Glisten & Glow ~ Virtual Spring Break Collection

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Hello! How are you all enjoying this fine weather? I’m KIDDING!! It’s been so cold and windy here in CT. Next week should feel more like spring is coming. I can give you a little relief from the weather with this spring collection. “Since we aren’t able to travel due to Covid19, Glisten & Glow is taking you on a virtual spring break with this beautiful 5 piece creme collection.” Let’s get right into it.

Passports & Partying is a peachy coral creme polish. As with ALL of Jill’s cremes, the formula is perfection. Smooth, self leveling, and they dry with a nice shine. I used 2 buttery coats for my swatches.

Lounging & Laughing is a medium orchid creme polish. This one is amazing. Super pigmented. Drool worthy formula and totally opaque in only 1 coat! I actually only used 1 coat for my swatches!

Sailing & Sightseeing is a misty teal creme polish. For this one the most color accurate shots are the bottle shots. My pictures pulled a little too much to the blue side. Well, we all know I’m a super sucker for a color like this! Definitely 1 of my 2 favorites from this collection. I used 2 coats for my swatches but this could be a 1 coater if you polished carefully.

Beaches & Bikinis is a light violet creme polish. This one is almost neon. This is my other favorite. This is a color that can get you through most of the year. As usual the formula was awesome. I used 2 coats for my swatches.

Sandals & Sunsets is a medium grey creme polish with strong purple undertones. Y’all, how freaking gorgeous is this color?! It definitely leans purple like whoa. Fantastic formula. I used 2 coats for my swatches.

I also want to show you that they watermarble and stamp. I did a swirl design for the watermarble which is difficult to do unless you have good quality polish. I also stamped over a black to white gradient so you could see each color over white and black at the same time. Stamped from thumb to pinky are Sandals & Sunsets, Beaches & Bikinis, Sailing & Sightseeing, Lounging & Laughing, and Passports & Partying. Check ’em out!

How do you like the Virtual Spring Break Collection? I was in love the moment I saw a spoiler in G&G‘s Facebook group. Just a quick note: All products are Glisten & Glow. Top coat, matte top coat, glitter grabber, all polishes, and ridge filling base coat. If you haven’t noticed, I keep stock of multiple G&G products. Jill is my go to for absolutely everything that it takes to make a mani perfect and lasting. Not a sponsored plug lol. I buy most of this stuff myself. I just highly recommend it. Anyways, The Virtual Spring Break Collection will be available on March 26th at 7pm EST. They will be $10 each bottle. Make sure you don’t miss these. They are fabulous and multi functional. Totally worth every penny. Stay tuned for the other part of the spring release! Have a great day ❤

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What I Used: Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat, Top Coat, Matte Top Coat, Glitter Grabber, Mother Wind, Danké, Gracias, Goslings & Gardenias.

Nvr Enuff Polish ~ Unicorn Creme Holo’s

*These polishes were provided for review

Omg guys!! I have the most beautiful collection to show you today. Nvr Enuff Polish has brought us the Unicorn Creme Holo collection that’s fit for… well, a unicorn!! 7 pigmented cremes that are just breathtaking. Let’s get started since this will be a long one.

Unicorn Moon is a greyed over white holo creme polish. Let me tell you now. All of these polishes have a flawless formula. Perfect in 2 coats every time!! They all also dry very shiny on their own. I love this one. This isn’t grey at all, just a tad tinted. This shade would be great any time of year. I used 2 coats.

Unicorn Clouds is a pastel blurple holo creme polish. This leans a tad more purple than my pics show. The bottle shots are an accurate representation of the color. Perfect polish all the way around. I appreciate that these dry so shiny and that they dry decently quickly. I used 2 coats for my swatches.

Unicorn Daydream is a light sunset pink holo. This one leans a little orchid to me. Supper pretty on and I think a color that would flatter any skin tone. 2 coats for my swatches.

Unicorn Water is a beautiful bright mint holo creme polish. I would be willing to say 1/5 of my 1600 bottle collection is in the mint family. I love love love this polish. Smooth as butter. 2 coats for my swatches.

Unicorn Rainstorm is a deep teal holo creme polish. What a gorgeous color. I can’t wait to wear this one again. Perfect as per the norm. 2 coats for my swatches.

