*provided for review
Good morning!!!! I have 2 gorgeous fall themed polishes from Serum No. 5 to show you all today!!! I actually have quite a handful of amazingness from this brand but good things come to those who wait ;-)
Serum No. 5 is a new brand to me but one I've always had my eye on! I've heard excellent things about her polish, especially her glow-in-the-dark creations.
The 2 polishes I have for you today are from Part 1 of her FW2014 collection. This is a 2-part collection, 7 of which were released earlier this month with the second half releasing tomorrow October 1st.
Right off the bat, I'm super impressed with the packaging!! Each bottle comes individually in it's own box and just the presentation of it all is so classy!! I love it when brands go the extra mile. You know right then that you are getting a great product!!
The first polish I have is the mesmeric and autumnal "Leaves You Breathless" This is a gorgeous glitter topper full of red, gold, bronze, green, orange, brown, yellow, and tan hues in different arrays floating around in a clear base. This one is amazing and totally makes me want to go out and rake leaves. Okay, maybe not BUT I will sit here and stare at those crisp glitters!!
Formula for this one was utter perfection, it was glitter dense but not thick.. I didn't need to fish for glitters and it was so dense that I only needed one swipe on my nails to get the coverage that I wanted. I like my glitters beautiful and effortless and this one is both. The glitters are a tad hungry so I applied one coat of Gelous followed by Pretty & Polished Swift Sparkle top coat.
Shown is one coat over Barielle My Tan Blazer.
Sleepy Holo is a superb, slightly linear charcoal gray holographic "creme". The name alone makes it awesome. I've always had a fascination with the whole Sleepy Hollow story and LOVE the tv series.
Now I say "creme" because formula-wise, it is more opaque than most holos. One coat was a taaad patchy but the second coat basically applied itself and we were good to go. I love how effortless the application of Sleepy Holo was. Formula was thin but thick enough to be a charm to control, does that make sense? Call it a happy medium of sorts :-) I couldn't wait to get my hands out in the sun to really see this at work because I could tell by the bottle that the results were going to be incredible!!
Shown is 2 coats followed by Pretty & Polished Swift Sparkle top coat.
I'm so pleased with my first experience with this brand!! Both polishes are distractingly beautiful. I'm seriously worried about driving while wearing Sleepy Holo, haha! These polishes along with the others are available from her website here and she also has nail vinyls as well! I have some of those to show you at a later time :-) Along with polish, vinyls, and nail art accessories, there are treatments as well! Look for a Cuticle Serum review in the future ;-) Also make sure to 'like' Serum No. 5 on facebook! You can also find her polishes on Llarowe.
Leaves You Breathless retails for $12.00 and Sleepy Holo is $13. I will list below the international stockists as well
- Femme Fatale Cosmetics
- Loja Sos Esmaltolatras
- Harlow & Co.
- Hypnotic Polish
- Norway Nails
- Mei Mei's Signatures
- Rainbow Connection
Do you own any polishes from Serum No. 5? I'm in love with these 2 and can't wait to try more!!