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CND Vinylux Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit

Here’s a great little stocking stuffer for your polish lovin’ loved ones! Loxa Beauty sent me this kit to try out. What a cool little gift idea! The CND Vinylux Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit is available now at LoxaBeauty.com.

The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit provides everything you need to keep your manicure looking perfect for 7 whole days. The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit by CND Vinylux includes: 143 Rouge Red - 0.5 oz Top Coat - 0.5 oz Scrub Fresh - 2 oz
The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit provides everything you need to keep your manicure looking perfect for 7 whole days.
The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit by CND Vinylux includes:
143 Rouge Red – 0.5 oz
Top Coat – 0.5 oz
Scrub Fresh – 2 oz

A perfect mani needs a perfect prep. ScrubFresh is a great beginning.

ScrubFresh cleans and dehydrates the nail plate, to improve adhesion, reduce lifting and extend the life of your polish.
ScrubFresh cleans and dehydrates the nail plate, to improve adhesion, reduce lifting and extend the life of your polish.

Rouge Red is a 2-coat true classic red creme. This is Christmas red folks!
Rouge Red is a 2-coat true classic red creme. This is Christmas red folks!

On sale $19.98 ($27 value)

CND ScrubFresh is your first step to creating the perfect manicure. ScrubFresh cleanses your nail bed of natural oils and other debris to give your nail polish the staying power it needs for a long-lasting mani.
HOW TO USE:
• Before applying nail polish, saturate a plastic-backed pad with ScrubFresh and scrub the entire nail plate using firm pressure, concentrating on the cuticle area and sidewalls
• For best results, prep one hand and apply product before proceeding to the next hand
• Always use before applying base coat

Conclusion: Bright red creme polish, CHECK. Weekly Top Coat for week-long extended wear, CHECK. ScrubFresh for a great foundation to any mani, CHECK!

CND

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!

**Loxa Beauty

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Spend $50 to get FREE SHIPPING

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

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Morgan Taylor Gifted With Style!

While supplies last! Because for $15, this cute Morgan Taylor mini set won’t last long at Loxa Beauty. I have the Gifted With Style pack along with two more (full size) bottles perfectly suited for your holiday manis. (A Little Naughty and All Wrapped Up)

I have to disclose, I swatched these a couple of weeks ago. Right before we had to put the brakes on all things polish so we could move to our new house. So I know you’ll forgive me for this short break. Ugh, break is a bad word around here. I broke off two nails, well, not broke off totally. I chipped a couple in the midst of our move and had to file my nails down to a workable, packable, moveable length! lol They are already growing back.

Let’s start with Gifted With Style!

All Wrapped Up "Gifted With Style" set of minis from Morgan Taylor. A perfect little quad pack of mini polishes. Plus a couple of festive polishes in full size. Every one is perfect for the season. From left: All Wrapped Up in full bottle. In gift pack: Ruby Two-Shoes, I'm So Hot, Tinsel My Fancy, Gifted in Platinum. Full bottle on right: A Little Naughty.
All Wrapped Up “Gifted With Style” set of minis from Morgan Taylor. A perfect little quad pack of mini polishes. Plus a couple of festive polishes in full size. Every one is perfect for the season. From left: All Wrapped Up in full bottle. In gift pack: Ruby Two-Shoes, I’m So Hot, Tinsel My Fancy, Gifted in Platinum. Full bottle on right: A Little Naughty.

Even though these little pixies were petit bottles, I’ve never had any issues with application. The brushes are great, bottles don’t tip and the formulas are perfect. They are also available in full size for $8.50 ea. And for a limited time, take advantage of the Loxa Beauty BOGO sale!

Here are the first two in the set. The shades just inspire creativity. I know, I’m no awesome nail artist. But for what it’s worth, why not try when you have these fab formulas?! Ruby Two Shoes and Gifted in Plantinum.

Ruby Two-Shoes accented with Gifted in Platinum. Ruby Two-Shoes in two coats, Gifted in Platinum 1-2 coats.
Ruby Two-Shoes accented with Gifted in Platinum. Ruby Two-Shoes in two coats, Gifted in Platinum 1-2 coats.

