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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sinful Shine Nail Polish Update

Over the past couple of weeks, SEVERAL of you have told me that you've heard rumors about the state of the Sinful Colors "Gel Tech" line, Sinful Shine, at Walgreens. I have tried to get to the heart of the rumors and provide you with as much information as I can about this, so keep reading for more info...

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Sinful Shine Fall 2014 Shining Bright off the Runway Collection at Walgreens
(retail: $1.99 each, 0.5 oz)

There are lots of rumors floating around about Sinful Colors possibly discontinuing the Sinful Shine line at Walgreens. So I'd like to set the record straight, to the best of my knowledge. 

  • I called three different local Walgreens stores here in my area, and I asked if they could look up the status of Sinful Shine nail polishes in the system. All three Beauty Advisors confirmed to me that the system showed the Sinful Shine line had a "deleted" status in the system, which I was told means the same thing as "discontinued."

  • I also asked a few lovely readers of this blog, who also happen to be Walgreens Beauty Advisors, if they might have seen the same "deleted" status, and the ones who got back to me said that they did see "deleted" in the system as well. While I cannot guarantee this to be true when it comes to all stores nationwide, I think that this might explain why some of you haven't seen the Sinful Shine displays restocked at your Walgreens stores for a while. Again, I am not saying that the Sinful Shine line has been 100% discontinued across the board at all Walgreens locations (I have no way of knowing that) but this might be the case.


  • I do not believe that Sinful Colors is getting rid of the Sinful Shine line altogether. Over the past few months, several of you have told me that you've spotted Sinful Shines at your local WALMART stores, and I have personally seen Sinful Shine polishes pop up on an end-cap display at my local Walmart recently (and the price at Walmart is 2 for $3, by the way).

  • JUST IN: as I was writing this post, reader Tanya on Facebook let me know that she just spotted the new Fall 2014 collection pictured above at her RITE AID (Rite Aid previously did not carry Sinful Shines--only Sinful Colors). 

  • So if you're looking for Prosecco, which is a lovely greige with gold flecks that's currently causing a minor frenzy in the nail polish community, look for the display pictured above at your local RITE AID if you can't find it at Walgreens!

Thanks so much to the extremely helpful Beauty Advisors for the info mentioned above, and thanks to reader Tanya for the tip about Rite Aid. I really appreciate it! 

NOTE: Once again, I cannot verify that the Sinful Shine line has been discontinued across the board at all Walgreens locations and, at this point, I think only time will tell. If you would like more info or have any questions, please contact your Walgreens directly. I am in no way affiliated with Walgreens or Sinful Colors and I have no information other than what I've posted here.


  1. Sinful SHine line has been discontinued in the STL Walgreens market. We will however continue to get the Sinful Shine one-off collections, but the core collection will not be kept in stock.

    1. Aaaah, no one I spoke to mentioned that to me, but that is great news!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    2. Hooray! I'm moving to that area and already going to miss Rite Aid enough!

    3. Of course- my Beauty Advisor is always curious how I get so much inside info on new releases that I pester her about mercilessly. However, Sinful Colors is an addiction. Also, interestingly enough the roller racks for the Sinful Shine core collection has not been tossed, it's been placed in the stock room. Most Walgreens currently have the fall Runway collection- the best news about this is that Sinful Shine now gets classified the same as Sinful Colors in our system, so the dollar sales we have apply to both.

  2. Replies
    1. What, did I underplay that? Lol!!

    2. Is Proseco that much different from Taupe it Off? Hmmm, have to see if I can find a side-by-side I guess!

    3. Taupe it off is more matte with silvery flakes, prosecco is very shiny with silvery flakes

  3. Thank god I picked up Prosecco about three weeks ago since I haven't seen this display at many Walgreens in my area. It is gorgeous!

  4. Oh I hope it comes to rite aid! I was that greige...I saw a swatch thud morning and it's beautiful. Oh and I was just gonna mention I saw them at walmart for 2/$3 but there wasn't anything to unique, so it must have been the core line lol

  5. Wow, I asked my local walgreens that same question when sinful went on sale right before the last sale and she told me no they wasn't going away. I don't have a rite aid darn it in my area. Oh well, we will see what happens. The last 2 sales, sinful shine displays were bare.

  6. I've tried these polishes, they do not dry well

  7. For anyone who can't find Prosecco, it's similar to Zoya Jules. the Knoxville Paintbox has a post up about it

  8. Another polish to search for... the hunt begins again.....

    Thanks for the heads up on walgreens and sinful shine.

  9. Thank you SO much for the link! <3 I have also spotted this display at Rite Aid recently!

  10. Ooooh, I can't wait for these to start popping up around my local Walgreens. I love Sinful Colors, they are litterly the best nail polish I have ever used and such a good price! <3

  11. Hi Ladies,
    Any word on this line if Walmart carries it.. I have one that one of my girls got from a friend and it hasn't chipped in 9 days omg need more of this!!

  12. Saw this on clearance at my target. I tagged you in my IG post.


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