Glisten & Glow ~ Oct. 2020 PPU

*These polishes were provided for review

Hey guys! Glisten & Glow is back for October’s Polish Pickup. If you haven’t seen the pics yet hold your hats. She’s a doozy! Polish Pickup‘s theme for October is Cartoon/Animation. Truly Outrageous was inspired by Jill’s fanatic love for Jem And The Holograms. Let’s have a looksie 🙂

Truly Outrageous is exactly that. Truly outrageous!! This polish is a burple jelly polish with various shades, shapes, and sizes of pink glitters. Pretty much the epitome of burple color. My pics do lean a little blue so I’ll make sure you know what pic is most color accurate. Truly Outrageous is so fun! The sparkle is fantastic and the depth is just awesome. And it’s SO squishy! I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow and I do believe this will be on my toes. I used 3 thin coats for my swatch plus glitter grabber and top coat. Price $12.50 Cap: Under 395 for both US & UK.

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Before I show you my fun nail art, I want to tell you about Jill’s top coat. Glisten & Glow Top Coat is an award winning, fast drying, glossy top coat. After using this top coat your nails will be dry in 2-4 minutes or less and they will be durable and long lasting with days to weeks of no tip wear or chipping! It has a crystal clear, shiny/glossy, “wet/gel” like appearance. It seals and evens glitters and flakie polishes. It won’t smear your nail art and it glows under black light! Dang that’s a lot lol. I say this all the time but I have been buying this top coat since 2013 and I haven’t bought another brand since! I have reviewed but never purchased anything but this. It has my heart and my hands ❤ Price $7.50 Cap: US-230 UK-5

Polish Pickup will only be open from October 2 at 11am EST until October 5 at 11:59pm EST. Make sure these go on your wish list!! Have a great day! Links below 🙂

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*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 ❤

Don Deeva

*Provided for review

Heeeeeyyyyyyy! Very long time no talk. Long story short, I have had the pregnancy from hell. Severe morning sickness all through the first 6 months and now gestational diabetes. Needless to say, I have really missed doing my nails. Today I have a few polishes to show you from Don Deeva! I’m so excited to show you these. Let’s check them out 😊
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Let’s start with Drizella. “Where are my prugly polish lovers at? This unique yellow green jelly polish is a stunner. Heavily loaded with original unicorn pigment and her sister UP. If you love OGUP you will need this in your life! You may just step over a sister to snag this wicked lady.” So perfectly said! This polish reminds me of apples. It shifts from green to red to gold like woah. I don’t think I captured the full beauty. I left this on for over a week and stared at it every day. Check the macro for the best color shift! I used 3 thin fabulous coats for my swatches. This polish will be $17.

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Next up is Viral Outlaw. “This gorgeous multichrome polish is blown out with holo. A deep purple to denim blue base with shifts of silver and teal to rosey purple. So rich in pigment all you need is 1-2 coats and you’re done!” My go to polish is always purple or blue so you can imagine just how much I love this one. Definitely a 1 coater with an incredible formula. I used 2 coats for my swatches because its just what I do. This polish will be $13.

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Slashdance is an “(American Horror story exclusive) A grey base with multi color UCC flakes, hot pink glitter hex and holo. (Week 2)”. Y’all!!!! This one is fan freaking tastic ❤ It shifts in soooo many ways. You will see it best in the bottle shots. I used 3 coats for my swatches but if you polish on the thicker side 2 should work just fine. This polish will be $13.

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When 2 Bechrome 1 Grid
Lastly, we have When 2 Bechrome 1. “A highly pigmented multichrome polish  with heavy holo. This purple base with deep blue has shifts of gold and red.” This one is oh so good. In between the gold and red shifts there are peach and pink shifts. So gorgeous with the purple base. I could wear this one forever. This one is a solid 1 coater. Guess what? I used 2 coats! I know… shocking lol. This polish will be $13.

