Saturday, July 30, 2011

LEX Cosmetics: Beauty Is By You.

I recently received my VERY FIRST polish to review. I'm so excited! This gorgeous polish comes to you courtesy of LEX Cosmetics. LEX Cosmetics is a relatively new company based out of Seattle, Washington. It was founded by Alexa Barron (Lex), a self-described "fun-loving twenty-something who loves cosmetics and nail polish." 

There are two major factors that set LEX Cosmetics apart from the rest. The first of these is that LEX allows you to fulfill your wildest polish fantasies by creating your own colors! The possibilities are truly endless. You can take your inspiration from anywhere - nature, pop culture, your own unique story (maybe the color of a favorite blanket or stuffed animal you had as a child)  ... or perhaps you just can't find that *perfect* shade. With LEX, you are a part of the creation process! 

The second - and perhaps most important - detail that sets LEX Cosmetics apart is that they will donate a percentage of their profits to various causes and organizations that are important to each individual polish creator. If your polish creation is chosen (via online voting), you get to choose the organization you'd like to see receive a portion of the profits. One example of this is LEX's polish Lucky Girls. From their website, "LEX Cosmetics and Lucky Girls teamed up to create this pinky pink, perfect to cheer up the mood of any girl. Proceeds from this color will be donated to the Greek Orthodox Orphanage in Kolkata, India." You can learn more about Lucky Girls and the movie that was created about this great cause here
Another example is LEX's Seashell, a black scattered holo polish created by Sarah, who wanted to capture the beauty of a seashells and nature in general with this high-impact polish. A portion of the proceeds from this polish are donated toward fighting sexual assault. 

I had the privilege of reviewing LEX's PeaBow, a gorgeous & unique shimmery blue that's nearly purple. Created by Rhonda, this beautiful shade was inspired by peacocks. "When I look at a beautiful peacock it reminds me of my creator looking at how artistic the world is, and as I look up into the sky, seeing a colorful rainbow is a reassuring promise," says Rhonda of her amazing polish. $1 of each bottle of PeaBow purchased will be donated toward animal protection. 

It was difficult to capture on camera just how shimmery and eye-catching this shade is. From afar, it just looks purpley-blue, but up close you can see the flecks of pink and teal with the polish. The formula is excellent, with very little visible brushstrokes or bubbling. The application is also very smooth - this is three coats with no topcoat. 

I love everything about this polish, even down to the shape of the bottle and the unique design on the cap. I'm even more excited to support a small local company! LEX Cosmetics polish retails for $10 via their website, Do yourself a favor and grab a bottle today. You'll be supporting a great cause of your choice, and you'll get a fantastic polish to boot. It's a win-win! 

(This product was provided to me for review.) 


  1. Hi Stacy: A beautiful and amazing nail color, your nails are always so beautiful (and even how the polish is underneath the tips producing an fabulous nail shape.) however, this makes them seem even more gorgeous> I really love the way the bottle is designed, LEX with big letters and the neck top scroll work makes it looks very feminine, LOL


    George :)

  2. Stacy, I really like this and the extras behind the polish! Thanks for bringing this polish to our attention!

  3. So glad you chose this one...its beautiful!!!

  4. Congrats, love! Great review and I totally want this color now. xoxo