Tag: Glisten & Glow

 
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Buena Fortuna

Oh, Fortuna…I cannot think of anything else but “O Fortuna” with this nail polish.

Pacifica Plant Magic “Buena Fortuna” is an amazing, shimmery gold/copper duochrome. I couldn’t pick up the hints of green in the pics – I tried.

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

To me, this is more of a pineapple polish than “Colada Mama” – what do you think?

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Candy Apple

There’s nothing like Xmas in July!

Sinful Colors “Candy Apple” is a glittery red jelly topper from a few Xmases ago. The jelly is red and the big glitter is red, but there’s also gold microglitter shimmer. It’s really pretty.

This is two coats of “Candy Apple” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat…except for the ring finger, which of course got the matte treatment with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.

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Colada Mama

Sinful Colors “Colada Mama” is part of the newest Saweetie Collaboration – “Vacation Vibes”. I’ve only found a few of these in the wild (HEB)…but I keep on looking.

A Pina Colada is certainly NOT baby poop orangey brown like this nail polish. Pineapples aren’t really this color – inside or out? Maybe part of the skin? “Colada Mama” would make a great UT polish though.

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

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Nails on Fleek

Do the kids still say “on fleek”?

No?

Then why is this nail polish called Nailtopia “Nails on Fleek”?

Sigh. I am fine with being deeply uncool, because this sheer turquoise shimmer is BEAUTIFUL. As with most sheer polishes, the polish shrank from the edges quite a bit, giving the illusion of a week-old manicure on the very next day. Other than that, this polish is fantastic.

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

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Mushy Gushy Mango

I may or may not have posted recently that I hate “mango anything.” That may not be exactly true, because I DO like this nail polish!

This is Sinful Colors “Mushy Gushy Mango” from their newest collaboration with Saweetie. (I have no idea who Saweetie is – I had to google her.) I threw it into my cart after noticing it during an HEB run.

Although it’s a rather sheer polish, I got nearly full coverage in two coats. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Mushy Gushy Mango” may replace “Hang Ten, Brah” as my favorite mango/queso polish!

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Green Goddess with Fairy Dust

So. Pacifica has launched a line of “16 Free” Plant Magic nail polishes. What was the previous high? Sundays and their 10 Free polish, I think?

Pacifica has really upped their game. Previously just 7 Free, the new 16 Free Plant Magic line boasts products free of animals, toluene, formaldehyde resin, camphor, formaldehyde, acetone, xylene, phthalates (including DBP), triphenyl phosphate (TPP), parabens, ethyl tosylamide, bisphenol A (BPA), sulfates, e-series glycol ethers, benzophenone 1, 2, nonylphenol ethoxylate. OH, and did I mention that they also have 16 Free Bio Glitter?!?!?!

After Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat, I treated all of my nails to two coats of Pacifica Plant Magic in “Green Goddess”. Not content to enjoy the green shimmer, I jazzed up my ring finger with a coat of Pacifica Bio Glitter “Fairy Dust”. I finished all my nails with a healthy coat of Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I was really impressed by the staying power of these polishes – well done, Pacifica!

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Body Talk

Context Skin Lacquer “Body Talk” came in last month’s ipsy bag. At first glance, I thought that the polish was a light mauve…but it’s a nude! It’s a cool-toned nude, but a nude nonetheless. Do I need bifocals???

This is two coats of “Body Talk” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I did get a few bubbles in the top coat – I think it’s time to stop refilling this bottle and open a new one – it’s getting too thick and drying too quickly.

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Sheer-treuse

Instead of a simple swatch of Sinful Colors “Sheer-treuse”, I decided to have a little fun with a simple pond mani…

Yeah, my nails DO look like a moldy old pond. I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and used Sinful Colors “Snow Me White” with a dotting tool for the dots. Like my previous Tulle Temptations swatches, I did one coat/layer of dots on my index finger, two coats/layers of dots on my middle finger and three coats/layers of dots on the rest of my fingers. I finished with Sinful Colors Demi Matte Top Coat, EXCEPT for my pinky. My pinky is special and got topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I wish I had a little froggie nail sticker to go on these nails!

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Giving Me Beach Vibes…

Sinful Colors “Beach Vibes” is giving me beach vibes…

“Beach Vibes” is supposed to smell like “Ocean Breeze”, but it’s the least scented so far of the whole Essenchills Collection. I did not smell ANYTHING but wet nail polish!

This is two coats of the navy blue “Beach Vibes” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. This polish lasted very well without a top coat – over 7 days with only minor edge wear.

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Guilty Pleasure

How long ago did I buy this polish? Where did it even come from?

Oh yeah, this is one of my Dollar Tree finds from last year! You cannot beat 2/$1.

Sinful Colors SinfulShine “Guilty Pleasure” is a rose gold shimmer. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. This is such a dense polish, I could’ve gotten away with just one coat.

Whereas my previous polish – “Burnished Bronze” – was like an old penny at the bottom of your purse, “Guilty Pleasure” is a shiny new penny, straight from the mint. I cannot get enough of these coppery neutrals!