Monday, June 20, 2011

From the makers of Color Club: Cosmetic Arts Part 1

 I had a post lined up to be published yesterday, but when I came home from the hospital, it hadn't been published. I went ahead and published it, and when I took a look at the post, I noticed half of my post was gone! I was really upset, so I decided to just scrap the post, even though it took me about fours to work on.

 My original post was meant to showcase a few of the polishes that I have bought from the Cosmetic Arts collections. However, I was only going to provide pictures of the the the nail polish bottles, and later do swatches of the actual nail polish. Since part of my post mysteriously disappeared, I thought it would be best to go ahead and do the nail polish swatches.

 The first time I came across the Cosmetic Arts display at a Ross, I was really close to not buying them, simply because they have no names written on the bottles, but the colors were too beautiful to not purchase and they were only priced at 1.99. As I mentioned in a previous post, I did pick up three nail polishes during my first encounter with the display. Then, two weeks ago I visited a Ross, and I found the display again, but that time I had more options, so I was able to pick up five more bottles. Three days later I decided to go once more, to see if there were any left. I was able to find two lonely bottles, just waiting to be snatched up. Luckily, those were colors that I had also liked during my previous visit, so I was quite content with my find.

 After checking out their website, I was somewhat able to tell which ones I have, but I'm not entirely sure if I am correct. I have emailed Forsythe Cosmetic Group, which are also the makers of Color Club, to see if maybe they have other pictures or perhaps even swatches that they might email me. If they ever get back to me, I will be sure to edit this post if I am not correct in my interpretation of the names. If you would like to take a look for yourself at their full collections you can click here, and it will take you to the Cosmetic Arts webpage directly.

This is All the Trimmings from the Holiday Collection. Despite how opaque the color looks in the bottle, it's actually on the sheer side. It has purple duochrome, micro glitter suspended in a bluish purple base and even though it was a sheer polish, it only took two coats to get it opaque.

The duochrome in this polish, however, isn't strong when applied to nails. It was really difficult to try and capture the duochromeness.

Nonetheless, this polish is an amazing purple and is one of my favorite from all the Cosmetic Arts lacquers that I own.

Another one from the Holiday Collection is You Sleigh Me. This one also only took two coats and it's a slate gray shimmery base with tons of gold micro glitter. I like this color, but I don't think that it looks too great on my skintone.

The last one that I believe to be in the Holiday Collections is New Year's Ball. This is a blue frost and it took only two coats to obtain complete coverage. I thought this was going to be an interesting polish, but the streaking on this polish was as bad as China Glaze's Avalanche.

If only there was a way to get rid of streaks from frost polishes...

I have already shown this polish in a previous post, but I thought I would show it this time when it was freshly applied, instead after a few days wear. This is called Sky High from the Spring Collection. Out of all the polishes, this has the best formula.

 I do want to mention, as well, that the formula in all these polishes is a bit watery and you have to be light on the application to prevent it from running to your cuticles. I don't want to make my posts too long, so I decided to break it up into two parts. Although, I'm not a fan of some of the polishes, I am going to keep them because there is something about the bottles that I just love. When the bottles clink together they make a more sublte clink than any other nail polish I own. I know it's a bit weird for me to be commenting on the noise they make when they clink, but I have a thing for noises... I might be the only person in the world, but I also love the sound of chalk on the chalkboard.. Lol. I promise I'm not crazy. My next post will have the other six polishes that I own from Cosmetic Arts. Hope you enjoy!

*** EDIT***
All the Trimmings looks to be Equinox Fox from the Fall Collection. After doing some research, I was able to find out that All the Trimmings is actually a whole different color, GREEN! That is according to some of the other blogs out there.


  1. Woooow these are gorgeous! And you have such perfect nail beds :O

  2. I really like the purple nail polish in the third picture from the top, the one with the different tones. Do you think I can find it in stores or is it an exclusive collection? Your nails look great!!

  3. @Eileen thank you!! I'm glad you liked the colors.. and my nail beds lol.

    @mLourdesV hello mystery person! lol the only place I have seen Cosmetic Arts is at Ross so you might want to hit up a few and see if you can find it, but since I try to go every week if I come across it I'll get it for you. Thank you for commenting!!!


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