Category: Nails

 
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Snatched Strawberry

If I saw a strawberry this color, I sure wouldn’t eat it – it’s either not ripe yet or rotten!

In any case, this is Sinful Colors “Snatched Strawberry”. It’s another one of those smoothie textured polishes, except instead of black sprinkles, there are white sprinkles? What in the? Black sprinkles would actually make it look MORE like a strawberry? Have these people ever been to the produce section of a grocery store?

This is two coats of “Snatched Strawberry” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Since it’s a matte polish, I did not use a top coat…but I should have. This polish chipped very quickly!

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Thinking of Fiona…

Thinking of Fiona…Shrek’s wife, not the other one!

How old is this polish? 10 years? 12 maybe? It’s OPI “Who the Shrek are You?” from their Shrek Forever After collection. My sister gave it to me when she worked at a fancy salon…the perfect Shrek skin green!

This is two coats of “Who the Shrek are You?” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I wanted some sparkle, so I used a combination of Sinful Colors “Call You Later” (green glitter) and Sinful Colors “Flame Game” (iridescent flakies) on my my accent nails. I topped those nails with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and then ALL of my nails with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I could not stop staring at my nails – I LOVE this color.

I want another Shrek movie, dammit!

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Glowin

My nails needed a break!

After we returned from New York, I carefully trimmed each of my poor, neglected fingernails. Several of them were splitting and peeling – I was wondering if maybe the water was harder than I’m used to in Texas? Instead of subjecting them to another round of polish, I decided to try Sinful Colors “Glowin” 3-in-1 Treatment. A sheer wash of color to protect my nails and keep them shiny!

This is two coats of “Glowin” – no base coat, no top coat.

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Strike A Pose

I wanted a neutral polish to wear on my trip to upstate New York, so I chose Sinful Colors “Strike A Pose”. This was a good choice – it matches any outfit and chips are hardly noticeable.

This is two coats of “Strike A Pose” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Strike A Pose” is from the Naughty Nudes Collection from several years ago. I cannot believe it took me three years to get naked with it!

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Kiwi Lime

Did you miss me? More importantly…did you miss my NAILS?

I’ll admit, it was nice to have a break from beauty hoard-ing…but I’m excited to get back in the saddle and talk about nail polish. This particular polish was one I used a few weeks ago, before my pilgrimage to upstate New York.

Sinful Colors “Lime Light” is from Winnie Harlow’s new Fruity Blends Collection. It’s supposed to look like a smoothie – but who would put limes in a smoothie? Wouldn’t that curdle any dairy products in the smoothie??? And why not name the polish after a kiwi? This is exactly what the inside of a kiwi looks like – there are no black seeds in limes. In fact, limes don’t have seeds at all…

ANYWAY, this is two coats of “Lime Light” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. No top coat, so I could experience the smoothie texture. I kind of wished I had tried at least one glossy nail, though – I’ll definitely try that next time.

On an unrelated note, I am playing around with the theme and fonts for the site – I’d welcome any feedback from out in the interwebs!

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Fruity Blend Haul

Another Target exclusive collection from Sinful Colors? Yes, please.

Winnie Harlow is Sinful Colors‘ newest brand ambassador and the new collection – Winnie’s Fruity Blend – has a smoothie like texture…neat! I grabbed all of them – $2.98 each : “Berry Crush”, “Blueberry Smash”, “Lime Light”, and “Snatched Strawberry”. There was also a new 3-in-1 Nail Treatment called “Glowin” that I’m excited to try.

I also bought Love Beauty and Planet “Indian Lilac & Clove Leaf” Shampoo and Conditioner for an upcoming road trip, as well as some back-up Contact Solution and Exfoliating Cotton Rounds. Exciting!

I got the address issue with my Target account cleared up and the polish came straight to me…although my shipment was in two boxes, which kind of defeats the purpose of them forcing me to order $35 of stuff for free shipping?

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Cherry Chaser

I don’t know what they mean by “Cherry Chaser” – is it a drink? Or a pedophile? Or just someone who likes picking fruit?

Sinful Colors Quick Bliss “Cherry Chaser” is an orange leaning red – think cherry tomatoes, not bing cherries. Even so, I quite like it – I also used it on my toes.

This is two coats of “Cherry Chaser” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Stirring Sagittarius

What, exactly, is Sagittarius stirring up?

This is Julep “Stirring Sagittarius”, from their Zodiac Collection. Julep described the polish as introspective mauve iridescent. There is a vibrant flash of blue shimmer in this neutral mauve polish, but it is anything but introspective.

This is two coats of “Stirring Sagittarius” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Oh, and it also matches the bricks on my house!

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Murmaider!

Remember Metalocalypse? That was a good-ass show…

Sally Hansen “Mermaid’s Tale” is still one of my all time favorite polishes, but I thought of something that could make it even better…Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber!

Boy, was I right. The Glitter Grabber added a depth to the dark glitter, almost as if the glitter was floating in a dark pool…it also kept the edges from lifting. Perfection.

This is two coats of “Mermaid’s Tale” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and topped with a coat of Glitter Grabber and a coat of Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Cari-BAE-n

Yes, yes – “Cari-BAE-n” is an exceedingly stupid name for a nails polish. But LOOK at this color!

I am loving Sinful Colors “Cari-BAE-n”, from the new Power Paints line. It’s another Tiffany Blue…I’m not a fanatic about luxury brands, but there’s something about this shade of blue…

This is two coats of “Cari-BAE-n” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.