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?

More Photos on the Sinful Colors Makeup Display

A couple of days ago, I posted about Sinful Colors spreading their wings into cosmetics. Here are more photos of the sidekick display found at Walgreens…

Note how on the third shelf the pots of loose glitter are turned the wrong way. Before I left, I had them turned correctly. It’s hard, for me as a professional merchandiser, not to merchandise other people’s products. What a perfect job for someone that likes things orderly.

Seriously, my phone camera takes better photos than these. I was being paranoid about taking these photos. And normally, I’m not. However, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share these with my readers.

Anyone try those shadows out?

Sinful Colors Moving Beyond Just Nail Polishes

As I was looking for things to buy (scratch that!) review, I spotted an endcap at Walgreens full of Sinful Colors cosmetics. That’s right: makeup!…

This pre-filled endcap had the regular and nail art polishes in it and the new lip glosses. But to see shadow palettes?!!!

And there were several shades of loose glitters too…

Oh, did I mention that at least this one is HOLO!!!!

How about metallic eyeliners…

I came home with only 2 polishes that I haven’t seen before…I think. I got ‘Faceted’ and ‘Ice Dream’. Swatches will be coming up very soon.

Have you seen this display in Walgreens?

Sinful Colors: Luminary Just In Time For Halloween

This is a persnickety polish!…

This Sinful Colors polish is named ‘Luminary’. And, if you like orange, you’ll like this orange sherbert sparkle. I thought it would be cute for Halloween…

I don’t seem to have the skills to get orange with shimmers to apply well. I restarted this manicure twice before I got it to layer down evenly and not throw patches at me. But, because I like this color so much, I persevered…

The shimmer in ‘Luminary’ goes from magenta to just white. But, it gives this orange some character that a pastel orange lacks.

As I mentioned, I had to really work to get this Sinful Colors polish to do its job for me. It is on the sheer side and it kept getting patchy. So, I have four coats on, with the fourth one being rather thick. Since I did that, I didn’t put on a top coat. If I did, it would have taken way too long to dry.

Do you think this makes a good Halloween color or, should I save it for Easter?

Sinful Colors: Pumpkin Spice Nail Polish

Sinful Colors will put out a few hits during the year. I don’t know what they have up their sleeve for the Winter Holidays, but I like what they are giving us for Halloween…

This one is ‘Pumpkin Spice’. Very glittery and totally glitter!…

Equal amounts of gold and orange glitter make up this un-scary polish. But there isn’t much that can be scary with the word ‘pumpkin’ in it. There’s pumpkin spice bagels, Starbucks chai, eggo waffles, pumpkin ale, pumpkin cheesecake, candles, coffeemate creamer, cupcakes… I feel like Bubba going through all the shrimp recipes!!!

‘Pumpkin Spice’ is right on the money as far as glitter. It’s dense in the bottle for sure. But, it isn’t very dense on the nails…

This is three coats. I stopped there only because I ran out of time. I do think a very soft orange sherbert polish as underwear would have given ‘Pumpkin Spice’ more refined look. But, there is a trick lurking when you want to remove this polish: glitter. Need I say more?

But, by itself, it gives a fun and playful feel…

What is your favorite glitter to wear during Halloween? Have you had a chance to find Sinful Colors ‘Pumpkin Spice’ yet?

 

Sinful Colors: Leap Flog

Sinful Colors nail polish is a brand that I stalk. If I find out that a new shade has popped up, I’m on a mission. Luckily, because I live in a large city and, I am all over this city working, I get plenty of chances, almost daily, to stop by different Walgreens to shop.

Here is one of the newest called: Leap Flog…

See, that wasn’t a typo. At least by me! I sure wish I knew the story behind ‘Leap Flog’. What I do know is that it is a gorgeous color. My photos don’t do it justice because it is a darker and dustier shade of turquoise. It has some gray to it, as well.

And, I think this has to be a Fall color…

This is the standard three coats. I used Lumos as the base coat and Lumos High Speed Top Coat. I wore this for 2-1/2 days and it wore super well. It isn’t a watery polish, as Sinful Colors can be. This one builds up opaque in 2 coats, easily.

I’d love to find a pair of pants or jeans this color. It would work so well with other colors I love like black, red, pink, and brown.

Have you tried ‘Leap Flog’? Care to take a guess on what the name is about?