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Lights & Brights (gel polishes that is…) from Sparkle & Co

Just a quick post for all my gel polish, light and bright polish lovers out there! These Sparkle & Co gel polishes are available now at OceansofBeauty.com. Here are three stunning cremes you’ll want in your collection!

Some light and brights from the Sparkle & Co line of gel polishes at OceansofBeauty.com! From left: #042 is a Creme Nude, or I like to call it, bleached peach! #013 is a Hot Coral creme and let me tell you, it is brilliant! And #036 is a Medium Pink, a very Barbie bubble gum pink.

Some light and brights from the Sparkle & Co line of gel polishes at OceansofBeauty.com! From left: #042 is a Creme Nude, or I like to call it, bleached peach! #013 is a Hot Coral creme and let me tell you, it is brilliant! And #036 is a Medium Pink, a very Barbie bubble gum pink.

Put your sunglasses on because #013, a neon coral by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com is eye-searing! Breathtaking shade!

Put your sunglasses on because #013, a neon coral by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com is eye-searing! Breathtaking shade!

#036 gel polish in 2 coats, from Sparkle & Co gel polish line at OceansofBeauty.com. A peppy bubblegum pink even Barbie would be proud to wear!

#036 gel polish in 2 coats, from Sparkle & Co gel polish line at OceansofBeauty.com. A peppy bubblegum pink even Barbie would be proud to wear!

Here is #042 in 3 coats, and it's described as a Cream Nude, but to me, at least on my complexion it's a gorgeous bleached peach. It's by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com

Here is #042 in 3 coats, and it’s described as a Cream Nude, but to me, at least on my complexion it’s a gorgeous bleached peach. It’s by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com

CONCLUSION: These three gel polishes…oh sorry, I was dreaming of summer days with my toes in the sand! lol Love them, everything about them! Note, the images’ colors on the monitors may vary slightly due to the bright nature of these shades. These are as closely calibrated as possible. All monitors and devices are calibrated differently but suffice it to say, I matched the final image as closely to what I see on my nail. Just FYI!

*** FOR A LIMITED TIME! Sitewide Fall Special for 10% Off! Use CODE: happyfall Including FREE shipping (US only)

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

http://oceansofbeauty.com

IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @ezdipnailsofficial

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.

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Zoya Enchanted Holiday 2016 collection

Zoya’s new collection for Holiday 2016 is a brilliant set of 6 bottles which include four PixieDusts and two color-flip metallics. Each one holds a special magic all their own and contains perfect shades and textures for the upcoming holiday season.

Zoya Enchanted collection for Holiday 2016 brings us four new PixieDust and two color-flip metallics. From Left: Lorna, Alice, Elphie, Waverly, Olivera and Saint. The entire set sells for $60 or $10 each bottle, available for order now.

Zoya Enchanted collection for Holiday 2016 brings us four new PixieDust and two color-flip metallics. From Left: Lorna, Alice, Elphie, Waverly, Olivera and Saint. The entire set sells for $60 or $10 each bottle, available for order now.

I found the PixieDusts in this collection unique to the previous shades offered in the Pixie line. And the predictably perfect formulas as always, are fast drying and easy to apply. I was especially thrilled with the two color-flip metallics, or multi/duo tone color shifting shades. I am really hoping to see more of these in the future. They do it so well! Let’s take a look at the collection!

I love that the polishes in this collection play so well with each other. The green Pixie Dust is Elphie in 2 coats. The blue Pixie is Waverly in 2 coats. And on the middle finger is Olivera in 1 coat!

I love that the polishes in this collection play so well with each other. The green Pixie Dust is Elphie in 2 coats. The blue Pixie is Waverly in 2 coats. And on the middle finger is Olivera in 1 coat!

Olivera in 1 coat! Love all the color shifts here. OLIVERA (ZP872) green flip: A spellbinding color-flip metallic with an indigo base and a green and purple shift.

