This is my biggest Polish/Indie Pickup review to date, minus the times I was the official Blogger of the Month. Right now I have 71 items to share for the May 2019 Polish Pickup 1980’s theme! My USPS console just showed that I have 9 packages being delivered tomorrow – and I think 1 more PPU item is in there (that I know of) so I’ll be adding what that one (Delush Polish) tomorrow when it arrives.
My tax season ended April 15th, so most of these photos took place between the 16th and this morning. Luckily from now on I should be a little more ahead without the extra work hours and days.
Okay so the theme this month is 1980’s! I was born in 1982 and even though I have momnesia and my memory isn’t as sharp since I had Jacob… I do remember the later 80’s and a lot of the toys and such from back then. Nick was born in 1990, so a lot of things mentioned here – he doesn’t know about or doesn’t care. Probably the latter.
As usual, if there’s a particular polish you came to look at and don’t want to scroll through everything – hit CTRL + F if you are on desktop and search the brand name. May Shop opens on May 3rd.
Let’s get this show on the road. I’m also trying a new thing. The site is open for Wishlisting – so I’m adding a link to each listing for (hopefully) easier wishlisting as you read.
3 Cheers 4 Ears | Super Rad Tee Shirt Clips
Inspiration: Fashion of the 80’s!
Description: I actually forgot all about these bad boys until I opened these. I remember not having them, so I had to knot my shirt on the side… and then my mom got me a few for Christmas and they were in my stocking. Then I was cool. Briefly.
For those not aware – these were all the rage in the 80’s and you threaded your shirt through them to tighten them around your waste. Or you could be “racy” and use it in the middle all the way up to show your midriff.
Each purchase will receive a set of 2 – a triangle and circle. One will be neon green and one will be neon magenta.
Price: $5.00 | Cap: None | Shop Link
77 Nail Lacquer | Discotheque
The one, the original Studio 54.
Description: Discotheque is a deep, cool toned purple linear holographic with blue to green to purple shifting shimmer, blue to red to purple shifting shimmer and blue to purple to pink to jade ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | Cap: 95 Bottles | Shop Link
Alter Ego Body Care Products | Salt Scrub
Inspiration: Safety Dance Video
Description: This is an unscented salt scrub in a convenient squeeze tube. This has a smaller salt particle size so the “scrub” is more on the gentle side, but still effective.
Price: $7.50 | No Cap | Shop Link
Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Make Dreams Come True
Inspiration: The original Muppet Babies cartoon
Description: Make Dreams Come True is a periwinkle super linear holographic with strong turquoise shimmer, as well as pink to orange to green aurora shimmer, orange to gold to pink iridescent flecks and pink micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Shop Link
AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | I Still Love My Caboodle!
Description: I Still Love My Caboodle! is a tiffany blue creme base with pink to blue shimmer and scattered holo. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles | Shop Link
Baroness X | Acetone Antidote – Captain Crunch Berries
Inspiration: Baroness X loved scratch and sniff stickers and fruity cereal when she was an 80s child. So a mix between those two!
Description: This month’s Acetone Antidote is a dupe of Captain Crunch Berries Cereal and it’s dead on accurate! I love the smell and it really does smell like the cereal. Added bonus? You’ll also get a crunch berry cereal scented scratch n sniff sticker.
Recommended Use: 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. Once the AA is added to your acetone just shake the bottle once to mix it each time you change polish. There’s no need to keep shaking during the removal of a full mani with our formulation, it will stay blended long enough to remove your polish.
Note: Some orders will receive a purple ombre glass vial like I got, others will get a red ombre glass vial.
Price: $4.25 | No Cap | Shop Link
Baroness X | Plasma Globe (Magnetic)
Inspiration: “I’d always wanted a plasma globe as a child and everytime we went to the mall I had to go check them out.”
Description: Plasma Globe is a deepened purple almost black base with mutlichrome magnetic pigment that shifts blue to purple to pink to copper to green, with iridescent flakes that shift pink to copper to gold to green and a little bit of hot pink holo shard microglitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.50 | Cap: None | Shop Link
Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Sometimes Dead is Better
Inspiration: Pet Sematary
Description: Sometimes Dead Is Better is a medium grey crelly base with gold to green sibling unicorn pee shimmer as well as ghost flakes that shift green to blue to red. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $15.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles | Shop Link
Beyond the Nail | Time After
Inspiration: Cyndi Lauper’s fabulous hair and outfits from her Time After Time music video
Description: Time After is a bright neon pink leaning coral with peach shimmer and neon pink, green and blue microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This shade does lean more neon pink in person.
