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 Hi Beautiful! My name is Kassie and I’m a 27 year old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty, being green, and writing which is why I started Beautiful Basics. In this blog you will find my thoughts on natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself.

I like to keep this blog as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love.

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I hope you enjoy!


I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Talk About It - Karma Organic Spa Nail Polish

Flashback to October of 2007 and Karma Organic Spa was one of the first organic spas to open in New Jersey. The spa itself is an organic haven featuring furniture made out of recycled materials, carbonized bamboo flooring and non-toxic paint. Their own brand of products (which includes hand and foot lotion, exfoliating scrub, essential oils, nail polish and nail polish remover) is also non-toxic and eco-friendly.

Karma Organic Spa offers a wide variety of Karma Hues that are all 3-free, meaning they do not contain the harmful and toxic chemicals toluene, formaldehyde and DBP. I got to test drive 5 gorgeous shades which I’ll be reviewing for you today. All of the shades I tested applied similarly and were fairly consistent. The formula is a bit thick but evens out nicely after two coats. The consistency and application reminds me a lot of Essie but unlike Essie, Karma Organic Spa is cruelty free.

 The first one I tried is French White, which is an opaque white. I have been looking for a good white polish and I really like this one. It takes 2 to 3 coats to build up to complete opacity.

Next up is May Blossoms, an opalescent sheer baby pink shade. It is also buildable so it can be more or less sheer. I think this is a very subtle nail polish with a little something special hidden within it’s finely milled shimmer. It is very pretty and appropriate for any occasion.

Skyline Sunset is my favorite of the 5! It’s unlike any other shade I have and looks fantastic with my skin tone. I would describe it as a creamy, bright, true medium pink reminiscent of something Barbie would wear on her nails. I’m currently rocking this color on my toes and will return to it many, many times throughout the summer. The only thing I feel I should point out about this particular polish is that it dries down a bit darker than it appears in the bottle.

If you love berry shades then you will adore the medium cool berry polish called Springtime Bouquet. This one is my Mom’s favorite. She looks better than I do in blue-based polishes so this one is perfect for her.

The last polish I got to try is Summer Nights, which is perfectly named. It’s a hot coral color that leans more on the orange side of the spectrum. It reminds me of a sunset, especially the ones that I used to see when I lived in Florida. It’s gorgeous and perfect for the hotter months.

As you can see I chose polishes from the pink family but they have so many different colors so they will probably have something you’ll absolutely love. Check them out online if you would like to view their other shades or purchase a bottle of your own.

(FTC: These products were so generously provided to me for review consideration by the company. I am not being compensated to write this review. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own and honest.)

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