So, I know I'm way late on this one BUT I only just recently saw this at Rexall so I felt I had to grab it. We get some Sinful Colors here in Canada but it's generally just the core colours, we don't usually get special collection, so I was pretty excited to see this in a random display. Hurray!
Without further adieu, I give you, Sinful Shine Prosecco!!! *cue the trumpets*
I've only ever tried one other Sinful Color so I was quite impressed with the formula - especially for the price point. I used two coats of Prosecco and one coat of HK Girl top coat. I've been wearing this for nearly 4 days and only have minimal tip wear. So far, it lives up to the hype. Enjoy the swatch pics. :)
I assume that 99% of you already own this - how do you like it?
Hi! I hope you all had a great weekend. It was the husband's birthday on Saturday so we took advantage of the weather and went skating and then met up with the rest of the family at a favourite sushi restaurant. (Any restaurant that gives me free Pocky is a fav in my books. ;) ) We also bought his & hers "wearable tech" and have been intrigued, particularly with the sleep tracker.
Anywho, on to the polish!
After swatching and enjoying Sun Kissed from Cuccio I decided to swatch the rest of the Nudetrals collection and, I have to say, I was super impressed. If they were easier to find, Cuccio would likely take top spot for retail brands.
Note: After swatching Sun Kissed I changed my lighting set-up, hence the difference in the collage. Sorry. :/
Formula note: Across the board I found the formula on all of these was good. Most required only two coats (keep in mind I use a heavier hand) and there was very little clean-up needed. Also, as I mentioned in the Sun Kissed post, I quite like the brushes - they have a nice bend and spread well across my nail.
Blush Hour is a lovely rose colour with gold shimmer and tiny silver square glitter. Super pretty and delicate. Shown here is two coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat.
Fair Game is a white with subtle pink shimmer that is on the sheer side. The shimmer adds an interesting element that makes this a white I could easily wear on its own. Shown here is three coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat.
Grey's Anatomy is a blue-grey with gold shimmer and tiny silver square glitter. When we saw this collection at Cosmoprof this was the colour that stood out to me. We can all just agree that this is gorgeous, yes? Shown here is two coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat.
Nude-a-Tude is an amazing pinky neutral with subtle flakes/shimmer. I think this my new favourite neutral. It goes so well with my skin tone, I was actually in awe when I was applying it. Shown here is two coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat.
Oh Naturale is a yellow/green leaning neutral with the same subtle flakes/shimmer as Nude-a-tude. As you can see in the swatches, it doesn't play well with my skin tone so I likely won't get a lot of wear out of it. Formula was nice. Shown here is two coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat.
Olive You is an grey-toned, olive green and is another favourite. It has the same gold shimmer and tiny silver square glitter as Sun Kissed, Blush Hour, and Grey's Anatomy. It's LOVE! Shown here is two coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat..
Skin to Skin is another lovely neutral, this time a creamy beige colour. It also has the subtle flakes/shimmer that Nude-a-tude and Oh Naturale have. Although this does lean a little yellow it's way friendlier with my skin tone than Oh Naturale was. Shown here is two coats with one coat of HK Girl top coat.
So, what do you think of the Nudetrals collection? Kind of great all around, right? I would most definitely recommend!
Happy New Year! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season and were able to spend some quality time with loved ones.
The last couple of months have been kind of weird for me. There was a ton of drama in the nail community and that, coupled with my own depression and anxiety, really soured nail polish for me. I just was not feeling it. At all. I was picking my cuticles hardcore, my nails kept splitting and breaking and I had zero motivation to take pictures or formulate sentences.
While at Cosmoprof I had the privilege of attending the Tips & Sips event hosted by Nail Pro, Nail It! & Katie Cazorla. One of the vendors at the event was Cuccio Colour and they were insanely generous - we received their ASP Gel line, some body care items and like three different collections.
I finally got around to trying a few and let me just say, I'm impressed. The colours are great, the formula was so smooth and easy to apply and I enjoyed the brush as well. I was wanting something softer but still interesting so I decided to wear Sun Kissed (from the Nudetrals collection) which is a pinky peach shade with gold shimmer and teeny tiny silver glitter. It's so pretty and feminine and a perfect palette cleanser without being boring.
Shown here is three thin coats topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl.
I wore Sun Kissed by itself for a day and then decided to use one of the crèmes to test out stamping. I love the combination of pink/champagne and purple so decided to use Count Me In to stamp with. After looking through my paltry stamping plate collection I decided on a pretty dahlia image on plate 4-01 from Uber Chic. All in all, I'm pretty happy with my novice stamping attempt.
Have you tried Cuccio Colour before? If not, I highly recommend tracking some down!