Glisten & Glow ~ September 2021 PPU

*These polishes were provided for review

Hello! Tomorrow is PPU already! This month came so quick for me. And it is by far my favorite month of the year for PPU! The theme this month is Trick or Treat!!! Have you seen the offerings? AMAZING! Today I will be showing you what Jill from Glisten & Glow has to offer. Let’s take a look!

Cats & Bats is a very vampy and mysterious dark, dark purple almost black jelly polish filled with iridescent flakes that shift from dark blue to purple and iridescent flakes that shift from pink/red/orange/green/gold. Added holo flakes and holo sparkle round out this beauty. Y’ALL!! I love this one so much. The hues of pink purple and blue are so prevalent. Jill’s inspiration was Halloween’s superstitions of black cats and the spooky bats that fly at night while trick or treating. Nailed it! This will be the perfect base for any Halloween nail art! As per the norm, this formula is fantastic. Especially being so full of flakies. You will need the other offering for PPU and that is Glitter Grabber. It will smooth out any bumps you may get from the flakies. I used 3 easy coats for my swatches.

Glitter Grabber is an amazing product that gets applied after any flakie or glitter dense manicure is done and it is fully dry and before your top coat. It aids in creating a smoother surface for your top coat or matte top coat all while “grabbing” that extra texture!

Directions: After you have applied your glitter or flakie polish and have fully let it dry, you add a nice layer of Glisten & Glow’s Glitter Grabber on top. It is a shiny formula upon application and will add that extra layer of protection and smoothing action to that texture. Allow to fully dry then add your glossy or matte top coat! It works at grabbing that extra texture that glitters or flakies can have!

Here you can see my glitter packed polish alone, then with 1 coat of Glitter Grabber, then with 1 coat of Glitter Grabber and 1 coat of top coat. You can clearly see the smooth finish it will give you!

So there you go. 2 more things for you to grab this month from PPU! I promise you’ll love them both. Glitter Grabber actually has many uses and rave reviews so please do yourself the favor! Polish Pickup will be open September 3rd at 11am EST until September 6th at 11:59pm EST.

Cats & Bats: $12.50 per bottle NO Cap

Glitter Grabber: $8 per bottle NO Cap

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  • Please let me know what you’re getting in the comments below. I absolutely love to see hauls since I am on a very strict no buy! I hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by ❤

    Swamp Gloss ~ MaryJane & Manicures Group Custom

    *I purchased this duo

    Guys! I don’t know if you know but I am a huge smoker! Marijuana of course. I have my medical license before anyone freaks out! So, I follow this awesome group on Facebook called MaryJane & Manicures. For the month of July there was a custom duo for sale from Swamp Gloss polish. Katie came correct with this set. Let’s have a look.

    Sssinister Sssalad is a cerulean jelly polish with a strong shimmer that shifts between green, gold, red, pink and a touch of micro holo glitters. This is just what I see, not a description given by the maker so forgive me if I’m off. It’s soooo pretty. This would make a great base for a space/galaxy mani! There is a very slight (VERY SLIGHT) visible nail line for me. Mostly because my free edge is really white. You should be fine with shorter nails or with not so white free edges. I used 3 perfectly smooth coats for my swatches.

    There is also this amazing lip balm called Best Buds. It’s root beer and vanilla ice cream scented! If you like root beer floats this is just perfect for you! Best Buds ingredients are: coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, tocopherol (vitamin E), argan oil, rosehip seed oil, EO & FO, sweetner. I have been using it every day since I got it and I can say it’s wonderful. My lips are so soft!

    Sadly, I’m pretty sure this is no longer available. I do apologize for that but maybe you could find it in a destash eventually. It really is worth keeping an eye out for. Either way I will link Swamp Gloss below! Thanks so much for stopping by ❤

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    Glisten & Glow ~ Beach, Please Summer Crellies 2021

    *These polishes were provided for review

    You didn’t think Jill was done with summer did you?! Nope! Here she is with 3 neon glitter crelly polishes! Polishes you will definitely need before summer is over. Let’s get right to it!

    Good Times & Tan Lines is a white based glitter crellies packed with neon glitters in pink, orange, yellow, light orange, green, purple and watermelon. This one is so fun and colorful. Tons of glitter in there so no fishing required! Formula was wonderful for a white crelly! I used 3 coats for my swatches.

    Pool Hair, Don’t Care is a bleached green neon glitter crelly packed with neon glitters in blue, orange, yellow, watermelon, and light orange. This one reminds me of pool balls. No idea why but it does! The colors together just make magic with this base color. Just an awesome shade. I used 2 coats for my swatches.

    Nama’ Stay At The Beach is a grape purple glitter crelly with neon glitters in yellow, green, and pink. I think this one is my favorite. Absolutely love the base color. I actually think this one dries a tad darker than it looks in the bottle. Formula was great! I used 2 coats for my swatches.

