Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Enchanted Polish: January 2015

Another favorite of mine is Enchanted Polish and January's 2015 shade just happens to be purple!

xoxoJen's swatch of Enchanted Polish: January 2015

How could I not?

xoxoJen's swatch of Enchanted Polish: January 2015

The dark purple jelly polish has depth and a certain richness of color. The entire holo rainbow is present even under my lamp indoors.

xoxoJen's swatch of Enchanted Polish: January 2015

I enjoyed wearing two coats with a topcoat, although one heavier coat might be enough to be opaque. I found the polish to be a bit on the thick side but still fairly easy to apply.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lynnderella: "It" Ghoul

I love Lynderella polishes, especially the micro-glitters like "It" Ghoul. This was a Halloween polish but I think it's easy to wear any time of year. Gunmetal is always fashionable right?

xoxoJen's swatch of Lynnderella:

xoxoJen's swatch of Lynnderella:

xoxoJen's swatch of Lynnderella:

I wore two coats with two coats of topcoat for the photos below. It was easy to apply as well, no fancy fishing or brush dabbing. :)

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Vi-Jon Glitter Nail Polish Remover Gel

You may remember the review I did for the other Remover Gel by nail-aid about a month ago, where I was not impressed. Manna's Manis also did a review right around the same time, with the same result.

We're both reviewing a new product and our posts are both going live at the same time. You can check her review here --> http://www.mannasmanis.com/

Below is a long read, but well worth it for the details - here we go!

Vi-Jon contacted me via email after reading my nail-aid remover gel review and offered to send a sample of their brand of Glitter Nail Polish Remover Gel for me to try. The package arrived super fast and the first difference I noticed is that it comes in a nice box and is in a tall bottle with a flip top cap. Definitely a space saver and I won't have to worry about getting the lid back on with remover gel all over my fingernails or having to leave it sit open until I'm done and risk evaporation. Very clever and convenient packaging!

xoxoJen's photo of Vi-jon glitter polish remover gel

Ok, I thought. This is different or maybe they're trying to look different? See, I was still skeptical after my first experience. I'll try anything once though, well almost anything!

To prep, I painted my thumb nail with the same exact Sindie Pop polish as used in the other review, two coats w/topcoat. I let it dry for about an hour so it was nice and firm/undentable.
Time to remove!
I squeezed a small amount of the Glitter remover gel onto my nail and then used a clean up brush to even it out across the nail. While I was doing this I smelled a very pleasant aroma and wondered where it was coming from. It was the gel!! It smells like yummy coconuts on a hot summer day!

I had totally expected a chemical smell because it contains acetone, but it also contains coconut oil! Love me some coconut oil, it's such a great moisturizer, hair mask, cleanser, well it's great and will actually be moisturizing while this stuff is on. I'm good with that!
I proceeded to smooth the remover gel over the nail to get a good thick layer of coverage, about the same amount as what I had used in the other review. The gel feels slightly cold on the nail but it's not unbearable and didn't bother me.

xoxoJen's swatch of Vijon Remover Gel

The instructions on the bottle say to wait only two minutes and then remove but....I wanted to do it exactly like the other test so I set the timer and waited a full four minutes and then removed it.

And it actually removed it all in one swipe! This thing works!



Will ya look at that? And here I had lost hope of having a viable alternative to foil and cotton/felt method. And look at my skin! Also, if you really wanted to skip the hand washing with this product you could, but I'd advise to always wash after handling chemicals. After removal there is no sticky or gooey feeling. No flaky or dried out skin. This stuff is awesome!

I'm super happy with this product and wanted to really push it to the max to see just what it could do so....

I already had three coats of a cream flakie on with two coats of topcoat. I topped that with Lynnderella's "It" Ghoul which is a very opaque microglitter packed with larger hex glitters. I could have just used one coat but, nope. Let's raise the bar and use two! And we'll top it with Gelous and Seche Vite too, cause we can. So what do we have now...EIGHT layers of polish that this gel will have to get through!

Oh and that's not all - I'm following the instructions this time and going with a two minute timer. -smug head nod-

xoxoJen's swatch of Vi-jon Remover Gel

Not only did the Glitter Remover Gel remove all of my polish but it did so in about three minutes!

If you're not convinced yet - how about price point? I checked at my local Walmart store and it's only $2.97 which is quite a bit less than the other brand at $7.

Vi-Jon is the largest manufacturer of Private Label Personal Care, Health, & Hygiene in the United States. In the category of Nail Polish Remover, Vi-Jon produces over 85% of all polish removers sold in the United States.

They know what they're doing and have impressed me with their product!
Don't forget to check out Manna's review on the Vi-Jon Glitter Nail Polish Remover Gel - she's doing some comparisons as well!

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