Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polishes are color changing miracles

The Full definition of chameleon according to Merrium Webster
• 1: any of a family (Chamaeleontidae) of chiefly arboreal Old World lizards with prehensile tail, independently movable eyeballs, and unusual ability to change the color of the skin

• 2: a: a person given to often expedient or facile change in ideas or character b: one that is subject to quick or frequent change especially in appearance. But in the gel polish world, it’s the easiest way to accomplish a gradient! Today I have three Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polishes to share with you. Just a tip of the iceburg, but boy oh boy, these are stunning! Let’s take a look!

Three of many Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polishes, change colors with the temps they are exposed to. Gorgeous both ways! From left, Pink Fizz, Cosmopolitan and Amaretto.

Three of many Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polishes, change colors with the temps they are exposed to. Gorgeous both ways! From left, Pink Fizz, Cosmopolitan and Amaretto.

Each of my swatches were two coats, and these are all very pigmented and smooth to apply. What follows are each swatch in its basic warm state, cold state and everything in between!

Here is two coats of Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polish, Pink Fizz, in it's warm state. A soft dusty pink when it's cool and a cafe au lait when it's when it's warm!

Here is two coats of Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polish, Pink Fizz, in its warm state. A soft dusty pink when it’s cool and a cafe au lait when it’s when it’s warm!

Madam Glam's Chameleon Gel polishes are so perfect in application and super quick and long-lasting color changers. Here is Pink Fizz in it's cold state.

Madam Glam’s Chameleon Gel polishes are so perfect in application and super quick and long-lasting color changers. Here is Pink Fizz in its cold state.

Pink Fizz Chameleon Gel polish rocking a duo personality with it's low temp rosy glow to it's warm and "fizzy" cafe au lait with a slight pink twist.

Pink Fizz Chameleon Gel polish rocking a duo personality with its low temp rosy glow to its warm and “fizzy” cafe au lait with a slight pink twist.

Here is Madam Glam's Cosmopolitan in it's warm state. A shimmery sunny gold. You can see here it wanted to change on the free edge...my AC was turned up!

Here is Madam Glam’s Cosmopolitan in its warm state. A shimmery sunny gold. You can see here it wanted to change on the free edge…my AC was turned up!

Madam Glam Chameleon gel polish in it's cold state. It goes from a shimmery apple red to dark ochre.

Madam Glam Chameleon gel polish in its cold state. It goes from a shimmery apple red to dark ochre.

Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polish, Cosmopolitan, both warm and cold!

Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polish, Cosmopolitan, both warm and cold!

Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polish, Amaretto, in it's warm state. A nice nude pecan.

Madam Glam Chameleon Gel polish, Amaretto, in its warm state. A nice nude pecan.

Amaretto Chameleon Gel polish by Madam Glam in it's cold state. Such a pretty taupe.

Amaretto Chameleon Gel polish by Madam Glam in its cold state. Such a pretty taupe.

Amaretto Chameleon Gel polish by Madam Glam showing both personalities in warm and cold states.

Amaretto Chameleon Gel polish by Madam Glam showing both personalities in warm and cold states.

CONCLUSION: Everything about these are perfect. And I have to say, I’ve tried other temp changing polishes and they have always fought me on how long they took to change. My natural body temp is on the low side naturally. These change fast!

Gels run $19.95 ea and Madam Glam runs specials so DO get on their mailing list! New collections and colors are being added all of the time.

•• For a limited time, as of this post date until Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, End of Summer Sale! Buy 6 get 50% off (Discount applied at checkout. Free worldwide shipping over $80 and Free US Exchange & returns

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*These products were sent to me at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

Madam Glam One Step Gel polish, and more!

I’m back with some more gel polishes from Madam Glam. I’m on a gel roll gals, no gelly roll. LOL Today I’d like to share with you some One Step Gel polishes “The Next Generation”! We know wearing gel polish is a timesaver. They last and last and since you cure them, they dry FAST! But how about turning it up a notch and foregoing the application and curing of a base and top coat? Yeah, you see where I’m going with this. I’ll also share with you how to change the look over any gel with the fabulous Matte Top Coat!

Here are 4 of the many MANY Madam Glam One Step Gel polish lineup, "the Next Generation"! From left, Boyfriend Style, Tiara, Lolita and Obsession.

Here are 4 of the many MANY Madam Glam One Step Gel polish lineup, “the Next Generation”! From left, Boyfriend Style, Tiara, Lolita and Obsession.

