Friday, November 1, 2013

Serum No. 5 FW13 Part 2: Glitter

Disclosure

This is the second installment of the Fall/Winter collex from Serum No. 5, for Part 1 click here.  Samba-dy to Love reminds me of that Jim Carrey movie The Cable Guy, and very few nail polishes remind me of movies, since I'm not much of a movie buff.  Anyway, this one is a gorgeous red glittery mix, that I'm sure can be worn alone, but I liked it better layered.  The pics probably don't do it justice, it is really gorgeous in real life.  It's going to be perfect for X-mas.  Rise and Grind is a repromote, I've swatched before here.  I think the formula and color haven't changed, I couldn't tell any differences.  The color is a subtle brown and the shimmer is gold and sparkly.  Best Witches was meant to be for Halloween, I assume.  It is really something else, this is a wonderful mix of grays and pinks, the pink glitters are a really unique shade.  Second Spring is pretty self explanatory, it looks like a bouquet of flowers.  It was a lovely glittery mix on a beige shimmery base.  However, both Best Witches and Second Spring required 2 coats of topcoat, they are very gritty and dry very fast and are almost like a textured nail polish.  In fact, I suggest to add a coat of basecoat or topcoat in between the two coats of nail polish, because these are both packed 'thirsty' glitters.  I honestly liked all of these equally, If I were going to get a couple I would just get the set with all four "mini" bottles instead, because they are a decent size and each come with their box.

Where to order: http://serumno5.com/ (US only) and
http://www.etsy.com/Shop/SerumNo5 (US and International)






Layering Order:
2 coats Nicole by OPI Challenge Red-y
1 coat Serum No. 5 Samba-dy to Love
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Serum No. 5 Rise and Grind
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Serum No. 5 Best Witches
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
2 coats Serum No. 5 Second Spring
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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