Sinful Colors: Crystal Crushes Polish

Are you reading other nail/beauty blogs where the authors say they are not tired of textured nail polishes yet? I’m reading that a lot and I’m in those ranks. I still enjoy textures. This is one that I picked up prior to Christmas and I like it a LOT…

DSCF0060 DSCF0056‘Blue Persuasion’ is tricky though. If you were someone who didn’t read nail/beauty blogs (GASP!!! Say there are no such people!!), you might not be prepared for the awesome surprise awaiting you.

Look at the polish in the bottle. This is a collection called Crystal Crushes from Sinful Colors. Even though it is pretty…

DSCF0059 DSCF0057You are not going to be prepared for this look…

DSCF0063First, I want to talk about the vibrant blue shade. It’s a perfect blue. Right smack-dab in the middle blue tone. My husband is blue/green color blind and I feel sorry for him because this color eludes his eyes. Therefore, those of us not color-blind need to thank our lucky, twinkly blue stars we get to enjoy seeing this fabulous color.

Now, for the texture…

DSCF0054 DSCF0055Why, it’s almost as gritty as the background! Which, by the way, is the little rail fence on my front porch. Embedded in the blue are magenta sparkles and their role is to make that blue POP! Success!…

DSCF0053This ‘texture of textures’ by Sinful Colors came from Walgreens. There were other shades within this collection just as pretty; I just limited myself to one. However, after revisiting these photos, I think I may allow myself to purchase other shades if I find any on clearance.

Here’s the deal: If you love textures, you are going to love this one. I only wore it for one day so I can’t say how the wear is. (My own manicure look was awful since my nails were all broken to the quick and the cuticles looked like sticker bushes.) I put a top coat on a pinky and it ate it up. It didn’t soften the texture or make it shiny either. And, when I removed the polish, I got blue all over. It was messy. I used Zoya’s Remove+ which isn’t the strongest polish remover. I had to give my hands and cuticles several washings and STILL had to wait for some of the blue stain to fade from my super dry cuticles.

Did you delve into any of Sinful Color’s Crystal Crushes?

  • MyBeautyJunction

    Wow, what texture. And that’s a gorgeous blue. Shame it stains the nails though. Was it despite a base coat?

    • My bad as I should have explained better that the staining was on my skin and cuticles. Not on my nails.

  • BeautyJudy

    Love that blue! Pretty magenta sparkles, too.

  • Anastasia

    Too bad about the stains, but I really love that vivid blue!

  • I love that shade! I definitely hate staining, though =(

    • I know part of the staining, on my skin, is because of my own bad, dry skin.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    That’s awesome. I love the color and the texture.

    • I deem this one a pleasant surprise. πŸ™‚

  • GlitteryGlossy

    That’s a neat color but the staining is a no no!

    • I’ve no one to blame but myself for dry skin. Especially my sorry cuticles. That’s why there was no ‘real’ manicure photos this time.

  • I’m not into textures, but what a pretty color. Bummer about the staining!

    • I am loving textures however, I loved crackle and I got tired of those way faster.

  • That’s pretty!

    • It’s a very fun color. πŸ™‚

  • erikatheicyone

    I likes the textures. OPI Liquid Sand are my loves. πŸ™‚ I find that pure acetone, on a cotton round, hold it to the nail for about fifteen seconds, then, pushing firmly down, pulling straight out and off the nail, not wiggling back and forth. Then move to a clean spot, set down, press and pull firmly off. It will clean the nail without making a mess of your skin and cuticles. πŸ˜€

    • OK. I’ll have to let you do it for me. πŸ˜‰ I’m so very impatient!!!! Luckily, I don’t experience staining issues too often. I think blue is a repeat offender for many. So, between scrubbing my polish off and letting my cuticles get a beating, I’m still going to keep the polish and maybe let it have a full manicure appearance.

  • Nidia Doherty

    Yep, still loving textures! I picked up a couple of those in a blog sale, I think the Sinful crushes were only available at Rite Aid, much to my chagrin!! I want them all.

    • Ohhhh, you know I live in Rite Aid country now, right? I don’t go too often but I love them WAY better than CVS.

  • Ange

    Pretty! I’m not the biggest fan of textured polish but they seem to have done it right!

    • This one wouldn’t have been one to win you over since you don’t like textures. It was ultra-texture!

  • Farryn

    Wow I love the texture in this colour – it’s gorgeous!

    • Thanks! I love the look and effect of this one.

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Oh wow! I wasn’t expecting the texture!

    • It was grittier than I expected. But, after the surprise, I thought ‘wow! It is cool!’

  • Lisa Chakan

    Crazy gorgeous, Kimberly!!!!!! I feel the same way about textureds: can’t get enuf of ’em!! Great review, darlin’!!!!

    • Thanks, Lisa! You should get this one!!

  • Amber

    wow, that is a stunning blue!!

    • It’s really hard to pick just one out of a collection. I’m glad I got this one.

  • marciaf

    Pretty pretty color but I so wouldn’t like to wear it. I’m not a texture person unless it’s super subtle.

    • Girl! This one is NOT subtle! πŸ˜‰

  • FabZilla_Kath

    It looks very interesting but being a low maintenance gal when it comes to nails, I don’t think I have the patience to deal w/ stains.

    • I don’t think you’d have to worry about staining unless you have really dry skin and cuticles like me.

  • Oooh I love blue nail polish!