A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my experiences with Mineral Fusion’s fabulous, natural, affordable facial moisturizers, Intense Hydration and Skin-Balancing Moisturizers (review here). They were the first Mineral Fusion products I’ve tried. Who knew that they also make nail polish? And awesome nail polish at that!
Mineral Fusion has just come out with 11 new lacquers: 8 new shades, a new glitter topper and two new top coats. I received a polish, a glitter topper and a topcoat to try out.
The nail polish I got is Cashmere, a rosy mauve shade that’s just the shade of polish I love. I also got the new glitter topper, Confetti – a mixture of silver, purple and aqua fine glitter and the gel topcoat.
First, I need to say a few words about the wonderful bottle. Although it looks round in the photos, the bottle has a flat-ish shape that I love. For some odd reason, I’ve been known to stick a nail polish bottle in my back pocket and carry it around to another room or whatever, and this flat shape makes that so much easier! Plus I think it’s a really attractive bottle.
The brush is a traditional smallish brush, but I found it easy to use.
The polish is a good consistency, on the thicker side but not too thick. I’m a klutz when it comes to painting my nails, but I found this polish easy and rather neat to use. Frankly, I could have gotten away with one coat, but I applied a second coat of Cashmere anyway. It dried fairly quickly. I didn’t have a lot to clean up around the edges which is something I hate to have to do. Mineral Fusion says to let it dry for 3 minutes between coats. Maybe I did, and maybe I didn’t, but it came out fine!
As you can see, I used Confetti, the glitter topper, only on my accent nail. But I am pleased to announce that the glitter is very well distributed throughout, so I didn’t have to go fishing in the bottle to get it well placed on my nails. Yay.
The gel top coat is wonderful! On my nails, it looks very thick and shiny, just what you’d expect from a gel-look topcoat.
My mani lasted without chipping for 4 days during which time I didn’t always wear gloves while washing dishes and cleaning. On the fifth day, I got a chip on my thumb and on the 6th day, a chip on my forefinger. Frankly, I was very impressed. I get chips on day 2 with many polishes.
I was going to do this as my Valentine’s Day mani, but though I love the shades I received, they’re not quite Valentine’s-y enough for me. I need pink, red and hearts, lol. But while perusing their website, I found the cutest trio set of minis, Confetti Mini Kit also called Northern Lights Mini Nail Kit, for $10.99 that would be great for Vday! The shades in the set are:
- Shimmering Shale rosy pink glitter
- Dazzling Diamonds white with shimmer
- Berried Gem cranberry glitter.
In addition to the 11 new shades, Mineral Fusion has a lot of other shades in their collection. There must be almost 10 red shades alone. Take a look!
Mineral Fusion with its “Mineral On A Mission” tagline is a better-for-you brand. Not surprisingly, the nail lacquer is 5-free (free of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, TPHP and dibutyl phthalate. It’s also 100% vegan, cruelty-free and certified by Leaping Bunny.
Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquers are sold at Whole Foods and other fine health food stores as well as available on the Mineral Fusion website. While searching online, I saw that Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquers are also sold at Target.com and Ulta.com but not sure that these lovely new shades will be there. Each is priced at $7.99, but Mineral Fusion is offering a 25% off promotion until March 1 on their website with the code: NEWNAIL25. I may be getting that cute trio of minis on sale!
Have you tried Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer yet?
Ingredients (Cashmere): Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic, Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol Styrene, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Citric Acid, Benzophenone‐1 (May contain): Mica, Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake, D&C Violet No. 2, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Alluminum Lake, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide