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
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!
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
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