not fond of wearing blue shimmers myself. And how is it that the polishes we like the best seem to always have the least tipwear? I guess we choose good ;)

  4. I love this! Such an unusual choice of colour for stamping!

  5. Love love love. I think stamping over those ultachromes makes such a cool effect!

  6. I was getting sick of white, haha! Thanks!