Showing posts with label Creme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creme. Show all posts

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 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.

July 13, 2015

Zoya Talia

Zoya Talia is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. It is a highly pigmented turquoise creme that barely needs a second coat. Great polish that got me tons of compliments!
 


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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.

June 11, 2015

Zoya Demetria

Zoya Demetria is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. It is highly pigmented and barely needed a second coat. I love poppy colored polishes so Demetria is a winner for me!
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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.

June 10, 2015

Zoya Cecilia

Zoya Cecilia is from their 2015 Island Fun collection, shown here at 2 coats. It's very densely pigmented so it was a tiny bit on the thick side but still workable. I got lots of compliments on Cecilia!
 
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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.

June 8, 2015

Zoya Jace

Zoya Jace is from their 2015 Island Fun collection, shown here at 2 easily applied coats. It's unlike any other green creme in my stash and so pretty! I got lots of compliments on this shade.

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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.

May 23, 2015

Essie Da Bush

Somehow Essie Da Bush ended up in my stash without me ever trying it! I discovered this when I sued it for some nail art and realized that I'd never blogged about before. Too bad since it's a new favorite for sure!

Essie Da Bush is from Essie's Resort collection way back in 2011. It's not part of their current polish lineup but it can still be found online if you do some digging. Da Bush is unique in my collection of green cremes and I find it super flattering plus it goes with most all of my wardrobe. Shown here at 2 easily applied coats with a nice formula. I'll always hate Essie's skinny brush but that is just a personal preference. I didn't want to take this color off of my nails!
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April

May 10, 2015

Zoya Ana

Zoya Ana is part of the Naturel Satin Collection for 2015.
Zoya Ana is pretty almond color but the formula just stinks. I'm going to try adding quite a bit of thinner if I ever use Ana again. I really want to love this collection but they just aren't working out for me.

PROS

  • All of the colors are drop dead gorgeous, unique and complement each very nicely. Seriously lovely color choices!
  • Wear time seems very good for a polish meant to be worn without a topcoat, much better than most matte polishes.
  • I love new ideas in polish and the Satin finish definitely appeals to me.
  • The frosted bottles are beautiful.
  • Dry time is good for a polish without topcoat
CONS
  • So far the formula has been super frustrating for me. I feel like I've tried every application technique I can think of with no luck. They just don't self-level well and since they are meant to be worn without a topcoat that is a problem. You also can't go back over an area at all or you will get dragging. I just can't make them work! 
  • Some friends think the finish looks like paint for the interior walls of a house or just plain old acrylic paint. I don't think these will have broad appeal to ladies who aren't really into nail polish.
So what's my verdict? You'll have to decide for yourself.  I love the idea of the Zoya Satin collection but I'm still having a lot of trouble with the formula. I'm glad to have them but I feel like they would be very frustrating for the average polish user. And the finish certainly isn't for everyone either. Give them a try if you don't mind a bit of extra work when doing your nails and you love weird finishes like I do.
 
 
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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.

April 9, 2015

L'Oreal Now You Sea Me

L'Oreal Colour Riche Now You Sea Me is a truly gorgeous dusty medium blue with a hint of green. The formula isn't that great though - very streaky and definitely needed a third coat.  
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April

April 8, 2015

Essie Tart Deco

Essie Tart Deco is now part of their core line. Essie makes lots of pretty polishes and I love Essie Good To Go and their Ridge Filling Base Coat but I really hate their skinny brush. Tart Deco is a pretty coral creme but the formula is very streaky and prone to dragging - shown here at 3 coats. I have other similar colors so I'll be passing this one along.
 
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April

April 7, 2015

Zoya Lillian

Zoya Lillian is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Lillian is streaky at first but gorgeous by the second. It's a faded aquamarine creme that will look great 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.

March 31, 2015

Milani Ready To Wear Red

This is an older Milani but it sure is great! Milani Ready To Wear Red barely needs a second coat, really great formula! Truly fantastic shade of red too, maybe a shade or two lighter than blood red with lots of depth. Definitely a keeper!
 
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April