Friday, March 27, 2015

Madam Glam: High-Quality, Affordable Nail Polish + Easy Nail Art Tutorial


If you followed Freelance Lady in the earlier days, you know how much I talked about my love for nail polish. You can also get a taste of my nail polish obsession if you follow me on Pinterest.

Needless to say, I was incredibly excited when I was contacted by Madam Glam to test out some of the brand's nail polish.

I had never heard of Madam Glam before that day, but I am beyond happy to state that the cosmetic brand is now on the top of my list of favorite nail polishes.

* Product and/or service provided for review without cost. As always, all opinions are my own.



Madam Glam is a cosmetic brand that sells nail polish, along with other cosmetics. Today, however, I'm going to focus on their high-quality, affordable nail polish, and I am telling you right now, ladies, you have to try it for yourself!



A Safer Nail Polish

Madam Glam nail polishes are made without many of the harsh ingredients found in other popular nail polish brands. In Madam Glam nail polish, you will not find formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde resin, or camphor.

As if that weren't cool enough, Madam Glam nail polishes are never tested on animals and contain absolutely no animal ingredients. With that said, if you live a vegan lifestyle, you do not have to sacrifice the life choices that you've made in order to enjoy a high-quality nail polish.


Highly Pigmented, Many Color Choices

While browsing through Madam Glam's online catalog, I had a hard time choosing which nail polishes I wanted to try. There are so many gorgeous colors!

Eventually, I settled on four colors because I felt that I could create a vibrant design with them. The colors that I settled on include Mint Cocktail, Like A Dream, Black Hole, and Snow White.


Mint Cocktail



I chose Mint Cocktail because it was the first color that really "jumped" out at me. I love the vibrant, eye-popping color. It's bright, beautiful, and reminds me of the striking greens that I see during the spring and summer. After this bitter cold Ohio winter, I'm ready for a change!


Like A Dream



Like A Dream is a light, pastel blue, which reminds me of spring flowers. I love the way that it pairs with Mint Cocktail, as well as the way that it looks on its own. This is a color that I see myself using regularly.


Black Hole



If you love nail polish and find yourself trying out different designs often, you know first-hand that you have to have black. Black Hole is a very, very dark black. I use it for extra detail, dotting designs, swirls, and also, by itself—because, well, we all have a little dark side. ;)


Snow White




Like black, white is also a must-have color for nail art. Snow White is a clean, pure white, and there are no yellow undertones like you see in other "white" polishes. I love how clean the polish looks when worn alone.

I also use Snow White on top of my base coat (almost like a double base) to help get the true pigments of the polishes that are worn on top. I talk about this a little more in depth in my nail art tutorial video (that you'll see closer toward the end of this post).


My Thoughts On Madam Glam Nail Polish

Ladies, I am not exaggerating when I say that I am incredibly impressed with Madam Glam nail polish. I must admit, when I first heard that the brand didn't include some of the other ingredients found in other polishes, I thought that the quality of the product would suffer. I was wrong. 

Madam Glam nail polish is not only highly-pigmented, but it is also a perfect, creamy consistency—but that's not all. This is a quick-drying nail polish. As a stay-at-home mom, that means a great deal to me and it is, in fact, how I judge many of my favorite nail polishes. It is not often that you come across a thick nail polish that dries within a reasonable time frame, but Madam Glam proves that it's possible. No more dents and smudges!

I cannot express how much I want all of you lovely ladies to try Madam Glam. The product is so amazing that I now deem it one of my favorite nail polish brands of all time.

Beginners Nail Art Tutorial (Easy)



This is a "Sally The Rag Doll" inspired nail art tutorial, although with a more vibrant twist. Watch the video below to find out how it's done (tutorial begins at 2:38).




Other Nail Art Design Ideas 

Obviously, you're not limited to the simple nail art in the video above. There are so many different ways to wear Madam Glam nail polish (just see the alternative example below).


With Madam Glam nail polish, you can rest assured that whatever design you create will look beautiful and last for awhile.

Check out Madam Glam today!


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