Thursday, May 2, 2013

Product Review: MSB Nail Lacquer Buy & Try

Madison Street Beauty is one of the best Etsy shops out there, offering  handmade all-natural mineral cosmetics and superb customer service.  At the beginning of April, they started offering something new...Nail Lacquer!!!  I was super excited about this new product line and couldn't wait to try it out.  I bought a set of four beautiful colors, and I was not disappointed.  Shipping was super fast, as always.  My new nail polish came neatly packaged in a nice brown kraft box.  (Remember, photos are clickable!)



I ordered Cosmic Girl, Island Cove, Sonic Silver, and Mojito (from left to right).
It was really hard to choose just four colors, because they have 32 colors to go gaga over!




Here are all the colors on my nails.  My favorite turned out to be Island Cove (go figure...all regular readers just KNOW I love my shades of blues!).  But I really love all of them.  Mojito is a little bit more translucent than the others, so I recommend three coats of that one.  The other shades are all just fine with two coats.  Which one do you like best on?  Aren't they all fabulous?!?



So the lovelies at Madison Street Beauty have a surprise treat for this Buy  & Try blog post...They're offering a GIVEAWAY for 2justByou Blog readers!!!  Keep reading to find out more info!



I had a short Q&A session with MSB, which you'll find below.  It's always great to get to know the people behind the scenes!

QUESTION:
I was super excited to learn that you were launching a nail polish line.  What made you decide to start making nail polish?  And what was the first color you created?
ANSWER:
We are constantly trying to expand our line to offer as many choices for our customers as possible.  Nail polish was something we really wanted to offer especially after learning about the ingredients in most nail polishes and their possible side effects to the body.  There are chemicals in many nail polishes which can cause fertility problems and when we heard this we knew that we could offer a better alternative to women.  The first color we made is already one of our favorites, it's called "Ballet Lesson" which is an ultra sheer bubble gum pink.
QUESTION:
Earth Day was April 22nd, and we celebrated all month long here on my blog.  Do you have any eco-friendly advice or recycling tips for readers?
ANSWER:
We are always thinking of ways to cut down waste like offering minimal superfluous packaging on our products and we connect with our customers via email or on social media to replace communication that requires paper products. All of the padding and other packaging materials we use are made from recycled materials as well as from the packaging sent with the jars and other resources we use to make our product. So every time we send a package out we can smile knowing that the packaging comes from recycled materials or packaging we have recycled ourselves. If you start thinking of ways you can cut down on waste in your own home or find creative ways to reuse items originally made for another purpose, you will be surprised at how many ideas you can come up with. We love to come up with new ideas of things that can be used again or re-purposed, things we would otherwise throw away. 



QUESTION:
What is the one most important thing you want your customers to know about your products?
We want our customers to know that our goal is to provide them with a far better alternative to the makeup typically found in drug stores and department stores that include a toxic cocktail of ingredients. We hope that our products help our customers to live a safer, more natural lifestyle and our goal is to offer these products at a reasonable price for everyone to enjoy more natural, eco-friendly makeup.

Madison Street Beauty is having a SALE for Mother's Day.  You can get 60% off original prices now through May 11th.  All items are already marked down.  It's the perfect time to shop!

PLUS: You can win a $15 gift certificate to Madison Street Beauty!!!  Giveaway ends on May 30th, midnight (EST) and is open worldwide.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  There's just ONE mandatory entry, and the rest are all optional (there's even a freebie)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!
ALSO...If you make a purchase from MSB and use code 2JUSTBYOU, come back here and tell me what you bought in a comment.  I'll manually add 20 extra entries for your purchase (must leave Rafflecopter name)!!!
Update:  Now less than 24 hours to enter...You can earn another extra 20 entries - CLICK HERE for more info!

102 comments :

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I would buy the Eye Shadow Mineral Makeup - Rainbow Brights Eyeshadow Set - 6 Eye Colors - Vegan Eyeshadow

http://www.etsy.com/listing/116196538/60-off-mothers-day-sale-eye-shadow?ref=shop_home_active

Rafflecopter Name: Stephanie LaPlante

Crimson Hill said...

