St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art– after St. Patrick’s Day! What?  There’s a logical reason, if somewhat ridiculous story. Loondontown, the cruelty free, vegan, and gluten free nail polish, very generously sent three bottles of their Lakur for a possible review/nail art post. It was sent to me via a global carrier serice on March 4. We kept tracking the package, and to make a long story short, the Londontown Lakur was finally located, and delivered to me, by one of the managers (in his own pickup truck) shortly before 8pm on…you guessed it, St. Patrick’s Day!

Here is a photo of the gorgeous Londowntown Lakur that I used for my St. Patrick’s Day nail art:

St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

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BlogForBunnies: Nail Art with Milani Nail Polish

BlogForBunnies

BlogForBunnies and BeCrueltyFree will hopefully be trending hashtags this week! I want to live in a world where no animal has to suffer and die for the sake of cosmetics.  The goal seems simple enough, but sadly, it is not so easy! Yes, there has been progress – we now have a full test and sales ban across the European Union, Norway, India, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Israel. There is  legislation being considered in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Taiwan and here in the United States of America.  There has even been a little bit of progress in China, where mandatory animal testing was removed for domestically-produced cosmetics.

Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser

Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser 

Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser Review is a guest post by my fellow blogger and friend, Nicki Zevola at FutureDerm

Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser

Sometimes things sound too good to be true. I know this title is full of them: “wrinkles,” “gone,” “sixty seconds;” “free,” and “guest post” (where’s Moxie?!) may have all raised the skepticism in you. I get that. So let me clear up some things.

First, I know Moxie from a beauty blogging group. So we are friends.

Secondly, Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser ($19.95, AminoGenesis.com) has ingredients like sodium silicate and magnesium aluminum silicate, which are able to temporarily lift and fill fine lines and wrinkles. It provides a nice, smooth surface for foundation and other makeup as well. It will last for one day, and it leaves no residue.

 Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser

Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser

Lastly, I teamed up with AminoGenesis to bring you this giveaway absolutely free. If you are one of the first 250 to enter in the Rafflecopter widget below, I will send you an email asking for where to mail your product. If you are located in the U.S., you may enter. AminoGenesis will send you your product within two-three weeks, and they may send you an occasional newsletter via email, but they will not sell your email to anyone, or anything like that. And if you don’t want the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. That’s it!

For more on why Gone in Sixty Seconds Instant Wrinkle Eraser works so well, read on!

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SANTE Nail Polish Review & Photos

SANTE Nail Polish

SANTE Nail Polish, which is not only cruelty free, but also vegan and gluten free, was sent for review. Every Sante Nail Polish is identified by number, located on the bottom of each 7 mL clear glass bottle. I have No. 01: French Clear, No. 02: French White, No. 15: red, and No. 20, an aubergine black. Here is a photo of all of the available Sante Nail Polish:

sante nail polish

Sante Nail Polish

Sante Nail Polish is excellent! I’m not a nail blogger and all of the polish that was sent was easy to work with. They are all, as advertised, very rich in color and very shiny before even applying a top coat. The polish is quick to dry, and lasted several days without having any chips. Sante points out that while their nail polish is not water based, (it’s a solvent base), it is made without Dibutyl Pthalate, Toluene and Formaldehyde, colophony (rosin), synthetic preservatives, and synthetic fragrances.

Keep reading to see the swatches!

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Cruelty Free Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

A loose glitter nail art tutorial using only cruelty free products? That was my hope, but I had no idea how to do that, and exactly what cruelty free products I should even purchase; so I headed to Sally Beauty to get the supplies. After explaining what I wanted to accomplish, I was not only shown all the materials I needed, but I also received a tutorial from my new best friend, Christina A., a Certified Cosmetologist,

  Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Apply any Sally Girl pink nail polish color to the whole nail. Make sure to let your nails dry!

 Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Step 2: Use tape, or freehand, to create a french tip in a black nail polish color. Use any cruelty free black (this one in the photo was FingerPaints in Black Expressionism).

Loose glitter nail art tutorial

Step 3: Make sure to let the nail polish dry completely.

Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Step 4: Apply a clear coat of nail polish across the edge of the black line, and then before it dries…

Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Step 5: Roll it in the loose glitter of your choice. That’s so the glitter sticks to the polish! Now let dry. 

Loose Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

You’re almost finished!

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