Press Sample of the January 2019
Polish Pickup | Mythology

It’s officially been 1 year since my debut as Blogger of the Month for the Polish Pickup – and in the year since, I’ve had the opportunity of working with so many incredible makers and have consistently had the privilege of showing 35+ Polish Pickup shades each month.

It’s been an incredible year, and with the beginning of 2019 – I can only hope to continue that. Today I have the January 2019 Polish Pickup Mythology to share!

I have 47 products to share today and I do believe this is everything. As far as I am aware, nothing is in transit as the final 3 arrived last night.

Fair warning, this will be photo heavy. 47 polishes, about 4-6 photos per polish. If you are here to look at a specific shade (and you’re on desktop) go ahead and hit CTRL + F and search the brand name to go to the specific shade. Otherwise, settle in for a photo heavy post.

The January 2019 Polish Pickup shop will run from January 4th until the 7th. Indie Pickup will be running at the same time and you’ll have the ability to buy from both shops in one easy fell swoop! My Indie Pickup Shop post will be up tomorrow!

Let’s get this party started!

77 Nail Lacquer | The Goddess Of Death

Inspiration: Queen of Helheim

Description: The Goddess Of Death is a medium, peach leaning nude creme base with copper and red shimmer, copper, pink and violet sparks, pink iridescent shifting flakes and grey iridescent flakes.  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

1850 Artisan Polish | Orion’s Belt

Inspiration: Orion’s Belt

Description: Orion’s Belt is a denim blue jelly based linear holographic with copper shimmer, holographic microflecks, as well as aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $ 12.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Amphictyonis

Inspiration: Amphictyonis

Description: Amphictyonis is a grape wine crelly base loaded with green shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $8.50 | No Cap

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Yggdrasil

Inspiration: Norse Tree of Life

Description: Yggdrasil is a pale spearmint green crelly base with green to purple shifting aurora shimmer, purple to magenta to orange shifting ultra chrome chameleon flakes, as well as red to purple shifting micro glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Aurora Nail Lacquer | Break Every Curse At Sea

Inspiration: Poseidon’s Trident from Pirates of the Caribbean

Description: Break Every Curse At Sea is a deep turquoise scattered holographic with a blue to green shift, as well as blue to turquoise to gold shifting flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This formula is on the slightly thicker side, but still easy to work with. It spread nicely and didn’t pool in the cuticles at all.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Beyond The Nail | Calliope’s Epic Poem

Inspiration: Calliope

Description: Calliope’s Epic Poem is a warm brown crelly base loaded with orange shimmers, as well as gold and taupe micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Blush Lacquer | Birth Of Venus

Inspiration: Birth Of Venus Painting by Sandra Botticelli

Description: Birth Of Venus is a peachy nude base with a teal-blue-purple shifting shimmer, holo flakes and holo pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My photos show this a little oranger than it really is. It’s slightly more toned down in person.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

By Dany Vianna | Soulmate

Inspiration: Androgynous Myth

Description: Soulmate is a light grey crelly base packed with micro gunmetal flakes, aurroa pigment, as well as iridescent and multichrome flakes that shift bronze to orange to pink to purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 125

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Sisters of the Sky

Inspiration: The Pleiades

Description: Sisters of the Sky is a dusty pink leaning nude crelly base packed with blue to indigo to purple shifting shimmer, purple to blue iridescent microglitters, blue to violet to copper ultrachrome flakes, as well as copper and holographic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Chirality Polish | Ragnarök You Like A Hurricane

Inspiration: Ragnarök The long winter is coming; the final battle is on the horizon. It will Ragnarök You Like A Hurricane!

Description: Ragnarök You Like A Hurricane has an inky black jelly base with holo microglitters and various sizes of blood red glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

Colors by Llarowe | Turn To Stone

Inspiration: Medusa

Description: Turn To stone is a smokey lavender base with a strong grey to green shift with a subtle scattered holographic and turquoise shimmer mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade has a smokey look to it overall and I find it mesmerizing.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Crystal Knockout | Adam’s Ex-Wife

Inspiration: Lilith

Description: Adam’s Ex-Wife is a warm toned nude crelly base packed with copper shimmer, green to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, bronze micro flakes, white pearl flakes and emerald green micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy topcoat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Dollish Polish | Make Like A Tree And Leaf

Inspiration: Dryad (Tree Nymph)

Description: Make Like A Tree And Leaf is a sage green to dusty rose duochrome loaded with holographic flakes and ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift blue to turquoise to pink to purple to red to bronze. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade also has a smokey look overall that I really enjoy!

