Press Sample of June 2018 Polish Pickup
Video Games

It’s that time again for another giant Polish Pickup blog post!  This month the June 2018 Polish Pickup has the theme… VIDEO GAMES!

Initially I had 42 items to share this month, but unfortunately Illyrian had to pull out of the June shop (major sad face) so I have 41 items to share tonight!

There aren’t as many bath and body this month as with previous months, which I’m not sure how I feel about that. I generally buy a lot when the shop opens (weird I know.. I have almost half the shop already) but I do like to support Polish Pickup and as many makers involved as I can. I spent over 200 last month in the shop.

Yeah I know.

This month has so many incredible items… I’ll most likely be spending another $200 this month as well.

Okay, let’s get into what you came here for. You know the drill…

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 June 1st at 11am EST through June 4th at 11:59pm EST.

Let’s jump in, this is gonna be a long one – so settle in! If there are specific ones you want to see and you are at a computer, just hit Ctrl F at the same time and type the brand you are looking for in the little box that appears.

6 Harts | Into The Cave

Inspiration: Hunt The Wumpus

Description: Into The Cave is a pale grey crelly base with subtle flakes and holo micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | No Cap

77 Nail Lacquer | Sierra 117

Inspiration: Halo – Master Chief

Description: Master Chief is a vibrant red toned purple jelly base with shifty rainbow microglitters, green micro flakes, blue to purple to green shifting pigment, blue to purple to red shifting shimmer, green to gold micro flakes, garnet microglitters, copper sparkles and violet to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 140 Bottles

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Vegas Gift Giver

Inspiration: My Vegas

Description: Vegas Gift Giver is a vibrant, warm red jelly base packed with red holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $8.00 | No Cap

B Polished | It Hurts Like Tacos

Inspiration: Crash Bandicoot

Description: It Hurts Like Tacos is a bright warm orange jelly base with copper shimmer, green to teal aurora pigment and color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer | Welcome To The Coast

Inspiration: Final Fantasy XIV

Description: Welcome To The Coast is a bright aqua with fine copper shimmer, medium copper shimmer, aqua shimmer, green microflakes and copper to green aurora shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Bluebird Lacquer | Pew! Pew! Pew!

Inspiration: Galaga

Description: Pew! Pew! Pew! is a lime to olive to rose gold multichrome with red to purple ultra chrome chameleon flakes and scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Apocrypha

Inspiration: Skyrim, specifically Apocrypha, the realm of Daedric prince Hermaeus Mora.

Description: Apocrypha is a medium blue-grey crelly base with green shimmer, green, blue and silver micro flakes, midnight sparkle flakes, lime to blue to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, silver holo micro flakes and silver holo scattered in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Chirality Nail Polish | Wandering Wizard

Inspiration: Solstice

Description: Wandering Wizard is a denim blue to cobalt to violet to plum to green multichrome with a linear holographic finish. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Crystal Knockout | Color Pulse

Inspiration: Splatoon 2

Description: Color Pulse is a black jelly base loaded with scattered holo, green aurora pigment, pink shift, iridescent rainbow shimmer, green to blue to purple chameleon micro glitter, neon pink micro flakes, pink to green to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes AND… it also glows bright green in the dark. I failed to take a photo of the glow, so I’ll try to do it tonight and update the photos. Sorry!

I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 275 Bottles

Cuticula | Okarina Of Lime Scented Top Coat

Inspiration: Zelda: Okarina Of Time

Description: Cuticula’s Timeless Top Coat is scented with zesty lime, sweet cream and crunchy crust! Smells like a fun, summery dessert on your fingertips. This is not a quick dry, but it dries in a shorter time frame than other non quick dry top coats.

Price: $8.50 | No Cap

Cuticula  | Kirby’s Cake Nail Tape

Inspiration: Kirby

Description: Latex Nail Tape (peel off cuticle barrier) scented like a slice of decadent white birthday cake loaded with sweet fluffy strawberry buttercream. The latex dries to a light pink and has a fun rainbow assortment of micro glitters mixed in.

Price: $8.25 | No Cap

Darling Diva Polish | Whip It Good

Inspiration: Castlevania

Description: Whip It Good! is a deep burnt red with holo flakes and “fairy pee” which is a sister pigment to unicorn pee (not aurora pigment). I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Delush Polish | Zombie Hunter

Inspiration: Resident Evil

Description: Zombie Hunter is a striking navy to purple multichrome with glowing aurora shimmer and ultra chrome chameleon flakes, as well as a magnetic pull! I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

PLEASE NOTE: I used an arc magnet that I purchased for these photos. The magnet available with this polish will create a line effect. The arc magnet “repels” the magnetic effect (pushing it out) while the bar magnet draws it in.

