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Some festive new holiday glitter toppers from Glitter Lambs

I am so happy to be back on track posting my reviews. It’s been a whirlwind fall and now it is winter already. Where has the time gone?! Christmas Eve is already tomorrow and the baking and preparations have begun. But I had to break from the chaos and carols to show you these cute glitter topper lacquers from indie polish Glitter Lambs. I have four Christmas glitters plus two new party polishes! Let’s take a peek.

These four glitter toppers are festive any time of year, especially for your holiday manis. From L to R: Angel Cookies is described as, "A clear base filled with: White Shreds Gold Holographic Stars." Rudolph's SnowGlobe is described as "A clear base filled with: White Shreds Rainbow Flakies." Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree is described as "a clear base filled with: Lime Green Hearts Mini Blue Stars Gold Holographic Stars Lime Green Micro Glitter Emerald Green Micro Glitter Silver Dots Silver Holographic Hex Red Micro Holographic Hex Pink Micro Holographic Hex Blue Micro Holographic Hex Green Micro Holographic Hex Neon Red Micro Hex Neon Blue Micro Hex Neon Green Micro Hex Tiny Pink Squares Tiny Blue Squares Tiny Rainbow Flakies." And Peppermint Blizzard is described as "A clear base filled with: Mini Light Blue Stars Small White Circles Teal Dots Tiny Red Bars Tiny Red Circles Tiny Silver Holographic Hex Micro Red Hex Micro White Hex." You can buy any of these individually or the full set.

These four glitter toppers are festive any time of year, especially for your holiday manis. From L to R: Angel Cookies is described as, “A clear base filled with:
White Shreds
Gold Holographic Stars.” Rudolph’s SnowGlobe is described as “A clear base filled with:
White Shreds
Rainbow Flakies.” Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree is described as “a clear base filled with:
Lime Green Hearts
Mini Blue Stars
Gold Holographic Stars
Lime Green Micro Glitter
Emerald Green Micro Glitter
Silver Dots
Silver Holographic Hex
Red Micro Holographic Hex
Pink Micro Holographic Hex
Blue Micro Holographic Hex
Green Micro Holographic Hex
Neon Red Micro Hex
Neon Blue Micro Hex
Neon Green Micro Hex
Tiny Pink Squares
Tiny Blue Squares
Tiny Rainbow Flakies.” And Peppermint Blizzard is described as “A clear base filled with:
Mini Light Blue Stars
Small White Circles
Teal Dots
Tiny Red Bars
Tiny Red Circles
Tiny Silver Holographic Hex
Micro Red Hex
Micro White Hex.” You can buy any of these individually or the full set.

Angel Cookie is simply stunning over SquareHue's Olympiad. Super simple and elegant.

Angel Cookie is simply stunning over SquareHue’s Olympiad. Super simple and elegant.

Rudolph's SnowGlobe over SquareHue's Bird Fling. I love these multicolored shards!

Rudolph’s SnowGlobe over SquareHue’s Bird Fling. I love these multicolored shards!

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is gorgeous and festive over SquareHue's new purple micro shimmer, Baby, Baby, Baby.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is gorgeous and festive over SquareHue’s new purple micro shimmer, Baby, Baby, Baby.

Peppermint Blizzard over a brand new red creme by SquareHue's Bird Fling.

Peppermint Blizzard over a brand new red creme by SquareHue’s Bird Fling.

And two glorious glitter toppers!

L to R: White Rabbit's Tea Party is described as "a clear base filled with black leopard spots, white leopard spots, black leopard spots, silver holographic triangles, gold holographic stars, blue teal metallic dots, tiny matte blue and pink hex scattered throughout." Pinata Candy is described as, "TOTALLY LOADED with so many different types of glitter. If you love glitter topper nail polishes with shapes then here you GO! Let's take a look at what's floating in this amazing polish bottle! Here is what is in the bottle: Gold Holographic Stars Gold Holographic Hearts Matte White Hearts Matte Baby Blue Hearts Blue Holographic Moons Matte Black Stars Matte Black Shreds Gold and Sliver Holographic Hex Mix in diff sizes Matte Pink Dots Matte Blue Dots Matte Light Purple Dots Matte Light Pink Dots Matte Red Hex Matte Blue Hex Metallic Teal Dots Micro Matte Red and White Hex Micro Gold Holographic Hex Matte Blue Circle Donuts Matte Yellow Hex."

