Oh boy, another month is upon us and it’s gonna be a good one! Several months ago, Cheyenne of CDBNails said she would love to be the blogger of the month again, but only if she had someone to split it with. I semi-jokingly said “I’d do it again with you!” and well…. here we are. We split the month and changed things up a bit. You’ll see what I mean in a moment (if the page title didn’t give it away already)

Every month we start with the numerical makers or ‘A’ makers and move through to Z. This month we are starting backwards! So Z comes first, and I’ll move through my half to Li and then Cheyenne will continue on with Le-A! If there is a polish you want to skip to and you are on desktop, just hit CTRL + F and the search bar will pop up. 

Each month both Cheyenne and I receive about 30-45 polishes, so this almost seemed like a normal month for us, we just had makers we don’t usually work with (all bloggers have their “regulars” we rotate through) so while the workload was about the same, we had some fun new brands to play with!

As of right now we each have 49 polishes to share. I know I still have Zombie Claw on the way, so I’ll pop her swatches and info in as soon as it arrives. 

I know I mentioned it last month (and did a post on it!) but there are fewer items in Polish Pickup now. You’ll see a couple non polish items sprinkled in, but Indie Pickup is now a thing! You can find your favorite non polish indie items there, and they will be up later this month (3rd Friday of the month!)

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 October 5th at 11am EST through October 8th at 11:59pm EST.

Let’s jump right in.

Zombie Claw | Welcome To The Dark Side

Inspiration: Darth Vader

Description: Welcome To The Dark Side is a black creme based multichrome that shifts pink to red to violet to copper, with additional red flecks and silver holographic microglitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 120 Bottles

Wildflower Lacquer | I Loooove Gold!

Inspiration: Austin Power’s Goldmember

Description: I Looove Gold! is a yellow gold creme base with gold flakes, green to copper to gold flakes, red to gold flakes, neon purple micro flakes and a very subtle, light red shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 120 Bottles

Vibrant Vinyls | Dumb Babies

Inspiration: Angelica Pickles

Description: Fast & Hard Quick Dry Top Coat in the scent ‘Dumb Babies’ is a blend of mandarin, lavender, chamomile, neroli and lily of the valley. It’s very familiar and close to Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Wash which I used to use on my son (and loved it!) It’s very calm and soothing.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 250 Bottles

Turtle Tootsie Polishes | Long Live The King

Inspiration: Scar from The Lion King

Description: Long Live The King is a burnt orangey brown base with orange to gold to green ultra chrome chameleon micro flakes and a subtle gold (and magnetic!) shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is magnetic, which I figured out and surprised the maker with. It wasn’t intended to be magnetic but it does react to stronger neodymium magnets.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Top Shelf Lacquer | Coat Of Many…

Inspiration: Cruella de Vil

Description: Coat of Many… is a rose gold microglitter, full coverage polish with holographic microglitter mixed in for extra sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Due to the nature of a microglitter shade – you might need 2 coats of top coat for a  completely smooth finish.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

The Lady Varnishes | Are You A God?

Inspiration: Gozer from Ghostbusters

Description: Gozer is a pale silvery purple to green duochrome with linear and microflake holo and red to gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Sweet Heart Polish | That’s Sultan Vile Betrayer To You

Inspiration: Jafar from Aladdin

Description: We have a solar polish! That’s Sultan Vile Betrayer To You is a white crelly base that shifts to a deep purple in UV light (so in the sun or a light fixture that has UV light) and has holo micro flecks and green to aqua to blue to purple to pink ultrachrome chameleon flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

With my setup, I used a UV flashlight for the shift in color, but wasn’t quick enough for photos. I got a purple shift, but it’s not the deepest it goes. It actually goes much deeper purple.

