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Frighteningly fun collection “Fall for FLL” from Finger Lickin’ Lacquer!

WARNING: Image heavy! 😉 When the owner/creator of the indie polish company, Finger Lickin’ Lacquer, shared the names and descriptions of the soon-to-be-released Fall collection, Fall for FLL, I was already conjuring up ideas for how I would photograph all nine. I have to tell you, the fragrance descriptions are spot on and there are six of the nine in this set that will make you crave those Autumn flavors.

The Fall for FLL Collection, from left: Apple Tart, Bonfire Night, Cranberry Cosmos, Fair Enchantress, Harvest Moon; Mauvelous, Dahling!, Poison Apple, Pumpking, in front Spoopy.

The Fall for FLL Collection, from left: Apple Tart, Bonfire Night, Cranberry Cosmos, Fair Enchantress, Harvest Moon; Mauvelous, Dahling!, Poison Apple, Pumking, in front Spoopy.

First up is Apple Tart. Two easy coats, awesome formula, smells so good, seriously good!

I love the scattered Holo in this. Gorgeous in the sunlight!

I love the scattered Holo in this. Gorgeous in the sunlight!

Apple Tart is descibed as "a bright red scattered holographic polish that brings to mind chilly nights at the carnival with candied apples, or brisk fall days spent up at the local apple orchard picking apples and stopping in for some warm apple cider and maybe an apple cider doughnut too. It is scented with an apple tart fragrance."

Apple Tart is descibed as “a bright red scattered holographic polish that brings to mind chilly nights at the carnival with candied apples, or brisk fall days spent up at the local apple orchard picking apples and stopping in for some warm apple cider and maybe an apple cider doughnut too. It is scented with an apple tart fragrance.”

Next is Bonfire Night. Two coats, great formula, glossy like the rest. Very holographic!

Bonfire Night smells sooo yummy! And I guarantee it's a sparkler!

Bonfire Night smells sooo yummy! And I guarantee it’s a sparkler!

Bonfire Night is descibed as "a navy blue intensely holographic polish with a mulled cider fragrance. This polish was intended to mimic a clear night sky with all the stars twinkling – a perfect night to have a bonfire and spend time with friends and family, drinking from mugs of cider and keeping warm by the fire."

Bonfire Night is descibed as “a navy blue intensely holographic polish with a mulled cider fragrance. This polish was intended to mimic a clear night sky with all the stars twinkling – a perfect night to have a bonfire and spend time with friends and family, drinking from mugs of cider and keeping warm by the fire.”

I LOVE this juicy Cranberry Cosmos. Sounds like a sparkling drink doesn’t it? The scent is delish.

Juicy and a great formula as well.

Juicy and a great formula as well.

Cranberry Cosmos is descibed as "a cranberry intensely holographic polish with the sweet and tart fragrance of cranberry relish. This polish has all of the sparkle and shimmer of the cosmos packed into a beautiful cranberry red that is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner."

Cranberry Cosmos is descibed as “a cranberry intensely holographic polish with the sweet and tart fragrance of cranberry relish. This polish has all of the sparkle and shimmer of the cosmos packed into a beautiful cranberry red that is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.”

I’m so smitten with Fair Enchantress. Two coats is all you need and it even looks great with a matte topcoat like I did here on the ring finger.

I think it's FAIR to say this stunner is my fave in this beautiful collection!

I think it’s FAIR to say this stunner is my fave in this beautiful collection!

Fair Enchantress is descibed as "a plum crelly with copper and gold hex glitters that started off as a custom for a dear friend. She and I fell so in love with this polish that we agreed to release it with the fall collection. Fair Enchantress is one of three unscented polishes in the fall collection."

Fair Enchantress is descibed as “a plum crelly with copper and gold hex glitters that started off as a custom for a dear friend. She and I fell so in love with this polish that we agreed to release it with the fall collection. Fair Enchantress is one of three unscented polishes in the fall collection.”

Here is a bottle macro of Fair Enchantress to tempt you even more.

Fair Enchantress is enchanting!

Fair Enchantress is enchanting!

Harvest Moon is a warm yellow…and it’s the sheerest of the set. I used three coats here and tested it with one coat over white on the ring finger. That brightens it up but if you want the warmer look, try 3-4 coats over the bare nail. It’s easy to apply, and really sparkles in the sun.

Harvest Moon is a nice transitional yellow. Not too bright, but still sparkles.

Harvest Moon is a nice transitional yellow. Not too bright, but still sparkles.

Harvest Moon is descibed as "a brilliant mustard yellow scattered holographic polish. Its color is perfect for fall – it’s a match for the changing leaves and it’s perfect for going to hay rides and corn mazes. Harvest Moon is the second of three unscented polishes in the fall collection."

