Colorizing your world, one digit at a time

Today I get to share with you the first six of the 12 bottle collection from Zoya, Sophisticates! I’ll be posting the rest of the collection this weekend. I can say for the first six, all the formulas are fabulous and I did them all in two coats, although some of them you could get by with one. Let’s get to it right away. Because Fall is in the air, almost, and it’s time to add some amazing shades to your collection.

Here is 2 coats of Presley and it can be best described as a smokey, mauve taupe cream
Color Family – Nude, Mauve Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

Padma can be best described as a deep, vermillion red cream. 2 Coats.
Color Family – Red, Mauve Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

McKenna can be best described as a refined pearl in a soft almond. Two coats here.
Color Family – Nude Finish – Pearl Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Warm

Joni can be best described as a deep, dusty plum cream. 2 coats!
Color Family – Nude, Plum Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

Hera can be best described as a muted, red mauve cream. I used two coats but could be done in one.
Color Family – Red, Mauve Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

Beth can be best described as a soft, sandy, champagne metallic. I used two coats.
Color Family – Nude Finish – Metallic Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Warm

My favorites of the first six of the Sophisticates collection are Hera and Padma, and I’m loving the shimmery pale Beth. Have you ordered any, or all? They are $10 ea and you can order now!

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* These polishes were sent to me at no cost for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated.

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I have received a few items from the Born Pretty Store, and since they were arriving separately in my mailbox, I wanted to wait until they all arrived and post them all together. So I have quite a selection of items for nail art so grab a coffee and have a seat. Here we go!

I’ll start with the best…and work down πŸ˜‰ Yeah, some were what I call “close” but no cigar. At least not for me. I think my favorite item from this menagerie was the Cat Eye Gel polish. It came with a special magnet that you hold over the polish before its cured, creating a mesmerizing cat eye effect. Now I want it in every color! I give this one 5 stars because the magnet was easy to use, the gel had a good strong amount of magnetics to create a stunning look. Color is BP-08 Jade Cat Eye.

Here is Born Pretty Professional UV & LED Soak Off Color Coat gel polish, Cat Eye in the color Jade. 2 coats.

And to follow-up, here is the same Cat Eye Gel BP-08 Jade with a BP gel holo flakes top coat #03 on top! Love this!

BP gel topper 03 over Jade cat eye gel, BP-08.

You know I absolutely love flakies and powder pigments. They are so transforming and really perk up a mani. First, here some holo flakies in BP 39677, a silver holo.

BP 39677 holo flakies are easy to work with. Can be used over regular polish, mixed into a sheer color, topped with water base top coat or used with gel polish.

And a great silver flakies powder, not to be confused with the super fine metallic chrome pigments, but a bit chunkier. These can be used loose, or burnished in (rubbed into a waterbase top coat or gel no wipe top coat) You’re only limited by your imagination. Go chunky and sparse or rub in a lot! BP silver flakies powder BP 39745.

Her is another pretty gel top coat with holo flakies in color #BP 01 over a rusty red!

This one gets an A for what it could have been. The gradient from red to purple/pink is gorgeous! Nail Foil papers are not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, and I have to admit I’ve worked with better. This one gave me a run for my money and would NOT rub in smoothly, but rather created more of a burnished metallic look. Still pretty, but I have hope for a more fluid look. BP nail foil redpink 38895.

BP nail foil redpink 38895 over a burgundy nail polish.

I had such high hopes for this nail art stamping plate. (BP stamping plate L015) You know of love cats, and this one definitely needs more practice, or maybe the etched images are not etched deep enough. I tried several different polishes that I KNOW have worked great in the past with other plates. Nope, none of them worked right and only gave me partial stamped images. I seriously wanted to sling this plate across the room! LOL But I mushed on. Finally I decided to try a black gel polish and that worked but looked somewhat blurry. But hey. I’m not here to sing the praises of every product I test. This one, cute but I’d give it’s performance 2 stars out of 5. That makes me sad. I’m not finished with it yet. I’ll keep trying because hey, it’s full of cats! LOL

BP stamping plate L015.

BP Kitty stamping plate L015

Remember to use my discount code! On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

The SquareHue Dance Collection for August 2017 is called Flamenco! This spicy trio is gorgeous! Top left is Jaleo, bottom left is Toque and on the right is Palmas.

I may not be the most coordinated dancer on the block…oh what am I thinking?! I can’t dance much at all anymore. LOL But I’ve always loved watching the Flamenco! And with the richness and sensual bravado that Flamenco provides, this month’s SquareHue Dance Collection box, “Flamenco” will not disappoint. Three rich shades and a seriously beautiful transition into early fall.

