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Two new Must-Haves from Sparkle & Co.

In case you haven’t noticed, I love, adore, pigments and flakes that are so easy, a cavewoman could do it! LOL These two new items from Sparkle & Co., Clear Chrome powder and Holo Flakes are essential pigments and glitters to add to your arsenal of mani Must-Haves!

Here is Clear Chrome, used like any other chrome or pigment powder, you cure your no-wipe topcoat for 30 seconds, then rub in this magic powder for a super high gloss effect, then top coat to finish. All the while it preserves the base color, really enhancing the shade underneath. Some chromes give you a hint of the shade below, but this, this is a game changer!

You will WANT this stuff! Clear Chrome by Sparkle & Co. looks sort of like a super fine, slightly holographic chrome powder, but when you put it over any color, it totally transforms any creme (gel cured topcoated or used with Top Pure for regular polish available on Oceansofbeauty.com) into a very reflective shine machine! Here it is applied over Sparkle & Co. 096.

And here is Holo Flakes. I was amazed how clingy this is! They are lighter than air. Use atop any color and let it show through or go totally opaque and burnish even more holo shine on. Can you say “Prism”?! Wow!

Holo Flakes by Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com, is a super lightweight holographic flake, all shards are small and so light they are nearly like static electricity when they cling to your sponge applicator! Here I arranged it medium amount over a deep blackened cherry polish, then burnished them even deeper with my finger. Whether you burnish it or not, this stuff is smooth as glass. Top with cured top coat gel, or use with regular polish and topcoat.

That’s it for now peeps! Stay tuned, always new pretties waiting to emerge at Sparkle & Co.

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

NEW at OceansofBeauty: Subscription boxes!

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. 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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Irish Stepdance is a bonnie box from SquareHue

It’s hard to imagine we are already in the 11th month of this year’s Dance Collection boxes by SquareHue. It’s been a gorgeous year and today I have all three from Irish Stepdance. The colors are very appropriate for the theme and don’t hate me, kind of make me want to watch Lord of the Dance! lol So, mates, let’s crack on! (that’s an Irish term for “get going”). 😉

What a lively box we have this month with the SquareHue Dance Collection for 11/17, Irish Stepdance! Hornpipe, Reel and Slipjig! All High Gloss cremes, but I will say the tangerine orange one is a satiny gloss in comparison in 2 coats, 2 coats for Reel, a deep blackened bing cherry and 1 super opaque coat of the forest green Hornpipe.

That tangerine Slipjig, wow! Opaque in two coats, it’s nearly neon! Reel is a classy two-coater deep cherry and shines all day long. Hornpipe is as green as an Irish thicket and fully fully one coat and glossy. My favorite of these three formulas. I will say, and maybe it was just my set, the brushes seemed smaller than usual to me. They worked well, but they seemed different. Maybe I’m “not the full shilling” but I could tell the difference. No matter, they worked just fine.

Well that’s all for now me lads and lasses. See you here in December!

Join me next month, projected first week of December to see the last in the Dance Collection series, with Waltz! It’s going to be elegant and festive!

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$21 for Box No.3 and $16 for Box No.2 both include complimentary shipping within the US. An additional $5 is added to ship to Canada. Also available are single bottles and prior collections!

10% OFF! Use code LL10 and get 10% off any order. That coupon code has no expiration date and is valid on any product in our store except the gift subscriptions.

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helpdesk@squarehue.com

SquareHue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. 7-free. 7-Free Clean formula – Does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Ethy Tosylamide, Xylene, or Formaldehyde Resins. Vegan-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. Made in the USA. Complimentary Shipping for US Residents, $5 for Canada.

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Miami, FL 33173

Sparkle & Co. Color Change Gel polishes are so HOT…and COOL!

Hey, I can be as corny as I want! 😉 But brand new and coming very soon to OceansofBeauty.com are Sparkle & Co. Color Change Gel Polishes! I have a few to share today. I know I’ve posted a lot today, but seriously, this company is on Fire! Always something new and exciting around the corner. Here are NINE Color Change gel polishes for your enjoyment! I will post first the swatch in its cool state, then warm with cool tips! All are in two coats. Without keeping you in the dark, here we go!

#062 is a deep cool purple, quite royal actually, here in its cool state!

Drool! Here is #062 in its warm state, a delicious medium magenta. Its jelliliscious!


