Hey guys! I know it's been a little while since I last posted, and I'm sorry about that. I want to get back to blogging more regularly, I just need to figure out a better way to make it happen! Things are good, though. The new job is great, Mr. Sparkle and Sparklegirl are awesome... life is definitely busy, but full and wonderful at the same time, you know?
Enough about me, though... today, I want to show you a polish from SinfulShine, a brand that I've been wearing a lot lately. This particular shade, Too Cool For Pool, well, I've worn it twice in the past month. That's how much I really like it!
1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
4 Coats SinfulShine Too Cool For Pool
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
Back when the SinfulShine line first debuted at Walgreens, I picked up a few shades. One of the most noted at the time was Prosecco. There was quite a bit of buzz in the blogosphere about that one at the time! After my first initial purchases, I didn't really gravitate towards the line again.
Last summer, SinfulShine came out with a new gel topcoat and several new shades in the SinfulShine line. Shades could be purchased separately, or with the special new topcoat. My first foray back into the SinfulShine line was with this polish, Too Cool For Pool. I also bought a bottle of the new gel topcoat. I think that was around October or November of last year. To be honest, both of the bottles sat on my desk for quite some time.
Initially, I was planning on reviewing this polish with the use of the gel topcoat. So, I did what I usually do and read a few other reviews to find out more about the claims. Unlike my past dealings with some of the Limited Edition SinfulColors polishes, I didn't have too much information about the new SinfulShine line. I had heard that the polishes had been reformulated to work with the new gel topcoat. Then, I read that only the gel topcoat was new, and the new SinfulShine colors still had the same formula as Prosecco.
Naturally, I was a little confused. So, I sent out an email asking for clarification. When I didn't hear back, I thought that I would use this polish as a regular nail polish and see how that worked out. Using one coat of ridge filler as my base, I followed with four coats of Too Cool For Pool to reach opacity. There's a sort of jelly quality to the finish of this shade, and I still had patchiness at 3 coats. I topped everything off with one coat of clear and a coat of Seche Vite, just like my regular manicures.
And you know what?
I'm pretty sure that the newer SinfulShine polishes are just the same as the old ones. Now, I can't say that for sure, but I've worn quite a few shades just like this one to similar effect. No change in drying time, no weird wrinkling or bubbles to be found. I can't really say that the manicure lasts any longer than regular polish, and I know that's where the gel topcoat makes a difference. But I've been happy with the wear that I get. Typically, it's about 2 days, but every now and then I'll squeeze in a third day.
This shade in particular drew me in because it's a gorgeous shade for Spring. It's a darker version of Serenity, one of the Pantone colors of the year, so it's still on-trend but not terribly overreaching. As a bonus, it's packed with a duochrome shimmer that flashes from gold to pink. I know that I dubbed 2015 as the year of contrasting shimmer, but I'm starting to think that guess was premature. If there's anything I would say SinfulColors specializes in, it's shimmer of every kind. It's nice to see that translating over to the SinfulShine line as well!
I have a few more SinfulShine polishes to show you, most of which are from the King Kylie Collection. That particular collection seems to be a little more widely available than the recent Limited Editions from SinfulColors. So, stay tuned for those.
As a whole, I feel like there are fewer releases happening, so that has been kind of frustrating lately. I've been working on adjusting to my new schedule and a longer commute, so I'm still sorting out what I have time for on the weekdays! For those of you hanging in there with me, I really do appreciate it! Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!