A trio of Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polishes

Trust Fund Beauty Nail PolishesLast month, Marcia introduced Trust Fund Beauty, a 7 Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free nail polish line (they also carry lipsticks) with THIS POST. The polishes have no toulene, formaldehyde, lead, nickel, phthlates, or any toxic ingredients. Marcia’s review was my first glimpse of this line, which is a young indie company.        

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Marcia gave her thoughts on two different shades and today I have my thoughts on those shades plus one more. The polishes wear extremely well and the colors are really gorgeous.

Trust Fund Beauty Do You Know Who My Father Is?

Trust Fund Beauty Do You Know Who My Father Is?

Do U Know Who My Father Is? ($15) has an awesome name – love it!  While I normally adore pastel pinks, this was my least favorite of the three shades. It’s extremely pretty and feminine, but it is not easy to apply. I found it to be rather thick and definitely tough to apply evenly. While the color is fabulous, this is one polish that I will only trust to the professionals for application.

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Dirty Thoughts ($15) is a funky polish that is great for getting your glitter on. It’s an opaque purple-copper with tiny multi-colored glitter, which sounds wild but it doesn’t come across that way. It’s a fun shade, especially for summer since it really pops in the sunlight.

Trust Fund Beauty Should Come With a Warning

Trust Fund Beauty Should Come With a Warning

Should Come With a Warning ($12) is, in my opinion, perfection for summer. I have ‘thing’ for coral pink summery shades and the shimmer ups the fun factor. It’s almost impossible to mess up the application, and the shade is truly amazing for a pedicure. My favorite of the three!

Overall I am extremely impressed with the Trust Fund Nail Polishes and I can’t wait to try more shades – Adult Content, Resting Bitch Face, Why You Mad Tho, and Hungover & Pretty are calling my name!!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

KBShimmer Summer 2016 That’s Nude to Me and Suit the Breeze

kb shimmer logoKBShimmer That's Nude to Me and Suit the BreezeYou probably read Marcia’s review of KBShimmer’s Along for the Tide and Good Reef – if not, check it out HERE pronto! The shimmery awesomeness of KBShimmer continues with That’s Nude to Me and Suit the Breeze.

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thats_nude_to_meI am absolutely loving That’s Nude to Me. It is a beigey-pink nude that goes the extra mile with a holographic effect in direct sun and a more subtle shimmer in the shade.

KBShimmer That's Nude to Me

KBShimmer That’s Nude to Me

KBShimmer That's Nude to Me

KBShimmer That’s Nude to Me

This applies like a dream and is a perfect shade for summer, alternating between soft and sweet and truly attention-getting.

suit_the_breezeI am a little more on the fence with Suit the Breeze.  The color is gorgeous – just look at that fabulous periwinkle blue!

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

KBShimmer Suit the Breeze

Suit the Breeze is a crelly polish with tiny pink shimmers and violet micro flakes that make this color unique…but the application is tough. I had a hard time getting the polish to lay smooth even with very thin layers.

I think that That’s Nude to Me is an essential shade for this summer. If you are more adventurous and a little more talented with wielding a nail polish applicator, Suit the Breeze is a wonderful summer shade that will complement even the teeniest of bikinis. Check out the entire KBShimmer Summer 2016 Collection here.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Lauren B Beauty – nail polish that glows

Lauren B Beauty Brentwood Bliss and MID City at Midnight

Lauren B Beauty Brentwood Bliss and MID City at Midnight

I’m always attracted by Lauren B Beauty nail polishes. I have a few that I’ve received in subscription boxes and they wear so beautifully. When they offered to send a few polishes for Beauty Info Zone you better believe that I was excited. I received two polishes that are both beautiful but only one suits me well unfortunately (lucky for Lisa though).

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss and Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss and Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Beauty has created dozens of shades all are au courant and are quick drying and chip resistant. The brush has twice the standard amount of bristles to deliver a streak free finish.

Lauren B in Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B in Mid City at Midnight

It comes as no surprise to BIZ readers that I’m in love with Mid City at Midnight. There’s everything to love about this color. “This dark blue metallic makes a statement – but not too much of one. Inspired by a night out in downtown L.A. (and loaded with shimmer and dimension), it’s both sexy and unique.”

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

These deep blue is a cross between royal blue and navy. It’s not inky so the blue truly shines through. The sparkle is so fine but shines through like twinkly little stars on a clear night.

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

Lauren B Mid City at Midnight

I could wear this polish for weeks on end without tiring of it.

