Manis and lacquers

More FAB Glitter Lambs loose glitters to tickle your fancy!

Amazing Glitter Lambs founder, Jamie, sent me some more loose glitters to play with on my nails! Fun side note: these can all be used for body glitter! So versatile. I decided to dress these up big time and used some of my favorite nail polish brands to anchor them all. Let’s take a peek!

Love this ocean inspired mani using Glitter Lambs loose glitters, micro fine blue in Confident, and chunky ones with Candy For My Fairy and Water Bubbles. Base colors by Pretty Serious are Doodle Bug and Bunny Foo Foo!
Pink and femme! I used Glitter Lambs loose chunky glitter, Goodie Goodie Gumdrops, and fine glitter Fairytale Castles. Base color is Deborah Lippmann Outta Space!
Glitter Lambs loose micro fine glitter Time Warp in a mind bending mani! White base color is Lotta Colada by Sparkle & Co., and black nail stamping polish by Born Pretty.
Mmm, luscious micro fine holo brown glitter by Glitter Lambs, Chocolate Brownie. Paired with Faux Fur by Cnd Vinylux and the pink shimmer is Little Bo Pink by Hard Candy.
Sweet little Glitter Lambs Blue Fairy Wings made this delicate mani possible. An amazing chunky glitter with an iridescent vibe. Base color is Lotta Colada by Sparkle & Co., and that was topped with Glitter Lambs I Found an Oyster Pearl. Finished with some amazing blue gems by Swarovski.

*** Here are the deets on these glitters, with links!

Glitter Lambs Chunky Glitters featured today:

Glitter Lambs “Fairy Wings” glitter pots is just what you need for your next dress up party event! These pearlescent iridescent glitters resemble the shape of a fairy wing or an oblong eye shape design in colors of hot pink, yellow, white with a blue flash, light blue, light pink, lilac, light green, purple/aqua, pink, bright orange, white with a pink flash, neon orange. Each jar is 15 mL.
Fairy Wings | Glitter Lambs Body Glitter Pots (Pick a color)

Glitter Lambs “Goodie Goodie Gumdrop” is a 15 mL jar filled with beautiful iridescent white circle dot glitters in different sizes that has a reflect of rainbow colors, pink iridescent dots, blue iridescent dots, yellow iridescent dots, and white iridescent hex that has a rainbow shift.
Goodie Goodie Gumdrop | Glitter Lambs Chunky Body Glitter

Glitter Lambs “Water Bubbles” is a chunky body glitter mix with big white iridescent circles that has a blue and pink flash depending on the way the light hits it. These large circles are pretty cool and would look amazing with any cosplay look. Jar is 15 mL.
Water Bubbles | Body Glitter Pot

Glitter Lambs “Goodie Goodie Gumdrop” is a 15 mL jar filled with beautiful iridescent white circle dot glitters in different sizes that has a reflect of rainbow colors, pink iridescent dots, blue iridescent dots, yellow iridescent dots, and white iridescent hex that has a rainbow shift.
Goodie Goodie Gumdrop | Glitter Lambs Chunky Body Glitter

Glitter Lambs Fine Glitters featured today:

Glitter Lambs “Confident” is a blue green aqua micro fine makeup cosmetic glitter (.004).
Glitter Lambs Micro Fine Makeup Cosmetic Glitter .004 is perfect for any glitter addict out there!
Our micro fine glitter are put into a small plastic jar container that comes with a twist off lid for easy storage.
Performance of glitter will vary depending on the lighting where your at. Optimal reflects will be in full sun or regular indoor lighting.  
Jar is 15 mL.
Confident | Glitter Lambs Glitter Eyeshadow Pot (.004)

Glitter Lambs “Chocolate Brownies” is a micro fine .004 brown holographic cosmetic glitter eyeshadow with a rainbow prism. Works well as nail art too! Jar is 15 mL. 
Chocolate Brownies | Glitter Lambs Glitter Eyeshadow Pot (.004)

Glitter Lambs “FairyTale Castles”  cosmetic glitter is a deep rich vibrant fuchsia pink glitter in a .002 size. This is an extremely small tiny cut glitter. You will only see the rainbow prism shift in this glitter in natural/outdoor sunlight. Indoors this glitter will look mostly pink purple with a very small amount of rainbow prism shift.
***THIS IS A .002 GLITTER!
FairyTale Castles | Glitter Lambs Glitter Eyeshadow Pot (.002)

Glitter Lambs “Time Warp” is a micro fine holographic rainbow prism cosmetic charcoal gray cosmetic glitter (.004).
Time Warp | Glitter Eyeshadow Pot (.004)

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*Glitter Lambs products were sent at no cost and provided for honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Look UP! Zoya Sunshine is almost here!