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#061 is a feminine pinky rose in its cool state. Soft and classy.

#061 in its warm state turns a surprising pale fog gray, then that soft rose on the tips. Gorgeous!


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I LOVE this color changing gel, #060 in its cool state is a bright medium pink.

#060 goes from its warm state of bright pink to a deeper pink on the cool tips. Whoever comes up with these is brilliant!


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#059 is a pinky peach in its cool state, and so gorgeous on any skin tone.

#059 changes to a pretty baby pink when warm, with that pinky peach on the cool tips, LOVE!


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#058 is a gorgeous medium coral when in its cool state, 2 coats.

#058 on the nail beds in its warm state is a pale peach with tips in cool state in that gorgeous coral!


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Color changing gel #057 in 2 coats in its cool state is a pretty light lime green!

#057 in its warm state, changes from pale mint green to that peppy lime on the tips!


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#056 color changing in its cool state, a medium gray, cool toned.

#056 in its warm state on nail beds, as it cools to the tips, it goes back to its medium gray tone!


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This color changing polish in 2 coats is #055. A deep currant, raisin red shade in its cool state.

And this is #055 in its warm state on the nail beds, a chili pepper red with deep currant raisin red on tips.


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#054 color changing gel polish in 2 coats, in its cool state! I get confused between orchid and lilac, but it’s gorgeous!

#054, 2 coats, warm on nail beds in a soft sky blue, tips are cool in orchid.


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CONCLUSION: These 2-coat Color Change polishes are perfection. They change quickly, very glossy and smooth, and I love the combos of colors!

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

NEW at OceansofBeauty: Subscription boxes!

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. 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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Brand New Glitter Gel Polishes by Sparkle & Co., let’s party!

Ready for the Holiday Party season? I am now! Sparkle & Co. is introducing (very very soon so check out OceansofBeauty.com for release), glitter gel polishes! I have eight to share with you today. Full of shine, smooth as silk, you’ll want to add these as full on manis or accent nails before you head out to party. Let’s take a look!

#077 Red Sparkle

#077 micro glitter gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! It’s a perfect red jelly gel base with tons of sparkle, smooth and perfect for the holidays!

#078 Burgundy Sparkle

#078 micro glitter gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! This deep cranberry glitter filled gel polish shines in its jelly base and loaded with small glitter.

#079 Hot Pink Sparkle

#079 micro glitter gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! This hot pink glitter filled jelly based gel polish is perfect for the party girl in you!

#081 Green Glitzy Sparkle

#081 glitter gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! The Christmasy green jelly base hosts shimmer, to micro glitter to small glitters.

#082 Clear Glitzy Sparkle

#082 multi holo glitter gel polish topper, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! Clear base means lots of possibilities! I have it here in 2 coats over #038 Sparkle & Co. blue gel polish, and alone on my pointer!

#083 Blue Glitzy Sparkle

#083 micro glitter gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! This azure blue beauty is filled with gorgeous glitter in the blue jelly base. Like peering into a sparkly sea.

#084 Gold Glitzy Sparkle

#084 multi holo gold glitter gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! So rich! This gold beauty in a clear base is almost a topper, or opaque in 3 coats on its own. Here she is in two coats alone, then over black gel Sparkle & Co. gel polish #001.

#090 Light Pink Glitzy Sparkle

#090 multi sized holo pink glitter in clear gel polish, brand new from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com in 2 coats! Worn alone in 2 coats on my ring finger, and 1 coat over Sparkle & Co. baby pink gel polish #047.

CONCLUSION: These glitter gel polishes shine so smooth, you won’t even know you’re wearing glitter! Note: I had so much swatching to do with gel polishes, I did use a peel off base, especially with the glitters and some of them layered with some plain base gel colors. These glitter gel polishes are gorgeous and I can’t wait to share more!

When curing glitter gel polishes, do apply thin, even coats, not thick. Because of the glitters, certain suspension bases have to be added to keep the glitter properly suspended, and using thick layers may react in some curing lamps, creating extra heat on the nail. The only one of these I experience any extra heat sensation was the gold one, but it wasn’t bad because I used a thin layer. Lots of companies forget to disclose this phenomenon but it’s just something you should know. It was very slight.

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

NEW at OceansofBeauty: Subscription boxes!

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. 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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Four new Fall shades added to Sparkle & Co. Gel polishes, you’re going to love them!

