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Hello lovely readers! Today we have some new monthly mysteries from Glisten & Glow, a new topcoat and latex barrier. If you’re a fan of her Mountain Dew Mocktail from June’s Polish Pickup, you’re going to love these!

Each polish is shown with the new Glitter Grabber Topcoat and a matte or glossy topcoat, respectively. The Glitter Grabber is like a foundation type of topcoat that you can apply over thirsty glitters or flakes. After it dries down you can then finish off with any topcoat of your choice. In this post I’m using Glisten and Glow matte and glossy topcoats.

July 2020: a bright blue crelly with added black and black holo glitters in various shapes and sizes. $10

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is crelly like, but leans a bit more on the jelly side. It builds up easily on the nail and the base color is so flattering. In all polishes in this post please note I applied the Glitter Grabber, followed by Glisten and Glow’s quick dry glossy topcoat. For the matte swatches, I applied the matte topcoat over the glossy look.

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August 2020: a medium teal crelly with added black and black holo glitters in various shapes and sizes. $10

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is similar to July. I want to note that the glitters in these polishes are on the heavier side, so I found that when I shook the bottles very well before applying I had excellent glitter payoff.

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September 2020: a medium grass green crelly with added black and black holo glitters in various shapes and sizes. $10

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Again, the formula is very similar to the previous two in terms of smooth, juicy jelly/crelly like formula.

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October 2020: a medium orange polish with added black and black holo glitters in various shapes and sizes. $10

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. At the risk for repeating myself, this also has a very similar formula to the others. Depending on your nail length and application preference, 2-3 coats will be perfect for all.

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Glitter Grabber: a topcoat that aids in creating a smoother surface for your top coat or matte topcoat all while ‘grabbing’ the extra texture. To use, allow your glitter of flakie polish to dry down then apply a layer of Glitter Grabber. Allow to dry (a few minute) then apply your topcoat of choice. $7.50

So I wanted to really test Glitter Grabber on a super glittery texture. I went in with a gradient using July and September over a white base. Sponging on glitters really makes them pack on to the nail and this mani was quite thirsty after I sponged. I went in with the Glitter Grabber and finished with the Glossy Topcoat and everything was super smoothed out! Highly recommend if you’re a glitter fan like myself.

After messing around with the glossy topcoat and Glitter Grabber combo, I found that using both made my nails so stinking glossy that my camera had a tough time focusing in for these swatches. It really helps to make them shine like crazy too.

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CTRL+ALT+DEL Latex Barrier: a latex barrier that dries down in 60 seconds, is unscented and now in a bold baby blue color. $6.99

This is a new shade for latex barrier to the shop. I can’t recommend latex barriers enough if you’re into nail art. I prefer colored barriers for cuticle protection as they really help me know where I’m peeling off. I highly judge latex barriers by their fibrous thickness and this is thicker so it peels easily and picks up thick layers of sponged polish very well.

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The mystery polishes will release July 4th at 7pm EST. Be sure to check out my swatch video to see all of these in action!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