Sinful Colors Kissy: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers. Reader discretion is advised; this post contains content that may be disturbing to those who are sensitive to images of  nekkid nails.

Today I have a pretty but naughty polish to share with you. Sinful Colors Kissy is an intensely pigmented blue jelly packed with gold glass fleck that dances, shimmers and shifts this polish from blue to blue-y green and green. This polish is a sister to other similar polishes like Essence Choose Me, OPI Catch Me In Your Net and Zoya Charla. Sinful Colors Kissy shifts a bit more strongly green than some of the others do but it is definitely a sister.

For this swatch I applied three coats and top coat. And yes, I am back to using my old camera. :)






Sinful Colors Kissy is a pure pleasure to apply; the formula on this polish is very nice, it flows easily off the brush and sits sweetly down where it is placed. I had no difficulties with streaking or running or pooling on my cuticles. I think I picked up my cleanup brush to do a little fussbudget refining, a couple of times. This polish dries fairly fast without bubbling. So far, so good, hmmm?

Well... Sadly, this pretty, easy to work with, swiftly drying polish does have a flaw. You see, it is a pretty intensely pigmented blue jelly base and as you know, some polishes of that ilk tend to stain. Some a little, some, a lot. Sadly, this one was a lot. Now, I expect a little skin staining and maybe a tiny bit of colour left behind on the nails when wearing a blue jelly, especially when I remove it. I removed the polish from my index and middle nails as I normally do and, hello Mama Smurf. So, I thought that I would outsmart it and soak it off my ring and pinkie nails and...

I got this:


Uhhh... Yeah. Ew.

The remover must have released the Kraken pigments within the polish and it stained my nails pretty badly. Happily, the stains on my skin disappeared fast, after a little acetone and hand washing and the stains on my nails were gone by the time I finished my swatching session. (I had my China Glaze Prismatic collection to get in the can. I am in the process of editing those photos, now.)

I am a little disappointed in Sinful Colors Kissy. I expected a tiny bit of blue left behind, as must blue jellies do stain a bit but this was, in my opinion an unacceptable amount of staining. Do I recommend this polish? No. As pretty as it is, there are other polishes in this same vein that don't leave so much of themselves behind when being removed. I will probably responsibly dispose of this polish, eventually as I won't be using it, again.

Do you own Sinful Colors Kissy? Did it stain you as it did me? Do you still wear it? If you are interested in acquiring this polish, it is part of the Sinful Colors core line. I bought my bottle at my local Walgreen's.

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

20 comments

  1. Oh man!!! When I saw the pics, I immediately wanted to add it to my wish list.  It's so pretty!  But then there was the staining.  Boooo!!!  No thanks.

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  2. If you want a similar polish, Essence Choose Me is just as beautiful and didn't stain my nails. I ordered mine from Ulta and it is less than a buck a mini bottle. I bought four... I poured three into a full sized bottle so that I would have a big bottle of it. :D OPI Catch Me In Your Net (which is getting pretty hard to find) and Zoya Charla (not hard to find) are also sisters to the naughty Kissy. You can have the pretty without the bad. :D

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  3. I have this too but I was sorely disappointed too, not bc of staining but bc it looked so pretty in the bottle and ended up looking blah on the nails.

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  4. Yes!!! I wore this like March 2nd, and I still have stained tips!!! It was pretty, but no I don't know if I'll wear it again...

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  5. Despite the staining, this is another GORGEOUS blue!! ^.^

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  6. It is gorgeous. I am just broken hearted that it stains so badly. 

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  7. I just bought this color but I haven't tried it yet. It's too bad about the staining :(

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  8. Thanks for the info!!! I've been meaning to get Choose Me, so that'll do it for me ;0).

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  9. I didn't have any issues with staining with this one, but I'm usually pretty lucky about that. And honestly it doesn't bother me that much as long as it goes away after a day or two - my nails are going to be yellow until they grow out all the way from a different polish (also SC - Savage). :(

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  10. I think that you will like it. I need to reshoot my swatch of that polish as my last one was an epic fail. But yes, it is so pretty and it didn't stain the high holy hell out of me. :D

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  11. I don't get too bothered over a little staining. Like everyone who are serious lacquerheads, yellow-y nails is pretty normal. lol I just didn't appreciate the blue stain on my nails that still lingers softly, here and there. Skin stains always wash away quickly and don't give me any trouble. What is it with Sinful and blue and stains? yikes! lol 

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  12. I was surprised that it was so bad. Hopefully, your experience will be different. I think that the secret is to pull the polish straight up the nail and not soak them, at all. Maybe I'll give this another shot... ?

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  13. Kraken pigments??? Is that for real or did you make that up?????  I find that a lot of blue stains-so the remedy is to just cover it up with new polish!

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  14. Kraken pigments. Yeah. I kinda put that together in my strange little mind. I love Kraken, releasing the Kraken and just the word Kraken and I use it in any way I possibly can, as often as I can. :D

    I covered my blue stains with my current mani. The stains are going away. My nails will live. :)

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  15. I have this polish, and I loved it the moment I saw swatches. Then I tried it on and loved it even more! I think it is probably one if the prettiest colors I own. Then I removed it and had staining on my nails and akin for days. It is now a polish I will never ever use again!

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  16. I had a slight stain with this, but not as severe as yours.

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  17. I think that different polishes stain more severely on different people. I know people who don't get stained by this one, at all. :)

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  18. I used a base coat and didn't get any staining. I always use a base coat with all of my manis but especially with blues!!!

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  19. I am so glad that it didn't stain you. Different people react to different products in different ways. :D I also always use base coat but this particular polish Smurfed me bad! LOL

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  20. Lovely polish! Unfortunately this stained my nails horribly. I bought it not too long ago and was so excited to use it because it really is a beautiful color. I kept the polish on longer than I probably should have, about a week+, and upon removing, had huge, deep green stains on most of my nails! I couldn't get them off- I even tried soaking them in that vinegar-water solution, but to no avail. I had to end up filing it off, which wasn't so bad, though my pointer finger was hardest hit by the staining and I'm trying to build it back up now as it's paper thin and very prone to splitting and bending. A shame really- I think about using this polish again and then I look back at my poor pointer and think "Never mind."

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