Friday, November 2, 2012

Color Club Winter Affair collection: Gift of Sparkle

Gift of Sparkle is the third polish I got from the Winter Affair collection.  It's a beautiful blue-toned purple with a ton of holographic glitter.  The formula was perfect (I have said that of every CC polish I've posted this week, but it's true) and it reached bottle color in two coats.  This does dry matte and textured, but a good topcoat will shine it right up.  It is not a dupe for Zoya's Aurora from their holiday collection, although pictures on the internet make it seem like one.  All swatches are two coats without top coat.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

Two coats each of Gift of Sparkle (index and ring) and Zoya Aurora (middle and pinkie), indoors with flash:

Not only is Aurora shiny and smooth without top coat, it's a much more red-toned purple than Gift of Sparkle.  I think it's perfectly reasonable to own them both. :D  I'll be posting swatches of and thoughts on the Zoya Ornate collection next week.

Color Club polishes are available at TransdesignHead2ToeBeauty and 8ty8Beauty and at some brick and mortar stores.

The Zoya Ornate collection was sent to me for review.  Color Club polishes were purchased by me.


  1. Thank you for the comparison photo! I was wondering how similar this was to Zoya Aurora. I think I prefer the Zoya in this instance.

  2. You're welcome! And the comparison was certainly in my mind the minute I got this.