Lipsticks and Nail Polish Hand and Cuticle Care Products: First Impressions and Review
*Products provided for review*
Happy Monday!! Today, I have something a bit different for you, but still nail related. I was contacted by Cristina of Lipsticks and Nail Polish , and asked to review some of her newly created hand and nail care products, as well as some nail art products. I was happy to oblige, and have some things to show you today! And may I just say, I absolutely love it when bloggers begin their own indie brands! There are a bunch of products that I have to show you; let's get started!
Soak Mani Bombs
There are various mani bombs that Cristina has available in her shop, but the directions for each are the same. When using mani bombs, drop it into a bowl of warm water. Allow the bomb to fizz up and then soak your hands in the water for as long as needed, but no less than 5 minutes. Pat hands dry and rub the remaining oils into your nail beds.
All of the mani bombs that I received to review smell absolutely divine, and they fizz up really nicely! Each different type will be listed below.
Mani bomb ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate, Chitric acid, Dead sea salt, Kaolin clay, jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, fragrance oil polysorbate 80, isopropyl alcohol, and colorant.
Calavera Mani Bomb (0.5 oz, $2.00)
These myrrh, amber, sandalwood and patchouli scented ghoulish little skills can be used for one mani, one skull per hand. Limited Edition for Halloween.
The Great Pumpkin Mani Bomb (1 oz, $2.00)
These little pumpkins smell amazing, and the scent stays with you for a long while, even after washing your hands! Here's a picture of how it fizzes up in a bowl of warm water (picture taken using flash).
Cherry Sno Cone Mani Bomb (1.2 oz, $2.00)
These cherry scented little Italian ice bombs are perfect for those of us who can't let go of summer just yet.
How adorable is this?! I love the cute little shape and packaging, and it smells amazing!
Don't Worry Be Happy Jellyless Donut Mani Bomb (0.7 oz, $2.00)
These jelly donut scented little suckers are super yummy smelling and amazing for your hands.
Yes, it DOES smell like a jelly donut!
Donut Worry Be Happy Chocoholic Donut Mani Bomb (0.7 oz, $2.00)
These chocolate scented donuts are just as yummy smelling as their jelly counterpart and just as good for you.
I am a sucker for anything chocolate scented, and these babies totally fit the bill! I definitely need to stock up on them!
This is Halloween Mani/Pedi Bomb (1.3 oz, $3.00)
These Jack-O faces are perfect for a pedicure. You can also break these in half or even fourths for a nice pumpkin spice scented mani bomb. Limited Edition for Halloween.
Acid Heart Mani Bomb (0.8 oz, $3.00)
These concentrated mani bombs are raspberry lemonade scented and go bright pink in the water. They can be halved for a mani bomb and can also be mixed and matched with 1 or 2 other heart bombs for a full tub experience.
Yep, you heard correctly: RASPBERRY. LEMONADE. This baby smell so, so good!!
Electric Heart Mani Bomb (0.9 oz, $3.00)
These concentrated mani bombs are lemonade scented and go bright yellow in the water. They can be halved for a mani bomb and can also be mixed and matched with 1 or 2 other heart bombs for a full tub experience.
Immerse Bath Bomb
Directions: Drop bomb into a clean tub of warm water. Allow bomb to fizz up and then step in to soak. Relax and enjoy. Rinse off after bath, spritzing tub with cleaner if necessary.
Shown is the Big Dipper Bath Bomb (2.6 oz, $8.00), which is jam packed full ofinky dark goodness and glittery silver mica. Peach sparkling citrus rose plum and a musk scented blend is perfect for an escaping little dip. Available in store for Christmas 2016.
**Black bath bombs are amazing, but can be messy. Though these bath bombs do not stain or leave residue, please make sure to clean tub properly before and after use.
Ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, dead sea salt, kaolin clay, avocado oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, sweet almond oi, fragrance oil, grapeseed oil, fragrance oil, polysorbate 80, isopropyl alcohol, colorant.
Quench Cuticle Oil ($6.00)
This cuticle pen is jam packed with oils that benefit the health of your nails and nourish growth and strength. Use multiple times a day for maximum benefit.
Directions: Rub oil into cuticles and nail beds 3 times a day or as needed.
Ingredients: Jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, fragrance oil.
The scent that Cristina sent me was Raspberry Lemonade and, just like the mani bomb, it smells amazing! The oil soaked in extremely quickly, and was very moisturizing, with no extreme oily residue. The applicator is a click pen, with a very soft top; it took me about 15 clicks of the pen to get the oil to begin to advance, in order to be used.
In addition to the products listed above, Cristina also offers two other products, which include cocoa butter (I did not review these, as I have a cocoa butter sensitivity). These include Drench Mani Truffles ($8.00 for a set of 4) and Slough Lip Balm Scrub ($4.00). Also debuting around holiday time will be sugar scrub cubes ($8.00 for a set of 16).
Nail Art Products
In addition to the hand and nail care products, Cristina is also offering nail art products, including nail stickers ($5.00), stencils ($4.00), and water slide decals ($5.00).
The nail stickers and vinyls were very easy to peel off of the backing, and they stuck well to the nail. While applying the stickers, I was able to top them with 1-2 layers of glossy topcoat, and they lay flat. The vinyls allowed for crisp and even images when they were peeled off of the nail.
Before my package arrived, Cristina told me that she received an email from her distributor, stating that the decals were accidentally made with a matte paper, rather than glossy paper. This did affect my final look, but did not adversely affect the application; the decals still removed/slid off of the backing with great ease, after soaking in water for about 15 seconds.
Here are some looks that I made with all three of the Nail Swag products!
Thank you so, so much to Cristina for allowing me to review these products! These are all an absolute dream to work with, and I most definitely recommend trying them out in your hand and nail care routine. Let me know below if you have any question!
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Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!
*Products were provided for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*