There are many humanitarian reasons why I am crazy about the Ani Michele nail polishes I was sent and then there are reasons why I’ve fallen for these.
Ani Michele polishes are 7 free which means that they don’t contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) or Xylene. All of these add up to polishes that are healthier for your nails.
And even more importantness – Ani Michele’s polishes are vegan, certified cruelty-free, and made in the USA. Why that sentence is a rave in itself.
Why else? Well on the back of each polish there’s a positive saying. Ani Michele was created by Ani Sousamian who wanted her products to be safe to use. She also wants to make a positive impact on women everywhere and “to reach for the stars and do what motivates them to make a difference for themselves and those around them”.samples
I’ve worn each of the three polishes for a full week and in those weeks I’ve enjoyed long lasting color that doesn’t fade, stays shiny, and looks as good on day 7 as on day 1.
There are just 4 polishes in the Pastel group and I chose a winner with Go To Pink. It’s the shade I used to wear and then it suddenly disappeared and I’ve been craving it for ages.
Go To Pink is an opaque cream in a very light but somehow bright cool pink shade. It’s on the thick side so someone with short nails could get away with one coat but I found that two coats smoothed it out to make it look its best. I got so many people commenting on my nails when wearing this that it surprised me. There obviously aren’t enough beautiful light cool pinks around but there is Go To Pink!
Next I tried a metallic polish because I adore metallic polishes. For The Love of Blue makes me want this gorgeous shade for my next car. It’s a fabulous dark blue with just enough of the metallic finish to make it stand apart from the 345678 other blue polishes out there. It’s a very rich cool blue that is stunning on. The one caveat with For The Love of Blue is that it’s a stainer so make sure you use a basecoat and when removing use a different piece of cotton for each nail.
I know we aren’t supposed to pick favorites but c’mon you all – we do. It’s not like I’ll hurt the feelings of Go To Pink or For The Love of Blue by telling you that City Lights has my heart. First, it’s a holo and I am nutsy about holographic polish. Second, it got the most beautiful shimmer within so it feels like you are wearing different polishes wherever you go. I felt like it was a dark blue almost denim base. The holo has subtle shimmers in every color and they work together to make your nails outstanding looking.
I see so many other polishes on the Ani Michele website including Smile With Your Heart, a bright cheery red with 20% of the proceeds being donated to Caps for Kids, a children’s cancer charity. To me this color and others from the brand show the heart and love that Ani puts into her products. — Marcia