Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SERUM NO. 5: Pink Peonies, Barely There, Call It a 'Treuse, Girl's Gotta Eat & Poppy Fields

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Serum No. 5 (L->R) Pink Peonies, Barely There, Call It a 'Treuse,
Girl's Gotta Eat and Poppy Fields



Today I have the last bit of the Serum No. 5 polishes I was sent for review. I think I saved the best for last! If you missed my other swatches, you can check here. After the jump I have swatch and review of 5 polishes :]

Some macro eye candy:



Now let's get down to biznits:

Serum No. 5 Pink Peonies
Serum No. 5 Pink Peonies
Serum No. 5 Pink Peonies
Serum No. 5 Pink Peonies
Yikes, skin was lookin' rough in that swatch. My apologies. Pink Peonies is a light pink creme base with large light pink hex, medium darker pink hex, small red hex, and gold flakies. How do you look at that and NOT think of flowers? Don't answer that lol

Anyhow, I did 3 coats of Pink Peonies and no undies. I thought it was going to be more sheer, but it builds up pretty well to allow the layering look to shine through. It had a good application, good dry time and a good amount of glitter coverage. No complaints!


Serum No. 5 Barely There over Julep Teresa
Serum No. 5 Barely There over Julep Teresa
Serum No. 5 Barely There over Julep Teresa
Serum No. 5 Barely There over Julep Teresa
This is truly lives up to it's name. Barely There is a very sheer nude polish with different sizes of silver glitter. It's subtle but still shimmery at the same time. I enjoyed this polish a lot more than I thought I would. Perfect moment when you need one of those palate cleansing manis, but you want a little somethin' somethin', too!

I did 2 coats over Julep Teresa, only because visible nail line makes me twitch haha.... I wasn't planning to layer it over a nude creme, but after 2 coats alone I wasn't a fan of how it looked on my nails. The formula was good, good amount of glitter and a good dry time. No complains, again!


Serum No. 5 Call It a 'Treuse over Julep Fiona
Serum No. 5 Call It a 'Treuse over Julep Fiona
Serum No. 5 Call It a 'Treuse over Julep Fiona
Serum No. 5 Call It a 'Treuse over Julep Fiona
And here's my favorite out of all I had the honor of reviewing. Call It a 'Treuse is a chartreuse base with green and chartreuse micro glitter mixed with fuchsia hex of different sizes. What a fun mix of color, these kinds of polishes are always my favorite :]

I did 2 coats of Call It a 'Treuse over Julep Fiona, a chartreuse creme. It had great application, glitter coverage and dry time. As awesome as this polish would look built up, I think it's a little too much on the sheer side and does better with a nice pair of undies!


Serum No. 5 Girl's Gotta Eat over Sinful Colors Beau Khaki
Serum No. 5 Girl's Gotta Eat over Sinful Colors Beau Khaki
Serum No. 5 Girl's Gotta Eat over Sinful Colors Beau Khaki
Serum No. 5 Girl's Gotta Eat over Sinful Colors Beau Khaki
Another one of my favorites! Here is Girl's Gotta Eat, a polish packed with gold micro flakies and shimmer, gold hex and silver hex. To be totally honest here, in the bottle I was like "oh, pish posh, another gold topper". No, no, no my friends! This was something much more than just that. Girl's Gotta Eat is truly a gorgeous and glittery polish that shines from every angle, and even more when it catches the light!

I did 2 coats of Girls Gotta Eat over Sinful Colors Beau Khaki.  Application was again - smooth, good coverage of glitter and a good dry time. I really want to try this over a darker polish, I bet it looks amazing!

Serum No. 5 Poppy Fields
Serum No. 5 Poppy Fields
Serum No. 5 Poppy Fields
Serum No. 5 Poppy Fields
A red jelly! And my favorite Vera Bradley print hahaha. Poppy Fields is a buildable red jelly filled with red hex, black hex and gold circles. Yeah yeah yeah, curling. I know someone's going to mention it. This is true reflective curled glitter, you can see in my side shot that all the glitters lay flat.

I did 3 coats of Poppy Fields on it's own, no undies. It has a great smooth application and glitter coverage. Like any jelly, mind the dry time and your patience will be rewarded. While I do enjoy the look of this polish layered up, I think next time a red base with 2 coats would be more my style.

POLISH INFORMATION Brand: Serum No. 5
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Price: $12 full sized (16.7ml), $7 mini (9 ml)
Where to Find: Serum No. 5 Store, Etsy, Mei Mei’s Signatures

Well, I'm outie!

These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

6 comments:

  1. Poppy Fields looks like something I'd eat off my nails. So sweet.

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  2. Your favorite is my favorite! They are all gorgeous though :)

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  3. Great polishes! Really love the red jelly! It's stunning :)

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  4. Wow... I love Poppy Fields and Call It a 'Treuse

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  5. All of these are so gorgeous. My The red is my favorite!

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