Surely by now you've read all the hype surrounding this new polish from Sinful Colors. It's been swatched numerous times on various blogs with differing opinions on whether it's worthy of all the hubbub.
Is it worth it? In my opinion - yes. I LOVED this shade. Originally I was planning Cinderella as the base for a half moon mani, but once I got it on my nails it was so lovely I couldn't bear to cover it up. So I wore it plain for 2 days before I stamped over it right before removal on day 4.
Cinderella is a soft pale springy blue with something special - a slight pink shimmer! It really did remind me of the shimmery gown Cinderelly wore to the ball. I knew it was quite sheer, so I started with white underwear of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Then I applied 2 coats of this gorgeous shimmery goodness. The formula was actually excellent (Sinful is really hit or miss with me on quality). It went on smooth and even and dried fast. Try as I may I just could not coax that pink shimmer out in my photos - either in sunlight or artificial. You'll have to trust me on this one, the pink is there!
After Cinderella was fully dry, I applied a top coat of Out the Door. Now - this is a new topcoat for me. The sales clerk at Sally's swears she likes it better than SV, because it doesn't thicken up in the bottle. I bought the large jumbo size bottle at 2.5 ounces (73 ml); which is 5x the size of the SV bottle at almost the same price. SV = $8-9, OtD = $10. I am still undecided on the quality of the product and need to do more testing. Here's why...
After I applied the OtD, I waited a half hour or so then applied Color Club Copycoats scented topcoat in Duplicity (this is the turquoise tinted one). Approximately 3 hours later, I reached into my makeup drawer and dented my mani in 3 places. I can't tell you whether this is due to the initial topcoat not drying thoroughly (it's suppoed to be super fast dry) or the Copycoats (which is not a fast dry topcoat). Still - it had been THREE hours. So I will do an independent test on my next mani of SV vs OtD and let you know the results. Incidentally, I did not think the fragrance on Duplicity was as strong as the last one I tried (Mimic) and I think so far I like Mimic better. I could still smell Mimic even after applying a regular fast dry topcoat over it but Duplicity was barely noticeable with nothing over it.
Here's the mani after I stamped over it with plate M64 and Sally Hansen Color Quick pen in Turquoise Chrome. If you haven't tried these pens yet for stamping - what are you waiting for? They are awesome for stamping - easy to control with super pigmented opaque color. I was lucky enough to pick up 6 of them at Dollar Tree for a buck apiece. In hindsight I wish I'd gotten more! Oh, and my fubared pinky finger? That is the result of attempting a plaid stamp with 2 different colors before finally settling on this design instead. I don't know if I have a faulty stamp on that plaid image or what because it was blurry even using 2 different polishes. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't my technique. Anyway- thank God for top coat, although I did bork up a little bit of the cuticle line from removing the 2 botched stamps! If you like the chrome pens for stamping head over to Lyndsey's blog at http://pixiepolish.blogspot.com/ and check out her gorgeous use of this pen!