Beyond Polish is an online nail polish mecca. They carry brands that you already love like Zoya, Essie and China Glaze. But they also carry brands that are difficult to find like CND Vinylux, CND Shellac, Seche and Jessica. Then there are the brands that normally only professionals can get like LeChat, Harmony Gelish and ibd Just Gel Polish. It’s got the best of both worlds. And that world doesn’t stop with nail color, it continues with nail care like tools for nail art, glue, brushes and nail treatments.
We were happy to receive some polishes for review to show you the variety. Plus we are even happier that Beyond Polish is offering a giveaway.
I like softer nail colors so I went pink, peach, then more pink! My first pink is CND Vinylux in Cake Pop ($5.95).
Cake Pop is a milky, light cream pink. It is a lovely, ultra-feminine and mod pink shade. The CND Vinylux polishes are formulated to last as least a week without chipping and it doesn’t need a base coat.
Next I chose Zoya in Clara ($6.50). Clara is a medium warm peach with terracotta undertones, plus golden shimmer. Oh my this is pretty. This is a perfect shade for a beach vacation or a cruise.
My final pick is the ultimate girly shade, Zoya Angel ($6.50). Angel is a cool metallic pink with lilac undertones and frosty pink and silver shimmer. I think this is my PERFECT soft shade – stunningly pretty and modest at the same time. I guess all my picks are soft and feminine…I’ll bet Marcia doesn’t go subtle with her shades!
Well Lisa is right about her prediction. I don’t go subtle. After biting my nails and being embarrassed about my hands for most of my life I wear bright and bold polishes. I love my nails and love showing them off. You may never see my face but you’ll see my nails!
I chose two shades from Beyond Polish and both are absolutely perfect for me. The first is Zoya Cyma. I surely don’t have to tell you about the quality of Zoya polishes. They last beautifully on me and I love how up to date Zoya is with their collections. Cyma is a permanent polish from Zoya, it’s a bright metallic red that’s totally opaque in two easy to apply coats.
Look at that shine in the bottle! It applies exactly like that on my nails too. It’s not shimmery or glittery but it’s bright and beautiful. I think Rudolph would like this one to have helped guide the sleigh on Christmas Eve.
I’ll let you in on a little secret – Cyma is $6.50 on Beyond Polish yet $8 on Zoya’s website.
My next choice was CND Vinylux in the color that I had been dying for ever since I first reviewed Vinylux – Gilded Pleasure.
This is the kind of shade I go a little crazy over. It’s gold – it’s green – it’s brass – it’s gold again. Even my nail tech went crazy over Gilded Pleasure when she saw it.
Lisa told you that CND Vinylux doesn’t need a base coat but to get premium wear out of the Vinylux polishes you really should have their top coat. That’s what seals the color so that it lasts. At the end of one week my nails looked absolutely perfect.
For the giveaway two lucky BIZ readers get to pick their own three shades from Beyond Polish. This is a US only giveaway that is open through 1/11/13 at 11:11 p.m. EST. Tell us, which shades are calling your name?
*disclosure: polishes and giveaway are courtesy of Beyond Polish.