Polish Pickup April 2020 | Aquatic Wonder

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples for Polish Pickup
April 2020 | Aquatic Wonder

Disclosure: I am a paid employee of Polish Pickup for their Social Media. While this post isn’t sponsored, I am an employee of their shop

It’s been a very busy month – but now I have the Polish Pickup April 2020 Aquatic Wonder post ready to share!

Easily my largest Polish Pickup post to date. I have 117 items to share, plus I still have 3-5 on the way. I know 2-3 for sure, and 2 others seem to be lost in USPS limbo, so I don’t know if those will make it or not. As usual, there is a giveaway at the end of the post – so be sure to enter that.

This month has been a doozy. We’ve been on lockdown for 2 weeks now, my job is considered essential (CPA office) so I do still leave to go to work, but Nick and Jacob have been hunkered down at home. Thank goodness for gaming systems so Jacob is still socializing and playing with friends. Nick is working from home, so he’s able to keep busy as well. I added homeschool teacher to my bag of tricks, which took a couple days to work into the schedule – but we’re pretty much all set up now.

I turned 38 last weekend. We had a nice, quiet evening at home. Nick made me an incredible dinner and dessert, and really it’s how I would have wanted to spend it – lockdown or not.

Once again I did do each set of photos both glossy and matte. I purchased 2 fresh bottles from Night Owl Lacquer and she was kind enough to send 2 refill bottles along with my 2 purchased bottles – so thank you again Lindsay!

For all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, Sweet & Sour Lacquer Gloss Sauce as top coat (except for the photos showing Glisten & Glow, Cuticula, and Vibrant Vinyls), and Night Owl Lacquer Gone Matte Top Coat unless otherwise specified.

Since I leave for work while it’s still semi dark and I get home while it’s still semi dark – I do use artificial lighting for my photos. My current setup uses Glamcor Pro Lights and I use the Elite X model. That is a link for those wanting to look, but it’s not an affiliate link. The brand did send them for me to post on Instagram too though, so it is a press sample (which I posted about 3 months ago)

This is an EXTREMELY photo heavy post. There are almost 120 products and 3-7 photos PER item (majority have 7 though.) If there is something specific you are looking for – on desktop hit CTRL + F and type what you are searching for. Otherwise, enjoy the long scroll down the page, and of course the giveaway at the end.

The April Polish Pickup shop will be open from April 3rd-April 6th.

Let’s get started! It’s currently 12:23pm on Saturday, and I’m hoping to finish this tonight – but I don’t think it will complete until tomorrow (when wishlisting opens up!)

77 Nail Lacquer | Aliens?!

Inspiration: Inspired by the alien like jellyfish found in the Mariana Trench. Using a remotely operated vehicle, marine scientists dove to the deepest part of the world’s oceans, called the Mariana Trench, east of the Mariana Islands near Guam in the western Pacific Ocean; they were exploring the so-called Enigma Seamount (named for the lack of information scientists have on it) when they came upon this surreal-looking creature

Description: Aliens?! is an indigo jelly base that shifts red to green to blue to purple with blue to purple to red shifting large particle pigment and gold micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 145 US / 5 UK

Alchemy Lacquers | Halophile (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by pink salt lakes

Description: Halophile is a slightly orchid leaning hot pink (cold) to pale pink (warm) thermal with pink to red tp orange to gold to green shifting flakes and hot pink flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

It’s a bit brighter in person.

Price: $11.50 | Cap 75 US / 5 UK

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Hidden Treasure Mini Fizzies

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo of coral and colorful fish

Description: Hidden Treasure is a set of 2 hand painted mani/pedi bombs that look like geodes. They are almost too pretty to use!

Mani/Pedi bombs are similar to bath bombs, but smaller. They are packed with nourishing oils to soothe and soften dry skin. To use, drop one mani/pedi bomb into a dish or pedi bath of warm water, then soak hands or feet for about 10 minutes.

The scent is “On The Beach” and to me it smells like salty sea air and a touch of floral. I want to say soft jasmine like scent. It’s a really relaxing scent.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 30

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Underwater Treasures (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo of coral and colorful fish

Description: Underwater Treasures is a dusty plum (cold) to dusty rose pink (warm) thermal with scattered holo packed with different types of flakes including iridescent and ultrachrome chameleon. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Lotion Stick by Alter Ego | Hit The Spot

Inspiration: Inspired by “I wanted a lotion stick that is ez to carry for immediate dry spot relief “

Description: Hit The Spot lotion stick is a slim, twist up plastic tube with balmy lotion inside. It is really good to travel with, as it is slim and easily fits in a pocket if needed. The lids also have a hole through them, so you can attach to a lanyard or chain and carry it on a keychain or around your neck as well.

Hit The Spot will be sold in a set of 3. One is unscented and you can smell the natural ingredients, and to me it smells like cocoa from the cocoa butter. The other 2 are scented – Pufferfish Pout and Twin Waterspouts. Both scented are very lightly scented, and the cocoa scent of the cocoa butter comes through stronger for me personally. I can smell something – but the cocoa skews it just enough that I can’t tell exactly what the scent is. Twin Waterspouts has a sort of salty sea type underlying scent and Pufferfish Pout seems to have a light floral. Again though – the cocoa is the stronger scent.

These are perfect for touch up spots that need some added moisture – as well as cuticles. While the name is Lotion Stick – it does have more of a cuticle balm like texture.

Price: $7.00 for a set of 3 | Cap: 30 Sets

Alter Ego | I Huff & I Puff

Inspiration: Inspired by a fun photo of a colorful yellow, fuschia & white pufferfish a fan group member posted in my fan group

Description: I Huff & I Puff is a sunflower yellow crelly base with fuchsia, white and silver micro glitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. It does have a very light texture when it dries down, but 1 coat of top coat was all it took to smooth it over.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: None

AURORA | Ocean Circus

Inspiration: Inspired by Cirque du Soleil  ‘O’

Description: Ocean Circus is a clear base loaded with scattered holo, teal to purple shifting microflakes and rainbow flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. You can use this in just 1 coat as a topper as well. The particles within the clear base are super small, so there isn’t much texture – so 1 coat of top coat should smooth it out just fine.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Baby Girl Lacquer | Wonder Woman!

Inspiration: Inspired by a Wonder Woman Underwater scene.

Description: Wonder Woman! is a turquoise blue jelly base with ultrachrome chameleon flakes that flash fuchsia, copper, gold and green, as well as blue to purple, silver shimmer and a tiny bit of scattered holo mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The more coats you add, the deeper the shade.

