Serum No. 5 Holiday 2013 Collection Review
December 14, 2013
Provided For Review
Well it’s official folks! I am done with this semester and oh man does it feel amazing! If you didn’t already know I am going for my Bachelors degree in Science with a premed concentration so school can be pretty tiring at times. Now I get to sit inside all weekend and do whatever I like which mostly consists of doing my nails and watching Netflix. YAY! That feels so good to type! It’s been snowing all day and I am just loving it. Okay enough good feelings lest get to bussiness.
Today I have a wonderful Holiday collection from Victroia of Serum No. 5 along with some nail art here and there. Heres a roundup of all the lovely colors. This post is quite full of photos so be warned!
Friendly Tiffs is a light blue cream with blue speckles throughout. The blue speckles shimmer oh so suddlely and the cream base was quite perfect when applying the two coats I used for my manicure below without topcoat I may add.
Recently got some chevron nail cut outs from Nail Vinyls as I have had no success with scissors and wow did they work ever do good. I feel like a pro! I used another Serum No. 5 shade from this collection Luxe So Good which paired perfectly with this lovely light cream.
Girls Gotta Eat has gold and silver glitter in medium and small hexes with golden shimmer in a clear base. Here I used two coats over top of Rescue Beauty ‘Mismas’ as I find purple and gold to be a great combo. This is a nice mix of golden shimmer that would look amazing over any color.
Girl’s BFF has silver medium and small hex glitter with silver shimmer in a clear base. Some of the silver glitters in this beaut are holographic and that always melts my heart. I used two coats over top of Tillie Polishes ‘Enchanted’ with topcoat. In the spirit of winter I added some holo snowflake glitters.
The snowflakes are from Tatiana of Lumina Lacquer which come with her current holiday polishes that have snowflakes in them. Just check out the colors these snowflakes give off, WOW!
Luxe So Good is a linear silver holographic shade. This is the cream of the crop when it comes to holos. One coat with a strong holographic finish even with topcoat. Thankfully we had a sunny day so I was able to sort of capture the effect this polish gives off.
Went ahead a did a little festive water marble over top of Luxe So Good using Square Hue’s Fifth Avenue and OPI’s Nail Envy. Can you say candy cane from holo land?! OH YES!
And then I added some green dots using OPI Green-wich Village. Not sure which I like bette, help me decide!
Final Countdown is a black jelly with multicolored microglitter as well as small silver hex glitter. This showed opacity in three coats but I layered it over black and added topcoat. This polish also GLOWS blue but unfortunately I could not for the life of me get a good photo, but do know that it glows!
Gild Free has gold circle, hex and microglitter in a crelly like white base. I used three thin coats for opacity and added topcoat. This wasn’t too thick after three layers and dried pretty nicely. Very elegant and not only great for the holidays but also also nice for any formal gathering.
Snow In Love is a white crelly with light and dark blue hex, circle and microglitter. Two coats with no topcoat for the photo below, so smooth for a crelly. I love the name and finish of this shade and it GLOW a bright blue in the dark! See that little photo in the corner (you don’t want to see the full size its way too blurry) that is this beaut glowing nice and bright. GITD polishes are just so magical and this one does not disappoint.
Added some stamped snowflakes using Winstonia plate W120 and Polish My Life’s ‘My Violet’. Also added some tiny golden snowflakes that Serum No. 5 has in their shop! Very cute for the winter time. I contemplated posting this but I have had worse stamping experiences and I feel like I am progressing and want to share that with you all.
Holly Dazed is a mix of red, green and gold micro and hex glitters in a clear base. Can’t get much Christmasier then this glitter topper over a nice white shade. Accented it with a water marble using LaCC ‘1945’ and Rescue Beauty ‘Become One’. Loving the classic look of this manicure for the Holidays.
This is a great Holiday collection as each is unique in its own way and all apply and look amazing! Serum No. 5 is currently having a great sale on mini shades including most of these so grab yours before the holidays at their shop HERE. Also check out Serum No. 5 on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!
I had so much fun swatching these Holiday shades and I have much more to come! <3 Thanks for reading!