I wanted to share with you the mani I ended up wearing for Valentine’s Day last week. I created a pink to purple gradient. My index finger is Zoya Payton. For my middle finger and my ring finger I used a base of OCC Makeup Suspiria. For the middle finger I painted Formula X Equinox on top of Suspiria. For my ring finger i painted Formula X Wavelength on top of my ring finger. For my pinky I did 2 coats of Wavelength.
Payton is such a great color. Depending what you put it next to it will pull more purple or more red, which I thought made it perfect to be the dark shade in this mani.It also has a stunning holo finish that just captivates my attention.
I’ll be doing a mani soon with Suspiria just on its own because I fell in love with that shade, it’s so vibrant.
Equinox and Wavelength are pretty with their glass flecked finish, but I feel they need to be layered on top of other shades to really come alive.
Have you done any manis like this lately? What’s your favorite combo?
Tags: Formula X, obsessive compulsive cosmetics, Zoya
Sooooo cute! I saw this on you in a recent video & thought what a cool idea! My favorite combos would be blues, purples, or pinks. I’m going to try it on my next mani. Thanks!
Hi Phyrra, I was interested to see that you used a Formula X polish for this mani. I thought, being a Sephora brand, that Formula X would not be cruelty free. Does the fact you used it mean that it is actually CF? I hope you say yes, there’s a great range of beautiful colours! Thanks, Mardi
Hi Mardi, Formula X is a sub brand of Sephora, like Kat Von D, Disney, and Tarina Tarantino was. Kat Von D, Disney and Formula X are not sold on the Sephora China website, so I consider them to be cruelty free, though their parent company is not. When I contacted Sephora, they told me that Formula X was cruelty free, which is what they told me for Kat Von D and Disney. The Sephora customer service representatives have also stated this online.
So to me, if it is a sub brand and not sold in China, I consider it cruelty free. Tarina Tarantino, as an example, is no longer selling at Sephora and is selling through their website and one other website, and they are still cruelty free.
Hope this helps! Also, if I find out information that states that they are not cruelty free, I will update my blog to reflect that.
After checking, I see that Vegan Beauty Reviews also has them as a cruelty free brand. http://www.veganbeautyreview.com/2013/12/crueltyfree-manicure-monday.html
Fantastic, thank you! I agree with your criteria, I follow similar when deciding which brands I am happy to buy. Watch out when I’m in NYC later this year – I will be going mad with Formula X nail polishes!
No problem! I hope you enjoy