Manis and lacquers

A “Roundup” of Morgan Taylor Urban Cowgirl Duos

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.

First up is Don’t Two Step on My Heart duo.

Don't Two Step on My Heart duo set.
Don’t Two Step on My Heart duo set.

Don't Two Step On My Heart Duo set combines sassy and sweet in one. Includes: • A Touch of Sass - a deep red mahogany - 0.5 oz. • Tan My Hide - a sweet nude - 0.5 oz.
Don’t Two Step On My Heart Duo set combines sassy and sweet in one.
Includes:
• A Touch of Sass – a deep red mahogany – 0.5 oz.
• Tan My Hide – a sweet nude – 0.5 oz.

A Touch of Sass is a deep red mahogany, highly pigmented and super shiny in 2 coats.
A Touch of Sass is a deep red mahogany, highly pigmented and super shiny in 2 coats.

Tan My Hide is a very pigmented pale nude. 2 easy coats.
Tan My Hide is a very pigmented pale nude. 2 easy coats.

DIG your heels into this one, Spurs of the Moment duo!

Spurs of the Moment duo set.
Spurs of the Moment duo set.

Spurs of the Moment will have your ponying up for your next ride in no time. Includes: • Tex'as Me Later - a shimmery rose • Pumps or Cowboy Boots? - a sexy dark brown
Spurs of the Moment will have your ponying up for your next ride in no time.
Includes:
• Tex’as Me Later – a shimmery rose
• Pumps or Cowboy Boots? – a sexy dark brown

Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is the perfect deep brown. Perfect for any complexion.
Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is the perfect deep brown. Perfect for any complexion.

Tex'as Me Later is a desert rose shimmer. 2 smooth coats.
Tex’as Me Later is a desert rose shimmer. 2 smooth coats.

Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is a reddish dark chocolate creme. 2 smooth coats glides on like butter.
Pumps or Cowboy Boots? is a reddish dark chocolate creme. 2 smooth coats glides on like butter.

And last but not least, and some of the best of the herd, It Takes Two to Wrangle!

It Takes Two To Wrangle duo set.
It Takes Two To Wrangle duo set.

It Takes Two To Wrangle combines a pair of polishes sure to bring out your country side. Includes: • Holy Cow-Girl! - a sweet sage green - 0.5 oz. • Plum Tuckered Out - a pure purple plum - 0.5 oz.
It Takes Two To Wrangle combines a pair of polishes sure to bring out your country side.
Includes:
• Holy Cow-Girl! – a sweet sage green – 0.5 oz.
• Plum Tuckered Out – a pure purple plum – 0.5 oz.

Plum Tuckered Out is a highly pigmented plum creme. 2 smooth coats.
Plum Tuckered Out is a highly pigmented plum creme. 2 smooth coats.

Holy Cow-Girl! is a gorgeous desert sage green with silver shimmer flecks hidden within.
Holy Cow-Girl! is a gorgeous desert sage green with silver shimmer flecks hidden within.

$15/set at LoxaBeauty.com!

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!

Pony up and stay ahead of the style curve this fall by adding the Urban Cowgirl collection filled with shades to suit any independent, rugged woman with a feminine touch. Morgan Taylor, The premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals for you. Smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.
• Superior shine 
• Extra-long wear 
• Smooth, flowing formulation
• Ergonomically designed bottle, cap and brush for total control and easy application
In our commitment to the professional and as a worldwide leader in the nail industry we here at Morgan Taylor recognize the importance of a globally compliant nail lacquer that is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP.

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*These products were sent to me by Loxa Beauty for review. All opinions are my own.

Manis and lacquers

CND Vinylux Holiday 2015 AURORA Collection

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.

Winter Glow, a cream pastel pink in a perfect creamy formula. 3 coats for full opacity. Now this is a perfect blushing pink!
Winter Glow, a cream pastel pink in a perfect creamy formula. 3 coats for full opacity. Now this is a perfect blushing pink!

Winter Glow
Winter Glow

And from that glisteny spectrum of colors in the night, Nordic Lights.

Nordic Lights, a deep plumy purple with fine and chunky holographic glitter. 2 coats on it's own here.
Nordic Lights, a deep plumy purple with fine and chunky holographic glitter. 2 coats on its own here.

Nordic Lights
Nordic Lights

This pink is a throwback to my younger days of frosty pastel pinks, Tundra.