And for a more smouldering look, here are I’m So Hot and Tinsel My Fancy.

Jewel toned berry shade in I'm So Hot and silvery Tinsel My Fancy.
Jewel toned berry shade in I’m So Hot and silvery Tinsel My Fancy.

And for the full size bottles ($8.50 ea), A Little Naughty and All Wrapped Up!

A Little Naughty, 2 perfect coats.
A Little Naughty, 2 perfect coats.

Morgan Taylor A Little Naughty is part of the 2015 Holiday Collection. A Little Naughty is an eggplant creme. The collection comprises six new shades that are reminiscent of the festive period, from sultry red crème to a silver shimmer.

All Wrapped Up, 3 coats alone, with A Little Naughty.
All Wrapped Up, 3 coats alone, with A Little Naughty.

Morgan Taylor All Wrapped Up is part of the 2015 Holiday Collection. All Wrapped Up is a purple shimmer. The collection comprises six new shades that are reminiscent of the festive period, from sultry red crème to a silver shimmer.

• Check out http://www.Loxabeauty.com asap for a BOGO on Morgan Taylor lacquers! *Exclusions: Morgan Taylor Buy One Get One Lacquer Free Promotion. Excludes Morgan Taylor Base Coats, Top Coats, kits and sale items. Offer is not valid when combined with Promotional Code. Limit 10 per customer per order. Sale ends soon (I do not have an ending date on this sale).

Morgan Taylor, The premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals for you. Smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.
• 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.”

Loxa Discount! The code is $5 off of $25 or more! Code: 8FU9JG
Spend $50 to get FREE SHIPPING

http://www.loxabeauty.com/brands/morgan-taylor

Visit Loxa Beauty on social sites!

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

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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!

Pony up and stay ahead of the style curve this fall by adding the Urban Cowgirl collection filled with shades to suit any independent, rugged woman with a feminine touch. Morgan Taylor, The premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals for you. Smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.
• 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.

Loxa Discount! The code is $5 off of $25 or more! Code: 8FU9JG

http://www.loxabeauty.com/brands/morgan-taylor

Visit Loxa Beauty on social sites!

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

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Two fun fall looks using CND Vinylux Weekly polish and Additives

I have a few CND salon products I’m featuring today using their long-wearing Weekly Polish System and CND Enhancements Additives (sent to me by Loxa Beauty). Remember, I’m not a nail tech and my art is what I call “beginners”. At least I have fun doing it! 😉 RPR sent me four polishes which truly are, “Bold and Beautiful”. Fall shades and finishes are in step this season. They are perfect for back to school looks as well. Be it fun and feisty or smoldering and sexy, CND’s got your color.

From Left: Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND.  Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme. Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme. Scarlet Letter is a deep oxblood creme.
From Left: Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND.
Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme.
Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme.
Scarlet Letter is a deep oxblood creme.

Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND. For this Fall-iscious look I used Dark Dahlia as a base, then drops of Midnight Swim. While wet pinched on a bit of CND Enhancements Additive Jaded Rebel Pigment Effect. Then a few drops of Scarlet Letter followed by a pinch of Midnight Revelry Additives glitter.
Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND. For this Fall-iscious look I used Dark Dahlia as a base, then drops of Midnight Swim. While wet pinched on a bit of CND Enhancements Additive Jaded Rebel Pigment Effect. Then a few drops of Scarlet Letter followed by a pinch of Midnight Revelry Additives glitter.

I will add here, I LOVE the outcome using the Additives, so graciously sent to me by Loxa Beauty! Sort of a pain to remove. The super fine milled Additive Jaded Rebel really clings to the skin. Next time I think I’ll use a latex barrier while applying! But the end result is SO worth it.

