Tuesday, March 12, 2013

[CLOSED] YOU POLISH: Cuticle Oil & Stuck Up Base Coat (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

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You Polish Cuticle Oil and Stuck Up Base Coat

Not sure if you've heard, but Makeup Your Face is now You Polish! In addition to the name change and 2 new collections coming out, You Polish is adding scented Cuticle Oil and Stuck Up Base Coat to her shop. I have a little reviewy-view and a small giveaway for you after the jump!


You Polish Scented Cuticle Oil
I'm not a big fan of cuticle oils, I usually stick with balms because they tend to moisturize my dry skin better I think. I gave You Polish's Pomegranate Cuticle Oil a shot though! I used it for about a week in place of my balms (you can see in the back lmao).

In You Polish's Cuticle Oil you will find: Jojoba Oil, Vitamin A, Calcium, Sass flower Oil, Pineapple Oil, Grape-seed Oil & Sesame Oil. In addition, Lauren also told me she was adding Biotin to the oil (per my suggestion haha)!

So, as I was saying - I used the Cuticle Oil for a week in place of my balms. I tend to moisturize a lot during the day, more often in the past month. The Cuticle Oil had a nice fruity scent to it, although fruity scents aren't my favorite, it wasn't unpleasant. I really like that this oil absorbed fast and didn't make my fingers looking like I ate fried chicken. It's been a lifesaver while swatching! However, I didn't find it to be as moisturizing as my balms. That's just me though, keep in mind I have crazy dry skin lol.

Currently You Polish offers 3 scents of Cuticle Oil: Pomegranate, Peach and Pineapple.  I didn't use the Peach or Pineapple but I can tell you they smell equally as fruity! I was told she will be offering some new scents in the future as well. They come in a convenient (and fashionable) roller-ball applicator, which is great if you're on the go. You can find these for $3.50 in You Polish's Etsy.

You Polish Stuck Up Base Coat
I don't know about you guys, I'm always in the market to buy and try new base coats! I don't think I've consistently used the same one in a long time honestly. So I was excited to try a new one out, especially a base coat from an Indie. I usually buy my base coats at Sally's so this was a change!

The trick to the Stuck Up Base Coat is to apply it as the base coat is still drying and is slightly "tacky". I found it easier to do 2 nails at a time. I did this to make sure it wouldn't dry completely on the other nails as I was putting on my polish. It didn't affect the drying time of my polish either, which I was pleasantly surprised with.

The results? I gave this a good run, I wore it for 4 days straight (WHAT?!?!) along with a coat of Seche Vite top coat. I'm not soft on my nails, I do housework, I do the dishes, ect. While my nail breaking and polish chipping IS on my mind, it's not my main focus when I'm doing something, and I figure it'll just happen anyways haha. Let me just tell you... 4 days NO CHIPS and very minor tip wear on 1 finger. The best part? I had already FILED MY NAILS TWICE with the polish on, and it still didn't chip! That blew me out of the water. I normally file my nails down with polish to keep an even shape. And, when I do I usually get chips from daily life or water getting under the polish. I didn't have any of those issues with this base coat.

Stuck Up is not available in You Polish's shop yet, but it should be rather soon. And you can bet your butt I will be purchasing a bottle or 2 of this base coat. :]

In addition to me reviewing You Polish's Cuticle Oil, Lauren was nice enough to send 2 bottles for YOU to try out! YAY!


Win 1 of 2 You Polish Cuticle Oils in Pineapple or Peach!
(Mobile Friendly link: http://bit.ly/ZGeinn)

- 2 winners, 1st winner has their choice of scent. 2nd winner will receive the unclaimed scent.
- Giveaway runs 3/12/13 - 3/26/13 11:59 EST
- Open to residents of US and Canada ONLY
- 18+ or parents' permission, please.
- These prizes were provided by You Polish.
- I am not responsible for damaged or stolen mail.
- Winners have 48 hours to respond to my email, a time and date will be provided in the email. If I do not receive a reply, I will be forced to select a new winner.
- No cheating, I will catch you. If cheating occurs, you will be disqualified from this giveaway along with all other future Lace & Lacquers hosted giveaways.

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These items were sent for review/giveaway. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

90 comments:

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    1. Mine's peach,fruit punch, basically anything fruity! What's the best way to share your page on my blog? I'm new to the blog world, like one post new lol and would love to put your page on mine

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    2. You can either just make a post with the link (and picture if you'd like to save and upload it) or you can make a giveaway post or giveaway page. Whatever works for me as long as I can confirm it :]

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't heard of this indie, so thanks for the post! :)

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  3. Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle is my fave. Thanks!

