Friday, May 16, 2014

Drugstore Dime: Sinful Colors Destination Color Sample Set 2

*Nothing to disclose*
Happy Friday everyone!  I'm enjoying an unexpected day off.  Since I have some free time, I figured it was a great idea to post the second half of swatches from my Sinful Colors Destination Color haul!  I've got 3 more polishes to show you today and if you missed the first half of the post, you can find it here.  Let's get started shall we?

I'm going to start with my least favorite of the new colors I nabbed.  Green With Ivy is one of the 9 Walgreens exclusive polishes from this set of collections.  I love the name but really dislike pretty much everything else about this polish.  Don't get me wrong, look at the color in the bottle.  Isn't it pretty?  If that was the color that showed up on the nail, I'd be thrilled.  Unfortunately, this polish is so sheer, I'm not sure what you can do with it.

Green With Ivy is a teal jelly with holographic hexes and bars.  In these photos, I'm wearing SIX coats!  With the exception of my middle nail, where I started with an undies base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White.  That nail has 4 coats of Green With Ivy over the base.  Even as a layering polish, I'm not sure how you'd use it.  One coat over the white base was barely visible, and it was completely invisible (except for the glitter) on my bare nail.  I'm very disappointed in this polish because I can't find a practical purpose for it.  The formula was fine, it didn't drag or get gloppy but it's just so sheer!

I'll be interested to see if any other blogger/nail fanatics come up with a great way to use this polish.  As for me, this one may be going straight to my blog sale :(  The good news is that Sinful Colors is so reasonably priced at $1.99 a bottle, it's hard to get too upset about it.

On to happier reviews!  Yellow Out There is the third Walgreens-exclusive jelly polish.  The bright, lemony yellow jelly base is sprinkled with holographic hexes and bars.  My only real complaint about this polish is that I wish they had been a little more liberal with the glitter.  It's a tad sparse and somewhat difficult to get a good application of it over the whole nail.

Overall though, I like this polish.  The color is perfect for summer and, though it's a bit sheer (4 coats shown here with a bit of visible nail line still showing), it would build up nicely in 2 coats over undies.  The finish on this polish is shiny and I'm showing it without top coat to give you an idea of what it looks like alone.  I had no issues with the formula,  just a nice, smooth application.

A pretty color, a nice formula, and a little sparkle...what more could you want? ;)

Curry Up is one of my favorite polishes from this haul.  A bright, limey green creme with flecks of rusty red and a bright turquoise shimmer, Curry Up is another unique color combination.  Another hit with the name as well, I'm always a fan of a good, punny name!

I almost didn't notice the red flecks in the bottle, so I'm pleased they showed up rather well on the nail.  I hesitate to call them glitters as I think they might be actual glass flecks since they don't seem to have a regular shape.  Either way, they're neat-o!  I'm showing 3 coats here with no top coat.  You will most likely be able to get by with 2 coats here, although I still had a bit of streakiness after the second I went with 3!  Other than that, no application issues to report.

I'm going to have purchase a few more of the polishes from this set!  Overall, I'm really happy with the ones I bought and I know there are 3 Walgreens-exclusive textured polishes in the display, as well as 3 "opalescent" toppers exclusive to the store.  Additionally, on the top of the display, there are 4 (I believe) different sets of nail "tattoos" which seem to be just water decals.  They had some cute designs so I may have to grab a couple of those, too! It seems as there's a bit of everything for everybody!

I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you so much for reading!


  1. Tonight I'm wearing Sinful Shine AT SEA topped with NYC glitter DISCO INFERNO, then Sinful Colors GREEN WITH IVY (2 coats). Very pretty.

    1. I'd love to see a picture! Green With Ivy was just so perplexing to me, I'd love to see what you did with it :)

    2. The NYC polish Disco Inferno is really the key here. Do you have it?

      Put on any light blue toned base color, tops with disco inferno then green with ivy and your nails will look so good. Try it out. I'll see if I can take a pic...

  2. That's a shame about Green Ivy - it does look beautiful in the bottle. Curry up looks pretty unique - I'm going to have to get this one!


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