Glisten & Glow ~ Rainbow Connection 5 Year Anniversary Polishes

*Provided for review

 

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 🙂 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 🙂 Have a great Monday ❤

 

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Nailed It! Nail Polish ~ PPU Oct. ’18

*Provided for review

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Hi! Back again with another Polish Pickup polish! Tia from Nailed It! Nail Polish has decided to use Crowley from Supernatural as her inspiration. Do you watch this show? I have not. Looks like I really need to. I started to once but I never kept up with it. Gonna have to get on that! For now, let’s get on to lookin at this polish!

 

King Of The Crossroads is “a deep midnight blue with a strong shimmer that shifts from red to orange to gold, accented with flashes of electric blue sparks, red/gold ucc flakies and a subtle linear holo sparkle.” Strong shimmer is correct! The polish looks purple most of the time. It’s so shifty and wonderful. The formula was up there with some of the best 🙂 Super easy to use. You could use 2 coats but I used 3 thin coats (SHOCKING!) with glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Will you be picking this one up? This polish will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 120 bottles available. PPU will be open October 5th – 8th. Don’t miss it! Links below 🙂

 

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Moonflower Polish ~ PPU Oct. ’18

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Hey guys! I have more polishes for you from this months Polish Pickup. The theme for October is Villains! Nadia from Moonflower Polish has chosen to take on Star Wars Grand Admiral Thrawn. “My love of sci-fi really became an obsession when I read the Heir to the Empire Trilogy (also known as the Thrawn Trilogy) by Timothy Zahn as a pre-teen. I consider them to be necessary reading for any Star Wars fan. For decades, the books, comics, and video games of the Star Wars Expanded Universe was all SW fans had until the prequels and new Episodes came out. Sadly, after Disney’s acquisition of SW, they re-branded all these materials as “Legends” and declared them non-cannon in April 2014. However, not all hope is lost as a few characters have made their way back, including Thrawn who was once again introduced as a villain in the Disney SW Rebels cartoon show. Thrawn is a humaniod alien in the Star Wars Universe, one of the few to rise the ranks in the Empire. He’s described as having blue skin with red eyes and black hair, and is known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. My polish is inspired by his appearance and uniform.” I know that’s kind of a lot but I think it’s necessary. I am a Star Wars fan (not HUGE HUGE but still) and I had no idea this character existed. I am really happy to have this info and I want o have it out there for anyone else like me who didn’t know. Now that you have been here forever, you might as well get some pretty pics!

 

The Grand Admiral “is a bright cerulean blue creme with red shimmer, red-pink-gold aurora pigment, and gold, gunmetal, and red microflakes, with scattered holo.”  Fun fact: cerulean blue is my all time favorite color. I used to pronounce it ser-you-lean… I was like 10 lol. Anyways, this blue is so perfect for it’s inspiration. Like the exact color! Nadia’s polishes are always on the thicker side since they are specifically made for nail art and stamping. The Grand Admiral wasn’t too thick at all. Perfectly creamy and smooth. It could totally be a 1 coater. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches.

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It’s so bold stamped over red ❤ I am really glad I have this for my collection. Make sure you add it to yours! PPU will be open October 5th – 8th. This polish will be $13.50 USD and there will only be 75 full sized bottles available. Links are below! Have a great day!

 

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Wildflower Lacquer ~ PPU Oct. ’18

*Provided for review

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Hello! Polish Pickup is back with a new theme! Octobers theme is Villains. This is going to be a fun month 🙂 Taylor from Wildflower Lacquer is bringing us a polish based on Goldmember from Austin Powers. I chose the picture above because of the holo in the background lol! On to the polish 🙂

 

I Looove Gold! is a yellow gold polish with gold flakes, light red shimmer, neon purple flakes, ucc flakies that shift from copper/green/gold and red to gold, and green to blue to purple. Got all that? This polish has so much to it but it’s not over done at all. It all compliments each other so nicely. I definitely prefer it shiny. I feel the matte hides a little too much of the flash. As far as the art, it’s lame, I know. Goldmember totally stumped my creative side so I just went with skulls :/ Formula for this polish was super smooth considering all the flakies . I used 3 perfect thin coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches.

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  Isn’t is stunning? I have quite a big polish collection (1200+) and I have nothing like it at all. Not even close! I highly recommend grabbing this polish because you probably wont find anything else like it. Each polish will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 120 available!! PPU will be open October 5th -8th make sure you don’t miss it 🙂 I have more to show you so stay tuned!! Links below ❤

 

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Stella Chroma ~ Fall Mattes

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*Very picture heavy

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Finally! Fall is on it’s way ❤ I am so stoked. Fall and winter are my favorites so I am so ready for the next 6 months! We also are starting to see the new fall polishes coming out. Pam from Stella Chroma chose to take the matte route and it was an amazing way to go! I’m sure you will agree so let’s have a look.