Price: $11.50 | Cap 100 US / 10 UK

Acetone Antidote by Baroness X | Atlantis

Inspiration: Inspired by Atlantis

Description: Atlantis Acetone Additive is an interesting but sort of addicting scent. It’s a base of peach, with coconut and salty sea air. Like a tropical drink being enjoyed sea side. The peach is definitely the prominent scent, but the coconut lingers and you almost catch it after you inhale – then there’s the salty sea air type scent after that mellows it all out. It’s pretty incredible.

Acetone Antidote is an additive for your acetone to protect your skin from the harshness of acetone. It contains glycerin and jojoba oil to help protect and moisturize your nails, skin, and cuticles during polish removal. Plus, no more ashy, dry skin.

Shake the vial and add the full bottle (.5oz) to 6-8oz of acetone. You can add the vial to more or less (down to 4oz of acetone, no less due to IFRA regulations). These are just suggestions for optimal scent and protection from acetone, the ratio can vary due to personal preference.

I use a full vial in 10 oz of Zoya Remove+

You will either receive this in a clear glass bottle as I’m showing, or it will be a cobalt blue glass bottle.

Price: $4.25 | Cap: None

Baroness X | Atlantis Beach – Fluid Art Polish Duo

Inspiration: Inspired by water washing up on the beach of Atlantis.

Description:
Atlantis – a vibrant blue fluid art base with turquoise shimmer and teal metallic microflakies
Sand Ahoy! – a light neutral, white beach sand fluid art base with holo microflakies and clear white microflakies

These polishes create the spotted effect as seen in fluid art nail polish designs. You can use them together with some white and seafoam green shades to create a water washing up on the beach effect. Of course they can be used separately to create any color combo you want. You just need one fluid art polish for cells to form. You will get more cells and colors if you use 2 fluid art polishes with other standard polishes.

This is a placeholder right now. The decals are drying after I messed up the first set. Don’t use ziplock bags. That’s what I took from this mess up. I will add the full mani photos in when they are done.


Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Subject Delta (Magnetic)

Inspiration: It’s no secret that I love the Bioshock games so when I saw the theme, I knew I wanted to make a polish for the first Big Daddy you get to explore the ocean floor with.

Description: Subject Delta is a blackened navy with copper to yellow to green magnetic pigment and gold to green ghost flakes (largest particle UP).  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I left 2 nails unmagnetized and the other 2 I used a magnet with.

Price: $14.00 | Cap None

Lip Balm by Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Party Like it’s 1959

Inspiration: Inspired by the epic New Year’s Eve party in Rapture from the Bioshock games 

Description: Party Like It’s 1959 is an unscented lip balm tinted a pale pinky beige with gold shimmer. I used 3 coats on my lips in the photo and only 1 swipe on the arm swatch. This builds up nicely and is a beautiful neutral shade.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

Beyond the Nail | Starfish Sunset

Inspiration: Inspired by a starfish laying on the beach at sunset

Description: Starfish Sunset is a deep cerulean blue crelly base with violet to gold shimmer, hot magenta pink glitter, and white matte star glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I did have to fish a little for the star glitters, but it wasn’t too bad. A couple came up on their own, the others I tilted the bottle and swirled the brush around to grab.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 15 UK

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Island of Atlas

Inspiration: Inspired by Underwater city of Atlantis

Description: Island of Atlantis is a deep teal green crelly base loaded with blue to green aurora shimmer, holographic micro flakes, champagne to green metallic flakes and green to blue to magenta to red to gold multichrome and iridescent shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Bluebird Lacquer | Kick His Ass Sea-glass

Inspiration: Inspired by sea glass beach

Description: Kick His Ass Sea-Glass is a pale gold pearl like base with green to red shifting shimmer, scattered holo and ultrachrome chameleon flakes that flash blue to purple to magenta to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 200 US / No Cap UK

BLUSH Lacquers | The Black Pearl

Inspiration: Inspired by Tahitian Black Pearls

Description: The Black Pearl is a smokey dark grey creme base with a shifting pink-orange-gold-green shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

By Dany Vianna | Tortoiseshell

Inspiration:Inspired by Tortoiseshell pattern

Description: Tortoiseshell is a yellow tinged brown jelly base with black and brown small glitters, as well as gold metallic flakes. My main photo (directly below) is more color accurate. For some reason this pulls really reddish brown on me, but in person it is more yellowish brown. Almost like you paint your nails with a brown, then paint over with a yellow sheer tinted polish. It’s an interesting shade. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 200 US / 10 UK

By Vanessa Molina | Wonder Seabed

Inspiration: Inspired by the deep sea, where shoal of fish move almost like a ballet.

Description: Wonder Seabed is a medium blue jelly base with iridescent blue to gold to green falkes, pink to green aurora shimmer and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cadillacquer | Shape Of Water

Inspiration: Inspired by the movie The Shape of Water

Description: Shape Of Water is a deep teal jelly base with color shifting flakes that show blue to green to gold, and small red metallic glitters. It is more teal in person – my photos pull more blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Coronate Medusa

Inspiration: Inspired by the Atolla Jellyfish (also known as Atolla wyvillei and coronate medusa).

Description: Coronate Medusa is a bright orange leaning red crelly base with scattered holo, red to gold shimmer, orange to gold crystal chameleon flakes, red to gold to green shifting flakes, and silver holo microflakes. There’s a lot of elements in here, but they aren’t overpowering – so there’s a nice, delicate balance. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Chirality | Factory Reset Restorative Nail Treatment

Inspiration: Inspired by Oceans

Description: This is my second bottle of Factory Reset, as I have tested it before. Factory Reset is a Restorative Nail Treatment that is made to restore your nails back to their healthiest “factory settings.” Can be used as a base coat as well ( and quite well I might add) however, my nails don’t peel and are quite strong (I can take someones eye out clipping my nails) so I cannot speak on that.

However, I did used this on my “Cinderella” hand as it says to: Apply one coat to nails every day for six days. Remove Factory Reset on the seventh day. For the next two weeks, apply one coat twice a week and remove at the end of each week. Use as needed afterwards.

When using as directed, my nails actually lightened. While I don’t have severely stained nails, they of course have a light “tinge” to them and that went away. They did look whiter and brighter.

As a base coat – you can also layer it up to 3 thin layers and have a nice, neutral, pale pinkish beige shade on your nails that look juicy. I enjoy this look. Shown in the photo is just 1 coat, and my nails have a nice, natural “glow” to them.

