Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd Review & Photos

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd and My Private Cabana were two shades sent to me. The Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd is such an amazing shade of polish. The deep chocolate shade has beautiful, sparkling caramel flecks. Yes, I’m a very pale gal, but I believe that it will look great with all skin tones.

I’ve shot the photos of the Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd during the beautiful New England fall weather. I have two coats of Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd, and although My Private Cabana is not specifically a stamping polish, it worked well used on my ring finger. I added a top coat so I could wear the polish as many days as possible.  

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

 

I hope you’ve read my other posts about Lauren B. Beauty, a cruelty free, vegan company. If not, here’s what you need to know. The owner is Lauren B., who has always loved nail polish. When she was little, she would frequently set up her own nail salon in the garage and paint her grandmother’s (and other family members’) nails. By the age of fifteen, she was obsessing over the newest nail trends so much that she would put nail polish shades in color groups and, during the hot summers, seek out Cape Cod Massachusetts convenience stores while everyone else was at the beautiful beaches!

Eventually, Lauren B. started her own brand of nail polish without the horrible chemicals of formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. Hence, Lauren B. Beauty is a five-free nail polish. In addition, Lauren B. Beauty polish is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made in the USA.

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

I love the brushes that Lauren B. Beauty uses; they contain twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes, and each of the bristles are pre-lacquered. All of the bottles have a special over-cap, which means you can use either a square handle, or a cylindrical one for more control. The Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd glided on incredibly smoothly.

As a busy mom, wife, and being owned by two big dogs I’m thankful that the Lauren B. Espresso on 3rd is very glossy, before adding a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, and due to the formula, I had over 4 days without anything more than very minor chips. 

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

I highly recommend the Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd and My Private Cabana shades!

For more information and current pricing, check out the Lauren B. website.

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

 

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Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer Review and Photos

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer is another cruelty free and vegan nail polish that I received from Inkk’s new Winter Arctic Collection. There are five colors in this limited edition collection, and they are now available for purchase on the Inkk website.

 Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

Ashley Morgan is the talented Creator and President of Inkk, and in a previous interview she said that she, “…wanted to capture the feeling of winter, arctic and chill, and steer away from traditional Holiday colors like red, green, and orange….Ashley also, “wanted to have a variety of light and dark and choose colors that represent winter as well as wear well with other colors (for fashion).

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

The photos in this post include one shade from the Winter Arctic Collection: the beautiful Arctic Glacier; and there is Desert Treasures, one of the lovely House of Inkk’s shades. The third nail lacquer that I used was Francesca, from the Canto Inferno Collection. Canto Inferno was the very first collection from Inkk. It represents what the House of Inkk believes in: stories told in color and communication in color.

Shown below are the bottles of the shades that I used. I love the beauty of the design, which so elegantly captures the name Inkk, from an octopus inking.  Each bottle holds a large amount of polish: 18ml.

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

I was thinking that the best way for me to describe Inkk Arctic Glacier was a dark teal. But, it’s much more complex and beautiful than just that. I came across a photo on Instagram, and I thought it perfectly captured the mood. It looks cold, could be winter, and it’s beautiful. Maybe there’s an octopus in that section of the sea!

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

I hope that you’ve had a chance to read about this newish (2013) cruelty free and vegan nail polish brand that is five-free of the chemicals Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. 

Inkk Arctic Glacier is easy to work with, and even when I was exhausted but had to keep redoing my nail art, every single time the polish applied easily, and gave a beautiful, smooth appearance. Although I always recommend you add a top coat, it is shiny without one. If you don’t like the shades that are on the website, then it’s very easy, and a lot of fun, to create your own shade. 

 Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

 

 Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

Inkk Arctic Glacier

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture.

Here’s the link to check out the website and either make your own shade, or purchase one of the many Inkk Lacquers.

The only downside is that Inkk Arctic Glacier is one of the five shades in the limited edition Winter Arctic Collection.

Disclosure: I received products for possible review. All links are for your convenience only.

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Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer and Polar Ice are two more of the five new nail polish shades I received from the House of Inkk’s new Winter Arctic Collection. Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk now has them available for purchase on the Inkk Nail Lacquer website.

 

The gorgeous 18ml bottles are 5-Free (of harmful chemicals), vegan, cruelty free, and made in the USA. I love that Inkk Nail Lacquers look as beautiful in the bottle, as on my nails! One of the many reasons that Inkk is such a unique nail polish brand is it’s ability to allow customers to make a custom nail lacquer, or purchase one from the House of Inkk Collection.

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

 

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea is a deep, dark blue shade, and I would describe Polar Ice as being a light blue/gray shade. Both perfect for a Winter Collection. As Ashley told me in last week’s post, she, “…wanted to capture the feeling of winter, arctic and chill and steer away from traditional Holiday colors like red, green, orange.”

 

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

On my nails are two coats of Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer. I used two coats for full opaqueness, and I wanted to report if, like all the other Inkk shades I’ve tested, it would wear as well. As of today’s writing, I am on day three without any chips whatsoever. Also, even though Inkk Nail Lacquers are not specifically intended/formulated for stamping, I was able use Polar Ice for the nail art on my ring finger. Inkk Nail Lacquers are definitely a luxury, quality nail polish brand!

