Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Another Late Night Life Update


Hello Loves!  So, it's 1:00 am and I'm still awake.  I have to be up in...oh...4 hours to take the boy to school, but I made a few changes to the site tonight and figured I should at least give y'all an update to explain what's going on.  ;)

To make a long story short (and yes, I am capable of keeping things short...maybe), I have a new logo! 
Manic Talons Nail Blog

This new logo will start appearing as my watermark with upcoming posts.  :)  And I just want y'all to know, I drew that polish bottle and brush myself...in photoshop elements...with a standard mouse.  It took me all freaking evening to get it right.  Needless to say, I'm pretty proud of it even if it isn't completely smooth and perfect. 

Why the change?  Well...I'll soon have a new home (salon home) to go with it.  It breaks my heart to announce this, but I recently made the very difficult decision to leave Artistic Expressions Hair Salon in Braselton, GA.  Y'all, I've cried over this for weeks.  I don't WANT to leave.  The stylists there are awesome and so much fun to work with and my clients are amazing.  Sadly, the commute was killing me.  I was spending an hour and a half each day just driving to and from the salon - an hour and a half that I could be spending with my family.  Plus it was proving very difficult to build my book so far from home when I couldn't hang out and network without missing family time.  So after 7 great months at Artistic, I made the decision to take my business home.  I'm currently working to set up a little room in a great hair salon in Athens, GA that is only 7 minutes from my house.  Yeah, it sucks starting over, but I know this is the best move for my family.  Plus I'll have more time to blog!  Whoo Hoo!

With that said, there will be more changes coming to the site soon.  You'll start seeing this logo popping up too.  (Yeah, I know...the red looks different.  It has something to do with the way I saved the file, but I'm too danged tired to figure it out tonight.)
Manic Talons Nail Design
But don't worry!  My little slice of the internet here isn't changing much.  I might add a new home page that will give people the option to visit my salon page or head on over here to the blog, but other than that it will be business as usual.  Swatches, reviews, art...the normal stuff. 

Yes, I have reviews coming.  I promise!  I have some Akzentz Options, the new Pink Gellac colors, a review of the large clear stamper from Purjoi Nail Studio, more Madam Glam swatches (Hi Tiane! I promise I'll have those up for you soon!), and a bunch of other stuff to show you too.  Hopefully I can get all those up before long.  Thank you for sticking with me while I try to get my business off the ground.  I know I've been a bit hit or miss with posting lately.  I'll get it back together eventually!

But for now, I'm going to bed before I crash head first into my laptop.  'Nite everyone!

~Michelle

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Review

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INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Review

Hello loves!  I'm going to deviate from my usual topic and show you some INM Out The Door Nail Lacquers today.  I have been using Out The Door Topcoat for years, so when INM reached out and offered to send me these to try out, I just couldn't resist.  So, wanna see them?

Before we get to the photos, let me say a few things about the lacquers.  The bottles are slightly smaller than some of the other professional lacquers out there, but only by a smidge at .45 fl oz.  The polishes are highly pigmented for the most part.  And look!  They all double as stamping polishes!  I'll talk a little more about the formula as I work through the photos.

Let's start with the springy pastels and end with the darker shades.  The first polish I have to show you is called Vanilla Zilla.  This is a very light grey cream.  The polish itself is almost a one coater for me.  What exactly does that mean?  It means it would be a perfect one coater for someone who uses polish more than I do.  What can I say...I'm a gel polish girl.  My polish application is a bit rusty.  As soon as I polished the first nail, it occurred to me that this lacquer would probably stamp really well.  And I was right!  It does!  With that said, my favorite stampers are at the salon, so the stamped accent nails aren't perfect...but they're good enough to give you an idea of stamping coverage.  :)
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Vanilla Zilla Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Vanilla Zilla Swatch

The next pastel color is called Bananigans.  This is a pastel banana yellow cream.  Like Vanilla Zilla, Bananigans could easily be a one coater.  It also stamps beautifully!
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Bananigans Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Bananigans Swatch

Celine's Jelly Bean is a baby pink pastel cream.  I definitely needed two coats with this one for even coverage.  These polishes dry a bit faster than the ones I work with most, so the second coat is probably due to me having to work faster.  But look...she stamps too!  Heck, they all stamp, but these pastel shades are beautiful over black.
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Celine's Jelly Bean Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Celine's Jelly Bean Swatch