Can you believe it is already time to plan our summer manis? Zoya will be releasing a brand new set of summer shades called Sunshine on May 1st. Pinks, reds, purples, blues and gold. Creams, shimmer, sparkles and oh, those toppers!

Say hello to SUNSHINE! Zoya’s newest assortment of bright and easy to wear shades ranging from creams to holographic toppers, sure to put a smile on your face any Summer’s Day. Also included within the Sunshine Collection are two “Unicorn Kisses” shades that are stunning sparkling toppers!

So for today’s swatches I just had to dive in with some fun and super easy nail art combos using all these delightful polishes. These are just the combos I liked, but you can use any that suits your summertime mood.

Bottles from Left: Delia is a lovely lilac creme and perfectly paired with Saldana, one of the shimmery Unicorn Kisses.
From left: bottles are missy, Ellie and Sandy. Perfect pinks featured here is a bit of dry brush combo.
Karen is a pinky coral creme while Minnie is a cool medium red.
Gorgeous hot chili shimmer with Marigold and a cool chili red, Virginia.
Bottles From left: Clementine (pale gold shimmer within, Unicorn Kisses Nahla over Jack, slightly cool nude, and Jack! Of course, this mani just screamed for a bit of Swarovski accent!

I love that you can buy these individually, or the whole set like this!

Zoya Sunshine is a zesty set of summer creams, shimmers and Unicorn Kisses! • SALDANA (ZP940): a buildable, cotton-candy blue holographic topper with hints
of pink and blue colored glitter – wear it alone or layer over other colors
• DELIA (ZP941): a full coverage muted amethyst cream
• MISSY (ZP942): the perfect summer pink in a full coverage cream formula
• SANDY (ZP943): a full coverage blue toned flamingo pink cream
• ELLIE (ZP944): a full coverage raspberry sorbet cream
• KAREN (ZP945): a full coverage poppy red cream
• MARIGOLD (ZP946): a bright and dazzling micro-shimmer red in a full coverage formula
• VIRGINIA (ZP947): a full coverage juicy coral-red cream
• MINNIE (ZP948): a full coverage pink toned coral cream
• CLEMENTINE (ZP949): a full coverage salmon toned coral with a pink and orange micro-shimmer
• JACK (ZP950): a full coverage nude cream, perfect to match your morning latte
• NAHLA (ZP951): a buildable, golden glitter



**Order online May 1, 2018, $10 ea.(US)

NOTE: I liked all the formulas, however my faves were the new Unicorn Kisses toppers, the deeper shades and shimmer. All required two coats.

@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaSUNSHINESummer2018 #ZoyaSaldana #everydayZoya #ZoyaDelia #ZoyaMissy #ZoyaSandy #ZoyaEllie #ZoyaKaren #ZoyaMarigold #ZoyaVirginia #ZoyaMinnie #ZoyaClementine #ZoyaJack #ZoyaNahla #PRSamples

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! (US) 
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com.

**BIG10FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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

Manis and lacquers

Born Pretty spring arrivals!

Can you believe it is already April 4?! Along with that comes sunshine and rain, flowers, new nail art! And Born Pretty has thousands of items to help you with your springtime designs. Let’s take a quick view of some great items they sent me to try. From a fun pink tinting top coat to a marvelous magnetic wonder.

Born Pretty Stamping polish in a rusty brown shade #19, is perfect for my coffee stamped design using a BP plate, BP-X53. And you know, I’m all about coffee!
Here is the newest of the Born Pretty Cat Eye magnetic sticks, which is double ended (round and flat) and boy are they strong! I love the new black design, very classy.
6ml BORN PRETTY Dreamy Heaven Series. DH01 Unfold Dreams Rose tint top coat. I stamped these kitties in white over black, then you can apply the tints over the whole thing, or just portions of the design like I did here. I would suggest however applying a top coat over your stamped image, let dry, then apply tint. It tends to want to smear a bit.
Born Pretty BP-04 Memento soak off Thermal Magnetic Cat Eye Gel… That is a mouthful LOL! This shade shifts from a pale sand in warmth to a rosy pink when cool, plus it is Cat Eye! I used the new double ended magnet for this design (with Swarovski crystals).

