Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sinful Colors Starfish and Pure Ice Busted

Ah, more pinks.  The search for my perfect pink continues!


I wasn't completely wowed at the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection, but for some reason I was completely drawn to the Sinful Colors dupe collection, Adventure Island.  But alas, I could not find this display anywhere and the one chance I had to pick up Verbena (the Planks a Lot dupe that was also part of the SC Beverly Hills collection, which was displayed at my Walgreens for maybe a day), I passed it by in lieu of Beverly Hills which I shortly gifted away.


I came to accept that I would never own any of the muted pastels from this collection until, one random weekend, about a month ago, I saw the entire flipping collection at a Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  And it was reduced!  For polish that's typically $2, reduction = almost free.  Yay!


Starfish is a really awesome pink because, like with Sally Hansen Nail'd It, it is not a chalky pastel.  Instead of the bluer base as in Nail'd It, Starfish has a greyer undertone that gives this pink a dustier quality.


A dupe for OPI Sparrow Me the Drama, this is 2 perfect coats.



Because of some blogger support of my begrudging tolerance for sparkle, I decided to try and spice this up and layered Pure Ice Busted on top of it.  Busted is a very light pink jelly infused with purple and blue iridescent microglitter.  No matter how hard I tried, though, I could not photograph the sparkle; it just kept falling flat.  Stupid camera.



I had hoped the macro shot would have brought some of the Busted-ness into light, but it just looks like silver freckles.  I assure you though, that this was actually a nice, subtle combo for a glitter-phobic like myself.

What do you ladies think?

(And FYI: for more dupes of the Pirates Collection and more, please don't forget to check out my Dupe Alerts page, located on the tabs above.)


20 comments :

  1. very cute and girly! I love it :)

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  2. This is a pretty pink.  Love the combo with the glitter ;0)

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  3. Thanks! I just wished the Busted would come out to play...sigh...

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  4. gorgeous on you!! I love the name of it too haha. and yay for sparkles!;] but I'm biased lol. I actually just posted a creme franken today and mentioned you [and Fingers and Rach] haha

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  5. I saw! I love your frankens! You look fabulous in cremes :)

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  6. That's a great dupe.  Can't believe you got it nice and cheap too!  I managed to get my OPI Pirates collection on sale, and I love Stranger Tides and Skull and Glossbones.

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  7. I really love all the swatches of Skull and Glossbones but I have so many greys, I just couldn't bring myself to get another one. Seaweed, the SC dupe for Stranger Tides, will be posted shortly!

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  8. I love this combo, look very nice together.

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  9. Wow, thanks Carolina! Praise from you makes me blush.

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  10. This is a pretty pink! I love the touch of glitters.

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  11. Thank you!  I'm glad you liked it!

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  12. Super gorgeous, I love the sprinkle of glitter (HAHA), very delicate. It reminds me of pink frosting and crystallized sugar on top! I have used it on my "vanilla dream" cupcakes. On another note on a mani it looks sooo beautiful!

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  13. I aim for my nails to look like pastries :P

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  14. it looks really beautiful . i love this layering too !

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