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Some Fall/Winter gel polishes from Oceans of Beauty by Sparkle & Co!

I have three more Sparkle & Co gel polishes to share today from OceansofBeauty.com, and they are ready for all your Fall and Winter manis. I have a tempting taupe, a ravishing red and a great green! Let’s take a look at these seriously long-wearing soak off gel polishes (and I have more swatches coming!).

Three more stunning colors (and great for Holidays) from the new Sparkle & Co gel polish line! From left: #018 Bright Red; #023 Light Grey Taupe; and #044 Medium/Dark Green.

Three more stunning colors (and great for Holidays) from the new Sparkle & Co gel polish line! From left: #018 Bright Red; #023 Light Grey Taupe; and #044 Medium/Dark Green.

Think ahead for the holidays, they will be here before you know it so order soon!

#018 is a Bright Red gel polish by Sparkle & Co from OceansofBeauty.com and available now along with all 35 shades! Only 2 coats to full opacity for this creme. It's perfect for the Holidays, patriotic ones included and beyond. This is a little red dress perfect red!

#018 is a Bright Red gel polish by Sparkle & Co from OceansofBeauty.com and available now along with all 35 shades! Only 2 coats to full opacity for this creme. It’s perfect for the Holidays, patriotic ones included and beyond. This is a little red dress perfect red!

From Sparkle & Co, comes a brilliant Green gel polish is a very jelly-like formula so you can easily dictate opacity and use for Gelly Sandwiches! #044 Shown here in 3 coats and it's just at the point of full opacity, if I had shorter, or less opaque free edges of my nails. Some people have free edges on their nails that are more transparent, allowing them fewer coats for opacity. My nails have become very strong and my free edge is now pretty light-colored and opaque thanks to constantly wearing a gel base and top coat to protect the length. So I'd call this one opaque in 3-4 coats! Isn't it Christmasy?

From Sparkle & Co, comes a brilliant Green gel polish is a very jelly-like formula so you can easily dictate opacity and use for Gelly Sandwiches! #044 Shown here in 3 coats and it’s just at the point of full opacity, if I had shorter, or less opaque free edges of my nails. Some people have free edges on their nails that are more transparent, allowing them fewer coats for opacity. My nails have become very strong and my free edge is now pretty light colored and opaque thanks to constantly wearing a gel base and top coat to protect the length. So I’d call this one opaque in 3-4 coats! Isn’t it Christmasy?

Another view of this jelly like green, only painted a bit more, #044, 3 coats.

Another view of this jelly like green, only painted a bit more, #044, 3 coats.

And a fabulous grey taupe that is sure to be your go-to neutral for Fall!

#023 Grey Taupe is a very creamy creme gel by Sparkle & Co, and you can order it now along with all 35 colors from OceansofBeatuy.com! Here she is in 2 coats. What an exquisite neutral!

#023 Grey Taupe is a very creamy creme gel by Sparkle & Co, and you can order it now along with all 35 colors from OceansofBeatuy.com! Here she is in 2 coats. What an exquisite neutral!

CONCLUSION: The red and green shades are traditional Christmas colors with the green being especially cool because with each coat you get a different look. Please do read my description for ideas! The red creme is PERFECTION! And the grey taupe is amazing with my complexion but it is one of those I think everyone can wear.

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And it’s a wrap! My last 5 ILNP swatches for the Fall 2016 Collection

Here are the last five of the ILNP Fall 2016 and Fall Neutrals! What a glorious lineup this has been. I always love ILNP Fall shades. I will get right to it since the Pre-Order starts tomorrow on the 16th of Sept., and there is no time to waste! Special discount when you pre-order.

Chocolate Slate from the Fall 2016 collection by ILNP is described as, "Chocolate Slate is a deliciously rich dark chocolate-brown shade with subtle hints of auburn. Delicately accented with a precise trifecta of gold, yellow gold, and copper flakes, Chocolate Slate is a premium truffle with undeniable character. To top it all off, Chocolate Slate has been dusted with a premium holographic twinkle for a heavenly finish that is sure to delight your palate!" I used 2 coats. I don't know if it was the way the sun was peeking in and out of the clouds when I snapped this picture but my images kept coming out looking more berry like. There is a slightly more chocolately tint to this IRL~

