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Mega (X) joins the Mega family from ILNP

I you have any or all of the rest of the Mega polishes from indie maker, ILNP, you’ll truly appreciate the new Mega (X), a holographic powerhouse!

ILNP began the line with Mega, a full-blown, no-filler SpectraFlair polish. She’s a rainbow in a bottle. Then there’s Mega (L), an even more linear polish due to it’s even more microfine holographic particles. She’s got that smooth rainbow effects you’ll love. Before (X) came the most recent in the Mega line, Mega (S). This SCATTERED version is intense and also a winner. All Megas sell for $10ea.

Now, Mega (X) is the big kahuna, the showstopper, the…well, let’s take a look!

Mega (X) is described as: "The MEGA family has added a new member to its holographic clan and this one really brings the muscle! MEGA (X) is composed of an array of oversized holographic pigments for maximum holographic sparkle to the 10th power! MEGA (X) has a seriously over-the-top scattered holographic sparkle that's even visible indoors and is practically blinding in the sun!" I used 3 coats, but two is opaque! I also added a coat of clear topcoat even though Mega (X) is already smooth to the touch on it's own.

Mega (X) is described as: “The MEGA family has added a new member to its holographic clan and this one really brings the muscle! MEGA (X) is composed of an array of oversized holographic pigments for maximum holographic sparkle to the 10th power! MEGA (X) has a seriously over-the-top scattered holographic sparkle that’s even visible indoors and is practically blinding in the sun!” I used 3 coats, but two is opaque! I also added a coat of clear topcoat even though Mega (X) is already smooth to the touch on its own.

Of course, polishes like this really shine in the sun, but the SpectraFlair is so full and evident, you will know that your digits will be eye-catching in regular lighting.

So pick up a Mega (X), or all of them! With this much holo, they are a steal at $10ea!

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
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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*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

Ohh those tempting Enchanting Sirens from Virago Varnish!

I am in a mad rush today to bring you the newest collection of polishes from Virago Varnish, the Enchanting Sirens. Why the rush? They will be available for order tomorrow, Friday, April 17, 2015! I was a bit late getting these in but here they are in all their holographic glory. If you’ve tried any of the star-studded polishes, namely the holographic or glitter loaded smooth-as-silk varnishes from Virago, you know you will not want to miss out on these. Let get started!

Enchanting Sirens by Virago Varnish will be available to order tomorrow, April 17th! Sorry it took me so long to get to these but here they are in all their holographic glory. From left: Entice, Rhapsody, Temptress, Seduction, Harmony, Melody and Femme Fatale.

Enchanting Sirens by Virago Varnish will be available to order tomorrow, April 17th! Sorry it took me so long to get to these but here they are in all their holographic glory. From left: Entice, Rhapsody, Temptress, Seduction, Harmony, Melody and Femme Fatale.

How can anyone resist the Siren’s call? Let’s start with Entice!

Entice is described as, "an intriguing purple holographic micro-glitter nail lacquer. This stunning lacquer is opaque in as little as two coats. A glossy top coat is high recommended to intensify the holo effect. Finish: Matte Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats"

Entice is described as, “an intriguing purple holographic micro-glitter nail lacquer. This stunning lacquer is opaque in as little as two coats. A glossy top coat is high recommended to intensify the holo affect.
Finish: Matte
Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats”

Oh, Entice, such a perfect name for her! 1 coat here was perfect for me! Smooth.

Oh, Entice, such a perfect name for her! 1 coat here was perfect for me! Smooth.

Entice macro.

Entice macro.

Next in the Enchanting lineup is sexy Femme Fatale.

Femme Fetale is described as, "a red holographic micro-glitter lacquer. Formula is fantastic and applies in a little as two coats. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holographic affect in this polish. Finish: Matte Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats"

Femme Fetale is described as, “a red holographic micro-glitter lacquer. Formula is fantastic and applies in a little as two coats. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holographic affect in this polish.
Finish: Matte
Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats”

Femme Fatale will leave 'em drooling! I used one coat here with a top coat.

