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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My happy nail polish accident

Last week I purchased a new nail color off a Halloween beauty rack (the things one finds at Walgreens...). All the colors in the display were garish neons, and the bright fuschia appealed to me. Alas, all that glitters is not gold, and all that glows in the bottle does not glow on the fingers! To my surprise the polish dried to a soft matte finish - almost a satin finish. To my greater surprise, I kind of liked it. The only problem is that adding a topcoat ruins the matte effect, so you either have to skip the topcoat (and this polish is kind of cheap, so it sort of comes right off that way) or buy a matte topcoat, which I hear are out there but could not overcome my ennui enough to purchase.
The polish is something called "Sinful Colors" and is part of Halloween displays, right along side glitter pens and face paints.
My ragged fingernail above demonstrates one flat coat...the color deepens with a second coat of course.


  1. I love these mailpolishes. I stock up every time I go to Walgreens. I can get 10 nail polishes for the price of 2 revlon or neutrogena polishes. And I have that color in your pic too! I love to buy their deep reds and browns. I also have oranges and wacky colors for the winter when you wouldn't dare show off your piggy toes, haha.

  2. No way, really? This is the first I ever bought one and I work at Walgreens! They have an amazing color selection though.