Chocolate Slate from the Fall 2016 collection by ILNP is described as, “Chocolate Slate is a deliciously rich dark chocolate brown shade with subtle hints of auburn. Delicately accented with a precise trifecta of gold, yellow gold, and copper flakes, Chocolate Slate is a premium truffle with undeniable character. To top it all off, Chocolate Slate has been dusted with a premium holographic twinkle for a heavenly finish that is sure to delight your palate!” I used 2 coats. I don’t know if it was the way the sun was peeking in and out of the clouds when I snapped this picture but my images kept coming out looking more berry like. There is a slightly more chocolately tint to this IRL~

The Harpist is described as, "The Harpist is a stunningly warm and vibrant holographic Ultra Metallic with orange and copper hues reminiscent of a beautiful autumn sunset. Loaded with an array of silver flakes and kissed with a touch of holographic magic for just the right amount of sparkle, The Harpist is pure elegance! The Harpist 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!" Perfectly opaque for me in 2 coats, but you might need 3.

The Harpist is described as, “The Harpist is a stunningly warm and vibrant holographic Ultra Metallic with orange and copper hues reminiscent of a beautiful autumn sunset. Loaded with an array of silver flakes and kissed with a touch of holographic magic for just the right amount of sparkle, The Harpist is pure elegance! The Harpist 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!” Perfectly opaque for me in 2 coats, but you might need 3.

Extra Credit from the ILNP Fall 2016 collection is right up my alley! It is described as, "Extra Credit is a lusciously dark teal Ultra Holo™ with an incredibly rich and saturated finish. Loaded with an assortment of premium holographic goodness in a variety of sizes, Extra Credit is a wondrously amazing sight to see in the sun! An absolutely refreshing eye catcher and stunningly perfect for the season! Extra Credit is part of ILNP's Ultra Holo™ class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle!" Here it is in 2 coats.

Extra Credit from the ILNP Fall 2016 collection is right up my alley! It is described as, “Extra Credit is a lusciously dark teal Ultra Holo™ with an incredibly rich and saturated finish. Loaded with an assortment of premium holographic goodness in a variety of sizes, Extra Credit is a wondrously amazing sight to see in the sun! An absolutely refreshing eye catcher and stunningly perfect for the season! Extra Credit is part of ILNP’s Ultra Holo™ class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle!” Here it is in 2 coats.

La Catedral from the ILNP Fall Neutrals collection 2016 is described as, "La Catedral is a stunning soft charcoal grey polish with a luxurious finish. Laced with an assortment of holographic pigments, La Catedral is nothing short of spectacular in the sun! Gorgeous both indoors and outdoors, La Catedral is the perfect neutral grey that will effortlessly compliment just about anything you’re wearing!" I LOVE these dark industrial holo shades! This is 2 coats.

La Catedral from the ILNP Fall Neutrals collection 2016 is described as, “La Catedral is a stunning soft charcoal grey polish with a luxurious finish. Laced with an assortment of holographic pigments, La Catedral is nothing short of spectacular in the sun! Gorgeous both indoors and outdoors, La Catedral is the perfect neutral grey that will effortlessly compliment just about anything you’re wearing!” I LOVE these dark industrial holo shades! This is 2 coats.

From the ILNP Fall Neutrals collection for 2016, Elle is described as, "Elle is a beautifully sheer soft almond nude holographic that has the potential to look gorgeous against just about any skin-tone!  Elle has been accented with a delicate balance of holographic goodness that will sparkle beautifully in the sun and add some subtle character indoors." Here she is in 3 coats.

From the ILNP Fall Neutrals collection for 2016, Elle is described as, “Elle is a beautifully sheer soft almond nude holographic that has the potential to look gorgeous against just about any skin-tone! Elle has been accented with a delicate balance of holographic goodness that will sparkle beautifully in the sun and add some subtle character indoors.” Here she is in 3 coats.

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1st Installment of ILNP Fall 2016 Collection coming soon!

Welcome back! It’s always an exciting time around LacqueredLori’s swatch table when the seasons change. Lots of polish bottles line up waiting their turn and the fragrance of lacquer fills the air. Fall is here and like clockwork, ILNP never fails to make a bold entrance with their new line. Enter ILNP Fall Neutrals and Fall polishes for 2016. By the way, Pre-Orders begin September 16th!

The first four of the new fall ILNP lineup for 2016. More to come! From left: Highline, top center Alexander, bottom center Sitting Fireside and right Clever Girl. Stay tune for more in days to come!

The first four of the new fall ILNP lineup for 2016. More to come! From left: Highline, top center Alexander, bottom center Sitting Fireside and right Clever Girl. Stay tune for more in days to come!

I have 13 new polishes from ILNP to share with you for Fall 2016, but for today, we will start out with the first four. Let’s take a look!

