Glisten & Glow – Winter 2016 Collection S&R

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Howdy y’all! This is going to be a very busy week swatching, blogging, and posting on Instagram! I will also be doing a lot with the kids! Wednesday is Bella’s last softball game, she is so sad about it. If she had her way she would play all year round. Haha Daniel has like 2 weeks left which is about 4 or 5 games, so we will still be busy with that. It gets dark here so much earlier so it’s hard to get in practices. Life has just been crazy lately, more so than usual. Haha. That’s why I love that I can come here and talk to you guys! You all rock and I appreciate you reading my blog xoxo! Any who let’s talk polish. Jill from Glisten & Glow sent me her 6 piece Winter 2016 Collection to swatch and review. These were sent free of charge for my honest review. Ok now that all those formalities are out the way, let’s get to the fun part. So this collection has 6 cremes. The colors are PERFECT for winter. Ugh I can’t even pick a favorite. Cremes are my weakness and each color is just gorgeous! Let me show you with some swatches!

Mittens & Mountaineering is a milk chocolate-brown. It really reminds me of a Hershey’s chocolate bar! It’s perfect for winter! This polish had a great formula. Evened out on its own and dried glossy! This could have easily been a one coater if I had done a little bit more of a thicker coat. But alas, I am a creature of habit and did 2 thin coats and top coat. This polish gradients beautifully too!

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Here it is matte….my current matte top coat is acting weird so sorry for any white spots.

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Long Johns & Luge is a caramel tan…do you see the trend. Apparently I want candy. Haha I can’t help it! This one does lean a little orange though. I did 2 coats and top coat. And as you can see it watermarbles! This one had a great smooth formula as well. And it dried glossy.

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I really like this one matte. I’m usually not a fan of colors that are close to my skin tone but I am really diggin’ this one! Ugh that watermarble…just love it!

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Coats & Curling is a true army green! ( a candy didn’t come to mind with this one! Haha) I love this shade of green. I feel it goes really well with my skin tone and it’s just so versatile! Formula is spot on and I had no pooling. Spreads in water perfectly! I usually take forever to watermarble but because these babies played nice, it seriously took me no time at all! I did 2 coats and top coat.

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Matte..this is just plain sexy matte. lmao

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Scarves & Snowboarding is gorgeous! Ugh this is the perfect deep wintery dark blue with undertones of green and grey. I get weak in the knees with all shades likes this and this baby is just perfect.This has such a rich creamy formula. Definitely a one coater but I did 2 thin ones and the first thin coat was pretty opaque! It is had to pick favorites but this is definitely in my top six. lmfao

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You can see more of the grey undertones with the matte top coat.

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Hats & Hockey reminds me of grape kool aid! It’s a lighter plum color with grey undertones. It is truly a beautiful color! This one also has a great formula and applied perfectly in 2 thins coats. I tried a new watermarble technique for this swatch and I don’t think I like it much. These polishes worked perfectly though. This was definitely user error. Haha Maybe I will try again in the future. Anyways I love these colors together!

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It definitely looks more like a purplish grey with a matte top coat!

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Flannels & Figure Skating is a very pretty dark pink almost fuchsia. This is the last in the 6 piece collection. I just LOVE this pink. I am crazy about pinks and teals. They will get my money every damn time. As with the other 5 polishes this one had a great formula and was completely opaque in 2 thin coats.

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I really like how this watermarble looks with a matte top coat.

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So there you have it. All 6 cremes from the Winter 2016 Collection by Glisten & Glow. These release on November 10th at 9pm EST. I know I mentioned that these watermarble and do amazing gradients but they also stamp! Just to let you know, I did use Wedding Gown White as a base for watermarble and gradient! I also used #HKGirltopcoat on all glossy swatches! Jill was a pleasure to work with and her polishes are perfect! I suggest you mark your calendars! As I said previously I don’t really have a favorite. They are all gorgeous and the formula was pretty consistent through out the whole collection. I am almost positive these could be one coaters with just a little but thicker coats! I like how these cremes aren’t watery and cause pooling and they aren’t thick neither! These get 5 out 0f 5 stars for sure! I will post some nail art at the bottom of this post! As always make sure to follow and like Glisten & Glow on all social media accounts to stay up to date with release, sneak peeks, and sales!

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Here is some stamping that I did. As you can see they stamp better over lighter colors but some of these would have looked great matte! I still love them all!

