Hi everyone! There are so many amazing fall collections out right now, from Butter London to Zoya to Seche Vite's first color line (which I'm kind of stoked to try) but the truth is, you needn't look any further than your local drugstore for some knock-your-socks-off beautiful fall cremes.
Sinful Colors hasn't been one of my favorite brands, (for one thing, the name kinda bugs me... why Sinful? What did these polishes do that's so baaaad? lol) a lot in part because of my conceptions about inconsistent formulas. But these three, from the fall 2013 Diva collections, have totally changed my mind. The formulas on all three of these compete with and even beat many higher end brands.
A couple weeks ago, Mommy Does Her Nails and I were out and about chatting about life, and nail polish world and picking up a few pretties in the mean time. Skylark wasn't one of them. I had to go back and pick this one up because I couldn't get it out of my head and now I see why my friend's got such an affinity for peachy cremes. This one's pale and the color of the crayon. I almost got away with two coats on this one but in the end decided to go with three. The formula's very slightly streaky but really quite remarkable, especially for a pastel. It's fun to see another brand bucking tradition and doing soft and light for fall.
Graine de Poivre is gorgeous (and another I had to go back for). After I brought it home, though, I thought I had myself a dupe for OPI You Don't Know Jacques, but the latter is darker, cooler, and less red. Graine de Poivre is a warm, almost mauve-y taupe creme, neutral and elegant as all get-out. I used two coats.
Mesmerize is the color I initially picked up. I love inky indigo blue shimmers and I was excited to find the shade in creme form. Sinfuls do kind of confound me... I was doing some research, lool, and discovered that this one had actually been introduced last year, so apparently, it's back, and good thing. It's rich and edgy and reminiscent of a late October sky. I used two coats.
Note to self: master the art of photographing cremes in 2014.
I purchased my Sinfuls at Rite Aid but they're also available at Walgreens for $1.99 each. Their seasonal collections seem to go quickly so if any of these appeal to you, run, don't walk, lol.
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day! ♥♥