Well, this was a fun package I received in the mail today. Some gorgeous gel polishes, shimmers and Cat Eye, a dozen metallic foils and some tropical scented cuticle oil. Every single item is a winner. Let’s take a look!
First, a denim blue frosty Magnetic Cat Eye gel polish, BP 05. I thought it was going to be more of a midnight blue, but this works for me! Applied over black gel polish to really make it stand out. It is item #41515
Remember to use my 10% off discount code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.
*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.
Well, leave it to me to repurpose all things cosmetic! I saw Glitter Lambs new eyeshadows and highlighters, and they are satiny soft and easy to blend, and it occurred to me they might rub nicely into gel polish. I was right! They impart either a metallic, color changing effect, or just add a hint of a little extra something! I used these over gel polish and no wipe top coat. You can see on Jamie’s Glitter Lambs Etsy page or web site how pigmented and highlighted they really are on the skin. Some items may be temporarily sold out. Let’s take a look at my swatches! Remember, these are actually meant for eyeshadow and highlighters, but work well as nail pigments!
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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.
It may still be the dog days of summer in your neck of the woods, well, here too. But these hot temps have us dreaming of cozy fall polish collections, sweaters, and football games. Zoya hits it out of the park with the new Urban Grunge collection for Fall 2016. Twelve polishes in all with six cremes so rich and pigmented you’ll have to pinch yourself. And a mix of six sparklers, including two scattered holos, one linear holo, and three metallics. Be sure to order now, they ship on 8/19/2016. Let’s take a look!
Here are the swatches, starting with the metallics/holos!
And the cremes…
CONCLUSION: Every formula was perfect. The thinnest of the thicker cremes was August. My favorite shades of the cremes…a tossup between the deep reds of Tara and Courtney. In regards to the formulas of the metallics and holos, every single one was perfect. My faves were Merida, Finley and Ash. But don’t back me into a corner, I love them all!
Each of these are $10ea or $60 per set of 6.
ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! (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.
The NEW ZOYA Urban Grunge collection of creams, metallics & holos reinterprets Grunge with a modern twist for Fall 2016! Featuring six sleek, one coat, color saturated creams plus six coordinating linear, scattered holos and metal foil metallics to amp up the voltage of the season. All densely pigmented with a smooth application. Take a look!
And here are the holos and metallics!
I’m pretty excited that Zoya is adding three more holos to their massive inventory of lacquer choices. The rest of this collection is drop dead gorgeous as well. I’ll be getting my grunge on soon when I receive the samplers. As soon as they arrive I’ll get them all swatched and share with you! Which ones are your craving?
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AUGUST 15, 2016 ON ZOYA.COM
LOOKING FOR A PERFECT MANICURE? TRY GOING NAKED with COLOR!
·Clean and prep nails using Zoya Remove +.
·Apply one coat of Zoya Naked Manicure TM Basecoat.
·Follow with one coat of Zoya Naked Manicure TM Perfector to create an ultra-smooth surface.
·Next apply one to two coats of Zoya URBAN GRUNGE Nail Polish color.
·Top with one coat of Zoya Naked Manicure TM Glossy Seal.
·Finish by applying one to two drops of Zoya Fast Drops.
*Formulated without formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, THTP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead.
I just posted the ILNP Summer “Shimmer” Collection 2016 earlier today. Now here is the gorgeous sister collection, Summer Collection. A fabulous ensemble of finishes and shades. None will disappoint! They are available to order now for $10 ea or $60 for a set. Let’s take a look!
Let’s see swatches, because really. That’s why you’re here!
CONCLUSION: I LOVED each one of this collection, all amazing formulas and all super shiny. My fave? How does “yeah, you’ll have these when you pull them from my cold, dead fingers!” LOL
What is your vegan/cruelty free policy? ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.
Are your nail polishes 3-Free? Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.
What does 3-Free mean? 3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”
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*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own. All photography in this post is by me and cannot be used unless expressly requested from either myself or ILNP.
