Sinful Colors Desert Divas: My Picks Swatch & Review

Sinful Colors Desert Divas

Earlier this year, Tipped Off Nails showed her beautiful swatches of the Barry M Frosted Cupcakes collection and I was so enamored with them! And slightly jealous because Barry M still has not decided to grace the US with their presence. Sinful Colors had my back though because, shortly after reading that post and moping about, I saw that as part of their MASSIVE spring collection release they would be giving us their selection of crelly bases packed with pearly flakies: the Desert Divas collection. Score. I have managed to find all the polishes I want from the nine-piece collection except one, Super Cooper. It is a gorgeous sage green and it is KILLING me to not have it! Perhaps Sinful Colors does not have my back after all… Nevertheless, I want to show you what I have because these polishes are darn pretty and almost make up for the absence of Barry M here. Almost. (Warning: I go on a mini tangent about soccer at some time during the post. It’s all in parenthesis so you can ignore it, but I want to prepare you!)

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Red-y for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is not my favorite of the holidays. It leaves me with a bit of a weird feeling, like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day do – shouldn’t we tell the people we love that we love them all the time? Does there really need to be a special day for it? I also am not big on the color scheme – pink and red are not my ultimate favorites. But I do like the chocolate. Any excuse to buy and eat chocolate, right? Even though I am pretty apathetic towards it, I figured I should do something semi-festive here for Valentine’s Day. Since pink was out of the question, I decided to round up some of my favorite reds for you all. Like I said, it is not my favorite color, but I do have quite a few red polishes that I love.

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Flawless VoxBox Review

Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


Hey guys! I am super excited to share this post with you today, because for the first time ever I got sent stuff to review. Woo! I do love free stuff… Anyway, I signed up for Influenster a few months ago, wrote some reviews, and somehow got myself qualified for a VoxBox. Even better, this VoxBox includes a nail polish which I why I am sharing it here with you guys!

Here is how this post is going to work: I am going to review the nail polish for you first in my usual fashion. Then, under a read more cut, I will write brief reviews of the other stuff I received. Since this is a nail polish blog, I do not want to bog you down with the other things if you don’t want to see them! And if you do, cool, just keep reading. Sound good? Excellent, let’s talk about some Sinful Colors, shall we?

My swatches are over Zoya Get Even base coat. My top coat of choice is Seche Vite.


Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 2 coats plus top coat

Miss Klaws is the polish I received! She is part of the Kylie Jenner collaboration (or should I say… kollaboration) in the Trend MATTErs line. This polish does have a natural matte finish, which I am not a huge fan of. Matte polishes make me cringe, I look at them and see a chalkboard, which evokes certain unpleasant, spine tingling noises. The color is the only shade of pink I actually like, reddish-pink! Colors like this are perfect for the holiday season and Valentine’s Day (at least, that’s when I want to wear them). It’s such a cheery polish!


Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 1 coat

The coverage with just one coat is fairly good, there were definitely a few lighter spots. I found it to be a tad uneven, but unlike some matte polishes this doesn’t dry lightning fast so you do have some time to manipulate it. The formula was a really nice consistency, sometimes mattes can be chalky but this one is quite smooth.


Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 2 coats

Two coats gives complete coverage and it did end up drying fairly evenly. If I liked matte nails, I would definitely be comfortable wearing this as is because it has a smooth finish. I cannot stress how easy the formula is, it is probably the best matte polish formula I have ever used, applies just like a good cream polish.


Sinful Colors Miss Klaws, 2 coats plus topcoat; Revlon Cherries in the Snow, 2 coats plus top coat

As excited as I was to receive Miss Klaws, I was fairly certain I had a very similar, iconic polish in my stash already: Revlon Cherries in the Snow. I decided to compare them for you guys because in the bottle they look so similar and on the nail… see for yourself!  Miss Klaws is on my index and middle fingers while Cherries in the Snow is on my ring and pinky fingers. Can you tell a difference? Miss Klaws might be just slightly more red and berry toned than Cherries in the Snow, but the difference is so miniscule. You do not need both. If you don’t have either and want one, I’ve broken it down for you:

Sinful Colors Miss Klaws: Cheaper at $2.99, limited edition, dries matte, opaque in 2 coats

Revlon Cherries in the Snow: more expensive at $5.99 (but Revlon cosmetics are often on offer), in core collection, dries shiny, can be a one-coater (I always do two, but it is opaque in 1)

I will not recommend one or the other because it’s up to your personal preference! If price is your thing, scoop up Miss Klaws while you can. If you like owning classic, iconic shades that also have awesome formulas, Cherries in the Snow is your guy. Regardless, I thank Influenster greatly for giving me the opportunity to try this polish out. It’s actually the first polish of the Kylie Jenner collab I’ve gotten! If you’re interested in everything else I received, read on. If not, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day!

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Sinful Colors Guise and Ghouls: My Picks Swatch & Review


I did not intend to purchase a single Halloween polish this year. In fact, I did not intend to purchase a single polish at all this month, but that certainly did not happen. Hello, my name is Ashley and I am an addict. The polish that got me was Sinful Colors Nice Guise. From the comparison shots that Gingerly Polished has, it looks like a dead-on dupe for China Glaze Blue Ya! which I had wanted, but not badly enough to purchase online. Once I found a Walgreens that actually had this collection and grabbed that Nice Guise, two other polishes somehow ended up in hands. Funny how that happens! I am not really upset with myself though, because the Halloween polishes I picked up are not super Halloween-y. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Halloween, but I also love having polishes that I feel like I can wear all year round. Now, nothing should stop you from rocking a skull and cross bones mani in July, but I’m a seasonal polish wearer; I have many completely unecessary self-induced rules about what to wear and when to wear it. These all would be right at home in a straight-up fall collection in my eyes. Read on to see if you agree.

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