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Madam Glam Chrome Mirror Pigments for shine that is Out-of-This-World

Madam Glam Chrome Mirror Pigment powders aptly named after planets and other heavenly bodies sparkle and shine! This cast of characters come in seven shades and I have four to share with you today. And as a bonus, I will also share with you a shiny red gel polish that will make heads turn! Let’s take a look.

I am loving Pluto Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glam, swatched here over white for a pearly finish that glows pale green in different angles along with pale pink. But over black as seen on the accent nail, boom! An emerald foil finish!

I am loving Pluto Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glam, swatched here over white for a pearly finish that glows pale green in different angles along with pale pink. But over black as seen on the accent nail, boom! An emerald foil finish!

Pluto is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Pluto is described as, "...green with blue undertone" and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!

Pluto is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Pluto is described as, “…green with blue undertone” and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!

Venus Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glad over black. The MG store describes it as a light blue but on me at least seemed a darker blue over black gel polish. I think if it was swatched over a white or pale blue it would be a lot lighter but it's gorgeous here!

Venus Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glad over black. The MG store describes it as a light blue but on me at least seemed a darker blue over black gel polish. I think if it was swatched over a white or pale blue it would be a lot lighter but it’s gorgeous here!

Venus is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don't you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Venus is described as, "...light blue" and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!

Venus is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don’t you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Venus is described as, “…light blue” and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!

Madam Glam's Chrome Mirror Powder in Jupiter. Here it is swatched over a nude gel polish which gives it a soft golden glow! Can be swatched over any color though, black will give a dramatic effect while pale shades result in anything from a white gold to rosy gold mirror shine.

Madam Glam’s Chrome Mirror Powder in Jupiter. Here it is swatched over a nude gel polish which gives it a soft golden glow! Can be swatched over any color though, black will give a dramatic effect while pale shades result in anything from a white gold to rosy gold mirror shine.

Jupiter is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Jupiter is described as, "...warm gold" and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!

Jupiter is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Jupiter is described as, “…warm gold” and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!

Vela Chrome Mirror Powder by Madam Glam here over black gel polish. This pigment powder is described as a navy blue effect. Use with no wipe top coat!

Vela Chrome Mirror Powder by Madam Glam here over black gel polish. This pigment powder is described as a navy blue effect. Use with no wipe top coat!

Vela is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don't you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Vela is described as, "...navy blue".

Vela is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don’t you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Vela is described as, “…navy blue”.

Here is the bonus swatch of Quite Olive gel polish! She’s a fabulous red gel polish with tons of shimmer. I wore it all Christmas weekend!

Quite Olive by Madam Glam is described as, "Sparkly red with a hint of orange. This color was inspired by the gorgeous Kalamata olives. Nothing makes red wine more delicious than some good olives and a gorgeous manicure." Here she is in 3 coats. It's a perfect pimento shimmer for a holiday mani!

Quite Olive by Madam Glam is described as, “Sparkly red with a hint of orange.
This color was inspired by the gorgeous Kalamata olives. Nothing makes red wine more delicious than some good olives and a gorgeous manicure.” Here she is in 3 coats. It’s a perfect pimento shimmer for a holiday mani!

Quite Olive is a red jelly like shiner and as a soak-off gel polish, I recommend 3 coats for full coverage. But wow, it's shiny and stunning.

Quite Olive is a red jelly like shiner and as a soak-off gel polish, I recommend 3 coats for full coverage. But wow, it’s shiny and stunning.


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CND Creative Play™ blacks and blues

If you read my recent post review on the new CND Creative Play™ line of 80 shades and formulas, you know by now the diverse selection available. In the next week or two I’ll be sharing more colors from this innovative collection. Please read first post from the other day! For now, enjoy with me a gorgeous black with holo, and a couple gorgeous blues!

CND Creative Play™ Turquoise Tidings is a 3-coat on it's own, or 1 coat over another color glitter fill jelly. By itself, it's a mermaidy combo of holo and iridescent glitters, and it's gorgeous over a dark shade, like you see here over Navy Brat CND Creative Play.

