Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Getting my nails frosted by FrankenFrosting

I am investigating as of lately indie nail polishes and I am loving what I am discovering. I discovered one not too long ago on Etsy called Franken Frosting. 

I have chosen two from this brand to review and swatch. 

DARK NEON MONSTER: A mix of black, green, blue, pink, and gold glitter. The glitter comes in a whole bunch of shapes. I see this more as a layering polish than one you can use on its one. I suggest layering it for a black, dark green, and dark blue nail polish. 

CARNIVAL: this is a golden peach color with gold, blue, and pink color. I love this one. You can definitely use this on its own with layering it over another polish. Its very summery and beautiful color. 

There are definitely more colors to try then these two. I would definitely recommend Carnival for purchase.

You can get these polishes and others at Franken Frosting for $7.00 and up depending on which one you get. 

Nail and Makeup removers that are better for you!

For this post I will talking about two removers that I have fallen in love with for my nails and makeup. The main reason I love these is because they are gentle and are beneficial to your skin.

First up is Josie Maran BEARnaked nail wipes

These are so nice, they smell like grapefruit so it doesn't feel like are inhaling chemicals. They leave behind Argan Oil to moisture your cuticles and you nails. I admit they don't remove your nail polish quickly, but I take the skin benefits over quick removal. Available for purchase in Sephora stores and www.sephora.com for $9.00. 

Second up is Aveeno Ultra Calming make up remover wipes. 

I love these they remove your makeup in one to two wipes with one cloth. It is very gentle on your skin and leaves it clean and moisturized. Also, since its a gentle formula it won't irritate your skin. The packet contains 25 floral scented wipes. These are available for purchase at your local drugstore or supermarket for $6.99.

Get some beauty products from the fabulous Badger :)

Who would have ever thought that Badgers could be so cosmetically and skin care inclined. Well Badger Balm offers a whole line of not only skin care but cosmetics. For this post we will be reviewing Badger Balm's Lip Tint and Shimmer duo. Each duo has one side that has a lip tint and the other side a shimmer stick you can apply after the color or by itself. This is a natural organic mineral product.

Plus it has a cute Badger drawing with it!! :)

Photo Courtesy of Badger Balm website

The colors that I will be reviewing are the ones pictured above:

Copper: This is a very shimmery dark terracotta brown. 

Garnet: is a light plum-purple color.

Red Jasper: This color seems more like a red brown than a red. Its a nice color but its not what I had in mind since the application color is different from the stick color. 

Rose Tourmaline: A very sheer pink. Sheer pink meaning almost non-existent pink. 

Swatch Time: From top to Bottom: Copper. Garnet, Red Jasper, and Rose Tourmaline.

Swatch of Shimmer stick:

If you are into organic cosmetics, this is a product line to investigate but I feel that the only  colors that are worth purchasing are the copper and garnet colors. I would nix Red Jasper and Rose Tourmaline. 
They are available for purchase online for $5.99 at Badger Balm.