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

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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

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We’ve caught Spring Fever with Sinful Colors spring polishes

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With winter fading away and the calendar telling us it’s spring, we’re excited to share some of the new Sinful Colors Nail Polishes in their SPRING FEVER 2015 collection. Beauty Info Zone was sent 5 of these gorgeous shades and they’ve really helped us believe that spring is peeking out – even when it teases us at times.

The gorgeous shades that you can find at Walgreens and other mass retailers for only $1.99 are

Cloud 9: Perfect orange                                            Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red                Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold                  Innocent: Green apple
Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow                               Let’s Talk: Royal purple
Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua                        Navy I Do: True navy blue
Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue                                Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
Tempest: A subtly seductive purple                       Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral

Why Not: A clear sky blue

OPALESCENT TREND TOPPERS

Flight To See: Prismatic plum

Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue

Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

CITRUS TWIST TOPPERS

Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red

Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine feather blue

Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta

BLOOMBLAST GLITTERS

Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia

Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti

Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks 

Sinful Colors in Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors in Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let's Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

Sinful Colors Gold Medal, Flight to See, Let’s Talk, Cream Pink, Sal La Vie

We are very excited to share our polishes. Just wait til you see what Flight to See is all about!

MARCIA’S POLISHES

Sinful Colors Let's Talk and Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk and Cream Pink

LET’S TALK is one of the most beautiful metallic purples I’ve come across. Pictures sometimes make it look more blue than it is but believe me, it’s a dark purple that you’ll lust after. What makes this belong in the spring collection is the immense shine of this royal purple. All Sinful Colors polishes last extremely well on me and this was no exception. Compliments galore on this polish.

Sinful Colors Let's Talk

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk

Sinful Colors Let's Talk under very bright light

Sinful Colors Let’s Talk under very bright light

CREAM PINK is described as a bubble gum pink but it’s darker than that once applied. It is a shade that Mother Nature is allowing to pop out of the ground to make us believers in the weather changing. It calls for a pedicure so get out all your pedi tools because once you wear it on your fingers, you’ll want it on your toes.

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

Sinful Colors Cream Pink

LISA’S POLISHES:

Flight to See, Sail La Vie, and Gold Medal

Flight to See, Sail La Vie, and Gold Medal

FLIGHT TO SEE:  Flight to See is one of the Opalescent Trend Toppers. This works great on its own as a sheer plummy purple that is fabulous for spring. One coat would be beautiful over a french manicure. I have pictured three coats, which is how many needed for a more serious purple shade.

Sinful Colors Flight to See
This also works as a ‘topper’ to change up another color.

Sinful Colors with Flight to See over some of the polishes

Sinful Colors with Flight to See over Cream Pink and Let’s Talk

It really works best over similar pastel cream shades. I didn’t even take a pic of what it looks like over Sail La Vie because that was a combination best left unseen!

Sinful Colors Sail La Vie

SAIL LA VIE:  Speaking of Sail La Vie, here it is – a Cerulean sea blue. This is definitely a bright pop of spring. I thought it clashed with my skin tone, but I have to say I really got a lot of compliments on it!

Sinful Colors Gold Medal

GOLD MEDAL:  This is a really, really pretty metallic gold. It has a beautiful shimmer, and one coat looks amazing. I love Gold Medal and can’t wait to wear it with open-toed shoes!

Sinful Colors has wonderful, affordable options in their spring collection. Which shade will you choose to celebrate the arrival of spring??

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Flirt with Hearts with Sinful Colors nail polish

Sinful Colors - Flirt with Hearts

Sinful Colors – Flirt with Hearts

Sinful Colors - Flirt with Hearts

Sinful Colors – Flirt with Hearts

SINFUL COLORS has come out with the best collection for this time of the year. There are 8 polishes in Flirt with Hearts that are beautiful, cheerful and fun to wear.

24/7: Our hottest pink

Daredevil: A pop of neon pink

Decadent: Dazzling red with metallic flakes

Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry

GoGo Girl: A sleek and sexy candy-apple red

Love Sprinkles: Bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and flecks of glitter

Pinky Glitter: Bright pink with a splash of sparkle

Rise and Shine: The perfect teal

Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts collection

Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts collection

I was sent 4 of the cream shades to try and these are mahvelous darlink! Sinful Colors at $1.99 each wears as well on me as a much more expensive polish does and for sure better than Chanel ever has.