CND Creative Play™ Turquoise Tidings is a 3-coat on its own, or 1 coat over another color glitter fill jelly. By itself, it’s a mermaidy combo of holo and iridescent glitters, and it’s gorgeous over a dark shade, like you see here over Navy Brat CND Creative Play.

Here is two coats of CND Creative Play™ Nocturne It Up. In a very blackened jelly base, it's loaded, yet smooth, with holographic glitters in various sizes.

Here is two coats of CND Creative Play™ Nocturne It Up. In a very blackened jelly base, it’s loaded, yet smooth, with holographic glitters in various sizes.

Navy Brat, a CND Creative Play™ creme in deep Navy blue. Here it is in two coats and great formula. Amazingly smooth!

Navy Brat, a CND Creative Play™ creme in deep Navy blue. Here it is in two coats and great formula. Amazingly smooth!

My 2nd installment of CND Creative Play™ polishes are black and blues! From left, Navy Brat, a 2-coat navy blue creme; Nocturne It Up, a black jelly holographic glitter 2-coat glossy polish. And Turquoise It Up, an ocean blue jelly filled with iridescent holographic glitter top coat, or you can accomplish full coverage in three coats on its own.

My 2nd installment of CND Creative Play™ polishes are black and blues! From left, Navy Brat, a 2-coat navy blue creme; Nocturne It Up, a black jelly holographic glitter 2-coat glossy polish. And Turquoise It Up, an ocean blue jelly filled with iridescent holographic glitter top coat, or you can accomplish full coverage in three coats on its own.

CONCLUSION: Love all of these. The creme is butter smooth and the jelly/glitter combos are pretty darn opaque and smooth in only 2-3 coats.

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Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.

**These products were provided to me for review by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

Back to basics with four Sparkle & Co gel polishes!

Whether you collect regular lacquers, extended wear gel-like nail polishes or full on soak off gel polishes, you always need the basics. Black, white, grey, neutrals, deep and light tones. If you like to do nail art, stamp, foundations for chromes and pigment powders, over gel polishes, you are going to want these! I threw in a super deep purple, because really, eggplant purples never go out of style! We also have today a pale dove grey, a deep neutral grey and of course, black.

#001 Black gel polish by Sparkle & Co. All of these are available now from OceansofBeauty.com. This basic, 2-coat black is an essential and the formula is aces!

#001 Black gel polish by Sparkle & Co. All of these are available now from OceansofBeauty.com. This basic, 2-coat black is an essential and the formula is aces!

#006 Cool Grey gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a soft dove Grey creme fully opaque in two coats. It's soft and delicate and perfect for any skin tone.

#006 Cool Grey gel polish by Sparkle & Co is a soft dove Grey creme fully opaque in two coats. It’s soft and delicate and perfect for any skin tone.

#025 Dark Grey is a great neutral creme, a glossy gel polish by Sparkle & Co. A great basic for your gel polish collection.

#025 Dark Grey is a great neutral creme, a glossy gel polish by Sparkle & Co. A great basic for your gel polish collection.

#024 Deepest Purple, a super deep purple creme gel polish by Sparkle & Co, is gorgeous! So easy to apply!

#024 Deepest Purple, a super deep purple creme gel polish by Sparkle & Co, is gorgeous! So easy to apply!

Here are four more creme Sparkle & Co gel polishes, one pale and the rest are deep dark! From left: an amazing black creme, #001 Black, and a perfect base for nail art or your choice of chrome and holo powders! Next is #006 Light Cool Grey, #024 Deepest Purple, and #025 Dark Grey. All swatches in two coats cured with base gel and top coats cured.

Here are four more creme Sparkle & Co gel polishes, one pale and the rest are deep dark! From left: an amazing black creme, #001 Black, and a perfect base for nail art or your choice of chrome and holo powders! Next is #006 Light Cool Grey, #024 Deepest Purple, and #025 Dark Grey. All swatches in two coats cured with base gel and top coats cured.

CONCLUSION: One of the best black gels, ever! Every one of these were two easy coats, a dream to apply, so glossy you’ll be tempted to forgo the top coat (but don’t do that 😉 and all in all, amazing!

