Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Glisten & Glow Review

I'm always on the look out for the next great item to add to my nail care arsenal. Recently I had noticed a lot of people on Instagram taking nail pictures using a new top coat, Glisten & Glow HK Girl. I heard from a lot of people that it was amazing in terms of drying time without tip pull or shrinkage, and Leslie from work/play/polish was recently interviewed in Nail It! magazine saying that it was her "can't live without" top coat. I just had to try some for myself. The owner of Glisten & Glow, Jill, sent me a package of her goodies to try and I was not disappointed.

I got to test out their topcoat, HK Girl, and base coat, Stuck on Blu! I have been absolutely loving the topcoat, it dries super fast on me. It self-levels like a great top coat should, is very shiny and I haven't had one instance of shrinkage. It also wears very well on me, lasting a week or longer with no chips, which is amazing. I don't change my nail color as often as I used to so that's been nice. I would say it's my new favorite top coat!

The base coat might be also to credit for the excellent wear time I've been experiencing as I've been using Stuck on Blu! for all my recent manis as well. I've never really had a problem with my nails being stained with regular polish wear but if you're concerned about that you should try this as it claims to help prevent it. It's also sticky to help the polish adhere better, how I prefer my bases to be.

Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat and Stuck on Blu

Jill also slipped in some cuticle balm and a roller ball stick of cuticle oil, both in the scent Summer Sorbet. They are awesome, if you know me you know that I need all the help with my problem cuticles as I can get. The roller ball is super convenient and I love the smell. I feel like the balm absorbs in my skin quickly so I don't have to deal with any type of greasiness.
Glisten & Glow cuticle oil and nail & cuticle balm

The top coat and base coat is $6.95 per bottle or you can buy them as a duo for $13.50. The cuticle oil roller ball is $10.50 and the balm is $8.50 each. You should definitely check out these products and all the other awesome stuff in the Glisten & Glow store. They also do customizable bath products, everything from soap to scrub to shampoo. Are you interested in trying a new top coat? Try HK Girl! I bet you'll be impressed.

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Product samples were provided for consideration.

18 comments :

  1. I am buying the topcoat but now I might throw the base coat in, maybe it'll help me with my Chanel wear time. Love the polishes but I get 2 days-max- without chipping. *sigh*

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    1. yeah you should! although, chanels have never lasted more than two days on me, ever :P

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  2. I really need to try using a base coat because my nails do tend to get stained -_- but both of these polishes sound amazing (:

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    1. i would definitely recommend using a base coat, if you decide to try it i hope it helps you with the staining :)

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  3. Thanks to your review, I just bought the base & top coat set. I've had readers recommend it to me before but haven't pulled the trigger. Thanks enabler! ;)

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    1. yes! i love enabling :) hope you like them as much as i do!

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  4. HK Girl is my go-to top coat. I adore it! :D I need to try out the Stuck on Blu base coat though. :)

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    1. awesome! glad you found a good one :)

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  5. Right now I don't need any top coat, but when I do, I might give these a try! I've heard some great things about it.

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  6. I've been using these too and while I've been impressed with the wear time and shine of the topcoat, I've found the base coat thick and almost gluey. Was yours like that? I'm wondering if I got a bad bottle.

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    1. hmm, I'd definitely contact the owner because my base is thin and my bottle is still super full despite me using it so much.

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  7. Thanks Kellie!! Thanks for your honest review and extensive testing! :)

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  8. Jess, You can add a few drop of any nail polish thinner to the base coat and roll between your hands.

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  9. Woot! Thanks Kellie! I'm such a fan of your blog! The Nail It! thing is a bit surreal. I'm glad you gave HK Girl a try. I love the product AND Jill! :)

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    1. aw that's awesome Leslie, the feeling is totally mutual :D congrats on your feature in the mag!

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  10. Esa marca no se vende en España, y a mi me llama mucho la atención!!

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