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Monday, 19 March 2012

Back to Nubbin Town in Sinful Colors Bare

Hello gentle readers.

Yepper. For the third time in as many months, out came the grinder and the glass file and my Mambo buffer and back to nubbins went my nails. I don't know what the heck is going on, lately but my nails have been a real pain in my arse. Even with my daily doses of Biotin and gentle care, they are fragile and split and crack and peel and... Gah! They looked so bad this last time I grew them out that by the time I got to the last Hunger Games polish, they were trashed.

After I ground them down and smoothed and polished them with my glass file and Mambo buffer, I painted on what I thought was going to be a quick and easy and neutral manicure.

Ha! Sinful Colors Bare is, indeed, neutral. A soft, slightly beige toned rose creme with a lovely silver/white microshimmer that keeps it from being too flat or boring. This is just warm enough and rosy enough to be a mannequin hands polish for me but not look dead or unflattering with my skin tone. I applied two coats and topped it with with Seche Vite.


Get a load of that shimmah! 

The formula on Sinful Colors Bare was a nightmare. Thick, gloopy, difficult to handle I almost threw this one against a wall several times while trying to do my nails. This polish wanted to build unevenly, lump and, strangely, run and pool, too. Gah! Then after I finally got it looking halfway decent, I mucked it up doing cleanup and had to take it off a couple of nails and re paint them. I was fast coming down with the flu, was ill, cranky and that polish almost sent me over the edge. When I finished applying it, I dumped in a bunch of thinner and shook it like I meant it. Maybe it will behave a little better, next time. If it doesn't, It is history. I don't care how pretty it is. Dry time was slow. Really slow but wear time was good. It was a full four days before I saw much tip wear and didn't get chips. So, it wasn't all bad.

Do you own this polish? I do believe that it is part of the newer Spring shades recently released by Sinful Colors. I bought it at my local Walgreen's. Unless you like a very thick, fractious polish or want to thin it, I don't recommend this one.

ETA: I still have this polish on, as of this post publishing. (I queued this post.) I have tip wear and a tiny chip on my right index nail but overall, it is still hanging in for me. I still don't feel up to messing with it so I will probably wear it another day. For such bothersome polish, it is holding up amazingly well! :D

Thank you for popping in. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.

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