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Born Pretty Gel, Foils and Oil!

Well, this was a fun package I received in the mail today. Some gorgeous gel polishes, shimmers and Cat Eye, a dozen metallic foils and some tropical scented cuticle oil. Every single item is a winner. Let’s take a look!

First, a denim blue frosty Magnetic Cat Eye gel polish, BP 05. I thought it was going to be more of a midnight blue, but this works for me! Applied over black gel polish to really make it stand out. It is item #41515

BP 05 Magnetic Cat Eye Gel is a gorgeous deep denim blue, here I used a round magnet for this special effect. Cure after applying magnet and voila!

How about a lovely golden shimmer and red shimmer duo from Born Pretty’s Soak Off Gel Polish line?! Perfect together at a great price. This is item BP Soak Off Gel polish set #41492.

A 2-pack of BORN PRETTY Red Sparkle Gel and Gold Holographic Glitter Soak Off Nail Gel Polish. A beautiful duo!

I am SO loving these super thin, easy to apply nail foil, gold leaf variations, gold, silver, and two oil slick variations. 12 pots and a tiny bit goes a LONG way! I applied them over BP 05 Cat Eye gel! Item #3966

Set pf 12 Nail Art Foil in Gold, Silver, oil slick red/orange/gold/teal and oil slick gold/red/orange/fuscia Set! Easy to apply over nail polish then top coat, or over any stick layer then top coat with gel as I did here over BP Cat Eye Gel BP 05. Item # 3966

And last but not least, an amazing cuticle oil pen, item #39329 in the scent of Coconut and man it smells amazing. Not fake or plasticky, but like real coconut. It isn’t overly oily, but feels just right. It also comes in Pineapple, Peach, Lavender and Almond.

An amazing Nail Cuticle Oil 2ml Fruit or Flower scented, in a handy metallic pen. I used Coconut here and it smells amazing, not too shiny either so great for photographing nail swatches. I am loving this stuff!

Again, here are the links to each item:

 https://www.bornprettystore.com/bottles-born-pretty-sparkle-holographic-glitter-soak-nail-polish-p-41492.html Item 41492

https://www.bornprettystore.com/bottle-10ml-born-pretty-magnetic-magnetic-stick-soak-black-base-needed-p-41515.html #BP 05 Item 41515

https://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-foil-gold-orange-green-decoration-glitter-p-3966.html  Item 3966

https://www.bornprettystore.com/bottle-born-pretty-nail-cuticle-fruit-flower-flavor-manicure-nail-nutrition-care-p-39329.html #Coconut

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Madam Glam Chrome Mirror Pigments for shine that is Out-of-This-World

Madam Glam Chrome Mirror Pigment powders aptly named after planets and other heavenly bodies sparkle and shine! This cast of characters come in seven shades and I have four to share with you today. And as a bonus, I will also share with you a shiny red gel polish that will make heads turn! Let’s take a look.

I am loving Pluto Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glam, swatched here over white for a pearly finish that glows pale green in different angles along with pale pink. But over black as seen on the accent nail, boom! An emerald foil finish!
I am loving Pluto Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glam, swatched here over white for a pearly finish that glows pale green in different angles along with pale pink. But over black as seen on the accent nail, boom! An emerald foil finish!
Pluto is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Pluto is described as, "...green with blue undertone" and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!
Pluto is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Pluto is described as, “…green with blue undertone” and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!
Venus Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glad over black. The MG store describes it as a light blue but on me at least seemed a darker blue over black gel polish. I think if it was swatched over a white or pale blue it would be a lot lighter but it's gorgeous here!
Venus Chrome Mirror Pigment Powder by Madam Glad over black. The MG store describes it as a light blue but on me at least seemed a darker blue over black gel polish. I think if it was swatched over a white or pale blue it would be a lot lighter but it’s gorgeous here!
Venus is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don't you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Venus is described as, "...light blue" and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!
Venus is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don’t you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Venus is described as, “…light blue” and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!
Madam Glam's Chrome Mirror Powder in Jupiter. Here it is swatched over a nude gel polish which gives it a soft golden glow! Can be swatched over any color though, black will give a dramatic effect while pale shades result in anything from a white gold to rosy gold mirror shine.
Madam Glam’s Chrome Mirror Powder in Jupiter. Here it is swatched over a nude gel polish which gives it a soft golden glow! Can be swatched over any color though, black will give a dramatic effect while pale shades result in anything from a white gold to rosy gold mirror shine.
Jupiter is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Jupiter is described as, "...warm gold" and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!
Jupiter is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Jupiter is described as, “…warm gold” and suggested to go over a black gel polish cured with a no wipe top coat, but you may also use it over regular polish with a water based top coat over and under the powder!
Vela Chrome Mirror Powder by Madam Glam here over black gel polish. This pigment powder is described as a navy blue effect. Use with no wipe top coat!
Vela Chrome Mirror Powder by Madam Glam here over black gel polish. This pigment powder is described as a navy blue effect. Use with no wipe top coat!
Vela is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don't you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Vela is described as, "...navy blue".
Vela is one of 7 of the newest Chrome Mirror pigment powders by Madam Glam. I LOVE the packaging don’t you? Each pot is a generous 5 grams and comes with instructions and a nice pink metallic applicator. Vela is described as, “…navy blue”.

