Saturday, June 6, 2015

FormulaX Infinite Ombré looks and review!

Hey y'all!

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 second look is a sort of stained glass , quatrefoil look using the base and all four colors. Once I had laid down the base - Platinum Prime, I used a latex free makeup sponge to dab all four colors onto my nail. I made 3 passes for complete opacity. I topcoated and allowed everything to dry. Then I went back in with my stamping plate (UberChic Beauty  3-02) and the silver base to stamp the quatrefoil design on all of my nails. I was pleased with how crisply the base stamped! 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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36 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Love all these mani's but my fav is the water marble :)

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  2. All of these are perfection! I especially love the palm tree nail art!

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    1. Thank you Sunmeet! I really loved that one too.

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  3. Welcome back! I am in love with your stained glass look!

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  4. They're all so beautiful Karen! I love that the platinum base stamps so nicely!

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    1. Thanks Lo! I think the base is my favorite of the bunch, which is handy since its the full sized polish. lol

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  5. I love all of these looks! Welcome back Pish x

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  6. First off.... JELLY! I want these lol.

    Second - are you even serious with that marble! That is so stunning I cannot get over it! Amazing!

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    1. Awww thank you Jen! I was shocked how well they marbled!

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  7. I like all of these looks but that watermarble is just stunning!! I love how saturated these jellies are.

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  8. Glad you're back! Love all the manis, but the stained glass one is my favorite! :)

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I am glad to be back!

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  9. Pish, these manis are adorable! You used the kit marvelously and using so many different techniques, I love it!

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    1. Thank you Tamara! They may be easy to dupe, but I would have never thought to use jellies in this way before this kit!

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  10. Stunning! I couldn't pick a favourite manicure of the three, all are too beautiful!! And I love you showed a bunch of different uses for the polishes.
    Xoxo, Nyx

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  11. Oooh...I love the different way you used these. They are all great.

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  12. Fantastic review and that water marble is superb!

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  13. I love the quatrefoil mani! I like how the colors blended together and how crisp the silver base stamps. Excellent review Karen, I'm glad you decided to come back!

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  14. Your manis are always so friggin stunning Karen <3

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    1. So sweet of you to say Manna! Thank you!

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  15. These all look so gorgeous, especially the watermarble though! I was no expecting it to marble so well, now I cannot wait to get home to try it out myself.

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