Friday, March 27, 2015

Sinful Colors - A Trip Through My Helmer Continued

Purchased by me

Today I have more Sinful Colors for A Trip Through My Helmer. Hopefully you're not board with them, these are my last ones. :-)

This Lyin Nails - a beautiful red shimmer polish. This photo is two coats with no top coat. Lyin Nails could easily be a one coater, but I like using two which, in my opinion, really brings out true colors, shimmer, and depth of a polish. The formula for this polish is right on track with the typically good consistency of Sinful Colors. You can see some of my other reviews on Sinful Colors here and here

And this is Blue By You, a stunning blue shimmer with a slight greenish shift in the light, which was difficult for me to pick up.  This is also two coats with no top coat. This one was a wee bit of a stainer, but it didn't last too long, so don't let dissuade you from purchasing it if you're a blue lover like me. :-)
You can find Sinful Colors at Wal-MartWalgreensRite Aid and probably your other local drug stores. 
Cheers til next time! xoxo


Friday, March 20, 2015

Responding to Comments

I everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I'm not able to reply to comments at the moment. I'm not sure what's going on, but I can't make a comment or reply to them without logging in, but then it doesn't log me in to reply. Thank you all so much for reading and commenting, I'm trying to get this resolved!
Charis 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sinful Colors - The Sugar Rush Collection

These were a gift through a FB exhange

Today is Part 2 of A Trip Through My Helmer and the Sugar Rush Collection from Sinful Colors. As I sat down to work on this, I realized that I'm short one polish from this collection which is Sweet Tooth, a lovely light purple which is slightly darker from Candy Coated, which you can see here
Nevertheless, onward we go with what remaining polishes of this lovely set I do have. 
Again, these have no top coats on them, I wanted to give you an idea of how lustrous they are without. 

First up is Sweet Tooth, a fresh bright blue that has a slight shimmer, and this photo features two regular coats. 
This is Unicorn, a beautiful sunny yellow cream. Unicorn was quite thin, and required three coats for opacity. I also noticed that it left a bit of a tint on my skin and nails, so if you snag this from somewhere, be sure to apply carefully and I'd recommend two coats of a base coat. 
 This is probably one of my favorites, next to Sugar Rush - this bright fuschia with a slight shimmer is properly named Sugar N Spice - it's a fun, feminine color, with a little bit of sass in the brightness of it.

The formulas for these polishes were just as great as the others - no trouble with application, brush sizes were perfect and while they streak a bit at first, they leveled out very nicely. Dry time was awesome as well. Again, these are great drugstore polishes, and for about $2 (when they're not on sale for $1) they're perfect for wearing alone or for sporting nail art. 
You can find Sinful Colors at Wal-Mart, WalgreensRite Aid and probably your other local drug stores. 
Cheers til next time! xoxo



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sinful Colors - The Candy Coated Collection

These were a gift through a FB exchange

Today in A Trip Through My Helmer I'm going to show you the first half of my Sugar Rush Collection by Sinful Colors, and in my opinion, it's one of the best collections they've made. This collection was released around February 2013 and I really wish they would release it again. There's obvious re-releases in some of these colors under other names, so I don't see why they wouldn't just release the collection again. They're timeless colors for spring and summer, in my opinion.
All of these swatches feature three coats of polish and no top coat. Most of them have a slight shimmer, which was really difficult for me to capture. The brushes were nice and flared out nicely for me and formula for these polishes was easy to work with, though they are a bit thin and sheer, which is why it took three coats to reach opacity.

First up is Candy Coated, a lovely light lavender

Next is Cotton Candy, aptly named for it's popping, sweet pink color

This lovely robin egg blue is Sugar Rush - such a fresh, clean color! This polish is a cream, with no shimmer. 

This is Orange Cream; isn't it yummy looking?? I feel like I want an orangesicle now!

You can find Sinful Colors at stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Rite Aid. This collection has been discontinued, but again, you can often find similar (if not the same colors) under different names re-released by Sinful Colors. 
Hope you have a lovely Sunday! Cheers til next time, xoxo