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New Sparkle & Co. Crystal Jelly Stamper w/extra jelly!

Well, I gotta hand it to Christy, owner of Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com; her confidence in me is high! lol I’m still, after all these years, a novice at nail art stamping but I got to play with her new Crystal Jelly Stamper set and I have to say, I love it!

Here I show that I used the stamper without the crystal layer attached, it’s up to you! I am a novice stamper so I needed to see my placement. Polish used was the very opaque white polish by Sparkle & Co., Lotta Colada. By the way! Sparkle & Co. has some amazing stamping plates for sale of their own and currently in production! As soon as they are available I’ll let you know when!

It’s easy to see through the jelly stamper to get your placement spot on.

Here I’m stamping some Sparkle & Co. Luxe Polish in Lotta Colada from the summer collection available at OceansofBeauty.com, along with the New Crystal Jelly Stamper!

Ok, easy on me you guys! I’m a novice but this jelly stamper is so easy to use. Polishes used were two from the Sparkle & Co. Luxe Polish line (regular polish, with high opacity), base is Fireside Chat from the Cozy collection for fall, and Lotta Colada in white stamped on top.

The new Sparkle & Co. Crystal Jelly Stamper set comes with an extra jelly stamper within the container and a nice credit card size scraper.

Remember, always use a base coat, I used Sparkle & Co. Sticky Base Coat, quick drying color that is super pigmented like these…and a good fast drying top Coat that won’t bleed. Success! Set sells now for only $12. Stamping plates from Sparkle & Co. coming very soon!

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

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

http://oceansofbeauty.com • IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @oceansofbeauty

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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New Zoya Lipsticks for Fall! Classic and Bold!

There’s no denying, Zoya sells some of the most amazing polishes with seemingly endless choices of shades and finishes. But did you know that they also sell some gorgeous lip products? From their sumptuous line of Lip Glosses “Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm” to their long-lasting lipsticks, you really must check it out! Today I have swatches of the newest Seven colors. From Demure to Bold, you’re sure to find one you like.

Great new fall shades from Zoya lipstick line: Addie, Bristol, Izzy and Layne.

New Zoya lipstick shades, Lucky, Maggie and Tommy for Fall 2017 are bold!

Back to basics but even better; Zoya perfects the classic lipstick cream formula to allow lips to stay moist for hours without the mess. The medium wear formula is specifically designed to last 4 to 6 hours without cracking or drying. All this in a light weight yet well pigmented unflavored formula that you’re going to love. Trust us! $12 each

Addie by Zoya is a pinky nude apricot in a hydrating cream formula.

Bristol by Zoya is a medium wine tone in a hydrating cream formula.

Izzy by Zoya is a deep fuchsia in a hydrating cream formula.

Layne by Zoya is a medium dusty rose in a hydrating cream formula.

Lucky by Zoya is a vibrant cool toned pink in a hydrating cream formula

Maggie by Zoya is a deep berry in a hydrating cream formula.

Tommy by Zoya is a saturated blurple in a hydrating cream formula.

Here are the swatches, yes, sigh, on my arm. LOL My old skinny lips don’t do them justice!

Seven new shades from the sumptuous Zoya line of lipsticks this Fall 2017! As you can see, from left: Addie, Bristol, Izzy, Layne, Lucky, Maggie and Tommy!

Addie!

Layne!

Maggie!

Bristol!

Izzy!

Lucky!

Tommy!

Shop HERE for your amazing Zoya Lipsticks and Glosses!

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

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Here to warm you up…Cozy Collection Luxe Polish for Fall 2017 by Sparkle & Co.!

Where did the summer go? Well, here in Central Texas it’s still hot☀️! LOL Sept. 20 and it’s 91. But soon we might be wearing a light sweater in the evenings and you can bet I’ll be wearing new fall shades on my fingers and toes. Today I get to share with you six fall polishes from Sparkle & Co. at OceansofBeauty.com, the Cozy Collection Luxe Polish!