It couldn’t be any easier. And these shades are gorgeous. I did have one that didn’t look good on me, and it’s meant to be sheer. I speak of the glittery gilted Tiara. I found it serves better topped over something else. Well, you’ll see!

Unbelievably easy, these Madam Glam One Step Gel polishes area a time saver. Here is 2 coats of Boyfriend Style. It's described as, Pale Dusty Lilac-Blue. Nothing more suitable for a lazy weekend than a comfy boyfriend style! Admit it you love it! And we found for you the perfect one step gel to go with it!

Unbelievably easy, these Madam Glam One Step Gel polishes area a time saver. Here is 2 coats of Boyfriend Style. It’s described as, Pale Dusty Lilac-Blue. Nothing more suitable for a lazy weekend than a comfy boyfriend style! Admit it you love it! And we found for you the perfect one step gel to go with it!

2 coats of Madam Glam One Step Gel polish, Lolita, is described as a Grape, Girlish but not really, Lolita is the quietness, the fantasy, the magic beauty!

2 coats of Madam Glam One Step Gel polish, Lolita, is described as a Grape, Girlish but not really, Lolita is the quietness, the fantasy, the magic beauty!

Madam Glam Matte Top Coat transforms any glossy shade into a velvet variation.

Madam Glam Matte Top Coat transforms any glossy shade into a velvet variation.

One thin coat of Madam Glam Matte Top Coat cured over One Step Lolita. What a change! Soft and velvety.

One thin coat of Madam Glam Matte Top Coat cured over One Step Lolita. What a change! Soft and velvety.

I LOVE Obsession. Such a blushing beauty with a fab gold shimmer. This is where you see Tiara by itself, in I followup with Tiara coated over another color.

I tried a combo here, but I wanted you to see it even though I didn't care for how it turned out. First up, Madam Glam Obsession is one of the One Step gels and is described as "Berry Red with very very subtle shimmers, gold under the sun. Passionate, enthusiast, addicted - the perfect description of a obsession! What woman doesn't desire these things?" I love the golden shimmer in this one and it's so beautiful on my complexion. However, the middle and ring fingers didn't quite turn out as I hoped. The formula of Tiara was easy to use, perfect. The shimmers and gold flakes within, easy to apply. But, it would take more thank 3 coats to get to full opacity and the warm yellowish jelly type base didn't go well with my skin tone. Honest, my nails are white and this made them look stained by themselves. But hold on! Check out the next image of Tiara in 1 coat over another shade!

I tried a combo here, but I wanted you to see it even though I didn’t care for how it turned out. First up, Madam Glam Obsession is one of the One Step gels and is described as “Berry Red with very very subtle shimmers, gold under the sun. Passionate, enthusiast, addicted – the perfect description of a obsession! What woman doesn’t desire these things?” I love the golden shimmer in this one and it’s so beautiful on my complexion. However, the middle and ring fingers didn’t quite turn out as I hoped. The formula of Tiara was easy to use, perfect. The shimmers and gold flakes within, easy to apply. But, it would take more thank 3 coats to get to full opacity and the warm yellowish jelly type base didn’t go well with my skin tone. Honest, my nails are white and this made them look stained by themselves. But hold on! Check out the next image of Tiara in 1 coat over another shade!

Redemption! lol Just one coat of the previously mentioned One Coat gel polish, Tiara, over a coat of one of Madam Glam's Chameleons called Amaretto, shown here in "chill" mode is pretty darn cool! Cooled Amaretto takes on a rosy hue while warm it leans a latte shade. Great combo!

Redemption! lol Just one coat of the previously mentioned One Coat gel polish, Tiara, over a coat of one of Madam Glam’s Chameleons called Amaretto, shown here in “chill” mode is pretty darn cool! Cooled Amaretto takes on a rosy hue while warm it leans a latte shade. Great combo!

CONCLUSION: I’m such a hopeless convert to gel polishes now. I love regular polish too but as my life continues to stay a step ahead of me, I’m finding that when I have a hectic week ahead, it’s a lifesaver. My Chameleons review will be coming along soon. They are SO COOL! That’s why I just had to show you how versatile they can be not only alone, but under sheer toppers. They still change color with temps warm/cold without a hiccup.

