Friday, March 22, 2013

Nailed It! Friday - Club Nail Polish

There is a new service making its way to Canada.  It's Club Nail Polish. There isn't too much info on when or how much the subscription will be.  I imagine, they are still working out the logistics of it.  According to their website you will be able to pick which subscription service you want. I'm not sure if that means 1 polish vs 5 or just nail art products.  I'm sure they are still working out the details.  The thing that I like about the service is that the nail polish is not something you get to see in advance.  The element of surprise is always so fun.  For someone like myself who own 500+ and counting, it may get a little tricky.  If you're someone who is picky on your colours, I'm not sure if this is for you.  It's something you can always try and cancel right away if you're not happy with.

The package that came to mail was one of these CD size mailers.  It was a fun silver package.  Please note that this was shipped from BC and I live in Manitoba.  The shipping on this package was a tremendous $12.58!  I hope that they can figure out a better system for shipping so this service can remain affordable.  Hopefully, they will have a business rate or a bulk parcel rate.  For a package like I received, I can't imagine paying more than $10.  I realize that the shipping was expensive but for myself I generally don't spend more than $10 on a polish and with brands like China Glaze I try to keep it around the $5 mark. What would make it worthwhile in my opinion; is if they decided to include little nail art kits.  A lot of us might be willing to try different techniques if we received a kit monthly.

Inside the package, was a little bundle neatly wrapped in silver and white tissue paper. Matches the envelope - and my scarf in the background!

When I opened the package, this is what greeted me. A China Glaze polish, 3 mini nail files and 3 cotton rounds.

The colour I received was 872 Pool Party from the 2010 Poolside Collection. I won't lie. This colour blew me out of the water!  I wasn't sure if I was happy or not to see it! lol.  It's intense. Light full on bright neon pink.  It may look orange in some pics because it was SUPER hard to photograph.  I was kind of disappointed in seeing a lot of the other reviewers receiving colours from the new Euro Centrale collection and I heard through the grapevine, the new China Glaze holos?  It kind of felt like mine was a leftover. lol.  That said, I don't hate the colour.  It's out there, it's loud, it attracts attention and I'm okay with that once in a while!

This is the best I could get for it to show up true to colour.  Just think full on neon pink. That's the shade!

Put on your shades, because this one is bright!!  My camera was NOT wanting to take pics of this colour! lol  My nails have 3 coats of polish on them..  They're almost opaque but not 100%.  This polish dries RIDICULOUS fast.  By the time I got to the fifth finger, the first one was already dry. It is a little runny, so it can pool around the sides of your nails a bit as shown on my pinky in the pictures below.   They dry a lovely matte. I love that.  I don't know if you can tell (because you're probably blinded!) but my ring finger (second from the right) has a topcoat on it.  I put one coat of seche vite to see how it looked glossy. It made a slight difference, but not overly noticeable. I'm sure that all has to do with the colour.

This is how my camera kept photographing it.  It didn't want to stay pink, it wanted to go neon orange! It looks so crazy that my nails look photoshopped on.  No, I didn't use the bucket tool to fill in my nails. ;)

Finally, you can see here that the bottle is pink...but still my nails wanted to show up orange.  I'm sure that may have something to do with the skin tone.  Anyways, it's a fun colour I'll probably wear in the summer months!  Or in the middle of winter when in a secluded least I'll know I'll be found!

There you have it!  A trial run for Club Nail Polish.  I don't know yet what they have in store, but I wish them the best of luck and much success!  I have singed up for the wait list as I patiently await the details of the service.  If you want to stay up to date on what's going on with them, check them out on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

Thank you Club Nail Polish for selecting me to do a review for you!

Have a great weekend, ladies!

**Please note that the above products were sent to me for review. All opinions are honest and my own**


  1. I'm curious to see how this sub will work out when they go live.... I love the colour they sent to you though it's going to be great for the spring/summer.

  2. wow, I think I need my shades to look at your nails! lol love that colour though. excited for this new sub!

  3. Interesting concept! Holy brightness lol;)

  4. oh my gosh this one is true neon.pool party no no...the name should be neon blast.hehe.great swatch

  5. I wonder what the pricing will be. There's Color Me Monthly in the states that is a version of this and it's $7 per month. Much more than that and it isn't worth it.

  6. Its always nice to have other subscription options :) You should check out LipFactory Inc. Great cosmetic sub box!! Btw, great and informative blog you have. I am a makeup junkie ;)

  7. Hi Aleksandra! I just wanted to let you know I've just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award on my blog! I'd love to see 7 facts about you :) You can see the nomination here: