Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont Nail Lacquer

Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont

Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont is a very cheerful and sunny orange shade that has a bit of sparkle in it. This shade is part of the Broadway Collection that I received. All of Adesse New York shades are cruelty free, made in the US, and, confirmed as 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! organic infused! It’s infused with organic minerals, pigments, and essential oils.

 

adesse vivian beaumont

Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont

Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont Nail Lacquer is excellent quality. The color, Vivian, is sparkling and vibrant, and whether I take a photo in direct, or indirect light, it is gorgeous. Adesse New York polish was very easy to work with. It applied with no problems, dried quickly, and was very glossy. I have two coats on all nails, but it was almost opaque with one coat. The other shade that I was provided, Iced Tangerine, I used on my ring finger. More about that gorgeous glitter nail polish in next week’s post.

I did apply a top coat so I could judge how long I could wear it without any chips. I found that I had a full four days, using my hands for everything from gardening to doing dishes, without any issues!

 

Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont in direct sunlight:

 Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont

 

Here is Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont outside, at a different angle.

 Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont

Here’s another shot of Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont in the late afternoon.

 Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont

 

Adesse New York Vivian Beaumont

I highly recommend Adesse New York Nail Lacquer, and if you’re at all worried about ordering from a website, just know that Adesse New York has a great policy that if you don’t love the shade you purchased, 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/

 

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Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 Review

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 is a beautiful pink shade that I received and is described as being, “As bright and playful as the Corvette parked outside Barbie’s Malibu Dream House,” on the Lauren B. Beauty website. I was thinking of doing nail art with a Barbie theme, but I didn’t want to downplay just how lovely this hue, which has flattering blue undertones, really is. All ages will love Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210. Lauren B. Beauty polish is not only cruelty free it’s also vegan!

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 Review

Lauren B. Beauty polish is also five-free. That means that it does not have the horrible chemicals of formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. In addition, it’s non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made in the USA.

With the exception of one of my fingers, I applied two coats of Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210. Can you even tell which finger has only one coat of polish? I used the Lauren B. Beauty Gel Like Top Coat on all my fingers. That, of course, also applies like a charm, and dries quickly.

With Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210, I thought the shade looked glamorous no matter if I applied one or two coats. The polish applies so smoothly that you do not have add a second coat. There is no streaking.

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

 

The photo below of Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 was taken at noon, on a beautiful, sunny day. I think that this is the only photo, that you can actually see that it’s my middle finger that has only one coat of polish. See how glorious the Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 is?! All of the Lauren B. Beauty polishes that I have received have that same amazing formulation that makes it easy for anyone, even if you’re not a nail blogger, to paint your nails and have them look beautiful. No tricks, no special lighting, no extra effort required.

On my ring finger I applied the Lauren B. Beauty shade Greystone grey, and I placed a pink rhinestone above the pink lips. I actually had to look up the name for it; it’s called a “medusa piercing.” You may not know it, but my children are proud their ‘ole Mom is so hip!

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

And here’s another just to show you the slight color variation outside at 2 p.m.:

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I can confidently write that I cannot imagine what you would not love about Lauren B. Beauty 90210. You don’t like that hue, then check out the Lauren B. Beauty website and choose a different shade!

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

Other Lauren B. Beauty shades that I have reviewed:

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

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/02/lauren-b-beauty-my-private-cabana-review/

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/16/lauren-b-beauty-greystone-grey-review-photos/

 

 

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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.

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Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana Review

Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana

Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana Nail Polish shade was sent to me, and I’m so happy to be able to share this beautiful pale mint green with you. First, a little bit about Lauren B. Beauty, a cruelty free, 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!

I loved reading that since some “well meaning” adults advised her to go into a career (other than the nail industry), she graduated college and started her medical career journey. However, like most people that don’t pursue things that excite us, she found that “something was missing.” Fortunately, the hair care guru Philip B. is her uncle! He asked, and got her help. 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.

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Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana

Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana

What I love about the pale mint green shade is that I believe that it looks great no matter what the season, and seems to look perfect on all skin tones. The photos show one coat of Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana on my thumb; the other nails have two coats. The only finger that I put a top coat on was my ring finger, where I added a little flower, and a rhinestone, and the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues shade. I used the Lauren B. Beauty Gel Like Top Coat.

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my private cabana

I love the brush! It contains twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes. The Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana glided on smoothly, and certainly without streaks.  The one coat of polish on my thumb is amazing.  I’m assuming that is due to the quality and also the fact that each of the bristles are pre-lacquered, so the brush is just the right width to easily paint my fingernails.  Also, as I’m not a nail blogger, I’m a good test to see if a “typical” customer has any issues.

Bonus: the bottle has a special over-cap, which means you can use either a square handle or a cylindrical handle, for more control.

Here’s what I found, as a busy mom, wife, and being being owned by two big dogs. First, without a doubt, the Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana is very glossy, even without a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, after one and two coats of polish. Yes, I did add a top coat to my nails after the photos to test how long I could go before I noticed any chipping. My verdict, after 5 days, when I am now writing this review, I have only minor chips. However, I do want it noted that I actually use my nails! There was nothing that a bit of polish couldn’t easily fix, and some of it, I’m sure, would not be noticeable to most people!

The Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana shade looks great in the direct sunlight, and as in the photo below, in my house, with no direct light on it.

Lauren B. Beauty My Private Cabana

 For more information, and current pricing, check out the Lauren B. Website

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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.

 

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