Deep jewel tone gel polishes from Sparkle & Co!

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE all the bright and airy shades of Spring and Summer, but after those long seasons (especially here in Texas) I find a special excitement over being able to wear some deep, vampy nail shades! Today’s post featuring more gel polishes by Sparkle & Co includes four jewel toned cremes you’re sure to want to include in your collection. All these bottles are full size, 15 ml bottles and swatches include Base Coat and No Wipe Top Coat gel polishes by Sparkle & Co. Let’s take a look!

Today I'm reviewing four more sassy deep jewel tone gel polishes from Sparkle & Co, from OceansofBeauty.com! From left, #017 (Dark Purple), #032 (Brown/Maroon), #19 (Raspberry), and #020 (Deepest Blue).

Today I’m reviewing four more sassy deep jewel tone gel polishes from Sparkle & Co, from OceansofBeauty.com! From left, #017 (Dark Purple), #032 (Brown/Maroon), #19 (Raspberry), and #020 (Deepest Blue).

First up and two versions just for grins and giggles, #032!

#032/Brown/Maroon gel polish by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com is an extremely popular shade with shoppers there! It's so perfect for Fall/Winter months and I love the deep raisin maroon shade. 2 Coats cured with base and top coats cured.

#032/Brown/Maroon gel polish by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com is an extremely popular shade with shoppers there! It’s so perfect for Fall/Winter months and I love the deep raisin maroon shade. 2 Coats cured with base and top coats cured.

Just for fun, here is Sparkle & Co's #032 in full sun with their Matte top coat on one finger, normal shiny, and their amazing Holo Pure pigment powder, all available now!

Just for fun, here is Sparkle & Co’s #032 in full sun with their Matte top coat on one finger, normal shiny, and their amazing Holo Pure pigment powder, all available now!

And the following three for today (more coming, don’t worry!) #017, #019 and #020.

And a cool royal Dark purple gel polish is #017 by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com. 3 coats cured with base and top coats, also available at OceansofBeauty.com.

And a cool royal Dark purple gel polish is #017 by Sparkle & Co at OceansofBeauty.com. 3 coats cured with base and top coats, also available at OceansofBeauty.com.

Here is 3 coats of #019/Raspberry! Now this is 3 coats, and tested on my natural nail doesn't provide a deeper shade for me. But I am loving it this way! You May notice on the web store that the shade on the acrylic swatch stick is a good deal deeper, and all I can say is on a plastic nail stick must afford a deeper shade and I don't know how many coats was applied there.

Here is 3 coats of #019/Raspberry! Now this is 3 coats, and tested on my natural nail doesn’t provide a deeper shade for me. But I am loving it this way! You May notice on the web store that the shade on the acrylic swatch stick is a good deal deeper, and all I can say is on a plastic nail stick must afford a deeper shade and I don’t know how many coats was applied there.

#020/Deepest Blue from the gel polish line by Sparkle & Co of OceansofBeauty.com. I love this Royal blue, and although the formula leans semi jelly-like, I still only needed two coats cured. This deep blue is perfect! 2 Coats!

#020/Deepest Blue from the gel polish line by Sparkle & Co of OceansofBeauty.com. I love this Royal blue, and although the formula leans semi jelly-like, I still only needed two coats cured. This deep blue is perfect! 2 Coats!

CONCLUSION: Same as last Sparkle & Co post 😉 Superb application, color choice and long wearing gel polishes! Go to OceansofBeauty.com today to get yours!

*** FOR A LIMITED TIME! Sitewide Fall Special for 10% Off! Use CODE: happyfall Including FREE shipping (US only)

You can get your pigments, polishes and more here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments…

http://oceansofbeauty.com

IG: @52weeksofbeauty and @ezdipnailsofficial

And watch owner Christy talk about her other beauty products on Youtube, look for 52weeksofbeauty.

*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own. Disclaimer: Differences in color depth, tone or opacity may slightly differ from some of those on the featured store’s web site and sometimes images are using acrylic swatch sticks. All swatches here are done on my long natural nails. Shades are as closely matched as possible between what you see on your computer or device (RGB) and real life. We make every possible attempt to represent the manufacturer’s colors appear as closely as seen in real life.

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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.

*** FOR A LIMITED TIME! Sitewide Fall Special for 10% Off! Use CODE: happyfall Including FREE shipping (US only)

You can get your pigments, polishes and more here, as well as Ezdip powder nail treatments…

http://oceansofbeauty.com

And watch owner Christy talk about her other beauty products on Youtube, look for 52weeksofbeauty.

*These products were supplied to me for review purposes. I was not paid and all opinions are my own.

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Madam Glam Cat Eye Gel polishes are Purrrfect!

