February 2019 Polish Pickup | Duos & Pairs

by Lisa Heath
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February 2019 Polish Pickup | Duos & Pairs

Press Sample of the February 2019
Polish Pickup | Duos & Pairs

It’s that time again! Polish Pickup is almost upon us and I have another jam packed post to share! Here we will be looking at the February 2019 Polish Pickup with the theme Duos & Pairs!

I’m going to start by saying that this was quite possibly the most complicated theme we’ve seen to date. If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve been covering 40 items a month (on average) since January of 2018 – and probably 12 a month before January of 2018. I’ve seen a lot of themes. While it is a fun theme, there are various interpretations the makers had freedom with.

Makers had the option of pairing up with another maker to create shades that went together in some way. They could make a polish/item for one of the Pickups and have the “pair” sold in their personal shop. They could make a single shade with a famous duo or pair as inspiration. They could also make a Polish Pickup item with the duo item being part of Indie Pickup.

Starting to see why it can be complicated from a blogger’s perspective?

Initially I was going to do “paired” posts through the month, but the flu hit the first week of January and lingered until last week with aches and spotty fever… then my son got hit with a cold. Add in start of tax season – and I had no way to prepare the posts in time. So one giant post it is!

Yeah I’m chatty tonight – but it’s a lot to cover.

Basically this is how I’m tackling it. I combined all of Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup offerings I received here. Now that the shops run together – it’s easier to do it this way. I’m also including polishes that were made for maker’s stores that have a “pair” in Polish Pickup. I will include links to those individual stores under each listing. Of the 52 items I’m showing, 3 are Indie Pickup, 5 are in individual shops and 44 are Polish Pickup.

Okay, I’m still chatty but I’ll shush up. Let’s jump into these – it’s gonna be a long night of typing. This month’s shop runs from February 1st until February 4th. The polishes offered in maker’s shops will only be available during that time frame as well.

As usual, if there’s a particular polish you came to look at and don’t want to scroll through everything – hit CTRL + F if you are on desktop and search the brand name.

Let’s get to it.

1850 Artisan Polish | The Final Problem

Inspiration: Moriarty, The Evil Mastermind and Archnemesis of Sherlock

Paired With: Girly Bits Cosmetics

Description: The Final Problem is a deep blue multichrome that shifts to purple and gold, and has a nice mix of gold microflakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

77 Nail Lacquer | We Got Some Great Chemistry

Inspiration: Walter White & Jesse Pinkman of Breaking Bad

Description: We Got Some Great Chemistry is a deepened teal creme base with gold to blue to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes and blue to green shifting pigment. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is a touch deeper in person.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 65 Bottles

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Ice Beard Oil

Inspiration: Fire & Ice

Paired With: Self (1 item in PPU/1 item in IPU)

Description: Ice Beard Oil is a beard oil, but it can also be used as a body/cuticle oil. I’ve been using it on my cuticles and it’s been really nice. It has a cooling feeling and peppermint & tea tree oil type scent. It comes in a glass bottle with a dropper style applicator.

Ingredients: mineral oil, safflower oil, caprylic capritrigylceride oil, sesame seed oil, jojoa seed oil, vitmain E, vitmain A, tea tree oil sweet orange oil, peppermint oil

Price: $7.50 | No Cap

Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Fight Fire With Fire

Inspiration: Fire & Ice

Paired With: Self (1 item in PPU/1 item in IPU)

Description: Fight Fire With Fire is a yellow jelly base loaded with mauve to red to orange to yellow pigment and additional copper shimmer. In most lighting, this shade shows a lot of orange, the shifts are on the subtler side. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $8.50 | No Cap

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Goodnight, Day

Inspiration: Jessica Day & Nick Miller from “New Girl”

Paired With: Self (Duo Polish will be available in the Anchor & Heart Lacquer Shop)

Description: Goodnight, Day is a vibrant fuchsia pink crelly base with a subtle scattered holo, purple iridescent micro glitter and bright orange, pink, red and black glitters in micro and small sizes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Goodnight, Miller

Inspiration: Jessica Day & Nick Miller from “New Girl”

Paired With: Self (This Polish will be available in the Anchor & Heart Lacquer Shop)

Description: Goodnight, Miller is a dusty blue crelly with a subtle scattered holo, blue iridescent micro glitter, as well as orange,red,copper and baby blue glitter in various sizes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Aurora 5-Free Nail Lacquer | 1.21 Gigawatts!!!

Inspiration: Thunder & Lightning, specifically the famous Hill Valley lightning storm from Back to the Future.

