It’s time to sport another great indie brand! Sweet Tips Nails is a creation by Jen from Canada. All polishes are 3-free which means they contain no Toluene, no Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and no Formaldehyde. Let’s take a look at some of her creations!Zombie Skin, a greyish mint green hue packed with fine holographic glitter. In sunlight you can see the holo effect from the fine glitter. The formula is okay. I used two coats here plus top coat. Pretty Zombie, different size, shape and color glitter swimming in a slightly sheer duo chrome base that shifts from dark green to purple. There are purple, pink, gold and purple glitter in the mix. I layered one coat over Zombie Skin. I needed to do some replacement of the glitter but I didn’t have any problems with the application. The glitter settles nicely. This could be worn on it’s own (two maybe three coats I think), but I thought it would look pretty over Zombie Skin:Ugly Zombie, a clear base filled with different size, shape and color glitter. I see fuchsia, green, gold, metallic and teal glitter. This is my favorite of these three. I love the scattered pieces of glitter that are running throughout. This is one dabbed coat over Zombie Skin. They look so pretty together, don’t you think?Jen also sent me one of her hand made cuticle oils and lip butter.
The cuticle oil is coming in 44, yes 44 different scents! The one I’ve tried has a soft scent of almond. Jen describes it as a bold, marzipan heart and top notes of sugar. It absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy look or feel. This comes in a 5 ml bottle with a small brush for easy application.
The lip butter that I’ve tried smells like a banana milkshake. Jummie! Not sticky or greasy. Just great soft and moisturized lips. Who doesn’t want that? It comes in a tube (4.25 grams/0.15oz) and you can choose many different flavors. Ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin e oil, flavor oil and/or essential oil.
These creations are available on Jen’s Etsy shop for $9.00 each (full size, 15 ml). Jen also offers a trio pack of these polishes for $10.00 (mini size) or $24.75 (full size)! The lip butter is priced $2.00 and the cuticle oil $3.50. You can find Sweet Tips Nails on Facebook too 🙂
*products were kindly provided to me by Sweet Tips Nails for my unbiased review
Today’s featured indie brand on the blog: Piper Polish, a creation by Erin Piper.Let’s jump right into the swatches:
Not So Basic Grupple, a sheer light grey base packed with different size blue and silver glitter. The formula is good. The glitter spreads easily and don’t stick together. I used one coat over a greyish blue base (ANNY Blue fashion show). Night Fall, a steel grey duochrome that shifts from blue to purple and even pink. As with most duochromes I had a hard time photographing the color shifting 😦 I created a triangle french tip by using two thin coats of Night Fall over a black base (China Glaze Liquid Leather). Cotton Candy, a clear base packed with different size and color glitter. A true glitterbomb! I created a gradient by slightly dabbing Cotton Candy over China Glaze’s Tart-y for the party. Color Of The Year, a vibrant green cream with blue and purple shimmer. This one has a fantastic formula! This is two easy coats on its own.
What do you think of these? Any favorites?
Today I have three hand blended creations by Treasures By Tan to show you 😀
All polishes are 3-free (Toluene, Formaldehyde or DBP free) and of course cruelty free. Peacock Peek-A-Boo, a duochrome that shifts from blue/purple to green. The colorshifting is subtle but gorgeous. The formula is great which made the application smoothless. I used two coats of Peacock Peek-A-Boo over a black base (Liquid Leather by China Glaze). The shinyness is all by the polish itself, I didn’t use top coat! 😀 Grama Cupcake, a white milky base packed with different size/shape pastel green, purple, pink, fuchsia and turquoise glitter.
The story behind this creation: “This was made for my mother, inspired by my 2 yr. old, Noah. Everytime we visit my mom she always gives him cupcakes so he started calling her “Grama Cupcake” (source).
The formula of this polish is great. I used one (slightly dabbed) coat of Grama Cupcake over a white base (Zoya’s Purity). To get a smooth and shiny finish, I topped it of with one coat of Seche Vite. Rocker Chic, different size/shape pink, black and white glitter swimming in a clear base. I layered one coat of Rocker Chic over a grey base (Rainy day by Koh!). As with Grama Cupcake I slightly dabbed the polish on my nails to get an even coverage of the glitter.
Creations by Treasures by Tan are available at Tanya’s Etsy shop ($8.50 full-size, 15 ml). You might want to check out Treasures By Tan’s Facebook page and follow her on Twitter 😉
Sparkles by Julie, as the name says: sparkles in a bottle created by Julie. Here’s one of her many gorgeous creations called Graffiti. It’s a clear base packed with shredded glitters in red, yellow and blue! And there are also black hexes and bars in the mix. This topper creates a graffiti look when layered over a (light) base.What an amazing effect ha? I used one coat of Graffiti over a white base (Purity by Zoya) plus one coat of Seche Vite. This polish applies best by using the dabbing technique. The formula is great! Thumbs up for that!
See how awesome it looks with a matte top coat:
Julie’s hand blended creations are 3 free, meaning it does not contain; Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, or Toluene!
Do you like this polish as much as I do? Grab yours at Julie’s Etsy shop for $4.00 (mini-size) or $8.00 for a full-size bottle (15 ml).