In my office- it's a nice dark red.
Still dark, same room.
A few feet away, in my bedroom- WOAH!
Full sun- bright, retro red.
Bright red in the shade. It does not change color, as long as it's in a natural type of light. To prove it?
Here it is, in a dark SHADOW in my bedroom. As you can see, it's still a bright red!
At first, I was really unsure. I don't wear bright colors like this- and I'm not big into classic reds. And at my office, if I move anywhere away from my desk or the lobby, it's this bright a** red! But I get SO many compliments on it, that I don't really miss the deep bloody color I bought it for. The formula is lovely, but I can't remember if this swatch is 2 or 3 coats.
Okay, another polish I swatched that day was Color Club Catwalk Queen. Now I do stand by my dislike of very dark can't-see-color-without-a-spotlight-and-a-magnifying-glass colors. But Catwalk Queen is a nice deep eggplant/black basde with a tyrian purple shimmer that does show color in all lights, and I do adore it. That said, I don't have another color like this in my stash, because I don't see the point.
Indoors, outdoors, shade and a bonus pic I thought was pretty. It is a very glossy, shimmery color with nice depth. Once again, the formula is luuurvely. This is 2 coats. Now, that WAS the last of my Color Clubs, ...until I bought Electronica and Rev'd Up. I have worn them both, but didn't take pictures because my camera was dead! Ack.
Lastly, I want to show you my mannequin hands color. There isn't one that I have ever seen, on the market. This is a franken with a base of ChG Heirloom Organza with a couple drops of OPI YDKJ, a few of Ginger Bells, and some yellow-brown mineral foundation pigment from AllNaturalFace. It's sort of jelly-ish, but is opaque at three coats. There wasn't good sun this day- it was late and a bit cloudy. But you can see how well it blends in with my skintone! I really need to remember to wear it matte, but I included a blurry pic.. because that.. sorta gets the idea across? As you can see, my nails are stubby nubblins- there was a bit of an accident and instead of saving the chips, I decided to just chop 'em off. They'll grow back.
Annnd I almost forgot. A bit of a skittles style swatch- Sinful Bali Mist and Let Me Go alone and over black. Let Me Go is a frosty sheer lavender with an overwhelming light teal shimmer that turns into a bright blue flash in the right direction. Bali Mist is a pink-purple with a pink shimmer that turns gold to orange in the right light.
PHEW! OMG I am SO done. But I still have a couple of reviews to do, and I'm gonna start including more eyshadows and lipgloss! I don't have chem for the next two months, so that helps. God help me when I start Orgo, though!