Tag: Glisten & Glow

 
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Hella Clean

Why do I keep buying these ugly-ass nail polishes?

I thought “Skurt Skurt” looked like cat puke…but Sinful Colors “Hella Clean” looks like the cat ate a MAGA flag and puked it up. Why is the glitter in a vaguely skin colored base? And why add the black and white itty-bitty glitter that looks like salt and pepper? I have no answers.

This is two coats of “Hella Clean” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under both Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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PEEPS Fruit Punch

I’ve never encountered fruit punch flavored PEEPS…thank GAWD. I hate fruit punch, especially Hawaiian Punch. I have a story about Hawaiian Punch…but on the off chance my high school drama teacher ever reads this (hi, Mrs. Hale), I’ll refrain from sharing the story HERE…

I don’t even like fruit punch colored things…like this nail polish, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “PEEPS Fruit Punch”. It’s just a touch too orange for me. I’ve gotten over my fear of orange nail polish, but rorange is still hard for me. I’ll pray on it.

This is two coats of “PEEPS Fruit Punch”, over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Sugar Cloud

Sometimes I rip off the clearance sticker – sometimes I don’t. This time, I did not – so I will forever be reminded that I only paid $1 at HEB for Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer “Sugar Cloud”. Can you believe I bought it 8 years ago?

“Sugar Cloud” is a muted aqua, with a brilliant gold shimmer. The gold shimmer is not quite evident in my crappy phone picture, but it’s there.

This is two coats of “Sugar Cloud” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.

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Was It All Just a Dream?

…no really, that’s the name of the polish.

This is OPI “Was It All Just a Dream?”, from their 2018 Grease Collection. I am OBSESSED with the color aqua right now – my living room, my blankets, even my favorite cup…all aqua. This aqua crème polish is a perfect match!

Even though the polish is kind of old and separating in the bottle, it went on my nails just fine. The first coat was streaky, but a second coat fixed it right up. This is two coats of “Was It All Just a Dream?” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Blueberry Milk, NOW with Snowflakes!

Remember “Blueberry Milk”? My work trip got rescheduled after that freak ice storm, so I redid the nails I had planned on, with a small added touch…snowflakes!

This is two coats of Nailtopia “Blueberry Milk”, over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I did sandwich in a coat of Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber over the Julep Snowflakes and under the top coat. What did I for before Glitter Grabber? Oh yeah, I just peeled the decals off when they started to lift.

As much as I pay attention to my nails, I know it’s not something that most folks pay attention to, ESPECIALLY not in a male-dominated industry like Telecomm. Imagine my surprise, when one of the Outside Plant guys noticed my snowflakes! I will take that single compliment TO MY GRAVE.

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Climaxxx

Such a naughty name for an innocent looking polish.

Sinful Colors “Climaxxx” is a plastic-y, Barbie pink. The first coat was slightly streaky, but the second coat evened out well.

This is two coats of “Climaxxx” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Smoky Palo Santo

Who doesn’t want their fingers to smell like burning wood?

This is Sinful Colors “Smoky Palo Santo” from the Essenchills Collection. The scent is very, very faint – but they did smell like exotic burning Palo Santo for about 24 hours.

This is two coats of “Smoky Palo Santo” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Without a top coat, the polish started chipping rather quickly, which was a disappointment.

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Blueberry Milk

Blueberry Milk sounds…DISGUSTANG!

Even so, I absolutely LOVE this nail polish – Nailtopia “Blueberry Milk”. I was supposed to go on a work trip a few weeks ago and this was the color I chose – it matches the streaks in my hair – but it was canceled due to inclement weather in North Texas. But guess what, bitches? My trip was rescheduled for this week and I am painting my nails tonight. You’ll be seeing “Blueberry Milk” again soon…

This is two coats of “Blueberry Milk” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Winter Rose

Ew. This nail polish is almost the exact color of my skin.

I am not at all against nude nail polish…for other people. It’s too boring for me.

I got Plum Color Affair Nail Polish in “Winter Rose” in January’s ipsy bag. The name of the polish was no where to be found on the bottle OR the box it came in, so I initially assumed the name of the color was “Be Good”, because that’s what it said on the top of the box. Oops. Ipsy’s website told me it’s really named “Winter Rose.”

This is two coats of “Winter Rose” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Hypnotic Frenzy Skittles

Mini Sets are a natural choice for Skittle Manicures…so I grabbed the Julep Hypnotic Frenzy Set and got to work. It is a 6 polish set and it was SO HARD to give one the boot. Sorry “Brita”, you did not make the cut.

I kept it simple and did two coats of each polish over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. The three glitter polishes got a coat of Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber for good luck.

Going from thumb to pinky, I used Bombshell “Kirra” – Icy purple multidimensional glitter; Boho Glam “Maryann” – Lilac mauve shimmer; Boho Glam “Agatha” – Gilded bronze multidimensional glitter; Bombshell “O’Neill” – Sleek copper chrome; and It Girl “Vinsy” – Blooming pink multidimensional glitter. I don’t know that I got the order exactly right, but I really likes how this one turned out.