Serum No. 5 First Colors

Before I begin, Happy Canada Day to our friends up north!

To continue on with our red, white and blue series in honor of Independence Day, I’m going to add a indie polish to the mix. I placed an order for a couple of Serum No. 5’s glitter polishes. The first of the two is this one, First Colors. This polish first made its debut last year. I have seen swatches of this beauty for some time now and have been waiting for it to come back in stock. Once I saw that it was going to restocked, I placed my order! Serum No. 5 is one of my favorite indie brands, so I’m happy to add more to my small collection.

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First Colors isn’t your normal red, white and blue glitter. In this opaque milky white base are metallic red, blue & holographic yellow gold hex glitters of various small sizes. Application was effortless, the glitter is densely packed so there was no need for fishing. I used three coats for my swatches, but I could have gotten away with just two. I wanted max glitter coverage, so I added the third coat. Due to the abundance of glitter, I would advise a generous layer (or two) of top coat to smooth those glitter bumps down.

I am in love with the way this looks. I always have a weak spot of glitter polishes with milky white bases. They always look so fresh and cheery. The name First Colors works perfectly because of the red, blue and yellow mix; the primary colors waltz in a white base. If you’re looking for a red, white and blue polish that isn’t just those colors, this is a good candidate.

First Colors- 3 coats, no top coat
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First Colors- 3 coats, w/top coat
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I wouldn’t mind wearing this all year because the red, white and blue don’t hold center stage. I feel that whenever I wear those types of polishes, it’s a little too loud for me. It’s like saying “I’m American and I want you ALL to know!” I am all for being patriotic, but I don’t want others to think I’m being arrogant.

If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, First Colors is a good start. I would recommend this to anyone! Serum No. 5 is most known for their amazing glow in the dark polishes. Each purchase goes toward a charitable donation, thus, “Beauty with Heart.” Here’s a link straight to their website. There’s more Serum No. 5 coming! I will be reviewing another polish from the brand tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peek:

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Have you seen the other polishes part of my red, white and blue series? If you haven’t, check them all out here! Come back tomorrow for a look at the second Serum No. 5 polish I purchased from this order!

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