Glisten & Glow ~ October 2021 PPU/IPU

*These products were provided for review

Hello! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Hopefully this post will help you get through your Monday! I have for you Glisten & Glow‘s offering for this months PPU theme of Monsters & Mythical Creatures. Jill went a little out of the box with her Monster inspired polish. “A play on the “monster” theme! We spun revive the monster based on the famous Monster energy drink series of Rehab Monster – Raspberry Tea! It’s the only monster I want to revive each day!” Let’s check it out.

Revive Your Monster is a fuchsia jelly/crelly polish with various shapes and sizes of black, gun metal, light grey, and silver holo glitters. This one is packed with glitter so I highly recommend grabbing Glitter Grabber as well. Don’t worry though. It’s not chunky or hard to work with. It’s actually really nice to apply. I used 3 easy peasy coats along with Glitter Grabber to smooth it out and a glossy top coat.

My swatches came out a little bleached for some reason. This polish is actually brighter than what it shows here. I apologize for that greatly!

Also, for IPU Jill is bringing us a cuticle remover pen and an oil pen duo. The scents compliment each other perfectly too! The cuticle remover pen is scented in fresh picked apples (fresh, juicy apples picked right from the orchard). The cuticle oil is scented in caramel apple (tart, crispness of apples layered with the rich, creaminess of caramel). Glisten & Glow cuticle oil pen is a custom blend of jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, argon oil, castor oil, acai berry extract, tea tree oil and fragrance oil. Glisten & Glow cuticle remover pen contains: distilled water, potassium hydroxide, coconut oil, and fragrance. Glisten & Glow‘s cuticle remover softens and removes excess cuticle as well as eponychium skin and comes in an easy to use twist up pen style applicator.

Cuticle Remover Pen Directions: Apply generously to the cuticle area and let sit for 60 seconds. Next, gently push back your cuticles with your favorite tool. Finally, wash hands and cuticles thoroughly with soap and water.

I hope you love it all. I know I do ūüôā The pen scents just scream fall! And the polish is just exquisite! Super pretty. These things will all be available from October 1st at 11am EST until October 4th at 11:59pm EST. Set your alarms!

Revive Your Monster: $12.50 per bottle NO CAP

Cuticle Pens Duo: $12 per set NO CAP

I hope you all have a great week ahead! Thanks so much for stopping by ‚̧

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Glisten & Glow ~ Fall 2021 Cuticle Oil Pens

*These oil pens were provided for review

Hey my loves! Today is the day! It’s the release of the Autumn By The Sea collection and these fantastic smelling cuticle oils! I’m a bit behind so let’s jump right in.

Doughnuts is like you just walked in to a doughnut shop in the crisp morning with the scent of fresh, warm doughnuts rolled in cinnamon sugar. Exactly the scent. I couldn’t have described it better. Pretty sure my older daughter is stealing this one!

Blueberry Cobbler is blueberry bliss with warm notes of vanilla. I wish these were lickable. I could seriously just eat this one. So yummy.

Morning Wake Up is a hot cup of hazelnut coffee with a dash of french vanilla creamer and a dash of sweet. Yup, this one is my favorite. Is anyone really surprised here? Coffee shop scent to the max!

Fresh Picked Apples is fresh, juicy apples picked right from the orchard. Are we sure we can’t eat these??? There is nothing better than eating an apple in the orchard while picking apples and this takes me to those memories with my family<3 This one is special.

Pumpkin Spice Latte the hart of fall, pumpkin with cinnamon. I feel like this is even more of a staple here in New England. I have not had my pumpkin fix yet this season but it’s coming!

Banana Nut Bread – Mouth watering scent of freshly baked banana bread. A delicious combo of ripe bananas, roasted walnuts, warm vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon spice. This one is on the subtle side. My younger daughter has already taken this one. Banana bread is a favorite in this house so this one was awesome to have, if only for a day or two lol.

Caramel Apple is the tart crispness of apple layered with the rich, creaminess of caramel. Fair vibes for sure! I am so ashamed to say that I haven’t been to a fair in about a decade. But I do remember the amazing fair food and this would be one of them.

These oil pens will be available on August 27th at 7pm EST. Each pen will be $6.99 or you can buy all 7 for $43!Which ones will you be grabbing? Stay tuned! Jill has some fall holos coming soon as well!! Have a great weekend y’all. thanks for stopping by ‚̧

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Glisten & Glow ~ June 2021 IPU/PPU

*These products were provided for review

Hello! How excited are we for this coming IPU/PPU?! The theme Rainbows is just a super winner. And you know someone had to come with the idea of the Rainbow Bridge. Jill brings you the best set for this theme. Let’s have a looksie!

First up is the Cuticle Remover & Cuticle Oil Pen Duo. Both products are scented in ‚ÄúRainbows & Sunshine‚ÄĚ which is a wonderful blend of fresh, clean fruity blend of orange, peach, watermelon, strawberry and cranberry. A wake me up scent of fruity fun with a touch of happy and carefree thrown in! Glisten & Glow‚Äôs Cuticle Remover softens and removes excess cuticle as well as eponychium skin and comes in an easy to use twist-up pen style applicator. Directions: Apply generously to the cuticle area and let sit for 60 seconds. Next, gently push back
with your favorite tool. Finally, wash hands and cuticles thoroughly with soap and water.
Glisten & Glow Cuticle Remover Pen contains: distilled water, potassium hydroxide, coconut oil and fragrance. Glisten & Glow Cuticle Oil Pen is a custom blend of Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, argan oil, castor oil, acai berry extract, tea tree oil and fragrance oil.

