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Now are you ready for some glow in the dark goodness that Serum No 5 is well known for? Good because you are in for a treat!

Serum No 5 is releasing her SS15 Part 1 collection on May 1st (just a couple more days!) and there are 7 shades that make up this collection.  6 are glow in the dark which are softer shades in daylight but have an intense glow when it gets dark, while 1 is a softer shade that ties into almost a wedding theme (along with a few more older shades I’ll be sharing with you tomorrow!)

Budding Light

Budding Light

Budding Light is the only top coat in the collection.  This is a mix of micro green and turquoise flakes in a glow in the dark base.  This glows green in the dark.  You’ll see the glow in the dark shade below and with just 1 coat there is a faint glow, but the bottle kind of overtook the photo, but if you look at my nails, you can see they are glowing a bit.

The bottle definitely wanted the spotlight though.

Budding Light glow

Budding Light macro

Guiding Light

Guiding Light

Guiding Light is a sheer white shimmery polish that glows light blue/white in the dark.  I am in love with the glow on this one.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Guiding Light glow

Guiding Light macro



Highlight is a sheer beige with shimmer glow in the dark.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos and as you can see, there is still VNL.  This is a lovely neutral though.  It glows aqua in the dark.

Highlight glow

Highlight macro



Moonlight is a sheer light grey with shimmer that glows green in the dark.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Moonlight glow

Moonlight macro



Starlight is a sheer shimmery baby pink that glows purple in the dark.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Starlight glow

Starlight macro



Twilight is a sheer bluish grey with blue and silver shimmer that glows blue in the dark.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Twilight glow

Twilight macro

Something Blue

Something Blue

Something Blue is a pale sheer grey blue crelly base with blue micro glitters and white small hex glitters.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

This shade does not glow in the dark and actually ties in with various shades from past SS collections that have a wedding like theme.

Something Blue macro


All 7 shades were lovely to work with if you are okay with sheerer polishes.  They were created with a softer look in mind and I used very thin coats when I paint, but they will have more opacity if you are a little more heavy handed than I was in application.  All of them look VERY sheer on first coat but they do build up nicely.  The glow on all of them is really nice and I like that they all pretty much have a different glow color!

Where To Buy:  Serum No 5 Website | International Stockists

Release Date: May 1st, 2015

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Serum No 5 has also released some Cut It Out Nail Vinyls which I will be showing you in an upcoming post!

Are you a fan of glow in the dark shades?  What about shades with a softer look such as these? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.


  1. I’ve never heard of this brand until now, but WOW. These are seriously cool polishes!! I love Budding Light!

  2. Ooohhhh were has this brand been all my life. I have never heard or seen it before. But WOW, I need some. Scratch that ALL of these in my life. Great swatches like always too!

  3. Twilight and Something Blue! Yasssss! Your swatches. They are what mine want to be when they grow up. :D

  4. Cindy Ingalls Reply

    Not familiar with this brand, but these polishes look interesting.

  5. I love the idea of glow in the dark polish. Not sure I would actually wear it, but I do like the idea of it!

  6. I want all those bottles so they glow from my shelves at night and I can fall asleep looking at them! Love the glow-in-the-dark nails!

    • No blacklights are used for my photos… it’s when the lights are completely off for glow in the dark.

  7. these are really awesome. Highlight is pretty :D I love polishes that do fun things, I’m adding this to my list

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