Polish Pickup August 2021 | The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water

by Lisa Heath

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August 2021 | The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water
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This month flew by and with all the excitement from Nashville, I lost track of due dates and was literally cropping photos until about 3am this morning… but it was all worth it because it’s time for my post for the Polish Pickup August 2021 shop with a theme of The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water!

I’m still missing 2-3 items (I think it’s 2 but something is telling me a third maker had said they were sending late.. we’ll see) so when those arrive I will be popping them into the post.

This month’s theme is The Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. As always the makers can do a literal interpretation of the theme or loosely base it … or think totally outside the box.

First things first – I’ve said this before but I’m repeating it. My nails aren’t “mine” for this entire post. I had a bad break in January before starting on PPU swatching, and I broke out the Kiara Sky Gelly Tips kit in Short Coffin. I did do a full post on those, so click the wording if you want to see. So yes, my nails look different because they are for now. I also am really enjoying the tips so I don’t know how long they will be on, but they are clear and don’t alter anything – so … I’m enjoying it!

For the fine details – for all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, and for the glossy photos I did use a combination of the top coats sent this month (Vibrant Vinyls, Cuticula, and Glisten & Glow), and Ethereal Lacquer Cloudburst Matte Top Coat. I purchased the Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues and the glossy top coats were sent as pr. As for Cloudburst, I honestly don’t recall if I bought it or if it was sent as PR/Swatcher gift – so we’re going to say it was PR to be safe.

I did receive some PM’s on this so I will touch on it real quick. Some makers are offering compensation in exchange for swatching. I have declined these offers for PPU and some other offerings which is why mine will not be labeled as Paid PR. I do receive compensation from PPU in exchange for my work on their IG page, but I do not receive compensation for the work I do on my own posts. The makers can also confirm that when asked directly I declined any form of payment in exchange for my swatching. If that ever changes, I will mark my PR accordingly.

I do use artificial lighting for my photos. I get the most done at night, so I swatch a lot at night. My current setup uses GlamCor Pro LIghts and I use the Ultra X Model and this Daylight Company Duo Daylight Lamp (affiliate link).

This is an EXTREMELY photo heavy post. 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 August shop will be open from August 6th – August 9th and wishlisting opens later today (or might be open by the time my post completes.)

Let’s get into this.

1422 Designs | Life In Rosy Hues

Inspiration: Inspired by a hedge of Rose of Sharon bushes in my childhood neighbor’s yard

Description: Life In Rosy Hues is a white crelly base with violet shimmer, purple holo glitters, pink holo glitter and blue to gold to lime to purple multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

All Mixed Up Lacquers | State of Mind (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Avatar 

Description: State of Mind is a light dove grey crelly with blue to green and red to copper metallic flakes and it glows white in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Serpentine Fire (Solar)

Inspiration: Inspired by an Earth, Wind & Fire song with the same name.

Description: Serpentine Fire is a butter yellow jelly base that turns a rusty berry red in sun/UV light. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 50

AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | I See Fire

Inspiration: Inspired by Song “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran from The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

Description: I See Fire is a deep blue jelly base with blue to green shifting multichrome flakes and red to gold shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

Base Coat by Baby Girl Lacquer | Glitter Be Gone!

Inspiration: I was heavily inspired by the need to remove glitter nail polish quickly and painlessly.

Description: Glitter Be Gone is a latex free feel off base coat.

When applied this is a milky base that dries down to an almost satin finish and it is recommended to use 2 coats. It lasts longer than the latex versions and adheres a lot better. I did not have time to test it fully – but I did wear it for about 36 hours without issues.

Once done – simply use an orange stick or cuticle pusher to nudge up around the cuticle and then pop or peel off. Easy peasy.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 100

Baby Girl Lacquer | Water On Mars II

Inspiration: Inspired by the mention of water being found on Mars. Also, wanting to have something with an element in the name. My first version was created about five years ago and inspired this revamp.

Description: Water On Mars II is a semi sheer teal green crelly base with blu eto violet shimmer as well as a rainbow assortment of chrome flakes, as well as a light sprinkling of holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Visible nail line is still fairly noticeable.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100

Acetone Antidote by Baroness X | Casa Pacifica

Inspiration: Inspired by the relaxing nature of the ocean (water).

Description: 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! Simply shake up the vial and pour into your polish remover. I generally pour a full vial into a 10 oz pump bottle, but I recommend shaking it and pouring half in and adding more if you feel you need more.

This month’s scent is Casa Pacifica and the scent compares to Voluspa’s Casa Pacifica scent. It’s described as notes of Pacific Coast driftwood, wild brush and the spray of ocean waves crashing on the rocks, memories of a beach house on the West Coast. Very relaxing and very well blended. A perfect scent to accompany a fancy beach house vacation away from all the troubles of the world. Ocean views, in solitude.

This isn’t the typical ocean type scent and the driftwood is more noticable than I expected. Very summery, very beachy and a little salty.

Please note the bottle is double the usual size! I included a comparison photo at the bottom so you can see the old size offered vs the new.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 275

BCB Lacquers | Petal Dance

Inspiration: Representing earth and inspired by Bulbasaur from Pokémon.

Description: Petal Dance is a rose jelly base loaded with strong green to pink shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Sweet Scent Whipped Sugar Scrub | BCB Lacquers

Inspiration: Inspired by Representing earth and inspired by Bulbasaur from Pokemon.

Description: Whipped Sugar Scrub is a fluffy, gently but effective sugar scrub with a custom oil blend perfect for hydration and exfoliation. There is a mix of white and brown sugar mixed in. On top there is a mix of jojoba beads.

This month’s scent is described as top notes of mandarin, peach nectar, apricot, mango, lime, lemon, orange, champagne, prosecco. 

My nose picks up that prosecco/champagne bubbly tingle mixed with light citrus. It’s a refreshing type scent without an overpowering amount of citrus.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 50

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Fine, Make Me Your Villain

Inspiration: Inspired by General Kirigan (aka the Darkling) from Shadow and Bone

Description: Fine, Make Me Your Villain is a blackened indigo base loaded with glowy orange to green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Bluebird Lacquer | How Soul Can You Go

Inspiration: Inspired by one of the greatest bands of all time Earth Wind and Fire

Description: How Soul Can You Go is a spring green crelly that has the slightest tealish undertones, plus it’s loaded with pink to gold to green shimmer and micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Cuticle Balm by Bluebird Lacquer | Dirt

Inspiration: Earth/Dirt

Description: Look at my natural nubbies! This was sent while I was in between a new set of nails.