Rainbow Bridge is a medium purple creme polish packed with rainbow flakes. Inspiration: Based on the Rainbow Bridge Poem: In loving memory of all the amazing
and loved pets that we all have lost over the years. May their lives on the other side be
filled with comfort and wellness. We love and miss them so very much. This is one of my favorite G&G‘s ever. I just really love this one. The formula was such perfection and the flakies were abundant but not enough to mess with polishing. The formula is self leveling but I still suggest you use Glitter Grabber for such a flakie dense polish. I used 2 perfect coats for my swatches. Also, I had a pet pass not too long ago so that is the picture you will see below. ‚̧

You absolutely have to have it right?!?! Polish Pickup will be open for June 4th at 11am EST – June 7th at 11:59pm EST. Do not miss it! Rainbow Bridge will be $12.50 for each bottle with no cap! The cuticle oil & remover will be $12 per set and there is also no cap! Hug your pets extra close today for me! I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for stopping by ‚̧

Glisten & Glow ~ Hand + Nail Nutrition

                                                                     *Provided for review

Good morning!! Just when I thought I had found my holy grail skin ritual, I get a message from Jill.  I was super excited to be chosen from so many talented, beautiful ladies in the nail community. I was also freaking out a little because I love her stuff! I have used Glisten & Glow top coat for years. It is basically the only top coat I use unless I say otherwise. It just CANNOT be beat. I have also used other products from G&G that have always been amazing. This new Hand + Nail Nutrition is no different. 
Hand¬†+ Nail Nutrition is one of those amazing “you have to try for yourself” products. It is unlike anything I have tried before. The formula is very thin. It only takes a tiny bit for both hands to be fully covered. H+NN is super packed with wonderful ingredients that deeply hydrate and protect your skin. I don’t drink nearly enough water and usually it shows. With this, my hands looked fresh and totally quenched. It actually helped smooth my nails a little. I have some crazy bumps and ridges and this seems to have evened that out a little. See for yourself…

Keep in mind that this was Thanksgiving weekend as well, I did so much cooking and so many dishes. I didn’t change a thing in my normal daily schedule. I also swatched and used acetone like crazy! H+NN works even better when paired with the G&G cuticle oil. I would use the H+NN first and let it soak in for maybe a minute or two. I then added a good coating of the cuticle oil and rubbed that in. I did this 3-5 times a day when I had a free few minutes, not until bed on Thanksgiving. So now that you have seen the proof, lets get to the deets!
The Hand + Nail Nutrition is available now HERE. There are 2 sizes and 2 scents. The sizes are .5 oz. for $6.50 and 2 oz. for $14.00. The scents offered are Unscented and their signature scent, Sangria White Peach. I will leave an ingredients list below for anyone who cares to check it out!! So what are you waiting for? I treat my hands awfully and they look great right now because of this miracle in a jar! Go give it a try and come back and tell me what you think!! Have a great day friendos!!
**Ingredients: water, vitamin e oil, jojoba oil, aloe barbadenis, rosehip oil, vitamin a, kelp extract, neem oil, vegetable glycerin, castor oil, wheat germ oil, keratin complex, panthenol, oat protein, coconut oil, beeswax, steric acid, emulsifying wax, SDC, MSM, citric acid, potassium, and fragrance (or not).

Joy Lacquer ~ Know It. Fight It. End It.

Hi guys! I have been under the weather and I cant sleep so here I am. I want to show you a polish and cuticle butter I just won in a giveaway! Joy Lacquer is a new to me indie polish brand. I love trying new things. Especially when they impress! The polish is just amazing. I used 3 thin coats of Know It. Fight It. End It. plus my HKGirl top coat. This polish is a blurple metallic that has a great formula. Brush strokes are a little visible but not too bad at all. My favorite thing about this polish is that it stamps! I did some stamping over SinfulColors Alfresco and the colors matched beautifully. The stamping itself is terrible because I was trying my new marshmallow stamper. For some reason the firm stamping heads pick up sooooo much better for me!

Joy Lacquer Know It. Fight It. End It. macro
 
Joy Lacquer Know It. Fight It. End It. stamped over SinfulColors Alfresco.

Joy Lacquer Know It. Fight It. End It. stamped over SinfulColors Alfresco macro
 
 
Matte Orange Cuticle Butter is the second thing I want to show you. It is the best thing ever! I have been strictly using my Bliss Kiss Simply Pure Nail Oil and my Burt’s Bees cuticle cream. My nails have been pretty good so far. Then this! I have stopped using my Burt’s Bees and I don’t plan on buying it anymore. This balm is much more¬†firm and way less greasy. The smell is so very subtle, yet¬†very fresh. This cuticle butter and my oil¬†are a match made in heaven. The packaging is so tiny and cute. Super convenient. Its is also available in bigger sizes and other scents. I grabbed this little piece of info from her shop site, “Matte Orange Cuticle Butter is a firmer formula and contains a bit less oil than your normal cuticle butters, but is just as beneficial. ¬†It’s base is shea and cocoa butter with grapeseed oil added. ¬†The fragrance is blood orange essential oil and is found to be very soothing and subtle. ¬†Matte Orange is perfect for those who do not want a shiny look on their fingertips.” I am now totally hooked. I will be trying this in other scents but because of the matte quality this one has, I will be keeping it as a staple for swatching. Moisturized cuticles without the oil slick shine!
 
This, and the next picture, were taken right after washing my hands and applying the Matte Orange Cuticle Butter. I used no other products in these pics.

 
 
 
 
Please, please, please, go give this shop a look and follow the social media accounts! This is a highly underrated indie that needs to be shared! If you already own a Joy Lacquer, tell me what is the must have shade? Links below!!
 
 
 
 
 
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