Glisten & Glow ~ Rainbow Connection 5 Year Anniversary Polishes

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Hey! Are we ready to make this Monday fantastic? I have some Glisten & Glow LE’s to brighten up your day! Just recently, Annette from Rainbow Connection UK, celebrated 5 years in business ❀ Jill from G&G was one of the first brands offered on RCUK so it was only fitting she make some special polishes for the occasion πŸ™‚ Let’s have a look.

Do What You Love is a deep berry holo polish with glowing flashes of purple/blue ucc flakies and a light undertone of pink shimmers. The flakes in this give me life! Seriously so eye-catching. This is a great polish for fall! Formula was wonderful as per usual for Jill’s polishes. I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Escape To Somewhere Magical is a deep purple holo polish with pink/copper/orange/bronze ucc flakies and a robust copper shimmer. To be completely honest, when I opened the package I thought this one was nice but the other one was amazing. After swatching them I realized they are both amazing but this one is better than amazing! Escape To Somewhere Magical has so many looks due to the always changing flakies. When matte, it looks like it is on fire from within. Perfect formula ❀ I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Don’t you just love them? I could just stare at these all day. Gimme all the flakies ❀ These polishes will be available on October 7th 2018 at 7pm EST. Each polish will be $11 USD. Don’t forget about Glisten & Glow’s product of the month for October: CTRL – ALT – DEL Latex Barrier! Links are below πŸ™‚ Have a great Monday ❀

 

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LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU September 2018

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Hey guys! How’s it goin’? Have you had the chance to see this movie? I just watched it the other day and wow. There isn’t much else to say about it but WOW! I am the type of person who has seen every horror movie I can get my hands on. This one still made my jaw hit the floor. I actually watched it while swatching this polish. Ashley has again steered me in a great direction for a new movie/show. The polish she came up with is just as great πŸ™‚ Let’s have a look!

Family Ties is a “gray crelly with orange and black glitters with a shimmery copper flash. 2 or more coats for good coverage. Top coat is highly recommended for smoothing out glitter. This polish looks amazing matted!” I definitely agree with the top coat to smooth out the glitters. I actually used 2 thin coats of top coat for my swatches. It also does look amazing matte πŸ™‚ The amount of glitter did make the formula a bit chunky but not hard to work with by any means. I used 3 coats with a glossy and matte top coat for my swatches. If you have seen the movie, you will get the art πŸ™‚

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What do you think? I think my favorite crelly color is gray so this is awesome for me. And the fact that it is so well suited for Halloween as well makes me so very happy πŸ™‚Β  This polish will be $10.50 USD and there will not be a cap! As usual with PPU there will be a small window to shop. Make sure your alarms are set for September 7th – 10th! Links below so don’t miss it πŸ™‚ Have a great day ❀

 

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Polish Pickup September 2018 ~ Pepper Pot Polish

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Hi nail friends πŸ™‚ How was your week? It’s FRIDAY!! Today I have for you a PPU polish for September. The theme is Horror Movies. Probably the best theme so far imho! I am a horror movie junkie. I just can’t get enough. B-rate, C-rate, doesn’t even matter. GIMME ALL THE HORROR MOVIES!!! Anywho, This polish comes from Pepper Pot Polish and it is inspired by Mackenzie’s love of the movie The Thing. This movie is a cult classic! Have you seen it?

I Know I’m Human is a dark navy blue, almost black polish with rainbow flakes, purple/blue iridescent glitter, red hex glitter, and it is all complimented by violet to blue shifting shimmer. I enjoyed this much more on the nail than in the bottle. It just popped! It was a little sheer on the first coat but it built up nicely. Smooth formula and completely opaque in 3 coats. For my swatches I used 3 coats with glossy and matte top coat.

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I love it so much matte. You can really see all the flakes and shimmer ❀ Fine print: This polish, along with all of the other PPU polishes, will be available September 7th – 10th 2018! I Know I’m Human will be $11 USD and there will be a cap of 120 bottles. Make sure to add this bottle of awesome to your wish list as soon as you can. It’s definitely unique!! As always, links will be down below. Drop a comment and let me know what you thought of the movie The Thing! Happy weekend ❀

 

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Polish Pickup August 2018 ~ LevelUP Lacquer

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Hello!! It’s been a bit but I am back. I missed this but just had to step away for a few. Now that I am back I bring you some PPU awesomeness πŸ™‚ This month Polish Pickup is back in action and the theme is musicals! I am not such a huge fan of musicals. My husband and his family love them. I am, however, completely enamored with Ashley’s (LevelUP Lacquer) contribution ❀ The Barber & His Wife is inspired by Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street. It is an off white, tannish leaning, crelly with pink shimmer and ultra chrome flakies. This polish is made to layer over itself for the best flakie depth. Seriously guys, such a perfect crelly polish. I used 3 thin coats and it was totally opaque. If you polish thicker, 2 coats would be plenty. My swatches are 3 thin coats with glossy and matte top coat.

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Isn’t it perfection?!?! The Barber & His Wife will be available on August 3rd – 6th 2018. It will be $10.50 USD and only available on the PPU site. There will NOT be a cap on this one. You really don’t want to miss out on this one. It is such a versatile polish for any collection! As always, links are down below πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful week ❀

 

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Polish Pickup May 2018 ~ Joy Lacquer

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Hello πŸ™‚ 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.Β  I will leave the links below! Have a “Highly Fantastic” weekend πŸ˜‰

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Polish Pickup April 2018 ~ LevelUP Lacquer

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Happy weekend y’all!! Any plans? I have none except for fully loving on my 3 kitties ❀ Actually, I am going to make a caramel apple cheesecake! This is a favorite in my house and I don’t even like cheesecake that much! I know I know… Shame. Who wants the recipe? It’s not exactly in season but c’mon… It’s caramel apple ❀ HERE it is πŸ™‚ So, Polish! I have another beauty that will only be available from Polish Pickup for April. This one is from LevelUP Lacquer and it’s a must have!

