Polish Pickup April 2024 | Video Games

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples // Some Paid PR // Affiliate Links
Polish Pickup April 2024 | Video Games

Disclosure: I am a paid employee for Polish Pickup. While this post is not sponsored, I do have a relationship with the hosting collaboration shop.

March was a long month – but it already feels like April’s PPU shop rolled around super quick! This month we’re looking at the Polish Pickup April 2024 shop and the theme is Video Games!

I believe I have everything and there’s no stragglers this time. I did have a package go missing though and I have no idea which maker it was to let them know. I exhausted the hunt with all Florida makers I work with (it was shipped from Satellite Beach, FL) and USPS here delivered it to a Parcel Locker… which I don’t have. I talked to USPS and they have a search out for it – but it’s been a week and still nothing.

I feel really bad – but hopefully the maker will reach out.

So onward.. I have 56 items this month I’ll be sharing. As usual, you can check out all 56 polishes and items on my YouTube channel – I swatch each polish, show their special effect (if any) and sort of demo each product so you can see the consistency or how it is used.

For the fine details – for all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, and for the glossy photos I did Monarch Lacquer Hi-Def Shine Top coat (sent as PR and I’ve also purchased).  For all textured polishes, I did use Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber (PR) and Monarch Lacquer top coat over it. For matte photos I used Anchor & Heart Lacquer Sea Glass (Gifted and Purchased by me)

For my lighting set up I use artificial lighting due to my day job, my set up involves 2 Neatfi XL Lamps from Amazon (affiliate link) as well as this Daylight Company Duo Daylight Lamp (affiliate link).

For my nails – they are Apres Gel X nails throughout this post, and the style is Extra Short Stiletto. For the glow in the dark polishes, I used a UV flashlight (affiliate link) to charge for the glow/change in polish. Since I do my photos and videos at night – I don’t have the sun to help charge the polish.

Ready to jump in?

ALCHEMY LACQUERS | SHEPARD

Inspiration: Inspired by when my husband and I adopted our almost twin brother furbabies 12 years ago, we each picked a name for them. While my husband chose Bowzer for one, I chose Rex for the other. Rex was named after one of my favorite characters from and one of my favorite video game series, Mass Effect. Shepard was Inspired by the cover art of Mass Effect 2 and Urdnot Wrex!

Description: Shepard is a denim blue jelly nail lacquer with red to orange to green shifting shimmer, blue holographic micro glitter and a touch of holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250

ALL MIXED UP LACQUERS | DARKNESS IS HALF OF EVERYTHING

Inspiration: Inspired by Kingdom Hearts Video Game

Description: Darkness Is Half of Everything is a deep gunmetal grey base loaded with scattered holographic glitters and an intense teal shift. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

The teal shift is more apparent in my photos due to the lighting. In person you will see more of the deep gunmetal head on and the teal is at more of an angle. For example… on the photo below – the ring finger and pinky are more accurate to the amount of gunmetal to teal ration you will typically see head on.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 300

ATOMIC POLISH | HORIZON (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Horizon: Forbidden West. One of my favorite games; it is absolutely breathtaking and has insane game mechanics. Plus, a badass female lead.

Description: Horizon is a silver holographic based polish with green to blue to purple shifting aurora pigment, and 4 different sizes of micro holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

BCB LACQUERS | DAZZLEFRUIT 6ml CUTICLE OIL CLICK PEN

Inspiration:

Description: BCB Lacquers has the jumbo oil pen for us, which is a 6ml (standard is usually about 3ml I believe?) and it’s a click bottom pen (vs twisty) and this month’s scent has notes of Acai Berries, cherry, plum, violet, woods, greens and fresh cut grass.

To my nose this has a very clean berry scent but also has those woodsy notes to smooth it out and give it a bit of extra oomph. This isn’t a super sweet or sugary scent – it’s mellow, refreshing and a little tart from the berries.

I’ll be buying a back up.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 150

BCB LACQUERS | SWORD THAT SEALS THE DARKNESS

Inspiration: Inspired by Zelda – Tears Of The Kingdom

Description: Sword That Seals The Darkness is a white crelly with gold to orange flakes, green to blue to purple flakes and black metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400

BEAUX RÊVES LACQUER | CONTAGIOUS FURY (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by: Jellyfish Shield in the game Elden Ring

Description: Contagious Fury is a bright red-orange crelly base packed with large particle shimmer that shifts gold to reddish pink and gold reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

BEE’S KNEES LACQUER | QUEEN OF ROT (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Malenia from Elden Ring

Description: Queen of Rot is an almost rust tinged dark chocolate jelly base with green to blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This is a Doomicorn Sibling polish.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

BLUEBIRD LACQUER | RED-CRESTED BREEGULL (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Banjo-Kazooie!

