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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!

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*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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Madam Glam Gel polish Basics!

Madam Glam has a plethora of gel polish shades, finishes and styles. But to make all of those especially fabulous, you need outstanding base, top and special effect treatments. Of course, they do have a great assortment of One Step Gel polishes and Matte Top Coat as well. For today, I want to share with you two essentials, Peel Off Base Coat (works with all polishes, regular and gel), and No Wipe Gel Top coat.

Madam Glam No Wipe Top Gel couldn't make application easier! Not to mention if you don't want to commit for 3-4 weeks of the same color, use the Peel Off Base Coat under your gel polish, or even regular polish including glitters...those ornery buggers LOL!!
Madam Glam No Wipe Top Gel couldn’t make application easier! Not to mention if you don’t want to commit for 3-4 weeks of the same color, use the Peel Off Base Coat under your gel polish, or even regular polish including glitters…those ornery buggers LOL!!

The No Wipe Top Coat for gel polish is described as, “This could be such a life saver! Have you ever wanted not to deal with the sticky residue after doing your gel nails? Your wish is granted! Here is the No wipe Top Gel that will make your life so much easier.” It cures under LED light for 30 seconds, and UV lamp for 2 minutes.

Madam Glam Peel Off Base Coat is not a curing gel, it's for any polish and goes on clear, dries clear on its own.
Madam Glam Peel Off Base Coat is not a curing gel, it’s for any polish and goes on clear, dries clear on its own.

Madam Glam Peel Off Base coat is described as, “The peel off base coat will make your polish removing routine as smooth as every relaxing routine should be. Put it on before your polish and peel it off when you’re done with it. As simple as that! Forget about the hassle of soaking off your gel nails or removing that glittery nail polish you love. This is THE solution. Apply a layer and let it air dry before putting on any gel or nail color. Just peel it off when you want to remove the color. Yes, THAT easy!” It’s great under any kind of polish. In fact if doing gel nails, be sure to fully dry, then apply and cure gel polish as normal. The long wear of a gel manicure won’t last as long however. Just FYI. Here is an example of peeled off gel polish following application of the Peel Off Base Coat.

The Peel Off Base Coat is suitable for both gel and regular nail polishes. Here are Smart Red One Step Gel nail polish from my nails after one coat of the Peel Off Base. Read further for explanation!
The Peel Off Base Coat is suitable for both gel and regular nail polishes. Here are Smart Red One Step Gel nail polish from my nails after one coat of the Peel Off Base. Read further for explanation!

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.

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*These products were sent to me at no cost and I am not being paid for my review. All opinions are my own.

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Deborah Lippmann Life’s a Beach duo makes a splash!

Right up my alley, or maybe I should say beach path. I love the beach, the sand, the glorious shades of water and the wild life on top and below. Today I get to share with you a perfect pair of polishes from Deborah Lippmann, Life’s a Beach. And that packaging! Can you just?! Call me cray, but I’m keeping these cuties inside the package when I’m not painting with them. Brilliant DL!

Brave the waves with The Tide Is High, an aquatic blue crème and Break 4 Love, a bubblegum pink crème. I lean more toward Break 4 Love as a coral creme. $17/set. 2 bottles at 8mL each
Brave the waves with The Tide Is High, an aquatic blue crème and
Break 4 Love, a bubblegum pink crème. I lean more toward Break 4 Love as a coral creme. $17/set.
2 bottles at 8mL each

I found both polishes apply great, on the thick side due to their high pigmentation. Both cremes are glossy as heck. For this mani I chose to do a “coral in the water” look. 😉

Break 4 Love is a soft coral pink creme (2-coater) very pigmented and glossy. The Tide is High is an aquatic blue creme. I was immediately inspired to beach up my look with some coral art over this sea-worthy blue. What a perfectly sundrenched pair!
Break 4 Love is a soft coral pink creme (2-coater) very pigmented and glossy. The Tide is High is an aquatic blue creme. I was immediately inspired to beach up my look with some coral art over this sea-worthy blue. What a perfectly sundrenched pair!

I also received for review three nail treatments. I love that Hard Rock is ready to rock as a base and top coat. And it’s nail strengthening. Something we all need when spending so much time in the sun and water.

