Sinful Colors has a vast collection of nail polishes, both in their permanent collection, and in their seasonal collections. Some of their seasonal collections contain re-releases of shades mixed with brand new colors. I saw this Sinful Colors Autumn 2010 Collection out on display at my local Rite Aid, and the display itself did not have a specific name on it, except that it was being marketed with dark, fall-appropriate shades. The collection is absolutely gorgeous, and the five shades I picked up are unique, sophisticated, and gorgeous. To see photographs and swatches,
Dawn is a gorgeous medium purple jelly base, with bright fuchsia pink sparkle in it. This shade came out much lighter than I thought it would, since it looks quite vampy in the bottle, but it was still gorgeous. I love the “squishy” jelly base – it keeps the color fun, and makes the sparkle more apparent.
Dusk is a chocolate brown with a very noticeable bronze shimmer. In fact, this shade looks like it is lit up from within, and I love the effect. This shade is my favorite of the five I bought, and was a surprise love of mine. It looks like your nails are on fire underneath the chocolate brown, and I love it.
Femme Fatale is a gorgeous darkened blue that has very subtle silver shimmer in it. The subtle silver shimmer in this shade almost makes the polish take on a metallic look. Not necessarily the most unique shade for this fall, but definitely a very pretty one.
Stormy is a darkened emerald green-teal with bits of lighter blue shimmer in it. This is a darkened cousin to China Glaze’s “Watermelon Rind,” and even takes hints from China Glaze’s “Emerald Fitzgerald.” It is an elegant and sophisticated alternative to black nail polish.
Love Bites has a dark teal base, with bright blue bits of micro-glitter that also reflect bright purple. If you look in the 2nd photograph of this shade, you will see at the base of the nail polish bottle that the micro-glitter has a purple duo-chrome effect to it. It doesn’t show up dramatically on the nails, but every once in awhile you will get a flash of it. This was the shade that sold me on the collection originally, and this is my 2nd favorite to “Dusk.”
All shades were two coats, with the exception of “Dawn,” the purple, which needed 3 coats because of the jelly base. These polishes will last on your nails for several days with a good top-coat. I noticed that when I don’t use a nice top coat with Sinful Colors, they have a tendency to chip and wear, particularly at the tips. I typically use Seche Vite Top Coat for these, to really seal in the shine and color well.
Sinful Colors Autumn 2010 Collection is available at drugstores nationwide right now for $1.99 a bottle. The display in my drugstore was not marked with any photographs or a collection name, just a simple nail polish display rack. If you have seen a display with photography, or a collection name, feel free to leave it in the comments below!
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