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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!

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Zoya Flair Collection for Fall 2015, pt. 2

Today I bring you part 2 of the Zoya Fall Collection for 2015, Flair! Six bottles of jewel-toned metallic polishes that are perfect for your autumn wardrobe.

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I immediately fell in love with the set of six cremes, then today happened. In love again! These luxurious polishes will be a great addition to your Zoya collection.

The Flair collection for fall 2015 consists of six highly pigmented luxurious liquid metal polishes. Available now for pre-order at www.zoya.com.
The Flair collection for fall 2015 consists of six highly pigmented luxurious liquid metal polishes. Available now for pre-order at http://www.zoya.com.

First up is Estelle. A lovely Royal blue metallic. Fabulous formula and I love everything about it!

"Estelle can be best described as a blue on blue liquid metal with a blackened base."I used two easy coats.
“Estelle can be best described as a blue on blue liquid metal with a blackened base.”I used two easy coats.

Zoya makes lots and lots of purples. And of all the purple Zoya polishes I own, I have nothing else like this jewel called Giada!

"Giada can be best described as a purple liquid metal with a hint of fuchsia pearl." I only needed one coat! This purple is amazing!
“Giada can be best described as a purple liquid metal with a hint of fuchsia pearl.” I only needed one coat! This purple is amazing!

Ember, it’s so hot, it’s cool!

"Ember can be best described as a deep, fiery red liquid metal with enough blue to be wearable for all skin tones." Again, absolutely perfect formula, one coat. It was so hard to make up my mind which of these was my favorite, but this is most surely a contender.
“Ember can be best described as a deep, fiery red liquid metal with enough blue to be wearable for all skin tones.” Again, absolutely perfect formula, one coat. It was so hard to make up my mind which of these was my favorite, but this is most surely a contender.

Aggie is one of the chameleon chromes that I can’t get enough of!

"Aggie can be best described as a gold holo flip liquid metal with bronze micro glitter. Sheer enough for layering with 1 coat or fully opaque in 3 coats!" I needed only two coats for full opacity.
“Aggie can be best described as a gold holo flip liquid metal with bronze micro glitter. Sheer enough for layering with 1 coat or fully opaque in 3 coats!” I needed only two coats for full opacity.

Cinnamon is a delicious brown metallic.

"Cinnamon can be best described as a classic bronze liquid metal, originally designed for Zang Toi NYFW Fall/Winter 2015." What a gorgeous brown! Two coats here.
“Cinnamon can be best described as a classic bronze liquid metal, originally designed for Zang Toi NYFW Fall/Winter 2015.” What a gorgeous brown! Two coats here.

And finally, a bold metal, Tris.

"Tris can be best described as a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal." I used two coats.
“Tris can be best described as a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal.” I used two coats.

Zoya has achieved excellence again. Have your ordered your Focus and Flair collections? I sincerely approved of each and every one. The formulas are remarkable!

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* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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

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Four more new Ultra Holos from ILNP!

Today I’d like to share with you four more gorgeous new Ultra Holos from I Love Nail Polish! They are Paper Route, Paige, Float On and Ten Fold. I hope you didn’t miss the Preorder but you can still order them singly, or the whole set. I only have two left to share, coming soon. Let’s get started!

Here is a super summery shade, Ten Fold, perfect for those lazy hazy days on the water!

Ten Fold is a cool minty green Ultra Holo. This is 2 coats but may take 3. It is described as, "Ten Fold is a delicate cool minty green nail polish stuffed with an intense holographic sparkle. You'll absolutely love it! Ten Fold 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!"
Ten Fold is a cool minty green Ultra Holo. This is 2 coats but may take 3. It is described as, “Ten Fold is a delicate cool minty green nail polish stuffed with an intense holographic sparkle. You’ll absolutely love it!
Ten Fold 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!”

For those days you want some flash but you’re in a neutral mood, here is Paper Route.

Paper Route is a fabulous neutral for summer, or really anytime! This took 3 coats. Paper Route is described as, "Paper Route is a unique light grey nail polish stuffed with holographic pigment. Soft and subtle with a light-catching sparkle that's sure to catch you off guard! Paper Route is part of ILNP's new "Ultra Holo" class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! In order to achieve maximum holographic sparkle against such a light base, Paper Route has been formulated to be slightly less opaque than what you're used to. Requiring up to 4 coats for full opacity (depending on how heavy your coats are). Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"
Paper Route is a fabulous neutral for summer, or really anytime! This took 3 coats. Paper Route is described as, “Paper Route is a unique light grey nail polish stuffed with holographic pigment. Soft and subtle with a light-catching sparkle that’s sure to catch you off guard!
Paper Route is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle!
In order to achieve maximum holographic sparkle against such a light base, Paper Route has been formulated to be slightly less opaque than what you’re used to. Requiring up to 4 coats for full opacity (depending on how heavy your coats are). Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”

Float On is a an amazing aquamarine with tons of ultra holographic sparkle.

Float On is a fabulous sea blue Ultra Holo, perfect for summer. These are currently available for preorder! Float On is described as, "Float On is a vivid aquamarine blue nail polish that's just perfect for summer! Studded with waves of Ultra Holographic sparkle, Float On will easily leave you with one blindingly hot summer mani! A beach party in a bottle! Float On 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!"
Float On is a fabulous sea blue Ultra Holo, perfect for summer. These are currently available for preorder! Float On is described as, “Float On is a vivid aquamarine blue nail polish that’s just perfect for summer! Studded with waves of Ultra Holographic sparkle, Float On will easily leave you with one blindingly hot summer mani!
A beach party in a bottle!
Float On 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!”

And Paige, she’s a very berry pink loaded with sparkle!

Paige is a GORGEOUS berry pink Ultra Holo and we love this new kid on the block! Paige is described as, "Paige is a stunning berry shade of pink that will quickly catch everyone's eyes with its super intense holographic sparkle! Paige is perfectly formulated to be a dream to apply and turn heads! Paige 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!"
Paige is a GORGEOUS berry pink Ultra Holo and we love this new kid on the block! Paige is described as, “Paige is a stunning berry shade of pink that will quickly catch everyone’s eyes with its super intense holographic sparkle! Paige is perfectly formulated to be a dream to apply and turn heads!
Paige 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!”

Stay tuned, I’ll be bringing you the last two by this weekend. If you can’t wait, head over to ILNP and get yours ordered today! Bottom line, I love the Ultra Holos and I highly recommend them. Oh yeah, I have a bunch of new Summer polishes from ILNP coming soon too. Barbra and her crew have been busy little bees! 😉

Reminder: here are what the 10 new Ultra Holo bottles look like!

The other five ILNP Ultra Holos for Summer 2015 are: Bottom Row, Harbour Island, Walking Home, 1Up; Top left, I See You; Top right, Float On.
The other five ILNP Ultra Holos for Summer 2015 are: Bottom Row, Harbour Island, Walking Home, 1Up; Top left, I See You; Top right, Float On.
Five of the ILNP Ultra Holos, Bottom Row: Missed Calls, Honor Roll, Ten Fold; Top left, Closure; Top Right, Paige.
Five of the ILNP Ultra Holos, Bottom Row: Missed Calls, Honor Roll, Ten Fold; Top left, Closure; Top Right, Paige.

Now here are a few fabulous facts for your reading pleasure.

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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*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.

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50 Shades of Grey LE Collection by OPI

I received all six shades of the 50 Shades of Grey LE Collection by OPI, from Loxa Beauty this week. From vampy cool toned red to the smoldering deep toned grey (w/just a hint of blue-tone), this ensemble will surely inspire you to paint your nails and go to town! I have to say, the some of the formulas were on the thin side of application, but each only needed two coats to opacity. I had a bit of trouble with pooling on the red, Romantically Involved, but it only happened on one nail. The fluidity of the formula took me by surprise. Each creme dried quickly, applied smooth and dried glossy. Here are a couple shot of the bottles.

From left: My Silk Tie, Romantically Involved and Cement the Deal.
From left: My Silk Tie, Romantically Involved and Cement the Deal.

I like how the grey shades were sort of stepped, and I plan on trying a gradient when I get the chance. Then the other three took on a different personality from snappy silver, sparkly silver with blue glitters and sexy red.

From left: Embrace the Gray, Shine on Me and Dark Side of the Mood.
From left: Embrace the Gray, Shine on Me and Dark Side of the Mood.

You can now get all six shades from the LE Collection of 50 Shades of Grey by OPI now from Loxa Beauty! The film adaptation of the 2011 romance novel by British author E.L. James is due to be released in theaters on February 13, 2015.

“Surrender to the passion. Surrender to the color.” Pick up your OPI 50 Shades of Grey polishes today at Loxa Beauty!

• Click – My Silk Tie

My Silk Tie is a pearlescent silver but also on the shimmery side. I used two coats, but depending on your style of application you might want three if you have trouble with brush strokes. I used Dark Side of the Mood on the accent.
My Silk Tie is a pearlescent silver but also on the shimmery side. I used two coats, but depending on your style of application you might want three if you have trouble with brush strokes. I used Dark Side of the Mood on the accent.

• Click – Romantically Involved

Romantically Involved is the one crimson shade in a creme finish and it represents the "red room of pain". Two coats.
Romantically Involved is the one crimson shade in a creme finish and it represents the “red room of pain”. Two coats.

• Click – Dark Side of the Mood

Dark Side of the Mood is a a dark slate creme with the tiniest hint of shimmer in the right light, but just barely there. Two coats.
Dark Side of the Mood is a a dark slate creme with the tiniest hint of shimmer in the right light, but just barely there. Two coats.

• Click – Shine for Me

Shine for Me is a stunning shimmering teal and blue-sparked silver mettalic microglitter. Great for an accent nail with other shades from this LE collection. I found it dried slightly textured but added a coat of Gelous on top, smooth as a baby's hiney. I applied one thin coat over My Silk Tie as a topper, a great combo (and one thin coat over Dark Side of the Mood so you could see it layered) but you could definitely get away with it being opaque on it's own in 2-3 coats.
Shine for Me is a stunning shimmering teal and blue-sparked silver mettalic microglitter. Great for an accent nail with other shades from this LE collection. I found it dried slightly textured but added a coat of Gelous on top, smooth as a baby’s hiney. I applied one thin coat over My Silk Tie as a topper, a great combo (and one thin coat over Dark Side of the Mood so you could see it layered) but you could definitely get away with it being opaque on it’s own in 2-3 coats.

