Contrary Polish Looking Up

by Lisa Heath

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August went by too fast and the next Polish Pickup is almost here! I have (I think) 9 of this months shades to share over the next couple of days, and I’m kicking it off with Contrary Polish Looking Up!

There are about 44 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.

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 September 1st at 11am EST through September 4th 11:59pm EST, 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 ‘Fall Foliage & Fun’

Here is the Contrary Polish inspiration photo!

Contrary Polish Looking Up was inpsired by this shot of the sky and looking up at it through the gorgeous trees that are already turning to Fall colors!

Contrary Polish Looking Up

Looking Up is a medium sky blue crelly base with iridescent shimmer as well as small glitters and flakes that shift from red to orange to green to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In person, the base of this shade is a touch lighter.

Purchasing Information

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: September 1st at 11am EST through September 4th 11:59pm EST

Makers Involved in the August Shop:

Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Beautometry | Bluebird Lacquer | BLUSH Lacquer | Cameo Colours Lacquer | Chirality Nail Polish | Colores de Carol |  Contrary Polish | CrowsToes Nail Color | Dollish Polish | Ellagee | Envy Lacquer | Ever After | Fair Maiden Polish | Fanchromatic Nail Polish | Girly Bits Cosmetics | Green Goddess Creations | Heather’s Hues | Jior Couture | Leesha’s Lacquer | Le Polish | Lilypad 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 | Rise and Shine Cosmetics | Sassy Pants Polish | 77 Nail Lacquer | Smokey Mountain Lacquers | Stella Chroma | Supermoon Lacquer | Toadarrific Vinyls |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 September – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!

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Pam August 30, 2017 - 9:12 am

This is SO gorgeous. Definitely picking this one up.

Painted Fingertips September 10, 2017 - 2:08 pm

Aw, I love the inspiration!


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