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*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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Some 2015 seasonal faves from Indigo Bananas

Andrea from Indigo Bananas sent me a beautiful selection of polishes from each season so I could show you the diversity of her products. Well, I ended up with seven, even though there are only four seasons. 😉 You know it’s like a potato chip, once you have one, it’s hard to stop! I was going to break up the post into two, but oh well, I couldn’t wait to show you. And she is having a grand sale right now. She’s going to be moving and rather busy (I know how she feels). Details below. In the meantime, let’s take a peak at what I have for you today. This should hold you over until her new collection comes to fruition!

From left, Land of Green Ginger from Spring 2015. And 3 creme neons from the summer 2015 Neon The 10th Element collection, the pink is named after the collection, Neon The 10th Element, then Carbon Dallas and Phlogiston Paradise!

From left, Land of Green Ginger from Spring 2015. And 3 creme neons from the summer 2015 Neon The 10th Element collection, the pink is named after the colection, Neon The 10th Element, then Carbon Dallas and Phlogiston Paradise!

From left, Hole in The Sky from the Summer Rains collection, Shrieking Teals from Fall '15, and Night Gathers from the Winter 2015 collection.

From left, Hole in The Sky from the Summer Rains collection, Shrieking Teals from Fall ’15, and Night Gathers from the Winter 2015 collection.

Let’s start with The Land of Green Ginger. This really pops for a pastel! See how that slides off the tongue? Popping pastel!

The Land of Green Ginger from the Spring 2015 collection is a cool minty teal green, buttery smooth teaming with glass flecks. Two coats here. It is described as: "Land of Green Ginger is a light, mint green creme packed with gold & gold to green colorshifting glass fleck (large size) shimmers, and scattered holo. Very flattering green! This polish is quite a bit lighter than Immortal Game, and a mint color, so quite a bit warmer than the medium teal of Immortal Game, in addition to having a different mix of shimmer."

The Land of Green Ginger from the Spring 2015 collection is a cool minty teal green, buttery smooth teaming with glass flecks. Two coats here. It is described as: “Land of Green Ginger is a light, mint green creme packed with gold & gold to green colorshifting glass fleck (large size) shimmers, and scattered holo. Very flattering green! This polish is quite a bit lighter than Immortal Game, and a mint color, so quite a bit warmer than the medium teal of Immortal Game, in addition to having a different mix of shimmer.”

Nest up will be three gorgeous neons from the Neon The 10th Element collection. Starting with a brilliant pink named after the whole collection!

Neon The 10th Element is a brilliant, eye-popping Neon pink, and named after its collection from Indigo Bananas Summer 2015 release. It is described as: "Neon is the 10th Element - and is the brightest color in this collection. Eye searing hot pink.  This color is bright hot pink with no yellow cast."

Neon The 10th Element is a brilliant, eye-popping Neon pink, and named after it’s collection from Indigo Bananas Summer 2015 release. It is described as: “Neon is the 10th Element – and is the brightest color in this collection. Eye searing hot pink. This color is bright hot pink with no yellow cast.”

Next up is Carbon Dallas. I love bright watery blues like this!

2 coats of this brilliant blue neon creme from Indigo Bananas Neon the 10th Element collection, Carbon Dallas. Of the three neons I'm presenting today, I left this one in it's natural state, they all dry satiny/semi matte, so you can see the finish. It is described as: "a blue/light blue neon creme that is semi-matte/satiny finish with two coats recommended."

2 coats of this brilliant blue neon creme from Indigo Bananas Neon the 10th Element collection, Carbon Dallas. Of the three neons I’m presenting today, I left this one in its natural state, they all dry satiny/semi matte, so you can see the finish. It is described as: “a blue/light blue neon creme that is semi-matte/satiny finish with two coats recommended.”

Purple AND Neon? Yes please! Here is Phlogiston Paradise from the Neon The 10th Element collection.

