Sinful Colors – Fierce Fiesta 

I’ve got lots of polishes to share with you that I picked up from the US.  I’ve got a few posts to catch up, so I’m not going to write reams and ream of words for you to plough through!

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I really liked this yellow/red/pink combo, although my hubby said it was quite gross and he didn’t like it at all.  This is one coat of the Sinful Colors over a yellow creme.  It was the splodge and spread technique to spread the glitter out over the nail.  it bubbled a bit too as it dried, probably because I put a bit much on the nail.  But you can only see this if you were up close and personal to my fingers!

As I mentioned above, I picked this up in the US earlier this year – so it may or may not be still knocking about in stores.  There are a few places selling them on eBay so if you like the look of this – or indeed have ideas for a better colour combination that you want to try out!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Sinful Colors – Petal Be The Day

Hey there!  How are things going with you all?  I’m finally back into the swing of things post holiday – its always nice to be home and sleep in your own bed, but lets be honest, as soon as you get back you start planning for your next break.  Or at least we are!

Anyway, I have lots of lovely polishes to share with you all.  Including this beauty from Sinful Colors, part of the Bloomblast collection.  This one is the excellently named Petal Be The Day!

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As you can see, Petal Be The Day is a purple and blue glitter topper, the base is actually quite sheer so I put this over a base of Nella Milano Periwinkle Pucker.  The base is ever so slightly tinted so it darkened the base colour somewhat.  Look at all that glitter loveliness!  Cool huh?

It was a bit of a dab and spread approach to application.  Just painting it on meant the gliltter dragged across the nail and all ended up at the free edge.  Not idea.  Hence the dab and spread.  drying time was quite quick, but I also sealed it with a coat of Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat just to keep the glitter from snagging on anything.

I do like this, I am quite into glitters at the moment and the colour combination is really nice!  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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Sinful Colors – Standing Bloom Only

I may have been a bit naughty and ordered from nail polishes from the US via eBay. I fell in love once I saw the Sinful Colors Bloom Blast collection on Nouveau Cheap (I’m just gonna blame G really…) and I also scored a couple of other polishes from the other collections, although sadly not Shamrocking (and I also missed Love Sprinkles from the valentines collection)

Anyway, this is Standing Bloom Only a lovely juicy orange polish packed to the gills with orange and red glitter in all manner of sizes. It really couldn’t be more me if it tried, as soon as I say pictures, I was a goner.

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What you see above is two medium coats over a base of Essence Better Than Gel Nails base and topped off with a thick layer of Nails Inc 45 Second Top Coat. Formula is good and workable, I blobbed a fair bit on the nail before spreading it out in an attempt to get even glitter distribution. I needn’t have worried to be fair as this is packed with glitter and it glides onto the nail evenly.

As I mentioned, I picked this up from a seller on eBay who sells lots of drugstore items internationally, presumably to polish addicts like me and US nationals living abroad. I was good, I only got six in total, and lets be clear, it could have been a LOT WORSE!! Are you over glitter containing cremes? I thought I was, and then this collection has just done it for me!

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Sinful Colors Sinful Shine – Patent Pleasure

This is another polish from the few that my lovely sister picked me up on her recent trip to the US.  Here in the UK, we’ve been super excited to finally get Sinful Colors instore at Boots – after years of lusting after them on US nail blogs.  We have a huge range in the UK, but from what I can tell, we don’t seem to be getting the limited edition runs that you see in the US.  This is from a new range within the Sinful Colors brand, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine.

Now, you know I love my oranges and this one is a STUNNER.  I give you Patent Pleasure

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Patent Pleasure is tangerine orange, with a slight duochrome of a green shade within it.  Formula was lovely, fluid and easy to control.  What you see above it three coats simply to ensure no VNL.  Wow, love this.  It does dry super shiny, as its advertised as having a a gel like finish.  It does dry to a super shiny finish.  However, as I knew I was going to have to wear this for several days as I was out and about, I did go over it with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl (UK link here) and it wore exceptionally well.

I love colours like this, my all time fave colour with a bit of a twist.

What do you think?  Do you have anything like this in your stash?

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine – Copperhead

Blimey, I found these images squirreled away on my laptop, so I thought for a quick post I’d get them up for you to see.  This is another Sally Hansen Lustre Shine polish I picked up in the US, its called Copperhead.

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I know I probably used my Essie Millionails (now discontinued) or Seche Clear as a base and then, based on when I took these images, probably Seche Vite as a top coat.  Like the other Lustre Shine polish I showed you, it takes at least two coats to get good even coverage.

Its not as red as Lava, its a lovely rich copper with a hint of a green that is sadly more obvious in the bottle.  But nice all the same.  Did any of you manage to get any of the Lustre Shine shades?

