Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sinful Colors - Zeus

Good afternoon, lovelies! I'm in a good mood today and I find it amazing how much a pretty dress, beautiful weather, and being able to breathe again can completely make my day. Any one of those could do it and I lucked out with all three today. Life is good, and don't let anybody tell you any different! (Now, I just need to remember that myself when I'm feeling in the dumps!)

So, today I am going to show you a Sinful Colors polish I picked up right around the time swatches started popping up on the internets in early March - Zeus. Zeus is part of the Sinful Colors Spring/Summer Cast Away Collection (according to google at least because I can't remember on my own... oops) and is a pretty spot on dupe of Nicole by OPI Back to Reality TV. Before this hit the shelves, I was having a hard time sticking to my no-Kardashian related items rule. I was so tempted to  cave and buy the NOPI but I'm glad I waited and got Zeus instead.

Lamplight:

Zeus is such a beautiful dusty periwinkle purple brimming with a pink shimmer that refuses to hide. I was staring at my nails the entire time I wore this shade, I love cremes and I love shimmers... but when the two combine like the Wonder Twins to create a creme based shimmer that just glows from within, my resistance crumbles!

All of these photos are two coats of Zeus, application was good. Sometimes it can be hit or miss with SC but this was a hit all the way, baby! Cuticle cleanup was easy too, no worrying about shimmer fallout. One coat of SV gave Zeus a glassy finish.

Sinful Colors - Zeus

Sinful Colors - Zeus 

Sinful Colors - Zeus 

White Light:

Seriously, does your jaw not just drop at that pink shimmer?! I'm in love with this color, it's both demure and in your face at the same time. Saucy! That's what it is, this girl is ready to party straight from the office. lol Like letting down your hair at the end of the day, you know, that swish move you see in shampoo commercials.

Sinful Colors - Zeus 

Sinful Colors - Zeus 

Sinful Colors - Zeus 

Sinful Colors - Zeus 

Ok, now I have a confession to make... I'm craving, no, almost foaming-at-the-mouth drooling after seeing the Deborah Lippmann swatches on Scrangie's blog this morning. Did any of you see these Mirrored Chrome swatches this morning?? I swear, it was enough to get me out of bed before I'd had my morning coffee and rush to my computer so I could snoop them on DL's website. So here's my problem, I've whined about designer polish prices before but I'm about to cave. Should I do it?? My birthday is coming up in three weeks so, in theory, I could justify the cost of my wishlist as a birthday gift to myself. I tend to do that... justify. lol

Here's my wishlist, and don't be afraid to tell me if I'm crazy and should just restrain myself! lol

Private Dancer
Sugar Daddy
Sweet Dreams
Ray of Light
Mermaid's Dream (on the fence with this one, temp. sold out anyway)

16 comments:

  1. Zeus is such a gorgeous colour and (dammit!) it hits my weak spot with the mythical names. Come to think of it, when it comes to cosmetics I am full of weak spots so I'll have to wait and see how long before I cave in.

    And yes, Scrangie created a gap in my collection with those Lippmanns. They are gorgeous. Private Dancer is just.. so... UGGHHHH!!! (lost my ability to put to words how much I want it)

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    1. I have a bit of a soft spot for names from antiquity, I took several classical culture and ancient history classes and it's such interesting stuff! I wonder if there are any nail collections sporting all names of the gods... hmm.

      Private Dancer is unbelievable, so gorgeous! And all I can think about is Tina Turner, it's one of my favorite songs of hers.

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  2. I looove Zeus! Your photos really show off the gorgeous shimmer :)

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    1. Thanks, the shimmer is amazing and I loved wearing it!

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  3. Wow, Zeus is gorgeous! What a stunner.

    I think I'm going to cave on those DL too. At least one of them MUST. BE. MINE. And I'd been so good til now suppresing my high-end polish cravings due to sticker shock. =)

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    1. See, I'm afraid that if I cave with these then I won't have any willpower when other high end brands (that are even more expensive) release super awesome shades. I was happy to wait for Revlon versions of other polishes, but I just don't see this coming down the pipe from drugstore brands. China Glaze, on the other hand... I can't wait to see swatches of the duochromes they're releasing! I'm pretty sure they will all be mine. lol

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    2. Ooh, I know those ChG duochromes look great in the initial promo shots so I'm eagerly anticipating their swatches. I'm terrible when it comes to ChG and my default seems to be- Buy the whole collection! I need to stop but I usually find such good deals it's hard not to. So, let's face it, they'll all be mine too. =)

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  4. Ahhhh this is so so SO pretty!! I need to get my hands on some of the new Sinful's! Also- yes I am totally jonesing for those new Deborah Lippmann's too!

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    1. Sinful Colors has quickly become one of my favorite drugstore brands, they put out some amazing stuff and they're sooo cheap! I make special trips to Walgreens for them. :)

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  5. If you're looking for someone to talk you out of it, you should just give up now. lol I also have a big problem with paying so much for nail polish. I just think it's kinda sickening how high the prices can get. Buuuuuuuttttttttttttt...if it's for your birthday, I would say splurge if you really want them. It's a special day and you deserve a special treat. :)

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    1. Yeah, I didn't figure my voice of reason would come from other polish fiends! lol Just looking for more justification I guess. :) I think I'm going to do it, YAY birthday! I could almost kill for a coupon though, c'mon... just 20%?? lol They're so expensive! But at least shipping is free.

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  6. I am loving that pink shimmer, so gorgeous! And I hadn't seen those Mirrored Chrome swatches but now I'm drooling too! I'd say, heck, its your birthday, go all out if you can! I think I will be treating myself to some Lippmanns in June when my birthday rolls around!

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    1. Scrangie's swatches are to die for, no joke, they are just so pretty! I think I'm caving on the DL's, more and more every second.

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  7. I recently picked up Zeus and really liked it -- but I swear it looks way better on you, that looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, it's quite the chameleon!

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