June 2018 Polish Pickup | Video Games

by Lisa Heath
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June 2018 Polish Pickup | Video Games

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