You’re My Sinful Valentine

Being that today’s February 1st, I figured it was close enough to Valentine’s Day so that I could do a Valentine’s design. I’m not a big sappy “Hallmark Holiday” kind of girl, but I had a few of the Sinful Colors 2011 Valentine’s collection to show you, so what the heck.

Sinfully Sweet

For this manicure, I used one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base coat, two coats of Sinful Colors Boom Boom, Sinful Colors Black on Black for the Tips, Sinful Colors Soul Mate for the heart halves on all but the index and ring fingers, on which I used Sinful Colors Beautiful girl (they look identical more on that later), Sinful Colors Snow Me White for “Love” and Sinful Colors Sweet Treat for the red inside of the middle finger heart. I topped off with one coat of Seche Vite.

Now. I usually H.A.T.E pink. I’m just not a pink/purple fan, but I LOVE Sinful Colors Boom Boom. It’s a squishy creme, aka sort of like a jelly but a little more opaque. It has MASSIVE shine after two coats and (GASP) I would wear it alone. I’m a bit edgy though so I really LOVE the black tips. Even though its pink, it wasn’t “Valentine’s Sweet” enough yet so I added the heart halves and the “love” on the middle finger.

Soul Mate is a bubble gum pink creme that well, was an absolute pain to do nail art with. I hate saying that because I tried to like the formula and I LOVED the formula on Boom Boom, but it was lumpy, wouldn’t spread well, and when thinned just a little (out of the bottle), got so thin that I had to let it thicken up again to work with it. Beautiful Girl was a tiny bit easier to apply but they’re so close in formula and color, that if I were at the store, I wouldn’t buy both. Beautiful Girl is slightly warmer and lighter, but barely.  My suggestion for you if you like the shade is add a few drops of thinner into the bottle as soon as you purchase it and it will apply like a dream. After I did that, it was MUCH easier to work with. I like Soul Mate and Beautiful girl though because unlike other bubble gum pinks, they’re slightly dusty and great neutrals if you wear them alone. They remind me of a strawberry shake.

So, does this design have enough oomph to be considered more sophisticated instead of just girly? Would you wear it? The color from this collection that I really want to see is Glass Slipper. Sinful Colors are available at pharmacies and supermarkets worldwide as well as online at http://www.sinfulcolors.com 

Also, still job searching so I hope you understand my random posting and then going MIA. I’ll post as much as possible but graduation is coming up quickly and Rafik and I are really in high gear trying to get our lives figured out.


Some of the products in this post were provided to me for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement. 

Sinful Colors Valentines Day

SINFUL COLORS INTRODUCES A 
PRETTY-IN-PINK COLLECTION
Perfect for Valentine’s Day
                             
Love is in the air, romance is in bloom and pink is paramount. Welcome February 14th, a day marked by kisses, sweethearts and flirting, of course. This year, treat your tips to a Valentine’s makeover, coating them in a feminine, delicate, or dynamic shade of pink. From bubble gum to baby doll – and everything in between – Sinful Colors has the best array of pink polish to pretty-you-up for the big day.

The 8 loving shades in the collection include:
Pink Forever: Bazooka meets Bam-Bam to equal beautiful.
Beautiful Girl: Classic ballerina with a flirty finish.
Glass Pink: Sheer, shiny, shimmer-happy bliss.
Boom Boom: Magenta-infused pink, which pops on toes and tips alike.
Scandal: No-nonsense neon, slick and sensational.
Soul Mate: Muted peachy pink with a melon twist.


Sinful Colors surpasses the masses with more than 300 amazing polishes, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available at major drug and mass market stores nationwide for $1.99, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at www.sinfulcolors.com.

Groovy Baby!

Last night was an “Austin Powers Movie-a-thon” night which inspired me to do some neat-o 60’s – 70’s nail art. The only problem is that once I got into it, I ended up with a design that wasn’t so much groovy but was a bit more psychedelic… or ionic since it looks like some abstract sort of molecular model of bonding… haha. Also, when I did the Asili review, I wanted to put up some more pictures, but I’ve been having some serious technical difficulties this week so I finally was able to get some good shots to put up.

Trippy Dippy
For this manicure, I started off with one coat of Color Club’s Smooth Operator as a base. For the shading, I used the following formula: two coats of base/one coat of sponging color- for the thumb it was China Glaze For Audrey/Zoya Ali and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. For the index is was Zoya Ali/OPI The IT Color. For the middle it was China Glaze For Audrey/OPI Ski Teal We Drop. For the ring it was China Glaze For Audrey/OPI Jade Is The New Black. For the pinkie it was OPI Jade Is The New Black/OPI The IT Color. I then used all of those colors to make the marbled ionic lines and starbursts, also using OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, Sinful Colors Black on Black and China Glaze Snow for details and outlining. I then topped off with one coat of Color Club’s Vivid Color Enhancing Top Coat, a drop on each finger of Color Club’s Dry Ice rapid dry drops, and some lovely Asili Lemon and Rose Cuticle Oil (after the picture).
Also, here are the images of the BEAUTIFUL cuticle oil that Pamela sent me from Asili. I took off the label so you could see through the entire bottle and I did it both with my hand behind and a clear background so you could see the color of the oil itself:

And the business card that inspired my last post’s design. I apologize for the blurriness- I suppose I should have scanned it but taking the picture just has to do for now. I just loved it!
Don’t forget that my nail art contest is coming to and end pretty darn quickly, so you better get your tush entered before you miss you chance! I can’t wait to see what other designs you send in! :-)

Some of the products in this post were sent for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please read my disclosure statement.
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