Price: $ 14.00 | Cap: 110 Bottles

Supernatural Lacquer | Toxic Love

Inspiration: Hexxus from Fern Gully

Description: Toxic Love is a deep sludge greenish brown base with red to green aurora shimmer, red to copper to green shimmer, gunmetal grey micro flecks, green to blue to violet color shifting flakes and orange to green iridescent microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Stella Chroma | Playing With My Emotions, Smokey

Inspiration: Big Worm from Friday

Description: Playing With My Emotions, Smokey! is a yellow leaning orange jelly base packed with green to purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes, blue to green iridescent flakes and green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Static Lacquer | No Man Can Kill Me

Inspiration: Witch King Angmar

Description: No Man Can Kill Me is a black jelly base loaded with green shimmer, holo microflakes and ultrachrome chameleon flakes for small, but deep pops of color. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Starlight Polish | Queen Of Blades

Inspiration:  Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades (StarCraft)

Description: Queen of Blades is a fuchsia jelly base loaded with green shimmer, green microflakes, aurora pigment and aurora flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 175 Bottles

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer | Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Inspiration: Negan

Description: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy is a black jelly base loaded with scattered holo, red holographic micro flakes, and red to blue to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Scofflaw Nail Varnish | Love Letter To Miranda Priestly 

Inspiration: Miranda Priestly | The Devil Wears Prada

Description: Love Letter To Miranda Priestly is a mid to light grey crelly base with flecks of gunmetal grey and silver, violet and lavender shimmer, as well as purple iridescent micro glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Sayuri | Crucio!

Inspiration: Bellatrix Lestrange

Description: Crucio! is a blue grey crelly base with holographic teal glitters, green micro flecks and green to aqua crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Savannah Lacquer | Now I’m Always Smiling

Inspiration: Joker from The Dark Knight

Description: Now I’m Always Smiling is a black creme base with green and purple micro flecks, green to purple shimmer and green to purple aurora shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Sassy Pants Polish | Shameless

Inspiration:  Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones

Description: Shameless is a medium, warm toned red jelly base loaded with scattered holographic as well as red to orange to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Sassy Cats Lacquer | We Are The Poison… We Are Venom!

Inspiration: Venom

Description: We Are The Poison… We Are Venom! is a black crelly base with rose shimmer, gunmetal grey flakes, silvery white flecked shimmer, holographic micro shred glitters and a purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Rogue Lacquer | God Of Mischief

Inspiration: Loki

Description: God of Mischief is a teal jelly base with green to blue shifting unicorn pigment, scattered holographic and green to blue to purple color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Rise and Shine Cosmetics | Fried Chicken and Buckshot

Inspiration:  Ava Crowder from Justified

Description: Fried Chicken and Buckshot is a yellow leaning orange creme base with pink shimmer and gold to pink micro flecks. I used 2 coats and a glossy top  coat for these photos.

Price: $9.95 | No Cap

Ribbits Stickits | Cartoon Villain Decal Set

Inspiration: Cartoon Network/Saturday Morning Cartoons

Description: This set comes with a sheet of Saturday Morning cartoon villains water slide decals and Cartoon Network Villains water slide nail decals. There is also a helmer vinyl! 

Price: $7.50 for the 3 items | Cap: 75

Quixotic Polish | Bug Day

Inspiration: Oogie Boogie Man from Nightmare Before Christmas

Description: Bug Day is a blackened navy crelly base packed with lime green to indigo shifting flakes, green to teal micro flakes and a sprinkling of holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Pretty Jelly | You Know Who I Am

Inspiration: Missy from Doctor Who

Description: You Know Who I Am is a medium grey crelly base with coppery shimmer, purple to pink to fuchsia multichrome flakes, as well as magenta, red and purple glitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Just One Bite

Inspiration: The Evil Queen

Description: Just One Bite is a blackened purple jelly base packed with blue to purple shifting magnetic pigment, silver holographic micro flecks and 3 types of chameleon flakes that pretty much cover the rainbow in all their shifting power. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 Without Magnet | $12.50 With Magnet | Cap: 250 Bottles

Polished For Days | Little Sea Spies

Inspiration: Flotsam & Jetsam from The Little Mermaid

Description: Little Sea Spies is a teal blue jelly base with pink to blue to aqua shifting iridescent flakes, pink to green shifting iridescent micro flakes and holographic micro glitters. This shade is a touch greener in person. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Outlaw

Inspiration: Jesse James

Description: Outlaw is a silvery icy blue metallic with scattered holographic, white micro flecks, purple pearl micro flecks, as well as red to green aurora shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 120

Pepper Pot Polish | I’m Your Number 1 Fan

Inspiration: Annie Wilkes from Misery

Description: I’m Your Number 1 Fan is a murky olive green crelly base with green and orange contrasting aurora shimmer and rainbow microflakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 80 Bottles

Peachtree Polish | The Devil’s Eye

Inspiration: Madame Medusa

Description: The Devil’s Eye is a red-orange jelly base with pink to gold to blue to teal to to purple shifting ultrachrome chameleon flakes and holographic micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.50 | Cap: 75 bottles

Pampered Polishes | Perfectly Balances

Inspiration: Thanos

Description: Perfectly Balanced is a periwinkle purple crelly base packed with 6 different ultrachrome chameleon flakes, gold flakies, holographic micro shreds, and a scattered holo effect. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Painted Polish | Gone To Plaid!

Inspiration: Dark Helmet from Spaceballs

Description: Gone To Plaid! is a deep chocolate brown scattered holographic with a rainbow of multichrome flakes and beautiful copper shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 350 Bottles

Paint It Pretty Polish | Fish Are Friends Not Food

Inspiration: Bruce from Finding Nemo

Description: Fish Are Friends Not Food is a blue jelly base with indigo to purple aurora shimmer, green to blue to purple flakes and a slight scattering of holo microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Pahlish | Material Emancipation Grill

Inspiration: GLaDOS from Portal

Description: Material Emancipation Grill is a dusty blue based scattered holographic with extra holo pigment, holo flakes and a rosy- copper to green shifting multichrome shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Northern Star | Shards Of The Heart

Inspiration:  Miss Havisham

Description: Shards of the Heart is a medium grey creme with a slight lavender hue to it. It contains scattered holographic and holo micro flakes, as well as subtle indigo microflakes. While it’s a creme, it does have a borderline crelly consistency. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Noodles Nail Polish | Proclamations

Inspiration: Dolores Umbridge

Description: Proclamations is a raspberry pink crelly base with tons of pink shimmer, flakes and pink holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 150

Night Owl Lacquer | That’d Be Great

Inspiration:  Bill Lumbergh – Office Space

Description: That’d Be Great is a deep taupe scattered holographic base with a red to bronze to copper multichrome shift, blue to puprle and burgundy to red to gold crystal chameleon flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

NeVerMind Polish |  Make for the Bridge

Inspiration:  Headless Horseman

Description: Make For The Bridge is a dark grey crelly base with red to orange to gold ultra chrome chameleon flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 275 Bottles

Necessary Evil Polish | Zero Stones, Zero Crates

Inspiration: Zorg from The Fifth Element

Description: Zero Stones, Zero Crates is a black to clear based thermal with intense violet shimmer, scattered holographic and aqua to blue to purple iridescent flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Native War Paints | You Poor Simple Fools

Inspiration: Maleficent

Description: You Poor Simple Fools is a deep, cool toned purple jelly base loaded with green and violet holographic glitters, green to purple aurora shimmer and scattered holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Nailed It Nail Polish | King of the Crossroads

Inspiration: Crowley from Supernatural

Description: King of the Crossroads is a deep navy blue creme base with strong red to orange to gold shifting shimmer as well as scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 120

Nail Hoot | Magic Dance

Inspiration:  Jareth (David Bowie) from the Labyrinth

Description: Magic Dance is a black jelly base packed with scattered holo, holographic micro glitters, holographic small hex glitters as well as blue and aqua holographic glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Because of the glitter content, you might need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $8.99 | No Cap

My Indie Polish | Carbs Are My Villain

Inspiration: Carbs – Tacos

Description: Carbs Are My VIllain is a medium warm toned brown jelly base with orange, caramel and green glitters and flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Music City Beauty | The Supreme B!tch

Inspiration: Fiona from AHS Coven

Description: The Supreme B!tch is a black jelly base with blue , pink and purple iridescent flakes, red shimmer and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. 