L to R: White Rabbit’s Tea Party is described as “a clear base filled with black leopard spots, white leopard spots, black leopard spots, silver holographic triangles, gold holographic stars, blue teal metallic dots, tiny matte blue and pink hex scattered throughout.” Pinata Candy is described as, “TOTALLY LOADED with so many different types of glitter.
If you love glitter topper nail polishes with shapes then here you GO!
Let’s take a look at what’s floating in this amazing polish bottle!
Here is what is in the bottle:
Gold Holographic Stars
Gold Holographic Hearts
Matte White Hearts
Matte Baby Blue Hearts
Blue Holographic Moons
Matte Black Stars
Matte Black Shreds
Gold and Sliver Holographic Hex Mix in diff sizes
Matte Pink Dots
Matte Blue Dots
Matte Light Purple Dots
Matte Light Pink Dots
Matte Red Hex
Matte Blue Hex
Metallic Teal Dots
Micro Matte Red and White Hex
Micro Gold Holographic Hex
Matte Blue Circle Donuts
Matte Yellow Hex.”

How cute is White Rabbit's Tea Party? I'd totally party with White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and the band of merry misfits wearing this!

How cute is White Rabbit’s Tea Party? I’d totally party with White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and the band of merry misfits wearing this!

Pinata Candy over one of my favorite greens, Honor by Zoya! This glitter topper is totally loaded!

Pinata Candy over one of my favorite greens, Honor by Zoya! This glitter topper is totally loaded!

Jamie’s store on Etsy is taking a little Winter’s nap while she and her family enjoy Christmas, but you can also visit her store at http://www.glitterlambs.com!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

Thanks for reading and be sure to comment. Please leave a comment…I love hearing from you!

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Deborah Lippmann gift sets are perfect last-minute choices

First, I’d like to tell you all Merry Christmas and happy holidays! It’s been a busy time for us here at the Duncan household. We just moved in to our new house a week before Thanksgiving, had holiday company, then poor little ole me, been sick ever since. Good news is, I’m getting better and I managed somehow to decorate for Christmas. My strength is returning just in time!

Allow me to show you the Deborah Lippmann Undressed Collection LE (available now). I did a full review in October of the Undressed Collection and I can’t emphasize enough that these six perfect little bottles of naked nail nirvana are LE (Limited Edition). You’ll definitely want to get your hands on this cute gift pack for your polish loving friend, and get one for yourself while you are at it! SRP only $34 (a $72 value) Available online at http://www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide while supplies last. BONUS if you act now, purchase the Undressed Set at Deborahlippmann.com and receive a FREE ($12 value) Smooth Operator 4-way nail buffer. Shape, smooth, buff, shine—this multi-tasking buffer lays the groundwork for a perfect manicure and is also a tool for a quick fix for high-shine on the go without nail color. The extra gentle, micro fiber material is easy on the nails. Use the numbered sides of Smooth Operator as follows: 1. Gently shape nail tip. 2. Gently buff ridges on top of nail. 3. Smooth nail surface before applying base coat. 4. Buff to high-shine when you don’t want to wear nail polish. Do not buff to high-shine if you intend to paint your nails.

I love the festive and elegant packaging. This Undressed gift set includes: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

I love the festive and elegant packaing. This Undressed gift set includes: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.


The Deborah Lippmann Undressed collection: from left: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

The Deborah Lippmann Undressed collection: from left: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

I’d also like to share this fabulous trio that is, “Dependable. Gentle. Trustworthy.”! It’s the Deborah Lippmann Treat Me Right gift set (LE). Also available in same places as stated above, this SRP is $24 (a $36 value). More on that following the Undressed collection. So let’s revisit this adorable naked creme ensemble. Create the perfect canvas with this limited-edition set. These three must-have, best-selling treatments in fashion sizes give any at-home manicure a salon-professional look. Fashion sizes are 8 ml ea.

