Glisten & Glow ~ Polish Of The Month July 2021

*This polish was provided for review

Hey y’all! How are things going for you? I am dealing with toddler tantrums… Not a fan. He is starting to throw things and like where does he get this from?! My husband and I don’t throw things. Just crazy times over here! Today I bring you a slice of calm in all the crazy! Let’s check it out.

Polish Of The Month July 2021 is a creamy light purple semi matte holo polish with color shifting multichrome flakes, pastel flakes, and purple to pink to green shimmer. As I said, this is a calming post. The vibe of this polish is just so chill and beautiful. Serene like. The formula is super smooth. I swiped on 2 perfect coat for my swatches.

This POTM and June’s POTM will both be available tonight so be ready. POTM July 2021 will be $10 per bottle and will release tonight, June 10th at 7pm EST! Make sure you also grab all of the mani essentials you need in Jill’s shop! Use code Thankyou10 for 10% off of your order! Have a great weekend y’all ❤

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 “Rainbows & Sunshine” 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’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. 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 ~ Mental Health Awareness Collection

*These polishes were provided for review

*Picture heavy

Hello! How are we all doing on this fine Monday? I kid I kid. Mondays are always the worst. Unless you have a husband who’s days off are Sunday Monday like mine! Since I’m a stay at home mom my weekends are my husbands weekends! Anywho, Glisten & Glow is bringing us a Mental Health Awareness Collection. This is so close to my heart. I suffer from bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, excoriation disorder, and agoraphobia. This collection brings to light 4 out of 7 of my “conditions”. This makes me extremely happy because these things are usually so hush hush. I am very open about what I deal with to help erase the social stigmas. Having these polishes will make for great conversation starters about mental health. Not to mention the donation of $1 for each bottle sold! This collection really has it all. Let’s have a look!

Suicide Awareness is a yellow jelly polish with blue to purple chrome flakes and rainbow color shifting iridescent flakes. There was a sneak peek at this one about a month ago and everyone went nuts over it. So here it is! The coveted yellow jelly!! The formula on this one was perfect. I do suggest Glitter Grabber since this is so flakie packed. It’s so flakie packed that you can’t tell it’s a jelly! It will cover in 2 coats for shorter nails. My free edge is really white so I used 3 coats for full opacity.

Break The Stigma is a red jelly polish with orange/red/green and green/purple color shifting iridescent flakes. To me, this is more of a fuchsia base. Either way it’s so so pretty. The flakies just make this polish ❤ Jill really nails the jelly formula too! Nice and smooth strokes for the win! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. There is still a very slight visible nail line. Again, I highly suggest Glitter Grabber for such a flakie packed polish.

Bipolar & Depression is a lime jelly polish with green/gold color shifting shimmer with green to purple color shifting iridescent flakes and a touch of holo. This one can also be worn as a topper and is a bit thinner formula for exactly that reason. This polish is so unique. In my 1600 bottle collection I have nothing like this at all. As a topper it’s so gorgeous. I used 3 coats alone and 1 coat over black for my swatches.

PTSD & Anxiety is a teal based polish with added blue to purple color shifting shimmers. This is another polish that can be worn as a topper. it was made to be a thinner formula for exactly that reason! This one is awesome. It is on the sheer side so even at 3 coats I had a slight visible nail line. the formula was fantastic. I used 3 coats alone and 1 coat over black for my swatches. Such a shifty polish!

Before we get into the details, I have some facts for you!

  • Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year.
  • 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life, and half of those people will develop conditions by the age of 14.
  • Number of US adults with mental illness: 44 million
  • Percent of US adults with mental illness: 18%

We are NOT alone and we should NOT be ashamed of something we cannot control! I recommend the Mental Health Awareness Collection to everyone and if for no other reason than the donation aspect! $1 per bottle gets donated to Mental Health America ❤ That’s a huge donation! Each polish will be $10 and the whole set will be $38. If you buy the set $4 will be donated. These release on May 28th at 7pm EST. Will you be picking these up? Let me know in the comments what you think and what you’re getting. Have a great week y’all ❤

Moonflower Polish ~ August 2020 PPU

*This polish was provided for review


Hello!! How are we all doing? Staying safe and healthy I hope 🤞🏼 Where I am it is thundering and lightning so this is the perfect time to write about this amazing beauty from Nadia of Moonflower Polish


Lightning Crashes is a “dark purple base with purple-to-blue iridescent micro flakes and scattered holo. It can be used as a regular polish in 1-2 coats or as a stamping polish. Lightning storms over Orlando Florida. Meteorology is one of my favorite sciences. The area of Central Florida where I live is known as Lightning Alley because it’s the spot with the most lightning strikes in the northern hemisphere. The unique shape of the peninsula means there’s usually going to be a thunderstorm in the afternoon, due to the collision of sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.” This is a deep grape color with blue flashes. It’s fantastic. I mean, I may be biased because blue and purple are my favorite polish colors, but I doubt it. The formula is perfect and only takes 1 coat. Could it get any better? YES! It stamps perfectly! I used one coat for these pics plus top coat. 