Here are the links for these items! Each one clickable will take you to the Born Pretty Store.

Dreamy Heaven Series tint top coat in Unfold Dreams DH01

Double ended Magnetic Stick

Born Pretty Stamping polish #19

Born Pretty Thermal Cat Eye Gel Soak off BP-04

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 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.

PPL91
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#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettystore #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettystampingplate #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettyThermalCatEye #bornprettystampingpolish #bornprettydoublemagnetnailarttool

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

Manis and lacquers, Press Releases

Zoya Summer 2018 collection SUNSHINE ☀️ MAY 1ST!

YAY ☀ Sunshine Summer collection for 2018 by Zoya is sure to be a shiny hit for all you sun-loving fans! Check out what you surely be craving to order starting May 1, 2018 at Zoya.com.

Say hello to SUNSHINE! Zoya’s newest assortment of bright and easy to wear shades ranging from creams to
holographic toppers, sure to put a smile on your face any Summer’s Day. Also included within the Sunshine Collection are two “Unicorn Kisses” shades that are stunning sparkling toppers! The Sunshine Collection includes:

• SALDANA (ZP940): a buildable, cotton-candy blue holographic topper with hints
of pink and blue colored glitter – wear it alone or layer over other colors

• DELIA (ZP941): a full coverage muted amethyst cream

• MISSY (ZP942): the perfect summer pink in a full coverage cream formula

• SANDY (ZP943): a full coverage blue toned flamingo pink cream

• ELLIE (ZP944): a full coverage raspberry sorbet cream

• KAREN (ZP945): a full coverage poppy red cream

• MARIGOLD (ZP946): a bright and dazzling micro-shimmer red in a full coverage formula

• VIRGINIA (ZP947): a full coverage juicy coral-red cream

• MINNIE (ZP948): a full coverage pink toned coral cream

• CLEMENTINE (ZP949): a full coverage salmon toned coral with a pink and orange micro-shimmer

• JACK (ZP950): a full coverage nude cream, perfect to match your morning latte

• NAHLA (ZP951): a buildable, golden glitter

**Order online May 1, 2018, $10 ea.(US)

@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaSUNSHINESummer2018 #ZoyaSaldana #everydayZoya #ZoyaDelia #ZoyaMissy #ZoyaSandy #ZoyaEllie #ZoyaKaren #ZoyaMarigold #ZoyaVirginia #ZoyaMinnie #ZoyaClementine #ZoyaJack #ZoyaNahla #PRSamples

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! (US) 
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com.

**BIG10FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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

Manis and lacquers

Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders, so many dips, so little time!

So, for the last couple of months I’ve been super busy swatching dozens of dip powders for the Sparkle & Co. Dip Powder System site. I have around 20 or so to go and I haven’t had a chance to upload any of the colors here on my blog! So I made up a few collages of the many colors available, by no means all of them, just a smattering, with a few duplications (sorry, my bad. Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time change has me like %-/ LOL

Anyway, just to give you an idea so you can rush over to Sparkle & Co., (not all of my swatches are uploaded as of this posting, busy busy times over there at S&C! If you see a color on the chart there you don’t see here, give me a shout and I’ll message it to you! And I’d like to mention there is also a fine Facebook Group for Sparkle & Co., and many new things on the horizon! So stay tuned, and don’t forget my awesome discount code, Lori15 for 15% off! Let’s take a peek at some of the colors! A full range available in two sizes, from neons, glow in the darks, temperature change, nudes, glitter shimmers and more!

Sparkle & Co. Dips, 46, 90, 93, 03, 08 and 91.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders, 37, 34, 23, 31(white base), oops, 46 again, and 24.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 89, 98 and 99. then French dipped using white 93 and pink 92.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 74, 75, 83 and 78.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 63, 70, 65 and 67.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 36, 51, 50 and 62.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 30, 32, 33 and 35.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 07, 11, 27 and 30.
Sparkle & Co. Dip Powders in 81, 07, No number yet, but pale mint green glow-in-the-dark, and 06.