Here they are! This will warm you from the tips of your nails to your toes, the Cozy Collection luxe polishes for Fall 2017 by Sparkle & Co., available now for $10 ea at OceansofBeauty.com! From left: Sweater Weather, November Skies, Flannel Nights, Denim Dress, Fireside Chat and Falling in Love! I’m absolutely giddy over these Cozy shades!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at these “Cozy” colors!

Sweater Weather from the Fall 2017 Cozy Collection by Sparkle & Co. is a dark chocolate-brown creme with tons of gloss and another 1-coat wonder (the whole Fall Collection is 1 coaters). It’s like breaking open a decadent creamy dark chocolate bar…without the calories! 1 Coat!

November Skies from the Fall 2017 Cozy Collection by Sparkle & Co. is a deep cool gray high gloss creme. Like wet concrete on a cool rainy day in November (without the lightning and thunder!). And those November skies match! 1 Coat!

Flannel Nights from the Fall 2017 Cozy Collection by Sparkle & Co. is a deep pine green, glossy and rich. Imagine a warm flannel shirt, the fire is roaring and you are looking out at a pine forest from your cabin. This is it! 1 Coat!

Denim Dress from the Fall 2017 Cozy collection by Sparkle & Co. is a comfy deep denim blue, but classy at the same time! You can’t go wrong this time of year with denim, even on your nails! 1 Coat!

Fireside Chat from the 2017 Cozy Collection for fall by Sparkle & Co. is a deep plum wine, juicy, glossy, sexy! Those chilly Autumn nights call for shades like this. Paint your nails, turn out the lights and light the fire! 1 Coat!

Sparkle & Co. Cozy Collection for Fall 2017 in Falling in Love is not your mother’s rose! This glossy deepened warm rose is a super classy new way to wear this shade. It’s rich and warm and perfect for any skin tone. It’s the perfect breakaway shade to transition you from that Indian summer into early fall. 1 Coat!

Not to be outdone by the amazing shades available now by Sparkle & Co., you’ve got to try these amazing essentials with the Luxe Polishes by Sparkle & Co.! Quick Dry Top Coat (no kidding, this is a speed demon) and Sticky Base Coat. Buy in a set or single at OceansofBeauty.com.

Via the OceansofBeauty.com store:

“15ml Luxury Nail Polish Formula: Quick Drying, Amazing Coverage and Cozy Fall Colors! Choose your preferred color from the drop down box or choose the 8 piece collection!

These are regular nail polishes, not gel. Our Luxurious Collections of nail polish mean no lamps, no curing, but all the luxury of super creamy, very opaque and long lasting polishes for our lacquer connoisseurs.

And let’s not forget to include the Base and Top Coats (sold separately under the nail polish category):
• Sticky Base Coat (specially formulated to help nail polish adhere to prevent chipping and help extend the wear of your polish).
• Quick Dry Top Coat (luxuriously thick, creates an ultra glossy finish! Much like a gel-like top coat).
• Matte Top Coat (For a classic matte finish, just apply a thin coat instead of your regular glossy top coat and let dry).
• Unicorn Confetti Peel Away Base (Super fun cuticle guard protector.  Just paint on around the edges of your nail (on skin) and let dry.  Begin any pigment powder or polish application and then when finished, just peel away! Great for nail artists!)
• Peel Away Cuticle treatment (A temporary option for gel and dip powders. Even under glitter polishes or hard to remove nail art treatments. Apply 1 coat of this and let dry thoroughly. Then apply your gel or dip application. When you are ready to remove, simply lift at the edges of your nail with an orangewood stick or cuticle tool. It will pop/peel right off! This can also be used as a cuticle guard around your cuticles!)
Each season, OceansofBeauty.com will release 6 new colors!”

CONCLUSION: These polishes are simply amazing. Easy to apply, great brushes, highly pigmented, long-wearing and the colors are gorgeous! My fave of this collection, oh that’s hard, I LOVE Fireside Chat. How can you resist any of them?

