Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sinful Night at the Barbados & Kleancolor Twingkle Love

Above & Below: Sinful's Night at the Barbados is shown using 2 coats, although 3 would have been optimal. The flash photo above intensifies the shimmer, while the photo below in filtered light with no flash, shows the slight violet duo chrome. Sadly, it's only evident at the nail edge, rather than on the face of the nail.
Below: Kleancolor's Twingkle Love looked promising in the bottle, but those little hearts are very content in there and don't seem to want to come out too easily.
Below: Not a good quality photo, but it shows the holographic nature of the hearts. They actually reflect rainbows and change color with movement in different lighting.
We'll call this my "Heart Placement Fail" look! Sinful Night at the Barbados is a medium blue shimmer with a bit of Periwinkle (or should I spell it Periwingkle) tone to it. The finish is similar to the Sinful I showed you yesterday, Just You Wait, in that it has a very slight duo chrome to it. You can see in the bottle that there's a flash of violet, which does show up at the edges of the nail in different lighting. I've had Kleancolor's Twingkle Love--I've got to say, that spelling really throws me!--sitting here since last summer as an untried, so I fished around with the brush and put a coat or two (or 3 or 4) over it just to check it out. If I was serious about it, I would've gotten some toothpicks and placed the hearts in a more uniform pattern, but I'll try that another time. You'd think with the density of hearts in the bottle, they'd come out on the brush better than they did. I do like them though, because they're fairly thin and pliable, and they're very holographic, as you can see in one of the photos above.


  1. I've had the same problem with Kleancolor's big-piece glitters, but I love those hearts. They look so pretty in the bottle and with Night at the Barbados. I also love the color of that Sinful! Looks great on you Mary!

  2. I love how reflective those hearts are. They look beautiful in combination with Night in Barbados. <3

    The easiest way to apply the hearts is to paint the nail with the (clear) base color. Then use an orange stick to pluck the hearts off the brush wand and singly stick them in the polish as you would like them to be positioned. It's time consuming, but they will obey in time. :)

  3. I love this! So pretty! I really like those hearts, and I love the random placement of them better than if they were uniformly spread. I do think the toothpick or orange stick method seems the best way to deal with this.

  4. Love that beautiful shade. Looks like the ocean but not the Atlantic! Love those hearts but can't stand trying to fish them out of the bottle. I hate that they can't find a way to get these to come out easily.

  5. Judy~there aren't too many 'big glitter' ones that apply right, unless you actually pick them out and place them. But I still love 'em!

    Diana~yes, I normally pull some out and place them like you said. It's really the only way to go, for the most part.

    gildedangel~thanks! I love the color change the hearts do.

    Euridice~I don't mind random placement sometimes, but this came out a little too random!

    Phyrra~thank you! I'll have to work on my heart placement the next time, but I like the combination.

    Lucy~I really like this shade, just a little sheer, but still pretty. We should invent a way to apply the large glitter better :)

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  7. With the hearts it just makes the color all the more special. I just bought a polish with these huge stars in it and it makes SUCH a huge difference. Almost like ive made more effort. It transforms some seriously boring colors! Love the hearts though as they are a nicer color than my stars!!