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Zoya Innocence is here now!

Zoya always have a great transitional collection for each time of year. Innocence is one of those and I’m loving it, well, to be honest, only one loses my love this time. But the rest are the Bee’s knees 😉 Read on!

Pinky and ring finger…Birch can best be described as a gentle greiged lavender in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – purple
Finish – Cream, Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool
Middle and Pointer…Agnes can best be described as a warm toned muted blush in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – neutral, pink
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Warm
Pinky and Ring fingers…Evette can best be described as a softened grape with a pink undertone to balance, in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – purple
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 5 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool
Middle and Pointer…Aire can best be described as a deep, dusty periwinkle blue in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – blue, periwinkle
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 5 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool
Pinky and ring fingers…Fern can best be described as a balanced sage with a beautiful warm pearl accent.
Color Family – green
Finish – Pearl
Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Neutral *More gray than green with a subtle hat of gold shimmer!
Middle & pointer fingers…Theo can best be described as a stormy grey with subtle texture featuring a flash of larger irregular silver flakies in silver, with dark blue glitter throughout. Like a spring thunderstorm in the night.
Color Family – grey, special effect
Finish – Special Effect
Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool I want to like it, but I don’t!

What do you think? A couple perfect neutrals, a couple of dusky shades, and a couple stormy colors for those gray in-between days. All available now at Zoya.com.

Get Innocence now at Zoya.com Happy Valentines Day!

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.
@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaInnocence #ZoyaAire #ZoyaTheo #ZoyaFern #ZoyaEvette #ZoyaBirch #ZoyaAgnes #EveryDayZoya

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Born Pretty Store, perfect place for pretty nails!

More lovely nail art products this month, the month of Love and Valentines, from the Born Pretty Store! Two amazing stamping gel tube shades, a magnetic cat eye “regular” polish, and a cat eye gel polish. Lookie!

Check out the links for these beauties!

6ml BORN PRETTY Pink Nude Magnetic Cat Eye Gel
BP-RM05 Summer Fire  #43155

BORN PRETTY 6ml Holographic Cat Eye Nail Polish
BP-HCE06 Secret Language  #45612

BORN PRETTY 8ml Stamping Gels
BP-FW07 Red Forever  #44587

BORN PRETTY 8ml Stamping Gels
BP-FW04 Hibiscus  #44587

CONLUSION: I loved every one of these!

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
My 10% OFF Code PPL91

#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish

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

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Vision Gel Systems & Imagination Station are one hot team!

I had so much fun with these pigments, glitters and chrome from Imagination Station via Vision Gel Systems! I didn’t do anything too fancy. I’m having a bit of an issue with a painful frozen shoulder, so my swatching game has to be somewhat abbreviated! But I wanted to show you my swatches even if they were pretty plain and really, the products are pretty spectacular on their own! Let’s take a peek.

Vision Gel also sent me these Imagination Station neon pigments to show off! I’m loving this hot purple and hot pink!

Oh man, get out your shades because these two from the neon pigment set are so so bright! Love this bright yellow and green!

I’m a sucker for all coral shades and the hot coral on top is one of my faves. The super bright and juicy orange is amazing too!

Actually brighter in real life, these neon pigments are still stunning. love this brilliant blue and pinky red.

These will be amazing this summer. I applied one coat of matching gel polish color, then on the tacky layer the powder evenly, lightly brush off excess, then topcoat. So easy!

Here are the gorgeous glitters, Hot Havana Nights!

The Hot Havana Nights glitters collection from Imagination Station via Vision Gel Systems (US supplier). These glitters are super fine and burnish nicely over cured gel color, or you can sugar them. Either way, they are hot!

And last but not least, a beautiful Rose Gold Chrome! Contact Renee (link below) for ordering and prices.

Still super on trend in 2019, Rose Gold chrome powder from Vision Gel Systems! A tiny dab over 30-second cured no wipe top coat squeaks and super mirror like finish, then topped with topcoat!

https://www.visiongel.com
https://www.instagram.com/visiongel/
https://www.facebook.com/visiongel/

PR samples***I was sent these products at no charge for testing and review. All photos, and opinions are my own.
#visiongelBestEverMatteTopCoat, #visiongelbottledbuilder, #visionGelDiamondSeriesgelpolish, #visiongelRubberbasecoat, #visiongelSuperShinyNoWipeTopCoat, #visiongelSuperShinyTopCoat, #www.visiongel.com, @theflexifinger, @visiongel

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Vision Gel, and a vision of loveliness!