Description: Red-crested Breegull is an ox blood red base with loads of large particle shimmer and a linear holo that gives it sort of a plum look. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

BY DANY VIANNA | LEMMINGS

Inspiration: Inspired by Lemmings

Description: Lemmings is an ultramarine blue jelly base with a mix of iridescent green to blue to violet flakes and a sprinkle of small holographic green glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 400

CAMEO COLOURS LACQUERS | YOU’RE NOT YU (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by my favorite video game, Prey (2017).

Description: You’re Not Yu is a  black to red multichrome base with a gold magnetic pull, glowy blue micro flakes, red to black micro flakes, silver holo micro flakes, and scattered holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

CHAMAELEON NAILS | CORTANA

Inspiration: Inspired by Cortana of the video game Halo.

Description: Cortana is a black (cold) to colorless/slightly milky (warm) jelly based thermal filled with black flakes, blue iridescent flakes, silver reflective and silver holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 450

CLIONADH COSMETICS | SELKIE CARAVAN (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by one of our favourite RPG games from childhood: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, where the player sets out on a caravan journey to collect Myrrh essence. Our character of choice was the Selkie. The colour of this polish was inspired by the fantastical Myrrh trees themselves.

Description: Selkie Caravan is a green-leaning turquoise jelly base with bright green micro flakes that subtly shift to aqua and blue, with scattered holographic micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

COLORES DE CAROL | MULTIFACETED

Inspiration: Inspired by Mystic from X-Men

Description: Multifaceted is a dusty burgundy (cold) to dusty medium pink (warm) crelly based thermal with a multichrome magnetic effect that transitions from a deep pink to bronze to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

The thermal transition is incredibly subtle with this shade.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails so you can see this polish both ways.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400

CRYSTAL KNOCKOUT | VIBRANT CITY

Inspiration: Inspired by Splatoon

Description: Vibrant City is a pink to green to gold multichrome shimmer base loaded with holo micro flakes, silver reflective glitter, as well as green, purple and copper iridescent flakes, iridescent micro shreds in blue and green, and holo glitters in copper and silver. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoothing topper and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

CUPCAKE POLISH | CONFETTI CANNON

Inspiration: inspired by Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Description: Confetti Cannon is a light aqua blue crelly filled with red, blue, gold, pink, and green confetti metallic flakies. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

CUTICULA | PORTAL

Inspiration: Inspired by Portal video game

Description: Portal is a soft blue crelly base with green to blue and orange to gold shifting glass flakes, orange to red large particle shifting shimmer, and matte black flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The base pulled very periwinkle like on me.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

DAM NAIL POLISH | NO! NOT RAINBOW ROAD!

Inspiration: Inspired by Rainbow Road from Mario Kart

Description: No! Not Rainbow Road! is a black tinted jelly base with assorted holographic glitters and blue to violet multichrome pigment. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoothing topper and glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 600

DANGLEFOOT NAIL POLISH | I’VE GOT NO RINGS!

Inspiration: Inspired by the original Sonic game when he would lose all his rings then usually lose a life afterwards

Description: I’ve Got No Rings! is a pale gold that has a slightly subtle peach to green to blue to lilac shift with scattered holo mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The final photo shows 1 coat over a black creme.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 250

DREAMLAND LACQUER | WHIMSEYDRAKE (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by my blue Whimseydrake mount in WoW!

Description: Whimseydrake is a royal blue (cold) to cerulean blue (warm) creme thermal with blue to violet shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This shade dries down to a velvety matte on its own.

This is a stunning polish but… Nick and I met playing WoW initially 16 years ago so anything WoW inspired has my heart.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

DRK NAILS | I’M A RESCUER

Inspiration: Inspired by Stray

Description: I’m A Rescuer is a super shifty magenta to pink to gold to green shifting micro flake base with a strong aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails.

Price: $13.70 | Cap: 500

EMILY DE MOLLY | MILEENA WINS (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Mortal Kombat II

Description: Mileena Wins is a red jelly base with blue aurora shimmer, gold glitters and gold reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The red base and blue shimmer gives this a very berry looking shade.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 320

ENVY LACQUER | DANCE, DANCE

Inspiration: Inspired by the cover art of the video game Burnout Revenge. When this version of Burnout was released I discovered you could choose the songs that play on the radio in the car while racing. My favorite song on the game was Fall Out Boys “Dance, Dance”. One night while playing with my cousins I decided to mess with them and choose only that song to play. We still talk about the song and game almost 20 years later.

