Monday, April 11, 2016

Manicure Monday: Madam Glam in Underground Queen

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I am fortunate to work with Madam Glam.

I took this picture from my Instagram. For this post, I will review the second polish from the left.
Since I did a thorough review of Madam Glam in Make A Wish, I will base this on that. This is Underground Queen and it retails for $10.95 for 0.5 oz.
Ingredients :
Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, adipic acid?neopentyl glycol/trimellitic, anhydride copolymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcocol, silica, acrylates copolymer, rtyrene/acrylates copoplymer, bensophenone-3, trimethylpentanediyl, dibenzoate, benzophenone-1, alumia polyvinyl, Butyral, D&C Violet #2, (CI60725)
Here's a look at the ingredients. I think it's always crucial to know what's in the product.
Here's a closer look at the color. The website describes it as "gunmetal grey. You always think outside the box? Then this shade is perfect for any season and occasion. Sophistication to another level!" I agree with the color description but not too sure if I agree wearing this color any season.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, the width and length is the same.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in Original, Seche Crystal Clear Base Coat, 2 coats of Madam Glam in Underground Queen, applied Born Pretty Heart 3D Nail Art Stickers on my ring finger, and topped it off with CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat.
Originally, I put the sticker because I wanted the polish to look spring-like. The next day I removed the polish and reapplied the polish. I actually like it better without the sticker. Plus, I kept picking on the sticker.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all out of the polishes, this color drew me in. It's definitely unique. I can't say I've seen this color in other brands. It's not particularity blue and not particularity gray. It is gunmetal gray as the description describes, but at the same time, it depends how you look at the polish. It could look more navy than gray or vice versa. Secondly, I just think I got a bad bottle. The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle the brush wasn't straight. It's slightly bended. When it came to painting the nails, it wasn't a big deal except around the cuticles. Then again most people can paint perfectly around the cuticles even with the slight bend. I'm just not that experienced. Third, the consistency is in-between medium to thick. It does get thicker as I apply my nails but not to the point it's so bad. I'm not a big fan when it gets thick and I have to apply quickly before it gets clumpy. This does get thicker but not to the point it's hard to manage. With that said, it goes on smoothly and there's no streaking and bubbles. Lastly, I'm impressed with the longevity. I'm on my sixth day and there's still no chipping. I do notice slight shrinkage but it's not noticeable. You only notice if you examine the nails.

Would repurchase: Yes!
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Madam Glam products reviewed/swatched:



Madam Glam is kind enough to give me a code, "Ahleessa30", for my readers. You get 30% off any purchases. I am not affiliated with the website. I will not get paid if you use the code.

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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