This is a scented product, and the scent is a blend of rain water and red apples. It’s light and refreshing.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Chirality | LOST

Inspiration: Inspired by Bermuda Triangle

Description: LOST is an oceanic teal blue crelly base with purple shimmer, silver micro glitter, and green to purple metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Color Spectrum Polish | Coral Me Crazy

Inspiration: Inspired by beautiful coral reef with colorful fish

Description: Coral Me Crazy is a peachy coral jelly base loaded with gold shimmer, blue irirdescent glitters, as well as blue, green and purple mosaic glass glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I did have to fish a little for the mosaic glass glitters.

Mosaic Glass Glitters are extremely thin glitters, so they don’t have much texture and are almost see-thru. I really like the look of them.

Price: $10.00 | Cap 75 US / 5 UK

Lip Balm by Color Spectrum Polish | Coral Me Crazy

Inspiration: Inspired by Beautiful coral reef with colorful fish

Description: Coral Me Crazy lip balm is a sheer, light peachy coral with gold shimmer and sparks that smells of lemon verbena, honeysuckle and vanilla.

The color on my lips is almost undetectable, almost a “my lips but better” look where it boosts my natural lip color. The shimmer is incredible fine and doesn’t accentuate fine lines on your lips. It’s a really nice every day type balm to wear. The scent is incredibly refreshing and the lemon verbena is the strongest note for me.

I thought I took a pic wearing it, but apparently I didn’t – so I will add that in tomorrow or Monday.

Price: $4.00 | Cap: 25

Colores de Carol | Blue Lips, Don’t Care!

Inspiration: Inspired by Blue Lips Fish

Description: Blue Lips, Don’t Care! is a bright, lemon yellow jelly base with teal to navy to violet ultrachrome chameleon flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Some visible nail line can still be seen after 3 thin coats.

Price: $12.50 | Cap:  250 US / 15 UK

Cupcake Polish | Ready For This Jelly

Inspiration: Inspired by red jelly fish

Description: Ready For This Jelly is a cool reddish fuchsia jelly base with pink to blue iridescent and pink to orange to gold to green iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Call of the Dolphin

Inspiration: Inspired by dolphins

Description: Call Of The Dolphins is a medium grey crelly base with turquoise flecks, rose gold flecks, and large platinum flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Power Couple by Cuticula | Lava You

Inspiration: Inspired by ‘Lava’ from Pixar

Description: The Power Couple duo includes Mic Drop Base Coat and Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat.

Mic Drop Base Coat is a 5 Free base that is a ridge filler and sticky bond base coat combined. Limitless Top Coat is a 5 Free quick dry top coat that dries fast and can be used with nail art if you float the top coat on.

‘Lava You’ is a blend of tropical fruits with sugared oranges, lemons and limes with hints of exotic tropical florals and mountain greens.

When I first smelled this – orange tic tacs came to mind scent wise and it’s the power scent to my nose. I can detect a bit of the lemon lime – but … Yum. Orange tic tacs.

Price: $16.00 | Cap:

Effect Topper by Different Dimension | Intergalactic Dolphin

Inspiration: Inspired by Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Description: Intergalactic Dolphin is a  linear holographic topper with orange to pink to gold to green aurora shimmers. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Different Dimension | So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

Inspiration: Inspired by Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Description: So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish is a dove grey crelly base with green to gold color-shifting shimmers. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Dollish Polish | Betta Cash Me Outside, How ‘Bout Dat!

Inspiration: Inspired by the halfmoon betta fish

Description: Cash Me Outside, How ‘Bout Dat! is a cornflower blue crelly base with intense cobalt to turquoise to purple color-shifting shimmer and scattered flakes that are holo, iridescent and ultrachrome chameleon. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dreamland Lacquer | Flamingo Ringo

Inspiration: Inspired by a flamingo pool float on the ocean

Description: Flamingo Ringo is a light turquoise blue crelly base filled with fine aurora shimmer that shifts from a peachy-pink to gold to sea green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is more turquoise in person – my camera doesn’t like teals and turquoise – and I did try color correcting but it didn’t go well. So I’m telling you – it’s more greenish leaning in person. Please check the listing for more accurate base color.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 180 US / 20 UK

Sugar Scrub by Dreamland Lacquer | Ready to Flamingle

Inspiration: Inspired by a flamingo pool float on the ocean

Description: Ready To Flamingle Sugar Scrub is a candy box of 5 sugar scrub squares scented in my favorite frou frou drink ever – Strawberry Daiquiri!

 They’re made with sugar to exfoliate, and a special mix of mango butter, cocoa butter, and some oils to moisturize. They also contains emulsifiers so they get soapy when you use them and rinse clean.

So there are 2 ways to use these. You can use a full square in the showed all over your body (which I did try and loved it) or you can cut a square into 4 equal parts (I did 4) and use a smaller cube and use it on your hands.

The packaging is super cute and makes it a nice gift. The gift might be to yourself – but still a pretty nice gift.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 35

DRK Nails | Turquoise Attraction (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Maragogi Natural Pools, Alagoas, Brazil

Description: Turquoise Attraction is a blue to turquoise duochrome jelly polish with turquoise magnetic shimmer and multichromatic iridescent and pastel flakes that shift orange to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Turquoise Attraction is a 4-in-1 polish. It can be used on it’s own (like I did) or it can be a topper over another color. You can also wear it magnetized or unmagnetized. I only used a magnet on my middle and ring finger for these photos.

Price: $12.90 | Cap: None

Effect Topper by ellagee | Reef Dancers

Inspiration: Inspired by the jaw dropping rainbow of colorful coral reefs.

Description: Reef Dancers is a clear base with small and micro glitters in blue, pink, red, lime green, silver and purple with silver holographic dolphin glitters. I did have to fish for the dolphins, so I did that after I put the initial coat over black and individually placed each dolphin. None came out on their own while just dipping the brush in.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 25 UK

Ellagee | Tropical Contact High

Inspiration: Inspired by the shifting translucency of the Malawi Peacock Chichlid fish. 

Description: Tropical Contact High is a bright pink jelly with blue-violet shimmer, and tiny iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 25 UK

Esmaltes da Kelly | Sea Life

Inspiration: Inspired by a Sea Life image

Description: Sea Life is a black jelly base with a rainbow assortment of iridescent flakes packed in and some copper shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Ethereal Lacquer | Dreamtide

Inspiration: Inspired by Pink sands of Harbor Island, Bahamas.

