How has another month gone by already? I have to admit, this month was a bit brutal with Black Friday and Holiday releases, but I somehow managed to balance it all. I also kept up on Polish Pickup stuff, so here we go – my review of the December 2018 Polish Pickup | Enchanted Forest!
This was another big month – and I have 45 of this month’s offerings to share. There should be 46, but the Canada Post strike delayed one from arriving (My Indie Polish) but if it arrives before the shop is over, I’ll add it to the post.
Fair warning, this will be photo heavy. 45 polishes, about 4-6 photos per polish. If you are here to look at a specific shade (and you’re on desktop) go ahead and hit CTRL + F and search the name to go to the specific shade. Otherwise, settle in for a photo heavy post.
At this point, I think we all know what Polish Pickup is. It’s a monthly shop that allows you to purchase polishes and some products all created with a certain theme in mind. December’s theme is Enchanted Forest. The items within this post will be available between December 7th and December 10th only – then they are gone.
December will be slightly different than before. Rather than only a few having caps and the rest being preordered – all polishes are capped. Some are much higher caps than others, but it was necessary to try to beat the holiday rush.
ALL items will have a cap. Please keep that in mind, many will sell out.
Let’s jump in and look. I’m starting this on my lunch break, but I guarantee it won’t be done until late tonight. This is a 5-6 hour commitment so if I start talking about night time and being sleepy – that’s why.
77 Nail Lacquer | A Gathering of Faeries
Inspiration: Enchanted Forest Image at Night
Description: A Gathering Of Faeries is a sheer dusty grey jelly based scattered holographic with purple shimmer, pink shimmer, copper micro flecks, taupe microflakes, and iridescent flecks. I used 3 coats for these photos.
This is not a full coverage shade, so you can build it up like I did – but I did not reach full opacity in 3 coats. If you prefer opaque shades, I would recommend using it as a topper over a black or dark grey base (or any color you wish really)
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50 Bottles
Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Chione
Inspiration: Chione,the Greek Goddess of Snow
Description: Chione is another shade that can be used alone or over another shade. This is a clear base loaded with metallic silver and pearl white microflecks. There appears to be a small amount of iridescent microflecks mixed in as well. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This shade only needs 1 coat of top coat for a smooth finish, but it may take a little elbow grease to remove due to the small flecks.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 50 Bottles
Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Snow’s Sanctuary
Inspiration: Deep in the woods, Snow White finds refuge with seven curious little men in their quaint cottage. Their home and that cozy yet elusive sense of safety is the inspiration for this polish.
Description: Snow’s Sanctuary (gotta say – I love the name) is a blackened purple jelly base loaded with green to aqua to purple multichrome pigment, red to orange to green aurora shimmer and red to copper to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
The shimmer and pigment give the base a purpley brown hue, and in most lighting it does look like a warm, dark chocolate base. All of the elements play well together, and the base is the perfect consistency to “float” the flakes.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles
Baroness X | Unicorns w/Frickin’ Light Saber Horns Acetone Antidote
Inspiration: Well… Unicorns w/ Frickin’ Light Saber Horns. Obviously.
Description: First off, I get a lot of questions about how my nails haven’t fallen off with the crap I put them through. I use several products, but Acetone Antidote is a key factor so my skin doesn’t shrivel up and break off.
Unicorns w/ Frickin’ Light Saber Horns scent is a fruity mix of passionfruit, nectarine, mango and apple puree finished with a touch of plumeria and fresh lemon zest.
My personal thoughts? This smells like a Jamba Juice smoothie with a touch of sweetness from the plumeria scent. The fruity notes are the stars, but the plumeria does sneak in and mellow it out.
Price: $4.50 | Cap: 150 Bottles
Ingredients: glycerin, jojoba oil, h2o, fragrance, polysorbate 80 (emulsifier)
Baroness X | Unicorns w/Frickin’ Light Saber Horns
Inspiration: Well… Unicorns w/ Frickin’ Light Saber Horns. Obviously.
Description: Unicorns w/ Frickin’ Light Saber Horns is an original unicorn pee (red to gold to green shift) topper with magenta to copper to gold to green magnetic pigment and a touch of scattered holo.
This is meant to be a topper, however I used it as 3 thin coats on it’s own. If you use it over a dark creme, it will make the elements pop. I did it by itself so you can see it without any assistance. That way if you buy it and don’t realize it’s a topper – you can see it functions as a stand alone nicely as well.
