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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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!

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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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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!

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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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Mosi Mei…some gift worthy holiday shades!

Thank you to all my loyal product suppliers and readers for being so patient with me while I went through a move to our new home, packing, unpacking, moving in…all within a week of Thanksgiving. We had family coming in from out-of-state for the holiday. So yeah, stress was at an all time high! But we got through it, company left this morning and now I’m getting back to my swatching and reviewing schedule! So tonite I had three more lacquer shades from Mosi Mei. Just in time for your holiday manis. Let’s take a look!

Great Christmas shades! From left clockwise: Social, Sassy and Pure.
Great Christmas shades! From left clockwise: Social, Sassy and Pure.

First up, Pure, a gorgeous pearlescent white.

Pure in two coats, 2-3 recommended. A pearlescent winter white.
Pure in two coats, 2-3 recommended. A pearlescent winter white.

Everyone needs that classic glossy red, and Sassy is a glorious formula for your busy schedule. Glossy and buttery formula means a quick mani.

Sassy is a true cool classic red. As sassy as Santa's suit! 2 coats, super glossy.
Sassy is a true cool classic red. As sassy as Santa’s suit! 2 coats, super glossy.

I love a great green for my December manis. Social fits everything on my wish list in that department!

Social is an iridescent medium cool green shimmer polish. 2-3 coats. Smooth as silk and super glossy.
Social is an iridescent medium cool green shimmer polish. 2-3 coats. Smooth as silk and super glossy.

Conslusion: I’m not just blowing smoke, Mosi Mei polishes that I have tested are in a word. Perfect! These did not disappoint. If you’re just now hearing about them, follow the links below and get your order in today!

Info you need to kno.

• 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
• 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.

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Three stunning lacquers from Mosi Mei

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!

From left: Sophisticated, a medium purple creme. Dreamier, a two coat white gold glitter. And Profound, a medium pine green creme.
From left: Sophisticated, a medium purple creme. Dreamier, a two coat white gold glitter. And Profound, a medium pine green creme.

Sophisticated is a dreamy medium purple.

Sophisticated is a glossy medium purple creme, two coats. Fabulous formula!
Sophisticated is a glossy medium purple creme, two coats. Fabulous formula!

Profound is the perfect green for both Fall and Winter!

Profound is a super glossy pine green creme, two coats, amazing formula.
Profound is a super glossy pine green creme, two coats, amazing formula.

And to top it off, here is sparkly pale gold called Dreamier.

Dreamier is fully opaque in two coats, very very slight texture. Here I show you how it makes a lovely gradient over Profound. Easy removal!
Dreamier is fully opaque in two coats, very very slight texture. Here I show you how it makes a lovely gradient over Profound. Easy removal!

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
• 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.

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Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday collection

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!

The Zoya MatteVelvet nail colors to slip into this Winter/Holiday season. From left: Aspen, Amal, Honor, Iris, Sue and Yves.
The Zoya MatteVelvet nail colors to slip into this Winter/Holiday season. From left: Aspen, Amal, Honor, Iris, Sue and Yves.

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!

Aspen, 2 coats, is described as: Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling arctic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.
Aspen, 2 coats, is described as: Aspen (ZP814) – a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.

Next is Amal, a classic crimson ruby-red. So perfect for the holidays!

Amal, 2 coats, is described as: Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby-red pearl fleck.
Amal, 2 coats, is described as: Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.

Honor is one of those essential greens for your holiday nailwear!

Honor, 2 coats, is described as: Honor (ZP819) - a true emerald-green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.
Honor, 2 coats, is described as: Honor (ZP819) – a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.

Iris is the perfect name for this regal amethyst purple.

Iris, 2 coats, is described as: Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.
Iris, 2 coats, is described as: Iris (ZP817) – a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.

Sue, she’s a delicate champagne gold with oyster pearl fleck. The sheerest of the bunch, so 2-3 coats will do the trick.

Sue, 2 coats, is described as: Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.
Sue, 2 coats, is described as: Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.

And last is Yves. A deep sapphire blue.

Yves, 1-2 coats, is described as: Yves (ZP818) - a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.
Yves, 1-2 coats, is described as: Yves (ZP818) – a deep sapphire that’s midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.

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

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
MatteVelvets are $10 ea. or the set is $60 (US). Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

***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.

Manis and lacquers

A “Roundup” of Morgan Taylor Urban Cowgirl Duos

Today I’ll be featuring the Morgan Taylor Urban Cowgirl duo sets, and boy howdy, they are mighty fine! The three sets currently on sale now at Loxabeauty.com are, Spurs of the Moment, It Takes Two to Wrangle and Don’t Two Step on My Heart. Let me say straight away, every formula was Aces and I’m not just saying that! Well, I never do and I’d tell you if any of them should have been strung up and hanged. But truly, they are all amazing! Let’s get started.