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When 2 Bechrome 1 with Halloween stamping. Late I know 😔
These are my first Don Deevas and I am thoroughly impressed. The formulas were all phenomenal! I have only heard/read great things so my expectations were high. Totally surpassed my mark. These polishes are all available right now so go grab them all!! I will have all the links below for everything I used. Have a great weekend. Stay tuned because I have so much more to share with you! 



Glisten & Glow ~ 9 Year Anniversary Trio

*Provided for review
Today is the day! Glisten & Glow has been in business for 9 years!! I started following in 2012 when I stopped biting my nails. Lots of things have changed since then but G&G remains a constant in my life. The top coat is my life line for swatching! Seriously. It makes all the difference in a great manicure. I’m actually not even sure if it was intentional but I absolutely love that the 3 colors here are the colors in the logo ❤ Ok, on to the polish!

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9 Years & Nailing It is a black jelly polish filled with rainbow colored chameleon flakes and silver and purple holo micro glitters. This one is just so magical. Very opaque for a jelly polish. Wonderful formula as well. The flakies just seem to swim in the base. I kept turning my hands to catch all the sparkle. Super fun polish. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats. 9 Years & Nailing It will be $10.50.
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Celebrating On Cloud 9 is a white based crelly with pink, black, and silver multi sized glitters. I love this so much! White crellys are not a favorite of mine but wow! So simple yet so stunning. Again, this is very opaque for a crelly polish. It almost could be a 1 coater. And what a great formula for a white polish! I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Celebrating On Cloud 9 will be $9.
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Raspberry Margarita 2.0 is a bright pink linear holo polish. Y’ALL!!!! I can’t even put into words how much I love this. Pure perfection from color to formula. It’s really a must have especially if you are a pink lover like myself!! This polish is a jelly base so I used 3 thin coats with glossy top coat for my swatches. You already know how I feel about matting holos… Raspberry Margarita 2.0 will be $11.

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Mani using The 9 Year Anniversary Trio
Does the pink look familiar? It’s a re-release of the fan favorite from the cocktails collection 2015! I am super happy she is back because I couldn’t get my paws on her last time around. If you missed it too, now is your chance. Make sure you don’t miss out on these beauties. They release at 7pm EST March 10th (TODAY!!) Fun Fact: Today my daughter turns 13!! Anywho, you can purchase the trio for $28 or separately for the prices listed with each polish. I suggest the trio 👌 Have a fantastic, relaxing Sunday and treat yourself to some exquisite polish!! 

LE Polish ~ March ’19 PPU

*Provided for review
Getting close guys! I will actually have 2 PPU polishes posted today. First up is this beauty from LE Polish inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue Album. Let’s get right into this one.
Songs Are Like Tattoos is “a shifty blue jelly with various color shifting flakes”. This could be a 2 coater but I used 3 thin coats. I feel like if your nails were longer than mine you would need the 3rd coat to cover the white of the free edge. Formula is great and evens itself out perfectly. Overall a wonderful polish. Like I said, I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Songs Are Like Tattoos will be $12.50 USD.

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Polish Pickup will be open March 1st – March 4th for the theme album covers. There are 150 bottles available. Wish list is open so go set it up for faster check out! Have a great day ❤


Wildflower Lacquer ~ Fe(a)bruary Birth Flower

*Provided for review

Monday… I will do my best to perk it up for you! Taylor from Wildflower Lacquer is continuing her monthly birth flower series with February’s birth flower, violets. Let’s have a look 😊

Violets Blossoming is a deep violet holo jelly with holo flakes, and UCC flakes that shift blue/purple/red/gold. This jelly formula applies like butter. So smooth and even. The flakies are absolutely perfect in this base!! I used 3 coats for my swatches. Pricing info will be below.

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Isn’t she so royal? Love me a good purple 💜 Violets Blossoming will be available on February 1st for $8.50 USD. It will stay this price for the entire month, then it will go up to $10 USD. Make sure you are grabbing these early to get that discount!! Links below for your shopping pleasure! Have a great night 👋



Wildflower Lacquer ~ Jan. ’19 PPU

*Provided for review

Hello! How was your Christmas? I hope everyone got what they wanted! My family and I all made out great! My girls are sitting here as I type using one or more of the things they got. I love this time of year 🎄🎅 Polish Pickup is coming soon so I hope you’re ready! As usual there will be tons of wonderful things! Let’s have a look at Wildflower Lacquer‘s contribution to the theme Mythology.

