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Today I have swatches of some of the great holiday nail polish offerings from SinfulColors. SinfulColors has 22 polishes out for holiday 2014, including 8 previously released holiday favorites, 7 blue/hints of gold lacquers, 5 glitter flake polishes, and 2 opalescent toppers. This lovely red glitter topper is SinfulColors Decadent. Decadent has metallic crimson red hex glitter and small red glitter in a clear base.
This is one coat of Decadent over SinfulColors Out of This World, a pale silver shimmer (also available now with the holiday colors, although mine is from a previous release). Decadent was pretty easy to apply with the dabbing method. I think with regular brushstrokes, the glitter would move around too much, so dabbing and spreading it around is the best way to apply this polish.
This pretty ice blue shimmer is the aptly named SinfulColors Ice Blue. I love SinfulColors description of Ice Blue. They say it's a "soft indigo exploding with silver sparkle". This is almost like a very fine glass fleck finish, you can see all the individual shimmer flecks.
Ice Blue was very very sheer on the first coat. I was doubtful that it would build up at all, but this is three coats and there's only a little bit of VNL. I don't really mind the VNL here, I think it allows the silver shimmer to show through here. Depending on the thickness of your coats, you could need 3 or maybe even 4 coats, but the soft sparkling icicle blue might be worth it!
Now here is a perfect Christmas look! This is SinfulColors Twilight Twinkles over SinfulColor SinfulShine Devious. Twilight Twinkles features irregularly sized and shaped shards of metallic yellow gold glitter. I typically don't like shard glitter, but I like the fact that this has shards, but also longer pieces that are almost like bar glitter, small square-like chunks, and just different shapes throughout. This shard glitter also lays flat, so that helps me like it more!
This is one dabbed coat of Twilight Twinkles over Devious. Again, dabbing is really the best method here. This polish has a bit too much clear base for the amount of glitter in it, so you have to watch that you don't blob on too much. With a polish like that, I like to wipe some of the glitter on the neck of the bottle, wipe off the excess base, and then pick up the glitter again to apply it.
Finally we have the festive SinfulColors Galax-Sea, a collection of different sizes and shapes of green and gold glitter in a clear base. Like Twilight Twinkles, this has larger shards, but it also has regular square glitter, hex glitter, and teeny tiny shards. It makes for a more interesting look than just shard glitters by themselves.
This is two dabbed coats of Galax-Sea over SinfulColors SinfulShine Rise & Shinier. Galax-Sea was the most difficult of the bunch to apply. Even with dabbing, I thought it was kind of tough to get the glitter to spread out evenly. Like Twilight Twinkles, this seemed like it had too much clear base. It also took a long time to dry, even with quick dry top coat. If you love the look of it, I think it's worth $1.99, but it's not the easiest glitter to apply.
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If you're looking for a quick drugstore polish pick me up for the holidays, definitely check out the SinfulColors Holiday collection. There's something for everyone in there, and I enjoyed these glitters toppers and the lovely Ice Blue! SinfulColors Holiday 2014 nail colors are available exclusively at Walgreen's for $1.99!