Tag: Sinful Colors


Pink Nutcracker

I’ve already done a few Xmas manicures…but each year, the OFFICIAL Xmas manicure if the one I wear on Xmas day…this one is the OFFICIAL.

I was so entranced by December’s ipsy bag, that I decided to do a matchy matchy manicure. I was afraid my nails would be stained by “Net Worth How Much”, but I was pleasantly surprised that my nails weren’t yellow when I removed it. I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat, followed by two coats of Sinful Colors “Petals in Pink”, a sheer pink matte polish (will I ever get through all these polishes?). I followed with Funky Fingers “Son of a Nutcracker” on the tips, followed by Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Son of a Nutcracker” is my FAVORITE Xmas-y glitter!


Raisin Flakes

Ugh, did you know that nail decals can go bad? The first set of Julep Snowflake Decals that I got back in 2017 totally shredded when I tried to peel them off the backing. No problem, I’ll just position them on the edge of my nails, like I meant to do that. Luckily, the second set is fine…

I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of Sinful Colors “Raisin the Roof”. (I’ve had this polish since 2019 – why haven’t I tried it before?) I tried to carefully place the Snowflake Decals – I’ll admit it, most of the shredded and torn ones ended up on my right hand. I attempted to tame the edges with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber, but my biggest mistake was going matte with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. Either two coats was two much or the Glitter Grabber, I’m not sure. There was too much product on my nails and it got a kind of Play-Doh consistency and made weird puffy lumps on my nails. I tried, okay?

…and I thought I was being creative, choosing a dark wine polish to go with snowflakes, but it turns out I did something similar back in 2018. Oops…


Beetlejuice Nails

My sister-in-law posted some really groovy Beetlejuice Nails on her Color Street page, so I had to do my own version…a combination of Color Street and regular polish…

Beetlejuice means black and white, but also purple and green. For the purple, I used two coats of Danglefoot Lacquer “Hair Raising” – I was just dying for an excuse to use it again. I almost used Alchemy Lacquers “Oddities” again, too – but I wanted a brighter green. I went with three coats of Sinful Colors “Sour Apple Killer” for the green. I even got an ant-spider-baby-skull! I used Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat on the painted nails, topped the ant-spider-baby-skull with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber, and topped the painted nails with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I’ll never try to paint stripes again, as long as I have Color Street “Between the Lines”. I used Color Street “Swiss and Tell” for the white. One of the new sets I got was “Mi Cultura”, a floral overlay from the Hispanic Heritage Collection. I took a chance and placed “Mi Cultura” strips over a nail I had already painted with regular nail polish…it was ready to slide off my nail, but a thick coat of Glisten & Glow Top Coat glued that sucker down.

All in all, I think it turned out well…a few nails are a little sloppy and crooked, but would it be Beetlejuice without sloppy and crooked?



Sinful Colors “Speedster” isn’t too old…if three years isn’t old for a nail polish.

It’s fine, the quality was fine. This is just a plain, old candy apple red nail polish. It’s fairly similar to Zoya “Sooki”, my favorite red. It’s perhaps a bit more orange?

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


Candied Grapefruit

My old Potluck Gang was finally able to get together the weekend before last and the theme was “Barbie Boobs”. We’ve been doing this for 22 years, and we’ll never run out of offensive themes for our potlucks!

“Barbie Boobs” means pink food and pink nails, so I picked a pink I hadn’t tried yet – Sinful Colors “Candied Grapefruit” from the Confection Crush Collection. It’s a glossy pink, a bit streaky – even with the second coat. Ugh, it reminded me of that awful liquid amoxycillin I used to have to take as a kid…

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

NOTE: This is NOT what color candied grapefruit is. My Father-in-Law makes it and it’s more of a coral shade.


Raspberries ‘N’ Cream

Berries and cream…berries and cream…I’m a little lad who loves berries and cream.

I’m SO sorry.

Sinful Colors “Raspberries ‘N’ Cream” is THE LAST of the Velvet Matte polishes from the Confection Crush Collection…FINALLY.

“Raspberries ‘N’ Cream” is medium pink polish, darker than “Rosewater Delight” but lighter than “Strawberry Cheesecake”. This is twp coats, no base coat and no top coat. It chipped within A DAY. Argh.


Chamomile Calm

Is it me…or does this nail polish color look like hummus?

That’s not necessarily a bad thing – I LOVE hummus. I eat it as a whole-ass meal several times a week.

It’s NOT hummus though, it’s supposed to be chamomile – Sinful Colors “Chamomile Calm”. Chamomile flowers have white petals, with bright yellow centers – so I’m assuming that this goldish polish is supposed to represent the color of chamomile tea. I am not a big chamomile drinker – I don’t know that I’ve ever had a cup – but this scented polish certainly did smell a bit like Sleepytime Tea, so that must be the chamomile.

This is two coats of “Chamomile Calm” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.


Berry Crush

Sinful Colors “Berry Crush” is from Winnie Harlow’s “Fruity Blend” Collection. It’s an…odd polish. It’s a sheer, demi-matte red, with black micro-glitter that looks like seeds. It really does look like a smoothie made with strawberries and blueberries.

This is two coats of “Berry Crush” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Top Coat. This polish chipped super fast without a top coat.


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?