Helllllo everyone! Everyone’s all fully aware of what’s happening in the world right now, and I have no better information than all of the medical professionals, so I don’t want to make this blog about it. I want to keep posting about nail polish since I know everyone needs a little escape from the madness around us! A little distraction from everything! And I mean, I’ll be working from home indefinitely right now, so I have a lot of extra time, so it’s the perfect way to spend it by catching up and putting out a lot of reviews and posts.
I know this post came a little later than planned – I definitely have had to adjust to my new schedule. I had too little structure, and needed to give myself a schedule and routine. Or maybe I just needed a little break from everything. Either way, I’m back in and excited again, and definitely want to get back to blogging regularly!
So alright, let’s talk about these beautiful polishes already, shall we? Because this is an exciting post. It’s exciting because it’s the first new Sinful Colors collection of the year!
If you’ve read my other posts about the brand, you’ll know that Sinful Colors was the first brand that I really started my blog on! And ever since 2016 when I started this blog, I’ve collected every release that has come out. They’ll always have a sentimental place in my heart, and forever a place on this blog, so I’m always so excited when I have new shades to talk about!
This collection here is called the ‘Sporty Brights’ collection. It features 8 bright shades all with a “sneaker like texture” which means they dry down more satin-matte with a bumpy and rubbery finish. It’s not super textured, so it won’t be catching on anything, but of course, you’ll definitely notice it. It’ll just be lil bumps, like rubbing a tennis shoe. Sinful Colors is always releasing such interesting finishes, and this is no exception.
I was sent my collection by the lovely ladies in the Sinfully Polished group as always – they always have my back with these Walmart exclusive collections (who would have thought I would miss large Walmarts living in Chicago!). As mentioned, these are available in Walmart and Target stores (I know that’s definitely hard to get to right now). There are 5 shades available on Target’s website, and Walmart has them available to pick up as well. One of the shades, Track $tar, is a Walmart exclusive.
Now let’s get into the swatches!
These shades are also all with the new wider brush! Instead of the skinny square brush, these have the wider round brush. The brush does definitely help smoothing the polish on more easily. I’m fully on team widebrush and i hope every shade switches to them over time.
Okay into the colors!
As mentioned, these all have the sneaker like texture, so I won’t mention that in every single swatch.
First up, we have ‘Fit Chick’, the bright pink. This shade definitely had a thinner, more watery formula. I did have to build this up with 3 thinner coats. But this finish does dry more quickly than standard creams, so the coats do go quickly, and it’s easy to get through all of them.
It’s a super fun look, so the 3 coats are worth it.
Next up is ‘Warning!’. This is a more coral-toned leaning orange polish. Again, this one did feel a little thinner and watery than any normal cream polish. I feel with shorter nails, you’ll be doing more coats, as it’s harder to get the polish smooth. With longer nails it should be easier to get more polish onto the nail, and smoother coats right off the bat.
I did 3 coats again for this one and it was fully opaque, all nail line covered. So nothing too crazy for it.
And I mean, just a perfect color for the spring and summer!
‘Shoot & Swishhh’ is a bright highlighter yellow shade, with just a touch of green to it. This is definitely one of the thinnest shades – as you can imagine the bright yellow would be. It did start building up in 2 coats, but there was still visible nail line. It built up pretty well in 3 coats – this is a shade where I think it’ll be easier on longer nails. I did end up doing a 4th here to completely cover it all and make it fully opaque to my eyes.
It may seem like a lot, but again, the coats dry quickly so it’s not as bad as a normal cream shade. You can also layer it on top of a similar colored base to cut down on coats, yet still get the textured finish.
‘Fitspo’ is the bright lime green shade. This started out with a thin coat like the others, but it built up well in 2 coats. I had a couple patches left at 2, but a 3rd coat easily evened it out and made it opaque. (I did 2 coats here, but on my middle nail in the bright lights, you can see it could use another coat).
But it’s just so bright and fun, who could be mad with 3 coats.
‘Track $tar’ is the Walmart exclusive shade, and a bright, almost minty teal shade. It’s right in between a blue and a green. This one was a little more pigmented than the others, so it built up easily in just 2 coats. It went on smoothly and was so easy on the nails.
I ended up really liking this shade, and was glad I tracked this bad boy down!
Continuing right along, we have ‘Double Time’. This is a bright blue shade. This was definitely the most pigmented shade of the bunch, and felt the thickest. I had a touch of nail line after 1 coat, but it was easily covered in 2 coats. (I definitely bumped my middle nail there, so ignore that lil patch).
This was definitely one of my favorites of the bunch, especially with the easy formula. I did hear it can be a touch messy on removal, so be careful taking it off. But it’s so pretty.
Next up we have ‘Werk Out’, the cool-toned blue leaning grape purple. It had a sheer but smooth 1st coat. But it was easily opaque in just two easy coats! Another favorite with the formula, it went on like butter.
Last but not least, we have ‘Trainers’. This is a purple-toned pink. .. Or a pink-toned purple? It’s another that’s right in between the two shades, and it’s hard to fully label.
Now, unfortunately this one might be my least favorite of the bunch, just for the thin formula. It was the thinnest and most watery of the bunch – it even felt almost like a crelly on the nails. I still had a lot of nail line after 2 coats, and it still felt thin after 3. You can see it in my swatch here, in my bright lights the nail line is still visible.
So I think this is one I would definitely put over a base shade to fully boost it up. I love the color, so I won’t give up on it yet.
And that’s the collection! Though the formulas were a touch thinner than I was hoping for, and there were a lot of 3 coaters here, I still enjoyed it overall. I always love when a brand experiments and does something different, so the finish adds a couple points here for sure.
As always, it’ll depend on your own personal preferences whether you’ll want these or not! I like em, especially for the bright colors, but the texture won’t be for everyone.
Nails: Nailtural Shades • Essie Spring 2002 • Sally Hansen Sheer shades • China Glaze x Trolls World Tour Collection • LA Colors Metallics
Makeup: Wet N Wild x Bretman Rock • Wet N Wild the 40 Palette • Colourpop Whatever & Orange You Glad