REVIEW & SWATCH: Treat Collection Nail Polish

Treat Collection Nail Polish

THE SPECS:

PRICE: $18.00

AMOUNT OF PRODUCT: 15ml

PACKAGING: The nail color comes in a square glass jar with a long gold handle.

BRUSH: It has a semi-soft, thin, slender brush.

CONSISTENCY: Very creamy and easy to apply.

COVERAGE: Will give you opaque coverage in two coats.

INGREDIENTS: Ingredients vary by color. Please contact Treat Collection for more information.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Berlin based label treat collection presents a glamorous nail polish line consisting of 54 different shades – a treat not only for the nails (after all the polishes contain less chemicals than regular products), but a treat in itself and for all senses; it’s just that daily little dose of self-indulgence that neither ruins your bank account nor leaves you with a bad conscience… like a great novel waiting to be read… like breakfast in bed, a long soak in the hot tub or a beautiful bunch of flowers. The line is sophisticated yet open minded, trendy but not flashy; the design of the heavy luxurious glass bottle with its golden clasps is chic but thanks to the sleek logo not overdone. The color chart of t reat col lect ion ranges from white, washed, transparent, “almost there” shades to pretty pastels, taupes, browns and some intense colors like emerald, navy, deep purple and blacks with a little shimmer to fantastic reds in every nuance, corals, pinks and a great, all you’ll ever need variation of nude tones.

Treat collection was born in Berlin and of course shows urban edginess. It is made for the self-confident girl or woman with a casual high twisted bun or ponytail wearing a khaki parka, skinny jeans and a well fitting white T-shirt as her daily uniform to roam Berlin, preferably on her bike. On Saturdays she strolls around the farmers’ market, meets her friend for a coffee and takes her dog for a walk. But at night, there is a transformation! Being a huge fan of old school Hollywood glamour she then morphs into a sexy, cool lady. Think of mid century style houses, the cream colored 50s Mercedes Convertible, freshly coiffed hair and perfectly groomed nails. A modern Angelina Jolie. Looking equally effortless but stylish in both Berlin and Los Angeles – simply fabulous in any city to be precise! Sophisticated yet modern, glamorous but not overdone, classy with some attitude. And with some earned interest in treating herself well, rightfully so! treat collection in a nutshell: Berlin cool. Hollywood Glam.

NONTOXIC COLORS
Treat Collection polishes are “5-free” – this means they deliberately abstain from commonly used risky ingredients. No more doubts or worries about having your nails shine day after day, even during pregnancy or with children around – our polishes are nontoxic and so much healthier than regular products.

We say NO to:

FormaldehydE
An important building block for the chemical industry which in cosmetics is frequently used as dissolvent – even though it provokes allergies as well as irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tracks and is considered to be cancer-causing. Treat Collection does without this risk factor, no doubt about it!

FormaldehydE RESIN
One of the oldest plastics with hard and break-proof properties, it is frequently used in the production of chipboards and circuit boards. However, it is deemed to cause allergic contact reactions and skin problems. We want you to be carefree when brushing a strand of hair out of your face or touching up on your make-up – this is why we opt for nonhazardous resins.

ToluoENE
This liquid is also contained in gasoline and is used as a solvent – but EU Regulation classifies it as harmful to health. Its strong smell would drive you to your knees and can be addictive. To us, it is a matter of course to use vegan alternatives in our Treat Collection polishes.

DBP (Dibutyl phthalatE)
A commonly used plasticizer used to keeps plastics elastic – but they are entirely out of place in baby articles, toys and cosmetics. Given that it is classified as toxic and dangerous to the environment it is even prohibited for such purposes in the EU. Unlike other manufacturers we have always made sure that our Treat Collection nail polishes keep supple and smooth using non-poisonous components!

CAMPHOR
Another component used as plasticizer – in addition it is used in pest control and blasting gelatine. Not very sexy, all the less since it is psychoactive and toxic, thereby causing nausea, respiratory distress and panic attacks. Nothing you want to use on your fingers or toes, which is why Treat Collection polishes make sure you nails shine healthily.

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Too bad that nail polishes don’t get by with purely organic and natural ingredients to meet our high standards. This is why we pay utmost attention to only use substances that are state-of-the-art with respect to safety, health and environmental compatibility as well as quality – for outstanding brilliance that makes you shine.

We say YES to:

ETHYL ACETAT
This organic compound is extracted from acetic acid and for its sweet fruity smell similar to that of pears is also used to flavour lemonades, drops or medicaments. As versatile solvent it is our choice to make sure the ingredients in Treat Collection polishes mix and blend well.

BUTYL ACETAT
A further organic compound found in many types of fruit and for its pleasant sweet smell of bananas or apples is used to flavour foods. Given its outstanding solvent power it ensures excellent – and healthy – gloss and flow in varnish. Just what we want for our Treat Collection!

ISOPROPYL
Blended with herbs and essential oils this liquid is used to produce rubbing alcohol – a well-tried household remedy that is massaged into the skin to alleviate pains be they strains or joint complaints. Given that it can be safely used it is a further solvent we like to use for our polishes.

NITROCELLULOSE
Based on cellulose, an important structural component of the primary cell wall of green plants, this compound is the perfect film-forming basis for our nail polishes – ‘cause Treat Collection is here to stay on!

ADIPIC ACID
In nature this colorless and odorless organic compound is found in beet root and sugar beet and given its sour taste is an EU-approved food additive. It plays a role in the production of nylon and keeps our Treat Collection polishes naturally smooth and supple.

Trimethyl PentanYl DiisobutyRATE

This biodegradable compound serves as basis for producing plasticizers and tensides. It makes sure our Treat Collection polishes stay on your nails as loooong as possible to make you shine day after day.

Stearalkonium HeCtoritE

A harmless thickening agent to make sure that shimmering particles evenly spread over your nails. Given its tolerability it is also used in lipstick or eye make-up.

DIACETONE ALCOHOL
This organic compound with its sweet smell is used as a solvent in natural lacquers und colorants and besides is used in compounding fragrances. Given its brilliant properties we use this liquid in our Treat Collection to make your nails outshine each other.

 

Let’s take a look at some swatches!

Treat Collection Nail Polish

[ ] Poppies & Peonies

[ ] Outdoors

[ ] A Special Something

[ ] Wedding Day

[ ] Honeymoon

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I really really really enjoyed working with the Treat Collection polishes. As a professional, one thing that I HATE are polishes that are (A) thick, and (B) slow-drying. I didn’t have either problem with this line. The colors went on smooth and without streaks, and each coat dried down in about 3-5 minutes.

Another thing I like about these polishes are their shape. Now, I know to the average person, the shape of a polish bottle is arbitrary… however, since I have to carry around 200 nail polishes to a job, storage and “stackability” are super important to me. the bottles stack really easily in a ZUCA case and don’t roll-around and cause me problems like others (:::clears throat::: I won’t name any names :::clears throat:::).

Overall, these are great performing polishes with a fun range of colors… and they are non-toxic! What more could I ask for?

 

Best Wishes,

Victor Amos
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Victor Amos
Editor-In-Chief at Pro Beauty Blog
Victor Amos is an editorial makeup artist and lifestyle editor in New York City. His work has graced the pages of Essence, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Brides, Fitness and many more. As a beauty expert, he focuses on educating emerging professionals on the ins-and-outs of the beauty industry. Victor is also a lifestyle editor for World Bride Magazine, where he writes about travel, technology, food, and culture.