Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Halal Nail Polish from 786 Cosmetics: Swatches and Reviews

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Hi everyone! Was it a manic Monday for you? I'm delighted to say it wasn't a hectic Monday here. The weather the last couple weeks have been absolutely gorgeous. Fall always feels too short here in North Carolina, so I will relish cooler days. Tonight I have a very special post to share with you all. I believe everyone should be able to wear nail polish. I don't care about your race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation; if you want to wear nail polish, you should rock it! I'll admit that I was a bit uneducated about the difficulty Muslim people had in finding nail polish they could wear while practicing the religion. According to the Muslim faith, the entire body must be cleansed before performing the 5 daily prayers. Since traditional nail polishes form a physical barrier from water and oxygen, it would have to be removed before prayer and then reapplied. Who would want to continue to apply and remove polish so often? Not only that, all of the acteone needed to remove the polish would wreck havoc on your nails and cuticles. 

Despite there being over a billion Muslims, there are very few Halal nail polishes. When 786 Cosmetics contacted me about reviewing some of their polishes, I jumped at the chance. I was so curious how the polishes would differ from traditional polish. Since the polishes need to allow oxygen and water to pass through, I wanted to know how the application and wear compares to traditional polishes. The first time I remember hearing about a larger brand making halal polish was when Orly made their Breathable line a few years ago. I'm also really happy that 786 Cosmetics has included their water permeability certifications through the Kalamazoo Islamic Center and SGS Labs on their website. Whew, that's a lot of information, but it's information I think is important to know before getting to photos. The polishes retail for $12.95 each, and features cream, shimmer, and metallic finishes. Make sure to sign up for emails because they often have sales to save you some extra dough. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Noodles Nail Polish Halloween 2021 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I hope things have been going well in your world. It's been pretty quiet around here lately. Work is going to be extremely busy in the middle of the month because we're having an online pen show since we're unable to attend any more in-person ones for the rest of the year. These take a ton of prep, but we get a ton done in just a week. Do I have any other fountain pen lovers reading the blog? If not, I highly recommend buying one. Something like the Platinum Preppy will suffice and will set you back less than $5 (not affiliated...just a good company with great CS) and you can refill them with any fun ink colors you want. 

Tonight I have the pleasure of sharing the Noodles Nail Polish Halloween collection with you. I hope you're ready to see some fun glitter shapes :-D The set includes 5 polishes - 2 glitter toppers, 2 glitter crellies, and a squishy jelly. All polishes except for Costumes & Candy (a glitter crelly, $9.50) will retail for $10 each. The collection will be released this Friday, October, 8th at 5 PM EST, so set those alarms. 

Let's get a better look at these warlocks.