Sinful Colors ‘Jingle Jells’ Collection

I went on a monstrous swatch fest before I left for home so I would have lots of things to post with my free time. In that time, I swatched up TWO Sinful Colors collections to talk about. Look at me actually getting work done. Wild, I know.

Sinful Colors has been a little quieter this 2nd half of the year, and unfortunately they’ve been a little harder to find. I hope this means they’re just planning something big in the next upcoming year. Keeping that optimism since they were the brand I really started my blog with, and the one brand I love to pick up every new collection fun. They always have such unique finishes as such affordable prices, and I don’t know how I would feel if they left me.

But we’re not thinking about this, it’s never been said that’s happening. Instead, we’re looking at some new polishes for the holiday season!

This is the ‘Jingle Jells’ collection. It’s a group of 4 polishes labeled with ‘Jelly Topper’ stickers. They’re more jelly like bases with metallic glitter pieces all throughout.

I had these muled in from one of my sources, since they hadn’t shown up anywhere near me. However, they have been found at Rite-Aid and Big Lots (2 stores we either don’t have, or don’t have a ton of in Illinois)! They’re the normal $1.99 price as their permanent range.

Since these are labeled as ‘Jelly Toppers’, I showed them all here as 1 coat over a base shade, to show them off as toppers. I also have swatches of them built up on their own underneath as well! These all have similar formulas – they’re a more jelly finish, so they’re more sheer, but most can be built up on their own as well. They’re smooth, and distribute the glitters easily with just 1 coat, without having to place the pieces. Some are thicker than others, which I talk about, so let’s just get into the colors!

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China Glaze ‘The Grinch’ Holiday 2018 Collection

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying family time, or even just a nice break from work, and entirely too much food.

I’m at home at my parents for a week, so I’ll be using this precious time to just loaf around, eat a lot of cookies, and write a lot of posts. That’s right, I’m getting AHEAD in writing my posts. (I say this now, we’ll see how I do). So yes, that means lots of posts will be coming up, or at least they’ll be consistent in posting.

But today, we’re talking about a super festive collection, the China Glaze Holiday 2018 collection. This is full of lots of sparkle and shimmers and grinchy goodness.

I’m here, drinking spiked hot chocolate so I apologize in advance for any wayward commas or comments. I’m honestly just here living my best life.

So let’s just get right into the swatches already.

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OPI ‘Nutcracker’ Holiday 2018 Collection

Y’all, it’s a huge collection, so I promise I won’t talk too much. But be ready for lots of posts coming up soon. I’m going to be at my parents house for a week for the holidays, so when I’m not annoying them and eating their food, I’m going to be working on writing up as many posts as I can and getting them ready to post. So be ready. (Sorry in advance, Mom and Dad).

Alright that’s enough rambling because we have a big-ass collection to get into today. This is the OPI Holiday 2018 collection which is inspired by the newest Nutcracker movie that came out. This is their traditional 12 shades, but 3 glitter toppers for a whopping 15 bottle group. I know right. BUT WE’LL GET THROUGH IT TOGETHER. There’s a ton of polishes and photos to get into, so let’s just do this.

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Swatch/Review: OPI ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Holiday 2016 Collection

Late? But it’s still the holidays, so everyone else is simply early.

I have some of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s shades from OPI today! Now, I’m going to be honest, I have not seen the movie, so all of these shade names really go over my head. Oh well. It’s still pretty nail polish.

This was supposed to go up Thursday, but that was my 22nd birthday! Yay! My lovely roommate and best friend bought me tickets to go see Panic! at the Disco, so obviously my Thursday was not spent blogging, and instead spent looking at Brendon Urie. Swoon. But now we’re in the middle of a big snowstorm, so what better thing to do than blog! I’m so cozy in a blanket right now.

Let’s just get into the swatches.

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Zoya ‘Enchanted’ Winter 2016 FULL Collection

I’m going to preface this post by saying, I don’t have all of the polishes for this collection. YET.* (I do now) So here’s the story.


I ordered this collection, along with a few other polishes in Zoya’s Black Friday sale. It shipped, it was delivered, I pulled the package out of the box, and… one of the polishes was smashed inside the package. Polish everywhere. I promptly cleaned it up, getting blue everywhere, and got right onto emailing customer service. Luckily they were so lovely, and immediately sent out another bottle of Waverly. I should have that by Friday, so I’ll be sure to update the post, and label it with Full collection when I truly have all 6.