Femme Fatale will leave ’em drooling! I used one coat here with a top coat.

Macro of Femme Fatale. It's heart stopping!

Macro of Femme Fatale. It’s heart stopping!

Feeling seduced yet? Well, here is Seduction!

Seduction is described as, "Seduction is a fierce holographic lime green micro-glitter lacquer. Once you apply Seduction, the holograms are so captivating they will have you staring at your fingers all day long. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holograms in this polish. Finish: Matte Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats"

Seduction is described as, “Seduction is a fierce holographic lime green micro-glitter lacquer. Once you apply Seduction, the holograms are so captivating they will have you staring at your fingers all day long. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holograms in this polish.
Finish: Matte
Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats”

Seduction will make them all green with envy. 1-2 coats, I used one!

Seduction will make them all green with envy. 1-2 coats, I used one!

Macro of this gorgeous green Seduction.

Macro of this gorgeous green Seduction.

Here is a perfect combo of golden lights in Melody!

Melody is described as, "If you are a fan of our #1 seller Allure, then Melody is a must have! We like to refer to Melody as Allure's sexy sister. This lacquer has a smooth buttery formula and is opaque in 2 coats. A glossy top coat is highly recommended to intensify the holograms in this polish. This is one you DO NOT want to miss out on!!   Finish: Holographic micro-glitter in a teal jelly base. Dries semi-matte. Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats." Also, Virago announced that, "...is sending this stunning lacquer (Melody) to a group of fantastic celebrity moms in honor of Mother’s Day. We’ll announce soon which celebrity moms received this lacquer!" Cool huh?!

Melody is described as, “If you are a fan of our #1 seller Allure, then Melody is a must have! We like to refer to Melody as Allure’s sexy sister. This lacquer has a smooth buttery formula and is opaque in 2 coats. A glossy top coat is highly recommended to intensify the holograms in this polish. This is one you DO NOT want to miss out on!!
Finish: Holographic micro-glitter in a teal jelly base. Dries semi-matte.
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.” Also, Virago announced that, “…is sending this stunning lacquer (Melody) to a group of fantastic celebrity moms in honor of Mother’s Day. We’ll announce soon which celebrity moms received this lacquer!” Cool huh?!

This is Melody! Although it is described as a 2-coat to full opacity polish, I found 1 medium coat did the trick. It will surely make your heart sing!

This is Melody! Although it is described as a 2-coat to full opacity polish, I found 1 medium coat did the trick. It will surely make your heart sing!

Here is a macro of Melody!!

Here is a macro of Melody!!

While we are singing the Siren’s song, how about a bit of Harmony?

Harmony is described as, "Harmony is not camera-shy. The holograms in this lacquer are so intense you'll want to pop out those cameras and get some video of Harmony in action. Be sure to apply a glossy top coat to intensify the holographic affect in this polish. Finish: Matte Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats"

Harmony is described as, “Harmony is not camera shy. The holograms in this lacquer are so intense you’ll want to pop out those cameras and get some video of Harmony in action. Be sure to apply a glossy top coat to intensify the holographic affect in this polish.
Finish: Matte
Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats”

Harmony is a 1-2 coater, and smooth to apply!

Harmony is a 1-2 coater, and smooth to apply!

Macro of Harmony, music to your soul!

Macro of Harmony, music to your soul!

Oh, Rhapsody, you cool operator you!

Rhapsody is described as, "Inspired by a mermaid's scales. Rhapsody is a blue holographic micro-glitter nail lacquer. The holographic glitter in this lacquer is so enchanting. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holographic affect in this polish. Finish: Matte Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats"

Rhapsody is described as, “Inspired by a mermaid’s scales. Rhapsody is a blue holographic micro-glitter nail lacquer. The holographic glitter in this lacquer is so enchanting. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holographic affect in this polish.
Finish: Matte
Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats”

Rhapsody takes two smooth coats. These are all so easy to apply!

Rhapsody takes two smooth coats. These are all so easy to apply!

Rhapsody macro. A truly perfect orchestration of blues!

