fivezero, 3 Spring Nail Favorites (Collaboration)

3 Spring Nail Favorites (Collaboration)

Today, my blog is dipping a toe into uncharted territory! This is my first ever collaboration, with the lovely Kanza of Faded Rouge. We’re each sharing three favorite nail colors for the spring.

I’ll review each of these selections in more detail later this week, but here are my current top 3 picks for delightful, spring-inspired nail colors! I’ve selected them from Orly, SinfulColors, and Zoya.

Coming into spring from the icy winter, I always love pastels and brights on the nail, with a touch of crisp sparkle.

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SinfulColors Nail Colour in Wonder Mint, swatch

Throwback Thursday! SinfulColors — Wonder Mint (Nail Colour) Swatch & Review

Brand: SinfulColors

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Throwback Thursday post! I don’t know when Wonder Mint (1599) was first released, but the color code indicates that it’s from quite a while back, so I’m gonna say it qualifies.

The color is a little misnamed, in my opinion. It’s more of a robin’s egg blue than a mint green. Wonder Mint is like a brighter version of China Glaze For Audrey, and it’s bluer in sunlight, since warmer indoor light makes it look more green. The color is a pastel, but it’s just punchy enough to avoid a chalky appearance.

SinfulColors Nail Colour in Wonder Mint
SinfulColors Nail Colour in Wonder Mint

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Haulage! (Feb & Mar 2017)

Since I don’t have a car, it can be pretty hard for me to get to warehouse sales and discounters out in suburbia, which is why is an online store I love to shop at for cheap nail polish and other makeup items. A lot of it is discontinued stuff, as well, so it’s a good source for harder-to-find products and shades.

I’ve also had nothing but positive experiences with the shop—with my most recent order, I experienced a technical browser error, and their customer service dealt with it superbly. My orders always come well-packed and the items are always in fine condition.

Here are my combined two most recent orders, from February and March, made partly because I found out that my favorite drugstore foundation (Revlon Nearly Naked in Nude) was discontinued last year and I wanted to stock up.

All prices are in CA$.

fivezero's SaleEvent Haulage, Feb 2017
CoverGirl XL Nail Gel in Plumped-Up Plum [$3]
Pure Ice Nail Polish in So Into & Moonlight [$2 ea.]

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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)

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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!