May 25 2016

defy & INSPIRE Nail Polish

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.

defy & INSPIRE Target Nail Polish Big Brother swatches review BeautyJudy 2016

In January, Target launched a new line of 5-free nail polish called defy & INSPIRE.

After attending the Target Fall 2016 Beauty Preview event, I was curious about the polish, and delighted to find I had received one to try, called Big Brother:

defy & INSPIRE Target Nail Polish Big Brother swatches review BeautyJudy 2016

Big Brother reminds me of the lining of my family pool when I was a kid. I love it (duh, blue is my favorite color!) The Target website describes it like this, “Who’s looking, who really cares? Make an alliance with this perfect haze blue and make no excuses. NO DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor – 5 Free.”

defy & INSPIRE Target Nail Polish Big Brother swatches review BeautyJudy 2016
defy & INSPIRE Target Nail Polish Big Brother swatches review BeautyJudy 2016

I paired two coats of Big Brother on my index and pinky fingers with PopStar wraps from Jamberry.

The brush for Big Brother seemed long and more pliable than I’m used to, and the hand and stem are also a little longer. It was no bother, though, because I had easy application with very little cleanup.

So how did it wear?

I went three days before I even had tip wear. I was shocked, impressed, and I have already picked up more colors that I found on clearance. I will say, in my brief experiences so far, I had better luck with my KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat than with the defy & INSPIRE Over the Top top coat. Wearing the brand’s top coat over Rave Red-y, I had chips and tip wear on my mani within a day. I had swapped out Big Brother in this mani for Rave Red-y.

defy & INSPIRE retails for $7.49 at Target only. I was on the hunt for the color Stagecoach, and I used the store availability feature to find out where my area still had one in stock so I could get my mitts on it quicker!

Have you tried defy & INSPIRE yet? I look forward to seeing what fall colors come out later this year!

Disclaimer: I received Big Brother for honest consideration from the PR/Manufacturer. I am a Jamberry consultant and made commission on purchasing PopStar. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

  • mynewestaddiction

    That shade of blue is perfect!

    • BeautyJudy

      It is a great summer color for sure!

  • Kim Porter

    I love the popstar jamberry wraps, and that’s a pretty blue.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Kim!

  • Anastasia

    Wow, three days without tip wear is impressive indeed!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, I was so pleased!!!

  • Phyrra

    That’s a nice blue!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed Phyrra!

  • PrimeBeauty

    That is a gorgeous shade of blue–reminds me of a pool party!

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  • marciaf

    Your Jamberry is perfect with this shade of blue. My little guy would actually notice my nails if I wore that.

    • BeautyJudy

      Ha, yes, I thought about wearing a red with it but when I saw the blue I thought – why not!!!

  • Amber

    What a pretty blue! Love the accent nails too. I’ve been eyeing this brand at Target and wondered how they perform. They have so many pretty bright shades!

    • BeautyJudy

      I really like the brand, Amber. I recommend trying it and letting me know what you think! 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Oh, that mani is adorable. I love the shade of blue with those cute Jamberry wraps!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, Allison!