Maybelline Color Show – Downtown Brown

What I am showing you today is one of the Maybelline Fall 2012 edition polishes that came out in North America earlier this year.  Its a limited edition run from the permanent Color Show line. My came from my wonderful polish twin Adina, so huge thanks to her for being able to read my mind and send me something I was really after!

In the bottle you can see a mid brown colour with a ripple of shimmer running through it in green.  This green flash is part of its appeal.  Sadly, its not quite as apparent on the nail.  Now I will say that my pictures have not done lots of justice to this colour, because you can see it in person.  Its really unusual and unlike anything I have in my stash.

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The formula was great, what you see above is three thin coats.  Drying time was excellent and the formula has a fabulous consistency.  Plus, it wears really well.  I’m super pleased with it.  I based with Essie All in One base and Seche Vite top coat.

If you are interested in what the rest of the collection looks like, you can see it on Scrangie’s blog by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Wet N Wild Megalast – Lethal Injection

Woohoo!  More Megalast for you today.  This is another one from the Pick your Poison collection.  And its a beauty!

Here are the pictures!

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Above is two coats over Essie All in One base and top coated with Seche Vite.  It is awesome, in colour and formula.  It is a great colour, a mulberry colour with a silver ripple.  Lovely.  Formula was fantastic for a budget line, really impressed.  Drying time was super quick and wear was great.  After about 24 hours, beacuse it was still immaculate, I popped a coat of China Glaze Glitter All The Way from their Holiday Joy 2012 collection.  Looks like the Super Plum fairy threw up on my nails!

Sally Hansen – In a Flurry

Quick post today, with a polish sent o me from my lovely Canadian polish twin.

When I first got into polish, I had a lot of Sally Hansens, they were cheap and plentiful.  Now I tend to forget about the line, which is a shame, because every so often there are some new gems.  Like this one.

This is In A Flurry, one of the fall 2012 colours issued in August or September this year.  Its a black creme base with flecks of green, gray and silver within it.  In the bottle it is very sparkly.

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What you see above is three coats.  I’ll be frank, the formula was a bit gloopy and problematic for me. It also seemed to take an age to dry.  Nevertheless, I think its nice.  The sparkle in it is very subtle once its on the nail, so if you are hoping for a bit of bling, you may want to pass this one by.  I used my Essie all-in-one as the base coat and then topped with a thick layer of Seche Vite.  I went a bit thicker then usual with the Seche as I also found it dried a bit bumpy.  Wear time wasn’t that hot either, but I wonder if thinner coats and a bit of patience might work best here.

If you want to see the most amazing swatches of all three fall shades, you can see them on Scrangie’s blog.  Yes her with the magical fingers!

Revlon Moon Candy – Satellite

Another Moon Candy post for you today.  This one is Satellite, a lovely deep red creme polish with a pinky/golden flakie top coat.  Goodness these Revlons have just captured my heart!!  We have already seen Orbit  and Milky Way

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Now, I experienced significant shrinkage with my Seche top coat.  It is a bit gloopy and so I may need to invest in some Seche Restore (do let me know in the comments if you have used Restore before) because I will not leave half a bottle of perfectly useable topcoat.  I think the fact it is that gloopy has made tip wear worse than usual as I often only see a little bit of it, if any at all.

But all that aside.  Wow, this is a lovely deep maroon red creme.  A one coater.  One coat.  Yes, one.  Just one.  Amazing.  Why this formula isn’t part of the main Revlon line, who knows.  Great drying time and fab colour.  Then the top coat really brings home the bling.  Love it.  Really happy with this look, no sharp little bits which a thick (and in my case gloopy) coat of Seche.

US only Ltd Edition. But they are starting to appear in swap groups and blog sales if you keep your eyes out.

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Sinful Colors – Rich in Heart

Another Sinful Colors for you today.  This one is from their Fall releases and I think you will agree, its an awesome colour for autumn.  Rich is Heart is a rich, deep copper leaning red.  It is stunning.  Really stunning.

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The formula on this was awesome, really easy to use, well pigmented and with a good drying time.  I reckon you could get away with one coat if you were a thick coater, but I think two is perfect.  I used Essie all-in-one for the base and Seche for the shiny top coat.  The Seche did give me significant tip wear, which got worse throughout the day, which is a shame because I could see myself wearing this for a few days on the trot.

I’ve noticed Sinful Colors coming up on Cherry Culture, they do ship to the UK and have a host of other brands that might catch your eye.  You can also find them on eBay and occasionally in make up resellers.  Otherwise you need to get on a plane to North America…..

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