Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Beautiful Life Review

A while back I was sent 2 nail polishes and a soy nail polish remover from A Beautiful Life to review.

The first I tried was Frosh, a medium pink with a purple flash. This one went on a bit thick and I tried to use drying drops with a topcoat and this is what happened:

The tips shrunk a lot and the polish pulled inwards. That gouge on my thumb is from my little 7 month old brother-in-law about an hour after I applied the drying drops. So I started again...
This is how my nails look after I use the remover. I do like how it left them very moisturized and almost like I had just used cuticle oil. It did take a bit more of rubbing than regular acetone remover, but I can deal with that. A good handwashing is needed before applying your basecoat.
Here is my second attempt. 3 coats with drying time in between coats, no topcoat.
A lovely color.
This took forever to dry and I got many many dents and smudges from waiting. I miss my drying drops! :(
This is about 4 days of wear. Not horrible but I can't look past all the dents and smudges.

Next up is Envy..A vampy green with gold shimmer. At first glance this reminded me of Diamond Cosmetics Not So Ever-Green. I do not own this polish so I can't do a comparison, this is just speculation. I also can't comment on DC formula as I have not used any of their polishes either.

This is 3 coats and this went on a lot better than Frosh. Definitely not as thick.

This is after 3 days of wear. I try to test the wear of np's b/c there are a lot of us girls out there that don't/can't polish our nails every other day.
This hand had a regular drying topcoat on it.
This hand did not.

Mind you I washed three dogs about 2 days prior to this. So this polish held up pretty well.

The polishes are available for $12 each and the remover is $20 here.

Thanks for looking!

*This was sent to me from the company in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

jaljen said...

That's an awful lot of money for a couple of ordinary-looking polishes.