October 16, 2011

Sinful Colors-Secret Admirer

It's been a week since I last post. Wow. Sorry about that. I blame school. It's taking up all of my time and I just haven't been able to polish my nails much. But I did get this in last week, the only polish I was able to get it. Bah. Darn you college!
outdoors. please ignore my horrid cuticles.
Secret Admirer is a black jelly/creme (I can never really tell with blacks) with lots of silver shimmer. This is said to be a pretty good dupe of one of the China Glaze Halloween colors this year, Haunting, but I don't have that so I can't judge. But from the swatches I've seen the CG polish seems to have bigger glitter in it (which is lovely on its own). The formula on Secret Admirer was pretty nice and a-typical with Sinful Colors. Thin and a bit watery, but nothing to get upset about.
outdoors, closeup
I used two coats for this. The first coat was streaky and such, but the second one even things out nicely. Drying time was average to a bit slow, but I chalk that up to it being a black polish. No black polish I know dries all that fast. Also, I've had this on since Wednesday (seriously, last Wednesday was the ONLY day I've been able to have a little free time to do my nails. smh) and no chips. I don't freak out about chips (because my nails peel horribly and look terrible without polish) but the fact that there isn't even a chip on the parts that have peeled? Holy crap.
another closeup, only this time indoors, artificial light
I love this! I'm not a big Halloween polish girl (I know, I know-blasphemous!) but this is a nice one to get if you're in a crunch and you want to throw something on right before going to a Halloween party. It's way more interesting than the regular black polish, plus it's easily available. Or heck, if you love black nail polish like me it's great to have in the collection. Sometimes I forget that SC makes great polishes.
indoors, artificial light
(Speaking about Halloween, I know I just said I'm not a big Halloween polish/mani girl [and I'm not] but if time allows I'm going to try to get a few Halloweeny colors and/or manis in. If time allows.)


  1. Love this color!
    I have it and really think it's great to use as a layering base for other glassy topcoat things!

  2. Cute...I love blacks with shimmer! Don't feel bad...I'm not all into Halloween like that either. I doubt I'll be doing any special nails for it.

  3. Paillette-Oooooh! I didn't think about that. I'll have to try it out when I have some free time.

    KayJay-finally someone out there who understands. This time of year I feel like I need to wear something in the Halloween direction, but always is just meh. I've been meh on Halloween since childhood.

  4. I love this polish. I have it, too...also Sally Hansen makes a very similar polish that is a little more on the gun metal grey side, but I forget what it's called.

  5. I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for the SH. Thanks Sarah!