I had 2 more December Polish Pickup shades show up this past weekend, so I have 2 more I’ll be sharing with you! First up is Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Lighting The Way!
As always, 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 December 1st at 11am EST through December 4th at 11:59pm EST.
The December theme is ‘Holidays Around The World’ so we’re going to see various holidays, some you might be familiar with, some you might learn a little something about through this Polish Pickup theme. I will be adding info about each holiday I cover this month. I know of many of them, but I’m not completely familiar with all of them so this is a learning experience for me as well. If I have inaccuracies about a given holiday, please don’t hesitate to correct me.
Here is the Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer inspiration photo!
Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer drew inspiration from the Obon Festival in Japan.
Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.
Let’s check out her creation
Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Lighting The Way
Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer is a deep navy blue jelly packed with copper shimmer, a red to gold to green shifting shimmer, copper glass flecks, and blue and gold microflakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
No Cap on Bottles for the December Shop
Shop Dates: December 1st at 11am EST through December 4th at 11:59pm EST
To see the shades I’ve already featured for December, click HERE.