• Emily de Molly

    No Love Lost
  • High Elbow

    Crummock Water
  • Dots!

  • Pocket Money Polishes - I Want Candy

  • Pocket Money Polishes Magic

    Gradient: Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily
  • Emily de Molly - Serenity

  • Fellrunning

    Dryburn Moor
  • Elevation Polish - Opal

  • Darling Diva Polish - Serendipity

  • Derwentwater

  • Pocket Money Polishes - Summertime

  • Nail Lacquer UK

    Eat My Cake
  • Scofflaw - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Hodge

  • Chanel - Taboo and Peridot

  • Chanel - Bel-Argus and Azure

Saturday, 23 March 2013

CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella

CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella
CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella

My nails today are something of an experiment - but I like how it turned out.

I got a real surprise when I was walking through Boots the other day; they had a display of Sinful Colors polishes! Sinful is a brand I see talked about a lot by US girls, but they're seldom seen here in the UK. They're a cheaper brand, and although I often see colours I like the look of in other people's swatches, it's never seemed worth it get anyone to send me any, when the cost of the postage will be more than the price of the polish. But here they are, and I was excited to try. They were £1.99 each or 3 for the price of 2, so a real bargain. I'll share the other colours soon :D

Here is Sinful Colors Cinderella on its own. It's a pretty light blue, quite sheer and with a really pretty reddish shimmer, almost like tiny flakies, running through it. It's quite a thick polish, and the brush is on the small side, but application was easy and very little clean up required. These pictures are three coats with Seche Vite.

Sinful Colors Cinderella

Sinful Colors Cinderella
Sinful Colors Cinderella

I love finding a 'cheap' polish that doesn't look cheap at all!

The classic layering combination with Cinderella seems to be Deborah Lipmann's Glitter in the Air, or it's dupe, Revlon Whimsical. Although I have both those glitters, and I like how they look over pale blues, I wanted to do something a bit more original. So instead I chose CrowsToes Bone Daddy. This is a complex mix of white glitter of all shapes and sizes in a light grey jelly base, together with iridescent glitters that flash blue at certain angles. I've worn Bone Daddy both alone and over various grey bases, but I was interested to see how it worked at toning down another colour.

There are lots of glitters in Bone Daddy, so just a single coat was enough to get the effect I wanted.

CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella

CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella
CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella

The tiny brighter blue glitters and the red glitters are not part of Bone Daddy. Once I'd applied Bone Daddy, I liked how the red shimmer of Cinderella still showed through, and I thought it was calling out for an accent in red! I have a decant of Alta Costura Vernis Chaos that I was given by a very sweet polish friend, and I thought that would be just perfect to add a little highlight to this mani. Chaos is a mix of microglitter, short bar glitter and hexes in various neon colours - some of them are transparent. I only wanted to use the blue and red microglitter and bars, and a couple of carefully selected hexes, so I fished these out of the bottle carefully and dabbed them on my nails just where I wanted them. I used just one red and one blue hex, but took the smaller glitters as they came. I do seem to have picked up a few green microglitters too.  It's not difficult to pick out individual glitters from a polish like this, just load up the brush then wipe the polish off in the neck of the brush and poke the brush back in where the glitters you want are. Apart from picking out the red hex and the blue hex, all I was doing really was avoiding getting the colours I didn't want on my nails on the brush, so the whole thing didn't take very long.

I used a coat of Gelous to smooth the glitter polishes out and a coat of Seche Vite to finish everything off.

CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella

CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella
CrowsToes Bone Daddy over Sinful Colors Cinderella

I purchased Sinful Colors Cinderella in Boots. If you're in the US, then obviously it's readily available in drugstores. I bought my Crowstoes Bone Daddy from Llarowe (who ships internationally). Alta Costura Vernis doesn't seem to be making polish at the moment, but there are other neon glitter polishes around - for example Darling Diva's I'm Fwee.


  1. Gorgeous :) I sometimes find Sinful colors polishes in the pound shop, bargain!

  2. Thanks! I need to remember to look in pound shops more often :)

  3. That's a great combo! Great pictures :-)

  4. I read the title & looked at the first photo and thought "wow, she got a different version of Bone Daddy than I did". :) I'm impressed that you thought to deconstruct the Chaos to get the accent glitters you wanted.

    1. Thanks! Bone Daddy is quite versatile, I want to try it over some different colours, maybe a pink.