No More Uglicles Cuticle Balm is a nice balm that melts on contact with your body heat. This comes in a metal tin and smells like dirt.

Straight up dirt. Slight itty bitty hint of floral – but it’s dirt and I’m here for it.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: none

By Dany Vianna | Starry Sky

Inspiration: Inspired by Starry Night by Van Gogh

Description: Starry Sky is a sheer blue jelly base loaded with holo flakes, yellow, blu eand black matte glitters in dots, hex and stars. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Due to glitter content – you will need at least 2 coats of top coat, or a coat of a glitter smoothing top coat and a normal top coat over it.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 600

Starfish Bag | By Dany Vianna

Inspiration: Inspired by Starfish

Description: A circular fabric bag with internal pockets. Can be used to store polishes, make up, jewelry or anything you might want it. Open it up to load it up then cinch it closed to travel!

I actually brought the last one offered in PPU with me to Nashville and I loved it! I bought it in the bathroom with my makeup in it, opened it up – used what I needed then closed it and popped it back into my luggage.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 50

Cadillacquer | Sky On Fire

Inspiration: Inspired by a picture of a beautiful sunset.

Description: Sky On Fire is a bright fuchsia toned violet jelly base with matte red glitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Due to the bright, almost neon nature of this polish – in some lighting it leans more fuchsia, in others more purple.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Mystic Waters

Inspiration: Inspired by Bioluminescence in bodies of water.

Description: Mystic Waters is a dusty, lavender leaning mauve crelly base loaded with scattered holo, teal to navy to violet ultrachrome chameleon flakes, blue metallic micro flakes and silver holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105

Lip Balm by Color Spectrum Polish | Gimme S’more Please

Inspiration: Inspired by S’mores by the campfire

Description: A vegan lip balm tinted light brown with flavors of creamy chocolate, fluffy marshmallows and crunchy graham crackers along with flecks of copper glitter.

These lip balms are incredibly lightly tinted, but they don’t show up much on my lips. There is a very subtle sparkle though. They are a stiffer formula that melts with my body heat on my lips and offers a nice, softening coat rather than a greasy, loose feeling.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 40

Color Spectrum Polish | Planeteers Power Rings

Inspiration: Inspired by Captain Planet Power Rings

Description: Planeteers Power Rings is a sheer, shimmery gold with silver linear holo mixed in with green holo squares, red holo hearts and blue holi stars. The larger shapes need to be grabbed a placed a bit. In normal application, I actually didn’t get any out. This is a beautiful stand alone as well as a topper (I show it over black as well) but the hearts and stars take a little fishing.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 115

Base Coat by Colores de Carol | Fillin’ Ready

Inspiration:

Description: This multi-functional base coat repairs and protects nails, and smoothes ridges while offering a VNL blur effect.

The color is a milky, pale neutral shade almost ivory like in color and I actually like this as a base or as a standalone neutral wash.

I show this on it’s own in 2 thin coats, and then 1 coat under Fancy Gloss Green Slime to show how it blurs the VNL underneath.

As for ridge filling capabilities – I have false nails and no ridges so I cannot speak for that. I would advise seeking out other reviews to find out their experience for that.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 80

Colores de Carol | Terra (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Mother Earth

Description: Terra is a gold to green to red multichrome base with green to aqua to gold magnetic shifting pigment and iridescent red to gold to violet flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I only magnetized the middle 2 nails so you can see it both ways.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Crystal Knockout | Offerings of Earth

Inspiration: Inspired by Agriculture 

Description: Offerings of Earth is a light mint green crelly with copper shimmer, matte micro glitters in green and pink, blue-gold micro flakies, and metallic chameleon flakes in green, copper, gold, and fuchsia. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Cupcake Polish | Hydro-Pump

Inspiration: Inspired by our favorite starter Pokemon, Squirtle!

Description: Hydro-Pump is a medium teal leaning blue crelly base packed with blue to green iridescent flakies and a matching blue to green to gold iridescent shimmer.  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Dragon Glass

Inspiration: Inspired by the element of fire with dragons

Description: Dragon Glass is a blackened amethyst jelly base with shifting glass like flakes in blue, green, red and pink. i used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Top Coat by Cuticula | Limitless QDTC Pink Starburst

Inspiration:

Description: Limitless Top Coat is a 5 free quick dry top coat that is scented this month in Pink Starburst!!

Pink Starburst’ Sweet, ripe honeydew, hints of kiwi and mandarin. Followed with Watermelon and cherry notes with the tiniest hint of cassis. Rounding off this fragrance is a sugared musk bottom note with a shot of tart apricot. Smells just like a Pink Starburst candy.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

Different Dimension | Sky Above, Earth Below (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration:

Description: Sky Above, Earth Below is a darkened teal jelly base loaded with orange to gold to green aurora shimmers and holographic microflakies. Glows bright aqua in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Dreamland Lacquer | Agitated Earth Spirit

Inspiration: Inspired by The earth elementals in World of Warcraft

Description: Agitated Earth Spirit is a medium plummy brown linear holo (on me it has purpley undertones but in the bottle it’s brown) with a red to gold shifty shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 300

DRK Nails | PuriFire

Inspiration: Inspired by fire

Description: PuriFire is a violet jelly base mixed with iridescent red to gold to green aurora pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The maker stated that some top coats may alter this polish. I tried it with Glisten & Glow and Vibrant Vinyls and didn’t notice a difference, however – that’s not to say that all top coats will have the same experience I did – so please be aware of this.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Fair Maiden Polish | Violet Storms

Inspiration: Inspired by a lightning filled stormy sky surrounded by tulips.

Description: Violet Storms is a greyed out violet crelly base with holographic sparkle, rose shimmer and pink-gold-green iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Fancy Gloss | Don’t Play With Fire (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by fire

Description: Play With Fire is a warm red (cold) to sheer milky white (warm) crelly based thermal with small red metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I want these in a variety of colors. She might already have them in her shop – but these are awesome. The warm state is almost completely clear – but there’s the slightest milky look to it.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 400

Garden Path Lacquers | Eight Arms

Inspiration:‘Eight Arms’ is inspired by the cover artwork for the 1997 Veruca Salt album “Eight Arms to Hold You” (water element inspiration).

Description: Eight Arms is a semi sheer plum crelly base packed with iridescent metallic gold/green/purple shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The base is on the sheerer side and it’s actually the flakes that bring up the opacity due to how densely packed they are. If you have a strong VNL, you have a chance of still seeing it through the base at 2 coats, but 3 normal to thick coats should cover it.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Nights at Red Rocks

Inspiration: Inspired by one of the most beautiful concert venues in the US is Red Rocks Amphitheatre located in Morrison, Colorado. The sunsets, reflections off the amazing rocks and the starry skies is breathtaking. 

