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Sweets For My Sweet Collection by Deborah Lippmann

Get ready to make a dental appointment because these six sweeter than candy shades from Deborah Lippmann will make you drool! The Sweets For My Sweet – Shades of Pastel (Limited Edition fashion sized set) are full coverage and irresistible. Heavenly. Scrumptious. Delicate. Deborah Lippmann reps describe it as, “Treat yourself to some nail candy with this collection of sweet pastel shades. Long-wearing and quick-drying, it’s all the indulgence you could ever ask for — and totally cavity-free.” I agree! Let’s see these confectionary-inspired pastels.

A sweet new Deborah Lippmann collection for February 2106, (available now) Sweets For My Sweet! These gorgeous pastel cremes are Limited Edition. In this cute pastel cotton candy design box, from left, are: Sugar, Sugar, Lemon Drop, Sweet Pea, My Boy Lollipop, All Day Sucker and Candy Girl. Each bottle is 8 ml/.27 fl. oz.

A sweet new Deborah Lippmann collection for February 2106, (available now) Sweets For My Sweet! These gorgeous pastel cremes are Limited Edition. In this cute pastel cotton candy design box, from left, are: Sugar, Sugar, Lemon Drop, Sweet Pea, My Boy Lollipop, All Day Sucker and Candy Girl. Each bottle is 8 ml/.27 fl. oz.

This 6-piece collection of pastels include the two Pantone shades for 2016, Candy Girl, pink on the lower right, and My Boy Lollipop, blue on lower left.

This 6-piece collection of pastels include the two Pantone shades for 2016, Candy Girl, pink on the lower right, and My Boy Lollipop, blue on lower left.

Let’s start with the pastel orange creme, Sugar, Sugar.

Sugar, Sugar is a pastel peachy orange creme. Although it was fully opaque in two coats like the others, the formula was thicker for some reason. It dried just as fast, but was trickier to apply. Still, a pastel orange like this is hard to resist.

Sugar, Sugar is a pastel peachy orange creme. Although it was fully opaque in two coats like the others, the formula was thicker for some reason. It dried just as fast, but was trickier to apply. Still, a pastel orange like this is hard to resist.

Next up, one of the prettiest pastel yellow cremes I have every tried. Lemon Drop!

I'm not usually a big fan of yellows on my skin, but this formula, pastel yellow is perfect. A great formula really helped me fall in love with this one.

I’m not usually a big fan of yellows on my skin, but this formula, pastel yellow is perfect. A great formula really helped me fall in love with this one.

Every lacquer collection needs a delicate pastel green, Sweet Pea. And with a great formula and this sort of opacity, I say, “gimme”!

Sweet Pea, a super opaque pastel green is so springy. Perfect 2-coat formula.

Sweet Pea, a super opaque pastel green is so springy. Perfect 2-coat formula.

Oh, those baby blues! My Boy Lollipop is a sweet little pastel blue number. Also half of the Pantone 2016 duo.

My Boy Lollipop is the other shade of the Pantone 2016. A full coverage pastel baby blue.

My Boy Lollipop is the other shade of the Pantone 2016. A full coverage pastel baby blue.

Like flowers in the Spring, here is a scrumptious little lavender creme, All Day Sucker.

All Day Sucker is medium thick formula and very opaque. 2 coats here. These dry fast and glossy, not glass, but plenty of shine.

All Day Sucker is medium thick formula and very opaque. 2 coats here. These dry fast and glossy, not glass, but plenty of shine.

The other half of the oh-so-delicate pair for Pantone 2016, here is the mouth-watering pale pink, Candy Girl.

Candy Girl (pastel pink) and Pantone for 2016, this highly opaque creme is perfect in 2 coats.

Candy Girl (pastel pink) and Pantone for 2016, this highly opaque creme is perfect in 2 coats.

Well, that’s it for now sweeties! Are you hungry yet?! I am quite pleased with this Limited Edition set. I don’t know how long they will be available, so you might want to order these asap.

