Hello Loves! Wow...I can't believe my little slice of the internet is already two years old. Even more unbelievable are the changes in my life over these past two years - changes that I feel are strongly connected to this little blog. I have met some wonderful people, worked with amazing brands, and changed my direction completely by becoming a professional nail tech. Whew. It's been a crazy, but incredible ride.
I thought about writing a post recapping the past two years, but nah. You've been here with me all along, so there's no point in all that. Instead, let's keep trucking right on along with the reviews and swatches!
One of the amazing brands I discovered this past year is Madam Glam. Y'all know I rave about these gel polishes, but I seriously love them. The application, coverage, and colors are simply amazing. So I am super excited to be able to offer a Madam Glam giveaway for my blogiversary celebration! Be sure to read through to the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win your choice of 4 Madam Glam Gel Polish colors complete with base and top coat. :)
But first, how about a peek at 6 of the newest Madam Glam Gel Polish colors?
The first color I have to show you is called Electric Blue. In reality, I would call this beauty a royal blue. The depth of the color and coverage are quite amazing with this one! This is two coats.
Up next is a frosty purple called Sweet Lavenda. Two coats provide perfect coverage, though I did add a very thin third coat to even out the brush strokes. The shimmer in this polish gives it a bold, metallic look.
I don't know what got into me, but I just couldn't resist pairing Electric Blue with Sweet Lavenda for some simple nail art. I'll call this one "shooting dots". lol I love how Sweet Lavenda almost looks silver against the deep blue base.
Up next is a unique shade called Metallic Nude. Yep, she's a duo-chrome! This soft, purple toned base is loaded with golden pigment. The result is a two toned look that I can't even begin to describe. I swatched two coats below.
Here's my attempt at catching the shift. You can see the purple tones around the edges of my nails here.
My Jewels is a clear base that is loaded with rose gold glitter. It offers almost full coverage in two coats. My photos didn't capture much of the rose, but this is a polish I see being used for accent nails a lot this fall. Simply beautiful!
I'm not going to lie...sometimes I get these ideas in my head that sound so perfect but seriously flop in execution. This next design is one of those. It looked gorgeous in person, but it didn't photograph well at all. :( Anyway, here's a little art that combines Metallic Nude with My Jewels. I do feel like it has a bit of an antique feel.
Moving on...Beige Rose is a soft nude cream with beige undertones. I don't see much rose in it, though I guess it is a warmer beige. I can say that coverage is fabulous in just two coats. It also works nicely with my skin tone, I think.
Finally, the color that breaks my heart every time - Jasmine is a glitter packed, green leaning teal beauty. I swear, I hate to love this color! I promise, one of these days I will figure out how to photograph this color accurately. For now, here's my best attempt. This is two flawless coats. In person, it is deeper, more vibrant and a bit more green. The second (non-bottle shot) is the most accurate on my screen.
Of course, I had to continue with the nail art trend by pairing Beige Rose with Jasmine. I have no clue what I was going for here...abstract maybe? But I really like how it turned out. This is WAY outside of my comfort zone. A little fun. A little funky. I don't know. lol
These colors and many more are available for purchase via Madam Glam's website here.
So there you have it - 6 new shades from Madam Glam! Ready for a chance to win some? Of course you are! I decided to keep this one simple instead of adding a million ways to enter. ;)
Manic Talons 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway with Madam Glam
- ONE lucky winner will receive his/her choice of 4 Madam Glam Gel Polish colors plus base and top coat. Colors must be selected from current Madam Glam stock at the end of the contest.
- This giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only. (My apologizes to my international readers)
- The contest begins today (August 31, 2015) and will end at midnight EDT on September 8, 2015.
- The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond and accept the prize. After 48 hours, the winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected.
- The prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Madam Glam.
- Be sure to read the additional information regarding this giveaway in the Rafflecopter widget.
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*The Gel Polishes featured in this post were provided by Madam Glam for my honest review. The prize for the giveaway linked in this post will be provided by Madam Glam. All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.