Here is a recap of swatches!

Flesh For Fantasy is described as alabaster nude. Naturally, it's gorgeous on any skin tone but I am loving it for my neutral pale skin tone!

Flesh For Fantasy is described as alabaster nude. Naturally, it’s gorgeous on any skin tone but I am loving it for my neutral pale skin tone!


Totally Nude is described as fair pink nude. Just a blush of pink.

Totally Nude is described as fair pink nude. Just a blush of pink.


Born This Way is described as peach nude. Soft and smooth as a baby's behind!

Born This Way is described as peach nude. Soft and smooth as a baby’s behind!


Bare It All is described as mauve nude. It's really quite "mauvelous"!

Bare It All is described as mauve nude. It’s really quite “mauvelous”!


Natural Woman is described as almond nude. It's toasted to perfection!

Natural Woman is described as almond nude. It’s toasted to perfection!


Skin Deep is described as sable nude. A statement shade for we who are palefaces, and simply perfect for gorgeous darker skinned beauties.

Skin Deep is described as sable nude. A statement shade for we who are palefaces, and simply perfect for gorgeous darker skinned beauties.

The set is described as: “The perfect nude nail is at your fingertips…in six all new elegant shades. Our set of 6 full coverage fashion shades flatter any skin tone, creating a graceful, polished (no pun intended) look. From work to weekend, looking natural has never been so glam.” DL also states, “…Contrary to the nudes of the past, there is no one-shade fits all proposition; Deborah expertly developed each color to flatter any skin tone for a graceful, polished look.”

The Treat Me Right gift set includes 3 fashion size bottles for your nail treatments. They include from left: All About That Base CC Base Coat, Cuticle Oil and Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat.

The Treat Me Right gift set includes 3 fashion size bottles for your nail treatments. They include from left: All About That Base CC Base Coat, Cuticle Oil and Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat.

I can tell you, All About That Base (is 7-free) not only acts as a corrector and concealer (great for yellowed nails), it provides an amazing base to keep your painted nails looking their tip-top best longer. The Cuticle Oil is a necessity for all well-groomed fingertips and the Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat provides a high shine option while protecting your mani from smears, smudges and scratches. Everything you need at home for a salon-pro look.

I still hold the same Conclusion! I love the shades and finish of this set. I found a slight difference in the formulas. Although all are fully pigmented and each shade took 2 coats, I found the darker 3 polishes formulas to be better than the paler 3. I don’t think it’s my imagination as I’ve swatched many collections and sometimes because of the shade, it’s just going to HAVE to be different in application due to pigments. The first three shades, Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude and Born This Way were thicker and took a bit more finesse to apply without streaks on first coat, let fully dry then apply second. Second coats self levels and dried fully opaque and glossy. The last three (darker shades), Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep, were thinner (not thin) and struck a perfect balance of opacity and smooth application. Glossy on finish and great to apply. I had no trouble with the brushes in these petites, as they are full size brushes. Favorite shades were Bare It All and Skin Deep.

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*These products were provided to me by Lippmann, Enterprises via PR group Siren Public Relations, Inc. All opinions are my own.

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.

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.

CND Vinylux Holiday 2015 AURORA Collection

I have the good fortune of blogging for RPR Marketing. They promote CND salon products including their long-wearing Weekly Polish System and even longer-wearing Shellac. I’m rarely disappointed in Vinylux collections and always welcome their arrival! Today I’ll be sharing the new CND Vinylux Holiday 2015 Aurora collection.

As CND so eloquently states, “Discover the beauty of the Arctic tundra with the NEW Holiday 2015 Aurora collection from CND. Colors crystallize into shimmering frozen pastels and surreal glacial hues. This holiday season, nail trends capture a crystalline essence with icy, glistening finishes,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Shapes range from the elegantly slender almond to a naturally subtle square, with shimmer that evokes the glint of sun setting across the snow.”

Let’s take a look at these four frozen beauties! First up is Winter Glow.

