An oldie-but-goodie is Color Club Gift of Sparkle, which is originally from the Winter Affair Collection in 2012, but I only purchased it about a year or so ago.
If you’re into rich purples and like some holo rather than a full-on holo, this one will surely make your nails sing!
It’s like an eggplant that boarded a rocket with a one-way ticket to Jupiter.
With just enough twinkle and a rich base colour to make the glitter stand out even more, Color Club Gift of Sparkle is one of those polishes that will having you staring at your nails like a vain polish peacock.
Color Club Gift of Sparkle Pictures
Color Club Gift of Sparkle Swatches
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- Purple (Yes)
- Glitter (Yes)
- Name: Color Club Gift of Sparkle
- Collection: Color Club Winter Affair Collection 2012
- Colours Available in the Collection: Gift of Sparkle, Glitter Wonderland, Berry and Bright, Ho-Ho-Holly, Winter Affair & Snow-Flakes
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz)
- Retail Price: $8 CAD
- Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish.
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada
Color Club Gift of Sparkle Review
Gift of Sparkle by Color Club is a very complex nail polish, which is my favourite kind to wear, but the most challenging to photograph and do it justice.
The purple base is shimmery and has some red mixed in, and then you have iridescent and holographic glitter that reflects a rainbow and twinkles constantly.
Despite having a lot of glitter thrown in, the finish isn’t very sharp and glittery, however, it tends to want to eat top coat like it’s been starved for months.
I used only one coat of top coat when I painted my nails, and my photos show what it ended up looking like not long after. In a short span of time, the glass-like shine of the top coat got absorbed. Nevertheless, I continued to wear the polish like that, and I still loved it!
If you want to maintain the super-glossy appearance, I recommend using a non-fast-drying top coat first and then a quick-drying one. This is only because if you use two coats of a fast-drying top coat, it could pull the polish or cause extra shrinkage.
Application & Formula
The formula of Gift of Sparkle by Color Club is so pigmented that I got impressive coverage with a single coat. Although I was tempted to stop there, I proceeded with my habitual second coat for good measure. (You shouldn’t need a third coat.)
I found that it was easy to paint the polish on – it was not watery, and it wasn’t thick. The consistency was easy to work with, and it dried fairly quickly.
Because there’s so much glitter, it was challenging to remove it all, but I did! (Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time, right?) 😉
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
If you’re a purple fiend or into glittery polishes, this one certainly fits the bill!
Even though it’s from an older collection, it’s still available online at the time I wrote this post, and it’s even on sale – score!
Did you buy any of the other Color Club Winter Affair Collection shades from back in 2012? What are some of your oldie-but-goodies?