ani MICHELE Nail Art Review and Photos

ani MICHELE Nail Art

After reviewing two of the ani MICHELE nail polish shades I recieved, I decided to show you how beautiful they work together with an ani MICHELE nail art post. My inspiration is the night sky, and the name of the glittery black, Reach for the Stars shade.

ani michele nail art


In case you haven’t read my two previous posts showing both Love Bug and Reach for the Stars,  here are some facts you need to know. Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of Ani Michele Products LLC. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. Ani MICHELE lacquer is different from the “typical” polish you would purchase in that it’s cruelty free, vegan, made in the United States, and five free of chemicals. Five free means that all the polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde), but also without two other dangerous chemicals (formaldehyde resin and camphor).

Ani so strongly belives in staying positive and hoping for the best, and she reminds everyone of that on the bottom of each of the ani MICHELE bottles. Check out the inspirational motto, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”  

ani michele Nail Art

 ani michele Nail Art

ani MICHELE Nail Art

For the ani MICHELE nail art, I applied two coats of polish on all my nails and a top coat. My thoughts about the polish remain the same. The brush is just the right width to easily paint my fingernails. The polish dries quickly, and that’s extra important when I’m not only in a hurry to get somewhere, but doing nail art! The polish did a great job of only having minor chips after several days, and that’s to be expected since I use my hands to type, write, do dishes, etc..  Even without a top coat, the ani MICHELE nail lacquer has a beautiful glossy sheen. I have no cons to report about this polish, and I highly recommend it.

Here are some more ani MICHELE nail art photos:

 

ani michele Nail Art

 

 slightly different lighting

 

ani michele nail art

 

 

  ani michele nail art

Purchase ani MICHELE nail lacquer at the website, and see other fabulous shades that you can wear on your nails.

 

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

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Ani Michele Nail Lacquer

Ani MICHELE Nail Lacquer

Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of Ani Michele Products LLC, better known as ani MICHELE on the beautiful lacquer bottles. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. However, the ani MICHELE lacquer is different from the “typical” polish you would purchase. First, yes, ani MICHELE is cruelty free, vegan, made in the United States, and five free of chemicals!

Do you know what lacquer that is 5 Free of Chemicals means? It means that all the polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde), but also without two other dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). Hence, Ani’s nail laquers are free of these five chemicals.

Ani wants her lacquer to, “inspire, empower and compliment each women’s beauty and personality, inside and out.”

I received two ani MICHELE nail lacquers. The first I will show you is the shade Love Bug, an absolutely gorgeous shade of red. The inspiration? A lady, which, as Ani points out, puts a smile on your face.

ani michele

I love that Ani so strongly belives in staying positive and hoping for the best. She’s not all “talk,” though. Look on the bottom of each of the ani MICHELE bottles, and you will read the inspirational motto, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”  

ani michele

Ani MICHELE Nail Lacquer

I love the ani MICHELE polish. It was fast drying, and taking the photo after three days of wear, it’s long lasting, and has a fabulous glossy sheen. The photos I took are without any top coat at all! I do plan to add a top coat, but I wanted you to see the amazing shine without anything added.

So far, in addition to the beautiful shade and shine, I like the look and feel of the glass bottle, and the brush is just the right width for painting my fingernails.

 

Ani MICHELE Nail Lacquer

Ani wants her ani MICHELE polish to be a reminder to live a positive karmic lifestyle, feel good about yourself, and make a positive impact on those around you. I’m loving the Love Bug shade, and next week I’ll share another shade I received. Stay tuned! 

ani michele

 

Get your own ani MICHELE nail lacquer at the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available.

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

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LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist Review

LOTUSWEI

LOTUSWEI is a company that I had heard about before reading a New York Times article about products to help you sleep. As they pointed out, “Lifestyle advice is abundant: Watch the intake of caffeine, alcohol and heavy foods; keep your smartphone off your bedside table; consider taking up meditation.” If you’re doing all those, and still need help, then I would highly recommend you try what I purchased: LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist. 

The Quiet Mind Energy Mist is recommended if you want, “clarity, focus, relaxed body, quiet mind, sound sleep, ability to take breaks and be more effective.”

