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CND® Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection

I was sent the “Weekly Polishes” of the CND® Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection for review from RPR and these gorgeous shades do not disappoint. The set of six (also available in 14-day wear Shellac) consist of three cremes, two shimmers, and a shimmery metallic glitter mix. Let’s take a look!

The cremes in this collection from L to R: Wisteria Haze, Crushed Rose and Reflecting Pool.

The cremes in this collection from L to R: Wisteria Haze, Crushed Rose and Reflecting Pool.

The rest of the collection from L to R: Beckoning Begonia, Lost Labyrinth and Butterfly Queen.

The rest of the collection from L to R: Beckoning Begonia, Lost Labyrinth and Butterfly Queen.

I’ll start with the three perfect cremes! Each of these formulas went on smooth and opaque, 1-2 buttery coats, depending on your technique. They dry fast and glossy and the brush is perfect.

Wisteria Haze:

Wisteria Haze (I used one coat) is a medium Wisteria/lilac creme. Gorgeous!

Wisteria Haze (I used one coat) is a medium Wisteria/lilac creme. Gorgeous!

Crushed Rose is a cool rosey medium pink creme. I didn't want to take this one off!

Crushed Rose is a cool rosey medium pink creme. I didn’t want to take this one off!

Reflecting Pool is a cerulean blue, aqua, Caribbean blue creme. It's just perfect!

Reflecting Pool is a cerulean blue, aqua, Caribbean blue creme. It’s just perfect!

On to the shimmers/glitter!

Beckoning Begonia is a shimmery pale lavender. It's on the slightly thick side although the first coat went on streaky. I applied a second coat to smooth out the polish and it dried slightly slower than the fast drying cremes. This was the only one of the six that fought me with it's weird formula. But the outcome is gorgeous!

Beckoning Begonia is a shimmery pale lavender. It’s on the slightly thick side although the first coat went on streaky. I applied a second coat to smooth out the polish and it dried slightly slower than the fast drying cremes. This was the only one of the six that fought me with it’s weird formula. But the outcome is gorgeous!

Lost Labyrinth is also a shimmer but not as thick as Beckoning Begonia so application was easier and quicker drying time. I did this in two coats. It's a cool aqua/teal shade, perfect for those mermaidy nail looks!

Lost Labyrinth is also a shimmer but not as thick as Beckoning Begonia so application was easier and quicker drying time. I did this in two coats. It’s a cool aqua/teal shade, perfect for those mermaidy nail looks!

Butterfly Queen is a cool toned brilliant pink, almost hot, but very complex. Drying time was less than I expected with it's mix of shimmer and glitter. Just the right mix of pink glitter so it's not overly textured and overpowering. I used two coats.

Butterfly Queen is a cool toned brilliant pink, almost hot, but very complex. Drying time was less than I expected with it’s mix of shimmer and glitter. Just the right mix of pink glitter so it’s not overly textured and overpowering. I used two coats.

Overall I really like this collection. The cremes are my favorite and I’m really impressed with the drying time. These Weekly polishes wear well (when I get the chance to leave them on more than a couple of days). Both versions, Weekly and Shellac are available for purchase now!

Check out the Garden Muse Collection on youtube!

Here are the details directly from CND!

“Summer 2015 embodies a bold, bright garden filled with memories future-past. Beauty awakes to fragrant notes of nostalgia with the new Garden Muse collection from CND.

“This season’s trends are all about sculpted, dramatic silhouettes and intense floral hues that invite abandoned reverie,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails are seductive and sleek, adorned with a harmony of vintage floral design elements and spellbinding patterns for an alluring effect.”

VINYLUX® WEEKLY POLISH SYSTEM
Change your Garden Muse manicure every week with these unforgettable shades in VINYLUX® Weekly Polish.
COLORS:
• Beckoning Begonia (shimmer)
• Crushed Rose (creme)
• Wisteria Haze (creme)
• Lost Labyrinth (shimmer)
• Reflecting Pool (creme)
• Butterfly Queen (metallic shimmery w/glitter)

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 Summer 2015; 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.”

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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
• 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 at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

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ILNP NEW Ultra Chrome Flakies are Holographic!

Today I have the first of 3 installments featuring the new collection of Ultra Chrome Flakies polishes. The original baker’s dozen contained 13 UCFs in the last release and now they are holofied! So original names but blasted with holographic sparkle! Plus 4 new shades 2/reg + 2/holo. I’ll share 3-4 polishes in each of these posts so I don’t overload you with too many graphics! And just like the new spring collection I just shared (a total of 10) these too will be available for pre-order on March 6th. Here we go!