Phlogiston Paradise from the Neon The 10th Element collection is a super opaque brilliant purple creme, 2 coats, as with all these. Just for a fun I included an accent nail using Hole In The Sky by Indigo Bananas. Somewhat because it looks cool. Plus if you ever saw (and appreciate the quirkiness of the film, The 5th Element) you can relate the "hole in the sky" reference. Stumped? Message me, LOL Anyway, it is described as: "Phlogiston Paradise is a purple creme; it leans more blue than other purple colors and is more violet-toned than royal purple-toned.  Swatch as pictured is two coats with top coat. As a neon, this polish will try semi-matte and not totally shiny. A top coat is recommended but not needed; the polish will become shiny with a day of wear if shine is a concern."

Phlogiston Paradise from the Neon The 10th Element collection is a super opaque brilliant purple creme, 2 coats, as with all these. Just for a fun I included an accent nail using Hole In The Sky by Indigo Bananas. Somewhat because it looks cool. Plus if you ever saw (and appreciate the quirkiness of the film, The 5th Element) you can relate the “hole in the sky” reference. Stumped? Message me, LOL Anyway, it is described as: “Phlogiston Paradise is a purple creme; it leans more blue than other purple colors and is more violet-toned than royal purple-toned.  Swatch as pictured is two coats with top coat. As a neon, this polish will try semi-matte and not totally shiny. A top coat is recommended but not needed; the polish will become shiny with a day of wear if shine is a concern.”

For the last three seasons, we have some Summer, Winter and Fall faves. Starting with Hole in The Sky from Summer Rains collex!

This one is GLORIOUS! Hole in the Sky from the Indigo Bananas Summer Rains collection in 2-3 coats. Great formula with tons of depth. It is described as: "The base of this color is a purple, but it is blue-leaning. The red to green shimmer and flakies in it give it a more purple cast. It photographs very blue in some lights (fluorescent) and with some cameras.  At an angle the flakes & shimmer shift green, and the polish will appear bluer. The linear holo effect is subtle (in order to not wash out the shimmer), but should be present in the sun and direct light.  Please apply three thin coats for ideal holographic effect (holo pigment is more linear when applied in a very thin layer)."

This one is GLORIOUS! Hole in the Sky from the Indigo Bananas Summer Rains collection in 2-3 coats. Great formula with tons of depth. It is described as: “The base of this color is a purple, but it is blue-leaning. The red to green shimmer and flakies in it give it a more purple cast. It photographs very blue in some lights (fluorescent) and with some cameras.  At an angle the flakes & shimmer shift green, and the polish will appear bluer. The linear holo effect is subtle (in order to not wash out the shimmer), but should be present in the sun and direct light.  Please apply three thin coats for ideal holographic effect (holo pigment is more linear when applied in a very thin layer).”

Everyone needs a teal holo, especially a linear! Here is Shrieking Teals from Fall.

Indigo Bananas Shrieking Teals from the Fall 2015 collection in two amazing coats. It is described as: "Shrieking Teals is a vibrant green leaning teal linear holographic. The holographic rainbow is slightly more subdued in this polish because of the vibrant color. Top coat affects the color of this polish a little bit - the polish is a deeper teal shade, it is shinier, and the holographic effect is a bit more pronounced but less linear.  Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects. **Important notes**: The pigments in this polish have the possibility of staining. However, the staining is temporary and on the nail surface and can be removed or fades on it's own. To remove such stains, the fastest method is with cuticle remover on top of the nail and light scrubbing.  A base coat prevents staining. Top coat is recommended for this polish for increased shine, and a slightly stronger holo."

Indigo Bananas Shrieking Teals from the Fall 2015 collection in two amazing coats. It is described as: “Shrieking Teals is a vibrant green leaning teal linear holographic. The holographic rainbow is slightly more subdued in this polish because of the vibrant color. Top coat affects the color of this polish a little bit – the polish is a deeper teal shade, it is shinier, and the holographic effect is a bit more pronounced but less linear.
Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects.
**Important notes**:
The pigments in this polish have the possibility of staining. However, the staining is temporary and on the nail surface and can be removed or fades on it’s own. To remove such stains, the fastest method is with cuticle remover on top of the nail and light scrubbing. A base coat prevents staining.
Top coat is recommended for this polish for increased shine, and a slightly stronger holo.”

And the last one is from Winter 2015, Night Gathers. Beautiful!

