Beauty : Mary Jo Matsumoto 4Free Nail Color


I've been wearing Mary Jo Matsumoto's Naked State of Mind nail varnish for a good part of the past month and I'm in love. It's like the prettiest pearly pinkish nude shade. That's it on the right. The formulation is 4FREE which means that it doesn't contain any formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor. I noticed that it doesn't have the strong foul chemical smell of most nail polishes and was impressed with how smoothly and evenly it applied and more importantly the long wear. This polish remained chip-free for over a week and lasted almost 2 weeks which is major for me. I'm quite excited about the new colors that Mary Jo has released for the fall.

The Caffeine Addiction 4FREE Trio which comes in delicious shades of Vanilla Latte Gratification, Coffee Addiction and Mood Altering Mocha will satisfy any neutral lover without the caffeine side effects.



The Laguna Libertine 4FREE collection features three fashion forward colors including Scandalous Lover - a chic wearable red, Bon Mots - a glamourous shimmery gold and Wilde Blue Yonder - a sophisticated shade of cobalt dedicated to Oscar Wilde. 

For those of you not familiar with Mary Jo Matsumoto, she is a fabulously talented designer and a pretty cool lady as well. I would probably say that even if she wasn't a friend. Her blog Trust Your Style is full of stylish inspiration. These lovelies and more are available for sale at her online shop. And I should mention that they do ship worldwide. While you're there, make sure you also check out her luxurious line of handbags, totes and clutches. You can thank me later.

30 comments

Stacey said...

I've never heard of Mary Jo Matsumoto polishes, but they sound really lovely. The Caffeine Addiction trio looks very pretty too!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous, I do love her polishes. I must get some sometime. I like that it's free from the horrible smelling chemicals as well. What I love most about them besides the colours is the names she creates for them as I must admit I often buy shades just from the name, haha!! She's such a sweet lady too, always love her blog and designs :)) Hope you have a great day lady lady!! xx

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

This is awesome. Nail polish is really harsh on my nails so I don't wear it often. I've been looking for a more natural option that might not do as much damage. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Thank you Rowena for your sweet review! I'm so glad you've been enjoying the Naked State of Mind polish--I wore it forever, but have finally switched over to the coffee neutrals for fall. Again, so happy that you like the polish!

xo Mary Jo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Mary Jo really is lovely and her polishes sound great. I have to remember to try a few!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Amyboo said...

I've never heard of this, but the polishes look really pretty! Such nice packaging~

Inés said...

Thank you Rowena, fantastic review...and worldwide shipping (le sigh) I'm going to check her blog right now!!!
Thank you very much for your comment!
I hope you're having a wonderful week, sweetie!
Big hugs!

Inés
SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love Mary Jo and her colors are always so gorgeous. I really have to try her formula. I know it'll be amazing :) xoxo

Nelah said...

Ooh thank you for introducing her and her product line Rowena. It is difficult to find nude shade nail polishes that dont need 5 coats to get the nice and evenly smooth results. These are just lovely.

Deborah said...

I especially like the first three colors! Beautiful! I'm glad for your comment! Kisses!!!! D

Bravoe Runway said...

I love the vanilla latte gratification! She is a very talented designer and I am so glad her nail polish line is taking off!

L e n a said...

ah like i need another nail polish lemmings..(Rowena!) ;p
the colors look beautiful and i love the bottle design as well.
now we can expect big 4 free polishes to apply and wear well. a better world, indeed!

Leslie said...

This is great Rowena! The pale colors look similar to ESSIE line. I'm running out of polish.. and will check out her website.

Maggie said...

The Caffeine Addiction set is so perfect! So aptly named! Naked State of Mind looks like a lovely color and that staying power sounds phenomenal!

Lyosha said...

stunning colours!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Just gorgeous colors!! Happy Friday!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

fluff and fripperies said...

They look so pretty! You just reminded me I tried to buy these but the order wouldn't go through - I must try again (after payday!)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Hello my little lovely! As you know I love Mary Jo's bags!!! The nail polishes all fit in with the fall trends and colours!
Thanks for your comment, am having the best time here! Always running through!
x.o.x.o

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful colors!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!! and my G+...

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Rola said...

I will go check out her site, love the Naked State of Mind set.

Fashion-isha said...

Beautiful colors! Enjoy your weekend!
xo
Sharon

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Hey Rowena! I love Mary Jo's nail polishes!!! She always has a great selection of unique colors and they are 4 Free! I think it's exemplary. I love her leather bags too. Great review and hope all is well doll.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Ana Carneiro said...

I really like the coffee inspired shades, I would love to own them, really neutral, classy colors!

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trishie said...

I love the nude shades - they're pretty much all i wear these days!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I've seen some of Mary Jo's bags (which I adore) but I had no idea she did nail polish as well! Long lasting nail polish is hard to come by so I will definitely be checking this out.

dimitri said...

These colors are absolutely gorgeous. Love them all. They are very refined.
Have a lovely week.

jeanine said...

I always love to know about products without harmful chemicals since I go for the "hippie" products for the most part. A nail polish without the nasty stink and chemicals is definitely a good thing especially if it goes on well and lasts.

All summer long I couldn't find anything with short sleeves, only sleeveless which I don't like all that much or cap sleeves which I hate. I wish I knew that you were finding sleeves :) next summer I'll be sure to ask you where you find them.

M.E said...

I never tried these but I would love to if I ever come across them!

http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

Xixia said...

Oooh, this is really cool. Thanks for the introduction! I really like those coffee tones - so elegant.

♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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