The only reason I have this nail polish is because of the rain. No, seriously. I was at the DNC watching a live show of Hardball with Chris Matthews (and having a bit of a fangirl moment) when it started to pour. So where does a nail polish addict take cover in a rainstorm? A Walgreens, of course. Not only did this Walgreens have a super fancy nail polish display, they also had the SinfulColors Hot Flash Metallics display.
This was during one of Walgreens’ $.99 Sinful Colors sales so I decided I must try one of these “hot flash metallics”. I was impressed with the color selection of this collection. Most metallic collections stick to silver, gold, etc. But this collection offers a wide range of color options. Despite this, I still ended up with a rather “normal” metallic shade.
Hot Wired is a blue based graphite gray packed with a ton of microglitter. It reminds me a bit of OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous though Hot Wired lacks the green undertones that Lucerne has.
In the bottle this polish is gorgeous. But, at least in my opinion, it disappoints on the nail. It applies more like a jelly and less like a metallic so it’s a bit more dull than your normal metallic polish. Plus, the formula is super thin. I used 3 coats and still had bald spots and a visible nail line. Maybe I’m just spoiled by Essie’s No Place Like Chrome but this just didn’t look metallic on the nail.
This is the only polish I picked up from the Hot Flash Metallics collection so maybe this was just a dud. I don’t know. If you’ve tried any of the polishes from this collection please leave a comment and let me know about your experience!
There are more swatches below the jump 🙂