Ready for another August Polish Pickup shade? Next up I have Contrary Polish Just Whistle!
There are 40 indie makers involved this month, so that’s a LOT of polishes to choose from.
Okay first 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.
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.
This set of polishes will be available from August 4th at 11am until August 7th, and at the end of this post I will have the list of August makers so you can see what to expect.
The August theme is ‘Old Hollywood’
Here is the Contrary Polish inspiration photo!
Just Whistle was inspired by this picture of Lauren Bacall, queen of the sexy side eye. The name comes from her film debut in To Have and Have Not, specifically from the highly memorable scene where she says to Humphrey Bogart, “You don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together, and blow.”
Ready to take a look? Contrary Polish seriously nailed this shade!
Contrary Polish Just Whistle
Just Whistle has a slightly greyed out taupe creme base with multichrome bronze to gold to silver flakes and microglitter, strong purple shimmer, and a bit of linear holo shimmer to add some extra sparkle. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
In person, this is a slightly lighter shade. For some reason it was slightly darker on camera for me.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Shop Dates: August 4th at 11am until August 7th
Makers Involved in the August Shop:
Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Bluebird Lacquer | BLUSH Lacquer | Bohemian Polish | Cameo Colours Lacquer | Chirality Nail Polish | Colors by Llarowe | Contrary Polish | CrowsToes Nail Color | Dainty Digits Polish | Different Dimension | Ellagee | Ellison’s Organics | Envy Lacquer | Ever After | Fair Maiden Polish | Fanchromatic Nail Polish | Jior Couture | Leesha’s Lacquer | Le Polish | Lollipop Posse Lacquer | LynBDesigns | Ms Sparkle | My Indie Polish | My Stunning Nails | Nail Hoot | Night Owl Lacquer | Northern Star Polish | Pahlish | Poetry Cowgirl | Polish ‘M | Polish My Life | Pretty Jelly | Sassy Pants Polish | 77 Nail Lacquer | Supermoon Lacquer | Supernatural Lacquer |Top Shelf Lacquer | Turtle Tootsie Polish
Whew, that’s a lot of makers. I changed the posting format so you didn’t have to scroll forever to see them all! To see more swatches for August – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!
I still have 2 more to share! Stay tuned!