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.
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!
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I have the good fortune of blogging for RPR Marketing. They promote CND salon products including their long-wearing Weekly Polish System and even longer-wearing Shellac. I’m rarely disappointed in Vinylux collections and always welcome their arrival! Today I’ll be sharing the new CND Vinylux Holiday 2015 Aurora collection.
As CND so eloquently states, “Discover the beauty of the Arctic tundra with the NEW Holiday 2015 Aurora collection from CND. Colors crystallize into shimmering frozen pastels and surreal glacial hues. This holiday season, nail trends capture a crystalline essence with icy, glistening finishes,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Shapes range from the elegantly slender almond to a naturally subtle square, with shimmer that evokes the glint of sun setting across the snow.”
Let’s take a look at these four frozen beauties! First up is Winter Glow.
And from that glisteny spectrum of colors in the night, Nordic Lights.
This pink is a throwback to my younger days of frosty pastel pinks, Tundra.
And no winter collection is complete without a frost cool blue stunner, Glacial Mist.
Conclusion: I really like this collection. My favorite of the collection is Nordic Lights. I’m a sucker for plumy purples, jelly bases and holo! And frosty pale pinks are pretty, but sort of old school. I’d have like to have seen a near black/blue jelly with tiny holo sparkles instead. Sort of like the midnight sky with lights twinkling. But that’s just me. All the formulas were great! Just a little hiccup and I’m sure a very rare anomaly, I did have one funky brush…and a solution should you encounter one with any polish.
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.”
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!
**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.
Have you ever dreamed of naming a Zoya Color? This is your big chance to join in on the color naming fun… Zoya Creative Director, Rebecca Isa has created 3 gorgeous, new colors for Redbook and the magazine is running a naming contest for them in the September 15 Issue (page 60).
I have two of six polishes sent to me from Madam Glam to share with you today. Drink With Me and Bronze Me Baby. I’ll be following up with the last four in a very near future post! But first, let me help you drool over these beauties!
Drink With Me by Madam Glam is the quintessential deep deep burgundy wine. It’s almost like having a Cabernet with a slight sexy shimmer on your nails.
Application is as near to pigmented perfection as it comes. The formula is what I like to see in all cremes and shimmers like this. It stays buttery smooth and wet for the duration that you apply it to each fingernail. It never drags or get ahead of itself. It doesn’t pool or goop up on you. It’s patient and kind! Lol yet it dries fairly quickly to such a glossy finish, you’ll wonder if you already applied a gloss topcoat and slept through it!
Bronze Me Baby is another huge win. This formula…wow! Love love love it!
I can’t wait to show you the rest. I’m trying desperately to stay caught up with all my swatching. With about a dozen polishes waiting in the wings and even more winging their way through the postal service presently, I say to winter, “Bring it on!” My nails and my camera are ready 😉 Footnote: I hit my pointer finger nail on a grocery cart today…no, I didn’t swear but I wanted to! I broke the tip off the nail of my model hand, so, looks like I’ll be shortening those nails a bit so they all match. So my next swatches my nails will be more “working length” but oh well, they grow fast thank goodness!
I need to also mention, Madam Glam not only updated their bottle designs, great brushes I might say. But the boxes that hold up to three polishes are super sturdy and well packaged. Great touch and attention to detail. I love that!
Madam Glam offers a myriad of shades in Vampy shades, neutrals, Neons, Pastels, Glitters and Golds. They also have Soak Off Gel polishes, foundations and lipsticks. All are full size .5 oz beautifully packaged bottles. All Madam Glam products are “five-free”: Product does not contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DiButyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin Or Camphor.
Zoya says, “Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust* formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!” And I believe it! Seriously, this assortment reminds me of wrapping papers with it’s silvery blue, sparkly PixieDusts*, visions of sugar plums and winter’s night black.
I love how Zoya designed these six polishes to compliment each other so well, and I can’t wait to get my juices flowing. But for starters, I’ll keep it simple so you can see the collection now.
First we have silky Haven. So plumy and rich. I used two coats here, no top coat.
Thea, like Haven’s gorgeous sister! Two coats.
Here we have delicate Prim. Even her name is mild-mannered! Two coats, no top coat.
Nori, reminds me so much of sparkly gift wrap I love for Christmas. Two coats, no top coat.
Willa is dark and glossy, perfect! Two coats, no top coat here.
Imogen is such a sexy blingy black. Be still my heart! Two coats, no top coat.
So have you ordered your Wishes yet? I was surprised not to see some sort of red and/or green in this year’s collection, but maybe something is coming. I don’t know but you can be sure if it drops down the chimney, it will land on my fingers! On a scale of 1-10, I’d rate this collection 9 out of 10. I love the Magical PixieDusts* best out of the collection, and of the standards included Haven has my vote. By the way, drying time on all of these were speedy. I like that around the holidays don’t you?!
* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required. Order now! Available through Zoya.com and Ulta Stores.
When I found out I’d be swatching the re-release of these six fabulous polishes from Zoya’s Matte Velvet collection I nearly fell out of my chair! I’ve seen some swatches before and in my opinion they are among the velvetiest mattes I’ve ever laid eyes on. I couldn’t wait to share them with you. So here they are! Oh, and you can order them now!
Here is Loredana:
Here is Savita:
Here is Posh:
Here is Veruschka:
Here is Harlow:
Here is Dovima:
And here is a little inspiration for you! Try blinding up your mattes! I have so many ideas now. What have you come up with? I’d love to see your comments and grab some ideas from you.
All in all I loved all if the fast drying formulas. They all were a breeze to apply as well. I can’t speak for wear as of yet. That will be in a later post. I highly recommend these beauties!
Please Note: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear.
ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! **BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor. These sell for $9 (US) each. Zoya MATTEVELVET* colors are available exclusively on Zoya.com and Ulta Stores.
Press sample. These products were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own.
I’m practically speechless…not! 😉 Actually, I’m so amazed at the glossy goodness that is Venique I want everyone to know about it. I have four beauties to share with you today. These formulas are smooth and consistent, glossy as heck and all very pigmented, except for one. But the beautiful color overshadowed the need for more than one or two coats. So, here we go!
Designer Trend is a high gloss creme lacquer. This rich warm red has vamp written all over it!
Next is a gorgeous gilded red called Spying On High Heels. A metallic marvel if I do say so myself. It contains a mother load of gold within a warm red shimmer. Glossy and a thicker formula than the cremes, easy application…super easy!
Here’s a mermaidy metallic shimmer for you, Emerald Sea! It’s a glossy, blue hued teal with a strong shimmery effect. It is sheer but not thin on application. I used three coats but it’s worth it!
Last but not least, sexy Sky High Spike! This glossy plum creme is a winner. You don’t have to wear spike heels to be this stunning, but it couldn’t hurt! Again, it’s a plummy red, and photos are hard to capture the exact shade. With the lighting I had it seemed to change with the whim of the sun!
Overall, I loved each and every one of these polishes and I can’t wait to share more with you. They are pretty amazing and on the first coat you also be thinking, “where have you been all my life?”
Loxa Beauty has this to say about Venique Nail Lacquer. “It is made with Sil-Tek, a silicone-based ingredient that causes the polish to be flexible. It’s a polish that guards against the annoying chipping and flaking of a regular manicure. Plus, Sil-Tek works with the infused diamond dust ingredient for an extra shiny finish. When the original shine is lost, all you have to do is buff your nails a little, and the shine returns! With one coat drying in just 4 minutes, Venique Nail Lacquer is truly a revolutionary nail polish!