I need to mention and remind you that Madam Glam offers three different LED gel curing lights. A pocket LED lamp, a 36w full size LED lamp and a full size 48w Professional lamp. I can tell you the Pro is very roomy, even for feet! Here are a couple shots. As you can see, there are three time settings, and also features an “auto on” so when you place your hand under the dome, it lights immediately for when you want to add a bit of time without using the predetermined timers. Just be sure and set a stop watch setting on your phone or something to track how long your hand is in there. This one works great!

This is Madam Glam's top of the line full power 48 W Professional nail CCFL - LED light for gel nails. This LED lamp will keep things professional! It is universal for UV gel, builder gel and led gel polish! The large opening allows you to cure both hands simultaneously. Ideal product for both home use and professional salon. Fast curing time! Specifications: Power : 48W  3 timers : 10sec, 20sec, 30sec and continuous sensor Weight: 1.25KG Size: 9.3cm x 18.5cm x 21cm Color: Silver Plug : US

This is Madam Glam’s top of the line full power 48 W Professional nail CCFL – LED light for gel nails. This LED lamp will keep things professional! It is universal for UV gel, builder gel and led gel polish! The large opening allows you to cure both hands simultaneously. Ideal product for both home use and professional salon. Fast curing time!
Specifications:
Power : 48W
3 timers : 10sec, 20sec, 30sec and continuous sensor
Weight: 1.25KG
Size: 9.3cm x 18.5cm x 21cm
Color: Silver
Plug : US

Here is the back of the pro LED light. The three buttons are below the timers and it also has an auto sensor that you can time it manually by just placing your hand (or foot) inside! Very roomy!

Here is the back of the pro LED light. The three buttons are below the timers and it also has an auto sensor that you can time it manually by just placing your hand (or foot) inside! Very roomy!

As you can see, there is tons of room. This is Madam Glam's largest LED priced at $89.99. Ignore the gnarly hand behind the curtain! lol

As you can see, there is tons of room. This is Madam Glam’s largest LED priced at $89.99. Ignore the gnarly hand behind the curtain! lol

Gels run $19.95 ea and Madam Glam runs specials so DO get on their mailing list! New collections and colors are being added all of the time.

•• For a limited time, as of this post date until Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, End of Summer Sale! Buy 6 get 50% off (Discount applied at checkout. Free worldwide shipping over $80 and Free US Exchange & returns

Madam Glam is located here: http://madamglam.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madamglam
On Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Madam_Glam
On Instagram: @madam_glam or http://instagram.com/madam_glam

*These products were sent to me at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

Zoya Urban Grunge swatches are here!

It may still be the dog days of summer in your neck of the woods, well, here too. But these hot temps have us dreaming of cozy fall polish collections, sweaters, and football games. Zoya hits it out of the park with the new Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016. Twelve polishes in all with six cremes so rich and pigmented you’ll have to pinch yourself. And a mix of six sparklers, including two scattered holos, one linear holo, and three metallics. Be sure to order now, they ship on 8/19/2016. Let’s take a look!

Zoya Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016 - Metallics and Holos! Center: Ash; from top then clockwise: Finley (scattered holo), Alicia (linear holo with silver and gold micro glitter), Troy (metallic), Britta (metallic), Merida (scattered holo).

Zoya Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016 – Metallics and Holos! Center: Ash; from top then clockwise: Finley (scattered holo), Alicia (linear holo with silver and gold micro glitter), Troy (metallic), Britta (metallic), Merida (scattered holo).


Zoya's Urban Grunge for fall 2016, cremes. Center: Mallory. From top and clockwise: Wyatt, Noah, Courtney, Tara and August.

Zoya’s Urban Grunge for fall 2016, cremes. Center: Mallory. From top and clockwise: Wyatt, Noah, Courtney, Tara and August.

Here are the swatches, starting with the metallics/holos!

Merida in 2 coats. I LOVE this one! I love them all but I have a soft spot in my heart for scattered holos and have been dreaming of a rich deep green scattered holo by Zoya forever! It is described as a brilliant lush evergreen scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Merida in 2 coats. I LOVE this one! I love them all but I have a soft spot in my heart for scattered holos and have been dreaming of a rich deep green scattered holo by Zoya forever! It is described as a brilliant lush evergreen scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Finley, 2 coats. I'm SO glad Zoya continues their fabulous scattered holos! It is described as a deep royal purple scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Finley, 2 coats. I’m SO glad Zoya continues their fabulous scattered holos! It is described as a deep royal purple scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Alicia, 2 coats. It is described as a linear holo with a touch of gold. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Alicia, 2 coats. It is described as a linear holo with a touch of gold. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Britta in 1 coat! It is described as a berry metallic with a red and purple fuchsia flash. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Britta in 1 coat! It is described as a berry metallic with a red and purple fuchsia flash. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Troy in 1 coat! It is described as a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Troy in 1 coat! It is described as a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Ash in 1 coat! It is described as a vibrant cherry with a red and gold metallic shimmer. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Ash in 1 coat! It is described as a vibrant cherry with a red and gold metallic shimmer. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

And the cremes

Courtney in 1 coat! This is beyond perfection! It is described as a deep red beet root shade with a full coverage, and smooth application.