Unicorn Bouquet is bright rose pink holo creme polish. This leans a tad purple on me. Definitely makes me think of flowers! An absolute dream to work with. 2 coats for my swatches.

Unicorn Legend is a bright violet holo creme polish. This is the perfect grapey colored polish. I really enjoyed this one. This was just as perfect as the rest. 2 coats for my swatches.

Aren’t they just fabulous?!?! The perfect creme formula with added holo. Does it really get any better than that? These will be perfect bases for any nail art. I can’t wait to revisit these! The entire 7 piece Unicorn Creme Holo collection will be $70 or $11 individually plus shipping. They release Saturday February 27th at 11am PST. I promise you won’t want to miss these polishes. If you wish to know anything I used in my manis feel free to ask in the comments 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day ❤

Saki Cosmetics ~ Winter Cremes

*These polishes were provided for review

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Hey y’all! First post from my new place! I even have my tree up and decorated already 🙂 I’m so very happy. So, today I have for you Saki Cosmetic’s Winter Cremes. 6 cremes that are perfect for the season. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

Aspen is a dove grey creme polish. I absolutely love a good grey polish. I should reach for them more often. this one had a wonderful application. Opaque in 2 coats but for most of these I used 3 coats because of my super white nail tips. Price $12 CAD

Orianna is an ochre yellow. I love this type of yellow. I don’t like my yellows eye searing. Muted and/or pastels are my favs. This one has a nice creamy leaning crelly formula. 2 coats would work but I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

Estelle is a light minty creme polish. Ooooohhhh I really like this color. I give in to anything light and minty like this. I just can’t help myself! Isn’t she just gorgeous?! Ok enough lol. This beauty will be opaque in 2 coats but again I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

Demetria is an olive green creme polish. This is one of those pretty ugly colors. I can’t stop looking at it lol. I think this looks really good with my skin tone. I think it will also compliment any other skin tone. For me it’s so pretty. 2 coats for my swatches with this one. She was a dream to work with. Price $12 CAD

Robyn is a medium dusty grape purple creme. My favorite shade of purple. This collection just has all my favorites lol. I recently have bought 3 polishes with this same color! This one has a fantastic formula and would probably be fine with just 2 coats. Of course I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

Stella is a deep teal leaning blue creme polish. Definitely a gorgeous color for winter. I feel like this is another color that would flatter any skin tone. It made the perfect night sky for my nail art. She has a great formula as well. 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

This whole collection is right up my alley. Such a great set for the winter. These will totally work for any season as well so keep them close at hand. The Winter Cremes will be available on December 18th. Have your clocks set and your buying fingers ready! Have a great day ❤

Bases Loaded Lacquer ~ Tooted & Re-Booted Offseason Collection

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Hello! Today I have for you the Tooted & Re-Booted Offseason Collection from Bases Loaded Lacquer. These creme polishes watermarble, stamp, and work beautifully in tons of other nail art. There is a lot to see so let’s jump right in.

Off To A Rocky Start is a greige creme polish. I don’t know if you know but Tara has some of the best cremes out there. This is my second time swatching for her and they make me swoon. Off To A Rocky Start has a khaki feel to it color wise. I loved it so much. I usually like bold colors but I really liked how fresh it felt to wear a color like this. If you polish thicker you can totally get away with 1 coat. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Flashin’ Some Leather

Arizona Fall League is a medium dusty purple creme polish. This is the purple I have been wanting! I didn’t even know how bad I needed this until it was in my hands. It’s so perfect for fall. Formula, to die for. Just perfect. I used 2 coats for my swatches but, again, 1 thicker coat would absolutely work. Price $9.50

Stamped with TerraCAUGHTa Stealing

Flashin’ Some Leather is a camel creme polish. This one looked like caramel on my nails when I was outside. Such a fun unique color. Ugh, I can’t get enough of these fall colors!! And we haven’t even gotten to my favorite yet lol! As with the other colors, this could be opaque in 1 coat. I, as usual, used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Arizona Fall League