Palmas from the SquareHue Flamenco collection is a gorgeous olive-green pearlescent matte all by itself in one coat! But I am showing it here with a gloss top coat and it’s gorgeous that way too and really brings out the sparkle within. Paired with Jaleo is amazing!

Jaleo from the SquareHue Flamenco box. Beautiful deep red burgundy in a high gloss, 2 coat creme! Application couldn’t get any easier!

Toque from the SquareHue Flamenco box for August 2017 is a neutral, light terra-cotta high gloss creme. 2 coats here!

I can’t wait for the September box! And what do you think? This has been an amazing year of colors!

Next month SH September box is called Belly Dance! Go to the web site at Squarehue.com and subscribe!

@squarehue #squarehue #SquareHueToque #SquareHuePalmas #SquarehueJaleo #squarehueDanceCollectionFlamenco #squarehuegives #SquareHuenailpolishsubscription #squarehuefightshumantrafficking @laurarcuevas

$21 for Box No.3 and $16 for Box No.2 both include complimentary shipping within the US. An additional $5 is added to ship to Canada. Also available are single bottles and prior collections!

10% OFF! Use code LL10 and get 10% off any order. That coupon code has no expiration date and is valid on any product in our store except the gift subscriptions.

SquareHue.com. You can also hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.

helpdesk@squarehue.com

SquareHue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. 7-free. 7-Free Clean formula – Does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Ethy Tosylamide, Xylene, or Formaldehyde Resins. Vegan-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. Made in the USA. Complimentary Shipping for US Residents, $5 for Canada.

Ph 305.767.3225
8770 Sunset Dr., STE 342
Miami, FL 33173

I am SO behind my swatching game! My husband and I have been totally concentrated the last couple of weeks shopping for an RV. All the miles and sweat (literally, it’s a scorcher out there) paid off and we picked up our travel trailer the other day. With all the packing, prep and everything the average RVer has to do, well, you can’t imagine! It is work the first time, but after this packing just clothes and food will be a breeze. But I’m ready now for our maiden land-voyage. This is our first RV and we are both nervous and excited for what lays ahead. So we are taking her out next week for a spin at a local lake. Keeping our fingers crossed, especially when it comes to cleaning out the black water. LOL Now that you’ve heard my first world sob story, let’s get to the swatches!

SquareHue’s July 2017 trio is called Marinera. Hot and spicey, perfect for July! Left and clockwise, Serrana, a sheer high gloss creme nude. Limena, a micro shimmer in what I’d call a warm red and saucey chili hue. And as juicy as a bold sangria, Nortena is a high gloss creme.

I’ll say first up, these formulas go on beautifully, and the color combo is glorious. They dried pretty fast, and each only two coats.

SquareHue’s Marinera box for July 2017 includes this juicy eggplant creme but it also reminds me of a deep sangria. 1-2 coats.

SquareHue’s Limena from the July box, Marinera, is a gorgeous 2-coat micro shimmer.

Here is Serrana from the July collection, from SquareHue’s Marinera box. It’s a sheer high gloss creme in a pale butter nude shade. 2 coats here and I was afraid I wouldn’t like it on me looking at the botte. But I’m quite pleased with it!

Next month SH August box is called Flamenco! Go to the web site and give it a whirl!

@squarehue #squarehue #SquareHueNortena #SquareHueLimena #squarehueSerrana #squarehueDanceCollectionMarinera #squarehuegives #squarehuefightshumantrafficking @laurarcuevas

$21 for Box No.3 and $16 for Box No.2 both include complimentary shipping within the US. An additional $5 is added to ship to Canada. Also available are single bottles and prior collections!

10% OFF! Use code LL10 and get 10% off any order. That coupon code has no expiration date and is valid on any product in our store except the gift subscriptions.

SquareHue.com. You can also hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.

helpdesk@squarehue.com

SquareHue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. 7-free. 7-Free Clean formula – Does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Ethy Tosylamide, Xylene, or Formaldehyde Resins. Vegan-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. Made in the USA. Complimentary Shipping for US Residents, $5 for Canada.

Ph 305.767.3225
8770 Sunset Dr., STE 342
Miami, FL 33173

And now for part 2 of this series, Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection for 2017, Summer Nudes! πŸ‘£ Most of us polish lovers agree, great nude polishes are a must for our collections. And these six nudes will dress to impress! Let’s check them out!

So sexy! Here are the nail polishes of the Summer Nudes from the Sparkle & Co. 2017 Beach Collection, and they are available now. These are MUST HAVES this summer. From left top then left bottom: Barefoot Beauty, Sand In My Hair, Resort Couture, Dock Side, Convertible Coasting and Sunsets and Sandcastles!

