Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd Review & Photos

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd and My Private Cabana were two shades sent to me. The Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd is such an amazing shade of polish. The deep chocolate shade has beautiful, sparkling caramel flecks. Yes, I’m a very pale gal, but I believe that it will look great with all skin tones.

I’ve shot the photos of the Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd during the beautiful New England fall weather. I have two coats of Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd, and although My Private Cabana is not specifically a stamping polish, it worked well used on my ring finger. I added a top coat so I could wear the polish as many days as possible.  

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

 

I hope you’ve read my other posts about Lauren B. Beauty, a cruelty free, vegan company. If not, here’s what you need to know. 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, seek out Cape Cod Massachusetts convenience stores while everyone else was at the beautiful beaches!

Eventually, Lauren B. started her own brand of nail polish 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.

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

I love the brushes that Lauren B. Beauty uses; they contain twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes, and each of the bristles are pre-lacquered. All of the bottles have a special over-cap, which means you can use either a square handle, or a cylindrical one for more control. The Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd glided on incredibly smoothly.

As a busy mom, wife, and being owned by two big dogs I’m thankful that the Lauren B. Espresso on 3rd is very glossy, before adding a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, and due to the formula, I had over 4 days without anything more than very minor chips. 

Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd

I highly recommend the Lauren B. Beauty Espresso on 3rd and My Private Cabana shades!

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

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

 

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Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer Review and Photos

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer is another cruelty free and vegan nail polish that I received from Inkk’s new Winter Arctic Collection. There are five colors in this limited edition collection, and they are now available for purchase on the Inkk website.

 Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

Ashley Morgan is the talented Creator and President of Inkk, and in a previous interview she said that she, “…wanted to capture the feeling of winter, arctic and chill, and steer away from traditional Holiday colors like red, green, and orange….Ashley also, “wanted to have a variety of light and dark and choose colors that represent winter as well as wear well with other colors (for fashion).

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

The photos in this post include one shade from the Winter Arctic Collection: the beautiful Arctic Glacier; and there is Desert Treasures, one of the lovely House of Inkk’s shades. The third nail lacquer that I used was Francesca, from the Canto Inferno Collection. Canto Inferno was the very first collection from Inkk. It represents what the House of Inkk believes in: stories told in color and communication in color.

Shown below are the bottles of the shades that I used. I love the beauty of the design, which so elegantly captures the name Inkk, from an octopus inking.  Each bottle holds a large amount of polish: 18ml.

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

I was thinking that the best way for me to describe Inkk Arctic Glacier was a dark teal. But, it’s much more complex and beautiful than just that. I came across a photo on Instagram, and I thought it perfectly captured the mood. It looks cold, could be winter, and it’s beautiful. Maybe there’s an octopus in that section of the sea!

Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

I hope that you’ve had a chance to read about this newish (2013) cruelty free and vegan nail polish brand that is five-free of the chemicals Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. 

Inkk Arctic Glacier is easy to work with, and even when I was exhausted but had to keep redoing my nail art, every single time the polish applied easily, and gave a beautiful, smooth appearance. Although I always recommend you add a top coat, it is shiny without one. If you don’t like the shades that are on the website, then it’s very easy, and a lot of fun, to create your own shade. 

 Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

 

 Inkk Arctic Glacier Nail Lacquer

Inkk Arctic Glacier

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture.

Here’s the link to check out the website and either make your own shade, or purchase one of the many Inkk Lacquers.

The only downside is that Inkk Arctic Glacier is one of the five shades in the limited edition Winter Arctic Collection.

Disclosure: I received products for possible review. All links are for your convenience only.

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Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer and Polar Ice are two more of the five new nail polish shades I received from the House of Inkk’s new Winter Arctic Collection. Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk now has them available for purchase on the Inkk Nail Lacquer website.

 

The gorgeous 18ml bottles are 5-Free (of harmful chemicals), vegan, cruelty free, and made in the USA. I love that Inkk Nail Lacquers look as beautiful in the bottle, as on my nails! One of the many reasons that Inkk is such a unique nail polish brand is it’s ability to allow customers to make a custom nail lacquer, or purchase one from the House of Inkk Collection.

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

 

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea is a deep, dark blue shade, and I would describe Polar Ice as being a light blue/gray shade. Both perfect for a Winter Collection. As Ashley told me in last week’s post, she, “…wanted to capture the feeling of winter, arctic and chill and steer away from traditional Holiday colors like red, green, orange.”

 

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

On my nails are two coats of Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer. I used two coats for full opaqueness, and I wanted to report if, like all the other Inkk shades I’ve tested, it would wear as well. As of today’s writing, I am on day three without any chips whatsoever. Also, even though Inkk Nail Lacquers are not specifically intended/formulated for stamping, I was able use Polar Ice for the nail art on my ring finger. Inkk Nail Lacquers are definitely a luxury, quality nail polish brand!