Here is the bonus swatch of Quite Olive gel polish! She’s a fabulous red gel polish with tons of shimmer. I wore it all Christmas weekend!

Quite Olive by Madam Glam is described as, "Sparkly red with a hint of orange. This color was inspired by the gorgeous Kalamata olives. Nothing makes red wine more delicious than some good olives and a gorgeous manicure." Here she is in 3 coats. It's a perfect pimento shimmer for a holiday mani!
Quite Olive by Madam Glam is described as, “Sparkly red with a hint of orange.
This color was inspired by the gorgeous Kalamata olives. Nothing makes red wine more delicious than some good olives and a gorgeous manicure.” Here she is in 3 coats. It’s a perfect pimento shimmer for a holiday mani!
Quite Olive is a red jelly like shiner and as a soak-off gel polish, I recommend 3 coats for full coverage. But wow, it's shiny and stunning.
Quite Olive is a red jelly like shiner and as a soak-off gel polish, I recommend 3 coats for full coverage. But wow, it’s shiny and stunning.

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Some Fall/Winter gel polishes from Oceans of Beauty by Sparkle & Co!

I have three more Sparkle & Co gel polishes to share today from OceansofBeauty.com, and they are ready for all your Fall and Winter manis. I have a tempting taupe, a ravishing red and a great green! Let’s take a look at these seriously long-wearing soak off gel polishes (and I have more swatches coming!).

Three more stunning colors (and great for Holidays) from the new Sparkle & Co gel polish line! From left: #018 Bright Red; #023 Light Grey Taupe; and #044 Medium/Dark Green.
Three more stunning colors (and great for Holidays) from the new Sparkle & Co gel polish line! From left: #018 Bright Red; #023 Light Grey Taupe; and #044 Medium/Dark Green.

Think ahead for the holidays, they will be here before you know it so order soon!

#018 is a Bright Red gel polish by Sparkle & Co from OceansofBeauty.com and available now along with all 35 shades! Only 2 coats to full opacity for this creme. It's perfect for the Holidays, patriotic ones included and beyond. This is a little red dress perfect red!
#018 is a Bright Red gel polish by Sparkle & Co from OceansofBeauty.com and available now along with all 35 shades! Only 2 coats to full opacity for this creme. It’s perfect for the Holidays, patriotic ones included and beyond. This is a little red dress perfect red!
From Sparkle & Co, comes a brilliant Green gel polish is a very jelly-like formula so you can easily dictate opacity and use for Gelly Sandwiches! #044 Shown here in 3 coats and it's just at the point of full opacity, if I had shorter, or less opaque free edges of my nails. Some people have free edges on their nails that are more transparent, allowing them fewer coats for opacity. My nails have become very strong and my free edge is now pretty light-colored and opaque thanks to constantly wearing a gel base and top coat to protect the length. So I'd call this one opaque in 3-4 coats! Isn't it Christmasy?
From Sparkle & Co, comes a brilliant Green gel polish is a very jelly-like formula so you can easily dictate opacity and use for Gelly Sandwiches! #044 Shown here in 3 coats and it’s just at the point of full opacity, if I had shorter, or less opaque free edges of my nails. Some people have free edges on their nails that are more transparent, allowing them fewer coats for opacity. My nails have become very strong and my free edge is now pretty light colored and opaque thanks to constantly wearing a gel base and top coat to protect the length. So I’d call this one opaque in 3-4 coats! Isn’t it Christmasy?
Another view of this jelly like green, only painted a bit more, #044, 3 coats.
Another view of this jelly like green, only painted a bit more, #044, 3 coats.