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Lazarus is a darker teal polish with gold/orange/red UCC flakies, matte red micro glitters, and an aqua shimmer. The inspiration for this is the Mass Effect video game, which is set all over our galaxy in the future. Have you played before? I am not much of a gamer so I have not. I just don’t have the coordination or something idk lol. Anyway, Lazarus is the name of the project that brought Commander Shepard back from the dead in Mass Effect 2. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat for my swatch but it would be fine with 2 normal coats. Formula is good and glitter spreads nicely so no weird clumps. This polish will be $10.50 USD and there will NOT be a cap on it!! Which is great because you need it πŸ™‚

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Don’t forget that Lazarus will only be available from April 6th – April 9th, 2018! SET YOUR ALARMS!!! Links for everything down below! Have a (safe) blasty-blast this weekend XOXO πŸ™‚

 

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LE Polish ~ Polish Pickup April 2018

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Good afternoon my loves ❀ Is this storm supposed to hit you today? In CT we are supposed to get 6-12 inches. I’m cool with it. I actually LOVE the snow πŸ™‚ So today, I will be lounging and getting some much needed picture stuff done. I also have a polish that will be available for the Polish Pickup for April! The theme is Across The Universe, Planets & Galaxies. For this, Allison chose this amazing image!

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The inspiration for the polish is the SpaceX shuttle launch! I mean, How cool is this picture?? I would love to be the passenger for this ride. Just breathtaking ❀

Starman is the name of the polish from LE Polish for April. Starman isΒ  a blue gray crelly with various color shifting flakies and a red to orange duo chrome shimmer. The base color alone is fantastic. I have it on now and it’s day 3! It goes with everything πŸ™‚ I used 3 thin coats plus top coat for my swatch. This polish is smooth and evens out nicely even with the flakies. There is also a very subtle holo that makes is really stand out.

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Remember, this polish will only be available from April 6th – April 9th!! Starman will cost $11.50 USD and it will have a cap of 150 bottles! Go start making your wish list. And if you aren’t a part of Polish Pickup, GO JOIN!! Links below πŸ™‚ Have a good hump day ❀ Keep your eyes peeled for live swatches of this polish and more from PPU!!

 

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Sassy Pants Polish ~ Polish Pickup March 2018

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Sunday… a pretty crappy one too 😦 Rainy and chilly. Totally ready for warmer weather! Maybe this ocean looking polish from Sassy Pants Polish will help!! So, this is my first time using this brand. Wow was I impressed ❀ This polish is a part of the March 2018 Polish Pickup and will only be available from March 2nd – 5th 2018! HERE is where you can get the info about PPU and how it works! The theme for March is Books!!! Let’s get to that polish.

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Where The Wild Things Are is the inspiration behind Wild Things. It’s an azure blue, holo, jelly polish with micro holo glitters and shreds. My favorite part is the purple/red shimmer! The formula was SOOOOO good for a jelly polish. The first coat was a bit sheer but it built up in 3 thin coats. It did not get totally opaque but the squishiness and glitter will keep you occupied so you won’t even mind the VNL πŸ™‚ It is like looking into a carribean ocean. 3 coats with top coat!

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Very oceanic right?! This polish will be $12. Make sure you have an alarm set because the time that this is available is small and strict! Links below πŸ™‚ Hope the rest of your Sunday is relaxing!! TTYS friends ❀

 

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LE Polish ~ Polish Pickup March 2018

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Hello! Back again with another Polish Pickup contribution! If you don’t know how the Polish Pickup Pack works, click HERE. Make sure you are a part of the group on Facebook to keep up on what’s available, and be able to give suggestions and vote! HERE is where you shop when it’s time. The theme for March is BOOKS and the shop will only be open from March 2nd – 5th, 2018! Let’s see what Allison, owner of LE Polish, has to offer.

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Here is a little of the inspiration! This is from the movie The Virgin Suicides. I have never seen this so I can’t comment on it. I am, however going to be watching it tomorrow because it’s what I do πŸ™‚Β  “Women in Disguise is a bright blue polish full of color shifting flakies and an aqua to gold shift.” It is the perfect cerulean color ❀ ❀ ❀ MY FAVORITE!! I have been wearing my swatch for days and I am going to be sad when I take it off. Perfect jelly formula. Builds up perfectly in 3 thin coats. I also used top coat!

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Isn’t it breathtaking? This would be perfect for any type of aquatic mani. I would love to do some twin nails with this when you buy it! Leave a comment if you’re interested. Have a great night ❀

LevelUP Lacquer ~ Polish Pickup March 2018

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Hello! Are we all addicted to Polish Pickup Pack yet? If not, click HERE to see what it’s all about. The theme for the month of March is BOOKS!!! Ladies are EXTREMELY happy for this month. Ash, from LevelUP Lacquer, is back with an awesome shifty polish.

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“The inspiration picture is A’tuin the Great Star Turtle who travels through space with the Discworld atop his shell. This Discworld is the setting for the book inspiration, The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett.”

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Bottled Magic is the perfect polish from this description! I did not take my regular pics for this post. Bottled Magic was not easy to photograph. The polish looks black almost. It is actually a dark purple base with a green multichrome effect. You can see slight gold/red at extreme angles. The green shift makes this polish. It also has crushed silver holo shreds. The first coat was a bit patchy but the second coat built it up perfectly. I used 2 coats with top coat for my swatch.

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What do you think? Check out my swatch video HERE! Make sure you add this polish to your wish list. You need to see it in person! Enjoy your Sunday night ❀