Friday, February 28, 2014

Trust Fund Beauty: Hold the Drama

The weekend before last, I joined a small group of other bloggers at Joey Bentall One in downtown Vancouver for lunch, drinks, and some eco-beauty chat. The get-together was organized by a local blogger who also reps some non-toxic and eco-friendly products and she wanted to share with a few fellow bloggers some of the products from the brands that she loves.

One of the brands that the brand rep brought for us to check out was Trust Fund Beauty, and we each got to pick out two nail polish colors from this brand. Trust Fund Beauty hasn't even officially been launched yet, so I was excited to be able to check out a spankin' new polish brand! The two polishes I selected were Stole Your Man (a pale golden, shimmery polish) and Hold the Drama (a minty-pistachio color with multi-colored hex glitter).

Hold the Drama is the one I'm showing you today!

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Hold the Drama

This is with three coats of Hold the Drama, and two coats of Orly's Preamp on my ring finger.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Hold the Drama, Green polish with multi colored hex

These Trust Fund Beauty polishes are supposedly 5-free, meaning they're supposed to be free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor. I had to Google "5-free" because this sort of thing is not my bag, baby. I mean, obviously nail polish is a "thing" for me, but reading the ingredient list is..... nawt. I know that's not good, but there's enough general anxiety running through me as it is (I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and a worry wart!), that adding "chemicals" to the list of worries always feels a bit heavy.

Funny enough though... I've never thought about chemicals while painting my nails so much as I did while using this nail polish, because it is reeeeeeally stinky. Definitely requires more ventilation than your average nail polish. It actually was making me feel kind of sick, so I had to remove the polish right after I painted my nails and snapped these pictures!  I don't know much at all about eco-friendly beauty products. I'm not sure if the strong polish smell was because of the ingredients that the product doesn't include? Do 5-free polishes tend to smell stronger?

As I mentioned, this was a pre-launch special treat for us. These 17mL/0.57 fl oz bottles will be priced at $16 per bottle.

p.s. You can learn more about 3-free and 5-free nail polish at this useful blog.

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This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive this polish for free!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Kimberly! I wasn't really sure what to use as an accent with this green polish, so I tried to pick a color similar to one of the hex colors.

  2. Iiiinteresting. I'm a fan of 3-Free and 5-Free, but I've never run into one so stinky. Maybe it has to do with that brand, specifically? Or the type of base that requires holding chunky glitter without stripping it of color? The pistachio green is smile-inducing!

  3. Wait, this polish is sixteen CANADIAN dollars?! Yikes! That's mega pricy! I like the colours of the hex, but it's far too sparse for me. With three coats, I'd expect finger disco balls. Haha! And that's so interesting that you found it sticky! When I tried Rainbow Honey, it was CRAZY stinky! And it's a 3-Free (err, I think, anyway). I didn't have to take it off, though, so I can't imagine just how smelly it was! Boo-urns! But hey! Super cool to get a sneak preview!

  4. Hold the Drama is SO pretty!!


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