12.10.2014

Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) Heather Mist

 Press Sample 

Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) is a line of cosmetics founded in England in 1963 by BWC Charitable Trust, an animal welfare organization. Lotus Brands obtained the American rights to the BWC brand in 2010. Not only do they have nail polishes but also hair, skin and facial/body care products as well. The lacquer line called "Attitude Nail Color" contains no parabens, synthetic fragrance, PEG, toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or gluten. It's vegan-vegetarian, available in 16 shades and states it's long lasting, fast drying and chip proof with one coat.

Today I have Heather Mist, a light lavender polish with a pearl finish. I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and finished with Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. I preferred 2 coats for opaque coverage.

In the sun, you can see some of the imperfections on my nail so it might be better to use a ridge filling base coat if you purchase this polish. The color is pretty but the pearl finish is not my favorite.

In the shade, the color appears darker but then again, so does my skin ^_^. The polish is opaque in these 2 coats without any VNL.

Back in some indirect light, again just a pretty color but not really for me. This will probably end up in my charity pile of polishes that I send to Polished Girlz.

Beauty Without Cruelty Attitude Nail Color can be purchased on their website. Prices range from $17.50 to $17.95 for a 0.34 oz bottle.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

12.09.2014

KBShimmer Hexy Bikini

Press Sample

Earlier this year, KBShimmer celebrated their 6th Anniversary and for that special event, they released this beautiful holographic texture glitter polish called Hexy Bikini. It's pretty fantastic. The main colors to the eye are silver, teal and purple but there is just so much going on here.

I used a base coat of piCture pOlish Revolution (a base coat that allows you to remove glitter polish like regular polish - it's not a peel off base coat), 2 coats of polish and finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top because I prefer a smoother top with glitter. The brush was a little fluffy to aid in application.


Look how amazing this is. I feel like everything is amazing right now - but seriously - LOOK AT THIS. The shine is fantastic, the purple and teal are a great combination of colors and then you have this great holographic silver base.


Even in the shade, you can see how this color pops. I also had a little bit of a clean up issue because of fluffy brush that just make sure you clean your sidewalls with acetone and you won't have any problems.


I was able to grab this photo with some indirect light coming in my living room. Just again, that beautiful rainbow holographic look in the bottle is just beautiful.

Revolution did help in removal of this polish but if you don't own it and don't use a peelable base coat, glitter removal is like normal glitter removal so have patience and remove it properly so you don't damage your natural nail.

KBShimmer [website] can be purchased through their website for those in the United States and throughHarlow and Co for international sales. Prices range from $7.50 to $8.75. Connect with KBShimmer through their social media networks: FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

12.08.2014

nubar Sweet Hue

Press Sample

This fall, nubar came out with their FALLing In Love collection - 8 new colors made with mica to give it a shimmer. Sweet Hue is this fantastic melon pink, leaning neon almost, with a slight gold shimmer. I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and finished with Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. There was a little bit of VNL (visible nail line) after 2 coats but I didn't notice it until later.

The sun was the only place I could really see the shimmer and even then it's a bit more pronounced in the bottle than on the nail. It reminded me of the China Glaze Strawberry Fields originally but not as much once I wore it.

In the shade, this color was just ridiculously amazingly pretty. The shimmer is more of a reflective quality than a standout feature.

Here in the indirect light, you can finally see that VNL that I was talking about. The shimmer is just a tiny bit more pronounced as well.

nubar [Website | Facebook | Twitter] can be purchased on their website for $8.00 a bottle in the US.  They do have international retailers in Russia, Sweden and the UK.  

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

12.07.2014

Girly Bits Auld Langs Wyne

Nothing To Disclose

It's my blog birthday! It's hard to believe that 5 years ago today, I opened my Blogger account and was like "Let's Do This." I'm very grateful for every single person who reads my blog and interacts with me online. I thought I would celebrate with Girly Bits Auld Langs Wyne from the Holiday 2013 collection, a crazy holographic wine polish. I purchased this as part of the Gloss48 sale back in February of this year.

I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and finished with Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That top coat. The coverage was fantastic.

My camera just couldn't handle this polish. It was so beautiful, so holographic, so BLING BLING BLING. I mean really, how awesome is this?

Like most holos, it just kind of fades away in the shade but this base wine color is very pretty.

Sneaking in some indirect sun. I really do love this polish. I was trying out a new rounded nail shape after seeing it everywhere - runways, fellow bloggers, magazine shoots... but I really do love my squoval nails so I'm back to those. Funny how things can change over the years!

Girly Bits can be purchased on her website or through her approved distributors. Prices range from $10 (USD) to $12 (USD) but please note her website is in CAD, not USD because she is a Canadian company. Join the conversation on FacebookInstagramGoogle+Twitter, & Pinterest.

12.06.2014

Elevation Polish Yeti Finds An Oasis

Press Sample

Elevation Polish is a new indie to me, but with over 500 indies in the market, that's to be expected. I was able to meet creator Lulu in Las Vegas earlier this year where she gave out this exclusive polish Yeti Finds An Oasis, a pale blue holographic polish that is perfectly opaque in 2 coats.

I used a base coat of Cult Nails Get It On, 2 coats of polish and finished with Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That.

The sun is where this color really shines. The blue, the holo - a complete package. The Yeti Polishes are all limited edition polishes available from time to time. Because this one was a Cosmoprof Press exclusive, you may not be able to find it for sale anywhere.

In the shade, the holo disappears (as most holos do) but you can still see this dusty cornflower blue polish which is quite pretty on its own.

This was actually an accident - a photo with flash! I was able to snag a few other Elevation Polishes that night which I hope to have on the blog soon. My polishes are undergoing a bit of a makeover in terms of storage.

Elevation Polish is available on her website ranging in price from $8.50 to $11, as well as the stockist llarowe. She also offers custom polishes from time to time. You can also like on Facebook and follow on Instagram.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.
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