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Sinful Color Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Boom Boom Swatch

Oh my goodness! I didn’t understand the hype of jellies until I used Sinful Colors’ Boom Boom when doing my Le Tigre inspired manicure. Boom Boom an absolutely gorgeous raspberry pink jelly. Sinful Colors is a line of 3 free nail polishes carried at Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, and other stores (but not CVS.) The polishes usually retail for $1.99, though they go on sale every once in a while for 99 cents.



This is one of my favorite pinks in my collection. It went on smoothly, required only two coats, and had that lovely squishy depth characteristic of jellies.




Boom Boom works so well with Sticks ‘n Stones. Do you have any recommendations for pairing this jelly? I’m excited to try a PB&J manicure, but I’m not sure which glitter to use. What other jellies do you think are must-haves?”

Sinful Color Nail Polish Swatch – Sinful Colors Bikini Swatch

Sorry for the silence around here – I was on a road trip! Now that school has started, I want to make sure that I continue to swatch & blog since I so much enjoy having this outlet.

I recently picked up Sinful Colors’ Bikini, a glowing, near neon pink with lots of shimmer. Sinful Colors is a line of 3 free nail polishes carried at Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, and other stores (but not CVS.) The polishes usually retail for $1.99, though they go on sale every once in a while for 99 cents.




Bikini is close to Daredevil, but it dries a little less flat than Daredevil does. I’ll be sure to post a comparison swatch soon so that you can compare the two colors, also.




Do you have this color? What are some of your favorite pinks?

Julep Maven: Month 1 – Julep Eva Swatch, Julep Sienna Swatch

I recently signed up to become a Julep Maven because they had a special where it was just 1 penny for the first month and $19.99 for every month thereafter (I used coupon code “PENNY”.) I started by taking the Julep Maven Quiz, and my results deemed me a Bombshell. Two days after signing up, I received my shipping notification, and less than a week after I signed up, my package arrived.

First, the packaging:



The box included a small reusable bag, Julep’s The Best Pedi Creme Ever, Julep Sienna nail polish, and Julep Eva nail polish. The Pedi Creme went on well and smell nicely, but I haven’t yet tried in on my feet. For folks who are interested in the ingredients list, I included a picture of it below.



Now, let’s be real. I only signed up for the nail polish, so on to the swatches. Julep’s Eva is a raspberry creme polish that is quite similar to Confetti’s Not My Mother’s Pink, but I wouldn’t call it a dupe.



The formula is absolutely divine, and it dried quickly as well. More importantly, it reached opacity in two coats. I sort of see what the fuss is about with expensive polishes, but I don’t think that’ll dissuade me from purchasing and swatching more accessible drugstore brands.





Also included in this month’s Bombshell was Julep’s Sienna, a beautiful gold foil. I don’t know what the right term is, but I would say that the gold is more silvery than it is brassy or yellowy. It’s so, so beautiful, and I typically don’t care for foils!




I also used two coats for this polish and really like the color, despite my previous aversion to foils.



After seeing these two colors combined, I’m sure that I’m going to do an Effie Trinket inspired manicure using these two colors. Are you a Julep Maven? If so, are you happy with the service and selection?

If you are interested in becoming a Julep Maven, please click this link here. Don’t forget to try the “PENNY” code to see if you, too, can get one month free! Plus, if two folks sign up using the above link, I get a month free!

Nicole by OPI Nail Polish Swatch – Nicole by OPI Love Your Life Swatch

I was overcome with cuteness when I picked up this nail polish at CVS. I immediately envisioned a Valentine’s Day manicure, even though I think the holiday is preposterous and problematic. Or maybe I envisioned a self-love manicure. Basically, I was overwhelmed by the hearts and needed to add Nicole by OPI’s Love Your Life to my collection. Love Your Life is a pale pink jelly base with heart-shaped and iridescent glitter. It retails for between $8 and 9 dollars, but some are saying that it’s inappropriate for adult women! I beg to differ!


I decided to pair the glitter with Sinful Color’s Feeling Great, a beautiful bright fuchsia cream polish.



The glitter wasn’t difficult to place, but it did require some fishing around to get the hearts onto the brush. This might make it more difficult as I use the polish, but we’ll see.

Do you like polishes with shaped glitter? Do you think this polish is too young for adult women?

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?

Jade Deja Vu Swatch

Jade’s Deja Vu was one of my first indie/international polish purchases, and oh my god, I love it. Also, this post will be my first where I use flash photography in order to display the holo effect.

Without flash:


With Flash:



I purchased this polish from ninjapolish.com. It was a delight to work with and opaque in two coats. I could not stop staring at my nails! Holo effect polishes are so enchanting!

With flash:



Without flash:



I love this polish! The color and effect is so captivating! What are your favorite holo polishes? Are you located in Brazil and interested in swapping polishes?