Sunday, 17 July 2011

Color Club : Jack 'n' Jill

Today I have an especially fun manicure to share. Fun for me, anyway, because it's my first Color Club polish and I'm in love!

(partial shade)

Jack 'n' Jill is a pretty, bright, blue toned fuchsia pink with a fine blue shimmer (which proved very hard to photograph; the blue is much more obvious in real life, especially in the bottle and in direct sunshine). Bright and cheerful, it's a really fun colour, not so bright it's neon, but bright enough to get noticed, and definitely made me smile - and this is coming from someone who doesn't wear a lot of pink normally (though having tried this one, I'm tempted to explore the world of pink a little more!).

(full shade)
The formula is almost to die for: beautifully fluid, even and non-streaky, with a brush that picks up just the right amount and doesn't make a mess of your cuticles (no clean up has been done in any of these pictures). It's a little sheer, needing 3 coats to be opaque, but it more than makes up for this by being very quick to dry and of course since it's not too thick, each coat is thin enough to discourage chipping.

(direct sunlight)

Wear was great; barely any tip wear after three full days. The blue shimmer in the bottle translates on the nail into more of a blueish 'glow' when in direct sunlight, which makes for a nice effect, bordering on duochrome.

A nice touch for me was the cute flower adorning the top of the lid. It's little things like this that make a difference to me (I know, I'm fickle, but ya gotta love cute packaging, right?)

I'm really pleased with this mani and I'm looking forward to trying more Color Club polishes in the future: the formula is just so nice, and as an extra bonus, the Color Club range contains all sorts of really pretty and unusual colours not seen elsewhere.

Random fact of the day: Originally, I only bought this polish because of the name. I'm a play-by-post roleplayer and two of my writing partner's characters are called Jack and Jill. Sad? Probably... but I don't care, hehe. Look what a great discovery my writing addiction led me towards!


  1. Because of your great pictures, great polish, and great nails. I am going to have mine shaped to a point as soon as the length comes back. Beautiful

  2. Aw, thank you! I'm blushing :)

  3. This is a gorgeous hot pink! I love it on you. I do love Color Club as well, I wish they were in more brick and mortar stores.

  4. Thank you! I agree, Color club aren't even available in any stores here from what I know - luckily theres lots on ebay!