TerraCAUGHTa Stealing is a terracotta creme polish. This leaned a little salmon on me. I love it either way. I definitely don’t have anything like it in my collection. If you haven’t noticed, I stuck with sweater art for this collection since it’s fall colors. Well, I inadvertently made the art on this remind me of watermelon lol. Another 1 coater if you polish thicker. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Bad Hops

Bad Hops is a green leaning teal creme polish. And here it is. This one is my favorite. It is just breathtaking. This was the only one I felt 100% ok using only 1 coat. Such a vibrant green. I am obviously on a serious green kick right now. I just really can’t have enough greens. Especially when they are this fantastic! 1 coat for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Off To A Rocky Start

Like I said before, This whole 5 piece collection is multi functional. Check out how beautifully they water marble!!

Did that make you fall even more in love? I hope so! Quick note: There are a few colors here that are VERY heavy on yellow pigment. This could cause some settling on the inside of the bottle and looking like UBS (ugly bottle syndrome). There will be larger mixing balls in the customer bottles so you should be able to shake most of that away. Easy peasy. Tara has tons of amazing polishes so when you go buy these make sure you check out the rest of her shop! This collection will release on November 6th at 9pm. DO NOT MISS THESE. Treat yourself early for the holidays if you have to. The Tooted & Re-Booted Offseason Collection is totally worth every penny and then some! If anyone wants to do bestie twin nails when you get these hit me up here in the comments or on Instagram! I hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Glisten & Glow

*These products were purchased by me

Hello! Today I just want to stop in and share some stuff I have picked up recently. Anyone who knows me well knows I am very loyal to my Glisten & Glow top coat. Well, I was just about out when Jill announced a sale! So I grabbed a few polishes and refills for my base and top coat. When I got it in the mail I noticed that I also got a free gift. Turns out Jill is just awesome and threw some in for her customers!! So sweet ❤ Let’s see what I grabbed.

First up is I Will Always Love You. You already know I’m a sucker for red polish. Here is this perfect classic red jelly. The formula is better than a jelly polish. Jellies can be picky but this one was very forgiving. No staining of the cuticles at all. IWALY dries to a super high shine finish as well. You really can’t ask for more with this baby. I used 3 coats of pure perfection. Price: $8.50

My next pick was SPARS Of The Coast. I know I went plain. And I am so happy about it. Sometimes the color is all you need. This teal creme polish is a necessity in any collection. I have multiple and they are all very different. Which is why I still needed this one! SOTC is an easy 2 coat polish. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price: $8.50

Boots On The Ground is an olive green creme polish. I feel like you can never have enough green polish. This is the color I’m always looking for but never seem to have. So now I do! The color is just so rich. Formula, like all G&Gs, is fabulous. Again, this is easily a 2 coater. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price: $8.50

Here are the other things I got!

If you have never used Glisten & Glow top coat I highly suggest you get on that! It’s life changing lol!! The free gift was a jolly rancher scented cuticle oil. It’s so yummy!! Within a week of this purchase, I went back and grabbed 3 more polishes. That will be my next post. Can you guess what they are? Let me know in the comments! Also let me know what you think of this setup. Gotta get a signature look down. I always look forward to hearing from you. Have a great rest of your week y’all ❤

Glisten & Glow ~ Babes & Blossoms Cremes

*Provided for review
 Hello! I have such cute polishes to show you today!! Glisten & Glow has released the Babes & Blossoms collection made of 4 cremes and 4 crellies. This post will be all about the cremes. lets get to it!
Ponies & Poppies is a light pastel purple crème polish. Remember the big deal over muted neons? This is the pastel version. It’s a lighter version of pastel. All the cremes are. Definitely unique! The formula is good! These could all be 1 coat cremes if you’re careful. I of course used 1 more coat than necessary 😑 My swatches show 2 coats.
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Bunnies & Buttercups is a light pastel yellow crème polish. I am a sucker for a good pastel yellow. This is for sure the best I own. My other fave is a Sally Hansen I have been very frugal with for 5 years now lol. Formula is great and could be a 1 coater. Amazing for pastel cremes!! I used 2 coats for my swatches of course.
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Calves & Carnations is a light pastel peach crème. This is another color that is a must have for me. I really don’t like plain white nails on myself and this gives me that perfect tint. Absolutely fabulous formula. I used 2 coats for my swatches.  

