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

Join the other bloggers to see what polishes they will share to make the next few months more beautiful.


*Trust Fund received by PR, others purchased

Comments

  1. I am on a major pale pink kick lately. So I am totally checking out the Formula X Lady Love and the Trust Fund Do You Know Who My Father Is. Both shades will be perfect for me everyday. Great swatches, and all of the shades are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I just pinned every single picture on this post because these polishes are SO PRETTY! My fave is TFB Dirty Thoughts!

  3. beautyin says:

    Thanks Brooke, TFB Dirty Thoughts is fabulous on. It’s bright in the bottle but on my nails it’s softer than you’d expect. I love it.

  4. that formula x looks fantastic!

  5. I love pink and These are some excellent choices.

  6. so much pink!!

  7. Gorgeous pink round up!!! Thanks for the gorgeous swatches!!! <3

  8. Each swatch is better than the last! I gotta have Ladylove.

  9. Those 2 indie brands are on my wish list! And that X Formula polish is fabulous!

  10. Very pretty polishes! I looooove those Nine Zero lacquers!

  11. What gorgeous shades for the season!

  12. We have the same taste in spring polish. I love every one of your choices!

  13. Should Come With a Warning is super pretty! I love pinky/coral colors in Spring/Summer.

  14. Oh my gosh, what gorgeous polish colors! They apply so smooth as well!!

  15. Beautiful shades all of them!

  16. What pretty colors! I have a few Trust Fund Baby polishes, and they never disappoint!

  17. I like Dirty Thoughts!

  18. Dirty Thoughts is my favorite! If I wear pink, it has to be glowy, sparkly and metallic, for sure! <3

  19. I like them all but Trust Fund Baby is my favorite. While I love my sparkles I also love a soft baby pink.

  20. I’m not a fan of formula x but I didn’t know trust fund was an indie!

  21. These are such pretty shades… love Dirty Thoughts… such a fun name too.

  22. Oh my goodness….. I love them all.

  23. I love Trust Fund polishes! I only have 2 in my collection from getting them in Ipsy bags. but they are both great.

  24. Melissa says:

    I haven’t ever found a pink I don’t love.

  25. I’ve been wanting to try Trust Fund Baby for a while now. All of those colors are must haves!!