Looking for Gold Medal nails? SinfulColors presents Rio Shine

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The Olympics aren’t over although my chances of winning a medal are less than zero but I can still have award winning nails with this new collection from SinfulColors. Actually these polishes are part of a new line from them called SinfulShine. These $2.99 polishes and top coat are a bargain alternative to gel polish. There are two steps only – polish and cover with SinfulShine Top Coat. That’s it. No base coat, no machines to dry your nails, no difficult removal. These remove like any polish I’ve used.

SinfulShine Rio Shine polishes

SinfulShine Rio Shine polishes

I was sent 4 of the SinfulShine polishes from the exciting RIO SHINE collection and the top coat to try and I’m here to tell you that these need to be on your list too. The 6 polishes from Rio Shine are perfect for the city of Rio with its bright celebrations. They are just what you’d imagine the city to look like.

Pink Pintura – limited-edition powerful pink

Rise and Shinier – exotic limited-edition green

Samba-dy to Love – limited-edition deep purple

Bananappeal – tropical yellow

Most Sinful – vibrant blue

Picante – fiery red

SinfulShine Top Coat – over-the-top shine

SinfulShine Rio Shine polishes and top coat

SinfulShine Rio Shine polishes and top coat

SinfulColors created a new Gel Techä Formula so that you can create your own gel polish manicure. The shine you get from these is beautiful and long lasting. It’s hard to believe that you can spend just $2.99 and get this kind of formula when the nail salons charge a premium for doing gel manicures and then you have to pay for removal.

Sinful Shine Samba-Dy To Love and top coat bottles

Sinful Shine Samba-dy To Love and top coat bottles

SinfulShine Samba-dy To Love

SinfulShine Samba-dy To Love

I choice to wear Samba-dy To Love since the deep purple just called to me. These polishes need two coats. Upon applying the first coat of polish I was sure that it would need three coats but the second coat filled it in so perfectly. It has a richness that you wouldn’t expect to see from a drugstore brand, especially a value 2 Step Polish.

SinfulShine Rio Shine polishes

SinfulShine Rio Shine polishes

Since gel nails aren’t going anywhere you need to catch up with the action and Rio Shine is the best place to do it. With 2 limited edition polishes in this collection don’t hesitate. Go USA!!  — Marcia

*sent for review

 

Perfect Valentine’s Day manicure colors with Sinful Colors SinfulShine Gel Tech

Sinful Colors shades for Valentine's Day

Sinful Colors shades for Valentine’s Day

Sinful Colors shades for Valentine's Day

Sinful Colors shades for Valentine’s Day

I love going to Walmart and just browsing through the cosmetics section, especially this time of year. All those pinks and reds and whites make me want to buy one of everything! Luckily, the pretty new nail polish shades from Sinful Colors, Sinfulshine, are oh-so-affordable at just $3 a pop. They are ‘Gel Tech’ shades – their normal line is very long-lasting, but the gel tech colors last even longer with the special Top Coat ($3).  Here are some picks from colors they sent us to test that I think are just perfect for a V-Day mani or pedi.

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Sinful Colors I'm Blushing

Sinful Colors I’m Blushing

I’m Blushing is an opaque very slightly pink. I like it because the light color really pops, so it’s a subtle yet attention-getting way to get my pink on without going candy pink. This was the only color that gave me problems with streaking – it goes on very thick, so be sure to wipe down the brush and do two very thin coats.

Sinful Colors Yours Truly

Sinful Colors Yours Truly

Your’s Truly is a pretty, feminine  pink. It’s girly, understated, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. It applies like a dream and wears like one too.

Sinful Colors Come Hither

Sinful Colors Come Hither

Come Hither is a bolder pink that I just love. This is more of a grown up pink and is stunning as a pedicure shade.

Sinful Colors Most Sinful

Sinful Colors Most Sinful

I don’t know why I am so into blues these days, but Most Sinful is such a great royal blue shade. If you are creative with nails it’s a terrific accent or artsy color to play with.

