Friday, March 27, 2015
Play Love Laugh Vegan Peel Off Nail Polish Review
Hi guys! Today I have a review of a new to me brand Play Love Laugh. The interesting thing about these polishes is that they are made from a fruit and vegetable base and are peel-off. They are vegan, gluten-free, and odorless, which makes them perfect for using on people with sensitive skin or little girls. On to the swatches and the review!
When I was contacted by the Debra, the owner, she had me pick out 2 polishes to review for you guys. I picked Purple Fairy Twinkle and Royal Princess. They both have the same formula, and I was really pleased with how smooth and easy it is to use. The ingredients are listed in the back of the bottles and they contain lemon, beet root, carrot root, sugar, spinach, black currant, and acerola cherry as the base (I love acerola cherries, my grandparents had a tree when I was growing up, so yummy). They are really odorless as well. They have thin formulas, a little watery but not runny, it was really easy to control and I barely had any clean-up to do.
Speaking of clean-up, I couldn't use acetone with these at all. I tried to do my regular clean-up method with a brush first and it did not work. I ended up using a bit of non-acetone remover and an orange wood stick to get some of the excess with the first polish I swatched. However, for the second one it was actually easier to just use my stick to wipe off any excess as soon as I was done with a nail, before moving on to the next. Or, to wait until it dried and then just peel it off my skin. Seems complicated but it really isn't, it was actually quite fast since the polish also dries really quickly. My nails were completely dried about 10 minutes after I applied my second coat. Since these are non-toxic and safe to use on little girls over 3 yrs old, I love that they dried so fast and didn't need acetone to clean up. My daughter gave herself a little manicure and it was smudge proof in a few minutes and easy for her (she's 7).
Let's see the individual polishes now.
Purple Fairy Twinkle
Purple Fairy Twinkle looks like an off white/light grey crelly with purple glitters in the bottle. However, it's actually really sheer and works better as a topper. If you want the crelly look you'd have to layer it over white first. Swatches are 3 coats, no base coat or top coat. Purple Fairy Twinkle is also a good option for little girls since they get some sparkle without it being too much. This one dried really fast, about 5 minutes, to a shiny finish.
Royal Princess is a purple/magenta color with blue shimmers. It is stunning! I absolutely love this one! Swatches are 2 coats without basecoat or topcoat. Dry time was a little longer than the other polish, about 10 minutes to be fully dry. I wore this one a whole day to test it out and I'm happy to report that it stood up to my daily routine. There was very minor tip wear the next day on some of my nails. If I had been going to wear it for longer I would have just touched it up but since I had other stuff to swatch I just removed it.
How To Remove
Just to test it I tried removing it with non-acetone remover and it was sorta a goopy mess. So I really recommend you simply follow the instructions on the back of the bottles.
First you soak your nails in warm water, I did mine for about 30 seconds. I don't have a picture of this because I can't fit a bowl into my lightbox. I tried.
Second step is to push it off from the base of your nail. I used an orange wood stick for this.
Third is to just peel it off!
Mine came off in large chunks. I used the stick to slide everything off.
All done! I've never removed glitter polish faster. And in case you're wondering, no, it doesn't come off if you're taking a warm shower. You have start to peel it off at the base first, otherwise it stays put.
Overall I was impressed with the quality of the polish. I loved how fast they dry and how easy they are to clean up. It's a great non-toxic alternative for people with sensitive skin and little girls or anyone who is interested in vegan and cruelty free polishes.
I received these polishes in exchange for an honest review, if you're interested in purchasing your own, you can get a 8ml bottle for $5.99 at Play Love Laugh's Etsy shop. You can also keep up with the brand on their Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest. They have lots of really pretty colors so be sure to check them out!
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