Rhapsody macro. A truly perfect orchestration of blues!

And here is the final temptation with Temptress!

Temptress is described as, "Temptress is an intense orange micro-glitter lacquer. The holograms in this lacquer are so vivid they cannot be concealed. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holographic affect in this polish. Finish: Matte Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats"

Temptress is described as, “Temptress is an intense orange micro-glitter lacquer. The holograms in this lacquer are so vivid they cannot be concealed. As with all micro-glitter lacquers, a glossy top coat is recommended to intensify the holographic affect in this polish.
Finish: Matte
Opacity: Opaque in 2 coats”

Temptress took two coats for me. If you have shorter nails you might get by with one thicker coat. Juicy huh?

Temptress took two coats for me. If you have shorter nails you might get by with one thicker coat. Juicy huh?

A juicy macro of Temptress.

A juicy macro of Temptress.

Remember, Virago Varnish Enchanting Sirens release tomorrow, Friday, 4/17! You WANT them all. You know you do now that you’ve been tempted. LOL

*FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $50! Use code 50FREESHIP

“5-Free Product” – Does not contain camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or formaldehyde resins.

Find Virago here!

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

Virago’s Hollywood Glamour collection and swatches!

When I chatted with indie polish brand Virago Varnish‘s owner/creator, Adrienne about her upcoming collection, I kept getting more and more excited. One, because her formulas and colors are awesome. Two, I knew ahead of time the glitters in this set would be beyond belief. I was right! I will add to that and echo her excitement that one of the glitters in the set came with an honor every indie polish maker dreams about. She says, “Virago is excited to announce this stunning lacquer Radiance. It will be gifted at GBK’s Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters!” How cool is that?! I will start there after I show you the bottles! 🙂

4 fab glitter polishes. On top is Radiance and from L-R: Stellar, Allure and Glamorous.

4 fab glitter polishes. On top is Radiance and from L-R: Stellar, Allure and Glamorous.

Radiance!

I shot all the glitter polishes in full sun (and thank you Sun for appearing yesterday when I shot these!). Just for fun I did a gradient over a pale blue on the accent nail. This baby sure shines!

I shot all the glitter polishes in full sun (and thank you Sun for appearing yesterday when I shot these!). Just for fun I did a gradient over a pale blue on the accent nail. This baby sure shines!

I LOVE Radiance! It glows on your nail is sun or regular lighting. Radiance is described as, "Radiance couldn't be a better fitting name for this lacquer. The holographic effect is so compelling that you'll be staring at your nails all day. The holographic glitter in this lacquer is nostalgic of a 1960’s jacquard dinner dress."

I LOVE Radiance! It glows on your nail is sun or regular lighting. Radiance is described as, “Radiance couldn’t be a better fitting name for this lacquer. The holographic effect is so compelling that you’ll be staring at your nails all day. The holographic glitter in this lacquer is nostalgic of a 1960’s jacquard dinner dress.”

Allure!

Who can resist a polish like Allure? Seriously smooth, like Glamorous and although no topcoat is require over these two coats, you could use that if you're wanting to do stamping over this GORGEOUS holo glitter. I didn't want to take it off!

Who can resist a polish like Allure? Seriously smooth, like Glamorous and although no topcoat is require over these two coats, you could use that if you’re wanting to do stamping over this GORGEOUS holo glitter. I didn’t want to take it off!

Allure is one of those holos you don't want to take off. Did I mention it's smooth as a baby's "you-know-what"? Allure is described as, "Inspired by 1940s Old Hollywood, Allure does not disappoint. It’s like having a vintage sliver sequenced chiffon dress in a bottle. The holo in this lacquer is so intense that all eyes will be on your nails." Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.

Allure is one of those holos you don’t want to take off. Did I mention it’s smooth as a baby’s “you-know-what”? Allure is described as, “Inspired by 1940s Old Hollywood, Allure does not disappoint. It’s like having a vintage sliver sequenced chiffon dress in a bottle. The holo in this lacquer is so intense that all eyes will be on your nails.”
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.