And a fabulous grey taupe that is sure to be your go-to neutral for Fall!

#023 Grey Taupe is a very creamy creme gel by Sparkle & Co, and you can order it now along with all 35 colors from OceansofBeatuy.com! Here she is in 2 coats. What an exquisite neutral!
#023 Grey Taupe is a very creamy creme gel by Sparkle & Co, and you can order it now along with all 35 colors from OceansofBeatuy.com! Here she is in 2 coats. What an exquisite neutral!

CONCLUSION: The red and green shades are traditional Christmas colors with the green being especially cool because with each coat you get a different look. Please do read my description for ideas! The red creme is PERFECTION! And the grey taupe is amazing with my complexion but it is one of those I think everyone can wear.

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Deborah Lippmann Ice Queen gift set is nothing short of stunning

Greetings and yet another stunning new Limited Edition gift set from the Deborah Lippmann Fall collections. A beautiful little duo of sultry red meets a regal white gold topper. Lets take a quick look!

The Ice Queen duo gift set by Deborah Lippmann pairs up, from left, Lady Is a Tramp, a sexy red creme. And on the right, a top coat in clear base, white gold flakies. A $24 value, Ice Queen can be purchased for $17 US, $19 CA. Bottles are 8ml/.27 fl oz ea.
The Ice Queen duo gift set by Deborah Lippmann pairs up, from left, Lady Is a Tramp, a sexy red creme. And on the right, a top coat in clear base, white gold flakies. A $24 value, Ice Queen can be purchased for $17 US, $19 CA. Bottles are 8ml/.27 fl oz ea.

Whether you are planning a gilded sexy red Fall mani or getting your holiday manis lined up, this set is simple yet elegant.

The Ice Queen gift set by Deborah Lippmann is available now for a limited time. From left: The Golden Rule and Lady is a Tramp (two coats).
The Ice Queen gift set by Deborah Lippmann is available now for a limited time. From left: The Golden Rule and Lady is a Tramp (two coats).

CONCLUSION: Never underestimate the power of red, or gold! I can’t think of a more essential combo and great formulas, as usual! Well done DL!

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Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set gets the royal treatment

Ahh, when it comes to the royal treatment, Deborah Lippmann brings everything to the table. From shy to bold, the Family Jewels Limited Edition gift set of three Gel Lab Pro shades is stunning.

Deborah Lippmann trio gift set, Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro (not soak-off gel polish), includes, from left: Chalice in the Palace, Single Ladies and Crowning Moment. $24 msrp The set is described as "Your nails will feel like gemstones when you adorn yourself with Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red, Chalice In The Palace, a lustrous rose gold or Crowning Moment, an opulent, multi-faceted gold shimmer. 3 bottles at 8mL each."
Deborah Lippmann trio gift set, Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro (not soak-off gel polish), includes, from left: Chalice in the Palace, Single Ladies and Crowning Moment. $24 msrp The set is described as “Your nails will feel like gemstones when you adorn yourself with Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red, Chalice In The Palace, a lustrous rose gold or Crowning Moment, an opulent, multi-faceted gold shimmer. 3 bottles at 8mL each.”

Announcing the Family Jewels for Fall, 2016.

From the Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set, here is Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red. Juicy and glossy!
From the Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels gift set, here is Single Ladies, a rich sanguine red. Juicy and glossy!
Crowning Moment from the 3-piece gift set by Deborah Lippmann, Family Jewels. A 2 coater opulent, multifaceted gold shimmer.
Crowning Moment from the 3-piece gift set by Deborah Lippmann, Family Jewels. A 2 coater opulent, multifaceted gold shimmer.
Here is Chalice in the Palace from the new Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Colors gift set. It's a 2 coat lustrous Rose Gold. Accent nail is it's gift mate, Crowning Moment.
Here is Chalice in the Palace from the new Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Colors gift set. It’s a 2 coat lustrous Rose Gold. Accent nail is its gift mate, Crowning Moment.