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

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

http://oceansofbeauty.com • IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @oceansofbeauty

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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Miscellaneous products, Product Reviews

RX Glasses w/Magnetic Mirrored/Polarized Sunglasses from GlassesShop!

I love the yellow to greenish blue tint.

I was absolutely thrilled when GlassesShop.com reached out to me to test out a pair of prescription glasses (with a bonus!) from the online glasses store, GlassesShop.com! I was nearly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices. I’ve never ordered my prescription glasses online before so this was all new to me. And let me add a note to any of you who might be apprehensive in doing so, it’s actually a piece of cake once you acquire your RX from your eye care professional. But more about that in a moment. Let take a look at the pair I chose to try: Paine Oval clip-on – Tortoise SKU:FP1135

I love that the magnetic clip-on sunglasses are so lightweight and reflective. You’d never know they’re attached. And the case they come in is felt lined and very sturdy.

When you do buy glasses online, some things you want to be sure to establish will be value, quality, speed in delivery, and accuracy of your prescription order. So at the end of this post, I will give you the details on what you will need to place your order if ordering a RX version of your glasses. Also, GlassesShop.com has glasses for Men, Women and Children, in glasses, sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, combos, prescription, and Good Housekeeping magazine rates GlassesShop.com Best Eyewear Website for Budget Buys.

The value for what you get is amazing, shipping is fast and there are tons to choose from. If you choose a pair of prescription glasses with the magnetic sunglasses, you won’t be able to tell they’re even on!

There are many styles for all sizes, including sunglasses, add-on sunglasses, single vision, bifocal and progressives. I wear bifocals, and without being to big or bulky, there is plenty of viewing real estate for any situation.

This is style Paine Oval clip-on – Tortoise SKU:FP1135 Very lightweight but not short on quality.

Paine Oval clip-on eyeglasses are made from comfortable and durable TR material, coming in black, purple and tortoise colors. Are you looking for a pair of eyewear having the function of both eyeglasses and sunglasses? This one is the right choice because of the polarized magnetic clip-on. Combined the stylish mirror-coated magnetic clip-on and comfortable TR material frame, the eyeglasses are the season’s hottest item, beloved by both men and women.

DETAILS
Frame: Full Shape: Oval Gender: Women|Men Material: TR PD: 50-75 Bifocal: Yes Progressive: Yes Spring Hinge: Yes
DIMENSIONS
54mm 2.13in
18mm 0.71in
140mm 5.51in
35mm 1.38in
148mm 5.83in
Weight: 11.00g(0.39 oz)

As you can see, the mirrored reflective sunglasses give plenty to see through, and they are polarized to cut out glare.

Ready for a fabulous discount code from GlassesShop.com?! Use GSHOT50 which is 50% off for all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses only throughout GlassesShop.com, with the exception of sales frames.

View from top, you can see how seemless the sunglasses are when added to the actual glasses. They don’t impede your view at all, and mine are bifocal. Perfect for driving.

A note about ordering your glasses with a prescription. Be sure your prescription is up-to-date. Here is a screen shot example of the page you will see with the required information needed to place an order with prescription, so do be sure to get all this from your eye doctor. Once GlassesShop has it on file, you are good to go!

I will very likely have more products from GlassesShop to share with you later this fall into winter as new products roll out. Conclusion: I’m very pleased with the product and have actually encouraged my husband to try a pair when he gets his next prescription! They also have many other promotions, and a newsletter you can sign up and get discounts! With my glasses, a very nice glass case and lint free wipe was included.

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Star Power collection by Deborah Lippmann rocks!

This collection stuns with flashes of chrome and scintillating shimmer, saturated plums and powdery rose.

Star Power collection. What a gorgeous collection for Fall 2017 from Deborah Lippmann! Colors, perfect, formulas, perfect, names, perfect! From left: Wow, Purple Haze, Sweet Emotion, Venus in Furs, Waking Up in Vegas (Online Exclusive) and Black Magic Woman (Sephora Exclusive).