Description: Nights at Red Rocks is a rich burgundy jelly base loaded with red, orange, pink, gold, green iridescent flakes with holo micro flakes, as well as a subtle sprinkle of scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | 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.  I’ve been using the top coat for 8 years now and it’s never failed me. 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.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: None

Healthy Fawns | Plentiful Petals Boxy Bag

Inspiration: Inspired by the gorgeous floral custom fabric that goes perfectly with the aurora electroplated hardware.

Description: The Plentiful Petals Boxy Bag is perfect for small items when taking a large bag is just too much. Each bag comes with a iridescent phone cord style bracelet, aurora electroplated zipper, swivel clasp, and split keyring – perfect to hook onto backpacks or purses.
product size: 5″ x 2″ x 2.5″

Mask shown was purchased on Amazon (I was asked in PM’s a few times, so just adding it here)

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 50

Hearts & Promises | September To Remember

Inspiration: Inspired by the Group Earth, Wind & Fire

Description: September to Remember is a blurple holographic polish loaded with blue shimmer that gives it a deep blue finish. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

It looks medium sapphire blue on me, but the maker did specify the base is blurple, so you might see some purpley undertones on you.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 200

Heather’s Hues | My Yellow Flame, She Dances

Inspiration: Inspired by the fire dancer logo of Dave Matthews Band

Description: My Yellow Flame, She Dances is an orange jelly base packed with red-orange-pink-gold shimmer, pink-red-orange iridescent flakes, red-copper-gold metallic flakes, and fire red holo microshreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Stamping Plate by Hit the Bottle | Material World – 01

Inspiration: Inspired by Patterns and textures found in fabric

Description: An array of floral, geometric, paisley, lace, denim and brocade style designs. Now you can match your nails to your favourite outfit or just wear your fashion on your fingertips.

product size: 9.5 x 14 cm

All of the images I selected had perfect etching and I had no issues lifting them with a clear jelly stamper and Hit The Bottle stamping polishes.

Price: $14.99 | Cap: 350

Topper by Indie by Patty Lopes | Gaia

Inspiration: Inspired by Mother of Earth Gaia.

Description: Gaia is a clear based topper with a mix of sky blue, black, teal, red and yellow matte glitters, crystal microflakes and iridescetn shimmer. I used 1 coat over Alter Ego Serpentine Fire for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

Indie by Patty Lopes | Simple Beauty

Inspiration: Inspired by Central Park in the fall.

Description: Simple Beauty is a pinkish beige crelly base with crystal flakes that flash bronze, burgundy, pink and gold,and red and pink matte glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

Jen & Berries | Keep Your Anemones Close

Inspiration: Inspired by Sea anemones

Description: One reason I can’t do live videos… I can’t say the name of this polish properly. I know I’m not alone either.

Keep Your Anemones Close is a deep blue-green jelly base loaded with silver holographic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 135

Jior Couture | It Is Within Us (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Artwork by Black artist, KT InfiniteArt
https://instagram.com/ktinfiniteart

Description: It is Within Us is a blackened earth brown (cold) to deep sea blue (warm) to sky blue (hot) thermal with gold to copper to green shifting chameleon flakes I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Pixie Kit by Jreine | Serenity

Inspiration:

Description: Serenity Pixie Kit shifts violet to gold to green. I used this powder over a black creme this month.

Pixie Magic Kit from Jreine comes with Super Base (sticky base), Serenity Powder and an applicator. Burnishing powder is fairly easy to use and all you do is paint your base color and allow to dry. Then apply a thin coat of Super Base and wait 45 seconds to 1 min 30 seconds for it to become tacky. If you are in higher humidity this may take longer. Once its tacky, use the applicator to tap on some powder and then lightly rub it in.

I prefer to tap some on and then use my finger to rub it in, but whatever works best for you.

I used a black creme base for these photos.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: None

Jreine | Leaving Footprints

Inspiration:

Description: Leaving Footprints is an ocean blue jelly base loaded with pink to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Kathleen & Co | Fiery Sunset

Inspiration:

Description: Fiery Sunset is a bright berry base loaded with fiery red to orange shifting shimmer and holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is very sheer on first coat but it builds up nicely. The packed shimmer gives more opacity as you build up.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Lust At Sea

Inspiration: Inspired by water

Description: Lust At Sea is a deep indigo base with red to copper to gold to green to blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Hand & Body Sugar Scrub by KBShimmer | Farmer’s Market

Inspiration: Inspired by Earth

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.

Farmer’s Market Hand & Body Scrub celebrates the earth’s bounty found at local markets. This fresh summer scent starts with a melody of fragrant clementine, ripe apple, and sweet melon. A bouquet of blooming lily, delightful freesia, and soft violet adds fresh floral notes, while a base of musk, amber, and rich vanilla adds a lasting depth pleasing to the senses. This creamy scrub is swirled with a dash of red, orange, and green, for an earth-inspired scrub that would be at home at any farmer’s market.

This is one of the lighter scents that KBShimmer has done in my opinion – and that’s not a bad thing. I do get some light florals with some fruity notes – primarily apple. It’s nice without being too much.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Lemming Lacquer | Blow Me Away

Inspiration: Inspired by a sunset with clouds full of stormy weather.  Name taken from the song “Blow Me Away” by Breaking Benjamin.

Description: Blow Me Away is a medium tealish ocean blue jelly packed with shimmer shifting pink to orange to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Little Lamb Accessories | Clear Sky Earrings

Inspiration: Inspired by Looking for shapes in the clouds with my mom when I was younger

Description: Wooden earrings depicting a blue sky with white puffy clouds and glass accent beads. The earrings are lightweight, double sided and glazed for a beautiful shine. The earring hooks are nickel free so they are safe for most ears.

A different pair of earrings I was wearing irritated my ears and they are almost healed up. In the next few days I will post photos wearing these ones – I just didn’t want to irritate my ears further.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 35

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Mooltipass (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Fifth Element (1997)

Description: Mooltipass is a bright orange jelly base loaded with reddish orange to tangerine to gold color shifting shimmer. This glows bright reddish orange in the dark! I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My photos show a bright shade of orange – it is slightly more toned down in person.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 150

LynBDesigns | Full of Hot Air (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by hot air balloons

Description: Full of Hot Air is an indigo based magnetic polish with green to blue to purple shifting magnetic pull, holo micro shimmer, and green to yellow to orange crystal flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle 2 nails so you can see the polish both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

ManMade By J&S | The Elements Scrunchie Set

Inspiration: Inspired by “We looked directly to the four elements for inspiration! With each of the scrunchie representing one of the elements.”