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss

Sadly the second polish, Brentwood Bliss, they sent just doesn’t work for me. It’s not the polish, it’s me. My hands have a lot of redness to them so nudes just don’t look right unless they are pink nudes. Secondly because I bit my nails for years and years, the base of my nailbed isn’t very long but my nails are. This sheer glimmery champagne would be beautiful on shorter nails but I need at least 4 coats to cover my visible nail line.

Lauren B Brentwood in Bliss 2 coats

Lauren B Brentwood Bliss 2 coats

Lauren B

Lauren B

Lauren B polishes are non-toxic, eco and vegan friendly. They contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor, are TPHP free, and proudly made in the USA.

Both of the polishes I have are part of their newest collection. Take a trip to California with Lauren B and their beautiful polishes. It will be the trip to come away with some terrific polish.  — Marcia

*sent for consideration

 

 

 

KBShimmer nails Summer 2016

KBShimmer for Summer 2016: That's Nude to Me, Gull Get Real, Suit the Breeze, Along for the Tide, Good Reef

KBShimmer for Summer 2016: That’s Nude to Me, Gull Get Real, Suit the Breeze, Along for the Tide, Good Reef

How do you pick a nail polish when they are all as gorgeous as KBShimmer’s 2016 Summer Collection? These are all so unique and beautiful that you’ll want them all. Beauty Info Zone was sent 5 polishes to show you just how gorgeous they are and I’m sharing the first two that I’ve worn:

KBShimmer Along for the Tide and Good Reef

KBShimmer Along for the Tide and Good Reef

As much as I love having a blog partner, I hate it when it comes to picking who gets to review products like this from KBShimmer. I want them all but then again so does Lisa. There isn’t a polish among the 5 show above that I don’t want.

GOOD REEF is the polish I picked first to wear. This is the perfect summer shade, one you won’t get tired of wearing, one you can wear everywhere and be admired for.

KBShimmer Good Reef

KBShimmer Good Reef

Good Reef is a light peachy coral shade with teensy shimmer within that glows when you look at it. The light load of shimmer has pink and blue tones that you can see popping in bright light. I never once got tired of it even after 7 days of wear. I needed three thin coats to cover any visible nail line on my longer nails. I didn’t get good shots of the micro glitter in it but it’s there and it’s fabulous. It’s going to look even more amazing if you have a tan.

KBShimmer Good Reef in bright light

KBShimmer Good Reef in bright light

KBShimmer Good Reef in indirect light

KBShimmer Good Reef in indirect light

ALONG FOR THE TIDE is a polish I couldn’t stop taking pictures of. When you look at KBShimmer’s website you’ll see I’m not alone in that as there are 30 people who submitted pictures of their nails wearing this. It looks great on every skintone from pale to dark.

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

Look at the holographic shimmer in it. Totally amazing. You’ll see shifts from pink to violet and from blue to purple. It’s a nail polish that I just want to stare at.

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (in my car)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (in my car)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

The shimmer in it is micro shimmer and KBShimmer says it’s got a light load of it. The shimmer itself is a holo shimmer. The inky blue base is magnificent on its own but add that shimmer and you’ve got perfection. This covered perfectly in two coats and after 7 days was still going strong. This is what I plan to wear over 4th of July.

I’m always raving about KBShimmer because it’s an astoundingly great brand. I’m never disappointed in the colors. While I’m lucky enough to receive some for review, I also buy the ones I don’t get since I ache for them. Don’t find yourself aching – instead check out KBShimmer and order! You’ll be happy you went ‘along for the tide ride’ and ordered these crazy beautiful polishes.  —  Marcia

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kbshimmer along for the tide side

daniPro – nail polish unlike the others

daniPro nail polish Infused Nail Polish

daniPro nail polish Infused Nail Polish

Are you interested in a polish that is created by a podiatrist? One that is a 5-free formulation? Then welcome to daniPro a unique brand that I was sent and have fallen for. daniPro is the only doctor created toxin free polish available. It’s free from harmful ingredients and works to help you have healthier and stronger nails. At $18 each they are in the mid-range of polish prices but they are a more health conscious product. daniPro has even been recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

daniPro nail polish Infused Nail Polish

daniPro nail polish Infused Nail Polish

The three shades we were sent are My Girl PURE PINK, First Kiss RED, and Forever Girl PERFECT PINK.  Since there are 20 shades plus a Bottom Coat and Clear Top Coat, it’s not going to be hard to find a shade that will make your summer complete.

