Color Club Oil Slick Collection (NEW Limited Edition)

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This collection. Oh boy. I get out of breath even thinking about this one. Before I share this new limited edition collection from Color Club with you, let’s lay down some background.

At $10 each, that’s a little steep. Color Club’s special effects polishes cost a little more than their normal range, if you’re familiar with their infamous Halo Hues, you’ll know this. Here’s what the company has to say about their new Oil Slick Collection, “With Trichrome Technology, Color Club’s next Limited Series Micro Batch™ appears to radiate from within. Each nail lacquer shifts and shines for a multi-hued effect.”

I know I’ve caught your attention now (if not already). Trichrome polishes?! Give it to me! With a name like Oil Slick, you know what to expect! I have the full collection of 7 to share. Each polish holds a kaleidoscope of colors that sends you into a trance!

Warning: This post is going to be image-heavy with jaw-dropping goodness. Uncontrollable and excessive drooling may result.

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I believe each of these polishes are named after song titles, that’s my theory at least. I’m sure about more than half of them. Let’s play a game, name the corresponding song for each polish!

One more thing before we get into the goodness. I am aware that 7 out of the 8 have holographic tops, I don’t know why this is. On the official Color Club site, it shows each of them with normal white tops. I ordered the one with the white top from the site, so that explains that. The rest I ordered from Head2ToeBeauty, a go to online nail supplier. I trust them enough to think these are legit.

Ice Breaker is a shimmery steel blue. That’s what it seems like at first. When you get close, you start to see all the colors this holds. It shifts from a steel to icy blue and there are hints of pink and icy teal fine shimmer that really livens up this polish. It’s mesmerizing. Then you hit it with some light and this strong golden sheen appears. In the bottle, you can see a flash of purple as well, to get that effect on the nail, you really have to unleash your inner contortionist, I really can’t seem to get it to show up. This is one of those polishes you need to wear in all different lightings to get the full effect. Brushstrokes are visible but that doesn’t bother me.

If you like this one, wait ’til you see the others!

Ice Breaker
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Ice Breaker- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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in indoor artificial light
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I shared with you yesterday my new all-time favorite metallic purple in my Wet n Wild Here’s to the Wild Ones for Fall 2015 post. I mentioned in it that I don’t go for purples that lean too fuchsia. Well, this next polish is very fuchsia and a whole lovely mess of other colors! We’ll Never Be Royals looks very fuchsia magenta in the bottle. this is a trichrome metallic magenta berry with a flash of shimmery fuchsia that shifts to a rich royal purple and to red. A polish fit for the royals!

The formula is amazing. It goes on very smooth. Unbelievable blue for a multichrome. What do I mean by smooth? It means you can’t see the brushstrokes like with normal metallic polishes. They seem to melt right into the polish! Witchcraft! It’s phenomenal!

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We’ll Never Be Royals- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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in indoor artificial light
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Cash Only doesn’t look like something unique from the start. It reminded me of a few gold/green/blue trichromes I’ve seen before. I didn’t expect it to wow me like it did. Everything changed when you apply it. The base color is a shimmery bronzey brown that jumps to a pale gold, green gold to a blue. When you get it in some indirect natural light, the greens and blues take center stage and take over the show!

The other polishes similar to this are predominantly gold whereas this one is equally all three of these colors. This is truly unique.

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Cash Only- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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in indoor artificial light
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in (dimmer) indoor artificial light
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taken directly under artificial light
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It’s Raining Men! Hallelujah! This rich bright blue is named It’s Raining Men. I can’t think or say this name without singing it! This nearly one coater looks like just a metallic blue from the start but then you get this baby under some light and the purple shift starts serenading you. By now, it has gotten you head over heels in love. Then you angle your nails a little more and you get some teal. My goodness, that’s amazing.

This is another polish where the strokes almost disappear into the polish.

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It’s Raining Men- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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taken directly under artificial light
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It’s Raining Men would be the diva-licious cousin of Bell-Bottom Blues from Essie’s new fall line (full collection review here). They’re not similar enough to be sisters but similarities do exist. It’s Raining Men is a brighter blue, no as teal as Bell-Bottom BluesBell-Bottom Blues has a soft purple flash, It’s Raining Men has a full trichrome shift.

(L-R) It’s Raining Men, Bell-Bottom Blues
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For the pink lovers, here is Sorry, Not Sorry. It is a warm pink that shifts from pink-orange-gold-red. This multichrome springs into action with some light. It’s spectacular and a wonder to look alt. It’s the sunset captured into a nail polish! It is a little brushstrokey but due to the beautiful effect, I don’t think anyone would mind.

