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Zoya Holiday gift sets available now!

Zoya Holiday gift sets! Gorgeous full size 4-piece nail polish sets, lipstick and Hot Lips combos and a 4-piece nail treatment pack! These are available online at Zoya.com now!

There are even more than shown here. From Zoya lipsticks to full size nail quad gift sets, even nail lips combos, there is something for everyone on your list for a get or stocking stuffer.

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/Landing_Page_PolishQuads.html

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/LandingPage_LipDuo.html

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/LandingPage_NailandLipDuos.html

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/LandingPage_TreatmentHoliday.html

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.

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Zoya Jubilee collection for Holiday 2018 now Available!

It’s time to celebrate Jubilee! The newest assortment from Zoya for Holiday 2018 features a range of beautiful creams, lux metals, and a new special effect topper. Whether you’re simply celebrating the fun in life, or want to brighten up the dreary winter days, Jubilee will be your escape. Come enjoy Zoya’s newest collection that has a little something for everyone.

Taryn zp965 can best be described as a fiery fuchsia micro-irredescent shimmer with blue undertones – a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days. 2 coats

Maxine zp969 can best be described as a full-coverage a rich red cream with an evenly balance undertone – bright, yet still appropriate for the season. 2 coats

Leopard Spots zp967 can best be described as the new special effect topper for Winter 2018 – layer over textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard spots effect. 1 coat over Astrid.

Leigh zp977 can best be described as a full-coverage perfect winter nude – rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skintone. 2 coats

Kateri zp966 can best be described as a full-coverage beautiful midnight brown cream – think of it as the new black

Juniper dp974 can best be described as a sparkling teal textured PixieDust- especially unique when paired with our new Leopard Spots special effect topper. 2 coats

Danica zp973 can best be described as a full-coverage rich deep teal cream – a new twist on a holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look. 2 coats

Cookie zp971 can best be described as a purple PixieDust with gold flecks- perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look. 2 coats

Chiara zp972 can best be described as a full-coverage deep purple cream – a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season, 2 coats.

Carson zp964 can best be described as a full-coverage muted nude pink cream – a beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months. 2 coats

Astrid zp968 can best be described as a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look- wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact. 2 coats

Allison zp970 can best be described as a full-coverage plum-toned ruby cream – a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade. 2 coats

Conclusion and Faves: This set surprised me! My faves were Leopard Spots, both Pixies, Danica and Astrid. I don’t like how this shades of nudes look on me but can be great foundation shades. All formulas were great!


ASTRID ZP968: a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look – wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact.
LEIGH ZP977: a perfect winter nude – rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skin tone.
CARSON ZP964: a muted nude pink cream – beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months
TARYN ZP965: a fiery fuchsia micro-iridescent shimmer with blue undertones – a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days.
MAXINE ZP969: a rich red cream with an evenly balanced undertone – bright, yet still appropriate for the season.
ALLISON ZP970: a plum-toned ruby cream – a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade.
COOKIE ZP971: a purple PixieDust with gold flecks – perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look.
CHIARA ZP972: a deep purple cream – a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season.
DANICA ZP973: a rich deep teal cream – a new twist on holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look
JUNIPER ZP974: a sparkling teal textured PixieDust shade – especially perfect when paired with leopard Spots effect polish layered over.
KATERI ZP966: a beautiful midnight brown cream – think of this as the new black!
LEOPARD SPOTS TOPPER ZP967: the new special effect topper for winter 2018 – layer over any textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard effect.Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments

See it in action, cool teaser!

#zoyaJubilee #zoyaholiday2018
http://www.zoya.com

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A few new additions from Born Pretty Store

Only a few items today from some new items at the Born Pretty Store, but they are petty amazing. I have a Christmas plate to share on my next BP post…So cute! I also have some Born Pretty 8th Anniversary items coming, they are late arriving. Let’s take a look at what I have today.

Bp DT03 Sea Fever thermal gel intense conversion!
BP plate 43672 Flower Yarn S002 delicate scales and flowers!
BP-WR02 Misty Life stamping polish from the Withered Rose series. Such a deep rich cool red. Stamps perfectly!