Conclusion: I love all these pastels and they are as opaque as you can get. Five of the formulas were perfect medium in thickness and super easy to apply. However I did have more issues applying the orange pastel, Sugar, Sugar. It was thicker but still doable. All six were quick drying but gave plenty of time to work with them. These shades remind me of those Jordan Almonds! Love!!!

Sweets For My Sweet collection is available now 2016 (SRP: $34) online at www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide.

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Jior Couture Love Is collection rolls out January 27

Today I have a very cool collection (partial) from Jior Couture. The “Love Is” collection contains a healthy range of finishes and shades from thermal to shimmer. I’ve got three of them to share with you. The collection goes live on January 27! Check on Jior Couture’s web site or Instagram feed for exact time. Or if I get that info before it goes live I’ll update that info here. Let’s take a look at this LOVEly set.

Here is a portion of the "Love Is" collection by Jior Couture. From left: Love is...Understanding (shimmer); Love is...Powerful (silver holo); and Love is Unconditional (thermal). Note: these are half-size, 9 ml. The full size bottles are what will be for sale.

Here is a portion of the “Love Is” collection by Jior Couture. From left: Love is…Understanding (shimmer); Love is…Powerful (silver holo); and Love is Unconditional (thermal). Note: these are half-size, 9 ml. The full size bottles are what will be for sale.

First up is a gorgeous cool red shimmer, Love is…Understanding.

Love is...Understanding is a A sassy red shimmer you'll love! 2 coats was all this took!

Love is…Understanding is a A sassy red shimmer you’ll love! 2 coats was all this took!

Next is Love is…Powerful. It’s packed with holographic micro glitter. 2 coats for full opacity, dries to a slight textured finish. I added one coat of clear topcoat.

2 coats of Love is...Powerful is a densely packed holographic micro glitter that "powerfully" catches the light and beams it back in a rainbow explosion! The accent nail is Love is...Understanding with a thin coat of Powerful on top.

2 coats of Love is…Powerful is a densely packed holographic micro glitter that “powerfully” catches the light and beams it back in a rainbow explosion! The accent nail is Love is…Understanding with a thin coat of Powerful on top.

And last is Love is…Unconditional. This thermal goes from deep gray base in its warm state to a black base in cold!

Here is Love is...Unconditional in it's warm state. It's a pewter gray base loaded with tons of colorful micro dots.

Here is Love is…Unconditional in it’s warm state. It’s a pewter gray base loaded with tons of colorful micro dots.

Here is Love is...Unconditional in it's cold state. A leathery black teaming with colorful dots. No matter how dark your days may seem, unconditional love will flow in and bring color to your day!

Here is Love is…Unconditional in it’s cold state. A leathery black teaming with colorful dots. No matter how dark your days may seem, unconditional love will flow in and bring color to your day!

Conclusion: I always love a good red and the shimmer within Love is…Understanding adds to the beauty. The finish and formula were perfect. The thermal Love is…Unconditional takes love to the edgey side. I highly recommend adding a topcoat. It still changes and will smooth out the bumps from the plethora of colorful dots. Love is…Powerful surprised me with its opacity. It glides on nicely and the first coat makes you think it may need 3-4 coats. But two did the job!

On the Jior Couture web site they note, “Our products are made in limited quantities. Usually, once a product is sold out it will not be restocked. Our nail lacquers are made from high quality pigments, micas, glitters and lacquer bases that are 5-FREE (free of dibutly phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).

They will also create amazing products that are custom created just for you!

You can find Jior Couture here…

Owner/Creator is Sacha Junique
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**I was sent these polishes for review. All opinions are my own.

ILNP 2015 Winter Collection sparkles!

I’m thrilled beyond reason! Why? Because Barbra from ILNP creates amazing collections and here we go with yet another set to add to your lacquer shelves. The ILNP 2015 Winter Collection ranges from a delicate pale golden sparkler to an in-your-face crimson showstopper. They are all available now! Here we go 🙂

ILNP Winter Collection 2015! From left: Ski Lodge, left top is Cozy Mittens, left bottom is Home Sweet Home. Middle is Juliette. Middle right bottom is My Private Rainbow (X) and Middle right top is Showtime. Far right is Sweater Weather.