Description: 1.21 Gigawatts!!! is a deep navy jelly base loaded with red to gold ultrachrome chameleon and multicolored flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Bluebird Lacquer | It’s Hakuna MatatA Not Hakuna MataTA

Inspiration: Timon & Pumbaa

Paired With: Self (1 item in PPU/1 Item in Bluebird Lacquer Shop)

Description: It’s Hakuna MatatA Not Hakuna MataTA is a deep magenta jelly scattered holographic with gold and rainbow flakes. In Lou’s words: “with over various sparkly crappy things.” I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Bluebird Lacquer | Accepted At Pigfarts (Thermal)

Inspiration: Timon & Pumbaa

Paired With: Self (This item will be available in the Bluebird Lacquer Shop)

Description: Accepted at Pigfarts is a turquoise jelly base when cold and colorless when warm that’s full of what Lou calls “farts”. The “farts” are mulrichome shifting flakes that show shades of purple, blue, bronze, orange and red. There’s also holo scattered within, as well as aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

BLUSH Lacquers | Johnny

Inspiration: Johnny Cash & June Carter

Paired With: Self (1 Polish in PPU/1 Polish in BLUSH Lacquer Shop)

Description: Johnny is a black crelly based scattered holographic with a subtle teal to blue to purple shifting shimmer. In some lights it appears to be black with a scattered holographic, but when light hits, the shimmer comes alive. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

BLUSH Lacquers | June

Inspiration: Johnny Cash & June Carter

Paired With: Self (This polish will be available in the BLUSH Lacquer Shop)

Description: A soft turquoise crelly based, subtle scattered holographic with a golden green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50

By Dany Vianna | Portable Swamp

Inspiration: Fred & George Weasley

Description: Portable Swamp is a muddy green jelly based scattered holographic loaded with multichrome flakes and glitters that show flashes of gold, green, teal, blue and orange. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Dude, We’re A Little Married (Thermal)

Inspiration: Turk & JD from Scrubs

Description: Dude, We’re A Little Married is a thermal that is a grass green when warm and shifts to a pale dusty blue when warm, plus it’s packed with blue to green and indigo to purple shifting shimmers, holo microflakes, indigo and midnight microglitters and lime to blue to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The blue shift is a stronger blue, but it’s been chillier here and my Connecticut born boyfriend loves thinking we live in the Arctic – so he has the AC on still. My thermal started transitioning during photos back to cold state due to my icicle like hands.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Chirality Nail Polish | We’re Just Like Kevin Bacon

Inspiration: Gamora & Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy

Description: We’re Just Like Kevin Bacon is a dark indigo to berry shifting based scattered holographic loaded with teal to purple shifting shimmers, purple to magenta shifting shimmers, and emerald sparkles mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

Colors by Llarowe | How About A Brownie Dogg

Inspiration: Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart

Paired With: Christy of KBShimmer

Description: How About A Brownie Dogg is a rich, chocolate brown linear holographic with original unicorn pee that shifts red to green to gold. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Crystal Knockout | I Can’t Believe How Cute I Look

Inspiration: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

Paired With: 1 Item in PPU/1 Item in Crystal Knockout Shop

Description: I Can’t Believe How Cute I Look is a sparkly holographic topper with blue to indigo aurora shimmer, iridescent blue flakes, iridescent rainbow micro glitter and periwinkle shimmer. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 145 Bottles

Crystal Knockout | OMG It’s A Flip Phone

Inspiration: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

Paired With: Self. This shade will be available in the Crystal Knockout Shop.

Description: OMG It’s A Flip Phone is a sparkly holographic topper with pink to violet aurora shimmer, iridescent pink flakes, iridescent rainbow microglitter and pink shimmer. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 145 Bottles

Cuticula Nail Care | Wonderstruck (Top Coat)

Inspiration: Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse

Paired With: Jenna from Polished for Days

Description: Wonderstruck is a top coat loaded with multisized gold flakes. It’s scented too – and it’s scented with sweet, fresh pineapple. This smells DELICIOUS. If you love pineapple, you need it. This isn’t a quick dry, but does fully dry within about 10 minutes.

For the first set of photos, I show it over a black creme, then I show it over it’s “duo” partner’s polish (which is shown alone further down the post)

Price: $9.00 | No Cap

Cuticula Nail Care | Confection by Cuticula in Dole Whip

Inspiration: Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse

Description: Confection Nail Fortifier is a non greasy creamy formula fortified to help nails stay strong and healthy with moisturizing ingredients for the ultimate nutrition for your nails.

This month’s Confection Nail Fortifier is in Dole Whip (Sweet, Juicy Pineapple) and it smells incredibly good. I’ve had it for 2 weeks now, and it’s 1/4 gone already. I haven’t used it long enough to say if it improves my nails, however – it does work well on cuticles to keep them moisturized and happy after long swatch sessions.

Ingredients: NOW FREE OF NUT OILS! Water, Aloe Vera Juice, MSM, Rosehip Seed Oil, Kelp Extract, Neem Extract, Lanolin, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Bees Wax, Castor, Rosemary Extract, DL Panthenol, Wheat Germ Oil, Allantoin, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Natural Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Fragrance.

Price: $6.50 | No Cap

Dollish Polish | Ride Me Captain Deadpool

Inspiration: Deadpool & His Beloved Unicorn

Paired With: Supernatural Lacquer

Description: Ride Me Captain Deadpool is a shimmery pearl with intense pink shimmer, holo micro shreds and rainbow chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat.

This can also be worn as 1 coat over a creme base.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap