Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sinful Colors Seaweed

Here's another fabulous dupe from Sinful Colors!


Seaweed, a greyed out green, is a pretty dead on dupe of OPI Stranger Tides.  I initially thought of this as a fugly polish, but it really grew on me.  I think I have a weakness for anything dusty; it really just makes everything utterly cool to me.


After three thick coats (sometimes an unfortunate byproduct of the cheaper SC brand), I was really pleased how well this jived with my fairer skin tone.  I tried to spice it up a bit  with 2 coats of Essie Shine of the Times as an accent.  Even more daring for me, I mattefied the accent nail. 


I apologize for giving my loyal readers a heart attack at my clearly un-Amandalandish-like lacquering.  It may be a one time thing, so soak it up while you can.




I like the mix of Shine of the Times with Seaweed and really like how the matte finished.  I can't say that I'm completely taken with the look of an accent nail for an everyday look, but as a swatch, I'm impressed at stepping out of my polish purist box.

What do you ladies think?  Are you shocked at my radicalness?

24 comments :

  1. I love it, it is very simple  but it adds such a nice touch of 'umph' to a somewhat subtle color! Looks great on you and I love seeing this new adventurous Amanda ;)

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  2. This is so pretty!!!  I love this! :D

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  3. I Love the Matted accent nail, looks very pretty!

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  4. I love it and think it suits you perfectly! The accent nail is a great touch.  I want Seaweed even though I already have Stranger Tides haha.

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  5. Well this is the first time visiting here and I love the little unique kick this look has! Especially the essie accent what a lovely combo to do :D So i hope there are more of these to come :D

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  6. Thanks, Nory! I can't promise a lot of this, but I'll try whipping Adventurous Amanda out more often ;)

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  7. Matted flakies are really awesome. The glow really comes alive :)

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  8. Thanks, Chelsea! I'm getting more and more into greens these days and this greyer version is pretty unique. I don't blame you for wanting a back up dupe ;)

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  9. Welcome! I hope you continue to enjoy my posts and I look forward to your feedback. Don't be shy; please feel free to let me know what you like and don't like or have any swatch requests whatsoever!

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  10. Amanda, you are too funny.  Glad you went "radical" because I love it!!  I'm not a matte lover, but the accent nail looks amazing!  This is a pretty polish.

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  11. I aim to please :)

    (Although, I can't go glitter, ladies. I don't think I have the heart for it!)

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  12. I love dusty colours too! I often catch myself dustifying up cremes by dumping in a load of white and black...

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  13. Hmmm...interesting idea! I've never tried that but it sounds like a fun way to change up a color I'm not thrilled with.

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  14. Very pretty, nice subtle color!

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  15. I like that it's not an in your face green.

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  16. I agree.  I'm really ambivalent about yellow based greens that just remind me of puke.  These softer shades are much more wearable and flattering in my opinion.

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  17. This is very pretty. I love Shine of the Times, it looks awesome over everything!

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  18. I particularly like it over cooler colors for a contrast.  I really want to try this over a medium grey next!

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  19. I liked the subtle with the flakie, I thought it was a soft match.

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