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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Strawberry Natural Tooth Whitener Recipe

Strawberry Natural Tooth Whitener

The recipe for this strawberry natural tooth whitener is from Sunny Subramanian’s recently published book, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products.  You can read my previous posts about the books at these two links: DIY Beauty  Pore Shrinking Recipe.

 strawberry natural tooth whitener

Just as I did in the previous post, in order to give a thorough review, I made another recipe in Sunny’s book, a strawberry natural tooth whitener. 

 Strawberry Natural Tooth Whitener

Strawberry Natural Tooth Whitener

As Sunny explains, you don’t have to use gross chemical bleaches to get whiter teeth. I would rate this all natural treatment recipe as very easy to make. You can either use a mortar and pestle or, as I did, a plate. Then you need 1/2 small strawberry, baking soda, and a tooth brush. If you want to store it for a bit in the refrigerator, use a small jar. 

So, using a fork, I mashed the strawberry onto my plate, and stirred in enough baking soda to make a paste. I wanted to try this more than once, so I put it in a jar.

 strawberry natural tooth whitener

All you have to do is dip a toothbrush into the strawberry mixture, and brush all over your teeth. Leave it on your teeth for 3-5 minutes and then rinse your mouth with water. To get rid of any residue, brush with your usual toothpaste.

My teeth looked cleaner, and the only caution about this treatment is that it can be abrasive, so use it only once or twice a week–at most!

I most definitely recommend the The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products. I like the recipe, and it’s incredibly easy to get the ingredients and make!  The book is available in bookstores and online at Amazon.com.

Disclosure: Book provided for possible review. All links for the strawberry natural tooth whitener post are for your convenience only.

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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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Inkk Nail Lacquers Review and Photos

Inkk Nail Lacquers Review and Photos

I hope you’ve had a chance to read my previous Monday Mani post about Inkk Nail Lacquers, a new nail polish company from Montreal, Quebec. I was fortunate enough to be able to customize my very own color, and name it, Moxie. Today, I’m going to share photos of my nails with two coats of my custom shade, Moxie, and Fiery Farinata, a shade from the House of Inkk. You can read the whole story behind the color on the website, but Fiery Farinata sometimes looks orange, and sometimes red.

Of course, Inkk Nail Lacquers are cruelty free, but they’re also vegan, and five-free.

In the previous post, I applied only one coat of Moxie, and no top coat. Today’s post is different. All the photos that follow show my nails with the Inkk Nail Lacquers: Moxie, two coats, and Fiery Farinata, one coat. I then added a top coat.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

 

I was able to go four days with no chips–and I only took off the polish because I had to do another nail post. It wears well, looks great with and without a top coat, and, both shades are easy to apply. As stated above, Inkk Nail Lacquers are cruelty free, vegan and five-free, which means that you’re not worrying about the chemicals Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde,  Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Obviously, the most important factor in purchasing a nail polish is it’s quality. However, Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk. has gone above and beyond to make you want to love everything about Inkk Nail Lacquers. The polish that was sent arrived in appropriate colored packaging. If you design a custom color, your package will be gold, just like the Inkk octopus tail on the bottle.  If you select one of the shades from the House of Inkk Collection the tail is silver, as is the package that it will arrive in. The boxes that hold the polish are also very pretty, and the unusually large 18ml Inkk bottles are gorgeous! Everything about Inkk Nail Lacquers represent quality and beauty!

Inkk Nail Lacquers

The photo below is a good photo to show you the bottles. They’re gorgeous, but also crafted so that the contoured cap makes it helpful to paint your nails…all while making it a fun experience.  “An octopus communicates in color,” says Ashley, and this is the premise of our brand; communication in color.” What a great representation of the quality and beauty of Inkk!

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Yes, Moxie looks like a gorgeous goth shade with two coats, but go back to the previous post, and you’ll see that it’s a beautiful purple with only one coat!

 

Inkk Nail Lacquers

I just wanted to also show you how my nails look while working at my computer in the evening.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Inkk Nail Lacquers Info & Links

Inkk Website,

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

Ashley has created a promotional code that will get you 20% off your entire first order AND free shipping (a $10 value on shipping alone). So, if you want to make custom colors for yourself or gifts for the holidays, this is great! All you need to do is create an account (using your email only, super fast process) and enter MOXIE20 in the box in CHECKOUT. Click APPLY and voila! They are 1 per customer.