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Goslings & Gardenias is a light pastel grass green crème polish. I just realized how much I need this collection lol. These are all color staples for me. all colors I would totally grab in person! My husband always picks on me about needing a separate Helmer just for my pastel/minty greens 😂 I really just cant help myself. I used 2 coats for this one. This one had the best formula of all in my opinion. Freaking fabulous.

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These are available now so don’t wait! Go grab them . Each of these cremes will be $8.50. You can also purchase the whole Babes & Blossoms collection that includes the 4 coordinating crellies (next post) for $60.  It’s Jill making these polishes so you already know you won’t be disappointed! Links below for your shopping pleasure. Don’t forget to read the next post for the crellies!! 

Stella Chroma ~ Basics Collection

*Provided for review
I’m back! This time I bring you a Basics Collection. 2 wonderful crème polish  that will be perfect for all your blank canvas needs! Pam from Stella Chroma makes fantastic polish so you will want to grab these. Shall we?
High Noon “is a creamy white that is opaque in 2 easy coats. Pure, stark white that is great to use as undies under pale colors, or to help neons pop. Also great for nail art or when you feel like a palate cleanser.” I did feel that this was a bit more crelly like. Still an amazing white polish. I just used 3 thin coats instead of 2 for my swatches. Check Out We’re Golden from the Americana Collection stamped!!
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New Moon “is a glossy black cream that is opaque in 2 easy coats. Coal black as a new moon and perfect as undies to our Constellations polishes or for use in nail art. Also great for channeling your inner Goth kid.” This one is a crème for sure. If you polish thick enough you could totally pull off 1 coat! This polish dried so shiny. Fantabulous formula. I used 2 thin coats for my swatches. I also stamped this with We’re Golden. Do you see the change? Aaahhhhhh it’s so amazing!

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The Basics Collection is available now! Each polish will be $10These two will be available as a duo for $18 4/12-4/26, then in singles only after that. I will be doing much more with this set so please keep an eye on my Instagram! You already know you need these❤  Links below!





BravesDiva Polish ~ Nana’s Island Escape

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Hey! This post is gonna be about the best cremes I have ever used. Many have great crème polishes but these just top them all. This is my first time working with Tara of BravesDiva Polish and I couldn’t be happier with first impressions! Tara is super laid back about all the behind the scenes stuff. Did I mention she also makes exquisite crème polishes?? I just seriously can’t get over them. The Nana’s Island Escape trio was inspired by Tara’s mom’s favorite place on earth, Exuma Island in the Bahamas. Shall we get to the dream cremes? Thought so 😉
Tropic Of Cancer is a burnt orange crème polish. Yo….. I don’t even like this color normally but this one is my favorite. They all have perfect formulas but this is better than perfect. It’s a super polish. This polish is easily a 1 coater. Smoother than butter to apply. Just all around the best polish I have ever used. I used 2 coats for my swatch just because that’s how I do. Not only does it apply marvelously, it also stamps and water marbles. So ya, a super polish.
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Tropic Of Cancer stamped

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Thunderball Grotto is a soft yellow-orange crème polish. Anyone else see mac and cheese?? This color is literally so yummy looking lol. This one is just a smooth as TOC but this one definitely needs 2 coats. It’s better than any other yellow I have. Such a warm inviting color. This polish also stamps and water marbles. I used 3 thin coats for my swatch.
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Paradise Bay is an aqua crème polish. This one is dreamy. Definitely makes me want to go to the tropics. This one leans more crelly like in my humble opinion. Still just as fabulous as the others! I mean, the color alone makes me happy so the fact that it pretty much applies itself is just an extra bonus. Just like the other 2 this polish stamps and water marbles. This will be used lots in my summer art!! I used 2 perfect coats for my swatches.
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Paradise Bay with art

Paradise Bay stamped

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I mentioned that they stamped and I showed you that. But here are the water marbles!! 