 LOTUSWEI

 LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist

There are several reasons that I wanted to try the LOTUSWEI brand. It’s not only cruelty free, it’s also vegan! In addition, it’s wonderfully different because Katie Hess, the founder of LOTUSWEI, has formulated her products based on flower alchemy, the “premise that your body operates like a finely-tuned instrument. Sometimes, it rings with perfect pitch — everything in perfect alignment. Sometimes, it needs a little re-tuning.”
        Here’s Katie at the park:
 LOTUSWEI
The 50 ml glass bottle instructs you to gently shake the bottle, breathe deeply and mist around face, neck and shoulders at least five times during the day. The aroma from that little bottle is an amazing fragrance of geranium, lemon, and coriander.
I had Taylora wonderful person at LOTUSWEI explain that flower elixirs are energetic remedies that work through our acupuncture meridians and help enhance state of mind. So somewhat like an acupuncture treatment, but without the needles. Different from aromatherapy and essential oils (using the body of the plant), flower essences are similar to collecting the mind or consciousness of the plant. What you are smelling is the aromatherapy that we add into the mist to make it smell yummy. The actual magic elixir has no scent. The elixirs in the LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist help quiet the mind, take more breaks, and relax.
I used the Quiet Mind Energy Mist for the recommended (at least) five times a day,  and it worked! So, I wondered how exactly did it work its magic? Taylor explained that the energetics of the flower mist is actually working on the energy of my body and creating a tangible shift in my state of mind.
Here’s a way Taylor had me think about what’s in the LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist bottle. “Imagine yourself in a huge field of sunflowers on a sunny day. How do you feel? Now imagine yourself in a luscious peony garden. How does that feel? The feeling is different right? Flower elixirs actually capture that feeling. That’s what LOTUSWEI is bottling up!”
 LOTUSWEI

LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist

In addition to the directions about about where to mist yourself, you can also mist your bed sheets, your pillows, and for that matter, your whole bedroom. It can used to mist your office (or cubicle space!), before an exciting event, or, of course, during stressful times. Lotus Wei states that, “most people will feel a dramatic difference in their everyday state of mind within two to three days, with a cumulative effect over time.” The bottle lasts three to four weeks, if used regularly, and I should find a significant shift in my mood after all that misting. I haven’t finished the bottle, but I’m really so pleased that the LOTUSWEI Quiet Mind Energy Mist worked so well, and so quickly for me. You can check the Lotus Wei website for other products that they offer: website, and for current pricing.

Disclosure: I purchased, and all links are for your convenience only.

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ncLA Nail Art and Review

ncLA Nail Art and Review

I’ve written about ncLA Nail Lacquer before, so you can see the links below, but today I thought I would share how I used them in an ncLA nail art post.

The ncLA nail art project was not easy for me, as I am not a nail blogger, but I had no trouble applying the ncLA polish. The polish is as gorgeous in person as they look on the website. They looked great in the daytime and in the evening. I think that ncLA is a superb quality nail polish, and as I had to do my nails over so many times to try to do the ncLA nail art, I had lots of time to test out what I still thought about some of the older shades, and the new ones. By the way, ncLA is 5-free, and not only is it cruelty free, but it’s also vegan

For my Superheros nail art. I used Mulholland Maneater, which is a gorgeous dark purple. Rush Hour, is the crimson red shade, and Back to Black is, you guessed it, black. The shades that I used for my nail art that were not ncLA polish were the matte finish top coat for the Batman bat mask, and the yellow polish.

ncLA nail art

 

ncLA Nail Art

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose. I purchased all the polish.

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NCLA Nail Polish Review: LA Collection

 

 

NCLA: Fall 2012 Nail Polish Collection

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume Review

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume is not only cruelty free, but also vegan! I bought this perfume because the scent sounded like something I would like. Here’s what I read: “May your dreams be filled with sparkling sugar, heady vanilla and warm amber.” The fragrance is a blend of natural and essestial oils that include vanilla and fresh coconut. Plus, I have to admit, I love the packaging. Check out the fun and beautiful unicorns on the bottle!

Here’s the outside of the box, and the beautiful bottle.

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume

 

 

Check out those unicorns!

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume Review

The 1 fl oz. Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume spray is currently selling for $22.00. At the Target nearest to me, they did not have the Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume spray, only Pacifica roll-ons, and not one of the Sugared Amber Dreams. I ended up simply ordering it from Ulta.com. I have so many body butters and hand lotions right now, but when I use them up, I’ll try the scent in those, too.

Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume

In addition to being cruelty free and vegan, the Pacifica Sugared Amber Dreams Perfume has no parabens and no artifical colors.  It’s also made with natural, pure grain alcohol, and it’s gluten free. I highly recommend this scent!

 

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