Two days in a row for swatches and review but I’m trying to get these out before the holidays so that you have an idea of what to buy and not to buy if you’re looking for new polishes for presents (or yourself).

Six Color Club colors for the winter season that hit shelves in September, but I only just got my hands on these. The whole collection can be purchased for between $35-50 at local beauty boutiques and online at a number of beauty retailers.

 

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Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

 

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Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

Poetic Hues

  • Coats: only 2 for full opacity
  • Application: extremely smooth
  • Color: off white with a cream finish. Reminds me of the perfect wedding dress color
  • Topcoat: none used here
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: This is a MUST – it’s a nice addition and a little whiter than OPI “My Vampire is Buff” but it’s not white
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Poetic Hues, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

Apollo Star

  • Coats: only 2 for full opacity
  • Application: thick polish because of the textured micro sparkles, though this is not a textured polish
  • Color: stunning silvery metallic with the perfect gold sheen
  • Topcoat: none used here
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: I think this color is perfect for the holidays, but if you have a number of golds and silvers, probably not in immediate need of this color though this is one of my favourites from this collection
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Apollo Star, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

 

Sugar rays

  • Coats: only 2 for full opacity
  • Application: smooth but don’t apply too thick or will get streaky
  • Color: light gold with a pinkish sheen to give a satin finish
  • Topcoat: none used here
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: If you don’t have something like this in your collection, it’s the perfect understated metallic color that is extremely versatile
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Sugar Rays, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

 

Baldwin Blues

  • Coats: only 2 for full opacity
  • Application: extremely smooth
  • Color: blue with grey undertones, cream finish
  • Topcoat: none used here and look at the shine!
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: My favourite color by far. This is a must for any blueaholics out there. It’s unlike any blue I’ve seen and is so gorgeous. Great on it’s own or with nail art. I can’t wait to start playing with this one.
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Baldwin Blues, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

 

Lady Holiday

  • Coats: only 2 for full opacity
  • Application: extremely smooth
  • Color: medium grey with green undertones and a cream finish
  • Topcoat: none used here
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: I really like this grey. Reminds me of an updated version of Essie “chinchilly”. A definite for those who like greysLADY HOLIDAY, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013, LADY HOLIDAY swatch, LADY HOLIDAY review, color club LADY HOLIDAY
Lady Holiday, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

 

Savoy Nights

  • Coats: applied over Lady Holiday in only ONE COAT – LOOK AT THE SPARKLE
  • Application: thick glitter coat where ratio of glitter to base is perfect. Color Club nailed it here
  • Color: blue and silver hex glitter with tiny blue and silver micro glitters
  • Topcoat: none used here
  • To Buy or Not to Buy: If you’re a glitter fanatic than this is for you. It’s so sparkly you can’t stop staring at it. Wear this and people will be stopping you on the street.
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Savoy Nights, Color Club Harlem Lights Collection 2013

 

What’s the Verdict?

Color Club absolutely nailed it with this Harlem Lights 2013 collection. All colors (aside from Sugar Rays) are completely new and fresh and the perfect end to 2013. I’ll definitely be wearing these colors on a regular basis.

 

Have you tried any of these colors?

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