 

Pumpkin Everything: “What fall collection would be complete without a perfect pumpkin orange? This is a matte medium orange with a strong green shimmer as a nod to gorgeous pumpkin vines.” LOVE this polish. I noticed that if you hold your nails at an angle, the shimmer will turn purple. Only at extreme angles but still you should buy it and check it out. This polish formula was super nice to work with. I used 3 thin coats plus glossy top coat for my swatches.

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You Blockhead: “This shimmery yellow matte was named by Mr. STELLA CHROMA himself. He looked at it and said, “That’s the yellow of Charlie Brown’s shirt. It should be called You Blockhead!” He’s totally right, isn’t he?” Yes he is! I am always a little nervous with a yellow polish. Yellow has a horrible record for a bad formula. FEAR NOT! This is a smooth easy yellow 🙂 I used 3 thin, very smooth coats plus a glossy top coat.

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Gala: “Apple picking is a traditional fall activity, and this matte red stunner is bright like the skin of the sweet Gala apple!” Apple picking is a tradition in my family ❤ Then we all go back to my dads and make a few apple pies and some apple crisp! Ugh, I’m hungry lol! The best part about this polish is definitely the shimmer. It’s also more opaque than I was expecting. I used 2 fabulous coats with a glossy top coat for my swatches.

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Flannel & Boots: “Our favorite flannel shirt is this gorgeous shade of teal. What says fall like flannel shirts, leggings, and boots? This lovely matte polish is highlighted with white and blue flakies.” I love love love this color. This one is a little more crelly like in formula. Super easy to use! I used 3 thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

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Perseids: ” The Perseids meteor shower occurs every fall, peaking in August. This matte navy harkens to the night sky and the holo flakies sparkle like stars on your nails.” MY FAVORITE!! It really is the night sky on your nails. It’s a jelly base so its squishy and has layered flakie depth. Just breathtaking!! I used 3 thin coats plus glossy top coat for my pics.

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Cinnamon & Spice: “Warm brown tones are complimented by copious amounts of pink shimmer in this matte beauty that reminds us of all of the delicious cinnamon treats that pop up in the fall! Apple dumpling, anyone?” Did I mention that I’m hungry?? This color is like putting on a sweater. It just makes you feel warm and cozy ❤ The pink shimmer is such a compliment to the base color. This could be a 1 coater if you polish on the thicker side. Great formula that is totally opaque in 2 coats. I used 2 coats plus glossy top coat. Extra macros to show the shimmer shift!

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Now for the info; “The collection will release Saturday, Sept 22nd at noon EST. They will be $12 per 15 mL bottle. For the first two weeks after release (until Oct 5th), the full set of 6 will be available for $64.
“A portion of sales from Sept-Dec will go to Girls Who Code. January will be GirlStart.” I love the word donate. I always love to help when I can. I am sure you feel the same so buying these will help you support a cause ❤

*Note: Matte top coat was not used at all in any of my pictures. The matte finishes are all natural to the polish.

What one or ones make your “must have” list? Links below 🙂

 

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Glisten & Glow ~ Mother Earth Collection Part 2

*Provided for review

*LOTS of pics!

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Hello! The time has finally come to finish the Mother Earth series from Glisten & Glow ❤ I could not be happier with these cremes! They stamp perfectly, they gradient flawlessly, and they watermarble oh so smoothly. Check ’em out 🙂

 

Mother Terra is a warm chocolate brown crème polish. It really is like painting chocolate on your nails. It makes me want sweets 🙂 This polish could easily be a 1 coater. I used 2 thin coats with G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Mother Fauna is a dark hunter green crème polish. I swear this is green. My pics make it look black almost. I really appreciate the deepness though because when stamping it keeps that real deep tone. Again, this could be a 1 coater. Formula for Jill’s crème polishes is perfection. Like the literal definition of crème ❤ For my swatches I used 2 thin coats and G&G glossy and matte top coats.

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Mother Fire is a deep berry crème polish. This has the most perfect purple-ness to it. so perfect for a berry color. This one I would say is more of a 2 coater. It definitely gets deeper when layered over itself. Formula is butter 🙂 I used 3 thin coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Just an FYI: I usually need an extra coat of polish because I polish very thin. I also have the whitest free edge that loves to show itself through anything!!

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Mother Wind is a rich navy blue crème polish. I love this one so much. It stamps in the exact color you see in the bottle!! Seriously, perfection. This is one of the 1 coaters that I used 2 coats for lol. My swatches have 2 coats with G&G glossy and matte top coats.