This mani goes POP! Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme. Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme. I used a dotting tool to dab on drops of Cerulean Sea, followed by drops of Electric orange! A word about the formulas. The blue was a bit watery but a good formula with good coverage, 2-3 coats. The Electric Orange gave me fits. I think it may have been a bad bottle, which is rare for CND. I had to give it a good shake because upon first application, it had some chunks of pigment that would not smooth out. Sort of like curds. It eventually smoothed out, but the formula is on the thick side. I needed to allow the first coat fully dry before applying the second.
This mani goes POP! Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme.
Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme. I used a dotting tool to dab on drops of Cerulean Sea, followed by drops of Electric orange! A word about the formulas. The blue was a bit watery but a good formula with good coverage, 2-3 coats. The Electric Orange gave me fits. I think it may have been a bad bottle, which is rare for CND. I had to give it a good shake because upon first application, it had some chunks of pigment that would not smooth out. Sort of like curds. It eventually smoothed out, but the formula is on the thick side. I needed to allow the first coat fully dry before applying the second.

Although I had trouble with the Electric Orange formula, I do believe it was just a bad bottle, or suffered heat stroke in the mail! Once I worked it out, it looked fabulous!

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.”

RPR Marketing
CND

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!

**Loxa Beauty

**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.

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OPI trio #2 from the Color Is The Universal Language collection

I have the second trio from the Color Is The Universal Language collection by OPI. You can order both sets directly through loxabeauty.com. Currently both sets are on sale for $21.50. Supplies may be limited!

From left: • Koala Bear-y - a bold berry creme - 0.5 oz. • Hot & Spicy - a sizzling coral creme - 0.5 oz. • Teal The Cows Come Home - a deep turquoise shimmer - 0.5 oz.
From left:
• Koala Bear-y – a bold berry creme – 0.5 oz.
• Hot & Spicy – a sizzling coral creme – 0.5 oz.
• Teal The Cows Come Home – a deep turquoise shimmer – 0.5 oz.

Koala Bear-Y is a delicious berry creme.

Koala Bear-Y is such a bold berry, great formula, very pigmented. 1-2 coats.
Koala Bear-Y is such a bold berry, great formula, very pigmented. 1-2 coats.

Hot & Spicy is just that! Hot and spicy.

Hot & Spicy is the same great formula as the Koala Bear-Y. I couldn't ask for better and both are very glossy.
Hot & Spicy is the same great formula as the Koala Bear-Y. I couldn’t ask for better and both are very glossy.

And Teal The Cows Come Home is one of those essential blues, shimmery and never out of season.

Teal the Cows Come Home is a frosty medium turquoise shimmer, here I used 2 coats. Great formula, smooth and not too thin.
Teal the Cows Come Home is a frosty medium turquoise shimmer, here I used 2 coats. Great formula, smooth and not too thin.

Speak in color with OPI’s array of colors. As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI, a division of Coty, is committed to providing high-quality products and services with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting, and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. Remember, there’s an app for that! Download the ColorChat™ app from the Apple App Store or from Google play for Android.

You can purchase this kit from Loxa Beauty at HERE!

Your DISCOUNT CODE is $5 off of $25 or more! Code: 8FU9JG

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*These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.
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2nd installment for Morgan Taylor’s Hello Pretty! duos, Cupcake Cute-Ture

Today I’d like to share the second of three beautiful duo sets, available NOW at Loxa Beauty. Cupcake Cute-Ture is a mouth-watering set containing a shimmery mint green and a shocking neon coral creme. Let’s take a look!

Cupcake Cute-Ture is an adorable set with a shimmery oriental green called Do You Harajuku? and a nearly neon coral called Manga-Round With Me.
Cupcake Cute-Ture is an adorable set with a shimmery oriental green called Do You Harajuku? and a nearly neon coral called Manga-Round With Me.

I LOVE neon corals and this creme did not disappoint. Typical perfectly creamy formula for MT lacquers, Manga-Round With Me is a tan loving, brilliant coral. It really gave my camera fits trying to balance my skin tone with that neon!

Manga-Round With Me applied perfectly in two coats, is slightly satin in finish and a brilliant neon coral creme. I have to say, I'm in love with this one!
Manga-Round With Me applied perfectly in two coats, is slightly satin in finish and a brilliant neon coral creme. I have to say, I’m in love with this one!

Now, this is unusual for Morgan Taylor formulas, but this pretty little mint number, Do You Harajuku?, did not want to cooperate. It’s on the thick side, streaky on the first two coats but finally settles down on the third. I highly recommend letting each coat dry a good 5 minutes and it’s all good.

