Press Samples of the August 2018 Indie Pickup
Musicals

Good morning! I’m up bright and early (for me) and I have the launch month at Indie Pickup to share with you! This was a little hectic for me since it was the first month, but overall – I think it’s going to be fun! Here is the August 2018 Indie Pickup with a theme of Musicals (yup, just like Polish Pickup!)

I am the Blogger of the Month this month for Indie Pickup, but there are more items that will be in shop. It’s the first month and after Polish Pickup ended, not every maker had time to get their item to me (first launch.. it happens) but the items I did get were a nice variety.

Okay, so what’s Indie Pickup? If you are familiar with Polish Pickup, then you know it kind of blew up in the last year. We were seeing over 100 polishes and products in the shop (and still are) which is incredible. The ladies behind the Polish Pickup concept decided to split the products from the polish. You will still see some fan favorites in Polish Pickup (this last month we did have about 10 products mixed in with the polish) but the majority of products will now be featured in Indie Pickup (there’s the Facebook group, join it!)

So overall, same concept and month to month the theme will be the same for both Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup. Indie Pickup will take place on the third Friday of every month though to give you a little time to recoup after Polish Pickup.

Okay, let’s see these 32 items!

A Mother Of Dragon Eggs | Foolish Barber Dragon Egg

Inspiration: Sweeney Todd

Description: A Dragon Egg painted with 3 shades of sparkling, red holographic shades ranging from medium tones to dark and vampy. It stands at about 2 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide and will have a small stand to keep it upright.

Price: $20.00 | Cap: 50

Alter Ego | Fantasia Bath Crumbs

Inspiration: Fantasia

Description: Bath Crumbs that are loaded with unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter for a boost of moisture to your skin that will leave you super soft! Can also be used in mani or foot baths.

You just scoop a little out and pour it in and it lightly scents the tub/dish with a fresh, herbal scent with a little citrus kick.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 20

Arcane Arts | Strange Magic Lip Gloss

Inspiration: The 2015 Musical ‘Strange Magic’

Description: This is a deep, vampy amethyst lip gloss with a fine shimmer for little sparks of blue, red and pink. Builds up for a more opaque look.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil),Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Manganese Violet, Mica,  Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 50

B Polished | Jelly Squishy Keychain

Inspiration: Cats

Description: B Polished has had her larger squishies in Polish Pickup a few times, and for Indie Pickup – she downsized it to a keychain squishy! This black cat with color shifting flakes and shimmer has a soft and gel-like texture. If it becomes dirty simply rinse with warm water and let dry.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 100

Beauty Bling! by Beautometry | Jellicles Can and Jellicles Do Pendant

Inspiration: Cats

Description: This pendant is hand-painted and features multichrome and holographic nail polishes. It also glows in the dark! No 2 will be exactly alike (but they will all be the same type of pattern, like shown)

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 50

Bohemian Blends | Deep Dish Blueberry Pie Wax

 

Inspiration: Waitress

Description: I have this melting in my kitchen right now (small house and that’s the center room) and it smells incredible! sweet blueberry and warm, buttery, flakey crust and a very slight kick of vanilla. It’s made of Parasoy.

Price: $4.00 | No Cap

CDI Soapworks | Mrs. Dolly Levi Cold Process Artisan Soap

Inspiration: Barbara Streisand’s costume from “Before the Parade Passes By” in the movie adaptation of “Hello, Dolly!”

Description:  A nice, large soap with a stunning geometric design. This is pretty much perfect for guest bathrooms, or special occasions to give it a fancy look.  Scented with a blend of summer fruits, violet, freesia, lillies and the slightest hint of amber and musk. It’s feminine without being over the top.

Ingredients: Saponified Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Shea Butter, and Castor Oil; fragrance, mica, cruelty-free Tussah Silk

Price: $8.00 for approximately 4 oz | Cap: 31 Bars

Colors by Llarowe | Greased Lightning Nail and Cuticle Butter

Inspiration: Grease

Description: Nail and Cuticle Butter scented mint chocolate (like a thin mint!) It feels really moisturizing on and smells good enough to eat (but you shouldn’t)

Ingredients: Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Grapeseed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Butter, Coconut Butter, Myrrh Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Chamomile Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Fragrance Oils

Price: $8.00 for 2 oz | Cap: 50 Jars

Crystal Knockout | Purple Seashell Earrings

Inspiration: The Little Mermaid on Broadway

Description: These whimsical little seashells were custom-designed especially for Indie Pickup! Made from purple-tinted, laser cut acrylic, these hang from silver-plated and nickel-free fishhooks. They’re about 1.5 inches wide and, including the hooks and jump rings, they’ll dangle a little more than 1.5 inches down from your ear.