Winter Glow, a cream pastel pink in a perfect creamy formula. 3 coats for full opacity. Now this is a perfect blushing pink!

Winter Glow, a cream pastel pink in a perfect creamy formula. 3 coats for full opacity. Now this is a perfect blushing pink!


Winter Glow

Winter Glow

And from that glisteny spectrum of colors in the night, Nordic Lights.

Nordic Lights, a deep plumy purple with fine and chunky holographic glitter. 2 coats on it's own here.

Nordic Lights, a deep plumy purple with fine and chunky holographic glitter. 2 coats on its own here.


Nordic Lights

Nordic Lights

This pink is a throwback to my younger days of frosty pastel pinks, Tundra.

Tundra, a delicate dusty rose metallic. Not too bad for streaking as some metallics will do. 2 coats here. Not my favorite, beautiful polish, great formula. But I wore so many polishes like this in my teens. Did I just date myself?!

Tundra, a delicate dusty rose metallic. Not too bad for streaking as some metallics will do. 2 coats here. Not my favorite, beautiful polish, great formula. But I wore so many polishes like this in my teens. Did I just date myself?!


Tundra

Tundra

And no winter collection is complete without a frost cool blue stunner, Glacial Mist.

Glacial Mist, a mid-toned blue glitter with hints of silver in a shimmery pale baby blue base. 2 coats.

Glacial Mist, a mid-toned blue glitter with hints of silver in a shimmery pale baby blue base. 2 coats.


Glacial Mist

Glacial Mist

Conclusion: I really like this collection. My favorite of the collection is Nordic Lights. I’m a sucker for plumy purples, jelly bases and holo! And frosty pale pinks are pretty, but sort of old school. I’d have like to have seen a near black/blue jelly with tiny holo sparkles instead. Sort of like the midnight sky with lights twinkling. But that’s just me. All the formulas were great! Just a little hiccup and I’m sure a very rare anomaly, I did have one funky brush…and a solution should you encounter one with any polish.

Had a bit of an issue with the brush from Glacial Mist. Very rare finding in CND brushes. You see here I wiped off most of the wet polish from the brush, but even fully loaded with polish those little buggers wanted to poke out everywhere. Easy fix, cuticle scissors are better used to fix wonky brushes than cutting precious cuticles!

Had a bit of an issue with the brush from Glacial Mist. Very rare finding in CND brushes. You see here I wiped off most of the wet polish from the brush, but even fully loaded with polish those little buggers wanted to poke out everywhere. Easy fix, cuticle scissors are better used to fix wonky brushes than cutting precious cuticles!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2015; The Aurora collection is Also available in Shellac, and both will be a part of their core line. visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

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About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

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

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

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

This mani is Shamrockin’ using shades from Cult Cosmetics!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a bit ‘o the Irish feel than with a Shamrockin’ mani?! Now, I have to admit, I don’t have a drop of Irish in me. Not that I know of. But most of us have grown up celebrating the day anyway. I did some simple nail art using a dotting tool for some rudimentary shamrocks. I used a fine lining brush for the rainbow and added a few dots of gold to complete the look. No blarney, I did it in 15 minutes! Let’s take a look.

The mani at the end of the rainbow! Here is a cute nail art idea for you for your St. Patrick's Day mani. I used 2 coats of that pale minty green Venice Beach, 2 coats of Palos Verde and the gold accents I used the gold micro glitter bomb polish (not a glitter topper, a polish, called Whiskey A Go Go by Cult Cosmetics.

The mani at the end of the rainbow! Here is a cute nail art idea for you for your St. Patrick’s Day mani. I used 2 coats of that pale minty green Venice Beach, 2 coats of Palos Verde and the gold accents I used the gold micro glitter bomb polish (not a glitter topper, a polish, called Whiskey A Go Go by Cult Cosmetics.

Here are the main polishes used for this look.

The polishes I used for my shamrock mani are, from left: Palos Verde, Venice Beach and Whisky A Go Go.

The polishes I used for my shamrock mani are, from left: Palos Verde, Venice Beach and Whisky A Go Go.