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

 

 

 Inkk Frozen Blue Sea Nail Lacquer

The downside to the Inkk Nail Lacquer Winter Arctic Collection? It’s a limited edition, so don’t wait too long to purchase any of these extraordinary nail lacquers!

Here’s the link to purchase Inkk Lacquer or any of the other beautiful shades.

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture.

 

Disclosure: I received Inkk Frozen Blue Sea and Polar Ice for possible review. All of the various links are for your convenience only.

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Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

Today’s post is Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New YorkNail Lacquer. It’s both cruelty free and vegan. All shades, but one, I’ve reviewed in the past. The new shade, Tyrian, is the dark purple shade that I used on my ring finger. Tyrian also has a new jumbo brush, which I will tell you about later in the post.

Halloween nail art using adesse new york

 

Here’s a photo of the shades for my Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York, listed from left to right. Click on the link and you will find my original review.

  1. Tyrian – I’ll tell you about that later in the post.
  2. Grand Central
  3. Jacqueline
  4. Vivian Beaumont
  5. Carmen

Halloween nail art using adesse new york

Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York

For the Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York, I tried stamping. I think it’s pretty clear what the images are. but if you’re not sure, please let me know and I’ll have to work on my technique. The only issue I had was that some images were too big for my small nail bed.

The Adesse New York Tyrian is a beautiful shade of purple. It’s the base coat on my ring finger, and it works for not only a Halloween shade, but as a Fall shade, and, as purple is my favorite color, an anytime shade! There is a new jumbo nail polish brush that the owners of Adesse New York are testing. I liked the extra thickness of the brush, but I also liked the usual brush in all the other bottles shown in the photo.

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! Adesse New York is just a super polish. It’s glossy, with or without a top coat. Whether I used the new jumbo brush that was in Tyrian, or the original one, 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.
Halloween Nail Art using Adesse New York
Happy Halloween, and keep your children (both two and four-legged) safe!

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Inkk Nail Lacquers Review and Photos

Inkk Nail Lacquers Review and Photos

I hope you’ve had a chance to read my previous Monday Mani post about Inkk Nail Lacquers, a new nail polish company from Montreal, Quebec. I was fortunate enough to be able to customize my very own color, and name it, Moxie. Today, I’m going to share photos of my nails with two coats of my custom shade, Moxie, and Fiery Farinata, a shade from the House of Inkk. You can read the whole story behind the color on the website, but Fiery Farinata sometimes looks orange, and sometimes red.

Of course, Inkk Nail Lacquers are cruelty free, but they’re also vegan, and five-free.

In the previous post, I applied only one coat of Moxie, and no top coat. Today’s post is different. All the photos that follow show my nails with the Inkk Nail Lacquers: Moxie, two coats, and Fiery Farinata, one coat. I then added a top coat.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

 

I was able to go four days with no chips–and I only took off the polish because I had to do another nail post. It wears well, looks great with and without a top coat, and, both shades are easy to apply. As stated above, Inkk Nail Lacquers are cruelty free, vegan and five-free, which means that you’re not worrying about the chemicals Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde,  Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Obviously, the most important factor in purchasing a nail polish is it’s quality. However, Ashley Morgan, the Creator and President of Inkk. has gone above and beyond to make you want to love everything about Inkk Nail Lacquers. The polish that was sent arrived in appropriate colored packaging. 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. The boxes that hold the polish are also very pretty, and the unusually large 18ml Inkk bottles are gorgeous! Everything about Inkk Nail Lacquers represent quality and beauty!

Inkk Nail Lacquers

The photo below is a good photo to show you the bottles. They’re gorgeous, but also crafted so that the contoured cap makes it helpful to paint your nails…all while making it a fun experience.  “An octopus communicates in color,” says Ashley, and this is the premise of our brand; communication in color.” What a great representation of the quality and beauty of Inkk!

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Yes, Moxie looks like a gorgeous goth shade with two coats, but go back to the previous post, and you’ll see that it’s a beautiful purple with only one coat!

 

Inkk Nail Lacquers

I just wanted to also show you how my nails look while working at my computer in the evening.

Inkk Nail Lacquers

Inkk Nail Lacquers Info & Links

Inkk Website,

Use this link for a mobile app to create custom Inkk Nail lacquers using a color spectrum or from a picture,

Ashley has created a promotional code that will get you 20% off your entire first order AND free shipping (a $10 value on shipping alone). So, if you want to make custom colors for yourself or gifts for the holidays, this is great! All you need to do is create an account (using your email only, super fast process) and enter MOXIE20 in the box in CHECKOUT. Click APPLY and voila! They are 1 per customer.

 

Disclosure: I received products for possible review. All links are for your convenience only. I do not benefit if you order, so I hope you’ll take advantage of the very generous offer of MOXIE20!

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