I've always loved featuring new brands on the blog so when the beautiful Jen contacted me to review her line of frankens, I simply could not resist her cute star shaped bottles.
3-free and entirely home made polishes, using suspension base as well as a wide variety of solvent resistant glitters, micas & pigments, Jen also offers custom blends if you have a specific mix in mind!
Sticks n' Stones. Mix of different sizes of matte black and white, hex, square and bar glitter in a clear base infused with a subtle silver shimmer. This polish looks amazing of pretty much everything! I am wearing one coat over RBL Bella here.
Rising Son. Small blue hex glitter mixed with medium "taco" gold and red heart shaped glitter in a clear base. I decided to wear it over red (China Glaze Hey Sailor) to contrast with the overall blue. I really love how "unexpected" the hearts look in this. I had to do a little glitter "fishing" for the hearts but it wasn't that bad. One coat plus topcoat here.
White Out. Complex mix of different sizes of matte white, hex, square and bar glitter in a clear base. This is pretty much an "all white" version of Stick n' Stones minus the silver shimmer. It's a very pretty and delicate glitter. I chose to wear it over OPI Did you 'ear about Van Gogh.
Rainbow Sprinkles. I don't think I could exhaustively describe the glitter blend here. It seems to be a mix of different sizes of matte round, hex and square glitter in every color of the rainbow. It's very pretty in the bottle but on the nail, it was love at first sight. And believe me, after all of the Deborah Lippman Happy Birthday dupes, I am difficult with rainbow glitters. This is one coat over black and it offers a very good "coverage". Such a cheerful glitter! LOVE.
Shimmer EFx. This line comes in 5 shades : blue, gold, green, blue, red and violet. I tried the last 4. They are all very thin shimmer in a clear base, applied effortlessly and evenly. I decided to swatch them over a light grey but I also included a picture over black to show you how different they'll look depending on what you apply them over.
I am really loving all of these frankens and I would have a hard time picking a favorite. Maybe Rainbow Sprinkles because it really stands out and looks so different from everything we've seen so far. The Shimmers are also an amazing addition to the line, offering the possibility to completely change the look of your manicure.
JENsations polishes are available on Jen's Etsy store and retail for $7.50/glitters and $6/shimmers. All 10mL and worldwide shipping available.
I hope you didn't miss the usual swatches too much but I just couldn't figure out a way to hold the star shaped bottles without looking too awkward LOL.
Have a great weekend girls!
*products provided for review*