Saturday, July 29, 2023

Stella Chroma Glistens Like a Gem, August 2023 Polish Pickup

Press Sample

Right off the bat, I need to tell you this polish is amazing and there are too many photos and go add it to your wish list. I know an orange polish is not everyone’s favorite, but I love it and I love it especially when fun stuff is added to it. Let’s just get to the beauty! 

Glistens Like a Gem, $13.50 per 15 mL bottle, No Cap

Glistens Like A Gem is our glowy orange beauty created for PPU’s August theme, Dreamscapes. A sheer orange base allows the bright red/yellow to shine through and highlight red/orange/yellow flakies. Best coverage is at 2-3 coats. 

Glistens Like a Gem: 3 coats. This was actually opaque at two coats but I knew I would be taking some pictures and my pesky index nail is so opaque that it always shows nail line so I opted for a third thin coat. If you are not photographing your nails in direct sunlight, though, two coats is all you need.

I am a huge fan of polishes that are this orangey gold color. I do love gold nail polish and I love orange nail polish, so this is sort of an in between. I would wear this throughout the year and cannot wait to put it back on for Halloween. I love the amount of flakes and the shimmer and the holo. 

After I swatched this on four nails, I just couldn’t take it off. I had fully planned to do some thing else on my nails, but ended up doing an entire manicure with this nail polish. You definitely want to buy this one because you will be sad if you don’t.


Because I loved it so much, I had to share way too many photos. Here is the polish in direct sun, indirect sun, and shade!

I had actually planned to stamp over this but unfortunately the gold did not show up too well. And I tried three different golds. Although black and white did show up obviously, it was just too stark for what I was feeling. But I cannot wait to stamp some black pumpkins over this!

I also wanted to mention that, despite this being so sparkly and glittery, removal was super easy. I did not need to add any extra elbow grease to get it off when I removed it a few days later. 

This polish is available August 4th through August 7th in the Polish Pickup shop. Shipping starts at $4 in the US and at cost to Canada.


  1. Oh my what a beauty. I gasped when I saw it. In the last 4 years I have become obsessed with orange polish. This will be joining my collection. Thanks for sharing. 💜💜💜

    1. You will not regret getting this. It's just so beautiful that I wore it alone for almost a week. So that tells you something! I agree, yellow and oranges are colors I used to be whatever about but love now.


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