There was something clearly unique about this color. It was a lot brighter and more blue than many of countless minty aqua greens out there. I scoured my stash and the internet, and that's when I came across Color Club Blue-Ming from the Spring 2012 Blossoming collection. I didn't think it was an exact dupe, but as close as it was going to get!
Color Club Blue-Ming
Color: This is unique. I know it doesn't seem like it, but it is. Check out this comparison over at Caitt's Nails. In my own stash, Blue-Ming stood out as clearly lighter and more blue than my other colors in this family. Blue-Ming wasn't even close to any of the other colors I had like it.
Formula: This is where this one fails on me. It's streaky and hard to apply. It's far from the worst formula ever, but it's definitely not good. I managed to get it to work out ok, but still...meh.
Price: I got this one ebay for around $4. I know the retail price is slightly higher.
Overall: I adore this color. It is unique, bright, and perfect for summer. The formula is not good, but for a color like this I can make a bit of an exception.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Its such a fun and bright shade! Sad to hear that the formula wasn't the best though but I'll still get it since the color is so pretty :)ReplyDelete
the color is gorgeous! sorry the formula wasn't the best.ReplyDelete
I love Blue Ming! It's super bright and gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
Yay! You did it! :D It's such a pretty color, and definitely the closest we'll ever get. And now I'm cursing myself for passing it up whenever I saw it!ReplyDelete
This color is gorgeous!! It's so bright and happy haha that's very unfortunate about the formula thoughReplyDelete
I love love love that! It's so summery and refreshingReplyDelete
The original photo (as far as I can tell this is the original source) is here:ReplyDelete
You were right! It was shopped and not very well either, considering the crazy yellow cuticles. Thanks for sharing Blue-Ming! It looks amazing! I tried it over white undies and it really makes it pop. Gorgeous!
Gosh this is gorgeous! The formula wouldn't even matter!ReplyDelete
I hate hate hate when nail polish is photoshopped. It just ticks me off. Zoya's facebook is really bad at that. BUT...I love this color. Eye-popping bright, just the way I like it!ReplyDelete