Gorgeous and sultry Night Gathers from Indigo Bananas Winter '15 collection. Two coats here! It is described as: "Night Gathers is an inky blue leaning black linear holographic polish. Two coats for full coverage, top coat recommended and does not affect the holo flame. Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat."

Gorgeous and sultry Night Gathers from Indigo Bananas Winter ’15 collection. Two coats here! It is described as: “Night Gathers is an inky blue leaning black linear holographic polish. Two coats for full coverage, top coat recommended and does not affect the holo flame. Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat.”

Conclusion: Loved all of these. The cool thing about neons, are they are bright and cheery. The coolest thing about these are you need no undies, no tighty whities! LOL They pop on their own. I highly recommend all these. No go shopping!

Here is the info on the Anniversary/ (3 years old on 2/1!) Clearance/Moving sale (also posted on Indigo Bananas Facebook page)!
“Indigo Bananas will be closed from Feb 9 – end of the month (we may open sooner but this is the latest it’ll be closed to). We’re relocating to a new state, so it’s time to have an Anniversary & Clearance/Moving Sale! (Indigo Bananas turns 3 on Feb 1st!)
No discount code needed, nearly all items in the shop are 10-40% off starting now (ends Feb 7 end of day). Most polishes are 30-40% off, however, and it stacks with gift certs & shipping promos. (The IB shop will be closed Feb 8-end of month at the latest).
Items in the discontinued section will not be restocked until further notice. Restocks, and a new release, in early March include: Winter 2015 Game of Thrones inspired collection, Fall Holos, and then Spring ’15 pastels, and neons will be restocked first week in March (with new releases). Older colors will be restocked at a later date. Indigo Bananas is part of the Creme a la Mode box and the next one is set for early March, so that color is the next one out for us!
Shipping will be going out asap, same day on weekdays, and shipments CANNOT be combined once you get a tracking number, since I’m on a time crunch – sorry! 🙂
****SHIPPING RATE CHANGES****
Shipping rates went up Jan 17, and I’ve adjusted them in the shop to match. Some rates are cheaper, some are more; mostly international is up. Shipping costs now cover a large weight range (8oz-32oz are the same for example!), so that’s why at some order weights it may seem less and sometimes more. Generally international is WAY up, US priority is WAY up, US first class is up for small amounts, and down for around 12-16oz.
IB has new shipping promos as a result:
* US free shipping over $50 (down from $60) (it’s actually way cheaper for me to ship first class)
* Canada – $5 flat rate above $100
* Mexico – $5 flat rate above $125
* Rest of World – $10 flat rate above $125

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Indie polish maker Mosi Mei continues to impress

I’m back with three more winners for great fall shades from Mosi Mei. When you think of indie polish, you get pretty excited about how these makers think outside the box. They almost set the standard in creativity regarding formulas, finishes and shades. Then there are those who make you wonder, how can this indie be an indie? Are we setting stereotypes, setting indie makers apart from their commercial big name counterparts? Well, little companies like Mosi Mei can really give big name commercial cosmetics a run for their money. With every finish and formula I’ve tested to date, Mosi Mei has continued to astonish me. Let’s take a look at today’s picks!

Here are some dark and mysterious shades from Mosi Mei. These are so luxurious! From bottom left, then clockwise: Loyal, Proud and Dangerous.

Here are some dark and mysterious shades from Mosi Mei. These are so luxurious! From bottom left, then clockwise: Loyal, Proud and Dangerous.

Let’s start with Loyal. There are black polishes, then there are silky black polishes! Is it a blackened blue with shimmer? I don’t know. It’s gorgeous and I’m totally in love with this!

Loyal, an opaque, Ultra shine black metallic. 1-2 coats, and the formula is absolutely perfect. It's got that microshimmer that leans deep blue in the creamy black. Stunning!

Loyal, an opaque, Ultra shine black metallic. 1-2 coats, and the formula is absolutely perfect. It’s got that microshimmer that leans deep blue in the creamy black. Stunning!

Next is a Dangerous. She’s bloody gorgeous!

Dangerous, an opaque, Ultra shine oxblood red creme. 2-3 buttery coats.

Dangerous, an opaque, Ultra shine oxblood red creme. 2-3 buttery coats.