Serpentine Queenis a dark maroon jelly base with a subtle blue to green shift with green/blue/gold crystal flakies, and UCC flakies that shift from copper to green, and red to gold.” This polish is inspired by Medusa! I love a good jelly polish. This one is nice, even, and smooth. I am not 100% happy with my pics. I feel that no matter what I did I just could not capture the amazing depth this polish has to offer. It’s definitely one of those “need to see in person” type polishes. Absolutely packed with color changing flakies and the shimmer 😍 I am always such a sucker for a good shimmer lol. I used 3 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Serpentine Queen will be $12.50 USD. 

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You can really see all of the detail when it is matte. This deep vampy shade is perfect for this time of year! Make sure you don’t miss the shopping window. Polish Pickup will be open January 4th – 7th. There will be 130 bottles of Serpentine Queen so grab it while you can. Links below 😊 Have a good weekend!!



Stella Chroma ~ The Nutcracker Trio

*Provided for review

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Hi polish lovers 🙂 Do you see these? FLAKIES! Each polish here has a different type of flakes and Pam knocked them out of the park ❤ This is The Nutcracker Trio. Sit back and enjoy some flakie goodness.

 

Sugarplum Fairy “is a delicate, pale lavender crelly with red-green-purple iridescent flakies and green-yellow shimmer.” This one is super delicate and feminine. The flakies give a soft glow from within. They are like little flecks of pastel colored glass. Just breathtaking. It is a little sheer but has a great formula. 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Sugarplum Fairy will be $12 USD.

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Mother Ginger “is a bright blue jelly polish with red-orange-blue iridescent flakies and green-yellow shimmer.” Holy mother of everything ❤ Do you see the flakies in the bottle?!?! I couldn’t stop moving my fingers while swatching. The shift is just intense! The squishy factor is off the charts ❤ For a jelly, the formula is phenomenal! I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches. Mother Ginger will be $12 USD.

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Herr Drosselmeier “is a pale grey crelly packed with red-orange-yellow iridescent flakies and red-gold shimmer.” Yup, this one is my favorite. It’s just simply stunning. It’s shifty, flakie, and has a base color that goes with everything ❤ I don’t really have words for this one. I just love it!! 3 thin coats with glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Herr Drosselmeier will be $12 USD.

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Can you tell that the last nail art is a nutcracker? As I have said before, I am definitely not a good artist lol. Ugh, I just looked again and wow… I suck 😦 The Nutcracker Trio will be available on Black Friday (November 23rd) at Noon EST. You will be able to buy these as a set only through December 7th for $33 USD. “A portion of proceeds for the last quarter of 2018 will be donated to GirlStart, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that has after school and day-long camps to help young girls develop a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Black Friday and Holiday deals… We will lower our free domestic shipping threshold from $50 to $25 Black Friday – Cyber Monday. No code required. We will also offer a free upgrade to domestic priority shipping December 14th-19th. December 19th is the last day to order with arrival by Christmas.” Now that you have all the info, click on the links below and check it all out! There are some amazing things in Pam’s shop ❤ Happy shopping y’all 😉

 

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Products Used For Art: Sugarplum Fairy; SinfulColors Black On Black, Joy Lacquer Pink Door, Stella Chroma Merlot Ho Ho!, Pueen plate 13, Winstonia plate W420. Mother Ginger; SinfulColors Snow Me White, Beauty Big Bang plate 14. Herr Drosselmeier; SinfulColors Snow Me White & Coffee, Stella Chroma Gala, Bundle Monster (now Maniology) plate S209. *Links where available.