Do You Harajuku? requires three coats and this gorgeous shimmery mint is on the thick side, making it a bit of a challenge to apply evenly. The outcome is stunning but application did vex me! lol
Do You Harajuku? requires three coats and this gorgeous shimmery mint is on the thick side, making it a bit of a challenge to apply evenly. The outcome is stunning but application did vex me! lol

It made a gorgeous base for a little “Cute-Ture” nail art!

Lovely shade of pale green mint with a hint of shimmer. Do You Harajuku? may be a bit of an unforgiving formula straight, but all it's all good when you add nail art. The neon coral creme Mango-Round With Me in the Cupcake Cute-Ture duo teams up beautifully!
Lovely shade of pale green mint with a hint of shimmer. Do You Harajuku? may be a bit of an unforgiving formula straight, but all it’s all good when you add nail art. The neon coral creme Mango-Round With Me in the Cupcake Cute-Ture duo teams up beautifully!

I’m anxious to share the last set with you. But if you can’t wait, you can head over to Loxabeauty.com and get ’em while they’re hot!

Your DISCOUNT CODE is $5 off of $25 or more! Code: 8FU9JG

The Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! duo packs are $17/ea set.

Keep checking back, I’ll soon be featuring the last set, seen here!

Wow! This duo is brilliant! Electric Pop includes a hot pink neon creme called Pop-Arazzi Pose and a sassy nearly neon purple called Anime-Zing Color!
Wow! This duo is brilliant! Electric Pop includes a hot pink neon creme called Pop-Arazzi Pose and a sassy nearly neon purple called Anime-Zing Color!

http://www.loxabeauty.com/brands/morgan-taylor

Visit Loxa Beauty on social sites!

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

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Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! Duo sets

Konnichiwa! As we dive right into Summer 2015, Loxa Beauty provided me for review three adorable duo sets from the Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! collection. Today I’ll be sharing with you the first set of the three, “Bubblegum Yum”! High pigments, neon and bright cremes are the perfect pair.

The Bubblegum Yum duo is everything girl and pink with amazing formulas all around. The set includes Look At You, Pink-Achu! and Tokyo A GoGo.
The Bubblegum Yum duo is everything girl and pink with amazing formulas all around. The set includes Look At You, Pink-Achu! and Tokyo A GoGo.

Inspired by Japanese street style and pop anime culture, these polishes will have you saying, “Arigatō”! First of the Bubblegum Yum duo is Look At You, Pink-Achu!

From the Bubblegum Yum duo here is Look At You Pink-Achu! is a Barbie pink creme on the neon spectrum. A formula on the thicker side but 1-2 coats will do ya, very pigmented! It dries to a satin finish so I added a coat of clear topcoat.
From the Bubblegum Yum duo here is Look At You Pink-Achu! is a Barbie pink creme on the neon spectrum. A formula on the thicker side but 1-2 coats will do ya, very pigmented! It dries to a satin finish so I added a coat of clear topcoat.

I loved both formulas and Tokyo A GoGo really jumps off your nails!

The other stunner in the set is called Tokyo A GoGo. A highly pigmented, slightly thick and easy self-leveling pinky purple orchid neon creme...oh so fun and captivating!
The other stunner in the set is called Tokyo A GoGo. A highly pigmented, slightly thick and easy self-leveling pinky purple orchid neon creme…oh so fun and captivating!

And for some kawaii (cute) fun, I used both shades for this pop art polish.

A little fun using Tokyo A GoGo with some nail art and accented with Look At You Pink-Achu!
A little fun using Tokyo A GoGo with some nail art and accented with Look At You Pink-Achu!

So far, Morgan Taylor’s formulas are fab and I can’t wait to show you the rest!

Your DISCOUNT CODE is $5 off of $25 or more! Code: 8FU9JG

The Morgan Taylor Hello Pretty! duo packs are $17/ea set.

Keep checking back, I’ll soon be featuring the other two sets, seen here!

Wow! This duo is brilliant! Electric Pop includes a hot pink neon creme called Pop-Arazzi Pose and a sassy nearly neon purple called Anime-Zing Color!
Wow! This duo is brilliant! Electric Pop includes a hot pink neon creme called Pop-Arazzi Pose and a sassy nearly neon purple called Anime-Zing Color!