Description: Dance, Dance is a bright red jelly base packed with black flakes, red to orange to green crystal/ghost and ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Due to the flake load in this shade, it does apply feeling a little thicker but it was still easy to distribute. I prefer a short brush stroke method to also evenly distribute flakes for this style of polish as well.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

ETHEREAL LACQUER | CAREFUL, I BITE (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Astarion from Baulders Gate 3

Description: Careful, I Bite is a clear base full of rainbow shifting aurora that shifts green, pink, copper to violet at extreme angles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

On me this shade looks like a pearly shade with a slight green to pink to violet shift.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 600

GLISTEN & GLOW | MABEL SABLE LABEL

Inspiration: Inspired by Animal Crossing’s Cutest Clothing Makers and Shop Owners! Sisters Mabel, Sable and Label also known as Labelle (when she is a clothing designer) are just the most adorable hedgehogs ever!

Description: Mabel Sable Label is a light purple crelly base loaded with blue, purple and copper metallic flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Quick Dry Top Coat

Inspiration:

Description: Glisten & Glow top coat is perfect for nail art and stamping and is a long lasting glassy quick dry top coat. It dries fast, has a very glossy, high shine and floats well over nail art.

This top coats dries fast (about 4 minutes on me) and glows under blacklight. Also pairs beautifully with G&G Glitter Grabber if you picked that up in previous shops.

Plate Used: Apipila Games

Price: $ | Cap: None

GREAT LAKES LACQUER | HAND HUGS FROM HELL (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Gloom Spawn from the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Description: Hand Hugs from Hell is a deep burgundy lit within from a purple and blue to red and orange shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

HEARTS & PROMISES | ROYAL PAIN IN THE BUTT

Inspiration: Inspired by the game ‘Royal Match’ which seems to be advertised on every other game you try to play on your phone.

Description: Royal Pain In The Butt is a deeper blurple crelly base loaded with gold shimmer and flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The maker describes the base as violet but it pulls more blurple on me

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

INDIE BY PATTY LOPES | BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Inspiration: Inspired by Life is Strange game

Description: Butterfly Effect is a pale blue tinted jelly base loaded with blue aurora shimmer, silver reflective glitters and hot pink matte glitters. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a sheer shade and my photo actually makes it look slightly more opaque than it is due to the lighting hitting the shimmer. If you have a strong VNL – it will show through this shade.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

JEN & BERRIES | VALLEY GIRL

Inspiration: Inspired by winter scene in Stardew Valley

Description: Valley Girl is a pale pinky purple tinted sheer jelly base loaded with intense bright pink to orange to gold to green shimmer and a subtle amount of violet microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Depending on application – you may need a blurring base or undies if you don’t want VNL showing through as it is a very sheer base that relies on shimmer to build opacity. (I am not wearing any base at all for these photos and have clear gel x nails)

Price: $13.75 | Cap: 500

JIOR COUTURE | GAME ON!

Inspiration: Inspired by a neon gaming sign

Description: Game On! is a fairly sheer black jelly base loaded with violet to pink to blue to green multichrome magnetic pigment, as well as neon glitters in a variety of sizes. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

You can layer this polish over a black creme base to really make the magnetic and glitters pop.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

KATHLEEN & CO | TROPICAL FREEZE

Inspiration: Inspired by Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze

Description: Tropical Freeze is a pale minty green base with glowy icy blue shimmer and holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

KBSHIMMER | CITRUS EXPLOSION HAND & BODY SCRUB (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Energy Drinks

When gaming, keeping your energy up will help you battle through long campaigns and marathon sessions. Citrus-flavored soda and energy drinks become a lifeline as the hours grow long. Those hits of caffeine flavored with orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit are a tasty way to power through.

Description: 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.

If citrus is you jam – this is for you. The official description says:

Citrus Explosion Hand & Body Scrub is a dazzling medley of oranges, limes, lemons, and grapefruit. A hint of sweetness with bursts of tart notes mimics freshly zested citrus for a bright and summery fresh scent. A creamy base is swirled with lime, orange, yellow, and pink hues for a fun scrub you will want to use daily.

To my nose – grapefruit and orange are the 2 dominant scents but it’s just all over citrus. This scent is perfect for the morning when you need that refreshing pick me up to start your day.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

KBSHIMMER | WHAT A PEACH (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Princess Peach

There aren’t many video games with theme songs that live rent-free in my head. But when two plumber brothers introduced us to a world full of coins, mushrooms, and turtle-like creatures, that ground theme became the anthem for saving our peachy princess.