Oh my goodness, Highline is a gorgeous mulichrome shade shifting stunner. No matter what direction the light comes in it never looks the same. From a strong golden brass, to pine green, burgundy to bronze, this one is breathtaking. 2 coats.

Oh my goodness, Highline is a gorgeous mulichrome shade shifting stunner. No matter what direction the light comes in it never looks the same. From a strong golden brass, to pine green, burgundy to bronze, this one is breathtaking. 2 coats.

From the 2016 Fall collection by ILNP, Sitting Fireside is another shade shifter, although less obvious, the holo sparkled berry sneaks in a fiery red from time to time. 2 coats.

From the 2016 Fall collection by ILNP, Sitting Fireside is another shade shifter, although less obvious, the holo sparkled berry sneaks in a fiery red from time to time. 2 coats.

Clever Girl from the Fall 2016 ILNP collection is a delicate teal base highlighted with pinkish holographic sparkles. 2 to 3 coats, but I liked it more sheer using 2.

Clever Girl from the Fall 2016 ILNP collection is a delicate teal base highlighted with pinkish holographic sparkles. 2 to 3 coats, but I liked it more sheer using 2.

Alexander from the new Fall 2016 collection is described as, "a uniquely intricate holographic shade that sits on the line between olive-green, light brown, and even grey in certain types of lighting. Formulated for maximum depth, Alexander is packed with just the right amount of varying holographic pigments for a tremendously busy sparkle in direct light." Here he is in two coats.

Alexander from the new Fall 2016 collection is described as, “a uniquely intricate holographic shade that sits on the line between olive-green, light brown, and even grey in certain types of lighting. Formulated for maximum depth, Alexander is packed with just the right amount of varying holographic pigments for a tremendously busy sparkle in direct light.” Here he is in two coats.

Conclusion: So far and no surprise, each of these apply like butter, shine like heck and are the epitome of Autumn. I can’t wait to show you more so stay tuned!

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*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own. All photography in this post is by me and cannot be used unless expressly requested from either myself or ILNP.

Zoya Urban Grunge swatches are here!

It may still be the dog days of summer in your neck of the woods, well, here too. But these hot temps have us dreaming of cozy fall polish collections, sweaters, and football games. Zoya hits it out of the park with the new Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016. Twelve polishes in all with six cremes so rich and pigmented you’ll have to pinch yourself. And a mix of six sparklers, including two scattered holos, one linear holo, and three metallics. Be sure to order now, they ship on 8/19/2016. Let’s take a look!

Zoya Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016 - Metallics and Holos! Center: Ash; from top then clockwise: Finley (scattered holo), Alicia (linear holo with silver and gold micro glitter), Troy (metallic), Britta (metallic), Merida (scattered holo).

Zoya Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016 – Metallics and Holos! Center: Ash; from top then clockwise: Finley (scattered holo), Alicia (linear holo with silver and gold micro glitter), Troy (metallic), Britta (metallic), Merida (scattered holo).


Zoya's Urban Grunge for fall 2016, cremes. Center: Mallory. From top and clockwise: Wyatt, Noah, Courtney, Tara and August.

Zoya’s Urban Grunge for fall 2016, cremes. Center: Mallory. From top and clockwise: Wyatt, Noah, Courtney, Tara and August.

Here are the swatches, starting with the metallics/holos!

Merida in 2 coats. I LOVE this one! I love them all but I have a soft spot in my heart for scattered holos and have been dreaming of a rich deep green scattered holo by Zoya forever! It is described as a brilliant lush evergreen scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Merida in 2 coats. I LOVE this one! I love them all but I have a soft spot in my heart for scattered holos and have been dreaming of a rich deep green scattered holo by Zoya forever! It is described as a brilliant lush evergreen scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Finley, 2 coats. I'm SO glad Zoya continues their fabulous scattered holos! It is described as a deep royal purple scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Finley, 2 coats. I’m SO glad Zoya continues their fabulous scattered holos! It is described as a deep royal purple scattered holo. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Alicia, 2 coats. It is described as a linear holo with a touch of gold. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Alicia, 2 coats. It is described as a linear holo with a touch of gold. Smooth application with an elegant 2 coat coverage.

Britta in 1 coat! It is described as a berry metallic with a red and purple fuchsia flash. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Britta in 1 coat! It is described as a berry metallic with a red and purple fuchsia flash. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Troy in 1 coat! It is described as a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Troy in 1 coat! It is described as a liquid pewter with a foil finish and an edgy touch of black and gold. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Ash in 1 coat! It is described as a vibrant cherry with a red and gold metallic shimmer. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

Ash in 1 coat! It is described as a vibrant cherry with a red and gold metallic shimmer. Densely pigmented, smooth application.

And the cremes

Courtney in 1 coat! This is beyond perfection! It is described as a deep red beet root shade with a full coverage, and smooth application.

Courtney in 1 coat! This is beyond perfection! It is described as a deep red beet root shade with a full coverage, and smooth application.

Noah in 1 coat. A bit thick but good application, very pigmented for a nude. It is described as a mid-range taupe evenly balanced between yellow and grey, with a full coverage and smooth application.

Noah in 1 coat. A bit thick but good application, very pigmented for a nude. It is described as a mid-range taupe evenly balanced between yellow and grey, with a full coverage and smooth application.

Tara in 1 coat. Oh man, love this shade! It is described as a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple. Deeply saturated, full coverage, smooth application.

Tara in 1 coat. Oh man, love this shade! It is described as a purple plum with a balanced tone between red and purple. Deeply saturated, full coverage, smooth application.

Wyatt in 1 coat, great formulas these cremes! It is described as a true racing green with a deep pigment, full coverage, and smooth application.

Wyatt in 1 coat, great formulas these cremes! It is described as a true racing green with a deep pigment, full coverage, and smooth application.

Mallory in 1 perfect coat. Ahh, it practically applies itself! It is described as a full-bodied, Prussian blue with deeply saturated color.

Mallory in 1 perfect coat. Ahh, it practically applies itself! It is described as a full bodied, Prussian blue with deeply saturated color.

August in 2 coats, just slightly more sheer than the rest of the cremes in this set. It is described as a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone.

August in 2 coats, just slightly more sheer than the rest of the cremes in this set. It is described as a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone.

CONCLUSION: Every formula was perfect. The thinnest of the thicker cremes was August. My favorite shades of the cremes…a tossup between the deep reds of Tara and Courtney. In regards to the formulas of the metallics and holos, every single one was perfect. My faves were Merida, Finley and Ash. But don’t back me into a corner, I love them all!

Each of these are $10ea or $60 per set of 6.

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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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**These products were sent free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

More awesome Autumn shades from Mosi Mei luxury nail lacquer

Today I’ve chosen four more fall fashion shades from the Mosi Mei luxury nail lacquer store at www.mosimei.com. All of these have superior formulas today have immense shine apply like a dream. If you got to read my first review (HERE) you’ll know how impressed I already am! Let’s get started!

Here are some fall fashion lacquer choices from the Mosi Mei store. From left: Original, Modern, Debonair and Secure. All are Ultra Shine glosses.

Here are some fall fashion lacquer choices from the Mosi Mei store. From left: Original, Modern, Debonair and Secure. All are Ultra Shine glosses.

Let’s start with that glossy deep purple which I’m an immediate sucker for, Original.

Original is an opaque Ultra shine deep dusty purple, 2-coat creme. This is your fall purple folks!

Original is an opaque Ultra shine deep dusty purple, 2-coat creme. This is your fall purple folks!

Here is Original mattified with Mosi Mei’s own Matte topcoat.

Here is "Original" mattified with Mosi Mei Matte. A quick drying, very mattifying Matte topcoat. It imparts such a velvety feel to any polish.

Here is “Original” mattified with Mosi Mei Matte. A quick drying, very mattifying Matte topcoat. It imparts such a velvety feel to any polish.

Next up is a super shiny pale grey, Modern. It’s a clean palette for your fall nail art!

Modern is an opaque Ultra shine, pale cool toned grey, 1-coat creme.

Modern is an opaque Ultra shine, pale cool toned grey, 1-coat creme.

One of the glossiest deep blues I’ve ever tried, Debonair!

Debonair is an opaque Ultra gloss deep navy blue, creme. Is there a description beyond Ultra? Mega maybe? lol

Debonair is an opaque Ultra gloss deep navy blue, creme. Is there a description beyond Ultra? Mega maybe? lol

And last, for today that it, a chocolatey brown, Secure.

Secure is an opaque Ultra shine medium brown, 2-coat creme. It's like a melted chocolate bar on your fingertips!

Secure is an opaque Ultra shine medium brown, 2-coat creme. It’s like a melted chocolate bar on your fingertips!

Info you need to know!

