Tag: Sinful Colors

 
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On Wednesday, We Shop at Walgreen’s (and Ulta)

 

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Sinful Colors were 5/$5 this week – only 6 weeks or so since the last sale!

I set aside my entire Wednesday to Walgreen’s hop, so I’d be sure to find Halloween polishes. As luck would have it, I found most of the 2018 Halloween Collection, “Conjured Color”, at the first Walgreen’s. I picked up “Witch, Please”, “Mist-erious”, “Bitten”, “Bad Witch”, and “Spellbound”. Score! I also grabbed a few Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit Liquid Lipsticks from the Halloween Display – “Bewitched” and “Shady Witch”. No “Zombie Blush” in the Halloween Display though. I didn’t realize it, but I had accrued $10 in Bonus Bucks – Score again!

I hit three more Walgreen’s in search of “Zombie Blush” – nothing. (That might sound like a lot of driving, but it was a really tight circle in the Richmond/Katy area. Plus, I drive a Hybrid, so…) I made a quick stop at my Ulta, but no luck there…at first. I immediately spied an OPI Grease Collection Mini Set ($10.97, down from $14.50) and grabbed it for Lily (and myself, I admit). I was about to leave, when I checked a random aisle of hair ties and stuff…and there was the Wet N Wild “Zombie Blush” Display!!! It was $5.99, plus I grabbed another Halloween Liquid Catsuit – “Pink Your Poison”. I hate when ulta has the lame 20% off one item coupons. I couldn’t use it on a clearance item, so I got 20% off my “Zombie Blush” – a measly $1.20 off. At least they have a 3x points for Platinum going this week.

The “Zombie Blush” is amazing! It looks like a grungy grey-green in the pan, but shifts to a rusty reddish shade on your cheeks or eyes. Be warned – a little goes a long, LONG way. It is reminiscent of the color shifting shade in the “Plaid to the Bone” Quad I got a while back.

On a side note, on Friday, I went to a fifth Walgreen’s, still searching for more colors. I found 4 polishes, plus the Matte Top Coat from the “Radical Matte” Collection…but when I went to check out and this collection wasn’t included in the sale. I had to walk away…

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Neon Rainbow

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My cousin Kelley wanted rainbow nails, so she got rainbow nails! Neon rainbow nails.

After Sinful Colors Base Coat, I started with two coats of each neon color on each nail. I then used a dotting tool to dot them up with color of an adjoining nail. (I did a different order on each hand, swipe right to see the right hand.) I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

The pink is a shimmery Barbie pink, named “Safari Not Sorry”.

The neon mango polish is growing on me – it’s called “Off Tropic”.

“Palm Down” is by far my favorite polish, a pearly, Kermit green. I also used this polish on my toes, no dots though.

Or is “Poison Arrow” my favorite polish, also named for the very dangerous frog.

I am not sure how I feel about “Amazon Woman”, the purple polish. It’s almost fuchsia, but it’s not. I forgive you, “Amazon Woman”.

Even though I’ve technically tried all of these polishes, I still want to try each of them alone on my nails, so keep an eye out for them – you ‘ll be seeing them again soon.

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About Dang Time!

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6 months…6 months I’d been waiting for Sinful Colors to go on sale at Walgreens! The last sale was in February!

Finally, they went on sale this past week – 5/$5. I took this opportunity to get the whole Limited Edition Neon Collection: the pink is “Safari No Sorry”, the tangerine one is “Off Tropic”, the green one is “Palm Down”, the blue one is “Poison Arrow” (just like the frog!), and the violet one is “Amazon Woman”.

I found these on Monday. I also wanted to pick up some Halloween polishes, but the location by my work didn’t have many – I needed another 5! I stopped by two more on the way home from work – no Halloween displays.

On Wednesday, I had to stop by the Walgreens by my surgeon’s office for waterproof bandages, and again – no new polish displays.

On Friday, my son had a headache after Schlitterbahn, so we stopped at a Walgreen’s in Seguin. No new displays there either.

I swear, it’s a fucking conspiracy.

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Valen-time

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Sinful Colors “It’s About Valen-time” is a bit out of season – it’s far past Valentine’s Day…but I’ve always got time for a pink foil.

This is two coats of “It’s About Valen-time” over Sinful Colors Base Coat (I just cracked open a brand new bottle) and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Application was a dream. Sometimes foils show brush strokes, but not this one. Application was smooth, although I may have gotten a single pinprick bubble.

Definitely a dupe for Zoya “Bobbi”, except it didn’t stain my nails. Bonus!

 

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Rorange

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If you like Blurple, you’ll love Rorange!

Sinful Colors “Rorange” is exactly what its name says – red/orange. Or is it rust/orange? Either way, it’s an orange-leaning red. It’s very temperamental to lighting and background – that’s why I uploaded two pictures. It’s like two totally different polishes.

