18 February 2014

New Brand Alert ♥ tenoverten (available at Sephora)

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tenoverten Nail Polish in Prince, Houston and Spring

Have you heard of tenoverten?  I had not either, but this new-to-Sephora brand has quite impressed me with the trio of Spring Shades they sent my way!  Before I talk about the shades, let's learn a little bit more about the brand.  tenoverten is a line of polishes inspired by a salon of the same name in NYC.  In fact, they have three locations - Tribecca, Soho and Midtown.  The salon's approach - making a mani/pedi feel like an indulgence rather than a 15 minute in-and-out job is the same approach they take with their own line.  The are priced at $18 per bottle, which puts them up there with RBL and Deborah Lippmann.
The tenoverten polish collection is composed of gorgeous, long-lasting colors that promote stronger and healthier nails. tenoverten’s color stories are not trend driven but are a response to what is beautiful and what we know customers are looking for. A perfect mix of neutrals, brights, deeps, and metallics tenoverten’s polishes are designed to be smooth and streak-free, allowing for easy application at-home or in the salon. tenoverten’s polish collection is 5-free, meaning each polish is free of five ingredients linked to toxicity- formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. Additionally, the polish collection is cruelty free and the factory where the polish is produced honors the Leaping Bunny Program manifesto.
bottle comparions  - Deborah Lippmann, tenoverten, Pantone   Sephora Universe
tenoverten bottle compared to Deborah Lippmann and Sephora + Pantone Universe.
Fun Fact - each polish in the tenoverten collection is named after a street in Downtown Manhattan!  I was sent 3 colors from their line - Houston (a sheer beige), Spring (a salmon pink) and Prince (a pale lilac).  Although I wasn't feeling the beige, looking at all three colors together made me so happy I decided to wear them all at once, using the beige as a base coat for a dotticure!

tenoverten nail art using Houston, Prince and Spring

I usually am too hard on myself with dotticures and try to make them line up equidistant from each other.  This time I just kinda went crazy, letting the dots lie where they landed.  You can see how pigmented Prince and Spring are!  They applied beautifully, though my camera tweaked the shades a bit.  Check out another picture of Spring on my Instagram, where I will be road testing the shade while I travel back to Pennsylvania.

I hope you don't mind some silence on the blog while I am gone.  I have been swatching like a mad woman, trying to have content up for you while I am away, but I have lost my motivation recently.  The reason I am traveling to Pennsylvania is that my Great Grandomother died last Wednesday.  She was 108 years old and lived a wonderful life.  But I've lost my way in this past week, so I hope you will not mind my silence.

Please do follow me on Instagram, as I do plan on posting there daily while I am away.
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