I love her shop! In fact, I just chatted with Bridget yesterday about carrying her make-up and nail polish in the shop I plan to open soon. Can't wait! Glad to hear the Nail Polish is so great!

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

oh, I love the silver...they are all very pretty, and look so smooth. And the price is great.
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Crystal Johnson said...

Some great products at surprisingly great prices, I hearted their shop for future reference!
Angelorian Tradition
Crystal

Nuckin Futs Knitter said...

Rarely do I ever read a review about a product and run out and buy it, but I just did! Lol! I'm always on the look out for new nail polishes! I picked safari, gold rush, monarch purple, and Jade. I can't wait for them to arrive! :D

Amy Redd said...

I've been eyeing that shop for a while! They always have the best sales! I'm not even going to try and pick what I would buy because if I won, I know I'd end up sitting there for at least 2 hours trying to choose! :)

Handmade Cuties said...

I've had my eye on Madison Street Beauty for quite awhile too! I would love to pamper myself with one of everything in every color from this shop =) Thanks for this offer!

Cropped Stories said...

What gorgeous colors! Do you happen to know if they are non toxic? I'm always looking for non-toxic to use on my toddler. The piggy paint I bought is non-toxic but does not stay on for more than a day (it's horrible)!

Denysia Yu said...

I would pick up the Peppermint Lip Balm! Because I have an addiction to lip balms! :D

xx Denysia Yu
http://thatlaitgirl.com

Leah K. Oxendine said...

I'd probably buy more eyeshadow or blush.

Night Owler said...

Wish my nails would grow long and pretty so I can paint them cool colors

Michelle Martinez said...

Definitely nail polish!!!

Michelle Martinez said...

Definitely nail polish!!!

Noor Unnahar said...

These shades are so awesome . I am definitely entering :)

Noor Unnahar said...

OFC the lovely nail shades :)

holly via bookandbird.com said...

Such a great shop, and her prices are a steal! I love the range of nail polish colors, and would def. pick up the Italian Soda and Island Co. shades if I won -so great for summer!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I would definitely spend it on nail polish. I'm always out to find good non-toxic stuff!

Caitie said...

I'm curious about the Aloe Setting Powder, so that would definitely be a go! The rest I think would end up split between nail polish and blushes :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Nail polish, Jade and gold rush.

Melody said...

Lip Balm in Cupcake.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Lulu said...

An eyeshadow (Rose Gold is my favorite) and a highlighter

Marta K said...

For now I would buy lots of polishes! :P And the peppermint lip balm. I'm curious about that one! :P

Fugu said...

Polishes! I would go for the yellow, the light blue and the lime green ones :)

gnomy gnome said...

I love MSB! Their products are great (and vegan, yay!)! I'd love to buy the Poolside and the Venus nail polishes.
After you did a review of their eyeshadows, I couldn't stay away from them :D. I bought 2 eyeshadows that are AWESOME and a concealer. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the concealer properly. I never had a powder one, so I'm pretty clueless.
Rafflecopter name: gnomy gnome

Audrey18 said...

I think I would buy a lipbalm, an eyeshadow, a blush... oh my god I want everything ahahahah <3


Audrey18
a.d.r.y@live.it

T Iv. said...

Nail polish
gabrielle.sollis(at)yahoo(dot)com

Angie said...

I love the Mojito and the Milky Way polishes! So bright and fun!
Angie
rennieangie@gmail.com

CreativityStartsHere said...

I get eyeshadow (probably gold or silver) and or blush.

~Johanna

LadyV said...

I would pick up the eye Shadow Mineral Makeup!
Name: Vanessa
red.admiral@libero.it

Lynda Del. said...

I need nail polishes, and there are a lot of colors I want to try!

