Tag: Sinful Colors

 
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Dark Romance

I couldn’t wait to get Sinful Colors “Dark Romance” on my fingers!

“Dark Romance” is from the Bebe Rexha/”Velvet Obsession” Collection. It is a brownish burgundy matte shimmer. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Base Coat, with NO top coat. The first layer was very, VERY streaky. The polish dries very quickly, which is great…but that also make the polish prone to cracking. I had to be very careful with the second coat – I think I filled in all the cracks. I suspect that the base coat didn’t smooth the surface of my nails enough, so next time I’ll use the Ridge Filling Top Coat.

Like all matte polishes, the lack of top coat means that the polish chips quickly, I feel like this one chipped even more quickly than usual, but it may just have been so obvious because it is a dark polish.

At first, I thought this might be a dupe for Sinful Colors “Haute Koffee” from Kylie’s Collection, but it’s not very similar at all. The base colors are similar, I guess – and they are both matte, but “Dark Romance” has a bold silver shimmer that is very prominent.

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Velvet Obsession

I ran ALL around Walmart last weekend, looking for the new Sinful Colors x Bebe Rexha Collaboration, as well as a new Blacklight Halloween Collection. I didn’t find them at Walmart, but I found three of the Bebe Rexha polishes at HEB for $2.98 each.

The Bebe Rexha Collaboration is called “Velvet Obsession” and is a collection of eight velvet-y matte polishes, three of which were chosen by Bebe herself. It seems that I found the three Bebe shades: “Glam N’ Roses” – a light pink, “Twisted Obsession” – a bright purple, and “Dark Romance” – a dark brownish burgundy.

Okay, now I need the other five…I really don’t give a shit about Bebe Rexha, but these polishes are noice.

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Punk the Town

I wanted some fun purple nails on Labor Day, so I decided to play with Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat “Punk the Town”. I’ve had it over two years and have never played with it! Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it do anything with any of the polishes I chose.

I’m not sure if the fact that I started with Glisten & Glow Base Coat contributed to the top coat not transforming….hmmm.

The first thing I tried was mixing with a glitter on my thumb – Sinful Colors “Drag Queen”. No luck – it barely changed the polish at all. Then, I thought a super light polish would work – I chose a pastel blue for my index finger, Sinful Colors “Under the Inbluence” – nope, it barely mixed. I even tried another purple on my middle finger – Sinful Colors “Amazon Woman”. Nada.

I tried reversing the orders of the polish on my ring finger and pinky – still nothing. I declare that “Punk the Town” is a dud.

I do like the way my nails turned out, however, after topping with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. Matte forever!

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Blame it on my Juiced

It’s September…Summer is supposed to be in its last gasps…yeah right, this is Texas. It was over 100 degrees today. So instead of a pumpkin, this bright, juicy orange is just an orange.

This juicy orange is Sinful Colors “Juiced” from the matte Neon Collection. I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat (ooooh, I’m running low). I painted two coats of “Juiced”. There were a few streaks remaining in the second coat, but not enough for me to risk a third coat and a goopy mess. I finished with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat for extra matte protection.

I took pictures in my kitchen and on my back porch, in varying levels of light. It doesn’t even look like the same polish from picture to picture!

You cannot see it in the pictures, but the thing I love about this matte collection is the faint touch of a shimmer in the polishes.

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The Spice Must Flow…

There are really so many different spice references I could have made – Pumpkin Spice, The Spice Girls, Sugar & Spice…but I decided to go with the obvious Dune reference, because this polish is a sandy rose gold, perfect for any sandworm to glide through!

I had to finish off my my trio of Sinful Shines – this is two coats of Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Spice”. I used Sinful Colors Base Coat to start and finished with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on my thumb and ring finger and regular Glisten & Glow Top Coat on the rest.

I checked HEB today to see if the 3/$5 coupon was still there, but it was gone. So, so sad!

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Shimmarine

My husband has an odd way of judging nail polish. He judges my nail polish by how it would look on a car. I bring it up, because this polish literally reminds me of a friend’s car, back in college. He had this sparkly, blue Mustang 5.0 – Stacy named it ‘Crystal Blue Smurf’ – and it was this exact shade of sparkly blue. I wonder whatever happened to the ‘Crystal Blue Smurf’?

This smurfy shade is Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Shimmarine”. I painted two coats, over Sinful Colors Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Again, I got a few bubbles, but less than with “Magic Dragon”.

I googled “Shimmarine” and the only results were related to this fingernail polish – it’s a made up word, in case you were wondering.

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Puff the Magic Dragon

That song irritates the fuck out of me. Stupid hippies.

ANYWAY, this is the magical Sinful Colors Sinful Shine “Magic Dragon”. It’s teal shimmer/holo – I cannot tell which. The formula is great – full coverage in two coats, with no streaks. This is two coats over Sinful Colors Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I did get a few bubbles – I don’t know if it was because I layered the coats too fast, or if the top coat doesn’t like the Sinful Shine formula.

I also put it on my toes – it’s the perfect summer polish.

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HEB is Sinful

NEWSFLASH! HEB has the best deal I’ve ever seen on Sinful Colors Nail Polish!

Courtesy of their little yellow coupons, HEB is offering Sinful Colors Nail Polish for 3/$5! That might not sound like an amazing deal, at $1.32 each. It is true, Walgreens used to have 3/$5 quite often, and even 5/$5 on Black Friday…but their sales never included Sinful Shine ($2.98 each, instead of $1.98).

That’s right, Sinful Shines worked with the coupon! I made sure and had the checker scan them last and them immediately scan the coupon – no issues at all! I was conservative and just picked up three: “Shimmarine”, “Magic Dragon”, and “Spice”.

There were no special collections or displays at my regular store…part of me wants to scope out a few nearby locations to see if there are any with the new Bebe Rexha Collection…

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Inspired by Frida

My new Frida Kahlo collection has inspired me! For the past few months, I haven’t felt overly inspired to do any nail art of fancy combinations. I’ve just been painting my nails and going about my business…but playing with my new makeup has given me a few idea.

I decided to play with Frida Kahlo “FKN37”, probably my favorite polish right now. I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and “FKN37”. I topped my thumb and ring finger with Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat in “Redrum.” I didn’t get much reaction on my thumb, but my ring finger turned out really cool. For the glitter on my middle finger and pinky, I used Funky Fingers “Red Wedding”. I left my index finger plain. I topped all of my nails with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.

I love red and turquoise together. I wanted to paint my walls turquoise and red, but I’ve been forbidden from painting any walls red in my house. At least my living room is a similar shade of turquoise. Maybe the next couch I get can be red?

Now I need to check my 20 miles of CVS receipts to see if I have any coupons I can use on more Frida Kahlo Nail Polish!

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Body Language

Miss me? I took an extra long summer vacation this year (drove all the way from Texas to New York with my sister, to see my other sister – 10/10, highly recommend a sister roadtrip), which included a full website hiatus. I was maybe, a little bit getting burned out and disconnecting really felt good. But now I’m itching to post about a month’s worth of beauty boxes that were waiting for me on my kitchen counter when I got home.

Sinful Colors “Body Language” was a polish I wore before my vacation, but I just didn’t have time to post it. It’s one of the darker shades from the “Naughty Nudes” Collection. The polish is a chocolately brown, but with an extra pearly green shimmer. It kind of reminded me of boogers…

This is two coats of “Body Language” over Sinful Colors Base Coat, with Glisten & Glow Top Coat on all but my pinky – gotta have that mattified pinky. (I used Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.) I think I need to try it with a gold or green glitter.