Cupcake Cute-Ture is an adorable set with a shimmery oriental green called Do You Harajuku? and a nearly neon coral called Manga-Round With Me.
Cupcake Cute-Ture is an adorable set with a shimmery oriental green called Do You Harajuku? and a nearly neon coral called Manga-Round With Me.

http://www.loxabeauty.com/brands/morgan-taylor

Visit Loxa Beauty on social sites!

http://instagram.com/shopLoxa/

https://www.facebook.com/LoxaBeauty

https://www.youtube.com/user/ShopLoxaBeauty

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

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Morgan Taylor Ooh LaLa collection is très jolie!

Morgan Taylor has nailed the sophisticated shades of French fashion with the new collection, Ooh LaLa. Oh the glitter, the glam! You’ll be on-trend and on-point wearing these four shades in any combination. They beg for nail art, from beginner to advanced, this palette will bring out the artist in you! Let’s take a look.

Bonjour mes amies! Presenting the Ohh LaLa collection of Morgan Taylor. Four gorgeous lacquers inspired by all thing fab, French and flirty! From left: Amour Color Please, Escar-Go To France, Postacards From Paris and Cancan We Dance?
Bonjour mes amies! Presenting the Ohh LaLa collection of Morgan Taylor. Four gorgeous lacquers inspired by all thing fab, French and flirty! From left: Amour Color Please, Escar-Go To France, Postacards From Paris and Cancan We Dance?

Now, I took over four years of French in school, and now that I’m “mature”, I’ve lost a lot of my French conversational linguistics…badly! But every now and then, I’ll hear a word or phrase and some of it comes floating back to my lips. But I won’t torture you. It’s a good thing you don’t have to hear me! Anyway, let’s begin with the most perfect formula! They are all good, but this petite beauté had me oohing and ahhing! Amour Color Please is perfect.

Amour Color Please is a bright berry fuscia creme with a whisper of blue flash. This is one coat, that's all you need! Perfect formula, very pigmented. Accented here with a bit of French whimsy and on the pinky, the glitter topper in the quad called Escar-Go To France.
Amour Color Please is a bright berry fuscia creme with a whisper of blue flash. This is one coat, that’s all you need! Perfect formula, very pigmented. Accented here with a bit of French whimsy and on the pinky, the glitter topper in the quad called Escar-Go To France.

Escar-Go To France is a sugary treat of multi pastels of complimentary colors to the whole collection. The added holographic silver sets it off perfectly. I love it over every shade in the set but over black, c’est magnifique!

Escar-Go To France is the perfectly complimentary glitter topper to the collection. The clear base is filled with multi-sized rounds and hexes from medium to small in pastels of tiffany blue, rosey pink, white, and holographic silver. One thin coat over any shade and super easy to remove, no glitter nightmares here!
Escar-Go To France is the perfectly complimentary glitter topper to the collection. The clear base is filled with multi-sized rounds and hexes from medium to small in pastels of tiffany blue, rosey pink, white, and holographic silver. One thin coat over any shade and super easy to remove, no glitter nightmares here!

Next up is Postcards From Paris. This very pigmented Tiffany creme just reminds me of springtime in Paris. I have a few shades like this, but this one is a much fresher shade.

Postcards From Paris is a gorgeous Tiffany turquoise creme. I used two coats and although it's very pigmented, the first coat was every so slightly streaky. But the second coat makes it just right. On the accent nail is the glitter topper, Escar-Go to France over black.
Postcards From Paris is a gorgeous Tiffany turquoise creme. I used two coats and although it’s very pigmented, the first coat was every so slightly streaky. But the second coat makes it just right. On the accent nail is the glitter topper, Escar-Go to France over black.

And to finish off this quartette of fanciful and classy bunch, is Cancan We Dance? She’s a bit more of a free spirit this one! How can she help it? 😉 Her iridescent blue flash, look like the petite coats of a dance girl.

Cancan We Dance? is an elegant blushing coral creme, with the same hint of blue flash as Amour Color Please. The formula is a bit thinner and did require two coats.
Cancan We Dance? is an elegant blushing coral creme, with the same hint of blue flash as Amour Color Please. The formula is a bit thinner and did require two coats.

