Okay, so a swatch and some information gathering in this post. I haven't seen this anywhere on my usual reading list, so I thought I'd go ahead and pass on what I've got.
I'm a big Sinful Colors fan. They're $1.99 (USD) at Walgreen's, and now they're becoming more readily available at Rite Aids, although their display is considerably smaller than the Walgreen's core display section. Of course, you can now order them at Cherry Culture - sadly though, the Cherry Culture site doesn't have greatly accurate color drops. I digress, obviously!
They're cheap, they're big-3 free, and they have some pretty great colors and a mostly decent formula (there are some misses, but for the price...), I like the brush and the wear is decent.
So I get excited when I see displays. Often times, they have repromotes in the displays. However, this week I have spied a new display - Tropical Ecstasy, pictured below - that has a few new-to-me colors, along with some from what I'd consider the core line.
Pictured left to right, the colors are: Happy Ending, Fly Away, Fiji, Cloud 9, Cream Pink, Gorgeous, Big Daddy, and Let's Meet. As near as I can tell, Fly Away and Big Daddy are new? I think Gorgeous is relatively new as well.
I have also spied some new additions to the core display in Walgreen's. Below are the ones I've picked up - left to right, Hazard, Savage, Unicorn, and Nirvana. I think there are a few more, as well.
Hope someone finds this helpful/interesting for you Sinful Colors fans!
Also, I had heard that Pearl Harbor had been discontinued. For those of you still on the lookout for it, check your local Rite Aids - I found three bottles still leftover in one of mine! You can bet I picked those up, I love it for layering.
Okay. Enough news, I'll show you my swatch of Fly Away. Seriously, I was so in love with this color upon first swatch that I went and bought a backup, in case it goes away. This is two coats, and although I did use a top coat, it was shiny without one! It's bright and made of win. Maybe a tad deeper blue than pictured here, though. My camera freaks out on some shades of blue. I'd call this a jelly creme, so you know I love the finish. It applied like a dream, better than some so-called high-end formulas I've tried.
As you can see, I not only broke off my index finger nail this week, but I got an "owie" on my pinky. Dammit. Luckily my nails grow exceptionally fast, but this has been a horrible winter for my skin and cuticles, I can slather and slather my hands in lotion AND use cuticle oils faithfully, and still I get tears pretty easily. I'll be glad when it gets warmer.