Polish Pickup August 2022 | Marine Magic

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples from the Polish Pickup
August 2022 | Marine Magic

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.
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Happy Sunday! It’s been a long week, and PR for this month’s Polish Pickup continued to trickle in up until yesterday – so now I’m fully ready to do my post. We’re going to be looking at 66 of this month’s offerings that I received for the Polish Pickup August 2022 Marine Magic theme!

We’ve done an aquatic theme before (Aquatic Wonder in April 2020) and that was a fun month – so it was nice to have it back with some fresh, new inspo.

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 including Sweet & Sour Lacquer and Vibrant Vinyls which was sent as PR this month. I purchased the Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues and the top coats were sent as pr or as gifts.

Due to attending Polish & Beauty Expo, I lost about 6 days of swatching, so I did skip matte photos this month (plus I’m out of matte top coat and ordering more) so those will be back for September.

I do use artificial lighting for my photos. I work during the day and weekend afternoons I’m with Nick and Jacob, so I do most swatching when the sun is setting or gone. My current setup uses GlamCor Pro LIghts and I use the Ultra X Model and this Daylight Company Duo Daylight Lamp (affiliate link).

For reflective polish photos – I only used my camera flash. It was taken in low light with a my camera (Nikon Coolpix L830)

For Glow In The Dark polishes I used this UV flashlight to “charge” my nails for photos (affiliate link)

Wishlisting is open now, and within each description – you will find the direct wishlisting link if you want to add as you go.

Let’s get into it.

Alchemy Lacquers | Spotted Water Doggo

Inspiration: Inspired by The Blue Spotted Jawfish

Description: Spotted Water Doggo is a green and blue holographic micro glitter polish packed with green to turquoise to blue shifting shimmer and silver reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Go With the Flow

Inspiration: Sea Turtles

Description: Go With The Flow is a teal jelly base with blue to teal to green to gold shifting shimmer, 3 different shifting crystal chameleon flakes and ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift purple to blue to green to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

Atomic Polish | Anemonemone (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by an anemone, specifically Nemo’s home!

Description: Anemonemone is a red leaning purple jelly base loaded with red to gold shifting aurora shimmer, as well as green to pink shifting flakes and silver reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | That’s My Little Octopussy

Inspiration: Inspired by a cute little pink octopus in an enticingly sensual position.

Description: That’s My Little Octopussy is a baby pink to soft gold shifty, shimmery pink base with blue to purple multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

Acetone Antidote by Baroness X | Tiki Beach

Inspiration: Inspired by coconuts and tiki drinks.

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 Acetone Antidote scent is Tiki Beach, and it’s a blend of warm vanilla musk, orchids and toasted coconut.

To my nose – the orchid and coconut is the prominent profile and the vanilla musk is there, but it’s not as strong. There is a very sweet component to the floral that I absolutely love.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Bioshock, specifically Porter from Minerva’s Den and his love for Pearl

Description: Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye is a darker aqua jelly base with orange to green shimmer and a ton of holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a sister polish to Lion With A Thorn In Its Paw.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Bluebird | Freeze A Jolly Good Fellow

Inspiration: Inspired by the little penguin.

Description: Freeze A Jolly Good Fellow is an icy blue shattered holo with a purple-pink shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

By Dany Vianna | Black Lava Sand

Inspiration: Inspired by Black Sand

Description: Black Lava Sand is a clear base loaded with large particle orange to gold to green aurora shimmer, with matte black irregular glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This dries down with texture, so you can use 2 coats of top coat, or a glitter smoother and top coat.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400 | Wishlist Link

Cadillacquer | Lion’s Mane

Inspiration: Inspired by the lion‘s mane jellyfish

Description: Lion’s Mane is an orange-red jelly base loaded with gold aurora shimmer and matte aquamarine matte glitters in a variety of sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In person this does show a little more red.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Swimming with Reefbacks

Inspiration: Inspired by Reefback Leviathans in the game Subnautica

Description: Swimming With Reefbacks is a medium blue crelly with green shimmer, blue, turquoise green, purple, and red metallic flakes, silver holo microflakes, as well as small matte hot orange and neon green glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105 | Wishlist Link

Colores de Carol | In Every Ocean

Inspiration: Inspired by jellyfish

Description: In Every Ocean is an ocean blue crelly with turquoise and green metallic flakes, red metallic shreds and red diamond flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400 | Wishlist Link