Price: $13.00 | No cap

Don Deeva | Nyx Myx (Thermal)

Inspiration: Nyx

Description: Nyx Myx is a black to a colorless almost nude thermal packed with copper micro flakes and unicorn pee sister pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $17.00 | Cap: 100

Ethereal Lacquer | Grímnismál

Inspiration: Huginn and Muginn from Norse Mythology

Description: Grímnismál is a smokey amethyst crelly base loaded with red to green shimmer. This looks different in every lighting scenario which makes it really interesting. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This one also has that smokey look to it overall and a few shades this month have it, and I’m so hypnotized by it!

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Fair Maiden Polish | Mnemosyne

Inspiration: Mnemosyne

Description: Mnemosyne is an olive green to amber to spruce green multichrome loaded with aurora shimmers, holographic glitters and iridescent color shifting flakes in shades of pink to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. You may need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish as it is slightly textured.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Great Lakes Lacquer | Fox Fire (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Kitsune

Description: Fox Fire is a tri-thermal shade that goes from a smokey blackened navy when cold, to smokey pink when warm to pale periwinkle when hot, and it’s loaded with blue to purple to orange to green shifting aurora shimmer, as well as orange to gold to green iridescent shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

With the base and shimmers – it comes across more blurple in the cold state. It’s also freezing here and I couldn’t capture the periwinkle state in full. My hands are ice cold and no matter what I tried I couldn’t hold it long enough for photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Jreine | Through Iris Eyes (Topper)

Inspiration: Iris, Goddess of Rainbows

Description: Through Iris Eyes is a topper that looks good over virtually any polish. It’s a very sheer pink leaning purple tinted base loaded with original red to green unicorn pee pigment, as well as red to gold to green to yellow iridescent flakes and a sprinkling of scattered holographic. I used 1 coat over a navy blue creme (OPI March In Uniform) for these photos.

While the base is tinted, it’s so sheer that you can easily use it over any color.

Price: $15.00 | No Cap

KBShimmer | Gaia

Inspiration: Gaia is Mother Earth, the Greek Earth goddess from whom everything is born

Description: Gaia is a vibrant blue jelly base packed with holographic glitters, color shifting unicorn flakes that flash pink, purple, green and blue. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. There is a light texture with this shade, so you may need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

Lantern & Wren | Wonder

Inspiration: Wonder Woman

Description: Wonder is a slightly smokey teal creme with blue shimmer and gold sheer flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The formula is a touch on the thicker side, but still easy to work with.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | Those Who Were Neither

Inspiration: American Gods – Carousel from House On The Rock

Description: Those Who Were Neither is a soft, milky red jelly base filled with chrome and iridescent flakes in various color shifts as well as holographic silver flakes, red to green aurora pigment and scattered holographic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The reddish pink tones and gold tones are the most prominent and this is actually an incredibly intriguing color with all the shifts and elements in play.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Fear Of The Unknown (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Cthulhu

Description: Fear Of The Unknown is a tri-thermal polish with green stages! It goes from a neon lime green when hot to grass green when warm to a dark forest green when cold. It is packed with pink to gold to green color shifting flakes and peridot to roseshifting shimmer, and blue to purple iridescent micro hex glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade has a slightly thicker consistency, but easy to work with.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 90 Bottles

LynB Designs | Throw Caution To The Wind

Inspiration: Anemoi, Greek Gods of Wind

Description: Throw Caution To The Wind is similar to last months finish, but a new color twist! This is a periwinkle multichrome that shifts from pink to purple to blue to teal and it’s a softer multichrome. It also has linear holo and magenta to blue to teal to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Moon Shine Mani | She Crossed The Line

Inspiration: Cassiopeia

Description: She Crossed The Line is a multichrome shade that shifts ruby to fuchsia to indigo to teal to green, and has orange to yellow to green chameleon flakes as well as sparks of red, green and magenta mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Moonflower Polish | Atabey (Stamps)

Inspiration: Taino Goddess of Fresh Waters and Earth

Description: Moonflower Polish has another stamping polish that also works as a standalone shade. Atabey is a dusty teal creme base with purple to blue to green aurora shimmer mixed in. On 2 nails I used it alone in 2 coats, then I stamped over a black creme and a white creme.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 75 Bottles

My Indie Polish | Jackalope (Thermal)

Inspiration: Jackalope

Description: Jackalope is a thermal that shifts from a deep burgundy when cold to a soft taupey maroon. It’s packed with red shimmer and color shifting chrome micro flakes that shift fuchsia to orange to red. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The thermal shift is more on the subtle side with this shade, but it’s still obvious it has shifted.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Nail Hoot | Pisces

Inspiration: Pisces Constellation

Description: Pisces is a cool toned purple that shifts to deep blue, loaded with iridescent glitters, scattered holographic and silver star glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I had no issues picking up stars, however, to avoid buildup – I did the first coat without stars (wiped them off the brush if I picked any up) then I applied stars to the second and third coat. I used a glossy top coat to smooth everything, but you may need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish, depending on your application style.