The final soft shade I have to show you is a beautiful blue cream called Cotton Candy Dandy.  Yep, you guessed it...another possible one coater.  And yep, another that stamps over black, though this one isn't quite as bold as the others.
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Cotton Candy Dandy Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Cotton Candy Dandy Swatch

Let's move on to the darker shades.  Green Machine is an olive toned army green cream.  And this is the only one of the eight polishes I'm showing you today that really left me unimpressed.  Unlike the pastels, the darks do need two coats for full coverage, but Green Machine was still streaky after three coats.  I gave it four attempts before giving up.  It does stamp over white without issues, though.  The stamp looks a little light in the photo, but it actually looks nice in person.  My camera blew out the accent nails a little with these darker shades.  I should have used an image with thicker lines on these, but I was lazy and didn't want to hunt for a different plate.  Yep...my plates collection is also at the salon.
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Green Machine Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Green Machine Swatch

Tangerine Dream, on the other hand, was dreamy to apply.  I would call Tangerine Dream a red-orange cream.  Two coats provided nice coverage.  As a stamping polish, it is a little weaker than the pastels, but it still stamps ok.
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Tangerine Dream Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Tangerine Dream Swatch

I totally adore Grape Escape!  This purple cream has red undertones and applies like a dream.  Two coats provide perfect coverage and I would say she's the best stamper of the darks.  I really wish my accent nail photos had turned out a little better on these.
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Grape Escape Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Grape Escape Swatch

Finally, Huckleberry Fairy is an absolutely gorgeous navy blue cream.  Like Grape Escape, application is dreamy and two coats are perfect.
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Huckleberry Fairy Swatch
INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer Huckleberry Fairy Swatch

So, lets talk about wear for a second.  I wore Huckleberry Fairy for 4 days on my right hand.  I used INM Clear Bond Base Coat and INM Curiosity Weekly Top Coat for my test.  Ok, so here's the breakdown.  The first three days were nice.  Aside from a little wear at the tips, the polish looked flawless.  I was planning to wear it for 5 days...but I wrecked it with polish remover during a polish change for a client.  Gah!  So yeah, no pictures of that one.

I also used the Curiosity Weekly Top Coat for the swatches in this post.  As you can see, it provides a really nice shine.  It dries relatively quick and applies nicely.  It did smear my stamping on a few of the nails, but that's probably more user error than anything else.  I don't know how you polish girls do it!  Stamping is so much easier over gel polish with a gel polish top coat!

Edit/Update:  In case you needed more proof that I'm human, I missed an important fact about the Curiosity topcoat that explains why the stamp smeared in some of the swatches.  This top coat is intended for application after the polish is 100% dry as a wear extender.  Some of the stamps had ample time to dry while I fixed lunch or was otherwise distracted caring for my son.  Others had less time and those are the ones that smeared.  I'll try it out the correct way and report back in a week or so.  ;)  But really, its a nice topcoat when used incorrectly, so I'm really excited to see how it works when used the right way. lol

So there you have it - INM Out The Door Nail Lacquer.  After playing with these a bit, I'm considering picking up a few more to use at the salon since my polish selection for pedicures is a little lacking.  So I guess it's safe to say that I like them.  The price doesn't hurt either.  ;)

If you would like to pick up any of these colors (or the other colors in the Out The Door Lacquer Line), you can find them at NailEmporium.com here.  You might also find them at your favorite nail supply or distributor.

~Michelle

*The INM Out The Door Nail Lacquers featured in this post were provided by INM for my honest review.  All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.  

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Whimsical Flowers with Daisy Duo (plus bonus swatches)

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Daisy Duo Swatches and Nail Art

Hello Loves!  It has been a minute since I showed you some Daisy Duo swatches, so let's fix that right now!  Esther's Nail Center was kind enough to send me 6 pretties to show you.  Daisy Duo gel polishes include a free bottle of matching nail lacquer.  The gel polish is LED compatible and offers up to 21 days of chip free wear.