Bottom line: I loved the inspiration of this collection. It’s always easier to me when a collection has a common theme. But just as important is the fact that the formulas and unique shades have to grab me. These really did!

So grab your passport, your poodle and your pearls and hop on to Loxa Beauty and order yours today. You’re going to love them!

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Aloha! Hangin’ loose \mn/ with the OPI Hawaii Collection

Aloha all you wahines! Howzit? I have to admit, I am in love with 99 percent of this collection sent to me for review from Loxa Beauty! So much that I was a bit concerned about how these sun-drenched shades would look on my winter pale skin, that I actually applied bronzer on my fingers for the photos. How’s that for dedication?! No worries “brah”, it’s all da kine good when you’re on the island. And I REALLY want to get back to Maui. We were there for nine wonderful days in ’02 and all 500+ photos I took…all gone! Sadly, my laptop totally died a painful death upon reentry to the mainland and I didn’t back up my pics. Yeah, dat was lolo (stupid), I know. So I HAVE to go back right?!

Okay, I won’t torture you any further with my feeble attempt at the “pidgeon” slang. My kids would say, “lame Mom, lame.” LOL the collection consists of 12 island inspired shades. Cremes, shimmers and a lonely little metallic yellow glitter mix. Let’s take a look!

The OPI Hawaii collection for Spring 2015. Top down, left of center of starfish: top red is Go With The Lava Flow; to the right the green is My Gecko Does Tricks; the blue is The Color's Making Waves; under the blue is Hello, Hawaii Ya?; the peachy apricot creme is Is Mai Tai Crooked?; and the pink is Suzi Shops & Island Hops. To the right center of the starfish is: the mauve on top is Just Lanai-ing Around; the purple is Lost My Bikini in Molokini; the minty green is That's Hul-Arious!; the sandy nude is Do You Take Lei Away?; bottom yellow is Pineapples Have Peelings Too; and the bright coral/red is Aloha From OPI.
The OPI Hawaii collection for Spring 2015. Top down, left of center of starfish: top red is Go With The Lava Flow; to the right the green is My Gecko Does Tricks; the blue is The Color’s Making Waves; under the blue is Hello, Hawaii Ya?; the peachy apricot creme is Is Mai Tai Crooked?; and the pink is Suzi Shops & Island Hops. To the right center of the starfish is: the mauve on top is Just Lanai-ing Around; the purple is Lost My Bikini in Molokini; the minty green is That’s Hul-Arious!; the sandy nude is Do You Take Lei Away?; bottom yellow is Pineapples Have Peelings Too; and the bright coral/red is Aloha From OPI.

Get yourself a Mai Tai and pull up a beach towel. There are a lot of photos here! First up is Do You Take Lei Away?

Do You Take Lei Away is a lovely nude creme that only needed two coats. It's a bit on the beige spectrum but not too much pink. It's more like sand. Buttery formula.
Do You Take Lei Away is a lovely nude creme that only needed two coats. It’s a bit on the beige spectrum but not too much pink. It’s more like sand. Buttery formula.

Here we have Is Mai Tai Crooked?

Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a peachy salmon creme. A bit streaky on the 1st coat, starts correcting on the 2nd coat and perfect on #3! 2-3 coats depending on your technique but the color is worth it!
Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a peachy salmon creme. A bit streaky on the 1st coat, starts correcting on the 2nd coat and perfect on #3! 2-3 coats depending on your technique but the color is worth it!

One of my faves, gorgeous Aloha From OPI.

Aloha From OPI is one of my faves in the lot. It's a brilliant "almost coral" but the color reminds me more of a red island flower, maybe I've seen this on a hibiscus? Gorgeous with a tan. I used 2 coats and it's pretty amazing.
Aloha From OPI is one of my faves in the lot. It’s a brilliant “almost coral” but the color reminds me more of a red island flower, maybe I’ve seen this on a hibiscus? Gorgeous with a tan. I used 2 coats and it’s pretty amazing.

In the same color family is Go With The Lava Flow.