Lynda Del
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

eclairre said...

i'd love some pink nail polish. ^^ eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Nail polish, lip balm and a bronzer!

Natalie J said...

I'd spend it on the Cosmic girl nail polish (: love that color !! & on the Champagne eyeshadow!!

Lynne said...

I would spend it all on lip balm!

alicekelly said...

I'd buy nail polish!

Isaa said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115880038/60-off-mothers-day-sale-lip-sheer?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/listing/127621539/60-off-mothers-day-sale-nail-polish-pink?ref=shop_home_active

ajeep said...

Island Cove

Glo said...

I would buy some nail polish, like
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadisonStreetBeauty?page=2

heidi said...

Definitely the eye mineral kit. I want one of each color so the kit would be perfect.

Mluckw said...

I would buy the Highlighter mineral powder and some mineral eye shadows! I've always wanted to try mineral makeup.

AmbreRose said...

I would get the Opal Eye Shadow and the Rose Gold Eye Shadow. ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Megan Petersen said...

Fabulous giveaway! I LOVE Madison Street Beauty, and I'm super excited that they're selling nail polish now!

(Psst... I got the BEST mineral veil ever from them!)

Jus and Kat said...

I'd love to try the Rainbow Brights Vegan Eyeshadow Set.

Marilena Kat said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115880038/60-off-mothers-day-sale-lip-sheer?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/listing/127621539/60-off-mothers-day-sale-nail-polish-pink?ref=shop_home_active

azomyr20 said...

I would buy some nail polish!The colours are just beautiful!

Arta said...

I would love to try out lip balm and some eye shadows :)

Alessandra Lalla said...

I would buy.... http://www.etsy.com/listing/116198707/eye-shadow-mineral-makeup-eyeshadow-set?ref=shop_home_active

Jenna Froggy said...

I would have to get the polishes Quicksand, Jade, and Secret Garden.

Ashley Brunner said...

love your stuff! gorgeous colors! hope to win!

missknits said...

I would definitely spend it on nail polish!

femmenoir said...

I'd spend it on lots of mineral powders!

Kristin Aquariann said...

I've already won all her nail polishes, so I'd like to a few eyeshadows next.

Tory Bennett-Daggett said...

I would get the 'Italian Soda' nail polish!

Aggelikh said...

i like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/115880038/60-off-mothers-day-sale-lip-sheer?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/listing/127621539/60-off-mothers-day-sale-nail-polish-pink?ref=shop_home_active

Erin McKenas said...

I'd buy lip balm! I've been looking for good vegan lip balm for ages.

ellagee said...

Wow hard choice! The mineral eye shadows are gorgeous! But I'm all about the nail polish, I'd have to muddle over the colors for a while to choose but what stands out to me is Poolside, and Monarch Purple. Thanks for the fun giveaway! <3

Lori said...

I would use it towards the Japanese Lilly eye shadow, Cosmic girl nail polish (that color is georgeous)and the Island Cove nail polish

Diane M Gooding said...

lip balm or nail polish :-)

silviabia said...

I will spend it on eyeshadows!

Kelsey Chen said...

I'll probably spend it on the nail polish because I'm obsessed with polish!

www.meandmynailpolish.blogspot.com

Ivy Evans-Harris said...

I'd spend it on nail polish and lip balm.

ArwenLalaith said...

Nail polish and lip gloss.

Denise F said...

I would spend it ALLLLL on nail polish :) :)

Lucía Valencia said...

Those colors are gorge! Nail polish for sure! http://www.etsy.com/listing/127669767/nail-polish-choose-your-own-4-non-toxic?ref=shop_home_active

Paint Those Piggies! said...

I would get nail polish in Secret Garden and Sun Drenched.

blew415 said...

Nail Polish - Emerald City, Nail Polish - Island Cove, and Nail Polish - Wild Green

Pam G. said...

Nail polish - Island Cove, Pink Icing and Lush Lilac!
~ Pam G.

Iris :) said...