I haven't done much nail art on my own nails lately, I decided that needed to be fixed too.  Let's start with some art and finish with the swatches!

Judging by the nice yellow pollen coating on my car, spring has officially sprung here in GA.  So I went with some whimsical dot flowers using three of the Daisy Duo gel polishes.  What can I say...I just couldn't fit all 6 colors in the same design this time.  lol  Want to see them?  Of course you do.
Whimsical Flowers with Daisy Duo Gel Polish

This design is so easy its almost comical.  I started with a base of Greenwich, CN.  Then I created a simple flower design by adding 5 dots of Lilac Season and dragging them to the center of the flower.  After curing those, I added five more dots with Summer Hot Pink and repeated the drag.  I cured again and then finished off with dots of Lilac Season in the center of each flower and random dots in the open area to tie it all together.  I think they turned out pretty danged cute!
Whimsical Flowers with Daisy Duo Gel Polish

So, let's talk about the colors.  For those who are new to my blog, check out my original Daisy Duo review here and wear test and removal results here.

The base for my art, Greenwich, CN, is a minty pastel green that leans slightly blue.  Yep, you guessed it...it drove my camera nuts.  This looks pretty close on my laptop screen.  On your screen?  Who knows! lol  Application was easy enough.  It is opaque in two coats and self leveled nicely.  (excuse the index nail...I sometimes get lazy and skip the capping the nail step when I'm swatching since I'm just going to take it right off anyway)
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Greenwich, CN Swatch
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Greenwich, CN Swatch

The next color is called Summer Hot Pink, and boy is it bright!  This one freaked out my camera a little too.  I would call her a coral leaning neon pink cream.  To my surprise, she applied beautifully and is opaque in two coats.  Yep, just two coats.  For a neon!
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Summer Hot Pink Swatch
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Summer Hot Pink Swatch

The final color I used in my whimsical flower design is called Lilac Season.  Despite the very purple label, Lilac Season is a light purple cream with strong pink tones.  The matching lacquer is the same shade too, so I don't think it's a fading issue as is common with many purples.  Like the other two, application was smooth and coverage is opaque in two coats.
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Lilac Season Swatch
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Lilac Season Swatch

Want to see swatches of the ones that didn't make the nail art cut?  Trust me, you really do!  The other three Gel Polish and Lacquer sets are glitters!  Beautiful, glorious glitters!  Fun, fantastic glitters!  Ok, ok...I know.  Just shut up and show them already.  lol

First up is a stunning emerald green called Emerald Quartz.  This polish consists of green micro glitters in a sheer green jelly base.  Of the three glitters I have to show you, this is the only one that works well as a stand-alone polish in just two coats.  I found application to be typical of most glitter gel polishes.  Shake well and apply carefully.  The glitter load Emerald Quartz is quite nice, though.
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Emerald Quartz Swatch
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Emerald Quartz Swatch

This next glitter is called Sunset Crater, AZ.  This is a dark magenta glitter with blue iridescent glitter flashes in a clear base.  The glitter load is a bit lighter than in Emerald Quartz, so it would need a base color or three coats for better coverage.  I swatched two coats here with a little bit of glitter manipulation for more even coverage (in other words, I smushed it around with the brush a bit).  Just remember, shake shake shake!  The glitters do settle in the bottle.  But isn't she pretty!?!?
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Sunset Crater AZ Swatch
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Sunset Crater AZ Swatch

Finally, Rainbow Falls is an awesome rainbow of metallic glitters in a clear base.  It's like confetti on the nail.  Much like Sunset Crater, AZ, Rainbow Falls has a lighter glitter load that makes it a great topper in one coat or a wear alone in three coats.  I swatched two coats here so you can get a good idea of the coverage.  This one also need major shaking and a little bit of glitter manipulation.  But honestly, it wasn't too difficult to apply and the result is totally worth it!  Just look at all those glitter colors!  Blue, red, pink, aqua, green, yellow...I can't even name them all.
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Rainbow Falls Swatch
Daisy Duo Gel Polish Rainbow Falls Swatch

Do any of these shades scream your name?  If so, you can pick them up for your collection at Esther's Nail Center here.  You can also click the name of the polishes throughout the post above to go straight to the listing for that color.  :)

~Michelle

*The Daisy Duo Gel Polishes featured in this post were provided by Esther's Nail Center for my honest review.  All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nail Tech Event of the Smokies 2016

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Hello Loves!  It's that time of year again that I'm planning out my show attendance schedule.  I'm going to a couple of shows this summer, but only one Nails Only Trade Show as of right now.  Yep, I'll be at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies again this year! :)  I truly enjoyed this show last year and am really looking forward to it again this summer.  If you're a Beauty Professional who focuses on nails in the South East, this is THE show to attend!  Heck, if you're willing to travel, this is still the show to attend.