Glamorous!

Ok, as I painted this one on I was seriously and immediately in love. Then it dried smooth and I was like, "whaaaa?" All that glitzyness and smooth as silk. I did a gradient over Majestic.

Ok, as I painted this one on I was seriously and immediately in love. Then it dried smooth and I was like, “whaaaa?” All that glitzyness and smooth as silk. I did a gradient over Majestic.

Glamorous, all I can say is "WOW"! Also super smooth! Glamorous is described as, "Like a vintage 1950s black tulle Chantilly lace dress. Glamorous is a classy holographic micro-glitter lacquer in a black jelly base. The holo effect in this lacquer is mesmerizing." Finish: Semi Matte, Micro-Glitter Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.

Glamorous, all I can say is “WOW”! Also super smooth! Glamorous is described as, “Like a vintage 1950s black tulle Chantilly lace dress. Glamorous is a classy holographic micro-glitter lacquer in a black jelly base. The holo effect in this lacquer is mesmerizing.”
Finish: Semi Matte, Micro-Glitter
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.

Stellar!

Stellar is right! And look at her over black, wow! It's like holographic blue sugar!

Stellar is right! And look at her over black, wow! It’s like holographic blue sugar!

Stellar is such a gorgeous glitter and I love those little hints of purple. Stellar is described as, "Inspired by a 1950s flocked Chiffon dress, Stellar is a dazzling lacquer with various holographic micro-glitters in a clear base. As with all glitter lacquers from the Hollywood Glamour collection, Stellar also possesses intense holographic display." Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.

Stellar is such a gorgeous glitter and I love those little hints of purple. Stellar is described as, “Inspired by a 1950s flocked Chiffon dress, Stellar is a dazzling lacquer with various holographic micro-glitters in a clear base. As with all glitter lacquers from the Hollywood Glamour collection, Stellar also possesses intense holographic display.”
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.

Now on to the rest of the Hollywood Glamour collection with the other five elegant polishes. Each one destined to be award winning!

Five glorious formulas, from left: Elegance, Luxurious, Charisma, Majestic and Exclusive (which is a limited quantity you want to get your hands on!)

Five glorious formulas, from left: Elegance, Luxurious, Charisma, Majestic and Exclusive (which is a limited quantity you want to get your hands on!)

I will start with one that is very limited so you’re going to want to get your hands on this stunner Exclusive (maybe two?) before they are gone.

Well, Exclusive is named this for a reason. It's a LTD polish, so you may want to order a couple!

Well, Exclusive is named this for a reason. It’s a LTD polish, so you may want to order a couple!

Exclusive is, oh my gosh, perfection! I can see why it's name that. ONE COATER! Totally! Exclusive is described as, "Reminiscent of a 1940s champagne evening gown worn by old Hollywood’s best, Exclusive is a beautiful pearlescent lacquer. Only limited quantities of this lacquer are available. This lacquer will not be restocked." Finish: Pearlescent, Semi-matte Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Exclusive is, oh my gosh, perfection! I can see why it’s name that. ONE COATER! Totally! Exclusive is described as, “Reminiscent of a 1940s champagne evening gown worn by old Hollywood’s best, Exclusive is a beautiful pearlescent lacquer. Only limited quantities of this lacquer are available. This lacquer will not be restocked.”
Finish: Pearlescent, Semi-matte
Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Charisma!

1-coater Charisma is satiny blue that is so classy. Pretty darn amazing!

1-coater Charisma is satiny blue that is so classy. Pretty darn amazing!

One of my faves of the bunch. Amazing on my nails! Charisma is described as, "If a vintage navy blue mesh silk chiffon dress was poured into a bottle it would be Charisma. Charisma is a gorgeous deep-navy blue nail lacquer that has glamour written all over it." Finish: Metallic, Semi-matte Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

One of my faves of the bunch. Amazing on my nails! Charisma is described as, “If a vintage navy blue mesh silk chiffon dress was poured into a bottle it would be Charisma. Charisma is a gorgeous deep-navy blue nail lacquer that has glamour written all over it.”
Finish: Metallic, Semi-matte
Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Majestic!