Well, honestly, while I’ve been trimming tree branches, prepping my potted Plumerias and tropicals for winter storage, and getting ready for holidays and company, I actually have been swatching my fingers to the bone! Literally, my nails are crying out for some TLC, so after this and the next few posts, I will very likely take December off from blogging. Unless I have a client that NEEDS me to do a little swatching…STAT! lol

Today, I will post a few to get caught up. First off, more glorious gel polishes, and perfect-for-fall shades from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com, I’ll show you four in this post, so let’s get started!

#096 Bright Purple

Here is Sparkle & Co. gel polish in shade #096 in 2 coats and I have to tell you, and I have to say when I saw this deep royal purple on my nails, well, I think I looked like the gasping kid on Home Alone!

#092 Dark Denim Blue

Here is Sparkle & Co. gel polish in shade #092, a glorious 2-coater, deep denim blue, with a bit more blue. Agh, I love it!

#091 Plum Brown

Here is Sparkle & Co. gel polish in shade #091, a toasty smokey rose in two coats. This rose if feisty!

#051 Medium Dark Teal

Here is Sparkle & Co. gel polish in shade #051 in two coats and I am in total love with this deep jewel toned teal!

CONCLUSION: These are all amazing, as expected. I love them all, but that purple #096…DROOL! If you are building up your gel polish inventory, you’re going to want these!

Coming up: Sparkle & Co.’s NEWEST additions to their gel polish collections, some sparkley glitter and shimmer gel polishes, then some color changing gel polishes! Put your seat belts on you guys!

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

NEW at OceansofBeauty: Subscription boxes!

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. 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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Zoya PARTY GIRLS collection in 2 Sets you can order NOW!

They’re here! I’m excited to share all 12 polishes from Zoya for Holiday/Winter 2017, Party Girls. From deep deep jewel tones to an unexpected party pink creme, these are gorgeous all around.

My Sampler box for the new Zoya Holiday/Winter collection sampler for 2017 was so long I couldn’t sufficiently get the whole box in one shot! I usually get my collections is a generic 6-polish holding box. But this came in a huge gift box, velvet lined in a gorgeous magnetic flip top and encased in a classy black box! Color me happy!

So while we are in the early stages of Fall, let’s get this PARTY started…Starting with Set A!

From Set A of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here on my pointer and ring fingers is Nadia over Solstice. Nadia is a buildable, sparkling, gingery gold metallic disco topper. I chose to showcase her in 1 coat over gorgeous Solstice!

From Set A of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Solstice in 2 coats. It is a sparkling persimmon orange metallic. Isn’t it juicy?! I wasn’t wild about it in the bottle but this one had me at the first coat!

I’m dead, dead from fainting in love! From Set A of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Tawny in 2 coats. She is described as a deep, coppery rose sparkling metallic. The base is a jelly like deep rose and the finish is smooth as glass!

From Set A of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Ming. This is described as a sexy midtone, scarlet red cream. Purrrfect red! 2 Coats.

From Set A of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Fallon. A refined midtone pearl violet magenta! Oh my goodness, I’m in love! 2 coats.

From Set A of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Sheri. She is a must-have midtone, garnet red cream (to me more like a crelly, a fabulous, glossy jelly cream)! 2 coats.

And for the deep, dark and mysterious party goer…Except for the pink ;-), Set B…

From Set B of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Kelsey in only 1 coat! She’s also hyper pigmented in a glorious formula. It is described as a muted, cerise pink cream. A total surprise for a holiday shade, but hey, if you’re a Party Girl, you wear what you want, when you want!

From Set B of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Danielle in 1 coat! Sooo pigmented and creamy. It is described as a deep, dark periwinkle cream.

From Set B of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is breathtaking Delaney in 2 coats. She is described as a royal multichromatic metallic flip. The transitions are subtle but no less stunning.

From Set B of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is Landon in 2 coats. It is described as a mysterious, deep aubergine cream. A really smokey beauty!

From Set B of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is 2 coats of Isadora. A rich, refined pearl in magenta plum shade.

From Set B of the new Zoya Party Girls collection for Holiday/Winter 2017 season, here is 1 coat of Blake. Like a deep midnight winter sky! It is described as a deep, refined pearl in sapphire blue. It is also fairly jelly based but also very pigmented.