Description: The Elements Scrunchie Set is 4 scrunchies in rich vibrant colors:

Earth: Emerald Green and shiny
Air: Light Iridescent Pink with a rainbow effect
Water: Bright watery blue mermaid
Fire: Ombre yellow to flame orange holo

Please note color can vary slightly from set to set due to variations in the fabric. The fabric is a lycra spandex blend.

These are super soft and hold well. I have fairly thick hair and I was using these for my messy buns to see how they held and they did their job well! I want to pick up another set – but I also know there’s only 70 sets available… so Manmade by J&S – if you wanna do some straight holo sets in the shop – I’ll buy more.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 70

MJ Lacquer | Let It Snow

Inspiration:Inspired by the Water Element, my childhood memories growing up in Baltimore. Missing family, missing
the four seasons, and yes, missing snowy wintery days.

Description: Let It Snow is a white crelly base with green to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, as well as black shreds, green holo and chameleon glitters, finished off with green to teal aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 180

Moo Moo’s Signatures | All Around You

Inspiration: Inspired by 4 elements

Description: All Around You is a greyish to red multichrome with green to purple chameleon flakes, purple to blue iridescent flakes and holo shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

MTK Design | Fire Woman (Satin)

Inspiration: Inspired by my hair

Description: Fire Woman is a satin finish red to black multichrome in a dark burgundy base. I used 3 thin coats and no top coat. I did add top coat to the final photos so you can see it glossy too.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

My Indie Polish | Here Comes the Sun

Inspiration: Inspired by the element fire we went with the sun

Description: Here Comes the Sun is a peach toned yellow crelly base with matte pink glitters and micro shreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is toned down a little in person and more peach leaning.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Native War Paints | Flame Earrings

Inspiration: Inspired by Fire

Description: Gold flakes with mauve/red/orange/gold shimmer in a black base on antique colored hooks.

product size: 2 in x 2 in

A different pair of earrings I was wearing irritated my ears and they are almost healed up. In the next few days I will post photos wearing these ones – I just didn’t want to irritate my ears further.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 30

Native War Paints | Fennekin (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Pokémon X and Y fire type starter Pokémon, Fennekin

Description: Fennekin is a coppery gold magnetic polish with mauve to red to orange to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I did not get much of a reaction to the magnetic particles. I did see a light line when I first brought the magnet to the nail but it dissipated so quickly I couldn’t take a photo. My recommendation is to buy the polish for it’s color more than the effect. Maybe you have a stronger magnet – but the effect seems more subtle if there at all.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 200

Night Owl Lacquer | Magic Itself

Inspiration: I was inspired by the fire element because my husband and I are a Leo and Sagittarius.

Description: Magic Itself is a blackened purple to burgundy to red to copper multichrome. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | Colors Of The Wind

Inspiration: Inspired by Pocahontas song “Colors Of The Wind”

Description: Colors of the Wind is a deep violet crelly base with matte red, pink, and lavender glitters, pink and lavender holo glitters, and violet/red/orange color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Pahlish | Airbender

Inspiration: Inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender

Description: Airbender is a soft silver with holographic flakes and dense aqua/green/blue shifting pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Topper by Paint It Pretty Polish | Breath Of Fresh Air

Inspiration: Inspired by air element

Description: Breath Of Fresh Air is a topper full of shifting shimmer and flakes. Over a black base you will see shifts of teal to blue to purple and flakes in pink, orange, yellow and green. I used 1 coat over a teal creme base.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100

Paint It Pretty Polish | Whats Your Element?

Inspiration: Inspired by a picture of 4 animal elements

Description: What’s Your Element? starts with a light purple base and is packed with shifting shimmers in gold, green and blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Painted Polish | Makin’ Waves

Inspiration: Inspired by Water Element – rainbows dancing on the waves.

Description: Makin’ Waves is a medium blue crelly base with a rainbow assortment of small glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 325

Pampered Polishes | Goblet Of Fire

Inspiration:

Description: Goblet Of Fire is a deep blue jelly base loaded with gold and teal flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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Paradox Polish and Soap Co | Alluvial Fan (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by an environmental phenomena that is a fan shaped area where silt and gravel are deposited by rivers and streams that interact with mountains or hills.

Description: Alluvial Fan is a magnetic polish that shifts from dark blue to purple in a black base with copper and gold UCC flake and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle 2 nails so you can see this polish both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Peachtree Polish | Hot As Pink Fire!

Inspiration: Inspired by the magical color of pink flames

Description: Hot As Pink Fire! is a hot pink jelly base that’s loaded with silver, mint green and pink micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100

Penelope Luz | Queen of the Sea (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by the goddess Iemanjá of the Candomblé religion.

Description: Queen of the Sea is a medium, vibrant blue to slightly purple shifting base with a subtle blue to turquoise shifting magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I only magnetized the middle 2 nails for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 700

Topper by Penelope Luz | Ray of Light (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Sunlate afternoon sun rays

Description: Ray Of Light is a gold magnetic topper with red to gold shifting shimmer. I used 1 coat over a deep eggplant purple creme base.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 800

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Heatwave

Inspiration: Inspired by Weather Maps

Description: Heatwave is a mango yellowish orange crelly packed with red-orange-gold shifting shimmer and green-blue-purple iridescent flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Lighter Than Air

Inspiration: Inspired by Elemental Air Dragon

Description: Lighter Than Air is a pale grayed down lavender crelly base with blue to purple to pink shifting shimmer, micro holographic flakies, purple and sapphire micro glitters and a mix of 5 crystal chameleon flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

Wax by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Storm Watch

Inspiration: Inspired by Elemental Air Dragon

Description: A cleansing ocean air before the storm with hints of mandarin, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, lemon rinds and fresh sage leaves.

This wax melt is a very neutral scent that’s both calming and refreshing at the same time. Nick loved it as well and asked that I buy a backup.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 50

R&P Jewelry | 4mm Blue Stone Ring – Size 5

Inspiration: Inspired by Water Element

Description: This stone is a simulated stone, shimmering in different colors, the way water does. At some angles, it’s blue, some angles it is amber, and some it is clear. The maker wanted a stone that represented water and this one was so perfect for it.

