Monday, August 27, 2012

Sinful Colors: Why Not? and Traveling in Cambodia

Sinful Colors Why Not? (2 coats)

I can' believe that my next Cambodia trip is only a month and a half away (I leave October 14) when it seems just like yesterday that I was there. I meant to mention more about my previous trip, but I've just been too busy. To get a manicure and a pedicure in Kien Svay (svay means mango in Khmer), Cambodia costs $1 each, and that's expensive to them. Apparently they made me pay a bit more because I'm an American...and I'm totally ok with that. Men and women have to go to school before they can do nails, just like in the US. They had a nice display of colors out front ranging from light pinks to bright blues and greens which made me extremely happy. Some shops at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh had nail polish for sale, but I was a bit busy purchasing gifts for family and friends. Hopefully this time I will have a chance to buy some polish. I went to the manicurist 2 times while in the village, and I had her put on a Butter London polish I happened to bring with me on the trip. In the end, I gave her my Butter London to add to her collection, and she was very happy, despite not being able to communicate it to me due to the language barrier. The only downfall is that they don't use topcoat. Here is a picture of us (she's happy, I swear...and I look like a huge monster compared to her!)

Sinful Colors is a drugstore brand that you can find at Walgreens, Target, etc. and can often be purchased on sale for $0.99. I happened to get Why Not? during the last Walgreens sale and I am so glad I did. It's a medium blue creme that I received 4 compliments on. 4! For me, that's actually a lot, because not a lot of people see my nails since I have to use nitrile gloves all day. The formula was a little thick, but not unmanageable. The big issue I had with this polish is the staining I got on my skin! I didn't get staining on my nails because of the basecoats I use, but when I was taking it off, it stained my cuticles so bad! If you're ok with staining, Why Not? may be for you. 


Shelby's Swatches said...

I have this color & can't wait to wear it!

beachgal said...
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beachgal said...

Lovely blue. I have such a weakness for blues esp. in the past 3 yrs. Staining? Not so good to hear 'bout that. I usually can get around staining if I think or know a shade is guilty of that by keeping swaps with acetone right at my side while doing each nail and getting the 'off the nail' stuff off asap. Post mani staining I have been using a couple DIY soak things I found on the net that help bring back health looking nails. Sometimes admit am too lazy to do the latter and just polish over or hydrate massively for a day and staining is gone. Exiting you are already doing a return to the far east.

nazelet said...

beautiful color. i've been looking through your blog and have to ask you ~ how how how do you get such clean manis. what is the secret to your application. they look perfect.
thanks for telling.

DoddPower said...

Wow, I'm soo jealous of your travels!!! Enjoy it for me, because I have no such opportunity! =/

cupper82 said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Paula, you're not going to like my answer, but all it takes is practice. When I first starting doing my nails, I was pretty terrible at it. Now people assume I get my nails done at a salon! I don't do a cleanup, but I know lots of people use this technique:

I hope this helps!