Tag: Sinful Colors


Twisted Peppermint

A crushed peppermint…or a Snowman murder? It could be either. Let’s split the different and call it “Twisted Peppermint”.

Since I used Funky Fingers “Elsa”, I wanted to use Julep “Elsa”, too. This “Elsa” is a frosty iridescent textured polish – it reminds me of windshield frost. I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of “Elsa”. I wanted to see how Julep “Ruby Slippers” would look in a gradient, so I tested it on my ring finger. It is a really concentrated glitter, so I just went ahead and covered the whole nail. I decided to use Sinful Colors “Decadent”, a much sparser red glitter, instead to gradient the tips.

I really like how it turned out. Even though I didn’t use a top coat, it lasted a really long time. There something to b e said for light, neutral polishes.

So I kind of did something similar about 4 years ago, using Sinful Colors “Tokyo Pearl” for the base instead of “Elsa”. I like this version better.


Starry Frida

I was excited to try yet another red nail polish – Frida Kahlo x Ulta “Romance”.

“Romance” is a great basic red polish. It was not too sheer – full coverage in two coats without a visible nail line. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.

I was going for a holiday look when I picked Sinful Colors “Starry Eyed” for my accent nails, but it turned out more patriotic. Oops.

I topped my first three nails with Glisten & Glow Top Coat and used Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on the last two.

I am in love with how this polish looks mattified – it’s giving me inspiration for another holiday look…


Diamond in the Raw

Words cannot describe the magic of Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Diamond in the Raw”. It’s so shiny that it looks black and white at the same time! It’s literally like ground up diamonds in polish-form.

This is two coats of “Diamond in the Raw” over Sinful Colors Base Coat (almost empty) and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I was disappointed in how quickly the polish chipped, but I blame it on washing all of my makeup brushes the other day. My hand were all pruny and a few tips had chipped.


Liquid Chrome Disco Baby

Fuck. This. Nail Polish.

Not since essie “Belugaria” have I hated a nail polish formula this much. But Sinful Colors Liquid Chrome “Disco Baby” broke me. It had so much potential, but I couldn’t get it right, even after trying a second time.

I was super excited to find the 3 piece set at HEB for $6.99. In addition to the Liquid Chrome polish in “Disco Baby”, it comes with a base coat and Sinful Colors Mirror Shine Top Coat. (HEB also had 3/$5 coupons for Sinful Colors – I squealed and grabbed 3 Sinful Shines“Diamond in the Raw”, “Wine Not” and “Galaxy” – HEB spoils me rotten).

I followed the instructions to the letter. After the base coat, I painted one coat of “Disco Baby”. The polish dragged a bit, but I expected that. There were a few thin spots, but nothing too egregious. I then finished with the Mirror Shine Top Coat. What the fuck, why the polish start swirling as soon as I applied the top coat? It even got a few bubbles.

Fuck. I know I am spoiled by Glisten & Glow, but the time it took this top coat to dry was totally unacceptable. I sat through a whole episode of The Walking Dead and it was still a tad tacky. Even they next day, it had an almost sticky feel. I hated the way it felt and hated the way it looked – see left picture. Oh – and it started peeling away from the edges of my nails. Not chipping – this shitty polish peeled down from my cuticles.

No one likes a quitter, so I decided to try again. The very next day, I took off the polish and tried again. Again I started with the base coat and a single, albeit slightly thicker coat of “Disco Baby”. This time, I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Well, THAT was a mistake. The top coat literally made the polish start to swirl and dissolve. It was an effect similar to the Transforming Top Coats. Have you ever balled up a piece of aluminum foil and then tried to smooth it again? THAT is what my nails looked like. At least they weren’t sticky.

I don’t know if my nails are too bumpy, or if I am just not patient enough or if this formula is just stupid, but I gave up on this polish. Not one to be selfish with my misery, I promptly boxed up the Liquid Chrome set and sent to my nail buddy, Angie. She is not blessed with HEB up in Plano, and I am hoping that she can prove me wrong by making this nail polish her bitch!