Courtney in 1 coat! This is beyond perfection! It is described as a deep red beet root shade with a full coverage, and smooth application.

Noah in 1 coat. A bit thick but good application, very pigmented for a nude. It is described as a mid-range taupe evenly balanced between yellow and grey, with a full coverage and smooth application.

Noah in 1 coat. A bit thick but good application, very pigmented for a nude. It is described as a mid-range taupe evenly balanced between yellow and grey, with a full coverage and smooth application.

Tara in 1 coat. Oh man, love this shade! It is described as a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple. Deeply saturated, full coverage, smooth application.

Tara in 1 coat. Oh man, love this shade! It is described as a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple. Deeply saturated, full coverage, smooth application.

Wyatt in 1 coat, great formulas these cremes! It is described as a true racing green with a deep pigment, full coverage, and smooth application.

Wyatt in 1 coat, great formulas these cremes! It is described as a true racing green with a deep pigment, full coverage, and smooth application.

Mallory in 1 perfect coat. Ahh, it practically applies itself! It is described as a full-bodied, Prussian blue with deeply saturated color.

Mallory in 1 perfect coat. Ahh, it practically applies itself! It is described as a full bodied, Prussian blue with deeply saturated color.

August in 2 coats, just slightly more sheer than the rest of the cremes in this set. It is described as a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone.

August in 2 coats, just slightly more sheer than the rest of the cremes in this set. It is described as a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone.

CONCLUSION: Every formula was perfect. The thinnest of the thicker cremes was August. My favorite shades of the cremes…a tossup between the deep reds of Tara and Courtney. In regards to the formulas of the metallics and holos, every single one was perfect. My faves were Merida, Finley and Ash. But don’t back me into a corner, I love them all!

Each of these are $10ea or $60 per set of 6.

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

**BIG5FREE, 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.

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Madam Glam gel polishes are a hit!

Okay, confession time. I am new to gel polish. GASP! I know, I know. I’ve drug my feet in what seems like forever looking the other way. As if to say, “no, no gels for me. I don’t have time, I change my polish too often. What if they damage my nails. I swatch all of the time. Not gonna work, no way, no how.” Well, I’ve been schooled and I have Madam Glam and a few others to thank for that! I received a sampling of what Madam Glam has to offer. And in the next month or so I’ll be treating you to just a fraction of all the wonderful gels offered by this New York based company. Today, I’ll share with you a couple of colors from two different collections, along with their basic gel base coat and top coat. Also, this week I’ll be sharing one of their amazing LED lights for Pros and home gellers alike!😉 Let’s start off with the basics.

Here is Madam Glam Soak-Off Base and Soak-Off Top gels. Both go on smooth and this top coat is to be wiped off after curing with a lint free material. I will say that for being a "sticky" top coat, it's not super sticky. I like that!

Here is Madam Glam Soak-Off Base and Soak-Off Top gels. Both go on smooth and this top coat is to be wiped off after curing with a lint free material. I will say that for being a “sticky” top coat, it’s not super sticky. I like that!

Soak-Off Base Gel Excellent base for your gel manicure.
Formula & Curing time: Clear, 1 coat for a Flawless Finish, 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED

Soak-Off Top Gel Get professional salon results at home by adding this polish on top of your gel color. Your color is highly protected and stays radiant and shiny for days. 
Formula & Curing time: Top coat, 1 coat for a Flawless Finish, 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED (a light swipe with an alcohol pad is recommended for this top gel)

Onto the colors for today! First the Soak-Off Gel Color, Girl Power
Formula & Curing time: Creme, 1-2 coats for a Flawless Finish, 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED. I applied two super easy coats after a cured base coat, then one coat of top and cured. I love this cool orchid creme, it really pops and great for any skin tone.

