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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Color Club Otherworldly

color-club-otherwordly-nail-polish-starry-temptress-spring-2011 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.Last night I watched the Hellcats season series finale and got a bit misty after hearing of its cancellation. DAMN YOU CW!! They usually give shows a chance if they ran all season long so, needless to say, I was a wee bit pissed over the news. I know it’s only a show but I really liked it. I hope to see the leads pop up on some new shows next season.

Today in support of the Lancer Hellcats, who wear bright blue cheer-leading uniforms, I broke out an in-your-face neon blue; Color Club Otherworldly from the Starry Temptress Collection for Summer 2011. For the past few years Color Club has cranked out some major neons for summer, with little tweaks to set each collection apart. The Starry Temptress polishes all pack a glittery wallop.

Formula & Application: Color Club nail polishes are 4-Free (including formaldehyde resin). The weighty square bottles are topped with a smooth round cap that feels solid, like it’s made out of metal, in the hand. The thin, round brush has long bristles that have a bit of tension to them but it doesn’t interfere with application.

The consistency of this polish is somewhat thick. Not unusable thick but because it is so packed with neon pigment, the formula isn’t what I would call thin. This means it doesn’t level out easily but you get great coverage in two coats. Also, because this is a neon, the polish dries with a matte/satin finish so you definitely need a good high shine top coat. And to mask the texture of the glitter, you may need two coats of top coat.

Color Club Otherworldly is, as I mentioned above, a glittery neon nail polish. It’s one big, bold blue packed with square silver micro-glitter. I would say it’s somewhere between a true color wheel blue and cyan. In fact I have Barry M Cobalt Blue and Cyan Blue and Otherworldly falls right smack dab between the two.

You may remember the neon blue, China Glaze Blue Sparrow, from the Ink collection a few years back. This reminds me of it only it’s quite a bit lighter and brighter. The glitter in this one is unique in that appears to sit on top of the polish like little sugar crystals. A few seasons back CND created nails at NYFW for Malandrino that had sugar and coffee grounds sprinkled on top and the finish of the polishes in this collection remind me of that.


Bottom Line: Normally neons are so eye searing that they turn me off a bit. Neon pink, orange and yellow aren’t usually my thing. But a bright blue like Otherworldly is just my speed. It’s a neon that doesn’t hurt my eye’s feelings and the unusual way the glitter looks on the surface makes it a standout. A pedicure with this color would be a great way for the color shy to break the ice with neons.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: Oh I’m definitely STASHing it. No doubt!

Color Club Otherworldly is available now as part of the Starry Temptress collection for Summer 2011. To find a retailer near you, visit In the Cleveland area visit the Bed, Bath & Beyond stores with expanded beauty sections like the one on Harvard. Online shoppers head to and Color Club nail polishes retail for $3/ea for a .5oz bottle.

Thoughts on Otherworldly? If you aren’t a neon person, like me, does this color tempt you? What do you think of the glitter in this one? What are your favorite Color Club colors?

Disclosure: A product sample was provided by Color Club. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. sara haselhuhn says:

    Love this! I can’t wait to wear it. I just put the lighter pink from the collection on my fingers today (can’t remember the name right now).

  2. Kimberly says:

    Not sure I’m digging the sparkles – I think i love more different sized chunky glitter ala Debra Lippmann. That said, the base colour reminds me of my favorite polish, Orly’s Sky Hightop, which incidentally, is the same colour as my Converse sneakers AND my Mustang GT Convertible.

  3. I don’t have any of the Starry Temptress collection, but I LOVE the other Color Club neons. No one does neons like they do.

    Oh, and I’m sorry about your show. I know it’s “only” a TV show but we invest a lot of ourselves and our time into the characters and stories. It IS sad when a show you love is cancelled.

  4. Morgan says:

    What really annoyed me was they clearly had no idea it was been canned till the last minute and there was no real ending!