Price: $17.00 | Cap: 275 Bottles
Blue-Eyed Girl | Oh, The Torture
Inspiration: Agony from Into The Woods
Description: Oh, The Torture is a steel blue linear holographic with a flash of blue, gold shimmer and blue micro flakes mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50 Bottles
BLUSH Lacquers | Little Maroon Riding Hood
Inspiration: Little Red Riding Hood
Description: Little Maroon Riding Hood is a maroon jelly based scattered holographic with holographic microflecks mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.50 | Cap: 150 Bottle
By Dany Vianna Esmaltes Artesanais | Forest of Gold
Inspiration: A Gold Forest Photo
Description: Forest of Gold is a golden yellow jelly base with a semi subtle scattered holographic effect, as well as metallic gold micro flakes, purple to blue to green to gold multichrome micro flakes, gold galaxy glitters and gold holo microglitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
My photos pull more gold than it is, it’s a more mellow yellow in person.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 45 Bottles
Cameo Colours Lacquers | Keebler Paradise
Inspiration: The Elven Tree… where my favorite cookies ever are made.
Description: Keebler Paradise is a medium deep moss green base with golden magnetic shimmer, silver holographic microglitters and red to bronze to copper ultrachrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 80 Bottles
Chirality Polish | Bewitching
Inspiration: Bewitching Forests
Description: Bewitching is a medium blue crelly base loaded with purple shimmer, black and purple micro glitters, black and purple shred glitters, blue to purple shifting micro glitter, and dark blue micro glitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
There is a slight texture to this polish due to the shreds. You my need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish if you use a thinner top coat.
Price: $10.00 | Cap: 46 Bottles
Colors by Llarowe | Roads Less Traveled
Inspiration: Enchanted Forest
Description: Road Less Traveled is a deep red leaning burgundy jelly base loaded with green and gold shifting shimmer, prismatic holographic flecks and original unicorn pee. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles
Crystal Knockout | Oracle of the Grove
Inspiration: Not Specified
Description: Oracle Of The Grove is a sheer purple leaning pink jelly base with red to gold aurora shimmer, purple irirdescent flakes, green ultrachrome chameleon flakes, red to gold micro flakes, green to gold chameleon micro glitter,gold flakes and purple and orange holographic micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This is a sheer shade, so depending on the thickness of your coats, you may not reach full opacity until 3-4 coats. I do thinner coats, so I did not reach full opacity. There is also a slight texture to this shade from all the flakes, so you may need thicker top coat for this shade to reach a super smooth finish.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 60 Bottles
Dollish Polish | Test Thy Courage
Inspiration: The Great Deku Tree from The Legend Of Zelda – Ocarina Of Time
Description: Test Thy Courage is a turquoise jelly base with green to aqua shifting aurora shimmer and microflecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 125 Bottles
Ethereal Lacquer | Spellfrost
Inspiration: A frozen pine forest lit by an enchanting sunset swirling with light
Description: Spellfrost is a sheer periwinkle jelly base loaded with iridescent flakes that shift red, copper, pink and purple to green, violet blue and aqua with a strong violet shimmer and a bit of holographic sparks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos, but you can use it as a topper as well.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: TBA
Fair Maiden Polish | Vintage Fairy
Inspiration: A wistful fairy with a vintage aesthetic
Description: Vintage Fairy is a medium taupish khaki crelly base loaded with gold to green to blue shifting microflakes and scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 250 Bottles
Flirtin’ Cosmetics | Dark Fantasy
Inspiration: Enchanted Forest Poster
Description: Dark Fantasy is a black jelly base loaded with pink and purple holographic microglitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price; $11.00 | Cap: 35 Bottles
Grace-Full Nail Polish | Fairy Footprints
Description: Fairy Footprints is a metallic heavily pink leaning rose gold base with rose gold and silver metallic flakes and a subtle baby pink holo micro glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 70 Bottles
Great Lakes Lacquer | I Speak for the Trees
Inspiration: The Lorax/Truffula Tree
Description: I Speak For The Trees is a white crelly base loaded with iridescent shifting flakes, orange to gold to green aurora shimmer and holo microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This dries with a light texture.
Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles
Indie by Patty Lopes | I Believe in Fairy
Description: I Believe In Fairy is a clear base loaded with red to gold to green aurora shimmer, holographic glitters in squares and hexes, as well as red to gold to green multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats for these photos.
This shade can be used alone of over a base color.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 32 Bottles
Jior Couture | Bwa Kayiman
Inspiration: Bwa Kayiman is the forest site of the voodoo ceremony during which the first major slave insurrection of the Haitian revolution was planned.
Description: Bwa Kayiman is a copper to red to orange holographic multichrome loaded with blue to green aurora shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.50 | Cap: 125 Bottles