Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hi everyone! Today I have Serum No. 5 Love Lacquer on the blog! First off, can I just say how much I love that name? I'm also lovin' the labels on these. Very simplistic and classy. High-five, Serum No. 5! Now let's check these babies out!

"All of Serum No. 5 lacquers are made with high quality pigments, micas, and glittery sparkling goodness. She takes the extra time to make each polish unique and special by hand mixing each in small batches, meaning that there may be some separation and slight variances between batches. This makes every lacquer is unique and special. Every lacquer is 3-free and do not contain toulene, formaldehyde or dibutyl phthalate.

Every month, a charitable donation will be made in an amount equal to 20% of the profits of all lacquers sold." - Serum No. 5 

How sweet is that!? This girl rocks!

Pink Lantern, Stormy Weather, Rise and Grind and Girl's Gotta Eat
 First up is Stormy Weather - a grey holographic (!!) base with micro white glitter, purple glitter, navy hexes and silver lightening bars.

This is two very smooth coats of Stormy Weather over China Glaze Platinum Silver. No fishing for glitter here!

I think I need a fullsize. How gorgeous is this? That holographic base is amazing!

Macro nail shot!

Next up is Pink Lantern - a bubblegum pink neon that GLOWS. IN. THE. DARK! 

Naturally, my camera laughs at neons so the picture doesn't show how super neon this is. Boo, camera!

I tried taking pictures in a darker setting to get the color to come out and play.

This is two coats of Pink Lantern over Andrea's Choice Reverso.

And a nighttime picture! How cool is that? I've never had a glow-in-the-dark polish before!

Girls Gotta Eat is a clear base filled with micro gold shimmer, gold prisms and platinum glitter.

I think I'm in love. I'm such a sucker for glittery gold polish.

This is two coats over China Glaze Kahlari Kiss!

BAM! In yo face macro nail shot!

And last, but certainly not least is Rise and Grind - micro gold and brass glitter, copper hexes and milky white squares in a busy espresso world. (I love her description!) She also notes that the large copper glitter does have some reflective curling but that they lay flat.

I do see the reflective curling in the pictures, but to be honest, I didn't notice it in person on my nail.

Two coats over China Glaze Fois Gras.

Macro nail shot! Again, the glitter looks like it's curling hardcore, but I can promise it was not noticeable on the nail. I think this is just a super weird angle.

Overall, I'm a huge fan of Serum No. 5! I love that she has a mix of glow-in-the-dark colors to glitter bomb top coats and everything in the middle. I can predict Serum No. 5 being one of those Etsy shops that sells out in five minutes! I had no problems fishing for glitter and all four polishes had great formulas.

Serum No. 5 - $12 for fullsize, $5 for mini. Pink Lantern will be released October 1st!

* Products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for an honest review!