  5. Molly says:

    I haven’t tried any Color Club polishes but for the price this color is VERY appealing.
    I like the neon nail polish trend but I was more into it 3 years ago & had the worst time trying to get a good one. I bought a neon magenta/purple that chips and a yellow that is sheer, so I have room for a glittery bright blue.
    This trend had last longer than I thought…so I’m going to see if I can find this color, for my toes, like you suggested. :)

  6. Nancy says:

    This is gooooooorgeous!

  7. Danny says:

    soo pretty, this remindes me of a pool oder the sea in summer! :)

  8. anika says:

    Love love love it. I love most neons. This is the first ive seen with glitter. Am definetly going to order this collection. Thanks for the review and the 365untrieds. I look forward to reading them as im up in the early hours with my son.

  9. Faye says:

    I’m sorry about Hellcats. I hadn’t seen it, but I do have my own guilty-pleasure CW show (Nikita) so I can relate to wanting the renewal!

    I love that color — it looks like so much fun! I want to get it and have a pedicure with it and go on a fun tropical vacation, all so I can wear the polish.

  10. Sophia says:

    First Comment: This blue is great! I may have to check the BBB’s here in Columbus, Ohio for these.

    Second Comment: My friend and I were cursing the CW yesterday as well. They keep One tree Hill (I don’t know 1 single person who watches it), but cancel Hellcats? WTF Man?!?!? I told my friend we should start a save our show campaign and inundate the CW office with pom poms.

  11. This color is AWEsome!! I am totally not a neon person but I’m going to try to find this near me. I’m sure I can find it somewhere (NYC). I am a sparkle/shimmer person though. I think I only own one or two colors that are flat.

  12. Mel says:

    Oooh, the glitter! I don’t have any glitter polishes (or any Color Club, for that matter) that are THIS full of glitz either. LOVE! I’d stash it too. :)

  13. Barbara says:

    WHaaat, Hellcats got cancelled? Oh nooo :/
    Gorgeous blue nailpolish btw, although it’s not my kind of colour..

  14. Lindsey says:

    That color is amazing!

  15. Adrianna says:

    This is gorgeous!

  16. Shimmer says:

    I have this one and love it too! It is a very wearable neon. It makes me happy when i look at it =) Usually I steer clear of neons, but this one is just different!

  17. Erin says:

    I love this colour – although I’m mainly an OPI fan. im loving the idea of 365 untrieds, please keep it up! your site is great

  18. Tisha_ says:

    That SO pretty! It really pops! Love it!

  19. NailPolishFan says:

    I love this nail polish it’s a neon blue and it has glitter. Sign me up for it. This is a perfect nail polish for the summer.

  20. Karen says:

    I wore Wink Wink Twinkle from this collection last week and really liked the glittery finish. It makes the polish look like it has little tiny sparkly polka dots! Plus the bright color is so perfect for summer.

  21. Melissa says:

    This color is amazing! So bright and sparkly. I actually just got Space Case in the mail yesterday and now I really want this one. It’s definitely going on my wish list.

  22. Chris says:

    I’m very sorry to say this, but the glitter of this one looks as if this perfectly beautiful blue got smallpox. Icky I know, but neon and glitter just doesn’t look like a good combination in this case :S

  23. Renee H says:

    Saw these on Scrangie a few months back, and can’t say I like the combo of Neon and Sparkles, especially in these (ChG Flying Dragon gets a pass for me though).

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  25. jenna says:

    i went to the harvard bbb but they didn’t have this color :( do you know where else it can be purchased on the east side?

  26. kirsten says:

    I loved these so much after seeing Scrangie’s swatches that I just bought the whole collection including the Starry Temptress topcoat although I think one of Out The Door’s Holo Top Coats might look better since its more subtle and less chunky! The orange is the only one I don’t really like. The glitter alone was really unique, but when combined with neons they were just too unusual to pass up! I must say three things Color Club does best at are neons, glitters, and holos.

    Speaking of holos you’ve got to try this brand called “A England” that I found online! They have these two holos, Lady of the Lake which is a perfect purple holo and Tristam which is a sort of navy holo that side by side looks like a darker version of OPI DS Glamour.