Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wonder Beauty Products - Aphrodisiac and Moonshine Merlot

Okay, I am going to preface this post with a whinge.  I know when I reviewed Liam's Galaxy I was pretty pleased with these lacquers.

Complaint #1: The mixing.
You have to mix these polishes a fair bit before you use them.  They take 2-3 coats each (the ones I have), and you need to mix them between every layer.  You cannot apply them (the ones I have) layer after layer without waiting for them to dry in between or they pull.  You then have to find somewhere to rest the stick covered in polish.  It isn't just the glitter that needs to be mixed in, the pigment also settles.

Complaint #2: The brush/bottle situation.
I like the idea of it coming with a bottle of top coat, if that is what this extra bottle actually turned out to be. Unless you clean your brush every single time you put it back into the bottle (not going to happen) you are going to end up with another bottle of (very diluted) the same polish that you have in a jar.  You have to wipe the brush off well before you put it into the actual polish or else it will be too diluted to get consistant layers with.  Originally, in my Liam's Galaxy post, I decided not to complain about this.  I wasn't planning on using the clear as a top coat.  I have lots of top coat.  That being said.  If you plan to use the "fusing liquid" as a top coat, it will not be a clear top coat for long unless you plan to clean your brush constantly.  If you plan to use it for its other purpose which is to thin out the polish in the jar, you will soon end up with a lot of air in your bottle and thus with very thick liquid.  This brings me to complaint #3

Complaint #3: The jar.
I do like the idea of being able to get every last bit out of your jar.  I do not like that it has such a wide surface area that it dries out very quickly.  It gets thick and goopy very fast.  The polish gets into the threads and makes the lid difficult to open.  I have only used my polishes 1 X each and I had to bust out some thinner on one of them because I do not plan to use my clear to thin it as I would like a nice moist and relatively fluid place to keep my brush.

Here are some pictures.  Sorry for the thickness.  Part of this is because of the polish, mostly it is because I am now doing my own gel polish at home.  This was my third try.  Still not quite unlumpy enough for me. I need to stop doing them on Friday night when I have been drinking..

3 coats no top coat indoors but by a window

2 coats no top coat indoors but by a window

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  1. I wonder what will happen if you take some of the concentrated pigment & leave it in another bottle with the thinner/clear...would it be easier to manage?

    1. Maybe! I think it would need like 6 ballz though. I just wish there was suspension base used.

  2. Hi Reese!

    I've been reading!! Lol

    I really appreciate your honesty! I have actually been trying to find a suspension agent to add that will not alter my colors. Just wanted to let you know that I'm working on that in order to eliminate the continuous mixing.

    I am getting positive feedback regarding the palette concept, however that it is more work due to the mixing. Most like it in order to have more control over the glitter application.

    I may also be offering the same lacquers/colors with the choice of a standard bottle or the palette in the near future.

    Thank you for featuring my lacquers!

    Wonder Beauty Products

    1. Jen,

      I love the colours. The stuff that you mix up is amazing. If I am not feeling lazy I absolutely do not mind the extra effort. I do quite like the palette in that you can squeak every last drop out of them. If you offered these in bottles I think they would sell like crazy because I have been getting a lot of great feedback about the colours themselves which people really really love.

      Thank you for making them! I will certainly be making another purchase in the future.

  3. Thank you, Reece! I will keep you up to date on new developments <3