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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hebridean Sprite Beauty - Underhill

It's not often I am so totally blown away by a single polish. I mean I have a lot of great polishes, so it really takes something extra special to make my mouth drop to the floor. And it's celtic-themed so you know I'm ALL OVER THAT!

Before I show you, though, here's what Krista, the owner, had to say when I asked her to tell me a little about her company:


I was actually inspired by all the chunky glitters and I kept thinking to myself, I could make something more unique and sophisticated. I have had ideas on my own cosmetics line for over a year, just keeping a list of names I'd like to do something based on and colour combos, but I decided to finally do it this summer after I graduated. I had had a very stressful last couple semesters and wanted to do something fun and creative but still something with a point or purpose. I researched my butt off and asked a bunch of people for help and decided I wanted to do a nail polish line first. Plus as I'm Scottish through both my parents and I love Celtic mythology I wanted the main polish line to be named after Scottish and Irish folklore. This then expanded into other mythological stories (like Phoenix and Centaurs) but the celtic theme has always been something that meant a lot to me, which is why my blog and now my little itty bitty company is named Hebridean Sprite Beauty because I've always felt amazed and awed when I'm in Scotland and when I visited the Scottish Hebrides, they felt truly magical.

Now for something on the company itself. We're 100% cruelty-free and vegan. I only buy cruelty-free cosmetics and I think cosmetics isn't something that needs animal testing- animals shouldn't have to suffer for a person to look good. There aren't any animal by-products in any of my ingredients either. I triple check my ingredients to make sure there aren't anything like Carmine, Silk, guanine, etc. I wanted to make the line vegan because I know that it can be difficult to find vegan options for people so inclined and seeing as there are so many other options available now I've strived to learn to formulate without animal by-products. On top of that I've included all my ingredients for each product individually on the product page- not a may contain or one single ingredient listing for everything. My polishes are big three free as well and only use Stainless Steel BB balls and specifically solvent-resistant glitters.
Each polish includes a little card that includes an image of the mythological creature the polish was inspired by, a bit of history about the myth and a summary of my inspiration for the polish colour.

They are $10 USD each on storenvy- http://spritebeauty.storenvy.com
I have a two polish minimum order at the moment (due to shipping from Canada issues). 



Over the next few days, THESE are the polishes I will be showing you: Underhill (NOW!) Loch Ness Monster, Brownie Helper and Banshee Scream







I am so impressed by the quality but mostly how UNIQUE these are. I picked my favorite to show you first, Underhill. And how cute are these cards? They tell the story behind the name and inspiration. Genius.


Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill


Underhill is a dark blue jelly with copper shimmer, bronze glitter, sapphire holo glitter pieces and sparks of green. There's also some sort of color-shifting element too - just wait until you see the photos! I used three coats of this one with no top coat for all photos.


Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Hebridean Sprite Beauty Underhill

Can you even believe this polish? What do you think? Stay tuned for the other 4 I'll be showing you in the coming few days.

She launched her brand on October 1, 2012! Cruelty-Free and Vegan!

You can purchase this one, and the others in her new line, at her StoreEnvy Store here for $10 for a full-sized 15 ml bottle. Also follow her Facebook Pageher blog here and her Pinterest here.




*PR Samples provided for my honest review

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11 comments :

  1. Wow!! This polish is absolutely STUNNING! And I love the theme of the brand, as well as the cards! Not to mention the cruelty-free aspect!! I am definitely going to have to check out this brand!

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  2. This is beautiful! I can't wait to see the others! Great review and super cute brand

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  3. fabulous polish ... my eyes literally pops out :D

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  4. This is gorgeous and I love the cards!

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  5. WOW! I can't believe my eyes! Really gorgeous! I can't wait to see the other 3.

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  6. It is taking everything in my power to stick to my no buy...*sob*

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  7. Oh my goodness - this is so unique! I love it!

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  8. Wow that's breath taking. So stunning.

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  9. What a wonderful, creative polish line! I can't wait to see the rest of your swatches!

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  10. How beautiful!!! I love the shifting in it!

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  11. This is GORGEOUS, and it sounds like she put so much thought into these polishes! I'll definitely be checking them out!

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