Influenster SunKissed VoxBox review: SinfulShine nail polish #SunVoxBox

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

SinfulShine nail polish in Wisp
Along with the Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream I received in the SunKissed Influenster VoxBox was this SinfulShine nail polish, in the color Wisp. I received this nail polish, along with the other 3 products in my SunKissed VoxBox from Influenster, free of charge to review. It appears that recipients of Influenster VoxBoxes often receive the same product in different colors or patterns, and I ended up with this very ... versatile color. Wisp is 100% a Wite-Out white.

I remember when I was in kindergarten or the first grade, some of my female classmates and I would take Wite-Out and paint our nails white because none of us owned any real nail polish. I'm not really sure why 6-year-olds would have or need Wite-Out in the first place ...

The SinfulShine line is a Sinful Colors collection using a special gel technology. According to the Sinful Colors website, the only thing that separates the gel technology from a regular nail polish is, really, "brilliant shine." Sinful Colors polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP.

I really, really disliked the SinfulShine nail polish. It might be the worst nail polish I've ever worked with in all my years. Right away, I could tell that the formula was extremely sticky, almost impossible to spread in thin, even layers. The upside of that was the polish was opaque in two coats. The excess polish that found its way onto my skin was pretty much impossible to remove, even after scratching it. It did eventually come off with hand-washing and everyday life. When the polish dried, it dried one of two ways: very glossy or with a whole bunch of air bubbles beneath the surface. It looked pretty gross, but I was determined to keep it on until it chipped. It didn't chip at all.

Before photos:
SinfulShine nail polish in Wisp
SinfulShine nail polish in Wisp
And after ...
SinfulShine nail polish in Wisp
SinfulShine nail polish in Wisp
The last straw came 2.5 days into its wear, when I was kneading dough and noticed that strips of polish were missing from the tips of my nails. I'm pretty sure I've kneaded dough with nail polish on before and nothing's ever happened. I also noticed that for those nails whose edges had not torn off, the corners were beginning to ripple. So washing dishes didn't do it, showering didn't do it. It was a mixture of -- apparently -- corrosive butter, flour, water and salt that did the nail polish in.

To be fair, the problem may have lay with the color. Typically, lighter colors have formulas that have been more difficult for me to work with, and are the ones that tend to be sticky. I definitely don't recommend the SinfulShine line in a lighter color, even for its low price of $2.99. The nails that didn't get air bubbles (few and far between, though I applied my usual base coat) did turn out quite glossy, so at least this polish followed through on that. Sort of.

If you want to give the line a shot, there are 32 colors available, but it's exclusive to Walgreen's. Good luck.

SinfulShine nail colors

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