Press Samples of the August 2018 Polish Pickup
Musicals

It’s that time again and I have 42 incredible products from the August 2018 Polish Pickup to share with you!

You might notice that there are fewer non polish products in Polish Pickup now, and that’s because Indie Pickup is now a thing! I will have more on that soon since I’m the Indie Pickup Blogger of the Month this month (yes, I’ve been super busy!)

The theme this month is Musicals! As always, the theme is open to interpretation by the makers to make it a little more interesting!

Okay, let’s get into what you came here for. You know the drill…

Before I get into this, 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 August 3rd at 11am EST through August 6th at 11:59pm EST.

Let’s jump right in.

77 Nail Lacquer | Where Night Is Blind

Inspiration: The Phantom Of The Opera

Description: Where Night Is Blind is a cobalt blue with rainbow crystal chameleon flakes, green to blue to violet flakes, blue to purple to red flakes, blue to green shifting shimmer and violet to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Alter Ego | Dance  Like No One Is Watching

Inspiration: Fantasia Dance Of The Hours Segment

Description: Dance Like No One Is Watching is a coppery brown base with a sprinkling of rose gold, black, pink and green micro glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $8.00 | No Cap

B Polished | Jellicle Queens

Inspiration: Cats

Description: Jellicle Queens is a red-orange mulitchrome magnetic polish with gold to pink color shifting magnetic effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I used B Polished’s new magnet for my mani. The magnet is a new style B Polished calls the “bling ring”. It features 2 magnets (a small triangle and a ring). The triangle magnet will provide different styles based on which side you use, the large flat side will create an ‘X’ pattern, the small triangle will create a circle, the edges create lines and the ring creates a curved line.

Price: $13.00 With Magnet | $12.00 Without Magnet | Cap: 100 Bottles

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer | It’s Good

Inspiration: Enchanted

Description: It’s Good is a bright orange leaning red creme with fine green shimmer and larger particle green to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My photos look more neon than the polish is. I have cool toned skin and warm toned orangey reds look bright on me most of the time.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Floating Lips

Inspiration: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Description: Floating Lips is a sexy candy apple red packed with red to orange to gold shimmer and  a loose linear holographic effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Chirality Nail Polish | Radioactive Mambo

Inspiration: The Horror Of Party Beach

Description: Radioactive Mambo is a white crelly base with green shimmer, holographic green microglitters, chartreuse, green and mint glitter dots, and black shreds and micro glitters. i used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

Colors by Llarowe | I Dreamed A Dream

Inspiration: Les Miserables

Description: I Dreamed A Dream is a black based multichrome with strong red shimmer and aurora shimmer that shifts red to green, as well as gold shimmer and a subtle scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

CrowsToes Nail Color | Tell Me About It … STUD

Inspiration: Grease

Description: Tell Me About It… STUD is a black jelly base with red shifting shimmer and silver, red, gold and pink microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Crystal Knockout | The Tale You Tell

Inspiration: Into The Woods

Description: The Tale You Tell is a deep, shimmery teal base with blue aurora glow, aqua and green iridescent shimmer, gold dust, gold and turquoise holographic microglitter, and gold flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 155 Bottles

Cuticula | Snozzberries Silk Base Coat

Inspiration: Willy Wonka

Description: Silk Base Coat is a long lasting base coat that can be worn alone or under polish.  This month’s scent is Snozzberries and to me it smells like tart, almost sour (the good sour, not the ‘its gone bad’ type sour) berries.

I actually use this base coat often with my manicures and it does last quite awhile on me (usually 6-8 days) without chips.

Price: $8.50 | No Cap

Cuticula | Snozzberries Timeless Top Coat

Inspiration: Willy Wonka

Description: Timeless Top Coat is a 5 Free top coat that dries in a decent amount of time, but it is NOT a quick dry. The scent in the Timeless Top coat matches the Silk Base Coat shown above, but the top coat is scented a little more. When used together (base and top coat) you will get a longer lasting scented mani. This month’s scent is Snozzberries and to me it smells like tart, almost sour (the good sour, not the ‘its gone bad’ type sour) berries.

Price: $8.50 | No Cap

Delush Polish | Divas Of Soul

Inspiration: Dreamgirls

Description: Divas Of Soul is a burgundy red multichrome magnetic with glowing aurora pigment, holographic flakes and a berry pink to gold magnetic shimmer effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

For the magnetic design, I used an Arc Magnet.

