cuccio Lavender Sorbet

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I get that it's almost December but I'm living for the cuccio Summer 2020 Rainbow Sorbet collection. I'm starting from the back end with Lavender Sorbet which is a light lavender leaning pink.

Morgan Taylor Don't Jump To Illusions

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Well, Black Friday looks a little different this year for many of us, I'm sure. It's been hard for me to get into the Thanksgiving season but I'm trying. I'm about to get into some of the summer collections that I've had on my desk - never on season you know. Today I have Morgan Taylor Don't Jump To Illusions from the Platinum collection.

Morgan Taylor Can You See My Aura?

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Happy Thanksgiving! As I mentioned before, this is my least favorite holiday but it's just because I don't eat turkey or ham or most the "traditional" dishes that you're probably about to eat. When I was a kid, my Mom did the traditional dinner ONCE... used the fine china, invited her two brothers and their families... and at the end of it, she was burned out physically and emotionally. From then on, Thanksgiving became more a day of relaxing and being thankful and less about the food. In fact, what we'd do is go to the deli the day before and get all our favorite meats, cheeses and finger foods (crackers, pickles, you know what I'm talking about) and we'd have what my mom called a "smorgasbord." However, it more resembled the charcuterie boards that I drool over on Instagram.

Today I picked Morgan Taylor Can You See My Aura? to wear. This was part of the Ullusion Platinum Collection from summer 2019. It's a white duo-chrome that shifts pink pearl. When I first saw it, I was like "Oh, that's pretty" but then it just sat on my shelf. However, the reason I pulled it now is because I'm super thankful for Morgan Taylor. They were always really nice to me at Cosmoprof North America when I'd go, and supported PolishGalore for years with press samples.

cuccio I Wish

Ready for the final colors from the cuccio Spring 2020 "Imagine" collection? Today I have I Wish which is listed as a honey nude creme.

cuccio I Seek

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I'm winding down the cuccio Spring 2020 "Imagine" collection with I Seek today. 2020 may have been pretty terrible but cuccio really had some bangers with this collection. I Seek is a "pinkish barely there creme."

cuccio I Imagine

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Y'all know I love a good grey. For 10 years now, I've been trying to find my perfect grey creme and so many have come close. Today I have I Imagine from the cuccio Spring 2020 "Imagine" collection. This is listed as a dove gray creme.

cuccio I Desire

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I guess I didn't realize that the cuccio Imagine collection from Spring 2020 was an 8-piece collection. I feel like I love half of them? Today's I Desire is definitely in the "I Love" category. This is listed as a neutral mauve creme but it was more of a dusty rose for me.

cuccio I Endure

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So I've been loving the cuccio Spring 2020 Imagine collection and then today I have I Endure. This is listed as a bronzed nude creme but it reminds me of a orange-sand. I wasn't really sure how I felt about this color in the bottle.

cuccio I Dream

Happy Wednesday! Today I have I Dream from the cuccio Spring 2020 Imagine collection. This is a medium denim blue creme with a tiny bit of grey smoke undertone.

cuccio I Crave

I've been really impressed with the cuccio Spring 2020 Imagine collection and today I have a stunner. I Crave is a dusty purple creme with red undertones. This is my kind of polish and even though I pretend like I don't like cremes, I LOVE cremes.

Morgan Taylor Water Field

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I have a lot of nail polish, that's for sure, but when I see rainbow reflective glitter? I gotta have it. I ended up buying Morgan Taylor Water Field during the Amazon Prime Day and then it's just sat on my desk. I think this was part of the original launch of Morgan Taylor's core collection but I can't find much information about it online. This is a clear polish with silver microglitter and small round rainbow reflective glitter.

Sasha Anne Sugar and Spice Collection

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YouTube is a powerhouse. It's hard to believe that something that launched on Valentine's Day 2005, has become the platform for over 2 BILLION users monthly. There's a huge 81% of 15-25 year olds in the US alone who use YouTube and makeup is by far my favorite category of videos. Today I have the new Sasha Anne Sugar and Spice collection, launching tomorrow, Tuesday 11/10/2020. Sasha Anne started her channel in 2013 and has almost 1.5 million views of her videos.

ella + mila desert suede

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My last ella + mila polish here is desert suede. When I first saw this photo, I was very surprised by it. Most of the photos I see online show it as a pink dusty nude but it's actually a warm brown with pink undertones. I thought it was going to be more brown on my skin but it actually wore really nicely.

ella + mila tea rose

I used to think that I couldn't wear pink polish because it was too girly and soft but let me tell you, there's something about a soft pink creme that makes my day. Today I have ella + mila tea rose which fulfills that role perfectly.

ella + mila you and me

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How is this the last week of October? I mean granted, I'm glad 2020 is almost a memory because this year has been TOUGH. This week, I'm sharing the final 3 ella + mila polishes that I have here and these are all soft, neutral shades. Today is you and me, a soft purple creme from the love collection. 

ella + mila stonehearted

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Did you know that ella + mila is 17-free? Hear me out... free of Acetone, Animal-Derived Ingredients, Bisphenol-A, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Gluten, Glycol Ether of Series E (Gycol ethers derived from ethylene oxide), Nonylphenol Ethoxylate, Parabens, Phthalates (including DBP), Styrene, Sulfate, Toluene, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP/TPP), and Xylene. For some people, not having some of these ingredients make a huge difference in their ability to wear polish so I'm happy to share the information!

Today I have ella + mila stonehearted from the Desire collection. This is a neutral grey creme.

ella + mila pistache

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I've always been a fan of mint green creme polishes so today's ella + mila pistache made my heart happy. Even with my little nubbin nails, this color just slaps.

ella + mila sweet tooth

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We were teased with one day of a "cold front" and then today? 98 degrees. Fall, what? So I decided to pull out ella + mila sweet tooth, a coral creme from the BonBon collection. 

cuccio I Reflect

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I can't believe it's fall already. Today I have cuccio I Reflect from the Spring 2020 Imagine collection but I loved this polish so much I wore it for a solid week. This is listed as a chambray creme which is a gray-blue that is a lot like denim. I found this leaned more grey than blue for me.

ella + mila Soy Polish Remover

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Blogger officially changed their layout and I'm adjusting. It's hard to believe that it was summer 2009 when I was talking with my friend Jen about blogs. I finally started my blog on December 7, 2009 and it's been an amazing eleven years so far. 

cuccio Give It A Twirl

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The grand finale in the cuccio Soire collection from Holiday 2019 is Give It A Twirl, a deep red shimmer. I wasn't sure if this would be metallic looking or satin looking but I was happy to have another red for the holidays.

cuccio 3, 2, 1, Kiss

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Can we rewind to New Years Ever 2020? Today I have cuccio 3, 2, 1 Kiss from the Soiree collection - a raspberry red with golden shimmer.

cuccio Soiree Not Sorry

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I'm in the final 3 of the cuccio Soiree Collection that was released last winter. Doesn't that seem like a million years ago? This is a firey red with teeny tiny rainbow reflective microglitter running throughout.

cuccio Pop, Fizz, Clink!

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I forgot how much I like wearing polish. This pandemic has really changed my beauty routine from what I wear to how often I wear it. Today I pulled out cuccio Pop, Fizz, Clink! from the Soiree Collection - Winter 2019. This is a really unique metallic that has a gold and bronze mix look.

Pink Mask Delilah

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You know I had to have a purple in my collection! I was really drawn to Pink Mask Delilah, a lilac creme and was hoping that this would really pop with a matte top coat.

Pink Mask Red John

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I love a good classic red polish so when I saw Pink Mask Red John, I knew that it would be a good staple in my collection. I love the durability of gel polish especially when I have a long work week coming and I need to look polished without worrying about chipping.

Pink Mask It's A Boy

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Being a #boymom, I've embraced blue nail polish more in the past 6 years. When I was first looking over colors for Pink Mask, I chose It's A Boy, a cornflower blue creme that looked right up my alley.

Pink Mask Brut Rose

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One of my favorite parts of Pink Mask is that they have the swatch of the color on the top of each bottle. This is especially helpful when I've put my bottles in my Helmer, away from light and exposure. Today I have Pink Mask Brut Rose, a shimmery rose gold gel.

Pink Mask Gel Polish

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Back in July, I got a lovely email from Pink Mask, an Argentinian company that launched in the USA this July with their gel polishes. While they have been around since 2015, this was my first experience seeing their product.

cuccio Just A Prosecco

I know I was just wearing a silver but I have another silver today! Today is cuccio Just A Prosecco, a silver shimmer, but if you look close this actually a silver shimmer with a touch of gold metallic. This polish is from their Soiree Collection - Winter 2019.

cuccio Dance, Dance, Dance

Hello dear friends! Sorry I disappeared again. My husband and I both contracted COVID-19 (he got it while at work from a coworker) and while we weren't hospitalized, we were very sick for a couple of weeks. We are now on the mend and hoping to get back to work very soon. One of the things I wanted to do to celebrate being able to get out of bed was paint my nails! I just recently nubbinized them because they got super long and I didn't have the energy to shape them so I just chopped them off. I really have preferred no nails this past year especially when typing. This is cuccio Dance, Dance, Dance from the Soiree Collection which was their winter 2019. I have been trying to get all my cuccio's swatched so I can get them into my Helmer and out of my living room.