Harvest Moon is descibed as “a brilliant mustard yellow scattered holographic polish. Its color is perfect for fall – it’s a match for the changing leaves and it’s perfect for going to hay rides and corn mazes. Harvest Moon is the second of three unscented polishes in the fall collection.”

This is not your granny’s mauve…no ma’am! Mauvelous, Dahling! is sultry yet has enough sparkle for the party.

A smoky and sexy mauve, Mauvelous, Dahling! is a feisty winner!

A smoky and sexy mauve, Mauvelous, Dahling! is a feisty winner!

Mauvelous, Dahling! is descibed as "a mauve scattered holographic polish. Mauve is a perfect fall color and goes well with everything, and the subtle holographic sparkle really makes the polish pop. Mauvelous, Dahling! is the third unscented polish in the fall collection."

Mauvelous, Dahling! is descibed as “a mauve scattered holographic polish. Mauve is a perfect fall color and goes well with everything, and the subtle holographic sparkle really makes the polish pop. Mauvelous, Dahling! is the third unscented polish in the fall collection.”

No need to be afraid of this Poison Apple! It smells divine, and even has some spooky fun black skulls and crossbones within.

This sparkler is also sheer. 3 coats on the bare nail as I did here. 2 if you paint it on thicker but I prefer to layer it on thin.

This sparkler is also sheer. 3 coats on the bare nail as I did here. 2 if you paint it on thicker but I prefer to layer it on thin.

Poison Apple is descibed as "a granny smith green polish with red-to-gold flakes and a spooky surprise – skull and crossbone glitters lurking just beneath the surface. Poison Apple has a tart green apple fragrance."

Poison Apple is descibed as “a granny smith green polish with red-to-gold flakes and a spooky surprise – skull and crossbone glitters lurking just beneath the surface. Poison Apple has a tart green apple fragrance.”

This Pumking is a glorious pumpkin shade and a great formula. Misused two coats here.

Pumking is one of those orange shades I can wear with or without a tan!

Pumking is one of those orange shades I can wear with or without a tan!

Pumking is descibed as "an orange scattered holographic polish with hints of green shimmer. Pumking is the perfect pumpkin polish for fall. It’s perfect for trips to the pumpkin patch and for carving your spooky jack-o-lantern. Pumking is scented like sweet pumpkin pie."

Pumking is descibed as “an orange scattered holographic polish with hints of green shimmer. Pumking is the perfect pumpkin polish for fall. It’s perfect for trips to the pumpkin patch and for carving your spooky jack-o-lantern. Pumking is scented like sweet pumpkin pie.”

And last is the party polish of the bunch, Spoopy! And oh my gosh, it smells like a bag of Halloween candy! Opaque in 2-3 coats, or one over black. I used one coat over a coat of Bonfire Night.

This glitter filled party in a bottle of black crelly screams Halloween!

This glitter filled party in a bottle of black crelly screams Halloween!

Spoopy is descibed as "a fun black crelly with hex glitters in orange, purple, yellow, and green. Spoopy is so named because of a fun post on Tumblr featuring misspelled Halloween decorations. It was silly and took on a life of its own, and this polish is very much the same – Spoopy’s the perfect fun Halloween polish, especially with its sweet candy corn fragrance."

Spoopy is descibed as “a fun black crelly with hex glitters in orange, purple, yellow, and green. Spoopy is so named because of a fun post on Tumblr featuring misspelled Halloween decorations. It was silly and took on a life of its own, and this polish is very much the same – Spoopy’s the perfect fun Halloween polish, especially with its sweet candy corn fragrance.”

Yup, you have to see it closeup! 😉

Macro of Spoopy!

Macro of Spoopy!

** In addition to these polishes, several new fall scents will be available for the cuticle oils we offer. These scents include Pecan Pie, White Chocolate, Pumpkin Roll, Chai Tea, Mocha Latte, Cappuccino, and Sweet Potato Pie. Cuticle oils are still $4.50 each.

The Fall for FLL collection releases on September 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST. Polishes are priced from $8.50 to $10 per bottle. The entire set of nine polishes will be available for $80. All Finger Lickin’ Lacquers are 5-free and are not tested on animals. Unless otherwise noted, our products are vegan-friendly as well. Finger Lickin’ Lacquer is only available on Etsy at fingerlickinlacquer.etsy.com.

I might add that Jen can also create custom polishes. Just ask her!

