Bailey Sarian x Loud Lacquer ~ Aqua Tofana Collection

*These polishes were purchased by me

Hey everyone! How’s it going? I’m about to be packing so my blog will slow down for a bit. I can’t wait to move. So exciting to go where we get to live! Anyways, who here hasn’t heard of Bailey Sarian? If you like true crime chances are you have heard of her. If you like true crime and makeup you have definitely heard of her. I’m slightly (fully) obsessed. I have to admit that it was 98% of the reason I bought the Aqua Tofana Collection! The quality of the polish just made me that much happier. Let’s see what Bailey and Loud Lacquer brought us.

Saint is a dense glitter topper with hex glitters in different sizes. I didn’t mention the color because I’m just not too sure. It’s like a rose gold with a hint of pumpkin. It sure is pretty either way. The color is what makes this polish so unique. The formula for this glitter is fantastic. I probably should have painted 1 coat then sponged it on for coverage but I used 3 coats for my swatch instead. Price $14.50

Belladonna is a medium mint creme that leans a little aqua. This shade is perfection. The formula is out of this world. These were a tad expensive but the quality is well worth the cost. Its so smooth and silky. Totally self leveling. I could go on and on about this polish so let’s just stop here by saying it’s perfect. I used 1 coat for my swatches. Price $12.50

Giulia is a deep violet shimmer polish. Again, an amazing polish overall. Some shimmer polishes will leave streaks. This one did not. Giulia is a tiny bit thin so polish carefully as to not flood the cuticles. I didn’t have too much of an issue. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $13.50

Antidote is an antiqued gold polish. I really liked this one. It’s not quite a metallic but it’s close. This is one of those polishes that will look good on anyone of any skin tone! Formula was fabulous but this one will leave brush streaks so polish thoughtfully. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $13.50

I am super happy with this purchase. And in true to me fashion, Belladonna is my favorite. Right now, at the time of publish, the Aqua Tofana Collection is sold out but it will be back in time for the holidays! Price for the whole set $55. That price includes shipping and tax and all that. I will update the actual box cost as soon as it’s listed again. Don’t forget this box comes with a look book and 3 awesome stickers! I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope you make good choices! Have a fabulous day y’all.

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!!
High Noon

High Noon with flash

High Noon macro

High Noon matte

High Noon matte macro

High Noon with art
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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!

New Moon

New Moon with flash

New Moon macro

New Moon matte

New Moon matte macro

New Moon with art

New Moon art macro
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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!





Stella Chroma ~ Americana Collection

*Provided for review

Greetings friends 👋 I have so much stuff coming. April 12th is a very popular release date. Right now I will be showing you the Americana Collection from Stella Chroma. This collection has it all, flakes, shimmer, holo, and crème. Stella Chroma is such great quality nail polish. Let’s check them out.
Cherry Blossomis a creamy, pale shade of pink with highlights of silver holographic flakies. It is opaque in 2-3 coats. Inspired by the cherry blossoms that bloom all over Washington, D.C. in the spring.” This polish is so soft and girly. Very perfect for spring time! Formula is immaculate. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Before I forget to warn you: I am no good at hand drawn art. I just try it anyways because I want to be good 😂 Be nice ✌

Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom flash

Cherry Blossom macro

Cherry Blossom matte

Cherry Blossom matte macro

Cherry Blossom with art
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The Arch “is a purely holographic silver polish inspired by the famous Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri. I had seen this structure many times in pictures, but when I saw it with my own two eyes, the sun was glinting off of it and it was beautiful! And as a lover of heights, going to the top and feeling it sway in the wind was amazing as well. Wear your shades and put 2-3 coats of this one on your nails.” Lover of heights? Does that really exist?! I get an upset stomach just watching high things on TV. This polish is the closest I will ever get to the top of that arch so thankfully it’s phenomenal. Nice and smooth. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. I hope you see the “arches” in my nail art! 
The Arch

The Arch with flash

The Arch macro

The Arch in direct sunlight taken with my iPhone SE

The Arch with art
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We’re Goldenis a deep orange packed with all sorts of gold flakies and shimmery goodness with a bit of holo thrown in as a nod to the absolutely amazing Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I’ve never been to the area, but it is definitely on my bucket list. Opaque in 2 coats.” OOOHHH This one is so good. In my next post you will see how well this baby stamps. Amazingly perfect formula. 2 fantastic coats for my swatches. This is possibly the worst drawing of the golden gate bridge ever. Sorry!!