Majestic is a shimmery metallic eggplant and opaque in 2 thin coats. It's sure to be your next lemming!

Majestic is a shimmery metallic eggplant and opaque in 2 thin coats. It’s sure to be your next lemming!

Majestic is a classic eggplant with a fab formula! Majestic is described as, "1939 has been known as Hollywood’s majestic year. Some of the most successful known films of all time were released in 1939. Majestic is an eggplant color nail lacquer inspired for a time when Hollywood was at its best. Majestic has a slight blue, pink, and light purple shimmer." Finish: Metallic, Shimmer Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Majestic is a classic eggplant with a fab formula! Majestic is described as, “1939 has been known as Hollywood’s majestic year. Some of the most successful known films of all time were released in 1939. Majestic is an eggplant color nail lacquer inspired for a time when Hollywood was at its best. Majestic has a slight blue, pink, and light purple shimmer.”
Finish: Metallic, Shimmer
Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Elegance!

What a gorgeous transitional plum. Great for any season. This metallic only took 2 coats for me.

What a gorgeous transitional plum. Great for any season. This metallic only took 2 coats for me.

Elegance in a bottle, oh yes, yes it is! Elegance is described as, "Inspired by the 1950s A-line swing dresses, Elegance is vivid plum colored lacquer that is graceful yet tantalizing." Finish: Metallic Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Elegance in a bottle, oh yes, yes it is! Elegance is described as, “Inspired by the 1950s A-line swing dresses, Elegance is vivid plum colored lacquer that is graceful yet tantalizing.”
Finish: Metallic
Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

Luxurious!

Aptly named, Luxurious is also a 1-coater! This type of gold is a must have.

Aptly named, Luxurious is also a 1-coater! This type of gold is a must have.

And for that feel of the Golden Age of Luxurious living, this is not to be missed. Luxurious is described as, "Seeing that one gold satin dress on the red carpet screams luxury. Luxurious is a stunning metallic gold-bronze lacquer with a hint of sliver shimmer that is truly captivating." Finish: Metallic, Shimmer Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

And for that feel of the Golden Age of Luxurious living, this is not to be missed. Luxurious is described as, “Seeing that one gold satin dress on the red carpet screams luxury. Luxurious is a stunning metallic gold-bronze lacquer with a hint of sliver shimmer that is truly captivating.”
Finish: Metallic, Shimmer
Opacity: Opaque in 1-2 coats

The Hollywood Glamour collection will be released on March 6, 2015, just a few days away, so go start picking out your faves! Virago should be proud of this amazing collection.

I’d also add that the .45 oz bottles are great to display in their square bottles with matte caps. Easy to handle and the brushes are just perfect!

Deets on shipping and stuff! Shipping: US: $2.68 for the first bottle and $.75 for each bottle thereafter.

Canada: (USD) $5.00 for the first bottle and $1.00 for each bottle thereafter.

Australia and UK: $5.00 for the first bottle and $2.50 for each bottle thereafter.

*FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $50! Use code 50FREESHIP

“5-Free Product” – Does not contain camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or formaldehyde resins.

Find Virago here!

http://www.viragovarnish.com
http://instagram.com/viragovarnish

https://www.facebook.com/viragovarnish

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

More awesomeness from Madam Glam

Madam Glam, I salute you! I received five polishes from Madam Glam and every single one goes beyond my expectations. I am telling you, if you haven’t tried their nail lacquers, DO NOT HESITATE another moment. They are phenominal. I haven’t had a chance yet to try the other cosmetics but I can imagine they are just as impressive. I wanted to share these with you immediately!

These are essentials to have in your Madam Glam collection! From left, Black Hole, Sea, Swing and Sun, Mint Cocktail, In Love and Make A Wish.

These are essentials to have in your Madam Glam collection! From left, Black Hole, Sea, Swing and Sun, Mint Cocktail, In Love and Make A Wish.