ILNP Winter Collection 2015! From left: Ski Lodge, left top is Cozy Mittens, left bottom is Home Sweet Home. Middle is Juliette. Middle right bottom is My Private Rainbow (X) and Middle right top is Showtime. Far right is Sweater Weather.

I’ll start with Cozy Mittens. I was taking a photo in my well-lit office, then the sun came beaming through the window and showed me a whole new shine to this mani. So I have two photos of this one for you. Cozy Mittens will warm up your coldest winter day.

2 coats of Cozy Mittens. In this shot, well-lit room. It is described as: "a perfectly soft and luxurious linear holographic nail polish accented with an array of gold flakes for a truly elegant finish. The super fine holographic particles used in Cozy Mittens give the finish of this nail polish an incredibly warm and silky feel to it. The primary color of Cozy Mittens is a light grey however, in certain types of lighting the added gold flakes really assert themselves and push the overall hue of the polish towards a soft champagne. A classy shade perfect for the season! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

2 coats of Cozy Mittens. In this shot, well lit room. It is described as: “a perfectly soft and luxurious linear holographic nail polish accented with an array of gold flakes for a truly elegant finish. The super fine holographic particles used in Cozy Mittens give the finish of this nail polish an incredibly warm and silky feel to it. The primary color of Cozy Mittens is a light grey however, in certain types of lighting the added gold flakes really assert themselves and push the overall hue of the polish towards a soft champagne. A classy shade perfect for the season! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

You HAVE to see Cozy Mittens in the sun. It's stunning!

You HAVE to see Cozy Mittens in the sun. It’s stunning!

Juliette is another pale beauty. But don’t let her tender pink fool you. It’s loaded with sparkle!

Two smooth coats of Juliette! It is described as: "an absolutely gorgeous Ultra Metallics™ holographic with a beautiful rose gold finish. The assortment of super thin metallic flakes in this polish will add an intensely reflective quality to your manicure. This is absolutely a new personal favorite and I’m positive anyone that’s been looking for a beautiful rose gold nail polish will fall in love with Juliette after the first stroke! Juliette is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Two smooth coats of Juliette! It is described as: “an absolutely gorgeous Ultra Metallics™ holographic with a beautiful rose gold finish. The assortment of super thin metallic flakes in this polish will add an intensely reflective quality to your manicure. This is absolutely a new personal favorite and I’m positive anyone that’s been looking for a beautiful rose gold nail polish will fall in love with Juliette after the first stroke! Juliette is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Home Sweet Home is a lovely pale lavender, loaded with holographic goodness.

Ahh, here is Home Sweet Home, 2 coats. It is described as, "a stunning soft lavender Ultra Holo nail polish with an incredibly crisp and sparkly finish. The soft and sheer lavender tint in Home Sweet Home is the perfect canvas for our jaw-dropping Ultra Holo pigments to radiantly shine like nothing you’ve seen before! Home Sweet Home is serious in-your-face magic! Home Sweet Home is part of ILNP's new "Ultra Holo" class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

Ahh, here is Home Sweet Home, 2 coats. It is described as, “a stunning soft lavender Ultra Holo nail polish with an incredibly crisp and sparkly finish. The soft and sheer lavender tint in Home Sweet Home is the perfect canvas for our jaw-dropping Ultra Holo pigments to radiantly shine like nothing you’ve seen before! Home Sweet Home is serious in-your-face magic! Home Sweet Home is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

My Private Rainbow (X). Paint a thin coat over any shade (I chose a dark blue) to rainbow it up!

1 thin coat of My Private Rainbow (X) over Zoya Ryan! MPR is described as: "the holographic top coat all of you serious holo connoisseurs have been waiting for! This top coat has just the right amount of super-vivid oversized holographic particles for an unbelievable scattered holographic finish. Thanks to the extra surface area of the larger sized holographic particles in My Private Rainbow (X), it’s much easier for them to catch the light and work their magic – all without washing out your base color! Definitely a must have if you can’t get enough sparkle in your life!"