 

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 take advantage of the very generous offer of MOXIE20!

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Inkk Nail Lacquer Review and Photos

Inkk Nail Lacquer Review and Photos

Inkk Nail Lacquer is a new nail polish company from Montreal, Quebec. Their slogan is, “Every Color Tells a Story. Wear Yours.” I was fortunate enough to be able to customize my very own color, and name it. In addition, I was able to try some of the House of Inkk five-free, cruelty free and vegan nail lacquers that represents the brand.
Inkk Nail Lacquer

I’ve taken lots of photographs; and no matter what the lighting, my custom Inkk Nail Lacquer is just beautiful! I have named it Moxie, of course.

Inkk Nail Lacquer
Ashley Morgan is the Creator and President of Inkk. With her previous business experience, she put her creativity and tech skills to work to start Inkk in 2013. There are numerous assets that I believe sets Inkk apart from nail polish brands.

Inkk Nail Lacquer was very easy to work with (and I’m not a nail blogger, just a future paying customer that needs a nail polish that won’t start chipping while I’m going about my day). That includes doing activities with not only my family, but with my dogs and doing my job. There is no special lighting, and no extra effort on my part to make the Inkk Nail Lacquer Moxie look as beautiful in the bottle as on my nails!

All of the photographs of my nails show me wearing only one coat of Inkk Nail Lacquer Moxie, and without a top coat!

Inkk Nail Lacquer

Just take a minute to check out the beauty of the design. You can probably already guess that the name Inkk is from an octopus inking. I love the packaging, from the gorgeous boxes that hold the nail lacquer, to the large 18ml Inkk bottle. “An octopus communicates in color,” says Ashley, and this is the premise of our brand; communication in color.” What a great representation of the quality and beauty of Inkk!
Inkk Nail Lacquer
The only difference in the beautiful bottles is that if you create a custom nail lacquer color, then the color of the Inkk octupus tail is gold, which is what you see in the photos. If you select one of the shades from the House of Inkk Collection the tail is silver. While on the subject of the beautiful bottle, I want to note that it’s not just gorgeous, the cap is contoured and makes painting your nails a fun experience. I’ve never seen anything like this in another brand. Have you?!

The photo below was taken at night, and you can see the color is still amazing, and totally gorgeous!

Inkk Nail Lacquer

Inkk Nail Lacquer is really innovative! While it does have nail lacquer colors that are premade, and will have a story behind each particular shade described on it’s website, it does go a step further with it’s ability to customize any color you want. Anyone can now make their own nail polish shade simply—use a picture or a color spectrum. “Colors As You Imagine Them.”

You can do this on your phone or on your computer. Then, you can name your lacquer! It was very easy to do, and my only warnng is that it was very addictive. I spent countless hours playing around with all the various shades that my polish could be!

Once the free YourInkk mobile app is installed on your phone, you can have hours of fun! You can manage everything from the app: name your lacquer, create a story, share, and of course, make your purchase(s).

Inkk Nail Lacquer

 Inkk Nail Lacquer

With Inkk Nail Lacquer, you can design your own polish, or purchase a bottle from the House of Inkk Collection. In my opinion, with either option, you’ll have a beautiful, affordable polish of the highest quality, that is both cruelty free and vegan! Creating your own Inkk Nail Lacquer needs to be done online; the Collection Nail Lacquer is online, and at exclusive retailers across Canada and the United States.

Stay tuned for my next Monday mani post. I will have photos that will show one and two coats of my Inkk Nail Lacquer Moxie, nail art using one of the House of Inkk Collection shades, and a top coat.

********I just want you to know that Ashley has created a promotional code… This code will get you 20% off your entire first order + free shipping (a 10$ value on shipping alone). So, if you want to make custom colors for yourself or gifts for the holidays, you can use this! All you need to do is create an account (using your email only, super fast process) and enter MOXIE20 in the box in CHECKOUT. Click APPLY and voila! They are 1 per customer. *****

 

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 take advantage of the very generous offer of MOXIE20!

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