Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Color Club Ultra Astral

Take note, Tara and Chelsea, I'm about to eat crow.


So I have discovered a new collection of polish that I absolutely adore...and they're all glitter.


I don't know what possessed me, but about two months ago I decided I needed the entire Starry Temptress collection released by Color Club in Summer 2011.  I'm not one of those that needs an entire collection of anything; if I like a polish, I'll get it, I don't need to buy the aunt, uncle, and second cousins of colors for my polished life to be complete.  But I don't know what came over me: I just had to have them all.


I went on Amazon and was able to find the entire collection for about $25, which boils down to about $3 a polish, free shipping.  And so, Amanda, glitter-reluctant extraordinaire, became the owner of an entire line of neon-esque glitters.


Now, I can try and save face and say that I was attracted to the gorgeously pigmented colors (I was) or the ridiculously cheap price (an added bonus), but there was something about the type of glitter in the Starry Temptresses that won me over.


Ultra Astral is a magnificent blue-toned hot pink creme that borders on neon, but doesn't quite hit that hot spot.  The glitter infusion is semi-fine (not gritty to the touch) and has a slight holo quality.  From a basic distance, this polish is beautiful but you can also tell there's something different about it.  And that is this subtle yet present glitter.  It's really quite magical.


This was two coats, slightly on the thicker side.



The macro shot doesn't do the glitter justice since it goes a bit flat in photographs instead of flashing a rainbow of different colors as it does in natural light.  My two major points to stress regarding this polish is that (1) it is relatively easy to remove and I had no need to even contemplate attempting the foil method and (2) this has a tendency to shrink.  I've worn this polish twice (this swatch was from my second time wearing it) and I've noticed the same thing both times.  It doesn't bother me too much and you can't make it out without really looking up close, but I thought it was an important fact I'd throw out there.

Anyways, there you have it girls.  A glitter polish I adore.  I kindly ask all readers to refrain from any variations on "I told you so" in the comments.

47 comments :

  1. Did I mention I NEED this polish! Wow, beautiful. And I can see why you'd like this type of glitter. 

    "Told you so, I did" -Yoda

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  2. I'll let that one slide because my boyfriend's dog (also known as my stepson) is named Yoda and he's pretty cute.

    But I say get the whole collection if you can get the same price I did. Let me see if I can find the Amazon link...hold please... http://www.amazon.com/Color-Club-Starry-Temptress-Glitter/dp/B004XEBB2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342054542&sr=8-1&keywords=color+club+starry+temptress

    AND free shipping!

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  3. Beautiful! I have been wanting to try the Starry Temptress collection too! Its gorgeous! 

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  4. Thanks, Anna! I can totally see you rocking this!

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  5. I really like this! It's pretty. The only one I have from this collection is Space Case  but I haven't worn it yet. I actually had the chance to buy the complete set when I saw them at Ross a few months ago but I passed it up. I've been regretting it since, but I'll get them eventually!

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  6. Check out the link I posted in the response to Tara's comment because that's the best deal I've ever found on those polishes from an etailer.

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  7. You crack me up with your witty posts. I have a few from this collection and it's freaking awesome. I think I need to finish the collection to make my polish life complete. =) Welcome to the glitter loving world, my friend.

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  8. I'm glad you appreciate my ramblings!  And yes, finish the collection if you can!  With neons being so big this summer, it's totally worth stocking up!

    And thanks for the welcome :)

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  9. Now I'm totally getting this in my next Victoria's Nail Supply order.  It's gorgeous! You've been featuring a lot of glitter lately; I like it. ;)

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  10. I know, what's up with me lately? Maybe I should see a doctor...

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  11. OMG, that's beautiful!  So unique.

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  12. I just found this whole collection (minus the green) at TJMaxx for $10! I'd never seen it before but I love it!! You swatch made me want to wear them all right now!

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  13. I have now bookmarked that site and anxiously waiting til I scoop up the collection. This is GORG!!!

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  14. I am like so proud of you right now.

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  15. Such a beautiful glitter :O I can only imagine what it looks like in person! 

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  16. Oh! I think I found something new that I want to put on my wishlist :)

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  17. When I first got this collection, I was kinda on the fence. It didn't have that glitter POW I was hoping for. Then I realized this kind of got me started on my liking of matte glitters...

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  18. I love it!!!! So glad you're coming around ;0)

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  19. this color is stunning! I love it! 

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  20. Haha, glitter lover! :-p  Welcome to the light!

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  21. I can see why you like it, this is gorgeous. I started to buy these last year, but at the time I didn't think I needed them so much. I cna say now if the others are like this one I will need them all, lol.

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  22. Your TJ Maxx finds kill me!  Jealoussss.

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  23. I hope you're able to get your hands on them soon!  They're so you!

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  24. It's pretty fabulous in person, if I do say so myself ;)

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  25. I highly recommend this addition!

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  26. Matte glitters have really taken off, haven't they?  For some one like me who is more ambivalent about glitter, it really is a good way to try out the trend without feeling too disco ball-y.

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  27. There's also a bright, neon green one in the mix...just saying...

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  28. Lol, well that really helps to tip the scale more towards me wanting them. :O)

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  29. I didn't told you so but I LOVE glitters! This is gorgeous x

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  30. Omg!!!!! I need to order this collection! I'm in love with these type of polishes!

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  31. They are surprisingly magical, which from the bottle you can't tell. That's why I never got Otherworldly...until now.

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  32. I agree with Tara, I NEED this! 

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  33. Lol, it's great. Would look beautiful on you!

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  34. Looks great on you. This has got to be my favourite pink.

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  35. Thanks! I loved it on you when you swatched it!

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  36. I love love love love love this polish. As soon as I saw it the words "I need it" came out of my mouth. I love your blog, and I'd really like it if you'd check out my blog, and let me know what you think! I'd love to become sister sites, and i'd be more than willing to participate in twinsie tuesday... Just let me know. You can comment on my page, or email me. :) I appreciate it!

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