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Lorene from Shimmer Polish is stunning

When Cindy from Shimmer Polish contacted me about sending me some of her polishes the other day, I think I actually did a little chair dance! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of her beautiful creations with you. Each named for a friend or loved one that inspired the gorgeous glitter combos within.

I’ll start off with the one called Lorene. It was so hard to choose which to start with so I just went for the one closest to my name!

Loving Lorene!

Lorene is described as, “Raspberry Jelly Melange Glitter Polish. It contains Glitter, squares, circles, hex, dot, shimmer, holographic, nail polish, Silver, sea foam green, nail lacquer, cyan, blue.”

These polishes also work wonderfully as jelly sandwich fillers since they are so smooth and glitter packed. I used Zoya Paloma on the accent nail as she seemed the perfect jelly for the job.

Let me tell you, I knew Cindy’s glitters went on smooth and dried smooth because she sent me one called “Jennifer” about a year ago. That was back when my swatches were, um, well, I’ve come a long way! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, I was so excited to review more because they are SO easy to apply, so full of goodies yet they don’t dry chunky or rough. They are great on their own, topped over a base color, as glitter accents or gradients, jelly sandwiches, you name it. Note, I used two thin coats over one coat of Paloma, a jelly from Zoya. Here is a closeup on the nail.

Lorene macro on the nail.

I can’t wait for you to see the other girls. In the meantime, check Shimmer Polish out for yourself?

You can shop for Shimmer Polish here:
http://www.shimmerpolish.com for blog
facebook.com/shimmerpolish for giveaways
http://www.etsy.com/shop/shimmerpolish for store
Instagram @shimmerpolish

At this time, the .5 fl oz bottles are $12ea and customs are $15ea. And she takes Paypal, Perfect!

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

Gilded Raspberry Smoothie, my delicious custom lacquer from Super Nails!

My first custom polish from Super Nails is exactly what I envisioned. Raspberries, one of my favorite fruits! And I’m always drawn to pinks and gold together. It’s just a stunning combination so when KC told me I could come up with a custom polish, I knew right then what I wanted. She really delivered!

I got to name her. So Gilded Raspberry Smoothie it is! I wish my own smoothie I made for the photo looked more like it.

I got to name her. So Gilded Raspberry Smoothie it is! I wish my own smoothie I made for the photo looked more like it.

Obviously from the photo as you can see my smoothie didn’t have the glorious pink shade as my polish. Maybe if I’d used raspberry sherbet. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This polish had just the right amount of gold flakies I asked for. The results were spot on.

Amazingly opaque.

Amazingly opaque.

As you can see, the gold was  just enough to let the beautiful raspberry cream sing. Only one coat! I used Gelous Top Coat to smooth out the finish, although this creation is glossy on it's own.

As you can see, the gold was just enough to let the beautiful raspberry cream sing. Only one coat! I used Gelous Top Coat to smooth out the finish, although this creation is glossy on it’s own.

As it goes with flakey loaded lacquers…say THAT ten times fast, I dare you! Lol there will always be the tiniest bit of bumpiness, so I added Gelous as a top coat. I’m going to hate to take this stunning polish off today but I’ve got more swatching to do. Super opaque in one coat, the formula is slightly thick but easy to apply. Flaky dispersion is perfect! This gilded beauty is a treasure! Here’s a closeup.

A glance up close of Gilded Raspberry Smoothie.

A glance up close of Gilded Raspberry Smoothie.

I’m not sure how it works with KC’s customs whether she replicates them in mass, or by request. But she has the formula now and if you’d like a bottle of your own, ask her! KC’s indie polish business based in Michigan, is fairly new, 2013, but she knows what she’s doing. She majored in Business and Entrepreneurship in college. Her polish blends are made up fresh to order and she does customs on request. Her polishes are human and environmentally friendly. As she states on her stores web site, “All Super Nails polishes are 5-FREE, vegan, and free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde-resin, camphor, and carmine. So… beautiful nail polish, no cancer, or abused animals = win for everyone!” That’s what we like to hear.

Remember, I soon will be posting the other three Birthstone polishes she sent me, and a glitter topper she knew would be close to my heart and it’s AMAZING! Here is where you can shop for your Super Nail products.

Find Supernails at

Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SuperNails

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Super1Nails

Instagram: @kseagale

Blog: http://www.super1nails.blogspot.com

This product was provided to me for review and all opinions are my own.

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Glitter Lambs Summer Jam Collection is yummy!

Glitter Lambs Summer Jam Collection is yummy!

Ahh, it’s a beautifully sunny summer morning. The birds are singing and your toaster just presented you with a perfectly tanned bagel. Bring on the butter and jam. Summer Jam that is! And here is a sunny bunch of glitter goodness. No, not for your bagels, for your nails! Get some coffee. There’s lots of photos to see!