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Sorry, Not Sorry- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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in indoor artificial light
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If you, like me, are wondering how this looks compared to China Glaze’s Cabin Fever from the new fall collection, they’re different. In the bottle, they show up closer than they really are. Cabin Fever is closer to this next polish I’ll be showing.

(L-R) Sorry, Not Sorry, Cabin Fever
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Burnt Out has the strongest multichrome effect of them all. You can find practically every color of the rainbow in this. Tilt your nails this way and that and each time you’ll find another color. I painted this one, went over to the window, BAM! Colors galore. Red to pink to orangey bronze, then gold, green and even some blue. How in the world did Color Club do this? Glitter polishes are from unicorns. Multichrome polishes are from… another amazing mythical creature.

The formula is impeccable. Again, a little brushstrokey but who cares?! THE COLORS.

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Burnt Out- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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in indoor artificial light
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China Glaze Cabin Fever is a softer version of this. The red in Burnt Out is more intense and the base seems a hair darker. The red shimmer in Cabin Fever is just a little more pink. Then you get these under some light, away from the dingy light I have in my room.

You can see in the pictures below that Cabin Fever is indeed a trichrome, pinky red-bronze-gold. Then you see Burnt Out in all it’s multichrome glory. Where there is only bronze in Cabin Fever, you see green, gold and bronze (1st & 2nd images below). The strong orange glow in Burnt Out cranks the heat up on this, surpassing Cabin Fever (3rd image below). I love both of these polishes, one is a multichrome and the other a trichrome. You can’t compare these two, they’re too different.

I&R: Burnt Out, M&P: Cabin Fever
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Don’t Kale My Vibe won’t kill you vibe. Couldn’t resist, sorry! #sorrynotsorry Here’s a low-key multichrome. It was painstakingly hard to try to capture the many colors this chameleon green has within it. This vibrant lime green can turn into a dirty olive and transforms to gold, pink, red and purple. I can see it perfectly fine in person. My camera just won’t pick it up! These darn things! This was insanely hard to capture, so I have for you a ton of pictures where I tried to get the colors to show up as best as I could.

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Don’t Kale My Vibe- 2 coats, no top coat (in natural light)
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in indoor artificial light
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in soft, indirect natural light
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I think this is what you would get if you combined My Gecko Does Tricks and Green on the Runway, both from OPI. What do you think?

Whew! That is the whole collection. Man, I am tuckered out! I apologize for the amount of pictures I had to cram into this post. I really wanted to be sure to truly capture the beauty of each polish. With the terrible quality of my camera, you can imagine how hard it was for me!

Color Club did an exceptional job with this collection, each one of these 7 polishes are praise-worthy. How in world did they create such shifty nail polishes such as Burnt Out and We’ll Never Be Royals? If you only want to grab two and would like to experience the magic of a true multichrome (and who wouldn’t?), those are the ones to try!

Which were my favorites? Oh, that’s a tough one. As I said before, this whole collection featured some amazing polishes. If I could only pick my top three, I would say the two strong multichromes, Burn Out and We’ll Never Be Royals, plus the sunset trichrome, Sorry, Not Sorry. Honestly, I feel like I can’t omit the others, they are all gorgeous and all deserve a mention! If you were planning on splurging on some nail polish, these are the ones to get! They’re only here for a limited time and they’ll be gone! You absolutely must get your hands on these! They’re available now and have been out now for about a month. Color Club released them as a “Limited Series Micro Batch™” so only time will tell when these will run out. Head on over to their site here. The collection is also for sale over on Amazon too, the whole set of 7 is for $69.95 and free shipping (click here). Happy polishing!

I would appreciate if you would tag me (@chezadrienneblog) in your Instagram pics if you end up buying these, I’d love to see your shots! I seriously cannot stop looking at these!

5 comments

  1. Ariadna says:

    These look so beautiful!! I would probably have to see them in person to pick a couple out. In regards to your pictures, I am by no means an expert, nor a nail blogger, so take this as you want, but I’ve seen other bloggers dip their nails in water and take a picture. Sometimes it shows the color shift better in pictures. Just a tip. I can’t remember who’s blog I saw it on. Anyway, these polishes are amazing! Thanks for showing them, I know a lot of hard work when on this post and I really appreciate it! 🙂 By my pure love of purple, We’ll never be royals is calling my name!

    • chezadrienne says:

      I do remember seeing people do that before, I hadn’t thought of doing that! I’ll be sure to keep that in mind for next time or maybe I’ll try that with these and do an update post. Thank you so much for the tip!
      Color Club’s actually having a sale right now on their site for 30% off with the code “Autumn30.” This is a great time to grab some on sale! I know it’s hard to pick colors online to see how they’ll look in person, but these are really some fantastic polishes. They really come alive in the sunlight!

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