Monday, October 23, 2017

Manicure Monday: Surya Brasil in Gold-Faced Lion Tamarin

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 Surya Brasil.
I took this picture from my Instagram. I already reviewed Surya Brasil in Hummingbird (middle) and Surya Brasil in Flamingo (right). For this post, I will review the polish on the left.
This is Surya Brasil in Gold-Faced Lion Tamarin. Since I did a thorough review of Surya Brasil in Hummingbird, I will base this on that.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Alcohol, Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Solum Diatomeae, Isopropyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Maleic Acid, Benzophenone-2, CI77266, CI77019 (MICA), CI77891, CI77491, CI77510.
Here's a closer look at the symbol on the top of the packaging. I took this picture from Surya Brasil in Hummingbird.
Here's a closer look at the color.
Here's a closer look at the brush. Compared to my favorite OPI brush, the length and width is the same. OPI tends to get wider at the tips, whereas, this is the same from where the plastic is to the tip.
I applied OPI Nail Envy in OriginalFormula X Prime Xcel Base Coat, two coats of Surya Brasil in Gold-Faced Lion Tamarin, and topped it off with Formula X Shine Xcel Top Coat.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I love the brush. I'm a huge fan of wide brushes when it comes to painting my nails. It's three simple strokes and you move onto the next nail. I just like the simplicity when it comes to things or either I'm pretty lazy which is possible. With that said, it's easy to paint around the cuticles and sides. Secondly, I love the unique packaging. It draws my attention. Most packaging is either with black or white top. The wood top is my first and definitely stands out with all my black and white top polishes. With that said, it's well-made and sturdy. The top is also sturdy. You feel a tight seal when you open/close the top. I cannot see it open or break unless you are rough with the packaging. For that reason, it's travel-friendly. It's also a decent size that is easy to throw in your purse, bag, and even your pocket. Third, the consistency is on the medium. Out of the three I got, this is the thickest. Even though it's the thickest, it's a perfect consistency. It's not too thick that you have to paint quickly before it dries. It's not too thin that it runs all over the place. I was able to take my time with painting without worrying about it getting thick while painting. With that said, it went on smoothly and there were no streaking and bubbles. Fourth, the color isn't what I reach for but I actually liked it. It looked good on my in-between light to medium skin tone. It also has shimmer in the polish. It depends on the angle but light reflects the shimmer beautifully. With that said, it's a gorgeous fall/winter color. Pigmentation-wise it's up there. One layer is good enough but I still did two. Lastly, these polishes from Surya Brasil do not chip whatsoever. I haven't had any chipping with any of these three. They do shrink depending on the polish. This particular polish shrunk on the fourth day. Out of all three, this one shrunk the most. Even though it shrunk the most, it's not that noticeable unless you are looking at the nails. Most people do not examine the nails like I do. I'm always looking so I can write it on my blog post. Trust me if I wasn't paying attention, I probably would have not noticed. I am glad I was introduced to this brand. They are amazing!

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

Other Surya Brasil products reviewed/swatch:
Nail Polish

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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