Owner of Glitter Lambs and indie polish creator, Jamie, fills every one of these glitter toppers with magic. They are gorgeous and there’s no end to the possibilities you can create with base colors, or just go crazy and layer them up. It won’t take long because they are loaded. Let’s start with Orange Marmalade.

Orange Marmalade is the sunniest combo ever! I layered it over a brilliant orange here.

Orange Marmalade is the sunniest combo ever! I layered it over a brilliant orange here.

Orange Marmalade is in a clear base filled with orange hex, neon yellow hex, matte yellow hex, gold hex in different sizes and micro silver holographic glitter.

Sunshine in a bottle!

Sunshine in a bottle!


Here's a macro of Orange Marmalade on the nail with orange undies! ;-)

Here’s a macro of Orange Marmalade on the nail with orange undies! ๐Ÿ˜‰


And a closeup in the bottle.
No, you can't eat it but you will love it on your fingernails!

No, you can’t eat it but you will love it on your fingernails!

Maybe you prefer some Grape Jam!

Grape Jam is as juicy as it looks!

Grape Jam is as juicy as it looks!

Grape Jam is in a clear base filled with matte lavender flowers, purple shreds, and a pink and white hex mix in different sizes.

A bottle of purply goodness. Grape Jam is perfect for summer.

A bottle of purply goodness. Grape Jam is perfect for summer.


A Macro shot of Grape Jam on the nail with a pale lavender underneath.

A Macro shot of Grape Jam on the nail with a pale lavender underneath.


Isn't that sweet?!

Isn’t that sweet?!

I LOVE anything with raspberries. Oh, and I should mention the sparkly charm is from Jamie’s shop as well! Link to her stores below. Here is Raspberry Compote!

Raspberry Compote is a delicious cool toned glitter topper.

Raspberry Compote is a delicious cool toned glitter topper.

Raspberry Compote is in a clear base filled with matte cherry red hex, red shreds, and micro silver holographic glitter. I’m wearing it here over a cool raspberry toned jelly called Paloma, by Zoya.

Layer this beauty over cool toned reds, tempting pinks or even black!

Layer this beauty over cool toned reds, tempting pinks or even black!


Here are some closeups for your viewing pleasure ๐Ÿ˜‰
She's a beauty layered over a jelly polish.

She’s a beauty layered over a jelly polish.


Bottle macro of Raspberry Compote.

Bottle macro of Raspberry Compote.

Watermelon just screams summertime. If you’ve ever been to a county fair, you’ve probably seen pickled watermelons. Believe it or not, they’re pretty tasty! Jamie captured it beautifully with her Pickled Watermelon glitter topper.

Pickled Watermelon is a stunning mix of red and the pale green shreds are soooo....melony! Lol

Pickled Watermelon is a stunning mix of red and the pale green shreds are soooo….melony! Lol

Pickled Watermelon is in a clear base filled with pale green shreds, cherry red shreds and micro silver holographic glitter.

This will look awesome over any color but I thought it was perfect over a soft green. It would also be fun over a brilliant grass green!

This will look awesome over any color but I thought it was perfect over a soft green. It would also be fun over a brilliant grass green!


Here are the macros.
Pickled Watermelon over a pale green base.

Pickled Watermelon over a pale green base.


Pickled Watermelon has plenty of sparkle too.

Pickled Watermelon has plenty of sparkle too.

Strawberry Preserves is a stunner. Straight up girls, this topper is loaded!

Strawberry Preserves is a sweet treat for your summertime nails.

Strawberry Preserves is a sweet treat for your summertime nails.

Strawberry Preserves is in a clear base filled with different sizes of pink hex and squares.

Strawberry Preserves is one of my faves, well, they all are!

Strawberry Preserves is one of my faves, well, they all are!


And finally, here are the closeups!
This reminds me actually of mashed strawberries for shortcake! Yummy!

This reminds me actually of mashed strawberries for shortcake! Yummy!


And a macro shot of Strawberry Preserves in the bottle.

And a macro shot of Strawberry Preserves in the bottle.

Well there you have it! All five of these are amazing and as usual, Jamie’s glitter toppers are perfection.

Use Glitter Lambs coupon code HEART15 on $30.00 or more to get 15% off on ALL OF POLISHES! All of their polishes are made to order and will ship out in 1-2 days. Order yours here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterLambsPolish
AND Jamie has a newly opened shop now, woohoo! It’s adorable and you can also find nail charms like the one I’m wearing with the Raspberry Compote in this post, and cabochons there as well! Click here to shop… http://www.glitterlambsshop.com

You can find them on these Social Media Outlets:

Instagram http://instagram.com/glitterlambs

Facebook for Glitter Lambs:
https://www.facebook.com/GlitterLambs

On Twitter
https://twitter.com/GlitterLambs1

Pinterest for Glitter Lambs:

Google https://plus.google.com/+Glitterlambscosmetics/posts

This Glitter Lambs polish has been sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

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Just Kiss Me by Victoria’s Secret

Just Kiss Me by Victoria's Secret

Just a quick post on this glorious summer day. I’ve had this gem since last December and I’m just now getting around to swatching it! “Just Kiss Me” is a stunning high gloss raspberry polish with a massive amount of scattered holographic particles. It sparkles like crazy in or out of the sun.