1 thin coat of My Private Rainbow (X) over Zoya Ryan! MPR is described as: “the holographic top coat all of you serious holo connoisseurs have been waiting for! This top coat has just the right amount of super-vivid oversized holographic particles for an unbelievable scattered holographic finish. Thanks to the extra surface area of the larger sized holographic particles in My Private Rainbow (X), it’s much easier for them to catch the light and work their magic – all without washing out your base color! Definitely a must have if you can’t get enough sparkle in your life!”

Sweater Weather will give you a warm fuzzy feeling. It’s gorgeous!

Sweater Weather in two coats. It's described as: "a gorgeously cool petrol blue holographic nail polish. Not only is Sweater Weather precisely stuffed with holographic magic for the most perfect rainbow sparkle, it’s also loaded with a vividly cool ice-blue twinkle for a finish that compliments the season perfectly. Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

Sweater Weather in two coats. It’s described as: “a gorgeously cool petrol blue holographic nail polish. Not only is Sweater Weather precisely stuffed with holographic magic for the most perfect rainbow sparkle, it’s also loaded with a vividly cool ice-blue twinkle for a finish that compliments the season perfectly. Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

Ski Lodge is a breathtaking pine green, on the mossy side with tons of shine. Wear this one when you hit the slopes! Just don’t blind anyone. 😉

Ski Lodge is a deep cozy green, 2 coats here. It's described as: "a deep and dark mossy green holographic nail polish that’s truly unique! The wondrously organic forest green shade of Ski Lodge, coupled with a precise blend of holographic pigments and gold micro-flakes come together perfectly to create a seriously beautiful nail polish just perfect for the season. The jaw-dropping depth of Ski Lodge will put a smile on your face after the first coat. You have to see this stunner person! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

Ski Lodge is a deep cozy green, 2 coats here. It’s described as: “a deep and dark mossy green holographic nail polish that’s truly unique! The wondrously organic forest green shade of Ski Lodge, coupled with a precise blend of holographic pigments and gold micro-flakes come together perfectly to create a seriously beautiful nail polish just perfect for the season. The jaw-dropping depth of Ski Lodge will put a smile on your face after the first coat. You have to see this stunner person! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

Showtime is indescribable! It’s juicy and sparkly and well, sort of like dessert!

2 coats of this juicy raspberry! Showtime is described as: "a lavishly rich holographic nail polish with a deliciously deep and raspberry finish. Showtime was specifically formulated to have an extremely saturated and juicy feel to it. It almost looks wet most of the time! Perfectly accented with assorted sizes of holographic pigments and super vibrant red shimmer for extra sparkle and depth, Showtime will look amazing on your nails in any type of lighting! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

2 coats of this juicy raspberry! Showtime is described as: “a lavishly rich holographic nail polish with a deliciously deep and raspberry finish. Showtime was specifically formulated to have an extremely saturated and juicy feel to it. It almost looks wet most of the time! Perfectly accented with assorted sizes of holographic pigments and super vibrant red shimmer for extra sparkle and depth, Showtime will look amazing on your nails in any type of lighting! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

Get your 2015 ILNP Winter Collection here, shop the whole set ($70) or individually ($10ea)!

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

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Promo Tuesday! ZOYA WHISPERS LOW SATURATION NEUTRAL!

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Zoya Whisters collection, from left:  Cala, April, Eastyn, Misty, Ireland and Lake.

Zoya Whisters collection, from left: Cala, April, Eastyn, Misty, Ireland and Lake.

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ILNP Holiday Collection 2015…they will drop you in your tracks!

Today I get to share with you one of two new collections from ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer2015 Holiday Collection. And they are available now! Get your sunglasses ready because every one of these are so shiny, you may need to squint.

