Ellagee is up next for the December Polish Pickup! Here is Ellagee Impish Or Admirable?
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 Ellagee inspiration photo!
Ellagee selected Belsnickel (not really a holiday, but a figure in folklore that is tied to Christmas)
Belsnickel (also Belschnickel, Belznickle, Belznickel, Pelznikel, Pelznickel, from pelzen or belzen German for to wallop or to drub) and Nickel being a hypocorism of the given name Nikolaus) is a crotchety, fur-clad Christmas gift-bringer figure in the folklore of the Palatinate region of southwestern Germany along the Rhine, the Saarland, and the Odenwald area of Baden-Württemberg. The figure is also preserved in Pennsylvania Dutch communities.
A larger percentage of us became more aware of Belsnickel after Dwight’s portrayal of him in The Office. In Season 9 Episode 9 Dwight dressed as Belsnickel and determined whether the employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company were Impish (naughty) or Admirable (nice)
Dwight: In a head-to-head contest, people prefer belsnickel over santa every time. There aren’t as many songs about him, but I attribute that more to rhyming difficulties. My brother and I wrote one once. it was about a fickle pickle salesman who would tickle you for a nickel.
Let’s take a look
Ellagee Impish Or Admirable?
Ellagee Impish Or Admirable? is a brown jelly base with bronze shimmer as well as multichrome flakes that shift shades of green, blue, gold and copper. I used 2 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.