So what exactly is the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies?  This is a Nails Only trade show with the Nail Tech in mind.  No loud music.  No hair supplies.  No flea market junk.  Just nail related items and services for professionals!

The show will be in Gatlinburg, TN at the Gatlinburg Convention Center again this year from July 9-11.  The actual one day show is Sunday, July 10th and features 45 of our favorite brands.  I'll share the current vendor list below.  Attendees can browse the floor, see demos, and learn about current and new products.  There are even complimentary classes you can attend during the show!

But there's more!  Saturday and Monday are Workshop days where beauty professionals can brush up their skills or learn some new ones from some of the industry's top educators.  Workshop topics range from basic product courses to advanced techniques to business strategies.  There is truly something for everyone - seasoned nail techs, new techs, students and salon owners!  Visit the workshop pages for a complete list of available classes on Saturday here and on Monday here.  These classes fill up quick, so be sure to register in advance!

Fancy a fun nail competition or two?  Amy Becker is hosting two competitions during the show, including one turn-in competition!  Learn more about those here.

There will also be an Event Gala and Meet and Greet featuring the "City of Lights Reception" sponsored by Light Elegance on Saturday July 9th from 7:00-10:00 pm.  You can learn more about the Event Gala, check out the menu and purchase tickets here.

As promised, here's the current list of vendors:



Advanced Show Tickets are on sale now!  But if you forget to pick up your tickets in advance, don't worry!  You can also purchase tickets at the door on the day of the show.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!

~Michelle

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Madam Glam Epic Swatch-a-thon: Part 3

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Madam Glam Gel Polish Epic Swatch-a-thon Part 3

Hello Loves!  Are your ready for Part 3 of the Epic Madam Glam Swatch-a-thon series?  In case you missed the previous entries, you can see all of my Madam Glam swatches in my Madam Glam gallery here.  I have 20 more swatches for you today...and still more to come in the near future.  Whew!  Madam Glam has been keeping me busy.  ;)  As always, the polishes featured in this post can be found for purchase on Madam Glam's website.

Name: Shell
Description:  Gold toned nude shimmer with a slightly frosty finish
Application/Notes:  Shell is a tricky one for me to describe.  I want to call it a nude, but maybe it's more of a metallic?  Either way, she's gorgeous with a softer golden tone.  Application is pretty standard for Madam Glam.  The shimmer is prone to showing brush strokes, but careful application mostly solves that issue.  I did find she needed three coats for optimal coverage.
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shell Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shell Swatch

Name: Shells
Description: A deep, brownish copper toned polish with a glowy shimmer
Application/Notes:  Nope, that's not a typo.  This polish is named Shells, not to be confused with Shell above.  I love this one as a golden alternative.  She has the metallic look without the boldness of a gold.  Application is nice for a heavily shimmered polish.  She will show brush strokes if you aren't careful, but they are easy enough to work around.  I found I needed three coats, but if you have a lighter touch than I do (to avoid visible brush strokes), you can get away with two.
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shells Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shells Swatch

Name: She's All That
Description:  A super deep, slightly blue leaning, dark grey cream
Application/Notes:  Yes, she really IS all that.  This deep grey is simply gorgeous.  Application is a dream and she's opaque in two coats.  I love the depth of this polish!
Madam Glam Gel Polish She's All That Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish She's All That Swatch

Name: Shimmer Sexy Berry
Description: A shimmer packed berry purple with a glowy finish
Application/Notes:  This one really kicked my photography butt.  In some light it appears more berry with purple tones.  In other light it appears more wine with reddish undertones.  Either way, she's a beauty.  Application is average.  I did find that she needs three coats to fully build.  Otherwise you might see lighter areas that don't have the same shimmer coverage (you can see what I mean near the cuticle on my pinkie nail here).  But she's totally worth the extra coat!
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shimmer Sexy Berry Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shimmer Sexy Berry Swatch

