Sinful Colors Nail Colors
1300 Ruby Glisten, 1357 Curry Up, 1434 Lively in Lilac
(retail: $1.99, 0.5 oz)
Three coats, no top coat
Curry Up indeed reminds me of green curry paste (used in some of my very favorite Thai dishes) and it even has some littler "specks" to it, like curry dishes tend to have. How neat, right? But of course Thai green curry doesn't contain iridescent blue-green shimmer, but this polish definitely does! The hidden shimmer really comes out in full sunlight. The sparse little flakies are actually iridescent gold (they look an odd shade of brown in these pics) and you can kind of see the flakies better in this pic that I posted on my Instagram.
This polish required three coats for good opacity. The formula was a bit difficult--it has a "stringy" consistency and it wants to gob up rather than distribute evenly across the nail. Also, there were some leveling issues, but those can always be fixed with a good, thick top coat. Dry-time was average for all three coats. Overall, I will probably just add some polish thinner to this one because it's definitely a keeper. I can honestly say that I don't have another polish quite like this in my stash.
Here's a macro of my nail, where you can see what's going on a bit more. How unique is this polish??
Lively in Lilac
Three coats, no top coat
Lively in Lilac is a purple jelly with small purple and pink (actually, the pink is almost more of a rose-gold) hexagonal glitter. This one required three coats for good coverage--it was still pretty sheer and spotty after two coats. I personally couldn't wear this as a topper because one coat is REALLY spotty and the glitter isn't evenly distributed after one coat. Three coats makes things nice and even, but then you won't really be able to see your base color since this is purple jelly. So yeah, it's best on its own, but just be prepared to apply three coats. Dry time was average on all three coats. The formula is a bit thick and goopy, but not impossible to work with. Also, this one dries to a semi-matte finish.
When I was wearing this, I kept thinking that I had seen this color before. But it's not a blurple like Daddy's Girl (which contains flakies, not glitter) and I Love You doesn't contain pink glitter--just purple. So I don't know. If there is a lookalike that exists in the Sinful Colors line, I have no doubt one of you will enlighten me (please do!).
Two coats + top coat
Ruby Glisten is a red jelly with teeny-tiny red hexagonal glitter. From what Google tells me, Ruby Glisten was previously only available in Europe. So it's nice to see it here in the states, even though it's not what I would call "unique". But if you don't own any red-jellies-with-red-glitter, this could be a nice way to build your stash (I love these types of polishes and I think everyone should own at least one!).
This polish REALLY reminds of the now-discontinued NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost so if you loved BBF, you might want to snag this one while you can. But if you already own NYC BBF or China Glaze Ruby Pumps, Zoya Delilah, Orly Star Spangled, Essie Ruby Slippers, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Carpet, etc. etc., no need to rush out and grab this one as it's in the same vein as those polishes.
Two coats was all I needed for perfect opacity. This was a tiny bit thick and goopy, but it wasn't difficult to apply. Dry time was average for both coats. This polish dries to a semi-matte finish so I applied a top coat for these pics, because it just looks so much better with top coat.
Do you own any of the new shades in the Sinful Colors Summer 2014 Collections? If so, which shades do you own and how do you like them so far? I'm STILL looking for Peppered Amazon and I'll swatch that as soon as I get my paws on it!
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