daniPro lineup

daniPro partial lineup

What makes these unique is that Dr. Gary Evans, the creator, has infused these with Undecylenic Acid to help keep fungus away. Since I currently have a fungus on one toe nail I’m not wearing polish on my tootsies but I can’t wait to get back to them and daniPro is the brand I’ll use.

daniPro First Kiss RED

daniPro First Kiss RED

daniPro First Kiss RED

daniPro First Kiss RED

daniPro First Kiss RED was the first shade I was drawn to and this is what sold me on the brand. I have dozens of red polishes but none that make me feel my nails are stronger than ever. I’m not sure if it’s the nail polish or the amazing CLEAR TOP COVER but the combination made me notice how much more resilient my nails were. This glossy cream red stayed true for 7 full days. By the time I went to have my nails done I could see a tiny bit of tip wear (but only when I focused on that) and no scratches, wear & tear, or fading. This is a First Kiss to remember.

daniPro First Kiss RED after 7 days of wear

daniPro First Kiss RED after 7 days of wear

I am very impressed with Clear Top Cover and plan to use it for future manicures. I can’t pinpoint what makes this different but my nails just looked and felt better.

daniPro Clear Top Cover and First Kiss RED

daniPro Clear Top Cover and First Kiss RED

The two other shades are just as pretty. Like First Kiss Red, My Girl PURE PINK covers easily with two coats. This is described as a bubble gum pink that will make your nails look fun. Forever Girl PERFECT PINK is their newest shade and it’s perfect for any occasion. It starts out sheer so I need three coats to cover my nails. This is a shade I’ve been looking for to make my summer complete.

daniPro Forever Girl PERFECT PINK

daniPro Forever Girl PERFECT PINK

danipro wheel

I know there are loads of brands of nail polish and it can be hard to pick which to buy but daniPro’s unique qualities are perfect for everyone especially those of you who complain about soft nails or polish that doesn’t last on you. These are strengthening polishes that can be your perfect mani or pedi shade. — Marcia

These are available in many podiatrist’s offices but the best place to try is the daniPro website. When you sign up for the daniPro newsletter you’ll get 20% off on your first order.

*sent for editorial purposes

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color Trio

Pacifica Nail Color Trio

Pacifica Nail Color Trio

I considered including this beautiful PACIFICA trio in my Makeup Wars article but it just doesn’t feel very springy to me. I wore these polishes during those in between months when I never knew what Mother Nature would bring me and they were perfect for that. Now they’ll be send down to toe land instead of hand land.

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PACIFICA is known more for their 100% vegan and cruelty free products than they are for their nail polish but they have a large selection of polish. Ulta carries 25 shades of their long lasting polishes ($9 each). Pacifica 7 Free is formulated without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals.

Pacifica Nail Color Trio polishes

Pacifica Nail Color Trio polishes

This set ($20 at Ulta stores) contains 3 polishes that you can buy separately: Midnight Rambler, Super Fox, and Star Dust Memories but if you can find the set it’s so much more economical.

Pacifica Midnight Rambler

Pacifica Midnight Rambler

Pacifica Midnight Rambler

Pacifica Midnight Rambler

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER is the one I wore first because I just couldn’t resist the dark inky blue. It’s stunning on and it looked beautiful throughout the week. If you are a dark blue polish fan you won’t find prettier. Be sure you use a good base coat though because it will stain if you don’t.

Pacifica Super Fox

Pacifica Super Fox

Pacifica Nail Color Trio polish swatches: Midnight Rambler, Super Fox, Star Dust Memories

Pacifica Nail Color Trio polish swatches: Midnight Rambler, Super Fox, Star Dust Memories

PACIFICA 7 FREE in SUPER FOX is the teal to end all teals. It’s a clear shade as in not murky. There’s a very subtle shimmer to it that you’ll enjoy seeing on your nails.

Pacifica Star Dust Memories

Pacifica Star Dust Memories

Star Dust Memories is the hardest to describe. In some lights it looks like a light charcoal, in other lights I see a lot of blue undertones, and sometimes it seems like a silver gray. I needed to add top coat midweek to keep this shiny but the polish itself wore great.