Price: $12.95 | Cap: 400 Bottles

Dollish Polish | All You Need Is Love

Inspiration: The Beatles Musical: Across The Universe

Description: All You Need Is Love is a periwinkle jelly base packed with pink to green color shifting shimmer, silver holographic microflakes, iridescent and chameleon chrome flakes in shades of pink, purple, magenta, indigo, turquoise and green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Ellagee | Superstar

Inspiration: Jesus Christ Superstar

Description: Superstar is a rich plum with purple and hot pink shimmer, as well as metallic and multichrome flakes in bright copper, bronze and deep red. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Fair Maiden Polish | Come What May

Inspiration: Moulin Rouge

Description: Come What May is a stunning red linear holographic with holo sparkle throughout. i used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Grace-Full Nail Polish | Magical Muses

Inspiration: Xanadu

Description: Magical Muses is a purple to reddish pink thermal with aurora shimmer shifting from red to pink. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 120 Bottles

Jreine | Love On The Bayou

Inspiration: Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

Description: Love On The Bayou is a bright blue crelly base loaded with crystal flakes, shimmer and micro shifting glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat. The flakes and shimmer flash shades of pink, aqua, gold and blue.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Kathleen & Co | Colors Of The Wind

Inspiration: Pocahontas

Description: Colors Of The Wind is a deep, rich purple base loaded with unicorn pigment and color shifting flakes that shift fuchsia to purple. This is a magnetic, so when the magnet is used it draws out a purple to coppery magnetic effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The first set will show the polish without the magnet, second set shows with the magnet.

Price: $13.00 Without Magnet | $15.00 With Magnet | Cap: 300 Bottles

KBShimmer | Sandy

Inspiration: Grease

Description: Sandy is a pale, cool beige crelly with shimmer that shifts from pink to blue, as well as holo glow flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

Lantern & Wren | Laughing At Clouds

Inspiration: Singin’ In The Rain

Description: Laughing At Clouds is a blackened teal shimmer base with purple flashes. This can be used as a deep shimmery teal alone, or you can use a magnet to bring out teal to purple designs. Each bottle will come with a little baggy of purple glitter umbrellas too! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The brush that comes with this is wide, and I found that it grabbed a lot of polish, so I do recommend wiping off as much polish as possible (especially for those with smaller nails)

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Lilly Anne’s Garden | The Cafe Musain

Inspiration: Les Miserables

Description: This is a thick body lotion that soaks in quickly and a little goes a long way! The Cafe Musain is scented like a french vanilla cappuccino and it honestly smells just like it!

Ingredients – Distilled Water, Emulsifying wax,  Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil,  Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil,  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid,  Maranta Arundinacea Root,  Fragrance

Price: $5.50 for a 2 oz jar | No Cap

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Secretly A Mermaid

Inspiration: The Little Mermaid

Description: Secretly A Mermaid is a seafoam blue to deep ocean teal thermal with red to green color shifting shimmer, red to gold to green and purple to blue to green color shifting crystal flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

It’s been hot here, so I didn’t need a heat source to shift this time, but it is possible for the “warm” color to lighten more if it’s hotter.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

LynB Designs | Walking Work of Art

Inspiration: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Description: Walking Work Of Art is a vibrant sky blue base with scattered shifting shimmer, scattered holo shimmer and ultrachrome chameleon flakes  in 2 different color shifting combos. I used 3  thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My camera picked up a tad more vibrancy in this blue, so it is a little more toned down in person.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Moon Shine Mani | He Calls Me John

Inspiration: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Description: He Calls Me John is a white crelly with red to green shimmer, red dot and square glitters in red and black, micro flakes and red, black and white shreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Moonflower Polish | Enchanted Rose

Inspiration: Beauty and the Beast

Description: Enchanted Rose is a red leaning pink holographic stamping polish that can be used as a standalone polish or for stamping. I used 2 coats on my pinky and index and then stamped with it over middle and ring fingers.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

My Indie Polish | Summer


Inspiration:  The Donna Summer Musical

Description: Summer is a cobalt blue base loaded with holographic and silver microflakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Nailed It Nail Polish | Thrill Me, Chill Me, Fulfill Me


Inspiration: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Description: Thrill Me, Chill Me, Fulfill Me is a green to teal to violet multichrome with pink to gold to blue ultra chrome chameleon flakes and a subtle holographic sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Pahlish | The Nightman Cometh

Inspiration: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Episode: The Nightman Cometh

Description: The Nightman Cometh is an intense raspberry jelly base with multicolored shifting flakes, pink to green shifting shimmer and scattered holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Pampered Polishes | Yes, I’ve Always Been Green

Inspiration: Wicked

Description: Yes, I’ve Always Been Green is a neon green crelly base with matte black glitter, metallic black glitter, holographic black glitter, black flakes, metallic red glitters and holo red glitters, silver holo flakes, silver holo glitter and various sizes of silver platinum flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Quixotic Polish | Here’s To Failure

