Middle Aged Beauty Queen

My Favorite Venique ~ Polish of the Month

Posted on: September 23, 2013

✅ This was sent to me by their PR firm for review, along with other holiday polishes. As always, my opinions are my own and the representatives of Venique have never asked me to post a review, to supply a copy of my review, or influenced my reviews in any way. I appreciate that because not all brands provided for review are so open and giving.✅

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Mistletoe Bliss from Venique’s Christmas 2012 LE . Okay,I know what what you are thinking, Mistletoe Bliss??? wth kind of name is that for a nail polish that was released as part of a Christmas LE series and is basically purple? I don’t get it, I’m sure there is some kind esoteric meaning behind it but to be honest with you, the whole idea of naming nail polish after shoes, and naming a purple polish with a Christmas theme, Mistletoe Bliss, doesn’t necessarily make it a holiday polish. I guess what I’m trying to say, I’ve said it before, the shoe naming aspect of Venique is rather silly. Since I don’t see a shoe reference in the name I believe this is a limited edition release, I know it is still available, and I haven’t reviewed this one before so today is the day for Mistletoe Bliss.
So, I’ve got that off my chest. Lets talk about Mistletoe Bliss. . That being said, you all know I really love Venique as a brand.
Venique finished #3 on my top 10 list of nail polishes by brand after comparing over 40 brands with the same 5 items of criteria, so it is definetly a favorite brand of mine. I know it is not readily available but it is so worth it to seek it out.

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Mistletoe Bliss looks in the bottle to be a micro-glitter but it is not. It is a cream matte finish with just a touch of sparkle, and a touch of texture. I added a quick dry top coat and with that, in a certain light there is a bit of sparkle. Like all other Venique nail polish this one dried like glass and is pure joy to apply to the nails. The brush is perfect, picks up just the right amount of polish, dries fairly quick and according to other reviews I’ve read and watched on You Tube it has been shown to stand up to its claim of a 10 day manicure. (A great review on Venique can be seen on Tammy’s you tube channel, it is worth watching as she put it to a 10 day test, doing full on house work, gardening and general spring cleaning. Her video is very entertaining and I highly recommend you watch it. She filmed it about a year ago so you will have to search her channel but again, so worth watching. I can not attest to the 10 day wear as I can’t remember the last time I wore a polish for more than 10 days. You know me….💅
Here is why Venique can claim a 10-14 day manicure: Venique is formulated with a new ingredient called Sil-Tek which allows the polish to bond to the nail and to contract with the nail, keeping the polish looking nice. For an extended wear time; use their top coat which actually contains the Sil-Tek ingredient. I’m not going to bore you with more details as I have written about their process prior to this review, if interested just search Venique from my search bar.

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Where to purchase Venique ? Venique is distributed through nail salons and can be purchased, with a cosmetology license through CosmoProf. The retail price is $7 for a .5 oz bottle. If you live in a small town like myself, the prospect of finding at a salon is slim, however you can find Venique on Amazon.com and on eBay .
I often times feel like I am the only person who talks about this great polish and I sincerely wish all of you could try it. I think if you try it once you will be hooked. Everyone knows my favorite finish is a cream finish and the Venique finish is like glass, even on none cream finishes you still get a glass like effect, I think it is a stunning polish, no matter what color or finish you pick out. No other way to describe it.
So I think we all know I love the Venique polishes I own. I am down to 5 bottles because I have given away all the most I’ve received for review, I like Mistletoe Bliss so I did keep this one. It is a straight up purple, kind of a grape purple with a bit of a brown- ish undertone. Very slight. Dries matte and has the slightest bit of sparkle when the light hits it just right.
✅ As a side note, if you want to try Venique and are having trouble locating, let me know what color you want and I can pick some up for you. The cost would be $10, $7 for polish, $3 for shipping.

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Betty and I are both re-covering from a bout of food poisoning and are feeling so much better. I am really hungry this morning and Betty ate her breakfast in one stop. ( She usally takes all day to eat because she doesnt want to miss out on any bites of my breakfast. Thanks to every one who sent well wishes, means so much to me, you’ll never know how grateful I am for our little community of nail polish junkies collectors!

Have you tried Venique yet? If so please let me know what you think in the comments below. I’d sincerely love to hear your thoughts.

💅 As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

2 Responses to "My Favorite Venique ~ Polish of the Month"

Good to hear you’re both recovering. Lots of love to Betty, she is adorable.

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Thank you, boy I’m so glad too! It was a loongg week end. Xoxo

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