One of two new collections available now at ILNP.com! This set is the Holiday 2015 collection. Back row bottom L/R: Cherry Luxe and Empire. Back row top L/R: Ferris Wheel (another beautiful Ultra Chrome Flaky) and Limelight. Far left is Lucky One. Center front is Time In A Bottle and Far right is XO. All but Ferris Wheel are part of the new collection of ILNP's Ultra Metallics™.

One of two new collections available now at ILNP.com! This set is the Holiday 2015 collection. Back row bottom L/R: Cherry Luxe and Empire. Back row top L/R: Ferris Wheel (another beautiful Ultra Chrome Flaky) and Limelight. Far left is Lucky One. Center front is Time In A Bottle and Far right is XO. All but Ferris Wheel are part of the new collection of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™.

I’ll get right to the swatches. FYI also this week I’ll be showing you another new collection from ILNP.com, the 2015 Winter Collection, and just like today’s group, they will drop you in your tracks!

First up is Empire. Everyone needs a gold like this in their lives!

ILNP Empire paired with Lucky One from the same collection! This brilliant gold is described as: "a jaw-dropping super ultra-shiny true gold Ultra Metallics™ nail polish that is simply awe-inspiring. Generously accented with holographic micro flakes for a vivid rainbow twinkle, Empire is the total package. Step into the sunlight wearing Empire and prepare to be stunned at the richness, the incredible sparkle, and the mind-blowing mirror-like reflectivity radiating from your fingertips! Empire is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Empire is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

ILNP Empire paired with Lucky One from the same collection! This brilliant gold is described as: “a jaw-dropping super ultra-shiny true gold Ultra Metallics™ nail polish that is simply awe-inspiring. Generously accented with holographic micro flakes for a vivid rainbow twinkle, Empire is the total package. Step into the sunlight wearing Empire and prepare to be stunned at the richness, the incredible sparkle, and the mind-blowing mirror-like reflectivity radiating from your fingertips! Empire is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Empire is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Next is the gorgeous green I used to pair with this gorgeous gilded lacquer, Lucky One.

ILNP Lucky One is a classic green metallic. Paired here with this collection's Empire. Lucky One is described as: "a vividly fun pine green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with a glorious holographic sparkle. The perfect Christmas green for those festive manicures! Lucky One is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Lucky One is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

ILNP Lucky One is a classic green metallic. Paired here with this collection’s Empire. Lucky One is described as: “a vividly fun pine green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with a glorious holographic sparkle. The perfect Christmas green for those festive manicures! Lucky One is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Lucky One is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Here is the new XO, perfectly paired with another ILNP stunner, Masquerade.

ILNP XO, alone on my ring finger and paired with ILNP Masquerade. XO is described as: "a rich and saturated palatinate purple Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. Stuffed with holographic sparkle and high quality ultra-thin metallic flakes for superior shine, XO is a wonderfully unique purple that you’ll reach for year round! XO is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! XO is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

ILNP XO, alone on my ring finger and paired with ILNP Masquerade. XO is described as: “a rich and saturated palatinate purple Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. Stuffed with holographic sparkle and high quality ultra-thin metallic flakes for superior shine, XO is a wonderfully unique purple that you’ll reach for year round! XO is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! XO is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

This one really took my breath away. Although Limelight in the Holiday collection, I think it will make a gorgeous summertime polish!

Oh my, I fell instantly in love with this brilliant lime green metallic! Limelight is described as: "a super fun and wonderfully festive bright green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with just the right amount of holographic pigment to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle in the sun! Limelight is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Limelight is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Oh my, I fell instantly in love with this brilliant lime green metallic! Limelight is described as: “a super fun and wonderfully festive bright green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with just the right amount of holographic pigment to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle in the sun! Limelight is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Limelight is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

The one Ultra Chrome Flakie that snuck into this glittery crowd is Ferris Wheel. Don’t you love?!

Ultra Flakie Ferris Wheel by ILNP over a glossy black. Ferris Wheel is described as: "an amazing combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies that is unmistakably festive and perfect for the season! At every angle you turn your nails you’ll enjoy vivid hues of green, gold, blue, red, purple, and pink. Use Ferris Wheel as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 - 4 coats."

