21 February 2013

Color Club Clambake Coral

I'm not sure why this orange leaning coral polish is related to a clam bake. If I were naming a polish after clams, I would probably make the color a bit more... bland? But hey, as someone who has never eaten clams or attended a clam bake, what do I know? I don't think I've ever used the word 'clam' as much as I have in the past couple sentences. Anyway, I received this mini polish in one of my Birchboxes a couple months ago and wasn't entirely in love with it so it went in the drawer and was forgotten until my pink and red search for February posts!

My swatch is three coats of Clambake Coral. The first coat was very streaky and I had a lot of issues with dragging. It didn't improve much over the next two coats even though I allowed it to completely dry between coats. It has a semi-glossy finish when dry. I topped everything off with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to add some shine. 

This is taken in warmer light, and is more color accurate.

This color isn't neon, but it is a very bright, summery color that would be fun to wear. It kind of reminded me of another coral I owned, so I swatched them next to each other to compare. Essie's Cute as a Button is on my ring and index fingers. This is three coats of Cute as a Button, and the application of the Color Club made Essie's application look like a breeze. And Cute as a Button is a polish I've had issues with applying in the past!

As you can see they definitely aren't dupes, and Clambake Coral has such strong orange undertones that it makes Cute as a Button look completely pink.

I wish I had a local shop that carried Color Club, but I unfortunately don't. I'm currently debating on purchasing the Halo Hues to beef up my Color Club collection, and my holographic selection!

Which Color Club polishes do you own and love? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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