Come Closer

Here in Texas, it will be fall for approximately three weeks, before we get three days of winter and then summer again. I took advantage of the brief autumnal interlude to try out Sinful Colors “Come Closer” from The Naughty Nudes Collection. I’d describe this polish as creamy cafe au lait. That’s a fancy way to say coffee and milk.

After Sinful Colors Base Coat, I painted two coats of “Come Closer”. I wanted to see both shiny and matte finishes, so I used Glisten & Glow Top Coat on my thumb/ring finger and then Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on the rest.


Blue in the Dark

This polish TOTALLY DOES glow under a blacklight!

Yes, I realize this is the third of the “Wicked Neons” that I’ve tried and previously have been unable to confirm it’s blacklight qualities…until my husband reminded me that his old blacklight is in our daughter’s room. I honestly had no idea! I ran in there that night and confirmed that yes – it does glow, and quite brightly!

This fascinating bright blue polish is Sinful Colors “Blue in the Dark”. This is two coats over Sinful Colors Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I feel like I am amassing quite a collection of bright blue nail polishes. I predict that I will buy even more.


Queen of Halloween


I wanted to feel like a pumpkin, so I pulled out my favorite orange polish – Sinful Colors “Courtney Orange”. Technically, it is not even my polish, but my daughter’s – but it ended up in my polish stash. Besides, she’s already made clear that she is getting all my polish when I die, so…

I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat and then two coats of “Courtney Orange”. I forgot how sheer this polish is – you can see right through it, even with two coats. To jazz up my nails, I used a dotting tool in Sinful Colors “Call You Later”. I love the orange and green together – I guess it is just the UTD in me? That’s right, our school colors were a lovely combination of orange and green.

I topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat, but in hindsight, I kind of wish that I had done a few of my nails matte so I could see how it looked.


Black Widow

It’s October, it’s getting chilly outside and I’m feeling ooky and spooky. How about some Halloween nails?

I had the idea to do Black Widow nails, but they didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. Although I give myself an A for effort, I give a D for execution.

After Sinful Colors Base Coat, I did two coats of Sinful Colors “Black on Black”, my basic black. For a little glitter, I used the black and red glitter, Sinful Colors “Unwrap Me”. I thought the black glitter would show up, but it melted into the background – you can only see a few scattered red glitters. For the hourglass on my ring finger, I used a dotting tool and Sinful Colors “Bitten” – I should’ve used a brush, I think, because it is bumpy and uneven.

I topped it with Glisten & Glow Top Coat, but for some reason, it looked oily and weird – I think it was the unevenness from the hidden black glitter. Hmmm…I’ll need to rethink these nails and try them again.


Techno Violet

I got mostly purple nails to go with my mostly purple haul.

They look good from afar, but I totally botched these nails. After starting with Sinful Colors Base Coat, I painted two coats of Sinful Colors “Techno Violet” from the second Bebe Rexha Collaboration, “Wicked Neons”. So far, so good…I wanted a few accent nails, so I topped my index and middle fingers with Sinful Colors “Mystery Moonshine”. I had a Halloween vibe in mind, but it seemed a bit more Mardi Gras…it wasn’t bad though

But then I screwed up…I wanted to go to bed, so I immediately started applying Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Then I dinged my ring finger on my cup. I patched it with “Techno Violet” and then re-coated with my top coat…yeah, that nail turned into a thick chonky boi. I worked too quickly and I ended up with tiny bubbles on all of my nails, too.

I kept these botched nails several days longer than I intended, because as ugly as they were, the thick top coat kept them fresh.


W*tch Please

Time to try the Bebe Rexha “Wicked Neons” Collection!

So I never did find a blacklight – I know there’s one in this house somewhere, but it probably is in a mystery box that never got unpacked after the move…three years ago. Oop.

I’m just going to assume that Sinful Colors “W*tch Please” glows like a motherfucker under a blacklight. For a little extra, I added Sinful Colors “Glow for It” on accent nails.

I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat and did two THICK coats of “W*tch Please”. It’s a very thin polish, nearly a jelly. Three fingers got an extra coat of “Glow for It” and then I finished with a thick goat of Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

This combination of colors lasted very well on my nails. I really like the Neon formula, although I am fairly certain it is a dupe for Sinful Colors “Let Me Flamingo”.