Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Drugstore Dime: Sinful Colors Destination Color Sample Set 1

*Nothing to disclose*

Hello everyone!  We've finally gotten some warmer weather here in Chicago and I'm loving it!  Although the rest of the week is going to verge on chilly, the past weekend was just gorgeous so I know winter has just about lost its grip on us.  

Whilst strolling through my local Walgreens the other evening, I stumbled upon the new Destination Color Sinful Colors display. This display has all three Summer 2014 collections; Turn Up The Heat, Chill Out, and Simmer Down.  Included in these collections are several new colors, a couple of reruns, and 9 Walgreens exclusive colors.  Now while I would love to have purchased all of these colors to show you, I'm kinda on a budget.  Hence the Drugstore Dime title above ;)  Though Sinful Colors are very affordable at $1.99 each, I narrowed my original selection of 12 polishes down to 6 to share with you all.  I've got 3 to show today and I'll have 3 more later in the week!

First up today is Yellow Spotted, a bright lemony yellow with a lovely shimmer of orange, red, and even some green.  This might have a touch of a scattered holo effect, but I can't swear to it.  I always forget how much I adore yellow polishes until a put a pretty one on...Yellow Spotted definitely fits the bill! 

This polish is so summery and has just the right amount of sparkle...perfect for your hot weather mani or pedi!  Though fairly sheer, Yellow Spotted did build up to mostly opaque in 3 coats (shown here), with just a touch of visible nail line.  As a change, I did not apply a top coat to these polishes so you can see that they all have a shiny finish on their own.  I still recommend a good top coat for durability but if you're just looking for shine, these gals have it!

 I know yellow is not a polish for everyone, skin tones and all, but I'm all for wearing anything you happen to think is pretty.  If you're in the market for a summery yellow polish with an extra kick, give Yellow Spotted a shot.  I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Mimosa was the first polish that caught my eye on the display and is one of the Walgreens exclusive colors.  A O.J.-tinted, yellow orange jelly, Mimosa is super squishy.  Small metallic red hexes and bars float throughout the base and created a lovely depth in the layers of polish.  

As with most jellies, Mimosa is fairly sheer.  I'm showing 4 coats with some dabbing at the tips to cover the nail line.  You can certainly layer this over an opaque base polish, but you may loose a bit of the squishiness that jellies give.  It would also be fun to layer this polish over another glitter to mix it up a bit.  I didn't have any formula issues, just make sure to give plenty of dry time between layers to avoid dragging.

I know, first a yellow and now an orange?!  What am I thinking?  It's summer, people!  Or hopefully it soon will be...gotta have the warm colors to celebrate!  Mimosa is one of the more unique shades that Sinful Colors has come out with lately and if you're into orange uniqueness, then you should probably snag Mimosa. 

Ok, here's a shade just about everyone can get behind, right?  Mint green...there are so many variations of the classic mint green creme and Mint Tropics might be a nice addition to your collection.  I have about 9 mint polishes, but I always have room for more!  This first photo shows a bit more pastel than Mint Tropics actually has a touch more pistachio in real life.

This photo and the next are more true to color, though my camera just had trouble capturing the exact shade.   Mint Tropics was easy to apply and went on smooth.  Any bumps you see are my attempts to cover up smudging, since I'm too impatient to wait to take pics until my polish is dry!  This was fairly sheer on the first coat but nicely opaque in 2-3 coats.  Again, I'm not wearing a top coat here so that shine is all Mint Tropics' own.

After my first set of swatches from these collections, I can already tell I'll be back for more.  Sinful Colors, I just can't quit you!  For the price, you just can't beat their selection and quality.  Have you tried any of these Destination Color polishes yet?  I'd love to hear what you think of them!

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Mint Tropics is so lovely!! :)

    1. It's definitely a must have if you dig the mints! Thanks :)

  2. All beautiful, great swatches! I love the mint green one best, it's so bright and perfect for Summer x

    1. Thanks so much, Emily! Yes, Mint Tropics is the stand out so far...I've got a few more swatches coming up so we'll see if it still tops the list ;)

  3. I'm not a huge fan of yellow, but that one is so pretty with all that shimmer going on. I hate it when Sinful comes out with new collections this big - I have a heck of a time narrowing it down.


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