Contrary Polish Gummy Bear-Inspired Nail Polish & Tinted Lip Balm - February 2018 PPU

Contrary Polish Gummy Bear-Inspired Nail Polish & Tinted Lip Balm - February 2018 PPU

I'm SO excited to share these products from Contrary Polishes for February PPU. They've created a beautiful nail polish as well as a tinted lip balm that I've fallen in love with! Keep reading for lots of photos and reviews of both products.


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  • THIS MONTH'S THEME: Sugar Rush
  • HOW TO BUY: You can purchase this and polishes from other makers on the Polish Pickup website starting Feb. 2nd at 11 AM EST thru Feb. 5th at midnight EST.
  • Nail Polish: $12, no cap
  • Tinted Lip Balm: $6, no cap

All photos in this post are taken under artificial light. All polish swatches are topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat. These products were provided for my honest review.


Inspiration: Gummy Bear Couples

I've never seen these particular gummies before, but I can confirm that they are just as delicious as they are adorable.

A note from the maker: I took inspiration primarily from the purple and yellow couple, but added holo microflakes and multi-colored iridescent flakies to the polish as a nod to the other couples. 

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Contrary Polish "Gummy Bears in Love" Nail Polish

Maker Description: a deep red-toned purple filled with gold microflakes, holo microflakes, and a rainbow of iridescent flakies.

As a special treat, each purchase of this polish will also receive a tiny baggie with one gummy bear “couple" in it. 

3 coats + topcoat (but you might get away with 2)

Formula: I found this just slightly sticky to work with, but that didn't stop me from getting an excellent, clean mani out of it.

My Thoughts: I'm a big fan of this shade! I wore it as a full mani for several days. I tend to like these deeper wine/purple shades and the added flakes and juicy base make this really beautiful.

Removal: Easy peasy, no issues.


Contrary Polish "Gummy Bear Kisses" Tinted Lip Balm

I'm a big fan of tinted lip balms, having 2-3 in my bag at all times, so I was really excited when Contrary asked me to review this one. I'm happy to report that I LOVE IT! I love the smooth formula, and most of all, how buildable the color is. A simple swipe gives you just a hint of color, but building up 2-3 coats really deepens it. It's very customizable based on your preference. Keep scrolling to see it in action.

Maker Description: a gummy bear-scented tinted lip balm (0.15 oz). It is a red-toned purple like the polish, but simply provides a sheer wash of color on the lips.

Formula/application: Smooth, creamy and very buildable. Not too waxy and feels nice and moisturizing on the lips. My only complaint is the container: for tinted balms, I prefer a basic round container instead of the oblong one, but that's not deal breaker by any means.

Scent: The scent to me smells more like a cherry Twizzler than gummy bears, but either way it's a light, sweet scent.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Red 33, Red 7, Flavor Oil, Stevia

 From L to R: Bare lips, 1 coat of Gummy Bear Kisses, and 2-3 coats of Gummy Bear Kisses

From L to R: Bare lips, 1 coat of Gummy Bear Kisses, and 2-3 coats of Gummy Bear Kisses

 Gummy Bear Kisses compared to two other tinted lip balms.

Gummy Bear Kisses compared to two other tinted lip balms.


To recap:

You can purchase Contrary Polish "Gummy Bears in Love" polish for $12 and "Gummy Bear Kisses" tinted lip balm for $6 on the Polish Pickup website Feb. 2nd at 11 AM EST thru Feb. 5th at midnight EST.

Thanks for reading!
Kiersten


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