Nails of the Day: Champagne Problems by Trust Fund Beauty

Not terribly long ago, at a little Vancouver beauty bloggers meet-up, I had the privilege of meeting the lovely Stephanie of She's So Eco. Stephanie, a green-beauty-product aficionado,  introduced us to a new line of nail polish called Trust Fund Beauty. In addition to the haute packaging and naughty-ish names such as "I'm Kind of a Big Deal" and "Nip Slip," Trust Fund Beauty products are both cruelty-free and five-free, which means they're made without formaldehyde, camphor, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde resin. Yay for being non-toxic!

The colour featured above, Champagne Problems, is described as a metallic gold. As far as golds go, it's on the lighter side (less yellow and brassy than some). It also contains tiny specks of glitter. In my view, it's fun enough for a party, but classy enough for the office. It's opaque in one coat, though I'm wearing two in the photo above for good measure. It also lasts a few days on me without chipping, which, for me, is par for the course with most nail polishes. One thing to note about this polish is that it's a bit on the thin side—watch out for drips.

If you're interested in Trust Fund Beauty, you can have a look over at TrustFundBeauty.com. Each polish is $15, and you get 17 ml.

What do you think? Will you be trying any of Trust Fund Beauty's nail polishes?

NARS Chinatown Nail Polish: Nails of the Day

Three coats of NARS Nail Polish in Chinatown (plus base coat and top coat).

NARS Chinatown nail polish is a gorgeous, deep brurgundy-red—perfect for the fall. I want to love it. And I almost do—the colour is awesome. But three coats for full opacity seems a little excessive, doesn't it? What do you all think?

In brighter news, my Sephora Formula X base coat and Essie top coat are WAY out-performing my OPI base and top coats. Yahoo! 

Have you tried NARS Chinatown Nail Polish? How did it work for you?

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

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Essie Bikini So Teeny Nail Polish: Nails of the Day

Bikini So Teeny Nail Polish by Essie.

Bikini So Teeny Nail Polish by Essie.

This isn't a fall colour, and I don't care! I sat in the manicurist's chair on Saturday, and this Essie polish in Bikini So Teeny, a pale, purplish cornflower blue, spoke to me.  

My favourite thing about it? The teeniest hint of sparkle. It's so subtle it doesn't show up in photos, but it's there if you look closely—kind of like a delicious secret.

I'm sure this had as much to do with the manicurist's skills as the polish, but this lasted four days without chipping—I just had some minor tip wear. For me, that's excellent wear time for nail polish. It was also fully opaque in two (thick) coats.

What colour did you wear on your nails today? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

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