Go With The Lava Flow is another coral but this is a shimmer. Just a slight shimmer but really glows in the sun. I can't wait to see this on my tanned toes! Super easy to apply, 2 coats.
Go With The Lava Flow is another coral but this is a shimmer. Just a slight shimmer but really glows in the sun. I can’t wait to see this on my tanned toes! Super easy to apply, 2 coats.

And mauve shimmer in Just Lanai-ing Around.

Just Lanai-ing Around is a mauvey pink, but not your granny's mauve! It's just downright juicy. There is a very slight silver shimmer up close. This is 1 coat! But you might do 1-2. Great formula!
Just Lanai-ing Around is a mauvey pink, but not your granny’s mauve! It’s just downright juicy. There is a very slight silver shimmer up close. This is 1 coat! But you might do 1-2. Great formula!

Blushing beauty is Suzi Shops & Island Hops.

Suzi Shops & Island Hops is a bubblegum pink creme. Nothing new here. It wants to be ornery and streaky on first two coats but it dries fast as do the others. So it's all good. This took 3 coats. Another nice one for summer toes.
Suzi Shops & Island Hops is a bubblegum pink creme. Nothing new here. It wants to be ornery and streaky on first two coats but it dries fast as do the others. So it’s all good. This took 3 coats. Another nice one for summer toes.

Here is a simple mani using some of the above shades.

So, I wanted to create a simple mani using some of the color families in the collection. A simple dotticure with a gradient accent nail. On my pinky is Do You Take Lei Away? with dots of Aloha From OPI. The gradient is both of those shades plus Go With The Lava Flow. Go With The Lava Flow on my middle digit with Do You Take Lei Away?. On my pointer finger is Is Mai Tai Crooked dotted with Go With The Lava Flow.
So, I wanted to create a simple mani using some of the color families in the collection. A simple dotticure with a gradient accent nail. On my pinky is Do You Take Lei Away? with dots of Aloha From OPI. The gradient is both of those shades plus Go With The Lava Flow. Go With The Lava Flow on my middle digit with Do You Take Lei Away?. On my pointer finger is Is Mai Tai Crooked dotted with Go With The Lava Flow.

In case you have seen That’s Hul-Arious! in the bottle and wondered, I did a comparison for you against Gargantuan Green Grape (not a part of this collection, but I already had it and just knew I had to throw this one at ya!)

Okay, when I opened the package containing these 12 summery bottles, I had a deja vu moment with That's Hul-Arious! Where have I seen this before? Ahh, I have a water, yucky bottle of a gorgeous color that aggravates me to no end, Gargantuan Green Grape! Well, no they aren't dupes but you can barely see that in the bottles side by side. I've labeled them so you can see. "GGG" is a cooler shade of mint, watery and takes 4 coats to opacity and then you may still see nail bed.  Whereas "TH" from the Hawaii collection is mintier, much more opaque and not nearly as watery. It took 2 coats for me, and recommended 2-3 coats. Very glossy too! If you get That's Hul-Arious! and are tempted at any time to get Gargantuan GG, don't bother. All you need is the Aloha spirit of TH!
Okay, when I opened the package containing these 12 summery bottles, I had a deja vu moment with That’s Hul-Arious! Where have I seen this before? Ahh, I have a water, yucky bottle of a gorgeous color that aggravates me to no end, Gargantuan Green Grape! Well, no they aren’t dupes but you can barely see that in the bottles side by side. I’ve labeled them so you can see. “GGG” is a cooler shade of mint, watery and takes 4 coats to opacity and then you may still see nail bed. Whereas “TH” from the Hawaii collection is mintier, much more opaque and not nearly as watery. It took 2 coats for me, and recommended 2-3 coats. Very glossy too! If you get That’s Hul-Arious! and are tempted at any time to get Gargantuan GG, don’t bother. All you need is the Aloha spirit of TH!

I wanted you to see the difference between GGG and TH. It took 4 coats of Gargantuan and still see nail bed. That's Hul-Arious only took 2 coats.
I wanted you to see the difference between GGG and TH. It took 4 coats of Gargantuan and still see nail bed. That’s Hul-Arious only took 2 coats.

And here is That’s Hul-Arious on the nails.