    The Beach, Please Summer Crellies will be available tomorrow, July 9th, at 7pm EST. Each polish will be $10 or you can buy the set for $28! You might as well just buy the set since you save some money lol!! Let me know what you’re grabbing in the comments! Links below for your shopping pleasure! Have a great weekend y’all! Thanks for stopping by ❤

    Dr.’s Remedy ~ Rise & Shine Collection

    *These polishes were provided for review

    Happy Friday y’all! Comin at ya with some perfect-for-summer goodness! Not to mention the most healthy nail polish option out there. Don’t quote me on that but I’m pretty sure it is! Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish has great things added like tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract, vitamin C, wheat protein, and much more. The formula is also 10 free! Nothing you don’t want and all the things you do want all in one place. I’ll Link you HERE for more great info on this brand. Now let’s get into the polish.

    SERENE Salmon is a bright peachy pink creme polish. This is a 2 coat polish for sure. My pics use 3 coats because of my air conditioning issues. Remember that? Well, it was an on going issue until like 3 days ago! My polish just kept bubbling and no matter what I did nothing worked to help it. I tried 7 different base coats but it ended up just being too hot in my apartment. I was even sent this set twice just in case it was a formula issue. I promise you it’s not. My polish was just not drying or applying correctly. Anyways, here is 3 coats of SERENE Salmon.

    MAGNIFICENT Magenta is a bright orchid creme polish. Again, this is a 2 coat polish but ya know… AC problems. Such a beautiful color. I really love this one. I used 3 coats for my swatches.

    I also used TOTAL Two-In-One as my base and top coat. As a base coat this polish helps strengthen and encourage nail growth while as a top coat, bringing top notch UV protection to prolong the life of your manicure! Such a great product to have in your collection!

    My camera washed out just how bright these colors actually are. I would look at the macros for color accuracy. These polishes are all available now so don’t wait to pick them up! They are a little on the pricey side to be honest but they are so worth every penny. If you get them let me know and we can do twin nails! Each polish is $17.25 and TOTAL Two-In-One is $19.95. Or you can buy the trio for $49! Grab it now while it’s on sale! I Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by ❤

    Taylor Made Polish ~ Summer Neutrals 2021

    So here I am, late as usual. When I said I wanted to blog the next day I totally forgot it was Father’s Day weekend. We had dinner plans and all kinds of other stuff going on. I am so absent minded sometimes. I apologize for that! Anyways, today I have for you the Summer Neutrals from Taylor Made Polish. Let’s jump right in.

    Love Letter is a soft pink crelly polish. This one is so cute and girly. This formula was a little picky so polish carefully. Don’t use too many strokes. The final result is a beautiful shade of baby pink. I used 3 coats for my swatches.

    Smoke Show is a sheer grey shimmer polish with a touch of added silver sparkle. This one is my favorite. Again, the formula was a tad patchy. I actually think this polish would make/be better as a topper! She is definitely breathtaking though. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

    “You’re a Natural!” is a light nude creme polish. I really wanted to love this one but I just couldn’t. This formula was not too fun at all. It was very patchy and not self leveling in the slightest. Definitely not my favorite. I used 3 coats for my swatches.

    Overall, this was not what I was expecting from Taylor Made Polish! I guess it could just be me but I didn’t have the best time with these 3 polishes. I definitely would still recommend Smoke Show! Like I said it will make a great topper. Each of these polishes will be $10 per bottle, $27 for the neutrals trio, or $54 for all 6 polishes brights and neutrals! Let me know what you think in the comments! I hope you all have a great rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by ❤

    Taylor Made Polish ~ Summer Brights 2021

    *These polishes were gifted

    Hello! Today I am bringing you some polish I was recently gifted. I have never been gifted anything like this so I was over the moon. The entire summer collection from Taylor Made Polish consisting of 6 full sized polishes. I’ll be showing you the brights now and the neutrals hopefully tomorrow. Let’s get to it, shall we?

    Sun Kissed & Lemon Twists is a bright sunshine yellow creme polish. So fun and summery. It makes me feel fresh ya know? As with most yellows the first coat was a tad streaky. It built up nicely in 3 coats. I used 3 coats for my swatches.

    Siren is a muted red creme polish. This is a pretty unique red for me anyways. I really love it Formula is great and opaque in 2-3 coats. This will depend on the length and free edge of your nails. I used 2 coats for my swatches.

    Hey Babe! is a medium electric blue creme polish. This one was the best of the 3 brights. Formula was perfect in 2 coats. And I just love this shade of blue! I used 2 coats for my swatches.

    This is not the only brand doing the primary color thing this summer and I am really loving it! What are your thoughts on this? These polishes are available now for $10 each, $27 for the set of brights, or $54 for the whole 6 piece collection, brights and neutrals! Links below! Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by<3

    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. 

    Fenway

    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 😊
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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.