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Bp DT03 Sea Fever thermal gel tricolor

BP plate 43672 Flower Yarn S002

BP-WR02 Misty Life stamp polish Withered Rose series

That’s it for today, see you next time with new goodies from Born Pretty 🙂

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, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

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#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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Zoya Jubilee, Holiday 2018 collection coming soon!

Ready for this?! Coming 10/8/18 ZOYA JUBILEE – HOLIDAY 2018

It’s time to celebrate Jubilee! The newest assortment from Zoya for Holiday 2018 features a range of beautiful creams, lux metals, and a new special effect topper. Whether you’re simply celebrating the fun in life, or want to brighten up the dreary winter days, Jubilee will be your escape. Come enjoy our newest collection that has a little something for everyone. I will share swatches as soon as they arrive!


ASTRID ZP968: a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look – wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact.
LEIGH ZP977: a perfect winter nude – rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skin tone.
CARSON ZP964: a muted nude pink cream – beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months
TARYN ZP965: a fiery fuchsia micro-iridescent shimmer with blue undertones – a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days.
MAXINE ZP969: a rich red cream with an evenly balanced undertone – bright, yet still appropriate for the season.
ALLISON ZP970: a plum-toned ruby cream – a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade.
COOKIE ZP971: a purple PixieDust with gold flecks – perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look.
CHIARA ZP972: a deep purple cream – a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season.
DANICA ZP973: a rich deep teal cream – a new twist on holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look
JUNIPER ZP974: a sparkling teal textured PixieDust shade – especially perfect when paired with Leopoard Spots effect polish layered over.
KATERI ZP966: a beautiful midnight brown cream – think of this as the new black!
LEOPARD SPOTS TOPPER ZP967: the new special effect topper for winter 2018 – layer over any textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard effect.Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments

See it in action, cool teaser!

#zoyaJubilee #zoyaholiday2018
http://www.zoya.com

Manis and lacquers

I won Young Nails #1st2NailIt!

Well, if you aren’t already following the Salo bros., Greg and Habib, and Tracey on the Young Nails Youtube channel and Instagram, you may not know about the drawings they continually offer up on Instagram. I watch all their videos and chats, and follow all their posts. No, I’m not a stalker. 🙂 But their instructional videos for nail techs and nail enthusiasts like myself, are a constant serving of “yes, teach me sensei.”! So I thought, ahh, why not throw my hat in the ring for “the hat”…And I won! You just need to follow their posts on Instagram and as soon as you see a fresh post from them ( @youngnailsinc on Instagram) comment #1st2NailIt asap and they will let you know if you won. Prizes change but currently they are sending out the new Caption Fall collection (4 bottles) of polish and a signed cap.

What I won for #1st2NailIt, cap autographed by Greg and Habib Salo. And the new Caption collection Fall Classic 2018! From left: Out of Body, Manifest the Best, So Far So Good and Shine the Light.
Here are some quick swatches (2 coats ea.) from the YN Caption Fall Classic collection: in hand (ring finger), Shine the Light; top right & (middle finger), So Far So Good; bottom L to R Out of Body (pointer finger) and Manifest the Best (pinky).

I can’t wait to try these polishes as stamping polishes as well. Caption polishes sport 320 smooth tapered bristles and make the lush polish glide on like buttah! And they dry fast. I think since this set is metallic in nature, they may dry a tad slower than their cream counterparts, but I have not yet tested the creams, yet! I did the swatches above in 2 coats ea, although you could get away with one, especially with Manifest the Best, as seen on my pinky nail. The polishes are super easy to work with, more like gel in application. Each bottle is 10 mL – .34 fl oz. Here are their descriptions of the colors:

• Out of Body, A atmospheric amethyst.
• So Far So Good, A celestial light years blue.
• Shine the Light, A metallic copper cluster.
• Manifest the Best, A metallic interstellar mauve.

So, thank you Young Nails family! I love everything!

Other products range from gel polishes, acrylic powders, gel paints, stamping plates, pigments, foils, glitters, slickpour system, nail tech equipment, classes and more.