Polish Pickup May 2018 ~ Joy Lacquer

*Provided for review

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Hello 🙂 It’s another rainy, yucky day here in CT. I am really hoping that you have warmer weather! So, I just shared a collage and video of this Joy Lacquer in the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook page and y’all went nuts! Is it because of the inspiration or because of the polish itself? I will totally take both as an answer!! Let’s get right to it.

Anthony Kied-YAASS! is a fabulous candy-apple red jelly polish packed with both opalescent and chrome shifting flakies. The inspiration is the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Blood Sugar Sex Magic. This album includes the popular songs: “Under The Bridge”, “Give It Away”, and “Breaking The Girl”. This album has since gone platinum 7 times!! Let me tell you my favorite part: First coat is RED! Not pink. Not magenta, RED! If a lighter red is what you want, one coat of this is perfect. 2 coats makes it a little deeper and adds flakie dimension. You really won’t need a 3rd coat but you know me. I used 3 coats plus top coat purposely because I love flakies. I wanted the most depth I could get. It’s SO SQUISHY ❤ The flakies make the polish look like it has been sprinkled with chili pepper flakes! How freaking clever.

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Fabulous right?! And even better, you get a few nail vinyls/decals with each bottle of Anthony Kied-YAASS! The decals will be in the shape of one of Anthony Kiedas’ smaller, but very recognizable tattoos. A black asterisk symbol (or Star Of Affinity). This symbol was also later used as a band logo.

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Are you sold yet? I am super happy to have this one. I am wearing it on my sad little nubs, matte, right now! You will have to buy it to see though because I didn’t take pics of it lol! The price for this polish, including vinyls, is $11.00 USD. There will be a cap of 100 bottles so you better act fast! Polish Pickup opens May 4th and closes May 7th 2018.  I will leave the links below! Have a “Highly Fantastic” weekend 😉

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Moonflower Polish ~ Spring Holos

*Provided for review

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Hello Lovelies ❤ It’s the weekend!! Any plans? I am at the in laws dog sitting 🙂 I love it so much. They have a boxer named Brisco and I swear he is my best friend<3<3<3 The in laws are on their way to pick up a new baby boxer right now! So excited 🙂 I am also really excited to bring you these new stamping polishes from Nadia at Moonflower Polish! I am still obsessing over the formula of these polishes! There is 4 iridescent, duochromey, holo jellies in this set. Let’s get to them 🙂

First things first, formula. AMAZING! These are 2-3 coat polishes but most worked for me with just 2! Which I think says a lot because I polish my coats very thin! You can’t even tell that its a jelly base really. It is super smooth and opaque. Not solid, but not sheer. And of course they are made to stamp. They do perfectly ❤ “For stamping, the effect should be a shimmery glow over a dark base or a bright pastel over lighter bases. If used as regular polish, 1 coat over black will enhance the duochrome shifts.”  Ok seriously this time….

First polish is Amapola. “Reddish jelly holographic base that shifts red-pink-orange. Amapola means hibiscus in Spanish.” This color is so different. It’s like a rusty, rosey, reddish-pink. This one was the sheerest. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat.

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Next is this fantastic blue! “Crepúsculo – blue jelly holographic base with a purple-blue-teal shift. Crepúsculo means twilight in Spanish.” I used 2 buttery coats and top coat.

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I think this next one will be a favorite. Everyone loves a good purple. “Mariposa – purple jelly holographic base that shifts purple-silver-blue shift. Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish.” This one was also 2 thin perfect coats with top coat.

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The last one is my favorite!! “Tortuga – yellow leaning green holo jelly base with a green-yellow-gold shift. Tortuga means turtle in Spanish.” This one is AWESOME! I have had it on my Cinderella hand for more than a week… by itself!! I never do that 🙂 So. Freaking. Pretty! I used 2 perfect coats with top coat for this baby. I forgot to take a single macro so I will update this when I do! This one has the strongest shift!!

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So which one is your favorite? I love them all but Tortuga is just omg… Prices are $9 for the 15ml, $34 for the set. $5 for the 7ml minis, $18 for the set. Release day is March 16th at 9 am. Don’t miss them. Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

 

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