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!
First up and two versions just for grins and giggles, #032!
And the following three for today (more coming, don’t worry!) #017, #019 and #020.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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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!
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. 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This is my first experience using the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish System and I’m truly smitten! I’ll be sharing six glorious shades along with my report on the Weekly Top Coat and CND’s Solar Oil. Warning, lots of images!
The first shade is the vampy, and I do mean VAMPY creme called Bloodline. It is a blood red creme with a perfect formula. All six of these can be one coaters but I did two for this post. Bloodline is so aptly named and so intoxicating you may even be inclined to take s quick sniff of the bottle. Don’t worry, it really is polish! It’s a highly pigmented blood red creme. I used two coats and this did slightly stain my nails. But a couple extra swipes of an acetone based remover got the rest off my nails.
Next is a gorgeous gilded mossy green. One stroke of Gilded Pleasure and I was in love. Gilded Pleasure is a stunning duo-chrome with a gilded olive base that flashes antique gold and pale green. Because it’s a metallic formula, it can tend to show some brush strokes but not that bad. Just use a light hand and it will look great! Two thin coats is all you need of this green golden beauty.
Grape Gum, a perfect name and although it’s not scented, you can imagine the fragrance of this perfectly named purple lacquer. Grape gum is a luscious shimmery purple. The finish on this pretty purple after drying was sort of a satiny finish. Of course when you add a layer of the Weekly Top Coat, you’ll get that shine you’re looking for.
Here is an even darker red shimmer, Dark Lava. All I an say is, WOW! Dark Lava is one of those elegant moody and metallic reds, without the streaks! I love deep wine shades with so much character. One coat may do but I used two.
Pretty Poison is the epitome of how a sexy deep green is supposed to look. How is it possible for a deep metallic green to glow? I don’t know, but this one does. Pretty Poison appears is a sultry, blackened forest green that shimmers with tiny bronze, gold and green flecks. This dark beauty is amazing! Super easy to apply and I used two coats. No staining.
And last of the colors is Decadence. Now when I think of that word, why is it I think of dark chocolate dripping over berries? Well, the only thing missing here is the chocolate! Decadence is a classy red on the cool end of the spectrum. The jelly-like formula is easy to apply in 2-3 thin coats for full opacity but oh so shiny! It’s very luxe and rich looking.
VINYLUX™ is a breakthrough polish system that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light secures the patent-pending technology, creating an enduring, long-lasting polish. While ordinary polishes become brittle and deteriorate over time, VINYLUX dries naturally to a flawless finish and strengthens its resistance to chips over time. VINYLUX is available in 71 fashion-forward polish colors and 60 colors that match popular CND Shellac™ shades.
And no manicure worth its salt is complete if you have raggedy cuticles and gnarly nails! Keep your fingertips in tip top condition with this deliciously scented Nail and Cuticle Condition, Solar Oil by CND.
This long lasting, amazing treatment comes in .25 oz and .5 oz bottles. Award-winning cuticle oil is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Repeated use drives nutrients in deeper, creating stronger, healthier nails and hydrated cuticle area. SolarOil™ should be used with ANY nail service.
Orange you glad it’s Autumn?! Ok, that was cheesy but sometimes I can’t help myself 😉 The coolest thing is this new shimmery topcoat, Troubadour, by Cult Cosmetics is stunning over drop dead gorgeous over every one of these polishes.
Here are the little miracle makers!
By the way, La Cita is pretty much a 2-coater as is Avalon. Pale Hollywood Hills is sheer so plan on three coats for full coverage. You can pick up these babies and many others at CultCosmetics.com.
Cult lacquers are premium, 5-FREE, Vegan, cruelty-free single coat polishes and makeup products. None of their polishes are animal tested and they are made in California, USA.
When I found out I’d be swatching the re-release of these six fabulous polishes from Zoya’s Matte Velvet collection I nearly fell out of my chair! I’ve seen some swatches before and in my opinion they are among the velvetiest mattes I’ve ever laid eyes on. I couldn’t wait to share them with you. So here they are! Oh, and you can order them now!
Here is Loredana:
Here is Savita:
Here is Posh:
Here is Veruschka:
Here is Harlow:
Here is Dovima:
And here is a little inspiration for you! Try blinding up your mattes! I have so many ideas now. What have you come up with? I’d love to see your comments and grab some ideas from you.
All in all I loved all if the fast drying formulas. They all were a breeze to apply as well. I can’t speak for wear as of yet. That will be in a later post. I highly recommend these beauties!
Please Note: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear.
ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION! **BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor. These sell for $9 (US) each. Zoya MATTEVELVET* colors are available exclusively on Zoya.com and Ulta Stores.
Press sample. These products were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own.