• Click – Cement the Deal

Cement the Deal can best be described as a light stone creme. Two coats accented with other shades from the collection.
Cement the Deal can best be described as a light stone creme. Two coats accented with other shades from the collection.

• Click – Embrace the Gray

Embrace the Gray, a soft taupe-y grey creme which reminds me of cement that has just been mixed. Two coats.
Embrace the Gray, a soft taupe-y grey creme which reminds me of cement that has just been mixed. Two coats.

Conclusion: I liked this collection and felt like they all were very complimentary with each other. I loved layering the Shine on Me over My Silk Tie…total win there. I love reds and one would think with all the reds I own, I’d have a dupe. But nope! I looked and this is unlike my other reds. The thin formula is workable and makes this one worth it. I’m not a huge fan of grey/gray 😉 but they do gradient nicely together. My fave grey in this collection is the Dark Side of the Mood. What do you think? Got it, want it, on the fence? Loxa Beauty also has the set of minis as well!

OPI Nail Lacquer is rich, long-lasting, high shine, colored nail polish for natural nails. OPI Nail Lacquers contain everything you want, nothing you don’t. Contains no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde and they are not tested on animals Lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush.

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I can’t personally expound much on the “Grey” trilogy, other than the 2nd installment of the books is named Fifty Shades Darker and the 3rd is Fifty Shades Freed. Both were published in 2012. But from what I’ve read from reviews of the trilogy, the story line is steamier than a July picnic in Louisiana! I may not be able to handle that, but I had no trouble with these fab polishes.

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* These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

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China Glaze Reflect on the Season Gift Set

‘Tis the season to celebrate and amp up your so-so manis in high style. Today we have a great gift trio from China Glaze and available now at Loxa Beauty, Reflect on the Season!

China Glaze trio gift set Reflect on the Season includes, three full size polishes, Out Like a Light, Chillin' With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat, along with a cute little purse size Mirror and Pouch.
China Glaze trio gift set Reflect on the Season includes, three full size polishes, Out Like a Light, Chillin’ With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat, along with a cute little purse size Mirror and Pouch.

This holiday season China Glaze introduces a palette that allows you to reflect on the season and celebrate color, with glitters and shades to melt for. The spirit of the season is captured by sparkles in the night, soft glowing lights and visions of the new year. This cute kit includes: Tip Your Hat – 0.5 oz., Chillin’ With My Snow-mies – 0.5 oz., and Out Like A Light – 0.5 oz. with a FREE Mirror and Pouch.

A pretty, slightly non-typical trio  of shades for the Christmas season. From left, Reflect on the Season gift set includes Out Like a Light, Chillin' With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat.
A pretty, slightly non-typical trio of shades for the Christmas season. From left, Reflect on the Season gift set includes Out Like a Light, Chillin’ With My Snow-mies and Tip Your Hat.

Tip Your Hat and Out Like a Light are both great formulas. Chillin With My Snow-mies in its clear base, is basically a matte glitter topper I found easier to manage by dobbing a bit onto a piece of aluminum foil and picking up the pieces of glitter with a stick and placing where I wanted.

Out Like a Light is a highly pigmented charcoal grey. I accented this mani using Tip Your Hat and glitter placement using Chillin' With My Snow-mies (which sits in a clear base).
Out Like a Light is a highly pigmented charcoal grey. I accented this mani using Tip Your Hat and glitter placement using Chillin’ With My Snow-mies (which sits in a clear base).
Tip Your Hat is a nice, traditional Christmas red creme. Accented here with matte white glitters contained in Chillin' With My Snow-mies
Tip Your Hat is a nice, traditional Christmas red creme. Accented here with matte white glitters contained in Chillin’ With My Snow-mies

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*These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

NOTE of Thanks: I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and I especially want to thank all my readers and followers for supporting me with love, thoughts and prayers as our family continues to endure the tough job of caring for my husband’s mom here in our home. The past month has been the hardest I’ve ever known, and the job of caring for an end-stage COPD hospice patient is more than I thought I could ever handle. But we’ve persevered with much prayer and the strength of the Lord. My blog and social community of friends has indeed helped me get through this. We don’t know how long we will have my mother-in-law with us and doing this through the holidays has it’s own special challenges. I’m so glad now that I have been able to work on some of my swatches, photos and posts ahead of time. And as I write our youngest son sits in my MIL’s room on the other side of our house, just being there so I can write and stay caught up. Blogging and finding moments to do my nails are so therapeutic. Funny how the little things are the highlight of your day in these situations. Moments of clarity from my MIL are far and few between but they are there hidden behind the oxygen deprivation and cloudy medicine interference. Yet, times when she has a memory, or showers us with hugs and kisses and blessings…are a blessing. Thanks everyone!