Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Social Ladder Swatch

I loaded up on some polishes during Walgreen’s 99 cent sale on Sinful Colors polishes a couple weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to swatching them. Sinful Colors is a line of 3 free nail polishes carried at Walgreen’s and other department stores that retail for $1.99. While they aren’t available at CVS, some colors are carried at Rite Aid.

One of the polishes I picked up is Social Laddera very sheer pinkish white base with pink and blue microshimmer.


I really like the shimmer in this polish, but it’s pretty streaky, even after 3 coats.





I’m thinking of combining this with Wet ‘n Wild’s Sugar Coat in order to make it appear more opaque.

What do you think of this polish and milky polishes in general?

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Cinderella Swatch

Cinderella was among the first Sinful Colors polishes I picked up. Cinderella is a pale, milky blue with pink and gold glass fleck and is inspired by the color of Cinderella’s gown. Sinful Colors is a line of 3 free nail polishes carried at Walgreen’s and other department stores for $1.99 per bottle. Though they aren’t available at CVS (the most popular drugstore chain in the DC area), they are available at Rite Aid, which carries exclusive colors, such as Citrine.


I wish the formula wasn’t quite so sheer. I used 4 coats, and it’s nowhere near opaque. But the fleck is really pretty, so I’ll keep experimenting with some layering combos until I find the right match.



Do you have this polish or any recommendations for good layering combos? Do you have any sheer polishes that you wish were just slightly more pigmented?

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Timbleberry Swatch

I loaded up on some polishes during Walgreen’s 99 cent sale on Sinful Colors polishes a couple weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to swatching them. Sinful Colors is a line of 3 free nail polishes carried at Walgreen’s and other department stores for $1.99 per bottle. Though they aren’t available at CVS (the most popular drugstore chain in the DC area), they are available at Rite Aid, which carries exclusive colors, such as Citrine.

One of the polishes I picked up recently is Timbleberry, a red-leaning coral with a creme finish.


I generally don’t like coral colors, but Timbleberry is bright. I also prefer it to Island Coral. And while the formula was pretty difficult to work with, I’m willing to forgive it since it’s just so pretty!





My camera had a hard time capturing the coral, and is instead showing more red, but it really is a perfect summer color. Do you have any favorite summer colors?

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors You Just Wait Swatch

I loaded up on some polishes during Walgreen’s 99 cent sale on Sinful Colors polishes a couple weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to swatching them. Sinful Colors is a line of 3 free nail polishes carried at Walgreen’s and other department stores. They aren’t available at CVS, though.

One of the polishes I picked up is You Just Wait, a very pale, very sheer pink with green duochrome. It’s gorgeous!


As you can see from the photos below, You Just Wait is extremely sheer, so it will likely be better for layering. I generally don’t like duochrome polishes – they remind me of chameleon paint jobs – but this polish is really quite pretty, so subtle and delicate.




I haven’t yet decided what combo I want to pair this polish with, but I think I might try Wet ‘n Wild’s Sugar Coat – just something to give this polish a little more depth and coverage. Do you have any ideas for good combos for this polish?

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Glass Pink Swatch

I loaded up on some polishes during Walgreen’s 99 cent sale on Sinful Colors polishes a couple weeks ago, and I’m just now getting around to swatching them. One of my favorites is Glass Pinka very sheer pale pink with lots of pink/green microshimmer




The color is similar to Confetti’s Dreamdate, but the multi-colored microshimmer sets Glass Pink apart. It was just difficult to capture the beauty of the shimmer.






I used two coats in the above photos, and as you can see, it’s nowhere near opaque. However, layered over Wet ‘n Wild’s Sugar Coat (pics later), this is a perfect “safe for work” combo. Delicate, shimmery, and oh so pretty.

What are some of your favorite “safe for work” looks? Do you have any favorite combos for Glass Pink?

Orly Gumdrop vs. Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint

I recently purchased Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint from the Mega Last line. Immediately, it reminded me of Orly’s Gumdrop, so I thought to do a comparison photo of the two.


First, I Need a Refresh-Mint leans blue, whereas Gumdrop leans green. They’re very close in color, but they aren’t quite dupes.





I would imagine that of the two, Gumdrop is closer to Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos, but I couldn’t say for certain. The formula on Turquoise & Caicos was so thin and disappointed that I returned it before seeing how it compared to these two shades. I would like to compare them to China Glaze’s For Audrey and Picture Polish’s Tiffany.

What’s your favorite Tiffany-like blue? Have you found that perfect shade yet?

Orly Gumdrop Nail Polish Swatch

Orly’s Gumdrop is a green-leaning minty blue creme polish, very similar to Wet ‘n Wild’s I Need a Refresh-Mint. I’ve posted a swatch comparing the two, which can be found here!



The formula on Gumdrop is thin and pretty easy to apply. I used two coats for these photos and there was no VNL.



If you are searching for a perfect Tiffany blue, this is just about perfect, though the very slight green lean might make I Need a Refresh-Mint a better option. Do you own this color? Are you a minty green/minty blue fan? What are some of your favorite manicures using these colors?