Price: $11.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Bluebird Lacquer | Pick Me
Inspiration: Double Dare’s Giant Nose
Description: Pick Me! is a lime green neon with pink to green to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, a subtle flash of holo, purple shimmer and various shimmer sparks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.50 | No Cap | Shop Link
By Dany Vianna | Ranger
Inspiration: Hank from Dungeons and Dragons animation
Description: Ranger is a leaf green crelly base with gold shimmer, gold metallic flakes and gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift gold to red to green, as well as a light scattering of silver holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.50 | Cap: 100 Bottles | Shop Link
Cameo Colours Lacquers | Princess of Power
Description: Princess Of Power is an off white crelly base with scattered holographic, red to magenta to gold shimmer, copper to gold to fuchsia ultrachrome chameleon flakes, and hot pink, silver holo and gold micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 185 Bottles | Shop Link
Colores de Carol | Super Fighting Robot (Thermal)
Inspiration: Mega Man
Description: Super Fighting Robot is a dark cornflower blue (cold) to light sky blue (warm) thermal with red shimmer, ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift gold to bronze to red to green and electric blue micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250 Bottles | Shop Link
Colors by Llarowe | I’m SO Sure!
Inspiration: Valley Girl
Description: I’m SO Sure! is a soft bubblegum pink crelly base with lavender shimmer and blue to purple aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Crystal Knockout | Boombox Summer (Thermal)
Inspiration: Sharp’s pastel boomboxes
Description: Boombox Summer is a dusty lilac purple (cold) to greyed out blue-green (warm) crelly thermal with white, pastel pink, purple and mint matte glitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Cuticula | Surf Green (Stamping Polish)
Inspiration: Surf Green Fender Stratocaster Guitar
Description: Surf Green is a seafoam green creme polish that can be used as a normal polish (I only used 1 coat on index and pinkie) or as a stamping polish (shown here over a black creme).
Price: $10.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Cuticula | Quick Dry Top Coat
Inspiration: None. A lot of people requested Cuticula offer her Quick Dry Top Coat in IPU, so she is.
Description: Quick Dry Top Coat to top off all your pretty new polish from Polish Pickup. This is unscented.
Price: $8.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Cuticula | Silk Base Coat in Sparkling Mint Blossom
Inspiration: Fender Stratocaster
Description: Silk Base Coat is a milky looking strengthening base coat that you can wear alone for a natural nail look or under your favorite polish. The scent this month is Sparkling Mint Blossom and smells fresh, vibrant, with a light floral (not perfume floral, more natural) with a slight minty kick.
Price: $8.50 | No Cap | Shop Link
Delush Polish | The Luck Dragon (Magnetic)
Inspiration: The Neverending Story
Description: The Luck Dragon is a blackened multichrome magnetic polish that shifts from turquoise to purple and features glowing aurora shimmer accented with captivating gold and ultra chrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
A Magnet is included with each purchase.
Price: $12.95 | Cap: 90 Bottles | Shop Link
Dollish Polish | Berrylicious
Inspiration: Strawberry Shortcake
Description: Berrylicious is a melon coral pink crelly base with berry, ruby and emerald micro gitters as well as lime to magenta to olive to berry to green color shifting chrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Dreamland Lacquer | You’ve Been Rickrolled!
Inspiration: The video for Rick Astley’s huge hit (and internet meme) Never Gonna Give You Up
Description: You’ve Been Rickrolled! is a medium cool toned lavender crelly base with tons of pink to green to gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 180 Bottles | Shop Link
ellagee | Couples Skate
Inspiration: Friday nights at the Skating Rink
Description: Couples Skate is a royal purple tinged pewter silver holographic with chameleon shimmer that flashes blue to pink to violet and tiny silver holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | No Cap | Shop Link
Emily de Molly | Cute As A Button
Inspiration: My Child Doll
Description: Cute As A Button is a soft, cool toned purple crelly that leans almost light denim blue with iridescent flakes that shift through orange, pink and green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 135 Bottles | Shop Link
Ethereal Lacquer | Danger Zone
Inspiration: Top Gun
Description: Danger Zone is a deep blurple jelly base with intense red to gold to green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: None | Shop Link
Fair Maiden Polish | Video Killed The Radio Star
Inspiration: 80’s MTV Logo
Description: Video Killed The Radio Star is a black jelly based polish with green shimmer packed with a rainbow of multichrome flakes throughout. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: None | Shop Link
Fanchromatic Nails | Courage of the Heart
Inspiration: The Secret of NIMH
Description: Courage Of The Heart is a fiery red leaning orange creme with red to orange to gold color shifting shimmer, as well as gold to purple to blue shifting metallic flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles | Shop Link