February 2018 Polish Pickup Sugar Rush

by Lisa Heath
February 2018 Polish Pickup Sugar Rush

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I have one GIANT post tonight for the February 2018 Polish Pickup Sugar Rush! I received 35 items this month, so instead of 35 individual posts – you get one large one!

There’s the full collage of everything you’ll take a look at in this post!

I’m gonna do my usual thing, then we’ll move onto why everyone is really here. Let’s see my spiel first (in case someone who isn’t aware of PPU stumbles upon this post) 

Before I get into this, 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 February 2nd at 11am EST through February 5th at 11:59pm EST.

Let’s take a look. This month’s theme is Sugar Rush!

6 Harts Raspberry Ice

Before I begin – my photos are NOT color accurate on this. My camera pulled out a lot of red, but it’s actually a bit deeper and more raspberry. It’s not as bright.

Inspiration: Raspberry Ice

Description: Deep raspberry creme base with metallic shimmer throughout. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00

Cap: 200 Bottles

Again – my photos are a lot more red than the polish is in person!

Alter Ego – Good & Plenty

Inspiration: Good & Plenty Candies!

Description: Sheer pearly white base with intense pink shimmer. Can be used alone (I used 3 thin coats) or layered over another color.

Price: $7.00

No Cap

Bluebird Lacquer – Shut Your Pie Hole

Inspiration: A fanciful and beautiful blueberry pie from Texas.

Description: Shimmery blue to purple multichrome scattered holographic with magenta to blue to teal to violet ultra chrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Bluebird Lacquer – Bluebirdies and Cream Zero Thirst Body Lotion

Inspiration:  A fanciful and beautiful blueberry pie from Texas.

Description: Delicious plump blueberries and sweet vanilla cream create a sugary treat for the senses. Zero Thirst body lotion is luxuriously creamy and hydrating without leaving any oily residue on your skin.

When I tried this lotion, I actually really fell in love with it. It’s a thinner consistency, but not runny. It soaks in rather quickly and leaves your hands silky smooth with no grease or residue left behind. The scent is a tart blueberry mellowed out with sweet vanilla.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Apricot Kernel Oil, Shea Butter, Emulsifying Wax NF, Coconut Oil, Glyceryl, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate and Fragrance Oil. Vegan – Organic 

Price: $8.00 for a 4oz Jar

Cap: 50 Jars

Cameo Colours Lacquers – Mint Sparkle Lollipops

Inspiration:  Lollipops

Description: Light mint green crelly base with gold shimmer and flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00

No Cap

Contrary Polish – Gummy Bears In Love

Inspiration: Gummy Bear Couples by Haribo

Description: Dark red toned purple jelly base filled with gold micro flecks, holographic microflecks and a rainbow of iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Contrary Polish – Gummy Bear Kisses Scented Lip Balm

Inspiration: Gummy Bear Couples by Haribo

Description: Gummy Bear scented lip balm with a deep reddish purple tint. It layers nicely and is a universal shade. It smells delicious and feels really comfortable on the lips. No stickiness and really balmy.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Red 33, Red 7, Flavor Oil, Stevia

Price: $6.00

No Cap

Above picture shows 2 coats, and this was about 2 hours after applying.

Cuticula – Cotton Candy Frosted Cake Scented Nail Tape

Inspiration: Cotton Candy Frosted Cake

Description: Sky blue nail tape with microglitters. Brush this on your cuticle area before sponging, stamping or marbling for easy clean up.Takes minutes to dry and peels off easily. Contains Latex. Once Nail Tape is dry, you will be able to smell Cotton Candy Frosted Cake!

Price: $8.25

No Cap

Cuticula – Cotton Candy Frosted Cake Scented Timeless Top Coat

Inspiration: Cotton Candy Frosted Cake

Description: Cotton Candy Frosted Cake scented top coat! This is a 5 free top coat and is NOT a quick dry. It does dry faster than normal top coats, just not as quick as a quick dry. Easy to use as nail art top coat as well if you float the brush over the art instead of adding pressure.

Price: $8.50

No Cap

Dollish Polish – Queenbee’s Whizbees

Inspiration:  The Fizzing Whizbee candies from Harry Potter

Description: bright watermelon pinky coral crelly base with red to magenta shifting shimmer and green to orange and pink to purple shifting iridescent flakes, as well as microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. This shade is a touch pinker than my photos show.

Price: $12.50

No Cap

Ellagee – Truly Scrumptious

Inspiration: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Description: Mauve pink tightly scattered holographic with rosy pink and iridescent microflakes. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00

No Cap

Ever After Polish – Melt In Your Mouth

Inspiration:  Pastel Colored Chocolate Bars

Description: Minty green jelly base packed with pink, orange and gold shifting flakes, gold holographic glitter and gold holographic shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

On first application this polish is really sheer, but it builds up nicely. I do recommend thin coats so the glitters and flakes don’t pile up. Very easy to avoid, but thought I would mention it for those who do thicker coats.

Price: $11.00

No Cap

Fair Maiden Polish – Cosmic Confection

Inspiration: A delicious cosmic space inspired cupcake piled high with multi colored buttercream frosting that has hues of teal, blue and purple.

