It’s time for me to start posting the Polish Pickup goodies for May! I have 5 total shades to share, and like last month they are all so gorgeous they get their own posts! First up I have Alter Ego Nail Enamel Venus!
I’m going to go over this again for those joining us this month:
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.
The first set of polishes will be available from May 5th until May 8th, and at the end of this post I will have the list of May makers so you can see what to expect.
Manna’s Mani’s is the “Polish Pickup May Swatcher of the Month” so you can head to her blog for a majority of the polishes available for May!
May’s theme is Science!
Here is Alter Ego’s inspiration photo:
Cynthia of Alter Ego selected “copper” and here is her reasoning:
Scientifically speaking, copper is a metal alloy that falls under materials science. It is one of the few metallics that is not gray or silver; freshly mined it is orangish-reddish and acquires a more pronounced reddish tarnish when first exposed to the air. Now that we have that textbook definition out of the way, here is the real meaning of copper :) Copper is one of the Seven Noble Metals of the Ancients and it is ruled by Venus! Venus is the goddess of love, beauty, art, balance, harmony and peace. Copper combines easily with other metals and transfers warmth and electricity. When yous create your amulets and cast your spells use copper to promote love, sensuality, positive relationships of all kinds, negotiations and above all, peace.
Let’s take a look at Venus!
Alter Ego Nail Enamel Venus
Alter Ego Nail Enamel Venus is a full coverage copper microglitter polish. I used 3 thin coats for full coverage and a glossy top coat to smooth it out.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Shop Dates for April: May 5th through May 8th
Makers Involved in the May Shop:
77 Nail Lacquer
Anchor & Heart
My Indie Polish
Night Owl Lacquer
Sassy Pants Polish
Turtle Tootsie Polishes
I think that’s all of them, there might be some missing, and I’ll add them as we go.
I do have 5 of the shades to share with you. Along with Alter Ego, I’ll also be showing you BLUSH Lacquers, Chirality Polish, Contrary Polish and Ellagee!
What do you think about this shade by Alter Ego Nail Enamel? What are your thoughts on Polish Pickup? Will you be shopping?