New Releases: SinfulColors × Kandee Johnson — Pretty Vintage & Vintage Anime (Spring 2017)

Collections: SinfulColors × Kandee Johnson 2017 Spring, Pretty Vintage and Vintage Anime

Finally, to round off the new Spring 2017 SinfulColors collections, here are two sets released in collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Kandee Johnson. All the shades are sugar-textured, matte, holographic, or iridescent.

Pretty Vintage consists of 3 new shades of Sugar-textured polishes and 9 new shades of Matte polishes in the regular Nail Color line.

  • Pink Sugar (Sugar: sparkling pink)
  • Mint Sugar (Sugar: sparkling mint & gold)
  • Pink Velvet (Sugar: sparkling rosy pink & gold)
  • Cherry On Top (Matte: shimmering maraschino cherry)
  • Licorice (Matte: shimmering black & gold)
  • Peaches N’ Cream (Matte: peach)
  • Strawberry Milk (Matte: pastel pink)
  • Mint Chip (Matte: vintage green)
  • Kanfetti (Matte: pastel blue, pink & green sparkling glitter)
  • Candy Hearts (Matte: powder blue)
  • Pin Up Pink (Matte: fuchsia pink)
  • Whipped Frosting (Matte: shimmery white)

Pink Sugar (Sugar), Mint Sugar (Sugar), Pink Velvet (Sugar)

Cherry On Top (Matte), Licorice (Matte), Peaches N’ Cream (Matte)

Strawberry Milk (Matte), Mint Chip (Matte), Kanfetti (Matte)

Candy Hearts (Matte), Pin Up Pink (Matte), Whipped Frosting (Matte)

Vintage Anime consists of 12 new shades of iridescent and holographic polishes in the regular Nail Color line.
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New Releases: SinfulColors — Bayou Babes & Chic Chicas (Spring 2017)

Collections: SinfulColors 2017 Spring, Bayou Babes (SinfulShine) and Chic Chicas

More Sinful polishes for Spring 2017! It’s mind-boggling to me how many collections they do.

Bayou Babes consists of 5 new shades and 3 repromotes in the SinfulShine with Gel Tech line. I Ain’t Jambalayan is my new favorite polish name and is instantly on my wishlist!

  • Nola Way (glittering gold)
  • I Ain’t Jambalayan (ragin’ Cajun coral with spicy gold shimmer)
  • Flambeaux Pink (sparkling hot pink)
  • Blue Bayou (sparkling aqua)
  • Bayou Bae (shimmering bright purple)
  • Shine Annie (Repromote; shimmering red)
  • My Kryptonite (Repromote; green to envy)
  • Most Sinful (Repromote; royalest blue)

Nola Way, I Ain’t Jambalayan, Flambeaux Pink

Blue Bayou, Bayou Bae, Shine Annie (repromote)

My Kryptonite (repromote), Most Sinful (repromote)

Chic Chicas consists of 6 new shades and 3 repromotes in the regular Nail Color line. I Ain’t Jambalayan is my new favorite polish name and is instantly on my wishlist! Cash Out is, amusingly, a “repromote” from Spring 2017’s unthemed collection. Maybe they couldn’t think up another Spanish pun? I guess the unthemed collection is probably core, though.Read More »


New Releases: SinfulColors — New Colors + SWAK: Sinful With a Kiss (Spring 2017)

Collections: SinfulColors 2017 Spring, All New Colors and SWAK: Sinful With a Kiss

I’m just posting more SinfulColors spring collections today, because this week has been utterly crap on a personal level. Peanut started preschool last week—he took to it like a duck to water—but it unfortunately coincided with loads of the kids there getting over an illness. Needless to say, he fell ill over the weekend and as of last night, everyone in our family has it! We’re all congested and miserable, Family Day was a bust, Peanut has missed school all week, and the kids won’t stop whining and generally behaving like mini-tyrants. I think everyone slept a grand total of four hours last night, due to the kids constantly waking up because of fever (low-grade, thankfully) and congestion.

I am lucky at the moment, because the stars have aligned and both of my little monsters are napping at the same time, so I put this post together.

Enjoy these pretties.

SinfulColors recently released a set of new shades in their regular Nail Color line. Also, I missed posting about their Valentine’s Day collection, so here it is, as well. I imagine the collection is still available in stores!

All New Colors consists of 5 new shades and 5 Walgreens exclusives (boo for us without access to Walgreens!) in the regular Nail Color line.