Today is Caturday! LOL, ok, enough with the cat jokes but seriously, I am loving the Cat Eye Gel Polishes from Madam Glam. I want to mention before I forget, you’ll notice on the labels of the currently 36 available cat eye shades, that they are called Cat See Gel Polish. I’m not really sure why, but I can assure you these are cat eye gel polishes. Also, you will need a cat eye gel polish magnet to achieve the effect and they are available for purchase through Madam Glam for $2. For now, I’d like to show you two of them. A Chameleon cat eye gel polish called Always Together, and a regular cat eye gel polish called No Doubt.

Madam Glad Chameleon Cat's Eye gel polish is not only striking as a Cat's Eye sparkler, it's also a chameleon so this hybrid has everything going for it. The colors shift from what is described as, Walnut. A beautiful reddish mahogany shade that will make you feel like mystery surrounds you!" One cured coat over a black gel base, cured. With a magnet, you can create a multitude of designs.

Madam Glad Chameleon Cat’s Eye gel polish is not only striking as a Cat’s Eye sparkler, it’s also a chameleon so this hybrid has everything going for it. The colors shift from what is described as, Walnut. A beautiful reddish mahogany shade that will make you feel like mystery surrounds you!” One cured coat over a black gel base, cured. With a magnet, you can create a multitude of designs.

It is recommended that you prepare your nails with first of course a gel base, cure. Then a black gel, cure. Then one coat of the cat eye gel color, magnet until you get the effect you desire, cure. Then finally a gel top coat. It’s really very easy! I love how multifaceted Always Together, cat eye plus a duotone metallic finish.

Madam Glam Soak-off Cat's Eye Gel polish is considered a "Boysenberry. Dreamy midnight shade for an exquisite lady! Try out the cat eye effect!' The cat's eye force is strong in this one! It goes on fairly shimmery purple but then takes on a more deep, berry shade. The purple shimmer then transforms into 3D shimmer lines after working it with a magnet before curing. Amazing!

Madam Glam Soak-off Cat’s Eye Gel polish is considered a “Boysenberry. Dreamy midnight shade for an exquisite lady! Try out the cat eye effect!’ The cat’s eye force is strong in this one! It goes on fairly shimmery purple but then takes on a more deep, berry shade. The purple shimmer then transforms into 3D shimmer lines after working it with a magnet before curing. Amazing!

This one really surprise me! I thought it surely would be the medium shimmery purple as shown on the lid. But I ended up with a glorious deep berry shade and the cat eye effect because the 3 dimensional seemingly moving cat eye focus. Cool huh?

CONCLUSION: I could totally get hooked on these. I really want to swatch some holiday shades for you so maybe I can make that happen. Wouldn’t a green cat eye be just perfect? Maybe with a red cat eye accent nail? I have a short video on my Instagram page of the cat eye effect in action. Look for Lacqueredlori of course. 😉

Oh, and here is something I wanted to add on! Madam Glam has some amazingly simple Gel Polish Remover Wraps. Super easy to use, smell really good and easier than using foil method. A box of 100 wipes is $10.95. Remember, because I’ve forgotten a few times, Always buff the shiny gel top coat to matte before taking off gel polish. It really helps and you won’t cuss so much! LOL 😉

Madam Glad Gel Polish Remover Wipes come in a 100 piece box. That should last quite awhile considering how long the gel polishes stay on!

Madam Glad Gel Polish Remover Wipes come in a 100 piece box. That should last quite awhile considering how long the gel polishes stay on!

The instructions for the Madam Glam Gel Wipes are right on the back of the box.

The instructions for the Madam Glam Gel Wipes are right on the back of the box.

Gels run $19.95 ea and currently, if you buy 4 polishes get 40% off at checkout with CODE ( 40OFF ), and Madam Glam runs specials so DO get on their mailing list! New collections and colors are being added all of the time.

Free worldwide shipping over $80 and Free US Exchange & returns

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 at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

Madam Glam gel polishes are a hit!

Okay, confession time. I am new to gel polish. GASP! I know, I know. I’ve drug my feet in what seems like forever looking the other way. As if to say, “no, no gels for me. I don’t have time, I change my polish too often. What if they damage my nails. I swatch all of the time. Not gonna work, no way, no how.” Well, I’ve been schooled and I have Madam Glam and a few others to thank for that! I received a sampling of what Madam Glam has to offer. And in the next month or so I’ll be treating you to just a fraction of all the wonderful gels offered by this New York based company. Today, I’ll share with you a couple of colors from two different collections, along with their basic gel base coat and top coat. Also, this week I’ll be sharing one of their amazing LED lights for Pros and home gellers alike! 😉 Let’s start off with the basics.

Here is Madam Glam Soak-Off Base and Soak-Off Top gels. Both go on smooth and this top coat is to be wiped off after curing with a lint free material. I will say that for being a "sticky" top coat, it's not super sticky. I like that!

Here is Madam Glam Soak-Off Base and Soak-Off Top gels. Both go on smooth and this top coat is to be wiped off after curing with a lint free material. I will say that for being a “sticky” top coat, it’s not super sticky. I like that!

