February 2018 Polish Pickup Sugar Rush

by Lisa Heath

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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


Sassy Pants Polish – Pink Velvet Cake


Inspiration: Pink Velvet Cake

Description: A magenta scattered holographic base with purple shimmer, UCC flakies, neon pink and neon purple flakies. The base is a little more blue toned in person. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap


Sassy Pants Polish – Strawberry Shortcake Cuticle Balm


Inspiration:  Strawberry Shortcake

Description: A delicious blend of fresh and delectable just baked shortcake with notes of sugar and vanilla topped with juicy ripe strawberries. This cuticle balm is lighter but effective and really good for daily use, multiple times a day. A little goes a long way.

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Fragrance.

Price: $6.00 

No Cap


Shinespark Polish – Glitchy Schweetzness


Inspiration: Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-it Ralph

Description: A minty teal crelly base with multicolored glitter “sprinkles” throughout, and a magical dusting of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00

Cap: 120 Bottles


Shinespark Polish – Mocha Java Buttercream Cuticle Balm


Inspiration: Mocha Java Buttercream cupcake

Description: A rich blend of chocolate buttercream and espresso in a standard chapstick-size tube of cuticle balm.  All natural and made from scratch, this balm is also safe for lip use.

This has a thicker consistency and is really nice for more intense balm when needed.

Price: $3.75

No Cap


Starlight Polish – Peppermints In The Parlor


Inspiration: Peppermint Candy

Description: White crelly base loaded with white and red shimmer, iridescent flakes that flash silver and red, as well as small opaque flakes in red and white. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap


Stella Chroma – Chocolate Orange Sugar Scrub


Inspiration: Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Description: An emulsified sugar scrub scented just like Terry’s Chocolate Oranges (you know the ones you slam down and the slices separate?) and the sugar within the scrub is densely packed. Leaves hands feeling super smooth, like a baby’s bottom.

Ingredients:  Sugar, Apricot kernel oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea butter, Emulsifying Wax, Beeswax, Fragrance Oil, Preservative, Vitamin E

Price: $5.50 for a 2.5 oz jar

No Cap


Stella Chroma – O, Macaron!


Inspiration: Oreo Cheesecake Macaron

Description: A turquoise crème base with dark brown flakes and a touch of scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap


Top Shelf Lacquer – With Visions Of Sugar Plums


Inspiration: Sugar Plums

Description: A burgundy wine crelly base with scattered holographic, multichrome flakes and a scattering of color shifting pigment that shifts red to green (a “cousin” to unicorn pee) I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: 12.00

Cap: 300 Bottles


Turtle Tootsie Polish – Pink Velvet


Inspiration: Pink Velvet Gradient Cake

Description: A thermal polish that is a dark pinky peach, almost coral pink when cold that transitions to a baby pastel pink when warm. It has pink micro flakes, purple chameleon flakes and pink fantasy flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00

Cap: 200 Bottles


February 2018 Polish Pickup Sugar Rush

Holy WOW that was a lot! Of course this is only about 1/3 of the polishes and goodies available this month! All 35 of these were incredible to do and they were all so different from one another. There are some fabulous shades and incredible hand and cuticle care items that all smell so incredibly delicious!

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: February 2nd at 11am EST through February 5th at 11:59pm EST

Shipping Price: $3.00 Within US  (regardless of how many you buy!)

The Polish Pickup Shop now has WISHLISTS! If you see things you like, you can go to the shop and start adding to your wishlist! Not everything is up quite yet, but it will be soon.

Make sure you check out the group to see more swatches, and Delanie’s Swatch The Box for live viewing of about 55 of this months polishes!


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cynthia decker January 31, 2018 - 3:09 am

Thank you for your hard work! All your manis and photos are fantastic!

MarciaF January 31, 2018 - 7:42 am

Thanks for all your hard work. I have a great list just from what you’ve shown in your beautiful swatches.

DELANIE CASTILLO January 31, 2018 - 11:14 am

Absolutely love it all!

