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Hello lovelies,


In my New Year's Blogging Resolutions I've set myself to feature more nail care products hence today's post. I've been given the opportunity to review some Glisten & Glow products including the praised HK Girl top coat. Let's have a look at the goodies:

Review: Glisten & Glow Nail Care Products


Nail & Cuticle Balm in Warm Apple Pie - Warm Apple is very subtle and not overpowering scent which I like very much. The balm feels really nice and smooth but it's quite solid. When I have cold hands I literally can't use it because it won't melt. I'm actually putting the balm on as I'm writing this bit. I warmed up my hands and the balm melts nicely. It feels pleasant but not oily at all. It nicely nourishes the cuticles and I massage it into my fingers up to knuckles as well. I will always prefer any product that I don't have to stick my fingers into but I do enjoy using this balm very much.


Each tin contains .50 oz (approx. 14 grams) and there's a list of ingredients on the label in case you want to know them.

Review: Glisten & Glow Nail Care Products



Glis-tics Cuticle Oil in Sangria White Peach - the first thing I've noticed was the yummy peach scent and the roller ball applicator. This is the first nail oil I've ever owned with this type of packaging but I got used to it. You can't use it to moisturise your cuticles after painting your nails but otherwise it is easy and fast to use and you won't put too much of the oil like with pipette or a brush.


Each Glis-tics Cuticle Oil contains .37 oz which I think is approx. 11 ml. I would have loved to see a list of ingredients somewhere. The oil feels nice and nourishes well and I'll be using it up for sure.

Review: Glisten & Glow Nail Care Products

Glisten & Glow Body Lotion in Bamboo and Green Tea - the body lotion feels very light and absorbs very fast. It isn't heavy and oily which is probably why I didn't find it as nourishing as some body butters. It seems moisturising enough though. I must admit I wasn't testing it for a very long time because I'm not a fan of this scent. Ii like green tea but I think the bamboo completely overpowered it.

Review: Glisten & Glow Nail Care Products


HK Girl Top Coat - I was very curious about this product because everybody raves about it. By now, when I'm writing this review I'm almost out because it is really good top coat and I've been using it for almost every recent manicure (they're just starting to be publishes, I'm majorly behind). I've been always raving about Seche Vite and I still love it but there are some major advantages with using HK Girl Top Coat. I didn't have any shrinkage of polish and it doesn't get so thick and gloopy like Seche Vite.



Stuck On Blu! Base Coat - Where to start with this one...It has quite strong funky smell which I don't like but if I won't paint my nails right in front of my face like usually I can deal with that. The formula is water and fast-drying which is good. On the other hand it doesn't have ridge-filling properties that I need (I don't buff my nails as it's not good for them). It reminds me of OPI Natural Nail base coat that I used to use for years and I use this topcoat under glitter nail polish that won't show the faint ridges in my nails.


It doesn't say on the bottle how much product you get but it is pretty much the same size bottle as Seche Vite which is 14ml (.5 fl oz).

Review: Glisten & Glow Nail Care Products


So just to sum up, I'm definitely loving the HK Girl topcoat and Glis-tics Cuticle Oil and I would be happy to recommend it. The Nail & Cuticle Balm is good when my hands are actually warm and I like that I can use it before taking pictures without having shiny and oily fingers. I'm not too crazy about the Stuck On Blu! Base Coat mainly because of the smell and because it doesn't help to cover my nail ridges. Otherwise it's a nice base coat.


If you'd like to try any of the Glisten & Glow products, they are available at their official store and at the following e-shops:


UK - EU approved formula
Norway - EU approved formula



Have a lovely day!

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,


I think it's time for me to finally share my views on Bliss Kiss Pure Cuticle & Nail Oil. A while ago I got one nail oil pen as a sample from lovely Ana who is the person behind Bliss Kiss brand and I was hooked! I purchased two full sets and I have been using them since (approx. four months now and still haven't used up even a quarter). Little goes a long way, you don't need nails covered in thick layer of oil.


The nail oil comes in different packaging - you can purchase nail oil pens, bottle with a brush and refill bottle of oil. I went for sets of nail oil pen and bottle with a brush because sometimes I like to put more generous amount of oil and massage it into my fingers before I go to sleep. I can still use the oil from the bottle to refill the pens.


It comes in scented and unscented version and usually there are numerous scents you can choose from depending on seasonal collections. I have Crisp which is yummy, not too sweet scent.

Review: Bliss Kiss Pure Cuticle & Nail Oil


And now for the oil itself - I have read numerous testimonials and blogger reviews and have seen before & after pirctures before trying the oil for the first time. They all sounded and looked great so my expectations were high. My opinion? The oil works great and it's currently my favourite oil together with the SpaRitual Cuti-Cocktail. I use them both regularly and change between them.


The Bliss Kiss oil contains a jojoba wax ester, Grape seed oil, Olive oil, Vitamin E & A and Tea tree oil. Thanks to the high content of jojoba it has anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial qualities. It's all very good stuff for nails and it seems to be working great for nourishing the nails and making them nicely flexible so they don't break easily. Moreover, my cuticles have never been better and I seem to have less hangnails too. I haven't had a break in the whole 4 months of using the oil until the other day and it was certainly my stupidity :D


Ana has done an extensive research and has written numerous helpful articles about healthy nails, how to take care of them, the science behind her successful nail oil and much more. I've learnt many things especially when nails break easily and how oil can prevent it. Ana has also developed the 3-Day Initial Hydration Treatment that will get your nails in shape in 3 days using just this oil :) All the information and articles are available at Bliss Kiss website.


So to sum up, it's a great product and I can honestly recommend it to anyone. I wouldn't if it wouldn't help me get strong, healthy nails and hydrated cuticles.


Bliss Kiss oil is available at Bliss Kiss website (worldwide) or on Amazon (US only).


Feel free to ask me questions and have a good day!




*The first pen provided for review, the other proucts purchased by me. Post includes affiliate link