Tag: Sinful Colors
It’s Taco Tuesday…and we had Flautas for dinner, not tacos. We like to break rules around here.
Sinful Colors “Taco Tuesday” does not look like tacos to me. It’s a sheer, light orange base, filled with different shimmery red and green glitters, as well as a few peach glitters. What exactly is IN this taco? Lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese – but no meat? Maybe it should be called “Chile Con Queso Wednesday”?
This is two coats of “Taco Tuesday” over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. Again, the glitters kept lifting up and snagging on things, because I didn’t use a top coat. I didn’t use a top coat, because I thought I wanted to smell this polish. WRONG. Fortunately, the odor was very faint, because it smelled like raw hamburger meat. No ma’am!
Sinful Colors “Chocolate Cake” had an even stronger scent than “Cookies & Cream”! It wasn’t the same scent either – it was more of a rich dark chocolate, whereas “Cookies & Cream” was more milky scent.
“Chocolate Cake” also has a crumbly texture, similar to “Cheese Puff”. It also seemed shinier. It’s settled – the sweet scents have a far stronger scent throw than the salty ones.
This is two layers of “Chocolate Cake” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I feel like “Chocolate Cake” chipped faster than “Cheese puff”, but that might have been an optical illusion because the polish is so dark and it’s more obvious right away.
I really hope Sinful Colors comes out with more fun scented polishes – maybe some fruit scents? Or ice cream? Their scented polishes also make me think that Sally Hansen REALLY missed an opportunity to add scents to their Jelly Belly collaboration .
I know you’re DYING to find out – Sinful Colors “Pizza Party” smells like oregano. Slightly spicy oregano. It definitely has the weakest scent so far.
This is two coats of “Pizza Party” over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. Much like “Cookies & Cream” the bar glitters started lifting and peeling almost immediately.
I’m trying to figure out the ingredients in this pizza…The base is a light tan, so I am assuming it is the crust, because sauce would be red. So this pizza has no sauce. There is black microglitter – so there is pepper on the crust. As for toppings, we’ve got red circle glitter – pepperoni, yellow circle glitter – mushrooms?, and white bar glitter – mozzarella cheese. So – a peppery pizza with no sauce, topped with pepperoni, mushrooms and scant cheese. No thank you, Sinful Colors, that sounds DISGUSTING!
No…you stay over there…six feet away!
Sinful Colors Quick Bliss in “Bite” is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day nail polish. It reminds me of an iguana – green with a bluish textured shimmer. The texture was a surprise – I’d seen swatches in Instagram, but I thought it was a trick of the light or glitter. Sinful Colors is full of surprises!
This is two coats, over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. Again, no top coat, so I could enjoy the texture. The newer textured Sinful Colors polishes have amazing staying power – much better than earlier batches.
With all the “social distancing” and working from home, the days are running together. When I woke up Monday, I was convinced it was St. Patrick’s Day – I threw on my “Shenanigans” tank top…about half way through the day, I was looking at the date on something at work…SONOFABITCH. So, I didn’t have anything green to wear today, although there is a little bit of green on the Wicked Witch Shirt I’m wearing today…*sigh*…maybe next year.
Cookies & Cream
I am happy to report that Sinful Colors “Cookies & Cream” smells DELIGHTFULLY like Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. The scent was WAY stronger than Cheese Puff – it was still going strong after 4 days, although it was fainter. I couldn’t stop sniffing my fingers! I probably looked like a pervert, surreptitiously trying to sniff my fingers like Mary Catherine Gallagher.
My main complaint was that, without a top coat, the large hex glitters started lifting and flaking off immediately. But I wouldn’t be able to sniff my fingers with a top coat, so I guess that’s the trade-off? This is two coats of “Cookies & Cream” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.
This is it – this is what you’ve been waiting for. I know you want to hear ALL about those scented nail polishes…
I started with Sinful Colors “Cheese Puff” because…I don’t know why chose that one first. First off, I was surprised to see that it is a textured polish. It’s got a fine, sandy finish, literally it felt like scraping sand off my nails when I was taking it off. It’s got a little bit of glitter to it, very subtle. It really does feel like the outer surface of a cheesy poof.
But does it SMELL like a cheesy poof? They actually DO! The smell is very subtle, but it was there – even the next day. My husband and children say it just smells like nail polish, but they are all congested and cannot smell shit.
This is two coats of “Cheese Puff” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. No top coat, so my fingers could vaguely smell like feet.
If you’ve ever wanted your fingernails to look (and smell) like you’ve just finished off a bag of Cheetoes, this is the polish for you!
Sweet & Salty
Sinful Colors has really stepped up their game in 2020. They’ve already released three new collections, and it’s only the first week of March!
As soon as I heard about the SCENTED Sweet & Salty Collection, I knew I had to track it down. My closest Walmart didn’t have it, but the one a mile on down the road had the whole collection, plus “Juicy”, the one Quick Bliss polish that I missed.
There are six polishes in the “Sweet & Salty” Collection: “Taco Tuesday”, “Cheese Puff”, “Cookies & Cream”, “Donut Even”, “Chocolate Cake”, and “Pizza Party”. I cannot wait to smell them all!
These polishes were $2.98 each, a real splurge for me these days!
Giggling All the Way
When I think of “giggling” on Sesame Street, of course I think of Elmo…but Elmo isn’t pink? Elmo already got his red polish though, so maybe this pearly pink polish is for Prairie Dawn – she’s a pink puppet.
China Glaze “Giggling All the Way” is a shimmery coral pink polish – it gives off definite flamingo vibes. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.
My first three nails (thumb, index and middle) are shiny, topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. My ring finger is regular matte, with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. I wanted to see how it would look rubberized, so I used Sinful Colors Rubber Top Coat on my pinky. The rubber top coat definitely gave my pinky a lot of grainy texture and made the shimmer POP – it almost looks like a holographic polish!
This is #11 – just one more polish left to swatch!
Believe me, I’m the FARTHEST thing from a Track Star – but Sinful Colors “Track $tar” made me feel like one.
I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat, but after three nails, it was clear that I wasn’t going to be able to beg any more out of the bottle. I threw the bottle away and finished the rest of my nails with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I painted two coats of “Track $tar” and finished with Sinful Colors Rubber Top Coat.
I am becoming obsessed with the “sneaker-like texture” of the new “Sporty Brights” Collection. I expect this Spring to be extra neon.
To my daughter’s dismay, I had to take another break from her Sesame Street Collection to try out at least one of my new purchases.
It was a difficult decision, but Lily chose Sinful Colors Quick Bliss “Flushed” for my to try. It’s a mauve duochrome with a strong gold shimmer. I was fearing that the formula would be really sheer, but it gave great coverage in two coats – no visible nail line! This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
The Cherry Oil in the formula is supposed to make it dry quicker and not need a top coat, but I really didn’t notice any difference from regular Sinful Colors.
Sinful Colors is on a roll in 2020. In addition to Sporty Brights and Quick Bliss, they’ve just dropped a SCENTED food collection of polishes. That’s right – my nails can smell like tacos and pizza. I haven’t found them in stores yet, but you know I’m looking.