Tag: Sinful Colors


Hook ’em, Honey

I’ve used Sinful Colors “Copper Pot” before, but not for such a special reason…last week, we celebrated the life of a close family friend, Honey, and in honor of her love of all things University of Texas, we were asked to wear burnt orange. Even graduating from a Texas System School, I don’t own a single thing in burnt orange, so my nails would have to do…I picked up one of her Bevo stuffies and was excited to see how well it matched…Hook ’em, Honey!

This is two coats of “Copper Pot” over Vibrant Scents Base Coat “Island Petals” and under Vibrant Scents Top Coat “Island Petals”. I’m not so sure that Sinful Colors is a good combo with Vibrant Scents – I caught a few bubbles in the top coat.


Eras Tour Nails

About this time the Sunday before last, I was sitting in my seat at NRG Stadium, patiently waiting for Taylor Swift…

I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my day, and I am not exaggerating when I say that it might be the best concert I’ve ever been to – it was a Las Vegas style spectacle! Almost everyone there was dressed up in one of Taylor’s eras…but I chose to dress up my nails instead, copying Taylor’s own eras tour mani. (In case you’re curious, my son dressed as “Red” and my daughter dressed as “Folklore”.) I started off each nail with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat, and finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. A few nails got Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber.

“Debut” was easy – Deborah Lippmann “Mermaid’s Dream”.

I have A LOT of gold polishes, but I chose Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Rule My World” for “Fearless” because it was on top of the pile.

“Speak Now” was a bit more difficult. I started with two coats of Deborah Lippmann “I Put a Spell on You”, but it was too sheer and pink, so I topped with a layer of Julep “Queen Anne” and Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber. Yes, that’s perfect.

“Red” was a HARD one – I have literally 100 red polishes. Again, I resorted to just using the first shimmery red I found, which was Sinful Colors Power Paint “Shine, Honey”.

I couldn’t do just a plain black for “Reputation” – I had to have the gold flakies in Sinful Colors “Buzz Off”.

“1989” was totally screwed up. In the bottle, Sinful Colors “Poison Arrow” looks blue, but on the nails, it looked more aqua.

Julep “Hartleigh” was my immediate pick for “Lover”. The base is two coats of Deborah Lippman “Chantilly Lace”, topped with “Hartleigh” and Glitter Grabber.

Not quite sure why “Evermore” is silver, but I picked Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Diamond in the Raw” for my silver.

“Folklore” is a boring old taupe. Julep “Kay” is the least boring taupe I could find.

Taylor’s newest album, “Midnights” deserved the sky at midnight, so I chose Sinful Colors “Witch, Please”. I loved this nail the most – I need to revist “Witch, Please” again in the near future.

And there you have it…my eras nails. Who else should I do? The first 10 Madonna albums? Or maybe Weird Al?


Nude Mood

…but it’s NOT a nude. It’s a deep eggplant purple, with a gold shimmer.

I know, I know…I need to stop having imaginary arguments with the folks who name nail polishes…it just irks me when a nail polish name makes no kinda sense. I am renaming this polish, “Grey Sweatpants Weather.”

This is two coats of Sinful Colors “Nude Mood” – from the Naughty Nudes Collection – over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It was a rather long wearing nail polish – 8 days!


Rule My World

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Rule My World” is a sheer, shimmery gold polish. I picked it up a few years ago at Dollar Tree, but I’d pay full price for it – it’s THAT nice.

This is two coats of “Rule My World” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.


Strawberry Cheesecake

Why yes, this is my FOURTH nail post in a row…thank you for keeping track.

I remembered that I cannot use a base coat with Velvet Mattes! Aren’t you proud of me?

This is two coats of Sinful Colors “Strawberry Cheesecake” – no base coat, no top coat. I looked good for about two days, before it started chipping into oblivion.


Hella Clean

Why do I keep buying these ugly-ass nail polishes?

I thought “Skurt Skurt” looked like cat puke…but Sinful Colors “Hella Clean” looks like the cat ate a MAGA flag and puked it up. Why is the glitter in a vaguely skin colored base? And why add the black and white itty-bitty glitter that looks like salt and pepper? I have no answers.

This is two coats of “Hella Clean” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under both Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat.



Such a naughty name for an innocent looking polish.

Sinful Colors “Climaxxx” is a plastic-y, Barbie pink. The first coat was slightly streaky, but the second coat evened out well.

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


Smoky Palo Santo

Who doesn’t want their fingers to smell like burning wood?

This is Sinful Colors “Smoky Palo Santo” from the Essenchills Collection. The scent is very, very faint – but they did smell like exotic burning Palo Santo for about 24 hours.

This is two coats of “Smoky Palo Santo” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Without a top coat, the polish started chipping rather quickly, which was a disappointment.


Jello Skittles

2023 is the year of the skittle manicure!

I have declared it, so shall it be.

I call this “Jello Skittles” – because this sheer matte polish looks like Jello.

I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and then two coats of each color. Yellow is Sinful Colors “See-Through Citrine”, green is Sinful Colors “Sheer-Treuse”, teal is Sinful Colors “Turnt-Quoise”, blue is Sinful Colors “Kiss of Cobalt”, and purple is Sinful Colors “Veiled in Violet”.

I didn’t use a top coat, so I could keep the matte finish, but I definitely need to try then with a glossy top coat.


Rock Candy

I wanted something shiny and eye-catching for New Year’s Eve…you know, for the couch…and it turns out that this nail look is about as exciting as my night last night – I was in bed by 10ish and MOST DEFINITELY asleep before midnight.

Sinful Colors “Rock Candy” is from the Jelly Topper Collection – the polish is packed with silver and blue glitter, no complaints there – but the jelly is clear. There’s just not much depth to this polish. Also, my nails are so stained that is appears to have almost a gold cast to it – that’s not the polish, it’s my nails.

This is two coats of “Rock Candy” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I want glitter, but with something underneath to hide my hideous stained nails…