Vlogger Kandee Johnson Creates a Kaleidoscope of Fun for SinfulColors (and for your nails)
By Alison Blackman
beauty videos are big business and for some, vlogging comes with big rewards such as designing your own nail polish collections for Sinful Colors!
SinfulColors has given Kandee Johnson, a beauty, and mommy “vlogger” (her YoutTube channel has 3.5 million subscribers), a chance to create two new “Sinful” collections with 24 colors.
I find it somewhat ironic that it is a writer telling you about a video blogger, but SinfulColors is one of advicesisters.com’s favorite nail polish brands. I didn’t watch Kandee’s videos before, but her SinfulColors nail polish collections contains some really unique formulas and super-pretty colors.
So I’ve got to hand it to Kandee (no pun intended)!
For Colorful, Fun Nails:
Kandee’s cute and playful nail polish encourages people to play with color and texture. I get the sense she doesn’t take any of this too seriously because beauty is supposed to be fun. The color choices have inspired me to step out of my own comfort zone and try other things.
Above you see Kandee Johnson. It’s just one I took with my phone at the NYC Beauty Bar launch event, reaching way over the heads of visibly eager Snapchatters and Instagrammers who swarmed her.
It’s easy to see that Kandee’s fashion vibe a mix of “fun” things including bright colors, vintage pastels, texture, and bling. These polishes feature some with “sugared” finishes that look like you’ve frosted your nails with sugar (see my notes below).
The “Pretty Vintage” nail polish collection focuses on matte and “sugar” textures with some bold brights. “Vintage Anime ” includes some really pretty soft metallics and dreamy pastels.
If you don’t want bold colors or bling, or need a base for nail art, you’ll find beautiful ones, but there’s plenty left for those who crave that statement nail look.
ALL THE COLORS ARE ON INSTAGRAM!
I posted the four colors wheels of the collection on the new @advicesisters_beauty_and_style Instagram Channel (we would love it if you’d check it out and follow us, leave comments, etc.). If you want to see those personal color wheels I put together, Go there (I want to post some original content there as well as the original content we post on advicesisters.com).
For those who just won’t support me and/or advicesisters.com by visiting the new @advicesisters_beauty_and_style Instagram Channel to see our fabulous, original photos, I won’t cheat you of a look at the collection featuring stock photos from SinfulColors. I’m including my comments on some of the colors I liked the best:
Favorites From Vintage Anime:
It’s no surprise to nail polish lovers that chunky glitter in a clear or nearly clear base doesn’t coat nails with a lot of glitz unless you use a couple of coats and let them dry thoroughly in-between. But “Rock Kandee” (lavender and tiny parti-colored glitter bits in a sheer lavender base) and makes a pretty, glittery topcoat.
“Blueberry Hot Rod” is infused with tons of tiny bits of glittery blue shimmery glitter that shines in the light to make nails look like they’re coated with the enamel on a racing car.
My personal favorite is “Mermaid Tail” a long lasting holographic medium green metallic polish that actually looks elegant (I’m wearing it in my selfie of my hand holding the martini glass on this page)
Dramatic but not really over the top is “Dripping in Pearls” that also has enough golden shimmer to make a pearl jealous, but it’s not eye-poppingly glittery unless you’re under a very bright light. All you really is is a glorious, golden glow.
Favorites from Pretty Vintage:
These are (mostly) matte colors, some with glitter and texture.SinfulColors knows how to make gorgeous red polish, and “Cherry on Top” is just a little bit different because it is matte, with a softer, warmer tone that will take you into Spring.
SinfulColors knows how to make gorgeous red polish, and “Cherry on Top” is just a little bit different because it is matte, with a softer, warmer tone that will take you into Spring.
Romantics will love “Strawberry Milk,” a matte cream polish that looks like the silk ribbons on ballet slippers. Two coats make it dreamy.(add a top coat if you wish).
Make mine matte when it’s black polish! Two coats of “Licorice” is a modern way to wear black.
Sugars: the jury’s out for me when it comes to the “sugar” formula. Pink Sugar, Mint Sugar and Pink Velvet have a texture as if you added sugar to the polish. The polish dries matte with these little bumps, Personally, not my taste, but I’d love to know what you think. On the other hand, the soft, vintage green and pink pastels remind me of a 50’s soda shop and they’re girly and cute.