Description: What A Peach is a bubblegum pink microflake that shifts to yellow to pale gold to peach. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

KRISABLE DESIGNS | KEVIN FOR KING!

Inspiration: Inspired by Kevin the Dog from the Overcooked Series

Description: Kevin For King! is a peacock blue jelly base packed with green to aqua shifting iridescent flakes, copper to red to orange multichrome flakes and gold and silver reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade technically didn’t need glitter smoother – but I used it and it plumped it up a little more which i kind of love – but you can most likely get away with not using it.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

LEESHA’S LACQUER | QUESTION MARK?

Inspiration: Inspired by all of the different colored coins in Mario games! Hit the Question Mark block and hopefully its coins!

Description: Question Mark? is a clear base packed with golden shimmer as well as multiple types of flakes in a variety of colors and sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

LEMMING LACQUER | BUTT STALLION SAYS HELLO

Inspiration: Inspired by the living diamond unicorn Butt Stallion from the video game series Borderlands.

Description: Butt Stallion Says Hello is a blue indigo jelly base loaded with pink to purple shifting shimmer, gold to lime to pink flakes, as well as orange to gold to green flakes and holographic microsparks. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.25 | Cap: 200

LUCKY 13 LACQUER | I SUCK!

Inspiration: Inspired by Kirby

Description: I Suck! is a vibrant bubblegum pink jelly base with pink to gold aurora pigment and a rainbow of color-shifting iridescent microflakes, and it glows an orangey pink in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Each bottle will also come with 1/4 teaspoon of tiny yellow stars (not shown since I did not receive but it will be in customer purchases)

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

LUMEN NAILS | AURORA BEAM (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Aurora Beam Move in Pokemon

Description: Aurora Beam is a pink tinted jelly base with an indigo to green to violet to pink aurora shimmer shift and silver holo flecks mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This is a sheerer shade and whether you have a strong VNL or not.. it will show through. I have clear gel x nail tips – and you can see through them in these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

LYNBDESIGNS | WANNA WOOHOO?

Inspiration: Inspired by The Sims 4 woohoo icon

Description: Wanna Woohoo? is a deeper purple jelly base loaded with fiery red to orange shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

MANMADE BY J&S | THE ADVENTURER SLING

Inspiration: Inspired by Zelda Wind Waker. We wanted to do something fun but functional! So we went with a sling that can also be used as a fanny pack. All you gamers know “It’s dangerous to go alone” …Take this on all your adventures. 

Description: This Zelda Sling Bag can be used to “sling” across your body with the bag in front or back, it can also be used fanny pack style. It has an adjustable strap with a length of 53 inches when fully extended, and shortens to 31 inches. It’s a 1.5 inch seat belt webbing style strap with closure hardware.

This is made in a cute, waterproof canvas Zelda print, and can hold a cell phone, wallet and other miscellaneous items. There are also 2 pockets inside to put smaller items you would like to easily locate.

Price: $20.00 | Cap: 50

MONARCH LACQUER | OUR PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE (Sponsored)

Inspiration: inspired by the original Mario.

Description: Our Princess Is In Another Castle is a multichrome that shifts from a medium toned purple to raspberry to reddish pink. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This is a slightly sheerer base and you may need to use thicker coats for full opacity if you have a strong VNL

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

NIGHT OWL LACQUER | LIGHT DRAGON

Inspiration: Inspired by the Light Dragon on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Description: Light Dragon is a bright cyan jelly base filled with copper to gold to green shifting iridescent shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The cyan and gold together gives off a very minty base color for this polish.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

NOODLES NAIL POLISH | HOP TO IT

Inspiration: Inspired by arcade game Q*bert

Description: Hot To It is a clear based scattered holo with gold to blue to green to indigo color shifting flakes, black, neon green, and light blue matte glitters, and sapphire holo and metallic glitters. I used 3 coats alone, glitter smoother and glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This can also be used as a topper.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

PAINTED POLISH | FEELIN’ PEACHY

Inspiration: Princess Peach

Description: Feelin’ Peachy is a medium pink crelly base with turquoise metallic flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

PAMPERED POLISHES | MAKO

Inspiration: Inspired by Final Fantasy

Description: Mako is a pastel mint creme base, with a subtle holographic effect and silver glitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

PARADOX POLISH | WAKA WAKA WAKA WAKA!

Inspiration: Inspired by PAC Man and Ms PAC Man in the blue ghost house.