Name: Shimmer Sunny Yellow
Description: A shimmery yellow that lands somewhere between pastel and medium bright (if that's even possible)
Application/Notes:  I'm going to call this the perfect transition from spring to summer.  This yellow isn't quite pastel soft, but it isn't in your face bold either.  Application is nice with 3 coat coverage (pretty standard for yellow, I think). 
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shimmer Sunny Yellow Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Shimmer Sunny Yellow Swatch

Name: Silver Glitters
Description: The name says it all.  Small, silver glitter in a clear base.
Application/Notes: I'm not going to lie...this one can be a pain to apply.  The glitter is larger than most of the Madam Glam glitters.  I'm guessing around a 0.08.  As a result, it wants to clump together instead of gliding effortless over the nail.  So you will need to do a bit of glitter manipulation with this one.  But...it builds to nice, full coverage with two coats and the end result is quite fabulous, I think?
Madam Glam Gel Polish Silver Glitters Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Silver Glitters Swatch

Name: Slow Burn
Description: A deep, shimmery blue with indigo undertones and a glowy finish
Application/Notes: Be still my heart!  I love this polish so much it hurts.  Seriously.  I've worn it twice and have tried to talk all of my clients into wearing it too!  lol  The blue shimmer in this indigo base makes this polish absolutely glow and adds amazing depth.  She also offers full coverage in two coats.  Perfection!
Madam Glam Gel Polish Slow Burn Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Slow Burn Swatch

Name: Sophisticated Grey
Description: Light to medium grey cream with slightly blue undertones
Application/Notes:  Applies nicely and offers full coverage in two coats.  Sorry, I don't really have much to say about this one.  For a grey, she's gorgeous.  But she's just grey.  lol
Madam Glam Gel Polish Sophisticated Grey Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Sophisticated Grey Swatch

Name: Sparkly Autumn
Description: Blackened purple base with multi-chrome shimmer that shifts from purple to copper
Application/Notes:  Hello gorgeous!  This polish calls hard to the vamp in me.  The shimmer gives it a gorgeous shift into the golden/copper area.  The base is less opaque to allow the shimmers room to shift, so she does require three coats for full opacity, but wow!
Madam Glam Gel Polish Sparkly Autumn Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Sparkly Autumn Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Sparkly Autumn Swatch

Name: Strawberry Infused Pink
Description: A red leaning, bright pink
Application/Notes:  Ok, my camera hated this one.  HATED it.  The first photo is the more accurate of the two.  This pink is BRIGHT with definite coral or red tones.  In some light, she looks like a pinkish red.  In other light, she looks like a reddish pink.  You know, like a strawberry if you made a strawberry radioactive so it was super bright and almost glows.  lol  Application is nice, but this is an almost neon shade...so it needs three coats for full coverage.
Madam Glam Gel Polish Strawberry Infused Pink Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Strawberry Infused Pink Swatch

Name: Take Your Time
Description: A deep, jewel toned purple with a golden microflake shimmer
Application/Notes:  Madam Glam is killing it with these fall inspired shades!  Take Your Time is a fun twist on a classic beauty.  This jewel toned purple base takes on a reddish tone thanks to the golden microflake shimmer.  Application is beautiful and she offers two coat coverage.  Not going to lie...this shade makes me really wish Fall lasted year round.  I can wear fall colors in spring, right? 
Madam Glam Gel Polish Take Your Time Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Polish Take Your Time Swatch

Name: Taste of Iron
Description:  Light to Medium grey cream
Application/Notes:  Taste of Iron is similar to Sophisticated grey, but a tad lighter and with a little more blue in the base.  Application is smooth and easy with two coat coverage.  But, again, I find it hard to get excited by grey creams.  lol
Madam Glam Gel Taste of Iron Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Taste of Iron Swatch