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100 Bottles

MTK Design | Embrace Darkness

Inspiration: Darkness (Legend)

Description: Embrace Darkness is an oxblood red to bright red thermal polish with red shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for thee photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Ms. Sparkle | Queen Of Hearts

Inspiration: Alice In Wonderland

Description: Queen Of Hearts is a black based scattered holographic with aurora shimmer and flecks, as well as mini red holographic hearts. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Moonflower Polish | The Grand Admiral

Inspiration: Star Wars’ Thrawn

Description: The Grand Admiral is a  cerulean blue creme stamping polish with scattered holo, red-gold aurora pigments, red shimmer, and gunmetal and gold microflakes. Can be used as a regular polish or stamping polish.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 75 Bottles

Moon Shine Mani | I’ma Gonna Win!

Inspiration: Wario

Description: I’ma Gonna Win! is a bright goldenrod yellow crelly with a mix of fuchsia and green glitters and flakes,  green to purple chameleon flakies, red/green micro chameleon glitters, and finished with a sparkling of pink/gold/green aurora shimmer and gold holo dust. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Mckfresh Nail Attire | Hello… Newman

Inspiration: Newman from Seinfeld

Description: Hello… Newman is a tri-phase thermal that goes from a bright turquoise green when warm, to a medium vivid blue when cool to a deep blue toned purple when ice cold. It also has a nice assortment of iridescent glitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 130 Bottles

Cool/Room Temp
Cool/Room Temp
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Ice Cold on tips
Room Temp to Ice Cold (tips) transition
Ice Cold on Tips
Warm
Warm
Warm

LynB Designs | I Wanted You To Love Me

Inspiration: Kilgrave

Description: I Wanted You To Love Me is a purple to blue transitioning thermal polish with ultrachrome chameleon flakes and shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Ageless & Immortal

Inspiration: The Grandmaster From Thor: Ragnarok

Description: Ageless & Immortal is a gold duochrome that shifts to green and aqua in low-light with a red aura around the edges. Glows aqua in the dark and under UV light. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | Your Name Belongs To Me Now

Inspiration: Yubaba from Spirited Away

Description: Your Name Belongs To Me Now is a slightly dusty medium blue creme with red to green duochrome (aurora) shimmer as well as holo flecks mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Lilly Anne’s Garden | Stay Puft

Inspiration: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Description: Stay Puft is a vanilla pumpkin marshmallow scented lotion and it smells amazing. I’m not on #teampumpkin but the vanilla and marshmallow notes mellow it out enough that it smells good to me. 

Plus this jar has Stay Puft printed on it!

Price: $5.50 | No Cap

October 2018 Polish Pickup | Villains Z-LI 

It was interesting doing this backwards, but I think they are in order.

Another great month, and as always, I was happy to be part of it. It was interesting to see all the different villains makers selected as their inspiration and how they interpreted them.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: October 5th at 11am EST through October 8th at 11:59pm EST

Shipping Price: $3.00 Within US  (regardless of how many you buy!) 

The Polish Pickup Shop will be open for previews on Sunday so you can start loading up your wishlists! 

Make sure you check out Cheyenne’s half coming tomorrow!

Author

I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

8 Comments

    • <3 Thank you Marcia! And with PPU - they polishes trickle in over the span of 2-3 weeks so it's easier to keep up with than a lot of people think. The post takes 4-6 hours though

  1. Thank you, as always, Lisa! I appreciate all the work and time that goes into these PPU posts. It must be immense (though kind of fun, I’ll bet!). Your swatches help me to decide which polishes to buy and I really enjoy your big collages. I pin those to my Pinterest account and love studying them, even after the polishes are no longer available. :D

  2. Phew that’s a lot to digest. I really like Zero Stones, Zero Crates. The question is would I wear it before it stopped transitioning?

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