The Big Return: Color Club Spring 2009 Catwalk Queen Collection

I’m back! Things are going to be a bit slow at first because, frankly, my life (and nails) are still a huge mess. But rest assured, I will respond to all the emails and comments very soon. Posting frequency should pick up shortly thereafter.

In any case, I know you’ve all seen it but here’s Color Club Catwalk Queen Collection. Like Femme Fatale,  this collection is composed of sheers and solids that can be mixed, matched, and layered. I like this collection but it’s a little depressing looking at these pictures. The photos are from a few months ago, my nails were so long back then. Man, the bar exam takes away everything.

Color Club - Catwalk Queen

Catwalk Queen, the collection namesake, is a vampy tyrian purple with complex amethyst and subtle blue shimmer. This swatch was 3 coats but this polish is pigmented enough that coverage would be fine with just 2 coats. (This image is a little blurry because I was trying to capture the shimmer – I failed. The shimmer is way more obvious in person.)

Color Club - Fashion Addict

Fashion Addict is my favorite from this collection. Lilac holographic? Sign me up. The holo is medium grain like the holos in the Femme Fatale collection. Like Worth the Risque and Revvvolution, the holo has a greenish cast. The polish gets darker with each layer so it’s slightly lighter with 2 coats, this picture is 3 coats.

Color Club - Fashion Addict 2

Here’s a shot of the holo flash. I hope Color Club does a few more holos in the future because these were just superb. Personally, I would love to see a dark green holo.

Color Club-Front Row Diva

Front Row Diva is an extremely pale gray that leans towards lavender, it has a pearl finish. It’s chic and work appropriate – which is pretty much all I’m wearing now so I’m stocking up on colors like this and you’ll see plenty of them featured here in the months to come.

Color Club - Runway Muse

Runway Muse is one of those sadly deceptive duochromes. In the bottle, it’s a predominately green duochrome that flashes pink. On the nail, it’s a frosty sheer with pink shimmer that only flashes a subtle green rarely. I so wish that the bottle appearance was comparable to the on nail result, nonetheless, it’s pretty amazing over black. Scrangie has all the sheers from both the Femme Fatale collection and the Catwalk Queen collection over black on her site.

Color Club - Vintage Couture

Vintage Couture. Scrangie called this a mod lilac pink baby creme and that’s definitely the best description for this color so I’m going to steal it from her. It’s pinker on the nail than I expected but it’s still pretty stark. The application was finicky. I forgot to write down exactly how many coats I used but if I remember correctly, I believe it took 4 to even everything out.

Color Club - Ready To Wear

Ready to Wear is my current NOTD and as you can see my nails are little yellow nubbins right now. *More sobs*  Ready to Wear is a frosty opalescent sheer with warm pink shimmer. Usually sheers like this require 4 layers but I actually got good coverage with 2 coats, but since my nails are so yellow, I went ahead and added another layer. Edit: I’ve been wearing this color for a full day now and I want to revise my review. It’s definitely a duochrome, it’s not really noticeable until you see it in sunlight. It flashes a warm light coppery gold tone, almost some what metallic. The mixture of the gold and the pink reminds me of a sunset. I love it when colors present surprises in the sunlight.



Disclosure: This collection was sent to me for review by Color Club.


41 Responses to “The Big Return: Color Club Spring 2009 Catwalk Queen Collection”

  1. diana Says:

    So nice to see your nails again! Welcome back!

  2. Nosaby Says:

    Beautiful. And your nails look wonderful. Those are not nubbins. My ring finger nails, which have split so that I have to keep them filed down to the quick, THOSE are nubbins. :) I’m quite jealous of your nails.

  3. D:) Says:

    I always get Femme Fatale and Catwalk Queen collections mixed up. But I do think that Femme Fatale has a few more must haves.

  4. Faith Says:

    Welcome back! We missed you! I’m loving Catwalk Queen, Fashion Addict, and Front Row Diva. :)
    p.s. You always have the best swatches!

  5. brazenspider Says:

    Welcome back!

  6. Duffi Says:

    Steph! Welcome back! I’ve missed you! Now go read my blog and get some rest. *mwah*

  7. Mazoo Says:

    WB Steph! OMG a dark delicious green holo sounds heavenly!

