Makeup By Kim Porter


Review: Inglot O2M Nail Enamel, Base & Top Coats

A few weeks ago, my nail of the week (NOTW: Reflective Emerald Green) was Inglot’s O2M #644 nail enamel.  I used the Inglot O2M Nail enamel, base and top coats.  I must say, I was impressed at the first application, but after a few days of wearing, unfortunately, my likes for this product faded.



High technology is revolutionizing the nail beauty through a new polymer KS-02 designed for the contact lenses. Not tested on animals.
The use of new polymer …

-significantly increases the oxygen permeability of the varnish films (until 54 cm3/sec).

– improves the permeability to water vapour
– facilitates the varnish spreading
– reduces the film tightness



Butyl Acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetyl tributyl citrate, phthalic anhydride/trimellitic anhydride/glycols copolymer, isopropyl alcohol, acrylates/tris (trimethylsiloxy) silylpropane methacrylate copolymer, stearalkonium hectorite, adipic acid/fumaric acid/phthalic acid/tricyclodecane dimethanol copolymer, citric acid, phosphoric acid, [+/-(May contain); acrylates copolymer, mica, talc, boron nitride, calcium aluminium borosilicate, silica, tin oxide,red 36(CI 12085), red 6 lake (CI 15850), Red 7 lake (CI 15850), red 34 lake (CI 15880), yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), blue 1 Lake (CI42090), yellow 10 (CI47005), aluminium powder (CI 77000), bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ferric ferrocyanide (CI77510), manganese violet (CI 77742), titanium dioxide (CI 77891)


– toluene
– formaldehyde
– dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
– camphor



The nail enamel comes in 46 different shades (Click Here to view) from your neutrals and nudes, to fun, bright shades like blue, green and purples.  There’s something for everyone.

The color pay-off is great with one application, which was impressive, however, I still used two.  I loved how the polish looked after completing my manicure; my nails were super shiny, almost to the point that they were reflective.


Stained nails


My problem with this polish is that it didn’t last too long.  It began to chip after the 5th day.  I’m used to my polishes lasting over a week, closer to two weeks.  When I finally took the polish off, my nails looked dry, brittle, they flaked for days after, and were seriously stained.  Sucks that the base coat did nothing to protect my nails. Something I didn’t expect from a polish that claimed to be breathable.  I ended up cutting my nails down so that I can start over.  It also bubbled up some; however,  that didn’t bother me too much though since no one is really all up in my hands like that!


Stain on hand & thumb


The price ($14/bottle) of the polish for what it does is a turn-off.  I wouldn’t purchase unless they improve their formula, and it doesn’t cause the problems I experienced.

I do not recommend purchasing.


Disclaimer: I attended an exclusive event where Inglot products were provided.  I was not paid or compensated in anyway to do this post.  This is my honest review/opinion.




NOTW: Reflective Emerald Green


I am usually not a fan of metallic polishes; however, Inglot has the polish that I wore in my last NOTW (see picture below), as well as their #644 02M Breathable Nail Enamel, which is my current NOTW.



Note: I actually polished my nails with #644 last Friday, but I’m just now getting around to doing this post.  The nail polish still looks good after 4 days.


I would describe this one as a metallic, dark, emerald green with a touch of blue.  It is similar in color to Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in 22 Jumpin’ Jade, except the finish is better (IMO).  Overall, I like the color.


I wonder how my pink China Glaze Crackle Glaze will look over it?



Inglot New York Studio Grand Opening Party



INGLOT! The brand everyone flocks to at The Makeup Show, is an affordable, high-quality cosmetics brand.  They have over 240 stores across the globe; Seven of their stores are in the United States (two in NYC).

Thursday,  February 17 Janique ( and I went to the Inglot New York Studio Grand Opening Party, which is located on the 5th floor of the Chelsea Market building with a beautiful view of the city.  Between 5 & 6PM there was a private press preview in which makeup artist James Vincent gave a tour of the studio.   He gave us a brief history of the brand; they’ve been around for 20 years, and their nail polish was used in Lady Gaga’s most recent video for her song “Born this way.” He also mentioned his favorite products, and how he likes to use them.

James Vincent

For instance, Liquid Blush – James Vincent applies it before foundation to give the look of glowing from within.

I also learned that the mixing station, next to the freedom system is the most common area used since it allows people to re-create their favorite product/color from another brand that may be discontinued.

Lip Products
Freedom System
Freedom System - Blush (L), Pressed Powder (R)
Freedom System - Eyeshadows


Freedom System Price List

Pressed Powder Palette – 2:  $30

Face Blush Palette – 4: $42

Cream Concealer Palette/Brow Wax Palette/ Lipstick Palette – 5: $25

Eyeshadow Palette – 2: $16

Eyeshadow Palette – 4: $26

Eyeshadow Palette – 5 (Round): $25

Eyeshadow Palette – 5 (Square): $30

Eyeshadow Palette – 10 (Square): $50

Eyeshadow Palette/Lipstick Palette – 10 (Round): $45

They have an extensive stock of eyelashes, from simple to extravagant.





This was a great event.  We had the opportunity to swatch products, buy the products we loved with a 20% discount.  There were different stations where you were allowed to get glammed up by having your hair, makeup and nails done.  For people who wanted to have their finished looks documented, and show it off later they had the opportunity to do a mini photo shoot!

Janique getting her manicure
Janique getting a red lip done by Brooklyn

Of course, there were swag bags.   There were different bags for regular attendees and for press.  Both bags were filled with Inglot products.

Gift Bags

My bag included a lot of items I wanted to try prior to attending the event, such as the Under Makeup Base, Pigment, Lip Paint, Polish, and lip stick. I will definitely post swatches and a do a review. Products that I have and do love are their liquid illuminators, gel liners, and eyeshadows.





L-R: E/S (Pearl) #47, Pigment #85, Gel Liner #77 (black)
L-R: E/S (Pearl) #47, Pigment #85, Gel Liner #77 (black)

The lip products smell so yummy! Very tropical.

L-R: Slim Gel Lipstick #54, Lipstick #144, Lip Gloss #544

Center: Lip Paint #65
O2M Breathable Nail Polish

This is my NOTW (mani done during the event)

I’m not really a fan of metallic polishes, but, I LOVE how this came out on me.  It dried quickly, and three days later it still looks the same; no chips or fading.

Are you an INGLOT fan?

If so, what are your favorite products?

Big thanks to Melody Joy PR for the invite!

NOTW: Barry M Instant Nail Effects + Zoya Dana & Robyn

I’m a fiend! I did my nails for the week in Zoya’s Dana Polish (Hot pink), Robyn (Turquoise-Blue), White, and Bary M’s Instant Nail Effects.

The Barry M Instant Nail Effects is simple to use.  All you have to do is polish your nails in your desired color(s), wait for it to dry, and place one coat of the Nail Effects over it, and watch it “crackle”.  After that dries, you can apply your top coat.  It’s that easy.

Do you have the OPI Black Shatter and/or Barry M Nail Effects?

How do you like it?