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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Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues Review

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

This week’s Manicure Monday is the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues, a shade that was sent to me. I previously reviewed another of Lauren B.’s shade My Private Cabana  Just a reminder that Lauren B. Beauty is a cruelty free, vegan company. The owner is Lauren B., who has always loved nail polish.  Lauren B. started her own brand of nail polish, Lauren B. Beauty, that does not have the chemicals included in a lot of polishes: 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 House of Blues

The Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues is an iridescent midnight navy blue shade that looks fabulous no matter the lighting conditions!

The photo below still shows the awesome shine, despite there being no sun out on that day. In fact, it was one of the few days I was able to be outside without getting deluged with rain.

 Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

 

All the photos show two coats of Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues, but no top coat, except on my ring finger. I did that due to the nail art, where I used My Private Cabana (last week’s shade), and then the Lauren B. Beauty Gel Like Top Coat.

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

I love the brush; it contains twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes, and each of the bristles are pre-lacquered.  The Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues glided on incredibly smoothly. I think it’s great that the bottle has a special over-cap, so I could use either a square handle or a cylindrical handle, for more control.

I did not need two coats of polish. In fact, when I asked my family if they could tell which one finger I had just one coat of polish on, they could not tell the difference!  So, after the photos, I added a second coat, and a top coat to all the nails, to check out the wear, and test how long I could go before I noticed any chipping.

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues on a very sunny day!

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

Here is my assessment of the the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues polish. I’m a busy mom, wife, and I’m owned by two big dogs. The Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues is very glossy, even without a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, and if you are rushed, this shade does not need a second coat of polish.  I have had only two minor chips, and I think that’s because I’m at my computer typing away a lot of the day–never mind all the dishes, etc. that I do. I am planning on asking if Lauren B. herself can tell us about the formula of her polish. There is something very different (special) about the thickness, and the durability of it. I’ll get back to you when I have a response.

The Lauren B. Beauty looks great in the direct sunlight, and as in the photo below, in my house, working on this post late at night! Without any hesitation, I highly recommend the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues shade!

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

 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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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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