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Manicure Monday: Glisten & Glow

I rarely stray from my traditional brands of polish, mostly Essie. If I do, it's with other well known brands like Smith & Cult or Ciate.

Another fun fact is that I will always support, be curious, and buy products made by my favorite Youtube vloggers. There has been Colourpop shadows from Kathleen Lights, Champagne Pop from Jaclyn Hill, and now finally a nail polish collab from Nicole of Young, Wild, and Polished.

Nicole talks about "indie" nail polish brands a lot, one of her favorites is Glisten & Glow. She has raved about their H&K Girl topcoat and the formulas of all their polishes. I've never bothered to try them out, but then last week she released the news that she was coming out with a collaboration with the brand.

It didn't take me very long to log onto the Glisten & Glow website and place an order. I ordered two shades from the collection: Dukeberry & Frosty Camel. I also grabbed the HK Girl top coat because I needed to know what all the hype is about.

I added a bit of glitter with a Deborah Lippman glitter topcoat
Well, let me just say that I could not be more thrilled with these polishes. I've only tried Dukeberry and the top coat because I received these right before New Years Eve and I wanted a darker color. However, I'm sure next week I'll do another post on Frosty Camel.

Dukeberry is a unique shade; it's a dark plum/brown color that has the most incredibly cream finish I've ever seen. The quality is definitely better than an Essie polish. It applied like a dream and two coats were more than enough to get the incredibly opaque finish.

The formula is smooth and buttery, I have never used a polish like this.

The HK Girl top coat was even better. It's a thick texture but not goopy or hard to work with. It actually applied very smoothly. It definitely helped keep the shine in my nails and dried super quickly.

It's safe to say that Glisten & Glow gets an A+ in my book and I'll probably purchase one or two more of these polishes soon!

What is your favorite underrated nail polish brand?