I was thrilled to be chosen to test and swatch some of the products by Vision Gel Nail Systems this month! Vision Gel nail products are “Created by professionals for professionals”. Today I have five gels to share with you. A Rubber Base Coat gel, a Super Shiny Top Coat, a gorgeous soak off Bottled Builder and two gel colors. A perfect True Red creme gel, and a super sparkly Rose Gold from their Diamond series. Let’s take a look then I’ll share with you some information, links, etc. First, the 30-second in LED soak off gels!

• I applied Rubber Base Coat before applying the Bottled Builder Base Coat as I needed a tiny fill near my cuticle.

Vision Rubber Base Coat is ready for the challenge! A thicker viscosity base coat really helps your color adhere well, last longer and can also provide extra cushion for those manis over natural nails. I am loving this stuff and your clients will too!

What can I say? This blush colored Bottled Builder by Vision (#18) is a perfect pink for a French mani or on its own. Viscosity is perfect for building a nail from scratch (get it? Scratch? LOL) or as a nail-toughening polish, overlay…it does it all. Super easy, self leveling, fast curing. I did an overlay here and as you can see in the composite photo using a practice finger by FlexiFinger, I created a perfect nail extension over a tip using a paper form. I can’t wait to try more shades!

Vision Soak Off Super Shine Top Coat is a fabulous no wipe top coat! They aren’t kidding. Here is over the Vision Bottled Builder, hard to see with this lighting, but as you can see over the upcoming photo of the Vision color #002 True Red, it is super glossy and cures in only 30 seconds in LED.

Okay. This red is true to its name. Vision #002 True Red gel polish is truly, the perfect red creme. Nearly a 1 coater, but I laid down 2 for an even deeper effect. Topped with Vision Super Shine No Wipe Top Coat.

Vision Diamond Series gel #26 is a multi-faceted Rose Gold gel polish in a clear base. Two coats are smooth here, topped with Vision Super Shine No Wipe Top Coat. This is blindingly sparkly in the sun! Wow!

I laid down two coats with each color and the Bottled Builder #18. I believe there are about 20+ Bottled Builder shades at the time, and below you can see one of the ways the Builder can be applied. Note in the images above, I applied two coats over my nails as an overlay, and it can also create a fully formed nail over a natural nail, tip, or tip with paper nail form. I tried it with a dual form, but I couldn’t get that to work for me. Any suggestions?! The Bottled Builder formula has a thick viscosity, super easy to work with and end results provide next to no required buffing or filing. But I did do a tiny bit with a hand file. I highly, HIGHLY recommend adding this to your nail building arsenal!

Diamond gel…”Like no other Glitter gel polish. Opaque with two thin coats. 24 colors and more to come. Diamond gel has multiple size glitters to achieve a “crushed” effect.” I conquer, I’d love to try some more shades, especially with spring and summer in our sites!

Vision Gel says, “Bottled Builder is an amazing new approach to gel nails. Builder in a bottle is a game changer. Our gel polish is highly pigmented, over 300 colors! “Try it and you’ll agree it’s the best gel available! No lifting, no priming ! Just prep, wipe with 100% acetone and apply. Perfect every time! Please indicate the number desired in your purchase notes to seller and we will do the rest.” If you really want a reliable foundation for your clients’ nails with 0 lifting and rock hard (yet forgiving flexibility), you will want to try these!

See here how I created a full nail using a paper form and my FlexiFinger practice finger.

Here we have a practice finger (compliments of FlexiFinger, see link below) using a nail tip for application of Vision French Bottled Builder #18. As you can see, the Vision builders have a thick and viscous consistency lending to fabulous leveling. This shade is a perfect cover pink in two thin coats. Apex is super easy to build by holding the finger upside down for a minute before curing. I barely needed to buff or file.

Vision Gel Systems story:
“Vision Gel Systems is a company dedicated to providing top of the line products to professionals, and only to professionals. We here at Vision Gel are pleased to provide our consumers with game changing “Bottled Builder”- Perfect, zero lift, nails every time! Our builder is an amazing innovation in the world of nails that is sure to speed up your service times, while still providing hard gel nails. You will be amazed at the color selection and opacity of our gel polishes they perform unlike any other. The no cleanse top coat is just like glass.”

My gracious contact, Renee Westmoreland- Veteran Tech and USA distributer from Eugene, OR, says, “I’ve searched far and wide for a gel product to fill my needs as a busy technician with a full clientele. I needed to have a gel polish that outperforms the others with great coverage and a huge selection to fit my clients desires. The feedback from them has been amazing! I am thrilled to be an educator for this product line. The golden and ombre bottles are gorgeous on my wall. My gel polish selection sets me apart from the average technician. Watch us grow and join the team with “Vision”~ let us empower you.”
You’ll never look back…”

I’ll be back later in the week with some other cool products that were sent to me to share with you. (Hint: pigment powders and glitters!)