I would buy some nail polish including Bubble Bath and Ballet Lesson. Have been looking for subtle colours like that for a long time :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

Cindy Loo said...

Peppermint lip balm sounds delish!

Mary Beth said...

Portland Rose lip sheer and Vintage Red nail polish

limepink said...

I like the Mojito nailpolish

Lyudmila said...

I like this item http://www.etsy.com/listing/115797920/eyeshadow-mineral-makeup-electric
lusizova at gmail.com

Iriel said...

I would spend it in nail polish :D

Slađana Sušilović said...

I would buy the Lip Balm - Grapefruit Lip Balm - All Natural Vegan Lip Balm, Nail Polish - Milky Way - Non Toxic Nailpolish - 3 Free Nail Lacquer and Nail Polish - Cosmic Girl - Non Toxic Nailpolish - 3 Free Nail Lacquer.

Maddie said...

Such a cool giveaway! Great colors! :)

OASAP INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

Powers Of Love said...

I would use it on the Aloe Airbrush setting powder. This stuff is AWESOME!

ToTylkoJa said...

I would get me these awesome nail polishes:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/128022462/nail-polish-secret-garden-non-toxic?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/listing/127617177/nail-polish-island-cove-non-toxic?ref=shop_home_active

and a lip balm:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115883920/lip-balm-rose-lemon-lip-balm-all-natural?ref=shop_home_active

Kim said...

I would get Aloe Setting Powder
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

Francivusk said...

I'd get some of their eyeshadow and the Cupcake lipbalm! :)

adry said...

I prefer this http://www.etsy.com/listing/118795843/clearance-item-70-off-makeup-12pcs-set?ref=shop_home_active
gfc mbilla82
mail mbilla82@yahoo.it

Lilli Blackmore said...

The first thing I'd buy is a bottle of Island Cove nail polish. It's divine!

chemicallyfeline said...

i'd buy 3 of their nail polishes, in Cosmic Red, Vintage Red and Monarch Purple. :)

chemicallyfeline said...

i meant Cosmic Girl :p

Erin Fahey said...

I'd love to try some of your fab eye shadow colours, especially the champagne and rhododendron shades :) x

sam stevenson said...

I would get a gift set as I haven't used your products before.. everything looks amazing.

Nina Im said...

I would buy choose your own 4 color nail polish x 2. :) I love changing colors and painting my daughter's nails while we wait for my son to get out of school.

Mirjana said...

I would buy nail polishes: Pacific Cobalt, Monarch Purple and Poolside

mirjana.ivanisevic(at)yahoo(dot)com

khusbu said...

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Sedna said...

I'd surely head over the nail polishes but I'd take also eyeshadows and lipbalm
to make a little set (ꈍ ◡ ꈍ) 

Jessica said...

I would definitely want some mineral vegan bronzer!
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Gen said...

I would definitely spend the $15 on some of the nail polish colours as I love the swatches you did on them! I'd also use some of it to try the lip balms. It looks amazing!

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Andy said...

I would definitely buy the vegan mineral concealer!

squirrelattack7 at gmail dot com

Mai Nguyen said...

I'd get the Nail Lacquer and the Pastel Eyeshadow Set

jennifer57 said...

probably would get some nail polish. I love this one: Nail Polish - Pacific Cobalt

Laura said...

I already love their eyeshadow but I would love to try their lip sheers and nail polish in Poolside.

katja9_10 said...

I would get the Cupcake Lip Balm.

Les Johnson

Sarah said...

You have beautiful nail polishes and eye shadows. I would like to try some of both, especially to experiment with some of the brighter colors of eye shadow.

Shani Smet said...

Either soem eyeshadows or else this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/118795843/clearance-item-70-off-makeup-12pcs-set?ref=shop_home_active

Nails and a Westie said...

I would buy a few of their nail polishes. They have so many awesome colors to choose from!

Powers Of Love said...

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Sarah Klatt-Dickerson said...

I would buy lip balm and nail polish! Love!! :)

-Sarah

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