Tutorial: Neon Flames

Hey y’all!! Happy Halloween!!! I recently did Neon Flame Twin Nails with Maria and I thought today would be the perfect day to show you just how I accomplished my mani.

I love this mani because 1) it was so simple to do, once I found some “flames” to use, 2) the use of non-traditional, neon colors was exciting and 3) I had a great time collaborating with Maria.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: 786 Cosmetics

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Hey Sugas!!! Stop the press! Today I have 4 polishes from… a… “NEW TO ME” BRAND!!

786 Cosmetics is the only Halal and Wudu friendly brand I know of that is also cruelty free, vegan and ships worldwide. Their polishes are ‘inspired by cities around the globe’ and their product line not only includes polishes in various finishes, but files and soy based polish remover.

For those of you who are like me and had no clue what Halal and Wudu are and/or mean, let me help ou out. Halal is Islamic for permissible/allowed by Islamic Law. Wudu is the Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body including hands, mouth, nostrils, arms, head and feet with water, as type of important part ritual purification. Because 786 Cosmetics is water permeable, meaning water can penetrate through, the nail polish allows one to perform Wudu and pray without having to remove it. #winning!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: November Polish Pickup – Bada$$ Women

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“Who are we? What we run? We run the world
Who run the world? Girls!”

You may know the lyrics from the well-known song, Run the World (Girls) from Ms. Sasha Fierce herself, Beyoncé. When Beyoncé released this song in 2011 from her album, 4, it was my anthem. With lyrics, like

“You can’t hold me (you can’t hold me)
I work my 9 to 5 and I cut my check
This goes out to all the women getting it in
Get on your grind” and;

“Strong enough to bear the children (children)
Then get back to business” and;

“I’m repping for the girls who taking over the world
Help me raise a glass for the college grads”

You can help but to be reminded that we are determined, brilliant, strong, motivated, courageous, sexy, caring, extraordinary, capable, nurturing, daring, pleasant, funny, beautiful, the list goes on and and on. Who are we? We are WOMEN!!!!

I was so excited to hear that the November Polish Pickup theme is us…. bada$$ women! Women, past, present and to come, who change the world and encourage others to do the same! So let’s give it up the 12 phenomenal women makers today and be sure to check the Facebook group (link below) for a complete lineup of makers, polish and there inspiration.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Blush Lacquers – Sea Water Shimmers Part II Collection

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Hey Sugas!!! There is rain in the forecast this weekend. #sigh. I totally had plans to treat myself to a haircut and eyebrow threading but I don’t like being out in the rain. I’d much rather spend my day curled up on the couch in front of the fireplace. But I think if I go another day with my eyebrows lookin the way they do, I won’t be able to see 2 feet in front of me come Monday. And don’t even get me started on my hair…. it’s atrocious. What’s a girl to do???

On thing that is far from atrocious and actually quite stupendous is the upcoming Sea Water Shimmers Part II Collection from Blush Lacquers. This is a sequel collection to the popular “Sea Water Shimmers Collection” released in 2016. It is a moody palette of dusty base colors with bright sparkling shimmers.

One quick additional note about this collection before we check them out, there is a special gift with purchase (GWP) polish for all orders of the FULL collection during the Pre-Black Friday Sale on the Blush Lacquers website. Talise Tempest will not be shown in color, the only way to see it is to purchase the 7 piece collection.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: EA Polish – Growth and New Nail Care Products

Moore Swatches: EA Polish – Growth and New Nail Care Products
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Hey Sugas!!! Fun fact #224 about yours truly, I love music!!! I was never gifted with the ability to play an “instrument” but I was in the school chorus from the 4th-12th grade. I love singing!!! I don’t think I good enough to be the next Celine Dion or Whitney Houston, but I sound amazing in the shower.

I find that I work better while listening to music and it puts me in a better mood when I may be having a challenging day. A while back, Jason and Xavier told me about a music app and they hooked up a speaker in my office that I can listen to the app via Bluetooth… genius!!! I know I am little behind the times but I’m working on it.

Anyway, being born in the 80s meant growing up in the 90s, when music was music! I found the this great 90s R&B playlist and I literally haven’t gotten anything done all day. All day, jam after jam keeps coming on from artists that I haven’t heard from in years like, Heavy D, Lauryn Hill, Usher, TLC, 112, etc! I haven’t chair danced so much in my life! I say all that to say, this playlist is the reason this post is so late today…lol! Don’t blame, blame the music!