Girl Power from the regular gel lineup on left, and Tutti Frutti from the Smoothie Gel Collection on the right. There are 36 shades available Smoothies to choose from and a ton of other gel colors and finishes in the rest of Madam Glam's offerings.

Girl Power from the regular gel lineup on left, and Tutti Frutti from the Smoothie Gel Collection on the right. There are 36 shades available Smoothies to choose from and a ton of other gel colors and finishes in the rest of Madam Glam’s offerings.

I love how Madam Glam includes a swatch window on top of her bottles. You see what your color is. This is Girl Power. Girl Power is described as Byzantium, (yes, that is an ancient Greek colony ;-)  What a better color to symbolize girls than this perfect shade of mauve? This rich creme gel will make you feel powerful whenever you wear it. I got full coverage in 2 coats.

I love how Madam Glam includes a swatch window on top of her bottles. You see what your color is. This is Girl Power. Girl Power is described as Byzantium, (yes, that is an ancient Greek colony😉
 What a better color to symbolize girls than this perfect shade of mauve? This rich creme gel will make you feel powerful whenever you wear it. I got full coverage in 2 coats.

The Smoothie Gel Collection color I’m featuring today is Tutti Frutti. The formula can be sticky, so do be sure to roll or shake the bottle. But since this is a gel and won’t dry until it’s cured, you have plenty of time to apply, making sure you get every glitter situated before placing in the light to cure!

Formula & Curing time: Crelly: Bright Baby Blue Jelly Base with colored Glitters, 3 coats for a Flawless Finish I managed it in 2 so it depends on your application method. Apply base coat, cure, color and cure, then top coat and cure! Super glossy smooth, no bumps! 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED.

Important Instructions for application and curing of the Smoothies, or when applying and curing thicker or glitter dominated gel polishes:

• To avoid an exothermic reaction. (Exothermic– the word describes a process that releases energy in the form of heat.Forming a chemical bond releases energy and therefore is an exothermic process. Exothermic reactions usually feel hot because it is giving heat to you.) It’s kind of a scientific molecule dance thing. But no worries, there are ways around that!

When gel polish cures, it creates an exothermic reaction. With a UV lamp, which cures slowly, that reaction happens slowly and is rarely noticed. With a powerful lamp the reaction happens quickly as a heat spike.

• Some people are more sensitive than others to this but the pain usually comes either from two things: either your nails are thin/damaged either the polish is too thick. In this case, the Smoothies are thick. Because of their nature, the Smoothies need to have a “thicker” consistency than regular gels, to hold the glitters all together so that when you apply them on your nails you actually do get glitters (whereas if the consistency was too liquid all the glitters would stay at the bottom of the bottle and not on the brush). Kind of like a suspension material.
Being thick though, they do cure MUCH faster than the regular gels.

Because they are already thick, to avoid any heat spike with the smoothies you need to:
1) Apply VERY thin coats ( I mean it, super thin)
2) If you are using our PRO led lamp or hi power/watt lamp, cure each layer for no more than 5 sec. You will indeed need to do more coats to achieve opacity. However as the curing time is so short it shouldn’t take you longer than with the regular gels.

** Another way to go is too use a less powerful lamp🙂

Aren't these Smoothie Gel Collection bottles the cutest?! Here is Tutti Frutti, as seen on my accent nail. Tutti Frutti is described as a Bright Baby Blue Jelly Base with colored Glitters. There are medium gold hex, small fuschia pink hex, tiny gold and silver glitters.

Aren’t these Smoothie Gel Collection bottles the cutest?! Here is Tutti Frutti, as seen on my accent nail. Tutti Frutti is described as a Bright Baby Blue Jelly Base with colored Glitters. There are medium gold hex, small fuschia pink hex, tiny gold and silver glitters.

CONCLUSION: I have been swatching and reviewing Madam Glam polishes for a long time and have always been extremely pleased with the high quality polishes and variety of colors and finishes. The formulas are fabulous. And NOW I get to brag on their amazing gels. So yeah, I’m a fan! Not gonna lie.

Gels run $19.95 ea and Madam Glam runs specials so DO get on their mailing list! New collections and colors are being added all of the time.

•• Plus take advantage of the Special (buy 12 and get 50% off at checkout!) Free worldwide shipping over $80 and Free US Exchange & returns

Madam Glam is located here: http://madamglam.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madamglam
On Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Madam_Glam
On Instagram: @madam_glam or http://instagram.com/madam_glam

*These products were sent to me at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

A WIN WIN with the Chrome Mirror Nail Powder Kit!

Thank you Christy! I won this amazing gift set containing Chrome Pure powder, by Sparkle & Co, applicator, practice nail sticks, Gel base coat and a no wipe Gel Top Coat. These elements together create a flawless mirror shine chrome nail that will turn heads for sure! I added a bottle of her Sparkle & Co black gel for my base. It really brings out the shine.

Thank you Christy of 52 Weeks of Beauty, on Youtube and Instagram, Oceans of Beauty, an online store where she sells nail products such as EzDip nail products, gel polishes and now the hottest thing on nails, chrome and nail pigments! Back around the end of June I found out I won this super cool set including a big 3 gram jar of the new Chrome Pure Powder, base gel and top coat gel!

Thank you Christy of 52 Weeks of Beauty, on Youtube and Instagram, Oceans of Beauty, an online store where she sells nail products such as EzDip nail products, gel polishes and now the hottest thing on nails, chrome and nail pigments! Back around the end of June I found out I won this super cool set including a big 3 gram jar of the new Chrome Pure Powder, base gel and top coat gel!

When I did a practice nail, I discovered a skipped a step and ended up with a sparkly silver nail, pretty, but not the chrome it was meant to be. Boo, but now that I’ve studied up and I know how easy it is, I think I got this! I used my son’s girlfriend as my guinea pig and now I can’t wait to do my own chrome nails.

My first try on an accent nail was purely experimental, but now I know where I went wrong! I did my son's girlfriend's nails and whoa, I'm jealous! So easy to get this look now.

My first try on an accent nail was purely experimental, but now I know where I went wrong! I did my son’s girlfriend’s nails and whoa, I’m jealous! So easy to get this look now.

Basically, you apply base coat, cure in LED gel curing light for 60 seconds, 2 coats of gel black or color of your choice, cure each coat for 60 seconds each, 1 coat top coat cured for 60 seconds, rub in a small amount of Chrome Pure powder and buff to shine, lightly brush off excess with small soft brush, then top coat again, cure 60 seconds. Done! Shiny chrome nails for up to 2 weeks! I broke the brush applicator Christy sent me, so I ended up using a firm eye shadow sponge applicator for the chrome powder and it turned out perfect!

I can’t explain how excited I am to wear this on our upcoming cruise. No need to bring extra polish because this stuff is tough…as chrome!

Currently free shipping in the US along with a 10% discount. You can get your Chrome Pure and Holographic powders here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments here:

http://oceansofbeauty.com/product/pre-order-chrome-pure-kit/
NOTE!!! The link above is being fixed, you may now just order and it’s not a pre-order! Just go to oceansofbeauty.com and look for the link to the Chrome Pure kits there, as well as the holographic powder kits! You want these, oh yes, you do!

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

*These products were supplied to me as a gift. The black gel polish was purchased by me. I was not paid and all opinions are my own.

SquareHue takes us to Hawaii in August with the Scuba Hawaii box

Aloha! When I heard the SquareHue August box would be featuring Hawaii in Scuba Hawaii, my mind was immediately transported to our trip to Maui some years ago. Although we are not certified in scuba, you can still snorkel your days away on a host of pristine beaches on nearly all of the islands. You’ll see hosts of coral in every color, tropical fish that you thought you’d only see in an aquarium and let’s not forget the adorable honu (sea turtles)! There’s more of the Hawaiian Islands to see than just above ground with waterfalls, sand in every color, palm trees, Plumerias and bamboo forests. There’s a whole other world underwater! Let me get your appetite swimming!

Feeling so tropical with these three beauties from the SquareHue Adventure Collection for 8/16, Scuba Hawaii. From Left, Nani (Beautiful), ikaika (Strong), and Akamai (Intelligent).

Feeling so tropical with these three beauties from the SquareHue Adventure Collection for 8/16, Scuba Hawaii. From Left, Nani (Beautiful), ikaika (Strong), and Akamai (Intelligent).

I featured all three of the Scuba Hawaii shades from the August box. I HAD to design an underwater scene of course. Nani is described as a high gloss creme but if you look close, there is a hint of shimmer in there. Ikaika is a true high gloss smokey purple, and Akamai is a true blue/green foil.

I featured all three of the Scuba Hawaii shades from the August box. I HAD to design an underwater scene of course. Nani is described as a high gloss creme but if you look close, there is a hint of shimmer in there. Ikaika is a true high gloss smokey purple, and Akamai is a true blue/green foil.