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  4. Fresh laundry! It always smells sooo good! :) -Olivia F.

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  5. I most favorite scent into the whole wide world is anything lavender

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  6. Pumpkin pie. Not pumpkin scented candles or coffees or air fresheners. Made from scratch pumpkin pie with clove and cinnamon and ginger baking in the oven and wafting through the whole house. It is incredible, and absolutely undupe-able.

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  7. State fair corn dogs but since its going on the nails maybe watermelon favor bubble gum smell?

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  8. My favorite scent would be something citrus... crisp smelling like lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit or a combo of those.

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  9. Chocolate mint. Hands down.

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  10. I love apple and cinnamon smells!

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  11. Favorite scent in the whole world probably is some sort of vanilla cookie (not cake or cupcake).

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  12. Chocolate Chip Cookies or oranges

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  13. Yankee Candle - Midsummers Night <3

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  14. Cinnamon, not strong Vanilla, Chocolate. C: Those are my favorites I can't pick one! xD If I had to it'd be Cinnamon. :D Thanks for the chance!

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  15. coconut! or tanning oil scent!

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  16. Warm vanilla and caramel together.

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  17. The scent of Bath and Body Works Enchanted lotion

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  18. Mine is vanilla! Thanks for the chance to win - I don't have any cuticle oil!!

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  19. There's nothing like anything fresh out of the oven!

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  20. I like the scent of Christmas tree farms - that crisp, and cold, pine scent.

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  21. My fav scent is like warm maple syrup and caramel. YUM

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  22. Lavender or anything that smells like spice and musk.

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  23. Birthday cake!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  24. Mexican Chocolate! Spicy sweet comforting goodness!

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  25. My favorite scent is probably clean linen :) Or mens cologne!

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  26. this is gonna sound so weird.....but root beer haha XD

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  27. pineapple and coconut together...like a yummy pinacolada!

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  28. Either lavender or the lemony scent like the Fresh lip balms/treatments

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  29. Well Water~ I know, weird :) And DIRT!

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  30. My favorite scent of all time would be lilac, love it so much!

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  31. The smell of clean laundry. So my favorite scent is Tide. lol Okay, I like the smell of roses, too.

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  32. Cinnamon Apple. YUM! Thank you for these giveaways!!

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  33. Pineapple or Apple and spice

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  34. Pomegranate is the best scent to me, but hard to fins, but love apple cinnamon after that.....

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  35. I loved the pear scent that marc jacobs had out a few years ago!

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  36. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven.

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  37. It really depends on my mood I think. Sometimes I like florals, sometimes fruity, sometimes sweet. So in that order I'd have to say honeysuckle, lemon, and cake batter.

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  38. Bath and body works brown sugar fig! All time fave!

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  39. I cannot pass up (most) anything coconut. Maybe I was a Hawaiian Tropic girl in a past life lmao!!

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  40. I have a perfume I found on a website years ago that they made, it's called Indian Summer, it's this warm, spicy sent. Its amazing. Unfortunately that site stopped making it and I can't find it anymore. Other than that I'm obsessed with having my house smell like lilacs or lavender.

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  41. ahh, I don't know. I love fruity scents...watermelon is probably my favorite.

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  42. I really love sandalwood....but at christmas time I'm obsessed with those cinnamon brooms!

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  43. Cinnamon bun- love how sweet

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  44. victoria's secret pure seduction *_*

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  45. Lavender...or combo of Lavender/Vanilla...so yummy and relaxing...
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Sandra B

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  46. I can think of two, cuz one is a floral scent and one is fruity. ..the floral would be cherry blossoms...the fruity is apple.

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  47. I love orangey citrusy scents! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. the Smell Of A New Born Baby. It's The Best smell In The Whole World!

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  49. Would love any scent. would love to win! Cuticles are in need of a good oil!

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  50. Would love any scent. would love to win! Cuticles are in need of a good oil!

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  51. Would love any scent. would love to win! Cuticles are in need of a good oil!

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  52. Would love any scent. would love to win! Cuticles are in need of a good oil!

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  53. Gots to be Cherry!
    Awesome Blog & thank you for the chance to win...old man winter has brutalized my cuticles! :)

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