I HAVE start out with a Valentine’s Day nail art since tomorrow is the big day. Now I’m no pro or even try to give you the impression that I’m any kind of nail artist. But hand painted hearts I can do. Since I received a pretty pastel pink polish called “In Love” I spied it as the perfect base for my Vday mani. In Love is described as, “”You don’t have to be in love to fall in love with this shade! An innocent pale pink that brings back the memory of your first romance.” Two coats!

Formula
• Pink Creme
• One to two coats for full opacity
• Very smooth to apply

Blushing pink "In Love" with accent hearts using Madam Glam "More Wine Please". Just in time for V day!

Blushing pink “In Love” with accent hearts using Madam Glam “More Wine Please”. Just in time for V day!

Next, here is your next lemming! If you are looking for a ONE-COATER neon that won’t stain, that isn’t completely matte, you won’t need an undie white to make it stand out, is 5-free and will absolutely sear your eyes with brilliant neon awesomeness, Mint Cocktail is for you. In fact, since you’re going to want this on your nails and your toes this summer, you should probably order a backup. I just kept saying, “Wow!” as I applied this quick drying hyper-pigmented showstopper. Lookee! 🙂 I was also sent a fab GLOSSY AS HECK black called Black Hole that is perfect in two coats. Also an essential in your polish arsenal and it’s what I used for accent here. Mint Cocktail is described as, “”Let this breathtaking shade see the light and you’re sure to have an amazing mood for the day. Vitalizing and full of surprises, you won’t regret giving a punchy touch to your nails.” When I saw my Instagram bud Miss Holly Berries review Mint Cocktail, and saw her swatch on her Youtube channel I was blown away. And if the brains behind Madam Glam shades are listening in, please please please create a hot pink, neon blue and neon orange in this formula! We’ll be bowing down before you chanting, “we’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!” 😉

Formula 
• Creme
• Thick
• One careful coat or two thin coats
• Unlike other neons, no white base required for full opacity

Black Hole is described as, “Classy, deep and trendy, Black Hole will be your best friend during cooler seasons!”

Formula
• Creme
• Two thin coats for full opacity
• Very smooth to apply

What can I say but Mint Cocktail is PERFECT! It's the brightest neon green I have in my whole collection so far. One coat. Did you get that? ONE COAT! Accented with Black Hole.

What can I say but Mint Cocktail is PERFECT! It’s the brightest neon green I have in my whole collection so far. One coat. Did you get that? ONE COAT! Accented with Black Hole.

The weather this month is turning out to be another “snowpocalypse” for some in the USA. So who isn’t dreaming of sunny spring and summer days? Here is Sea, Swing and Sun to inspire you. Two coats! Sea, Swing and Sun is described as, “Imagine being in front of clear caribbean waters under a cloudless sky. Here’s the most adorable pastel baby blue to make you feel like summer is around.” Two coats!

Formula
• Creme
• One heavy coat or two thin coats for full opacity
• Very smooth to apply

Sea, Swing and Sun is like a sunny blue summer sky.

Sea, Swing and Sun is like a sunny blue summer sky.

It’s only February and we still have some chilly days and nights ahead. Make A Wish is a blue glitter combo with it’s dark jelly base is perfect for those cold snowy times. It reminds me of a winter midnight sky. I painted one coat over Black Hole. Make A Wish is described as, “Your wish for the perfect glittery blue nail polish came true with this gorgeous nail polish shade. Now you can sparkle all year long!” One coat over Black Hole.

Formula
• Glitter/jelly
• One coat over base coat, black is superb, 2-3 coats alone
• On the thick side, but smooth to apply

Make A Wish in a grayed jelly base is full of blue wonder. I applied one thin coat over Black Hole and topped with a coat of Gelous topcoat.

Make A Wish in a grayed jelly base is full of blue wonder. I applied one thin coat over Black Hole and topped with a coat of Gelous topcoat.

That’s it for my Madam Glam beauties today. Get your orders in soon. Especially for that Mint Cocktail as it won’t be winter forever. Remember, you can find some great cosmetics there while you’re at it.