Limited Time offer: now through Oct. 31, 2015, BOGO sale, use code: give
• 25% off your first order when you join Mosi Mei’s mailing list!
• Free shipping on orders over $30, Mosi Mei currently ships only within the Continental US)
• 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
• Instagram @mosimei
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mosimei
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammosimei
• Bottle Size: 15ml /.50oz
• 5 FREE, CRUELTY FREE & VEGAN
• Accepts all major CCs and Paypal

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

Part of the Jior Couture As a MATTEr of Fall Collection for 2015

Today I’m sharing with you the first half of the Fall 2015 collection, “As a MATTEr of Fall” by indie cosmetics company, Jior Couture! It is a collection of 6 matte lacquers, all containing flakies.These perfect matte polishes I have today are: Scenic, Harvest and Frost. The whole collection will be available for purchase on Sept. 25th!

This is half of the "As a MATTEr of Fall" Collection by Jior Couture. Gorgeous velvety mattes that are easy to apply, perfect formulas! From left: Scenic, a dark blue matte with multicolored holo flakes. Harvest, a greenish leaning mustard yellow with holographic flakes. And Frost, a dark grey with holographic flakes, seem mostly aqua.

This is half of the “As a MATTEr of Fall” Collection by Jior Couture. Gorgeous velvety mattes that are easy to apply, perfect formulas! From left: Scenic, a dark blue matte with multicolored holo flakes. Harvest, a greenish leaning mustard yellow with holographic flakes. And Frost, a dark grey with holographic flakes, seem mostly aqua.

Let’s get a closer look at these beauties. Note, I swatched these using the 9 ml bottles. No problems with the minis (I’m not sure at this point if they will be released in this size but I had no issues with either the formulas or the full size brushes).

Scenic by Jior Couture is a beautiful dark blue denim shade with tiny holo flakes. Totally in love with this one, 2 coats. These dry fast and matte perfectly.

Scenic by Jior Couture is a beautiful dark blue denim shade with tiny holo flakes. Totally in love with this one, 2 coats. These dry fast and matte perfectly.

Harvest is a greenish mustard yellow and frankly, I was worried about this shade with my complexion. But after applying it, I was really impressed! 1 coat!

Harvest is a greenish mustard yellow and frankly, I was worried about this shade with my complextion. But after applying it, I was really impressed! 1 coat!

Frost is a gorgeous dark felt grey with holo flakes. The flakes don't show up as much as the other two. Still gorgeous though. Perfect for sweater weather! 2 coats.

Frost is a gorgeous dark felt grey with holo flakes. The flakes don’t show up as much as the other two. Still gorgeous though. Perfect for sweater weather! 2 coats.

The remaining three shades that will be available in the As a MATTEr of Fall collex are:
-Bonfire
-Foliage
-Migration

*The release date for The fall 2015 collection is Sept 25.

Conclusion: I’m seriously impressed with these matte polishes. Sometimes mattes can come off as a more satiny finish and not quite matte enough. These are full on mattes with a really velvety finish. So perfect for fall. Fast drying and sturdy.

PRESS RELEASE: AND! Be on the Lookout for Jior Couture’s
HALLOWEEN 2015 COLLECTION
*The name of the Halloween 2015 collection is ‘Ladies of the Fright’
*It is a collaboration collection I did with Lelia of Green Goddess
Creations (btw, don’t forget to get your nail decals)
*This is a 6 lacquer collection with 1 (one) glow in the dark holo, 1
(one) thermal, 1 (one) holo glitter, and 3 (three) jellies with micro
glitters
*The lacquers are all named after female witches, ghouls, demons etc
*The names are:
-Baba Yaga
-Aswang
-Harionago
-Pontianak
-Lamia
-Rusalki
*The release date for the Halloween 2015 collection is Oct 2.

TIP: If you need to add a top coat but you want to retain the matte look of these polishes, I’d recommend picking up a bottle of Jior Coutures matte top coat, Matte Me Matte Finish Top Coat! Find it HERE!

Regular size is 15ml bottles, see web site for full details. My samples are 9 ml bottles with full size, super nice brushes.

Individual bottles will only be available in 15 ml bottles.

On their web site they note, “Our products are made in limited quantities. Usually, once a product is sold out it will not be restocked. Our nail lacquers are made from high quality pigments, micas, glitters and lacquer bases that are 5-FREE (free of dibutly phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).

They will also create amazing products that are custom created just for you!

You can find Jior Couture here…

Owner/Creator is Sacha Junique
http://www.jiorcouture.com
info@jiorcouture.com
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**I was sent these polishes for review. All opinions are my own.

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