Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sinful Colors Haul Part 1

Hi everyone! I'm finally getting around to my Sinful Colors haul, which will be posted in two parts. In this first part, I will show you guys the pinks and greens of my haul. :D

Pinky Glitter
From index to pinky: 1, 2, 3, and 4 coats

1 coat over black

Pinky Glitter is composed of small and fine iridescent glitter in a very light pink-tinted base. As you can see, it is best used for layering; you will not be able to achieve full opacity no matter how many coats you use. The formula was very nice to work with. I actually thought it would be very thick because of how the polish clumped on the brush stem. Fortunately, it was not thick and not a pain to work with! :D Pinky Glitter dried quickly and a little gritty, but it's nothing a coat of top coat can't fix. 

Pinky Glitter reminds me a lot of Confetti Pink Confetti. I will post a big comparison post (which will include some of the Julep polishes) comparing the two soon!

1 coat over Island Coral
Index and middle: With glitter. Ring and pinky: Without glitter.

As you can see, the base is tinted so lightly with pink that there is virtually no difference in color when Pinky Glitter is layered over Island Coral.

Glass Pink

Glass Pink is a sheer, pale pink with lots of gold shimmer. I stopped at 4 coats because that's how I would wear Glass Pink; I don't mind the VNL. It's so pretty and a great palette cleanser. :D As mentioned, it is sheer, but I already knew that when I bought it so I'm not disappointed. (I didn't expect it to be so pretty though.) The formula is great to work with, but the drying time increased as the layers of polish increased.

Island Coral

Island Coral is more of a salmon pink than a pink-leaning coral because of how much white is in the base. I was surprised to find that it was a crelly. I thought it would have been a creme from looking at all the swatches online and at the bottle! Island Coral took 3 coats to become opaque. The formula was good, but a little runny, making it a little hard to control. Make sure to wipe off any excess polish before painting! Island Coral had a somewhat quick dry time, but also make sure to wait a few minutes before painting on more layers or the polish will drag.


Innocent is a yellow-green (or chartreuse, if you prefer to call it that) creme and is opaque in 3 coats. The first and second coats were both streaky. The formula was a little goopy and thick, but still quite manageable. Dry time was average. Innocent dried with a nice shine. 

I actually bought Innocent as a back up for Essence Lime Up! (since Essence has a thing for discontinuing their polishes), but it appears that Innocent is much more yellow. We'll see when I compare the two in my comparison post!

Call You Later 
From index to pinky: 1, 2, 3, and 4 coats

1 thick coat over Innocent

Call You Later consists of small green and fine green and gold glitter in a clear base. It can either be used as a layering polish (which I would personally use it as) or built up to opacity with 4 coats. I found it was easy to apply and its formula was easy to work with. It dried quickly, but a little gritty. It's nothing a coat of topcoat can't fix though.

Exotic Green

Exotic Green is a medium green jelly that is opaque in 3 coats. It was a little watery, but I had no issues with application. Make sure to wipe off any excess polish before painting to minimize cleanup. It had an average dry time and a shiny finish. On another note, you don't see many medium green jellies!

Rise and Shine without topcoat

Rise and Shine with topcoat

Rise and Shine is a green-leaning turquoise with shimmer and is opaque in 2 coats. Unfortunately, I could not capture the beautiful, vivid green in this polish. Rise and Shine is definitely NOT a muted polish! It is really gorgeous, and I think it came from the neon pigment in Rise and Shine. As you can tell in the first picture, it dried to a satin finish (matte, but with an odd shine) because of that pigment. Applying topcoat will help bring out the shimmer, which is more noticeable (but still subtle) in real life. You can see the shimmer best under sunlight and artificial light. The formula was great! It had just the right viscosity, was easy to control, and dried quickly. I virtually had no cleanup to do.

I'm actually wearing this as a full mani right now. I love it! :D

Mint Apple

Mint Apple is a dusty, blue-leaning mint with silver shimmer (that's more noticeable in real life) and took 2 coats to become opaque. It had a nice formula and the right viscosity and applied easily. The dry time was average. Mint Apple is very pretty, and is all the more special because it has shimmer, which many mints lack.

I remember looking at Mint Apple around two years ago and I could have sworn it had gold shimmer! Is it just my memory and poor eyesight or did Sinful Colors really change Mint Apple?

Well, that's it for today! Whew, this was a large undertaking!

See you guys on the other side of the day!



  1. Oohh really like Innocent. Exotic green is one of my faves. I don't think too many people know about how it is a really nice jelly. I wore mine for 5 days! It really stained my nails though!

    1. That's odd. My nails weren't stained at all after I swatched it. Maybe I didn't wear it long enough?

  2. I like Pinky Glitter over black. It shows all the colors of the glitter much better than by itself or over a pink :)

  3. Gorgeous! I wish they sold Sinful Colors where I live!

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