Hi friends! Eee I’m so excited about today’s review because it’s about my very first COLLABORATION! YAY! I teamed up with the lovely Stephanie from @thevegandoll and her nail polish brand, Dimension Nails, to create my very own nail polish shade!! This has been a few months in the making and alongside 8 other vegan and cruelty-free babes, we each created a special polish shade that is true to ourselves. If you are not familiar with Dimension Nails you HAVE to check it out! Stephanie made her dreams a reality with this fun nail brand and I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of her squad. Not only are the products vegan and cruelty-free (approved by peta, logical harmony, & leaping bunny), but they are also 10-free as well! PLUS you don’t have to sacrifice quality because these are seriously some of the BEST polishes out there! Keep reading to find out what my shade is like and why I selected the name and color!
So when I was first approached by Stephanie to create my own vegan nail polish shade, I was like OMG! So honored. She told me that I would be part of her Fall release and that I could go to the paint store and select ANY color my heart desired. Talk about pressure! But I knew exactly what I wanted right when she said “Fall” because um hello, best time of year. My soul seriously shines during the Fall (even in FL) because of the dark vampy clothes, makeup looks, holidays, weather, etc. It’s just so.. ME. So naturally, I created a vampy shade! I went to the paint shop and immediately hit the purples (one of my favorite colors) and searched for a dark dark purple that could almost pull black if you didn’t look close enough. I found just the one along with a few other options too– just in case. When I sent them over to Stephanie she LOVED the dark purple color just as much as me and we both knew it would be a hit for the Fall. Plus, I almost always have a shade close to it on my nails so it was befitting of me to create my own shade like that. 🙂
The next step was the naming process. The squad was told that we can pick an animal or a fruit to honor veganism and our love for animals which I thought was a really nice touch 🙂 I originally wanted to use Raven in my polish’s name for obvious reasons but since my IG handle was already going to be on the front of the bottle, I went with another gorgeous bird, the Purple Starling. If you haven’t seen one before, I highly recommend a Google search. They are so beautiful! The more that I think about, the more that I believe that this color was MEANT to have that name. It’s just so perfect and I love it!
Now on to the reveal…
Here is my beautiful Fall, vampy, vegan & cruelty-free polish, Purple Starling:
I am SO pleased with how this shade turned out and it seriously is everything I ever wanted in a nail polish. Not only is the formula a 10/10 but the color payoff is out of this world. You could seriously do one coat and be good to go but two gives it that extra vampy look. I’m also in LOVE with the packaging! Stephanie did such a great job with that!! Hearing all of the rave reviews from everyone that has purchased my shade so far has been incredible. I honestly have to pinch myself at times because I can’t believe it is real! Even as I sit hear typing up this review wearing the color on my nails, I am in awe! I hope you all love it just as much as I do!! This experience has been so amazing and to hear the positive feedback is so so wonderful. You can purchase your own bottle HERE and be sure to check out the other babes from the squad as well. All of their shades are so unique and beautiful too! If you do end up getting my shade, remember to #dimensionnails and #purplestarling for your chance to be re-posted! I LOVE seeing this color on your nails so feel free to tag me in the photos too @reasonableraven 🙂
A huge huge thank you to Stephanie again for allowing me to be a part of this amazing journey! I wouldn’t have wanted my first collaboration to be with anyone else! Special thanks to my girl Melissa from mgandarinho.com for recommending me to Stephanie for this collab with Dimension Nails. <3
What do you think about this nail polish color I created? Leave me some comments below! Wishing you all a very Happy Fall!!
Note: The product mentioned above was created in collaboration with Dimension Nails and therefore provided to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and true. I do not receive a commission off of your purchase.