Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WONDER BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Valentine's Day Collection & Blue Sterling

Pin It Hope everyone enjoyed their 3 day weekend! If you didn't have one... well....uhh... that's sucky? lol


Today I have a few Valentine's Day polishes, and a few not Valentine's Day polishes (?), by Wonder Beauty Products! I've heard of Wonder Beauty Products, I remember looking through Jen's polishes last year right before Nerd Lacquer went MIA, but I never purchased. Here's some swatches and a review to help you make the leap I didn't! Hahaha


Here's a better shot of the colors:

Wonder Beauty Products Let's Play Footsie (far left), Kismet (top middle)
Blue Sterling (top right), Roxie Heart (bottom middle) and
1 Dozen Heart Bouquet (bottom right)

First up is 1 Dozen Heart Bouquet:

Wonder Beauty Products 1 Dozen Heart Bouquet over Zoya Mira

Wonder Beauty Products 1 Dozen Heart Bouquet over Zoya Mira

Wonder Beauty Products 1 Dozen Heart Bouquet over Zoya Mira

1 Dozen Heart Bouquet, what a cute name! This polish is a mix of "various shades of reds, pinks, and yellows with some scatters of green, hexes and flakes with just the right touch of red and pink hearts thrown in". I like that this is Valentine's without being AHHHH VALENTINE'S ;] Plus I'm a fan of matte yellow glitter, too haha

I did 2 coats over Zoya Mira (no top coat). It was a smooth application and no need for me to dip and dab to get the glitter on. I also liked that it had a good variety of glitter every time I applied! It was a tad base-y for me, so I'd wait a bit between the 1st and 2nd+ coats or else you'll end up with some pulling - whoops! Dry time was good though :]

Wonder Beauty Products Roxie Heart over OPI Steady As She Rose

Wonder Beauty Products Roxie Heart over OPI Steady As She Rose

Wonder Beauty Products Roxie Heart over OPI Steady As She Rose

Yet another great V-Day glitter without being in your face happy bahahah! Roxie Heart is "silver fringe & black hearts galore, silver holographic, red flashes and hints of gunmetal residue of course". If you're confused about the "gunmetal residue of course", this polish was inspired by a musical called Roxie Heart of Chicago. If you're a fellow bar glitter lover like me, we're in luck! These bars lay flat ;]

I did 2 coats of Roxie Heart over OPI Steady As She Rose. Again, no application issues or need to dip and dab and had a good dry time. This one had the perfect amount of coverage for me, but was a still tad base-y. So, I definitely recommend waiting between 2+ coats to avoid pulling.

Wonder Beauty Products Let's Play Footsie

Wonder Beauty Products Let's Play Footsie

Wonder Beauty Products Let's Play Footsie

HOLD THE PHONE! LACEY HAS PINK POLISH ON HER NAILS THAT ISN'T IN NAIL ART.  Yerp, that just happened. hahaha. Let's Play Footsie is a "hot pink based polish is super-packed with various sizes of pinks, reds, golds and silver hex glitters". It also has a jelly finish which makes a fun instant jelly sammich!  This is a fun polish for sure. If you want a lighter, less hot pink color, try layering it over a lighter pink :]

I did 3 coats, no undies or coat, in my swatches. This had a good dry time for a jellyish polish, the glitter had a good coverage and application was smooth. No complaints from me here, I really liked this one.

Wonder Beauty Products Blue Sterling

Wonder Beauty Products Blue Sterling (outdoors)

Wonder Beauty Products Blue Sterling (outdoors)

Wonder Beauty Products Blue Sterling (outdoors)

I even have a swatch for you holo lovers out there! Blue Sterling is "the truest of blue silvers that radiates linear prismatic effects". This is a pretty dusty, grey, blue. I wouldn't say the "linearness"of this holo is super duper strong, I feel it leans more toward a scattered holo... but, it's still a nice holo in a pretty color.

It was good to go, no visible nail, in 2 coats. It had a smooth application and an awesome dry time. I love the uniquness of the color of this polish!

Wonder Beauty Products Kismet

Wonder Beauty Products Kismet

Wonder Beauty Products Kismet

Last but totally not least! This was my favorite of the bunch. Kismet is an "electric blue base with subtle shimmer, full of underlying teal hexes of varying sizes and fuchsia flakes". How pretty is this polish, I love it! And... just about any polish that gives me an instant jelly sandwich ;]

I did 3 coats of Kismet, no top coat or undies. It had a smooth application and gave me no issues. This one you might want to wait a little bit in between coats to ensure it dries entirely. I totally see me wearing this more often :]

Like I had said before, back in March 2012 I had considered buying these polishes. I was always hesitant because I was new to indies. Down the line, I was still hesitant because I was told by people not to buy because of bad formulas. To be honest? I didn't have any issues with these and they are just as great as any Indies I've reviewed on my blog or have in my collection. I talked to a friend who had purchased awhile ago and more recently. She told me that the formulas of these polishes have improved greatly over the past year. Which is GREAT to hear because she has some awesome looking polish mixes!

Also, I'd like to mention the smell of these pretties. I think it might be just me? Maybe it's my sinuses out of whack or being overly sensative? haha For some reason these smelled kind of strong to me, more than usual Indies. They had a slight, what I called "salon smell" - acrylic smelling. I think it's just me and my messed up nose haha but I felt I must mention it for the sake of me being honest always.

POLISH INFORMATION Brand: Wonder Beauty Products / Wonder Jen Products
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Price: $10 full sized
Where to Find: Etsy


Talk to you laters!
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5 comments:

  1. It's not your nose, I can almost guarantee it's the base. I ordered some base in a pinch from a company I'd never tried before, and that is EXACTLY how I described the smell this base had.

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