Happy weekend pretty polishers!!! It’s a long weekend here in the states, so I’m getting tons of swatching done. This past week I went to a beauty supply store called Ricky’s located on Lincoln Road which is in a very touristy place in South Beach, FL. I had always wanted to try the brand FLOSS GLOSS so when I researched and found out they sold the brand at Ricky’s I made a trip out to the beach. This is my Floss Gloss HAUL.
Floss Gloss is a NYC based nail polish brand made in California. They are 7 FREE!! That just means they are free of 7 harsh chemicals typically found in nail polish. Floss Gloss is proud to be formulated without Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) or Xylene. They are also cruelty free!
This is my first time trying Floss Gloss so let’s take a look at my swatches + review.
This is a gorgeous periwinkle blue creme. It’s such a gorgeous perfect shade of periwinkle. The downside was the formula. I loved the color so much, but the formula was unfortunately streaky, patchy, and uneven. It took me 3 coats to reach full opacity and even out the polish. I tried, trust me, to get it down to 2 coats, but it just wasn’t looking fantastic after 2. After 3 it looked perfect.
The reverse side of the bottle has this stiletto nail logo. It’s cute!
This is a stunning aqua creme. This one is SO PRETTY! Makes me feel like I’m in Atlantis in the Bahamas staring at the water. Gorgeous. Sadly this had the same formula as 95% Angel. Streaky, uneven, the same mess. Here is 3 coats.
This is a bright neon lime green. SO COOL! I’m sad to report though, that this one had the worst formula out of the bunch. It took 4 full coats to even out and reach opacity. It’s such a fun color though. **Sigh**
All of my swatches are topped with Seche Vive fast drying top coat.
Ok, so if you follow me on Snapchat (NPolishPursuit) you saw the streakiness first hand. But the end result is gorgeous. I’m kind of on the fence about these. I love the colors, the bottle shape, gold cap, and the fact that they are 7 FREE, but I dislike the formulas and I also don’t like that the bottles are so teeny tiny at 0.18 fl oz. These retail at $8 USD each so if you compare that to essie which is also around the same price of $8 then it’s a bit pricey because essie contains 0.46 fl oz! That’s more than double the amount of polish for the same price.
I understand essie is a mainstream brand so their cost is less to produce polish. However I feel like Floss Gloss could make adjustments somewhere to justify their price. Maybe if their formula was outstanding then it wouldn’t matter so much. Anywho, that was my first impression and first review. I still kinda wanna give this brand another chance. We shall see.
Which one was your favorite? Have you tried Floss Gloss?
Hope you’re having a great weekend!