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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sinful Colors - Pink Smart and Charmed


     So a few weeks ago when Walgreens was having their $.99 Sinful Color sale I was lucky enough to find a few that I didnt already own, Which usually never happens so I broke my no buy a bit and picked 2 up. I figured $2 wasn't really breaking my no buy since I spend almost that much on a pop every day. What were these 2 colors? Pink Smart from the What's Hot 2015 Collection and Charmed from the Glitz and Glittered Collection. It turned out that Charmed is not actually a new color. It's just been reformulated and I missed it the first time around. 

     First up is Pink Smart, a  saturated baby pink creme polish that makes my skin look very tan. I love it what a polish does that! This overly pale girl needs all the help she can get. 

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Photo taken in lightbox

     Application was only ok with this one. The first coat applied slightly streaky and was not self leveling.  The streaking disappears after 2 coats and you're left with a smooth semi-gloss finish. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. I've heard rumors that this is a Walgreens exclusive color. 

Photo taken in natural light

     Next we have Charmed, a clear base with Pink and Silver micro glitters. I originally thought the base had a pink tint  but when I tested it on a piece of paper all hints of pink were gone. I do see Pink in the bottle so it has to be glitters even though they are hard to see layered over a pink polish. 

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     Application of Charmed was better than Pink Smart. I had nice even glitter coverage with each coat. Shown in my photos is 2 coats plus top coat but I could have gotten away with just 1. I would avoid trying to use this on it's own, I have a feeling it would take 5 or 6 coats to get full coverage and no one wants that many layers in their nails. 


     Charmed made my nails so sparkly that I had a had time photographing it in natural light. I did have good luck with my light box and was able to get this macro shot.


     The finish of Charmed is a little gritty thanks to all that yummy glitter but a good top coat smooths everything out. That's all I have for you today, don't forget to enter my 3 year Facebook Giveaway if you haven't yet. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!



30 comments :

  1. Too bad the pink creme doesn't apply nicely - it looks so cute! Especially with the glitter added :).

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  2. Charmed is totally amazing!

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  3. What a pretty pairing together!

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  4. I think it will make a very versatile topper for anyone's collection.

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  5. Thankfully the formula wasn't so bad that I don't want to use it again. I think if I did a slightly thicker coat I could avoid the streaking.

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  6. I really love Pink Smart on you, it looks lovely!

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  7. Thank you. I couldn't get over how tan it made me look!

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  8. Rambles Of A Polish AddictMarch 18, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Oooh those are so pretty! Love the glitter and the pink is the perfect bubblegum pink! Gonna have to be on the look out for these :D

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  9. I have to not allow myself to go into Walgreens anymore when I go to the city due to the siren call of the polish aisle. I remember going nuts on one .99 Sinful sale and the clerk was like, you having a manicure party? Uh, yeah...

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  10. ValiantlyVarnishedMarch 18, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Sinful always makes really pretty pinks. My personal favorite is Starfish.

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  11. Charmed is really pretty!! I haven't bought a Sinful Colors polish in so long, which is weird because they used to be my favorite brand.

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  12. You really picked some fantastic ones. I've recently found myself loving Sinful Colors again, which is dangerous considering how often they have those 99 cent deals. Lol.

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  13. I was so surprised that I found some I didn't already own. Usually I walk in there and it's the same stuff.

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  14. I may have gone nuts last year during one of their sales. I think I picked up 20 polishes and the cashier just looked at me like I was crazy. I gave her a weak smile and mentioned that I blog about nail polish. Pretty sure she laughed at me and asked if I'd ever finished a bottle. Now I just smile at them when they give me strange looks.

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  15. I think I have that one. Im going to have to did it out now that you mentioned it.

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  16. I went a really long time without buying any because I couldn't find any that I didn't already own. But I always look and when I do find one it's like I won the jackpot. lol

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  17. lol I use them in most of my water marbles. I figure they are so cheap it doesn't bother me if I use a lot.

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  18. Oh wow, I love the satiny finish of the pink one!

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  19. I love Charmed on you!! Buying polish is totally better than buying soda anyways!!

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  20. Me too! I think it's going to be my go to polish this summer.

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  21. NO kidding, especially since Im trying to cut back on the soda and finally lose that last little bit of baby weight that has been hanging around.

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  22. Pink Smart looks great on you! I love a nice baby pink!

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  23. Thanks! It's my favorite pink right now =)

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  24. I really like the shade on pink for Pink Smart, too bad about the application though. :(

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  25. Im not a huge fan of the application but it wasnt so bad that I wont reach for it again.

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  26. I think this pink color looks very girly!
    This shade looks so great on your nails, it looks perfect <3
    Have a great week!
    x julia

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  27. Awe thanks! I love the way Pink Smart looked gain my skin tone.

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  28. Charmed is the BOMB DIGGITY!! I have a neutral leaning toward cool skin tone and I wear this all by itself, almost all the time. Don't ask - I just like a signature! The color is like a coolish taupey purple, (purpley taupe??) if that makes sense. I get total opacity in 2 coats, it dries super fast, and it wears like iron. If I want to play up the texture, I just go very light on the top coat, using Sally Hansen Hard As Diamonds, which seems to me to be thinner. If I want more shine and smoothness, I use Seche Vite top coat. As a fab extra - my nails are HARD, and almost never break or chip. For a buck?!? I'll take that!

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  29. That's awesome! And there's nothing wrong with having a signature color. =)

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