Olivera in 1 coat! Love all the color shifts here. OLIVERA (ZP872) green flip: A spellbinding color-flip metallic with an indigo base and a green and purple shift.

Lorna by Zoya can be best described as a luscious berry with a sugary sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

Lorna by Zoya can be best described as a luscious berry with a sugary sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

2 Coats of Saint. Saint by Zoya can best be described as a whimsical color-flip metallic with a periwinkle base and magenta shift.

2 Coats of Saint. Saint by Zoya can best be described as a whimsical color-flip metallic with a periwinkle base and magenta shift.

2 coats of Alice Pixie Dust. Alice by Zoya can best be described as a captivating periwinkle with magenta and blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

2 coats of Alice Pixie Dust. Alice by Zoya can best be described as a captivating periwinkle with magenta and blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

CONCLUSION: My favorite of the Pixies was Alice. It was hard to choose but I found her brilliant and very becoming. I love the other three as well, but Alice had me at Hello! Of the two color-flip metallics, a tie! I love the delicate periwinkle and magenta shift and the formula is glorious. But then Olivera. Be still my heart! 1 coat, that’s it and it’s a shifty little number with deep tones, very jewel-like. Love this collection!

The Enchanted polishes available now, are $10ea or $60 per set of 6.

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Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com.

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

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Sparkle & Co Matte Top Coat means business!

You know how transforming a good matte top coat can be to any polish shade or formula. The gel polish Matte Top Coat by Sparkle & Co, offered at OceansofBeauty.com is some serious matte and you know how glossy gel polish can be! I am happy to report this stuff means business!

Matte Gel Top Coat by Sparkle & Co is currently offered at Oceans of Beauty in this 8 ml bottle but plans are underway for offering this very serious matte topper in a 15 ml size.

Matte Gel Top Coat by Sparkle & Co is currently offered at Oceans of Beauty in this 8 ml bottle but plans are underway for offering this very serious matte topper in a 15 ml size.

Take a look at the after, then before of what Sparkle & Co Matte Top Coat can do!

After…

Ahh, velvety Matte Top Coat by Sparkle & Co. It will take the glossiest finish straight to full on matte in 1 coat. Currently offered by Oceansofbeauty.com.

Ahh, velvety Matte Top Coat by Sparkle & Co. It will take the glossiest finish straight to full on matte in 1 coat. Currently offered by Oceansofbeauty.com.

Another view of Matte Top Coat!

Another view of Matte Top Coat!

And before adding the Matte TC over Sparkle & Co gorgeous jelly like color of red, #076 Medium/Dark Red!

Here is a gorgeous red gel polish, #076 by Sparkle & Co. It's a very jelly like finish and ripe for either a Gelly sandwich, or fully opaque in 3 coats as seen here. This is the shade I used under the Matte Top Coat by Sparkle & Co in this post!

Here is a gorgeous red gel polish, #076 by Sparkle & Co. It’s a very jelly like finish and ripe for either a Gelly sandwich, or fully opaque in 3 coats as seen here. This is the shade I used under the Matte Top Coat by Sparkle & Co in this post!

CONCLUSION: Three words says it all… I’M IN LOVE! Currently offered in 8 ml bottle for $8 and hopefully soon to be offered in 15 ml.

*** FOR A LIMITED TIME! Sitewide Fall Special for 10% Off! Use CODE: happyfall Including FREE shipping (US only)

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

http://oceansofbeauty.com

IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @ezdipnailsofficial

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.

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Deborah Lippmann LE Her Majesty Gift Collection!

I finally got to swatch the eight polishes contained in the Gel Lab Pro Color gift collection by Deborah Lippmann, Her Majesty, which is Limited Edition. The set also includes a bottle of Hard Rock Base and Top Coat (which I previously reviewed https://lacqueredlori.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/deborah-lippmann-lifes-a-beach-duo-makes-a-splash/!).

