I have not done a mani post in way too long! Well, I’m happy to bring back my mani posts with a company I have recently been introduced to. TRIND Nails is a Dutch company that makes not just nail polish, but lots of nail products meant to strengthen and nourish nails. I am fortunate that my nails are naturally pretty strong, but I’m always open to trying pretty nail colors!
Beauty and the Beach is their latest line of colors. It includes 4 pastels that are perfect for Easter and spring (what I’m reviewing today) and two vibrant colors that are perfect for the beach (I’ll be reviewing those soon).
The colors from left to right above are: Miss O’Hara, Surf’s Up, Mellow Yellow, Appletini and Mint Julep.
Now for nail swatches!
For Easter, I love mixing pastel colors. When I think of Easter, I think of colorful colored eggs – so why not recreate it with my nails?
On one hand I mixed Mint Julep and Burst My Bubble.
Mint Julep is is a soft, pastel blue. The picture above is in direct sunlight. Inside, it’s a bit darker but still light overall. It’s a slightly thinner formula but two coats makes the color totally opaque.
Burst My Bubble is a bubblegum pink. This is a great pink because it’s not too light (which can wash out my hands/nails) but isn’t too dark or too bright. It’s a fun pink that is great for spring, but could really be worn any time of year. It’s a thicker formula than Mint Julep, and sometimes feels a bit gloopy but it levels out really well for a smooth nail.
On my other hand, I used Mellow Yellow and Appletini.
Mellow Yellow is a super fun yellow. I never thought I would be a big fan of yellow nails but I love this color! It is relatively mellow for a yellow color, it’s not super bright (although any yellow is going to be a little bright by nature). Like Burst My Bubble, it goes on a little thick but is pretty good about smoothing itself out. Only one nail required three coats for full opaqueness.
Appletini is a softer green that is slightly more yellow-toned than in the bottle. It would be a great color for spring, summer or St. Patrick’s Day – it’s a great overall light green. The consistency is thinner, like Mint Julep. Also like Mint Julep, it only needed two coats to be opaque.
I have also worn Burst My Bubble and Mint Julep on their own and am totally impressed with the wear. I wore a base and top coat (I used Butter London for both), and these still lasted 5 days with no chips whatsoever, just some minor wear along the edges of my nails. I usually only get about 3 days until the chips start, so to make it 5 days is pretty awesome for me!
Ingredients for all Caring Colors: ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL, GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, STEARAKONIUM HECTORITE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONOL, MERCAPTOPROPIONIC ACID, DIMETHYL OXOBENZO DIOXASILANE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE, AQUA, PHOSPHORIC ACID, SILICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BARIUM SULFATE, MICA, RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 7 (CI 15850), RED 34 (CI 15880), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140), BLUE 1 (CI 42090), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLACK 2 (CI 77266), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), TIN OXIDE (CI 7786)
The ingredients are pretty standard for a nail polish. While they don’t market themselves as 3-Free, they are :o) The colors are free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde – yay!
Overall, I’m super impressed with TRIND Caring Colors. They have tons of pigment, the polish smooths itself out to an even finish, and best of all – they last for days with no chips! I’m really looking forward to trying more of their colors. AND, I’ll be reviewing the other two colors soon! In the meantime, my nails are ready for Easter!
Disclosure: Samples were provided to me. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.