Well, this was a fun package I received in the mail today. Some gorgeous gel polishes, shimmers and Cat Eye, a dozen metallic foils and some tropical scented cuticle oil. Every single item is a winner. Let’s take a look!
First, a denim blue frosty Magnetic Cat Eye gel polish, BP 05. I thought it was going to be more of a midnight blue, but this works for me! Applied over black gel polish to really make it stand out. It is item #41515
Remember to use my 10% off discount code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.
*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.
Okay, I’m a sucker for flashy polish bottles and Tahitian Sun custom polishes really hit home with my beach lovin’ heart with their sandy bottle tops with real starfish embellishments. Wow!
And now for the fun part. Here are two of their sparkling metallics. Metallic Silver and Gold. And a luscious berry shade, Raspberry.
I can’t wait to try more. Besides their willingness and ability to create custom colors and formulas, there are a ton of options from the menu. Here are the details on how to get yours! They take Amazon, AMEX, Discover, MC, VISA and Paypal.
Tahitian Sun background: “…We are here to assist you in creating a polish that reflects your personal style. Our nail polishes are made the day you order unlike the store polishes that sit on shelves for months at a time loosing their color and shine.”
Do visit their website to find out how to design your own polish or order one in stock! They create Gloss, Matte, Glitter, Metallic and Neons, with more formulas coming soon!
Toxic Free Ingredients (5-FREE)
All of our products contain “No Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalat, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor”. We take pride in being a toxic 5-Free alternative.
Toluene. The least harmful of the toxic trio, toluene is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is found in paints, thinners, and inks. Despite giving nail polish its ability to dry quickly, toluene is still a harmful chemical. The ingredient is also classified by the California Department Of Public Health Occupational Health Branch California Safe Cosmetics Program as cancer-causing.
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP). DBP is a carcinogen found in paints, plastics, and pesticides that stops nail polish from being brittle. It is classified by the European Union as a suspected endocrine disrupter and Health Canada has linked it to liver and kidney failure in children.
Formaldehyde. Similar to DBP, formaldehyde is also classified as a known human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Cancer. It allows nail polish to harden and chip less, but can lead to fatigue, skin irritation, and immune dysfunction in users.
Formaldehyde resin. While similar to formaldehyde, no link between cancer and formaldehyde resin has been found. The resin helps strengthen nails, but is a skin allergen and immune system toxicant that can cause dermatitis.
Camphor. Camphor is created by distilling the bark of a camphor tree. Although natural, inhaling or having large exposure to camphor can be toxic, create irritation, and cause seizures in children.
the (non) Use of Animal-Derived Ingredients in our Products
“We hereby confirm that the color additives we sell have not been the subject of animal testing for cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of this company.
Certified organic (FD&C and D&C) dyes and pigments, non-certified organics and inorganic mineral colorants are made by chemical syntheses and are not manufactured with or derived from animal derived ingredients (except in the case of any product which contains Carmine, which is animal derived). Fillers, such as talc, mica, kaolin, etc., are derived solely from mineral ores, likewise without the use of animal ingredients.”
*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. 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.
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.
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!
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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.
Announcing the Family Jewels for Fall, 2016.
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.
Well, I truly am still recovering a bit from being sick most of December…after moving to our new house mid-November. But neither post office confusion, rain, nor snow (no snow here, it’s to be 75 degrees today in Central Texas) nor dead of night shall keep me from posting nail polish! Today I’m sharing with you the last box of the 2015 Decades Collection, 2010s. What a great way to finish out the collection. Reminder, starting with January, the new collection will be called The Adventure Collection. I’m ready for the trek! But for now, here are the swatches.
Conclusion: SquareHue never disappoints. Each of this month’s bottles delivers great formulas, fabulous finishes and of course, portions of your purchase goes to a great cause…fighting Human Trafficking. I’m really jazzed for 2016! You can subscribe to the full 3-bottle collection delivered monthly, or a 2-box version. AND, you may now order previous collections/boxes.
Come back January, 2016 for my first SH post on the brand new collection, The Adventure Collection. Each month your loved one will receive a special set of 3 nail polish colors curated to keep them at the forefront of fashion. The first SquareHue box Hike: Banff ships the first week in January and then they’ll be set for the entire 2016 year, receiving one set at the beginning of each month! Use Code: 12Month20 and receive 20% off the entire year’s collection! And remember, you may now order previous collections so you don’t have to miss out.
$21 for BoxNo.3 and $16 for BoxNo.2 both include complimentary shipping within the US. An additional $5 is added to ship to Canada.
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Indie polishes by Mosi Mei are quickly becoming one of my favorites. The formulas have consistently been top-notch in application and wearability. There are so many shades to choose from, fabulous packaging and even the clean, easy to navigate website is so professional. Now with that out-of-the-way, let’s check out three more MM shades!
Sophisticated is a dreamy medium purple.
Profound is the perfect green for both Fall and Winter!
And to top it off, here is sparkly pale gold called Dreamier.
Conclusion: Hehe, you already know it. Love them!!!
Info you need to know!
• 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)
• Owner/Creator is 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
• 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.
Today I’ll be reviewing the new (and available now) Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday 2015 collection. Let me preface by saying that these shades are completely different than the last collection…in case you were wondering! Zoya says, “The best-selling, MATTEVELVET finish returns this holiday season with six new shades. Each nail polish perfectly opaque, matte color with that extra special ZOYA MATTEVELVET fleck finish everyone loves.” Let’s take a look at what you’ll be wanting!
I’ll start with Aspen. She’s a clean, crisp, snowy white with the prettiest diamond pearl fleck. So hard to capture but believe me, she’s gorgeous!
Next is Amal, a classic crimson ruby-red. So perfect for the holidays!
Honor is one of those essential greens for your holiday nailwear!
Iris is the perfect name for this regal amethyst purple.
Sue, she’s a delicate champagne gold with oyster pearl fleck. The sheerest of the bunch, so 2-3 coats will do the trick.
And last is Yves. A deep sapphire blue.
Conclusion: I always love the MatteVelvets and these shades for 2015 are all gorgeous. I can’t pick a favorite! But I DO love how Yves and Iris look on me. I want you to know they are all easy to apply and fairly quick drying. You can (although Zoya advises against it, see below) apply a gloss topcoat for a shiny look and it really brings out the hidden treasures of sparkle within. They suggest to apply a thin coat of the Matte Velvet Topcoat to retain the velvety appearance. They also suggest no base coat is needed. I will have to mention that I did leave Yves (the deep blue) on my bare nails overnight and experienced slight staining. That will go away, but I think a base coat on this one would have not allowed stains. Do not let this minor issue steer you away from experiencing lovely Yves!
NOTE: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, glossy top coat or speed dryer. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. To extend wear, apply one coat of the Zoya Matte Velvet Topcoat over your favorite matte shades after polish is completely dry. AVAILABLE NOW!
ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! Zoya MATTEVELVET Colors, 0.5 oz. – $10 (US) ea. Zoya MATTEVELVET Color Sampler, 6 – 0.5 oz. bottles – $60 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com