Even though I love China Glaze, I occasionally find other nail polishes that catch my eye. One brand in particular is Sinful Colors, which I've always found in my local Walgreens drug store. The bottles are around $2 a piece, but I picked up several at a 2 for $1 sale they were having in November.
Sinful Colors Let's Talk is a dark purple with itty bitty red and blue sparkles when you hold it up to the light. However, on the nail, this color is just a trip. I have a natural light bulb in my desk lamp, to mimic natural sunshine as much as possible. It gives off a white light instead of a yellow light like most light bulbs do. I could have gotten away with one coat, but added a second coat to be safe. I found the polish to be a little thick, running into my cuticles on the pinkies. I started off with a base coat of Seche Vite and was a happy girl until I started putting the top coat of Seche Vite on and my jaw dropped. My pretty purple was turning into a royal blue. I was using an older bottle of top coat, so I grabbed a brand new bottle of Seche Vite for my right hand, but nope - more royal blue. Slightly saddened, I walked into the bathroom (where there is still the yellow light bulbs) and BAM - purple polish. Okay, what? I lucked out with this picture, able to get the real purple color from the yellow bulb room lamp on the left (my right hand) and the weird royal blue color from my desk lamp on the right (my left hand).
Despite how hard I tried, I couldn't get my camera to take a natural picture of the purple - not even in the bathroom, so I just used loads of color corrections to make this as realistic as possible. I can't wait to see it in the Texas sun (if we ever get any) to go from sun to shade.
Sinful Colors [official website] was bought by me at Walgreens [official website].