I have 2 more August 2017 Polish Pickup shades to share to complete the 7 that I received. Next up is Alter Ego Nail Enamel Elizabeth Taylor As Cleopatra.
There are 40 indie makers involved this month, so that’s a LOT of polishes to choose from.
Okay first we’re going to go through my spiel on Polish Pickup for those not familiar with it!
Before I get into this lovely shade shown above, we’re going to talk about this new Facebook group and I’m going to describe it’s concept. The group is Polish Pickup. Polish Pickup offers a fun, interactive experience that allows you to submit theme ideas, vote for your favorite theme, and selectively purchase your favorite polishes every month. It’s NOT a box though. I think when it formed that was the major misconception of it.
Now, I love polish boxes, however, some purchasers shared their frustration in only wanting 1 or 2 polishes from a box and needing to unload the polishes in the box they didn’t want. So essentially they were paying $40 and up for 1 or 2 polishes and hoping they could sell the polishes they weren’t interested in.
Polish Pickup is different. While the concept of picking themes and voting isn’t new, instead of buying the whole box, you can shop online for JUST the single polishes you want. There can be many indie makers involved with the theme, but you only have to pay for the exact polishes you wanted rather than 4-8 polishes you may not have been interested in.
You following me still?
Then every month the theme and makers change and you get a whole new set of polishes to pick and choose from. So while it has a box like feel (with the voting and themes) it doesn’t carry the box commitment.
This set of polishes will be available from August 4th at 11am until August 7th, and at the end of this post I will have the list of August makers so you can see what to expect.
The August theme is ‘Old Hollywood’
Here is the Alter Ego Nail Enamel inspiration photo!
I personally think Alter Ego Nail Enamel nailed this interpretation. Obviously it had to be a gold.
Alter Ego Nail Enamel Elizabeth Taylor As Cleopatra
Elizabeth Taylor As Cleopatra is a super sheer gold shimmer base that is packed with gold, gold holographic and matte black microglitters. I only used 2 coats for these photos, but under my intense lighting up close, I can see a couple little spots that could have done with a 3rd coat. Overall though – 2 coats can work just fine. Because it’s a microglitter, you might need 2 coats of top coats depending on how beefy your top coat is. If it’s a thicker one (I used Girly Bits Glitter Glaze) then you only need 1 coat.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Shop Dates: August 4th at 11am until August 7th
Makers Involved in the August Shop:
Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Bluebird Lacquer | BLUSH Lacquer | Bohemian Polish | Cameo Colours Lacquer | Chirality Nail Polish | Colors by Llarowe | Contrary Polish | CrowsToes Nail Color | Dainty Digits Polish | Different Dimension | Ellagee | Ellison’s Organics | Envy Lacquer | Ever After | Fair Maiden Polish | Fanchromatic Nail Polish | Jior Couture | Leesha’s Lacquer | Le Polish | Lollipop Posse Lacquer | LynBDesigns | Ms Sparkle | My Indie Polish | My Stunning Nails | Nail Hoot | Night Owl Lacquer | Northern Star Polish | Pahlish | Poetry Cowgirl | Polish ‘M | Polish My Life | Pretty Jelly | Sassy Pants Polish | 77 Nail Lacquer | Supermoon Lacquer | Supernatural Lacquer |Top Shelf Lacquer | Turtle Tootsie Polish
Whew, that’s a lot of makers. I changed the posting format so you didn’t have to scroll forever to see them all! To see more swatches for August – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!
I still have 1 more to share! Stay tuned!