The Deborah Lippmann LE Gel Lab Pro Color gift set including the Hard Rock Base/Top Coat from Left to Right:GEL LAB PRO Color formula set includes: Emperor's New Clothes (nude crème) Ever After (rosy mauve crème) King Of The Road (medium grey creme) Blue Blood (royal blue crème) Crown Velvet (royal purple crème) If I Ruled The World (forest green shimmer) Hard Rock (nail strengthening base and top coat) Reign Of Love (rich red crème) Queen Of The Night (blackened purple shimmer).

The Deborah Lippmann LE Gel Lab Pro Color gift set including the Hard Rock Base/Top Coat from Left to Right:GEL LAB PRO Color formula set includes:
Emperor’s New Clothes (nude crème)
Ever After (rosy mauve crème)
King Of The Road (medium grey creme)
Blue Blood (royal blue crème)
Crown Velvet (royal purple crème)
If I Ruled The World (forest green shimmer)
Hard Rock (nail strengthening base and top coat)
Reign Of Love (rich red crème)
Queen Of The Night (blackened purple shimmer).

Now for the swatches!

Emporer's New Clothes in 3 coats. I like the chocolate milk shade, a blush nude creme. The formula is a bit thick so you want to apply in as thin coats as possible to avoid dimensional bands! Top with top coat to even out easily.

Emporer’s New Clothes in 3 coats. I like the chocolate milk shade, a blush nude creme. The formula is a bit thick so you want to apply in as thin coats as possible to avoid dimensional bands! Top with top coat to even out easily.

Ever After in 2 coats, on the thicker side this formula is nearly as thick as Emporer's New Clothes but somehow easier to apply.

Ever After in 2 coats, on the thicker side this formula is nearly as thick as Emporer’s New Clothes but somehow easier to apply.

Blue blood was a perfect formula, 2 coats. Amazing blue creme! Same with the grey creme, King of the Road. I thought these two were made to be together.

Blue blood was a perfect formula, 2 coats. Amazing blue creme! Same with the grey creme, King of the Road. I thought these two were made to be together.

The royal blue creme Crown Velvet, leans ever-so-slightly to having a purple tint. Both amazing formulas, this mani's mate, If I Ruled the World is a shimmery deep forest green.

The royal blue creme Crown Velvet, leans ever-so-slightly to having a purple tint. Both amazing formulas, this mani’s mate, If I Ruled the World is a shimmery deep forest green.

I can never help myself, I love purples with reds and pinks. So I paired these two! The sexy red creme is Reign of Love and the purple is Queen of the Night, a blackened base purple shimmer. 2 coats each.

I can never help myself, I love purples with reds and pinks. So I paired these two! The sexy red creme is Reign of Love and the purple is Queen of the Night, a blackened base purple shimmer. 2 coats each.

Deborah Lippmann LIMITED EDITION Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Color set $45 (over $100 value
9 bottles at 8mL each)

CONCLUSION: This set is gorgeous and a great array of shades and finishes. All are glossy on their own but the green shimmer, If I Ruled the World, dries at a slightly less glossy effect. However after adding the Hard Rock Top Coat, which also dries quickly. The thickest formulas that require a bit more finesse to apply was the nude creme, Emporer’s New Clothes; and the rosy mauve creme, Ever After. I had to layer three coats of the nude creme, and 2 coats of the rosy Mauve. The rest of the formulas were easy and just the right amount of fluidity.

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The Purples have my vote, from Oceansofbeauty.com

And the votes are in…the Purple shades of Sparkle & Co gel polishes over at Oceansofbeauty.com are worthy of praise! I tried three of them this weekend and they are dreamy!

Like petals from exotic flowers, these three purples will make your nails happy! Sparkle & Co gel polish has plenty of lavenders, lilacs and magentas including these three, from left: #033, Medium Purple; #021, Magenta; and #005, Pastel Purple.

