My parents were in town, so I decided to delight them with the wonder that is the Christmas Tree Shops. (Man, I hate the built-in plural of that name.) While I was there, I came across Color Club's Seven Deadly Sins collection. There were eight beautiful polishes in the display for $7.79 each. I had read of a Color Club price hike, and these were definitely a lot more expensive than the core collection which still costs about four bucks and some change. After I got them home and tried them on, I saw that these are textured polishes, which I suspected from the bottles and display. I really hate that some brands don't clearly indicate a textured polish, but I still ended up liking these and find myself inspired to try more!
Read on for more pics and reviews!
First, we have Dirty Money, a textured gold that doesn't lean too warm, if that's a concern for you. This was a very thick formula, so much so that more than one coat definitely would have been lumpy weird overkill. It's so beautifully sparkly when topcoated! I prefer it that way as I do with almost all textures (two coats of Gelous followed by a layer of Seche Vite). It adds depth and eliminates that scratchy sandpaper feel that I just can't seem to tolerate.
DH's color description: "Goldschlager flecks" (alone) / "gold car model paint" (topcoated)
Next up is Friends with Benefits. When I picked it up in store, it looked like an icy mauve. I got a second opinion on the color; i.e., "Does this look pink or purple to you?" I would not have bought it if I had realized it is indeed an icy lilac. If you're a purple lover, go for it! Again, a one-coat wonder.
DH's color description: "fish skin" (alone) / "coral cruds" (topcoated)
DH's color description: "purple sandpaper" (alone) / "a chair in an old diner" (topcoated)
The final polish is Indulge Me, a pumpkiny spicy fall-in-a-bottle shade. It's copper with tiny bits of pink and green in the mix. This is such an interesting color combination. No problems with application; another one-coat wonder here.
DH's color description: "Halloween decorations, like candles and candle holders" (alone) / "shiny pennies" (topcoated)
Check out the other four colors in this collection here!
*Color Club is cruelty-free.