Still have a couple more Polish Pickup shades for April to share, and wow – May shades are starting to roll in already! I’m loving the themes and creations makers are coming out with! Today I have Northern Star Polish Scream Of Nature!
In case you missed any of my previous posts about the Polish Pickup, here is a recap explaining the group.
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.
The first set of polishes will be available from April 7th until April 10th, and at the end of this post I will have the list of April makers (as well as links to any April Polish Pickup post I’ve done) so you can see what to expect.
The theme for April is “Famous Works Of Art”
(sorry if this is super repetitive to a few of you, but it’s just in case someone hasn’t seen the explanation!)
Northern Star Polish used “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (1893) as their inspiration!
When Kristin of Northern Star Polish heard the theme for April’s Polish Pickup, she immediately thought of The Scream and then discovered a page discussing the meaning. She was struck by the quote the author included from Munch’s diary about where the idea came from:
I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends when on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous infinite scream of nature”
Let’s take a look at Northern Star Polish’s interpretation of this painting!
Northern Star Polish Scream Of Nature
Northern Star Polish Scream Of Nature was inspired by the bold colors of the painting. It has a navy leaning teal creme base with red to gold to orange shifting chrome flakes and pink to copper chrome shimmer that flashes as you move your fingers. Really well done and really bold shade with lots of color peeking through.
I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Shop Dates for April: April 7th through April 10th
Makers Involved in the April Shop:
Alter Ego Body Care Products
Anchor & Heart Lacquer
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer
Darling Diva Polish
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Sassy Pants Polish
Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer
Smokey Mountain Lacquers
Turtle Tootsie Polishes
As I complete blog posts, I will try to update each maker’s name with which polishes I’ve shown already!
I highly suggest you join the Polish Pickup Group on Facebook so you can get in on the theme nominations, as well as voting. You can also see what other polishes will be available during this particular shop that is based on Famous Works Of Art!