Wednesday, September 26, 2012

31 Inspired Days of Nail Art - Violet Nails

Hey, its me Jessica! Again. :) Today's a bit of a make-up day as I got behind yesterday and didn't get to post my Violet Nails as part of my 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art challenge. And to make my tardiness up to all of you lovelies, I have an indie review to go along with my challenge! Excited!? I know I am. :D

Ready? Here we go!

Today's indie highlight is Jen from Jindie Nails! I found out about this brand from Cynthia at Of Life and Lacquer when she posted a series of amazing reviews. I had to have some so I contacted Jen and placed an order for some goodies! She was a doll and threw in a few minis for review as well and I'll highlight those soon, they look uh-mazing in the bottle so I can't wait!

For my Violet Nails I decided to layer Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser (which reminded me immediately of the One-Eyed, One-horned, Flying Purple People-Eater) over two different purples. First up is PPP over a newbie to me, Belgrave Place - and incredibly dark and luscious purple creme. Belgrave Place brings out the incredible blue shimmer in Purple People Pleaser, as well as a few of the other lighter colors of glitter, but I didn't think it did it a total justice. I just couldn't see all the goodies!

My second layering combo involved one of my very first OPI purchases, Do You Lilac It?, a delicate spring purple that screams lilac bushes to me. I can practically smell the blossoms just looking at these nails! Do You Lilac It? also shows Purple People Pleaser's incredible blue shimmer but really allows all the other glitters to be seen. Tell me, which combo did you prefer? Each look is so different!

So now for the review:

For each of these swatches I used one easily applied coat of Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser over two coats of the base colors and followed that up with a single coat of Seche Vite. Purple People Pleaser is chock full of glitter in varying colors, shapes, and sizes including: large square black; medium black and lilac hex; small black, lilac, and white/pearl hex; tiny lilac hex; lilac microglitters; and finally that fine blue shimmer. The tinier glitters were harder to make out the exact shape of so there may be some that I'm missing at the finer end of the glitter scale, but rest assured that there is a TON of glitter in this bottle.

Speaking of bottle, Jen's polishes came in a bottle shape I hadn't seen before... they're octagonal! I think that is so cool. They're of a good weight and feel sturdy in the hand, like I won't accidentally knock over the bottle when I dip in for some more glitter. The cap fit nicely in my fingers and the brush was good, no crazy bristles or stiffness.

The formula on Purple People Pleaser was excellent. Some suspension bases are so thick and make application a nightmare but I'm happy to say that I had no problem putting the right amount of polish on my nails each time I pulled the brush out of the bottle. Everything flowed nicely. And as you can see, there is plenty of glitter that makes it on to the nail without ending up all at the tips! Jen definitely scores points on that for me. The one and only less than stellar comment I have about this particular polish is that while glitter suspension is good with PPP, a lot of the larger glitters seem concentrated in the bottom half of the bottle. I've tried all sorts of rolling and shaking and resting at different angles but it doesn't seem to change, maybe there's just a bunch of large glitters stuck to the side of the bottle! Who knows. It isn't a deal breaker for me at all because everything else is amazing.

And in case you're wondering, I did manage to snag one of those mega black square glitters! Its a tad hard to see but if you look closely at my ring finger in the Belgrave Place swatches you can see it.

Please, check out Jen and her amazing Jindie Nails creations! She can be found on Facebook HERE and her Etsy shop (which is almost always full when I check in) can be found HERE. You can also find Jen on Instagram: username - jindienails.

Whew! That was a lot, huh? Even though I was late, please check out my fellow bloggers participating in our 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art challenge!


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