Adesse New York Gershwin Review & Photos

Adesse New York Gershwin

Adesse New York Gershwin is another shade that I received in the Broadway Collection from this cruelty free and vegan nail polish brand. Make sure you check out the this shade, a creamy pinky purple.
Adesse New York Gershwin
Like Adesse New York Gershwin, the other shade that I reviewed from the Broadway Collection was Vivian Beaumont (click here for that previous post).

 Adesse New York Gershwin

Here’s what you need to know about all Adesse New York Polish: they are 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 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 Polish is also infused with organic minerals, pigments, and essential oils.
Adesse New York Gershwin is excellent quality nail polish. It has a gel effect, so you can have the plump look of a gel, but without a UV or LED lamp! I certainly could have applied only one coat of the Adesse New York Gershwin shade of polish, and it would have looked excellent. However, I did apply two coats, and a top coat (except on my ring finger), since I wanted to see how many days I would be able to go without any chips. 
Adesse New York Gershwin

Adesse New York Gershwin

and Pink Stilette

Adesse New York Gershwin

I think Adesse New York Gershwin is an incredibly beautiful shade. On my ring finger, I applied some swirls of Adesse New York Gershwin, and Adesse Carmen (black), and then topped it with the glitter polish, Pink Stiletto.
Adesse New York Gershwin
I’ll write more about the glitter in next week’s post, but it has a clear base, and it is chock full of amazing pink, with silver and gold glitter. I tried to pick out a lot of pink and silver for this manicure.

With the exception of my ring finger, which is overloaded with glitter, I had a full four days of using my hands for everything from giving my dogs a bath, to doing dishes, without any big issues at all. I can’t say that I pamper my fingers, but I do apply a base coat, and a top coat, and that can make a difference. I also wear gloves when I do dishes and gardening!

Adesse New York is just super polish. Wearing a cremy polish like Gershwin, you’ll find it’s glossy, even without a top coat, and 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. If you add glitter, like Pink Stiletto, you’ll find it’s so full of glitter, and with the assportment in this bottle, you can easily achieve so many unique looks. 

Adesse New York Polish can be purchased online from their website and if you receive it and decide you don’t totally love the shade, you’re allowed to return it for a different shade! 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. 

 

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/

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

 

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Hurraw! Balm Review and Photos

Hurraw! Balm: Cruelty Free and Vegan

Hurraw! Balm is a product that may be inexpensive, but has all the goodness (and more) that much more expensive brands purport to have, and don’t! Also, you won’t be sacrificing anything to have not only a certified cruelty free lip balm, but a certified vegan one, too. Hurraw! Balm has many flavors, and even an unscented version. While it’s not meant to be eaten, of course, it is so safe, you can lick your lips and not have to think about any chemicals that you might be ingesting.

The makers of Hurraw! Balm wanted to formulate their ideal balm. It had to be, “super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly, never grainy, long lasting; plus, it had to hold up to being in a back jeans pocket all day without melting!” While I did not test it in the back pocket of my jeans, I can attest to every other attribute being a success, and a perfect lip balm!

hurraw! balm

Hurraw! Balm has a very clear label so you know exactly what you’re purchasing with your hard earned money. You simply turn over the Hurraw! Balm and read the label.

 

They’re also happy to show you what the ingredients are on the Website, before you even order! Here’s an example of the ingredients in the Hurraw! Lip Balm that has sun protection SPF 15

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, ‡Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, *Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed, *Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) seed oil, *Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Tocopherols (sunflower),*Citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil, *Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, *Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) bean

Hurraw! Balm

The ingredients in Hurraw! Balm are all plant based, and all are listed. In addition to being certified vegan, and cruelty free, everyone reading this blog should recognize the Leaping Bunny logo on the label. It’s always important to check a company’s stance, but I appreciate that Harraw! Balm puts this statement in writing: “…[Hurraw!] does not purchase ingredients from any company that at any point of their growing, handling, or production cycle involves animal testing. Each supplier and every purchase order is confirmed cruelty-free before it is added to our supply chain.”

See how easy that is for companies to put in in writing, when they have nothing to hide?!

Hurraw! Balm ingredients are cosmetic and food-grade ingredients. Safety testing takes place on human panels via independent labs. All of the ingredients are guaranteed to be GMO free by the growers and distributors. As if that’s not enough Hurraw! Balm is Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Shea Free.

This is why you won’t worry about licking your lips after you apply Hurraw! Balm: it’s non toxic. There are no petroleum products, parabens, synthetic preservatives, or artifical colors.

All of the flavors in the Balm are from 100% natural sources, manufactured in the USA and are USDA food grade. Most are from pure essential oils. If you purchase Chocolate, Rootbeer, Chai Spice, Green Tea, or Black Cherry, they are made for Hurraw! Balm from 100% natural, organically derived flavor compounds through steam-distillation and various processes of extraction.

Just in case you’re going to ask, there is absolutely no alcohol in any Balm, or in any of the ingredients!

