Serum No. 5: Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 Swatches & Review

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For today, I have a big bunch o’ polishes from Serum No. 5 to show you that are part of their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

“I Gleam In Pink” is a hot pink polish that glows a pretty orangey-coral in the dark.  This has a semi-textured finish, I believe due to the glow in the dark pigment.  But it actually makes it look like it could be a legit textured polish.  2 coats of top coat gives it a nice glossy finish too.  I did 2 coats without top coat.

Serum No. 5 I Gleam In Pink | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 I Gleam In Pink | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Infrared” is a hot reddish/coral polish with a hot pink glow in the dark effect.  Gorgeous color!  Like “I Gleam In Pink”, it ends up having a textured finish which I quite liked!  I did 2 coats without top coat.

Serum No. 5 Infrared | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Infrared | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Orange You Sunny” is a bright yellow/orange shade with a sunny orange-y/yellow glow in the dark effect.  This polish reminds me of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese!  Yummy!  I love it!  This one has less of texture than the first 2.  It’s slightly streaky on the first 2 coats so I did 3 coats.  I think a ridge-filling base coat would help.

Serum No. 5 Orange You Sunny | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Orange You Sunny | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Solar Power” is neon yellow with an eye-searing yellow glow in the dark effect.  This one is pretty streaky.  Which is pretty typical with yellow polishes.  I think a ridge-filling base coat would have helped with that a little bit.  I did 3 coats and there were still some bald spots.

Serum No. 5 Solar Power | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Solar Power | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Krypton-Brite” is a neon green with a bright green glow in the dark effect.  Really pretty color and the glow effect is really intense!  2 coats.

Serum No. 5 Krypton-Brite | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Krypton-Brite | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Indi-Glow” is a bright blue polish with a nice bright cyan blue glow effect.  Great formula and color.  This one had a somewhat textured finished like “I Gleam In Pink” and “Infrared” but a little more subdued.  I did 2 coats with one coat of top coat but I think one more coat of top coat could evened it out a bit more.

Serum No. 5 Indi-Glow | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Indi-Glow | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Ultra Violet” is a bright red-toned purple with blue shimmer that glows light blue.  2 coats.

Serum No. 5 Ultra Violet | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Ultra Violet | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Isle Live” has an array of tropical colored glitters in a pale yellow base that glows bright yellow!  Love the shades of glitter!  Great formula, 2 easy coats.

Serum No. 5 Isle Live | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Isle Live | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Isle Live | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“What A Blast” has blue, red, white and silver glitter in a gray tinged base.  I think the base is a little gray tinged because of the glow in the dark pigment but it would be clear enough I think that you could wear it over a colored base without to altering the base too much.  There are tons of star glitters in here of different sizes which made this polish so fun.  The glitter pickup was amazing.  Tons of glitter with each dip of the brush.  I did 3 coats by itself.

Serum No. 5 What A Blast | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 What A Blast | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 What A Blast | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Just Add Water” has white, turquoise and green glitter in a turquoise tinged base with turquoise and gold shimmer.  Pretty and sparkly!  Great formula.  2 coats over Deborah Lippmann “On The Beach”.

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Flashing Lights” has lots of silver microglitter and shimmer in a clear base that dries to a semi-matte finish.  Great formula, very sparkly and the glitter and shimmer are dense enough to be worn alone, so that’s what I did!  3 coats by itself without top coat.

Serum No. 5 Flashing Lights | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Flashing Lights | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Off Tropic” is a gilded golden metallic with gold and scattered holo shimmer.  Great formula.  3 coats.

Serum No. 5 Off Tropic | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Off Tropic | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

“Sand-tastic” has multicolored but mostly gold colored glitter in a clear base.  Some holographic and some metallic.  Perfect glitter pickup.  One coat over Zoya “Dea”.

Serum No. 5 Sand-tastic | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

Serum No. 5 Sand-tastic | Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 | Peachy Polish

These polishes will be available for pre-order on Serum No. 5’s website starting on Friday, May 23rd at 12pm PST and ending on May 25th at 3pm PST.  If you miss the pre-order, they will be available to the general public on June 20th at 12pm PST.  To find a list of shops that stock Serum No. 5 you can click here. Don’t forget to follow Serum No. 5 on their Facebook page and Instagram to keep up with shop news!

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  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah

    These are all glowing so bright ♥! Love the “textured” shades as well :).

  • http://www.goodlacknail.com Goodlacknail

    Oh wow, I’m going to add a couple to my wish list! Solar Power is definitely my favorite! :)