That's Hul-Arious is a minty green creme, nice formula, 2 coats.
That’s Hul-Arious is a minty green creme, nice formula, 2 coats.

Another pretty green in the collection, My Gecko Does Tricks.

My Gecko Does Tricks is a shimmery, sort of duochrome like finish, very shiny and although it goes on sort of thin, it only took me 2 coats. You can get full opacity in 2-3 coats.
My Gecko Does Tricks is a shimmery, sort of duochrome like finish, very shiny and although it goes on sort of thin, it only took me 2 coats. You can get full opacity in 2-3 coats.

A beautiful Pacific blue shimmer in This Color’s Making Waves.

This Color's Making Waves is a pretty metallic with silver shimmer and silver glass flecks. This is 2 coats. It definitely reminds me of the water at the black sand beach on Maui!
This Color’s Making Waves is a pretty metallic with silver shimmer and silver glass flecks. This is 2 coats. It definitely reminds me of the water at the black sand beach on Maui!

Almost there! I know, longer than a 14-hour flight to the island chain. Here is Hello, Hawaii Ya?

Hello, Hawaii Ya? I'm not totally sure why this smoky purple landed in the collection. Maybe it represents Pele's personality. Maybe there is an island flower this color? It's pretty, and I like this cremey formula. I just don't think it needed to be in this collection with the other gorgeous grapey purple. You know what? Actually, now that I think of it, poi, that starchy purple mashed root that is so prominent in a myriad of the Island's food could be the inspiration here. At a luau we attended in Maui, besides poi we had taro root rolls nearly this color! They were goooood! So, I take it back. This color belongs. ;-)
Hello, Hawaii Ya? I’m not totally sure why this smoky purple landed in the collection. Maybe it represents Pele’s personality. Maybe there is an island flower this color? It’s pretty, and I like this cremey formula. I just don’t think it needed to be in this collection with the other gorgeous grapey purple. You know what? Actually, now that I think of it, poi, that starchy purple mashed root that is so prominent in a myriad of the Island’s food could be the inspiration here. At a luau we attended in Maui, besides poi we had taro root rolls nearly this color! They were goooood! So, I take it back. This color belongs. 😉

A gorgeous, absolutely stunning purple creme, Lost My Bikini in Molokini.

Lost My Bikini in Molokini. Molokini, that crescent islet off the coat of Molokai is a great place to dive. And you do NOT want to lose your bikini there. When we snorkeled there we saw lots of honu (sea turtles) and reef sharks! This gorgeous grapey purple creme is another of my faves in this collection. 1 COAT! LOVE IT!
Lost My Bikini in Molokini. Molokini, that crescent islet off the coat of Molokai is a great place to dive. And you do NOT want to lose your bikini there. When we snorkeled there we saw lots of honu (sea turtles) and reef sharks! This gorgeous grapey purple creme is another of my faves in this collection. 1 COAT! LOVE IT!

And last, my least favorite, but nice attempt, Pineapples Have Peelings Too.

Pineapples Have Peelings Too. I hoped to give you good news about this one. But I can't lie. This is two coats but I had to fish for every glitter (other than the colored micro glitters) on each finger. I applied the first coat easily enough and I like the shimmery yellow all by itself. But that infernal glitter does not belong in this metallic yellow polish. This is two coats. between coats I had to dob polish onto a piece of foil then pick the larger glitters up with an orangewood stick, apply, then applied the second coat. Sorry but a indie glitter it's not! I do like the yellow though!
Pineapples Have Peelings Too. I hoped to give you good news about this one. But I can’t lie. This is two coats but I had to fish for every glitter (other than the colored micro glitters) on each finger. I applied the first coat easily enough and I like the shimmery yellow all by itself. But that infernal glitter does not belong in this metallic yellow polish. This is two coats. between coats I had to dob polish onto a piece of foil then pick the larger glitters up with an orangewood stick, apply, then applied the second coat. Sorry but a indie glitter it’s not! I do like the yellow though!

That’s all 12! Have you already picked up any of these, or the whole collection? You can order them all at *** Loxa Beauty today!

Believe me, I wanted so badly to have a little tan before swatching these, so I had to fake it with bronzer. Oh well, the life of a beauty blogger! 😉

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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!

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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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