These are really sturdy and a nice thickness so they don’t feel fragile too!

Ingredients: Acrylic, silver-plated and nickel-free hooks, silver-plated jump rings, rubber backs

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 100

Cuticula | Snozzberries Nail Tape Liquid Latex

Inspiration: Willy Wonka

Description: This is the third item that ties in with the Silk Base Coat and Timeless Top Coat from PPU! Nail Tape is used around the cuticle to protect your skin if you do nail art techniques or if you need extra help after painting to lessen the cleanup. The scent is Snozzberries and to me it smells like tart, almost sour (the good sour, not the ‘its gone bad’ type sour) berries.

This product contains Latex.

Price: $8.25 | No Cap

Demiflux | You’re Turning Violet, Violet Pendant

Inspiration: Inspired by the scene where Violet insists on sampling the 3-course dinner gum in the 1971 musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She eventually turns into a violet colored blueberry when she gets to the dessert phase of the gum.

Description: The gem faceted cabochon in this pendant is painted with a mix of Unicorn Pee and flakes. The UP shifts from a reddish orange to yellow to green and the flakes shift from pink to copper to gold to green. The background is a bright violet color.  The pendant measures about 30mm wide to about 35mm tall. The cabochon is 25mm wide and 18mm tall. Behind the tiny iridescent lavender stone there is a hole through the top of the pendant to string your favorite chain through.

The metal in the pendant in a silver plated zinc alloy. It’s nickel and lead free.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Ellagee | Glass Nail File

Inspiration: None Listed

Description: A laser etched glass nail file with a rainbow gradient on the handle and stamped with the Ellagee logo! Comes with a purple carrying case. The file measures 5.25 inches, big enough to fit comfortably in your hand but small enough to carry in your purse!

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 150

Ever After Polish | Lip, Nip and Tip Balm

Inspiration: Wicked and the relationship between Glinda and Elphaba.

Description: This is a Lip, Nip & Tip Balm (my label says Cuticle Balm, but it was misprinted, that will be correct for purchases) and it’s basically like a cuticle balm but for all over! 1 carry all item for areas that need extra care! It smells like a delicious mix of Strawberries and Champagne. It’s not too sweet and you get that kick of fizzy scent.

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Bees Wax and Fragrance

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Fanchromatic Nails | The Craziest Party Ever – Vegan Cuticle Balm

Inspiration: Trolls

Description:  An ultra-nourishing vegan cuticle balm that smells of a fizzy combination of cherry, lemon, tangerine, and blackberry. This scent is more juicy than candy-like, but with a kind of bubbly effervescence.

Ingredients: coconut oil, olive oil, mango butter, candelilla wax, castor oil, cocoa butter, avocado butter, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba oil, tapioca starch, kaolin clay, colloidal oatmeal, dulse extract, vitamin E oil, custom fragrance oil blend

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

Forty Winks Jewelry | Limitless Undying Love Hairpins

Inspiration: Across The Universe

Description:  14mm cabochons set into buyers choice of bronze or silver toned hairpins, set of 2. Handpainted with 5 indie polishes. No two will be exactly alike. I have fairly thick hair and these hold really well!

Materials: copper, zinc alloy, glass, nail lacquer, glue.

Price: $10.50 | Cap: 50 Bronze and 50 Silver

Handmade Natural Beauty | Phantom Of The Opera Goat Milk Soap

Inspiration: Phantom Of The Opera

Description: This is a gentle, moisturizing goat milk soap with black, red and white swirls on the lower half, solid black on the upper half and topped with red roses, green leaves and a white mask… and sprinkled with gold mica. This has a clean floral fragrance. It’s got a touch of musk as well. The florals I pick up are rose and jasmine.

