Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sumbody Nail Polish

About a month or so ago, I found out there is a Sonoma County Nail Polish!!! I live here in Sonoma County (thus the name of my blog), and I was super excited to try out a Sonoma County Nail Polish! The company that distributes this polish is called Sumbody. They are based in Sebastopol, California. Sebastopol is a great little town in Sonoma County. It has lots of funky little shops, great places to eat, a wonderful seasonal farmers market, it's on the way to the ocean, surrounded by vineyards, and hosts some of my favorite festivals every year (Gravenstein Apple Fair, and Apple Blossom Festival)! I decided to check out Sumbody and try out a few of their polishes. The owner of the company is Deborah Burnes and she has written a book called "Look Great, Live Green" and she is super passionate about beauty products that are good for our bodies and for the planet. This manicure is inspired by the cover of her book.

On the thumb I have the portrait from the cover of her book, and on my other nails I free-handed abstract swoopy designs with a stamped Konad butterfly on my ring finger. 

I started with Sinful Colors Snow Me White on my thumb and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime. I hadn't yet been to her shop, so these are the colors I used instead of Sumbody nail polishes.

Next I painted swoops of gold acrylic paint and accented it with white dots of acrylic paint. I also stamped the butterfly from my new Konad stamping kit that my sister gave me for xmas. I used the green Konad special polish for the butterfly. (Thanks Sista!) You can see how I started painting the portrait on my thumb.

Here is the portrait nearly finished before topcoat. I made some minor adjustments to it before I did topcoat. 

Here's my right hand with a similar design, but no portrait. It's pretty difficult to do intricate artwork with my non dominant hand. :)

I was not allowed to take pictures inside of the store, but boy is it cool inside! It smells divine. Think of a more hippie-ish version of a LUSH Cosmetics store. Now they do sell nail polish, however, it is not made here. It is distributed by Sumbody in Sebastopol, CA, so I can call it Sonoma County nail polish, but it is not made here. Deborah chooses the colors and the names for the polishes. Sumbody says that these are 3- and camphor-free polishes. They say these are "as natural as nail polish can be." :)

Here's the three polishes I purchased: Mack the Knife, It's My Party, and Specktacular. Mack the Knife is a gorgeous bronze color, It's My Party is bright pinkish-red with holographic sparkles, and Specktacular looks like a dead on dupe of OPI My Private Jet (the non-holo version). These retail for $9.95 each, and if you buy three you get a bottle of their cuticle oil. 

This cuticle oil is AWESOME! It has apricot, safflower, and avocado oils, as well as coconut and shea butters. It has a very slight coconut smell, but that dissipates after about 5 minutes. It applies like an oil, but soaks into the skin very quickly, without leaving hands greasy. The cuticle oil retails for $16.95.

Sumbody is having a warehouse sale at the end of March, which I can't wait to attend! Here is a link for those who will be in the area and want to shop like crazy for some amazing body products.

Sumbody
118 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-2053

16 comments:

  1. I love that they have a polish named Mack the Knife! And I hate that I live so far away from it, hahaha. Off to Google-land to see if I can locate a website or something!

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    1. Hey Rach! They have a blog, but it has been under construction for about a week or so. Hopefully it will be back up by Valentine's Day. You should come for a visit and we can go shopping there, ha ha!

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    2. If I ever find myself out that way, you're on! :D

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  2. Very cool mani, i like the colours :)

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  3. This is so cute, you never cease to amaze me with your talent.

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    1. Awww, thank you Amber! You are so kind to say that. That really makes me feel good, all warm and happy. :D

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    1. Thanks Anutka! I really like how it turned out. :)

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