Description: Dreamtide is a peachy coral pink jelly base loaded with red to copper to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Fair Maiden Polish | Bioluminescence

Inspiration: Bioluminescence

Description: Bioluminescence is a green to aqua to violet shifting jelly base with iridescent flakes that shift pink to gold to green with holographic micro glitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Flirtin’ | Foreverglades

Inspiration: Inspired by Steve Hinch Photo of Florida’s Everglades

Description: Foreverglades is a sheer green jelly base packed with medium chartreuse green micro glitters, plus has some copper holo micrglitters and gold flakes mixed in as well. I used 3 thin coats and 2 coats of top coat to smooth.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 75 US / 5 UK

Ginger Fizz Boutique | We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Inspiration: “Dun dun… dun dun…. dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnn! I remember my first scary movie at the movie theater—Jaws! It was the first time I saw my dad get nervous watching a movie. The theme song from Jaws will forever be etched into my memory. I grew up spending my summers at the beach with my family. We loved to collect sharks teeth while walking in the soft sparkly sand or wading in the waves, but I learned to always keep a careful look out for those fins!”

Description: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is a wax brittle is a light blue spattered with red and holographic sharks. Each bag of wax brittle also contains it own gray shark fin. This wax brittle is scented in a juicy watermelon scent.

If you love watermelon jolly ranchers scent – you will adore this. It smells just like it to me. It’s my son’s favorite non-chocolate candy and he pretty much stole my bag of wax for himself and asked me to get him another when the shop opens.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 75

Girly Bits | You Look Marble’ous

Inspiration: Inspired by the marble caves of Patagonia

Description: You Look Marble’ous is a sheer aqua blue base with aqua blue shimmer that has a subtle shift of violet and green at some angles. There’s a tiny amount of iridescent blue flecks within as well. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

Inspiration: Inspired by Song/Video Baby Shark that went viral!

Description: Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo is a medium bright blue crelly loaded with hex and dot glitters in various sizes of neon glitters in pink, purple, orange, yellow, green and blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: Undetermined for US \ 35 UK

Top Coat & Matte Top Coat Duo by Glisten & Glow

Inspiration: None

Description: This month you can get both a top coat and matte top coat in one shot from Glisten & Glow!

Both are unscented, so it’s usable to even those with scent sensitivities. The glossy top coat gives a beautiful crystal clear, shiny appearance and it’s super fast drying. It can be used with nail art and it glows under black light. The matte top coat gives a velvet like finish and dries within about 10 minutes.

I usually use the glossy top coat first, then matte over the glossy to speed up all dry times.

Price: $14.50 | Cap: None

Grace-full Nail Polish | Beauty of the Sea

Inspiration: Inspired by coral named Purple Ring Aussie Goniopora

Description: Beauty Of The Sea is a violet purpleish magenta base with aurora blue shimmer, chameleon flakes in blue-purple-pink-gold and holo flake. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries with some texture, may require 2 coats of top coat to smooth.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 90 US / 10 UK

Heather’s Hues | Th-axolotl Cuteness

Inspiration: Inspired by the adorable axolotl

Description: Th’axolotl Cuteness is a dusty peachy tinged rose pink crelly filled with iridescent flakes and shimmer in red-orange-pink and a hint of peach microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

WiTS Lotion by Heather’s Hues | Ocean Breeze

Inspiration: Inspired by the smell of the ocean while you’re walking on the shore

Description: WiTs body lotion is a fast absorbing body lotion that doesn’t leave my hands greasy. The texture is light and creamy and a little goes a long way.

This month’s scent is Ocean Breeze which is a mix of seaspray, green cactus, warm driftwood, and a slight hint of berries and citrus. I mainly smell the seaspray scent – which is a favorite of mine in general. It’s unisex so Nick can use it too if he wishes to.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 30

Hit the Bottle Polishes | Stonewashed & Windswept

Inspiration: Inspired by pale grey pebbles on the shoreline

Description: Stonewashed & Windswept is an almost pearl like, cool toned, pale grey stamping polish. I used it both alone and stamped over black for these photos. Alone is just 1 coat.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 200 US / 10 UK

Peel Off Base by Hit the Bottle Polishes

Inspiration: None

Description: Peel Off Base is a water based peel off base coat. Great for glitters and other difficult to remove polishes. Can also be used under gel polish. This is like UNT but thicker in formula so you only need 1 coat (I generally need 2 coats of UNT) and I’ve had this last up to 9 days I believe. It’s a long term peel off base in comparison to the latex bases I use.

For a lot of my stamping manicures – this is the base I have under it. If I use the Latex peel off, the cuticle barrier can lift normal latex peel offs if they touch at all – so I rather not risk it.

Apply to clean, dry. oil free nails. For best results don’t cap the tip with the basecoat, but do with your desired polish that you apply over it.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Indie by Patty Lopes | Desire of the Sea

Indie by Patty Lopes | Desire of the Sea

Inspiration: Inspired by jellyfish

Description: Desire Of The Sea is a medium, almost turquoise leaning blue crelly base with teal shimmer and orange, red, blue, black and pink matte glitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The base color is a bit darker in person.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Jior Couture | Something, Something, Trident (Magnetic & Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Aquaman’s suit

Description: Something, Something, Trident is a deep ocean blue (cold) to olive green (warm) thermal with copper-gold chameleon flakes and copper to green to red to gold magnetic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I only magnetized the middle and ring fingers for these photos.

Shown is a mini swatcher bottle. Purchases will have full size bottles.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Kathleen & Co. | Water Goddess

Inspiration: Inspired by a picture I found of Ran, Goddess of Water

Description: Water Goddess is a medium, bright blue jelly base with green to aqua to blue to purple shimmer, as well as iridescent flakes and a light scattering of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The green shimmer is stronger in person than my photos show.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300 US / 5 UK

KBShimmer | Seems Fishy

Inspiration: Inspired by Boesemani Tropical Rainbowfish

Description: Seems Fishy is a deep indigo crelly base with red to pink to orange to lime to green to blue shifting shimmer, and a subtle scattering of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Hand & Body Sugar Scrub by KBShimmer | Wild Orchid

Inspiration: Inspired by Orchids

Description: This month’s KBShimmer Sugar Scrub scent is Wild Orchids (cause apparently she didn’t think people would buy a fish scented scrub) and this might be one of my favorite floral scrubs. The scent isn’t super strong – so it doesn’t assault your nostrils or smell like ‘old lady’ – it’s actually light and has a delicate sweet amber scent mixed in to give it a little musk.

