Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Stardust Polish: Absolute Zero and Cuticle Oil

(These items were sent to me for review.)

Hi guys, I hope you're all doing well.
Today I have a review on Absolute Zero, which is a nail polish remover, and some cuticle oil. Both are products by Stardust Polish.
 Absolute Zero is a pure acetone nail polish remover. Even though it's pure acetone, it is much gentler on both your skin and nails. Drema (owner of Stardust Polish) has this nail polish remover in various scents, including unscented if preferred. I decided to try out the Green Apple scent, and the smell was quite pleasant. It still smells a bit like acetone, but it's really toned down. The green apple scent is nice and subtle, and it makes the nail polish remover tolerable. Instead of using the nail polish remover I normally use, I used Absolute Zero after swatching 3 polishes and it was amazing. I was able to feel the difference right away. My fingers weren't dried out like they usually are after I use nail polish remover, they felt moisturized. Even the fingers I held the cotton ball with didn't feel dried out. It felt to me like Absolute Zero might have some moisturizing oils, because my skin felt wonderful.

To see how well it worked, I put different polishes on and used Absolute Zero. I used a solid red colored polish (e.l.f. "Smokin Hot") because they usually stain the nail and skin when taking it off. I put the cotton ball on my nail for a few seconds and then dragged it down, the red polish came off easily from both the nail and skin. I chose a metallic shimmer (e.l.f. "Pot of Gold") because of the shimmer itself, lots of shimmer usually stays behind after I take off a polish like that. I used the same method, put some remover on the cotton ball, placed it on my nail and dragged it down. The polish came off easily, and there was some shimmer on my skin, but I kept rubbing and it mostly came off. With the remover I usually use, it's pretty much impossible to take off most of the shimmer. The next polish I chose was a glitter polish (Bonita Colors "Spice It Up"), I just had to try it out with glitters because they are a pain when removing. Same method all over again, I held down for a few seconds and dragged down slowly. You guys, just... Wow! I was surprised. While dragging down the cotton ball, I saw that the glitter was coming off way too easy. I expected I would have to go over it many times, but it all pretty much came off in one swipe. There was some glitter left on my skin, but I just rubbed it off with the cotton ball gently, and it was gone. When removing glitter polishes with my regular polish remover, I have to use the foil method. I soak a cotton ball with remover, place it on my nail, and wrap a piece of aluminum foil around it. I wait for 5-7 minutes to take it off, and sometimes there is still glitter left on my nail. Also, there is that problem with the remover leaving my skin all dry. With Absolute Zero, the glitter comes off easily and leaves my skin moisturized. I also used a jelly glitter (Sinful Colors "Nail Junkie"). Once again, it was very easy to remove. Some of the polish went on my skin, but wasn't tough to remove completely. The last polish I picked was a textured polish (L'oreal "Pop the Bubbles"). It's a polish that is pretty tough to take off with the polish remover I use normally. I was very pleased with the result once again, it came off fast and easy. Overall, I believe Absolute Zero is a better option compared to regular nail polish remover. It is effective in removing even the toughest of glitter polishes with little effort, and it leaves your skin moisturized.

So, now for the cuticle oil. It comes in various scents, including unscented. Some of the cuticle oil ingredients include:
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Shea Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Calendula Flower Extract
  • Fragrance Oil
You have the option of purchasing it in a roller ball pen, or a brush pen. I was sent the roller ball pen, and I picked the Apple Harvest Festival scent. It smells heavenly! Sweet, but not overpowering at all. I absolutely love this scent, and I can't get enough of it. The cuticle oil absorbed nicely into the skin, and it didn't leave my skin all oily either. The roller ball pen makes it easy to control the amount of oil you want to use, and I find that a little can go a long way. I saw an improvement after just one use, check out the following picture. On the left, is a picture of my nails before using the cuticle oil. They honestly usually look worse at times. On the right, as you can see, is a picture of what they looked like right after one use. A great improvement if you ask me.
I decided to use the cuticle oil for a whole week, to see how it'd affect my nails and cuticles. I decided to apply the oil at least 3 times a day. After using the cuticle oil for one week, this is how they looked like. I didn't even apply cuticle oil before taking the picture, this is how they naturally were.
Isn't it amazing? Comparing how my nails and cuticles normally look, to how they looked after using the cuticle oil, I have to say I am impressed. I saw a huge change, and I liked it. Not only did my nails look better, they felt better too. Both the cuticle oil and Absolute Zero are great. I fell in love with the cuticle oil most of all, I love using it because it feels and smells incredible. Stardust Polish keeps impressing me. Drema not only has great quality polishes, but products as well.

If you'd like to purchase these, or other items from Drema, just click on the link to her etsy store. I've also linked her social medias so you can stay updated with her if you'd like.

Stardust Polish: Instagram, Facebook, Etsy

Well thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today's post. Until next time.

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