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Oct 22 2012

Chick Nail Polish New Colors

Quite possibly one of the cutest nail polish company logos around belongs to Chick Nail Polish. I love that little birdie!

The cute logo matches everything else that’s good about this up-and-coming polish brand. It’s Big 3 Free (but also formaldehyde, DBP and toluene free) and has a great color selection that bears fun and thematic names like Hen House and All a Twitter. Then there’s “Chick a Bomb Balm” Vegan Lip Balm – SO CUTE!

Chick launched in November 2011 by founder Julie, who said (in an email), “I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. My passion for preventative health began fifteen years ago when I was a nursing student. I believe that we shouldn’t have to treat for health problems that can be prevented. And those two things combined is how Chick came to be.”

And that cute logo? “The logo came from hatching into new beginnings and the fact that Chicks are just the cutest things.” BeautyJudy.com totally agrees with you, Julie!

I am happy to have had the opportunity to try out a couple of Chick’s new colors, as well as one of her new treatments, Tangerine Ginger Cuticle Oil. How about some swatches?!

Hipster Chick:

Hipster Chick is a light, lime green with tiny holographic glitters. I used three coats the day I wore it (first swatch photo) and for swatching (last three photos). This polish held up well on wear over two days, with only minor tip wear and no chips. I was impressed with the formula.

Chick uses a high-end 398 strand flat brush for perfect coverage, according to the company website.

Punk Chick:

Punk Chick is a gorgeous orange creme, which applied with high pigment and is shown above in two coats. Perfect pumpkin orange for a fall manicure!

After seeing Punk “Chick” and Hipster “Chick,” and the two other of the four new colors bearing the “chick” theme, I was curious how Julie comes up with the names for Chick Nail Polish. “Sometimes names hit me before products,” she said. “I came up with the name Chick a Bomb Balm before creating the vegan lip balm.”

As far as the colors themselves?

“My inspiration for colors comes from a few different places,” Julie said. “Wanting to offer colors that aren’t going to be found in every drugstore, I did a focus group of 8- and 12-year-olds for our winter line. It was a lot of fun and interesting to hear that shades that I liked were shades that their “grandmothers” would wear!”

I love that the colors aren’t necessarily a seasonal choice; Hipster Chick is a refreshing green that wouldn’t be a normal fall pick!

Julie said that her most sold colors so far are All a Twitter, Wild Rooster and Flicker; a light blue, red and pink. Chick Nail Polish is $9 a piece, which I think is pretty decent and comparable when compared to prices of other small polish companies.

Tangerine Ginger Cuticle Oil

This cuticle oil has a lovely, light scent of tangerine. It’s not overbearing. While the brush is a bit on the stiff side, which initially I didn’t like, after repeated use over the course of last week I realized the stiffness of the brush didn’t really matter. It’s the product and what does! This oil softens my cuticles. Check out a before an after:

 

 After:

Tangerine Ginger Cuticle Oil is $5.99.

Overall, I am excited about this new brand. I love the story behind a brand, and Chick has a great one! Julie said she’s working on a nontoxic hand and body lotion, and I can’t wait to try it out. I’ve also got my eye on ordering a Chick a Bomb Balm – especially now that colder weather and drier skin season is coming.

Punk Chick, Hipster Chick and Tangerine Cuticle Oil are three of six new products – there’s also the colors Rocker Chick and Biker Chick, as well as a Horsetail Strengthening Base Coat. You can check the new – and older products – here!

What do you think of these products? Have you tried Chick Nail Polish?

Disclaimer: I received the Chick Nail Polish products in this post from the PR/Manufacturer for review. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!