And a bit closer up so you can see my undersea nail art. Sorry I’m no Van Gogh! lol No worries Brah!

Having been to Maui, HI myself, I can tell you that the underwater world there is as captivating as on the sand. I'm sure it was difficult for SH to settle on no more than three shades. For example, the Parrot Fish alone often displays sometimes a minimum of five colors! Always picking at the coral, it seems Parrot Fish have a voracious appetite.

Having been to Maui, HI myself, I can tell you that the underwater world there is as captivating as on the sand. I’m sure it was difficult for SH to settle on no more than three shades. For example, the Parrot Fish alone often displays sometimes a minimum of five colors! Always picking at the coral, it seems Parrot Fish have a voracious appetite.

Conclusion: All formulas were 2 coaters for me. My fave was the blue/green foil, Akamai! I love that the orange creme has a surprise subtle shimmer. And the smokey purple was amazingly glossy and perfect to apply. Since Maui was the only island we visited, I can only speak for that island, but if you only visit once, I’d give a zillion stars to Maui. We snorkeled every day and on the west-southwest beaches we found some secret spots that were uncanny. We went to the Old Lahaina Luau. Not to be missed! We flew in a helicopter over the island and the dormant volcano Haleakala. Parasailed at 800 feet in the air and snorkeled Molokini where we saw teams of Honu! Best vacation ever!

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Deborah Lippmann After Midnight (Gel Lab Pro) Collection, sultry and bold

Deborah Lippmann never fails to bring in a new season with high voltage purpose. For the 2016 fall season we find a collection from the Gel Lab Pro line, After Midnight. Six one coaters, six sexy sirens of beauty. Of these six, two of them are Online Sephora Exclusives! The Inspiration of this collection is Daring. Mysterious. Indulgent. The Feel is Sensual. Dark. Moody. Romantic. Intense. Ispirations of Textures is Mosaics. Embroidery. Bold Flowers. Rough Edges. Rich Textures. Colors are Saturated shades of Deep Plum, Smoky Blue, Forest Green, Indigo and the Sephora pair are Woodsy and frosty leaves of brown.

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2016 collection, After Midnight! From top right, After Midnight, Wild Thing, Love Hangover, All Night Long (Sephora Exclusive), Out of the Woods (Online Sephora Exclusive), and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Seriously high pigment one coaters all!

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2016 collection, After Midnight! From top right, After Midnight, Wild Thing, Love Hangover, All Night Long (Sephora Exclusive), Out of the Woods (Online Sephora Exclusive), and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Seriously high pigment one coaters all!

Here’s a peek, starting with Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1 coat, a full coverage smoke blue. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 1 coat, a full coverage smoke blue. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

After Midnight is so deep and regal.

After Midnight in 1 coat. A full coverage dark indigo. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

After Midnight in 1 coat. A full coverage dark indigo. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Wild Thing…for your wilder side.

Wild Thing in 1 coat. A full coverage deep Peacock. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Wild Thing in 1 coat. A full coverage deep Peacock. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Love Hangover, we’ve all had them!😉 BTW, for the life of me I could not calibrate my camera to my monitor for this one so please refer to DeborahLippmann.com for a better representation of this. Mine kept leaving to a deep smoky lavender when in reality it’s a deep plumy mauve.

Love Hangover in 1 coat. A full coverage plum mauve. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Love Hangover in 1 coat. A full coverage plum mauve. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

All Night Long is a must have shimmery deep brown! A Sephora online exclusive.

All Night Long in one coat on middle finger and french tips over Out of the Woods. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

All Night Long in one coat on middle finger and french tips over Out of the Woods. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

And Out of the Woods, another Sephora online exclusive.

Out of the Woods in 1 coat. A full coverage dark chocolate. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

Out of the Woods in 1 coat. A full coverage dark chocolate. All ring finger nails are gel with chrome pigment by Sparkle & Co! Link below!

CONCLUSION: Serious one coaters, perfect for fall. Excellent applications and formulas!

Note: Chromed ring finger was provided by Oceans of Beauty. I used Sparkle & Co gel Base, Gel Top and black gel polish, along with their new Chrome Pure powder! It’s marvelous and you can order your here at Sparkle & Co! Huge thanks to Christy of Oceans of Beauty! This is my first try but not my last. I’m just “in training” with the powders and gels, but I’m loving it!

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