Glisten & Glow ~ August 2021 PPU-IPU

*These polishes were provided for review

Hey y’all! It’s almost that time again. Polish Pickup is coming up really fast this month. As usual Jill of Glisten & Glow is bringing you the goods! The theme this month is elements: earth, air, fire, water. Jill’s inspiration is one of the most beautiful concert venues in the US, Red Rocks Amphitheatre located in Morrison, Colorado. The sunsets, reflections off the amazing rocks and the starry skies is breathtaking. Let’s check it out!

Nights at Red Rocks is a rich burgundy jelly polish loaded with red, orange, pink, gold, green iridescent flakes with micro holo flakes and a touch of holo magic. Y’all, I have worn this 4 times already. I freaking love love love it!! At extreme angles the flakes go blue and it’s just fantastic! I really just can’t say enough about this polish. What’s crazy is the fact that I never would have chosen this polish for myself. I’m just a little in shock about how much I like this lol! I think I could have used 3 coats but because it is so flakie dense I did only 2 coats for my swatches.

Jill also has her top coat available for IPU! You can see it showcased in any of my pics. It’s all I use. This bottle was PR but I regularly buy myself top coat from Glisten & Glow. It’s just the best!

Glisten & Glow Top Coat is an award winning fast dry glossy top coat. The benefits are:

  • 2-4 minutes or less and your nails will be dry, durable, long lasting with days or weeks of no tip wear or chipping!
  • Crystal clear, shiny, glossy “wet/gel like” appearance
  • Seals and evens glitters and flakie polishes
  • Non smearing for nail art
  • Glows under black light

So, you need them right?! I so highly suggest you grab Nights at Red Rocks! Polish Pickup will be open August 6th at 11am EST until August 9th at 11:59pm EST

  • Nights at Red Rocks: $12.50. No Cap!
  • Top Coat: $7.50. NO Cap!

Set your alarms and don’t miss it! I hope you all have a great rest of your week. Thanks so much for stopping by ❤

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  • R&P Jewelry ~ May 2021 PPU

    *Provided for review

    Hello! I hope you are ready for PPU. Shop opens in just about 13 hours til we are there. Hopefully you already have this piece on your wish list. If not, I hope I can change your mind!

    This month for guilty pleasures, Brittany of R&P Jewelry brings you her guilty pleasure which is ice cream (with the magic shell)! Her take on ice cream is the beaded sterling silver midi ring. The beaded part represents the scoops of ice cream!

    Made from beaded sterling silver wire, this fun midi ring will be offered in a size 3. Because of its handmade nature, each ring may look a little bit different

    This ring will be $10 and have a cap of 150.

    I hope you are on your way to add this to your wish list. Hopefully I have managed to sway your decision to buying this ring. It’s cute, stylish, and would make such a great gift as well. I hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by ❤

    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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    With matte top coat

    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 ❤

    LevelUP Lacquer ~ Oct. 2020 PPU

    *This polish was provided for review

    Hello! Home from my quick little getaway and I feel so refreshed. It’s amazing what 2 nights on the water can do for you. Anyways, I am back with LevelUp Lacquer‘s contribution for October’s PPU theme of animation! Let’s have a look at this polish inspired by water breathing (10th form) from Demon Slayer (Anime series).

    Constant Flux is a medium blue crelly with a scattered holographic shimmer and white and iridescent glitters in multiple shapes and sizes. I love the way the iridescent glitters subtly flash through the base color. This polish was a little on the thick side but nothing you can’t work with! This polish can be worn in 2-3 coats or layered over a darker color. I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $11. Cap: 250 US / 50 UK

    with flash

    I love Constant Flux. It’s something I have never seen before and it’s so very pretty. PPU will be open from October 2nd – October 5th. Don’t forget to add this unique beauty to your wish list! Links below. 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. 