Thank you Jamie from Glitter Lambs for the perfect accent!

Thank you Jamie from Glitter Lambs for the perfect accent!


The formula seems on the thin and smooth side on the first coat but it’s completely opaque on the second, dries fast and glossy. The brushes on Victoria’s Secret Lacquers are medium width and splay nicely. All in all I highly recommend these boutique lacquers. You can find them at all VS brick and mortars and as of the date of this post, they were half price at $5 each online and in stores! Check out all 20 shades at https://www.victoriassecret.com/beauty/all-makeup/nail-lacquer-victorias-secret.

And a special thank you to Jamie at Glitter Lambs for the sweet Crystal bow accent. Perfect and feminine for this sweet mani! You can find Jamie’s shop and while you’re there grab yourself some gorgeous glitter toppers and accents at https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterLambsPolish.

Visit the VictoriasSecret.com coupon page here for great savings! http://verified.codes/Victorias-Secret

Victoria’s Secret Lacquer was purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

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Jior Couture Summer 2014 collection, Jior Nails and Drink, sooo juicy!

Jior Couture Summer 2014 collection, Jior Nails and Drink.

Introducing two of the new Jior Couture Summer 2014 collection

I received these two minis today from Jior Couture. They may be minis but they are colorful little dynamites! Just in time for summer, Owner Sacha presents her summery collection, Nails and Drink. And when I opened the package I totally got it. That mango shade, Mango Julius, matched the mangos in my fridge perfectly!

Mango Julius is juicy!

Mango Julius is juicy!


Brilliant color matching. So of course I had to make a drink to go with it!
Yum! Love this shade!

Yum! Love this shade!


A word about Mango Julius. It requires 3 coats for full coverage. The first coat will look really sheer, and almost a tiny bit gritty as it quickly dries. It is super easy to apply, dries fast and satiny and by the 3rd coat it’s perfect. Notice I used a clear topcoat on the top two fingers and no topcoat on the ring and pinky so you could see the finish. And, it glows in the dark!
Expose to direct light for a couple of minute and get your glow on! Fun for your fingers and toes!

Expose to direct light for a couple of minute and get your glow on! Fun for your fingers and toes!

Next we have Raspberry Ginger Tea, Yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Raspberry Ginger Tea is a refreshingly cool red.

Raspberry Ginger Tea is a refreshingly cool red.


I really love this shimmery shade of red on me. It takes about 2-3 coats and I used 3 here. The formula is amazing, great brush and dries fast. I didn’t use a top coat. Very easy to work with.
Raspberry Ginger Tea is a juicy red and perfect for fingers and toes!

Raspberry Ginger Tea is a juicy red and perfect for fingers and toes!

Of course I had to brew a cool pot of Raspberry Tea to sip while I did my mani!

Raspberry Ginger Tea is the perfect summer red.

Raspberry Ginger Tea is the perfect summer red.

The Nails and Drink collection, due for release on Saturday, June 28th, will consist of Photochromic (changes color/gets darker in sunlight), shimmer, fluorescent, and glow in the dark
lacquers.

There will be 6 colors/’flavors’: Orange-Mango, Purple-Mixed Berry, Red-Raspberry, Yellow-Pineapple, Green-Green Apple, Blue-Blueberry.

Each color/’flavor’ will have 4 drink inspired lacquers each. Every 15ml bottle you order will come with a recipe card for it’s inspired drink!

The lacquers will NOT be scented but each color/’flavor’ group will have a scented top coat. For example: Mango scented top coat, Mixed Berry scented top coat, etc.

In addition to their regular 15ml bottles, they will offer their 9ml bottles for full collection (30 piece set) or group collection (5 piece sets) purchase only. See web site for full details.

Individual bottles will only be available in our 15 ml bottles.

On their web site they note, “Our products are made in limited quantities. Usually, once a product is sold out it will not be restocked. Our nail lacquers are made from high quality pigments, micas, glitters and lacquer bases that are 5-FREE (free of dibutly phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor).

All of their holographic nail lacquers are made using Spectraflairยฎ, and or other holographic pigment.

They will also create amazing products that are custom created just for you!

You can find Jior Couture here…

Owner/Creator is Sacha Junique
http://www.jiorcouture.com
info@jiorcouture.com
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I was sent these polishes for review. All opinions are my own.

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