And be sure to order your Dip System liquids here!

That’s it for now peeps! Stay tuned, always new pretties waiting to emerge at Sparkle & Co.

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

NEW at Sparkle & Co. Subscription Boxes! A HUGE HUGE HIT

You can get your pigments, polishes and more here, as well as Dip Powder system nail treatments…

https://sparkleandco.com/product-category/dip-powders/

IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @sparkle.and.co

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.

@sparkle.and.co @missflirtyhairextensions @52weeksofbeauty #sparkleandcodipnails #SparkleandCoGelPolish #OceansOfBeauty

Manis and lacquers

What I’ve been up to…swatching my heart out!

In case you were wondering why my entries here have been a bit spotty lately, I thought I’d take the time to enlighten you! No major life changes other than lovely spring allergies, gearing up for a new season of yard work, planning our next trip out to our Florida property, planning another trip in our RV…

I have been assisting my beautiful friend and amazing business owner of Sparkle & Co., Christy, to swatch all 100+ shades of dip powders for her Dip Powder system! That being said, I’ve continued with some of my other brands I review for, but this project is a biggie. As a swatcher, you can only do so many dip powder mani changeovers per week to prevent cuticle damage from constant application and removal for taking photos. The system is naturally an amazingly healthy alternative to growing and maintaining unbreakable nails, natural and artificial. Since I take closeups as always, I have to pay special attention to getting all the dip powder out from my cuticles before snapping a pic. So I do the swatches, snap the photos, do the necessary cropping and adjustments, then send off to Christy. I am closing in on about 80 swatches now, so we are getting there! As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time.

Then, my poor 6-year-old Canon DSLR that has been my workhorse all these years, is starting to show its age. Now, as of the other day, the door enclosure that holds my memory card broke off from the constant swapping and closing, and now will not engage the shutter function without holding it in place manually! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 😥 Yeah, the struggle is real friends. So with millions of actuations and taking my T4i to the limit, I think we are getting close to needing a replacement. Not really prepared to upgrade, and honestly can’t afford it right now as I am not sponsored and don’t get a paycheck. Blogging for me is a labor of love. So if suddenly you see my photos degrade to iPhone quality, you’ll know why! I was nearly in tears the other day. Canon told me it would be a minimum of more than $150 to get the whole back assembly, before labor! I was like, “yeahhhh, no.” LOL

I HAVE taken the time to do a quick fun mani just for my own pleasure while waiting for the next batch of products to arrive. So here after I’ve provided you with my pity party, enjoy this! Have a wonderful week my sweet followers!

I used Sparkle & Co. dp.81 dip color and Unicorn Chrome powder, Born Pretty stamping white polish, stamper and plate, and Swarovski Crystals.
Manis and lacquers

New Zoya Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal Dry Skin Hand and Body System!

So fortunate to receive for review this cool skin care kit by Zoya, just in time to refresh our dry winter-weary skin! I just started using it from the day it arrived…yesterday as a matter of fact. It goes on like silk and the light fragrance is slightly sweet but won’t overpower your personal scents. Here is the Starter retail kit I received, and as you can see, the serum is light and non greasy, and the lotion is light as a feather as well.

This little kit includes a product guide with instructions and explanation of the System, along with other available options.

Did you know that the skin’s lipid barrier is the last line of defense in preventing moisture loss? Think of it as a breathable saran wrap for skin. As we age, our lipid barrier thins and becomes less effective and patchy. You will never have perfect skin if the lipid barrier is damaged. Rebuilding the lipid barrier is key!

The experts at ZOYA created the NAKED MANICURE Hydrate and Heal Dry Skin, hand and body treatment system to deeply deliver exactly what the skin needs before locking it in beneath a fortified lipid barrier resulting in fresher, newer, brighter looking skin instantly.

The system comes right in time, with the harsh dryness of winter – this is just what your skin needs!

**AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW
ZOYA.COM Prices Vary – Retail Kit $23 (USA)

@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaNakedManicure #everydayZoya #ZoyaNakedManicureHydrateandHealDrySkinHandandBodySystem #ZoyaNakedManicureHydratingSerumandLotion

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! (US) 
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com.

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