Serum No 5 Empowered Collection

by Lisa Heath
Serum No 5 Empowered Collection

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I have quite the little collection to share with you today! Serum No 5 is back and she’s back with a bang. If you are familiar with the brand, she’s mostly known for her glow in the dark polishes. Not just the typical green glow in the dark either! She has an assortment of glowy shades. Not only is the Serum No 5 Empowered Collection a glow in the dark set… they are also thermal! So you get a day and night surprise with these shades.

Serum No 5 took a little time away to  reflect, recharge and revamp, and I’m happy to see her back in action.

This collection did test me a bit. When she asked if I had time, of course I said yes, and I loved the idea of glow in the dark, thermal polishes. However, I didn’t anticipate it hitting high 90’s to mid 100’s as soon as I received them. Have you tried to photograph a thermal in high temps? It’s not easy. Even equipped with my cup of ice water – my nails would transition back to the “warm” state before I could snag a photo. Plus, since they are glow in the dark shades, it needed to be night for me to photograph (we have literally zero dark areas to take a decent picture in this house!) I kept at it though and finally got them! Today it was mid 80’s so I was able to get these puppies done.

Now… let’s take a look at this 4 piece collection with an empowering theme for women!

Yes, She Can is a milky white crelly filled with bubblegum pink flakes when warm to a carnation pink when cold, and it glows a pink! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade does actually get to a milky white when warm, however… this was the final shade I did and I had submerged my hand in ice water so many times at this point… it wouldn’t transition to warm on it’s own. I used heat from the kitchen to transition it and it started to go back to pink before I couldn’t photograph, so you’ll see  the pale pink.

First we’ll look at it warm, then cool, then glow in the dark.

Shattered Glass Ceilings is a silvery blue-green holo with micro silver and multichrome flakes when warm and shifts to a cornflower blue when cold, plus it glows a bluish-green in the dark. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Nevertheless, She Persisted is a silvery lavender holographic with a purple duochrome shimmer when warm and it shifts to a silvery lilac when cold, and it glows a peachy orange in the dark! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Finally we have Pantsuit Nation! This is a pastel yellow with gold and copper holo microglitters when warm and it shifts to a dusty sage green when cold, and it glows a vibrant green in the dark! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Serum No 5 Empowered Collection Overview

I am so happy to see Serum No 5 still coming out with colors, and wow was this an interesting collection! I personally love thermals to begin with , but to also include a glow in the dark aspect? Incredible! We also have the various effects within each polish from shimmer to holo to microflakes… so each shade has a few different draws to it.

My personal favorites from these 4 are Shattered Glass Ceilings and Nevertheless, She Persisted – but you can’t go wrong with any (or all!) of them!

These shades just released on Friday, so they are available now to snag!

Price: $13.00 Each

Where To Buy: Serum No 5 Website

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So what do you think of these thermal glow in the dark shades from Serum No 5? Will you be grabbing any?

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Polished Hippy June 25, 2017 - 12:29 am

I love how complex these are! They are a bit on the pricey side, but I will consider them. One other thing I’ve found to work with getting thermals to transition in warmer conditions is to hold onto one of those synthetic ice packs for a while. I have really warm hands and that helps get them to the temperature where I can show the cold state then they transition into the warm in a bit.

Lisa Heath June 25, 2017 - 12:32 am

I tried that and still a no go. I also used gel cooling pads we have… nothing. They just didn’t want to play in 100 degree heat


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