Sinful Colors Daredevil

Sinful Colors Daredevil

Daredevil is one fun polish. I couldn’t stop staring at my nails. Normally you’d tell me that you had a neon polish for me and I’d sort of run the other way. But Daredevil has a luminous glow to it. The neon isn’t garish, it’s just a cheery polish to wear.

Sinful Colors in Daredevil

Sinful Colors in Daredevil

I enjoyed every minute of wearing this.

Sinful Colors 24/7 and Daredevil

Sinful Colors 24/7 and Daredevil

Sinful Colors 24/7 polish

Sinful Colors 24/7 polish

24/7 is another pink and similar to Daredevil but there’s no neon to it. It’s just a hot pink that your toes are calling out for. This should be the first polish you wear come spring.

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors GoGo Girl

GoGo Girl is a beautiful candy apple red. GoGo Girl is similar to the shade of red I chose for my latest car so there was no doubt Ilove this. It looked perfect on me for 7 solid days. It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day shade.

Sinful Colors Dream On and GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors Dream On and GoGo Girl

Sinful Colors Dream On polish

Sinful Colors Dream On polish

Dream on is called a boysenberry. To me this has a lot of fuchsia in it, a purple tinged fuchsia. This is a shade I’ll wear for a pedicure since it will look great with white or black sandals.

Sinful Colors: Go Go Girl, 24/7, Dream On, Daredevil

Sinful Colors: Go Go Girl, 24/7, Dream On, Daredevil

While most of these colors are repromotes, Love Sprinkles is a limited edition with its white hearts and pink & white glitter. This looks fabulous over any of the polishes in the collection. My advice, get to Walgreens or Rite Aid and pick up Love Sprinkles and others in this heartful collection. — Marcia

*sent for consideration

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Top Ten Tuesday’s drugstore favorites

If you set me loose in a drugstore what would I buy? Money is no object in this dream setup. I don’t think I’d overspend though because the things I really like and buy over and over just aren’t that expensive to begin with.

Yes To Blueberries eye cream – I was a little worried this would have a fragrance but if it’s there I can’t really tell. I’m impressed with this eye cream and am happy to recommend it. I found it with a $5 off coupon on it plus I had a 25% off CVS coupon so the price was just right. And the product is just right. The best drugstore eye cream I’ve used (and keep using).

Almay Oil-Free Gentle Makeup Remover Towelettes – of all the wipes at the drugstore this is my favorite. It’s not fragranced, they stay moist and they are gentle on my skin. While I don’t like to take off eye makeup with a towelette I will with this. It’s not great on mascara but it works in a pinch. The big reason I like these is that I really do feel clean and refreshed when using them.

Milani Eye Shadow Primer – this is a winner. I always recommend an eyeshadow primer and they have one of the best and at a price you can afford.

J.R. Watkins Liquid Hand Soap – it’s impossible to tell you how many of these I go through. There might be better liquid hand washes out there but I love how gentle this is and the wonderful citrus fragrances it comes in. I now have one at every sink in my house and a few in my linen closet so I don’t run out.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr shadows – the first batch of Color Tattoo came out at the same time as L’Oreal Infallible cream to powder shadows. At first I was all over the L’Oreal but time hasn’t been especially kind to those and a lot of mine have dried out. They are still usable but the Maybelline Color Tattoo have stayed the course. The longer I have them, the more I love them. There are a few shades I really love like Barely Beige, Branded Beige, Nude Compliment and Sleek and Spice.

Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Definition Eye Liner –  I know, I know! I write about this all the time but it’s the best black liquid eyeliner I’ve found. It’s $9.99 and some of you are lucky enough to have a Rite Aid with Eddie’s products. The rest of us can go on his site or Dermstore.