Whether on your fingers or toes, when you feel the need to go “au naturel”, these shades have something for everyone.

Blush-worthy in 2 glossy coats, here is Barefoot Beauty, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. She’s a gorgeous blushing petal pink. But don’t let the delicate shade fool you. She wears like iron but goes on like body butter.

Awe, I love this one! Sand In My Hair is one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. 2 coats of this glossy as your sun-kissed skin. A lovely basic nude that won’t wear out its welcome. Perfect for any skin tone.

Fancy this! Here is Resort Couture, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. One coater and glossy, this highbrow mauve needs to be sitting pretty on your fingers this summer!

Convertible Coasting, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. Sort of a bubble gum pink that will make you feel like taking a ride down the coast, top down, sun on your skin and wind in your hair!

What’s a nude set without a foggy and moody gray?! This cool leaning beauty is Dock Side, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection.

Sunsets and Sandcastle, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. As with the whole set, 1-2 coats, glossy and long wearing. This sunset coral/salmon is a beauty on any skin tone.

Brand New! Summer Nudes 2017 from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. From left: Barefoot Beauty, Resort Couture, Convertible Coasting, Dock Side, Sand In My Hair and Sunsets and Sandcastles!

Each sells for $12 and are all available now! Get ’em while they’re hot β˜€οΈ! So grab your beach towel and head over there to order!

CONCLUSION: Who doesn’t adore a great nude πŸ‘£ polish that is! No coverup here, πŸ‘™ I love every one of these! 🌞 Great formulas, very consistent which I love, and man, these wear well!

Don’t forget! Description on these new polishes: “15ml Luxury Nail Polish Formula: Quick Drying, Amazing Coverage and Summer Classic Nude Colors! Choose your preferred color from the drop down box or choose the whole collection! Our Base & Top Coat are available under a separate listing. Our base polish really helps the polish adhere and prevent chipping and the Quick Dry, Ultra Shiny Top Coat is super thick, durable and beyond glossy! We also have a Matte Polish available for a Matte Finish and a Peel Polish available if you would like to test out Dip or Gel Polishes temporarily. This product helps remove them super quick in just a few minutes! See more under the Nail Polish Category!”

Be sure to take advantage of the 15% OFF SITEWIDE SALE enter my CODE: Lori15 PLUS Free shipping in US!

You can get your pigments, gel polishes, regular polishes and more here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments…

http://oceansofbeauty.com β€’ IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @oceansofbeauty

And watch owner Christy talk about her other beauty products on Youtube, look for 52weeksofbeauty.

*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site and sometimes images are using acrylic swatch sticks. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.

@oceansofbeauty @missflirtyhairextensions @52weeksofbeauty #ezdipnails #SparkleandCoGelPolish #OceansOfBeauty #SparkleandCoBeachCollection #SparkleandCoSummerNudes #SparkleandCoSummerBrights #LottaColada #HandMeMyShades #ILostMyFlipFlop #OceanVilla #BestSummerEver #BarefootBeauty #SandInMyHair #ConvertibleCoasting, #ResortCouture, #DockSide #SunsetsandSandcastles

They’re here! 😎 Brand New and now available at Oceans of Beauty, The Beach Collection nail polishes by Sparkle & Co., and in this post, Summer Brights! So many words to describe these, pigmented, long-wearing, amazing colors and simply…perfection!

Wow! That’s the word I most often uttered as I painted these. they are available now. These Summer Brights from the 2017 Beach Collection nail polishes by Sparkle & Co are MUST HAVES this summer. From left top then left bottom: Lotta Colada, Hand Me My Shades, I Lost My Flip Flop, I Need Vitamin Sea, Ocean Villa and Best Summer Ever.

At Oceans of Beauty, Christy describes them as, “15ml Luxury Nail Polish Formula: Quick Drying, Amazing Coverage and Fun Summer Colors! Choose your preferred color from the drop down box or choose the whole collection! Our Base & Top Coat are available under a separate listing.  Our base polish really helps the polish adhere and prevent chipping and the Quick Dry, Ultra Shiny Top Coat is super thick, durable and beyond glossy! We also have a Matte Polish available for a Matte Finish and a Peel Polish available if you would like to test out Dip or Gel Polishes temporarily.  This product helps remove them super quick in just a few minutes! See more under the Nail Polish Category!”

Lotta Colada, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection: Summer Brights! This is a super pigmented, buttery smooth and long-lasting formula, glorious by itself and amazing as a summer nail art base! One coat, glossy, perfect!

