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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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Check out all 80 shades here! https://cnd.com/pro-products/creative-play/the-system

About CND
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.

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Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set gets the royal treatment

Ahh, when it comes to the royal treatment, Deborah Lippmann brings everything to the table. From shy to bold, the Family Jewels Limited Edition gift set of three Gel Lab Pro shades is stunning.

Deborah Lippmann trio gift set, Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro (not soak-off gel polish), includes, from left: Chalice in the Palace, Single Ladies and Crowning Moment. $24 msrp The set is described as "Your nails will feel like gemstones when you adorn yourself with Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red, Chalice In The Palace, a lustrous rose gold or Crowning Moment, an opulent, multi-faceted gold shimmer. 3 bottles at 8mL each."
Deborah Lippmann trio gift set, Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro (not soak-off gel polish), includes, from left: Chalice in the Palace, Single Ladies and Crowning Moment. $24 msrp The set is described as “Your nails will feel like gemstones when you adorn yourself with Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red, Chalice In The Palace, a lustrous rose gold or Crowning Moment, an opulent, multi-faceted gold shimmer. 3 bottles at 8mL each.”

Announcing the Family Jewels for Fall, 2016.

From the Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set, here is Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red. Juicy and glossy!
From the Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set, here is Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red. Juicy and glossy!

Crowning Moment from the 3-piece gift set by Deborah Lippmann, Family Jewels. A 2 coater opulent, multifaceted gold shimmer.
Crowning Moment from the 3-piece gift set by Deborah Lippmann, Family Jewels. A 2 coater opulent, multifaceted gold shimmer.

Here is Chalice in the Palace from the new Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Colors gift set. It's a 2 coat lustrous Rose Gold. Accent nail is it's gift mate, Crowning Moment.
Here is Chalice in the Palace from the new Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Colors gift set. It’s a 2 coat lustrous Rose Gold. Accent nail is its gift mate, Crowning Moment.

CONCLUSION: All three formulas are royally perfect. My favorite is Single Ladies, because well, I’m a sucker for rich red cremes. Formula is a bit thin but manageable. For a truly gilded nail, Crowning Moment is supreme. I am not normally drawn to pearly polishes, but I do love me some fancy rose gold, offered up by Chalice in the Palace. The set is priced at $24 and is available now!

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

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Madam Glam One Step Gels, yet even more shades!

A quick post today to share with you a couple more stunning shades from Madam Glam’s One Step Gel Polish lineup. Who couldn’t use a glossy red or perfect purple on their nails this fall?

Two more stunning Madam Glam One Step Gel Polishes, Smart Red and Anytime!
Two more stunning Madam Glam One Step Gel Polishes, Smart Red and Anytime!

I have to add, One Step Gel Polishes are amazing time savers! Here is Smart Red and Anytime.

Smart Red One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a smart red!
Smart Red One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a smart red!

Anytime One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a juicy cool purple with a hint of sexy shimmer.
Anytime One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a juicy cool purple with a hint of sexy shimmer.

If you read my last post you’d already figured out my Conclusion. These babies are perfection. ‘Nuff said! Get ’em!

Gels run $19.95 ea and Madam Glam runs specials so DO get on their mailing list! New collections and colors are being added all of the time.

Free worldwide shipping over $80 and Free US Exchange & returns

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*These products were sent to me at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

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Cruise to the SquareHue Sail Windward Islands

Hello SUMMER! I’ll get right to the point. If you love summertime, the sun, the sea, the fun. Go no further than the SquareHue Adventure Collection for June, Sail Windward Islands. Amazing shades of citrus for your fingers and toes.

Slap on your deck shoes because SquareHue is taking you for a cruise to the Caribbean. The June collection, Sail Windward Islands includes, from left, green shimmer of Martinique; orange shimmer of St. Vincent; and yellow high gloss creme of St. Lucia.
Slap on your deck shoes because SquareHue is taking you for a cruise to the Caribbean. The June collection, Sail Windward Islands includes, from left, green shimmer of Martinique; orange shimmer of St. Vincent; and yellow high gloss creme of St. Lucia.

St. Vincent is a tangerine orange with golden shimmer. This one is breathtaking. Easy to apply. Nail charms by Glitter Lambs on Etsy.
St. Vincent is a tangerine orange with golden shimmer. This one is breathtaking. Easy to apply. Nail charms by Glitter Lambs on Etsy.

