Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat Review

Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat

Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat is yet another terrific addition to the cruelty free and vegan nail polish line! The Smoothing Base Coat, like everything else in the Adesse New York line is “5 Free,” meaning it does not have Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. It’s going to sound like I’m writing about makeup when I describe this nail treatment; that’s because the Smoothing Base Coat is a real multi-tasker.

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July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

I’ve looked at so many nail art designs, so here’s my cruelty free take on a July 4th Nail Art with Milani Lacquer. Milani Lacquer is, and always has been, cruelty free! The design is based on what I saw that Broadway Nail, imPRESS manicure, had for a design. You can look it up, since I’m not sure I’m “allowed” to show it due to copyright issues.

United States Of America

July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

 July 4th Nail Art

 

July 4th nail art

 

July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

For the July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer, I used the following shades:

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Red Label

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Spotlight White

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Blue Print

Milani Nail Lacquer in Blue Jay

A bit of history about Milani Cosmetics:

Milani Cosmetics has amazing quality for a very fair price. I love that I can quickly pick up their beauty products at my local drugstores. In addition to nail polish, they have products for your eyes, lips and face.

“You’ll find yourself in Milani Cosmetics. The very best version of you.”

 

Disclosure: Purchased the polish myself.  All links are for your convenience only.

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ZOYA Nail Art & Review for a Mystery Box!

ZOYA

I used Zoya, a cruelty free and vegan nail polish for my Monday manicure. I purchased a “mystery trio box” from Zoya; so all I knew was that there would be three mini bottles of nail polish, and would feature “never before seen or sold color.” There would also be a surprise included. More on that later in the post.

I was a little nervous, but figured that it would be a good challenge to try to quickly figure out what to do for nail art–whether I liked the shades–or not! Fortunately, Zoya knew what they were doing, and packed three beautiful shades that I had no trouble using together. If you’ve ever read my blog, you know that I was extra happy since my favorite shade is purple!

zoya

From left to right are: Violet, Marion, and Temperance. As advertised, these shades have never been released!

ZOYA

Let me back it up just a bit. I want you to see how the outer shipping box arrived. Although it was ridiculously crushed, the polish was packed so well, there was no damaage at all! Thank you to ZOYA for knowing how to pack in case of a disaster–like mine!

Zoya

ZOYA

Keep reading to see my nail art, and read my review!

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Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight Nail Art

Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight

I have a manicure using Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight. Ciaté is both cruelty free and vegan, and my previous post using it was Ciaté Caviar Manicure Lemon Fizz .

Ciaté Boudoir is a gorgeous shade of red! “A sassy flirtatious red,” is how Ciaté describes it.

 Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight

Ciaté Pillow Fight is a grey shade of polish, with a little bit of lilac in it.

 Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight

Keep reading to check out my manicure!

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Memorial Day Nail Art 2015

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and as Time pointed out, “It’s easy to forget what Memorial Day actually means while you’re sitting by the pool and looking ahead at summer vacation—but the day signifies much more than just a three-day weekend.” So please, remember all those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces!

After looking at lots of gorgeous photos, I have chosen one of my favorites, (see below), to try my own Memorial Day Nail Art. Here is the link to Manic Talons.

Manic Talons

Memorial Day Nail Art

For my Memorial Day nail art, I used all cruelty free nail polish from Milani.

memorial day nail art

I used Milani Red Label (40), Blue Print (26), and Spotlight White (28) for the Memorial Day nail art.

memorial day nail art

Clearly, my nail art is not as professional looking as that of Manic Talons. I’ll work on it!

 

Disclosure: Some polish previously provided, some I purchased. All links are for your convenience only.

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