This is going to be a busy month both for blogging and personal things going on, so for once – I’m starting to roll out Polish Pickup shades before the week of. The first shade I’ll be sharing is LynBDesigns Always Know Where Your Towel Is!
As always, we’re going to go through my spiel on Polish Pickup for those not familiar with it!
Before I get into this lovely shade shown above, 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 December 1st at 11am EST through December 4th at 11:59pm EST.
The December theme is ‘Holidays Around The World’ so we’re going to see various holidays, some you might be familiar with, some you might learn a little something about through this Polish Pickup theme. I will be adding info about each holiday I cover this month. I know of many of them, but I’m not completely familiar with all of them so this is a learning experience for me as well. If I have inaccuracies about a given holiday, please don’t hesitate to correct me.
Here is the LynBDesigns inspiration photo!
LynBDesigns chose Towel Day as her inspiration. Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held 25 May 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on 11 May.
Alright – ready to see the polish?
LynBDesigns Always Know Where Your Towel Is
Always Know Where Your Towel Is is a medium blue scattered holographic with a slight blue to purple shift. It also contains ultra chrome chameleon flakes that shift from aqua to blue to purple. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Price for LynBDesigns: $12.00
Bottle Cap for LynBDesigns: 90
Shop Dates: December 1st at 11am EST through December 4th at 11:59pm EST
Things are still rolling in, so I am not sure how many I will have to show you this month, so far I believe I am expecting 13ish? Maybe? We’ll see! It’s still early
To see more swatches for December – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!