Thanks to my friend Lucy, who lets me play with her promotional samples before I forward them on to her, I had the chance to try all the polishes in the Sinful Colors holiday display for 2001, called Wish.
There are two nail art colors: Fashionista (far left) is a silver glitter and Flower Girl (far right) is a gold shimmer. The polishes in between are Daddy's Girl (deep purple shimmer), Midnight Blue (blue shimmer), Out of This World (silver white shimmer), Sugar Sugar (red shimmer), and Last Chance (deep green creme). I already had Daddy's Girl, Sugar Sugar, and Last Chance in my stash, so they are re-promotes, but I'm not sure about the others.
I started my swatching with one of the colors, I didn't already have, Midnight Blue. This is a royal blue with very fine shimmer particles. I used two coats here, no topcoat.
I then added dots with Out of This World. My vision was that the dots would be like snow falling down into drifts on my tips, but my skills were not quite up to the task (the snow on my middle finger, for instance, appears to be falling in some wonky formation, and some of my dots are donuts). I hope you can see how packed with silver shimmer the polish is, though.
Sugar Sugar seemed the the most festive of the remaining polishes, so I put that on next. It's a pretty red shimmer with a bit more pop to it than Midnight Blue. This is two coats plus topcoat.
To decorate Sugar Sugar, I chose the Flower Girl nail art striper and attempted to make a design that looked like a Christmas tree ornament, the shiny ball kind with hand painted motifs like my Grandmother had on her tree. I don't have a lot of practice using stripers, so I had trouble gauging how much polish to load on the brush and how much pressure to apply when making my lines. I also tried to use the thin and floppy striper brush as a dottting tool, which was perhaps not the best idea. I added topcoat to at least level out the layers somewhat. As with the snowdrifts, I think the idea is fine, just the operator needs more training.
Sinful Colors polishes (regular and nail art both) retail for $1.99. Around here, I see them at Meijer, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.
The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.