Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review & Swatches - Color Club Scent-suous Collection

Hey guys!

Today I have a new collection by Color Club to show you! I showed you guys this last week in a haul post after Rebecca was able to clear out the entire display so that we could each have the full collection.

This is a scented holiday collection that is exclusive to Sally Beauty Supply Stores, which is strange since Sally Beauty normally does not carry Color Club. Oh well, I can't complain!





Keep reading for the review and swatches!



Color Club Scent-suous Collection: Kiss Me Mistletoe, Gingerbread Man, Santa's Cinnamon


Color Club Scent-suous Collection: Orna-minted, Sugar Plum Yum, Very Merry Berry


Kiss Me Mistletoe (pale green foil)
This one seems like it's super similar to Perfect Mol-ten from Color Club's recent Foiled Collection. Come on Color Club, you couldn't come up with something even a little different? This one smells like a pine air freshener and had a really great formula that covered in almost 1 coat but I used 2 just to be sure.


Gingerbread Man (true gold foil)
This one smells like gingerbread (duh) which I personally can't stand. The formula was easy to work with and this one also almost covered in 1 coat but I used 2. This seems like it might be good for stamping.


Santa's Cinnamon (bright red glitter in a red jelly base)
Usually I hate the smell of cinnamon but this one isn't too overwhelming so I don't mind it as much as I thought I would. This colour is gorgeous but it looks to be a dupe of China Glaze Ruby Pumps/Orly Star Spangled. The formula was good and my swatch is 2 coats.


Orna-minted (clear base with small, medium and large silver hex glitter)
Bleh, I absolutely hate the scent of this one! I'm generally not a fan of mint flavoured/scented things anyways but I found this scent overwhelming and I just don't like it. This is obviously a layering polish and it does looks pretty cool.


Sugar Plum Yum (clear base with small green hex glitter and medium and large purple hex glitter)
This is a really interesting mix of colours/glitters and I really like it! It's also a layering polish but I actually like the way it looks over the nail wheel because it shows off the colours and the different sizes of the glitters, so I would personally layer this over a lighter shade. The scent of this one is just a general fruity scent. The formula can be a little tricky - you might have to push the glitter around with the brush in order to get it to sit where you want it to. My swatch is 2 coats.


Very Merry Berry (clear base with small blue hex glitter and medium and large pink hex glitter)
This is by far my favourite of the bunch - I'm totally in love with the colours of the glitters here. This is also my favourite scent of the bunch! Again, it's a general fruit scent but I like it a bit better than the scent of Sugar Plum Yum. The formula is the same as Sugar Plum Yum so be careful during application.


Kiss Me Mistletoe, Gingerbread Man, Santa's Cinnamon


Orna-minted, Sugar Plum Yum, Very Merry Berry


Overall, I like this collection, but we've seen a few of these shades before. Really, the only shades of this collection that are new and different are the glitter shades, especially Sugar Plum Yum and Very Merry Berry. Interestingly, those are also the only ones with scents that I actually like.

Just like I have done in the past for scented collections, I also swatched each of these on individual false nails aside from my wheel swatches so that I could smell each of them without being affected by the other scents. The scents are not affected by top coat and they stick around for a couple of days (I swatched them 2 nights ago and the smell is still there for most of them, although it's beginning to fade).

I didn't find most of the scents overpowering or too synthetic smelling (except for Orna-minted) but I simply don't like a few of the scents (specifically Kiss Me Mistletoe and Gingerbread Man). Of course, whether or not you like the scents is going to come down to personal taste/preference but that should really stand alone from the formula/application of the polishes.

The Color Club Scent-suous Collection is available now exclusively at Sally Beauty Stores and each shade retails for $5.49 each (at least in CAD dollars, I'm not sure how much they cost in the US).

What do you guys think of this collection? Will you be stalking your Sally Beauty Store for any of these exclusive shades? And if you have any comparison requests, please let me know in the comments.

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