Here it is May already and the weather is fine! SquareHue takes us to “Scooter Key West” and we join the Conch Nation is celebrating all things tropical! You know I love Florida and this month’s sub box is just what I hoped it would be.
Key West is part of the Island chain of the Florida Keys, a mere 90 miles north of Cuba. So let’s jump on our scooters and take a look at some warm and inviting nail lacquers. Perfect for your next trip to America’s Caribbean.
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It’s been a little while since I have had a chance to post anything from Madam Glam Cosmetics. Between packing moving, buying a house, packing again, moving again, holidays and company, I’m finally getting back into the groove with my favorite indie girls! I have a few amazing products to share with you this evening. Now I’ve tried many many polishes from MG, but this time, I also got the chance to try out an amazing polish remover and a Quick Dry top coat.
I have tried those department store sponge dip removers before. They are ok but they are just acetone and a sponge. It took me just as long with those to remove polish as if they were from a bottle. But Madam Glad Express Nail Polish Remover is a wonder to behold. In fact, I’d like to see this is a giant sponge bottle! This stuff is FAST! 3 seconds average to remove, 9-10 seconds for ornery glitter. I did a short video which I’ll share on my Instagram feed, because I don’t have permissions here on WordPress to share it. Dip, twist and your nail comes out totally clean. The only thing I would change is the sponge did come apart a tiny bit. Not sure what happened but a few tiny fragments of the black sponge within came out on my finger. Maybe it was just a few pieces from when the sponge was installed. So if that is normal, no worries. But if we could have sponge that doesn’t shed, that would make this a perfect product. That being said, the magic is in the remover! I also used by cleanup brush dipped into it when cleaning up my manicure and it whisked away every trace for super quick cleanup. Here’s what Madam Glam says about it:
“Express Nail Polish Remover”
Nail polish remover that will leave your nails nice and clean, as if the lacquer was never there. Say goodbye to the classic way of removing nail polish. This is one of the life-hacks you need for your nail care routine. No need for cotton pads! Everything you need is all in one item. You can easily take it on your travels, as it is perfectly packaged, for when you are away. How does it work? Inside the bottle you will find foam soaked in nail polish remover. Insert one finger at a time and twist it until there is no more nail polish left on the nail.
– It smells awesome!
– The foam has a comfortable texture.
– The white peach extract will leave your cuticles nurtured and moisturized, thanks to its vitamins and minerals. It’s time to make your nail polish removing experience so much easier and healthier for your finger tips!!”
I give this product 2 clean thumbs up! Now, about the Quick Dry Topcoat. Love it! I’m always on the lookout for a great glossy topcoat that dries fast, doesn’t get thick or sticky and speeds up my whole mani operation. As much as I swatch, it’s pretty important that I have a good reliable topcoat. Here is what Madam Glam has to say about it:
If you’re tired of waiting for your mani to dry, this is the solution!
– Apply after polish and top coat
– Look up the latest polish of Madam Glam
– And surprise it’s already dry!
On to the four gorgeous shades I have to show you. I’ll just post the photos here and let them speak for themselves!
That’s it for this round from Madam Glam. Always a pleasure to work with Elsa. Her company is Aces and the products are uncanny. If you haven’t already, check them out through the links below.
Madam Glam offers a ton in Vampy shades, neutrals, Neons, Pastels, Glitters and Metallics, and nail treatments. They also have Soak Off Gel polishes, eye makeup, blushes, foundations and lipsticks. All are full size beautifully and carefully packaged bottles. All Madam Glam products are “five-free”: Product does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DiButyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin Or Camphor.
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Today I’d like to share with you four more gorgeous new Ultra Holos from I Love Nail Polish! They are Paper Route, Paige, Float On and Ten Fold. I hope you didn’t miss the Preorder but you can still order them singly, or the whole set. I only have two left to share, coming soon. Let’s get started!
Here is a super summery shade, Ten Fold, perfect for those lazy hazy days on the water!
For those days you want some flash but you’re in a neutral mood, here is Paper Route.
Float On is a an amazing aquamarine with tons of ultra holographic sparkle.
And Paige, she’s a very berry pink loaded with sparkle!
Stay tuned, I’ll be bringing you the last two by this weekend. If you can’t wait, head over to ILNP and get yours ordered today! Bottom line, I love the Ultra Holos and I highly recommend them. Oh yeah, I have a bunch of new Summer polishes from ILNP coming soon too. Barbra and her crew have been busy little bees! 😉
Reminder: here are what the 10 new Ultra Holo bottles look like!
Now here are a few fabulous facts for your reading pleasure.
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.”
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!
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!
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.
