Greetings all! We find ourselves between Thanksgiving and Christmas and as we finish off the leftover turkey, it’s already time to hang the greens and shop for gifts! I totally overdid it, as usual, and maxed out my pain threshold while decorating for Christmas. I spent the good part of the week in deep seering pain and although I’m on the mend, the discomfort in my shoulder has somewhat subsided and is traveling down into my knuckles. But hey, all for a good cause right? lol This getting older stuff is no fun. I still have shopping to do, and ugh, the thought of rolling out more pie dough makes me wince. At least my house looks picture perfect 😉
Regardless of the old lady pains the past week, the swatching must go on, right?! Today, I have some gorgeous gel polishes from Madam Glam. Always so many fun new things arriving at MadamGlam.com. You can also now find lipsticks there, and brand new, a nail color dipping powder system. Yay! So let’s get on with the swatches….
I LOVE this kind of green and it’s perfect for holiday and winter manis. That extra sparkle is perfect!
Glittery Plum is so juicy! I love this kind of shade and it goes on super smooth.
I love Cat Eye polishes, like really really love them! So versatile and this shade is what I would call an office appropriate polish.
You won’t find a quicker way of applying a cured gel polish than the One Step. No base or top coat necessary and you can layer and mix and match them with ease. Sprinkle Jam is super fun over red.
Conclusion: I think I’ve said it all, but you know when you buy polishes and accessories from Madam Glam, you are definitely getting your money’s worth! Shop now and look for specials as well! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and heartfelt Holiday wishes!
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Recently I got to try three of the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection by Indigo Bananas. I want to jump right in here and say the formulas are perfect! So easy to apply, base coat recommended and top coat optional, they are shiny!
NOTE: I was going to get this posed over the weekend, but Saturday morning my son and I hit by a hit and run driver, we were coming out of a stop sign intersection in a residential area, and the cross traffic was empty, except…a guy came barreling down and I didn’t see him, and he hit me at a full 30 mph! We are ok, I’m still a bit sore but nothing broken, but my car 😥 The guy that ran into me took off, so there’s that. Anyway, thank God for insurance as he is nowhere to be found, yet. So I am back on my feet, onward and forward!
Here are these gorgeous polishes! ~Winter 2016 Collection~ A Delos Holiday…A tribute to Westworld, one of many worlds for your many holidays. Open the door and see what’s behind – a million little perfect pieces. A collection of novel multichromes, holographic and with holographic flakies~Oh, and they come in two sizes, 8 and 15 ml.
Thank you so much Andrea for entrusting me with your beautiful lacquers! Readers, did I mention Andrea is a super sweetheart?! Other shades from this collection currently available are: Center of the Maze, This World Belongs to Us, The Beauty in This World, What Dreams May Come, They Became Music and Where The Mountains Meet the Sea. Check them out!
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It’s time to embark on a new adventure in Summer color with ZoyaWanderlust. Featuring an exciting assortment of full-coverage classic creams and hip accent shades to really rev up your Summer nail polish wardrobe. Plus, three new stunning lipsticks.
ZOYA WANDERLUST – SUMMER 2017 NAIL POLISH
· River (ZP898): a shimmering cobalt blue.
· Lois (ZP903): a rich magenta violet cream.
· Esty (ZP894): a muted fuchsia pink cream.
· Byrdie (ZP893): a rich bubble gum pink cream.
· Winnie (ZP895): a shimmering berry pink.
· Mandy (ZP899): a soft watermelon pink cream.
· Sonja (ZP892): a summery crimson red cream.
· Journey (ZP900): a shimmering strawberry red.
· Cora (ZP896): a muted coral cream.
· Sawyer (ZP897): a soft taffy orange cream.
· Scout (ZP901): a shimmering moss green.
· Arbor (ZP902): a rich olive green cream.
Okay, I’m a sucker for flashy polish bottles and Tahitian Sun custom polishes really hit home with my beach lovin’ heart with their sandy bottle tops with real starfish embellishments. Wow!
And now for the fun part. Here are two of their sparkling metallics. Metallic Silver and Gold. And a luscious berry shade, Raspberry.
I can’t wait to try more. Besides their willingness and ability to create custom colors and formulas, there are a ton of options from the menu. Here are the details on how to get yours! They take Amazon, AMEX, Discover, MC, VISA and Paypal.
Tahitian Sun background: “…We are here to assist you in creating a polish that reflects your personal style. Our nail polishes are made the day you order unlike the store polishes that sit on shelves for months at a time loosing their color and shine.”
Do visit their website to find out how to design your own polish or order one in stock! They create Gloss, Matte, Glitter, Metallic and Neons, with more formulas coming soon!
Toxic Free Ingredients (5-FREE)
All of our products contain “No Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalat, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor”. We take pride in being a toxic 5-Free alternative.
Toluene. The least harmful of the toxic trio, toluene is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that is found in paints, thinners, and inks. Despite giving nail polish its ability to dry quickly, toluene is still a harmful chemical. The ingredient is also classified by the California Department Of Public Health Occupational Health Branch California Safe Cosmetics Program as cancer-causing.
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP). DBP is a carcinogen found in paints, plastics, and pesticides that stops nail polish from being brittle. It is classified by the European Union as a suspected endocrine disrupter and Health Canada has linked it to liver and kidney failure in children.
