Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Knocked Up Nails: Mint Chip At Midnight

Hello readers! I have a new polish to show you today from an exciting new brand! Knocked Up Nails is a new polish company marketed to pregnant nail polish lovers! I've seen a few people asking about them in the Facebook nail polish community this past week so I am so happy to be able to review and share more info with you.

Knocked Up Nails polishes are 4-free. They don't contain toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor. They are also cruelty free(CF) and made in the USA. Although these polishes are marketed to the pregnant crowd, but are also safe for allergy suffers, cancer patients, and children. Who doesn't want less chemicals in their nail polish?

As you all remember if you read my post back in February, I am pregnant right now with our 2nd child! So of course I would love looking into safer alternatives for my nail polish habit to make it safer on my son. I also would feel better using this polish brand on my soon-to-be-4 year old daughter.


 There are 20 different colored polishes available, as well as a base/top coat. They have the cutest polish names!! Some of my favorites are Craving A Creamsicle, Mint Chip At Midnight, Knocked Up & Naked, and O-Blue-GYN. You can see the polishes and list of names in the photo below. Here is the link to the polish page on the Knocked Up Nails website for more info on each one.


I am going to show you Mint Chip At Midnight! "Mama’s love a little mint chip at midnight – right out of the carton and on their fingertips!" This is listed as a mint green creme polish, but while applying it seemed more like a "squishy" creme to me. It needed 3 coats to even out and be fully opaque for me, but it was so super shiny! I really like it! Would you believe the swatch photo below is without top coat? It's a bit less blue toned than I would have expected for a mint icecream color, but I really like the color on me!

I just love the bottle logo!


Look at that shine! No topcoat! Such a pretty color. 

And because you all know me, I can't leave a color(even a pretty color) alone on my nails for long! How could I not want to do some kind of mint chip ice cream design with this polish? 

I added one coat of Nubar Black Polka Dot to make the chocolate chips in my ice cream. For the accent nail I did 2 coats of OPI Happy Anniversary over Mint Chip At Midnight, OPI Wooden Shoe Like To Know? for the cone and then Knocked Up Nails Mint Chip At Midnight with Nubar Black Polka Dot again on the icecream scoop. Cult Nails Wicked Fast topped each nail after that.


A little closeup of my icecream cone. 

One more picture for you. My friend Charlotte suggested I do a belly shot picture with my nails for this post. This is Knocked Up Nails we are talking about! :)

27 week belly.

All in all, I enjoyed using this polish! The names and brand are so adorable and I love that they are 4 free and safer than other polishes. Even though this color needed 3 coats, the application wasn't tricky and it dried to a super shiny finish. What do you think about Knocked Up Nails?

Knocked Up Nails polishes retail for $10 each and can be found here at their online site: http://www.knockedupnails.com/. They are also on Facebook, so make sure to "Like" their page for updated information and upcoming promotions.

Thanks for reading!

*This polish was sent from the company for me to review with my honest and unbiased opinion. For more information, see my disclosure tab.





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22 comments:

  1. LOVE the colour and your perfect hands.... and cute as a button belly!!!! squee!!!

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  2. I really love the nail art you did with that!
    And what an interesting brand idea. I hope it works well!

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  3. Love it!!!! The ice cream cone is so cute and I love the belly shot!

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  4. It's so cute! And congratulations!

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  5. What a cute concept!! I love the name and your ice cream cone!!

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  6. Both the mani and you are adorable!

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  7. love this mint color!
    and your belly is so pretty!

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  8. whoa nelly look at that beautiful little boy can't wait till the little guy get's here

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  9. omg you have the perfect baby bump! And your nails are stunning :)

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  10. i didn't think it would get any better until I saw the ice cream cone....then the belly pic...so much cuteness!!!! congrats on your pregnancy! (obvi I'm a little late!)

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  11. Oooh! This is an adorable brand! I will have to keep them in mind for when we decide to have #2 :-) Do you know what your having? I miss being pregnant, I absolutely loved it!

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    1. Nevermind, I just read your post in February about it being a boy :smacks forehead:

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  12. Well I Must Start By Saying That You Are Amazing At Nail Art, I Am Always Excited To See What You Have Done... I Love Reading Your Blog Posts... Love The Belly Shot, Also With Your Cute Nails... But I Really Need To Stop Seeing Pregnant Ladies And Newborn Babies... It Makes Me Want To Go Cook Up Child #4... LOL.

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  13. Cool polish brand! I only buy 3 or 4 free nail polish, so thanks for helping me find another option. Love your mani and your cute belly.

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  14. I love that you drew an ice cream cone to tie in the name, so neat :)

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  15. How lovely! the mani and the bump :) It makes me want to be pregnant again... except I don't. :D x

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  16. what a great idea! that's awesome. this color is beautiful! i love the black glitter over it, it looks exactly like mint chip! lovely!

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  17. That sounds like an awesome brand! I love that you made it into Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. That's my favorite!

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  18. What a cute idea and I love that you added the black polka dots!

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  19. Love Mint Chip at Midnight!!! And your little ice cream cone is adorable!! :) I just reviewed Craving a Creamsicle for them and I really like it too!

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  20. I had the "mint chip at midnight" nail polish and the base & top coat, this brand advertised their products are safe for pregnant use. But I found it has very strong odor, way stronger then OPI or Zoya... I thought if its none toxic it wont be smell so bad..?? And after I removed it, 10 of my nails turned yellow, it seems so toxic to me..
    Since am in 6months pregnant, I'm kind of scared to use them again. I'm seriously doubt this brand.

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