January 2018 Polish Pickup Crystals & Gemstones Part One: A-D

by Lisa Heath
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January 2018 Polish Pickup Crystals & Gemstones Part One: A-D

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Ready for a really large post? I’m actually going to have 3 in total. Initially I was going to attempt 1 or 2 posts, but the sheer amount of polish and products just made that nearly impossible! So here we go with the first installment: January 2018 Polish Pickup Crystals & Gemstones Part One: A-D!

Now that I look at the collage… maybe I should have done 4 posts…

From my understanding, the January Polish Pickup is the largest to date – which isn’t a huge surprise as it’s grown in popularity. I received approximately 86 products in total and I still have 2 in transit.  I knew this would be a large undertaking when I agreed to take on this project – but honestly it was a lot of fun and worth doing. About 20 swatches in, I broke one of my nails and patched it so my nails would be close to the same length for these posts. So if a nail (not saying which) looks wonky – that’s the nail.

I suffered 2 back to back colds while working on these. I gave a fairly bare bones description with coats used and anything I noticed. If there was a different smell – I couldn’t smell anything, so I cannot tell you one way or another. I apologize for that, but the colds were out of my control and not something I wanted either.

Delanie of Swatch The Box will have a live swatching of a large majority of these polishes, so make sure you join her event so you can watch (or watch at a later time if you can’t make the event)

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 January 5th at 11am EST through January 8th at 11:59pm EST.

Okay – ready to get into this?  The theme of course is Crystals & Gemstones.

6 Harts Mojave Jewel

Inspiration: Copper Turquoise (Also known as Mojave Turquoise)

Description: Medium turquoise crelly base with copper shimmer, color shifting flakes and dark grey flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 

Cap: 170

77 Nail Lacquer Third Eye

Inspiration: Blue Titanium Aura

Description: Medium blue jelly base with red and purple microglitters, shifty iridescent glitters and a sprinkling of scattered holographic. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 

No Cap

Alter Ego Nail Enamel Rose Quartz

Inspiration: Rose Quartz

Description: light cotton candy pink base with pearly white shimmer mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $7.00 

No Cap

Anchor & Heart Lacquer Dream Stone

Inspiration: Jade/Jadeite Stone

Description: Medium jade green holographic with black flecks mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 

No Cap

B Polished Rhea’s Gift

Inspiration: Smoky Amethyst

Description: Smokey violet  to blush to gold to copper flakie topper with a sprinkling of holographic flakes in a red leaning violet semi sheer jelly base. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos, but you can also layer over other shades for various looks.

Price: $10.00 

Cap: 75 Bottles

Baby Girl Lacquer Australian Fire Opal

Inspiration: Australian Fire Opal

Description: Blackened multichrome base that shifts from green to teal to blue to purple with ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. This has a sheerer base, so you can layer it on it’s own like I did or do a coat or 2 over black.

Price: $11.50 

Cap: 100 Bottles

Baroness X Acetone Antidote Spektroliitista

Inspiration: Spectrolite

Description: Spektroliitista  is Finnish for Spectrolite. Spectrolite is a brilliantly colorful feldspar found only in Finland – the scent will be a mix of saltwater scents and a touch of smoke as feldspar is created underground primarily from magma and silica (silica is mostly found in sand)

 Acetone Antidote has glycerin and jojoba oil to help protect and moisturize your nails, skin, and cuticles during polish removal.  Add the entire vial to 6-8oz of acetone.You can add more or less, these are just suggestions for optimal scent and protection from acetone.

Price:  $4.75 Acetone Antidote

Cap: Rather than a numerical cap, this product has a time frame cap! The listing will close the night of January 6th.

Baroness X Wax Melt Spektroliitista

Description: Spektroliitista  is Finnish for Spectrolite. Spectrolite is a brilliantly colorful feldspar found only in Finland – the scent will be a mix of saltwater scents and a touch of smoke as feldspar is created underground primarily from magma and silica (silica is mostly found in sand)

Price:  $2.50 Wax Melt

Cap: Rather than a numerical cap, this product has a time frame cap! The listing will close the night of January 6th.

Beautometry Beauty Bling! Opalicious Necklace & Earrings

These items will be sold SEPARATELY

Inspiration: Blue Opal

Items: Opalicious Necklace & Opalicious Earrings (sold separately)

Description: The Opalicious Necklace and Earrings are reminiscent of the beautiful shades, shifts, and flakes found in the Blue Opal. As you move, you can catch a glimpse of various colors in this lovely piece.

The pendant is about 1 inch in a zinc-free, lead-free silver-tone metal setting.  The Earrings are the same zinc-free, lead free silver tone metal setting. I will update with size.

Price: $15.00 Each

No Cap


Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer The Corundum Conundrum

Inspiration: Corundum (the stone that produces rubies and sapphires.)

Description:  Bright fuchsia crelly base with fine blue shimmer, gold and blue microflakies, and two different shifting flakies – blue-violet/pink/gold and blue/green/gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Bluebird Lacquer G Is For Geode

Inspiration: Geode

Description:  G is for Geode is an azure to lilac duochrome thermal with multichrome micro glitters that shifts to a steel dark grey when cold. It has micro color shifting flakes and holo mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. In the photos I’ll show the cold state of thermal first, then warm.

Price: $12.00

No Cap

Bluebird Lacquer No More Uglies Cuticle Balm in Rose Quartz

Inspiration: Rose Quartz

Description:  Lightly sweetened floral scented cuticle balm.

Contains: Shea, mango and illipe butters, avocado, jojoba oil and calendilla wax.

Price: $4.50

No Cap

Blush Lacquers A Moon Across The Sea

Inspiration: Moon of Baroda Diamond

Description: A sheer but buildable champagne gold colored holo with yellow-green-blue shifting iridescent glitters of varying sizes. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. My photos bring out a lot of the gold tones, but it is a bit more champagne in person.

Price: $11.50

No Cap

Bohemian Polish Fatass Cookie

Inspiration: The inspiration is a photo to explain the name as well

Description: A chocolate brown jelly with a purplish blue shimmer, scattered holo effect, and flakes mixed in. In some lighting it looks like a purplish brown, in others a deeper chocolate brown. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00

No Cap