Morgan Taylor New Kicks on the Block

Press Sample 

In case you missed it, the 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid - which has been popping up everywhere in nail collections. Morgan Taylor New Kicks on the Block from the Casual Cool Collection is right on the money. While it wants to photograph pink, I have color corrected to the true purple creme that you see on your nails.

I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish, and my top coat was H K Girl by Glisten & Glow. I may have been able to get away with just one coat of polish but I did two to be consistent. Very highly pigmented and applied very easily.

In the sun, this polish does its job. Opaque, good formula, lovely.

Even in the shade, this polish pops. 

Finally indoors with indirect light. I finally got a new door (to replace the one that was broken last summer) and it's really motivated me to get back into working with my polishes. That and I have so many pretties to show you.

Morgan Taylor [Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube] is available at CosmoProf for $8.50 a bottle. Online, non-professionals can purchase Morgan Taylor at Loxa Beauty.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

LVX Gel Top Coat

Gel polish has been creeping up in the nail polish world as a great way to have a shiny, long lasting manicure. LVX is joining the ranks with a new gel-like top coat to help show off your manicures - no UV lamp needed!

VEGAN LUXURY NAIL LACQUER BRAND LVX
LAUNCHES THEIR FIRST GEL LIKE TOP COAT

LVX Summer 2014 Collection

Where has 2014 gone? I can't believe it's already summer - but with summer comes my favorite nail polish collections. LVX follows suit with their lovely 6 piece collection and an added bonus - a new top coat! More on that later.

Please enjoy the following press release from LVX - all images courtesy of LVX.

VEGAN LUXURY NAIL LACQUER BRAND LVX
LAUNCHES THEIR 2014 SUMMER COLLECTION.
LVX nail lacquer announces the release of their 9th seasonal collection.

Cosmoprof North America 2014: Beaut-E Zone Lineup

Alright YouTubers, I get it. You're taking over the WORLD. Every time Mr. PG and I see a TV ad for a YouTube vlogger (video blogger), we just give each other a look. I'm not all that great on video (seriously, I worked in TV, I can say this) and generally with nails, I missed the video boat. Until I miraculously learn how to be amazing at nail art and can film tutorials, don't expect many PolishGalore videos.

That all being said, this year at Cosmoprof North America, five vloggers will be providing live coverage. I don't know if they will be using the Google+/YouTube live feature where they are on a 5 minute time delay and can take live questions or if they will be recording at the show and uploading later... It will definitely be interesting. I spoke a few years ago about the changing face of social media moving from FourSquare and Yelp to Twitter and Instagram... well now it's moving again to YouTube and Vine. I feel old.  Although I do know who Cassandra Bankson is -  I watched her original skin care video that went viral.

Please enjoy the following press release - images provided by Y Communications & Consulting Inc.
 

LOOK Style Society Partners with Essie to Open Las Vegas Flagship Location

In just 45 days, I'll be basking in the Las Vegas sun and I'm wondering if I can sneak away to check out the city's first essie Nail Lounge inside of Town Square Las Vegas!

For more information, please enjoy the following press release.

NCLA New Top Coats

NCLA released two new holographic top coats last month that are sure to transform any manicure.

Party Favorite

Shimmer Me Pretty


These mesmerizing and playful top coats will instantly give your manicure a glamorously distinguished finish. Both are available at ncla.com for $18.

Mark Cuban Named 2014 PBA Business Forum Keynote Speaker

Mark Cuban Named 2014 PBA Business Forum Keynote Speaker 
Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Mandalay Bay Resort | Las Vegas, Nevada

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is honored to announce famed businessman, TV personality and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, as the keynote speaker for the 2014 PBA Business Forum held during PBA Beauty Week. Hosted by Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), PBA Beauty Week is North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education and business-to-business opportunities to all sectors of the professional beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, July 13 - 15, 2014.

After graduating from Indiana University, Cuban moved to Dallas, TX and created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to later sell MicroSolutions in 1990 to CompuServe.  In 1995, he and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an Internet based solution to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com - streaming audio over the Internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.  Since his acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, he has overseen the Mavs competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006 - and becoming NBA World Champions in 2011. They are currently listed as one of Forbes' most valuable franchises in sports.  In addition to the Mavs, Cuban is chairman and CEO of AXS TV, one of ABC's "Sharks" on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses. He lives in Dallas with wife Tiffany, daughters Alexis and Alyssa, and son Jake.

The beauty industry is constantly growing and changing. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) adapts to meet the needs of its members and the industry. Attend the 2014 PBA Business Forum to learn about key PBA programs and initiatives that are helping shape the future of the professional beauty industry.  The PBA Business Forum and breakfast will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. with the keynote address following at 8 a.m.  Registration for PBA Beauty Week, which includes the PBA Business Forum, and Cosmoprof North America is now open. For additional information on both events, please visit probeauty.org/beautyweek and cosmoprofnorthamerica.com

OPI Neons

OPI has finally listened to us bright lovely people and decided to release 6 new full sized neons to their line up. Please enjoy the following release - images courtesy of OPI.

OPI Releases Six New Neon Nail Lacquers with Accompanying White Base Coat to Boost Bright Color
OPI Adds Its First Full-Size Neon Shades to Permanent Collection

Image courtesy of OPI's Facebook Page

I disappeared.

It's been a bit rough in PolishGalore world.

Mr. PG and I found out I was pregnant which was awesome. However at the end of the month (right before my 9 week appointment), we found out that our little one stopped developing at 6 weeks 2 days. No heartbeat ever formed. I had a D&C the next morning.

I'm also preparing for Cosmoprof North America 2014 again this year. If you are a blogger or an indie brand that is looking to join, there is a Facebook Group already in full swing. I'm not in charge of the group, but definitely a member.

I have a slew of new polishes to share both mainstream and indie. I've tried to only buy what interests me and I'm slowly starting to purge polishes I bought and didn't care for. And hopefully by the end of the summer, I will have my own Mani Cave ala work/play/polish.

We are also in the process of replacing our front doors and all the windows in the house so my spare time gets smaller and smaller each weekend. Unless I can start photographing polish at work (don't tempt me), my blogging has been pushed back into hobby status for sure.

And tomorrow is another day.