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

 

 

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

The downside to the Inkk Nail Lacquer Winter Arctic Collection? It’s a limited edition, so don’t wait too long to purchase any of these extraordinary nail lacquers!

Here’s the link to purchase Inkk Lacquer or any of the other beautiful shades.

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture.

 

Disclosure: I received Inkk Frozen Blue Sea and Polar Ice for possible review. All of the various links are for your convenience only.

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Inkk Snow Shadow Review and Photos

Inkk Snow Shadow

Inkk Snow Shadow and Winter Charcoal are two of the five new nail polish shades I received from the House of Inkk’s new Winter Arctic Collection.  Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk will have them available for purchase later this week.

inkk snow shadow

I asked Ashley a lot of questions about the Winter Arctic Collection because–in addition to the fact that I love it – I was really fascinated with her color choice, and the whole process. As a nail polish lover, I’m sure you’ll be interested in learning what Ashley said, and the photos she shared. 

  1. How did you decide on which five shades to use for your Winter Arctic Collection?
  2. Will you be adding to the collection?

“I wanted to capture the feeling of winter, arctic and chill and steer away from traditional Holiday colors like red, green, orange.  I used Pinterest to find pictures that had this feel to it. I downloaded the pictures I liked the feel of and used the Inkk website, Create Tab, to pull colors from the pictures. This is the same way anyone can make custom colors. I wanted to have a variety of light/dark and choose colors that represent winter as well as wear well with other colors (for fashion).

Below are two examples of pictures inside Inkk website choosing the colors. You can see the grey, aqua, blues in each.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

 

inkk nail lacquers

And yes, I will probably add some warmer shades, think winter sunset, sunrise and northern lights.”

Inkk Snow Shadow

There are so many reasons that I love Inkk Nail Lacquers, and highly recommend it. First, you don’t have to worry about animal cruelty because they are a cruelty free nail polish brand. If you’re vegan, you’ll also be able to enjoy the polish, as there are no animal derived ingredients!  There is also the fact that they are five-free, which means that you’re not worrying about the chemicals Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. 

Finally, there is no excuse to use another polish that is not cruelty free and vegan, because the quality is superb. Sometimes people will get excited about the pretty packaging of a nail polish–regardless of either the quality of the product or the fact that the company is listed as one that tests on animals! With Inkk, you’ll have the highest quality product and a beautiful product, including the mailer and the box in which the polish is packaged.

Inkk Snow Shadow

Inkk Snow Shadow

I’ll do another post showing you more of Winter Charcoal, which is a dark grey shade. Inkk Snow Shadow is a light, pale grey shade. I labeled the photo below so you would see that both Inkk Snow Shadow and Winter Charcoal are easy to apply and needed only one to two coats for full  opaqueness. Ashley also sent an Inkk Matte Top Coat for me to play with, and I used that as well.

 

So you’ll get a better understanding of the variety of shades and looks you can achieve, I have labeled what I used.

inkk snow shadow

 

Inkk Snow Shadow

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture.

Here’s the link to purchase Inkk Lacquer Snow Shadow, Winter Charcoal, the Matte Top Coat, or any of the other beautiful shades.

 

Disclosure: I received products for possible review. All links are for your convenience only. I do not benefit if you order, so I hope you’ll try Inkk Nail Lacquers.

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Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

Today’s post is Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New YorkNail Lacquer. It’s both cruelty free and vegan. All shades, but one, I’ve reviewed in the past. The new shade, Tyrian, is the dark purple shade that I used on my ring finger. Tyrian also has a new jumbo brush, which I will tell you about later in the post.

Halloween nail art using adesse new york

 

Here’s a photo of the shades for my Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York, listed from left to right. Click on the link and you will find my original review.

  1. Tyrian – I’ll tell you about that later in the post.
  2. Grand Central
  3. Jacqueline
  4. Vivian Beaumont
  5. Carmen

Halloween nail art using adesse new york

Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

For the Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York, I tried stamping. I think it’s pretty clear what the images are. but if you’re not sure, please let me know and I’ll have to work on my technique. The only issue I had was that some images were too big for my small nail bed.

The Adesse New York Tyrian is a beautiful shade of purple. It’s the base coat on my ring finger, and it works for not only a Halloween shade, but as a Fall shade, and, as purple is my favorite color, an anytime shade! There is a new jumbo nail polish brush that the owners of Adesse New York are testing. I liked the extra thickness of the brush, but I also liked the usual brush in all the other bottles shown in the photo.

Adesse New York is “5 Free,” which means that the nail lacquers do not contain Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. In addition, there are no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO’s,  or triclosan! Adesse New York is just a super polish. It’s glossy, with or without a top coat. Whether I used the new jumbo brush that was in Tyrian, or the original one, it’s easy to apply smooth coats due to the self-leveling polish brush to help you get the correct amount of  polish every time.
Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York
Happy Halloween, and keep your children (both two and four-legged) safe!

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