KL Polish in ZOEY: Review + Swatches!

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Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday ❤

Kathleen Lights is a beauty vlogger with almost 3 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.6 followers on Instagram. Lights is among the select few beauty gurus I follow for all things makeup. Late last year, she released her own cruelty-free nail polish line known as KL Polish. 

The 2016 winter release of KL Polish included six different nail polish shades, which are Brick Sidewalk, Broccoli & Chocolate, Caramello, Gumption!, Snickerdoodle, and Zoey. One of the shades that stood out most to me is Zoey, a delicate mauve tone, and it is the first nail polish I have tried from her line.

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Product Details*

This vegan nail polish by Kathleen Lights is in ZOEY, a creme finish shade, and named after her best friend’s daughter. According to KL Polish’s website, the shade is described as a “mauve” that will add “subtle style to your nails.” It retails for $8.50 USD and contains 12 ml/0.41 fl. oz. The brush on the wand is flat, wide, and rounded.

*It is a “5-free” nail polish, meaning it does not contain the harmful chemicals Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor.
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Swatches 

There are two generous coats of ZOEY polish on these nails. The mauve toned nail polish is also swatched on three different skin tones on the KL Polish website.

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Final Thoughts

When I first received the nail polish, the shade looked slightly darker than what I had in my head. Nonetheless, it is a great dusty mauve with a slight purple undertone that compliments many skin tones. I like the simple packaging, especially the chic black soft matte cap, and love the wide brush on the wand.

The rounded point brush makes application easier and in order to get true opaque color, I only needed about two coats of polish. Initially, I felt the product was a bit pricey but had a change of heart after considering the quality of the formula. The nail polish is cruelty-free, vegan, and 5-free. I love the creme color on my nails and the longevity of the polish. Overall, I give this nail polish in ZOEY my stamp of approval and will be reviewing more shades from KL Polish in the future.

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Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole

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Makeup Geek x MannyMUA Palette: Review + Swatches!

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday<3

Today, I bring you the MannyMUA eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Makeup Geek! I’ve seen this palette all over the internet, especially Instagram and Youtube, and due to popular demand, it has been restocked! I was able to purchase one for myself and decided to share with you all my first impressions. For those who do not know MannyMUA, he’s a beauty vlogger with (last time I checked!) over one million YouTube subscribers. He collaborated with Makeup Geek, a cruelty-free cosmetics brand, and came out with this eyeshadow palette. So, is this palette worth the hype? Let’s find out.

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Makeup Geek x MannyMua Palette Details

The palette contains nine eyeshadows and an impressive sized mirror inside. Four of the shadows are part of Makeup Geek’s permanent collection, while the other five shadows were customized by beauty vlogger MannyMUA. Personally, I think the packaging is lovely and feel that there’s a good mix of matte, shimmery, and foiled shadows. This palette is on the pricer side though, retailing at $45, but if you do the math, you’ll discover you actually do save a bit. Each pan of (traditional) powder formulated eyeshadow is about $6 and each foil formulated eyeshadow is $10 at Makeup Geek. So, since this palette has seven powder and two foiled formulated shadows, it would come out to $62 (wow!).

According to the Makeup Geek website, the eyeshadows (which are listed in order of how they’re featured by rows in the palette) are described as:

  • Artemis – “a muted champagne yellow with a shimmery finish”
  • Beaches & Cream* – “a soft peachy beige with a matte finish”
  • Luna – “a medium rose gold with a foiled finish”
  • Cosmopolitan* – “a gold-flecked medium rose with a shimmery finish”
  • Sora – “a medium earthy terra-cotta with a matte finish”
  • Frappe* – “a medium maple brown with a matte finish”
  • Insomnia* – “a warm red brown with blue reflects and a foiled finish”
  • Mars – “a deep cherry red with a matte finish”
  • Aphrodite – “a deep plum brown with a mate finish”

*Note: These eyeshadows are part of Makeup Geek‘s permanent collection. The shade Insomnia is only available for purchase as a loose pigment, with the exception of the pressed version found in this limited edition palette.MannyMUA x Makeup Geek

Final Thoughts

I had never purchased eyeshadows from Makeup Geek Cosmetics (until now), but was pleasantly surprised by both the brand’s professionalism and quality products. MannyMUA’s palette cover had a Gatsby feel to it, due to the black and metallic designs, and I found this palette contains perfect transition shades. The shadows themselves are very blendable and can create simple to full glam looks fit for many occasions. I like how compact the palette is, which will come in handy for traveling this summer, and overall think the palette was worth the splurge. MannyMUA palette swatches

This palette can be worn by anyone and everyone regardless of age or race- I wanted to make sure of that! I worked so hard on this palette and I couldn’t be happier with the results!-MannyMUA

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole

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