Description: Waka Waka Waka Waka! is a medium blue jelly base loaded with silvery blue magnetic pigment, as well as pink to gold iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 350

PHOENIX INDIE POLISH | IVY

Inspiration: Inspired by the Queen of nature, Poison Ivy 

Description: Ivy is a deep olive green crelly with violet to red shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 1000

PSYCHE MINERALS | NAYDRA

Inspiration: Inspired by Naydra from Breath of the Wild

Description: Naydra is a tropical teal jelly base with a shimmery shift of blue to green to violet and green reflective glitters. I used 2 coats, glitter grabber and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

RED EYED LACQUER | MAGIC MINOS (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Tetris

Description: Magic Minos is a deep indigo jelly with purple to jade ultrachrome chameleon flakes, black flakes and holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

ROGUE LACQUER | DREAMLIGHT

Inspiration: Inspired bythe forgotten. That inner child that may be dormant at times but is never alone and never forgotten.

Description: Dreamlight is a rich purple (almost blurple) jelly base with purple to pink glass and micro glass flakes with a glowy purple sparkle shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

SASSY SAUCE POLISH | THERE’S A GLITZ IN THE MATRIX (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo from an old Star Wars galaxy game

Description: There’s A GLITZ in The Matrix is a  purple (cold) to pale blue (warm) crelly based thermal with red to purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

SOVEREIGN BEAUTY | #130

Inspiration: Inspired by Gengar from Pokemon

Description: #130 is a purple jelly base loaded with various purple glitters along with red and black glitter and a sprinkle of silver reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 175

SWEET & SOUR LACQUER | EXTREME FEVER (Sponsored)

Inspiration: Inspired by Peggle

Description: Extreme Fever is a light purple jelly base with pink to orange to gold iridescent flakes, and purple to blue iridescent micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

SWEET HEART POLISH | JUMP FOR JOY

Inspiration: Inspired by Joy from the Disney Infinity video game

Description: Jump for Joy is a vibrant yellow crelly base with blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

I found this to be a smidge on the thicker side but still easy to manage.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

UNICORN MAGIC SKINCARE | DELUXE CUTICLE RESCUE SCENTED IN HOT PINK LIME

Inspiration: Inspired by The Neon Unicorn from the Roblox Adopt Me game.

Description: Deluxe Cuticle Rescue is a thick and nourishing cuticle cream. It has the thickness of a balm, but a creamy lotion appearance and feel. This is perfect for a non greasy cuticle item, and a little goes a long way.

For April – the scent is Hot Pink Lime and this is described as a juicy lime mixed with grapefruit, tangerine and lemon with notes of bergamot and brown sugar and oakmoss.

To my nose this is a very light scent but I do get a hint of citrus from it and a bit of warmer scent I’m assuming is the brown sugar and bergamot. It’s a nice scent if you aren’t big on stronger scents and like the more refreshing type. But it is a barely there type scent for me.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 200

ZOMBIE CLAW POLISH | PSYCHEDELIC ZOMBIE

Inspiration:

Description: Psychedelic Zombie is a clear base loaded with electric green to blue shimmer, and an assortment of green and blue glitters and purple stars. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

Polish Pickup April 2024 | Video Games

It’s been a few years since we’ve done Video Games, and it was about time we did it again!

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

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

I’m giving away TEN $10 Gift Cards to shop with sponsored by Polish Pickup!

Entry is fairly easy – just use the widget below! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST Thursday, April 4th.

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110 comments

Allison March 31, 2024 - 1:50 am

Aurora Beam is my absolute #1 pick this month!! so beautiful!!!

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Darlene Bureski March 31, 2024 - 7:06 pm

Love WFL Polish

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Violet March 31, 2024 - 2:13 am

Loving Danglefoot’s polish this month, especially as a Sonic fan

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Camilla Hanssen March 31, 2024 - 2:46 am

Danglefoot is soooooo pretty, but im also super into Psyche Minerals <3

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Karen March 31, 2024 - 3:26 am

This was a special month for me because my husband writes music for video games! I am SO looking forward to wearing Krisable Design’s Kevin For King and BCB Lacquer’s Sword that Seals the Darkness, among many others. Thanks so much for the beautiful swatches! ❤️

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Kristen March 31, 2024 - 3:30 am

It’s going to be super hard to narrow it down to a reasonable amount of polish this month, but Wanna Woohoo? is definitely a must have for me!

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Margot March 31, 2024 - 3:38 am

Patty Lopes’ Butterfly Effect is to die for! I love Life is Strange!

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Ellen March 31, 2024 - 3:46 am

Your blog and videos are the best! I’m excited for NOL’s Light Dragon. They nailed the inspiration.