Soak-Off Base Gel Excellent base for your gel manicure.
Formula & Curing time: Clear, 1 coat for a Flawless Finish, 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED

Soak-Off Top Gel Get professional salon results at home by adding this polish on top of your gel color. Your color is highly protected and stays radiant and shiny for days. 
Formula & Curing time: Top coat, 1 coat for a Flawless Finish, 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED (a light swipe with an alcohol pad is recommended for this top gel)

Onto the colors for today! First the Soak-Off Gel Color, Girl Power
Formula & Curing time: Creme, 1-2 coats for a Flawless Finish, 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED. I applied two super easy coats after a cured base coat, then one coat of top and cured. I love this cool orchid creme, it really pops and great for any skin tone.

Girl Power from the regular gel lineup on left, and Tutti Frutti from the Smoothie Gel Collection on the right. There are 36 shades available Smoothies to choose from and a ton of other gel colors and finishes in the rest of Madam Glam's offerings.

Girl Power from the regular gel lineup on left, and Tutti Frutti from the Smoothie Gel Collection on the right. There are 36 shades available Smoothies to choose from and a ton of other gel colors and finishes in the rest of Madam Glam’s offerings.

I love how Madam Glam includes a swatch window on top of her bottles. You see what your color is. This is Girl Power. Girl Power is described as Byzantium, (yes, that is an ancient Greek colony ;-)  What a better color to symbolize girls than this perfect shade of mauve? This rich creme gel will make you feel powerful whenever you wear it. I got full coverage in 2 coats.

I love how Madam Glam includes a swatch window on top of her bottles. You see what your color is. This is Girl Power. Girl Power is described as Byzantium, (yes, that is an ancient Greek colony 😉
 What a better color to symbolize girls than this perfect shade of mauve? This rich creme gel will make you feel powerful whenever you wear it. I got full coverage in 2 coats.

The Smoothie Gel Collection color I’m featuring today is Tutti Frutti. The formula can be sticky, so do be sure to roll or shake the bottle. But since this is a gel and won’t dry until it’s cured, you have plenty of time to apply, making sure you get every glitter situated before placing in the light to cure!

Formula & Curing time: Crelly: Bright Baby Blue Jelly Base with colored Glitters, 3 coats for a Flawless Finish I managed it in 2 so it depends on your application method. Apply base coat, cure, color and cure, then top coat and cure! Super glossy smooth, no bumps! 2 minutes by UV Lamp, 30 sec by LED.

Important Instructions for application and curing of the Smoothies, or when applying and curing thicker or glitter dominated gel polishes:

• To avoid an exothermic reaction. (Exothermic– the word describes a process that releases energy in the form of heat.Forming a chemical bond releases energy and therefore is an exothermic process. Exothermic reactions usually feel hot because it is giving heat to you.) It’s kind of a scientific molecule dance thing. But no worries, there are ways around that!

When gel polish cures, it creates an exothermic reaction. With a UV lamp, which cures slowly, that reaction happens slowly and is rarely noticed. With a powerful lamp the reaction happens quickly as a heat spike.

• Some people are more sensitive than others to this but the pain usually comes either from two things: either your nails are thin/damaged either the polish is too thick. In this case, the Smoothies are thick. Because of their nature, the Smoothies need to have a “thicker” consistency than regular gels, to hold the glitters all together so that when you apply them on your nails you actually do get glitters (whereas if the consistency was too liquid all the glitters would stay at the bottom of the bottle and not on the brush). Kind of like a suspension material.
Being thick though, they do cure MUCH faster than the regular gels.

Because they are already thick, to avoid any heat spike with the smoothies you need to:
1) Apply VERY thin coats ( I mean it, super thin)
2) If you are using our PRO led lamp or hi power/watt lamp, cure each layer for no more than 5 sec. You will indeed need to do more coats to achieve opacity. However as the curing time is so short it shouldn’t take you longer than with the regular gels.

** Another way to go is too use a less powerful lamp 🙂

Aren't these Smoothie Gel Collection bottles the cutest?! Here is Tutti Frutti, as seen on my accent nail. Tutti Frutti is described as a Bright Baby Blue Jelly Base with colored Glitters. There are medium gold hex, small fuschia pink hex, tiny gold and silver glitters.

Aren’t these Smoothie Gel Collection bottles the cutest?! Here is Tutti Frutti, as seen on my accent nail. Tutti Frutti is described as a Bright Baby Blue Jelly Base with colored Glitters. There are medium gold hex, small fuschia pink hex, tiny gold and silver glitters.

CONCLUSION: I have been swatching and reviewing Madam Glam polishes for a long time and have always been extremely pleased with the high quality polishes and variety of colors and finishes. The formulas are fabulous. And NOW I get to brag on their amazing gels. So yeah, I’m a fan! Not gonna lie.

Gels run $19.95 ea and Madam Glam runs specials so DO get on their mailing list! New collections and colors are being added all of the time.

•• Plus take advantage of the Special (buy 12 and get 50% off at checkout!) Free worldwide shipping over $80 and Free US Exchange & returns

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 at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.