Indie Brand : JENsations swatches and Review

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.









Overall :
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*


31 comments:

  1. wow! Her polishes look great! I especially like the glitter polishes and the polish bottles do look simply adorable! Thanks for sharing the swatches!

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  2. Rainbow sparkles has to be my favourite too, it just screams PARTY! to me. I like white out as well.

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  3. What a pretty collection!!!! I like Rising Son and the violet Shimmer best - I wish you a very nice weekend too :-)

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  4. Green Sprinkles reminds me of OPI's Rainbow Connection! The rest seems wierd for me, apart from the shimmers:) Where are they available ?

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  5. I'm in love with all of these, but in particular with "rainbow sprinkles" :) and your swatches look so incredibly perfect, I'm pretty jealous :P

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  6. Rainbow Sprinkles looks so pretty! Very colorful and it seems like you get a good amount of glitter in one coat!

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  7. I'm getting really tired of people putting craft store glitter in clear polish and calling it an "Indie Brand."

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  8. Thank you to the lovely Sam here at Fashion Polish for taking her time to swatch some of my creations <3 These & many more (over 30 other colors) creations are available here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JENsations where I am constantly coming up with new colors!

    And FYI I do not use craft store glitters in anything you see in my store. Everything is made with solvent resistant glitter so nothing will bleed :) Have a great day ladies! Thanks for lookin' =)

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  9. Nom nom nom! Rainbow Sprinkles almost looks like The Glittering Crowd! o.O It's probably due to your perfect nails and perfect pics! :D Glad to finally meet your index finger! :P

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  10. These are cute but I do have kind of a quandry.
    1 - the blatantly copied name of sticks n stones?
    2 - there is actually a description of the glitter calling out the taco?

    are people just expecting that kind of lackluster quality in the products they make and buy now?
    all in all, the polishes look cute, but i dont like when dupes are named after the exact same thing they are duping, nor tacos in my glitter. i prefer those from taco bell.

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  11. as for the name.. I knew it would come up someday. I actually had come up with the name myself before finding out someone had made a similar polish with the name already. I was bummed but couldn't think of another name so I just left it. I figured we're all just Lynnderella fans who are duping a knock off of her gorgeous "Connect The Dots" so who are we to judge about copying? =)

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  12. @Christine thank you! The shimmers are really nice.

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  13. @Katherine They(re available on Etsy. I included a link at the end of the review ;-)

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  14. @Susy you do! It's really packed with glitter

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  15. @Rachel Jones these definitely aren't craft store glitters. Take Rainbow Sprinkles for example, the glitter blend is really complex and beautiful. It's obvious that a lot of thinking was put into that mix ;-)

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  16. @Gnarly Gnails I think that the "taco" glitter was intentionnal, like those from Color Club Backstage Pass only these are much smaller and less curly. I actually like how they catch the light differently than regular flat glitter and they don't stick out of the nails so they are totally fine with me haha

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  17. As for taco/curling glitters. I have put anything with metallic large sized glitters currently as "inactive" in my shop just to make sure I give it a longer testing time before I start marketing them out to people. I actually am new to this & knew about the solvent resistant glitter vs bleeding craft glitters but hadn't been aware too much about the "curling" issue. This will definitely be fixed as I don't want any of my customers to feel that they aren't receiving a good quality polish. From now on I will definitely be testing any large sized metallic glitters before using them as I wasn't aware it was mostly metallic large sizes that curled. Thank you everyone! I hope to create lots more beautiful high quality polishes for you very soon! =)

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  18. The last four shimmers are spectacular over black or some darker base

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  19. Thanks for the reviews! I love the bottles of these and the shimmers over the black is awesome. I'm sort of in love with Rainbow Sprinkles - such a party!

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  20. wow. over black they look amazing. love the rainbow glitter too

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