I’ve been collecting heart-shaped stuff for years and years. I’ve got quite a collection! I usually show you various pieces from my stash during Valentine’s season, but a serious heart-collector is acquiring hearts all year round.
50 Shades of Love is part of the Color Club spring collection, Love Tahiry. All of the polishes have a scent. 50 Shades of Love has a faint sweet candy scent that you can only smell if you put your fingers up to your nose.
I went for this polish because of the hearts, the scent doesn’t affect me one way or the other. There are oodles of red and some silver hearts in a clear base. In addition, there’s a bit of silver glitter.
Unlike BeautyJudy, I am not a nail blogger (sorry about the mess that I should have cleaned up!), and I found this topper a bit difficult to work with. I found it hard to control the number of hearts I was able to get on the brush and I had to work at placing the hearts on my nails. In fact, I ended up with too many hearts on the accent finger of my left hand. That’s OK, I’ll live.
Also, I didn’t get much silver glitter to show up either. I did tip the bottle upside-down a number of times during the process to try to get more hearts on my brush. Not quite sure what else to try, but I will try it again.
I applied Color Club’s 50 Shades of Love over two coats of Zoya Flora, a medium pink cream. I used Sally Hansen Smooth and Strong as a basecoat, and NYC Grand Central Station Quick Dry as the topcoat.
Looks like a pretty Valentine’s Day mani, but for me it’s pink and hearts any day of the year! Although I struggled a bit with it, I’m still very glad that I bought this cute li’l topper 😀
Color Club Nail Lacquer was developed for professional use, but it became a cult classic among polish lovers. The nail lacquers are cruelty-free, vegan friendly and made in the US. $8.50 a bottle. Color Club 50 Shades of Love can be purchased on Amazon or on the Color Club website.