Price: $12.95 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Dollish Polish | A Terrible Fate

Inspiration: Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Description: A Terrible Fate is an indigo jelly base with Unicorn Pee color shifting shimmer, chameleon iridescent flakes, ultra chrome chameleon flakes in red, copper, gold, green , blue, pink and purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Don Deeva | Dots For Breakfast, Ghosts For Lunch

Inspiration: Pac-Man

Description: Dots For Breakfast, Ghosts For Lunch is a black jelly base loaded with holo flakes, aurora pigments, matte neon glitters in hex and square glitters, as well as copper, orange and gold ultra chrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Fair Maiden Polish | The Puppet Master

Inspiration: Five Nights At Freddy’s

Description: The Puppet Master is a blackened violet base that shifts magenta-aqua, with holo glitters and multi chrome flakes that shift magenta-gold-amber. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Fanchromatic Nails | Atrus Shrugged

Inspiration: Myst

Description: Atrus Shrugged is a dreamy sky blue crelly with a subtle shimmer, green glitter and seven different kinds of holographic, metallic and iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Girly Bits | Put Your Strap On

Inspiration: Wii Sports

Description: A pale grey crelly with teal shimmer and flakes, as well as a scattered holographic effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Great Lakes Lacquer | …Whatever

Inspiration: Final Fantasy VIII: Squal and Rinoa

Description: …Whatever is a mega linear holographic  with holo micro flakes, multichrome shifts of red to orange to gold with flashes of fuchsia. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

Heather’s Hues | Sparkle Specialist

Inspiration: Fortnite Sparkle Specialist Skin

Description: Sparkle Specialist is sparkly holo base with iridescent blue to indigo to pink shifting shimmer and a rainbow of multichrome and iridescent flakes. Can be used alone, or as a topper over another color. I show it both ways.

Alone is shown with 3 coats and top coat, over creme bases I used only 1 coat.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

JReine Cosmetics | Doppelganger

Inspiration: Midnight Sparkle: My Little Pony

Description: Doppelganger is a stunning violet base with strong purple to blue shimmer, loaded with crystal chameleon flakes, ultra chrome chameleon flakes and a fairly subtle linear holo effect. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

KBShimmer | Insert Coin

Inspiration: Classic Arcades

Description: Insert Coin is a multichrome polish with a golden magnetic effect and a scattered holographic effect. I only used the magnet on the inner 2 nails so you can see the polish with and without the use of a magnet.

Price: $11.50 without Magnet | $14.50 With Magnet | No Cap

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | The Sending

Inspiration: Final Fantasy X

Description: The Sending is a magnetic rose-gold/pink/gold/green multichrome with silver holo flakes, green/blue/purple UCC flakes, and purple/red/pink UCC mega flakes. The magnetic shift is subtle, but gorgeous. When applied, the magnet brings up the rose-gold shimmer and adds a dimensional shift to the color.

A bar shaped neodymium magnet will be included with every order.

The magnetic line is hard to see in photos, but in person it’s more apparent. In general, it is a slightly more subtle magnetic effect – but it’s visible.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

LynBDesigns | Your Cow Plant Or Mine?

Inspiration: Sims Cow Plant

Description: Your Cow Plant Or Mine? is a pale green base with two different UCC flakies, shifting shimmer, and holo shreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Moon Shine Mani | You Are Now Prepared!

Inspiration: World Of Warcraft Battle For Azeroth Expansion

Description: You Are Now Prepared is a swampy green slides effortlessly golden at times due to the gold/green/teal multichrome pigment and gold-green shifting micro flakies within. I added a wealth of purple/teal/green iridescent shifting flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Moonflower Polish | Hope Of The Brave

Inspiration: Skyrim: Sovngarde

Description: Hope Of The Brave is a vivid navy blue with red to copper to orange to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, purple to red aurora pigment, silver galaxy holographic glitters, red to copper shimmer and scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles


Nailed It Nail Polish | Dark Fan-tasy


Inspiration: Mortal Kombat: Kitana

Description: Dark Fan-tasy is a blue to purple duochrome with pink, gold, purple and blue flakes, as well as holographic sparkle. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Native War Paints | Lance Vance Dance


Inspiration: Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Description: Lance Vance Dance is a bright blue with red, green, and gold magnetic pull, as well as red to purple to blue aurora pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The magnetic effect is VERY subtle on this polish and very hard to photograph.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Night Owl Lacquer | Creepers Gonna Creep

Inspiration: Creepers from Minecraft

Description: Creepers Gonna Creep is a neon green with silver sparkle, white and black matte glitter shreds, as well as silver and lime green iridescent shreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.00 | No Cap

Pahlish | Shy-Guy On Stilts


Inspiration: Yoshi’s Island

Description: Shy Guy On Stilts is a bright neon yellow jelly base with holo flakes, red to green aurora pigment, as well as a rainbow of color shifting chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish is brighter in person

