Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Color Club Wink Wink Twinkle (Starry Temptress, Spring 2011)

I remember reading somewhere that they had a great experience with these polishes and that they were smooth and easy to apply... and it's entirely possible that they are just better at nail polish than I am but... umm... this wasn't cool. (I mean, neither are my cuticles here but my cuticles didn't make application hard nor made it dry extremely bumpy.)

Either way, not really pleased I bought the entire collection on faith. I should stop doing that.

Color Club Wink Wink Twinkle
As I already mentioned: bumpy, goopy, hard to apply. I'm okay with the dull, non-sparkly glitter. The color is pretty cool, a neon-ish red-leaning purple. But.... yeah, nothing special and I could've skipped it and had no regrets.

Closeup of Wink Wink Twinkle

Cute story about the SO and his trying to engage in the activities I enjoy:
We were in the mall and I had a Groupon to a beauty supply store that I wanted to spend. This store carried most of the Deb Lippmann collection and I was trying to decide between Don't Tell Mama and Wicked Game. Having nothing better to do at the moment, he started pointing to each of the polishes and proclaiming whether he thought they were good or not.

He went down the row and when he got the the fabulous Lippmann glitters, he was like, "Wow, I would put any of these on my toes. Even the pink one [Some Enchanted Evening]. I hate pink but I would wear that pink one on my toes."

And then he got to Bad Romance and was like, "I would wear this on my fingers! Can you get ALL of these?" (He pointed to all the glitters.)

"Uh, honey? I HAVE all of these."

Anyhoo, he's currently walkin' around with Across the Universe on his toes.

He has the most uncanny way of enjoying the MOST EXPENSIVE things. When Bath and Body Works still regularly had their non-holidays Temptations 3-in-1s, he routinely preferred the twice-as-expensive Philosophy 3-in-1s. He likes the LUSH solid shampoos ($10 each) but vastly prefers BIG or Curly Wurly ($22 each). Whenever I give him a few nail polishes to choose from, he picks the most expensive. (I mean, the boy likes his Chanel and Dior. But never Color Club or Milani! Or even OPI! WTF, dude.) And he doesn't know the prices of any of these things.

Lately, he's been using my Dermalogica Microfoliant because he had a ton of peeling skin from sunburn/windburn while going whale watching for four hours without any sunblock. While we were at the beauty supply spending my Groupon, he saw a Dermalogica display and asked, "Hey, is this the stuff I've been using? I like it. Maybe you should get more."

"Did you use it up ALREADY??" I've had it for years and was thinking that if he had used it all up unnecessarily, he was going to foot the bill for the next one.

"No, but maybe you should stock up." So, I went over to the display, picked up a Microfoliant box and showed him the price ($50). He just sort of stared in shock at the pricetag.

My response: "Maybe you'll be more careful about not spilling two teaspoons of it all over the counter next time."

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Angie said...

I'm sorry you had issues with this polish! I wore it a couple weeks ago and had no issues whatsoever! I do have to say without the glitter top coat, I didn't like the look of the buried glitter.

Sirena Sparklestar said...

I had problems, too! I was so disappointed because I was waiting for this collection to come out for so long. :(

Katie said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the formula problems! I like the color but it certainly looks bumpy. Love the story about your SO! So funny! Guys forget about prices sometimes.

TropicalChrome said...

I am starting to wonder if there were two batches or two formulations or something on this one, because I have this on my toes now, and not only did it go on like butter, the glitter is MUCH sparklier than the glitter in your picture - and I have on only a clear topcoat, not a glitter topcoat.

cilucia said...

lol, your SO is a dainty, little princess, isn't he! I loved those stories. Thanks for sharing XD

beachgal said...

Love the comment sharing about your SO! I think it's great when our SO take a personal interest in our passions...but then if he is going to use the pricy items, he needs to help support your fancies with new ones here and there! Seems my SO always nabs just the thing I am trying to really 'nurse' along until I can get to the next paycheck or have somehow planned out how long my f/f 1/2 & 1/2 will last me 'till I need to get more. He never drinks mine usually - he likes his faux flavored crude. But then when he does get into my private stuff, he always picks just what I don't want him using! Fortunately he has not discovered my WEN conditioning cleanser! You should change his photo in your phone to his "Across The Universe" toes!!!!!

Sorry this collection did not work out for you. I rarely get an entire collection...but for Zoya because I know I will like the all, they will work perfect & soon as I don't buy 2 of 'em out of a hot collection, then I find I am up to having bought 5 bottles and had I bought the entire collection first time around, then I would have 1 bottle for free! I work now not to buy collections on impulse like I might do on a bottle here and there. Right now, not buying anything until the US Govt decides if it's going to let the entire thing stop on 8-2 with no funds to operate it on.

TA said...

Haha, that is so funny. I'm crazy about my expensive products so I never let my SO use them. Your SO is very lucky!

Pink_Diamond said...

I think its worth it:) the color is stunning:) and looks perfect on your nails:) oh sparkles <3

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Don't care much for the polish, especially if it's a goopy mess.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story of your SO and his love for expensive cosmetics. I love that he's sporting my favorite polish on his toesies. :) Too cute! thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

Wonderful that your SO wears polish not only on his toes but his fingernails! That's one great guy. Why not have him do some polish photos? Maybe even a post? I think it's sweet that he uses your products. But! He's got to replace them. Sweet would probably get annoying to me. It's cute though. Love that beautiful glitter. All these wonderful polishes and I can't buy anything. Getting my teeth fixed. I want polish!

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