First up is Don’t Two Step on My Heart duo.

Don't Two Step on My Heart duo set.
Don’t Two Step on My Heart duo set.

Don't Two Step On My Heart Duo set combines sassy and sweet in one. Includes: • A Touch of Sass - a deep red mahogany - 0.5 oz. • Tan My Hide - a sweet nude - 0.5 oz.
Don’t Two Step On My Heart Duo set combines sassy and sweet in one.
Includes:
• A Touch of Sass – a deep red mahogany – 0.5 oz.
• Tan My Hide – a sweet nude – 0.5 oz.

A Touch of Sass is a deep red mahogany, highly pigmented and super shiny in 2 coats.
A Touch of Sass is a deep red mahogany, highly pigmented and super shiny in 2 coats.

Tan My Hide is a very pigmented pale nude. 2 easy coats.
Tan My Hide is a very pigmented pale nude. 2 easy coats.

DIG your heels into this one, Spurs of the Moment duo!

Spurs of the Moment duo set.
Spurs of the Moment duo set.

Spurs of the Moment will have your ponying up for your next ride in no time. Includes: • Tex'as Me Later - a shimmery rose • Pumps or Cowboy Boots? - a sexy dark brown
Spurs of the Moment will have your ponying up for your next ride in no time.
Includes:
• Tex’as Me Later – a shimmery rose
• Pumps or Cowboy Boots? – a sexy dark brown

Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is the perfect deep brown. Perfect for any complexion.
Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is the perfect deep brown. Perfect for any complexion.

Tex'as Me Later is a desert rose shimmer. 2 smooth coats.
Tex’as Me Later is a desert rose shimmer. 2 smooth coats.

Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is a reddish dark chocolate creme. 2 smooth coats glides on like butter.
Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is a reddish dark chocolate creme. 2 smooth coats glides on like butter.

And last but not least, and some of the best of the herd, It Takes Two to Wrangle!

It Takes Two To Wrangle duo set.
It Takes Two To Wrangle duo set.

It Takes Two To Wrangle combines a pair of polishes sure to bring out your country side. Includes: • Holy Cow-Girl! - a sweet sage green - 0.5 oz. • Plum Tuckered Out - a pure purple plum - 0.5 oz.
It Takes Two To Wrangle combines a pair of polishes sure to bring out your country side.
Includes:
• Holy Cow-Girl! – a sweet sage green – 0.5 oz.
• Plum Tuckered Out – a pure purple plum – 0.5 oz.

Plum Tuckered Out is a highly pigmented plum creme. 2 smooth coats.
Plum Tuckered Out is a highly pigmented plum creme. 2 smooth coats.

Holy Cow-Girl! is a gorgeous desert sage green with silver shimmer flecks hidden within.
Holy Cow-Girl! is a gorgeous desert sage green with silver shimmer flecks hidden within.

$15/set at LoxaBeauty.com!

CONCLUSION: I couldn’t find anything wrong with these six gorgeous polishes. I’d circle my wagon around any of them, any day of the week!

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• Superior shine 
• Extra-long wear 
• Smooth, flowing formulation
• Ergonomically designed bottle, cap and brush for total control and easy application
In our commitment to the professional and as a worldwide leader in the nail industry we here at Morgan Taylor recognize the importance of a globally compliant nail lacquer that is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP.

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

Manis and lacquers, Press Releases

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! ZOYA MATTEVELVET

I’m really excited for this release by Zoya, available NOW! Six new MATTEVELVET Nail Colors to slip into this 2015 WINTER/HOLIDAY season.

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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.

Back Row: Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.  Yves (ZP818) - a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck. Honor (ZP819) - a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck. Front Row: Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck. Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck. Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.
Back Row: Iris (ZP817) – a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck. Yves (ZP818) – a deep sapphire that’s midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck. Honor (ZP819) – a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck. Front Row: Aspen (ZP814) – a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck. Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck. Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.

Aspen (ZP814) – a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.
Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.
Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.
Iris (ZP817) – a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.
Yves (ZP818) – a deep sapphire that’s midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.
Honor (ZP819) – a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.

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Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.
Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.

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!


From top down: Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck. Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck. Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.
From top down: Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck. Aspen (ZP814) – a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck. Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.

From left: Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck. Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck. Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.
From left: Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck. Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck. Iris (ZP817) – a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.

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

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