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Lisa Ahlers warren March 31, 2024 - 3:51 am

Dreamland! Beautiful thank you Lisa

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Lisa Ahlers warren March 31, 2024 - 3:51 am

Dreamland! These are all Beautiful thank you Lisa

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Naomi March 31, 2024 - 3:56 am

Extreme Fever is gorgeous!!

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Stacy P March 31, 2024 - 3:58 am

My top pick is Cupcake Polish but your swatch of Danglefoot almost tipped the scales for me!

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Taylor Hinnant March 31, 2024 - 4:02 am

I think I need that Cuticula shade!! Definitely my number one pick for this month. I also don’t have anything like the Polished For Days shade in my collection yet, so definitely a month for the purple leaning blues!

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Christi S. March 31, 2024 - 4:06 am

I’m most excited about Queen of Rot! I love Elden Ring!

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Channly March 31, 2024 - 4:20 am

Since I passed on High Quality Nudis and then regretted it, I will definitely get the Cameo this month!

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Sarah C March 31, 2024 - 4:33 am

Dreamland!

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SELINA March 31, 2024 - 6:13 am

Lumen always tempts me!! Such a fun theme

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Ale March 31, 2024 - 4:35 am

I absolutely must have the cuticle balm based on the unicorn from Roblox in Adopt Me. I also really want a thermal by Swamp Gloss that wasn’t posted here.

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glee March 31, 2024 - 5:07 am

GLL Hand Hugs From Hell – so pretty!

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Christine So March 31, 2024 - 5:30 am

I’m most excited for WFL It’s On!

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Lindsay D March 31, 2024 - 5:44 am

It’s On by Wildflower Lacquer is my must-buy this month!

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Candace M. March 31, 2024 - 6:12 am

ohhhh EDM’s polish this month is everythingggg! need it!!

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Jen Halling Roach March 31, 2024 - 6:16 am

No not Rainbow Road!

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Janie March 31, 2024 - 6:18 am

I’m definitely getting the KBShimmer scrub and also the BKL!

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Meghann McCroskey March 31, 2024 - 6:22 am

Dam Nail Polish is a must have.

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Lisa Ann March 31, 2024 - 6:24 am

I have a tie for this month’s must have, Great Lakes Lacquer Hand Hugs From Hell and Rouge Lacquer Dream Light.

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Kristen B. March 31, 2024 - 6:56 am

Ivy is calling me

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Sass Brown March 31, 2024 - 7:04 am

Too many good ones this month, but I’m mostly here for the thermals—Cadillacquer, Fancy Gloss, Sassy Sauce, and Dreamland.

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Gala March 31, 2024 - 5:10 pm

The gll is for me

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Christiana Hargrave March 31, 2024 - 7:22 am

I can’t wait to try out the one from Cuticula!!

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Alia Bapary March 31, 2024 - 7:25 am

On the top of my list are Bluebird, Ethereal, and Lumen!

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Wanda E March 31, 2024 - 7:25 am

My wishlist is so long! Tyfs Lisa

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Maria March 31, 2024 - 7:27 am

WFL It’s On has had me in a chokehold but honestly so many of these weren’t even on my radar and now with your swatches I’m reconsidering.. Colores de Carol, Danglefoot, Lucky 13, and Phoenix are catching my eye!

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Carissa D March 31, 2024 - 7:34 am

I’m loving the polishes from this month so far, as I do for every month. My #1 must have is Cortana from Chamaeleon Nails. I’m a sucker for thermals and darker shades.

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Katie March 31, 2024 - 8:00 am

Apparently I’m in the mood for some pruglies cause I’m wanting phoenix and BKL this month.

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Melanie March 31, 2024 - 8:02 am

Sassy Sauce is my favorite this month!

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Vivian March 31, 2024 - 8:15 am

Star Fragments by Polished For Days is STUNNING! I love the depth of the flakes

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Vivian March 31, 2024 - 8:16 am

I refreshed the page before I could note down that I left a comment for the giveaway- Im not sure how to go back that entry without re-entering the giveaway

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Elisabeth March 31, 2024 - 8:22 am

Night Owl Lacquer is my fave! But BKL is the dark horse pick

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Victoria A. March 31, 2024 - 8:22 am

excited for lumen and wildflower

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Kristine Miller March 31, 2024 - 8:22 am

The Night Owl one is the one that most strikes my fancy.

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Deepika N March 31, 2024 - 8:35 am

That Beaux Reveaux is calling my name

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Laurel S March 31, 2024 - 8:42 am

I love Monarch, Great Lakes, and Glisten & Glow!

