July 30, 2015

JIn Soon Charme


Jin Soon Charme is from their 2015 summer collection.

This is my first Jin Soon so here's information from the company about their polish line.
All JINsoon formulas are 5-free and formulated without harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin and camphor. A high gloss nail lacquer that is long lasting with a chip-proof finish and a rapid drying time. This double patented formula delivers a long-lasting manicure with a rich and lustrous color payoff in a single coat.
Jin Soon Charme is a great color but overall I can't recommend this polish at $18 a bottle. The brush/cap is of the pop off variety with a stubby ridged handle and short brush underneath that I found awkward to use. It seems very cheap for the price. Also the bottles aren't quite full size, another reason I can't justify the $18 price tag.
The formula was typical of many pale cremes, streaky and not very self-leveling. Charme is shown here at three fairly thick coats. You can find a similar color for half the price and the bottle and rest of the packaging don't add any value. Am I missing something ladies? I'll pay for a high end product that feels high end (I have Rouge Louboutin!) but this line doesn't make the cut. 
 
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April

July 28, 2015

Sally Hansen Quick Brick

Sally Hansen Quick Brick is part of a limited edition set of Sally Hansen's Insta Dri polish line. Quick Brick applied like a dream and is shown here at two coats but I probably could have gotten by with just one. I absolutely love the Insta Dri brushes because they are wide and curved and just so easy to use. Great classic red cremes aren't hard to find but if you don't already have a few in your stash go pick this one up at your local drugstore!
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sally Hansen! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

July 25, 2015

Zoya Nana

Zoya Nana is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. It's a highly pigmented bright fuchsia that barely needs a second coat. Great formula and a perfect color for summer!
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

July 24, 2015

Layering With Sally Hansen

I picked up Sally Hansen Sea-ing Stars on a whim and tried it out right before an event. It ended up being way too sheer to wear alone so I saved the day by topping it with my beloved Sally Hansen Distressed Denim Crackle polish. I'll always love crackles!
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April

July 23, 2015

Retro Nail Art With Zoya And Smart Nails

I love my Smart Nails vinyls and they worked great for this fun manicure. I started with a base of Zoya Demetria and then added stripes in Zoya Amy, Arizona, and Kerry
 
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April

July 22, 2015

Striping Tape Nail Art

I haven't played with striping tape very much but I really like how this simple manicure turned out! The base is Zoya Isa and I added one stripe of silver striping tape to each nail.
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April

July 21, 2015

LVX Indigo Bleu

LVX Indigo Bleu is from their Spring 2013 collection. This is my first polish from LVX. Here's a little about their brand directly from their website.
LVX brings you luxury and fashion without compromise. We are dedicated to launching the hottest collections for each season by translating the top runway colors based on emerging trends in high fashion.
Our philosophy is to fuse high fashion with nail color. We determine the top trends by closely studying thousands of runway presentations from renowned designers. Our colors are hand selected to be the top colors of the season.
Our long lasting, chip resistant and gel-like formula is free of the 5 toxic and harsh chemicals found in most common nail lacquer formulas. LVX products are formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene and Camphor. We are devoted to providing you with top quality, socially responsible and vegan-friendly luxury products without compromising quality, durability and finish. 
 LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free. All products are produced in the U.S.A
LVX Indigo Bleu is a gorgeous super dark purple with blue undertones shown here at 2 easily applied coats. A very lovely color that never looks black even in low light.

However, LVX bills itself as a luxury brand and the polishes retail for $16. If I'm paying that much for a polish I want a nice bottle and brush and this one just doesn't cut it. I personally don't like pop off caps and the actual brush handle is stubby and ridged. The actual brush is cut very straight and I found the whole thing a bit difficult to use. I have other gorgeous blues that cost half the price and have nicer brushes. 
 

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April

July 20, 2015

Zoya Serenity

Zoya Serenity is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. Serenity is a lovely mid toned purple that applies easily in two coats. Great color that's wearable all year round!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.