Oleum Vera Review and Photos

Oleum Vera

Oleum Vera is a new company, (launched November 1st), that sent a beautiful sample box that I would like to share with you. Oleum Vera is a do-it-yourself body care company that wants to help you with your self-care routine by building a cruelty free, all natural beauty routine. They’ll provide you with the ingredients and then you follow their recipes to create a product tailored to your needs.

Oleum Vera

Oleum Vera

The photo above is the contents of the wooden crate. Here are some shots as I opened up the package.

oleum vera

 

oleum vera

 

Oleum Vera

So, here’s how it works. There are several Oleum Vera kits, and each one has a specific role. The one I will be making products with is a kit for face cleansing; that has cleansing oils, facial scrubs, and deep-cleansing masks. The kit is called Off to a Good Start, and contains organic oils and flowers to naturally cleanse your skin.  
There is an Oleum Vera kit for hair, which has oil treatments, hair masks, and hair rinses. There is an Oleum Vera kit for the body, from which you can make body butters, scrubs, and lotion bars. There is also another Oleum Vera kit for the face, but that one is for you to moisture. Therefore, you can make toners and serums. There is also a spa kit from which you can make face masks, massage oils, and bath oils. Finally, they have not left out anyone, as the last one is designed specifically for men. That one has shaving serums, body scrubs, massage oils and a hair serum. I see, though, no reason why a man couldn’t use any of the other above mentioned kits. 

I’m guessing that most of us would just love to make our own body, face and hair products. However, after reading even simple recipes, we’re unsure of where to get the ingredients, and how to make sure that when we do find them we’re ordering them from a legitimate source.  In addition, some recipes don’t include any way to adapt them. For example, you want to make products that are for your skin type. If you have dry skin you certainly don’t want a recipe that is going to be too harsh and will dry up your skin!

It’s also a problem, whether you want to buy products, or to make them yourself, that you don’t get misleading, or false claims about the ingredients. The companies will phrase things to make you think that they are organic, without offering any proof. Oleum Vera eliminates this problem by being certified as organic by both ECOCERT and USDA. The company is also non-GMO and non-synthetic.

Oleum Vera

oleum vera

 

I love that all of the containers in the kit are reusable. There is also a recipe book, and if you go to the website you can view recipes and get even more by giving your email address. I did it, and except for having to confirm my email address, I did not receive any spam at all. Just access to more recipes!

Oleum Vera

You can purchase from retail chains, independent stores, or direct from the Oleum Vera website. Each kit is priced at $74.95. 
I’m planning on making lots of the recipes, but I wanted to get the information out to you as quickly as possible.
oleum vera

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

Moxie Reviews: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Follow my blog with Bloglovin, Instagram, Pinterest

Moxie Reviews 2011-2016. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

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 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.

Moxie Reviews: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Follow my blog with Bloglovin, Instagram, Pinterest

Moxie Reviews 2011-2016. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

It Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

It Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

I’m very excited to give you a look at the It Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More that I received! This will be LIVE for pre-sell on the QVC.com website starting today, Wednesday, November 9th.  Keep reading and all the details are in this post. 

IT Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More! Six-Piece Collection will then be offered again on QVC Saturday, November 12th at midnight (ET) and will be offered at this price for this last day only!

It Cosmetics It's Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

It Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

This exclusive six-piece collection features the products that women told It Cosmetics were the most life changing for them. In addition, there is a brand new brush. I love my It Cosmetics brushes!

From left to right in the photo below, here’s what in the It Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

There are links to my previous detailed reviews of the products.

2. Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment 

3. Celebration Foundation Illumination

4. Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

5. Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

6. The Heavenly Skin Full Coverage Foundation Brush is new! The brush hair optically blurs away the look of imperfections. Notice the custom-cut brush head. It’s designed that way to give you an airbrushed look. But, in addition to all that, it is just as soft and luxurious as you know It Cosmetics brushes always are. Always!

It Cosmetics It's Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

Here’s a shot of the new Heavenly Skin Full Coverage Foundation Brush:

It Cosmetics It's Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

Here’s the photo I posted on my Instagram account:

It Cosmetics It's Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

It Cosmetics It’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More!

IT Cosmetics IT’s Your Top 5 Superstars & More surely has at many of your favorites for beautiful lips, brows, eye lashes, and skin.

Here’s a link for the pre-sell on the QVC.com websitethat starts today! The price is $59.95, and if you were to purchase these products separately, the price would be $189.00. That’s quite a deal, right It Girls?!

 

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

Moxie Reviews: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Follow my blog with Bloglovin, Instagram, Pinterest

Moxie Reviews 2011-2016. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

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!

Disclosure: Products provided for possible review. All links are for your convenience only.

Moxie Reviews: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Bloglovin’, Instagram, Pinterest

Moxie Reviews 2011-2015. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

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!

Moxie Reviews: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Follow my blog with Bloglovin, Instagram, Pinterest

Moxie Reviews 2011-2016. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.