Evening friends! Tonight I come to you from the comfortable front seat of my car while I wait for my kids to finish their soccer practices. I'll be here for a good 2 hours before I get to head home, boo hoo. At least it's not raining! Well for tonight's post I have I have a new to me brand to share with you. 786 Cosmetics is a Halal nail polish brand that is vegan, 7-free, alcohol free, no animal products, no animal testing and Wudu friendly. Let me preface this by saying I'm definitely not knowledgeable in Muslim practices or understand the meaning behind the need for no barriers/breathable makeup. The 786 site does a good job giving a quick explanation but if you want to go in depth I'd suggest hitting up google. What you'll also notice on the 786 website is that there's a nice selection of natural shades to choose from and they aren't overly pricey. I have Istanbul and Petra to share with you now, both are currently available on the site. Let's check them out!
Istanbul, Top Coat and Petra, making a family appearance.
Staring off with Petra. This shade was inspired by Rose City, a historic site that contains tombs ad temples carved into sandstone cliffs. It's a soft neutral pink creme. I like the clean look I got from this one. Formula was a bit tricky, it applied patchy and I needed 4 coats to even it up. I finished with the 786 Top Coat.
Istanbul was inspired by the beautiful red walls of Hagia Sofia, spices and souvenirs at the bazaar. This is a vampy bordeaux red, the darkest shade available on the site. It's got a jelly finish so it's nice and squishy. No issues with either formula or application on this one. I used 3 coats and topcoat to finish.
I also received the Clear Top Coat to try. It's got a nice viscosity, not too thick and not watery (nothing worse than a watery topcoat). I also think this topcoat seemed less smelly than others I've tried. Thumbs up for the crystal clear, glossy finish.