Madam Glam offers a ton in Vampy shades, neutrals, Neons, Pastels, Glitters and Golds. They also have Soak Off Gel polishes, eye makeup, blushes, foundations and lipsticks. All are full size 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 $40. Check the web site often for special offers.

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

Link to Miss Holly Berries Blog

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

Single’s Awareness Day Collection by Virago Varnish, a sweet trio!

I was so excited to be able to review these beautiful polishes from Virago Varnish. From the time I saw the first teasers I was in awe. Glitters are kryptonite to me anyway, but when they are this smooth in tinted jelly bases, oh my! All three of these are seriously stunning, very smooth and easy to apply, and remove! You’ll reach full opacity in 2-3 coats. I found full opacity in two! Here they are!

Here is how my sweet little trio arrived!

Virago Varnish Single's Awareness Day collection came to me in a cute little bag!

Virago Varnish Single’s Awareness Day collection came to me in a cute little bag!

The Single's Awareness Day collection by Virago Varnish. From the left: We Can Still Be Friends, It's Not You It's Me and I Need Some Space.

The Single’s Awareness Day collection by Virago Varnish. From the left: We Can Still Be Friends, It’s Not You It’s Me and I Need Some Space.

The first polish I tried, We Can Still Be Friends, was amazing. I kept say, “Wow!” lol Sitting here all by my lonesome (hubby at work) and I’m sure my cat thought I’d lost it!

We Can Still Be Friends is described as, "Red base polish with various holographic micro-glitters. Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats." I used two!

We Can Still Be Friends is described as, “Red base polish with various holographic micro-glitters.
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.” I used two!

The next is a glorious holo-filled grapey purple glitter in a purple base. It’s Not You It’s Me, Lovely!

It's Not You, It's Me is described as, "Purple base polish with various holographic micro-glitters. Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats." I used two!

It’s Not You, It’s Me is described as, “Purple base polish with various holographic micro-glitters.
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.” I used two!

And the prettiest pink, I Need Some Space

I Need Some Space is described as, "Pink base nail polish with various pink, purple, and silver holographic micro-glitters. Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats." I used two coats with Gelous for topcoat. On the accent nail I created an embree effect using all three shades!

I Need Some Space is described as, “Pink base nail polish with various pink, purple, and silver holographic micro-glitters.
Opacity: Fully opaque in approximately 2-3 coats.” I used two coats with Gelous for topcoat. On the accent nail I created an embree effect using all three shades!

Here are the deets on this sweet trio. Who could possibly break up with you when you digits look this fabulous? 😉

$8.95 ea or $24.50/set
Size: 13.2 ml
** The actual polish color may vary due to variations in monitor settings/resolutions.
**Base and top coat recommended
**Shake well before use.
Shipping: US: $2.68 for the first bottle and $.75 for each bottle there after.
Canada: (USD) $6.00 for the first bottle and $1.00 for each bottle there after.

*FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $50! Use code 50FREESHIP
“5-Free Product” – Does not contain camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or formaldehyde resins.

“Virago Varnish is unique and premium artisan nail lacquer. All of our nail lacquers are “5-Free” which means they do not contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or formaldehyde resins. Virago Varnish is independently owned and operated in Southern California. Each bottle of lacquer is hand-crafted, bottled, and shipped by myself. All shades pass color, formulation, quality, and stain prevention tests before they are distributed. In doing so, allows us to provide our customers with premium and quality nail lacquers. We do not test our products on animals.”

This is my first experience with Virago and I have to tell you I am seriously impressed. Well done Adrienne! There are a ton of indies out there. Lots of competition and I’ve been so fortunate to end up with great companies. Congratulations to Virago for producing such great polishes!

I have a funny story to share with you. (well, it wasn’t at the time). When I was in high school, there were two years, back to back that I happened to have a boyfriend during the month of February. Both of those jerks broke up with me the very week of Valentine’s Day! Sob, woe was me. What kind of tightwad does that? LOL Anyway, true story. What is your Single’s Awareness story? I would love to hear!

Find Virago here!

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

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