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick – totally impressed with these. I have two and I’d have a lot more if I didn’t own tons of cream blushers. These little sticks are dynamite on color, blend on my skin well, and last a good amount of time. Set loose I’d buy them all up. I have Pinched Pink and Pink Fever (shown) and I’d love more.

Sinful Colors nail polish – I’m totally impressed with these $1.99 beauties. I’m sure they aren’t all created equal but the three I received are fabulous. All lasted a solid week and got compliments for that solid week.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish – this is the other nail polish brand I’m always stopping and looking at. If I was set loose I’d buy all of these and all the Sinful Colors ones. The Maybelline wear well and have great trendy colors.

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara – It took me a while to find this after My Newest Addiction reviewed it but seeing it on her made me excited to find a drugstore mascara this great. This has the most unusual brush. It takes a bit of playing with the brush to get big lashes but it is a winner.

CapriClear Spray On Moisturizer – this is new to me and I haven’t had a lot of time to use it since it was sent to test but I’m so impressed with it already. I know it’s number 11 out of a list of 10 but I wanted to introduce it. This non-fragranced spray on coconut oil moisturizer is so easy to use. Great for after the shower, out of the pool for the day or just about anytime. It’s not greasy so you use and keep on going. I’ll test it more and review soon. It’s available at CVS, Walgreens, Ulta.

Drugstore shopping can be fun but if you notice I don’t have any type of foundation or concealer on my list. That’s one area that is still missing a favorite. If you have any to recommend, bring it on. In the meantime visit my fellow bloggers to see what other treasures can be found. — Marcia


Enjoy summer more with Sinful Colors Silk + Satin

If you haven’t heard by now, Sinful Colors was cited by Consumer Reports for being one of the best polishes on the market. They compared Sinful Colors to Chanel and guess who was the winner? The $1.99 Sinful Colors or the $27 Chanel? Go Sinful Colors!! There are new collections available from Sinful Colors and Beauty Info Zone is lucky enough to have received some polishes for review.

Sinful Colors new summer polishes

Sinful Colors new summer polishes

The first three polishes above are from the Silk+Satin collection while the last three are from Full Throttle.

There are 6 Silk + Satin polishes all together in the beautiful collection:

Matte About Blue: A matte-nificent cornflower blue

Pipaya: A soft flash of coral

Prime Purple: A delicate dose of lilac

Real Teal: A quiet mermaid green

Silver Solution: A gentle, shimmering silver

Solar Flux: A subtle touch of yellow

Sinful Colors Silk + Satin

Sinful Colors Silk + Satin

I’ve got these three Silk+Satin polishes and I’m sure I picked out the best since I love these!  The name Silk+Satin is really from a technique show on the Sinful Colors website. Their directions say to apply two coats of the polish to get the demi-matte and then use their Satin top coat just on your nail tips. They look stunning that way.sinful colors silk satin

REAL TEAL is the one I went for first since I’m always drawn to a metallic shade like this. While Sinful Colors calls it a quiet mermaid green it performed as a cross between a teal and a green for me. Bright lights showed off the beautiful teal while other lights made the green shine through more. The metallic wasn’t a full on metallic because the finish of these is a demi-matte silk texture. It gives you the best of both worlds – a matte that’s not really dull and a silky texture that you can shine up with a top coat.

Real Teal by Sinful Colors

Real Teal by Sinful Colors

Real Teal from Sinful Colors

Real Teal from Sinful Colors

Real Teal, Sinful Colors

Real Teal, Sinful Colors

As you can see there’s subtle shimmer hidden in this metallic finish.

PRIME PURPLE is well described as a “delicate dose of lilac”. This is a cream finish that dries between a matte and a silk. I chose to wear it with a top coat because I love a glossy look.

Prime Purple by Sinful Colors

Prime Purple by Sinful Colors

Sinful Colors  Prime Purple outside

Sinful Colors Prime Purple outside

Sinful Colors Prime Purple at dusk

Sinful Colors Prime Purple at dusk

SILVER SOLUTION is silver metallic but subtly so. It’s not a glaring silver so it’s easier to wear than a disco silver. It’s the perfect silver for your toes especially.