Morgan Taylor Vanished Before My Eyes

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I completely forgot I had these Morgan Taylor Platinum polishes in my stash so I decided to pull Vanished Before My Eyes, which is a red/orange duochrome. This one reminds me of rose petals.

cuccio Be Current

I'm at the finale of the cuccio Fall 2019 Bella Natura collection with Be Current, a egglant purple creme. I think this was the polish I was most excited for because I love a good purple creme in my life.

cuccio Natural State

I'm getting to the end of the cuccio Fall 2019 Bella Natura collection with today's Natural State, a Tuscan brown creme. This does have orange tones to it but it reminded me more of milk chocolate than anything. I've been really enjoying milk chocolate with almonds lately so this may be a food related thing. Don't eat your nail polish though.

cuccio Branch Out

Who wants a rich and earthy green creme? The cuccio Fall 2019 Bella Natura collection has you covered with Branch Out. Now I know most people either love or hate greens but I gotta tell you, this one is growing on me.

cuccio Nurture Nature

I finally decided to organize my desk and put all my polishes I'm reviewing in order and realized I haven't finished the cuccio Fall 2019 Bella Natura collection. Today I have Nurture Nature which is a shimmering pewter. The bottle was super pretty as you can see above.

OPI Alpaca My Bags

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It's been about 8 years since I wore OPI on my blog. No real reason - I used to love the colors, the collections, the ultra wide brush. OPI is much easier to find these days too... I can get it at my local Wal-Mart although this color I purchased from Ulta in order to qualify for free shipping. Sorry, not sorry. This is Alpaca My Bags from the Fall 2018 Peru collection. As soon as I saw it, I wanted it and I've kept it in my Saved folder on Instagram for months.

cuccio Rock Solid

Another red cuccio from the Fall 2019 Bella Natura collection - this time it's Rock Solid which is a brick red creme. I always tell people that I live in the brick red house with the red metal roof on the corner (no lie) so this color was right up my alley.

cuccio Gaia

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I have a lot of red cuccio polishes on my desk so today I decided to grab Gaia from the fall 2019 Bella Natura collection. It's a pretty muted raspberry toned polish that originally I overlooked when it was on my desk but I really liked this one.

cuccio Rolling Stone

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I swear, my cats have been a blessing and a curse. One of the reasons why I'm going through the fall 2019 Bella Natura collection from cuccio is because SOME cat of mine (honestly don't know which one) decided to leave me a food present in the box next to my desk and some of it got on the outside of my cuccio box. So that box went in the trash as I pulled the collection out safely. Thanks cats. Today is Rolling Stone which is a purple based black with silver shimmer particles. 

cuccio Rooted

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We are on week 11 of self-isolation here and it's been interesting. I talk more about it on my Twitter than my blog so if you're interested, the links are to the right of my page. Today I'm wearing cuccio Rooted, from the Fall 2019 Bella Natura collection. When I first saw this red-orange clay creme, I wasn't sold. It reminds me of terra cotta shingles which my alma mater University is known for.

KBShimmer Jordana

I love rainbow holographic glitter. When KBShimmer announced her Pretty Revenge Duo, I immediately bought it. Jordana is a silver rainbow reflective holographic glitter with a hint of gold. 

cuccio Cheers To New Years

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I have been going through my box of goodies and today I decided to grab cuccio Cheers To New Years from their Holiday 2019 Soiree Collection. This is a "sugared plum shimmer" with the shimmer being gorgeous gold flakes.

cuccio High Resolutions

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I was feeling the need to get some red in my life so today I pulled out cuccio High Resolutions from their Holiday 2019 Soiree Collection. This is a flirty cherry red creme.

Vapid. Birthday Bitch 2020

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Vapid is an indie company that's located only about 150 miles north of where I live. That sounds like a far distance, but that's where my extended family lives and since Vapid just opened a store front, it was only fitting that when I was up seeing family, I made a stop to see all the goodness in its glory. Now I could do an entire post on just the store and the other items Vapid has to offer but for now, let's just talk about Birthday Bitch 2020.

Morgan Taylor A Kiss In The Dark

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Saving the best for last? Sure. The finale from the Morgan Taylor 2019 winter Champagne and Moonbeams collection is this black purple creme called A Kiss In The Dark. I stared this polish down hard.

Morgan Taylor A Starry Night

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Only two left in the Morgan Taylor winter 2019 Champagne and Moonbeams collection and today is an indigo pearl called A Starry Night. Now, I think this would have been super beautiful with an accent nail of Sprinkle of Twinkle but I'm rearranging my nail polishes (again? yes again), I had already put that polish up in its drawer.

Morgan Taylor Shooting Star

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Alright fam, we're getting down to the final 3 in the Morgan Taylor winter 2019 Champagne and Moonbeams collection. Now I'll be honest that I saved these three for last because typically, these aren't my favorite colors. However, I was determined to get this 12 piece swatched with my long nails, so here we go. Today is Shooting Star and while this is listed as a "chocolate pearl" (wut), I'm definitely calling it a brown metallic.

Morgan Taylor Gilded In Gold

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So after Morgan Taylor Copper Dream, it's only fitting I check out Gilded In Gold, a gold shimmer/metallic from the winter 2019 Champagne and Moonbeams collection.

Morgan Taylor Copper Dream

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There were two shimmers in the Morgan Taylor winter 2019 Champagne & Moonbeams collection and well, you know how I feel about shimmers. Technically, Morgan Taylor calls these metallics, not shimmers. The first is Copper Dream, a copper metallic.