Amazing right?!?! Polish Pickup’s theme is Weird Science and it will be open from August 7th – August 10th. Lightning Crashes will be $12.50 with a cap of 75 US and 5 UK. 


LynBDesigns ~ June 2020 PPU

*This polish was purchased by me


Hey guys! How are we all doing? I’m doing really good! We just officially started the process of buying a house. There have been lots of pauses because of covid but we are finally on track. We live in a 1 bedroom apartment with a 5 month old so its a little cramped here. In the now house I will have my own nail room!! It’s actually going to be called the “noffice”. Half nail room, half office. Pretty much my nail room with the laptop and printer in there 😆 I’m psyched!! Wait, are we here for polish? Ok, let’s get to it.


LynBDesigns was inspired by the Maui mule for the Cocktails & Mocktails theme. The Lei’d Back is described as a dark purple (cold) to denim blue (warm) to peach (hot) tri-thermal with red to green to gold shifting aurora shimmer, pink to gold shifting flakes, and violet to pink to copper to orange shifting flakes. Since we are buying a house funds are slim right now but I had to have this. I am such a sucker for a thermal polish. They are just so much fun. The formula on this is spectacular and the thermal effect changes with ease. I am sooooooooo glad I got this one. I used 3 thin coats for my pics.


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Unfortunately, this polish is no longer available. Make sure you keep and eye on destashes just in case! Thanks so much for coming to look at my nails!! Have a great day 😊




Moonflower Polish ~ May 2020 PPU

*This polish was provided for review
Hello! Are we all ready for Candy Land?! I am so excited for this theme. The makers really brought it this month with all the goodies. Nadia, owner of Moonflower Polish, is bringing you this awesome polish that has been formulated for regular wear! Usually the stamping polish aficionado, Nadia changed her direction for this month. Let’s check it out!
Dulce de Coco is an, “off-white crelly full of iridescent microflakies. Dulce de Coco is meant to be worn as a regular nail polish in 2-3 coats. If used for stamping, use over black for best results. It is intentionally more sheer than my usual stamping polishes in order to show off more of the microflakies. Inspired by my favorite traditional Puerto Rican candy, made from coconuts. The polish name translates to “coconut candy”.” This polish screams confection 😍 The flakies make this polish. I love that this is an off white not a bright white. It just softens the whole thing. Formula for me was a little on the thick side but Nadia has assured me she will be thinning out the batches sent to everyone else. It was still totally polishable and I only needed 2 coats for full coverage. It is so pretty stamped as well. I’m rambling so let’s see some pics.

Let me apologize for the weirdness of my skin. White does that to me. So, what do you think? I love it. It was the perfect base for some candy stamping! Make sure this goes on your wish list because there are only 50 bottles for the US only! This pandemic is affecting everyone everywhere, indies included. That leads to shortages of pigments and other supplies. That means ninja fingers are a must if you want this beauty. It will be $12.50 for a full sized bottle of Dulce de Coco. Polish Pickup goes live tomorrow, May 1st, at 11am EST. Polish Pickup is open May 1st – 4th. Links below! Have a great weekend y’all! Stay Safe ❤

















Sweet Heart Polish ~ December ’19 PPU

*Provided for review

Hello! How is everyone doing? Is your holiday shopping done? I haven’t even started lol! It’s been so busy around here. We have appointments related to the baby 2-3 times a week. We’ll get to the shopping eventually… For now, I have a gift idea for you! Let’s check out Sweet Heart Polish‘s contribution to Decembers PPU theme: Winter Is Coming!
You Sit On A Throne Of Lies “is a greige crelly base with gold flakes, taupe to green, blue to pink, and red to gold ucc flakes. It also has a copper shimmer with red and blue sparks that catch the light ever so slightly.”  This polis is inspired by the movie ELF where Buddy realizes that the store Santa is not the real Santa. Not gonna lie, I totally squealed when I saw the name of this polish. ELF is on repeat at my house until Christmas! Such a fun, family movie ❤ YSOATOL is the perfect holiday neutral polish. It’s got that wow factor but at the same time is subtle. I’m still wearing this mani right now. Super gorgeous. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches but you could totally use 2 normal – thicker coats. Formula was amazing. This polish definitely leaned more grey on me. It has more beige than my nail pics show. Check out the bottle shots for truest color. This polish will be $9.50 and will have a cap of 95 bottles for the US and 5 bottles for the UK. 
You Sit On A Throne Of Lies

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies macro

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies macro

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies matte

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies matte macro

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies with art

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies bottle

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies bottle

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies label
Such a beautiful polish.  will only be available from  December 2nd – December 6th 2019! Make sure to have your perfectly polished fingers ready. This one will sell out fast! Links will be below 😊 Have a great weekend. Be back with more really soon!

Wildflower Lacquer ~ June Birth Flower

*Provided for review
Hello! Sorry for my lack of posting. I think I have hit a blogger burn out. It feels like such an unwanted chore lately. It may be time for me to take a break. I don’t mind the swatching and picture taking. I guess we shall see. For now I am here bringing you this totally gorgeous red polish. Let’s check it out. 
Kiss From A Rose is a dark red base (will stain please wear a base coat) with crystal rainbow flakies, and subtle violet to gold shifting shimmer. Holy mother of reds. This is that super sexy empowering type red. Very deep with a nice sparkle. Like it says, this will stain! I suggest doubling up your base coat!! The formula of this polish is fantastic. Totally a 1 coater. I like this one matte a lot. I also checked to see if it stamps and it does!! Of course my swatch shows 2 coats.