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Topcoat

Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Topcoat

And don’t forget the Sinful Shine Top Coat, helpfully labeled as Step Two. It gives tons of shine and increases the wear time, which is already great.

Sinful Colors V-Day colors

Sinful Colors V-Day colors

I love Sinful Colors – this new formula of polishes last and last and I can’t get over how affordable they are. Next time you are in the drugstore be sure to pick some up. If you want some pretty shades for Valentine’s Day, take a look at I’m Blushing, Your’s Truly, Come Hither, and Most Sinful…even if it’s just for the awesomely suggestive names!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

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Perfect Christmas nail polish colors: SinfulColors Good Girl and Queen of Beauty

Sinful Colors Good Girl and Queen of Beauty

SinfulColors Gogo Girl and Queen of Beauty

If you are wondering what colors to wear for your perfect holiday manicure, wonder no more!  Sinful Colors, the fabulous and affordable drugstore nail polish line, has two shades that are merry and bright. These polishes may only cost $1.99, but they wear even better than some polish I have that go for $50. I get tons of compliments on my Sinful Colors polishes, and this duo is a fabulous holiday combo.

Sinful Colors Good Girl

SinfulColors Gogo Girl

Sinful Colors Good Girl

Sinful Colors Gogo Girl

Gogo Girl is the quintessential holiday red – a hot, fire engine scarlet. It’s a great basic shade to have in your collection and couldn’t be more holiday appropriate.

Sinful Colors Good Girl

Sinful Colors Good Girl

Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty

Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty

Queen of Beauty is a glitter topper – silver sparkles in a clear base. It looks UH-MAZING over Gogo Girl!  The combination makes me think of a sparkly ornament, or a red sleigh during a snow storm. Love it! Like Gogo Girl, this is a fantastic basic to have in your collection because it goes with any matte shade.

Sinful Colors Good Girl and Queen of Beauty

SinfulColors Good Girl and Queen of Beauty

Sinful Colors Good Girl and Queen of Beauty

SinfulColors Good Girl and Queen of Beauty

You can find these great shades – and tons more SinfulColor polishes – at Walgreens and Target. Go for these two for yourself, and pick up more for Secret Santa exchanges, teacher gifts, and stocking stuffers! – Lisa

W: SinfulColors.com

F: facebook.com/sinfulcolors

T: twitter.com/SinfulColors_NP

I:  instagram.com/sinfulcolorsprofessional

*provided for editorial consideration and beautiful nails

Top 10 Under $10

Top Ten Tuesday is always fun but today is especially so. I got to pick out 10 items that cost $10 or less to show you. With the winter holidays peeking around the corner you need to find some stocking stuffers or just something to perk up your own life. Here are some of my favorite cosmetic items. I’d love to learn what yours are too. — Marcia

LIPS

1.  PIXI BEAUTY SHEA BUTTER LIP BALMS ($8) come in 5 colors plus clear and they are totally awesome. They are a combination of a nurturing lip balm and a lipstick except they aren’t sticky at all. My blog partner Lisa raves about these constantly so I had to see what the fuss was about and now I agree with her. Pick from Ripe Raspberry, Coral Crush, Pixi Pink, Natural Rose, Honey Nectar or clear. I can’t wait to go back to Target to pick up Pixi Pink.

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose

2.  COLOURPOP is the hot brand of 2015. Their products are all so reasonably priced ($5-$8). They are known for their Ultra Matte lipglosses but those don’t do it for me. I do like their Lippie Stix though and I have several including the sheer Juice Bar in the collage. While not my favorite I appreciate all the choices and that they have matching Lippie Pencils for most of the Lippie Stix ($5 for the Lippie Stix, $5 for the Lippie Pencils). Totally fun pick me up and if you use the code “thanksbabe” you’ll get $5 off your order.