We’re Golden

We’re Golden with flash

We’re Golden macro

We’re Golden shift macro

We’re Golden matte

We’re Golden matte macro

We’re Golden with something that tried to be art
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Fenwayis a springy green cream inspired by the Green Monster in Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. SC and I are huge baseball fans and no matter what hitter is up to bat, it is super exciting to see the baseball fly over that big wall! Opaque in 2 coats.” This is my favorite. I was born into a family of Red Sox fans so you know I’m also a fan. And because I live in CT I have actually been there a few times to see that fantastic wall in person. This formula is just perfect. There really isn’t a better word because it’s so perfect lol. 2 exceptional coats for my swatches. 

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Fenway with flash

Fenway macro

Fenway matte

Fenway matte macro

Fenway with art
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Do you love them? They actually all stamp! I really cant wait to show you We’re Golden stamped in my next post. It’s a chameleon type color. The Americana Collection will be available April 12th. Cherry Blossom, The Arch, and We’re Golden will all be $12 and Fenway will be $10. You can purchase these as a set for $41 from 4/12-4/26. They’ll be available only individually after that. Make sure you save yourself some cash and get them sooner rather than later. Stay tuned for my next post which is also Stella Chroma!! TTY asap 👍





BravesDiva Polish ~ Nana’s Island Escape

*Provided for review
*Picture heavy
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.
Tropic Of Cancer

Tropic Of Cancer with flash

Tropic Of Cancer macro

Tropic Of Cancer matte

Tropic Of Cancer matte macro

Tropic Of Cancer with art

Tropic Of Cancer stamped

Tropic Of Cancer stamped macro

Tropic Of Cancer stamped macro

Tropic Of Cancer stamped macro
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.
Thunderball Grotto

Thunderball Grotto with flash

Thunderball Grotto macro

Thunderball Grotto matte

Thunderball Grotto matte macro

Thunderball Grotto with art

Thunderball Grotto stamped

Thunderball Grotto stamped macro

Thunderball Grotto stamped macro

Thunderball Grotto stamped macro
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.
Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay with flash

Paradise Bay macro

Paradise Bay matte

Paradise Bay matte macro

Paradise Bay with art

Paradise Bay stamped

Paradise Bay stamped macro

Paradise Bay stamped macro

Paradise Bay stamped macro
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 😊
  • BravesDiva Polish: Shop: FB Page: FB Group: Instagram:
  • 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.

Moonflower Polish ~ Gemstones: Part 2

*Provided for review
*Picture heavy
Hey y’all! Tonight I have for you the second installment of the Gemstones Collection from Nadia of Moonflower Polish. I have a ton of pics so I will get right to the review. Each polish has the same flawless 1 coat application. These polishes were formulated to stamp so they are very opaque. I cannot wait to use them in more nail art. They are super holo but don’t dry super shiny so I suggest a good top coat to make them pop! And because I am me, I used 2 coats plus top coat for my swatches. I did not matte these. They are ultra holos so I wanted that to be the focus. Ready for the pics? Me too!
Rubi (Ruby) is a warm toned red ultra holo with slight orange undertones. 2 coats plus glossy top coat

Rubi
Rubi with flash

Rubi macro

Rubi stamped

Rubi stamped macro

Rubi stamped macro

Rubi stamped macro
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Citrino (Citrine) is an orange ultra holo. 2 coats plus top coat.
Citrino

Citrino with flash

Citrino macro

Citrino stamped

Citrino stamped macro

Citrino stamped macro

Citrino stamped macro
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Esmerelda (Emerald) is a green ultra holo. 2 coats plus top coat.
Esmerelda

Esmerelda with flash

Esmerelda macro

Esmerelda stamped

Esmerelda stamped macro

Esmerelda stamped macro

Esmerelda stamped macro
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Zafiro (Sapphire) is a sapphire blue ultra holo. 2 coats plus top coat.
Zafiro

Zafiro with flash

Zafiro macro

Zafiro stamped

Zafiro stamped macro

Zafiro stamped macro

Zafiro stamped macro
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Lapislazuli (Lapis Lazuli) is an indigo or slightly blue leaning purple depending on how you see color. I personally see blue-violet. 2 coats plus top coat.
Lapislazuli 

