Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SinfulColors Cinderella

So, this shade came out 2 years ago... Specifically, around the time of my sister's wedding, and Mr. Sparkle and I drove down to Mississippi to attend. At that time, Cinderella had mainly been spotted at Walgreens, and I didn't have one anywhere near me. During the journey, (there and back again... heehee) stops were made in convenient proximity to Walgreens or other drug stores. (Yes. Mr. Sparkle does indulge me... most of the time. Hey, someone has to...) Honestly, I can't even remember if I picked it up during the trip, or if I only found it once I got back home... :)





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
6 Coats Sinful Colors Cinderella
1 Coat Color Club Top Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

It's been a long time since I pulled this out of the sparkle stash... Cinderella is a sheer pastel blue with super extra-fine glitter that flashes from purple to pink to orange. So named for that famous scene when Flora and Merryweather are fighting over what color Princess Aurora's gown should be.

Given the fact that I haven't worn this in a long time, or dealt with a polish like this in a long time... I forgot how problematic the formula can be. Cinderella is definitely best layered over a pastel blue creme... Don't do what I did and use 6 coats... just... don't. It didn't turn out horribly awful, but cleanup was a little trickier and the end result was messier than I normally prefer. Also, perhaps, waking up at midnight and deciding to paint my nails wasn't the best decision in the world... O.o

Cinderella became a must-have for a lot of polish addicts because of the interesting combination of colors. It's definitely a unique polish in my collection... BUT... not something you couldn't recreate by layering polish together. Off the top of my head... Layering NYC Sweet Candy over Revlon Blue Lagoon would give you similar results. Cinderella inspired me to try a similar-but-bolder layering with SinfulColors My Buoyfriend and Sally Hansen Pink-Grapefruit last summer. (And looking at it makes me want to wear it again... I'm soooo obsessed with bright blue right now!)

Despite the problematic formula and later-than-normal painting session... I still really love Cinderella on my nails. I think more companies should try their hand at pairing glitters and shimmers with unexpected colors. Can we start with Cinderella II or Allerednic... a pretty pastel pink (that flatters every complexion) with super extra-fine glitter that flashes blue? I'd buy that in a heartbeat... :)

Has Cinderella made her way into your stash yet?

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