* Oh, and they also carry a “Best Ever Matte Top Coat” I can hopefully share with you at some point, along with more gel colors and Bottled Builder shades. Here are some Vision Gel Links for you!

https://www.visiongel.com
https://www.instagram.com/visiongel/
https://www.facebook.com/visiongel/

PR samples***I was sent these products at no charge for testing and review. All photos, and opinions are my own.
#visiongelBestEverMatteTopCoat, #visiongelbottledbuilder, #visionGelDiamondSeriesgelpolish, #visiongelRubberbasecoat, #visiongelSuperShinyNoWipeTopCoat, #visiongelSuperShinyTopCoat, #www.visiongel.com, @theflexifinger, @visiongel

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Back again with more Born Pretty nail goodies!

Yes, I am back already with more Born Pretty nail items because I had two shipments kind of overlap! Lucky me 😉 Today I have three gel polishes. One is a lovely metallic satin, one is a deluxe triple shade thermal, and the third is a midnight black with scattered holo that looks like outer space! The fourth item is a fabulous stamping gel, in a tube! I was skeptical, but you know, I like it! Let’s take a look.

BP-FW13 White Lotus Stamping Gel, exceeded my expectations!
BP-MW08 Fingers of God from the Metal Wars series. A soft lilac metallic satin finish, ver opaque!
BP-ITN012 Casablanca In the Name of Love Series. It looks like outer space!
BP-DT10 Graceful Soul Delux Thermal Gels series. This shade transitions from a semi opaque taupe to brown to a chocolate-brown!

Check out the links for these beauties!

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-color-changing-thermal-layers-polish-soak-nail-varnish-colors-p-43620.html

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-black-white-pink-soak-nail-polish-nail-stamp-plate-p-44587.html

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-soak-mirror-metal-nail-polish-colors-nail-manicure-varnish-p-43350.html

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-holographic-glitter-polish-rainbow-soak-nail-varnish-manicure-p-44495.html

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
My 10% OFF Code PPL91

#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish

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

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Entering 2019 with New Born Pretty beauties

I am starting the year out right with some cool new offerings from Born Pretty Store. They constantly add new nail stuff, so do be sure to shop there often! Today, January 1, 2019, I’ll show you a few new items sent to me by BP! Here we go!

Born Pretty BP-GM02 Top of Firmament from the Glamorous Eye Series jelly gel polishes, over a silver cat eye gel.
Born Pretty BP-GM10 Music City gel polish (jelly gel over silver cat eye gel) from the Glamorous Eye series.
Red Sparkle series bp-RS08 L Reine Brune in two glorious coats. The deep sparkle in this is mesmerizing. Goes on like butter!
Born Pretty bp-03 Poly extension gel is a sheer pink, here is one coat. It cures in only one minute. Use as an overlay, with paper or dual forms, very versatile.

What do you think? I’m most pleased that Born Pretty has entered the world of poly extension gels. They’re off to a great start! And I loved every one of these gels. LacqueredLori approved. 😉 Here are the links!

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish …
Color: BP-GM02 Top of Firmament  
#44494

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish …
Color: BP-GM10 Music City  
#44494

BORN PRETTY 20ml Poly Extension Gel Crystal U …
Color: BP-03  
#44493

BORN PRETTY 6ml Red Sparkle Gel Polish Shimme …
Color: BP-RS08 La Reine Brune  
#43621

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
My 10% OFF Code PPL91

#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish

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

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Three Zoya Winter holos available now!

My first post for 2019. And I’m starting off with some Zoya beauties. Oh, I hope you all had a great holiday season and a safe New Years Eve!

Are you a HOLO fan!? You may recognize one of these gorgeous shades (Zoya in Brighton), but the other two are brand new! If you’ve had holographic nail polish on your mind, then our Winter Holos are everything you’ve wished for.
Three must-have holos in the popular long-wearing Zoya Nail Polish formula. Multidimensional, micro holographic glitter adds complexity and depth to each hue.

Take a look at these fabulous Holos. Each one I painted two coats. So smooth too!

New Zoya Winter Holos (with all three marbled on the accent finger): from left…Candace, Brighton and Everly!

Get them all now at Zoya.com Happy New Year!

Winter Holo details:
Brighton (ZP883) Can best be described as a full coverage, diamond holographic soft nude.
Everly (ZP884) Can best be described as a full coverage, diamond holographic fuchsia red.
Cadence (ZP885) Can best be described as a full coverage, diamond holographic classic pink.

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.
@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaWinterHolos #ZoyaCadence #ZoyaBrighton #ZoyaEverly #EveryDayZoya