Formaldehyde. Similar to DBP, formaldehyde is also classified as a known human carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Cancer. It allows nail polish to harden and chip less, but can lead to fatigue, skin irritation, and immune dysfunction in users.
Formaldehyde resin. While similar to formaldehyde, no link between cancer and formaldehyde resin has been found. The resin helps strengthen nails, but is a skin allergen and immune system toxicant that can cause dermatitis.
Camphor. Camphor is created by distilling the bark of a camphor tree. Although natural, inhaling or having large exposure to camphor can be toxic, create irritation, and cause seizures in children.
the (non) Use of Animal-Derived Ingredients in our Products
“We hereby confirm that the color additives we sell have not been the subject of animal testing for cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of this company.
Certified organic (FD&C and D&C) dyes and pigments, non-certified organics and inorganic mineral colorants are made by chemical syntheses and are not manufactured with or derived from animal derived ingredients (except in the case of any product which contains Carmine, which is animal derived). Fillers, such as talc, mica, kaolin, etc., are derived solely from mineral ores, likewise without the use of animal ingredients.”
*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.
Spring arrives with six new nail colors from Zoya including three fresh creams and three dewy micro-sparkles. All in the long-wearing two coat, full-coverage, 10FREE* formula nail polish lovers love. I don’t know about you, but I’m really ready for these springtime shades!
ZOYA NATUREL 3
Experience six new, easy-to-wear additions to our popular Zoya Naturel Nail Polish color collection. This 3rd Naturel palette is a perfectly balanced array of low to high impact neutrals. All in the 10 FREE*, long-wearing, two coat, full-coverage cream formula Zoya is known for.
Plus, three coordinating lush lip hues too! ZOYA PERFECT LIPSTICK
Cameron (ZLS04): a hydrating nude neutral with a cream finish.
Paisley (ZLS05): an easy to wear, blush-rose hydrating neutral cream.
Maxwell (ZLS08): a deep plum with a subtle metallic fleck in a matte finish.
If you read my recent post review on the new CND Creative Play™ line of 80 shades and formulas, you know by now the diverse selection available. In the next week or two I’ll be sharing more colors from this innovative collection. Please read first post from the other day! For now, enjoy with me a gorgeous black with holo, and a couple gorgeous blues!
CONCLUSION: Love all of these. The creme is butter smooth and the jelly/glitter combos are pretty darn opaque and smooth in only 2-3 coats.
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including 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. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.
**These products were provided to me for review by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.
Whether you collect regular lacquers, extended wear gel-like nail polishes or full on soak off gel polishes, you always need the basics. Black, white, grey, neutrals, deep and light tones. If you like to do nail art, stamp, foundations for chromes and pigment powders, over gel polishes, you are going to want these! I threw in a super deep purple, because really, eggplant purples never go out of style! We also have today a pale dove grey, a deep neutral grey and of course, black.
CONCLUSION: One of the best black gels, ever! Every one of these were two easy coats, a dream to apply, so glossy you’ll be tempted to forgo the top coat (but don’t do that 😉 and all in all, amazing!
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You can get your pigments, polishes and more here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments…
And watch owner Christy talk about her other beauty products on Youtube, look for 52weeksofbeauty.
*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site and sometimes images are using acrylic swatch sticks. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.
Well, November brought us to Paris with the SquareHue Adventure Collection subscription box of artsy polishes in three formulas, Museum Hop Paris! It’s an artsy trio including a matte, a high gloss creme and my fave, a scattered holo. Let’s take a tour!
CONCLUSION: All three formulas were as always, fabulous, tres chic! The matte and the creme, not so much my colors, but they’d be great canvases for some nail art! My fave was the chocolate-brown scattered holo. Wow, that one, oh my goodness! If you get a chance to order this, do it for no other reason than to get that holo wonder, Pompidou! Au revoir mon chéri!
MISSED THE MUSEUM HOP PARIS SET?
If you’re not a member of the SquareHue community and would like to receive the Museum Hop Paris set, they have a limited number available. Sign up* at SquareHue.com and use the coupon code PARIS.
* By signing up for Box No. 2 or Box No. 3 using the code PARIS you will receive the Museum Hop Paris set which ships within two days of purchase. Your account will automatically renew on November 27th for the Adventure Collection Ice Skate Rockefeller Center which ships on December 1st via USPS. Collection boxes ship on the 1st of each month, thereafter. Subscriptions can easily be placed on hold or canceled at any time. US Residents only. Expires November 13, 2016 @ 11:59pm. Not applicable to gift subscriptions and cannot be combined with other coupon offers.
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All I can say is WOW and I can’t wait to share these with you! The Zoya Enchanted Holiday 2016 Collection looks glorious and will be available for purchase October 15, 2016, 4 days from now!!!
INTRODUCING ENCHANTED BY ZOYA
Combining the magic of the holidays and the wonders of winter, Zoya’s new Enchanted collection creates an ethereal beauty spotlight for nails this season. Consisting of four glittering PixieDust Mattes and two velvety color-flip metallics, this unique nail polish collection is absolutely stunning.
What is your favorite that you are already drooling over? I’m most intrigued by Olivera! And of course Pixie Dusts are always a treat!