Sinful Colors Open Seas Review & Swatches

As the self-proclaimed queen of aqua/turquoise/mint nail polish, I’ve been dying to get my hands on OPI Mermaid’s Tears… but every time I saw the display in Ulta I decided against getting it. Mermaid’s Tears just didn’t wow me enough to be worth $8.50.

Fortunately I spotted the suspiciously similar Sinful Colors Adventure Island collection at Rite Aid and bought Open Seas for only $1.99. BAM!

Open Seas is a greyed mint green creme that applies wonderfully. It’s a little more subdued (as subdued as light green can get) than my other mint/aqua polishes… almost antique looking. Very similar to Eyeko Vintage polish, but Open Seas is less blue.

Putting Open Seas next to China Glaze For Audrey (whose bottle has clearly seen better days) really shows how green Open Seas is by comparison.

This was my first Sinful Colors purchase and I have to say, it was pretty amazing. Who knew drugstores offered such great quality nail polish? (Apparently everyone but me!)

Bottom Line: You won’t regret buying Sinful Colors Open Seas instead of OPI Mermaid’s Tears.

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6 Responses to Sinful Colors Open Seas Review & Swatches

  1. Jamie July 20, 2011 at 9.26 pm #

    I recently discovered Sinful Colors @Target. It was love at first coat!! I love the formula and feel like it lasts longer than Essie or OPI.

    • Katie July 21, 2011 at 1.06 am #

      It’s at your Target?! I’ll have to check mine more carefully, but I don’t remember seeing Sinful there. I do love the brush though!

      • Erin July 25, 2011 at 12.35 pm #

        My Target carries Sinful Colors, they are with the Sally Hansen colors. They don’t carry the Adventure Island collection though. I got mine from Rite Aid as well.

  2. klaudenka July 20, 2011 at 11.58 pm #

    their whole entire SInful Colors collection, Adventure Island, is one big dupe of OPI’s pirates one :D

    • Katie July 21, 2011 at 1.05 am #

      I know right? I saw the display and I was like “wow, they didn’t even try to disguise that one”.

    • Mara February 9, 2014 at 6.10 pm #

      RM – The Sinful is the last four photos. I didn’t wear them tthgoeer to compare but did seperate manicures with them. Iris – The Sinful was under a $1 and the Street Wear is going for about $25 on Ebay. I was able to get it for way, way cheaper. Luckily.

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