Lapislazuli with flash

Lapislazuli macro

Lapislazuli stamped

Lapislazuli stamped macro

Lapislazuli stamped macro

Lapislazuli stamped macro
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Gemstone art using the whole Gemstones: Part 2 Collection
My birthday is in September so I have to say that Zafiro is my favorite 💙 Esmerelda is a very very close second 💚  Each polish will be $12.50 for the 15ml and $7.50 for the minis. Sets will be $57 and $34. They will not be available as 1 large set of 10 for now. A few minis will also be available at www.lanternandwren.com for the same price. These are available now along with a bunch of other new stuff so don’t wait. Go now!! Links below 👍 Have a great night!!

LevelUP Lacquer ~ March ’19 PPU

*Provided for review
Post number 2! And there may be a third. I just have tons to show you ❤ This awesome polish is brought to you by LevelUP Lacquer. Ash was inspired by Gloryhammer album Space 1992:Rise Of The Chaos Wizards. Shall we?
Darkstorm Galaxy is a “purple jelly packed with UCC Green/purple flakes and mixed purple glitter.” This jelly is sheer enough to layer over another color but I prefer it layered over itself. It has so much going on and the depth is amazing. It really is totally packed with flakies and glitter. It’s mesmerizing 😍 I was shocked when it laid almost totally flat. The base builds up nicely in 3 coats. There is also a really pretty shiftiness to this baby. I used 3 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Darkstorm Galaxy will be $10.50 USD.
Darkstorm Galaxy

Darkstorm Galaxy with flash

Darkstorm Galaxy macro

Darkstorm Galaxy shift macro

Darkstorm Galaxy matte

Darkstorm Galaxy matte macro

Darkstorm Galaxy with art

This polish was really refreshing. I haven’t seen anything like it in such a long time! Takes me back to like 2013 indies. Love it!! PPU will be open March 1st – March 4th. Darkstorm Galaxy will have a cap of 200 bottles. Wish lists are open so go put this on there! Have a good night y’all 💜 










Glisten & Glow ~ The Cartography Collection

*Provided for review

 Hi guys! It’s the weekend! I hope you are having fun times 😃 We woke up to water all over the living room today. Our humidifier leaked everywhere 😑 Have you ever heard the expression, “lucky in love, unlucky in everything else”? That is my life! Once my husband and I were married our collective luck has been garbage. I’ll take it though because I love my husband so much! Know what else I love? GLISTEN & GLOW! Quick back story: 2012, I had just gotten married and got acrylic nails at a salon. I did this because I was a lifetime nail biter and I really wanted pretty hands for the day. After they came off I just decided I wouldn’t bite my nails anymore! While they slowly got healthy, I was looking into nail art. I figured if they stayed pretty I wouldn’t go back to biting. I came across indie polish and of course, G&G. I got my first bottle in 2013 and have never *bought* another top coat since. I have used others but nothing will ever take its place. Now, I am swatching for Jill and my dreams are made 💓💓💓 OK OK, to the polish we go. This is The Cartography Collection made in collaboration with the super talented Lotte (Marzipany on IG). 


It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary is a “coral scattered holo with aqua and pink unicorn shimmers”. I love this so much more than I thought I was going to. The coral shade is so flattering on my skin tone. I looked so tan lol. The formula was nice and even. You could totally get away with 2 thicker coats. I as usual did 3 thin coats with G&G glossy and matte top coats. It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary will be $9.50 USD.

It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary
It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary with flash

It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary macro

It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary matte

It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary matte macro

It’s Gonna Be Legen… Wait For It… Dary with art
Put It On The Map is a “mint shade with a strong purple shimmer”. To me, this leans more minty blue than minty green. It is so freaking pretty with the strong shimmer. I do think the formula was a tad bit patchy. Nothing too bad and totally fine with a 3rd coat to smooth it over. I have noticed that intense shimmer polishes are like this for me a lot. Could totally just be my body chemistry. I used 3 thin coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Put It On The Map will be $9.50 USD.
Put It On The Map
Put It On The Map with flash