Crystal Knockout | Sea Serendipity

Inspiration: Inspired by Beachgoers enjoying an ocean sunset

Description: Sea Serendipity is a silver holographic base with a vibrant pink shimmer glow, silver reflective glitter, holographic flakes in purple and gold, holographic micro glitter in gold and pink, and aqua iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Depending on the thickness of your coats, you may need 2 coats of top coat, or a glitter smoother and top coat combo

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Cupcake Polish | Dinglehopper

Inspiration: Inspired by The Little Mermaid

Description: Dinglehopper is a dusty, a minty green crelly nail polish packed with green and red metallic flakes and green and red iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Dam Nail Polish | A Whale of a Time

Inspiration: Inspired by a beautiful sunset scene with a breaching whale in the ocean

Description: A Whale of a Time is a blue crelly base with purple to pink to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300 | Wishlist Link

DRK Nails | Shine Bright Like a Seashell

Inspiration: Inspired by Nautilus Seashell 

Description: Shine Bright Like A Seashell is a clear base packed with red to copper to gold shifting aurora shimmer and turquoise reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300 | Wishlist Link

Ethereal Lacquer | Moon Jelly (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by the Moon Jelly jellyfish

Description: Moon Jelly is a bright violet base with pink to orange to green shifting shimmer and holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Fair Maiden Polish | Salt Critter (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Cute little marine life that exist in the ocean

Description: Salt Critter is a medium chartreuse crelly base with a ton of red to orange to gold shifting aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Fox Fire Wax & Bath Co. | Pirate’s Skull Car Diffuser

Inspiration: Inspired by pirates

Description: Pirate’s Skull Car Diffuser is a vent clip on liquid car freshener. It doesn’t necessarily need to be used in the car either. I actually keep one on my desk at work and have one in my car.

Basically the first photo below shows the components that will come with it. A small glass skull full of the scent (this one is Mangosteen and Green Coconut), a vent clip, a wood lid with a hole at the top and a wooden reed. There’s also a plastic cap that will be on the top of the skull to prevent spillage in transit, which I removed prior to photos.

To use in the car, take the wood lid off, place the vent clip on top of the skull, then replace the wood cap and insert wood reed into hole in top of lid. The fragranced scent will soak into the wood and travel up the reed to the wooden ball on top, and the scent will flow through the car from there. If you want it at your desk, do those same steps but leave the clip off and just do the wooden cap and reed.

From experience – this will last for car fragrance for about 30-45 days on hot days, and closer to 50-60 days in the colder months.

The scent for this month is Mangosteen and Green Coconut and it has a very tropical smell, it’s citrus cut by coconut but it’s a stronger tropical citrus. I almost detect hints of blood orange.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Garden Path Lacquers | Goddess of Mercy

Inspiration: Inspired by the Studio Ghibli film “Ponyo”, and Ponyo’s mother – the Goddess of Mercy.

Description: Goddess of Mercy is a sheer, tan jelly base filled with red to orange shifting aurora shimmer, blue shifting iridescent aurora flakes, and gold holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Cuticle Oil & Cuticle Remover Pens Duo by Glisten & Glow | Sun & Sand

Inspiration:

Description: Cuticle Remover & Cuticle Oil is scented in Sun & Sand this month, which is described as a tropical beach breeze of sweet orange flower, lemony citrus, fresh lavender and powdery musk.

The scents that popped out at me more were citrus, a slight hint of lavender and powdery musk. It’s refreshing but still softer.

Glisten & Glow’s Cuticle Remover softens and removes excess cuticle as well as eponychium skin and comes in an easy to use twist-up pen style applicator.

Directions for Cuticle Remover: Apply generously to the cuticle area and let sit for 60 seconds. Next, gently push back with your favorite tool, I personally love my Germanikure Crystal Cuticle Pusher (that’s an affiliate link) Finally, wash hands and cuticles thoroughly with soap and water.

Follow up with the cuticle oil pen, and your cuticles will be in tip top shape

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Glisten & Glow | Poor Unfortunate Souls

Inspiration: Inspired by the popular dark and mysterious Villain Ursula from the hit movie The Little Mermaid!

Description: Poor Unfortunate Souls is a black jelly base loaded with ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift from purple to blue to pink to red or orange to green, as well as purple reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Great Lakes Lacquer | Deep Blue

Inspiration:Inspired by ‘Deep Blue’, one of the largest known Great White to swim in our oceans. She’s a beast and she’s gloriously magnificent.

Description: Deep Blue is a deep indigo filled with a bright, vivid blue shimmer that has slight shifts to indigo and purple at extreme edges. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Healthy Fawns | Thingamabob Bag

Inspiration: Inspired by The Little Mermaid

Description: The Thingamabob Bag is perfect for storing all your Whozits and Whatzits Galore! It features the classic Princess Ariel with an eye catching holo vinyl base and a colorful glitter ombre fabric interior. The Thingamabob Bag measures 5″ tall x 8″ wide x 2.5″ deep with an aurora electroplated zipper, and rainbow zipper tape.