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BLUSH

3.  Speaking of ColourPop, they have 24 shades of blush in three different finishes (matte, satin, and pearlized). The texture of ColourPop blush and eyeshadows is not what you expect. They have a spongy feel to them and are a bit tricky the first time you apply them, but after you get the hang of them you’ll come back for more.

4.  MILANI ROSE POWDER BLUSHES aren’t in my collection but they need to be. There are nothing but raves for these. At $7.99 if you see them, grab them.

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EYES

5.  HARD CANDY SASSY EYES SULTRY PALETTES ($8) are in sturdy metal palettes with shadows that belie their price. There are 3 variations of these and if they are anything like the Smokey Eye Palettes that I have from the spring, then they are top rate. I still use my Smokey Eye Palettes all the time.

6.  SLEEK I-QUAD EYESHADOW & EYELINER PALETTES  ($8.99) are on my wishlist. There are 3 different palettes with three eyeshadows and a gel eyeliner. I’d have chosen one of the I-Divine eyeshadow palettes if it were under $10 but those are just above the limit at $11.99. This is a brand that I’m loving the more I use it.

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NAIL POLISH

7.  SINFUL COLORS ($1.99) amazes me. I’ve had the opportunity to review quite a few of their polishes and they last a full week on me. I know I mention them often but there’s a good reason for that.

8.  PIXI BEAUTY NAIL POLISH ($8) is another polish brand you’ll hear about from me over and over. I love how easy these are to find at Target, I love the colors, I love the wear. I just bought Olive Gold at Target after craving that shade for so long.With 40 shades you’ll easily find some you’ll crave too.

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HIGHLIGHTER

9.  e.l.f. ILLUMINATING PALETTE ($6) will satisfy your craving for highlighting aka strobing. 4 shades, $6. Can’t be beat. I just wish I could find the newer e.l.f. in stores.

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CLEANSING

10.  SIMPLE SKINCARE MICELLAR MAKEUP CLEANSING WIPES (approx $6) don’t totally fit this week’s theme for me but I just bought them and I’m impressed with a capital I. These wipes are different than the other brands I’ve tried. They are refreshing and remove cosmetics really well. They are gentle enough for my eyes which surprises me. Normally I use a separate eye makeup remover but so far I’ve even been able to get away without that. These may end up on my Top 10 list of the year.


Makeup Wars – 5 favorites under $10

Makeup Wars - 5 under 10

Makeup Wars – 5 under 10

For this week’s Makeup Wars the choices were infinite but the decision was made in a flash. These 5 (actually 7 since I’m like that) are the products that get constant use so you need to know about them. I’ll start with my eye favorites since that’s what I do when I apply makeup – go for the eyes.

MILANI EYESHADOW PRIMER is one of the best primers I’ve tried no matter the cost. I usually switch between this and Too Faced Shadow Insurance but the truth is that for $6 this could be my only choice and I’d be just as happy as with my $20 TFSI.

Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Milani Eyeshadow Primer

MILANI BELLA EYES GEL POWDER EYESHADOW in Bella Chiffon and Bella Espresso are my fall back shadows. I’ve purchased at least a dozen of the 31 shades. While I like them all, it’s these two that I couldn’t do without. Bella Espresso is a dark brown satin matte. If all mattes shadows wore like Bella Espresso I’d be a convert. It’s hard for me to believe it’s a matte since it has a sheen to it. I love that I can intensify it if I want it dark (which I usually do) and that this cool toned brown works with just about everything. Bella Chiffon is a shimmering off-white shade. There’s no glitter or sparkle but it’s bright and I love it on my browbone. At $4.49 you can buy them both for $10 but I bet you won’t stop at just 2.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Espresso and Chiffon

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Espresso and Chiffon

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Chiffon and Espresso

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Chiffon and Espresso

REVIVA LABS EYE MAKEUP REMOVER GEL ($5) is a fabulous eye makeup remover. I was sent one to test and shortly after bought a second – I don’t want to run out of this ever. This incredibly gentle gel removes even the most stubborn gel liners and mascaras. It’s moisturizing, conditioning and non-oily. Fabulous stuff from a fabulous company. Another reason I love Reviva Labs.

