Let's just start off by saying, yes. It's been a bit since I have written. Life got all hectic and crazy so blogging took a backseat to everything else. I'm going to recommit myself to at least 1, hopefully 2 posts a week again so stay tuned!
Today on the blog I have a review of the FormulaX Infinite Ombré kit. I was provided this kit by Preen.Me as a part of their Preen VIP program. The kit includes a base color called Platinum Prime and four colors that have a jelly-like finish: Boundless Berry, Timeless Teal, Infinite Indigo, and Limitless Lemon.
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These polishes are highly blend-able, making gradient and ombré looks easier. You can blend them with the brush out of the bottle, with a sponge, or with a nail art brush. I did 3 separate looks with these polishes to show how they work in different applications. Let me show you what I did.
My first look is a sunset gradient with some handpainted palm trees. For this look I used the base Platinum Prime and two colors Boundless Berry and Limitless Lemon. Once the base was down and dry (one coat), I dabbed a little Boundless Berry towards my cuticle and a little Limitless Lemon towards the tip of my nail. While the polishes were still wet, I blended them messily with a fan brush. I made 3 passes to achieve this look. I gave it a few minutes to dry and then painted on the palm trees with acrylic paint. Once everything was dry, I topcoated with Seche Vite.
The third look is a watermarble using all four colors in the kit over the silver base. This one was my favorite and the most surprising. Since the polishes are meant to easily blend, I expected them to get muddy when I was trying to draw the design. As you can see, they came out very neat and crisp. I started with a dry base of Platinum Prime and dropped the colors into room temp water until I had enough rings. I drew in the flower design with my watermarble tool, dipped my finger, removed the excess polish, and removed my finger. I topcoated with Seche Vite.
Now for the review portion! I was pleasantly surprised with how these polishes performed. I have been doing gradients and ombres for over a year now, so when I saw this kit, I thought it was a tad gimmicky. Most polishes will blend just the same as these do, even if they're not part of an "ombré" kit. If you've got a silver polish and some colored jelly polishes, you basically already own this kit. Take that with a grain of salt though, as I own over 300 polishes. LOL
That being said, these polishes all have a beautiful formula and are very vibrant when used over the silver base. They do blend very nicely on the nail and I like how versatile they are to use. If you were considering this set or a set like this, I say go for it, as I can see getting a lot of use out of it if you don't already own something similar.
Thank you to Preen.me, FormulaX, and Sephora for teaming up and providing these polishes to bloggers and Instagrammers for looks and review. They were fun to play with!
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