Monday, January 16, 2017

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Part I of the Pretty Vintage Collection Collaboration by SinfulColors and Kandee Johnson

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Hello lovely readers! Today on the blog I have my swatches and review of the new Pretty Vintage collection from the Kandee Johnson and SinfulColors collaboration.

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Pretty Vintage Collection Collaboration by SinfulColors and Kandee Johnson


The dessert-inspired collection features a total of 12 polishes: 8 matted polishes, 3 textured polishes, and 1 glitter topper. The polishes have a dark gray cap and are either labeled as Vintage Matte or Sugar.



I was able to find 10 out of 12 polishes and will review the first 5 in this post. Three of the 5 polishes featured today are only available at Meijer.

Cherry on Top
This is a matte, bright cherry red polish with gold. The shimmer does not translate on the nail, but the polish is still gorgeous, nonetheless. The formula is great and self-levels nicely with the very first coat. I used 2 coats for opacity, but you may only need one coat if you have shorter nails and apply carefully. Shown below are 2 coats.

nail polish swatch of Cherry on Top from the Pretty Vintage Collection by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson
Cherry on Top by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson 





Licorice
This is a matte, blacken base polish loaded with gold shimmer. The shimmer in the polish gives it a dark olive shade. This too have a fantastic formula and can be worn as a one "coater" if applied generously. Shown below are 2 coats.

 nail polish swatch of Licorice from the Pretty Vintage Collection by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson
Licorice by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson 





Whipped Frosting
This is an off white, matte polish with gold shimmer. Sadly, the shimmer fails to show up on the nail. Also, the formula and application are not as smooth as with the darker matte polishes. For this and the rest of the lighter shades in the collection, it may take 2 generous coats for the polishes to self-level (I'll come back to the formula at the end of my post). Shown below are 2 coats.

nail polish swatch of Whipped Frosting from the Pretty Vintage Collection by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson
Whipped Frosting by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson 





Peaches N' Cream
This is a bleached neon-like matte polish in a peachy shade with pink undertones. Again, it also features gold shimmer but the shimmer is not visible on the nail. This lighter shades takes at least 2 coats to self-level. Show below are 2 coats.

nail polish swatch of Peaches N' Cream from the Pretty Vintage Collection by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson
Peaches N' Cream by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson 





Mint Chip
This is another bleached neon-like matte polish in a beautiful mint shade. And I'll sound like a broken record, but again, the gold shimmer does not show up on the nail and it takes at least 2 coats to self-level. Shown are 2 coats plus top coat.

nail polish swatch of Mint Chip from the Pretty Vintage Collection by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson
Mint Chip by SinfulColors in collaboration with Kandee Johnson 






Overall thoughts
In my experience, matte polishes can be difficult to apply. The formula tends to dry fast, it's generally streaky, and the polish dents easily as it is meant to be worn without a top coat. The lighter shades in this collection are no exception to this, but despite this, I think they feature some of my favorite matte formulas to date for the price point.

When wearing, I first applied a thin layer and then a (cuticle flooding) generous second coat to make sure I had a smooth coverage. Yes, I had to do some cleaning, but I didn't have to overwork the polish.

Cherry on Top and Licorice, however, have great formula regardless of finish and are my top favorites. And Mint Chip is the perfect mint shade, in my opinion.

Overall, the colors are gorgeous and pastel lovers will be very pleased. They are also perfect for Valentine so the release timing of the collection is great.

These polishes retail for $1.99 US and are available at drug stores and retailers nationwide including Walgreens, Bartell Drugs, and Fred Meyer. Cherry on Top, Peaches N' Cream, and Licorice are only available at Meijer.

I will have 5 more polishes from the collection reviewed here next week. In the meantime, here is a chance to win Cherry on Top, Peaches N' Cream, and Licorice.

SinfulColors Cherry on TopPeaches N' Cream, and Licorice Giveaway

Please read the rules below before entering:

1. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
2. Open to US entrants only.
3. Fraudulent and giveaway accounts will be disqualified.
4. Giveaway will run from  1/16/2017 through midnight CST on 1/30/2016.
5. One winner will be notified via email provided in the first entry. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize after being notified. If the prize isn't claimed within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
6. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media platforms.
7. The prize consists of unused, brand new press samples sent to me by the manufacturer.

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17 comments:

  1. I find that most matte polishes don't show their shimmer but then top coat makes it pop. I love peaches and creme though. That's a unique matte color.

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  2. The price point is great but I'm so over Matte right now.

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  3. Licorice looks interesting, but I'm a little 'meh' on the others. I'm keen to see the rest of the collection, though!

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  4. Licorice us my favorite, thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. It's a bummer that the shimmer doesn't translate into the matte, but the shades are killer! Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway!

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  6. I had no idea these were matte before reading your post. I'm going to try to find these asap!

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  7. I love Sinful colors shades they have so many different colors and they are so inexpensive, so you never feel guilty buying a bunch of them at a time! The shade Licorice is gorgeous!

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  8. Licorice is sublime! I can never find new SC's here anymore, it's quite sad.

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  9. Licorice is beautiful! I'm glad to hear the formula works out pretty well!

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  10. Cherry on Top is gorgeous! I love matte reds like this one.

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  11. I love Licorice. That kind of dark olive shade is quite unique.

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  12. Ooh I need to try and get these, absolutely love Sinful Colors x

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  13. Beautiful swatches! I need to somehow get my hands on mint chip! x

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  14. These sounds really lovely for matte polishes and a great price too x

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  15. Those are gorgeous!! I really need more sinful colors in my life, thank you for the awesome review!

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