Reviva Labs Eye Makeup Remover Gel

Reviva Labs Eye Makeup Remover Gel

HARD CANDY FAST & FABULOUS TRANSLUCENT FINISHING POWDER ($6) is the reason to drive to Walmart right now (well you can finish reading the review if you want). This is the only pressed powder I’m using these days. I use a soft kabuki brush to apply this matte powder and it helps keep my foundation set and looking good throughout the day. Its oil absorbing finish helps blur my many imperfections.

Hard Candy Fast & Furious Translucent Finishing Powder

Hard Candy Fast & Furious Translucent Finishing Powder

Two nail polish brands had to be included since they are fabulous easy to find products. The entire SINFULCOLORS line of nail polishes are $1.99. And they last, they really last! The colors are beautiful and the quality is equal to any high end brand you can think of. It’s rare that I can find a $2 treat that isn’t fattening but these fill the bill. Another brand that I love and can be found at Target is PIXI BEAUTY ($8). I’ve reviewed a lot of Pixi’s nail polishes and have loved them all. My newest one is Olive Gold and I found it on sale at Target for $3 – color me golden. I can’t wait to wear this fall shade and share it.

SinfulColors Let's Talk and Pixi Olive Gold polishes

SinfulColors Let’s Talk and Pixi Olive Gold polishes

For this entire post – all 7 items – the total would be $36! I’ve spent that much on a single mascara. I’d much rather have these 7. Let’s see what the other Makeup Wars bloggers picked. I’ve got all that change that I can spend! What’s your favorite under $10 product? — Marcia


*Hard Candy, Sinful Colors and Reviva were originally sent as press samples

 

SinfulColors A Class Act: Part Deux

SinfulColors A Class Act polishes - all 27

SinfulColors A Class Act polishes – all 27

Yesterday Marcia gave you a great review of her five shades from the SinfulColors A Class Act Collection (read it HERE!), and today I have my five shades. I know Marcia thinks she came out as the head of the class with her choices, but I am pretty sure mine are even better.

SinfulColors A Class Act

My five shades include Energetic Red, Fig, Purple Diamond, Ice Sparkle, and Pink Break.

Sinful Colors A Class Act

Energetic Red is a bold cream red that is a great back to school color. This is actually re-promote, but it’s a shade worth having back again.

Sinful Colors A Class Act

Fig is a really gorgeous deep plum. It’s described as a ‘fruity dark purple fig red’. I’m not sure if you can tell in the pics, but this has a very slight shimmer that gives it some depth. I already know I will be sporting this shade while clutching some delicious hot chocolate during the winter holidays.

SinfulColors A Class Act

Purple Diamond is actually my favorite. While this light lavender with silver shimmer seems more like a spring color, it’s so darn pretty I know I will wear it year round. It looks best with three thin coats…so girly and pretty!

Sinful Colors A Class Act

Ice Dream is a clear topcoat with blue and silver shimmer.  For the photo I applied two coats so you can see what it looks like on its own.  One coat is all you need over a cream shade for lots of sparkle and fun.

Sinful Colors A Class Act

Pink Break, a Walgreen’s exclusive color. turned out to be a mystery for me. I had my nail tech put this demi-matte on me, and before I remembered to tell him not to put on a topcoat it was already done. With a topcoat it’s a pretty light pink cream. Then I redid my nails with the polish and no topcoat…and it never went matte. The photo above is with two coats of Pink Break and no topcoat! I’m not sure what happened, but it definitely didn’t even come close to having the same finish as the demi-matte Marcia tried, Blue Sensation.