    R&P Jewelry ~ July 2020 PPU

    *This ring was provided for review
    Hello! I have something totally new for me today. I have a small review of a gorgeous ring that will be available next weekend with PPU! Brittany of R&P Jewelry is bringing you this super dainty, simulated opal, sterling silver ring. Let me give you the details.
    This ring is set on a 16 gauge, sterling silver, twisted band. The stone itself is a 4mm simulated opal. If that wasn’t made clear to me I would never know. The stone is so colorful 😍 So much work goes into making this ring. First, the band is measured and cut. It is then soldered into a circle, filed and sanded, then shaped into it’s final perfect circle form. Once that part is done the bezel is soldered onto the ring. It is then filed and sanded again. The ring is then cleaned up by being sanded and tumbled. The stone is now finally set and the ring gets one final polish. I just love it. I can’t think of any fancy words to describe it because I just love it. I put it on and I haven’t taken it off. I prefer dainty, simple jewelry and this is just that! It goes with everything. Let me show you the many pics I took of this beauty. 

    So? Do you love it? This ring will be available for July’s PPU from July 3rd – July 6th 2020. The ring I took pictures of is a 7. The ring that will be available is a size 8. There are only 50 available and they will cost $15 each. Wish listing is open now so hop on over and add it! Links below 🙂 Have a fantastic day y’all!

    Moonflower Polish ~ June 2020 PPU

    *This polish was provided for review
    Good morning friends! How is your weekend so far? Mine is amazing! I got the call that our offer for a house was accepted. I’m buying a house!!! I’m so very excited that I couldn’t sleep well so here I am. Today I have for you Moonflower Polish‘s contribution to Polish Pickup‘s Cocktails & Mocktails. Shall we?
    Blueberry Lemonade is a “Pinkish mauve crème with subtle hint of purple to blue multichrome sparkle.” This polish is inspired by the cocktail at the Boathouse Restaurant in Disney Springs (Orlando, FL). As usual, this polish is made for stamping and other nail art. It is suggested that if you do use it for regular wear, you add thinner to the polish so it isn’t as thick. I actually didn’t add a thing and it polished perfectly for me. I really love the color. To me it’s a cross between bubblegum and roses. The shimmer is pretty subtle but over black it really pops. That was my favorite nail. For the regular wear I used 2 coats. You could totally pull off 1 coat if you polish thicker. 

    Look out for more manis with this color because it is just perfect! Polish Pickup goes live on June 5th through the 8th at 11am EST. Blueberry Lemonade will be $12.50 and there will be a cap of 75 US only. Ninja fingers y’all. Hope you have a fantastic Sunday and a very happy Memorial Day! Links below. 

    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!

    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.

    Fiesta en America  

    Fiesta en America with flash

    Fiesta en America macro

    Fiesta en America matte

    Fiesta en America matte macro

    Fiesta en America stamped

    Fiesta en America stamped macro

    Fiesta en America stamped macro
    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 💕

    LevelUP Lacquer ~ April ’19 PPU

    *Provided for review
    Hi! How are you doing this fine evening? I just watched The Walking Dead season 9 finale. Disappointed is an understatement. WTH! I expected some type of action. Well, let me show you something that is the complete opposite of disappointing. LevelUP Lacquer is back for April’s PPU and Ash nailed it ❤ She was inspired by this famous work of art.
    Love Without Limits is a classic white crelly with mixed black and red glitter and a scattered holo shine. Formula on this was great for a crelly base. Plenty of glitter so no fishing. The glitter also lays nice and flat. 2 coats would work but I did add a 3rd just because I’m me lol. Don’t forget that glitter polishes are harder to remove so to make it easier use a peel off base coat. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Please be easy on my art. We all know that I am not an artist!!
    Love Without Limits

    Love Without Limits with flash

    Love Without Limits macro

    Love Without Limits matte

    Love Without Limits matte macro

    Love Without Limits with art


     Polish Pickup will be open April 5th – April 8th. Love Without Limits will be $10.50 and there will not be a cap. Which is great because I hear glitter crellies are making a comeback!! Links below 👍