CONCLUSION: All three formulas are royally perfect. My favorite is Single Ladies, because well, I’m a sucker for rich red cremes. Formula is a bit thin but manageable. For a truly gilded nail, Crowning Moment is supreme. I am not normally drawn to pearly polishes, but I do love me some fancy rose gold, offered up by Chalice in the Palace. The set is priced at $24 and is available now!

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Madam Glam One Step Gels, yet even more shades!

A quick post today to share with you a couple more stunning shades from Madam Glam’s One Step Gel Polish lineup. Who couldn’t use a glossy red or perfect purple on their nails this fall?

Two more stunning Madam Glam One Step Gel Polishes, Smart Red and Anytime!
Two more stunning Madam Glam One Step Gel Polishes, Smart Red and Anytime!

I have to add, One Step Gel Polishes are amazing time savers! Here is Smart Red and Anytime.

Smart Red One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a smart red!
Smart Red One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a smart red!
Anytime One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a juicy cool purple with a hint of sexy shimmer.
Anytime One Step Gel Polish by Madam Glam is a juicy cool purple with a hint of sexy shimmer.

If you read my last post you’d already figured out my Conclusion. These babies are perfection. ‘Nuff said! Get ’em!

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December 2015 SquareHue Decades Collection really delivers!

Quite an impressive trio for SquareHue's last Decades Collection box of the year! The 2010s box for December 2015 includes, from Left/counter-clockwise: Bird Fling 2010, Baby, Baby, Baby 2010 and Olympiad 2018.
Quite an impressive trio for SquareHue’s last Decades Collection box of the year! The 2010s box for December 2015 includes, from Left/counter clockwise: Bird Fling 2010, Baby, Baby, Baby 2010 and Olympiad 2018.

Well, I truly am still recovering a bit from being sick most of December…after moving to our new house mid-November. But neither post office confusion, rain, nor snow (no snow here, it’s to be 75 degrees today in Central Texas) nor dead of night shall keep me from posting nail polish! Today I’m sharing with you the last box of the 2015 Decades Collection, 2010s. What a great way to finish out the collection. Reminder, starting with January, the new collection will be called The Adventure Collection. I’m ready for the trek! But for now, here are the swatches.

This crelly-like red is what I call, Red Dress red! It's glossy, 2 coats, and application was a dream. Cah caw!!!
This crelly-like red is what I call, Red Dress red! It’s glossy, 2 coats, and application was a dream. Cah caw!!!

If you want perfect purples, look no further because SH always offers up great ones. This festive micro shimmer is perfect in just two coats. It offers lots of gloss and sparkle. Accented with Olympiad.
If you want perfect purples, look no further because SH always offers up great ones. This festive micro shimmer is perfect in just two coats. It offers lots of gloss and sparkle. Accented with Olympiad.

Olympiad is a 2 coat white gold micro shimmer. Fantastic formula and it goes with anything! Accent nail gets the dot treatment using the other two shades in the set, Bird Fling and Baby, Baby, Baby!
Olympiad is a 2 coat white gold micro shimmer. Fantastic formula and it goes with anything! Accent nail gets the dot treatment using the other two shades in the set, Bird Fling and Baby, Baby, Baby!

Conclusion: SquareHue never disappoints. Each of this month’s bottles delivers great formulas, fabulous finishes and of course, portions of your purchase goes to a great cause…fighting Human Trafficking. I’m really jazzed for 2016! You can subscribe to the full 3-bottle collection delivered monthly, or a 2-box version. AND, you may now order previous collections/boxes.

Come back January, 2016 for my first SH post on the brand new collection, The Adventure Collection. Each month your loved one will receive a special set of 3 nail polish colors curated to keep them at the forefront of fashion. The first SquareHue box Hike: Banff ships the first week in January and then they’ll be set for the entire 2016 year, receiving one set at the beginning of each month! Use Code: 12Month20 and receive 20% off the entire year’s collection! And remember, you may now order previous collections so you don’t have to miss out.

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