Serum No. 5 has been one of those brands that’s been out for awhile and has had a really great reputation, so I was really excited to get the opportunity to review some of their products! They also make a monthly charitable donation with a portion of the profits which I think is really cool. She sent me a good bit of stuff so not to overwhelm you guys with awesomeness, I’ll be splitting the posts up. Today I’ll be showing you Sunset Flare, Day Glow and What A Blast.
I appreciate a brand that will challenge me, and when Victoria inquired about sending me some glow in the dark polish along with the rest, I told her I hadn’t had the greatest success in photographing them but I’d be up for the challenge! She gave me some great tips, so keeping reading to see if I conquered the GITD or failed spectacularly. (Hey there. I see you thinking that I probably failed. You’re supposed to have faith in me, reader!)
Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare is a duochrome glow in the dark polish that flashes red, orange and gold. I used three coats for the below photos along with Out The Door top coat. The formula was wonderful, the absolute perfect consistency and spread easily, I did not have to use my cleanup brush on even one nail, it was so easy to control! The really cool thing about this one is that it was the very first chameleon polish that is also a glow in the dark polish!
So, time for the glowing photos and the moment of truth. First attempt didn’t go so great- smudged a nail (of course) while fiddling around with setting up the tripod in my bathroom. Didn’t charge the glow long enough + took too long messing around with the manual settings so was disappointed by the first few photos I took. Realizing that the glow amount could be a factor, I ran back and charged it up for another couple minutes before trying again and yay! Maybe not the world’s best glow in the dark photos but miles better than any I’ve ever taken! LEVELED UP!
Serum No. 5 Day Glow is a lemon yellow glow in the dark polish. I used three coats for the below photos along with Out The Door top coat. The formula was great for a yellow- yellows are notoriously patchy and streaky, but this was one of the easiest ones I’ve ever used! It was still a tiny bit streaky by the last coat but not very noticeable in person- you could use four coats to even it out entirely. The glow on this one is AMAZING. It was even glowing in low light, crazy!
Serum No. 5 What A Blast is a glow in the dark glitter topper full of red, white, blue and star glitters. I used one over OPI Alpine Snow for the below photos along with Out The Door top coat. The formula was amazing-so glitter dense but spread easily. I didn’t have to fish for any of the stars but I did place a few where I wanted them. This polish is perfect for patriotic holidays but also one of the first red, white & blue polishes that I like enough to wear when it’s not a holiday, too! I really, really liked this one!
Overall, a really fun set of polishes and a great first impression of this brand. I definitely recommend them! Be sure to check back by for more swatches of this awesome brand soon! Have you tried out any of polishes from Serum No. 5 yet? Which of these is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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