 

The Nana’s Island Escape trio launches on April 12th at 9pm EST. Each polish will be $8.50 or you can buy the trio for $23!! You are practically stealing these at those prices! I can’t stress enough how much you need this trio of dream cremes. Have a good rest of the weekend! Links below 😊
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  • What I Used: Glisten & Glow Base, Matte, and Top coats; Polished Vino Summer Variety Vinyls; Winstonia plate W405; My water marble tool is a needle shoved into the eraser of a pencil and my dotting tool came from my mom so not sure where but they are cheap and very easy to find online.

Glisten & Glow ~ Black Friday Duo

*Provided for review

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It’s that time of year!! Even if you don’t leave your house, chances are that you’re already making your Black Friday shopping/wish list. I have tons to show you this week so let’s jump right in with Jill’s Black Friday Duo!!

 

T-Day Turns To B-FriYAY! is a medium heathered teal crème based linear holo with red/blue/purple ucc flakies, bronze/red/copper ucc flakies,red/blue/pink unicorn shimmers, and a light dusting of silver galaxy holo microglitters. It sounds like tons but it all goes together perfectly. These 2 polishes might have the best G&G formula I have used yet. If you polish thick enough these could easily be 1 coaters. I used 2 immaculate coats plus Glisten & Glow glossy and matte top coats. As for the art, I wanted to do sweaters 🙂 Black Friday is definitely always at least sweater weather ❤ This polish will be $11 USD.

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$hopping Is My Cardio is a light heathered purple crème based linear holo with blue/purple ucc flakies, bronze/red ucc flakies, a strong red/blue/pink unicorn shimmers, and a light dusting of silver galaxy holo microglitters. It seems like I say this a lot lately, but this is now in my top 10 polishes. This has every single thing I love in a polish ❤ It’s just rainbows on rainbows without blinding you!! I am wearing it now and I just can’t get enough! Like I said above, the formula is absolutely flawless. 2 thin coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats. The art sticks with the sweater theme. This polish will be $11 USD.

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LOVE!! This duo will be sold as a duo for $20 USD or singly for the prices listed above. Not to mention that these are eligible for the Black Friday discount!! The code and all info is included in that last pic 🙂 Make sure to keep extra room on that wish list! Much more to come ❤ Links below. Have a great Sunday y’all xoxo

 

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Products Used For Art: Glisten & Glow polishes Mother Fire and Mother Wind. Beauty Big Bang holiday plate 14.

Glisten & Glow ~ Mother Earth Collection Part 2

*Provided for review

*LOTS of pics!

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Hello! The time has finally come to finish the Mother Earth series from Glisten & Glow ❤ I could not be happier with these cremes! They stamp perfectly, they gradient flawlessly, and they watermarble oh so smoothly. Check ’em out 🙂

 

Mother Terra is a warm chocolate brown crème polish. It really is like painting chocolate on your nails. It makes me want sweets 🙂 This polish could easily be a 1 coater. I used 2 thin coats with G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Mother Fauna is a dark hunter green crème polish. I swear this is green. My pics make it look black almost. I really appreciate the deepness though because when stamping it keeps that real deep tone. Again, this could be a 1 coater. Formula for Jill’s crème polishes is perfection. Like the literal definition of crème ❤ For my swatches I used 2 thin coats and G&G glossy and matte top coats.

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Mother Fire is a deep berry crème polish. This has the most perfect purple-ness to it. so perfect for a berry color. This one I would say is more of a 2 coater. It definitely gets deeper when layered over itself. Formula is butter 🙂 I used 3 thin coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Just an FYI: I usually need an extra coat of polish because I polish very thin. I also have the whitest free edge that loves to show itself through anything!!

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Mother Wind is a rich navy blue crème polish. I love this one so much. It stamps in the exact color you see in the bottle!! Seriously, perfection. This is one of the 1 coaters that I used 2 coats for lol. My swatches have 2 coats with G&G glossy and matte top coats.

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Here are some other look I did using these polishes! All art was done using only Mother Earth polishes parts 1 & 2 🙂

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Now the importants: These polishes are very pigmented so doubling up on your base coat is highly recommended! Personally, I only had staining issues with Mother Wind. It left my cuticles blue so polish and remove carefully! Each polish will be $8.50 USD. You can purchase the whole set for $32 USD. They will be available on September 13th at 7pm EST. Links to the shop are below! Which ones will you be getting?

 

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