KBShimmer’s sugar scrubs are good for all over the body or as a hand scrub, the sugar particles are medium grit so they do a good job getting dry spots on your body situated.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Leesha’s Lacquer | Floatyboi

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo I took of my husband with a pool floaty

Description: Floatyboi is a cool toned neon pink creme base with turquoise shimmer and turquoise glitters in circles and hexes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top caot for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 120 US / 10 UK

Lemming Lacquer | Electric Pillow Fish (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Electric Pillow Fish. Electric Pillow Fish are the ocean’s best kept secret marine life! Close cousins of the jellyfish, Electric Pillow Fish are found in similar coastal zones but are much more elusive. Although they can be solitary creatures, Electric Pillow Fish are most often found in groups. The fluffy top of the Electric Pillow Fish is as soft and cuddly as any pillow and the dull electric pulses that the tentacles emit during contact are mild and pleasant, like a gentle massage.

Description: Electric Pillow Fish is a medium purple(cold) to turquoise (warm) thermal crelly with purple/blue/cyan shifting shimmer and purple/pink/orange/gold iridescent flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250 US / 25 UK

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | The Source of All Magic

Inspiration: Inspired by the Fillory’s Wellspring, which is the source of all magic in the universe in “The Magicians” books and television series.

Description: The Source of All Magic is a semi-sheer black jelly base filled with blue to purple to green shifting Aurora shimmer, blue to purple shifting iridescent flakes, and holographic microflakes. The base is on the sheer side, and for opacity – this polish almost depends on the reflection of the flakes to reach opacity. It’s really interesting. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Effect Topper by Lucky 13 Lacquer | Danger Hugs! (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by the cuddly cuttlefish

Description: Danger Hugs! is a sheer ivory jelly base with pink to orange to gold to green shimmer effect, lime to emerald to indigo chameleon flakes, and orange to gold crystal flakes. It glows peachy pink in the dark.

I used 2 coats alone as well as 1 coat over black for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 150 US / 5 UK

Lucky 13 Lacquer | I Shall Call Him Squishy (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Crown jellyfish

Description: I Shall Call Him Squishy is a violet purple (cold) to deep periwinkle (warm) to bubblegum pink (hot) tri thermal loaded with pink to gold and teal to purple crystal flakes, teal to pink color shifting shimmer and gold micro flecks. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The flake content gave this polish a little more thickness than other Lucky 13 Lacquers, but it still spread nicely for me.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 5 UK

Personal Scent Diffuser by LynBDesigns | Beach Please

Inspiration: Inspired by a fresh beach breeze on a sunny day

Description: This is a personal, portable essential oil diffuser in a container about the size of a chapstick. It has a blend of  rosemary, lime, and lavender with hints of peppermint and spearmint scent to it. To use, Just hold the stick close to your nose and inhale.

I have many of these by LynBDesigns and I really love them. I have ones to help calm, reduce stress, clear my sinuses and more. This particular one is actually a nice pick me up in the morning when I’m trying to wake up and clear the fog.

Price: $5.50 | Cap: 43

LynBDesigns | I See Your Anemone, and I Raise You a Clownfish (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Finding Nemo

Description: I See Your Anemone, and I Raise You a Clownfish is a bright almost coral leaning orange (cold) to white (warm) thermal with red to gold aurora shimmer and tons of red to gold to green shifting iridescent flakes and a hint of holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

MLF Lacquer | Ocean’s Rainforest

Inspiration: Inspired by The Great Barrier Reef, which has been called the rainforest of the ocean.

Description: Ocean’s Rainforest is a deep turquoise jelly base with a blue to purple shimmer, iridescent flakes that shift from aqua to purple to pink to green, and holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 90 US / 10 UK

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Dolphin Paradise

Inspiration: Inspired by a pair of adorable dolphins underwater.

Description: Dolphin Paradise is a dusty purple crelly base with pewter holo dust, pink to gold to green aurora shimmer, blue to purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes and 2 types of shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 170 US / 30 UK

Moon Shine Mani | L Pod (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by the L pod family of killer whales which is part of a larger group of southern resident killer whales called a clan. Specifically, this polish is inspired by baby orcas which are born with a peachy-tan coloration before they turn white and black in their first year of life.

Description: L Pod is a dark gray (cold) to light denim blue- grey (warm) to peach-beige (hot) flecked with bright platinum flakes, micro holo flakes and iridescent flakes shifting red to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Moonflower Polish | Arrecife

Inspiration: Arrecife means “reef” in Spanish. Inspired by the coral reefs of the coast of the island of Culebra, which is part of Puerto Rico and one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Description: Arrecife is a sandy beige creme with purple to blue shifting shimmer and purple iridescent microflakes mixed in. Can be used as a straight polish or a stamping polish. On my index and pinkie – I used 1 coat for full coverage, then I stamped over black for middle and ring fingers.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 50 US

MTK Design | Styx (Thermal & Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by deadly and mysterious underwater river between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Deceptively inviting, this underwater river glows brightly but once caught in it’s current it destroys all life leaving a cold dark death in it’s wake. It’s ocean bottom banks are littered w/ the corpses of trees, strewn w/ their withering golden leaves.

Description: Styx is a deep blackened indigo (cold) to aqua (warm) jelly base loaded with red to copper to gold shifting iridescent flakes, purple to blue to aqua to green shifting shimmer and electric blue ghost glitters. Also glows aqua blue in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

My Stunning Nails | Koi

Inspiration: The inspiration is a Koi fish with its scales that shift from shades of orange to gold.

Description: Koi is a metallic multichrome polish that shifts from copper to orange to gold with gold and rainbow flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 US / 10 UK

Nail Hoot | Jelectro

Inspiration: Inspired by the black electric jellyfish that first made an appearance in Super Mario Bros 3

Description: Jelectro is a deep steel grey jelly base with purple shimmer and a strong linear holographic finish. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.99 | Cap:  No Cap US / 50 UK

Nailed It Nail Polish | Make Friends, Not Anemones

Inspiration: Inspired by Anemones

Description: Make Friends, Not Anemones is a teal leaning green crelly base with indigo aurora, pink to gold flakes, and a touch of scattered holographic sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top caot for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Native War Paints | Unicorn of the Sea

Inspiration: Inspired by Narwals

Description: Unicorn of the Sea is a bright aqua crelly base with red to copper to green pastel multichrome shimmer, rainbow flakes, and red to gold to green chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 150 US / 25 UK

Necessary Evil Polish | Sex on the Beach (thermal)

Inspiration: It represents where the water and sand connect and marry. Also, a nice place to drink a Sex on the Beach.

