I have another Polish Pickup to share! I wanted to spread these out a bit more, but we’re down to the wire – so I did another close behind. Next up we have Alter Ego Nail Enamel Greta Gremlin!
If you went to Polish Con, you might have gotten the chance to meet Cynthia from Alter Ego Nail Enamel. She is easily one of the sweetest and most pure hearted people I’ve ever met. If you see her at a future Polish Con or Indie Shop be sure to stop by and give her a hug!
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.
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 October 6th at 11am EST through October 9th 11:59pm EST.
The October theme is ‘Monsters & Mythical Creatures’
Here is the Alter Ego Nail Enamel inspiration photo!
Cynthia did some reading up on this movie, and the characters were brightened up for the big screen – but in reality the colors were very muted. So she went with the more muted version for her polish.
Alter Ego Nail Enamel Greta Gremlin
Alter Ego Nail Enamel Greta Gremlin is a mustard yellowish green crelly base packed with gold, green and red microglitters. It’s a very interesting combo but somehow it just works together. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Alter Ego Nail Enamel Greta Gremlin Purchasing Information
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Shop Dates: October 6th at 11am EST through October 9th 11:59pm EST
I have a total of 10 polishes to share this month, and only 2 remaining to share!
To see more swatches for October – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!