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A silvery trio from SquareHue Decades Collection

The silvery trio from SquareHue's Decades Collection, 2000 for 11.15. From left: Never Forget 2001, Idol 2002, Hurricane 2005.

The silvery trio from SquareHue’s Decades Collection, 2000 for 11.15. From left: Never Forget 2001, Idol 2002, Hurricane 2005.

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!

Never Forget 2002, is a silver foil metallic one-coater. It dries to a satiny finish. I applied two lines of Hurricane to represent the Twin Towers.

Never Forget 2002, is a silver foil metallic one-coater. It dries to a satiny finish. I applied two lines of Hurricane to represent the Twin Towers.

Idol 2002 is a simple silver micro glitter topper in a clear smooth base. One coat here over Never Forget.

Idol 2002 is a simple silver micro glitter topper in a clear smooth base. One coat here over Never Forget.

Hurricane 2005 is a metallic pewter that dries to a medium satin finish. One coat! Katrina seems like it was yesterday.

Hurricane 2005 is a metallic pewter that dries to a medium satin finish. One coat! Katrina seems like it was yesterday.

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. A 2-pack box is now available for $10.99/mo +SH. The 3-packs are still available for $14.99. See site for details!

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**This collection was sent to me for review purposes and all opinions are my own.

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A bit of inspiration for you from my Zoya Mystery trio promo

As I’m getting through my mountain of polishes that were waiting for me, I’m back from vacation and I’m almost caught up! I wanted to throw in this quick manicure that just popped into my head while staring at the three polishes included as a mystery mini trio from the January 2014 Zoya promo. I read a lot of “on-the-fence” reactions to these three little bottles.

In case you missed it, these are the  Zoya's January 2015 Mystery Trio (minis) came with the 3 for Free pay $15 shipping. Upon opening the box I was not surprised as I had already seen photos being posted on Instagram and when mine arrived I was out of town. I was not sure these would fit into my polish life but Zoya polishes are always great formulas and worth a try. And they were free! I have to say these formulas are perfect! Here is Charlott, Anais and Severine.

In case you missed it, these are the Zoya’s January 2015 Mystery Trio (minis) came with the 3 for Free pay $15 shipping. Upon opening the box I was not surprised as I had already seen photos being posted on Instagram and when mine arrived I was out of town. I was not sure these would fit into my polish life but Zoya polishes are always great formulas and worth a try. And they were free! I have to say these formulas are perfect! Here is Charlott, Anais and Severine.

But you know what? I like them! The khaki shade Charlott is super pigmented and applies like butter. Only two coats and it dries glossy and fast. Anais is a warm (almost brownish bronze shimmer) pewter and two coats will reach full opacity as well. In the bottle I thought, meh. Then I applied and immediately fell in love. And finally Severine is a white gold metallic and with careful 2-coat application you can nearly get by without metallic streaks. But it’s so pretty, it’s totally worth it. I have to say that this Peter Som ensemble is quite lovely. Not a part of Zoya’s core line but I wish they were. I’d love full size bottles. Here is my mani!

Looking for a little inspiration for your mystery polishes? As these were featured with the A/W 2012 Runway show colab with designer Peter Som, it just looked like my design should be based on the fashion plate idea. I used all three with a dry marble using Charlott at the base and marbled Anais and Severine.

Looking for a little inspiration for your mystery polishes? As these were featured with the A/W 2012 Runway show colab with designer Peter Som, it just looked like my design should be based on the fashion plate idea. I used all three with a dry marble using Charlott at the base and marbled Anais and Severine.

Did you receive this long-awaited promo? I mean, seriously long because Zoya experienced an unprecedented response to this promotion. I ordered a few lemmings, Dot, Sooki and Lo. Have you used your minis yet? Post them on Instagram, I’d love to see them!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!

$9 (US) Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

*These polishes came as a promotion pkg included with my own polish purchase. All opinions are my own.

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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These products were sent to me free of charge for review. All opinions are my own.

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