Sinful Colors Pretty In Pink Collection for Valentine's Day - Swatches and Photos

 Scandal from Sinful Colors Pretty In Pink Collection.

Valentine's Day, whether you love it or hate it, is a day for pinks, whether you love or hate those.  Me, I love pink blush, pink lipgloss, pink eyeshadow, but pink nail polish?  I never really got excited about pink as a nail lacquer shade.  Nails tends to allow more room to be a little different or unusual, so I don't find myself reaching for pink all that often.  However, there are times when you just want to be pretty and girly, whether it's for V-Day or any other day.

Sinful Colors has launched Pretty In Pink, a collection of pink shades for Valentines Day.  The collection consists of 8 colors, all ranging in pink sweetness.  Here are the color names and descriptions from the press release:
Pink Forever: Bazooka meets Bam-Bam to equal beautiful.
Beautiful Girl: Classic ballerina with a flirty finish.
Glass Pink: Sheer, shiny, shimmer-happy bliss.
Boom Boom: Magenta-infused pink, which pops on toes and tips alike.
Scandal: No-nonsense neon, slick and sensational.
Soul Mate: Muted peachy pink with a melon twist.
Here are three colors from the collection: Scandal, Glass Pink and Beautiful Girl. 

Scandal is a cheeky devil!  It's a pink jelly!! Surprise surprise! :)  I don't own many jellies, so I was happy to see that this medium neon pink had that yummy jelly finish.  I think this would look tasty for summer.  I applied 3 coats to get to my desired finish.
 Scandal with Glass Pink.
Glass Pink is extremely sheer faintly pink shimmer sparkle.  This definitely works better as an effect vs on its own.
Beautiful Girl is a soft ballerina pink creme.  I found the formula a little thin, but with three coats, I got a nice opaque finish.  As generic, as a pink pastel polish maybe, I actually discovered that I don't one!  I do own about 50 blackened blues with shimmer, but no regular pinks. 
Beautiful Girl with Glass Pink.
This is the girliest combination!  It maybe too sacarine for some, but I think it's fun to take a break from all my greens, blues and browns and get a little prissy. 
Sinful Colors Pretty in Pink Collection is available at major drugstores like Walgreens across the US and at for $1.99.

What are your feelings about V-Day?  Do you love it or hate it?  Are you a pink polish person? 

Full disclosure: These products were sent to me for review.  I was not obligated to leave a positive review.  The above is my honest impression of the products.  See our disclosure page for full details.

OPI Unripened vs. Sinful Colors What's Your Name

OPI Unripened from their Halloween collection for 2010 is an inky black blue with sapphire, turquoise and purple shimmer. It is available in full size bottles as well as in the Go Goth set of minis, but I haven't seen many full size bottles in stores or at e-tailers. So... if you thought that Unripened was the best out of the mini set (which I do) and are having a hard time fining a full size, here is a a good alternative for you.

Sinful Colors What's Your Name(#813) is almost an exact dupe. I think the OPI has a slightly nicer formula and coverage, but at $2, why not? OPI Unripened looks more shimmery and like it has more duochromes, especially in the bottle. But as I said in my review, Unripened doesn't translate on the nail as it looks in the bottle.

Sinful Colors What's Your Name is available at Cherry Culture .

OPI Unripened (left) vs. Sinful Colors What's Your Name (right)

OPI Unripened (left) vs. Sinful Colors What's Your Name (right)

Orly Cosmic FX - Lunar Eclipse with Comps

I am having a love affair with all of the Cosmic FX. I love staring at each bottle and watching all the duochromes change in the light. Here is Lunar Eclipse from the collection. It is a vibrant sapphire blue with purple/pink duochrome. I thought out of the entire range of the Cosmic FX collection that it would be most matchable to something I own already. I found a couple colors to comp to, but after the comparison, I think that Lunar Eclipse is worth having on its own.

Left to Right: Orly Lunar Eclipse, Sally Hansen HD Laser, Sinful Colors Femme Fatale

Left to right: 2 coats of Lunar Eclipse, 4 coats Sally Hansen HD Laser, 2 coats Sinful Colors Femme Fetale.

The Sally Hansen Laser is more similar to Lunar Eclipse in duochrome-ness and overall effect but lighter and doesn't apply as densely. The Sinful Femme Fatale is a closer shade match but doesn't have all the cool light catching, falling a trance, staring at your nails all day effect of Lunar Eclipse.

Bottle shot: Orly Lunar Eclipse is more pigmented and thicker in the bottle vs. SH HD Laser.

Bottle shot all three in daylight.

Thanks for looking.