Kiss From A Rose

Kiss From A Rose with flash

Kiss From A Rose macro

Kiss From A Rose matte

Kiss From A Rose matte macro

Kiss From A Rose with art

Kiss From A Rose with matte art

Kiss From A Rose stamped
As with all of the monthly birth flower polishes, Kiss From A Rose will be $8.50 for the month of June. After that it will still be available but it will be $10. This polish will be available tomorrow, June 1st. If you like red polish this one is definitely for you! Happy Birthday June babies!!!


Ms. Sparkle ~ Flakies All Over The Place Collection

*Provided for review
Hey! How’s it goin’? Today I bring you flakies galore from the Dutch brand Ms.Sparkle!  This is a new to me brand and I am super happy to report that it was fantastic! Let’s check this quad out.
Fancy Flakies is a purple jelly base with holo sparkles, aurora pigments, iridescent flakies, ucc flakies, and holo ucc flakies. All of these polishes are very pigmented and full of stuff. Formula is also pretty much the same for all. Very smooth and very easy to work with. Even with all the flakies it lays completely even. I just love them so much. I thought this was going to be one of my top 2 but I was wrong. Just wait. I used 2 coats for my swatches.

Fancy Flakies

Fancy Flakies with flash

Fancy Flakies macro

Fancy Flakies in low light

Fancy Flakies matte

Fancy Flakies matte macro

Fancy Flakies with art
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To Flake Or Not To Flake is a cool red jelly base with holo sparkles, iridescent flakies, and ucc flakies. I love me a good red polish so very much. I thought this was going to be my top pick but again I was wrong. This is actually my third favorite of them all. It was really hard to pick favorites because they are all so effing good! This didn’t stain at all and I wore this for 3 days. It’s also very opaque so it’s really the ideal red. 2 easy coats for my swatches.
To Flake Or Not To Flake

To Flake Or Not To Flake with flash

To Flake Or Not To Flake macro

To Flake Or Not To Flake in low light

To Flake Or Not To Flake matte

To Flake Or Not To Flake matte macro

To Flake Or Not To Flake with art
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Up In Flakes ha a green jelly base with holo sparkles, iridescent flakies, and holo ucc flakies. This is the one!!! My favorite 💚 I would stare at this all day long if I could. It has so many color changes to it. It really is my favorite green now. This one absolutely needs to be seen in person. 2 flawless coats for my swatches.

Up In Flakes

Up In Flakes with flash

Up In Flakes macro

Up In Flakes in low light

Up In Flakes matte

Up In Flakes matte macro

Up In Flakes with art
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Who Do You Flake You Are? is a blue/green jelly base with holo sparkles, iridescent flakies, and holo ucc flakies. This one is my second favorite. It reminds me of a very colorful ocean bottom with clear blue waters. Like a jewel. This is another one you have to see in person to fully appreciate. There is just so much going on. It’s amazing because none of them are too busy. Absolutely stunning. 2 coats for my swatches.

Who Do You Flake You Are? 

Who Do You Flake You Are? with flash

Who Do You Flake You Are? macro

Who Do You Flake You Are? in low light

Who Do You Flake You Are? matte

Who Do You Flake You Are? matte macro

Who Do You Flake You Are? with art
What do you think? I am over the moon for all of them. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law were both speechless when they saw them in person. The Flakies All Over The Place collection will be available by Tuesday May 14th. The 10ml size will each be $8.62 and the 15ml size will each be $10.78. Will you be picking them up? I really highly suggest them! Hope you all have a great week! 

Wildflower Lacquer ~ May Birth Flower

*Provided for review
Hello! Today Wildflower Lacquer has some new stuff coming to her shop. One of them is this months Birth Flower. This one is inspired by lily of the valley. Let’s see this beauty.
You’re Like Lily Pretty is a white crelly with green to gold  shifting shimmer, and copper shimmer, and lime to blue to green UCC flakies, and a scattered holo sparkle. This is really nice. I don’t usually care for white polishes but the flakies make me love it. Also, lilies are my favorite flowers. All types. The color of the flakies is just really fun. It almost looks like tiny gems on your nail. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. 

You’re Like Lily Pretty

You’re Like Lily Pretty macro

You’re Like Lily Pretty matte

You’re Like Lily Pretty matte macro

You’re Like Lily Pretty with art
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I know, I know. My art has lily pads… It’s all I had for lilies and we have all seen what my hand drawn art looks like.  Also not sure if those flowers are supposed to be lilies but they have 6 petals like a lily. As with each monthly birth flower polish, this will be $8.50 for the month of May then it will go up to $10. There is no reason to wait since you’ll be saving money on the polish! And it’s worth it. It’s perfect for this time of year and it’s just so very pretty. Hope you all have a fantastic day!! Links below ❤