Put It On The Map macro

Put It On The Map matte

Put It On The Map matte macro

Put It On The Map with art
Shut Your Map is a “deep blue with a strong green shimmer and pops of royal blue and silver holo micro glitters”. First of all, WOW! There is so much shimmer that the polish almost seems teal. I love the little holo glitters but the blue ones just spark right off of the nail. It totally brings this polish to life. Absolutely breathtaking. You could probably get away with 1 thicker coat if you polish carefully. I used 2 thin coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats. **It is a highly pigmented polish so 2 coats of base coat are recommended. Shut Your Map will be $9.50 USD.
Shut Your Map
Shut Your Map with flash

Shut Your Map macro

Shut Your Map matte

Shut Your Map matte macro

Shut Your Map with art
  
What a great collection right?! The more I see these colors together, the more I like them. The Cartography Collection is available right now so don’t wait! The trio will be $25 USD or you can get them singly for $9.50 USD each. I hope you use your Sunday to relax and pick these babies up 😁 I will be cleaning so chillax for me! Thanks for stopping by ❤




LE Polish ~ Feb. ’19 PPU

*Provided for review

Hi guys! Hope you are all prepping for the upcoming Polish Pickup. The theme for February is Famous Duos and its a good one. Tons of really great, creative ideas. LE Polish has my favorite concept for the term duo… Dolly Parton’s “Famous Duo”! 

pic grabbed from google
Having Our Own Party is “a pale peach crelly with various flakies and red to gold shifting shimmer.” This polish is perfect. The base color will flatter any skin tone. The intense amount of flakies is sooo good. The formula is almost self polishing. I can’t get enough of this crelly! The flakies range in size and there are SO MANY COLORS! Sorry for being so blunt about it all but this polish doesn’t really need to be elaborated on. The pics say it all. If you are a flakie lover this polish is a must have!! 😍❤ I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. I chose upside down hearts for art because its the most G rated way to make boobs lol! And if you don’t like that, flip it around and you have a cute Valentine’s Day mani!! Having Our Own Party will be $12 USD.

Having Our Own Party
Having Our Own Party with flash

Having Our Own Party macro

Having Our Own Party matte

Having Our Own Party matte macro
Having Our Own Party  with art
This polish is as fabulous as Dolly herself! I’m gonna add a few extra bottle shots just because she was so photogenic 😍 

Having Our Own Party bottle

Having Our Own Party bottle

Having Our Own Party bottle

Yup! Gorgeous ❤ Polish Pickup will be open February 1st – 4th with all of the famous duos so set those alarms. Having Our Own Party will be $12 USD and there will be 150 bottles available. Links below! Have a great day all 😃



Stella Chroma ~ LE Holiday Duo

*Provided for review

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I missed Black Friday 😦 I have been sick for a few days now. I really thought I could push through it to get things done in a timely manner. I usually don’t get sick so my time management was terrible and I apologize. Without wasting anymore time, let’s check out Pam’s LE Holiday Duo!

 

Rosé Til Champagne “is a luxe rose gold metallic foil polish with shining silver flakes.” Luxe is right! This polish feels so high class on the nails. So flashy and eye-catching. It lays flat on the nail and dries smooth. It is pretty opaque without being thick or clumpy. The silver flakes are the absolute perfect touch to this polish. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats. Rosé Til Champagne will be $13 USD.

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low light macro

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matte macro

roseart
with art

 

Merlot Ho Ho! “is a rich burgundy red with a unique holographic shimmer.” This color is the definition of black cherry. Like a perfect exact color match ❤ I love this so very much. Formula is impeccable and it pretty much polishes itself. 2 perfect coats with glossy and matte top coats. Merlot Ho Ho! will be $13 USD.

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The LE Holiday Duo is available now through the end of 2018. You can get them singly at the prices listed above or you can get the set for $24 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.” Don’t forget to show some small business love today ❤ Links below. Stay tuned for the magnetic polishes also from Stella Chroma!!

 

Stella Chroma: Shop: FB Page: FB Group: Instagram: Twitter:

Live Swatches

Products Used For Art: Rosé Til Champagne; SinfulColors Black On Black, Winstonia stamping plates W112 & W117. Merlot Ho Ho!; SinfulColors Snow Me White & Gold Medal, Beauty Big Bang plates 13 & 15. *Links where available.

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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tdaymatte
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matte macro

tdayart
with art

 

$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

 

Glisten & Glow: Shop: FB Page: FB Group: Instagram: Twitter:

Live Swatches:

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