CONCLUSION: To me, this collection is less Holiday and more Winter and New Years. Aside from the reds, this collection features purples, a surprisingly springy pink and orange, and really showcases the party feel. Of course the reds are very representative of the Holidays, but all in all, these are amazing in application, and the formulas are all perfection. I was hoping for some deep forest green or maybe a multichrome green, but who knows, maybe next year! I DO love this collection, it just surprised me with the color choices.

The Party Girls Sampler A contains 1 (one) bottle of the following shades for a total of 6 (full-sized 0.5oz) bottles: Nadia ZP927, Solstice ZP926, Tawny ZP925, Ming ZP924, Fallon ZP923, and Sheri ZP922.

The Party Girls Sampler B contains 1 (one) bottle of the following shades for a total of 6 (full-sized 0.5oz) bottles: Kelsey ZP921, Danielle ZP920, Delaney ZP919, Landon ZP918, Isadora ZP917, and Blake ZP916.

Available to order individually or Sets, contain 6 Full Size 0.5oz bottles in Set A and Set B. Full Collection available 10/16/17 Open to US and Canada Consumers Only. Start planning your Winter/Holiday 2017 looks with the new Zoya Party Girls Collection Available for purchase October 15th. Mysterious, moody and electric in one, the PARTY GIRLS Zoya collection mixes a variety of finishes and tones to make sure all eyes are on you at any winter or holiday soiree. @zoyanailpolish #ZoyaPartyGirls2017 #ZoyaWinterHoliday2017 #everydayZoya #ZoyaNadia #ZoyaSolstice #ZoyaTawny #ZoyaMing #ZoyaFallon #ZoyaSherri #ZoyaKelsey #ZoyaDanielle #ZoyaDelaney #ZoyaLandon #ZoyaIsadora #ZoyaBlake

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! (US) 
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com.

**BIG10FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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

Catching up…September/October SquareHue polish Boxes!

I’ll start out apologizing for skipping out on posting the September SquareHue box here! I posted it to Instagram, but somehow in my busy life, I forgot to upload here, my bad! So today I’m combining the September box with the October box I got a couple of days ago. It’s a Twofer Tuesday! So let’s take a look first at last month’s box, The Belly Dance Collection, followed by the Oct. box, Salsa. 😉

a little nail art fun using all three shades from the September subscription box from Square, Belly Dance!

Such a soft rose high gloss creme polish from the Belly Dance collection from SquareHue! Two coats here.

Here is a brilliant mustard yellow high gloss creme called Shaqs Shaabi from the SquareHue September box Belly dance. 1 coat!

Here is a lovely warm eggplant purple micro shimmer from this month’s SquareHue box, Belly Dance called Raqs Beledi 1 super easy coat!

The Belly Dance box was amazing, so fun! Great formulas as always. Now let’s take a look at Salsa for October!

From the October box by SquareHue, Salsa of the Dance Collection, here in two coat is Tumbao. A lovely neutral nude high gloss creme.

From the October box by SquareHue, Salsa of the Dance Collection, Clave is a fabulous crelly shimmer, smokey and mysterious, here in 2 coats.

From the SquareHue October box, Salsa, Montuno is a gorgeous warm rose, high gloss creme.

And there you go! Amazing polishes, great value, great company and portions of their earnings always go to fight human trafficking. I LOVE that!

@squarehue #squarehue #SquareHueMontuno #SquareHueClave #SquarehueTumbao #squarehueDanceCollectionSalsa #squarehuegives #SquareHuenailpolishsubscription #squarehuefightshumantrafficking @laurarcuevas #squarehuebellydancecollectionseptember #raqssharqi #raqsbeledi #raqsshaabi

$21 for Box No.3 and $16 for Box No.2 both include complimentary shipping within the US. An additional $5 is added to ship to Canada. Also available are single bottles and prior collections!

10% OFF! Use code LL10 and get 10% off any order. That coupon code has no expiration date and is valid on any product in our store except the gift subscriptions.

SquareHue.com. You can also hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.

helpdesk@squarehue.com

SquareHue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. 7-free. 7-Free Clean formula – Does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor, Ethy Tosylamide, Xylene, or Formaldehyde Resins. Vegan-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. Made in the USA. Complimentary Shipping for US Residents, $5 for Canada.

Ph 305.767.3225
8770 Sunset Dr., STE 342
Miami, FL 33173

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