Contrary Polish went all out with her Science themed Polish Pickup shade! This is Contrary Polish Feel The Spark!
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 Contrary Polish’s inspiration photo:
Now let’s see her creation!
Contrary Polish Feel The Spark
Contrary Polish Feel The Spark was inspired by that stunning photo of a Tesla coil! Feel The Spark is a deep magenta jelly base with strong purple shimmer and silver holo flakes mixed in. The base is nicely pigmented, so although it’s a jelly – I reached full opacity in 2 smooth coats and added a glossy top coat.
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. Any pink text above means it’s a shade I already did, so you can click those links to see that post.
What do you think about this stunning creation by Contrary Polish? What are your thoughts on Polish Pickup? Will you be shopping?