Today was the first day of the Walgreens $.99 Sinful Colors sale! Now, I really like Sinful Colors polishes! They have amazing colors, are 4-free, have a nice formula, are great in water-marbling, and are regularly $1.99, so they won't break the bank, and I don't feel so guilty marbling with them! There have been a few new "collections" that have come out recently, and today I raided them! :-)
My absolute faves were "Amethyst" (purple creme), "Rain Storm" (medium blue creme) and "Lavender" (periwinkle creme). I got 2 of the first two, and only 1 of the Lavender, but I will fix that oversight tomorrow, as it is sooo similar to my favorite China Glaze shade: "Secret Peri-wink-le"
I've been wanting to try a jelly-like franken with glitter in it, and I was inspired by THIS POST by the one and only I'm Feeling Nailventurous. So I figured I'd use "Amethyst" as my base, I picked out a few other polishes in my stash, and away I went.
I added a little Amethyst, and then kept adding the glitter polishes till my mini bottle was almost full. Then I added more glitter hearts, and a pinch of small pink & purple glitters.
I painted a base of Amethyst and an accent nail of Sinful "Outrages". This is 2 coats of each with no top coat. The polish went on so smoothly, and is completely opaque with 2 easy coats. Not bad for $.99! On the thumb, I layered 2 coats of my franken. When I layered the franken over the ring finger, it totally hid the pink. So I tried the franken all by itself. This is 3 coats on the ring finger:
Nice coverage, but I prefer it with "underwear" like on the thumb. So I re-did it:
The flash makes it look more blue than it really is:
So I really like how this polish turned out! I think I should have used less "Amethyst" so that the polish would be more sheer. I really like the look of how the glitters are kind of emerging out of the polish. Anyway, if this franken had a name, it would be "Elusive Hearts", because I had to fish around forever to get hearts on the brush. And there are like a zillion of them in there...I know, because I put them in because they're my favorite part!
So get yourself to Walgreens this week, and try some frankening out for yourself!