Have you tried Smith & Cult polishes before? What’s your favorite color to wear in the summertime?
Once I saw former Lucky mag EIC Eva Chen post on her Instagram a photo of her recent lavender mani, I knew I had to get my hands on her exact polish. Luckily (no pun intended) she captioned the polish brand and the color. And there I went immediately Googling it so I can get my hands on it.
I introduce to you Smith & Cult in Fauntleroy – the prettiest, most girly, and whimsical purple polish ever! I’m completely obsessed with this color. I love it so much that I really wish I bought it sooner so that I could’ve rocked it since the beginning of summer. But we must not live our lives with regret…
And let me not get started on the bottle. Although it is indeed top heavy, the small bottle is perfect to display on a desk or vanity. And the formula? Amazing! It goes on perfectly smooth. The price tag might hurt a little but I think this polish brand is well worth it. If you’re still on the fence on whether you should try this brand simply opt to just get this color. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Have you tried Smith & Cult polishes before? What’s your favorite purple polish?
A couple of months ago I passed by my nearest Sephora to claim my birthday gift. If you are a Sephora Beauty Insider every year for your birthday the beauty store gives you a little sample treat as a gift. This year Sephora gifted me with two of the sample size versions of Nars’ Lip Pencils. Along with my purchase I also redeemed some of my points and scored a great mini fragrance.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana in White Mini Rollerball
This perfume smells strong when it’s applied but once it blends onto your skin it leaves you with a beautiful musk scent. The main notes on this fragrance are peony, muguet, and tender musk. The fragrance makes me feel sophisticated. Plus this is the perfect size to carry with you on the go. I also would like to try the black version of this fragrance which I took a whiff of at the store and it smells less musky and more sweet.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
This lip pencil goes on smooth and the color is very vibrant. It’s such a deep red that I’m not entirely sure I can pull it off. I actually always go for rosy lipsticks so this color in particular was too much for me. Also this version is matte so the color stays put for quite some time. In addition, I’m not really a fan of matte lipsticks since they can sometimes feel dry.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
I love this color! The rosy pink color is perfect for me; not too dark and not too light. I fell in love with this lip pencil and unlike the one above this version is satin so it feels super soft and smooth. I’ve actually been using this one so much lately and unfortunately the pencil is almost done. I’m definitely going to buy the full size version of it because now I can’t see myself without it.
Cruella on the left and Rikugien on the right
Have you tried any of these products? What have you recently bought at Sephora?
Here’s a review of a Priti NYC polish in the color Nodding Lilac. This is the first polish I try from this brand and I was not disappointed. Nodding Lilac is a super gray color with a very small hint of lilac. I absolutely loved the application! The formula is very creamy and easy to apply. Win!
Priti NYC polishes are made in the U.S.A. and they are vegan/non-toxic since they do not contain 5 of the most used chemicals added to nail polishes. They have a great range of beautiful colors. If the other colors resemble a similar formula to this one then I would definitely want to try out more. Because they are non-toxic they cost a little more money than other brands like Essie or OPI. Priti NYC polishes go for $15. Take a look at Nodding Lilac below:
And I’m totally feeling these other colors:
Have you tried Priti NYC polishes? What color is on your nails right now?