Let’s get to the polish….

Today, not only do I have a new polish from EA Polish, but I have 2 new nail care products that are being added to an already amazing lineup. In addition to the lacquer, apparel, mugs, base and top coat. EA Polish is releasing… wait for it… nail polish remover and cuticle oil!! But this isn’t your grandma’s remover and drugstore cuticle oil. This stuff right here…. well why don’t we just check it out!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Jior Couture – Autumn Sands

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Hey Sugas!!!  Today I have what I imagine to be the perfect autumn beach sunset in polish form. I mean like, if I would were to cruise on down to the beach right now, take a picture at sunset and then put it in a bottle, it would be this polish.

Sacha and Ari of Jior Couture, created their first Facebook Fan Group custom, Autumn Sands which was created from an inspiration photo suggested and voted on by group members. So, as you may have guessed, there is a super secret, special code needed to purchase the group custom but trust me it’s totally worth joining the group for. The group is full of challenges, games and much more.

While you’re there, there being the shop, go ahead and pickup the October collaboration with the amazingly talented JIOR swatcher of the month, Lelia, It All Began In Mystic Falls Full Set. Let’s check out Autumn Sands!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Zoya – Jubilee – Holiday 2018

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Hey Sugas!!!

It’s time to celebrate Jubilee! On October 8th, Zoya released their newest assortment for Holiday 2018 featuring a range of beautiful creams, lux metals, and a new special effect topper. Whether you’re simply celebrating the fun in life, or want to brighten up the dreary winter days, the 12 piece Jubilee Collection is exactly what you need. Come enjoy the newest collection that has a little something for everyone.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Grace-full Nail Polish – Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Collection

Moore Swatches: Grace-full Nail Polish – Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Collection
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Hey Sugas!! Yesterday, my youngest came home with a riddle that had her in stitches. She could barely get it out because she was laughing so hard. And because she enjoyed it so much and it’s perfect for this time of the year, I thought I’d share with you. Read to the end to see if you got the answer right.

“How do you fix a jack-o-lantern?”

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Today I have the upcoming 8 piece collection from Grace-full, Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum latin for, Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down. This collection is themed around The Handmaid’s Tale, an idea from the FB Fan Group. The Handmaid’s Tale is a 2017 American television series currently in its second season streaming on Hulu. Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, originally published the best-selling novel in 1985.

Enjoy!

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Moore Swatches: Anchor & Heart Polish – Through the Stones Collection Part 2

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Hey Sugas!!! It’s Monday and like most, it’s back to the drawing board and start of a new work week. Rather than complain about how ridiculously crazy my Monday has been, hence this post so late in the evening, I’m just gonna keep pushing through and live for Friday. 

Today I am excited to share with you another collection from Anchor & Heart. In August 2017, Taryn released Through the Stones part 1, a 7 piece collection based on the international, bestselling novels, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This year, Taryn, is captivating us once again with 8 new polishes as a part 2 to the collection which features thermals, jellies and holo.

Enjoy
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Moore Swatches: Dimension Nails Premium Lacquer

Moore Swatches: Dimension Nails Premium Lacquer
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Hey Sugas!!! Today I am over the moon excited to share 4 amazing polishes from a “new to me” brand, Dimension Nails Premium Lacquer. The reason I am so uber excited is because this brand has been on my list of “must try” for a loooooooong time, so when I was asked to swatch a few colors, I jumped at the chance.  

But first…. about the brand. From what I can gather, Stephanie, brand owner and creator is based out of Florida and has a heart for all things animals. Not only are all of the products 100% vegan and 10-free, but they are also cruelty free and certified by PETA. Dimension Nails is not just nail polish, the shop also offers gel polish/builders, cosmetic grade glitters, glass crystals and charms just to name a few.

Upon opening the my swatch package, I was absolutely floored by the 4 glorious crèmes I was sent. Initially I opened each one and ran the brush against the neck of the bottle. Come on… I’m not the only one who does that. Anyway, I noticed how velvety smooth the polishes were, no odor and well mixed. I could immediately tell I was going to love these polishes and this brand. Let’s take a look. 

Enjoy…

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