Okay. I am woefully and ridiculously late with this review. There are a lot of reasons why that happened. I won't bore you with the details, but I will offer you my deepest apologies for that being the case. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, here's the actual review.
SinfulColors Holiday 2011 Collection, Wish, consists of five polish shades and two shades of nail art. I used two coats of all colors for these swatches for consistency, with no base or top coat.
First up, Ruby Ruby, a classic shimmery cool toned red. The color really is just beautiful, but the formula on this one was thick. Really thick. A few drops of thinner fixed it right up, but it was actually kind of shocking to me how thick it was. o.O I've had experiences with Sinful's cremes being on the thick side, but their shimmers are usually okay. One it was thinned though, the application was really great. Honestly, I'm not even holding the thickness against this polish - I've had lots of shades I adore that were really thick when I opened the bottle - just letting you guys know the scoop on my bottle. =)
Next up, Out of this World. I expected this to be silver, but it's really a lovely silvery-white shimmer. I was very pleasantly surprised by this baby. I expected a sheer frosty mess based on what it looks like in the bottle, but it's perfectly opaque in two coats. Great formula, just great. I love this one. Just beautiful.
Next, we have Daddy's Girl, a purple jelly with pink shimmer throughout. This could have used a third coat for opacity, but it's not horrible at two coats at all. Another great formula on this one, it practically applied itself.
Last Chance, my favorite of the collection. Last Chance is an absolutely perfect forest green creme. Its consistently almost borders on jelly, but not quite. It was honestly perfect at one coat, but I did two for consistency. What you see here is NO cleanup whatsoever. None. Stellar formula, beautiful shade.
And lastly, Midnight Blue, an absolutely lovely medium blue shimmer. I like that this one isn't super, super dark. Again, really great formula on this one. Normally the blue would have been my favorite, but Last Chance kind of came out of nowhere with its beautiful formula and took my breath away.
Now, this is the part of the review that's hard for me - the two nail art shades, Flower Girl (the gold one) and Fashionista (the silver one). I am so not a nail art person, apart from the occasional Konad design, so I sort of have no idea if these are good or bad. I did a few stripes and some dots with them, and I found them pretty easy to work with. I'm sorry I don't have more of an opinion on these, but I've never used any others before!
In the end, I would say this is a really solid offering from SinfulColors. A couple of the shades really surprised me with how great the formulas were and how much I love the colors - a pleasant surprise is always nice!
SinfulColors offers more than 150 shades of polish. All hues are available for $1.99 at major US drug and mass-market stores, by calling 1-800-448-0763, or online at www.walgreens.com.
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