Today I have another installment of some really adorable Boho jewelry and body enhancements from The Iced Sugar Cookie. WARNING! Tons of images but so worth a look! I will mention again, some of the images I’m sharing today are photos taken by my amazing photographer son, Nathan Duncan, and his model/girlfriend, Paula. 🙂 Yeah, I’m a proud mama, what can I say?! Be sure to check out The Iced Sugar Cookie web site often because they are adding new goodies, inexpensive and some high-end icings all of the time! I’ll just dispense the images one after the other now then you get yourself over there do some Boho shoppin’!
CONCLUSION: I know this was a long one today folks but I just had to show you these adorable pieces! You won’t find these at your local discount store so be the first in your circle to get your Boho look on! And don’t forget, The Iced Sugar Cookie also has a whole new line of higher end jewelry as well! Love this store!
Here are the links to find today’s products and The Iced Sugar Cookie in general. Check them out. You won’t be sorry. And I might mention, shipping for USA is free for totals over $15.
I Absolutely must mention, the beautiful model featured again here is my son’s girlfriend, Paula. Thank you sweetie for modeling! And our son, Nathan Duncan, is key photographer for this post! Here are his particulars!
* All products featured in this post were provided by The Iced Sugar Cookie for review at no cost. No other compensation was exchanged. Photography is exclusively provided by LacqueredLori and Nathanduncanphoto and may not be used except by us and The Iced Sugar Cookie.
I have been dying to get this review out to my lovely readers for a couple of weeks now. I received this set right at Christmastime and I was also recovering from being sick most of December. My sweet hubby just has double carpal tunnel surgery the other day, well, on our anniversary! Needless to say, we are healing up nicely, my company has departed and the dust has settled in our house. 😉 I’m so excited to finally share these four gorgeous polishes with you. The Baroness X Dreamscape Part II collection is a simply put, “DREAMY”! Let’s take a look at these fabulous indie creations!
The formulas are smooth and glide nicely over any basecoat (and it is recommended that you use a deep, dark or black underneath to really show how these babies pop). They dry fairly smooth and I recommend a thin topcoat. They wear really well. After swatching all four of these, I wore one of them for full week, plus a couple of days. Although easy to remove, I had very little tip wear and no chipping. On with the Dreamscapes!
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.
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.
And for a more smouldering look, here are I’m So Hot and Tinsel My Fancy.
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.
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.
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Morgan Taylor, The premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals for you. Smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.
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I especially love this month’s installment of the Decades collection from polish subscription company, SquareHue. The collection focuses on the decade of 2000s, and this silvery trio commemorates a couple of key memories the whole world shares in one way or another. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. A bright light that helped ease the pain of those times was Idol, a program that allowed us to keep our mind off a changing world. And as I pen this entry tonite, the world has been put on alert once again. Unfolding as we speak, terrorist attacks have occurred all around Paris, France. Never Forget is still on our tongues. But I don’t write this to bring you down and rekindle painful memories. I mention it because we can’t forget we don’t live in a perfect world and we can’t bury our heads in the sand. And we must continue on and hold our heads up high. We can be positive and be kind, helpful, hopeful. There is still a lot of beauty in this world. We appreciate companies like SquareHue. Not only do they bring beauty and color into the world. They contribute daily to the rescue of trafficked and kidnapped individuals. That is hope my friends.
Let’s take a look at this month’s polishes!
Come back next month for my next SH post on the December collection. They ship out on the 1st of the month!
ALSO! SquareHue is now offering a second option for monthly subbies. A2-pack box is now available for $10.99/mo +SH. The 3-packs are still available for $14.99. See site for details!
Subscription price for SquareHue is $14.99/mo +Shipping and Handling out of Miami, Florida. Subbies can choose immediate monthly deliveries or suspend/skip months as they wish. There are other new incentives, see the web site for details.
SquareHue.com. You can also hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
SquareHue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers. Five-free. Vegan-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. Made in the USA.