Price: $9.99 | Cap: 60

Hemlock Doxy | Muse Iridescent Lip Butter

Inspiration: Xanadu The Musical

Description: A tingly lip butter with a yummy sweet wintergreen flavor, packed with natural, nourishing butters and oils (many of them organic and all vegan friendly). “Muse” has a subtle purple base (for just a tint of color) and intense aqua to purple shimmer that serves as a gentle exfoliant. Each tube also comes with a Swarovski crystal encrusted cap, none with the exact same design.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis), Candellila Wax (Euphorihia Cerifera), Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Mango Seed Butter (Mangifera indica), Wintergreen Oil (Gaultheria procumbens), Peppermint Oil (Mentha x piperita), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), Vitamin E, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Magic (Leger de main)

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 35

Kathleen & Co. | Mermaid Poo Bath Bomb and Mermaid Tail Mani

Inspiration: The Little Mermaid

Description: A fizzy bath and mani bomb that is tropical scented! It has a sweeter vanilla like scent that cuts the tropical scent, and it smells incredible. The skin moisturizing oils leave you feeling so soft!

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citruc Acid, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate, Olea Euopaea(Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunis Armeniaca(Apricot) Kernel Oil, Fragrance, Colorant

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 100

Lilly Anne’s Garden | The Cafe Musain Vanilla Latte Lip Scrub

Inspiration: Les Miserables

Description: A vanilla latte (YUM!) lip scrub to exfoliate your lips. I use a lot of matte lipsticks, so this stuff is so needed!

IngredientsShea Butter, Apricot kernel oil, Avocado oil, Bees wax, Lip safe flavor oil.

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

Lucky 13 | Lotion of Immortality Trio

Inspiration: Labyrinth

Description: Trio of Lotion of Immortality jars, plus clamshell of skin-safe shimmer and stirring spoon. The lotion has a nice thickness and it’s non greasy. They all smell really nice and my favorite is As The World Falls Down.

Through Dangers Untold: Jasmine and ylang ylang long forgotten in an oubliette. Also includes notes of rose and what I’m going to call “mausoleums”.
Dance, Magic Dance: Power of voodoo, vanilla, and musk. Also includes subtle notes of citrus and frankincense.

As the World Falls Down: I’ll be there for you, with orchids and sweet peaches. Also includes notes of an almost marshmallow-y scent, no rotten peaches here!

Price: $10.00 (for all 4 items, 3 lotions and shimmer) | Cap: 50 Trios

LynBDesigns | ‘Any Dream Will Do’ Personal Essential Oil Diffuser

Inspiration: Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat | Josephs’s unyielding hope.

Description: This is a personal essential oil diffuser that is about the size of a chapstick. When you need a moment to gather yourself or calm down, unscrew the lid, hold it close to your nose and take a deep breath. Any Dream Will Do is a a hopeful blend of lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and a hint of lavender.

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

My Indie Polish | Calm Aromahaler 

Inspiration: None

Description: My Indie Polish grows their own lavender and cold presses their own organic lavender oils, and add chamomile and no filler oils for base – just 100% organic oils. They infuse them into a 100% organic cotton core and make them to order so your oils are always the freshest they can be.  Just unscrew the cap, hold close to your nose and inhale.

My son has a touch of anxiety and uses these in moments he feels he needs to.  It helps to calm him.

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

Nailed It! Hawaii | Candy Shop Artisan Soap

Inspiration: The Heathers Musical

Description: “Candy Shop” is a vegan-friendly and cruelty-free handcrafted soap made with shea butter, cocoa butter, and creamy coconut milk!  It’s scented in a custom blend of juicy fruit chews, green apple, and rainbow sherbet and topped with handmade soap gummy bears!

My son stole this from me already!

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Castor Oil, Canola Oil, Coconut Milk, Fragrance, Mica, Glitter.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 36

Native War Paints | The Gleam in Your Eyes is So Familiar A Gleam

Inspiration: Sleeping Beauty

Description: The Gleam in Your Eyes is So Familiar a Gleam and is a loose eyeshadow that is light pink with cyan to blue to red shifting shimmer.

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Jojoba Oil.

Price: $7.50  | No Cap

Night Owl Lacquer | It’s the Opposite of That Wax Melt

Inspiration: Psyche The Musical

Description: Handcrafted wax melt made from a custom scent mixture and soy-paraffin wax blend. Scented with pineapple, sarcasm, shenanigans and tomfoolery!  Also known as pineapple, fizzy, lime, coconut, bergamot & cilantro. This is a really nice, uplifting scent!