Ultra Flakie Ferris Wheel by ILNP over a glossy black. Ferris Wheel is described as: “an amazing combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies that is unmistakably festive and perfect for the season! At every angle you turn your nails you’ll enjoy vivid hues of green, gold, blue, red, purple, and pink. Use Ferris Wheel as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 – 4 coats.”

Winding down with today’s collection is Time In A Bottle. One of those essential mermaidy metallics none of us can do without.

Time In A Bottle, two coats. Accented with Morgan Taylor's Party At The Palace! Time In A Bottle is described as: "a gorgeously rich aquamarine-leaning Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. A little darker than turquoise but not quite teal, Time In A Bottle is one of those unique colors that’s difficult to describe but nonetheless stunning! The vivid blue shade of Time In A Bottle plays beautifully with the super reflective metallic flakes and micro holographic flakes. Seriously, do not pass this one up! Time In A Bottle is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Time In A Bottle is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Time In A Bottle, two coats. Accented with Morgan Taylor’s Party At The Palace! Time In A Bottle is described as: “a gorgeously rich aquamarine-leaning Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. A little darker than turquoise but not quite teal, Time In A Bottle is one of those unique colors that’s difficult to describe but nonetheless stunning! The vivid blue shade of Time In A Bottle plays beautifully with the super reflective metallic flakes and micro holographic flakes. Seriously, do not pass this one up! Time In A Bottle is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Time In A Bottle is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

And finally, Cherry Luxe. A delicious cherry red metallic. I know, Christmas is over but hey, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!

Two coats of Cherry Luxe! Love this gorgeous cherry red metallic. It is described as: "a beautifully stunning, fun, and festively rich red nail polish that's absolutely perfect for the holidays! Cherry Luxe is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Not only is Cherry Luxe stuffed with an assortment of ultra thin metallic flakes for incredible shine, it’s also accented with just the right amount of holographic magic to put a smile on your face. Cherry Luxe is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Two coats of Cherry Luxe! Love this gorgeous cherry red metallic. It is described as: “a beautifully stunning, fun, and festively rich red nail polish that’s absolutely perfect for the holidays! Cherry Luxe is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Not only is Cherry Luxe stuffed with an assortment of ultra thin metallic flakes for incredible shine, it’s also accented with just the right amount of holographic magic to put a smile on your face. Cherry Luxe is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

• Conclusion: No surprise here. I LOVE this whole collection. You may notice that most of my images are taken in different lighting and angles. I usually try to keep them consistent within a collection, but because of the different ways these each catch the light, I found it behooved me to think outside the box and just go with my instincts.

You can get the whole Holiday Collection for 2015 for $70 or individually for $10 ea and Ferris Wheel Ultra Chrome Flakie for $12.50.

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

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*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

Madam Glam, you never cease to amaze me!

It’s been a little while since I have had a chance to post anything from Madam Glam Cosmetics. Between packing moving, buying a house, packing again, moving again, holidays and company, I’m finally getting back into the groove with my favorite indie girls! I have a few amazing products to share with you this evening. Now I’ve tried many many polishes from MG, but this time, I also got the chance to try out an amazing polish remover and a Quick Dry top coat.

Madam Glam Express Nail Polish Remover (Dip & Twist) is just as incredible as the label says! And the Quick Dry topcoat is great because not only does it dry super glossy and fast, it's not annoyingly thick like some commercial brands...ahem SV cough cough. LOL

Madam Glam Express Nail Polish Remover (Dip & Twist) is just as incredible as the label says! And the Quick Dry topcoat is great because not only does it dry super glossy and fast, it’s not annoyingly thick like some commercial brands…ahem SV cough cough. LOL