Description: Sex On The Beach is a medium blue (cold) to greige (warm) thermal with iridescent flakes, blue shimmer, scattered holo and red microflakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.75 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Night Owl Lacquer | Rainbow Bite

Inspiration: Inspired by Albino Rainbow Shark

Description: Rainbow Bite is an ivory crelly base with a gold to green shimmer, copper sparks and tons of copper to red to green to gold crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | Snorkel Zone

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo of tropical fish amongst bright coral reef

Description: Snorkel Zone is an indigo jelly base with fine neon purple, pink, blue, and orange glitters, gold holo glitters, iridescent glitters that shift a rainbow of colors in various sizes, and violet/red/purple/orange color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Pahlish | Little Sea Sheep

Inspiration: Inspired by Sea Sheep aka Leaf Slug

Description: Little Sea Sheep is a sheer black jelly base packed with green/gold/blue micro flake shimmers and scattered pink/gold/green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Paint it Pretty Polish | Little Wonders

Inspiration: Paint it Pretty Polish has decide to take inspiration from our own aquatic wonders. A year ago, we were cleaning out our fish filter and found some baby Molly’s living in the bottom. We set up a floater tank for them for a bit and they are now swimming with the rest of them, 1 year older.

Description: Little Wonders is a pale silvery grey base with pink to gold shifting shimmer, gold to red chameleon flakes and a scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 70 US / 5 UK

Painted Phalanges | OOPS

Inspiration: Inspired by an accidental snorkeling picture of my eye

Description: OOPS is a glow stick yellow/lime green with green shifty micro flakes, turquoise micro glitters, and white shreds. In some lighting this is more green and others it’s more yellow. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Painted Polish | Coral Crusader

Inspiration: Inspired by Ultra Pink Goniopora Coral

Description: Coral Crusader is a bubblegum pink meets coral pink crelly base (the color is right in between) with green to blue to gold color shifting chrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top oat for these photos.

The color is a few shades darker in person.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Pampered Polishes | Treasures Untold

Inspiration: Inspired by The Little Mermaid

Description: Treasures Untold is a pale dove grey crelly base with microflakes in blue, red, gold, purple, yellow, green, copper and platinum. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Peachtree Polish | Lionfish Beauty

Inspiration: Inspired by the Lionfish

Description: Lionfish Beauty is a white crelly base with gold shimmer, as well as white and red matte glitters, and copper and bronze holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap:  70 US / 5 UK

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Where the Ocean Meets the Sky

Inspiration: Inspired by Sunset over the ocean

Description: Where The Ocean Meets The Sky is a purple jelly packed with magenta-red-gold-green shifting shimmers. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 10 UK

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Actiniaria (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by a picture of a blue/purple/green sea anemone

Description: Actiniaria is a denim blue (cold) to purple (warm) to sea green (hot) thermal with scattered holo flecks, shifting aurora shimmer and indigo to blue to green crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 140 US / 10 UK

Wax Sampler by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | The Tropics

Inspiration: Inspired by All things beach and tropical vacation!

Description: The Tropics Wax Sampler – 15 scent sampler inspired by all things beach and tropical vacation! Scents include: Apple Mango & Tango,Blue Raspberry Slushie, Bora Bora , Caribbean, Coconut Milk Sorbe, Fresh Squeezed Oranges, Jamaican Vanilla Café, Margarita, Melon Mist, Sea Salt & Orchid, Teakwood & Coconut, Sun Your Buns, Tropical Fruit Slices, Volcano, White Jasmine & Pineapple

Scents include:

Apple Mango & Tango – Sweet, ripened, McIntosh apples, pears, and white roses; followed by freshly sliced mango, fresh greenery, and tiger lily; all sitting on base notes of floral musks.

Blue Raspberry Slushie – Take a trip back to childhood with this slushie inspired treat. Ripened raspberries, sugary cotton candy, and the effervescence of crushed ice.

Bora Bora – Blends of sweet pineapple, acai berry, mango zest, tart passion fruit, yuzu zest, green apple, orchid leaves, and musky nuances.

Caribbean – A tropical paradise blend of coconut, fresh sliced pineapple, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Coconut Milk Sorbet – Fresh coconut blended into a creamy sorbet without the vanilla ice cream undertones. Just the tropical fruitiness of fresh coconut milk and a hint of caramel.

Fresh Squeezed Oranges – Pure juicy ripe oranges!

Jamaican Vanilla Café – A harmony of rich roasted Jamaican coffee and sweet vanilla beans making this scent a delightful temptation.

Margarita – Fresh lime fragrance with hints of lemon rinds and fresh greenery.

Melon Mist – Wild watermelon, cantaloupe, and fresh sliced honeydew melons.

Sea Salt & Orchid – Brisk, oceany sea salt with gentle aquatic notes, wrapped in cleansing ozone followed by delicate florals of jasmine and lily of the valley, with a soothing base of sun-warmed woods, smooth vanilla and soft musk.

Teakwood & Coconut – Tropical coconut and a wild riot of island flowers (gardenia, lily, jasmine, geranium and violet) dance in the delicate woody softness of aged teakwood, rich tonka beans, dark ​heady ​amber and vanilla musk.

Sun Your Buns – Bananas with tangy pineapple, juicy peaches and sweet coconut milk infused with vanilla.

Tropical Fruit Slices – Bold and fruity flavors of all the tropical fruits.

Volcano – A unique blend of tropical fruits and sugared citrus (oranges, lemons, and limes) with violet leaf, sweet Japanese quince, sun ripened cassis, sparkling pomelo, sun weathered driftwood and lightly exotic mountain greens.

White Jasmine & Pineapple – The islands are calling with this blend of strawberries, pineapples, and apples blended with peach blossoms and jasmine and finished with dreamy coconut milk, sensual musk and just a hint of basil.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 90 

Quixotic Polish | Tubular!

Inspiration: Inspired by tube anemone

Description: Tubular! is a lavender base packed with magenta to green shifting micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

R & P Jewelry | Turtle Stud Earrings

Inspiration: Inspired by Sea Turtles

Description: These cute stud earrings feature a sterling silver turtle that has been oxidized to bring out the details of the turtle. The post is a surgical steel post. Each set will come with a clear rubber backer.

These are 11.3 x 9.6mm in size. I have fairly small ear lobes, and they are super cute on.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 25

Red Eyed Lacquer | Blub, Bluuub, Bluuuub

Inspiration: Inspired by the book “The Pout Pout Fish”

Description: Blub, Bluuub, Bluuuub is a baby blue crelly base with purple to blue shifting shimmer and aqua to purple to blue multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 75 US / 5 UK

Rogue Lacquer | Open Water

Inspiration: Inspired by the vast ocean and what’s past the reef

Description: Open Water is a pastel aqua crelly base with smooth bright red metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Cats Lacquer | Salty, I’m Dead Sea-rious!

