Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat Review

Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat

Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat is yet another terrific addition to the cruelty free and vegan nail polish line! The Smoothing Base Coat, like everything else in the Adesse New York line is “5 Free,” meaning it does not have Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor. It’s going to sound like I’m writing about makeup when I describe this nail treatment; that’s because the Smoothing Base Coat is a real multi-tasker.

Adesse New York Smoothing Base CoatKeep reading for more photos, and to find out why I believe you’ll love this Adesse New York Smoothing Base Coat!
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Ice Cream Cone Nail Art with ciaté London

Ice Cream Cone Nail Art with ciaté London

A few days ago I started thinking about creating ice cream cone nail art using ciaté London. While I was experimenting with the shades that I had, I realized that since ciaté is not only cruelty free, but also vegan, many of my readers would be making or ordering sorbet. How about ice cream cone nail art with raspberry sorbet in the cone? Given the weather that we’re having here in the northeast, it would be just perfect for a summer treat! This is my first attempt at this.
ice cream cone nail art
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Raspberry Wink Nail Polish from Adesse New York

Raspberry Wink

Raspberry Wink is a gorgeous glitter that was sent for possible review from Adesse New York! You are going to love the cruelty free and vegan nail polish swatches! I previously wrote about other custom made collection shades:  Jacqueline and Grand Central and Carnivalesque and Carmen.

You will see three of the shades from Adesse New York: Raspberry Wink, Jacqueline, and Carmen. They all work together really beautifully!

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!

Keep reading to see the swatches!

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ZOYA Nail Art & Review for a Mystery Box!


I used Zoya, a cruelty free and vegan nail polish for my Monday manicure. I purchased a “mystery trio box” from Zoya; so all I knew was that there would be three mini bottles of nail polish, and would feature “never before seen or sold color.” There would also be a surprise included. More on that later in the post.

I was a little nervous, but figured that it would be a good challenge to try to quickly figure out what to do for nail art–whether I liked the shades–or not! Fortunately, Zoya knew what they were doing, and packed three beautiful shades that I had no trouble using together. If you’ve ever read my blog, you know that I was extra happy since my favorite shade is purple!


From left to right are: Violet, Marion, and Temperance. As advertised, these shades have never been released!


Let me back it up just a bit. I want you to see how the outer shipping box arrived. Although it was ridiculously crushed, the polish was packed so well, there was no damaage at all! Thank you to ZOYA for knowing how to pack in case of a disaster–like mine!



Keep reading to see my nail art, and read my review!

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Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight Nail Art

Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight

I have a manicure using Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight. Ciaté is both cruelty free and vegan, and my previous post using it was Ciaté Caviar Manicure Lemon Fizz .

Ciaté Boudoir is a gorgeous shade of red! “A sassy flirtatious red,” is how Ciaté describes it.

 Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight

Ciaté Pillow Fight is a grey shade of polish, with a little bit of lilac in it.

 Ciaté Boudoir & Ciaté Pillow Fight

Keep reading to check out my manicure!

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