Like petals from exotic flowers, these three purples will make your nails happy! Sparkle & Co gel polish has plenty of lavenders, lilacs and magentas including these three, from left: #033, Medium Purple; #021, Magenta; and #005, Pastel Purple.

Just look! You don’t need my words to describe what you see. These shades are perfection!

#033 Medium Purple gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a medium purple creme. A lilac leaning purple is one of my faves! Here she is in two coats. Order yours from Oceansofbeauty.com!

#033 Medium Purple gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a medium purple creme. A lilac leaning purple is one of my faves! Here she is in two coats. Order yours from Oceansofbeauty.com!

#021 Magenta gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a juicy magenta creme. I love how vibrant it is! Here she is in two coats. Order yours from Oceansofbeauty.com!

#021 Magenta gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a juicy magenta creme. I love how vibrant it is! Here she is in two coats. Order yours from Oceansofbeauty.com!

#005 Pastel Purple gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a pale light purple creme. Here she is in two coats. Order yours from Oceansofbeauty.com!

#005 Pastel Purple gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a pale light purple creme. Here she is in two coats. Order yours from Oceansofbeauty.com!

CONCLUSION: From demure to hot, Sparkle & Co have the gel polish shades to build, or round out your collection. I love them all!

*** FOR A LIMITED TIME! Sitewide Fall Special for 10% Off! Use CODE: happyfall Including FREE shipping (US only)

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

http://oceansofbeauty.com

IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @ezdipnailsofficial

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.

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Some Fall/Winter gel polishes from Oceans of Beauty by Sparkle & Co!

I have three more Sparkle & Co gel polishes to share today from OceansofBeauty.com, and they are ready for all your Fall and Winter manis. I have a tempting taupe, a ravishing red and a great green! Let’s take a look at these seriously long-wearing soak off gel polishes (and I have more swatches coming!).

Three more stunning colors (and great for Holidays) from the new Sparkle & Co gel polish line! From left: #018 Bright Red; #023 Light Grey Taupe; and #044 Medium/Dark Green.

Three more stunning colors (and great for Holidays) from the new Sparkle & Co gel polish line! From left: #018 Bright Red; #023 Light Grey Taupe; and #044 Medium/Dark Green.

Think ahead for the holidays, they will be here before you know it so order soon!

#018 is a Bright Red gel polish by Sparkle & Co from OceansofBeauty.com and available now along with all 35 shades! Only 2 coats to full opacity for this creme. It's perfect for the Holidays, patriotic ones included and beyond. This is a little red dress perfect red!

#018 is a Bright Red gel polish by Sparkle & Co from OceansofBeauty.com and available now along with all 35 shades! Only 2 coats to full opacity for this creme. It’s perfect for the Holidays, patriotic ones included and beyond. This is a little red dress perfect red!

From Sparkle & Co, comes a brilliant Green gel polish is a very jelly-like formula so you can easily dictate opacity and use for Gelly Sandwiches! #044 Shown here in 3 coats and it's just at the point of full opacity, if I had shorter, or less opaque free edges of my nails. Some people have free edges on their nails that are more transparent, allowing them fewer coats for opacity. My nails have become very strong and my free edge is now pretty light-colored and opaque thanks to constantly wearing a gel base and top coat to protect the length. So I'd call this one opaque in 3-4 coats! Isn't it Christmasy?

From Sparkle & Co, comes a brilliant Green gel polish is a very jelly-like formula so you can easily dictate opacity and use for Gelly Sandwiches! #044 Shown here in 3 coats and it’s just at the point of full opacity, if I had shorter, or less opaque free edges of my nails. Some people have free edges on their nails that are more transparent, allowing them fewer coats for opacity. My nails have become very strong and my free edge is now pretty light colored and opaque thanks to constantly wearing a gel base and top coat to protect the length. So I’d call this one opaque in 3-4 coats! Isn’t it Christmasy?

Another view of this jelly like green, only painted a bit more, #044, 3 coats.

Another view of this jelly like green, only painted a bit more, #044, 3 coats.