Inspiration: The Producers

Description: Here’s To Failure is a multichrome that shifts purple to fuchsia to gold to green and has a scattering of silver holographic flecks mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Rogue Lacquer | Here We Go Again

Inspiration: Mamma Mia

Description: Here We Go Again is a greyed out blue crelly base with cyan to sapphire to green chameleon chrome flakes, holo sparkle and silver holographic microglitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Sassy Pants Polish | Magic Carpet

Inspiration: Aladdin

Description: Magic Carpet is a deep plum purple magnetic with gold microflakes and shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 Without Magnet | $14.00 With Magnet | No Cap on Polish | 50 count Cap on Magnet

Savannah Lacquer | Staying Alive

Inspiration: Saturday Night Fever

Description: Staying ALive is a blue jelly base packed with green to gold shimmer, red, blue and gold holographic micro flakes and a touch of scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Scofflaw Polish | Purple Rain

Inspiration: Purple Rain

Description: Purple Rain is a purple jelly base with opal, white, silver and blue green flakes and shreds, micro glitters in various shades of purple and a very delicate blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No cap

Serum No 5 | All You Need Is Love

Inspiration: Cirque du Soleil Love

Description: ALl You Need Is Love is a medium dusty pink orchid thermal that transitions to a Barbie pink when warm, with silver flecks throughout. It also glows pink in the dark. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The thermal shift is on the subtle side.

Price: $14.00 | No Cap

Stella Chroma | Poppies

Inspiration: The Poppy Scene from The Wizard Of Oz

Description: Poppies is a vibrant sky blue base packed with pink to purple to yellow iridescent flakes and yellow to green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No CAp

Stella Chroma | Poppies Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: The Poppy Scene from The Wizard Of Oz

Description: This smell is similar to Coach Poppy! It’s warm and floral, but on the lighter side so it won’t overpower you. The scrub is a finer texture, so gentle but still very effective.

Ingredients: cocoa butter, shea butter, emulsifying wax, bees wax, almond oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin e, fragrance oil

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

Supermoon Lacquer | Sun Do Shine

Inspiration: Rock-A-Doodle

Description: Sun Do Shine is a bright, red leaning orange based holographic multichrome that shifts rust red to copper to gold and has red to green aurora pigment, red to yellow and copper to green shifting shimmer, orange and copper shimmer, as well as red sparks, gold holographic microglitter and silver holographic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Supernatural Lacquer | Wonderflonium

Inspiration: Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

Description: Wonderflonium is a black based polish with purple to blue shifts that also shows red and gold at extreme angles, as well as multiple sized platinum silver flakes, purple metallic micro flakes and dark blue to purple color shifting flakes.  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Sweet Heart Polish | All I Ask

Inspiration: Phantom Of The Opera: the scene where Christine and Raoul are on the opera house roof during twilight.

Description: All I Ask is a dark black jelly base with black and iridescent glitters, iridescent flakes, red micro glitter and a blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

The Lady Varnishes | I’m So Ogre Green… Not!

Inspiration: Shrek The Musical

Description: I’m So Ogre Green… Not! is a grey creme base with green to red shimmer, green to blue flakes and a sprinkling of holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Top Shelf Lacquer | Your Hair Deflated!

Inspiration: Hairspray The Musical

Description:  Your Hair Deflated! is a gorgeous teal blue jelly base with color shifting flakes that glow with a pigment that shifts from violet to a bright green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

August 2018 Polish Pickup | Musicals

Whew! There’s all 42 products I was sent this month! I was actually sent 44, but someone with my same name in Arizona was sent my pack for one brand, so she’s enjoying an early preview of that maker’s 2 items.

I had no application issues with any of these polishes and I’m loving the mix of color. Usually in a given month you can tell my my collage that there is a color favored (usually purple..) but this month seems to be a much more even mix.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: August 3rd at 11am EST through August 6th at 11:59pm EST

Shipping Price: $3.00 Within US  (regardless of how many you buy!) 

The Polish Pickup Shop will be open tomorrow for previews so you can start loading up your wishlists!

What are your thoughts on August Musicals so far?

Author

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.

3 Comments

  1. Hi Lisa, I can’t believe all the work and time you put into these Polish Pickup posts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Your swatches are color- and lighting-accurate (not to mention beautiful), and it really helps me to choose where to spend my money. For those of us with large collections, at this point, we don’t necessarily *need* more similars; we need to hone in on the tiny, special details that make buying a new polish worth it.

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