Pacifica Star Dust Memories

Pacifica Star Dust Memories

Now that I’ve experienced Pacifica nail color I see several shades that look very enticing to me. If they all apply as smoothly and wear as well as these did then it’s a brand to collect. — Marcia

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color Trio

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color Trio

*sent for consideration

 

Makeup Wars loves spring nail polish shades

A topic after my heart! Nail polish. I love nail polish and have a collection that’s growing by leaps and bounds. Spring and summer shades are ones I can’t get enough of. This year I seem to be enamored with pink – all shades of pink. Last year it was blue but this year it’s all about the pink although I’ll let a few more shades creep in since I like to wear a new color every week. Three brands are making the grade for me lately: Trust Fund Beauty *, Nine Zero lacquer, and Formula X from Sephora.

TRUST FUND BEAUTY: Dirty Thoughts, Do U Know Who My Father Is?, Should Come with a Warning

TRUST FUND BEAUTY: Dirty Thoughts, Do U Know Who My Father Is?, Should Come with a Warning

TRUST FUND BEAUTY is a brand that is 7 Free as well as being Vegan and Cruelty-Free. You won’t find toulene, formaldehyde, lead, nickel, phthlates, and other toxic ingredients. There are dozens of gorgeous polishes that cost between $12 and $15. It’s an indie company that you can be excited about purchasing from. The brand is only 2 years old and was created by a woman who launched the line in honor of her mother. I was sent 3 polishes and have worn two for a full week each. They are not only beautiful on my nails but even after a full week there were no signs of being ready for removal.

TRUST FUND BEAUTY Do U Know Who My Father Is?

TRUST FUND BEAUTY Do U Know Who My Father Is?

Do U Know Who My Father Is? is the perfect pink for spring and summer. It’s a clean refreshing cream shade that covers in two coats without any visible nail lines. They describe the shade as a ‘dusty medium pink’. I didn’t feel the dustiness in it, I just felt it was a perfect spring pink that I’ll love wearing over and over.

TRUST FUND BEAUTY Dirty Thoughts

TRUST FUND BEAUTY Dirty Thoughts

Dirty Thoughts ($15) doesn’t appear to be a spring/summer shade but it’s actually perfect. Trust Fund Beauty describes it as ‘An opaque purple-copper with tiny multi-colored glitter”. I’m not seeing the purple but I’m seeing a lot of the glitter. This isn’t brazen even though it has so much gold in it. I really love wearing this one even though I had to work a little harder to remove it.

TRUST FUND BEAUTY: Dirty Thoughts, Do U Know Who My Father Is?, Should Come with a Warning SWATCHES

TRUST FUND BEAUTY: Dirty Thoughts, Do U Know Who My Father Is?, Should Come with a Warning SWATCHES

Should Come With a Warning ($12) is the only one I haven’t had time to wear but it’s another great spring polish. It’s a pastel coral pink shimmer that on my longer nails will need 3 coats.

I’ve introduced you to NINE ZERO LACQUERS before and I’m happy to report that their monthly polishes are now available all the time. That takes the pressure off buying before the month is over. Their Nail of the Month polishes are $11 and are very special, while their regular line is mostly $10. All Nine Zero lacquers are 3-free, meaning no Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, or Toluene. Each bottle is hand mixed by Jessica of Jessface90 on You Tube.

NINE ZERO LACQUER Full Bloom and April 2016

NINE ZERO LACQUER Full Bloom and April 2016

I love the holographic glitter in these polishes. The shine is amazing, the wear even better.

NINE ZERO LACQUER April 2016

NINE ZERO LACQUER April 2016

April 2016 is a baby pink holographic with holographic silver microglitter added in for extra sparkle. I didn’t consider it a baby pink, I found much more depth to it. This stayed absolutely perfect for 7 days, not even a tiny flaw in it. The scattered hologram was strong and attracted the kind of attention I like. It took two passes of polish remover to remove but it was worth that little bit of extra effort. I love these polishes.

NINE ZERO LACQUER April 2016 and Full Bloom

NINE ZERO LACQUER April 2016 and Full Bloom

Full Bloom is a light pink jelly base, packed with silver holographic microglitter. The polish in the bottle appears much darker than it is on nails. I’ve got a wedding at the end of May and I’m saving this beauty for that day.

FORMULA X from Sephora is a favorite brand and one of the few non-indie brands I’ll buy. I’ve found them to be consistent in their quality. I fell for Ladylove once I saw the iridescence in it. After a long winter I was ready for a princess pink and this delivered.

FORMULA X Ladylove

FORMULA X Ladylove

FORMULA X Ladylove

FORMULA X Ladylove

FORMULA X Ladylove

FORMULA X Ladylove

I recommend any and all of these polishes. These three brands are among the ones I’m willing to buy again without hesitation. I hope you will too.  —  Marcia

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*Trust Fund received by PR, others purchased