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Monday, July 27, 2015

Reader Swatches: Sinful Colors Class Act Chalkboard Diaries Collection (Demi-Mattes)

A few weeks ago I shared some info about the new Class Act collection now popping up at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Kmart. The Class Act collection contains three sub-collections: Chalkboard Diaries, Play It Cool, and All-Nighter. I have links to some pics of the polishes in Play It Cool and All-Nighter HERE if you haven't seen those displays in person yet. 

And today, I have swatches of six of the nine new shades in the Chalkboard Diaries collection, thanks to reader Nic (@loving_lacquer on Instagram).

(NOTE: there are three shades not feature in this post--for more info on those shades click here).

image credit: M. for Nouveau Cheap
Sinful Colors Class Act Chalkboard Diaries Collection
(retail: $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Kmart, 0.5 oz.)

Swatches, after the jump...

image credit: @loving_lacquer for Nouveau Cheap
V.I.Peach, Chalk It Up, A-Crush, Truth or Lavendare, Hazed, RADiant

Nic writes:

Pastel yellow creme

Chalk It Up
Pistachio green creme

Periwinkle creme

Truth or Lavendare
Lilac creme

Warm-toned purple jelly

Bright midtone pink jelly

image credit: @loving_lacquer for Nouveau Cheap
V.I.Peach, Chalk It Up, A-Crush, Truth or Lavendare, Hazed, RADiant

Nic applied two coats for each of these swatches, and no top coat. She said that all of the polishes dry to a demi-matte/satin finish, and she had no formula issues with any of these shades. Again, Nic confirmed that the two shades on the right--Hazed and RADiant--both have a jelly finish, while the other four shades are cremes.

Have you spotted this collection in your area yet? Do you already own any of these shades? I feel like I haven't purchased any Sinfuls in forever...time to change that since you know I'm a sucker for jellies!

Thanks so much, Nic, for the great swatches and info. I really appreciate it!


  1. FYI, Walgreens is having another 99 cent sale next week. I'm going to look for the new displays but I'm not sure if I'll buy anything.

    1. Yessss!! Thanks for the early warning!! Haven't checked the ads yet!

    2. Thanks for the heads up. Lately I haven't been nail polishing at all. Will visit wags on Sunday for sure.

  2. Not sure if my comment was posted. Weirdness on my tablet. Could you explain how a polish can have both a jelly and a demi-matte finish at the same time? This means don't use a topcoat, correct?

    1. I'd be happy to explain! A jelly can be shiny, matte, satin, etc. Jelly is in reference to it being translucent or "jelly-like" as opposed to being opaque (like a creme). You can put a matte top coat on a jelly polish and it will still have that translucency. Hope that makes sense? :)

  3. I didn't realize that two were jellies! Now I'm off to Wags to see if I can find them. Loving that .99 sale!

  4. I was so excited about these. I couldn't even wait for pr samples - I bought A-Crush & Chalk it Up - big big fan of the demi-matte finish. Two thumbs up from this girl.

  5. I grabbed A-Crush and Truth or Lavendare this morning and the latter is ONE COAT on my short nails!


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