The band itself is 16 gauge 925 sterling silver and a size 5. It fits perfectly as a pinky ring for me.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 150

Red Eyed Lacquer | Full Of Crababilities

Inspiration: Inspired by Cancer Zodiac Sign

Description: Full Of Crababilities is an indigo base packed with strong teal/purple shifting shimmer and holo micro flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Tamesies Smoothing Hair Oil by Red Eyed Lacquer | Sea Mist

Inspiration: Inspired by the Ocean

Description: Sea Mist is a custom blend of coconut and sea salt. This is a nice light neutral scent. It’s not as strong scent wise as past Tamesies but it’s still very noticeable and I actually really like that – as does my son.

To use, I add a few squirts into my hand, rub my palms together and scrunch the product into my damp hair after a shower. I do have long, thick but fine hair, so I do require about 4-5 pumps of product for my hair. I avoid the top of my head because my scalp tends to be oily, but the ends dry out and Tamsies has helped a ton, plus is adds a nice scent to my hair.

Can also be used as a cuticle oil.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75

Base Coat by Rogue Lacquer | Desert Spring

Inspiration: Desert spring- hydrating base coat

Description: This sticky base coat is infused with water from Prickly Pear that replenishes, revitalizes, and boosts hydration while Hydro-Functional Actives from Coconut and Castor Bean form a protective cover to the nails.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Rogue Lacquer | The Planet Needs You!

Inspiration: Inspired by Captain Planet!

Description: The Planet Needs You is a cool blue crelly base loaded with red, gold and teal metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This base color is slightly dustier and greyed out in person.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Sassy Pants Polish | Queens of Fire

Inspiration: Inspired by the 3 fire signs in the Zodiac.

Description: Queens of Fire is a red jelly holo base with gold flakies and holographic microshreds, copper reflecks finished with a gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250

Sassy Sauce Polish | Whole Lava Love

Inspiration: Inspired by photo of lava dripping down a volcano with a gorgeous sunset in the background

Description: Whole Lava Love is a slightly blue tinted jelly base loaded with red to gold shimmer, micro red glitters, blue to purple shifting ghost flakes and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish is completely unique to my collection as a whole.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 400

Page Marker Set by Starlight and Sparkles | Five Elements

Inspiration: Inspired by The idea of the five classical elements – air, fire, water, earth, and aether

Description: This set has five page markers, each with a different colored faceted glass stone, in a silver-colored frame. The five pieces are yellow (air), red (fire), blue (water), green (earth), and clear (aether). It’s simple, but beautiful!

These sets use rectangular paper clips, stainless steel rings, silvery iridescent glass beads, and faceted glass stones. Due to the shape of the paperclip, the charms can’t freely slide all around the paperclip, and I find these type of paperclips to be quite secure, able to reliably hold quite a few sheets, and I usually find they’re less likely to leave paperclip imprints in the page they’re attached to.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 65

Starlight and Sparkles | The Breeze and the Storm

Inspiration: As someone who loves to play element-wielding mages in RPGs, people really underestimate the power and flexibility of air, which is the inspiration for this polish! This topper is meant to represent the element of air, which can be as gentle as a softly blowing breeze, or as powerful as a howling storm.

Description: The Breeze and the Storm is an effect top coat that’s a clear base loaded with turquoise and teal shimmer, and delicate green and blue translucent micro flecks. I used 1 coat over a black creme base for these photos.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 150

STELLA CHROMA | Sagittarius (Matte)

Inspiration: Inspired by the power colors of Sagittarius

Description: Sagittarius is a cool toned purple matte base color is packed with holo and violet flakies and green/gold/pink shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and no top coat for these photos. I did use a gloss top coat for the final photo to show it glossy as well

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Emulsified Sugar Scrub by STELLA CHROMA | Green Tea & Cucumber

Inspiration:Inspired by Bath and Body Works Green Tea & Cucumber scent

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.

If you are familiar with the B&BW scent Green Tea and Cucumber – it smells EXACTLY like that. It’s very neutral and refreshing.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

Supermoon Lacquer | Pour Your Misery Down

Inspiration: Inspired by the music video for the song ‘Only Happy When It Rains’ by the band Garbage.

Description: Pour Your Misery Down is a deep magenta holographic base with pink to gold and red to green color shifting shimmer, magenta, orange and red shimmer, red to yellow color shifting flakes, pink to green ucc flakes, pink iridescent microflakies, iridescent red/green microglitter, and holographic copper and silver microglitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Top Coat by Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Gloss Sauce

Inspiration:

Description: **Please note that I purchased this bottle months ago – but I have been using this top coat for over a year. The bottle is different now and mine is an older label**

Gloss Sauce is a 3-free quick dry top coat. It dries very quickly, there is no shrinkage, and it does not smear nail art! It can be very frustrating to ruin the nail art you worked so hard on! With Gloss Sauce, you won’t have to worry about ruining your watermarbles, stamps, and nail vinyl art. Its gloss lasts for days and your manicure can last up to a week, with proper application.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Sparkling Waters

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo of a sparkly ocean

Description: Sparkling Waters is a purple crelly loaded with orange to copper shimmer, gold metallic flakies and purple to blue iridescent flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Sweet Heart Polish | Petal to the Metal

Inspiration: Inspired by the gorgeous floral fabric I chose for my IPU offering, the Plentiful Petals Boxy Bag.

Description: Petal to the Metal is a creamy pale turquoise with green to gold to pink aurora micro flakes and a copper shimmer throughout. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish was a touch on the thicker side, but still manageable.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 100

The Lady Varnishes | It’s Element-ary, My Dear Watson (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Four Elements & How Sherlock Saved Watson’s Life

Description: It’s Element-ary, My Dear Watson is a sheer slightly grey toned milky white base with red iridescent shimmer and micro glitters, holographic micro flakes, that turns pale blue in sun (solar) and glows green in the dark.

I didn’t realize it was solar even though it did say it on the label – I was focused on the GITD.

I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

The Soapy Chef | Four Elements Trinket Dish

Inspiration: Inspired by the four elements, each quadrant of this trinket dish represents a different element.

Description: I love it when The Soapy Chef brings trinket dishes to PPU! This is one of my favorites and it shows all 4 elements with swirled colors to really accentuate the element above it. Plus it has iridescent shimmer.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 65

Treo Lacquer | Sylph Wind

Inspiration: Inspired by Air Elementals, otherwise known as Sylphs, these beautiful creatures are formed of air, they live in the air, and they have unusual power over the air, particularly the wind and the clouds. Usually, Sylphs are portrayed as guardians who protect secret knowledge, beautiful women, or the environment, but it’s not out of the question for a Sylph to cause mischief among men.

