Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sinful Colors Sinfully Magnetic

Today marks the first time I've shared any swatches of Sinful Colors polish since the blogger photo stealing incident came to light. Since then, we've seen a public apology from Revlon (the corporate parent) and changes to the offending display (not all stores have followed through, but I can't blame the brand for that). As I've mentioned before, both in an update to the original entry and when I've included Sinful in recent display posts, I decided that was enough progress for me to let Sinful Colors back on my blog. Other people, including G. at Nouveau Cheap, have come to a different conclusion, and I respect that. I am still keeping an eye on the situation to see if Sinful will ever make a public statement about this themselves; I hope they do, but I expect they may have to keep quiet if legal negotiations are ongoing with the two bloggers directly involved.

And now on to the polish, in this case, the two colors I chose from the Sinfully Magnetic display on the basis of their looking the most sparkly. So many magnetics seem to fall on the frosty end of the shimmer spectrum, but these two looked like they might be more on the flecked end.



The magnets are in the rings that slip over the handle of the bottle. When you get them home, you need to break the glue bond that's holding the ring on the bottle; this isn't hard but it does leave an unsightly wad of dried glue stuck to the back of the ring. The instructions are on a little card that's held to the top of the bottle with a rubberized band. There are three steps, none of which I did just like they told me to.



I tried Polar Opposites first. I used two coats (no basecoat), not letting the first dry before I painted on the second and held the magnet over it. I didn't bother with topcoat. The magnet is generously sized and has a lip on it to help keep it a consistent distance above the polish surface. It's also very strong; the directions say 15 to 20 seconds, but I got great results with about half that. I only wish it had a mark in the center on the back to make it easier to position side to side.

In the bottle, Polar Opposites looks like a grey with blue shimmer. On the nail, after magnetizing, silvery rays appears on a nearly black background shot through with blue sparkles. Depending on the light, the blue can look anywhere from nearly turquoise to nearly purple. It's quite pretty.









In direct sun, the light/dark contrast is even more dramatic and the blue sparkles nicely.





The second color I tried is Captivate Me, a plummy purple with tiny multicolored shimmer particles. I followed the same application process as for Opposites Attract, though I see now looking at these photos that I should have added topcoat, since the shimmer in this is bumpier.









In full sun, the sparkles really show off their rainbow side.





I quite like both of these and think I might have to go take a closer look at the other shades in the display. These cost more than regular Sinfuls, but at $4.99 they're cheaper than many magnetic polishes.

30 comments:

  1. Make sure to test your magnet in the store by holding it up to the bottle of polish. Mine was missing half my star!! Otherwise, they are pretty cool magnetics.

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  2. Wow! They do look like they stamp better than a lot of the magnetics out there...and great pricing too!

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  3. Very pretty. I finally found these at Target but only grabbed Polar Opposites. I can't wait to try it out now!

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  4. I like how they have the sparkles :)

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  5. Wow, Polar Opposites especially looks stunning! Are all the magnets the same? I don't have any yet with that design, so I'm really tempted to grab one of these!

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    1. Tia, yep, all the magnets in the display were stars. I've heard of another Sinful magnetics display with a fishnet design but that doesn't seem to be as widely available.

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  6. I was wondering how these were! Thanks so much for posting, now I want to go pick some up :-)

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  7. I have the Polar Opposites and I quite like it. Magnetic polish just does not work on me (I've tried multiple brands and techniques for application) but this worked with no problems!

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  8. I picked up Polar Opposites. It's gorgeous in the bottle and super easy to use. My boys were fascinated when I showed them how it worked on a nail wheel.

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  9. I love this design! I might pick one of these up!

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  10. ooo both are stunning! im not a big fan of magnetic polishes but these are so pretty!

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  11. I'm still not on the magnetic wave, but these are actually quite nice :)

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  12. These look like the clearest magnet shapes I've seen from any brand!

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  13. I'm dying! Those are amazing! I have only tried the magnetics from Fingerpaints and I was thoroughly disappointed... I NEED to go pick one of these up.

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  14. Wow that's actually really cool looking!! I'm kinda over the whole magnetic thing but this is definitely a unique twist on the whole magnetic trend!! Captivate me is such a gorgeous color all on its own!!

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  15. Hahaha - that first bottle shot makes me think of a pair of Siamese baby penguins ;)
    But OHMG these magnets work really well, actually they might make me reconsider my no-more-magnetic-polishespolicy :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Sooo gorgeous! Those magnets look strong. I haven't seen any magnetic design that looks that defined.
    (^^,)

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  17. These are really pretty!! I love the shimmer.

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  18. Wow!!! I love your pictures!! I can't wait to try my Polar Opposites.

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  19. I was pretty shocked by how strong the magnet is. I did finally find a Target with a full display and... I dunno. I think I have a magnetic polish in every color now so I'm good. lol Nice to see Captivate Me, though. I like the colors in that one.

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  20. Those are really pretty and they look better than a lot of the pricey one. BUT Im not 100% sure if I'm still feeling magnetics.

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  21. Holy cow! That is the best magnetic polish I have seen in a while! I may have to try one of these!

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  22. Loving the price tag on these! And they look like they're good quality, too!

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  23. These look really great, the design is so intense! That is such a surprise considering they are a cheaper brand!

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  24. I am not very into magnetic polishes, but these two look great, especially the blue one.

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