Thursday, June 30, 2011

One to Watch - Lex Cosmetics!

It's my pleasure to share some polish from a company that may be new to you. The brand is Lex Cosmetics and this, taken from their website, is how they describe the company:

"At Lex Cosmetics, we believe that beauty permeates from each one of you and that your individual spirits make you gorgeous! That's why we don't understand why big companies dictate what you should or should not buy in order to feel more beautiful. You should decide what makes you feel great, which is why our company was formed. We were founded on the belief that beauty should be created by those who use it and that make-up and nail polish are fun, so why not join in the creation experience?!

Additionally, we do not believe beauty is only skin deep. We find the most attractive people to be those who give back and dedicate their money and/or time to making our world a better place. Since we place such great importance on giving back to the world, we will be donating a percentage of profits to different non-profits and organizations that are important to you, which is why you will choose them!

So dig through magazines for inspiration, upload pictures of colors you love or just tell us what beauty products you are looking for and we'll make them. Because at Lex Cosmetics, Beauty is By You."

Needless to say, I was MORE than eager to try out their products and pass on my thoughts to all of you. Alexa, the founder of Lex Cosmetics, was kind enough to send two polishes of my choice for just the cost of shipping. It was hard to choose but I finally decided on *Cayman Cabana, a seafoam green cream, and *Himalayas, a rich, deep forest green. I applied base coat and then two coats of each color starting with Himalayas on my thumb and alternating on each finger. Here it is indoors:

and outdoors:
Both of these colors were nicely opaque with just two coats, which particularly impressed me with Cayman Cabana as many light/pastel colors require a third coat to achieve this level of opacity. They were super-shiny, too, even without top coating. However, wanting a little bit of sparkle, I decided to top coat with China Glaze Fairy Dust (which, inexplicably, had been languishing in my untrieds. I'm so ashamed as it is AMAZING.)
The fact that Lex Cosmetics allows buyers SO much input into the creative process, gives back to varied charitable causes AND makes an outstanding and, as they say, "Bad 3 Free" (free of Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene) product has made me a true fan. I look forward to trying out more Lex Cosmetics colors in the future.

You may visit Lex Cosmetics HERE for more information.

*Disclosure: Where indicated by an asterisk, the product(s) in this post were provided to me by the company for review. Please click HERE for further information.


Veronica said...

I first learned about Lex a few months ago and I love, love, love the way they let the consumers choose the polishes! I'm definitely ordering from them once I get some more cash. :)

Geo58 said...

I first learned of Lex Cosmetics from another woman nail polish blogger. I love that baby blue nail color, perfect for a baby blue mani for the fourth of July to honor Liz and her Heaven's Cradle manis. But it's more green than blue however, I still would use it, LOL

I also love the black, it's awesome and jet black, rich and dark the way black nail polish should look. Then no. 3 the sparkle, amazing CG Fairy Dust, I have seen this used so often and what a nice job it does to existing nail colors.


Georgey :)

Lacquered Lover said...

So pretty! I'll have to try these!

Kari said...

Yay! I was really impressed with their opacity and shine. :)

Painting Rainbows said...

Can't get over the cuteness of the bottle tops!

Kari said...

OMG I know, so cute!

Nailderella said...

I love both colors they look gorgeous!

I'm a new follower ;D