Overall, I think Marcia and I both got some real winners. At only $1.99 these polishes are a perfect way to spruce up your tips and just in time for back to school! Be sure to check them out while you are at Walgreens or Walmart getting all those other school necessities. – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

SinfulColors is A Class Act with 27 shades – part 1

Sinful Colors A Class Act

SinfulColors A Class Act

Beauty Info Zone received 10 of the 27 beautiful A Class Act collection from SinfulColors. We had trouble divvying them up but we had to play by the rules and pick one polish at a time to share these beauties. Personally I think I came out the winner but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want the other 5 or 22 polishes to be mine.

SinfulColors A Class Act polishes - all 27

SinfulColors A Class Act polishes – all 27

Tell me you don’t want them too!!

The five polishes I have to share with you today are Blue Sensation, RADient, 24/7, Truth or Lavendare, and Ice Blue. SinfulColors has proven to me time and again that I don’t need to spend my money on Chanel or Dior polishes like I used to. Instead these $1.99 polishes wear perfectly on me and always get compliments. Each of these has a different finish and look that goes beyond the color.

SinfulColors in RADient, Ice Blue, Blue Sensation, 24/7 and Truth or Lavendare

SinfulColors in RADient, Ice Blue, Blue Sensation, 24/7 and Truth or Lavendare

The first one I wore was BLUE SENSATION which is described as a “lustrous silvery sky blue”. I’ve never worn a polish with this finish or look before and I was mesmerized by it for the week I wore it. I didn’t use a top coat over it because it had a demi-matte finish with swirls of light running naturally through it. I was sure I’d get tired of the finish halfway through the week and apply a top coat but I couldn’t bring myself to change this pretty color.

SinfulColors Blue Sensation

SinfulColors Blue Sensation

SinfulColors Blue Sensation

SinfulColors Blue Sensation

SinfulColors Blue Sensation

SinfulColors Blue Sensation

RADient was next and the only one I had some problems with. It’s a very sheer finish that would be better for someone with shorter nails than I have. But the color is so pretty that I’m willing to do 4 coats to wear this. This is a vibrant raspberry with a demi-matte finish.

SinfulColors RADient with 2 coats

SinfulColors RADient with 2 coats

SinfulColors RADient and 24/7

SinfulColors RADient and 24/7

24/7 on the other hand was the most delightful polish to wear. 24/7 is a hot pink cream that wore like a dream for an entire week. My nails looked good as new when I went for my next appointment but I still had more SinfulColors I wanted to wear.

SinfulColors 24/7

SinfulColors 24/7

SinfulColors 24/7

SinfulColors 24/7

TRUTH OR LAVENDARE is another with the great demi-matte finish. This one really wore well though and wasn’t see through. Two coats were perfect for this creamy lavender shade. I’m surprised how much I like the finish but not surprised on how well it wore.

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare

I saved the best for last — ICE BLUE is simply stunning. If you asked someone to name what brand it is they’d never guess that such a beautiful shade would be a $1.99 polish. Everyone commented on it. SinfulColors describes this perfectly “soft indigo blue exploding with silver sparkle”. The shade is totally unique and I don’t have another polish that comes close to it. I needed three coats for this manicure. The first coat was very thin, the second coat filled it in nicely but with my longer nails I knew that the key was an extra coat. I had no problem with dry time and I can’t stop staring at my nails. This is the one I’ll wear again and again.

SinfulColors Ice Blue

SinfulColors Ice Blue

SinfulColors Ice Blue

SinfulColors Ice Blue

SinfulColors Ice Blue

SinfulColors Ice Blue

You need to get to Walgreens or Walmart and look for this new collection of shades before it’s too late. I’ve seen some at Walgreens and came close to buying A-Crush soft baby blue demi-matte) and now I’m sorry I didn’t. Tomorrow Lisa will share her five polishes and I’m sure they’ll be almost as just as great as the ones I got during our trade session.

Which SinfulColors polishes are your favorites? — Marcia

*received for editorial consideration