Glisten & Glow ~ November 2021 PPU-IPU

*These polishes were provided for review

Hey! It’s that time again! PPU is back with a theme of Game Night. I’m super excited for this month. My husband has our only income so I don’t get to purchase polish often but I have my eye on something specific this month and I already got the OK!! Today I have something for you to add to your wish list. Let’s check it out.

On Thin Ice is an icy powder blue polish loaded with color shifting shimmer that shifts between orange/red/yellow/green. The inspiration for this polish comes from when Jill was a child. “As kids we love snow days! After we had gone sledding and made snow angels, we would come inside to warm up with hot coco and play our favorite winter game of Thin Ice! Always trying to make sure that our marble wasn’t the one that “broke the ice”.” I love this polish. It is so soft and pretty. The shimmer just jumps off of the nails! It’s so prominent. And it’s so shifty. Of course my pics do it no justice… You will just have to buy it so you can wear it yourself!! I used 3 thin coats of perfection for my swatches.

Now for the ever popular Glitter Grabber. Glitter Grabber is an amazing product that gets applied after any glitter or flakie dense manicure is done and it’s fully dry 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!

Glitter Grabber has quickly become a holy grail product in my arsenal. As a swatcher I grab for it often and it never disappoints. You can also add a coat of Glitter Grabber under any glitter or flakie polish for easier removal. There are so many uses for this product. I highly recommend that it makes it’s way into your wish list then into your cart!! Just look at what it can do. My pics, in order, start with no Glitter Grabber. Then with 1 coat of Glitter Grabber. Then with 1 coat of Glitter Grabber with 1 coat of top coat.

Now for the deets. Polish Pickup will be open from November 5th 11am EST until November 8th 11:59pm EST

On Thin Ice: $13 NO CAP

Glitter Grabber: $8 NO CAP

Make sure these make it to your wish list then your cart. Luckily Jill likes everyone to get what they want so no caps!!I hope you all have a great rest of the week. Thanks so much for stopping by ❤

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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 🙂 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 ~ 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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    Glisten & Glow ~ May 2021 PPU/IPU

    *These polishes were provided for review

    Hey y’all! How was your weekend so far? Mine has been full of vacation planning!! My husband and I are renewing our vows on our 10 year anniversary at a resort if all goes to plan! SO. FREAKING. EXCITED!! So my weekend has been great lol. Let me bring you something pretty to get you through the rest of this beautiful Sunday. Jill from Glisten & Glow is bringing us the goods as usual. Let’s have a looksie.

    Purple Rose is a vibrant purple mega linear holographic polish with an intense rainbow and blue flame. Here is Jill’s inspiration: “Purple roses have been a long standing guilty pleasure in my family for many years. My grandmother would buy herself one purple rose every month just to brighten her day! Her favorite color was purple and she just loved how unique and special they were. When she passed in May of 2006, we adorned her coffin with them. Yearly on the anniversary of her death all of the women in my family get a purple rose in her honor on that day.” That is just so sweet ❤

    Purple Rose can be worn 2 ways which makes this polish just as unique. You can wear it as is without top coat and get that gorgeous purple look. Or you can add top coat and it will transform into a violet blue almost indigo. The holo flame is still just as strong in the sun as well! So fantastic worn either way!!

    Purple Rose will be $12.50 per bottle with no cap.

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    G&G is also offering up Glitter Grabber for IPU! If you haven’t heard of or tried GG yet here is your chance. Glitter Grabber is an amazing product that gets applied after any glitter or flakie dense manicure is done and it’s fully dry before you 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 G&G‘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!

    Glitter Grabber will be $8 per bottle and there will be no cap!

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    PPU/IPU will be open May 7th at 11am EST – May 10th at 11:59pm EST. Set your alarms and mark your calendars! Make sure you add these two products to your wish list. I hope you all have a fabulous week! Thanks for stopping by ❤

    Nvr Enuff Polish ~ March ’21 PPU

    *This polish was provided for review

    Hello! Are you ready for the upcoming PPU? This months theme is Birds, Butterflies, and Bees. Nvr Enuff has made a gorgeous polish for the occasion. Let’s have a look.

    Mourning Cloak is a vampy blackened cherry with a sharp pink/red shift. There is also a slight gold chrome effect on the edges in low light. This polish is fantastic. Totally a 1 coater. I used 2 because that’s just what I do. Mourning Cloak was inspired by the mourning cloak butterfly and the deep beautiful shades in it’s wings. The polish matches so perfectly. Nice smooth formula that doesn’t leave stroke marks. Just wonderful. Like I said, I used 2 coats for my swatches.

    Mourning Cloak will be available on the Polish Pickup website from March 5th – 8th at 8am PST. It will be $12 and there will be no cap in the US. There will be a cap of 20 for the UK. Make sure you go wish list MC now! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day everyone ❤

    Moonflower Polish ~ November ’20 PPU

    *This polish was provided for review. *Picture Heavy

    Are we ready for this? I mean, it’s NOVEMBER PPU! November!! Christmas is right around the corner. Today I have for you Moonflower Polish‘s contribution to the theme Red Carpet. Nadia was inspired by Ariana Grande’s grey dress from the 2020 Grammy Awards. Here is the inspiration pic which I grabbed from google:

    Silver Lining is a grey based holo base with a pink to red to gold shifting shimmer. To me this is antiqued silver. Such a gorgeous holo! I only saw pink shimmer. For the life of me I just could not catch the shift on film. It doesn’t matter really because the pink shimmer is strong and beautiful and it totally compliments the base. This polish is on the thinner side for Nadia’s usual polish. Even with a thinner base I was still able to stamp. And even better I still only used 1 coat. Lot’s of pics ahead!! I used 1 coat for my swatches. Price $12.50 Cap 100/US 5/UK.

    What do you think? I think Silver Lining perfect for the season. I see my daughter stealing this from me in the very near future lol. Abi is obsessed with holo and darker polishes. This will definitely stamp better over darker colors but it will also work for lighter colors as well. The cap for this polish is only 100 for US and 5 for UK so make sure you have warmed up your ninja fingers! Polish Pickup will be open November 6th-9th only. Thanks for reading. Have a good night y’all.

    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

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    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!

    Moonflower Polish ~ May ’19 PPU

    *Provided for review
    It’s almost that time again! PPU is back with one of my favorite themes!! The 80’s!! I was born in the 80’s so I have been reminiscing for weeks. This may sound corny, but I’m sure other 80’s babies will understand; It was a simpler time. I appreciate the childhood I had. The things that molded me into who I am today! Times like this I wish I worked so I could buy these pretties. I shall live vicariously through you all so please buy up everything this month! I need it lol! One polish I do have is from Moonflower Lacquer. This polish is based on Puerto Rican pop sensation Chayanne and his 1987 Fiesta en America music video. Let’s have a look.
    Fiesta en America is a denim blue creme stamping polish with scattered holo, red-gold micro flakes and green-blue micro flakes. This one is dynamic and so freaking awesome. Denim is a spot on description of the blue color. The flakes are such a great addition. It looks peppered ya know? Really spectacular polish. I used2 smooth coats for my swatches.

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    What are your must haves this month? Is this one of them? If it wasn’t, I hope it is now 😁 You can never go wrong with a Moonflower stamping polish ❤ Polish Pickup will be open May 3rd – May 6th so mark your calendars! Fiesta en America will be $12.50 with a cap of 75 bottles so get your ninja fingers prepped. Links below! Have a great day 💕