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Jody Morris Pratt March 31, 2024 - 8:56 am

I thought I would actually have a month where nothing spoke to me, so nothing would be bought. I was wrong.

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Coco March 31, 2024 - 9:29 am

I added Cuticula and Crystal Knockout after watching your video.

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Patricia T March 31, 2024 - 9:44 am

BKL

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Adi March 31, 2024 - 9:53 am

I’m not sure I can choose between Ethereal, Lumen, and Night Owl Lacquer. They are all so delicate and pretty! I have so many on my wishlist that it is going to be a very tough month deciding, and your photos and video help me. ☺️

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gg March 31, 2024 - 10:05 am

Envy Lacquer’s Dance, Dance – yes, yes!

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Jenn L March 31, 2024 - 10:11 am

I’m really looking forward to picking up Night Owl Lacquer and some Unicorn Magic for April.

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HaleyLiz March 31, 2024 - 10:16 am

This collection is gonna do DAMAGE to my bank account

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Jodi N March 31, 2024 - 10:19 am

So many great ones this month, but I really love the Bees Knees Lacquer

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Georgia S March 31, 2024 - 10:34 am

My top picks are Phoenix’s Ivy and Cuticula’s Portal polishes! And the more I look at Sovereign’s #130 the more I want it too. This is definitely a good month to buy polishes even though my bank account will be crying at me lol

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AmiPond March 31, 2024 - 10:36 am

I’m so looking forward to Aurora Beam! It’s gorgeous

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Rebecca S March 31, 2024 - 10:39 am

The Jen and Berries is my favorite from what I’ve seen so far. Thanks for swatching!! Super helpful as always.

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Kelly March 31, 2024 - 10:56 am

Ethereal

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Salomé A. March 31, 2024 - 11:37 am

Ivy is so beautiful! Perfect colour combo for me

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TropicalChrome March 31, 2024 - 12:10 pm

Great Lakes Lacquer. *swoon*

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KC March 31, 2024 - 12:25 pm

Omg I’m so excited for All Mixed Up Darkness is Half of Everything – Kingdom Hearts is my favorite video game series! So many beautiful polishes though!

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Allison Dutton March 31, 2024 - 12:39 pm

I must have BKL Queen of Rot

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Vee March 31, 2024 - 1:05 pm

I am in so much danger this month, started my wishlist off with 18 I am especially excited about Dam, GLL, NOL, Cuticula, and Beaux Rêves

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Erica L March 31, 2024 - 1:49 pm

I have so many favorites this month and it’s going to be hard to narrow my final picks down! Loving DRK, the DRK kit, Garden Path, Dam, Zombie Claw, KBShimmer, Jior Couture, Kathleen and Co, the Axolotl toy, and several others!

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Krysten R March 31, 2024 - 2:00 pm

Night Owl Lacquer!

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Tonijo March 31, 2024 - 5:32 pm

BKL Queen of Rot!!

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Tiffany Gray March 31, 2024 - 2:35 pm

I’m most excited for Glisten & Glow this month, so pretty!!

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Amanda March 31, 2024 - 2:38 pm

Envy Lacquer Dance, Dance!!

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Teri B March 31, 2024 - 3:20 pm

I literally cannot pick a single favourite. My tops are definitely the BKL, GLL, Kathleen & Co and Phoenix. I’m so excited to get all of those!

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Kati M March 31, 2024 - 3:34 pm

If I can convince myself that Phoenix Ivy isn’t a dupe of BKL The Suriel (it’s greener, right?? hahah) and that the BKL Queen of Rot isn’t a dupe of Faded Away (surely Queen is DARKER brown, right??) those are my top two. Also eyeing the Jior…

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Suzanna D March 31, 2024 - 4:36 pm

I’m loving All Mixed Up, Rogue, and Kathleen and Co!

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Alyson Bermudez March 31, 2024 - 4:43 pm

I think Krisable Designs is my top pick this month. It will be my first time trying this brand. It really does look like some type of stone

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Ruby T March 31, 2024 - 4:54 pm

Wildflower is my favourite!

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Daniel Stander March 31, 2024 - 5:12 pm

Thank you for this detailed list!

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Amelia March 31, 2024 - 5:42 pm

omg Psychedelic Zombie is calling my name

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Marina Voss March 31, 2024 - 5:50 pm

I’m loving the soft yellow shade from Sweet Heart Polish

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Lisa T. March 31, 2024 - 6:40 pm

The Jior polish looks like a party.

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Linda Leclerc March 31, 2024 - 6:54 pm

Thank you Lisa!

