GLISTEN & GLOW All Dressed Up collection : Swatches, Review and NAIL ART!

Hi there, my darlings!! You know, I hardly ever get the chance to really sit down and do nail art--art of any kind has never come easily to me! I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler! So, I never used to consider myself creative or artistic by any means until I started dabbling in nail art with. It came as a surprise when I started enjoying it and more so, when you guys started liking it! Go figure, right? Since then, I've collected quite a stash of polishes, tools and accessories just for nail art and still am always looking for more. Today's post highlight a couple of polishes that have proven perfect for nail art and totally inspired me to create a couple of looks--Glisten & Glow's All Dressed Up collection!

Little Black Dress is a jet black crème. Although I used 2 thin coats in the swatches below because I knew I was going to attempt some art and wanted to make sure I was prepared, if you tend to paint a little thicker, you could totally get away with one coat! This black dries to a really shiny, glossy finish but again, knowing I'd be creating something, I topped it with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. One of the most perfect black crèmes I have EVER encountered!

Wedding Gown White is a bright, crisp, clean white crème. ALMOST a one coater, the swatches below show 2 easy coats, topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. White crèmes can be giant pains in the butt, often streaky, patchy or just plain unmanageable. But, trust me when I say, you NEED to try this one! The formula is absolutely divine!

Now, for my favorite part...the nail art!


I wanted to go for something that reminded me of the soft cotton sarees that women favor in India during the summers so the mandala image seemed perfect. The base is a gradient of Wedding Gown White and Little Black Dress, stamped with a gradient of Little Black Dress and Wedding Gown White. Yup, you read that right! THESE BABIES STAMP! And stamp quite well! I also used a clear jelly stamper I picked up from AliExpress (which I FINALLY got the hang of!). So, this look was a win for me personally on many levels!


The base is Wedding Gown White and I made splatter decals using Splatter stencils from Whats Up Nails and Glisten & Glow's entire Experience the Islands collection. These stencils are unbelievably easy to use and I got such amazingly crisp, clean decals. More about them in a post to follow soon! One of my favorite looks of all times, I love the bright pops of color over the pristine white!


By far, the easiest nail art look I created, this was done in 30 minutes from start to finish! The base is Little Black Dress and I used designs from Dress Your Face's limited edition collaboration with SnapTats which I had picked up ages ago. You can use these pretty much how you would on your skin--cut to size, remove the clear plastic, place the design side down flat against your nails, wet the back and lift up the protective paper. Voilà! I added a few dots using Lynnderella Working on my Tan and topped with 1 thin coat of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat. Easy peasy mani for a night out!

Mattefied with OPI Matte Finish topcoat:

So there you have it, my darlings! Glisten & Glow's All Dressed Up collection is currently available on her site HERE--each full-size, 15 mL bottle will be priced at $7.50. You can snag the duo for $14.50 plus shipping or if you want to buy both the Experience the Islands collection and the duo, you can pick them up for $45 plus shipping.

If you want to know more about Glisten & Glow's line of products (HINT HINT : don't forget to stock up on HK Girl topcoat!), you can find her on the social media sites below :


Which of these nail art looks do you like best? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****


  1. I seriously can't even pick a favorite mani. They're all fabulous!

  2. Your nail art is incredible! I'm in awe! Both the black & white base shades are so creamy and glossy even on their own

  3. Love that last black and gold manicure! Stunning!!

  4. I love the Splatter mani. That looks like so much fun. I also liked the matte version of the black design, there's something elegant about using it with the matte top coat.

  5. Very cute! And I can't draw a straight line with a ruler always comes out crooked haha!

  6. These polishes look great and I love your nail art!

  7. I love the temporary tattoo nail art... so fun. I think that black & gold is definitely perfect to hold nail art... gorgeous shades with the right amount of body.


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