St. Lucia is a banana peel yellow. Vibrant and pigmented. A bit on the jelly side. This took 2 coats. Nail art pieces by Glitter Lambs on Etsy!
St. Lucia is a banana peel yellow. Vibrant and pigmented. A bit on the jelly side. This took 2 coats. Nail art pieces by Glitter Lambs on Etsy!

Martinique is a glorious key lime green with hints of golden shimmer. Absolutely love this. 3 smooth and easy coats. Nail charms by Glitter Lambs on Etsy!
Martinique is a glorious key lime green with hints of golden shimmer. Absolutely love this. 3 smooth and easy coats. Nail charms by Glitter Lambs on Etsy!

Conclusion. I love citrus, and especially love citrusy polishes like this. I would recommend using a good base coat in case of pigment bleed. The yellow is especially pigmented. Love the application and colors! A special thank you to Jamie from Glitter Lambs. Her charms and nail jewelry is the bomb!

Join SquareHue’s subscription in time to receive the June collection Sail Windward Islands. I am ready!

$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!

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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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**This collection was sent to me for review purposes and all opinions are my own.

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SquareHue Adventure Collection: Scooter Key West!

Here it is May already and the weather is fine! SquareHue takes us to “Scooter Key West” and we join the Conch Nation is celebrating all things tropical! You know I love Florida and this month’s sub box is just what I hoped it would be.

The Scooter Key West box for May 2016 contains 3 summery shades. From Left, Mallory Square, Duval Street and Southernmost Point.
The Scooter Key West box for May 2016 contains 3 summery shades. From Left, Mallory Square, Duval Street and Southernmost Point.

Key West is part of the Island chain of the Florida Keys, a mere 90 miles north of Cuba. So let’s jump on our scooters and take a look at some warm and inviting nail lacquers. Perfect for your next trip to America’s Caribbean.

Southernmost Point is a glossy buttery smooth Duochrome, shifting main shade is a bright berry pink with strong blue shimmer. 2 coats.
Southernmost Point is a glossy buttery smooth Duochrome, shifting main shade is a bright berry pink with strong blue shimmer. 2 coats.

Duval Street is a 2-coat really opaque high gloss creme. This minty green is the essential beachy shade for summer.
Duval Street is a 2-coat really opaque high gloss creme. This minty green is the essential beachy shade for summer.

Mallory Square is a semi sheer micro glitter baby pink. 3 to 4 coats needed for full opacity or wear it as a blushing pink with 1 to 2 coats.
Mallory Square is a semi sheer micro glitter baby pink. 3 to 4 coats needed for full opacity or wear it as a blushing pink with 1 to 2 coats.

Conchclusion: 😉 Get it? lol Love all three of these polishes. Get your subscription started if you haven’t already. Remember, you will also be contributing to a great cause…the fight against human trafficking.

Join SquareHue’s subscription in time to receive the June collection Sail Windward Islands. I am ready!

$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!

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

**This collection was sent to me for review purposes and all opinions are my own.

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Happy Days ahead with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Color

I was so excited to be able to test the new Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Colors, in the Happy Days Collection for summer 2016. The New Healthy Alternative to Gel Polish. There are four shades for your reminiscing pleasure. I want to start with a disclaimer, not a bad one. But I didn’t get the Gel Lab Pro Base and Top coats with this set. I’ll explain shortly. I think I would have had different results, but for the sake of these gorgeous colors, let’s get to it!

For best results use Gel Lab Pro base and top coat. Bottles are full size, .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL with new contour brush, 45% more bristles for a streak-free finish. Rounded tip follows nail shape for precise application.
For best results use Gel Lab Pro base and top coat. Bottles are full size, .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL with new contour brush, 45% more bristles for a streak-free finish. Rounded tip follows nail shape for precise application.

I want to start off saying the new brushes are phenomenal. I’d like to see DL polishes all feature these dense, contoured brushes in fact! They make application a breeze. Ok, on with the show.

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Combining the technology of Gel Lab Pro with nail color, this dual-patented formula with 10 active ingredients helps deliver Health, Wear & Shine. From top and clockwise: Happy Days, Splish Splash, Beauty School Dropout and My Boyfriend's Back.
Combining the technology of Gel Lab Pro with nail color, this dual-patented formula with 10 active ingredients helps deliver Health, Wear & Shine. From top and clockwise: Happy Days, Splish Splash, Beauty School Dropout and My Boyfriend’s Back.

Let’s start with Beauty School Dropout. Such a pleasing pink. You’ll be blowing bubbles in no time with this quick drying highly pigmented formula. All four of these by the way are so pigmented they almost seem chalky in application. Which again, is why I would recommend using the base and top coat.

