A Little Sunshine in the Middle of Winter

Hello gentle readers.

Today is yellow day. I have two yellow polishes to share. The first is Sinful Colors Unicorn. A soft, light, brand new fluffy baby chick yellow. Precisely the kind of yellow I love the best. This is five coats and top coat. Yepper. I said five. Coats. Should have put on underwear. Definitely. *sigh* Why is it that colours I love best are so difficult and silly?

Sunshine shots!




Sinful Colors Unicorn is undeniably gorgeous. I all in adoration of this polish's colour. The jelly formula is not beloved of me, tho. It went on incredibly sheer, somewhat streaky and just made me crazy. I had to apply five coats to get it opaque and smooth and as much as I love a polish, I am not willing to sit and apply five coats then try to endure the incredibly long, long, long dry and cure time. I am going to attempt this one over underwear before I write it off because I really do want to love it and wear it. Guh! This colour!

Unicorn does apply very nicely. It is easy to control, is silky and smooth and glides on without running and pooling on the cuticles. This polish self levels like a dream and it dries shiny and glossy and perfect. It is just so. Tragically. Sheer.

I don't know. I'll have to work with it a bit. Tho I must say, a part of me is kind of pissed that I have to work so damned hard to make a polish do it's job. Know what I mean?

Next is Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine over the aforementioned Sinful Colors Unicorn. This polish was a member of Finger Paint's Summer Collection for 2011. I missed out on most of the polishes from that collection, but I did snag this one.

Psychedelic Sunshine is a very warm, bright, sunshine yellow jelly base with yellow, multicolored sparking fine glitter. This is definitely a layering polish, in my not so humble opinion. I applied one coat over Unicorn and used top coat. Dude, my nails were so thick in this swatch! I doubt, had this been a manicure I wanted to wear that it would have never, ever, in a million years dried. lol

Top shot under my OttLight and the bottom in sunshine.




Finger Paints Psychedelic Sunshine is pretty stuff. Too bad I can't say the same for the formula. This polish is incredibly thick. Semi hardened concrete is smoother and more pliant. Using this polish is like trying to paint one's nails with Jello. I dumped a ton of thinner into the bottle. Enough that this shit should be running like water from a faucet. And it is still gloop city. *sigh* I am going to keep thinning it and see if I can get it to be a bit more biddable because I want to use this polish this Spring and Summer. I think that it could be fun over yellows, oranges, even red to make interesting oranges... If I can get it to be more biddable.

Okay, so. Two polishes that I want to love but need a little more time with to see if this relationship is going to work. Do you own either of these? Has our experience been similar to mine? Did they work better for you? I am interested to hear.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

18 comments

  1. I need some sunshine, looks very pretty

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  2. I have this color also, I buy this Ridgefiller from Naillife(Sally's) and it give perfect undie to these types of colors. Nice mani 5 coats!!!! atleast no bubbles

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  3. I have both.  I wore Unicorn for a week over a base coat and it stained my nails badly (I used 3 coats).  I threw it away - I loved the color though - my favorite yellow.  Psychedelic Sunshine is great - I put it on after a day of another yellow so the lower layers were hard first.  Mine's thick like oatmeal but it seems to hold up the evenly dispersed glitters well.  I especially like it when I've got on multiple colors and it makes the yellow portion extra nice.

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  4. These are both so pretty (I don't own either).  Man, such a bummer that they give you so much trouble!!  I have to say that Unicorn (strange name for a yellow, imo) is such a beautiful yellow!!! :D
    Too bad yellows look horrible on me.  >.<

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  5. Well, I am glad that I could bring a little bright to your day. :D

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  6. I need to try that ridge filler. Thanks for the recommendation. :D 

    There were bubbles. They were buried down at the bottom of the heap. I saw their little voids when I removed the polish. lol

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  7. Bummer about Unicorn. Now I am questioning whether or not I even want to try it, again. Psychedelic Sunshine is worth trying again and making it work. There is just something about it. :)

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  8. Unicorn is so pretty and I am also bummed that it is such a pain in my arse. *sigh* Is it too much to ask that there be a perfect, perfect yellow that is so very lovely to apply and wear? lol

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  9. How freaking cute is Unicorn? Such a great colour - too bad about the sheerness. Man, I wish I could wear yellow!

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  10. It is freaking cute. And a dirty dog shame that it is so sheer because the colour is divine. :D 

    Try different shades of yellows. Sometimes a colour will work in one shade when it won't in another. :)

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  11. wow, Unicorn looks gorgeous!!  I don't know if I would have enough patience to endure FIVE coats!!!  And then drying time...  I don't own any yellows (yet) and it doesn't sound like I will this one (because my hubby would kick me out of the house for cussing!!)

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  12. Maybe a base coat plus a coat of white would make it safe from staining.  Then maybe only 1-2 coats of Unicorn would be needed.  It was the most flattering yellow I've ever worn. 

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  13. I just bought my first sinful color nail polish... and I feel like it stinks a lot more than other nail polishes.... I wonder if it's poisonous HAHAHA

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  14. Unicorn is gorgeous. And five coats is way too much! Needless to say, this mess didn't dry. lol

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  15. I don't notice that Sinful is all that more stinky than any other polish. But I have been using them for a long time. Sinful polishes, like almost all polishes, now is B3F. 

    All polishes are poisonous. I wouldn't advocate chugging one with your lunch. ;) lol

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  16. I am going to try that. I have plenty of good white polish that goes on smooth. :)

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  17. Am loving that Finger Paints yellow-stunning!

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  18. I hear ya about the crappy application of Unicorn. It takes way too long to apply, dry and reapply. Luckily the pay off is awesome!

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