Like many other crazy nail fanatics, I am gearing up for the holidays. For me, that means hunting down colors to fill out my collection and Sinful Colors is always the first thing I look at. The price is really reasonable and at that price point, the quality is (generally) quite good. My post today is not a complete rehash of all the polishes Sinful is promoting for Holiday 2014 but it does contain looks at the 3 completely new polishes and my favorites from the re-promoted colors.
I’ll start right off with the new! The first of the new polishes is a gold foil flakie called Twilight Twinkles.
I was really pleased with the formula on this one. It seemed to be much more densely packed than some of the other Sinful Colors flakie polishes I have and the color is really nice. Shown is one dabbed coat (and you do need to dab, they drag too much otherwise and gather at the end of the nail otherwise) over Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar.
The next polish I have to show is Sinful Colors – Outta Space.
I have mixed feelings about this one! When I saw the bottle, I fully expected an off-white pearly polish. What I got was an ultra sheer micro-shimmer that made my nails look really yellowy. Getting this opaque is just not worth the effort. At 3 coats, my VNL was still front and center. The formula was very nice and easy to apply.
So, why the mixed feelings? It’s pretty obvious that this polish is meant for layering. With careful color choice, this could be really beautiful. I did swatches of it over Sugar Sugar, Black on Black and Snow Me White.
Suddenly, this polish looked a lot more appealing to me! The shimmer pops on dark colors. The black in particular looks like a dark green shimmer with this one top. It’s harder to see over white, but I finally got the pearly off-white iridescence I was expecting from the bottle.
The last of the new polishes is Sinful Colors – Galax-Sea.
This one is a flakie/glitter hybrid! This is primarily an emerald-green flakie polish with medium emerald-green hex glitters – those chunks that look copper are actually a coppery iridescent flake (I was sadface, they are really sheer). This one is not as densely packed as Twilight Twinkles and I had to do a lot more dabbing for placement – and if you want iridescent pieces, prepare to go fishin’! Here I have two dabbed coats of Galax-Sea over Outta Space.
The next polishes are all re-promotes. Some of these are seasonally limited and a few are from the core line. First up is Sinful Colors – Sugar Sugar.
Sugar Sugar is a deep red shimmer polish with scattered red micro-glitter. This polish is part of the core line and one of my go-to reds (because sparkly). The glitter is a bit subtle. The formula on this is good, but thickens quickly if you have it open too long. Shown below with 2 coats for full opacity, but you might be able to get away with just 1.
For holiday green, Sinful Colors is repromoting Pine Away from the Holiday 2013 collection. This is not part of the regular display at my local store, but they had it on the Halloween display and that is when I picked it up.
Pine Away is a really pretty metallic green, loaded with shimmer. The formula was a bit on the thick side, but was still easy to work with and was opaque in two coats. I love this green for winter!
Sinful Colors Holiday Rebel is a repromote from one of the 2013 Holiday collections. My daughter actually picked this one out for me last year!
Holiday Rebel is a mix of red, green and silver glitters in various sizes – in a clear base. This is a pretty densely packed polish and is very easy to apply! You still need to dab a bit for placement, but one coat places a lot of glitter on the nail without dipping back in for more. Shown below is 1 coat of Holiday Rebel over Snow Me White. This is one of my favorite holiday polishes for a simple, festive mani!
Next up is another repromote from 2013 called Sinful Colors Gilded.
Gilded has a gold micro-glitter base with slightly larger red glitters. The formula is good, but be prepared to do several coats for full opacity, because it is all glitter – try not to overwork this one, because the glitter particles drag and you will end up with balding. I’m not a huge fan of this polish. It ends up looking a bit orang-y. I was left wishing that the red glitters were a bit larger or that there were larger gold glitters to give it a bit more dimension. Shown below at 2 coats, I really could have used a third to fill in a few slightly bald places.
The final polish in my line up is Sinful Colors Unwrap Me, yet another repromote from 2013.
In the bottle, I wasn’t very impressed with this (although I loved the sexy name!) and I actually gave it a pass the first time I saw it – however, I did buy it on another trip and after wearing it, I really fell in love. It is made up of large magenta hex glitters and small and micro black hex glitters. This is another densely packed glitter, no fishing necessary. It actually brushed on pretty evenly and I only had to do a tiny bit of additional dabbing to get the coverage I wanted. I really, really like this glitter combination on my nails. I placed it on gold to get it to pop and it did not disappoint. There is a good chance this will be on my nails for New Years and I really want to try it in a jelly sandwich too. Pictured below is one coat over OPI – Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
There you have it! My top picks are Twilight Twinkles, Unwrap Me, Holiday Rebel and Sugar Sugar – but please note that this is not the full lineup of repromoted polishes. There are a number of blue polishes and magenta/red glitter called Decadent that I passed up for various reasons – I’ve seen a couple of Rite Aid displays with Sinful Shine polishes as well, but my Walgreens no longer carries Shine and they were limited to one cardboard endcap panel. Once we get past Thanksgiving, I will start posting up some manis using these polishes so you can see them in action. Sinful Colors retails for $1.99 at Walgreens and the quality of the polish is quite good for that price range, so if any of these polishes interest you, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick them up!