Make a stunning statement with chic, bold hues and eye-catching accents with Deborah Lippmann’s fall collection, Star Power. Six new shades with the innovative dual-patented 7-free Gel Lab Pro formula, amazing brush and rich colors. Fabulous Darling!

Wow from the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Fall 2017 collection, Star Power is described as a full coverage silver chrome and this metallic is smooth, 2 coats here! I’ve taken quite a shine to it! 😉

Black Magic Woman from the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Fall 2017 collection, Star Power is described as full coverage charcoal holographic shimmer, and it’s beyond perfect!

Venus in Furs from the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Fall 2017 collection, Star Power is described as a full coverage berry wine, two coats here! Juicy!

Purple Haze from the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Fall 2017 collection, Star Power is described as a full coverage true purple, it’s kinda smokey and mysterious in two coats here! Love this one!

Sweet Emotion (can you hear the song?!), from the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Fall 2017 collection, Star Power is described as a full coverage dusty rose, 2 coats.

Waking Up in Vegas from the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Fall 2017 collection, Star Power is described as a full coverage almond creme. It’s on the thick side, so I needed to do two coats to even it out. Awesome shade though!

SRP $20ea and available to order now at Deborahlippmann.com as well as Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide. Black Magic Woman is a Sephora Exclusive. Waking Up in Vegas is an online Exclusive.

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7 Free Formula. Contains no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). No animal testing.

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Zoya Sophisticates, second set swatches and review!

I know I said I would post this before now since I already posted the first six shades from this awesome collection, Sophisticates from Zoya for fall 2017, but life happens!

To make a long and painful story short, I was in a car accident and was hit by a hit and run driver. My beautiful car is still in the shop, I feel better. Just suffered from soreness. The longer story is in my Instagram feed if you’d like to check it out, with photos! Then although we got tons of rain here in Central Texas from Hurricane Harvey over a 4-day period, we made it through the storm and today is the first day the sun has come out up here at least. The Texas Gulf Coast however still needs a lot of help and support, and will for the coming months.

Enough of that, let’s get to the Swatches!

Yvonne can be best described as a rich, bordeaux red cream.
Color Family – Red Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool Her she is in two coats! A perfect fall red.

Gorgeous green Yvonne looks amazing with Gal! It can be best described as a rich, bordeaux red cream.
Color Family – Red Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool Two coats!

Hadley can be best described a smokey, midnight blue cream.
Color Family – Blue Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool What an amazing blue for this time of year!

Mona can be best described a deep, burgundy plum cream.
Color Family – Plum, Purple Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool. Two perfect coats!

Elaine can be best described a dark, umber brown cream.
Color Family – Brown Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Warm This is deep chocolate, yum! Two coats here!

Gal can be best described a smokey, iridescent, Peridot gold metallic.
Color Family – Gold Finish – Metallic Intensity – 4 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Warm It took me three coats but it’s amazing! I love it with green!

So hard to pick a favorite from these last six of the Zoya Sophisticates collection! I’m leaning toward Mona and Hadley. But I love them all and the formulas of course and great as expected.

The 12 may be purchased alone ($10 ea), or in 2 sets of six ($60/set)

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.

#everydayzoya #zoyaPadma #ZoyaHera #zoyaJoni #zoyaBeth #zoyaMcKenna #ZoyaGal #ZoyaTabitha #ZoyaElaine #zoyaMona #zoyaYvonne #zoyaPresley #zoyanailpolish #ZoyaWanderlust #ZoyaHadley @zoyanailpolish #ZoyaSophisticates

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3 Beauties from the Indigo Bananas – A Delos Holiday collection

Recently I got to try three of the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection by Indigo Bananas. I want to jump right in here and say the formulas are perfect! So easy to apply, base coat recommended and top coat optional, they are shiny!

