I had an appointment this morning and then lunch with a very good friend of mine that I used to work with, so I'm a little behind schedule today. I had to go to a natural foods store in search of some products for my upcoming blog theme...I'm going to be doing a number of posts on Natural and Organic Beauty products during the month of August...and my friend and former co-worker got dragged along. He was very good about it though and got pretty excited when he saw that there was a brand called Jason Organics, because his name is Jason. Speaking of natural, when we think of 'safe' nail polishes, the name Zoya often comes to mind. As most of you know, they make a fantastic line of products and I wanted to remind you to follow them on Twitter if you aren't already. It's a great way to stay current with news and product information from them, as well as being alerted to codes and sales/deals. They're trying to reach 5,000 followers by the end of the day this coming Monday, so if you aren't already following them, you can find them here:
The Kleancolor polishes I received earlier this week have been neglected for too long, so let's start looking at some of those. This is my first time using this brand and I was at first impressed just by the $1.49 price tag, but after the application, there are other impressive points to be made. The brush and handle are nothing out of the ordinary, but the combination of the shape and size make it feel just right. The formula was of a medium consistency and the drying time I would classify as above average. The finished product was a very vivid, medium/dark shade of turquoise with a high gloss jelly-like finish and this took 3 thin coats to achieve. The only thing I found a bit odd, was the shade change from the bottle to the nail. In the bottle it looks to be a medium to darker shade of royal blue. However, it applied and dried to a more turquoise shade, which unfortunately didn't translate through my photos. There's a bit of visible nail line, but that doesn't really bother me. It's a beautiful color regardless, but I am curious as to how 'true to the bottle shade' the other polishes will be. And of course the only way to find out is to try another one, so I'll be back later today and let you know what I find out.