  • The Full Monte (nude with subtle sparkle)
  • Bluz Cruz (vibrant purple-blue)
  • Cash Out (pop of pastel green)
  • Taupe is Dope! (sophisticated suede)
  • Bitten (juicy red cream)
  • So Daupe! (Walgreens exclusive; soft light brown)
  • Jam Out (Walgreens exclusive; strawberry with a funky green flash)
  • Jade Kat (Walgreens exclusive; shimmering emerald green)
  • Deep End (Walgreens exclusive; ocean blue)
  • aPEAsing (Walgreens exclusive; sweet pastel green)

The Full Monte, Bluz Cruz, Cash Out

Taupe is Dope!, Bitten

So Daupe! (Walgreens), Jam Out (Walgreens), Jade Kat (Walgreens)

Deep End (Walgreens), aPEASing (Walgreens)

SWAK: Sinful With a Kiss consists of 4 new shades and 4 repromotes in the regular Nail Color line:Read More »


New Release: SinfulColors — Desert Divas (Spring 2017)

Collection: SinfulColors 2017 Spring, Desert Divas

SinfulColors’ has released yet another Spring 2017 collection, Desert Divas.

It consists of 9 new, limited edition Stoned Crystal Shimmers. These polishes contain flakes, giving nails the look of stone.

  • Thera-Pewter (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering slate grey)
  • Tealing Power (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering teal)
  • Super Cooper (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering sage green)
  • Namaste the Night (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering deep plum)
  • Just Deserts (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering neutral)
  • Gotta Terra Cotta (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering russet)
  • Desert Reign (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering soft rose)
  • Clay Me (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering copper)
  • Better Sedona-ed (Stoned Crystal Shimmer: shimmering pastel blue)

Thera-Pewter, Tealing Power, Super Cooper

Namaste the Night, Just Deserts, Gotta Terra Cotta

Desert Reign, Clay Me, Better Sedona-ed

Happy shopping!



New Release: SinfulColors — Luck of the Stylish (Spring 2017)

Collection: SinfulColors 2017 Spring, Luck of the Stylish

SinfulColors’ St. Patrick’s Day collection is delightfully named Luck of the Stylish.

It consists of 4 new shades and 4 repromotes in the regular Nail Color line:

  • Works Like a Charm (mint green glitter)
  • Queen of Green (shimmering emerald)
  • I’m Clover It (topper clover-loaded with holographic shamrock-shaped glitters)
  • Gilded Goddess (glittering gold metallic)
  • San Francisco (Repromote, forest green metallic)
  • Rise & Shine (Repromote; touch of teal)
  • Mint Apple (Repromote; shimmers of gold in a minty jade)
  • Green Ocean (Repromote; magical green glitter flakes)

Works Like a Charm, Queen of Green, I’m Clover It

Gilded Goddess, San Francisco (repromote), Rise & Shine (repromote)

Mint Apple (repromote), Green Ocean (repromote)

Happy shopping!


Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Argyle Street (mini), swatch

Nails Inc. — Gel Effect Nail Polish — Argyle Street

Collection: Nails Inc. 2016 Fall, Gel Effect All Fired Up Charcoal Nail Polish

Today’s polish, Argyle Street, is a 5 mL mini that I got in a set last fall. The formula is one of Nails Inc.’s many, inconsistently named Nail Fuel polishes, which include random ingredients from popular “superfoods” and other trendy substances.

This particular line is called Gel Effect All Fired Up Nail Polish, or All Fired Up Fuelled by Charcoal Gel Effect Nail Polish, or…I don’t know. Some retailers just label it as Charcoal Nail Polish, too.

Activated charcoal is an ingredient that has been popping up in skincare and haircare products. It’s normally used in water filters and other purification systems, since it adsorbs a variety of organic and inorganic impurities. Nails Inc. claim their charcoal polish will “protect your nails against harmful pollutants”. They don’t tell us what kinds of pollutants these might be, of course. Frankly, if the charcoal is mixed in with the polish and just hardens into it, I don’t see how it’ll be doing much adsorption of various substances from your nails (or is it adsorbing substances from the polish itself? Heh).

Anyway, Argyle Street is an opaque, soft pastel pink with a peachy undertone. It’s quite a lovely neutral for warm-toned skin. Incidentally, in this creamy polish, I see zero hint of black charcoal. Can charcoal be ground finely enough that it’s not visible in a pastel-colored nail polish? I’m curious!

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Argyle Street (mini)
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Nail Polish in Argyle Street (mini)

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New Releases: CND Playland, New Wave, Rhythm & Heat (Spring & Summer 2017)

Collection: CND 2017 Spring, Playland (Creative Play), New Wave, and Summer Rhythm & Heat

CND are releasing three Spring and Summer collections, Playland (Creative Play), New Wave, and Rhythm & Heat.

The Playland (Spring 2017) collection consists of 8 new shades, which are available in the Creative Play line:

Intense color in fun finishes to express yourself this spring!

CND Playland (Creative Play), Spring 2017 collection
CND Playland (Creative Play), Spring 2017 collection
  • Amuse-Mint
  • Aquaslide
  • Bling Toss
  • Candycade
  • Carou-celery
  • Cherry-Glo-Round
  • Hold On Bright!
  • Look No Hands!

The New Wave (Spring 2017) collection consists of 6 new shades, which are available in both VINYLUX Weekly Polish and SHELLAC lines:Read More »