NOTE: I was going to get this posed over the weekend, but Saturday morning my son and I hit by a hit and run driver, we were coming out of a stop sign intersection in a residential area, and the cross traffic was empty, except…a guy came barreling down and I didn’t see him, and he hit me at a full 30 mph! We are ok, I’m still a bit sore but nothing broken, but my car 😥 The guy that ran into me took off, so there’s that. Anyway, thank God for insurance as he is nowhere to be found, yet. So I am back on my feet, onward and forward!

Here are these gorgeous polishes! ~Winter 2016 Collection~ A Delos Holiday…A tribute to Westworld, one of many worlds for your many holidays. Open the door and see what’s behind – a million little perfect pieces. A collection of novel multichromes, holographic and with holographic flakies~Oh, and they come in two sizes, 8 and 15 ml.

Great Beasts Once Roamed This World from the Indigo Bananas Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection is described as, “Great Beasts Once Roamed This World” is a vibrant color shifting multichrome nail polish, with a linear holographic effect as well as holographic flakies. A million little sparkly pieces, a million different colors.” And, Base color: orange-red/orange/gold
Finish: strong multichrome, linear holographic, holographic flakies
Roughness: smooth
# coats: two” She’s hot and she’s gorgeous! Two thin coats here with topcoat. Note: she will stain over acrylic or soak off gel base, so I recommend a base coat protector for that, is not supposed to stain natural nail.

Master of Your Reality from the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday by Indigo Bananas (currently unavailable, contact them to find out), is a multichrome holographic color shifting 2-coater, smooth as butter! It shifts from deep purple/deep blue/medium teal with gorgeous silver holo flakies!

Two thin smooth coats of “These Violet Delights Have Violet Ends” by Indigo Bananas from the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday, is described as, “a vibrant, very strongly color shifting multichrome nail polish, with a linear holographic effect as well as holographic flakies. A million little sparkly pieces, a million different colors.” And “Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat.
Base color: dark fuchsia/violet, shifts gold
Finish: strong multichrome, linear holographic, holographic flakies
Roughness: smooth”.

Thank you so much Andrea for entrusting me with your beautiful lacquers! Readers, did I mention Andrea is a super sweetheart?! Other shades from this collection currently available are: Center of the Maze, This World Belongs to Us, The Beauty in This World, What Dreams May Come, They Became Music and Where The Mountains Meet the Sea. Check them out!

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New Zoya Fall collection 2017 Sophisticates, first Six!

Today I get to share with you the first six of the 12 bottle collection from Zoya, Sophisticates! I’ll be posting the rest of the collection this weekend. I can say for the first six, all the formulas are fabulous and I did them all in two coats, although some of them you could get by with one. Let’s get to it right away. Because Fall is in the air, almost, and it’s time to add some amazing shades to your collection.

Here is 2 coats of Presley and it can be best described as a smokey, mauve taupe cream
Color Family – Nude, Mauve Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

Padma can be best described as a deep, vermillion red cream. 2 Coats.
Color Family – Red, Mauve Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

McKenna can be best described as a refined pearl in a soft almond. Two coats here.
Color Family – Nude Finish – Pearl Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Warm

Joni can be best described as a deep, dusty plum cream. 2 coats!
Color Family – Nude, Plum Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

Hera can be best described as a muted, red mauve cream. I used two coats but could be done in one.
Color Family – Red, Mauve Finish – Cream Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Cool

Beth can be best described as a soft, sandy, champagne metallic. I used two coats.
Color Family – Nude Finish – Metallic Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque ) Tone – Warm

My favorites of the first six of the Sophisticates collection are Hera and Padma, and I’m loving the shimmery pale Beth. Have you ordered any, or all? They are $10 ea and you can order now!

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.

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Born Pretty Store swatches to share!

I have received a few items from the Born Pretty Store, and since they were arriving separately in my mailbox, I wanted to wait until they all arrived and post them all together. So I have quite a selection of items for nail art so grab a coffee and have a seat. Here we go!