• Hard Rock base and top coat nail strengthening nail treatment. A rock solid choice to strengthen and protect, this protein-rich treatment encourages healthy nail growth. It's especially beneficial for weak nails or post gel and artificial nail removal. Apply a thin layer over bare nails, or use as a base or top coat. For best results of nail strengthening, apply a thin layer the next day and every day until you change your nail polish. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL  • Addicted to Speed top coat super quick-drying. You’re out the door—in a flash. This high-shine top coat dries fast so you can go about your business without a smear, smudge or scratch. Apply a thin layer over nail color. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL • Turn Back Time anti-aging base coat. Just like skin, our nails age. This innovative treatment puts the process in reverse. Light diffusing micronized diamond core powder reduces the appearance of yellowing and staining to restore a youthful luster. Use as a base coat before color, or wear alone for a brilliant bare finish. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL All three are $20ea.
• Hard Rock base and top coat nail strengthening nail treatment. A rock solid choice to strengthen and protect, this protein-rich treatment encourages healthy nail growth. It’s especially beneficial for weak nails or post gel and artificial nail removal. Apply a thin layer over bare nails, or use as a base or top coat. For best results of nail strengthening, apply a thin layer the next day and every day until you change your nail polish.
.5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL
• Addicted to Speed top coat super quick-drying. You’re out the door—in a flash. This high-shine top coat dries fast so you can go about your business without a smear, smudge or scratch. Apply a thin layer over nail color. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL
• Turn Back Time anti-aging base coat. Just like skin, our nails age. This innovative treatment puts the process in reverse. Light diffusing micronized diamond core powder reduces the appearance of yellowing and staining to restore a youthful luster. Use as a base coat before color, or wear alone for a brilliant bare finish. .5 Fl. Oz. 15 mL All three are $20ea.

Addicted to Speed Quick Drying Top Coat is amazing! I mean rock hard in two minutes.

Turn Back Time, a super base coat and I’ll report back later if I see anti-aging results. I’m sure it is with all those healthy ingredients!

Conclusion: All products are amazing as expected. Love the Life’s a Beach shades and Addicted to Speed is FAST!

7 Free Formula. Contains no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). No animal testing.

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Morgan Taylor – “Home for the Holidays” Bling It On kit at Loxa Beauty

Loxa Beauty is always on point and you can be too this holiday season with this cute kit called Home For The Holidays by Morgan Taylor, special priced right now at 24% off for only $13!. Bling It On includes Deck The Halls – 0.5 oz. Make It Last Top Coat – 0.5 oz. FREE Nail Bling Decal Sheet.

Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays Bling It On kit is perfect for a last minute mani that wows! Make It Last is a great clear topcoat to secure your mani using the included free sheet of bling stickers. Deck The Halls is all ruby red and glittery in a red jelly base.
Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays Bling It On kit is perfect for a last minute mani that wows! Make It Last is a great clear topcoat to secure your mani using the included free sheet of bling stickers. Deck The Halls is all ruby red and glittery in a red jelly base.

EDIT! Seasonal Kits are often “While Supplies Last”. If you see that some links are dead some time after original post and certain items are no longer available on the site, it may no longer be available. However, individual items, ie., a 3-Polish set may have those bottles for purchase individually. Please check with the online store in that case to see if they are available. Thanks!

This holiday nail kit from Morgan Taylor will keep your manicure beautiful and blinged out for all of your holiday festivities. Morgan Taylor has the premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals just for you. Smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.

Deck The Halls can shine on it's own, but bling it up with the included crystal stickers in this cute set from Morgan Taylor. Get yours from Loxa while supplies last.
Deck The Halls can shine on it’s own, but bling it up with the included crystal stickers in this cute set from Morgan Taylor. Get yours from Loxa while supplies last.

I have to say this formula was luxurious, smooth to apply and an absolute dream. It’s such a glitsy sparkly red, reminiscent of that special holiday gown, you’ll definitely stand out in a crowd. Removal? No worries there. Just use regular nail polish remover, acetone with moisturizer will do nicely. Pick your set up today at Loxa Beauty while this great price lasts!

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