|Kaboom. 3 coats.|
|Shocked. 3 coats.|
The formula on these is tricky. Let's start with Kaboom; an awesome mix of blue and lime green matte glitters. This resembles a popular indie we all know and love called 'Floam'. It's probably the Holy Grail of polish. I don't own it but I own some of the other's in the collection and the formula on them is excellent. Kaboom was not a good formula for me. It was really thick, sticky, and gooey. I had to dab it on. However, I still loved the effect. Then, it chipped after a day and half. Not so great. In fact it didn't just chip, it came off in huge hunks as well as the entire paint job popping off 3 of my nails (I posted a photo on my Facebook Page). I had used a base coat (Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu!) that I suspected wasn't working with my chemistry. Had I used top coat it may have lasted longer as well.
Shocked is a mix of blue and pink matte glitters; heavy on the pink. It had a better formula and I was able to use thinner coats and only did a little dabbing here and there to fill in bare spots. This one lasted two and a half days with significant chipping, but none of the nails popped off the entire nail. I also had a harder time removing it. I used Seche Clear as my base coat for this one. I didn't use top coat on Shocked either (I like the textured effect). It held up better but it's obvious that these don't have much longevity when used alone and built up on the nail. None-the-less, I am really digging the effect and I will definitely be using these for layering over base colors in the future.
It took me a long time to find out if Salon Perfect was cruelty free but after some investigation I discovered that Salon Perfect Nail Polish is made by the same manufacturer as China Glaze. I also sent them an email and received the following prompt response:
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We appreciate your interest in Salon Perfect. Please see below for the information you have requested.
Do you test your products on animals?
No. We only used ingredients that are not tested on animals following EU regulation on animal testing and other countries. As you know, majority of our products are sold in EU, while an EU- wide ban on marketing of animal – tested cosmetics, and for us it’s vital to follow the regulation following the ban on sale of animal- tested cosmetics, mandatory effective this year.
Do you use any products from 3rd party suppliers that test on animals?
No. We do not conduct or condone animal testing on our products.
What is your stance towards animal testing?
While many progressive and principled companies are sticking to their non-animal testing policies, AII, comply with the Humane Standards but we do not advertise our products with animal testing cruel-free and or the leaping bunny.
Do you have a cruelty free policy? No. It’s unnecessary and outdated practice.
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(P.S.) Since I hate not having the tips of my nails wrapped, I used a coordinating colored polish to quickly cover the free edge of my nail before applying these matte glitters.