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Here are some other look I did using these polishes! All art was done using only Mother Earth polishes parts 1 & 2 🙂

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Now the importants: These polishes are very pigmented so doubling up on your base coat is highly recommended! Personally, I only had staining issues with Mother Wind. It left my cuticles blue so polish and remove carefully! Each polish will be $8.50 USD. You can purchase the whole set for $32 USD. They will be available on September 13th at 7pm EST. Links to the shop are below! Which ones will you be getting?

 

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LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU September 2018

*Provided for review

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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 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂

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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 🙂  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 🙂 Have a great day ❤

 

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Quixotic Polish ~ Fall Into Autumn Trio

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Did you see those pictures right there^^? That’s what I have for you today ❤ Quixotic Polish Fall Into Autumn Trio. It’s such a well rounded collection! Holo with mega shimmer, multi chrome, and a flakie PACKED jelly! You are gonna love them and you are going to need them! Lots of pics so lets get to it 🙂

Chartreuse Swizzle is “an ultra bright neon chartreuse with glowing linear holographic effect and subtle red shimmer to give a lit from within feel.” I know this is neon and that is supposed to end with summer but that doesn’t matter at all here. The shimmer makes this polish feel like fall. And for Halloween?!?! Omg it’s good! I used 3 thin smooth wonderful coats for my swatch with glossy and matte top coat. I honestly don’t like it matte. Holos shouldn’t be matte. It’s just been my order of operations lately. It does however look like a nice shimmer when matte if you don’t want it to be holo. But that’s weird…

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How Merlot Can You Go is “a creamy merlot base absolutely jam packed with bronze/gold/green flakes and a sweet dash of holographic sparkles.” This is more jelly like to me. The amount of flakies in each coat is just nuts. I actually really like this one matte! I kept the art simple because the flakes are gorgeous and I didn’t want to cover them.  I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats.

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Keep Your Eye On The Fall is “a sweet burnt orange multichrome that shifts between red, orange, gold and green is packed with linear holo, holographic micro flakes, and holo sparks.” Yep, I love it. Perfect formula and the epitome of fall in a bottle. It also stamps 🙂 Super perfect in 2 perfect coats. Did I say perfect? Because it’s perfect! I used glossy and matte top coats for my swatch.

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Now for the info! These polishes will be available as a set for $30 USD. If you buy them separately, they will be $11 USD each. This is a limited edition fall set so they will only be available September 4th – 11th. I know I always say this but seriously, don’t miss them. Let me know what you think of these fall beauties ❤ Links below! Have a wonderful Labor Day 🙂

 

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Quixotic Polish ~ September Polish Of The Month

*Provided for review

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Hi guys! We are getting close to September 🙂 My birthday is on the 1st so I am definitely pumped ❤ With a new month comes a new Quixotic polish of the month! Deciduous made its way into my top 10 polishes really easy. Keep reading to see why!

First, let me describe Deciduous for you. It is a warm, greyed out cerulean blue crelly with bright red/orange/gold flakies and subtle holo sparks. Now let me tell you why I love it so much. I saw this polish as so many colors in all different lighting. I saw just grey all the way to a deep turquoise. It’s not any type of multi or duo chrome but it has so many faces! It is seriously such a stunner. You just have to see this one in person! For my swatches I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coat. 2 coats will totally work if you polish thicker than I do.

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You have to have it right?!?! Lucky for you it will be available for the entire month of September for $10 USD a bottle 🙂 I will leave the links below! Keep an eye out here for more Quixotics ❤ Have a great day my lovelies!

 

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Music City Beauty ~ 5 Year Duo

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Hello! Happy hump day. Today I bring you a few pretties from Music City Beauty. This is a new to me brand. I was definitely excited to try them! This is the 5 year duo. 5 years in the indie polish business is no small feat. The time and effort that goes into owning your own small business is incredible! Congrats Kim ❤

 

 

The first polish is Dreams Come True. This is a dark royal blue scattered holo with pink, green and blue flakies. The formula was great. It went on smooth with no issues at all. The flakies were hard to capture on camera but they are there in person. Ill add a bottle macro so you can really see the flakes. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatch.

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The second polish is called 5 Years And Counting. This one is a multi chrome that flashes between gold, green and red and has silver holo microflakies. 5 Years And Counting was flawless. Super easy to work with and oh so gorgeous. I tried my best to get all the shifts. You will see it best in the macros. I used 3 thin coats for my swatch plus glossy and matte top coats.

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Overall, I am very happy with these polishes. I especially like Dreams Come True. The shade of blue is stunning. Dreams Come True will be $11 USD and 5 Years And Counting will also be $11 USD. They will also be available as a set for $19.80 USD. Be sure to act fast though because there are only so many sets available! The polishes will be available starting August 25th at 7pm CST through September 1st at 7pm CST or until they sell out. Let me know in the comments which one you like best! Links below 🙂 Have a good rest of the week ❤

 

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