Tag: Glisten & Glow

 
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Unbroken

I was skeptical…until I actually put it on.

Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer in “Unbroken” reminds me of silly putty. It’s a neutral taupe that leans slightly purple. It looks bland in the bottle, but it is really striking on the nail. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Oh, and I even have a matching lipstick – Kat Von D “Haze”!

I really enjoy trying out new (to me anyway) brands via my ipsy bag – they need to keep it up!

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Pizza Party

I know you’re DYING to find out – Sinful Colors “Pizza Party” smells like oregano. Slightly spicy oregano. It definitely has the weakest scent so far.

This is two coats of “Pizza Party” over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. Much like “Cookies & Cream” the bar glitters started lifting and peeling almost immediately.

I’m trying to figure out the ingredients in this pizza…The base is a light tan, so I am assuming it is the crust, because sauce would be red. So this pizza has no sauce. There is black microglitter – so there is pepper on the crust. As for toppings, we’ve got red circle glitter – pepperoni, yellow circle glitter – mushrooms?, and white bar glitter – mozzarella cheese. So – a peppery pizza with no sauce, topped with pepperoni, mushrooms and scant cheese. No thank you, Sinful Colors, that sounds DISGUSTING!

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Kaia

Oh HIEEEEEEEEEEE. I’m back from a little staycay in East Texas.

I keep seeing this color everywhere – golden reddish orange? What shall we call it – “grorange”? This is Julep “Kaia” and they describe it as flaming red orange metallic.

This is two coats of “Kaia” over Glisten & Glow Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It lasted well, but again – DISHES were my downfall.

I also applied to my toes – it’s a great Spring polish.

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Bite Me

No…you stay over there…six feet away!

Sinful Colors Quick Bliss in “Bite” is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day nail polish. It reminds me of an iguana – green with a bluish textured shimmer. The texture was a surprise – I’d seen swatches in Instagram, but I thought it was a trick of the light or glitter. Sinful Colors is full of surprises!

This is two coats, over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. Again, no top coat, so I could enjoy the texture. The newer textured Sinful Colors polishes have amazing staying power – much better than earlier batches.

With all the “social distancing” and working from home, the days are running together. When I woke up Monday, I was convinced it was St. Patrick’s Day – I threw on my “Shenanigans” tank top…about half way through the day, I was looking at the date on something at work…SONOFABITCH. So, I didn’t have anything green to wear today, although there is a little bit of green on the Wicked Witch Shirt I’m wearing today…*sigh*…maybe next year.

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Cookies & Cream

I am happy to report that Sinful Colors “Cookies & Cream” smells DELIGHTFULLY like Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. The scent was WAY stronger than Cheese Puff – it was still going strong after 4 days, although it was fainter. I couldn’t stop sniffing my fingers! I probably looked like a pervert, surreptitiously trying to sniff my fingers like Mary Catherine Gallagher.

My main complaint was that, without a top coat, the large hex glitters started lifting and flaking off immediately. But I wouldn’t be able to sniff my fingers with a top coat, so I guess that’s the trade-off? This is two coats of “Cookies & Cream” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.

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This is my Street

This is it – number twelve, the last polish of the Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Collection.

Lily demanded that that I save China Glaze “This is my Street” for last, because it was the best one. I tend to agree, as it’s not just a rainbow glitter, but a rainbow holographic glitter. It’s not quite full coverage, but it’s pretty close. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. I feel like a third coat would’ve given full coverage, but then I never would’ve gotten it off my nails.

I’ve always gotta see how a glitter looks mattified, so I used Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on my ring finger. I used my usual, Glisten & Glow Top Coat, on the rest of my nails. I feel like it somehow muted to holographic effect of this polish. It was much more…sparkly…glittery…something…before I put a top coat on it. Maybe the top coat distorts they way that light reflects off of the glitter?

Done! I don’t know why this little project was so painful for me – I guess because I like just grabbing a polish on a whim, and not having a “plan”? Or maybe it’s just because holding those tiny bottles is so damn awkward?

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Cheesy Poof

This is it – this is what you’ve been waiting for. I know you want to hear ALL about those scented nail polishes

I started with Sinful Colors “Cheese Puff” because…I don’t know why chose that one first. First off, I was surprised to see that it is a textured polish. It’s got a fine, sandy finish, literally it felt like scraping sand off my nails when I was taking it off. It’s got a little bit of glitter to it, very subtle. It really does feel like the outer surface of a cheesy poof.

But does it SMELL like a cheesy poof? They actually DO! The smell is very subtle, but it was there – even the next day. My husband and children say it just smells like nail polish, but they are all congested and cannot smell shit.

This is two coats of “Cheese Puff” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. No top coat, so my fingers could vaguely smell like feet.

If you’ve ever wanted your fingernails to look (and smell) like you’ve just finished off a bag of Cheetoes, this is the polish for you!

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Giggling All the Way

When I think of “giggling” on Sesame Street, of course I think of Elmo…but Elmo isn’t pink? Elmo already got his red polish though, so maybe this pearly pink polish is for Prairie Dawn – she’s a pink puppet.

China Glaze “Giggling All the Way” is a shimmery coral pink polish – it gives off definite flamingo vibes. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.

My first three nails (thumb, index and middle) are shiny, topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. My ring finger is regular matte, with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. I wanted to see how it would look rubberized, so I used Sinful Colors Rubber Top Coat on my pinky. The rubber top coat definitely gave my pinky a lot of grainy texture and made the shimmer POP – it almost looks like a holographic polish!

This is #11 – just one more polish left to swatch!

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Track $tar

Believe me, I’m the FARTHEST thing from a Track Star – but Sinful Colors “Track $tar” made me feel like one.

I started with Sinful Colors Base Coat, but after three nails, it was clear that I wasn’t going to be able to beg any more out of the bottle. I threw the bottle away and finished the rest of my nails with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I painted two coats of “Track $tar” and finished with Sinful Colors Rubber Top Coat.

I am becoming obsessed with the “sneaker-like texture” of the new “Sporty Brights” Collection. I expect this Spring to be extra neon.

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Cele-Bert

We are drawing near to the end of the Sesame Street 50th Anniversary polishes with the 10 polish – China Glaze “Cele-Bert”.

“Cele-Bert” is a green-leaning gold glitter polish, which I’m assuming is named for the unibrowed muppet. It is far more green in the bottle than on the nail. It’s a full coverage glitter, and not too sharp either.

This is two coats of “Cele-Bert” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I actually like it mattified with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat (ring and pinky) than glossy with Glisten & Glow Top Coat (Thumb, index and middle).

Two more to go…