Huge Sinful Colors Display!

I started stalking my Walgreens today after hearing of new color sightings.  New colors seem to go so quickly in this town, especially when they go on sale.  More than one Beauty Adviser has told me that salons come in and buy up the new colors, not leaving a whole lot.  I did pick up two colors today because I spotted them at only one of the three Wags in my area.  I picked up Georgio and the newest color, Lavender.  I just wasn’t willing to take a chance that I wouldn’t be able to pick up these two colors since so few bottles were available.

I didn’t get a great picture of this new display. I don’t have the greatest phone in the world, but it usually takes pretty decent pictures.

Passion for Color
Display

It’s crazy blurry and I hate that!  Sorry!

I don’t remember the last time I ever saw a shelf display this big, outside of where the core collection is at Walgreens.  There’s a new color in this display, along with some older colors from past collections that were not made core. The non-core colors in this display are: Georgio, Lavender, Cross My Heart, Rain Storm and Slate.  As far as I know, Georgio and Lavender are exclusive to this display and Cross My Heart, Rain Storm and Slate can also be found in the Start A Phenomenon collection.  Lavender and Rain Storm are new colors.  That makes three new colors in just a few weeks!

Another thing that really caught my eye with this display is the small square box in the middle.  It mentions the Sinful Colors website.  If you aren’t aware, the website has been “under construction” for a number of months.  The front page was changed a couple of weeks ago to feature the Suit Up with Haute collection, which I no longer saw at my three Walgreens.  Before the current front page, the glitters were featured.  If the website is being promoted on such a large display, it makes me wonder how soon the website is going to go live.  Why would you promote a website that is under construction?

There was also a square pamphlet that explained how to do three different types of nail art.  My camera battery is dead, so I’ll post pictures of that in detail tomorrow.  The nail art shown is nothing to the polish world if you follow it on blogs.  If you’re new to nail art, then it’d be worth it to pick it up.

If you can hold off on your Sinful Color purchases, they’ll be on sale starting July 22 at Walgreens!

What new or hard to find colors are you looking to get from this display?

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Mani #4 – Wet n Wild Megalast On a Trip

 

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a simple mani – no glitter, stamping, nail art.  Sometimes it’s good to “go back to basics”.

I have a number of bottles of Wet n Wild Megalast that I’ve picked up from $.99 (or less!) sales after reading decent reviews of this line.  Before I started my blog I wore 2% Milk for a week and it wore very, so I have hope that the other colors will wear just as well.  I’m drawn to purple nail polish and passing this color up was not an option.

The application was decent, although I could have done with a slightly thicker second coat.  There’s still a bit of nail showing, but it wouldn’t be noticeable if you weren’t looking for it.  The Megalast come with a ManiCurve Pro Brush, a flatter curved brush.  You either love it or hate it.  I happen to love the brush and can cover most of the nail in just one pass.  I just have to go back and paint the very edge of my nail.  On a Trip dries to a shiny finish.

I love a shiny finish on a nail, but when I heard about NYC having an inexpensive matte top coat, I grabbed a few bottles.  It’s taken me awhile to break away from the shiny finish and actually try the matte.  I’m so happy I tried it with this polish.  I love how it turned out.  I’ve read that this matte top coat can chip in a few days, which might be why I’ve not tried it on some of my manicures that I’ve wanted to last.

Wet n Wild Megalast – On a Trip
Outdoor, no flash.

Outdoor, no flash.
Matte top coat.

Indoor, flash.
No top coat.

What do you think of On a Trip as a matte?  Do you love or hate the Megalast brushes?

 

Don’t Upset the USOC

Okay, this post is supposed to be a little on the humorous side, but a bit serious at the same time.  Planning on doing nails inspired by the Games? You might want to watch what you put on your nails or what name you give your manicure for those two weeks-or for the rest of you life.

Aside from being a “lacquer-head”, I’m also a “yarn-aholic”.  I love to knit, but with it being so dang hot and finishing a massive birthday gift last month, I’m a bit burnt out.  I just came across this information that was sent to Casey, of the social network Ravelry (of which I’m a part of).  A “cease and desist” letter because knitters hold something called the Ravelympics to go along with the Olympics.  This could  “denigrate” the nature of the Olympic events and are disrespectful to the athletes.  All because we have special events with names and knit what goes along with that event  Also, adding a part of the word Olympics infringes on trademark.  I get where the trademark thing could come into play, using the rings and logos without permission, but really?  Legal stuff is so far out of my league, but whatever.  I could go on for awhile about this, but I’ll spare you.

The letter, in it’s entirety, can be found on Exchanging Fire.

Are you having a special contest, giveaway, or just showing off manicures inspired by the Games?  Better hope the USOC doesn’t find out.  Your inspirational manicure could be disrespectful to the athletes because, you know, painting your nails takes no talent at all.  Any Olympic inspired nail polish out there best not mention anything about the Olympics.  What you paint on your nails might infringe on copyrights.  I wonder if you can’t use the colors of the rings together anymore.

I get the importance of the brand, but sometimes it’s taken a little overboard by companies.

Okay, back to our happy little polish-filled world! 🙂

Reader’s Choice Poll #1

I’m doing my first ever Reader’s Choice mani!  There are so many polishes that I want to wear, so perhaps it will be easier if someone else chooses for me.  This poll will stay open for a week, and you may vote one time.  In case of a tie…well, I’ll figure that out if it happens.

Here are your choices: China Glaze – Foie Gras, China Glaze – Kinetic Candy, Sinful Colors – Ocean Side.  Which will you choose?