Hurraw! Balm

Here’s some more information about each of the Hurraw! Balm products that I received. Am I suggesting you eat them? NO, but again, Hurraw! Balms are so safe, you can lick your lips and not have to think about any chemicals that you might be ingesting. Can you say that about all your previous purchases before you educated yourself?

Hurraw! Balm

1. Hurraw! Unscented Lip Balm. Note: While it contains no added flavor, and is nut-oil free, I was able to detect a very faint aroma of meadowfoam seed oil, which is a great moisturizer and is packed with vitamin E.  Yes, it’s a real multi-tasker, because it can also be used on your cuticles!

2. The Hurraw! Sun Balm has SPF 15, it’s non-nano Zinc Oxide. It has Juicy tangerine and calming Roman chamomile.  Note: Zinc Oxide is all natural, broad spectrum (which means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays) sun screen. When you apply the Hurraw! Sun Balm it protects your lips by sitting on top of them and provides a physical barrier against the sun by deflecting the rays away from your skin. You need to remember to reapply the balm often! And, don’t think that it’s just for winter. Your lips are exposed to sun every day, and people do get cancer on their lips!

3. Hurraw! Moon Balm is a great treatment for your lips before you go to sleep. This one has vanilla and a Peru Balsam scent–but the balsam scent is not as overpowering as you might think. It’s actually supposed to help lull you to sleep. It is written that their is a blue green shade, but I really can’t see that, and it’s a just a clear gloss look on me. I actually tested this one both before bed, and during the day. It’s very rich, and incredibly moisturizing. I feel it is richer that the Unscented, which was also incredibly moisturizing. But, it’s no surprise that my lips felt so smooth and moisturized. It’s formulated with Avocado Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil (also in the Unscented one), and Argan Oil. Great for helping dry lips heal.

4. Hurraw! Grapefruit Lip Balm has a really pretty pink shade that left a clear gloss on my lips. It smells just like fresh grapefruit! This is formulated with fresh cold pressed organic oil from both white, and pink grapefruit from Florida. 

5. Hurraw! Mint Lip Balm will provide a little bit of tingle to your lips, and the cool scent of mint. Do you like mint? You’ll love this flavor.

6. Hurraw! Vanilla Bean Lip Balm is infused with raw, organic vanilla beans from Madagascar. I actually love to bake and I know that Madagascar vanilla is really creamy, and I think that it’s a great description of how my lips felt with this flavor. It’s a delicious vanilla scent and it made my lips very smooth! Definitely lives up to the claims of being long lasting!

 Hurraw! Balm

Here’s where you can find Hurraw! Balm, or purchase it online where you can check out the variety, and the prices–all priced under $5.00.

Disclosure: I received Hurraw! Balm 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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Hurraw! Balm: Cruelty Free and Vegan

Hurraw! Balm: Cruelty Free and Vegan

Hurraw! Balm is a product that I have read is great, but haven’t yet tried. I’m guessing that I will love it because it’s certified cruelty free, vegan, and is chocolate flavored! Yes, Hurraw! Balm has many flavors of lip balm, and one of them happens to be chocolate. Like me, those who work at Hurraw! Balm love a dark, raw chocolate treat. While it’s not meant to be eaten, of course, it is so safe, you can lick your lips and not have to think about any chemicals that you might be ingesting.

Hurraw! Balm

Hurraw! Balm has a very clear label so you know exactly what you’re purchasing with your hard earned money. Here’s an example from the Balm in chocolate.

Hurraw! Balm

The ingredients in Hurraw! Balm are all plant based. It’s certified vegan, and cruelty free, and everyone reading this blog should recognize the Leaping Bunny logo on the label. It’s always inportant to check a company’s stance, but I appreciate that Harraw! Balm puts this important statement in writing, “…does not purchase ingredients from any company that at any point of their growing, handling, or production cycle involves animal testing. Each supplier and every purchase order is confirmed cruelty-free before it is added to our supply chain.

Hurraw! Balm ingredients are cosmetic and food-grade ingredients. Safety testing takes place on Human-animal panels via independent labs. All of the ingredients are guaranteed to be GMO free by the growers and distributors. As if that’s not enough Hurraw! Balm is Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Shea Free.

This is why you won’t worry about licking your lips after you apply Hurraw! Balm: it’s non toxic. There is no petroleum, parabens, synthetic preservatives, or artifical colors.

Hurraw! Balm

 

All of the ingredients are listed. All of the flavors in the Balm are from 100% natural sources, manufactured in the USA and are USDA food grade. Most are from pure essential oils. If you purchase Chocolate, Rootbeer, Chai Spice, Green Tea, or Black Cherry, they are made for Hurraw! Balm from 100% natural, organically derived flavor compounds through steam-distillation and various processes of extraction.

Just in case you’re going to ask, there is absolutely no alcohol in any Balm, or in any of the ingredients!

Here’s where you can find Hurraw! Balm, or purchase it online where you can check out the variety, and the prices–all priced under $5.00.

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose.

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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.:

clueless-in-90210-outside

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/

 

 

Disclosure: I received the Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210, but all links are for your convenience only.

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