Silver Solution from Sinful Colors

Silver Solution from Sinful Colors

What’s amazing about Sinful Colors polishes is that they really are as good as touted. They look as great on me one week after application as they do that first day. The wear on these three has been phenomenal. It’s hard to believe I can walk into Walgreens or Rite Aid and for $2 walk out with an on trend nail polish and be thrilled with my week’s worth of wear.

If Sinful Colors isn’t on your personal radar because you thought the polish couldn’t last at that price, it’s time to change your mind right now. Silk+Satin are gorgeous polishes that feel so right. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Top 10 Tuesdays – Get Your Glow On

Top 10 Tuesdays this week is all about glowing which for summer means the world of bronzing. So what does a blogger who doesn’t tan or really use bronzers do? She tells you what she does like and then what her wishlist is. I’m pale and I don’t mind being pale but every once in a while I do like use something that is going to make me fit into summer society.

1. Le Metier de Beaute Sun Kissed Bronzer – this is the lightest bronzer ever which is why I like it. It’s the only product I’ve used that doesn’t make me feel like I goofed up somehow. I’ve bought other bronzers and used other bronzers but this is the only one I consider pulling out now.

2. MAC Cosmetics Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish – I used to buy every single Skinfinish they made and I still have a small collection of these. The two I considered for this Top 10 list are the Blonde and the Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish. These are the least frosty of all the ones I own and the most natural. I like to use one of the darker shades in Blonde as a blush and then use a brush like a skunkbrush and pick up the powder to give an allover light bronze finish.

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Kissed, MAC Blonde Skinfinish

Le Metier de Beaute Sun Kissed, MAC Blonde Skinfinish

3. Armani Fluid Sheer in #3 – the amazing fact about #3 is that I used one up. That’s a feat that probably will never be repeated. I use a tiny drop of this, mix it with my foundation and that’s it. It glows and I have some color. I like that I can blend it well on my jawline too since that’s the biggest problem for me and bronzers. I don’t want JLo on my face and Casper on my neck.

4. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer – I first got this in a QVC kit and then I bought a bigger one. I use it just like the Armani. It’s lighter than the Armani so it’s good for everyday. Plus it’s only $28 compared to $59 for Armani.

Giorgio Armani #3 Fluid Sheer, Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

Giorgio Armani #3 Fluid Sheer, Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

5. Sinful Colors Zincing of You nail polish – well I know it’s not a bronzer but it’s a great light golden bronze for my pale hands. I have several bronze polishes but this one is especially nice for summer and it’s a drugstore delight.

Sinful Colors Zincing of You

Sinful Colors Zincing of You

Now we need to go to wishlist. I was going to add in my beloved It Creme Highlighters but I decided to stick with bronze.

1. My number one wishlist item just arrived on my doorstep – Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse. We have lots of reviews on Beauty Info Zone about Beautisol since my blog partner, Lisa, loves bronzers and self-tanners. She has told me over and over to review Beautisol and at last I’ll be able to. I’m nervous though so wish me luck.

Beautisol Self Tanning Mousse

Beautisol Self Tanning Mousse

2. Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector – this is very similar to the Armani and Josie Maran that I mentioned which is why I haven’t bit the bullet but it makes everyone’s “best of” lists so I’d love to try it.

Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector

Becca Bronzing Skin Perfector

3. Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn – this looks so pretty and light enough for me. It’s a blush and bronzer duo that’s on the pink side.

Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn

Senna Brilliant Bronze in Dawn

4. Anastasia LLUMIN8 With Youthful Synergy™ Complex Bronzer – I’ve loved the cosmetics from Anastasia and this looks like one I could carry off.

Anastasia bronzer

Anastasia bronzer

5. YSL LA LAQUE COUTURE Nail Lacquer in #28 Bronze Metallic (metallic bronze gold) – in pictures this looks so beautiful but I don’t want to spend $28 for it and I wouldn’t wear it until fall but that doesn’t mean I won’t spring for it one day.

YSL LA LAQUE COUTURE Nail Lacquer #28

YSL LA LAQUE COUTURE Nail Lacquer #28

Before you go on to click the links of my fellow Top 10 ladies I’d love to know if any of these would have made your list. — Marcia