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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Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush Nail Polish

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Today’s manicure is Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush, a cruelty free and vegan nail polish. It’s a very pretty soft, pale pink, and it has a bit of cool silver shimmer in it. I have applied two coats of polish on all my nails, and a top coat to all, except my ring finger. I applied holographic glitter to that one.

All of the photos in the post were taken outside, at various times during the day.

 Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

I have written several previous reviews, but here is a quick summary about Lauren B. Beauty, a cruelty free, and vegan company. 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, stalk out Cape Cod Massachusetts convenience stores while everyone else was at the beautiful beaches!

Some “well meaning” adults advised her to go into a career (other than the nail industry), and she graduated college and started her medical career journey. However, like most people that don’t pursue things that excite them, she found that “something was missing.” Fortunately, the hair care guru Philip B. is her uncle, and they worked together. Eventually, Lauren B. started her own brand of nail polish that was  just the right combination to produce a line of cruelty free, vegan nail polishes, 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 Beverly Hills Blush

 

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

The nail polish brush contains twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes. The Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hill Blush glided on smoothly, and because each of the bristles are pre-lacquered, the brush is just the right width to easily paint my fingernails.  I also like the fact that the .50 fl oz/ 14.8 ml glass bottle has a special over-cap, which means I was able to use either a square handle or a cylindrical handle, for more control.

 

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Here’s what I found, as a busy mom, wife, and being being owned by two big dogs. The Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush looked so pretty, even before I applied a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, after one and two coats of polish. I really don’t pamper my nails at all, although I always wear gloves when I garden, and when I do dishes. So, when I write that I have been wearing the polish for almost 6 days, and  my nails still look great, it’s pretty impressive. Between the amazing quality, and the soft pink shade, it has really held up well!

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush is a cruelty free and vegan nail polish hue that will work well with every outfit, and in every setting, including the workplace.

 

You can check out one of my previous reveiws:

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/09/lauren-b-beauty-house-of-blues/

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

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July 4th Nail Art 2016

July 4th Nail Art 2016

Deciding what designs to put on my July 4th Nail Art 2016 post took some time, and deciding what cruelty free polish to use for it took almost as long. I used Milani for my 2015 one, so I was thinking I should use a different brand. My children are now teenagers, so of course, they don’t want to be named, so I’ll just write that one of them helped me to organize my polish into red, white, and blue piles. Yes, I still went with Milani. It’s certifed cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Program.

 July 4th Nail Art 2016

In case anyone is interested in looking into my red, white and blue shades of nail polish, the photo is below. They are all cruelty free, and most are also vegan.

 July 4th Nail Art 2016

I wanted to choose an American brand of polish, and I needed the polish to have the correct shade of, you guessed it, red, white, and blue. Milani Cosmetics has amazing quality nail polish for a very fair price. Most of the time, I can easily find their latest beauty products at my local drugstores. (Yes, you can also order online).

July 4th Nail Art 2016

July 4th Nail Art 2016

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 Fierce Foil in Venice

July 4th Nail Art 2016

Happy July 4th to my American readers!

Disclosure: Some polish is provided, some is my own. All links are for your convenience only.

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Adesse New York Pink Stiletto Photos & Review

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

This week I have another polish that I received: Adesse New York Pink Stiletto. It’s a gorgeous glitter polish that has a clear base, and it’s stuffed to the brim with pink and two different sizes of silver glitter: big chunks, and tiny pieces.

Adesse New York Polish is a terrific brand that is cruelty free, made in the US, and vegan. In addition, Adesse New York is “5 Free,” which means that the nail polish does not contain the following five ingredients: Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. Adesse New York continues to be smart by not having any of the following: parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMO’s, or triclosan. The polish is infused with organic minerals, pigments, and essential oils.

Here’s what I did for this manicure. I already had the Adesse New York Gershwin on my nails (this was from my previous post), so I just did a few touch ups as I do use my hands during the day! The only nail that I removed polish from was my ring finger, which was covered with the glittering Adesse New York Pink Stiletto. I redid my ring finger to have the Adesse New York Pink Stiletto on the upper portion of my nail, I had the middle section with only a swipe of Adesse New York Pink Stiletto, nothing else, and then added the magenta striping tape. Finally. the bottom portion was covered with the pinky purple, Adesse New York Gershwin.