Price: $8.99 | No Cap

Nailed It Nail Polish | Magic Of The Moon

Inspiration: Selene

Description: Magic Of The Moon is a delicate grey crelly base loaded with copper shimmer, gold to pink to orange ultra chrome chameleon flakes and midnight flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Necessary Evil Polish | All Dressed Up & Yeti To Go! (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Yeti In The Snow

Description: All Dressed Up & Yeti To Go! is a cool toned purple when warm to blue at room temp to icy blue when hot and is loaded with aqua shimmer, blue to purple ultra chrome chameleon flakes, aqua opal flakes and scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My hands are ice cold this time of year – and I couldn’t get the medium temp color to stick for photos. It’s a medium toned blue.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Night Owl Lacquer | Asteria

Inspiration: Asteria, Goddess Of The Stars

Description: Asteria is a black jelly based scattered holographic with 4 different shades of shifting galaxy shimmers, silver flakes, silver holo galaxy glitter and 4 different shades of color shifting crystal chameleon flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

There is a mild texture due to the flake and glitter content, so you may need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Pahlish | Cupid <3 Psyche

Inspiration: The Myth Of Cupid & Psyche, An Ancient Love Story

Description: Cupid <3 Psyche is a deep oxblood red creme with crushed gold flakes mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Pampered Polishes | Gyrados

Inspiration: Leviathan

Description: Gyrados is a deep teal jelly scattered holographic loaded with iridescent, lavender and navy flakes, green shimmer, purple to pink aurora shimmer and ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Pretty Jelly | Orpheus & Eurydice (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Orpheus & Eurydice

Description: Orpheus & Eurydice is a tri-thermal that goes from dusty rose when warm to dusty navy blue when at room temp and black when cold. It has copper shimmer, pink to green aurora shimmer, holo flakes, pink to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes and green to purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Slight texture due to flakes, so 2 coats of top coat may be needed. On me, the black looks more of a deep grey, but it could be that my nails weren’t cold enough to move it to black.

Quixotic Polish | Bull-Headed

Inspiration: Taurus

Description: Bull-Headed is a dove grey crelly base loaded with a mix of orange to green shifting iridescent flakes, holographic micro flecks and holo microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Rogue Lacquer | Princess Of The Underworld

Inspiration: Persephone and the two contrasting worlds she knows, goddess of the underworld and vegetation, springtime and fire.

Description: Princess Of The Underworld is a deep sea green jelly base loaded with red to green aurora shifting shimmer and red and gold color shifting flakes and scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Sassy Pants Polish | Goddess Of Love

Inspiration: Aphrodite, Greek Goddess Of Love & Beauty

Description: Goddess Of Love is a white crelly base with white diamond micro glitter, gun metal microflakes, as well as blue to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Scofflaw Nail Varnish | STANLEY KUBRICK HELPED NASA FAKE THE MOON LANDING

Inspiration: Classic American Mythology

Description: Stanley Kubrick Helped NASA Fake The Moon Landing is a light grey crelly base loaded with holo flecks, blue micro shreds, green micro glitters, opal flakes and shifting blue shimmers. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Serum No 5 | Jade’s Golden Script (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Jade Emperor

Description: Jade’s Golden Script is a dusty pistachio green with iridescent and gold shimmer, plus it glows a turquoise green in the dark. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Starlight Polish | Sekhmet

Inspiration: The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, who was called “One Before Whom Evil Trembles,” “She Who is Powerful,” “The Lady of Slaughter,” “The Lady of Pestilence,” “The Lady of Flame,” “The Lady of Terror,” “The Lady of Life,” and “The Red Lady.”

Description: Sekhmet is a true red with red shimmer and microflakes, red to gold shifting shimmer and microflakes, as well as holographic pigment and microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Stella Chroma | Goddess Of The Wind

Inspiration: The statue of Artemis, Greek Goddess of the wildnerness, the moon, and chasitiy that is in the Louvre.

Description: Goddess Of The Wind is a greyed out light beige base loaded with green to gold to yellow ultrachrome chameleon flakes, as well as silver and gold flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Stella Chroma | Sugar Scrub In Cedar, Sage & Blackberry

Inspiration: Artemis, Greek Goddess of the hunt,  the moon, and chastity

Description: Sugar Scrub is back! This time it’s in the scent Cedar, Sage & Blackberry! This month smells very unisex to me. It has an earthy tone from the sage and cedar and a sweet kick from blackberry.

Ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, shea butter, emulsifying wax, bees wax, almond oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin e, fragrance oil

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

Supernatural Lacquer | The Man, The Myth, The Moth

Inspiration: The Mothman

Description: The Man, The Myth, The Moth is a smokey teal tinged grey crelly base with red to gold to green aurora shimmer as well as red to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Sweet Heart Polish | God Of Thunder

Inspiration: Thor & his hammer MJÖLNIR

Description: God Of Thunder is a cool grey crelly base with yellow to orange to red ultrachrome chameleon flakes and pewter micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 85 Bottles