It made a gorgeous base for a little “Cute-Ture” nail art!
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!
Madam Glam, I salute you! I received five polishes from Madam Glam and every single one goes beyond my expectations. I am telling you, if you haven’t tried their nail lacquers, DO NOT HESITATE another moment. They are phenominal. I haven’t had a chance yet to try the other cosmetics but I can imagine they are just as impressive. I wanted to share these with you immediately!
I HAVE start out with a Valentine’s Day nail art since tomorrow is the big day. Now I’m no pro or even try to give you the impression that I’m any kind of nail artist. But hand painted hearts I can do. Since I received a pretty pastel pink polish called “In Love” I spied it as the perfect base for my Vday mani. In Love is described as, “”You don’t have to be in love to fall in love with this shade! An innocent pale pink that brings back the memory of your first romance.” Two coats!
• Pink Creme
• One to two coats for full opacity
• Very smooth to apply
Next, here is your next lemming! If you are looking for a ONE-COATER neon that won’t stain, that isn’t completely matte, you won’t need an undie white to make it stand out, is 5-free and will absolutely sear your eyes with brilliant neon awesomeness, Mint Cocktail is for you. In fact, since you’re going to want this on your nails and your toes this summer, you should probably order a backup. I just kept saying, “Wow!” as I applied this quick drying hyper-pigmented showstopper. Lookee! 🙂 I was also sent a fab GLOSSY AS HECK black called Black Hole that is perfect in two coats. Also an essential in your polish arsenal and it’s what I used for accent here. Mint Cocktail is described as, “”Let this breathtaking shade see the light and you’re sure to have an amazing mood for the day. Vitalizing and full of surprises, you won’t regret giving a punchy touch to your nails.” When I saw my Instagram bud Miss Holly Berries review Mint Cocktail, and saw her swatch on her Youtube channel I was blown away. And if the brains behind Madam Glam shades are listening in, please please please create a hot pink, neon blue and neon orange in this formula! We’ll be bowing down before you chanting, “we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!” 😉
• One careful coat or two thin coats
• Unlike other neons, no white base required for full opacity
Black Hole is described as, “Classy, deep and trendy, Black Hole will be your best friend during cooler seasons!”
• Two thin coats for full opacity
• Very smooth to apply
The weather this month is turning out to be another “snowpocalypse” for some in the USA. So who isn’t dreaming of sunny spring and summer days? Here is Sea, Swing and Sun to inspire you. Two coats! Sea, Swing and Sun is described as, “Imagine being in front of clear caribbean waters under a cloudless sky. Here’s the most adorable pastel baby blue to make you feel like summer is around.” Two coats!
• One heavy coat or two thin coats for full opacity
• Very smooth to apply
It’s only February and we still have some chilly days and nights ahead. Make A Wish is a blue glitter combo with it’s dark jelly base is perfect for those cold snowy times. It reminds me of a winter midnight sky. I painted one coat over Black Hole. Make A Wish is described as, “Your wish for the perfect glittery blue nail polish came true with this gorgeous nail polish shade. Now you can sparkle all year long!” One coat over Black Hole.
• One coat over base coat, black is superb, 2-3 coats alone
• On the thick side, but smooth to apply
That’s it for my Madam Glam beauties today. Get your orders in soon. Especially for that Mint Cocktail as it won’t be winter forever. Remember, you can find some great cosmetics there while you’re at it.
Madam Glam offers a ton in Vampy shades, neutrals, Neons, Pastels, Glitters and Golds. They also have Soak Off Gel polishes, eye makeup, blushes, foundations and lipsticks. All are full size beautifully packaged bottles. All Madam Glam products are “five-free”: Product does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DiButyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin Or Camphor.
Also, you get free shipping for orders over $40. Check the web site often for special offers.
For this look I used two of the seven new shades from Cult Cosmetics, La Cita and The Viper Room. I knew I wanted to use these two beautiful, glossy cremes together, then it clicked!
By the way, the formulas on both of these are perfect as always with Cult Cosmetics polishes. They dry fast and glossy, typically one coaters. I decided on a sort of fanned out, somewhat geometric design.
I have several more new shades to share with you in the coming weeks, so keep your eye out here. Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss one post!
Do you have any of the new shades yet? They are pretty amazing. Order top quality polishes from Cult Cosmetics here:
As with all the other Cult Cosmetic, the formulas are primo.
Cult lacquers are premium, 5-FREE, Vegan, cruelty-free single coat polishes and makeup products. None of their polishes are animal tested and they are made in California, USA.
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.
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.
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 is loaded with pink and rosy toned micro glitters in a rosy jelly base.
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!
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.
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.