*UPDATE! I have them all now. Right away I emailed Zoya’s customer service. They were very lovely, and shipped out a replacement polish, and I got it within the week! I was very satisfied. So I have the full collection.

In this collection there are 6 polishes, 2 duochromes, and 4 of Zoya’s ‘Pixiedust’ formula – aka textured polishes. I’ll start with the duochromes.

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Swatch/Review: Sinful Colors ‘Santa Bae’ Holiday 2016

CHRISTMAS. EXCITEMENT. That’s right, the holidays are just around the corner, including the best holiday of all, Thanksgiving. And this means, holiday collections and holiday nail polishes.

I found the display with the new Sinful Color’s holiday polishes just hanging out at the end of one of the aisles at my Walgreens and snatched.

As for trying to figure out exactly what polishes were technically in this collection or new, it was a little difficult. I went off of the shades advertised on Sinful Color’s Instagram to see what was exactly new. If you look on their website, they have more colors listed underneath the ‘Santa Bae’ section but I think the 8 I have here are the new shades for this year. I have a couple of the older shades as well that I’ll compare at the end.

I have 8 new shades to show you. Now onto the swatches!

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Coming Soon! – New Releases and the Holidays

That’s right, you read that correctly. The Holidays are coming. Halloween is just around the corner, and all of the holiday collections have been released.

I plan on having the 3 big holiday collections on my blog eventually – this includes Orly, OPI, and China Glaze. In this post I’ll give you a little preview of the 3 (since yes, they are out already), and places where you can pick them up.

I will eventually have posts with swatches and all the dirty details of these collections – so watch out for those in the upcoming months.

For now, a preview.

First up, Orly! I have not yet reviewed Orly on my blog, and I feel they go under the radar as far as mainstream brands, and I have only a few shades from them as well, but the ones I do, I love their formulas! So I want to give more love to a brand that is always there for us.

Orly’s Holiday Collection is called the ‘Sunset Strip’ collection and includes 6 shades. You can buy this collection on transdesign.com for $4.25 a piece now, or on head2toebeauty.com for $5.50 a piece.

Description of this collection says:

“On the mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that extends from Hollywood to Beverly Hills deals are made. Stars are born. Over-sized billboards blink in sync with over-sized egos as tourists and wannabes crowd into some of L.A.’s most storied nightclubs. The Sunset Strip is where you go to catch a glimpse into the private lives of the rich and famous.”

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Here are the shades! These colors are all an untraditional yet traditional colors. Does that make sense? I think I might be most excited for this collection because of it’s choice of bold and bright jewel tones.

Next is China Glaze. China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection is called ‘Seas and Greetings’ and is a 12 piece collection. This collection is now available on head2toebeauty.com for $3.25 a piece.

Here is the description for this collection:

“Tis the sea-sun for holiday cheer and this year China Glaze is taking you on a tropical escape from the traditional snowy white climate. The CHILL vibe of this collection has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with attitude. The relaxed feel of the beach with classic holiday joy has this winter warming up. With a colour palette that embodies woven accents of glitter with faded ocean blues and weathered seashells brings this coastal holiday collection to life.”

Is this the year of untraditional holiday tones? If so, I’m excited.

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You can see the colors and their descriptions here! Personally I love the idea of bright jewel tones, and soft pastels for the holidays.

And last but not least, the collection everyone seems to be already buzzing about – OPI’s. OPI’s Holiday 2016 collection is the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ collection and is of course based on the famous Audrey Hepburn movie. This another 12 piece collection, and is currently available on polishpick.com for $5.25 a piece.

PolishPick’s website says:

“Women are still awed by Audrey Hepburn’s impeccable style and glamour 55 years later. Her iconic style, along with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of the top fashionable films of all time has changed the way women look at fashion, accessories, jewelry, and beauty. From the adaptation of classic Hollywood glamour on the red carpet or re-enacted in photo shoots, there is a bit of Audrey in every woman.”

For me this collection seems to have the traditional holiday colors in it, with rich jewel tones, and lots of reds, and of course, the iconic Tiffany blue. ‘Champagne for Breakfast’ and ‘Sunrise… Bedtime’ are beautiful glitters that I can’t wait to try out.

As always, these collections will be available at Ulta and your local beauty supply store in due time – I’m just giving you websites where they’re available right now, and where I’ll be ordering from.

Be on the lookout for my posts with swatches and reviews of these coming in the next couple months!

Are there any shades you’ll be picking up? Which ones are you most excited about?