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From the Hands of an Angel

Disclaimer: The only product sent for review was the Illuminating Face Oil. I bought everything else. I was not paid to make an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Heeeeey you guys! I feel like it’s been forever! Life was umm trying this week so I had no time to post! But I do have a few post to do this week so keep a look out! Today I am going to share with you a few products from an awesome indie! From the Hands of an Angel, which is cute because the maker’s name is Angel! This post is waaaaay over due! So onto the products I will be reviewing. Illuminating Face Oil, GUARDian Angel, Cuticle Butter, Cuticle Oil, and S.M.A.S.H. I have been using most of these products for about a year now except the Illuminating Face Oil, I have had that for I think 3 or 4 months now. I hope you enjoy!

Let’s start with the Illumination Face Oil. This was sent to me a few months back to review. And though I have been using, I have forgotten several times to post about it! Again, LIFE! Any who, I really liked this product. I have used it in liquid foundation on my beauty blender, in my gel eyeliner when I felt it was a little to dry, and by itself. It doesn’t feel heavy on your face. Very light. I really like how it worked with my gel eyeliner. A tiny drop did wonders! I was able to make my wing with no issues! It mixed well with foundation too. I have also noticed my face is softer! Can I bathe in this? Lmao It does not make my skin appear oily neither, my skin absorbs it really well. But everyone’s skin IS different so results may vary! Angel did great when making this! Now I received a cute small dropper but below you will see the bottle she choose to go with. The bottle I received had leaking issues and she did not want that to happen to customers so she got new bottles and they hold more product! You can find this awesome product here.

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Next up is GUARDian Angel-Latex Barrier. I love this stuff. When I first started nail art I used the cheap stuff on Amazon. I can’t remember exactly how I found this product but I have never looked back! It comes in a round nail polish bottle and the brush picks up the latex really well. I never have an issue with applying around my nails. Serious so much easier clean up after watermarble, stamping and gradients. I do apply 2 coats or a really thick 1 coat. Takes a little less than 2 minutes to dry which is fine because I am doing things as it dries. Most of the time it peels off in one easy pull but there are times were I have applied the latex to thin in the area i start peeling and it doesn’t but that’s my fault. lmao Angel has a variety of colors to choose from. I personally have had grey, pink, teal and purple. I just found out she now offers a glitter option! Gah I need to get one ASAP! You can find there here. Pictured below is how the latex protected around my nails from a gradient and stamping. The last picture shows what it looked like after peeling but before clean up! All three came off easily!


So Angel has the acetone additive. She had S.M.A.S.H. which stands for Super Moisturizing and Super Hydrating which is a nail polish remover. Acetone already mixed with her awesome additive formula. Or there is S.M.A.S.H. Jr. which is the additive you add yourself. I will say these are amazing I have had both. I do recommend putting a little less into a bottle of acetone than recommended because these are very potent and work really well. I do add a little more acetone to the regular S.M.A.S.H. as well. Polish melts away with this remover. I can’t believe they leave my fingers so moisturized! You can find S.M.A.S.H. here and S.M.A.S.H. Jr here.  Angel does have an option for Acetone or Non-Acetone.


Onto Cuticle Butter & Cuticle Oil! This shit is amazeballs! It’s so light and fluffy! I usually use this when I am about to do dishes because it takes it longer to absorb into my skin/cuticle area. I wear medical gloves whenever I am forced to watch dishes so I kill two birds with one stone. Haha Once soaked up my fingers don’t feel oily. They look so hydrated without look oily too! I sometimes do this with her cuticle oil. For this review I did not use the cuticle oil because I am out but like I said, I have been using these products for about a year. Her cuticle oil soaks up pretty quickly and she has a TON of different scents for both the Cuticle Butter and Cuticle Oil. She also offers bundles! Mango is my JAM…man it smalls amazing! I use both of these products frequently. I keep a cuticle oil pen and jar of butter in my purse at all times! These are must haves! Angel has her store so reasonably priced you can’t go wrong with at least trying them! You can find Cuticle Butter here and Cuticle Oil here. You can find her bundles here.

Pictured below is when I applied the cuticle butter and then about 30 minutes later after it was all soaked up and its the final product! <3


Well loves that’s all for now. I love From the Hands of an Angel’s products. I have yet to have a bad experience. If something is incorrect she goes above and beyond to fix it! Angel is a very sweet and caring person. And her products are top-notch. Check out her store now and grab a few things! Angel was kind enough to give me a discount code for my readers. So if you use it please say thank you at check out! The Code is: KILLAKAY20 It’s good in both shops and gives you 20% off.        .

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I hope you enjoyed this review!