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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!