Brand: Trust Fund Beauty
After trying my first Trust Fund Beauty nail polish, Champagne Socialite, I was pretty smitten and took advantage of a 35% off Ipsy coupon code to order some more. Later, I saw that Ipsy released a second coupon for 40% off, so now I have a lot of Trust Fund Beauty polishes to swatch.
Ordering from Trust Fund Beauty, from Canada
For Canadians, TFB ship from Canada, so you only have to pay Québec tax and shipping costs—no customs fees. I believe they have warehouses in the US (and their website pricing is all in USD), so US orders ship from within that country.
Haulage from Trust Fund Beauty
For order #1, I used an Ipsy code for 35% off. I ordered one full-sized polish (17 mL) and one set of six minis (3 mL each):
- Resting Bitch Face (full-sized; couldn’t not get this for the name!)
- Got Yacht? (mini)
- I Give Good Tweet (mini)
- Game Changer (mini)
- Major Eye Roll (mini)
- Champagne Problems (mini)
- Denim with Diamonds (mini)
The polishes all come in paper boxes. This is the only actual complaint—and it’s a very minor one—that I have with TFB: while their bottles and brushes are very nice, the boxes and sticker labels on the bottom of the bottles seem a bit cheap. I normally keep my polish boxes (like for Chanel, Illamasqua, etc.) but I tossed the TFB boxes. The print on them is cute, but the boxes just look a bit disheveled after being opened, and they’re not terribly sturdy, anyway. The minis are also too small for the box they come in, so they’re just sliding around in there.
The stickers are just a touch too large for the bottles, both full- and mini-sized. The font used on the labels doesn’t “go” with the nice styling on the actual bottle. And, the stickers don’t stick super well, especially since the bottle bottoms aren’t totally flat. For US$15 polishes, I have come to expect nicer labels. Nowhere close to being dealbreakers, though! Just a teeny bit of room for improvement.
Here’s Resting Bitch Face in a full-frontal shot:
I get people (pretty much always men) telling me to “SMILE! IT’S NOT THAT BAD!” Seriously? Yeah, I have RBF. I have to consciously remind myself to smile so I don’t end up looking like Kristen Stewart all the damn time. But then I worry about looking like I have a fake smile plastered on my face, and then I go back to RBF. What’s a girl to do?
So, you see, I had to get RBF. Helps that it’s pretty stunning in the bottle. Hope I like it on the nail!
For order #2, I used an Ipsy code for 40% off. I ordered 6 full-sized polishes (17 mL). The prices varied a bit, perhaps because some of the less expensive shades were older. I’ve noted the MSRPs below:
- Drunk Dial ($11)
- Elegantly Wasted ($12; this always gets the INXS song stuck in my head)
- I Kaled It ($15)
- Hollywood Hipster ($10)
- Pumpkin Spice ($15; limited edition)
- Old Money ($12)
These bottles are very reminiscent of American Apparel polishes (do they even still make polish? I never shop there anymore), but they’re slightly larger.
Review of Trust Fund Beauty Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Spice is a medium, bright pumpkin orange (not too yellow, not too red) packed with orange shimmer, with a smattering of gold and pink microglitter. The pink gives it a special, peachy touch—it’s probably the most princess-y orange nail polish I’ve ever seen. I think I’d have preferred a more reddish orange, myself, but that’s just me. This would be a fine orange for some skintones.
The polish applies very smoothly, and the sparkles are evenly distributed with every stroke. It’s a semi-opaque formula, and mostly opaque with two coats, as you can see in my swatches. You can definitely wear just one coat if you want a sheerer look.
The touch of pink sparkle makes this worth getting if you like oranges. Pumpkin Spice is a limited edition shade, so pick it up soon!
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish is US$15/CA$24 and 0.57 fl oz / 17 mL. The formula is advertised as being 10-Free: “formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, animal ingredients, benzophenone-1, GMOs (really?), phthalates, nickel, and lead“. The company is cruelty-free and vegan. Their products are made in the USA and the EU (my bottle says USA).
Trust Fund Beauty was founded in 2014 by Samara Granofsky, in honor of her late mother. The company is based in Montréal, QC, Canada.