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

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The Magic Touch Trio Fall 2014 from the Morgan Taylor Enchantment Collection

I’ve had the good fortune to team up with Loxa Beauty so I can share some of their extensive inventory of top quality nail lacquers and nail care products! Today I’m going to share with you the first of a two-part series of Morgan Taylor polishes, each in 3-pack full size sets.

Introducing the Morgan Taylor Fall 2014 Enchantment Collection. Escape to a magical fantasyland with this limited-edition palette of three majestic hues.

First up in the set is the moody and mysterious, Hocus Pocus. I thought it would be fun and fitting to accent this mani with it’s set mates, I’m The Good Witch and Magician’s Assistant.

Hocus Pocus is a highly pigmented one coater. Smooth and creamy.

Hocus Pocus is a highly pigmented one coater. Smooth and creamy.

I’m no stranger to Morgan Taylor lacquers and just as I expected, the formulas in this set are highly pigmented and easy to apply.

Hocus Pocus - 0.5 oz. Dusty mint crème

Hocus Pocus – 0.5 oz.
Dusty mint crème

Next is a gorgeous glitter, I’m The Good Witch. It can be used as a glitter topcoat using one coat as I did here over Magician’s Assistant. Or 2-3 coats on it’s own!

I'm The Good Witch, one coat over Magician's Assistant (also on the accent nail) gorgeous!

I’m The Good Witch, one coat over Magician’s Assistant (also on the accent nail) it truly glistens!

I’m the Good Witch is loaded with pink and rosy toned micro glitters in a rosy jelly base.

I'm The Good Witch - 0.5 oz. Pink pewter glitter

I’m The Good Witch – 0.5 oz. Pink pewter glitter

And the third beauty in this set is Magician’s Assistant. She’s a delicate pale dusty rose, but not your grandma’s rose. Not by a long shot!

Magician's assistant is also a PHENOMINAL one coater.

Magician’s assistant is also a PHENOMINAL one coater.

In a set like this it’s hard to decide which is your favorite because all three are fabulous. This is a well assembled set and they all compliment each other perfectly.

Magician's Assistant - 0.5 oz. Rosy mauve crème

Magician’s Assistant – 0.5 oz. Rosy mauve crème

This set is a winner, just as the next one will be when I come back here soon to tempt you with “Do You Believe?“. I’ll see you then. And oh by the way, please comment!

Loxa explains the Morgan Taylor lacquers as…”Morgan Taylor offers the premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals just for you. Inspired by luminous pearls, raw gems, semi-precious stones, glimmering silvers and radiant gold all drawn from the earth. The exclusive Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer is infused with rare and precious elements. All pigments are saturated, pure and finely milled for luminous metallics, never before seen shimmers, decadent crèmes, stunning sheers and more glistening glitters. The payoff—smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.”

In the next few days I’ll be sharing the second trio in the Enchantment series, “Do You Believe?” It’s every bit as stunning as this must-have collection.

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An Ode to Odette

An Ode to Odette

I never thought I’d like these neutrals with my current complexion…winter blah. When I finally got over to my local Ulta store I found Zoya’s Naturel Collection in force. Luckily they had a “color spoon” set there with the whole collection painted on plastic nails. That way shoppers can hold them to their fingers to see if they like them. Admitedly, I knew the first two pale shades, Chantal and Taylor, were going to be a no-go for me. Not until at least I have a tan! It just made me look, sort of dead! LOL I am interested in Rue and Brigitte however and plan to pick them up at some point. The darkest sister, Normani? I just don’t see that one on me at all. Not even with a tan. So for starters, Odette won me over.

I’ve been neglecting buying plain Jane creams for some time but I’m branching out. I am smitten by glitters, shimmers, glass flecks, holos, duochromes, multichromes. Well you get the idea. I’m easily hypnotized by all that sparkly! But there are times a girl just wants something soft and smooth and delicate on the eyes. Zoya’s Naturel Collection fills that bill and all within the Pantone 2014 arena. I think beautiful was a perfect one to get me back on the neutral cream track.

She's a beauty!

She’s a beauty!

Odette had me a tad worried on the first coat. I wasn’t expecting, or I’m not used to thinner formulas, but she evened out nicely. As is typical for Zoya brushes, they are amazing and splay perfectly for even distribution. For best effect and full coverage you’ll want two coats. Zoya claims color intensity is a 5 on a scale of 1-5 for opacity. I’m confused about the claim of being in the color family of Mauve, because in the description Zoya notes this shade to be a “sultry orchid maroon”. I’m going to go with that! 😉 I just have to say, I love it and oh by the way, she dries glossy enough to almost see yourself. An extra feather in her cap. So this is my ode to Odette. You pulled me in, you won my heart, and that my friend is just the start.

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