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

Then after the touch ups were dry on the other four nails, I added a quick dry top coat and used a spiral nail stencil and applied the Adesse New York Pink Stiletto swirl.

I’m very pleased with the way that this came out. Adesse New York has excellent quality nail polish. It has a gel effect, so you can have the plump look of a gel, but without using a UV or LED lamp!

The photos were taken during different hours in the afternoon sun. I love how with glitter, depending on the lighting and angle, you’re obviously going to get a different effect.

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

 

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

 

 

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto

Adesse New York Pink Stiletto can be purchased online from their website and if you receive it and decide you’re not that happy with the shade, you’re allowed to return it for a different one in their vast collection! No worries ordering from their website! There are no cons. It’s a great shade, excellent quality polish, and it’s cruelty free and vegan. 

1. Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer http://moxiereviews.com/2015/04/09/adesse-new-york-organic-infused-polish/

2. Adesse New York: Carnivalesque & Carmen Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/05/18/adesse-new-york-carnivalesque-carmen-review/

3. Raspberry Wink Nail Polish from Adesse New York http://moxiereviews.com/2015/07/14/raspberry-wink-nail-polish-from-adesse-new-york/

4. Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/08/25/adesse-new-york-smoothing-base-coat-review/

5. Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/06/adesse-new-york-vivian-beaumont-nail-polish/

6. Adesse New York Iced Tangerine: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/13/adesse-new-york-iced-tangerine-glitter-review/

7. Adesse New York Gershwin Review & Photos http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/21/adesse-new-york-gershwin-review/

 

Disclosure: Adesse New York Pink Stiletto was provided for possible review. All links are for your convenience only.

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Adesse New York Iced Tangerine Glitter Review

Adesse New York Iced Tangerine

Adesse New York Iced Tangerine is a gorgeous micro glitter polish that I received and is described as, “Icy cool meets sweet winter tangerines.” It is beautiful alone, or used as an accent nail, as I did in last week’s manicure post when I used the orange shade with a little bit of it’s own sparkle Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/06/adesse-new-york-vivian-beaumont-nail-polish/.

 

All of Adesse New York shades are cruelty free, made in the US, and vegan. In addition, 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! The nail lacquers also are infused with organic minerals, pigments, and essential oils.

 

Adesse New York Iced Tangerine and Vivian Beaumont

 

Adesse New York Iced Tangerine is excellent quality glitter polish, just like their nail lacquers. Adesse New York Iced Tangerine glitter polish has micro glitter, and uses only the very best grade of cosmetic glitter. Does the glitter sparkle and shine? Yes. How about an overcast day? You bet!

 

 

 

Adesse New York Iced Tangerine

 

 

To apply the Adesse New York Iced Tangerine, you can either dab it on to your nails, or simply paint your nails. I found that either method produced tons of beautiful glitter, and dried quickly.

Adesse New York Iced Tangerine

I appled a top coat to all my nails, and I was able to go almost five days without having to touch-up anything. It’s a gorgeous shade for summer!

iced-tangerine

You can’t go wrong with Adesse New York Polish. If you order from their website and decide you don’t love the shade, you can return it for a different one! That should help anyone who is at all concerned about buying from their website.

 

 

Previous Posts

1. Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer http://moxiereviews.com/2015/04/09/adesse-new-york-organic-infused-polish/

2. Adesse New York: Carnivalesque & Carmen Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/05/18/adesse-new-york-carnivalesque-carmen-review/

3. Raspberry Wink Nail Polish from Adesse New York http://moxiereviews.com/2015/07/14/raspberry-wink-nail-polish-from-adesse-new-york/

4. Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat Review http://moxiereviews.com/2015/08/25/adesse-new-york-smoothing-base-coat-review/

5. Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont: http://moxiereviews.com/2016/06/06/adesse-new-york-vivian-beaumont-nail-polish/.

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