Monday, July 31, 2017

Manicure Monday: Madam Glam in For A Kiss

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I am fortunate to work with Madam Glam.

I took this picture from my Instagram. I already reviewed Madam Glam in Minty Canvas (third from the left), Madam Glam in Kiss Me Now (first from the left), and Madam Glam in More Diamonds Please (fourth from the left). For this post, I will review the polish second from the left.
This is Madam Glam in For A Kiss. Since I did a thorough review of Madam Glam in Make A Wish, I will base this on that.

Ingredients:
Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, adipic acid?neopentyl glycol/trimellitic, anhydride copolymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcocol, silica, acrylates copolymer, rtyrene/acrylates copoplymer, bensophenone-3, trimethylpentanediyl, dibenzoate, benzophenone-1, alumia polyvinyl, Butyral, D&C Violet #2, (CI60725)

Here's a closer look at the color. The website describes it as "dark purple raspberry." I definitely agree with dark purple but not too sure about raspberry. It looks that way in the picture above but on the nails it doesn't look that bright.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite brush, the length is the same. The width is slightly thinner. I would say it's in-between thin to medium.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in OriginalFormula X Prime Xcel Base Coat, two coats of Madam Glam in For A Kiss. Then topped it off with Formula X Shine Xcel Top Coat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, the brush is a little bit thinner than I like but it didn't bother me. I did have slight difficulties painting around the cuticles and sides. It's not because of the brush but the consistency of the nail polish. I will go into that later. Secondly, I'm a fan of the packaging. I like how sturdy, well-made, and small the packaging is. It's easy to grab with my hand. It also comes with a sturdy top. I can feel a tight squeeze when I open/close the top. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. It's also small enough to put in your pocket, throw it in your purse, and so on. Third, the consistency is on the thick side. I'm not too sure if I got a bad batch or if they're all like this. Since it's so thick, I had difficulties painting my nails. I couldn't get a smooth, thin coat. Each layers were so thick that it went all over the nail bed. For that reason, I couldn't get a curve around the cuticles and sides. Then again it could be me since I'm not the best when it comes to painting my nails. The next time I paint my nails I'm going to thin the polish with a thinner to see how that works. With that said, it didn't go on smoothly. There were no streaking but I did see bubbles from the thickness of the layers. It also took longer than usual to dry from the thickness. Fourth, the color is gorgeous. It's a very dark purple that will look great for fall/winter season. Pigmented-wise I was impressed. One coat is good enough. Even though one coat is good, I still try to do two coats. I noticed it lasts longer than just one coat or at least from my experience. Lastly, I did not see any shrinkage whatsoever. It did slightly chip at the sides of the tips on the seventh day. I also had some difficulties removing the polish. It seemed harder than removing glitter polishes. Even though I was not a fan of this particular polish, I'm a huge fan of Madam Glam. From my experience with eleven polishes, this is the only bad one I got. There's a good chance I just got a bad batch which is possible. Don't let my experience make you not try this particular color. You might have better luck than me. Plus if you read the reviews on the website, all of them like this particular polish/color.

Would repurchase: Maybe.
Rating:  3.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Madam Glam products reviewed/swatch:

Madam Glam is kind enough to give me a code, "Ahleessa30", for my readers. You get 30% off any purchases. I am not affiliated with the website. I will not get paid if you use the code.

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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