Sinful Colors – Mini-haul

I first discovered Sinful Colors nail polish on a trip to visit my sister in Portland, OR.  We were at Fred Meyer (btw I love that store, almost as good as Target), and came across the Sinful Colors display.  They have a huge selection of beautiful and unusual colors.  Unsure of the quality, I only bought four colors; Fuchsia Purple, Courtney Orange, Goreous, and Sharon’s Heart.  Later that night, I painted my sisters nails Courtney Orange, a gorgeous shimmery deep orange, and mine Fuchsia Purple, a cool shimmery fuchsia.  I was impressed with the formula, and application!  Since I was flying home, I decided to leave them behind with her.

Since then I have been on the lookout for the Sinful Colors brand.  I found them today at Walgreen’s, and they were $1.99 each!  I was so excited that I parked myself in front of the display and browsed the colors for about an hour.  I think this brand is quickly becoming one of my drugstore favorites.  Here’s the 10 great shades I came home with!

Shirley and Buddy (837) is a semi-sheer soft pink with a blue microglitter.  Beautiful Girl (314) is a light, yet not pastel, pink creme.  Cha Cha Red (32) is a dark pink-red creme, and my personal favorite of the bunch.  Shining Heart (271) is a duochrome polish, it has a bright red base with hot pink flash.  Forget Now (321) is a dark pink jelly with tons of hot pink glitter.

Euro Trash (838) is a gold foil with copper-gold glitter throughout.  Gorgeous (293) is a duochrome polish, it has an aqua blue base with a green-yellow flash.  Tokyo Doll (307) is a duochrome polish, it has a mandarin orange base with a hot pink flash.  Bali Mist (387) is a duochrome polish and is semi-sheer, it has a violet base with a faint green-yellow flash.  What’s Your Name (319) is a black polish with tons of aqua blue glitter.

I’m so happy with all of these polishes!  Since it’s dark out, I may be missing something with a couple of these colors, especially the duochromes.  I can’t wait to scope them out in the sunlight and paint them on my tips and toes!

xoxo

Valerie

Lubu Heels by China Glaze

Here’s one that is new to me but not the rest of the world.  It’s Lubu Heels by China Glaze; deep black polish with ruby red glitter throughout.  Although it is beautiful in the bottle, it doesn’t translate well to wearing on my fingertips.  It seems to lose it’s shine, and just appears black in most lighting.  I just wasn’t impressed.  I have on three coats in this picture, no topcoat.

xoxo

Valerie

Funky French: Skinny Jeans by Sephora by O.P.I.

I love French Manicures with colored tips, but have never succeeded at doing one at home before.  I’ve tried both masking tape and freehand painting, it’s an utter failure (and huge mess) each time.  So I picked up adhesive guides for French Manicures last time I went to the beauty shop.  The back of my mind was telling me “This is the same as masking tape!  Don’t waste your money!”  Hmm… I bought them anyway.

I placed the strips on all my nails (getting them straight did take some practice), pressed down thoroughly and hoped for the best.  I painted my tips Skinny Jeans by Sephora by O.P.I., and Significant Other Color by O.P.I. over that.  These two polishes make a great combination!  Significant Other Color gives Skinny Jeans an almost turquoise cast in certain light because of the green-yellow flash.  Oh, and the final result?  Perfect (for the most part) French Tips!  OMG I am addicted…  I foresee many of these in my future.

xoxo

Valerie

Ruby Pumps by China Glaze

One of my all time favorite nail polishes by China Glaze is Ruby Pumps.  It is a delicious blood-red jelly shade packed with ruby red glitter.  It applies, dries and wears beautifully.  Whenever I wear this, I instantly feel sexy!  Here I have 2 coats with no top coat.  Since it is so packed full of glitter, you need a really thick shiny top coat to bring out all the shine!

xoxo

Valerie