Friday, June 21, 2013

SERUM NO. 5: Sunset Flare, Eternal Sunshine & Burning Orchid

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Serum No. 5 (L->R) Sunset Flare, Eternal Sunshine
& Burning Orchid

I mentioned I had a 2nd part to my last Serum No.5 post! Well that's what I have for you today :] Some interesting polishes with flashes of color that glow in the dark! I'd like to thank Victoria for being ultra patient with me and this review <3 Review/swatches after the jump!

I didn't take macros of these polishes in the bottle, it's better to show them off on the nail!


Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare
Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare
Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare
Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare
Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare - direct sunlight
Serum No. 5 Sunset Flare - glow in the dark

Sunset Flare is a redish polish with flashes of orange, which also glows in the dark! The color flash is a lot more obvious in person, I struggled to capture it in pictures. It reminds me of a less metallic, toned down version of Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Lava. In the dark, this one has a green glow.

 I did 3 coats of Sunset Flare. It was a little on the sheer side, so I think next time I will pair with some undies. Application was smooth with no issues and it dried in good time.

Serum No.5 Eternal Sunshine
Serum No.5 Eternal Sunshine
Serum No.5 Eternal Sunshine
Serum No.5 Eternal Sunshine
Serum No.5 Eternal Sunshine - direct sunlight
Serum No.5 Eternal Sunshine - glow in the dark

I think today I realized while watermarking, gold colors like this just do not look that awesome on me haha especially when my skin is throwing a fit. Eternal Sunshine is a shimmery golden yellow and at some points you can see a green flash, it's pretty subtle though and I couldn't get an accurate shot of it :[ This also glows green in the dark!

This was 3 coats of Eternal Sunshine. Again, I think I'd layer this over some undies if I was to wear it again, it's just a little too sheer for my taste. However, no issues with appreciation and a good dry time was found :]

Serum No. 5 Burning Orchid
Serum No. 5 Burning Orchid
Serum No. 5 Burning Orchid
Serum No. 5 Burning Orchid
Serum No. 5 Burning Orchid - direct sunlight
Serum No. 5 Burning Orchid - glow in the dark

My skin was really startin' to be pissed at me after this polish - sorry guys! Anyways, Burning Orchid is a sheer, white polish with orchid color sparks in it. IT GLOWS IN THE DARK BLUE!!! It reminds me of x-rays hahah (what? idk.)

I did 3 coats of Burning Orchid. I think this one benefits the most from being layered, probably over a white. The dry time was a little slower than the others, so I'd wait in between coats a little bit more. The application was smooth and no issues. Really like how the glow in the dark shows my uneven polishing? lmao damn. SUCH a tattletale!

If you missed the last post, here's the link again!

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

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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.

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