Ultra Chrome Flakies (H) You know ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) LOVES polish when they can create such massive collections! Each one a winner.

Ultra Chrome Flakies (H) You know ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) LOVES polish when they can create such massive collections! Each one a winner.

I’ll go ahead and start with the first two of four brand new UCFs (Ultra Chrome Flakies), Ice House and Ice House (H)!

Brand new shade called Ice House. And it's a frosty blue flakie with color shifts from mediterranean blue to aqua/teal to purple, with a bit of bronze and purple. Here I painted one light coat of CND Vinylux Reflecting pool from the 2015 Garden Muse collection. On the accent finger straight up 2 coats of Ice House on the bare nail!

Brand new shade called Ice House. And it’s a frosty blue flakie with color shifts from mediterranean blue to aqua/teal to purple, with a bit of bronze and purple. Here I painted one light coat of CND Vinylux Reflecting pool from the 2015 Garden Muse collection. On the accent finger straight up 2 coats of Ice House on the bare nail!

Ice House is so complex and beautiful over any color or 2-3 coats on it's own!

Ice House is so complex and beautiful over any color or 2-3 coats on its own!

You know IH has to have a holographic sister, Ice House (H)! Here she is.

Ice House (H) is the holographic version of it's sister, Ice House. It's even more sparkly with all that holo thrown in. I painted one thin layer over black. I with the sun had been out the day I shot this. It's blindingly gorgeous in the sun.

Ice House (H) is the holographic version of its sister, Ice House. It’s even more sparkly with all that holo thrown in. I painted one thin layer over black. I with the sun had been out the day I shot this. It’s blindingly gorgeous in the sun.

Ice House (H) blue and gleamy!

Ice House (H) blue and gleamy!

Next we have Rapture (H)!

Rapture (H) over ILNP Abundance (H) in the sun!

Rapture (H) over ILNP Abundance (H) in the sun!

Rapture (H) in natural light.

Rapture (H) in natural light.

Rapture (H)

Rapture (H)

Stunning Neon Rosebud (H) over another amazing polish from ILNP, Black Orchid.

Neon Rosebud (H). One light coat over ILNP Black Orchid with Black Orchid on the accent nail.

Neon Rosebud (H). One light coat over ILNP Black Orchid with Black Orchid on the accent nail.

Neon Rosebud (H), one of my favorites! This fuscia/magenta/green and beyond flakie is a must have!

Neon Rosebud (H), one of my favorites! This fuscia/magenta/green and beyond flakie is a must have!

And last one for this post, fresh as a spring meadow, Open Fields (H).

Open Fields (H) shown here over Wisteria Haze by CND Vinylux, 2015 Garden Muse collection.

Open Fields (H) shown here over Wisteria Haze by CND Vinylux, 2015 Garden Muse collection.

Open Fields (H), I just love this one over purples and lavenders!

Open Fields (H), I just love this one over purples and lavenders!

Even if you have any or all of the previous collection of UCFs, you’ll want to collect their holographic sisters! The holo glitter effect creates an all new look. These will be available for pre-order on March 6 so stay tuned to ILNP’s social feeds.

Get out your pens and paper, bookmark this post and head to ILNP to order on March 6th!

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ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

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SquareHue Decades Collection 1900 for 01.15

I’m so excited to present my review of the 2015 Decades collections for SquareHue. They’ve started out with a bang and some pretty buttery smooth shades with the January box, 1900. I love how the included description cards now have a swatch box that you can apply a sample of it’s corresponding shade. There is even enough room for a notation of how many coats you need for each shade. And on the back of the card there is a paragraph of history to give you a sense of what that decade was like. Very clever! Let’s take a look.

SquareHue presents the beginning of what looks like to be a fabulous year of the 2015 Decades Collection. 1900 is the collection for 01.15 with Gibson Girl, First Flight and Victorian End.

SquareHue presents the beginning of what looks like to be a fabulous year of the 2015 Decades Collection. 1900 is the collection for 01.15 with Gibson Girl, First Flight and Victorian End.

Here is the first shade, Gibson Girl, which applied in full opacity in two buttery smooth coats. The first coat had me a bit concerned as it was a bit streaky, but it leveled out quickly, and the second coat brought it all together. I used the two other shades for the accent nail just for fun.

Gibson Girl is a delicate mauvey rose in a high gloss creme. 1900 was the heyday of the Gibson girl fashion with it's fluffy topknots and broach clipped high collar lace blouses.

Gibson Girl is a delicate mauvey rose in a high gloss creme. 1900 was the heyday of the Gibson girl fashion with it’s fluffy topknots and broach clipped high collar lace blouses.

