Tag: Glisten & Glow


The Owls are Not What They Seem


Since yesterday was “Twin Peaks Day” – February 24, 1989 was the day that Special Agent Dale Cooper arrived in Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer – I decided to use Hare Polish “The Owls are Not What They Seem”.

It kinda reminds me of an owl, but more than anything, it looks like my granite countertops. The countertops are not what they seem. There should be a green version of this polish called “Green Formica Table”?

I used Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat and “HK Girl” for the top coat. The “HK Girl” shrank! Ugh. On the bright side, it’s a fairly uniform shrunken edge.



Embers Only


Can my son pick a nail polish, or what?

He really just wanted to go to the grocery store to get free samples, but I stopped at Walgreen’s first. I forced him to hold the basket as I filled it with nail polish. As I was checking out the “Bloomblast” display, he handed me Sinful Colors “Embers Only”. Where in the world did he find it? It wasn’t on the new displays, but I’d never noticed it in the regular display. It’s a reddish/pinkish/red jelly with shimmer, micro-glitter and iridescent hex. Why in the world did my husband say this polish is plain? It’s shiny on it’s own, but I used “HK Girl” to give it a glasslike finish.

I need to lay off the Sinful Colors Base Coat – I woke up with a few severe edge chips this morning. I’m thinking I need something stickier?


Sexist Nail Polish


Why can’t this polish be called “Be a Millionaire”? Nope, it’s China Glaze “Marry a Millionaire”, from this month’s ipsy bag.

At least half the nail polish on the planet have ridiculous names that have no relationship to the actual color. But it’s the sexist ones that irritate me for some reason. No, not the sexist ones…it’s the golddiggery ones. (Both China Glaze AND Essie have a polish called “Trophy Wife”, if that tells you anything.)

End rant…besides the stupid name, “Marry a Millionaire” is amazing. It’s got fine purple and silver glitter, with green bar glitter – it’s a different color, depending on the angle of light. I got full coverage in just 2 coats, even though it has a clear base.

Even with Sinful Colors Base Coat and “HK Girl” for the top coat, it chipped horribly quickly. I think it was my fault though – the bar glitter hung off the edges, and I get rubbing it and picking at it to make it smooth. I had to take it off already. On the bright side, it actually came off really easily – no chainsaw needed.


Ch Ch Ch, Ah Ah Ah


I was gonna do another Valentine’s Mani, but then I was like naw – it’s Friday the 13th!

After Sinful Colors Base Coat, I started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors “Tokyo Pearl”. I used my nifty chinese dotting tools to make little hockey masks. The black is Zoya “Willa” and the red is Sinful Colors “No Text Red”. I should have used a different red, like Zoya “Sooki”, because the Sinful Colors was too thin. I topped it with Glisten & Glow “HK Girl”. They turned out a heck of a lot better than my Freddy Krueger Nails!

How about those dia de los Muertes Converse? They’re my favorite shoes right now…

On a side note, when I finished my nails last night, I grabbed my socks to show my husband while he was brushing his teeth…he nearly choked to death – because he laughed at me. Apparently, matching fingernails and socks was too much for him to handle.


So Cute I Could Puke


My nails are so cute…they make me wanna puke. Look at those hearts – gross!

After Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat, I used two different polishes – Julep “Lindy” on my thumb and ring finger and Julep “Carol”. I thought you would be able to tell the difference between “Lindy” and “Carol” – “Lindy” has shimmery flakies and “Carol” is a sheer jelly – but they look almost exactly the same when topped with Julep “Hartleigh”.

Julep got it right with “Hartleigh”. I had no problem getting the hearts on my nails – the bottle was packed! I got eat least two hearts on each nail and three on a few of them. It also wasn’t all goopy like “America”.

I topped with “HK Girl” to give those hearts extra security. Those suckers aren’t coming off unless I use sandpaper.

At least this Valentine’s Day is preceded by a Friday the 13th…I have that to look forward to.


The Knockouts of the Double R


Another outstanding polish from Hare Polish  called “The Knockouts of the Double R”. This Twin Peaks inspired polish was created to match Norma and Shelly’s uniforms at the Double R Diner.

I started with Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat and then two coats of “Double R”. I then got to try out my new Glisten & Glow “HK Girl” Top Coat! For the last few months, I have been seeing this top coat over and over again on Instagram. I would see hands rocking the same polishes I had, but they looked so much better. Almost invariably, they would be using “HK Girl” – so I finally ordered it. It’s $6.99 + $2.50 shipping, so not too terribly pricey. I’m going to try it out for a while before giving a full review, but so far – I love it!