polish insomniac: August 2011

31 August 2011

Born Pretty Polish Review

UPDATE!  I was given a special discount code for polish insomniac readers!  Get 10% off with coupon code JBJ61!

Hi Lacquerheads!  Today I am reviewing a polish that was sent to me by Born Pretty.  I am sure many of you have heard of them before, but if you haven't, here is the deal!  Born Pretty is a very reliable website that is located in Hong Kong that sells wholesale nail art and cosmetics.  They started as an eBay store, which you can check out here.  In fact their eBay store has had a "top seller" rating since April 2010.  They then opened their online retail store, www.bornprettystore.com at the end of 2010 


Before I was contacted by Jayce I had placed a few orders with them myself.  I generally do not review websites, but since I had been happy with my previous customer service I happily agreed!  I was allowed to pick out a nail polish to review, and I picked a green shimmer polish.  When I received it, I was blown away by the bottle!  I loved the shape.  Then I realized why I love the shape:


It's a dupe of a CND bottle!  I actually really like CND bottles, so I was very pleased.  It even had the same wide, flat brush!


I am happy to say that the polish does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, or DPB.  


Online the shade is listed as a "shimmer polish."  On the bottle it is called "Crystal Sand Nail Color."
Translation?  It is a foil!  A gorgeous foil, actually.  I had a hard time capturing the green color accurately.  The picture above is the most color accurate.


Like most foils, it was easy to apply.  I cannot comment on the wear time, as I only wore it for about 36 hours.  I am happy to stain there was no staining, and it was actually easier to remove than most foils.


Born Pretty does a lot of promotions.  You can almost always receive a free gift!  I have a Hello Kitty fauxnad from them - I didn't even pay shipping!  You can check it out here.  They have an active Facebook page, and a pretty cool Rewards Program.  In fact, you can get these Hello Kitty nail art stickers for FREE set by liking them on Facebook!


If you are looking for fun nail art items, I definitely suggest you check them out.  Please note they appear to manufacture their own items, so you will not find any "name brand" items on their site.

Have you ordered from Born Pretty before?  What items did you receive that you liked?

xoxo,
polish insomniac

Disclosures: polish insomniac at times reviews products provided by a representative of the company. When we do so, we specifically state so. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.

30 August 2011

My Sephora Lust List: Ellis Faas, Nails Inc, and more

ELLIS FAAS Light E301


nails inc. Special Effects Electric Lane Holographic Glitter


SEPHORA by OPI Nail Glitter Purple

CLEAN Skin 2.14 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
Tarte Radiant & Rested: Volume II Universal Complexion & Color Collection

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara Black


MAKE UP FOR EVER Lesson 1 Natural Eyes

What's on your Lust List???

xoxo,
polish insomniac


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$1.88 Shipping from ELF!




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29 August 2011

Sonia Kashuk Fall 2011








Nail Colour ($4.99)Your nails will be the season’s must-have accessory with these sophisticated, ultra-glossy shades.  Sonia’s award-winning 3-free formula imparts long-lasting, creamy color in dusty, moodier hues for a look that’s simply chic.  Now available in Sugar Rush, a sheer feminine pink, Mauving On Up, a dusty mauve, rich Chocoholic brown and Blank Slate, a beautiful blue-gray that pairs perfectly with fall’s deeper color palette.

Sonia Kashuk is available at Target, providing high-quality products at affordable prices since 1999.  Nail Colour is available in select Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com.
Please call 1-800-800-8800 or visit Target.com to locate the Target store nearest you.
I came across this information online and wanted to share it with you.  I personally have not tried any of the Sonia Kasuk polishes as of yet, but I do like items from her line at Target.  


I like the color range for fall, but I know I already have all of these shades in my collection already.  What are your thoughts?


xoxo,
polish insomniac

Information Source:  http://pressroom.target.com.

27 August 2011

OPI Dusty Week: Glacier Bay Blues (picture heavy)

OPI Glacier Bay Blues
2004 Canadian collection










This was the first OPI I really truly fell in love with.  The duochrome effect is quite stunning.  Indoors it appears to be indigo blue with faint green edges.  Outside the duochrome is much more apparent!  I love the formula, it is very easy to work with and requires hardly any cleanup.  This is show with three coats, plus base and top coat.

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26 August 2011

OPI Dusty Week: Ocean Love Potion

OPI Ocean Love Potion
2002 Surf Party Collection




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Ocean Love Potion from OPI (not to be confused with SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour Ocean Love Potion, which is a creme) is not for the nail polish faint of heart.  If I had tried this when I was a "noob" (aka newbie) I would hated it.  Why do you ask?  Because this was FIVE coats.  Five.  

As a lover of old black label polishes, I of course love this one too, no matter how hard it is to use.  You can see by enlarging the last two pictures, how beautiful it is!  A silvery-green-blue shimmer, much like seafoam or ocean spray.  This is the color of water where mermaids belong.

xoxo,
polish insomniac

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20% OFF at Cherry Culture!


Cherry Culture carries a lot of fun makeup, but I have my eye on the nail polish!








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25 August 2011

OPI Dusty Week: Jasper Jade

OPI Jasper Jade
1996 Rocky Mountain Collection


Jasper Jade is the oldest polish I own (I think).  I wish I would have kept all my polishes from high school, I was obsessed with nails then too... Anywho, it is a deep, shimmery forest green.  The base is a deep emerald and the shimmer particles are more of a forest green.


I actually am not that impressed, and I am not sure why it is on so many people's wish lists.  Maybe because there were not many green polishes around back then?  At least not from OPI, or any other mainstream brand.  I know there were green Revlon Streetwear's!  Since I don't love it as much as I should I will be sending it to a new home in the Netherlands soon!


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