Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sinful Colors Mod in Bloom Swatches and Possible Dupes

Howdy, lovelies!  I recently picked up the two latest releases from Sinful Colors.  I'm going to be showing you swatches today of all of the polishes released in the Mod in Bloom collection.  I found the display at my Rite Aid but they should be at Walgreens too I think.  If you need some new pastel polishes in your life, then this release might be just up your alley.  Each swatch will be at two coats with no top coat and I'm going to give you my best dupes for each polish as well.  Let's get started:

First up is Daisy Daze which is a very pale pastel yellow.  This was somewhat streaky and wasn't a very pleasant application, but keeping in mind that these are just two dollars, and this week they are buy one get one half off at Rite could do worse, right?  It reached a decent level of opacity at two coats.  This is a very close dupe for Sinful Colors Unicorn which is a pale yellow cream, but this polish manages to be even paler.  The polish that it really is spot-on for is Ulta Cream of the Crop which was the only uber-pale pastel yellow I had....until now muahahaha.

This is Nice Stems which is a pastel minty green and it appears a bit grayed-out on the nail.  This application was pretty much the same as the rest, a bit patchy but evened-out at two coats.  Nice Stems is rather close in shade to Amour Frayed Denim but less bright, and even more close to Avon Serene.  This is a very near dupe for China Glaze For Audrey(but slightly more gray) and then it is slightly less gray than China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint.  This is also rather close to Wet n Wild Megalast I Need a Refresh-Mint(which is just a tad more blue).

Next up we have Bright Lucite which is just your basic pastel blue nothing very special here, but if you love Spring shades you'll enjoy this polish, even though this shade was probably my least favorite when compared with the rest.  This little cutie is rather close to NYC Raindrop and Revlon Blue Lagoon- although the latter has shimmer.  Another close one is Sally Xtreme Wear Breezy Blue, but that one has a somewhat frosty finish and I don't care for it that much.

Finally adding in a little shimmer, Violets are Blue is a periwinkle packed with silver shimmer.  Not as opaque as some of the others this is two thick coats, but still a little sheer.  Having said that, this was still one of my favorites from the bunch.  This polish is very close in shade to Essie Bikini So Teeny, but of course has shimmer that Bikini So Teeny does not.  Hitting it right on the money though- this is a dupe for two Nicole by OPI shades- Nothing Kimpares to Blue and Stand by your Manny- which are peculiarly similar to each other for being polishes in the same brand.  It has the same streaky formula as the two Nicole by OPI polishes and the same silver shimmer.  If you didn't pick up either of those higher-priced polishes- get this one- you won't be able to tell the difference in formula or shade.

Lovely and bright on the nail, this is Baby Blues which I particularly fell in love with.  What a nice name for a polish...when you have the baby blues, there's a chance this purple-periwinkle might actually brighten your day!  This is almost bang-on for OPI You're Such a Budapest!  If you haven't got your hands on that one- this might be a nice alternative for you.  It's possibly a smidge brighter and doesn't have the impeccable formula and nice wide brush- but hey for two bucks- this is a really great polish!  It's also quite similar to Sally Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac, but has a little more blue in it.  Again, within the Sinful Colors family of polishes, it's very close to Candy Coated which released last year, but again, a little more periwinkle in it than Candy Coated has.  It also has a subtle shimmer, which none of the dupes I mentioned has.  The shimmer doesn't even really show up on the nail so I'd say its of no consequence.

Very similar to the purples Beverly Hills and Sweet Tooth released by Sinful Colors last year, this is Mad About Hue.  It's just a tad darker and brighter than the two almost-dupes I named above.  When I saw it on the shelf, I thought to myself that they just pumped-out the exact same shade, but it's slightly different.  Of course, purple-lover that I am, I really enjoyed this one as well.

Not to be a collection of purely pastels, they included this lovely fuchsia called Pink Poppys.  Nothing out of the ordinary here and off the bat, you can find a close match in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Fuchsia Power, or even three Sinful Colors shades- Boom Boom, Outrageous, and Sugar n Spice.  They could have probably stretched themselves a little more on this one.  It applied nicely though.

Last up we have Cream Soda which is your basic pastel peachy orange.  I love this sort of shade, and it had a very subtle shimmer which should be noted.  You can find a close dupe in Avon Swift Sherbet(although I do not recommend this formula), Julep Cassie, and Sinful Colors Orange Cream is basically the exact same color, but without the shimmer.

Overall I did enjoy all of these shades, and for the price point they're great.  I do wish they didn't have so many dupes within their own brand, but with Sinful Colors having so, so, so many shades and releases constantly, they're kinda doubling up here.  Which was your favorite of the bunch and will you be purchasing any of these or are they too close to already-released Sinful Colors shades?  If you want to see the Oh My Mod! collection which released at the same time, let me know in the comments below.  I'll see you back tomorrow dolls!

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