Hand Me My Shades nail polish by Sparkle & Co.! one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection: Summer Brights! Where do I begin?! This 1 coater glides on super pigmented and dries quickly to a semi satin finish due to its neon leanings. I topped with 1 coat top coat. Glory be, imagine this on your tanned toes! You WILL need shades with this one.

Super brilliant orchid, I Lost My Flip Flop, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection: Summer Brights! This also dries to a semi satin finish and I topped with a top coat. (Also available in quick dry top coat by Sparkle & Co.!) You just might lose a flip flop or two staring at your nails!

This super glossy, no staining azure blue “I Need Vitamin Sea”, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection: Summer Brights! If you love seaworthy blues, you will love this one! Aye aye sir!

Who wouldn’t want to stay here!? Here is Ocean Villa, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection: Summer Brights! Two buttery smooth coats of this glossy lacquer and you’ll be ready to head out to your own Ocean Villa!

Best Summer Ever, one of 6 brand new Luxury nail polishes from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection: Summer Brights! Holy beach ball! This brilliant 1-coat pink dries to a slight satin finish, and I topped with top coat. You will surely have the “Best Summer Ever” with this on your digits!

Brand New! Summer Brights 2017 from the Sparkle & Co. Beach Collection. From left: Hand Me My Shades, Ocean Villa, I Lost My Flip Flop, Lotta Colada, Best Summer Ever and I Need Vitamin Sea. Aren’t they gorgeous?!

Each sells for $12 and are all available now! Get ’em while they’re hot! So grab your shades and head over there to order!

CONCLUSION: As a summer lovin’ 🌴 beach girl πŸ‘™ I can categorically say, get on my nails! Great formulas, very consistent which I love, and man, these wear well!

Be sure to take advantage of the 15% OFF SITEWIDE SALE enter my CODE: Lori15 PLUS Free shipping in US!

You can get your pigments, gel polishes, regular polishes and more here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments…

http://oceansofbeauty.com β€’ IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @oceansofbeauty

And watch owner Christy talk about her other beauty products on Youtube, look for 52weeksofbeauty.

*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site and sometimes images are using acrylic swatch sticks. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.

@oceansofbeauty @missflirtyhairextensions @52weeksofbeauty #ezdipnails #SparkleandCoGelPolish #OceansOfBeauty #SparkleandCoBeachCollection #SparkleandCoSummerNudes #SparkleandCoSummerBrights #LottaColada #HandMeMyShades #ILostMyFlipFlop #OceanVilla #BestSummerEver #BarefootBeauty #SandInMyHair #ConvertibleCoasting, #ResortCouture, #DockSide #SunsetsandSandcastles

Squarehue monthly polish subscription box takes to the Rajasthan, India for the famed dance theme, Kalbelia. Like the bright and lively costumes of its dancers, the polishes from the Kalbelia box will put a pep in your step and seriously make your day. Let’s take a look!

The new June SquareHue box, “Kelbelia” is a fabulous trio of shades and formulas! All so different that it screamed for some nail art in honor of the Rajasthan, India tribal Kelbelia dance. The blue crelly Odhani is a glossy 2 coater. Angrakhi is a luscious pink high gloss 2-coat creme and the brown shimmer of Lengha is opaque in two coats. Pirouette.

Each polish stands well on its own but I couldn’t resist making a fun nail art in honor of the colorful and festive frocks that the Kalbelia dancers wear. Each of these nail lacquers are amazing!

The SQuareHue June box contains these three amazing shades, top left: Lengha, left is Odhani and right is Angrakhi.

Next month SH July box is called Marinera and you’ve got to see the gorgeousness inside! Go to the web site and take a peek!

@squarehue #squarehue #SquareHueAngrakhi #SquareHueOdhani #squarehueaLengha #squarehueDanceCollectionKalbelia #squarehuegives #squarehuefightshumantrafficking @laurarcuevas

$21 for Box No.3 and $16 for Box No.2 both include complimentary shipping within the US. An additional $5 is added to ship to Canada. Also available are single bottles and prior collections!

10% OFF! Use code LL10 and get 10% off any order. That coupon code has no expiration date and is valid on any product in our store except the gift subscriptions.

SquareHue.com. You can also hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.

helpdesk@squarehue.com

SquareHue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. 7-free. 7-Free Clean formula – Does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Ethy Tosylamide, Xylene, or Formaldehyde Resins. Vegan-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. Made in the USA. Complimentary Shipping for US Residents, $5 for Canada.

Ph 305.767.3225
8770 Sunset Dr., STE 342
Miami, FL 33173

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