NOTW: Sinful Colors Island Coral

Friday, May 10, 2013

I've found the perfect spring nail color.

Spring is unofficially coral season, and I've been looking for a shade like this for weeks now with no success. Instead, I've come up with corals that are too orange and don't sit well on my warm, yellowy skin. 

Island Coral is just right. I'm not even sure I would call it a coral (that word always makes me think of reddish oranges), as this looks more like a warm citrusy-blush. 

This is one of those colors that is perfect because of everything that it's not. Island Coral isn't too loud, too orange, too pink, or too shimmery. I love that this shade comes in a creme finish because you can really appreciate the depth of the color without any distractions in texture getting in the way.

Having this color on my nails all week has prompted some extra smiling--a standard side effect of wearing bright, happy colors. Part of the reason I'm so infatuated with this shade is that something about my coloring works beautifully with it. It's not just a pretty polish, it's a polish that really flatters and makes the most of my skin tone. 

In case you didn't get the gist, I'm in love with this color, which is why I'm horribly frustrated that Sinful Colors slacked on the formula with this one. I've had good experiences with all of their nail polishes until now, so I was almost shocked when two coats of Island Coral looked streaky and patchy. I sprung for a third coat (which is what you see in the picture), but of course, the additional layer caused that gooping up around the edges. 

It wasn't uncomfortable to feel on my nails, but I could definitely see it, and there's nothing like visibly piled on polish to ruin a manicure.

This is yet another case of a consistently good nail polish brand turning out a shoddy formula in the one color I fall head-over-heels in love with.

I'll get you for this, Universe.

I'll get you.

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