Name: Treat Me Like Fire
Description: A medium metallic nude
Application/Notes:  If metallic silver and metallic gold had a baby, this would be the result.  The finish is quite frosty, but I didn't have many issues with brush strokes at all.  It applies smoothly and offers full coverage in two coats for me.
Madam Glam Gel Treat Me Like Fire Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Treat Me Like Fire Swatch

Name: True Blue Game
Description: A frosty blue with a glowy, metallic finish
Application/Notes:  Another changer depending on the light.  In direct light, the shimmer in this polish explodes to create a gorgeous, frosty, metallic look.  In indirect lighting, the burst from the shimmer is muted and the blue takes on a slightly teal tone - so not as true blue as it looks in these direct light photos.  Application is nice and I found it provides great coverage in two coats.
Madam Glam Gel True Blue Game Swatch
Madam Glam Gel True Blue Game Swatch

Name: Very Chic
Description: A brownish red cream
Application/Notes:  Ok, it finally happened.  This is the first (and so far only) Madam Glam that just doesn't do it for me.  The Earthy brown toned red color is gorgeous, but I'm not loving the way it applies.  I found that the pigments like to pool on the nail in spots, so even coverage is quite difficult.  This is three coats and you can see where some spots are darker compared to others.  With that said, you might be able to get it even in four super thin coats, but I didn't try it.  There are other brown toned reds in the collection that are easier to apply and close enough in color.
Madam Glam Gel Very Chic Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Very Chic Swatch

Name: Vintage Pink
Description: A pink meets mauve cream
Application/Notes:  I wouldn't have named this one vintage pink, but I have no clue what I would have called it.  This muted, dusty pink cream has definite mauve tones.  Application is beautiful and she provides two coat coverage. 
Madam Glam Gel Vintage Pink Swatch
Madam Glam Gel Vintage Pink Swatch

Name: Water Winds
Description: A muted, aqua base with golden shimmer
Application/Notes:  I love, love, love this polish.  The golden shimmer in the aqua green base makes her a true shifter depending on the light.  Sometimes blue (as seen on the pinkie nail in the second photo) and sometimes green (as seen on the index nail in the second photo).  Sadly, she's a little weak on the coverage side.  This is three coats and you can still see my natural nail line when the shimmer isn't hit directly by the light (again, reference the pinkie nail on the second photo).  But I suspect she would be perfection with a similar color as a base coat.
Madam Glam Gel Water Winds SwatchMadam Glam Gel Water Winds Swatch

Name: What a Night
Description: A deep blue base with a silver shimmer
Application/Notes:  What a Night is the blue sister to Slow Burn.  This is a royal blue base that is loaded with silver shimmer.  The result is an eye catching, sapphire blue that pops and sparkles.  Application is dreamy with two coat coverage.
Madam Glam Gel What a Night Swatch
Madam Glam Gel What a Night Swatch

Name: What's Your Type
Description: A red-orange cream
Application/Notes:  I have a really hard time deciding if I want to call this one orange or red, honestly.  My bestie, Pamela, would call it a tomato red.  I'm going to call it a cream, but its really more of a crelly finish.  It appears jelly on the first coat, but builds to full coverage in three coats.  The result of the crelly finish is amazing wet look depth.
Madam Glam Gel What's Your Type Swatch
Madam Glam Gel What's Your Type Swatch

Name: A-List
Description: A purple leaning berry with golden microflake shimmer
Application/Notes: A-list is what happens when you put the golden microflake shimmer from Take Your Time in a purple toned berry base.  In other words - gorgeous!  I seriously love these microflakie polishes.  The dimension is indescribable, the consistency of the polish is fab, and the coverage is flawless.
Madam Glam Gel A-List Swatch
Madam Glam Gel A-List Swatch

Whew...another 20 swatches down.  And only...um...60ish more to show you?  lol  Yeah, I know...I've been swatching like a mad woman and I'm way behind on blogging them.  So sorry!  My swatches are being added to the Madam Glam website as I finish them, so be sure to take a look there for the ones I haven't shown here yet.  Of course, if you want my thoughts on one of the colors before I get the post up, you can always hit me up on facebook or email me at manictalons@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to tell what I think!

I promise, I'll be back with more Madam Glam swatches soon.

~Michelle

*The Madam Glam Gel Polishes featured in this post were provided by Madam Glam for my honest review.  All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.  

 
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