Inspiration: Inspired by The Dead Sea

Description: Salty, I’m Dead Sea-rious! is an intentionally sheer white, pearly jelly base with glowy blue to purple shimmer, and iridescent opal flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I only used 1 coat over black to show it as a topper.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 US / 5 UK

Sassy Pants Polish | Let’s Be Mermaids

Inspiration: Inspired by Mermaids

Description: Let’s Be Mermaids is a bright strawberry pink jelly base filled with assorted iridescent pink glitters, assorted crystal chameleon flakes, gold holo microshreds and shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Cabana Oh NaNa (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo of Duncan Coral

Description: Cabana Oh NaNa is a black (cold) to lavender (warm) thermal with green to blue to pink to purple shifting crystal flakes, and matching shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Scofflaw Varnish | Purrmaid

Inspiration: Inspired by a portmanteau of cat and mermaid.

Description: Purrmaid is a bright mint crelly base with sea blue micro glitters, white flecks, and dot matte glitters in various shades of blue and white. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Skyline Soapworks | Sea Stars Nail Dip Powder

Inspiration: Inspired by Green sea creatures with a backdrop of blue ocean.

Description: This is my first time ever doing nail dip powder, so for full disclosure – I did use UNT under the nail dip base so that I could basically pop the dip off when I was done rather than the proper removal of soaking in acetone.

This is for the powder only. I do have a 3 piece nail dip liquids set I bought on Amazon before, which is what I used with this powder. For the first time though – it was a lot easier than I thought. No “curing” with a lamp and nothing was overly difficult for me.

For all steps I used, I went by this Youtube Video, and I do suggest you take a look as she’s very helpful – especially for beginners like me.

Sea Stars looks like a greyed out blue with small green to blue shifting glitters, but when everything is done, it’s a medium -dark teal with the shifting glitters within.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 50

Effect Topper by Starlight and Sparkles | Myths, Magic, and Wonders

Inspiration: This polish is because we live in a world full of wonders and extraordinary things. Sometimes myths and facts coincide. Sometimes legends are true. Sometimes fantasy overlaps with reality. Our world is full of incredible, extraordinary things, things that take your breath away and leave their echo in your heart. Things that make the world feel tinged with just a little bit of unreality – that seem just a bit too wondrous to be real.

And even if your feet are firmly planted in reality, and none of that rings true, we still live in a world where sea unicorns are real. And that’s pretty awesome.

Description: Myths, Magic, and Wonders is a clear based topper loaded with blue to green and teal to violet color shifting UP Sister shimmers and scattered holo and microflake holo. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 225 US / 25 UK

Starlight and Sparkles | Sea Sapphires

Inspiration: Sea sapphires are tiny crustaceans, just a few millimeters long. They look like tiny living opals, and they can look glowy blue-purple then become almost invisible, and they are too magical not to be a polish during Aquatic Wonders month!

Description: Sea Sapphires is a topper with blue to purple color shifting UP Sister pigment, as well as iridescent aurora flakes that shift red to green, pink to green, green to blue, purple to blue, and blue to violet. I used 1 coat over black for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 225 US / 25 UK

STELLA CHROMA | Turtle-y Tubular

Inspiration: Inspired by The Hawaiian Honu! A green sea turtle

Description: Turtle-y Tubular is a sandy greige (grey + beige) crelly base with sapphire blue glitters, matte aqua glitters, and green holographic glitters, as well as a touch of green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Emulsified Sugar Scrub by STELLA CHROMA | Coral Reef

Inspiration: Inspired by The Great Barrier Reef

Description: Stella Chroma’s Emulsified Sugar Scrub is an incredibly fine particle sugar that’s densely packed in. Dig a little out of the jar, massage into your hands then rinse and keep rubbing it in while rinsing. Your hands will feel smooth, soft and incredible.

The April scent is Coral Reef! This is scented with lemongrass, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils. This scent is similar to LUSH’s Outback Mate soap, very fresh and invigorating.  I actually love using this when I’m feeling sleepy or foggy and need a little burst to wake up.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: None

Supermoon Lacquer | Bite Me I’m Yours

Inspiration:  inspired by the MV for Aqua’s ‘Candyman (Lollipop)

Description: Bite Me I’m Yours is a gray creme based linear holographic base filled with red-to-gold and copper-to-green color shifting shimmer, red and white shimmer, red and silver sparks, silver holographic microglitter, silver holographic micro flakies, rose pearl micro flakies, and red-to-gold color shifting flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $ | Cap

I honestly am not sure if she is still participating this month.

Supernatural Lacquer | The Creature

Inspiration: Inspired by Creature from the Black Lagoon

Description: The Creature is a navy blue jelly base loaded with antiqued gold to olive green to silvery blue shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 75 US / 5 UK

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Sea of Stars

Inspiration: Inspired by glowing beaches in The Maldives. When aquatic critters come up to the surface and are exposed to oxygen, there is a chemical reaction that emits a beautiful glow!

Description: Sea Of Stars is an ultramarine blue jelly base filled with lime-gold and purple-blue iridescent glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 75 US / 10 UK

Sweet Heart Polish | Backside of Water

Inspiration: Inspired by the 8th wonder of the world, the backside of water from the Jungle Cruise rides at Disney

Description: Backside Of Water is a black jelly base loaded with green and blue shimmering flakes, and a subtle scattering of holo mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.00 | Cap:  90 US / 10 UK

The Crafty Taco | Kelp Forest Bookmark

Inspiration: Inspired by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Specifically the Outer Bay and Kelp Forest exhibits. 

Description: This classic style bookmark features a thin, cozy green velvet band with a small glass cabochon painted with two different shifty indie polishes on one end and a diminutive sea turtle on the other. The addition of two foggy aqua beads complete the oceanic vibe. 

The cab on this is AMAZING. I want earrings, necklace and all that in this color. It’s beautiful and shifty and really adds some oomph to the bookmark. Beautiful.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 25

Purrrmaid Sticker by The Crafty Taco

Inspiration: Inspired by “my love for cats and mermaids. I wanted to be both at different points in my life.”

Description: This is a sturdy vinyl sticker based off an original ink and watercolor piece. A dozing kitty-mermaid hybrid in soft, springtime greens. 

Water and weather resistant. product size: 4″ x 2.11″

This vinyl sticker is So Flipping CUTE! I did a loud “Awww” when I unwrapped it. I’ll be buying a backup just because.


Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

The Soapy Chef | But Why Male Models? Scoopable Wax

Inspiration: Inspired by the hilarious and amazing movie Zoolander and the scene where we see him playing a merman for an Aveda commercial in front of his very macho family.

