The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #9 Color Club – Sexsea

I’ve gotten a few questions concerning the format of my Top 20 so here is some information concerning my choices and how I went about choosing them.  First, some of the colors here are not necessarily here because they are my absolute favorites, some are here because I felt that they represented something significant about the world of nail polish. However, most are here because they are my favorites or they have some special meaning to me.

I plan to do a list every year. My list will likely differ greatly from year to year as I acquire and wear more colors. For example, Nars Zulu will probably be on this list next year but it is not this year because I did not own it when I finalized the list back in December. I am only choosing colors I own and have worn because I can provide more information and insight concerning those colors. The list would probably look very different if I were choosing from the entire universe of nail polish. I would probably lose my mind writing that list.

You can see the entire count down as posted so far by visiting this link.

And I deeply apologize for the length of time it’s taking to get this list finished. I’m trying to wear all these colors again before I post about them, that’s why it’s taking so long. It’s going to speed up a little bit now.

Whew. Okay. Now for #9: Color Club Sexsea.


Sexsea is one of the colors that is on this list not only because I LOVE the color but because it also means something  to me privately. I wore this color for the first time last year after my second mock trial. We won but it was a horrible experience for various reasons. I’ll spare you guys the gritty details; suffice it to say that by the time I got home, I was still livid heart-beating-out-of-chest-in-anger  pissed. No one else was home, so I popped in a Netflix DVD (Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror, haha) and went about the task of taking off my work appropriate manicure (Zoya Stephanie) and putting on the loudest color in sight. I chose Color Club Sexsea. I immediately felt better wearing it. This color fills me with an inexplicable sense of nostalgia, probably because the second trial was the equivalent of a final exam so I associate this color with feelings of accomplishment.

I had an immediate love affair with Sexsea. It intrigued me. I pondered and pondered, what color is it? It’s so hard to pin point. Is it coral? red? orange? hot pink? Sexsea is so tricky. Sometimes it seems like all 4. Sometimes I am convinced that it is just one of those colors, but never for very long.  It shifts between those shades, the true color is somewhere in the middle. I consider it to be truly unique, despite the fact that it is a creme and belongs to a class of colors that I usually ignore. I suppose the true test for uniqueness is the reception a color receives from the Peanut Gallery (i.e. the boys in my life). Even the usually nail color oblivious boyfriend commented on the uniqueness of this color. I rest my case.

Sexsea applies semi-chalky but well. The application looks good with 2 coats but I prefer 3. This color was released with the Color Club Yacht Club Collection (an excellent collection, by the way.)


11 Responses to “The Polish Addict’s Top 20 Polishes of All Time: #9 Color Club – Sexsea”

  1. melli Says:

    Gorgeous colour, and I love that it is hard to pin down the description!

    Please don’t apologize for not posting – I love your posts, and your writing is excellent, particularly the stories about the choices you make. I also forgot to mention that I really like the new lighting you have been using. It really helps to see the base colour. Thanks again for your hard work on the blog…it is one of my faves!

  2. Sanna Says:

    You already know I love this polish too!
    It’s goooorgeous!

  3. Vanessa Says:

    Ohhh; this really is stunning! And; I think you do a great job with this blog, I adore it :)

  4. Brooke Says:

    Great color. I don’t think I have ever seen or heard about this one, but I really like it.

  5. Kyosuke Says:

    Why is there a “s” to the “boys” in your life ? Do you have a child ?? XD Or are you just talking about some close friends ? :p
    Stunning, amazing, you’ll always be such a surprise for your viewers. Hurray for the “work unappropriate” colors :)

    Oh and regarding “I had an immediate love affair with Sexsea” … you’re a bad girl ! ^^ Stick this for your boyfriend :)

  6. Jason Says:

    I actually do understand both of your comments about ‘having a love affair’ with this color and ‘oblivious boyfriend noticing’. As a guy, I think I would have to be DEAD not to notice your nails with this color on them!! It is everything you described it as, something different to everyone who sees it. Those are the colors I admire the most because they make me curious yet satisfied at the same time.

    Wonderful choice for your top 20 Steph!

  7. Dana Cerise Says:

    Gorgeous. I was looking for a color like this, kinda coral/kinda red creme. Purchase!

  8. nivipa Says:

    Does this mean that you HAVE gotten your hands on Zulu? If so, I am *so* looking forward to this story!

  9. Steph Says:

    Melli – : ) Aww… thank you!

    Sanna – Totally agreed. <3

    Vanessa – Thank you! : )

    Brooke – I knew you would – imo it’s very you.

    Kyosuke – lol I have to male roommates so I’m surrounded by guys all the time – it’s annoying. : P

    Jason – : ) Thank you.

    Dana – Woot! Let me know what you think of it.

    Nivipa – I did! Can you believe it! I just posted about it. : )

  10. The Polish Addict » Blog Archive » Swatches of the Essie Spring 2009 Collection Says:

    [...] of a Kind is a red/orange/coral cream, similar to my beloved Color Club Sexsea. One of a Kind is slightly less extravagant, more toned down. It applied well in 2 coats, but I [...]

  11. Deb Says:

    I just stumbled across your website today, and I’m hooked!! I love all things girlie (perfumes, lotions, all cosmetics) and your site is a fun and entertaining way to check out lots more colors than I can find on my own. Thanks for posting and brightening up so many people’s days! :)

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