Moving right along! Next up for the September Polish Pickup Shop is Fair Maiden Polish Falling Stars!
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 Fair Maiden Polish inspiration photo!
Isn’t that gorgeous? Fair Maiden Polish did an amazing job bottling this up!
Fair Maiden Polish Falling Stars
Fair Maiden Polish Falling Stars is a metallic deep blue that has an incredibly subtle purple shift at extreme angles, but I couldn’t actually capture it to show off. It also has ultra chrome flakes that shift from magenta to copper to gold, chameleon glitters that shift red to gold to green, and a very light scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Because of the metallic like finish, brush strokes are visible in the finish.
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
Almost to the finish line! To see more swatches for September – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!