Read more about all Young Nails, Inc. has to offer here:
YoungNails

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If you aren’t following YN, you should! I have learned so much from them.

*This review is my opinion only, I was not paid for my post, the products above were a prize gift supplied by the featured company.

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Delicate and Delightful effects, polishes from Born Pretty

Some new pretties by Born Pretty. Silkworm effect gel polish, sheers, nude cat eye and stamping, oh my! Theme today seems to be pink. Let’s not waste any time and get right to the swatches, ‘cuz you’ve got some shopping to do!

See more Silkworm Gel polishes here…

BP-02 Silkworm effect gel polish, 2 coats, in gorgeous pink. Effect is sort of spotted, silky, wiggly. LOL Hard to describe!

Sheer nude gels, so many gorgeous choices here!

Loving these sheer gel polishes from the Born Pretty Strawberry Party gel collection. This one in two coats is BP_SP08 Angel Garden.

Check out Orphelia here!

Another sheer nude gel from the Born Pretty Strawberry Party collection, Orphelia BP-SP01 in two coats.

No need for dark undercoats, apply directly over base coat and cure! Nude magnetic/cat eye gels…

Time Machine from the Born Pretty collection of pale nude magnetic/cat eye series BP-RM04.

Did you know Born Pretty now has a few GEL stamping polishes?! Cool huh, take your time, no rush because these stamping polishes are patient until you cure them. I will say I was surprised at how thick this black one was, thicker than most gel polishes but it stays where you place it. Easy to clean off any mistakes!

BP 43971 Black gel stamping polish. At the time of this post, it also comes in red and white. Hoping for new colors!

From the Born Pretty regular lineup of old favorites, a bubblegum pink stamping polish #21

And last but not least, a pretty bubblegum pink and a must have Born Pretty stamping polish (regular kind) BP #21.

That’s it for today, see you next month with new goodies from Born Pretty 🙂

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, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
My 10% OFF Code PPL91

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

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

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So many Sparkle & Co. dips and plates, so little time!

I know, it’s been awhile since I posted my Sparkle & Co. dip swatches and stamping plates, but it’s been one heck of a summer! We spent a month down at our condo in Florida, and then after an extended closing period, got it sold. My miniature park-like yards around my house have kept me busy as well, although my plumeria collection is lush and beautiful. Even with the month+-long drought and temps in the 100s (even up to 114 degrees), I still managed to keep them lush and green. You’re welcome water company! lol Long story short, I have been swatching up a storm in between all the busy summer fun. Here are a few swatches to catch you up with some of my Sparkle & Co., items I did for owner Christy’s catalog. Note: In the swatches I did with the stamping plates, I used all Sparkle & Co. Luxe polishes underneath the stamps. Those shades of regular Luxe polish (it is regular polish, not dip or gel) were: Sand In My Hair, Red Bow, Denim Dress, Lotta Colada, Pretty Little Snowflake, Santa’s Coal, Hand Me My Shades, I Need Vitamin Sea, Ocean Villa, Best Summer Ever, Barefoot Beauty, I Lost My Flip Flop, Dock Side, November Skies, Fireside Chat, Convertible Coasting.So many done and more coming! But here are a few to we your whistle. Lots of photos, let it load…and load… 😉

And more dips!

That is it for right now. Be on the lookout for Nine gorgeous Flexie Flaky dips and a few more to boot. No end in sight, but that will get me caught up. Thanks for reading and comment which are your favorites!

Be sure to take advantage of the 15% OFF SITEWIDE SALE enter my CODE: Lori15 PLUS Free shipping in US!

NEW at Sparkle & Co. Subscription Boxes! A HUGE HUGE HIT

You can get your pigments, polishes and more here, as well as Dip Powder system nail treatments…

https://sparkleandco.com/product-category/dip-powders/

IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @sparkle.and.co
Oh yes, and a reminder, you can keep up (or you can try!) with all the new items being offered every week it seems, if you want to be a subscriber to the monthly offerings, here is the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/802378346624632/ And for all the other news, swatches, sharing the sparkly fun go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/378392972600090/

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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