It’s that time again! I was hoping to complete this last Wednesday but some polishes are trickling in still. I’m waiting on 2 more that are on the way but we have a lot going on here, so I wanted to complete the post before things get too hectic. Once the missing 2 polishes arrive, I’ll pop them in. So we’re now going to look at my review on 43 (once the missing ones arrive) of the November 2018 Polish Pickup Bad-Ass Women!
The two I’m waiting on are Alter Ego Nail Enamel and Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer. If you want to see those, pop back in later and take a look.
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 November 2nd at 11am EST through November 5th at 11:59pm EST.
Let’s get this show on the road. I had breakfast, got my coffee here and I’m settling in for this 5 hour typing marathon (yes, it’s a time commitment – good thing I love it)
6 Harts | Henrietta’s Healing Legacy
Inspiration: Henrietta Lacks
Description: Henrietta’s Healing Legacy is a rich, warm brown crelly base with blue to green shifting flakes, green to gold duochrome shifting shimmer and bronze shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $10.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles
$1.00 from each bottle sold will be donated to Henrietta Lacks Foundation.
77 Nail Lacquer | F*ck & Run
Inspiration: Liz Phair’s song F*ck & Run off her album, Exile In Guyville.
Description: F*ck & Run is a shimmery, warm nude base with red to orange to gold shifting flakes, copper sparks and golden shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 75 Bottles
B Polished | Pineapple Bud
Inspiration: Georgia O’Keeffe “Pineapple Bud”
Description: Pineapple Bud is a dusty sage green crelly with glass flecks and ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift red to bronze to gold to green. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50 Bottles
Baroness X | Superhuman’s Bourbon Acetone Additive
Inspiration: Jessica Jones
Description: Superhuman’s Bourbon is a bourbon based scent with vanilla and a touch of cinnamon and clove. The bourbon scent isn’t super strong, but you do get that warm, cozy whiff of it. The vanilla, cinnamon and clove scent comes through a tad more.
Acetone Antidote is an additive containing glycerin and jojoba oil to help protect and moisturize your nails, skin, and cuticles during polish removal.
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.
Ingredients: glycerin, jojoba oil, h2o, fragrance, polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), colorant
Price: $4.50 | No Cap
Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer | Science Is Curiosity
Inspiration: Sally Ride
Description: Science Is Curiosity is a black jelly base loaded with pink and royal blue micro glass flecks, red microflakes, scattered holographic pigment and small silver holographic glitters, as well as blue to green to fuchsia shifting magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a lossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $15.00 (with Magnet) | Cap: 100 Bottles
Cameo Colours Lacquers | So, You Wanna Play?
Inspiration: Hit Girl from Kick-Ass
Description: So, You Wanna Play? is a deep cool toned purple jelly packed with indigo to purple shifting shimmer, genuine silver, neon purple, hot pink, gunmetal and silver holographic micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles
Chirality Polish | 8th Wonder
Inspiration: Wonder Woman
Description: 8th Wonder is a raspberry red jelly base filled with intense blue and silver sparkles, red and dark grey micro flakes, red to blue shifting pigment and blue iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | No Cap
Colors By Llarowe | Rosa
Inspiration: Rosa Parks
Description: Rosa is a charcoal grey base with strong blue shimmer, as well as blue to turquoise shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | No Cap
CrowsToes Nail Color | You Have No Power Here
Inspiration: Lady Galadriel
Description: You Have No Power Here is an emerald to teal shimmering shifting shade with matching microglitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. There is a slight texture, so if you use a thin top coat, 2 should smooth it out completely.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles
Crystal Knockout | Iconic,Incredible
Inspiration: Lady Gaga
Description: Iconic, Incredible is a dark blue-purple jelly based holographic with a flash of blue, indigo to purple aurora shimmer, violet shimmer, silver holographic micro shreds, purple holographic microglitter, bright pink and purple flakes and iridescent blue flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. There is a slight texture, so if you use thinner top coat, you might need 2 coats.
Price: $12.50 | No Cap
Delush Polish | The First Detective
Inspiration: Olivia Benson from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Description: The First Detective is an olive green multichrome magnetic with a strong bronze overcast of aurora shimmer, as well as fiery ultra chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I used an arc magnet for the magnetic effect.
Price: $12.50 (includes magnet) | Cap: 300 Bottles.
Dollish Polish | Get Away From Her, You Bitch!
Inspiration: Ellen Ripley from the Alien series
Description: Get Away From Her, You Bitch! is a warm, rusty cinnamon brown jelly base with bronze to green color shifting shimmer, as well as iridescent flakes that shift red to pink to turquoise to blue to indigo to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | No Cap
Fair Maiden Polish | I Have The Power
Description: I Have The Power is a wine based multichrome that shifts purple to magenta to copper with gold holographic glitters, as well as iridescent flakes that shift pink to gold to green. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | No Cap
Fanchromatic Nails | For Octavia
Inspiration: Octavia Butler
Description: For Octavia is a bright blue/teal crelly with turquoise, red, black and tan glitters in hex, shred and triangle shapes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Side Note: This was a difficult color to photograph, this is a brighter teal in person.
Price: $10.00 | No Cap
Girly Bits | My Name Is Elizabeth
Inspiration: Queen Elizabeth II
Description: My Name Is Elizabeth is a royal purple magenta base with pink to red to purple shimmer, gold holographic micro glitters and color shifting iridescent flakes in purple to blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | No Cap
Great Lakes Lacquer | A Caged Bird Sings
Inspiration: Maya Angelou
Description: A Caged Bird Sings is a beautiful thermal that goes dusty pale green turquoise to vanilla crelly base loaded with shifting shimmer and holo flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.50 | No Cap
$1.00 per bottle sold will go to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Jior Couture | The Tigress Of Haiti
Inspiration: Sanite Belair
Description: The Tigress of Haiti is a black to clear holographic thermal with gold shimmer, holographic flakes, and red holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $14.00 | No Cap
25% of sales will be donated to The LAMBI fund of Haiti
http://www.lambifund.org/reforestation to help the efforts of
reforestation in Haiti.
Jreine | Gris Gris
Inspiration: Marie Laveau
Description: Gris Gris is a cherry red jelly base loaded with original unicorn pee (red to green) as well as crystal shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $15.00 | Cap: 400 Bottles
Kathleen & Co | I Wish A Bitch Would
Inspiration: Ashley Longshore
Description: I Wish A Bitch Would is a stunning multichrome magnetic polish that shifts from magenta to purple to copper to green. The magnetic shimmer is the same color shifts, with added scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I used an arc magnet for the effect.
Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles
KBShimmer | Some Like It Scot
Inspiration: Claire Fraser from Outlander
Description: Some Like It Scot is a multichrome polish that shifts from green, blue and deep indigo, with a touch of holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $10.00 | No Cap