Ani Michele Golden Opportunity Nail Polish Review

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity is another shade that I received from the new Metallic Nail Polish Collection. As the name implies, this is a gorgeous shimmery gold polish. It’s cruelty free, vegan, and also 7-Free of Chemicals. In addition, all of the ani Michele polishes are made in the United States. This shade doesn’t need anything added to have your nails look dazzling. However, I did want to share another shade, so I added a base color of Love Bug to the Ani Michele Golden Opportunity
nail art. 

ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele polish is 7-free of Chemicals. Do you know what that means? It means that the polish is free of the three common chemicals found in many nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde. In addition, it does not have four other chemicals: Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP and Xylene. Hence, the 7-free label. 
ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

In case you haven’t read any of my previous reviews, I’ll fill you in on some facts. Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of ani Michele. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. I’m thankful that in addition to being cruelty free and vegan, each of the shades are either 5-free or 7-free of chemicals!  Ani wants her beautiful lacquer bottles to,“inspire, empower and compliment each women’s beauty and personality, inside and out.” Don’t you love what is on the back of the Ani Michele Golden Opportunity Nail Polish bottle? “Dream Big, Sparkle More, Shine Bright.” Everyone should appreciate that Ani’s belief in staying positive and hoping for the best is incorporated in her motto: “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”   

ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Ani Michele Golden Opportunity

Here’s another shot of the ani Michele Golden Opportunity, and Love Bug used as a base coat on the accent nail design. If you would like to order from the ani Michele website, Ani has offered a 15% off code to be used on all of your purchases. Just write the code, “Moxie” during checkout.

I most definitely recommend all of the ani Michele shades, and this is a golden opportunity for you to try an ani Michele polish!  (Get it?!)

Next week I will have another shade from the ani Michele Nail Polish Collection, so be sure to check back!

Get your own ani MICHELE nail lacquer on the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available. Remember to use the code “Moxie” for your 15% off discount! 

ani Michele Golden Opportunity

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Metallic Nail Polish Collection from Ani Michele

Metallic Nail Polish Collection from Ani Michele

Ani Michele has a new Metallic Nail Polish Collection, and People’s Choice is one that I received. This is a perfect example of a true rose gold color. It is cruelty free, vegan, and also 7-Free of Chemicals. All of the Ani Michele polishes are made in the United States. I also wanted to do some nail art, so I decided to add a snowflake using another shade from the Metallic Nail Polish Collection: Wishing on a Star Sparkle. This is a beautiful shade of silver!

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Ani Michele is also cruelty free, vegan, and 7-free of Chemicals. I’d like to take a moment to explain what 7-free means. Not only does the polish not have the three common chemicals found in many nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, but it also does not have four other chemicals: Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPHP and Xylene.  

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

So, who is the person behind ani Michele? Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. The ani MICHELE lacquer is different from the “typical” polish you would purchase. The list of differences is large. It’s cruelty free, vegan, and made in the United States. Depending on the shade, it’s either five free of chemicals, or it’s seven free! Also, Ani wants her beautiful lacquer bottles to,“inspire, empower and compliment each women’s beauty and personality, inside and out.”

I also love that Ani believes in staying positive and hoping for the best. Her inspirational motto supports that:  

 

“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

I think ani MICHELE polish is fantastic. It is fast drying, long lasting, and has a fabulous glossy sheen. Yes, you absolutely should add a top coat so the polish will last longer. However, both shades, People’s Choice and Wishing On a Star Sparkle, are beautiful without one. I like the look and feel of the glass bottle, and the brush is just the right width for painting my fingernails. Both of these shades from the Metaillic Nail Polish Collection are highly recommended!

Metallic Nail Polish Collection

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.

Stay tuned for next Monday’s manicure, where I will share another shade from the Metallic Nail Polish Collection.

Get your own ani MICHELE nail lacquer on the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available.

Metallic Nail Polish Collection from Ani Michele

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Shimmer Blush Recipe: Comp Chick’s Guide DIY Beauty

Shimmer Blush Recipe

The Shimmer Blush Recipe is being reprinted on Moxie Reviews with special permission from the publisher of Sunny Subramanian’s beautiful book, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products.