This is a super cute bag and the holo is amazing on it. It holds quite a bit and makes an excellent makeup bag.

Price: $18.00 | Cap: 100 | Wishlist Link

Hearts & Promises | I’m Not Sandy, YOU Are!

Inspiration: Inspired by sand

Description: I’m Not Sandy, You Are! is a light tan creme base with scattered holo, as well as gold to bronze to silver ultrachrome chameleon flakes, gold flakes and silver reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300 | Wishlist Link

Hit the Bottle Polishes | Shore Thing

Inspiration: Inspired by Waves crashing on the shore on an overcast day

Description: Shore Thing is a pale sage tinged blue stamping polish that can also be used as a one coat creme. This is a flat base with no shimmer or holo.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 300 | Wishlist Link

Indie by Patty Lopes | Feeling The Ocean

Inspiration: Inspired by sea coral

Description: Feeling The Ocean is a sheer pink jelly base loaded with pink to gold to green to purple aurora shimmer, as well as purple reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300 | Wishlist Link

Jen & Berries | How Do You Talk To An Angelfish?

Inspiration: Inspired by angelfish

Description: How Do You Talk To An Angelfish? is a neon turquoise jelly base packed with green to blue crystal chameleon flakes, scattered black flakes, as well as holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

There is a sister polish to this from Zombie Claw – you can see that later in this post!

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 175 | Wishlist Link

Jior Couture | Cries Of A Siren

Inspiration: Inspired by Love, Death, & Robots episode: JIBARO

Description: Cries of a Siren is a reef blue jelly base packed with blue shimmer, as well as gold, turquoise, and copper holo microglitters. i used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This will have some texture due to glitter content, so you may need 2 coats of top coat or a coat of glitter smoothing topper and a top coat.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

KBShimmer | Jelly Much? (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by jelly fish

Description: Jelly Much? is a pink leaning cherry red jelly base loaded with gold to pink shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a bit darker in person.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Restoration Drops by KBShimmer | Nail Polish Thinner (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by thick polish

Description: Over time, nail polish can get thick and stringy. This is due to the evaporation of Butyl Acetate and Ethyl Acetate, two of the main ingredients in all nail polishes that help the polish to dry on your nails. To restore thick polish, use our KBShimmer polish thinner, Restoration Drops. For slightly thickened polish, start with 2-3 drops, shake, then check the consistency. Repeat until you are happy with the result.

I actually use this stuff a lot (and have for years) for my top coats. When they get 1/3-1/2 the way down and get stringy, I add about 12 drops before topping off the bottles with more. This way the old top coat in the bottle gets thinned out before introducing new top coat to it. If I’m combining bottles that are both about 1/2, then I add 16-18 drops into one bottle, then pour the other bottle in and mix.

One bottle like this does last awhile, but it’s really good to have on hand – especially if you are particular about your polish consistency. If you prefer thinner polishes – you can control the consistency a bit when you buy polish.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Hand & Body Scrub by KBShimmer | Salt Water & Mermaids (Paid PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by mermaids

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.

Salt Water & Mermaids hand and body scrub is a sweet scent that captures the essence of mermaids with a fresh, watery green fragrance. Delicate notes of ocean mist and sea grass combine with agave nectar and coconut milk for a fruit-like fragrance I can’t quite describe. A sea blue shade, this scrub is accented by a touch of biodegradable glitter on top for a scrub that will make you want a seashell outfit and a day at the beach.

To my nose… this is incredible. It’s a sweet almost floral scent with some tropical fruits. It reminds me of a Victoria’s Secret body mist from my early 20’s and I cannot put my finger on which one. As soon as I smelled it though, it triggered that memory and it’s been bugging me since that I cannot place it

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Krisable Designs | I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly

Inspiration: Inspired by Glowy Jellyfish 

Description: I Don’t Think You’re Ready For THis Jelly is a purple crelly base with aqua blue and hot pink hex glitters ranging from micro to medium, as well as purple to blue shimmer, and it glows blue in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 | Wishlist Link

Lacquer is in the Air | Fish Ponies

Inspiration: Inspired by Rainbow the Hippocampus from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

Description: Fish Ponies is a clear base with holographic pigment and flakes of multiple sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Lemming Lacquer | Somewhere In the Darkest Ocean

Inspiration: Inspired by a colorful sea slug and lyrics from the All Tvvins’ song “Darkest Ocean.”

