Cute Polka Dotted Red Bow Tie Ribbon

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lacey Lilac

Taking a break between doing all of these Sinful Colors swatch videos/posts to bring you.....



Yes, I actually sat down and did the full treatment for my nails: cuticle removal, filing, shaping, cuticle cream, cuticle lotion, let all that soak in, shaped my nails beds, then finally polished/stamped them.

This look was created using Sinful Colors Lie-Lac (available in the SWAK display - I found it at Rite Aid) and I stamped over it using Snow Me White (from their core line). The plate is Bundle Monster BM-XL201 (Elleandish).

Loving this soft look even though it is still mid winter. I just got tired of all the vampy colors and wanted to brighten them up.

I used the blue metal clear stamper, aka, my favorite stamper ever. Snow Me White stamps beautifully and so crisp. I left the cap off overnight so it would thicken just a bit and this is the result!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sinful Colors SWAK Collection

Got around to swatching the Sinful Colors Valentine's Day polishes from the SWAK (Sinful With A Kiss) display. I didn't successfully find these at Walgreens - I had to hunt them down at a Rite Aid. The display should be near the cosmetic section or near the Valentine's merchandise. Both the SWAK and the Luck Of The Stylish displays should be out. I'm kind of amazed that my Rite Aid had them because they don't sell the brand at all, not even the core line. But I'm glad they did have them.
On to the swatches!

There are only 4 new polishes in this collection and a few repromotes that I didn't have, so I included them here as well.

It's About Valen-time is a pink foil that has a wonderful formula. I feel like a lot of people don't explain what a "foil" polish is...basically it's a color that has silver foil flecks going throughout it to give a metallic-like finish. You can see the silver very well in the bottle and on the nail. Three out of four polishes have this fantastic formula and this finish. It's a bright, strawberry pink.

Break Dance, Not Hearts is a grape purple foil. Same formula as It's About Valen-time, 2 coats. This purple is stunning! All of these look magnificent in sunlight.

rEADie Or Not is a violet red foil. I'm not entirely sure why it's named that way, or why the EAD is capitalized, but some have speculated that EAD stands for a certain phrase that can be looked up on Urban Dictionary that I won't explain in the event that I have younger viewers. Hey, with a name like "Sinful" Colors, nothing about their polish names surprises me! But again, that's just pure speculation. Either way, it's a lovely shade, again, with that great formula.

Kissful Thinking is the specialty glitter for this collection. It is a clear base with puckered lips glitter and tiny white glitters. The base is slightly tinted pink so whatever you lay it on top of is going to slightly change colors. I layered it over Lie-Lac and it changed just a tad, but I love the effect! The glitter pieces were a little difficult to fish out but I didn't struggle with it. I think the white glitters look cute as well, kind of like little snow bits!

Those were the new polishes in this collection, the following swatches are repromotes that I picked up.

Pink Smart is a classic light pink. This is probably my absolute favorite shade of pink. It's isn't too light of a baby pink, but it isn't a dark magenta either. The most perfect in-between shade! This took 3 coats but it was worth it. It could have been fine in 2 but I smoothed it out in 3. I can't get over how beautiful it is! Definitely buying backups.

Cherry Blossom is a shimmery light pink. The shimmer is silvery. This took 4 to 5 coats but once I shined it against my daylight bulb, it was worth it. This is another gorgeous strawberry pink. It's very sheer for the first 3 coats and if you're looking for a jelly polish, this would be a good one! I'd be willing to work with again if I desired this shade but it is a bit high maintenance.

Lie-Lac is a powdery pastel purple. This shade has a formula similar to Pink Smart. 2 super easy coats and this shade is beautiful! Not trouble with it at all. It's going to be a great shade for spring. If you love purples, don't miss this one!

Overall I think the foil shades are pretty and a nice little surprise for a Valentine's collection since it's not overloaded with pinks. The glitter is very cute too. I think the shades they did add that are repromotes are beautiful too, and I needed them because I love pastels...and pinks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Strawberry Milk Onigiri

I know that title says BLEGH but these nails say KAWAII! For this look I used Sinful Colors Strawberry Milk (from the Kandee Johnson collection - see below for swatches/video) and the amyytran Bundle Monster plate, using the rice ball/onigiri image. I know this goes against everything I said in the previous post by using Strawberry Milk since it's difficult to work with, but I wanted to give it a chance. It took forever...but I do like the look! I may mattify it later.

For my YouTube (here) I was thinking about doing a stamping series talking about how to get success with different stampers. Let me know if you're interested! I would love to do a stamping for beginners that gradually goes in to advanced stamping and reverse stamping. For this look, I used the blue metal clear stamper.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sinful Colors x Kandee Johnson Collection

I manged to get my hands on the Kandee Johnson collection from Sinful Colors! This is their latest collection that is out and I think it is for spring? It's exciting to see them work with other celebrities and I hope they continue to do so (without upping the price, of course). The bottles are limited edition and feature a Kandee Johnson sticker on the caps (would have been cool if her name was printed on like Kylies...but eh) and reads "Vintage Matte" or "Sugar" underneath, depending on the finish. Apparently this is the first wave, and a second collection will be released at a later date but continuing with the candy theme. Licorice, Peaches & Cream, and Cherry On Top have already been spotted, but not officially released according to the Sinful Colors website. So here are the first 7! If you can't find these at your local Walgreens (it's exclusive to them), worry not. There is a store locator on their site that tells you which specific Walgreens will have the display. I had to check 2 of mine before realizing this, but once I went to the one specified, they did have it. They are still at the $1.99 price and are on a small display.

All of the pastel pretties!

Continue reading after the jump to see the swatches!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Almost At 100 Subscribers!

I'm almost at the 100 subscriber mark and once it hits I would like to hold a giveaway on YouTube! It will be for a stamper set, brush kit, and stamping plate. The plate will be the Elleandish collab plate with Bundle Monster because I thought I lost mine but then found it. So I hope you (if you're planning to enter) don't mind that it has been used once or twice. But I figured there's no point in keeping two and I'm certainly not going to throw it away. Hit that subscribe button! 24 away!

Bundle Monster Haul

I bought some stuff.