Sunny was the very first vegan beauty blogger to make a name for herself. In addition to being a super mom, and now an author, she’s also been a very kind person to yours truly…way back, when I first started 5 years ago! Because of that willingness to help a blogger out, Sunny made sure that I received a complimentary copy of her above mentioned book. The shimmer blush recipe is one of the 125 recipes in the book. I’ve done a several posts including a full review of the book, and then tried a few of the easy to follow recipes: Pore Shrinking Basil Toner and a Strawberry Natural Tooth Recipe.  
 shimmer blush recipe

Shimmer Blush Recipe

Now, it’s time to share the (obviously) vegan shimmer blush recipe from the expert herself, Sunny! 
“It’s time to talk about your sweet cheeks (the ones upstairs, not your hindquarters). Using blush is a fabulous way to appear youthful and healthy, and this natural option rocks at rosying up your complexion” 
The shimmer blush recipe is best for: ♥ all skin types
shimmer blush recipe

Top Tip: Make sure your beet root powder is super-duper finely ground, and then grind it some more in a blender. The finer it is, the better it’ll adhere to your skin.

Superstar ingredient: 
Beets contain high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Red beets also contain a pigment called betanin, which gives them their bright magenta coloring. In addition to using beet root powder to make blush, you can also use it as natural food coloring.

  • Makeup sifter jar

1 tsp        finely ground beet root powder, alkanet root powder or 
hibiscus flower powder 5 mL

1⁄2 tsp     arrowroot powder                          2 mL

1⁄4 tsp     unsweetened cocoa powder        1 mL

Pinch       gold mica powder                         Pinch

3 to 5       drops lavender essential oil        3 to 5

  1. Pour beet root powder into a small bowl. Whisk in arrowroot powder and cocoa powder, a little at a time, until desired shade is achieved. Discard any remaining arrowroot powder and cocoa powder.
  2. Whisk in mica powder and lavender essential oil until well combined. Pour into jar.
  3. Sprinkle blush onto a fluffy blush brush and apply to cheeks.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Variation of Shimmer Blush Recipe–Matte Blush: Omit gold mica for 
a matte finish.

Shimmer Blush Recipe

You can find Sunny’s blog at veganbeautyreview.com

Disclosure: I received the book for possible review. All links are for your convenience only. Reprinted with permission from Robert Rose.

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Canadian Flag Nail Art with Inkk Nail Lacquer

Canadian Flag Nail Art

I promise that my Canadian Flag Nail Art has nothing to do with the recent United States Presidential Election. In fact, the Canada Red shade was customized by Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk, before the election.

Knowing that Inkk Nail Lacquers hail from Canada (alhough they are made in the United States), I thought it would be a nice tribute to the company to do Canadian Flag Nail Art. However, I wasn’t sure which red from Inkk would be best. Although you see a variety of shades of red when you to a search for Canadian Flag Nail Art, the Inkk Canada Red Nail Lacquer is the correct one.

So, what’s the magic behind Ashley creating the exact red shade for the Canadian flag? She matched the red from the actual Canadian flag by using the tools on the Inkk website! Ashley downloaded a picture of the flag, loaded it into the Create Lacquers area of yourinkk.com, and clicked the red color inside the flag. Then, she named the color and ordered it for me to try. Yes, it’s that easy for anyone wishing to create a custom color. Here’s a link to the post where I created my own Moxie shade!

I love the red shade, and knew that others would, too! Hence the Canadian Flag Nail Art post.

Canadian Flag Nail Art

Canadian Flag Nail Art

I was thinking of what I would wear if I were to take a trip to Canada.  It’s cold and snowing where I live (in Massachusetts). Therefore, pretty much what I’m wearing here, like nice warm, cozy sweaters, and mittens, I could just quickly pack in a suitcase, and head on over there.

No matter is you design your shade, or choose one from Inkk, it’s of course, the same quality; it’s easy to apply, and although you should wear a top coat for a lasting manicure, the Inkk shades are glossy without one.

canadian nail art

Canadian Flag Nail Art

The gorgeous 18ml bottles are 5-Free (of harmful chemicals), vegan, and cruelty free. I love that Inkk Nail Lacquers look as beautiful in the bottle, as on my nails! 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.  canadian nail art

If you haven’t read any of my many past reviews, or purchased Inkk Nail Lacquer yet, you should know that Inkk is such an innovative nail polish brand. Inkk has cruelty free and vegan nail polishes that are five-free. Customers have the ability to make a custom nail lacquer, as the Canada Red for my Canadian flag nail art was, or to purchase one of the many that are on the website from the House of Inkk Collection. Many have specialized finishes, and be sure to order early, as there are also some limited edition collections!

Canadian Flag Nail Art

Canadian Flag Nail Art

Inkk Nail Lacquer specializes in customizable nail lacquer colors that you can name, and make straight from your phone or PC. Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture. As Inkk Nail Lacquer has stated, “Now is your chance to pull apart from the pack. Create Your Color Nail Lacquer today.” www.yourinkk.com

Disclosure: I received the Inkk Nail Lacquer that I used for my Canadian Flag Nail Art for possible review. All of the various links are for your convenience only.

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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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