Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pretty Please Nail Polish Review

Thank you Pretty Please for the polish to help with this review

Pretty Please thinks it’s time to get personal. That’s why we create customized nail polish just for you! You select a shade you love and give it your own unique name. The idea is to take something you love (nail polish!) and make it your own; something you can’t buy in a store. We believe it's the gifts with a personal touch that get noticed and treasured.

As a young girl I've always loved nail polish. There's so many colors to choose from and tons of combinations and designs you can do with different colors. Pretty Please polish stood out to me because you get to name your own polish. I thought this was such a cute idea, and loved their colors available, so I emailed to work together and happily they said yes. 

(I'm not sure why the hot pink looks red, but I have better photos below)

I always gravitate toward pink shades so I chose their light pink and hot pink polishes for review. I like to change it up every now and then with off the wall colors and getting out of my comfort zone, but I always go back to the pinks. Since I get my nails done every two weeks, I couldn't wait to use these polishes! 

This shade of polish is #12 on their board of colors and described as a matte light pink. I have two coats of polish as well as a clear coat, and I could've used one more coat of pink to ensure it was on evenly. It's a little thinner than I prefer, but I also think that's because it's a light shade. It goes with any other color and will match your wardrobe no matter the occasion, so its a favorite of mine now. 

Hot pink has always been a favorite shade of mine when it comes to nail polish. I wear a lot of pink in my clothing, so it only makes sense to have a variety of pink shades for my polish as well. This shade of polish is #5 on their board of colors and described as a matte hot pink. I noticed after having it on the first day that depending on the lighting, it can appear to be a shade of red versus "hot pink". At first I wasn't really too sure about it, but over time I got used to it and liked that it looked different at times. I'm wearing two coats plus a top coat in the above picture, and it went on even and you didn't need to use a lot. 

Pretty Please offers 20 shades of polish for purchase. Each bottle of polish is named by the purchaser, and comes in a nice little box that displays the name on the front and the color on the back. Each bottle of polish retails for $10, and there is an order history so you can keep coming back and ordering the same thing over and over again if you love it that much. 

Ingredients include:
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, SD Alcohol 40B
(Alcohol Denat), Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anydride Copolymer, Trimethyl PentanylDiisobutyrate, Triphenyl, Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Silica, Diacetone Alcohol, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-1, Polyethylene Terephthalate.

Depending on the color of your polish it may contain:
Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Oxides (CI 77499), Red 34 (CI 158880), Red 6 (CI 15850), red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725)
A list of ingredients can also be found on the bottom of each bottle.

Our older girls have seen the swatches I posted above, and want all the colors available. In the near future I plan to purchase several colors, and also let our girls pick their own shade and name their polish. They like to have their nails and toes painted, even occasionally going with me to the Nail Salon, so I think it'll be really fun for them to have their own special color that they named for themselves. 

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