Description: This scoopable wax smells like what I think Zoolander smells like. Smells like your boyfriend’s cologne!
Scents of lemon, green leaves, orange, lime, lavender, jasmine, rosemary, lily of the valley, vetiver, amber, musk, tobacco, and cedar

This scent reminds me of a cologne boys used to wear when I was in high school. I cannot for the life of me think of the name (I asked Nick, but he was like 6-10 years old when I was in high school… so he has no clue) but it smells really good.

I was in high school from 1996-2000 – so if you were about then, you’d definitely know this scent

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 65

Top Shelf Lacquer | Long Lost City of Atlantis

Inspiration: Inspired by Lost City of Atlantis

Description: Long Lost City Of Atlantis is a pale pink tinged beige crelly base with gold to green shimmer, as well as chrome flakes in gold, green, orange and blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap No Cap US / 100 UK

QDTC by Top Shelf Lacquer | Ocean Rainbows

Inspiration: Inspired by Ocean Rainbows

Description: Ocean Rainbows features micro iridescent flakes in rainbow colors in a quick dry top coat. No need to add top coat over it – since it’s a 2-in-1. I do find it’s not as glossy as a typical top coat, so if you want a glassy finish, add another coat of normal QDTC. This has a slight dull effect, but not super dull. I used 1 coat over black for these photos.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: None

Turtle Tootsie Polishes | Get Out Of The Water

Inspiration: Inspired by Jaws

Description: Get Out Of The Water is a grey crelly scattered holo polish with silver micro glitter, blue to purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes and a slight purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Twisting Nether Lacquer | Starfish Beach

Inspiration: Inspired by colorful starfish on the beach

Description: Starfish Beach is a nude crelly base with a colorful matte glitter mix with matching stars, colored iridescent glitters and scattered holo. Comes with extra stars for placement. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I did get some stars painting like normal, but I also used the additional stars for placement.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 80 US / 10 UK

Unicorn Magic Skincare | Deluxe Cuticle Rescue

Inspiration: Inspired by the Black Sea

Description: Deluxe Cuticle Rescue, a thick and nourishing cuticle cream, scented in Black Sea Salt & Orchid; beautiful florals with clean fresh & salty notes.

This is my second time using this product, since she was in a Valentine’s Day box I reviewed. I really love this stuff and my jar is almost empty, so I’ll be grabbing a backup.

It smells like salty sea and rich, slightly musky florals. Makes for an interesting clean, fresh and floral scent.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 100

Body Cream by Vapid. | Coconut Octopus

Inspiration: Inspired by the magnificent, yet small, coconut octopus. It’s a precious little thing, with a beautiful coloration.

Description: Vapid lotion is a creamy goat’s milk lotion that is nourishing and soaks in quick without leaving a greasy residue. The scent is fresh coconut and salty sea air – but the coconut is the main scent I can detect. It’s really nice, especially for this time of year.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Vapid. | Coconut Octopus

Inspiration: Our inspiration for this shade is the magnificent, yet small, coconut octopus. It’s a precious little thing, with a beautiful coloration. 

Description: Coconut Octopus is a chocolate brown crelly base loaded with red to gold to green shifting shimmer, and has ultra fine glitters that shift blue to teal. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400 US / 20 UK

VAPID WAX | Chasin’ Momoa!

Inspiration: Inspired by Jason Momoa- drool

Description: Chasin’ Momoa wax is a sexy, aquatic fragrance just like the man himself. This masculine scent has notes of fresh fruits, herbs and woods. It’s a very clean and fresh, but still masculine scent. Not overly masculine though. I melted this a few days ago and it almost smelled like a guy fresh out of the shower. Really enjoyed it – and my son wants whatever scent this is bottled up for him to use as cologne.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Mermaid Farts QDTC & BC DUO

Inspiration: Inspired by Mermaid Farts

Description: Vibrant Vinyls will have 2 listings this month. One listing will be this base coat and top coat DUO while the other will be JUST the top coat. So you can buy both or just the top coat.

Vibrant Vinyls is bringing you a new, ppu exclusive, aquatic scent… Mermaid Farts. Ocean mist, sea salt, and feminine florals combine to form a fun new aquatic scent, Mermaid Farts. This fragrance begins with top notes of ocean mist, sea moss, sea salt, and dewy cyclamen petals; followed by middle notes of geranium flower, water mint, and coriander.

My nose primarily picks up geranium flower, sea salt and I think sea moss. I detect a third scent over others – and I’m not 100% sure what it is. It’s a nice, light, floral and ocean scent though.

Double Bond:
This revolutionary 2 in 1 base coat is formulated with proteins to fill imperfections and ridges on the surface of the nail leaving you with a smooth even base ready for polish. Vibrant Vinyls added sticky bond base coat to the ridge filler to grab onto your polish and keep it there.

Fast & Hard can be used over wet polish and provides a glossy shine. Plus it plays well with stamping if you “float” the top coat over the design.

Price: $15.00 for the set or $8.00 for the Top Coat alone (will be separate listings) | Cap: 150 US / 50 UK Duo Sets & 150 US / 50 UK Single Top Coats

What Addiction? | Un-Belize-Able

Inspiration: Inspired by The Great Blue Hole

Description: Un-Belize-Able is a sheer teal jelly base with color shifting pigment, micro holo flakes, micro green holo glitter, aqua-green chameleon flakes and metallic blue flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Some of the blue flakes were almost bent (not curled) so they stuck up a little (maybe 3 did it?) so I used a cuticle pusher to push it back down, or tweezers to just pick it off. It wasn’t a huge deal and easy to remove, but I wanted to mention it.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 70 US / 5 UK

Wildflower Lacquer | Dressed to Krill

Inspiration: Inspired by Mantis Shrimp

Description: Dressed To Krill is a green based multichrome that shifts from purple to pink to gold to lime green. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Polish Pickup April 2020 | Aquatic Wonder

I’m usually like “wow” every month when I complete a post like this, but right now – I’m floored. It was a rough month out in the real world – and working full time during tax season with extended hours, homeschooling, dealing with the shelter in place… being able to sit here and have something like Polish Pickup to work on and focus on really helped me out. Was I panicking as 40 products arrive this week alone? Yes I was. But it took focus off all the other stuff happening in the world – so… it wasn’t so bad.

Wishlisting is later today (it’s almost midnight here) so be ready. I do still have a few items on the way, so I’ll pop those in when they arrive.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: April 3rd at 11am EST through April 6th at 11:59pm EST

Giveaway

I’m giving away Five VIP Passes to shop early and Five $10 Gift Cards to shop with!

Entry is fairly easy – just use the widget below! Giveaway ends at 7pm PST Thursday, April 2nd!

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