And a fabulous grey taupe that is sure to be your go-to neutral for Fall!

#023 Grey Taupe is a very creamy creme gel by Sparkle & Co, and you can order it now along with all 35 colors from OceansofBeatuy.com! Here she is in 2 coats. What an exquisite neutral!

#023 Grey Taupe is a very creamy creme gel by Sparkle & Co, and you can order it now along with all 35 colors from OceansofBeatuy.com! Here she is in 2 coats. What an exquisite neutral!

CONCLUSION: The red and green shades are traditional Christmas colors with the green being especially cool because with each coat you get a different look. Please do read my description for ideas! The red creme is PERFECTION! And the grey taupe is amazing with my complexion but it is one of those I think everyone can wear.

*** FOR A LIMITED TIME! Sitewide Fall Special for 10% Off! Use CODE: happyfall Including FREE shipping (US only)

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

http://oceansofbeauty.com

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.

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Sneek Peek of Zoya “Enchanted” Holiday 2016 Collection (Coming Soon)

All I can say is WOW and I can’t wait to share these with you! The Zoya Enchanted Holiday 2016 Collection looks glorious and will be available for purchase October 15, 2016, 4 days from now!!!

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INTRODUCING ENCHANTED BY ZOYA
Combining the magic of the holidays and the wonders of winter, Zoya’s new Enchanted collection creates an ethereal beauty spotlight for nails this season. Consisting of four glittering PixieDust Mattes and two velvety color-flip metallics, this unique nail polish collection is absolutely stunning.

From Left: Elphie Pixie Dust, Olivera, Lorna Pixie Dust, Alice Pixie Dust, Saint, and Waverly Sapphire Pixie Dust. NOTE! I don't yet have the bottle image of Waverly (coming soon) but here is the description...WAVERLY (ZP876) sapphire pixie: A brilliantly deep sapphire blue with blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

From Left: Elphie Pixie Dust, Olivera, Lorna Pixie Dust, Alice Pixie Dust, Saint, and Waverly Sapphire Pixie Dust.
NOTE! I don’t yet have the bottle image of Waverly (coming soon) but here is the description…WAVERLY (ZP876) sapphire pixie: A brilliantly deep sapphire blue with blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

ELPHIE (ZP871) green pixie: A bewitching emerald green with a sugary green sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

ELPHIE (ZP871) green pixie: A bewitching emerald green with a sugary green sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

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OLIVERA (ZP872) green flip: A spellbinding color-flip metallic with an indigo base and a green and purple shift.

OLIVERA (ZP872) green flip: A spellbinding color-flip metallic with an indigo base and a green and purple shift.

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LORNA (ZP853) plum pixie: A luscious berry with a sugary sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

LORNA (ZP853) plum pixie: A luscious berry with a sugary sparkle in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

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ALICE (ZP874) periwinkle pixie: A captivating periwinkle with magenta and blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula

ALICE (ZP874) periwinkle pixie: A captivating periwinkle with magenta and blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula

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SAINT (ZP875) periwinkle flip: A whimsical color-flip metallic with a periwinkle base and magenta shift.

SAINT (ZP875) periwinkle flip: A whimsical color-flip metallic with a periwinkle base and magenta shift.

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WAVERLY (ZP876) sapphire pixie: A brilliantly deep sapphire blue with blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

WAVERLY (ZP876) sapphire pixie: A brilliantly deep sapphire blue with blue sparkles in the exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

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What is your favorite that you are already drooling over? I’m most intrigued by Olivera! And of course Pixie Dusts are always a treat!

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*Details on Zoya.com.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON October 15, 2016.
ZOYA.COM $10ea.(US)

*10 FREE FORMULA: FORMULATED WITHOUT FORMALDEHYDE, FORMALDEHYDE RESIN,
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, TOLUENE, CAMPHOR, TPHP, PARABENS, XYLENE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE and LEAD.

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