Well, today I have a multi-dimensional post to share with you. This is a long one with lots of images, so get your coffee or tea and settle in! If you’ve followed me for any time at all you’ll know how impressed I am with all things Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com. Owner Christy is always innovating and updating and upgrading. She is a force to be reckoned with. I don’t know where she gets her energy but that brain of hers…always working! How about a little gilded love plus a pink wonder for when you can’t make up your mind? Ahh, there’s the hook! lol I want to share Sparkle & Co’s newest Chrome Pure pigment powder in Gold. A fabulous little oil that does double duty as a cuticle oil AND can also be applied to the rims of those pesky nail treatment bottles that get stuck and won’t play nice. Let’s get started!
First up is Chrome Pure pigment powder in Gold. A metallic mirror-like finish that can be used over cured gel polish color and no wipe top coat…OR…now you can use the chrome and holographic pigments using regular polish with Sparkle & Co Top Pure. I wanted you to see both treatments and the finish difference is negligible. You have only to decide how long you want to sport your shiny mani!
Here is Sparkle & Co Chrome Pure Gold over black gel polish #001 by Sparkle & Co. I wish you could see better how mirror like this finish is! It’s just a tiny bit glossier than with regular polish and Top Pure.
The newest kid on the Sparkle & Co block is the Chrome Pure pigment powder in Gold! A generous 3 gram jar will supply a ton of gilded manicures. Recommended for use with a No
Wipe Top coat gel over black gel polish that has been cured. Check OceansofBeauty.com for instructions. May also be use with regular polish using the Top Pure system found there. I am posting here swatches using both methods.
• Now let’s see this golden mirror-like finish over regular polish (used black) using Top Pure. This makes it possible to apply Chrome Pure pigments flawlessly. Use the special edge seal and you’re done! Directions on OceansofBeauty.com and at the Youtube videos on 52 Weeks of Beauty.
Here is Sparkle & Co Chrome Pure Gold used with regular polish (black) and the Top Pure coat. So easy and nearly as glossy as when you use gel polish cured. But if you don’t use gel, this system is for you! Top Pure is amazing for regular polish users that still want to use the hot new metallics, chromes and holo pigment powders.
Brilliant! Now you can wear Sparkle & Co Chrome Pure, Holo Pure and the new Rose Gold Chrome Pure Pigment powders from OceansofBeauty.com…over regular nail polish! Wow! No Gel Kits are available with Holo Pure as well as Chrome Pure and Holo Pure. All kits include the Top Pure, Sparkle & Co Top Seal (for sealing your tips, 5 swatch sticks and 5 combo sponge applicator and brushes. Go to the web site and see under Starter Kits for your choice!
• Just in time for those ever-changing manis when you’ve got so many holiday parties, everyone needs a great, reliable peel off base coat before you start your nail art, gel, glitters or whatever! It also doubles as the perfect skin barrier whether you’re using chrome and holo pigments, or even stamping and water marbling.
You might say I’m always on the hunt for my next favorite peel off base coat. This one, wow! Use it under anything from ornery glitter polish, to gel polish, to dip powder nail color! Look how creamy it is. In fact, I wasn’t expecting this but its glossy and sort of color correcting so if you want to “go nude” for the evening and then wear your fave sheer or negative space mani, this is for you! One this coat and it goes on so smooth and dries fast.
Here is an example of Sparkle & Co peel base in action. Peels are a result of a coat of black lacquer, Sparkle & Co Top Pure, Holo Chrome Gold pigment powder, another coat of Top Pure.
Sparkle & Co Peel Base is a generous 15 ml bottle. This will last you a long time!
Cool huh? I know it’s not a new thing, but this is the thing. It’s gentle, works amazing and spreads evenly. It’s in a full size bottle with a great brush, self leveling so it’s not too thin or thick. So you get a lot for only $12!
• And last up for today, Sparkle & Co. 2 in 1 oil – Cuticle Oil and Rim Protector. This dual purpose mini will even fit in your coin purse and sells for only $5.
Sparkle & Co oil may be small but it’s mighty. Use it to lubricate your sticky gel or foundation and setting products that lids tend to get stuck. And it doubles as a fabulous cuticle oil. the spongey tip applicator is the perfect size. On my nails is just a coat of Sparkle & Co peel base.
Sparkle & Co 2-in-1 Oil for lubricating your bottles and for cuticle oil!
•• Oh, wait wait! I almost forgot. I did a quick little accent using Luxe Glitter by Sparkle & Co. In the coming weeks I will be featuring more glitter-filled examples so watch for those posts.
Here is the Chrome Pure by Sparkle & Co accented with one of 26 fine glitter shades, G. 02 Rose Gold as an accent.
Here is Sparkle & Co G. 02 Rose Gold! Be sure to check out Glitters at OceansofBeauty.com to see the full range of 26 colors. All are super fine and Solvent Resistant Fine Glitter.
CONCLUSION: Love it all! I will say that I highly recommend waiting at least an hour or two before exposing your hands to water/showering after using ANY peel off base coat. Whether using regular polish or gel, it needs time to completely set in. I had someplace to go and showered about 20 minutes after completing the manicure and one of the applications (full polish and everything) just popped off. But that was my fault. I simply applied a coat of regular base coat and placed it back on the nail. I’ve found that this can happen with ANY peel base. In reference to using the Chrome Pure Gold over both gel and regular polish manis (using Top Pure) I found the mirror shine was identical to the naked eye. I could only see a bit of glittery pitting using a high power magnifying glass! My photos seem a bit soft but believe me the mirror shine was amazing. The day I did them was very dark rainy and overcast and I try to avoid using flash like the plague. I might try next time applying the gold over white for a paler gold effect. So either way you’re good to go.
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You can get your pigments, polishes and more here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments…
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And watch owner Christy talk about her other beauty products on Youtube, look for 52weeksofbeauty.
*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site and sometimes images are using acrylic swatch sticks. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.
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