Friday, April 29, 2016

Slay Grey!

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Friday to all of you! Today I would like to share with you the manicure that I have been wearing for the past week. It features a lacquer from the Sinful Shine King Kylie collection. I came across a display for the collection a few weeks ago and this gray beauty really caught my eye. Although my initial thought was that it is likely a relabel of their wildly popular 2014 shade Prosecco, I knew I had to take it home and compare. Figuring that in the worst case, I'd have a backup of a shade I love, but instead I was pleasantly surprised that they are indeed different. They do, however, both have the gorgeous golden iridescent shimmer which drew me to them...


I wanted to accent the golden shimmer with a bit more gold and I chose the Sinful Colors Gold Medal. I absolutely love this gold shade, it is a bit warmer and softer than a typical yellow gold. It also makes a wonderful stamping polish (you can see a sample of it in action here).


To create the curve, I used French Tip nail vinyls from Whats Up Nails. As you might guess, they are intended to be used for a french tip manicure, but I thought it would be fun to use them in a different way. These nail vinyls, along with a few other shapes were sent to me for review, right before my unplanned blogging hiatus :'(, and are another product that I feel really guilty about not showing you for so long. The vinyls were very easy to use, they adhere perfectly to the nail and remove easily, leaving behind a clean line. I'm really looking forward to playing around with these some more...


Here is how I arranged the vinyls, aiming for a bit of randomness to isolate different corners of the nails...


It is a quite simple manicure, but I thought it was really classy and elegant. I've been enjoying it all week...



A quick look at Sinful Shine Slay Grey. It is a medium gray crelly with an iridescent golden shimmer. It is a bit sheer to let the beautiful shimmer shine through, but two coats as I have in these swatches provided good coverage with a barely visible nail line. Swatches are with a top coat.

I'm not sure truly how much difference there is between the Sinful Colors and Sinful Shine lines in terms of duration of wear, but this particular shade has stayed on my nails for a week now with barely any tip wear and no chips. I'm definitely impressed...



Now to quickly compare Slay Grey to Prosecco. As the name would suggest, Slay Grey is a lot more gray than the taupe Prosecco. You can see my old swatches and nail art with Prosecco here. Both have the same iridescent golden shimmer which I'm in love with. Really hoping to see more shades with this shimmer. Shown below are 2 coats of each shade with a top coat...


I'd love to know what you think of this manicure!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


** Nail vinyls were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
** For more information please see the disclosure policy **

14 comments:

  1. Very elegant! You got a lot of bang for your buck here!! :) Beautiful pictures too!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! It is easy to forget just how many pretties can be found in a drug store. After all, that's how this polish addiction started :D

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  2. I'm wearing Slay Grey right now :D I need a back up bottle, I like it even more than Prosecco. They have another one called Karamel, but it's a little too opaque to show off the shimmer properly.

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    1. I think I with you on that. I like it probably even more than Prosecco at this point. Too bad they couldn't get the shimmer to show through in Karamel. It is really what's drawing me to these beauties (oh, and I'm thankful it doesn't have a K in the naming, that's so overused at this point, but I guess they couldn't resist with Karamel...) :D

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is such a gorgeous shade and I LOVE the gold accents you added!

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy! I'm really glad you like it. :*

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  4. Welcome back! I have really missed your lovely manis while you were away ~~ so, so happy to see you back!!! Your May 6 post came up in Google search results and I jumped right over here. This post has convinced me I should buy this polish! I love your nail shape. Sounds like you have arrived at a good balance of life, work and blogging. I'm looking forward to future manis and posts!

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    1. Thank you so much Christine! I'm so happy you stumbled on my post again. I'm still trying to balance everything, but I'm definitely enjoying getting back into nail art. I've missed it a lot and I miss interacting with all the other polish lovers! Although it's already costing me an arm and a leg since I want all the things that came out while I was 'away' :D

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  5. Wow, Slay Grey is gorgeous!

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    1. I was so impressed with it, but then I'm a sucker for gray so that was a given I guess. Good thing the formula didn't dissapoint :D

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