Beauty School Dropout is a bubblegum pink creme. It's glossy and very opaque. I used 2 coats but with the Gel Lab Pro base coat you might get away with 1 coat.
Beauty School Dropout is a bubblegum pink creme. It’s glossy and very opaque. I used 2 coats but with the Gel Lab Pro base coat you might get away with 1 coat.

Splish Splash is a green leaning aqua. One of my fave summer colors.

Splish Splash was my favorite of this Happy Days Collection. I love aqua green cremes. 2 coats here.
Splish Splash was my favorite of this Happy Days Collection. I love aqua green cremes. 2 coats here.

Everyone loves a happy coral! Happy Days.

Happy Days is a coral creme, a pinky coral that appears to have a tiny bit of shimmer, but that doesn't show on the nail. 2-3 coats with the GLP base coat.
Happy Days is a coral creme, a pinky coral that appears to have a tiny bit of shimmer, but that doesn’t show on the nail. 2-3 coats with the GLP base coat.

Finally, here is My Boyfriend’s Back. Not literally, that’s the name of the shade. LOL I’m married. 😉

My Boyfriend's Back is a denim, deep cerulean blue creme. 2 coats and very shiny on it's own as are all of these.
My Boyfriend’s Back is a denim, deep cerulean blue creme. 2 coats and very shiny on its own as are all of these.

Conclusion: I love the colors and the brush. I like how pigmented these are. I feel the application would be a bit less streaky with the Gel Lab Pro base coat and the length of wear would be longer with the GLP top coat. Much like the OPI Infinite Shine system, to truly reap the full benefits of the GLP system, I highly recommend you purchase the base and top as well. So excited to see Deborah Lippmann introducing this safe alternative to gel colour! This brush is perfection. Virtually no cleanup. Note: I didn’t receive the Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coats which I’m assuming are pretty essential for this product to make a GLP mani last. Without it I found no difference in wear compared to the other polishes without the GLP ingredients. I’ll try to see if they can send the base and top to see how application and extended wear changes and update this post!

www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide. $20ea msrp.

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ILNP Spring Collection 2016 is here!

Now that Spring is fully on deck, our nail lacquer lovers are seeking all things shiny and new. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Spring than freshly painted nails. One of my fave indie nail brands, ILNP has two 2016 polish collection you’ll crave. A couple of weeks ago I posted my review on the ILNP Spring Jellies and today I’ll present the Spring Collection. These babies all scream for the sun (which is why I shot most of the photos in the sun!). Let’s take a look!

Available NOW for $72/set or $10ea, except for the one on top left, Mayfield (an Ultra Chrome Flaky!) From top left and down: Mayfield, Daisy Jane, Deja Vu, Apricot Cream, Bulletproof Symphony, Skyscraper and Rolling Hills.
Available NOW for $72/set or $10ea, except for the one on top left, Mayfield (an Ultra Chrome Flaky!) From top left and down: Mayfield, Daisy Jane, Deja Vu, Apricot Cream, Bulletproof Symphony, Skyscraper and Rolling Hills.

Let’s start with a somewhat nude but fully holographic stunner, Apricot Cream.

I just had to photograph most of these in the sun to show you the glorious sparkle! Apricot Cream is described as, "a deliciously unique nail polish with a milky rich finish. Perfectly accented with gold micro-flakes and uniformly fine holographic pigments, this tasty shade is the sophisticated dessert that your nails have been waiting for! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I needed only 2 coats. $10.00
I just had to photograph most of these in the sun to show you the glorious sparkle! Apricot Cream is described as, “a deliciously unique nail polish with a milky rich finish. Perfectly accented with gold micro-flakes and uniformly fine holographic pigments, this tasty shade is the sophisticated dessert that your nails have been waiting for! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I needed only 2 coats. $10.00

Deja Vu is an intense linear holo, the best kind!

Deja Vu is described as, "a beautifully refined linear holographic polish with a sophisticated wisteria violet hue that’s absolutely perfect for the season. Soft, subtle, and complemented with a precise amount of holographic pigment, Deja Vu will surely have you looking twice! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I applied only 2 coats! $10.00
Deja Vu is described as, “a beautifully refined linear holographic polish with a sophisticated wisteria violet hue that’s absolutely perfect for the season. Soft, subtle, and complemented with a precise amount of holographic pigment, Deja Vu will surely have you looking twice! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I applied only 2 coats! $10.00

Rolling Hills, ahh, you can almost smell the dew on fresh-cut grass!