  8. Tammy Says:

    Welcome back! This collection is so pretty. I’d love to see a dark green holo too!

  9. Solveig Says:

    Welcome back! :)

    Lots of pretty colors, I like the holo.
    And I think your nails look great with the shorter lenght as well. :)

  10. Kae Says:

    Welcome back! I love your blog (^.^*)

  11. Lina Says:

    Welcome back! I have missed you and look forward to your swatches!

  12. Marsha Smith Says:

    Welcome back Steph! I have missed you and your reviews so much!!! You were where I started every morning. And I am sure you will whip your nails back into shape in no time.

    Love – Marsha S.

  13. Marsha Smith Says:

    Oh by the way – I anxiously await Orbis non Sufficit.

  14. Denny Says:

    Welcome back, we missed you! Can’t wait to see what you have in store. :-)

  15. Dara Says:

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to see what swatches you post. Hope all is going well.

  16. Annie Says:

    Welcome back~
    Catwalk Queen looks gorgeous! My type of purple =)
    Your nails right now look as long as mine look when they’re at their longest >_< hehe

  17. Emelie Says:

    It’s nice to have you back again. I’ve missed your fantastic photos :)

  18. flinty Says:

    Yay, you’re back!! :D

  19. Anna Says:

    Welcome back! I discovered your blog during your hiatus, and have found it to be a great resource. Glad to see you posting again. :)

  20. emma Says:

    Good to have you back Steph – I missed your posts.

  21. DanaCerise Says:

    Welcome back! Your nails are not even close to being “nubbins” btw. :)

  22. nivipa Says:

    Yay – welcome back! I’m with you on Fashion Addict – love that holo!

  23. Jamie Says:

    Welcome back!

  24. Losille Says:

    PRECISO desse Catwalk Queen. Perfeito.

  25. Lala Says:

    Welcome back! It’s so nice to see you posting again. Your nails and photos look gorgeous, like always. :)

  26. Kyosuke Says:

    Nice comeback with many pictures ^^ Me likey :)
    And your nails will quickly grow up again my dear, luckily :) Take care of yourself, can’t wait to hear about you again :)

  27. melli Says:

    Welcome back, Steph! Beautiful swatches as always. Sorry to hear life is a mess; know that we all hope things pick up for you soon, and that you are appreciated!

  28. Shyla Says:

    WELCOME BACK! Can’t tell you how much I have missed you – your blog is my fave nail blog. I love this collection…I have three and they rock. I get tons of compliments. By the way….your nails still look great…no worries.

  29. Linds Says:

    So glad to see you’re back. Beautiful swatches, as always. :)

  30. siennax Says:

    I HAVE MISSED YOUR PICS!!!!!!!!! Welcome back!!! Your nails look amazing as always :-)

  31. Caitie Says:

    I have missed your posts! So glad you are back!

  32. Susie Says:

    I’m so glad to see your back!
    We’ve missed you and your nails on the blog scene (:

  33. Gladys Says:

    So glad you’re back! Missed all your posts and your nails!

  34. Camila Says:

    Hey! Welcome back =)

  35. skgoh Says:

    Welcome back! I discovered your website just before you went on hiatus and have been *so* looking forward to your updates!

  36. Elsemieke Says:

    Omg, and I thought I was addicted. Great collection! I’m jalouse :$

  37. Brandi Says:

    Glad to see you back and I know your nails will bounce back. I’m sure you’ve heard all the hoop-la about UK brand Illamasqua and was wondering would you be trying out their nail colors?

  38. Lucy Says:

    I’ll add my welcome back. Your nails look lovely at this much shorter length also. I’m not usually crazy about sheers. This collection looks beautiful on you. I added Fashion Addict and Catwalk Queen to my list of “wants”. You make this collection look so good that I want them all.

  39. Shine crazy Says:

    Super job- I love your nails-I’m SO JEALOUS! I wish my nails looked that lovely. Keep up the great work.

  40. hair salon management Says:

    where have you been ???? welcome back … thanks for the pictures … they look really beautiful …. i so envy :)… i wish my nalis were like that …

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