Pink Wednesday: January 18, 2012 – Soulstice Ibiza, Soulstice Paris

Hi guys! Sorry, I know it’s been for. freaking. ever. since I last posted. As I said, I got Lyme Disease again (after having it over the summer) and then I was just busy with work and holidays and kept forgetting to take photos of my nails. Plus the Lyme (or the antibiotics) made my nails peel and break and look horrible. But I’m back now, and if I go missing again just go hound me on my FB page.

So I have a special manicure to share today. It’s my very first mani with Soulstice nail polish colors! What I love about this brand is that they are vegan, 3-free, and cruelty-free, that they donate a portion of all proceeds to non-profits, and that the polish is named after famous cities… how cute! A few months ago I took advantage of a promo to get 5 colors: Troy, Dublin, Ibiza, Paris, and Venice. I promised to review the polish in December, but then took two months off from blogging. So this post is a long time coming.

The polish bottles are square, so they fit very nicely together for storage. Don’t get me wrong, I love OPI and China Glaze too, but Soulstice bottles fit so much better in a drawer. See what I mean? This image is from the Soulstice website and shows LA, Dublin, South Beach, Ibiza, and Telluride.

If you don’t know by now that I’m very much a pink girl, then you need to re-read the name of my blog, LOL. After seeing that photo, I knew I had to make Ibiza mine.

When I initially received my polish, I sent an email to the company and said this:

I got my polish today… WOW. I opened the box and looked at them and my immediate response was amazement. These are the most gorgeous nail polish colors I have ever seen…

And after using the polish, I can’t stop raving about how great it is. I had to use Ibiza for my first Pink Wednesday of the year. I also liked how Paris looked compared to Ibiza, a lighter shimmery pink. So I decided to use that as an accent nail. I thought about doing Paris on top of Ibiza, but I wanted to see the color for what it really is. Here’s what I did…

Don’t forget to click to enlarge the photo!

I love this polish, and definitely want to get more colors. The formula is nice and creamy. Since it’s not too thin, it didn’t take a million coats. And it’s not thick and gloopy. It’s a perfect two-coat polish. Since they are all vegan and 3-free, I know I don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals when I get pregnant, which for me is a BIG deal – hubby and I are trying for baby #1. 🙂 The color lasted for several days without chipping, and when it did it’s because I was washing dishes without rubber gloves on. I’m sure I could have gotten more mileage out of this manicure by avoiding housework (ahhh, the dream life!) and by reapplying top coat every day or two.

Soulstice Nail Polish only has 405 fans on the Facebook page, so go help them get to 500!

Base coat: Sally Hanson Hard As Nails
Main color: Soulstice Ibiza
Accent nail color: Soulstice Paris
Top coat: Seche Vite

Disclosure: I was not paid for this review in any way. I paid for the polish with my own money. After I published this post, I did send a link to the company to use as they see fit.

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