I have tried those department store sponge dip removers before. They are ok but they are just acetone and a sponge. It took me just as long with those to remove polish as if they were from a bottle. But Madam Glad Express Nail Polish Remover is a wonder to behold. In fact, I’d like to see this is a giant sponge bottle! This stuff is FAST! 3 seconds average to remove, 9-10 seconds for ornery glitter. I did a short video which I’ll share on my Instagram feed, because I don’t have permissions here on WordPress to share it. Dip, twist and your nail comes out totally clean. The only thing I would change is the sponge did come apart a tiny bit. Not sure what happened but a few tiny fragments of the black sponge within came out on my finger. Maybe it was just a few pieces from when the sponge was installed. So if that is normal, no worries. But if we could have sponge that doesn’t shed, that would make this a perfect product. That being said, the magic is in the remover! I also used by cleanup brush dipped into it when cleaning up my manicure and it whisked away every trace for super quick cleanup. Here’s what Madam Glam says about it:

“Express Nail Polish Remover”
Nail polish remover that will leave your nails nice and clean, as if the lacquer was never there. Say goodbye to the classic way of removing nail polish. This is one of the life-hacks you need for your nail care routine. No need for cotton pads! Everything you need is all in one item. You can easily take it on your travels, as it is perfectly packaged, for when you are away.
How does it work? Inside the bottle you will find foam soaked in nail polish remover. Insert one finger at a time and twist it until there is no more nail polish left on the nail.
 
Why? 
– It smells awesome!
 – The foam has a comfortable texture.
 – The white peach extract will leave your cuticles nurtured and moisturized, thanks to its vitamins and minerals. It’s time to make your nail polish removing experience so much easier and healthier for your finger tips!!”

I give this product 2 clean thumbs up! Now, about the Quick Dry Topcoat. Love it! I’m always on the lookout for a great glossy topcoat that dries fast, doesn’t get thick or sticky and speeds up my whole mani operation. As much as I swatch, it’s pretty important that I have a good reliable topcoat. Here is what Madam Glam has to say about it:

Quick Dry
If you’re tired of waiting for your mani to dry, this is the solution!
– Apply after polish and top coat
– Look up the latest polish of Madam Glam
– And surprise it’s already dry!

On to the four gorgeous shades I have to show you. I’ll just post the photos here and let them speak for themselves!

Pastel Sky is described as, "Azure Blue". This pale blue creme is super pigmented, dries fast and smooth in 1-2 coats. Caribbean Island (be still my heart, SO in love with this one!)...It's described as a bright mint. This mega opaque creme is fully opaque in 1-2 coats. It really reminds me of the shallow shoreline of a Caribbean island!

Pastel Sky is described as, “Azure Blue”. This pale blue creme is super pigmented, dries fast and smooth in 1-2 coats. Caribbean Island (be still my heart, SO in love with this one!)…It’s described as a bright mint. This mega opaque creme is fully opaque in 1-2 coats. It really reminds me of the shallow shoreline of a Caribbean island!

Pastel Sky is a baby blue creme with surprisingly opaque coverage. I'd say this is pretty close to that Pantone blue shade for 2016!

Pastel Sky is a baby blue creme with surprisingly opaque coverage. I’d say this is pretty close to that Pantone blue shade for 2016!

Oh my! I am predicting this will be on my fingers and toes a lot this summer! Girls if you love minty cremes this glossy stunner needs to be in your collection!

Oh my! I am predicting this will be on my fingers and toes a lot this summer! Girls if you love minty cremes this glossy stunner needs to be in your collection!

Original Sin is described as "A flirty bright red". This creme is buttery smooth, sort of like a crelly, dries super glossy in 1-2 coats. I would describe Golden Beauty as a while gold micro glitter is super dense and slightly textured, very slight. One coat of topcoat, I used the amazing Madam Glad Quick Dry, will create a glossy smooth finish if desired.

Original Sin is described as “A flirty bright red”. This creme is buttery smooth, sort of like a crelly, dries super glossy in 1-2 coats. I would describe Golden Beauty as a while gold micro glitter is super dense and slightly textured, very slight. One coat of topcoat, I used the amazing Madam Glad Quick Dry, will create a glossy smooth finish if desired.