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | The Power Of Paint

Inspiration: Epic Mickey 2

Description: The Power Of Paint is a blur to purple multichrome base packed with bronze to green to red to orange to gold, and blue to teal to purple ultra chrome chameleon flakes, iridescent green micro flakes and holo pigment. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 130 Bottles

Quixotic Polish | Rock Legend

Inspiration: Guitar Hero III

Description: Rock Legend is a black jelly base with red to gold shifting shimmer, violet to red to gold ucc flakes and red to green iridescent flakes, plus scattered holographic sparkles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Rogue Lacquer | It’s On Like Donkey Kong

Inspiration: Donkey Kong

Description: It’s On Like Donkey Kong is a glitter bomb filled with copper, gold, silver, cyan, blue, red, rainbow metallic falkes and holo copper and magenta micrglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Sassy Pants Polish | Wakka Wakka

Inspiration: Ms. Pac-Man

Description: Wakka Wakka is a violet purple jelly base with violet, magenta, and yellow microflakes, magenta and violet holo shreds, scattered holo, and blue-violet iridescent shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish has a very slight smell to it from the pigment most likely. It’s not overpowering, but I did notice it.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Starlight Polish | Crystal Forever

Inspiration: Pokemon Crystal

Description: Crystal Forever is an effect top coat in a blue tinted base with tiny silver flakes and shimmer that shifts from teal to violet and flashes aqua and purple at extreme angles. The flakes are sterling silver and the shimmer is a unicorn pee sister (not the aurora pigment) I used 1 coat over a black creme base for these photos.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 300 Bottles

Stella Chroma | Coconut Citrus Sorbet Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Grand Theft Auto

Description: Summer in a tub. But to be more elaborate,  It’s light, beachy, and refreshing. it’s just like a summery beach drink! And there are beaches in Grand Theft Auto, so it works? You are immediately hit with a lime citrusy scent that is mellowed out by coconut.

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

Stella Chroma | For The Paint Schemes

Inspiration: Grand Theft Auto

Description: For The Paint Schemes is a dark grey creme base with incredibly strong green to orange shimmer, and a scattered holographic effect. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Sweet Heart Polish | Sanctuary Of The Void

Inspiration: World Of Warcraft

Description: First off, can anyone tell that I helped settle on a name for this polish?  Sanctuary Of The Void is a turquoise to purple to gold linear holographic multichrome with silver flakes and ultra chrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 110 Bottles

The Lady Varnishes | Nobody’s That Heartless

Inspiration: Kingdom Hearts

Description: Nobody’s That Heartless is a warm neutral base with red shimmer, holo sparkle, as well as ultra chrome chameleon flakes that shift aqua to blue to purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 175 Bottles

Top Shelf Lacquer | Hunting Ducks

Inspiration: Duck Hunt

Description: Hunting Ducks is a rich chocolate brown based linear holographic with red to green shifting shimmer, as well as ultra chrome chameleon flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Vibrant Vinyls | Peach Beach Fast & Hard Quick Dry Top Coat


Inspiration: Princess Peach

Description: Peach Beach is a tropical blend of juicy peach, sweet papaya and mango. It smells so good and so tropical! This is a quick dry top coat with a lingering scent. I’ve used it over stamping as well, and no smears occurred!

Price: $6.99 | Cap: 250 Bottles

June 2018 Polish Pickup | Video Games

Whew – we made it. 41 of this month’s fabulous contributions!

It was another big month and once again, the makers all brought their A game with some fabulous creations to choose from.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: June 1st at 11am EST through June 4th 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.

What are your thoughts? How badly is your bank account going to hurt?

Author

I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

15 Comments

  1. cynthia decker Reply

    Thank you for your amazing reviews! All your manis and photos are sensational!

  2. You’re amazing, Lisa.

    Not everyone knows how much dedication and time posts like these take – I applaud you!

    For sharing your love of polish & for helpin’ me choose my PPU’s, thank you!!!!

    Now go take a nap.
    xoxo

  3. This was an incredible post! I can’t believe you did all of those swatches. And I’m drooling over at least a dozen of the polishes. What to do? I need to join the FB group coz it sounds so fun!

  4. I’ve already placed one order and you made me make a list for a second order. I didn’t realize how much I needed more!!

  5. My eyes are spinning. But that was a very satisfying page of polish swatches.

    How do you still have nails?

    • It took me 3 hours to write the full post. I do one every month for the Polish Pickup shop and I almost always have between 35-42 products :D

  6. Gorgeous post, Lisa! I’ve begun to rely on your photos for color-accurate swatches of all the PPU pretties. Many of the monthly themes are ones I have no idea about, and the names of the polishes mean nothing to me, but the creativity of the makers definitely shines through. I’ve been purchasing 3-5 bottles a month for the past several months, and like you, I also enjoy the bath/body/skincare/cuticle care products. Yay for Indies!!

  7. If you don’t mind me asking where did you get the arc magnet that you used on the Delush polish?

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