One of my blogging resolutions this year is to blog more rarely featured brands around here, particularly Color Club. While that brand is responsible for one of my favorite polishes of all time (Pucci-licious), it also wears like crap on me -- within one day, I get chips and insane tip wear. So I wanted to play around with my base and top coats to (hopefully) yield better results. I mean, there is just no point hanging on to my few Color Clubs if I'm never going to wear them.
I'm happy to report that I TOTALLY NAILED IT. But I totally could have chosen a less troublesome polish to start with!
Four coats with Gelous + SV.
Who Are You Wearing? is from the Rebel Debutante collection of Spring 2010, making it a true oldie in my eyes.
As to whether it's a goodie ... that's debatable. You have to remember, back in 2010, colors like this were hard to come by! If we're going in terms of color, then it's a resounding YES. Light nude cream with a hint of grey? Are you kidding?! It's great. And certainly I think it looks pretty good on me.
Its formula, however? Total PITA. Oh my God, so bad. It was sort of runny, which meant I had to work very carefully -- guessing how much polish to load up on brush was kind of a game. (You want to go thin on coats 1 and 2, and then you can thicken up at 3 and 4.) It also was fairly streaky after my standard three coat treatment, so I had to go for a fourth coat. I put on a coat of Gelous and another coat of SV over that, and strangely, the whole thing didn't take as long to dry as I was dreading. I'd give it an average dry time. Even more strange is that it wore freakishly well for three days. ZERO chips, barely visible tip wear. I'm confident I could have gone the whole week in this, but I desperately needed some color on my tips after an emotional low point last week and removed it.
Normally at this point in the post I would tell you that you could easily buy Who Are You Wearing? online, but honestly, I don't know if I could recommend this polish to anyone! Other mainstream salon brands like OPI, Essie and Zoya have been cranking out perfectly lovely nude shades on the regular, and if you've tried OPI nudes since ... Holland, I think, then you *know* how good the formulas for those polishes are. Unless you possess a gargantuan amount of patience, Who Are You Wearing? is probably not going to be for you.
I'll hang on to my bottle for now. Despite the aforementioned formula issues, I love the color and I'm quite thrilled with the success of my Gelous + top coat trick on this Color Club polish. This gives me more enthusiasm to blog my paltry collection of the brand.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget to visit Business Lady Polish this morning for Anna's Skinny Dipping post! I'm already plotting which nude polish to showcase next month ... so many choices!