Original Sin is a classic red. As in, little red dress red! It dries super glossy I think because it's nearly a jelly, but not quite.

Original Sin is a classic red. As in, little red dress red! It dries super glossy I think because it’s nearly a jelly, but not quite.

Here is Golden Beauty, 2 coats, and accented with Original Sin. One coat of topcoat for a semi smooth finish, 2 coats of topper for a more glass-like look.

Here is Golden Beauty, 2 coats, and accented with Original Sin. One coat of topcoat for a semi smooth finish, 2 coats of topper for a more glass-like look.

That’s it for this round from Madam Glam. Always a pleasure to work with Elsa. Her company is Aces and the products are uncanny. If you haven’t already, check them out through the links below.

Madam Glam offers a ton in Vampy shades, neutrals, Neons, Pastels, Glitters and Metallics, and nail treatments. They also have Soak Off Gel polishes, eye makeup, blushes, foundations and lipsticks. All are full size beautifully and carefully packaged bottles. All Madam Glam products are “five-free”: Product does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DiButyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin Or Camphor.

As of this posting:
FREE WORLDWIDE OVER $80 (after any discount that might be applied)
USA – $3.95
INTERNATIONAL – $8.95

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.

Baroness X group custom Doomfire is hot!

Unless you are totally new to Facebook or have been living under a rock, you may realize by now that belonging to a fan group for cosmetics comes with perks. I’ll get right to the point. I have been a fan and ultimately swatcher/reviewer for Baroness X for some time now. As soon as owner of indie cosmetic company, Baroness X, started a closed fan group on Facebook, The X Army, I immediately jumped in with both feet! Perks include firsthand info on upcoming polishes, cosmetics, collections and sales, and ultimately group custom items only members can order. Take a peek at this awesome group custom package I bought from Baroness X!

This is how my amazing Doomfire package arrived. The best part obviously is the Doomfire polish group custom, limited. An adorable adjustable unicorn ring, two emery boards, purple iridescent earrings and 2 unicorn horn scented guest soaps. How cute are these!?!

This is how my amazing Doomfire package arrived. The best part obviously is the Doomfire polish group custom, limited. An adorable adjustable unicorn ring, two emery boards, purple iridescent earrings and 2 unicorn horn scented guest soaps. How cute are these!?!

This limited polish available only to Baroness X fan group members on Facebook makes it extra special! Creator Demetria knocks this one out of the park!

This limited polish available only to Baroness X fan group members on Facebook makes it extra special! Creator Demetria knocks this one out of the park!

SO good to be a part of The X Army Facebook group for Baroness X fans! This group custom, Doomfire is breathtaking! Sigh-worthy! It's a purpley blue jelly base with a plethora of firey pink or copper shimmers.

SO good to be a part of The X Army Facebook group for Baroness X fans! This group custom, Doomfire is breathtaking! Sigh-worthy! It’s a purpley blue jelly base with a plethora of firey pink or copper shimmers.

And now for a little closeup just to make you a tiny bit jealous. Just a bit. 🙂

Drooling much? Wow!

Drooling much? Wow!

Just a little temptation to show you how amazing this polish is. And one more reason to show you it pays to become a cosmetic group member on Facebook. You can't get these any other way!

Just a little temptation to show you how amazing this polish is. And one more reason to show you it pays to become a cosmetic group member on Facebook. You can’t get these any other way!

The X Army
Facebook: facebook.com/baronessx
Instagram: instagram.com/baronessx_polish
Shop: baronessx.com
BX fan group: facebook.com/groups/baronessXfans

Just a thought: Please respect these amazing indie companies. I want to state that it is bad form to join a group just to order a group custom, then bail the group. I put it up there with “liking” or joining a blog fan group or Instagram follower to enter a contest for prizes then when you don’t win, unfollow. Just FYI!

Baroness X Is Always 5-Free, Cruelty-Free And Vegan Friendly

* These products were purchased with my own funds and this honest review is my own opinion. No compensation was provided.

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