Rolling Hills is described as, "a refreshing, iced mint Ultra Metallic polish laced with an array of holographic micro flakes! Pay close attention and you'll notice a subtle hint blue-to-teal, color traveling shimmer for a finish that’s to die for Rolling Hills is part of ILNP's Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I used two coats. $10.00
Rolling Hills is described as, “a refreshing, iced mint Ultra Metallic polish laced with an array of holographic micro flakes! Pay close attention and you’ll notice a subtle hint blue-to-teal, color traveling shimmer for a finish that’s to die for Rolling Hills is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I used two coats. $10.00

Sweet, petite and oh so feminine, Daisy Jane!

Daisy Jane is described as, "a dainty and soft baby pink polish with the perfect holographic sparkle! Daisy Jane’s holographic micro-flakes provide a wonderfully scattered holographic twinkle without compromising its delicate pink hue. Contrasted with a subtle amount of gold flakes and red shimmer, Daisy Jane is a perfect balance of delicate and breathtaking! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I used 3 coats. $10.00
Daisy Jane is described as, “a dainty and soft baby pink polish with the perfect holographic sparkle! Daisy Jane’s holographic micro-flakes provide a wonderfully scattered holographic twinkle without compromising its delicate pink hue. Contrasted with a subtle amount of gold flakes and red shimmer, Daisy Jane is a perfect balance of delicate and breathtaking! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I used 3 coats. $10.00

Major sparkle and long wearing Bulletproof Symphony.

Bulletproof Symphony is described as, "a super unique medium periwinkle Ultra Metallic polish loaded with silver flakes and an arsenal of holographic magic! Look even closer and you'll catch an extra vivid red sparkle that gives this wonderful polish a seriously gorgeous twist! Bulletproof Symphony is part of ILNP's Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I got it opaque in 2 coats. $10.00
Bulletproof Symphony is described as, “a super unique medium periwinkle Ultra Metallic polish loaded with silver flakes and an arsenal of holographic magic! Look even closer and you’ll catch an extra vivid red sparkle that gives this wonderful polish a seriously gorgeous twist! Bulletproof Symphony is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I got it opaque in 2 coats. $10.00

Drop dead gorgeous over any nail color or alone, Mayfield.

My sun photo was too intense to show you the gorgeous flakies the way I wanted. So this is in shade. Mayfield is described as, "a stunning combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies. Mayfield features a gorgeous array of colors including purple, pink, green, gold, orange and turquoise! Use Mayfield as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 - 4 coats." $12.50
My sun photo was too intense to show you the gorgeous flakies the way I wanted. So this is in shade. Mayfield is described as, “a stunning combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies. Mayfield features a gorgeous array of colors including purple, pink, green, gold, orange and turquoise! Use Mayfield as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 – 4 coats.” $12.50

Yes, big cities enjoy spring too! Here is Skyscraper.

Skyscraper is described as, "an amazingly tasty light periwinkle Ultra Holo with an insane finish! Step out into the sun and watch how this luxurious stunner sparkles like it's stuffed with diamonds! Skyscraper is part of ILNP's new "Ultra Holo" class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I only needed two coats. $10.00
Skyscraper is described as, “an amazingly tasty light periwinkle Ultra Holo with an insane finish! Step out into the sun and watch how this luxurious stunner sparkles like it’s stuffed with diamonds! Skyscraper is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I only needed two coats. $10.00

Conclusion: Not to sound like a broken record. But I don’t know any more words I can say but this collection is a dream. From formula, to application, great wear and gorgeous shades and sparkle, ILNP Spring Collection is drop dead gorgeous!

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

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CND® Spa Cucumber Heel Therapy™

My feet are FINALLY on their way to being summer ready. I tend to wear sandles…a lot! And because of the sliding and inconsistent placement of your feet, especially the heels, heel callouses are bound to happen. Easier to get callouses than get rid of them! Until now. Meet CND® Spa Cucumber Heel Therapy™. The combination of the Heel Therapy Callus Smoother and the Intensive Treatment will have you hitting the beach with no embarrassment in no time.