Description: A vibrant blue with a chromatic flame that shifts from dark purple to teal, as well as various sizes of scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

A base coat is recommended, but I personally did not experience staining.

Price: $11.00

No Cap

Fanchromatic Nails – The Pie Hole

Inspiration: The Cafe in Pushing Daisies

Description: A soft, medium sage green jelly base with strong red to orange to gold shifting shimmer, flakes in red and iridescent gold to green, as well as a mix of green to gold chameleon glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00

No Cap

Girly Bits – I Licked It, So It’s Mine

Inspiration: Unicorn Bark

Description: Sheer pink base packed with prismatic holographic falkes, gold and violet shimmer, as well as blue holographic glitter and blue metallic flakes. This can be used alone or as a topper. When using alone (like I did) the pink is more prominent as you build up coats. I did 3 thin coats for these photos, but had I done 3 normal coats – the pink would be more prominent. You may need 2 coats of top coat for a completely smooth finish.

Price: $13.00

No Cap

Great Lakes Lacquer – Not For Consumption

Inspiration: Vanilla Ice Cream over Roasted Peaches and Blueberry Sauce

Description: This is a peach  (when warm) to blurple (when cold) thermal with copper shimmer and scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Handmade Natural Beauty – Great Balls Of Cake Bath Bomb

Inspiration: Cake Pops

Description: Great Balls Of Cake are bath or mani bombs that fizz, bubble and look good enough to eat. THey contain a ton of cocoa butter for a lot of moisture. They are scented like raspberry lemon cake (YUM!) for a citrus berry bakery type scent. Very colorful in water too!

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Cocoa Butter, SLSA, Cream of Tartar, Kaolin Clay, Fragrance, Color, Sprinkles.

Price: $3.25

No Cap

Handmade Natural Beauty – Cupcake Soap Duo

Inspiration: Cupcakes

Description: These are freaking adorable and they look so realistic in person! These are small cupcake shaped shea butter soaps with glycerine soap embeds on top.

The green one smells mostly of mint and chocolate while the other smells like vanilla cake and raspberry!

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Mineral Pigment, Mica, Fragrance, Cosmetic Glitter.

Additional ingredients contained in Glycerin Soap Embeds include: Palm, Safflower, Glycerin, Sorbitol (from berries), Sorbitan Oleate, Soy Protein.

Price: $8.99

No Cap

Heather’s Hues – Sour Patch Kids Cutie-cle Balm

Inspiration: Sour Patch Kids

Description: A hydrating cuticle balm that smells EXACTLY like the candy! You get whiffs of blueberry, raspberry, lime, lemon, strawberry and pineapple. There’s a slightly sweet but sour note that fits the candy perfectly.

Ingredients: Heather’s Hues Cutie-cle Balm contains: apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, candelilla wax, chia seed oil, 100% pure coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil, olive oil pomace, rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and skin-safe fragrance oil

Price: $5.50 for 10 ml

Cap: 200 Jars

Heather’s Hues – Piece Of Cake

Inspiration: An almost too-pretty-to-eat  mirror cake

Description: A turquoise (when warm) to vibrant purple (when cold) thermal polish loaded with iridescent shimmer and flakes that shift violet to teal to  blue to green, as well as metallic purple microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00

Cap: 200 Bottles

KBShimmer – Rock This Way

Inspiration: Blue Raspberry Rock Candy

Description: Vibrant cobalt blue base loaded with silver holo glow flakes and blue shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00

No Cap

Lilly Anne’s Garden – Truffle Shuffle Hand & Nail Lotion

Inspiration: Berry Truffles

Description: Hand and Nail Lotion scented like white chocolate truffles filled with sweet berry filling. Notes of Wild Currant, Sparkling Raspberry, White Chocolate, Chocolate Creme, Vanilla Milk, Plumberry Wine and Tonka Bean.

The lotion is thicker, but with a fluffier texture. Soaks in nicely and a little goes a long way!

Price: $5.50 for 2 oz bottle

No Cap

LynB Designs – Saccharin Breeze

Inspiration: Sweet N Low

Description: Watermelon pink jelly base packed with pink to purple to blue shimmer, blue glass flecks and coppery micro holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Moon Shine Mani – The One With All The Candy

Inspiration: FRIENDS episode “The One With All the Candy” where Monica’s neighbors just can’t get enough of her delicious candy some call little drops of heaven.

Description: Rich rose to copper to amber to lime green multichrome with multichrome flakes that contain the same shift colors as the base, gold holographic flakes and a bit of red to gold to green shifting iridescent glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat.

I do recommend thinner coats. There are larger fleck particles (not huge) and if you get too many on the brush they might pile up a tad.

Price: $11.00

No Cap

Pahlish – Sweetness & Light

Inspiration:  Marshmallow Twists

Description: A bright lavender violet foil with a mix of silver, purple, rose, blue, and gold foil pigments. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Quixotic Polish – Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These

Inspiration: Unicorn Cake Pops

Description:  A light periwinkle base with assorted pink, purple, and blue microflakes, strong pink color shifting shimmer and holo sparkles. The shimmer and elements make this shade look different in all lights, it’s quite fascinating! I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50

Cap: 225 Bottles