And last for today is Proud. A perfect purple creme if there ever was one!

Proud, an opaque, Ultra shine deep purple creme that glides on like a dream. 2 coats.

Proud, an opaque, Ultra shine deep purple creme that glides on like a dream. 2 coats.

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First review for indie polish Mosi Mei!

I was recently contacted by Candace, founder and ceo of the indie polish maker, Mosi Mei in regards to reviewing their products. I am so thrilled she did! I was immediately delighted to see the square-shaped bottles, high-end packaging and attention to detail. The company has a lot to offer and that’s including nail treatments such as base coat, top coats and matte which I tested along with the first four shades. I have many more coming so stay tuned. For today I’ll be sharing some fall appropriate shades. I’m going to preface the first four shades with a rundown of the basic nail treatments. Let’s take a look!

Mosi Mei offers four nail treatments. From left: Base Coat, Shine topcoat, Glass topcoat and Matte topcoat.

Mosi Mei offers four nail treatments. From left: Base Coat, Shine topcoat, Glass topcoat and Matte topcoat.

Descriptions of the treatments:
SHINE – A high shine finish.
I am the perfect top coat to add strength and a chip resistant top layer to any nail hue. I dry quickly and help keep MOSI MEI nail hues on 2x3X longer. You only need to apply 1 coat of SHINE top coat and you are ready to go!
formula: créme finish: high shine type: clear

GLASS – A ultra high shine, gel-like wet look finish. I am the perfect top coat to any nail hue for a mega unique wet look effect. Formulated to be used with nail hues for a 2-3X longer lasting and chip resistant finish. Quick drying and lush looking. Look no further for your perfect top coat. Oh, and I do dry clear – don’t be fooled by my pink tone. You only need to apply 1 coat of GLASS top coat and you are ready to go!
formula: créme finish: ultra shine type: clear

BASE – A solid and grounding base for all nail hues. I am the perfect foundation to add strength and long-lasting staying power that help nail hues last 2-3X longer.
You only need to apply 1 coat of BASE base coat and you are ready for your favorite nail hue!
formula: créme finish: satin type: sheer

MATTE – A velvety luxe finish.
I am the perfect top coat to any nail hue if you want a matte, sleek and urban luxe look to your nail hue. You can apply me to metallic, satin, and gloss nail hues and I will change their appearance to a smooth velvet finish.  Formulated to be used with nail hues for a 2-3X longer lasting and chip resistant lifespan. Quick drying and sleek. You only need to apply 1 coat of MATTE top coat and you are ready to go!
formula: créme finish: matte type: sheer

Now for the fun part! Here are the first four shades in this series:

Perfect fall shades, from left: Feisty, Tough, Creative and Edgy.

Perfect fall shades, from left: Feisty, Tough, Creative and Edgy.

First up is Feisty. And this red wonder is so glossy, it’s blinding!

Feisty is a blood-red creme bordering on a crelly. Only needs two coats, highly pigmented and glides on like a dream. She's seriously breathtaking!

Feisty is a blood red creme bordering on a crelly. Only needs two coats, highly pigmented and glides on like a dream. She’s seriously breathtaking!

Next up is Creative. If you love purple with shimmer, this one’s for you!

Creative is the perfect name for this shimmery purple with it's satiny finish. Note: I wanted you to see how nicely the Matte topcoat works and it's on the pointer finger. The Shine topcoat is on the ring finger while the middle and pinky show you how it looks alone.

Creative is the perfect name for this shimmery purple with it’s satiny finish. Note: I wanted you to see how nicely the Matte topcoat works and it’s on the pointer finger. The Shine topcoat is on the ring finger while the middle and pinky show you how it looks alone.

Want the perfect patent leather black? Here is Tough!

Tough is so shiny, I giggled! Love this perfect black.

Tough is so shiny, I giggled! Love this perfect black.

Last is Edgy… a shimmery brown.

Edgy is a coffee bean brown with shimmer. Yum!

Edgy is a coffee bean brown with shimmer. Yum!

