Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 72

So my week 69 pick was one for the record books people. I had so many people write to me about their nail polish and how it turned out for me, I did a lot of testing with the polish, as mentioned in week 70 I purchased another bottle of the same polish so I got the same result, so I tried it again without a base coat… and I got the same. So finally after much frustration and outright confusion I contacted Sinful Colors via their website telling them about myDSC02791 experiences and asking them to finally settle the debate .. what this polish a matte or a satin finish.. well needless to say I got an email a day later saying that someone was going to look into the situation and get back to me soon. I rolled my eyes and figured that was the last I had heard from them…. well fast forward to this past Saturday when I got a letter from Erin Dillenschneider a Consumer Information Representative for Sinful Colors Professional, thanking me for  bringing my observations to their attention; although I didn’t get an answer about what type of finish Dream On was supposed to have I was given gift certificates for nail polish…so I guess this is something I may never know the answer to.  FYI: I didn’t realize that Sinful Colors parent company was Revlon…

These were the little beauties that I got with my gift certificates.

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THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 307

Alternate Number 30 +7 =37

Nicole By OPI’s Better After Dark

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link :https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Use the hashtag: #nplclub on Twitter and Instagram

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A few months back Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI teamed up together for an amazing sweepstakes! 25,000 lucky winners received two Nicole by OPI Dove Chocolate inspired polishes and a coupon for a bar of Dove Chocolate! It was a sweet deal!! Better After Dark is the milk chocolate inspired nail polish  that’s a really nice red toned brown, packed full of pink micro shimmer. The formula went on well, it was a little sheer and streaky at first but evened out nicely.

As you can see from the first coat the nail polish is really thin and streaky, so I had to take extraCollage care to make sure the coats were even and didn’t pool on the nail., but once you allow the nail polish to dry and apply your second coat, the nail polish really shows it’s true shade an you can get a good amount of that microshimmer

 

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I gotta say that Nicole by OPI did a really good job with getting the shade right, it looked so much like milk chocolate I actually had to smell to polish to make sure that it wasn’t scented.There is something about a brown nail polish that instantly makes my skin look better, to be honest I have never considered wearing a brown nail polish in the spring/summer months, but I actually like this; and as you can se the color on the nail is not that far off from the color in the bottle.

And here is the final color, please excuse the nails, clearly this was before I did a clean upDSC02821 around the cuticles and skin, I added an accent nail using Klean Colors’ Firework which gives it just a little bit of shine. I have said this before but generally I’m not a big fan of the Nicole by OPI line for me it seems to be very kitschy  and sometimes I just don’t “get it” I’m blaming the Kardashian collection; it  just ruined it for me (it might also have something to do with the fact that I think they are repulsive human beings…), but I think this one might have changed my mind.

Although the polish started off with a bad note by being thing and streaky, it really erased all of my bad feelings by the second coat. Plus this shade looks amazing on me. so I have to give it a high score. So Better After Dark has earned a solid 9 out of 10! (Although Tsuki seemed a bit unphased by the color…)

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Until Next Time…
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Nail Polish Lottery Club – Week 69

PROGRAMMING NOTE: I marked last week’s NPLClub entry as Week 69… that has been fixed.. apparently I was excited about this week.

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM NUMBER IS 118

Alternate number 1+1+8 =10

SINFUL COLOR’S DREAM ON

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Are you still not sure what the Nail Polish Lottery Club let me give you a quick rundown; It’s a club for nail polish lovers. Do you have lots of nail polish you never used before? Put all your untried polishes into an excel sheet and  every week we pick a random number and wear a different nail polish, then we post the results on our YouTube channel, blog, or on the NPLClub Facebook page! Totally easy right? If you’d like to join us feel free, we’re all totally  cool!!

Nail Polish Lottery Club guidelines link : http://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJtYOL0VJjvrrfDVgK-3GSnjCcuyRDdj0Gb9IZKMjQA/edit
Nail Polish Lottery Club Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub?fref=ts
Nail Polish Lottery Club Twitter or Instagram hashtag: #nplclub

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I am on a hunt. I am on the hunt for Sinful Colors’ Beau Khaki, it’s got to be one of the mostdownload (1) inappropriate nail polish names that I have ever heard and I have decided that I need it! I need it in my life. I have seen it on eBay and Amazon and they want a lot of money for it. So if any of my readers find it at your local Walgreens, Wal-Mart or Target Store, let me know, I am willing to pay for the polish as well as the shipping…if worst comes to worst I will buy it on eBay (ugh!!)

Finally as a last ditch effort to take part of the Sinful Colors $.99 sale at Walgreens, I had to travel all the way to China Town and go to the Walgreen’s there to find some nail polishes, as I motioned last week, the two Walgreen’s near my house were tapped out, so to say that I happy with my meager selections was an understatement. I was only able to get four polishes… but I was still a very happy girl.

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This color is part of Sinful Colors Bright Essentials Collections. One of my previous picks (and one of my favorite blue’s ) was also part of this  collection. I am making an effort of wearing more bright colors, and this one certainly fits the bill.

Dream on would be classified a bright violet (actually more of an orchid shade) polish with a satin finish; now I did look up this polish and some people actually said this polish had a matte finish.
The formula on this polish is a bit thin, so you will need at least 3 coats to get it opaque. Not gonna like, I almost gave up on this polish because it’s so thin, every time I would move my hand or try to polish another finger I would end up smudging the polish or it would find it’s way on my hand.  So take your time with this one. One thing that I learned about this polish is that it is notoriously hard to capture the true color of the polish so it may look different in the photographs in this post…even though they were taken while I was in the same position, and in the same amount of light. And word on the curb is that this polish is an exact dupe to Zoya’s Charisma

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I gotta say, nothing say spring like a bright neon color and this one certainly hits the nail on the 20140428_145751head. I was concerned about this shade would look on me, but screw that… it looks fantastic on me! I will be honest I am having a hard time wrapping my head round this polish… it seems to be a bit of a chameleon some of the bottles are satin and some are matte… seems very strange.

I did want to do a little nail art, but I wasn’t;t in the mood do to anything time consuming… so dots were it. For this particular art (as you can see there is no rhyme or reason… which is the fun when you choose dots) I I used Sinful Colors20140428_153629 White on White and Endless Blue,,

Seems like Tsuki liked it, but I can only give it a 6 out 10! If I were to buy another bottle of this polish who’s to say it will be exactly the same… too many unknown variables for me. Have you ever tried this polish? Was your experience different than mine. Let me know in the comments below.

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Until Next Time,

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