CUCUMBER HEEL THERAPY™ CALLUS SMOOTHER Professional-strength serum with alpha-hydroxy acids that break down tough calluses in minutes. Regular use helps prevent new forming calluses. (Formerly Sea Serum) AVAILABLE SIZES, 8 fl oz CUCUMBER HEEL THERAPY™ INTENSIVE TREATMENT Therapeutic cream with deeply moisturizing botanical complex that helps alleviate dry, callused heels. Softens soles with daily use and contains naturally soothing cucumber, chamomile and aloe. (Formerly Cucumber Heel Therapy Intensive Callus Treatment) AVAILABLE SIZES 2.6 oz, 15 oz and 54 oz
CUCUMBER HEEL THERAPY™ CALLUS SMOOTHER
Professional-strength serum with alpha-hydroxy acids that break down tough calluses in minutes. Regular use helps prevent new forming calluses. (Formerly Sea Serum)
AVAILABLE SIZES, 8 fl oz
CUCUMBER HEEL THERAPY™ INTENSIVE TREATMENT
Therapeutic cream with deeply moisturizing botanical complex that helps alleviate dry, callused heels. Softens soles with daily use and contains naturally soothing cucumber, chamomile and aloe. (Formerly Cucumber Heel Therapy Intensive Callus Treatment)
AVAILABLE SIZES
2.6 oz, 15 oz and 54 oz

A sole-ful journey of soothing hydration. The perfect finish to a pampering spa pedicure.

The Intensive Treatment with a refreshing cucumber scent has a butter balm texture and smoothes into your skin without leaving a greasy feel. Intensive moisturizing complex with naturally soothing cucumber, chamomile and aloe helps alleviate dry, calloused heels. Softens soles with daily use. Apply to heels and other dry areas daily. contains Alpha hydroxy alpha.
The Intensive Treatment with a refreshing cucumber scent has a butter balm texture and smoothes into your skin without leaving a greasy feel. Intensive moisturizing complex with naturally soothing cucumber, chamomile and aloe helps alleviate dry, calloused heels. Softens soles with daily use. Apply to heels and other dry areas daily. Contains Alpha hydroxy alpha.

Before first treatment, my heels were cracking and peeling and annoying dry. But they were even worse this winter before using the rest of the CND Spa treatments, my review here a few weeks back. Sorry the photo is a crazy angle. It’s really really hard to photograph the bottom of one’s own foot. LOL

My heel before treatment. This is actually better than normal because I had just started using the CND Spa lotions, scrubs and soaks. For a few years now my heels pretty much stay cracked and peeling. Ugh!
My heel before treatment. This is actually better than normal because I had just started using the CND Spa lotions, scrubs and soaks. For a few years now my heels pretty much stay cracked and peeling. Ugh!

And after first treatment! No editing but I probably should have gotten someone else to take the photo with my big girl camera, my Canon DSLR, instead of with my smartphone. But I couldn’t hold the giant camera and take a photo of the bottom of my foot. 😉

Immediately after first treatment using the Cucumber Heel Therapy and the Callus Smoother. I'd imagine by the next treatment they should be smooth as silk. I tried the nylon test and no snaggies!
Immediately after first treatment using the Cucumber Heel Therapy and the Callus Smoother. I’d imagine by the next treatment they should be smooth as silk. I tried the nylon test and no snaggies!

Conclusion: I am highly satisfied with how immediate the smoothing results. I have always been on the hunt for a good and permanent heel exfoliating solution. I’ve tried DIY concoctions but they smell funky sometimes. I would highly recommend if your salon or spa doesn’t have this treatment, just ask, plead even! Also, please read my review on the rest of the CND Spa collection!

To find CND Spa products near you, or order online go to http://www.cnd.com/find-retail-store#

About CND
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 by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

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Hot and sexy: CND Vinylux Flirtations summer collection

Ready for summer to hit your tips and toes? CND Vinylux Weekly Polish and Shellacs have a brand new collection called Flirtations. I swatched all eight of the Weekly Polish set and I’ll share them with you today!

The new spring lineup from CND Vinylux Weekly Polish, here is Flirtations! Eight stunning shades, from L to R, back row: Skin Tease, Aqua-intance, Pink Pursuit, Desert Poppy, Lavender Lace and Date Night. Bottom row, R and L: Be Demure and Honey Darlin'.
The new spring lineup from CND Vinylux Weekly Polish, here is Flirtations! Eight stunning shades, from L to R, back row: Skin Tease, Aqua-intance, Pink Pursuit, Desert Poppy, Lavender Lace and Date Night. Bottom row, R and L: Be Demure and Honey Darlin’.

Bat your lashes, blow a kiss, bare some skin. Soft blushes of color tease the imagination. Coy. Confident. Playful. Be irresistible.

