Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sinful Colors Let Me Go... OK, I Will. - ABC Challenge "L"

Sinful Colors Nail Polish

 I have realized while doing this challenge and trying all of my untrieds that I want my collection to contain more quality polishes rather than hundreds of okay polishes.  My husband and I decided "quality over quantity" when it came to the decision of whether or not we wanted to have more kids.  We have two awesome girls and we want to focus on bringing up two well rounded individuals rather than bringing more and more into the picture and not being able to provide the life that we dream about providing them.   And...back to nail polish:)  I have come to the conclusion that there is a reason I haven't tried certain polishes in my collection.  I can just tell by looking that I won't be a fan.  I know, every brand has their hits and misses, but running to Walgreens and buying 50 Sinful Colors just because they are ONLY 99 CENTS doesn't necessarily make my collection any better.  Now that I have purchased some really unique indie polishes, I would rather have 5 of those rather than 50 Sinful Colors.  And shopping the clearance section in Ulta...just because there is an OPI for $4.99, doesn't mean I have to get it when I have 5 other dupes of it at home.  How about save all of those nickle and dime polishes for really cool, awesome unique polishes?  I know many don't agree and that's okay...but I think I have hit a breaking point in my nail polish collecting.  At one point, it must have been my goal to have as many polishes in my stash as possible....I think I've just changed my goal.  My new goal is to have a large (yep still large) variety of unique and quality polishes that I adore.  
I may just give away some of these polishes that I know I will never wear.  
This brings me to my "L" in the Alphabet Challenge.  This is Sinful Colors Let Me Go.  Yes, in the bottle it looks pretty cool, but it's really not that cool on the nail.  I layered it over a white and it just makes the white look pearlescent - none of the purple and pink tones that you see in the bottle show up (below).  I'm thankful that I have this because it spoke to me....LET ME GO.  And this I will do:)
I'm off to clean out my stash... Have a great weekend!
Sinful Colors Nail Polish

30 comments:

  1. OMG my husband and I just had that same talk about polishes a week ago. He said instead of buying alot of cheap one's you wont use you should focus on getting the one's you really want, the $14+ one's.Great minds think a like :)

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  2. Well said Essie!! Quality over quantity...in all things.

    (and it's funny the color is Let Me Go)

    april

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  3. While I agree to the basic idea behind quality over quantity, In real life it hardly ever works for me... I have a terrible case of postponing pleasures inability... LOL
    And this color definitely screams "Let me go"... so let it! ;-)
    Although it does look lovely on you!

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    1. Well we can keep trying, right?? I will be sure to let this one go!

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  4. I have been trying to expand my polish collection- but only with the ones I really want- which is proving to be more expensive but also much more exciting!

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    1. Good - keep doing that because in the long run, all the cheapy ones add up to be the ones that you would have really loved in the first place.

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  5. Right--at the beginning, it's kind of about picking up all sorts of colors...there's so many pretty ones out there...but once you have a lot of polishes, you start to slow down, and you don't get as "wowed" as you once may have. You can be a little more selective about what you buy.

    (I do own Sinful Colors polishes too. Right now I'm mad at them for the whole blogger pics thing, though.)

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    1. Exactly. I am very selective. Even with the high end ones. I am still buying, but I am buying more unique to my collection:)

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    2. Also, I agree about the Sinful Colors polishes - I just have a bad taste in my mouth now.

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  6. this is one i feel the same about - haven't tried it, don't think i like it. i might give it a whirl over black but it's probably going in my purge pile! (which is tiny.. lol)

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    1. I didn't have a purge pile until today. Now it's big! I filled up the new Julep bag I just got in my last box:)

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  7. I feel the same way!! I'm glad I'm doing the comparisons because I found so many dupes already... I'm kinda mad at myself for buying all the dupes but who would have known?
    I buy only polishes that really speak to me now!

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    1. I feel the same way. Some of those Revlon dupes are right on so I'm not really going to be a "brand snob" when it comes to really good dupes. But if the dupe is so-so, I will pull the trigger if the polish really speaks to me:)

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  8. :) It's good for the rest of us when the nail bloggers (you guys!) buy the dupes and then let us know, though :)

    I love comparison swatches!!

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    1. That is very true:) Those are my favorite posts as well!

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  9. Well put! I think you make a great point. I love having lots of polishes, too. But it's definitely more about loving them.

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  10. Ahhh yes! I've been trying my best to ONLY buy the ones I don't have a dupe of AND that I can see a way of using in art/stamping/ect. But then again, that just makes me more creative ;)

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  11. I totally agree with you about quantity over quality!! I have such a large stash at this point in my collecting that it doesn't make sense just to buy polishes because they are one sale. I have really been sticking to buying only the ones that I really want lately, and I feel so much better for it!

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    1. Yes, there isn't as much guilt when you know it's unique and worth it:)

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  12. Ahh, a serendipitous moment! :) I've always been more quality over quantity; even so, I do have a small handful of polishes I don't love, all of which were impulse buys. I've seen Let Me Go, and it looks very cool in the bottle. It still does look nice on you, even if it doesn't translate on the nail quite the same. I certainly know what it's like to just not feel a color that looks perfectly fine on you.

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    1. Yep, time for me to adopt that philosophy with nail polish:)

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  13. I like how the bottle spoke to you. I am currently going through my untrieds and purging my stash too :)

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    1. It felt very good to get rid of a bunch! I have a big bag for donation ready to go:)

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  14. Great post. I used to just want to expand my collection and if there was a sale and/or I could get a good deal, I would gravitate towards needing to pick up some nail polish. Now, I try really hard to buy colors that will be unique to my collection. I definitely still have impulses to want to buy, especially when there is a new collection out. But thank goodness for the internet and the ability to look up swatches! It's nice being able to make a more informed decision! I really need to go through my stash as it is becoming overwhelming.

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    1. Exactly. I have been really researching every nail polish I buy lately...comparing swatches on the internet. If it's really close to something I already have, I am not going to get it....well, almost never:)'

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