Monday, November 29, 2021

Kokie Green Trio

PR Sample provided for review
Kokie has launched their first plant-based nail polish line, Kokie Green. The sixteen colors are all bio-sourced, vegan, and cruelty free in addition to being plant based. They were kind enough to send me a sampling of shades to try, and I'm sharing three of those today: Just My Type, Cherry Blossom, and Venom.

Just My Type is a cornflower blue creme. It applied nicely, needing just two coats for full coverage.


Cherry Blossom is a light pink creme. I used three coats of this one, though I probably could have stopped at two (with pale colors, I err on the side of one more coat).


Venom is a spring green creme which covered in two coats.


For fun, I added dotted flowers to Venom using the other two shades, then smoothed the look with clear topcoat.


There are some shimmers in the line; I'll have two of those to share next week along with another of the cremes. Kokie Green was scheduled to appear at Meijer stores this fall, though I haven't been able to check on that myself due to lack of access to Meijer stores either at home or during my recent travels. They are available directly from the Kokie website.

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The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wheel C15: Dark Green Shimmers

So hi, it's me, back again from another break. This time I was on vacation in Florida. Mr. Karen and I thought hard about going what with the lingering pandemic. We looked at the COVID risk levels of where we live compared to the places we'd be visiting and decided that we wouldn't be endangering ourselves or others more if we went, so we did. It of course wasn't back to pre-pandemic business as usual but it was good to return to familiar spots even with the changes necessary (I've never ridden a theme park attraction wearing a KN95 mask before, for instance). Now I'm back home and ready to settle into winter activities here—there's almost a foot of snow on my balcony right now compared to none when I left at the beginning of the month. Settling back into blog stuff today, it's Nail Wheel Wednesday, and I have dark green shimmers.

1. Eveline Gold Colours 464 (3 coats over half black base)
2. Urban Decay Zodiac (2) [love the pops of blue in this one]
3. Wet 'n' Wild Fergie Emerald Rock City (3)
4. Sinful Shine Amazonian (3)
5. Orly Kelli's Emerald (3) [more pops of blue here, like the density of the shimmer here]
6. China Glaze Glittering Garland (3)
7. Barielle Date Night (2)
8. SinfulColors Force Field (3)
9. Zoya Veruschka (2) [great matte finish here]
10. China Glaze The Pefrect Holly-Day (2) [matte finish here, too, but less shimmer than the Zoya]
11. Zoya Ray (2)
12. Essie Back in the Saddle (2)
13. Chanel Black Pearl (2)
14. Catrice After Eight (2)
15. Catrice Hyde in the Park (2)
16. Kiko 392 Jungle Green (2)
17. Wet 'n' Wild Megalast Poison Ivy (2)
18. Nars Night Porter (2)
19. Sonia Kashuk Bewitched (2)
20. Maybelline Express Finish Blackened Teal (2)

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