I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat. (The bottle is nearly empty, but it was a pain in the ass the get a full brush, so I tossed it after I was done.) I then did two quick coats of “Rorange” and then Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I really shouldn’t be wearing “Rorange” right now – it’s absolutely a fall color…but whatevAH, I do what I want!

 

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Peachy Keen

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Digging deep into the basket of untried polish, I came up with a peachy keen combo.

Underneath the full size polishes, I found this little mini bottle of Ulta “Peach Parfait”. I had gotten it over three years ago in an Ulta Gift with Purchase. It’s nice and summery, so why not. I also came across Sinful Colors “Army Brat”, a glitter topper that’s only a few years old.

I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat and then two coats of “Peach Parfait”. It was very thin, and was somewhat sheer, but it was enough to not need a third coat. I used “Army Brat” as a topper for my accent nails. I topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

So…I bet you’re wondering what is up with that weird black thing on my ring finger. “Army Brat” is from the Sinful Colors Camo Glitters Collection, so I am guessing that the curvy black glitters are supposed to emulate a camouflage pattern. I suppose that they would, if you had a dozen or so on your nail. It took five minutes to fish one out of the bottle, so I wasn’t about to test that theory. Ignoring the black glitters, it makes a nice peachy topper.

 

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The Infinity Gauntlet

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Come on, Infinity War is the biggest movie on the planet right now. How could I NOT do Infinity Gauntlet nails?

I put down a single coat of Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat to get started. I get anxiety when I mismatch my polish to my base coat, but I’m using so many brands that I compromised.

My thumb holds the Time Stone – two coats of OPI “My Gecko Does Tricks” topped with Sinful Colors “Green Ocean”.

My index finger became the Power Stone – two coats of Julep “Paulette” topped with Zoya “Monet”.

The Space Stone resided on my middle finger – two coats of Sinful Colors “Prized Plume” topped with Sally Hansen “Family Jewels”.

My ring finger became the Reality Stone – two coats of Formula X “Boundless Berry” topped with Sinful Colors “Unwrap Me”.

My pinkie got the Soul Stone – Sinful Colors “Courtney Orange” topped with SpaRitual “Citrine Luminary”.

I finished off the Gauntlet with gold metal studs, sealed with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Alas, I just have five fingers on each hands, so I had to hold the Mind Stone. Oh, and I don’t have a Mind Stone, so I used a peach from our peach tree in the backyard. It was eaten shortly after this picture was taken.

What other movie manicures should I try?

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Frightmare Nails

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I love doing my nails for Texas Frightmare Weekend. It gives me an excuse to do either horror themed nails, or goth at the very least…

It took me a bit to come up with what to do. I decided to do marbled nails with Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat. After Sinful Colors Base Coat, I alternated with “Redrum” (basic red) and “Concrete Jungle” (dark grey). This is two coats of each. On half my nails, I started with red, and the other half I started with grey. I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

There’s not a lot of contrast between the red and grey, so it’s hard to make out the swirls in the picture, but I was very happy with how it turned out. It looked like scabby dried blood – perfect for a Horror Movie Convention.

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Disco Flamingo

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Look at these nails…serving Disco Flamingo realness!

Maybe I’ve been watching a BIT too much Drag Race, but I am living for these nails. They are SNATCHED. No Tea, no shade, no pink lemonade GIRL.

Okay, I’ll stop. I’m even making myself cringe.

Lily wanted us to do Pink and Purple nails, so we each picked a duet of color for our nail art. I picked Sinful Colors “Let Me Flamingo” and Julep “Cally”. I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat and alternated two coats of each color. I used a dotting tool to make polka dots in the opposite color. I sealed the art with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I really should do more nail art – I really do enjoy looking down at my nails and seeing a mini-masterpiece.

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Astros Nails

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I can be a baseball fan, just for one day.

There are few sports as boring as baseball, but as soon as I found out that my son’s Junior High School Band was invited to play the National Anthem, I got uncharacteristically excited. I don’t own any Astros gear, but I do have fingernails…

I don’t normally mix brands like this, but it was necessary to get the colors just right. I started with Sally Hansen Double Duty Base & Top Coat, followed by two coats of the brightest orange I own – Sally Hansen “Sweet Nectar”. I then painted a swipe pattern that my daughter had done on her own nails last week. I used Julep “Brigitte” for the white and Julep “Dyani” for the blue. I painted the swipes freehand, with the nail polish brush – so they are far from perfect. I wanted some stars, so I then topped with Sinful Colors “Star Studded”. The finishing touch was Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Since I used the brushes from the nail polish bottle, there was far too much polish pooling in the edges, by my skin. Oh well.

I was gonna hold a baseball in the pic, but I couldn’t find one around the house. I used my mom’s opal egg instead. This might be my new nail pic thingy.