Price: $4.25 | Cap: 120

Obscūrus | Devil’s Carnival Wax Melt

Inspiration: The Devil’s Carnival

Description: This is a wax melt that has a lot going on! Like a carnival! It’s scented as light fluffy marshmallows with a toasted sweetness, drizzled in salted caramel and honey, topped with almonds. The caramel (to my nose) is the most prominent scent.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 50

Peachtree Polish | The Sharks and The Jets Hand-Painted Magnet

Inspiration: West Side Story

Description: This is a 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 1/16″ hand painted, canvas covered magnet is painted with polish in the shades representing The Sharks and The Jets (the 2 ‘sides’ in the movie if you haven’t seen it.) No 2 magnets will be the same.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 14

Psyche Minerals | Defy Gravity Loose Mineral Eyeshadow

Inspiration: Elphaba from Wicked

Description: This is a loose mineral eyeshadow that is a bright, shimmery Granny Smith Apple green and has gold sparkles in it.

Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, silica, calcium sodium borosilicate, and sericite mica surface treated with carnauba wax.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 100

Sassy Cats Lacquer | Everlasting Gobstopper (Purrfect Shine Top Coat)

Inspiration: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Description: A sweet smelling top coat that is scented like jaw breaks candy. This is 5 free and semi quick dry. It dries faster than normal top coats, but won’t be as quick as most quick dry formulas. It leaves your nails with a glassy, shiny finish.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 40 Bottles

Sassy Pants Polish | Arabian Nights Cuticle Balm

Inspiration: Aladdin

Description: This is a cuticle balm that soaks in nicely and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. It has a light fragrance that’s slightly musky but not overpowering. It has a nice, woodsy scent mixed in with the musk. Easily a unisex type scent.

Price: $6.00 | No Cap

Sweet Sage Scents | Hard Knock Lemon Drop Wax Clamshell

Inspiration: Annie

Description: This is a shimmery wax melt with a refreshing, zesty lemon scent. It is a soy and paraffin blend.

Price: $4.50 | Cap: 130

Turtle Tootsie | Cotton Candy Scented Foaming Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Mary Poppins

Description: Foaming sugar scrub scented like cotton candy! It has a blue layer and a pink layer (for both popular cotton candy types!) and smells delicious!

Ingredients: Foaming bath whip, sweet almond oil, kaolin clay, raw brown sugar and/or granulated sugar and body safe fragrance

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 100

Vibrant Vinyls | ‘Hakuna Matata’ You Matte-r Matte Top Coat

Inspiration: The Lion King

Description: I’ve tried Vibrant Vinyls top coat… and now I have her matte top coat, and it’s just as good! This is a matte top coat that has a fruity, tropical scent with notes of creamy coconut, passion fruit, guava, pineapple, banana, melon, and grapefruit.

Price: $6.99 | Cap: 250 Bottles

Zombie Claw | Game Celebration Cloud Slime

Inspiration: High School Musical

Description: soft and fluffy cloud slime that will drizzly and make swirls perfectly. Scented in Mexican fried ice cream and topped off with one basketball charm.  Fun & relaxing!  Also will come with a care package of borax, care of slime, and candy!

It’s fun and squishy and not “gooey”

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 100

August 2018 Indie Pickup | Musicals

Whew! I do have a few more items on the way, and I’ll edit this post to include them (I think 3 more are in transit!)

I’m loving the unique mix of goodies Indie Pickup has available this month, and this is only part of it! There are a few more items in the shop that I didn’t receive, so this isn’t even everything.

This is the first month, so I’m sure that much like Polish Pickup – this shop will fill up with more and more offerings as the months progress.

Where To Buy: Indie Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: August 17th at 11am EST through August 20th at 11:59pm EST

Shipping Price: 0-15.9 oz $3, 1-5lb $5, 5lbs+ $10

Canada will be weight based first class envelope rates. 

There you have it! The opening Indie Pickup shop! Now I’m going to nap because I got up at 6am to do this post on my day off, and it’s now 10:30 – so my mind is mush.

Have a wonderful Monday!

 

 

 

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I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

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  1. cynyhia decker Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful review! All your photos are spectacular!

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