There’s an electricity of unspoken attraction in the air for Summer 2016. Evoke a subtle, sensual femininity with the new Flirtation Collection from CND. A palette of soft yet bright shades teases at the imagination and makes this collection equal parts coy, confident, and playful.

“This season, sweet, creamy pastels are inspired by modern lace and embroidery for a delicate and refined glamour,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “The summer nail is a slim oval glazed with tender shades of coral and lilac, blushed with the spark of deepening allure. Flirtation’s summer code allows you to be irresistible.”

Let’s start with the watery shades. Because you know blues are cool! Here is Aqua-intance.

Aqua-intance is an aqua creme that is smooth and ultra glossy. This is 2 coats.
Aqua-intance is an aqua creme that is smooth and ultra glossy. This is 2 coats.

Date Night is a glossy sailor blue.

Date Night is a sailor blue glossy creme. Super classy! Very pigmented, no stainer! Two coats.
Date Night is a sailor blue glossy creme. Super classy! Very pigmented, no stainer! Two coats.

I love me some bubblegum pink! Be Demure is the perfect summer pink.

Be Demure is a perfect glossy creme bubblegum pink. So love this one! 2 coater.
Be Demure is a perfect glossy creme bubblegum pink. So love this one! 2 coater.

So in love with Desert Poppy. I can’t wait to get some tan to really show it off!

Desert Poppy is a gorgeous poppy red-leaning orange shimmer. I used two coats.
Desert Poppy is a gorgeous poppy red-leaning orange shimmer. I used two coats.

Lavender Lace is so delicate.

Lavender Lace is a shimmery, glossy pale lavender. More sheer than the rest in this set, but I still managed to make it work with 2 coats. You may require 2-3.
Lavender Lace is a shimmery, glossy pale lavender. More sheer than the rest in this set, but I still managed to make it work with 2 coats. You may require 2-3.

Skin Tease is a rosy nude but not too pink.

Skin Tease is a delicate skin tone, slightly rosy nude with a hint of shimmer. Two coats here.
Skin Tease is a delicate skin tone, slightly rosy nude with a hint of shimmer. Two coats here.

Pink Pursuit is a dusty rose and super shiny!

Pink Pursuit is a pink creme with a hint of salmon, very glossy and saturated. Two coats here.
Pink Pursuit is a pink creme with a hint of salmon, very glossy and saturated. Two coats here.

Honey Darlin’ is shiny like the sun.

Honey Darlin' is a super glossy, pigmented butter yellow creme. Perfect for those afraid of yellows. Two coats.
Honey Darlin’ is a super glossy, pigmented butter yellow creme. Perfect for those afraid of yellows. Two coats.

CONCLUSION: I love this collection. All the formulas were consistently smooth and glossy. My fave shades were Desert Poppy, Be Demure and Honey Darlin’. I highly recommend each one!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Now and also available in Shellac. Visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.

PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons and stores.”

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About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® 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. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

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

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SquareHue The Adventure Collection Pub Crawl Dublin collection!

The month of March brings SquareHue The Adventure Collection Pub Crawl Dublin collection! An eye-popping set of juicy shades featuring two different finishes. I’m loving these shades and a fun addition and sort of rare is the white texture.

Timid yet brilliant blue high gloss creme is St. John. A quick drying glass finish. The creamy orange is super glossy as well, it's called Temple Bar. And the one shade begs to differ from the others, a shy creme white, but not super pure white...it's a sparkly textured finish.
Timid yet brilliant blue high gloss creme is St. John. A quick drying glass finish. The creamy orange is super glossy as well, it’s called Temple Bar. And the one shade begs to differ from the others, a shy creme white, but not super pure white…it’s a sparkly textured finish.

You won’t have the blues when you’re wearing blue hues like this! St. John is gorgeous!

St. John is a caribbean blue, maybe reminiscent of Curacao? A creme blue, 2 coats here.

Juicy orange creme, Temple Bar looks good enough to eat.

Temple Bar reminds me of a glass of OJ with creme mixed in. Really glossy, 2 coats here.

A sugary textured white, Bridge Inn, not too white but very complimentary to every skin tone.

Bridge Inn is a slightly off white textured polish that looks like it contains a good portion of sugar! 2 coats, on the thick side, but totally doable.

Conclusion: No blarney here, these polishes are perfect for March! The Temple Bar and St. John shades are glossy and quick drying, only required 2 coats. Bridge Inn took a bit more patience in application, but that is how textures are. The outcome is worth the effort.

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