Tundra, a delicate dusty rose metallic. Not too bad for streaking as some metallics will do. 2 coats here. Not my favorite, beautiful polish, great formula. But I wore so many polishes like this in my teens. Did I just date myself?!
Tundra, a delicate dusty rose metallic. Not too bad for streaking as some metallics will do. 2 coats here. Not my favorite, beautiful polish, great formula. But I wore so many polishes like this in my teens. Did I just date myself?!

Tundra
Tundra

And no winter collection is complete without a frost cool blue stunner, Glacial Mist.

Glacial Mist, a mid-toned blue glitter with hints of silver in a shimmery pale baby blue base. 2 coats.
Glacial Mist, a mid-toned blue glitter with hints of silver in a shimmery pale baby blue base. 2 coats.

Glacial Mist
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.

Had a bit of an issue with the brush from Glacial Mist. Very rare finding in CND brushes. You see here I wiped off most of the wet polish from the brush, but even fully loaded with polish those little buggers wanted to poke out everywhere. Easy fix, cuticle scissors are better used to fix wonky brushes than cutting precious cuticles!
Had a bit of an issue with the brush from Glacial Mist. Very rare finding in CND brushes. You see here I wiped off most of the wet polish from the brush, but even fully loaded with polish those little buggers wanted to poke out everywhere. Easy fix, cuticle scissors are better used to fix wonky brushes than cutting precious cuticles!

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.”

RPR Marketing
CND

About CND
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.

Manis and lacquers, Press Releases

Zoya press release, Name a New Zoya Color!

Name a new zoya banner

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).

• Creamy Cherry Red
• Metallic Plum
• Sheer Sparkly Gold

As you may know, Zoya names all of our colors after women – so submit your Mom or Bestie or Idol or even your own name to maybe become the next new Zoya!

ENTRY FORM: http://redbook.hearstmobile.com/sweepstakes/31602
CONTEST RULES: http://www.redbookmag.com/sweepstakes/rules/a39228/september-2015-contest-official-rules-5-beauty-tricks-i-just-learned-zoya-contest/

name new zoya trio

After the winning names are selected by the Redbook team, the colors will be available through December on Zoya.com as a full size (0.5 oz) trio – $27 (US).

And as individual colors in salons and ULTA stores – $9 ea. (US).

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Manis and lacquers

Drink With Me & Bronze Me Baby by Madam Glam, delicious!

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!

Bronze Me Baby and Drink With Me. Both perfect formulas! I love the textured glitzyness of Bronze Me Baby yet easy to remove formula. Drink With Me is what all shimmery cremes should be!
Bronze Me Baby and Drink With Me. Both perfect formulas! I love the textured glitzyness of Bronze Me Baby yet easy to remove formula. Drink With Me is what all shimmery cremes should be!

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.

Here is two thin easy coats, taken in my sunroom. The subtle shimmer allows the wine to shine, and glints of light play within.
Here is two thin easy coats, taken in my sunroom. The subtle shimmer allows the wine to shine, and glints of light play within.

Drink With Me is a Purple plum. It is described as: "This deep plum color will make a great fall manicure. Holding that glass of red wine has never looked this classy! Very subtle shimmers. One to two coats for full opacity. Very smooth to apply." Sooo Glossy!
Drink With Me is a Purple plum. It is described as: “This deep plum color will make a great fall manicure. Holding that glass of red wine has never looked this classy! Very subtle shimmers. One to two coats for full opacity. Very smooth to apply.” Sooo Glossy!

Here is Drink With Me in full sunshine. Isn't it glorious?
Here is Drink With Me in full sunshine. Isn’t it glorious?

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!

Bronze Me Baby is so femme yet has that edgey texture we all love. And EASY to remove!
Bronze Me Baby is so femme yet has that edgey texture we all love. And EASY to remove!

Bronze Me Baby is a glittery golden pink. It is described as: "A fusion between gold and pink, topped with shiny glitter. What more can you ask from a nail polish?" This reminds me of rose gold. I love the texture on this. Very much like the original Pixie Dusts by Zoya.
Bronze Me Baby is a glittery golden pink. It is described as: “A fusion between gold and pink, topped with shiny glitter. What more can you ask from a nail polish?”
This reminds me of rose gold. I love the texture on this. Very much like the original Pixie Dusts by Zoya.

Totally in love with this delicate rose gold texture. It's not snaggy and such an easy quick mani, two this coats!
Totally in love with this delicate rose gold texture. It’s not snaggy and such an easy quick mani, two this coats!

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.

Also, you get free shipping for orders over $30.

Madam Glam is located here: http://madamglam.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madamglam
On Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Madam_Glam
On Instagram: @madam_glam or http://instagram.com/madam_glam

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