Thursday, July 16, 2015

SinfulColors A-Crush Accent Mani

SinfulColors A-Crush, Summer S-Cool, Queen of Beauty

SinfulColors Chalk Board Diaries A-Crush

SinfulColors A-Crush, Summer S-Cool, Queen of Beauty

SinfulColors A-Crush Accent Mani

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors A-Crush
3 Coats SinfulColors Summer S-Cool
5 Coats SinfulColors Queen of Beauty
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

It's not often that I stumble upon a nail polish display that I've heard nothing about. But while shopping with Peanut last week at Big Lots, that's exactly what happened. We were on our way to the checkout and found this huuuuuuge display of SinfulColors polishes in one of the aisles...

SinfulColors Chalk Board Diaries Big Lots

At first, I figured it was just a collection of re-promotions. Shades from this collection or that collection for back-to-school shoppers. But then I noticed all those little stickers on the lids, usually reserved for Limited Editions. I looked up the collection name and some polish names, but I didn't come up with anything while in the store. Once I got home, I did see that G from Nouveau Cheap had posted about a few new SinfulColors collections. Turns out, in addition to holding the polishes from the Chalk Board Diaries collection, this display also had shades from the Play It Cool Collection. I didn't see any polishes from the All Nighter Collection in this display, though.

I would love to say that I was good and didn't get that many polishes, but this is me we're talking about, right? Those bottles with Limited Edition stickers are actually a new Demi-Matte finish. A-Crush, the light blue in my accent mani, is one of them. I picked up most of the shades in that particular collection. Not really because of the finish, more for the color. But I digress...

When I removed my polish last night, I wanted to keep the glitter accent nails, because... glitter! At first, I thought about just painting the rest of my nails one color. Pretty quickly, I decided that would look a little weird, and I needed another accent nail. Summer S-Cool was sitting nearby and looked like it would work well with A-Crush. In reality, the two are more complimentary to each other than matching, but I like how they turned out. Something different, and I tend to like different!

The formula on A-Crush was really nice. With a pastel collection, I kind of understand going with a demi-matte finish. Creme pastels can end up really chalky and streaky, and I think the matte formula on A-Crush kept that from happening. It was a little streaky at one coat with almost full coverage at two coats. I painted on a third coat just to make sure everything evened out nicely.

Because Queen of Beauty and Summer S-Cool were both super shiny, I thought that A-Crush would look a little weird in its original demi-matte state. So, I added clear coat for a shiny finish to match my other nails. If Summer S-Cool had been the demi-matte, I probably would've kept that matte. I think just the one matte nail would've worked. All about the balance!

I know I keep saying that I really need to get better about posting my hauls, and it's true. I really need to. I'll try and take a few snaps of my recent hauls tonight while I'm prepping for Fishbowl Friday. In all honesty, I need to put a good 2-3 hours of organization time into my new nail room, but that just hasn't happened lately. It's amazing how much time it takes to put things away and get organized when you move into a new space!

-S

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