I’ll start with the best…and work down 😉 Yeah, some were what I call “close” but no cigar. At least not for me. I think my favorite item from this menagerie was the Cat Eye Gel polish. It came with a special magnet that you hold over the polish before its cured, creating a mesmerizing cat eye effect. Now I want it in every color! I give this one 5 stars because the magnet was easy to use, the gel had a good strong amount of magnetics to create a stunning look. Color is BP-08 Jade Cat Eye.

Here is Born Pretty Professional UV & LED Soak Off Color Coat gel polish, Cat Eye in the color Jade. 2 coats.

And to follow-up, here is the same Cat Eye Gel BP-08 Jade with a BP gel holo flakes top coat #03 on top! Love this!

BP gel topper 03 over Jade cat eye gel, BP-08.

You know I absolutely love flakies and powder pigments. They are so transforming and really perk up a mani. First, here some holo flakies in BP 39677, a silver holo.

BP 39677 holo flakies are easy to work with. Can be used over regular polish, mixed into a sheer color, topped with water base top coat or used with gel polish.

And a great silver flakies powder, not to be confused with the super fine metallic chrome pigments, but a bit chunkier. These can be used loose, or burnished in (rubbed into a waterbase top coat or gel no wipe top coat) You’re only limited by your imagination. Go chunky and sparse or rub in a lot! BP silver flakies powder BP 39745.

Her is another pretty gel top coat with holo flakies in color #BP 01 over a rusty red!

This one gets an A for what it could have been. The gradient from red to purple/pink is gorgeous! Nail Foil papers are not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, and I have to admit I’ve worked with better. This one gave me a run for my money and would NOT rub in smoothly, but rather created more of a burnished metallic look. Still pretty, but I have hope for a more fluid look. BP nail foil redpink 38895.

BP nail foil redpink 38895 over a burgundy nail polish.

I had such high hopes for this nail art stamping plate. (BP stamping plate L015) You know of love cats, and this one definitely needs more practice, or maybe the etched images are not etched deep enough. I tried several different polishes that I KNOW have worked great in the past with other plates. Nope, none of them worked right and only gave me partial stamped images. I think this is one of those plates that really does need stamping polish to perform. And those cats are so dang cute! I seriously wanted to sling this plate across the room! LOL But I mushed on. Finally I decided to try a black gel polish and that worked but looked somewhat blurry. But hey. I’m not here to sing the praises of every product I test. This one, cute but I’d give it’s performance 2 stars out of 5. That makes me sad. I’m not finished with it yet. I’ll keep trying because hey, it’s full of cats! LOL

BP stamping plate L015.

BP Kitty stamping plate L015

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A new zesty box from SquareHue “Flamenco” for August ’17

The SquareHue Dance Collection for August 2017 is called Flamenco! This spicy trio is gorgeous! Top left is Jaleo, bottom left is Toque and on the right is Palmas.

I may not be the most coordinated dancer on the block…oh what am I thinking?! I can’t dance much at all anymore. LOL But I’ve always loved watching the Flamenco! And with the richness and sensual bravado that Flamenco provides, this month’s SquareHue Dance Collection box, “Flamenco” will not disappoint. Three rich shades and a seriously beautiful transition into early fall.

Palmas from the SquareHue Flamenco collection is a gorgeous olive-green pearlescent matte all by itself in one coat! But I am showing it here with a gloss top coat and it’s gorgeous that way too and really brings out the sparkle within. Paired with Jaleo is amazing!

Jaleo from the SquareHue Flamenco box. Beautiful deep red burgundy in a high gloss, 2 coat creme! Application couldn’t get any easier!

Toque from the SquareHue Flamenco box for August 2017 is a neutral, light terra-cotta high gloss creme. 2 coats here!

I can’t wait for the September box! And what do you think? This has been an amazing year of colors!

Next month SH September box is called Belly Dance! Go to the web site at Squarehue.com and subscribe!

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