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Nail Polish and Consumer Reports

Anyone see this Consumer Reports study that tested 10 different polishes including a $2 one from Walgreens called Sinful Colors and the $27 one from Chanel?  Of course there were eight in between.  Any guesses on the results.  The $2 one came out on top while the Chanel finished in last place.  As a nail polish enthusiast, I wanted to pass along the news.  I am going to pick one up and give it a try.  That is so cheap that it is not breaking a no buy, right?  

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I'll wander over to your blog to see the pictures.  You'll have to tell us how the polish holds up over time.  I've been tempted to try something like that with some eyeshadows that are pretty, just not pretty on my eyes.

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Ahaha, I haven't written a post about it yet since I'm currently testing the wear time. It definitely wears well with a top coat, but if you don't dump a ton of eyeshadows in, I think it wears well without a top coat as well. Right now I've got a nail with the original clear polish and a nail with powder+ polish because I want to see which one wears down first, so it's gonna be a couple of days.

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Thanks for sharing! Definitely give Sinful polishes a try, they're awesome in both quality, choice of colors, and price. Back in high school I had a big collection of nail polish (zero makeup) and a majority of them were from Sinful because of the price and selection. Also Walgreens was so close by and I frequented them all the time after school, quickly adding to my collection. I changed my nail color all the time back then.
Funny that you posted this at a time I just happened picked up my first Chanel nail color. I didn't find the quality of the polish to be any higher, but I do find the packaging to be very lux, especially the bottle. There is a lip inside the bottom of the neck of the bottle (just like a lip gloss or mascara tube) where you can wipe of excess polish instead of getting it all over the top opening. I thought it was neat. It seems for this though, I was paying more for the name and fancy packaging.  

Do let us know what you think of Sinful colors when you pick one up. Smiley Happy

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I am getting more excited to try out this polish.  There is a Walgreens right next to the grocery store I shop at every Tuesday, so I am thinking of just picking one up then, so I do not need to make a special trip.  Glad to read of yet another positive experience.

 

Packaging and name brand get me a lot!  Chanel is so pretty.  Sorry you did not find the quality in the polish.  That is how I feel about Lancome polish (even though it is a lot cheaper than Chanel polish).  

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It's okay, the big win is that the Chanel polish is exactly what I was looking for after buying about 4-5 drug store shades that were very similar, but not what I had in mind, so I am pretty thrilled about that.  I picked up Chanel 575 Starlet, btw. I found the drug store brands I be more on the neon side.

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That is good.  It is always nice when you find the perfect shade.

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Oh, I have several Sinful Colors polishes hanging around! The brand really is good quality for something you just pick up at the drugstore, and the color range is fantastic. Report back when you try them out!

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Thanks, I will.

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good to know! I like Consumer Reports overall, because they aren't biased...however, I do believe that many items are made by the same manufacturers and given different labels.I mean, really--does every single grocery store have their own manufacturers for their store brand cereal, paper towels, etc? No, and I don't think that every single makeup item is made by a different manufacturer. That being said, it is trial and error for me with nail posishes...I just used my first Formula X and after 5 days it is just now chipping! Others that are more expensive last longeer, and some that are cheaper last a long time too. I think sometimes it has to do with the color, or glitter finishes--i have yet to use any brand of glitter polish that doesnt chip reallly quickly!  At least if you spend 2 bucks you don't' feel bad tossing it if it doesnt work well for you! Smiley Happy

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True.  For cheap polish, I really like the Ulta brand.  That stuff lasts and lasts.  I will see how this compares to that.  Even though it is more expensive, I recently got some Ulta polish on sale, so the price was about the same on the recent ones.

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Yup, thats called private labeling. Trader Joes is all PL. big companies give lower prices because they can produce and send a lot, don't have to do any advertising, so its high volume and smaller margin % but more margin $s.

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Please tell me more about Trader Joes.  I shop there often.  If you've ever had the black bean and jack cheese burrito, you'd know why.  I could eat one of those almost everyday.

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Every single thing Trader Joes has on the shelves are something popular you would see at Whole Foods or anatural  foods store or something. Sometimes they change the recipe slightly, the packaging is always disguised, and well, there's the cheaper price for the same goods! 

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I shop at Whole Foods too.  At least here in Vegas, Trader Joes usually has the same or slightly lower prices than Whole Foods.  From market to market, I assume the prices vary a little.  Their chocolate covered almonds are like little dreams.

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It's true...they aren't always cheaper.  Its a perceived lower price that gets the, tons of business. 

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I smell a conspiracy that gets me into the door with a delicious burrito.  Whole Foods is no fool either with its fresh guacamole.  Yeah, I see them making it fresh everyday inside the store.  No one wants any day old guacamole after all.  

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THIS is 100% true. My BF's dad was an SVP for Trader Joe's and he just recently retired. The only person who knows all of the brands with which TJs has manufacturing agreements is the CEO! Those secrets are very well guarded. 

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They have French macarons in their freezer section as well as 4 flavors of ice cream mochi. Nuff said. XD

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Ooooh.  I have never tried that.  My SIL makes some mean macaroons though, so I can always drop hints for her to make me some.

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Wait, macarons are different from macaroons. Macaroon is a cluster of coconut sometimes dipped in chocolate. Macaron, or french Macaron, is a very delicate cookie sandwich where the cookies are made with almond flour and egg white so it's crispy on the outside and soft/pillowy on the side, with a filling made of lightly sweetened cream or jam. It's very difficult to get right since you can't under or over mix and temperature is important, too. Eventho it's pretty tasty when you get it wrong anyways. *cough* I may or may not have researched/attempted to make it and decided it was too much trouble.

 

......so.......nail polish....lol.

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I hate coconut, so my SIL makes great macarons.  Have I mentioned before that I cannot spell?  I did not even notice you and I had typed something different.  

 

How can I think about nail polish when all this talk of food is making me hungry, lol?

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