December 5, 2013

Serum No 5 Holiday '13 Collection Swatches + Giveaway

Hi guys! Today I have the new Serum No. 5 Holiday Collection to share with you, I also have a giveaway at the end of the post for this collection so make sure you go enter it! This collection is full of fun glitters, shimmers and of course, a couple gorgeous glow in the dark polishes. Check out all the swatches after the jump!

Final Countdown is a dark grey/black base with various sizes of multicolored glitter, this also glows a gorgeous blue/purple in the dark. I know this is supposed to be a New Years polish but all I can think of is that Final Countdown song...not even gonna lie...I hummed it while applying and photographing this polish haha! The formula was good, it was a bit sheer at first but the coverage was good in 2 coats. This did dry a bit matte, I used top coat for the photos below and it did not affect the glow.


Lighting: Shade

y u so hard to photograph in the dark, Final Countdown.

Friendly Tiffs is a light blue with a blue speckle like shimmer. I love this shimmer in this polish, it's different than most shimmers and it looks like the polish is speckled! It doesn't translate very well in photos but it's great in person! The formula was great, it was super opaque and breeze to apply. I had no issues with it being streaky at all! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Lighting: Shade

Gild Free is a creamy off white base with gold glitter throughout. I always like polishes like this, this they subdued enough to be good if you work in an office that won't allow you to wear crazy polish but they are still really fun at the same time. The formula was good, it was a touch patchy on the first coat but perfect with the second coat. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Lighting: Shade

Girl's Gotta Eat is gold and platinum glitter along with gold shimmer in a clear base. This is a great glitter topper, the shimmer is what drew me in...this will look good over so many different base colors! The formula was good, I used 2 coats over LCN Rita for the photos below.

Lighting: Shade

Holly Dazed is multicolored glitter bomb. There are tons of colors in here, red, green, gold and more!  The formula was good, it wasn't thick and the glitter payoff was great. I used 1 coat over Scofflaw Wraith Pinned To The Mist for the photos below.

Lighting: Shade

Luxe So Good is a metallic silver holo. The holo in this is on the strong side but it's hard to photographic because of the metallic base of the polish. The formula was fantastic, it was a good consistency and super opaque. This could easily be a 1 coater if you're careful with application. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Snow In Love is a white base with blue glitter that glows bright blue in the dark. This is my favorite polish of the collection, it's gorgeous in the sun and shade plus it's fantastic in the dark! The formula was good, it was a little streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Lighting: Shade

Girl's BFF is silver and silver  holographic hex glitter and shimmer in a clear base. The formula was good, it wasn't thick and the coverage with the glitter/shimmer is great. I used 1 coat over Scofflaw Dingoes Ate My Baby for the photos below.

Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade
Serum No. 5 polishes can be found at, they are also available at etailers including Ninja Polish, Overall Beauty, Femme Fatale, Harlow & Co, Norway Nails, Mei Mei's Signatures and Rainbow Connection.

Alright now for the giveaway! While I was at Love, Preview last month I bought an extra set of this collection to give away to you guys yay! This is open internationally, please see the rules below and enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!

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  1. Amazing collection and swatches! Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway too :)

  2. These are all so beautiful and festive! My favorite one is Final Countdown! (And yes, I did think of the song, too!)

  3. Sweet! What an awesome giveaway! All are pretty swatches but boy, Snow In Love had me at cute name and blue glitter <3 <3

  4. the giveaways is amazing ))

    and finally International :)

    i absolutely loved Luxe So Good and Snow In Love !))

  5. Love the glow in the darks


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