You can used your own imagination for your rainbow and pot ‘o gold! I used all Cult shades for this one. How about you? Do you celebrate, drink green beer or go to the parades? If not, at least you could sit in comfort on March 17th and create a fun look in no time! You can order all these shades and a ton more at Cult Cosmetics today! Links below so you can go shop now, and it won’t take a whole bag of gold either!

Cult Cosmetics lacquers are premium, 5-FREE, Vegan, cruelty-free single coat polishes and makeup products. None of their polishes are animal tested and they are made in California, USA.

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

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Zoya Winter/Holiday 2014 Collection is here!

Zoya says, “Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust* formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!” And I believe it! Seriously, this assortment reminds me of wrapping papers with it’s silvery blue, sparkly PixieDusts*, visions of sugar plums and winter’s night black.

The Wishes Collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! From left, Thea, Haven, Imogen, Willa, Nori and Prim.

The Wishes Collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! From left, Thea, Haven, Imogen, Willa, Nori and Prim.

I love how Zoya designed these six polishes to compliment each other so well, and I can’t wait to get my juices flowing. But for starters, I’ll keep it simple so you can see the collection now.

First we have silky Haven. So plumy and rich. I used two coats here, no top coat.

Haven with Thea as an accent. Made for each other!

Haven with Thea as an accent. Made for each other!

Thea, like Haven’s gorgeous sister! Two coats.

In love with Magical PixieDust* Thea. I paired her with Haven for this mani.

In love with Magical PixieDust* Thea. I paired her with Haven for this mani.

On the left is Haven, described by Zoya as True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance. On the right, Zoya describes THEA as a deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

On the left is Haven, described by Zoya as True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance. On the right, Zoya describes THEA as a deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.

Here we have delicate Prim. Even her name is mild-mannered! Two coats, no top coat.

Prim is gorgeous and stand on her own. A tad tricky to avoid some brush marks, but that's the way it is with some shimmery pearls.

Prim is gorgeous and stand on her own. A tad tricky to avoid some brush marks, but that’s the way it is with some shimmery pearls.

Nori, reminds me so much of sparkly gift wrap I love for Christmas. Two coats, no top coat.

I LOVE this Magical PixieDust* Nori. I really didn't care for it paired with Prim so I didn't use her for an accent.

I LOVE this Magical PixieDust* Nori. I really didn’t care for it paired with Prim so I didn’t use her for an accent.

On the left is Prim, described by Zoya as Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application. On the Right is Nori, described by Zoya as Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.

On the left is Prim, described by Zoya as Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application. On the Right is Nori, described by Zoya as Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.

Willa is dark and glossy, perfect! Two coats, no top coat here.

Willa. A PERFECT glossy, patent leather looking black. Application of both coats were perfect and it looks amazing with Magical PixieDust* Imogen!

Willa. A PERFECT glossy, patent leather looking black. Application of both coats were perfect and it looks amazing with Magical PixieDust* Imogen!

Imogen is such a sexy blingy black. Be still my heart! Two coats, no top coat.

Imogen is indeed a Magical PixieDust*! On the accent nail is glossy Willa.

Imogen is indeed a Magical PixieDust*! On the accent nail is glossy Willa.

On the left is Willa, described by Zoya as Full-coverage, onyx black cream. On the right is Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

On the left is Willa, described by Zoya as Full-coverage, onyx black cream. On the right is Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!

So have you ordered your Wishes yet? I was surprised not to see some sort of red and/or green in this year’s collection, but maybe something is coming. I don’t know but you can be sure if it drops down the chimney, it will land on my fingers! On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate this collection 9 out of 10. I love the Magical PixieDusts* best out of the collection, and of the standards included Haven has my vote. By the way, drying time on all of these were speedy. I like that around the holidays don’t you?!

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required. Order now! Available through Zoya.com and Ulta Stores.

Wow, Wishes  do come true!!

Wow, Wishes do come true!!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!

$9 (US) Standard Colors and $10 (US) PixieDust Colors

Press sample. These products were provided to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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