Description: Sylph Wind is a bright blue jelly filled with aurora shimmer shifting emerald green to blue to purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 160

Beachwood Vetiver Deluxe Fragrance Mist | Unicorn Magic Skincare

Inspiration: Inspired by Water Element

Description: A fragrance spray safe for body, clothes, home, car or anything else you would like to smell fresh and inviting. Contains no alcohol so it won’t dry out your skin or hair. Handcrafted with quality ingredients many of which are organic, in small batches with a little touch of magic

Beachwood Vetiver – close your eyes and breathe in the exotic salty sea air with notes of dried coconut, eucalyptus, night blooming jasmine, carnation, and vetiver followed by sun dried driftwood and the tanginess of seaweed. It’s like being back on vacation without a care in the world! An alluring unisex scent.

This is actually similar to an old Victoria’s Secret fragrance that was my signature scent in my early 20s so I’ll be buying more of this. The VS one has been discontinued for so long I don’t recall the name offhand.

Price: $5.50 | Cap: 150

Base Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Red Hot Cinnamon Double Bond

Inspiration: Inspired by fire

Description: 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.

This scent smells exactly like Red Hots cinnamon candies.
Sweet, spicy and red hot!

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Top Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Red Hot Cinnamon Fast & Hard

Inspiration:Inspired by fire

Description: Fast & Hard is a super glossy quick dry top coat that can be applied over wet polish without issue. It also works over stamping, just make sure you float the top coat!

This scent smells exactly like Red Hots cinnamon candies.
Sweet, spicy and red hot!

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What Addiction | Magical Elements

Inspiration: Inspired by the 4 elements

Description: Magical Elements is a blue jelly base with beautiful shimmer, micro holographic flakies, UCC flakes and a variety of size, shape and color holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Polish Pickup August 2021 | The Elements: Earth Air Fire & Water

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241 comments

Autumn Miller August 1, 2021 - 1:15 pm

Man that’s a lot of gorgeous polishes!! If I had to pick a #1 must have, Penelope Luz’s ‘Queen of the Sea’ looks so stunning!

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Kellie Beukers August 1, 2021 - 1:50 pm

I’m loving the Wildflower and KB Shimmer!!

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Robin Hoeflick August 1, 2021 - 3:10 pm

KBShimmer’s polish is at the top of my list!

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Arline Guenther August 4, 2021 - 11:20 pm

Sylph Wind by Treo Lacquer is one of my must haves this month, but there are so many lovely creations! It will be hard to decide.

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beckymmoe August 1, 2021 - 3:29 pm

Gah! I don’t know that I can pick just ONE must have this month– there’s so much awesome! Il start with the BKL Fine, Make Me Your Villain because OMG I love her shifty polishes!

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Gaby Cruz August 1, 2021 - 2:44 pm

Hello!
I am so excited for Watcha’s Phenomena in the Air. I have literally been searching for a white milky polish with iridescent flakies for about 3 years now!! I finally found it!

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Becca August 1, 2021 - 1:15 pm

That sassy sauce lacquer is gorgeous, will be in my wishlist!!

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Fran Ratay August 1, 2021 - 1:33 pm

Cant wait! I love your swatches!

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Danielle S August 3, 2021 - 2:55 pm

I’m looking forward to Mooltipass by Lucky 13 Lacquer

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Marcia B August 1, 2021 - 1:17 pm

Emily de molly fire and ice

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Bugg August 1, 2021 - 1:17 pm

I cannot WAIT to get Whatcha’s Phenomena in the Air!!!

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LarT August 1, 2021 - 2:30 pm

That’s okay Lisa, Nemo couldn’t say anemone either and he lived in one!
I think I’m going to need that Fancy Gloss thermal.

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Stephanie August 1, 2021 - 1:20 pm

Cuticula is definitely my favorite this month

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Bonnie M August 1, 2021 - 1:20 pm

I’m loving Bluebird’s How Soul Can You Go!

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Kristi Martin August 1, 2021 - 1:21 pm

I’m excited for Dany Vianna, Kathleen & Co, and Painted Polish. The last two are favorite brands of mine, so theirs are on my must buy list!

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Jena E. August 1, 2021 - 1:21 pm

The kbshimmer looks amazing!

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Rebecca August 1, 2021 - 1:23 pm

You don’t have it in you’re posts but my current must have is Emily de Molly’s Fire & Ice. Thanks for all the swatches and info!

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Amina August 1, 2021 - 1:24 pm

Such a good month! Love so many

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Karina Febre August 1, 2021 - 1:27 pm

Red eye Lacquer’s offering looks gorgeous this looks beautiful this month

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Amarilis Massanet August 1, 2021 - 1:27 pm

Hard to pick one, but I am obsessed with the Dany Vianna one

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Serena K August 1, 2021 - 1:27 pm

Wildflower – Wait, My Bebes

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M. Cooper August 1, 2021 - 1:28 pm

Awesome swatches! Def gotta get my Fancy Gloss ❤ also, the there’s quite a few shimmer polishes on my list as well…

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CBK August 1, 2021 - 1:29 pm

Bee’s Knees and Wildflower

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TropicalChrome August 1, 2021 - 1:29 pm

I loved DRK and I’m so glad to see swatches with regular top coat so I can see if I can see a difference! Thank you!

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Rebecca August 1, 2021 - 1:29 pm

Emily de Molly Fire & Ice! Thanks for the swatches!

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Binh Yen Tran August 1, 2021 - 1:31 pm

I love bee’s knee lacquer!

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BeckyCunningham August 1, 2021 - 1:39 pm

The Beachwood vetiver mist

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Meowidith w August 1, 2021 - 1:31 pm

Always look forward to your post! This month the purples have me, and the paint it pretty and sweet and sour lacquer are my top picks!

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Crystal Palo August 1, 2021 - 1:33 pm

I am so excited for Cuticula’s Dragon Glass! I hope I can snag one!

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Fran Ratay August 1, 2021 - 1:34 pm

I look most forward to sweet and sour lacquer

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Jessica Safani-Franko August 1, 2021 - 1:35 pm

I can’t wait for the KBShimmer and Bees Knees Polishes! Oh, and the Wildflower one, too! They’re all so beautiful and shifty!!

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Chantal D. August 1, 2021 - 1:36 pm

Bee’s Knees Lacquer

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Elaina Gonzales August 1, 2021 - 1:37 pm

My #1 must have August Polish Pickup product is Top Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Red Hot Cinnamon Fast & Hard, because I want my nails to shine like diamonds as I am picking up slack and cutting through red tape, in my short skirt and long jacket.

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Leslie Paige Pitkin August 1, 2021 - 1:38 pm

I love the glowy glow of PBU and my favorite is KB Shimmer!

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Rebecca Young August 1, 2021 - 1:39 pm

I’m definitely excited for the Lucky 13 Mooltipass!