Mosi Mei says, “Mosi Mei is whoever you are, wherever you are, never defined by one style and always inspired by color, we think everyone is a Mosi Mei!” And MM lacquers come in a wide range of formulas and finishes including cremes, glitters, satins, metallics and effects. They “…make what we love, with love…because passion and creation are what we live for, no exceptions.” MM says they exist “to share our love for color and everything it does for the spirit.” I can’t agree more. Imagine a black and white world with no texture and color. Indeed, that my dears, is why we paint!

Some cool facts Candace told me about Mosi Mei! “Although we are fairly new we have been featured on Hautelook, and in Wantable boxes for a few different months, and have some press coming out in the coming months as well. We will be in quite a few subscription boxes next year and are excited about some retail locations we will soon announce.” I see big things for this amazing company. Indies rock!

Conclusion: I am thoroughly pleased so far with not only the nail treatments, but the range of shades, finishes, packaging and high quality formulas. The cremes are glossy as heck, and the formulas are excellent in every way. Easy to apply and fast to medium drying, 1-2 coats. What more can you as for?!

Info you need to know!

• My contact is owner Candace from the Atlanta, Ga based Mosi Mei
• Tracking numbers are provided, and shipping is quick!
• Store: http://www.mosimei.com
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• Bottle Size: 15ml /.50oz
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• Accepts all major CCs and Paypal

* The products reviewed were sent to me at no cost for the purpose of review.

Some pumpkiny glitter toppers from Glitter Lambs Fall ’15 Collection

Down to the wire with Jamie’s Fall ’15 collection. Today a few pumpkin themed glitter toppers. I’ve swatched Spiced Pumpkin Cider, Jack O Lantern and Pumpkin Sugared Donuts. Ahh, does it make you hungry?! Let’s take a look.

Part of the Glitter Lambs Fall 2015 glitter topper collection available now! From left: Spiced Pumpkin Cider, Jack O Lantern and Pumpkin Sugared Donuts.

Part of the Glitter Lambs Fall 2015 glitter topper collection available now! From left: Spiced Pumpkin Cider, Jack O Lantern and Pumpkin Sugared Donuts.

First up is Spiced Pumpkin Cider. I keep meaning to ask Jamie, does she come up with the names after thinking about the food, or create the glitter then name it after a food it reminds her of? LOL either way, they are always perfectly paired.

Spiced Pumpkin Cider over an orangey gold screams Fall! It's described as: "a clear base filled with small orange holographic hex."

Spiced Pumpkin Cider over an orangey gold screams Fall! It’s described as: “a clear base filled with small orange holographic hex.”

Next up is Jack O Lantern. It’s Bootiful! 😉

I LOVE Jack O Lantern! Here it is with a couple of nail water decals from Born Pretty Store: the purple holo/shimmer is Rhythm and Booze by indie maker Indigo Bananas, and the glass fleck orange is Hot Lava by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. It is described as: "a clear base filled with black shreds and light peachy orange hex."

I LOVE Jack O Lantern! Here it is with a couple of nail water decals from Born Pretty Store: the purple holo/shimmer is Rhythm and Booze by indie maker Indigo Bananas, and the glass fleck orange is Hot Lava by Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. It is described as: “a clear base filled with black shreds and light peachy orange hex.”

And Pumpkin Sugared Donuts…makes me want to make a donut run to the bakery!

Pumpkin Sugared Donuts over an orange creme. Full coverage in 3 coats or topped, or as a gradient. It is described as: "a clear base filled with white opal hex in different sizes and tiny sand hex glitters and tiny holographic orange glitters."

Pumpkin Sugared Donuts over an orange creme. Full coverage in 3 coats or topped, or as a gradient. It is described as: “a clear base filled with white opal hex in different sizes and tiny sand hex glitters and tiny holographic orange glitters.”

Here’s an addendum to this post, I just had to share this cute nude gradient using Pumpkin Pecan Waffles!

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles over nude nails? Yes please!

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles over nude nails? Yes please!


Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pancakes, yummy!

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pancakes, yummy!

These and the whole 14-bottle lineup of Glitter Lambs fall collection is available NOW at the links to her stores below!

Pumpkin Sugared Donuts

Jack O Lantern

Spiced Pumpkin Cider

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