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Alyssa Berube March 31, 2024 - 7:12 pm

Which red to choose?!

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Laura March 31, 2024 - 7:15 pm

You’re not Yu or Confetti Cannon!

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Meghann McCroskey March 31, 2024 - 7:48 pm

Baroness X is a must have.

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Hopeewon March 31, 2024 - 8:51 pm

I love all the Elden ring inspired polishes, with BKL being my favorite.

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Ann March 31, 2024 - 8:56 pm

Love the variety this theme got.

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Lindsey C. March 31, 2024 - 10:41 pm

I’m most excited for the Elden Ring inspired polishes (mostly the BKL). I wish there were more WoW inspired polishes, though, as that game holds a special place in my heart as well (even if I don’t play as much now).

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Maria Q. April 1, 2024 - 7:28 am

Krissable and Swamp gloss (a solar) look really cool

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Simanti April 1, 2024 - 10:17 am

Cortana by Chaemeleon Nails is my top pick!

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Lisa B. April 1, 2024 - 10:30 am

When I first saw the spoilers, I didn’t think anything would speak to me & I’d save some $$ this month. Wrong!! At this exact moment, Cadillacquer is my number one, but if I was doing this at any other time, there are 4 or 5 others that could be up there

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Claire April 1, 2024 - 10:31 am

Night Owl is such a pretty shade of green all together… it wasn’t originally on my list but it definitely is now!

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Kaely W. April 1, 2024 - 11:21 am

This month is so difficult to pare down! Cadillacquer is at the top of my list and I’ll be fighting hard for the Off-the-Hook cat toy, but Indie by Patty Lopes, Jior Couture, Dam, and LybBDesigns are all fighting for my second polish slot.

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Anne F. April 1, 2024 - 2:40 pm

Phoenix and Kathleen & Co

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Leslie SK April 1, 2024 - 2:48 pm

My top pick: Great Lakes Lacquer. Second pick: LynB

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SX April 1, 2024 - 4:38 pm

Patty Lopes looks so unique!

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IGonz April 1, 2024 - 4:58 pm

The Cuticula polish is beautiful!!

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Jackie April 1, 2024 - 5:43 pm

This month is hard but I think no matter what I can’t cut pfd

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Amy S. April 1, 2024 - 5:43 pm

Loving Ethereal and Dam so much! Total opposite too!

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Jesse S. April 1, 2024 - 7:07 pm

BEE’S KNEES LACQUER’S QUEEN OF ROT

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Aisha April 1, 2024 - 7:11 pm

GLL! That’s a must have – the perfect inspo.

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Meghann McCroskey April 1, 2024 - 7:46 pm

Psyche Minerals is a must have.

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Patricia T April 1, 2024 - 8:33 pm

Changed my mind – rather than BKL, my top pick is definitely Lucky 13

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Yun H April 1, 2024 - 9:07 pm

Neeeeed both the Lumen and Ethereal!

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Sandi Margolis April 1, 2024 - 9:11 pm

Thank you for the gorgeous swatches. You helped me narrow down my top picks.

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Jess April 1, 2024 - 9:11 pm

#1 must have is absolutely the Sassy Sauce. I’m a real sucker for thermals and that one is so smooth!

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Connie K April 1, 2024 - 10:03 pm

Vanessa Molina and Penelope Luz are top of my list this month.

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Michelle H April 2, 2024 - 8:02 am

The Krisable Designs is just so cool! I also love the By Dany Vianna (that blue flakie is so brilliant)!

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Dana Liz April 2, 2024 - 9:40 am

Initially, I was on the fence about Zombie Claw, but now it is one of my top picks!

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C April 2, 2024 - 9:53 am

Your swatches for Envy’s Dance Dance made me fall in love with it! It’s gorgeous on you! Need it now!!

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Kathryn D April 2, 2024 - 2:43 pm

So looking forward to I Suck! The bright pink is incredible.

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Anne F. April 2, 2024 - 7:20 pm

Psyche Minerals is so pretty, I might need it also

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Meghann McCroskey April 2, 2024 - 7:52 pm

Emily De Molly is a must have.

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Olga C April 2, 2024 - 9:43 pm

I am eyeing the Bluebird. What a lovely vampy red!
Your swatches made me want the monarch too

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KrisB April 3, 2024 - 8:12 am

Sweet & Sour- Extreme Fever!! ❤️

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Dana Liz April 3, 2024 - 9:07 am

Bee’s Knees is a murky beauty!

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Stef April 3, 2024 - 1:11 pm

I love the Phoenix (and a few others). Thanks for great swatches.

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