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Shell August 1, 2021 - 1:45 pm

Absolutely have to have the Dreamland Lacquer!

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Elizabeth Murray August 1, 2021 - 1:52 pm

My #1 must have from August PPU is Penelope Luz, Queen of the Sea. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Angela I. August 1, 2021 - 1:53 pm

Kathleen & Co is my number one this month! Love the color with the additional flakies!!

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Christie B August 1, 2021 - 1:56 pm

Looking fwd to Whatcha and Super Moon!

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Kim August 1, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Bluebird Bath and Body brought our No More Uglicles Cuticle Balm

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Christina August 1, 2021 - 2:01 pm

I love the bees knees, DRK and the wildflower lacquer those are my top 3 must haves this month

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Patti Hojnacki August 1, 2021 - 2:05 pm

Love so many polishes this month Topping my list is K Shimmer Lust at Sea

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Zaharoula August 1, 2021 - 2:06 pm

My favourite is the Cuticula…. it is amaaaazing!

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Kara August 1, 2021 - 2:07 pm

I’m so excited about Poetry Cowgirls Heatwave and Dany V’s Starry sky!

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Melissa August 1, 2021 - 2:07 pm

There are too many favorites to name: PuriFire, Starry Sky and Agitated Earth Spirit are at the top of my list.

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Caitlin August 1, 2021 - 2:07 pm

In love with the Starry Sky polish!

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Annie August 1, 2021 - 2:10 pm

#1 must have is a tie between Baroness X Acetone Additive and the water slide decals with all the different elements from different movies.

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Jenn Baril August 1, 2021 - 2:41 pm

I think I need the All Mixed Up Lacquer!! The glow is amazing!!

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Michelle B August 1, 2021 - 2:10 pm

ALL of the glow-in-the-dark polishes are awesome, and the KB Shimmer is a must-have

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Heather Ashley August 1, 2021 - 2:11 pm

Fancy Gloss – Don’t Play With Fire

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Caitlin H August 1, 2021 - 2:12 pm

Totally need Sassy Sauce – Whole Lava Love!!

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Isabelle Dufort August 1, 2021 - 2:13 pm

There’s so many great ones, it’s hard to pick a winner!

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Kristine Miller August 1, 2021 - 2:14 pm

The KB Shimmer one is promising.

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Holly August 1, 2021 - 2:15 pm

DRK :)

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Melanie M August 1, 2021 - 2:23 pm

Really want the Painted Polish and the Unicorn Magic spray!

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Kaoime Malloy August 1, 2021 - 2:27 pm

Number one for me is Jior Couture It Is Within Us. It’s definitely going on my wishlist.

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Beth Culver August 1, 2021 - 2:32 pm

Lust At Sea!

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Leah H August 1, 2021 - 2:34 pm

Gonna need that Starry Night for sure!

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Alyson Bermudez August 1, 2021 - 2:38 pm

Bees Knees is shifty goodness as always

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DJ Jaworowicz August 1, 2021 - 2:38 pm

Starry Sky, Life in Rosy Hues and September to Remember all have me!

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Alex Parker August 1, 2021 - 2:56 pm

Whole Lava Love is caaaaaalling me!

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Kelly F August 1, 2021 - 2:56 pm

So many beauties, but my #1 is the Vibrant Vinyls top coat. I’m a sucker for cinnamon!!

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JSpence August 1, 2021 - 2:57 pm

Dany Vianna’s is my absolute favorite this month!

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Rebecca D August 1, 2021 - 2:57 pm

There are sooo many that I want this month. My wallet is in big trouble >_<

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Jess August 1, 2021 - 2:59 pm

Love your PPU posts so much! I’m obsessed with the 2 offerings from Paint it pretty this month!

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Stephanie Wren August 1, 2021 - 3:04 pm

Cuticula’s my pick this month.

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Sheena August 1, 2021 - 3:09 pm

My #1 item is actually the Storm Watch wax melts. They look so pretty and I love citrus scents!

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KarenB August 1, 2021 - 3:12 pm

Looking forward to getting the BKL, KBShimmer, EDK, Kathleen & Co, NOL and WFL. And the HtB stamping plate.

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April Stovall August 1, 2021 - 3:13 pm

Purifire by DRK
Also the magnetic polishes by EDK!

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J.L. Smith August 1, 2021 - 3:15 pm

Cadillacquer’s Sky On Fire

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Jodi N. August 1, 2021 - 3:17 pm

Way too many beautiful polishes this month to pick just one favorite, but I love the dark vampiness of BKL and Night Owl (winter vibes) and the light prettiness of 1422 Designs and Crystal Knockout (spring vibes.)

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Emily B August 1, 2021 - 3:18 pm

So many amazing polishes! Cuticula’s really stood out as unique to me :)

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Sandra A August 1, 2021 - 3:20 pm

Penelope Luz | Queen of the Sea

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K Metcalfe August 1, 2021 - 3:21 pm

As a Canadian, Cadillacquer’s Sky on Fire is owning my hearth this month!

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Andrea S, August 1, 2021 - 3:26 pm

I think the Kathleen & Co. polish is gorgeous!

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Rachel Malinak August 2, 2021 - 5:50 am

Dragon glass

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Debra Lucas August 4, 2021 - 3:11 pm

I need some more Glisten and Glow top coat.

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Genista August 1, 2021 - 3:29 pm

Wildflower Lacquer’s Schitt’s Creek inspired polish! I’ve never seen the show, I just love how it looks.

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Aimee Lew August 2, 2021 - 1:09 am

I’m really hoping I snag Jen & Berries, with such a low cap. Also excited for EDK and LynB designs- they’ll be my first magnetic polishes ever!

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Jorxa August 1, 2021 - 3:36 pm

Thank you for all this work! I am compelled to hit PPU hard this weekend.

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Sandi Margolis August 1, 2021 - 3:38 pm

Dragon Glass is going on the wishlist!

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Leahanne August 1, 2021 - 3:42 pm

Sweet Heart Polish and Treo caught my eye this time!

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Tamala Ferguson August 1, 2021 - 3:44 pm

Cuticula is really pretty!

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Ann August 1, 2021 - 4:01 pm

I really shouldn’t look at your blog because it makes my wish list grow too much! But you do such a great job showing them

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C August 1, 2021 - 4:04 pm

KBShimmer is my must-have this month!!

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Karen M. August 1, 2021 - 4:07 pm

I need the KB Shimmer Lust at Sea and the Glisten & Glow Red Rocks.

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ForeverAmanda25 August 1, 2021 - 4:08 pm

I can’t wait for EDK Sorority!