Kiersten February 1, 2018 - 7:16 am

Loving all of your photos and input on these products! These shades make me so ready for spring. I’m especially drooling over your macro of the Heather’s Hues – WOW.

robin rue February 1, 2018 - 9:48 am

There are so many colors here that I LOVE! I always have my nails painted. Always! So I am always looking for new colors.

Candy February 1, 2018 - 10:17 am

I scrolled and scrolled throughout all those polish. Love anything r d. Love you had some of those colors

Gisele February 1, 2018 - 11:36 am

These are all beautiful. I would love to be able to use these but my nails break off after they get a certain length. Love, love, love the colors!!!

Jeanette February 1, 2018 - 12:25 pm

There is so many color to pick from I am having trouble picking which one to start with! I will have to try a different color in each finger! ;)

Amber Myers February 1, 2018 - 12:48 pm

These are such beautiful colors! I’ve always been a fan of the ones with glitter. I like the names of these as well. They’re fun!

Emily February 1, 2018 - 12:55 pm

I really like the mint sparkle lollipop one! That is one of my favorite colors, but I admit I have never used it as a nail polish color, I will now. Gorgeous colors!

Joely Smith February 1, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Usually in posts like this I like to pick a few favorites but OMG so many to select from as soon as I had a few favs I saw more I Loved!! Typically I am a simple person when it comes to my nail polish. I love deep reds, red, and pinks of all shades.

Jenn February 1, 2018 - 3:33 pm

There are so many beautiful products in this post. I love that bluebird lacquer. I am a real fan of statement colors on the nails!!

Heather February 1, 2018 - 5:05 pm

I have never seen nail polish like this with so much sparkle! They are all amazing. I love the mint lollipop ones and the two-toned blue ones that kinda have that aqua mermaid tone to it.

Pam February 1, 2018 - 6:08 pm

So many great colors here. I really like the Fair Maiden blue polish. I want to get some after seeing this.

Amanda February 1, 2018 - 7:44 pm

Holy cow, those are some amazing nail colors. I typically stick to “Lincoln Park After Dark” by OPI, but I should really try more sparkly options like these and live a little bit.

Anosa February 1, 2018 - 10:54 pm

This post was definitely worth the long read time, I have gotten some ideas on what colours I should use next for my nails.

Mimi Green February 2, 2018 - 6:46 am

You have so many options to work with here. I like the Good and Plenty, that would be more of everyday wear for me. The Bluebird – Shut Your Pie Hole is a fun night time wear. I would buy it simply off the name. Girly-Bits, I Licked it So Its Mine is hilariously cute.

steph parrell February 2, 2018 - 8:46 am

I can not get the over colors that you have shown here. The blue and greens are so beautiful. I have never tried this brand but I certainly will in the future!

Farrah Less February 2, 2018 - 9:43 am

I like all the polish color selections you can never run of colors to choose from . Its like every season there is always that perfect color that will fits depend on your mood and style.

Gemille Sleweon February 3, 2018 - 8:34 pm

These are all so many beautiful colors, i can’t pick my favorite. I love treating myself to a good manicure.

1stopmom February 4, 2018 - 7:15 pm

You received some beautiful shades. I really like Sugar Plums and Piece of Cake. Those shades are very pretty.

carrie @ frugal foodie mama February 5, 2018 - 4:13 pm

These are all such fun shades! :)

Bekah February 5, 2018 - 4:53 pm

I know this post is about polish, but the fact that “gummy bears in love” exist has blown my mind for today.

Sarah February 5, 2018 - 5:00 pm

So many gorgeous colors to choose from. Love the mint sparkle.

Courtney February 5, 2018 - 6:06 pm

Bluebird Lacquer Shut Your Pie Hole is so stunning!

Kendra February 5, 2018 - 7:20 pm

Wow, there are so many amazing shades!

Jessica Holoka February 6, 2018 - 5:20 am

I think I’d get “Shut Your Pie Hole” just for the name, but it really is such a gorgeous color!

Romy February 6, 2018 - 2:39 pm

Cake scented nail tape?? OMG!

Velvetmarmoset March 29, 2018 - 4:20 am

Whaaaat is the lavender on your nails in the Cuticula shots? (Forgive me if it’s there somewhere, I’m practically swooning from all the beauty.)


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