From left to right:
China Glaze – Foie Gras, China Glaze – Kinetic Candy, Sinful Colors – Ocean Side

Mani #3-Sinful Colors Water Marble

Happy Sunday everyone!  I’m here with pictures and info about this week’s manicure.  I’ve gotten a few comments about it already from those that have seen it and they’ve all be good!  This technique is beginning to grow on me.

I don’t usually do manicures for specific holidays except for St. Pat’s Day.  It’s the only time of the year, usually, when I pull out my Sinful Colors Irish Green.  I decided to do a July 4th mani this year though by doing a water marble.

Water marbling is so easy to do, but it can become time consuming.  That’s my number one reason for not doing it that often.  There are a number of great tutorials out there on various blogs and on YouTube, so I didn’t feel the need to do one here.

The colors I used are the same ones, I think, that are on the 4th of July display for SC. I’m not sure what the collection is called this year, but it includes three colors and a few nail art colors.

The colors I used were Snow Me White, Gogo Girl, and Midnight Blue.  I didn’t know if the red would react to the white while dropping the colors into the water, but it worked well enough.  I have a few places where it’s more pink than red, but not enough to make a drastic difference.  The Midnight Blue didn’t want to drop from the brush as easily as the other two colors, nor did it spread once it hit the water.  It dragged easily enough to get a design.  The other two colors were a dream to work with.  Top coat used is Sinful Colors.

From Left to Right:
Gogo Girl, Snow Me White, Midnight Blue

Right hand, outside, no flash.
I love my thumb and 3rd finger.

Left hand, outside, no flash.
I love my 1st and 2nd finger nails!

 

 

What do you think of this?

New Sinful Colors-Leap Flog

I can now confirm the official name is Leap Flog.

I don’t plan on announcing many new polishes hitting the market on this blog, unless I actually get something from that collection.  I had to blog about this though.  Sinful Colors new collection, presumably for fall.

I’m not really sure what the name of this new color is supposed to be.  G, from Nouveau Cheap (if you don’t keep up with this blog, you’re missing out!) tweeted that the color was called Leap Frog.  The label on the bottle I found today says Leap Flog.  If anyone knows what the name really is, please post it in the comments on the side.

I really shouldn’t be buying anymore nail polishes now, but I can’t pass up Sinful Colors.  It’s inexpensive, and I’ve not had many problems with this brand.  I went out today to see if I could find this new color since no one has said anything about it as far as Google is concerned.

The newest collection from Sinful is called ‘Study In Style’.  The display just hit my local Walgreens and hadn’t been officially put out yet.  I was told by the wonderful woman helping me that she just got it yesterday, so it should start popping up in the next week or so.  The only color I’d not heard of in this collection besides the one I went looking for was Ocean Side.  I can post swatches if someone would like to see it.  It’s the blue bottle, and has an older number of 962.  All newer colors are numbered in the 1000s.  If you didn’t pick up Winterberry the last time it was out, you can pick it up from this collection as well.  I missed it the first time around, so I’m glad it’s been put back out.

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I absolutely love this Leap Frog/Flog.  It went on opaque in two coats, and has a smooth and shiny finish.  In the bottle it looks like a dusty olive green color.  I didn’t use a top coat in these pictures.

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Outside, no flash

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Outside, no flash

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Inside, no flash

Mani #2-Sinful Colors Zeus

I finally decided to wear Sinful Colors Zeus.  This color comes from the ‘Cast Away’ collection, which contained 8 new colors.  If you’re a Sinful Colors fan, you know they often slip core colors into their displays along with the new colors.  I loved this collection, even though some of the colors are nearly identical in shade.  I think I was drawn to it because the colors are what I would normally go for.

I went after this collection when Walgreens was having a Sinful Color $.99 sale.  I was able to pick up the entire collection, but it took work and going to a number of Walgreens.  I knew Zeus was a popular shade and my chances of finding it where slim.  Twelve  Walgreens later (yes, twelve!), and I came across a lone bottle, sitting in the bottom of an almost empty bin.  I was so close to giving up and seriously wondered if this color even existed.  It was the one color that I wanted more than any of the others.  I found it though, and after applying it, I’m so happy with it.

Two coats are all that you need with this polish.  I used the Sinful Colors top coat as well, and did some stamping on my thumbnail from the Salon Express kit.

Outdoor, natural light

Stamped with Sinful Colors Black on Black. Stamp is from the Salon Express kit.

Indoor, flash

Sinful Colors Zeus
Outdoor, no flash.

This color has to be in my top ten favorites.  If I were ever to come across another bottle of this, I’d snap it up in a heartbeat!

Thanks for reading.  Hopefully I’ll be able to work on my “What I Own” list over the next few days.  If I put anything there you want to see swatched, please let me know.

Mani #1

New to posting my weekly manicure, but I’m sure I’ll figure this out with time.  I’ve read enough nail polish blogs to learn a bit about taking photographs.

This weeks mani is done with Finger Paints Choco Mint and Wet n Wild Fast Dry Light with Caution.  I love mint shades and have a number of them that I need to try to compare.   This is the first time I’ve used Finger Paints, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

The Finger Paints went on well.  The first coat was a little streaky, but it evened out with the second coat.  I really like how this applied to the nail

I’m just getting into the glitter crazy, and when I saw the Fast Dry Sparks & Stripes LE collection, I picked up one of each color.  Light with Caution has hex glitter in a light to pale pink shade, along with some smaller glitters in the same light to pale pink and also in a blue to green.

Mani #1

Finger Paints – Choco Mint
Wet n Wild Fast Dry – Light With Caution

Natural Light
Natural light, no flash
 

Indoor with flash
Indoor, with flash

 

 

What do you think of this color combination?  Love or Hate?

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