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Anya Kaiser August 1, 2021 - 4:08 pm

SO many good products this month! I’m hoping to grab AgAuCu’s earrings, Off the Hook’s potato cat toy, Nailed It’s soap, The Soapy Chef’s tray , and ManMade by J&S’s scrunchies!

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Ashley Harrison August 1, 2021 - 4:11 pm

So many beautiful things!

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Deepika N August 1, 2021 - 4:19 pm

DRK PuriFire

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Meghann McCroskey August 1, 2021 - 4:21 pm

#1 must have is Cuticula polish.

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Lyla S. August 1, 2021 - 4:41 pm

I’m most looking forward to the Cuticula polish this month!

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Lisa T. August 1, 2021 - 4:52 pm

I really love Indie by Patty Lopes’ “Simple Beauty”

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Christine Collado-Acebal August 1, 2021 - 4:55 pm

Love the by Dany Vianna, EDK and Cuticula

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Suzanna D August 1, 2021 - 5:19 pm

As a Sagittarius, I definitely need the color Sagittarius!

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glee August 1, 2021 - 5:28 pm

Bee’s Knees Lacquer Fine, Make Me Your Villain

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Naomi T August 1, 2021 - 5:31 pm

EDK Sorority is calling my name!

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Alie August 1, 2021 - 5:34 pm

Can’t wait for Starry Sky! Those stars and glitters are awesome

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Elizabeth Ann Veronica August 1, 2021 - 5:35 pm

Cuticula is so intriguing this month! Dragon Glass is so pretty.

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Tara F August 1, 2021 - 5:58 pm

Polished For Days’ Cascade

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Ami K. August 1, 2021 - 6:04 pm

So many beautiful choices, as always! Jreine caught my eye this month, and so has All Mixed Up, as well as several others!

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Cathy Easley August 1, 2021 - 6:33 pm

I am excited to get Starry Night By Van Gogh!

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Anne F. August 1, 2021 - 6:40 pm

Dany Vianna’s crelly looks right up my alley!

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OG August 1, 2021 - 6:41 pm

I new right away since the spoilers started what I wanted, in fact, I wonder if I can order 3 bottles of it: Starry Sky by Danny Vianna. That is the only absolute must have. I have a few others on my list that will tag along, but this will be my main polish.

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Bren S August 1, 2021 - 6:50 pm

My wishlist is a mile long this month lol! I have to have Bees Knees Cupcake Paint it Pretty Glisten and Glow and Stella Chroma

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Emily M August 1, 2021 - 6:56 pm

I’m really excited about Vanessa Molina and Whatcha’s magnetic topper!

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Lindsey August 1, 2021 - 6:58 pm

My #1 must have is going to be Cuticula’s Dragon Glass. I knew as soon as I saw it, that I had to have it!

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Isabelle Bergevin August 1, 2021 - 7:06 pm

Hi! It’s my first time commenting on your blog! I have 10 items on my wishlist at the moment but the one that is the most unlike anything I have is the gold magnetic topper by Penelope Luz. So it has to be my #1 must have this month. Thank you for your beautiful swatches!

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Christine R August 1, 2021 - 7:07 pm

It’s Element-ary, My Dear Watson is #1 on my wishlist

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RosieGal August 1, 2021 - 7:14 pm

So many pretty polishes! Dragon Glass would be my choice

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RosieGal August 1, 2021 - 7:15 pm

So many pretty polishes! Dragon Glass would be my choice.

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Trish Law August 1, 2021 - 7:25 pm

My #1 is month are Bluebird, Fair Maiden and KB Shimmer. So beautiful!

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Carolyn Spengler August 1, 2021 - 7:28 pm

This Girl is Also on Pfizer!!! Love the Girly Bits polish!! Can’t wait for it =D

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Victoria A. August 1, 2021 - 7:38 pm

excited for this month-bkl, pfd, DRK:)

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Amy D August 1, 2021 - 7:51 pm

Neeed that sassy sauce!!

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Dana Liz August 1, 2021 - 8:03 pm

Bee’s Knees Lacquer is a must-have for me this month!

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Allison Herndon August 1, 2021 - 8:06 pm

This post is incredibly helpful. I could make both a “gotta have it” and a “nope, not this month” list. My #1 is definitely the po-tay-toe with catnip. My cats will love me. For me, I think it’s probably the Baby Girl peel off base coat. I also like the two pokemon polishes for Squirtle and Bulbasaur. Thanks for the chance.

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Irina August 1, 2021 - 8:22 pm

Wow, so many gorgeous polishes!! Thank you for review

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Rebecca Li August 1, 2021 - 8:25 pm

I love the Treo Lacquer one!

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Nico August 1, 2021 - 8:37 pm

So many beautiful polishes this month! Always fun to see some glow in the dark ones especially since Halloween is getting closer.

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Irma Ramirez August 1, 2021 - 8:42 pm

I can’t pick a favorite this month. I have 19 items on my wishlist right now! I’m most looking forward to stamping leaves with MJ Lacquer’s polish, though.

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Nicole H August 1, 2021 - 8:42 pm

Too. Much. Choice. cuticula, FM, BKL, Wildflower, Dany Vianna, … Stella Chroma, pampered polish, CdC,… choices choices

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Liz D August 1, 2021 - 9:19 pm

Loving different dimensions this month and the lady varnishes.

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Laureen Shattuck August 1, 2021 - 9:46 pm

Love them all!

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Santana August 1, 2021 - 10:23 pm

Fancy Gloss, and I’m not huge on reds. I have the blue version and it’s so cool. And Apipila SFTC!

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Alida-Jane August 1, 2021 - 10:26 pm

My favorite this month is Fancy Gloss!

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Lisa Massacani August 1, 2021 - 10:37 pm

There are some great fall looks this month, but the #1 polish I MUST have is Cuticula’s Dragon Glass!

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Srh August 1, 2021 - 10:43 pm

All the shimmers – g o r g e o u s ❣
Wishlist tops:
Fair Maiden Polish | Violet Storms ♡ — KBShimmer | Lust At Sea ♡ — Paint It Pretty Polish | Whats Your Element? ♡ — DRK Nails | PuriFire ♡

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Sierra S August 1, 2021 - 11:27 pm

So many pretties this month but that Glisten and Glow was the first to catch my eye. Cuticula also blew me away with those amazing flakes!

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kaminer August 1, 2021 - 11:41 pm

Treo and Kathleen and co. are my top pics this mounth, love them both

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April August 1, 2021 - 11:51 pm

I’ve been wanting to try Gloss Sauce for ages. Now would be a good time to do it!

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