Reminiscent (and this is what this year’s collections are all about, reminiscing) of the dawn of human flight, First Flight is a nice pale grey. 2015 does seem to be the year of greys and this one is very palatable.

First Flight is a high gloss creme with a hint of shimmer. This is three coats and applies buttery smooth. This one celebrates the launch of the Wright bros. flying machine on December 17, 1903.

First Flight is a high gloss creme with a hint of shimmer. This is three coats and applies buttery smooth. This one celebrates the launch of the Wright brothers’ flying machine on December 17, 1903.

Last we have Victorian End. With the death of UK’s Queen Victoria in 1901, the world would soon see itself at war only 13 post. Fashion and attitude did find itself skipping across the pond to the United States and we truly saw the end of the Victorian age. But enough of history! Here is a pleasant purple so named for the Victorian End.

Victorian End is a high gloss creme with a hint, just a tiny one of shimmer. 1909 was to mark the end of the innocent era.

Victorian End is a high gloss creme with a hint, just a tiny one of shimmer. 1909 was to mark the end of the innocent era.

Stay tuned for my next SH post on the 02.15 collection, 1910.

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

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

Another amazing Magichrome™ by Spell Polish

Today I’d like to share another beauty by Spell Polish from the “Magichromes™ Magic Happens”, called Erasing History. This one is perfect for fall. Almost like the leaves changing from their green to rosy and gold hues.

I just had to show at least two angles so you could see the color shifts in the bottle.

I just had to show at least two angles so you could see the color shifts in the bottle.

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Erasing History is described as, “It’s Bronze, then Pink… now it’s Green… and is that Purple?… you may catch hints of other colors with different lighting.”

Erasing History is a gorgeous multichrome polish. Can't make up your mind what to wear? Choose one of the shades in the polish!

Erasing History is a gorgeous multichrome polish. Can’t make up your mind what to wear? Choose one of the shades in the polish!

The formulas go on smooth and dry fairly quickly. Super easy manis for all levels. And there are so many to choose from!

Spell Polishes are in .50 oz bottles and are 5-free, cruelty-free nail lacquers featuring luxurious formulas of glitters, micas and pigments. They strive to bring you a polish free of toxins—NO Toluene, NO Formaldehyde, NO Camphor, NO Formaldehyde Resin and NO DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate).

Store: http://www.spellpolish.bigcartel.com/
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These products were sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

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I Love my Sugar Daddy!

I Love my Sugar Daddy!

Well, I do! Ok, so after the 100s of bottles (you heard me…don’t judge 😉 I’ve acquired, I’m just now experiencing my first Deborah Lippmanns and I’m pretty excited about it.

I bought three last month at a HUGE discount from a wonderful online shop called Beauty Brands, http://www.beautybrands.com. In fact I believe they have brick and mortars too but you’ll have to see if they have any located near you. I was alerted thanks to Gianna at http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com. Her “sightings” enable the bargain hunter in all of us! Lol she had posted an amazing sale for Lippmann polishes for an average price of about $4.50 a bottle and I knew this was the only way to grab a few. Watch for future reviews here as I get them swatched!

Shown here, Sugar Daddy’s formula is glorious! That is the word I quite audibly uttered as I began painting my nails. This stunning duochrome transforms from a Rose fold to yellow gold depending on the light and direction. It’s a beautiful color-shifting lacquer.

Sugar Daddy in full sunlight

Sugar Daddy in full sunlight


I’m pretty sure it would have great staying power but I may never get a chance to test that out since I paint a new color every day or two. I have two more shades to feature and I’m seriously thinking about getting a deep purple I spied on beautybrands.com. I’d check them out from time to time if you’re looking for an affordable way to pick up some of these luxury polishes.

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Arabella is a beauty!

Arabella is a beauty!

Ahh, Arabella. In many countries, it means “Beauty”. Plain and simple. Get this! In Germany it means “eagle heroine”. Not sure about that one. The Latin meaning is from ‘orabilis’, meaning yielding to prayer. Factoid: Lady Arabella Stuart was cousin of King James VI of Scotland. Also means beautiful, loving, lovable, graceful.

No matter how you define it, Zoya is the master of textured polishes with their Pixie Dusts. Arabella is a jewel. Zoya describes her as a “rich Fuscia pink…” and boy does it sparkle! Shade or sun, I love it! In the photo above, she’s shown here in the natural light of my sunroom. Now here she is in the sun!

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She really is a beauty. A regal pink. Lol, I almost typed “eagle” pink! 😉

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