Description: Somewhere In the Darkest Ocean is a pink toned purple holographic with reddened gold to copper shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

LŪMEN | I Axolotl Questions

Inspiration: Inspired by The Adorable Axolotl

Description: I Axolotl Questions is a pale pink jelly base with holo micro flakes and vibrant pink shimmer that shifts orange to teal at extreme angles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 | Wishlist Link

Luna Lab Creations LLC | Un Be-Reef-Able

Inspiration: Inspired by Belize Barrier Reef 

Description: Un-Be-Reef-Able is a medium blue jelly base loaded with green to blue to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50 | Wishlist Link

Wax by Luna Lab Creations LLC | Un-Be-Reef-Able

Inspiration: Inspired by Belize Barrier Reef 

Description: Un-Be-Reef-Able – scented in Suntan lotion mixed with tropical fruits, mango, coconut and papaya.

Wax melt with fun reef and fish motif which can be cut to any size for melting.

My nose picks up a tropical drink type scent and the suntan lotion is super faint to me. But the mango, coconut and papaya make me want an alcohol slushie on the beach.

Price: $6.25 | Cap: 50 | Wishlist Link

LynBDesigns | Relaxalotl

Inspiration: Inspired by a sweet little axolotl just chillin in the sea

Description: Relaxalotl is a pastel purple jelly based super shifter with pink to orange to yellow to green shifts and scattered holo shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Wax by LynBDesigns | It Takes Two to Mango

Inspiration: Inspired by Tropical mango drinks

Description: A sweet blend of mango, papaya, and strawberries with a warm base of vanilla, coconut, and warm musk

My nose gets mango and vanilla all the way. The mango is the stronger scent and it smells divine. This is Nick’s top pick for the month.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 110 | Wishlist Link

ManMade By J&S | I’m So Jelly Tote

Inspiration: Inspired by visiting the Seattle Aquarium I’m always mesmerized by the Jellyfish Aquairum. They are so beautiful and glowing!

Description: I’m So Jelly Tote has a stunning purple jellyfish print and is made with 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton. It has a vibrant purple interior as well as a slip pocket for items like a cell phone or coin purse.

This tote has a top purple zipper with a rainbow jellyfish zipper pull that adds a touch of whimsy! The purple webbing straps are 23″ long.

I love that this tote zips closed. I did use it to take a few packages to the Post Office and it held 3 stuffed Priority Flat Rate bubble mailers with a little room to spare.

Product Size: 13 x 14 inches

Price: $18.00 | Cap: 50 | Wishlist Link

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Can You Sea The Glowing Fish

Inspiration: Inspired by adorable glowing fish.

Description: Can You Sea The Glowing Fish is a medium blue jelly base with green to purple aurora shimmer and subtle holo shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

Native War Paints | Poor Unfortunate Souls

Inspiration: Inspired by Ursula from The Little Mermaid

Description: Poor Unfortunate Souls is a deep, blackened teal jelly base with deep purple magnetic shimmer and silver reflective glitters. 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: $12.75 | Cap: 150 | Wishlist Link

Night Owl Lacquer | Water Bears

Inspiration: Inspired by Tardigrades aka Water Bears

Description: Water Bears is a clear base packed with mint green reflective glitters, purple to pink to gold to green shifting shimmer and green to aqua to purple crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Noodles Nail Polish | Just A Lil’ Jelly

Inspiration: Inspired by photo of a turquoise and pink jellyfish

Description: Just A Lil’ Jelly is a dark turquoise based crelly with neon pink glitters, turquoise glitters, pink holo glitters and violet to red to orange to gold color shifting glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This dries with texture, so you will want to use either 2 coats of top coat, or a glitter smoothing top coat and top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Pahlish | Send Nudis

Inspiration: Inspired by Nudibranchs

Description: Send Nudis is a bright sky blue crelly base packed with glowing pink to gold to green shifting pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Painted Polish | Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care

Inspiration: Inspired by Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Description: Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care is a white crelly base with red, purple, lavender, sea green, and aqua metallic glitters mixed in, as well as turquoise holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 350 | Wishlist Link

Pampered Polishes | So Squishy!

Inspiration: Inspired by jellyfish

Description: So Squishy! is a royal blue (cold) to lilac tinged magenta (hot) crelly based thermal with scattered holo, iridescent flakes and neon pink glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400 | Wishlist Link

Paradox Polish | Eat, Drink, & Sea Merry

Inspiration: Inspired by seahorses

Description: Eat, Drink & Sea Merry is a medium teal jelly base loaded with purple to green shifting shimmer and pink to gold shifting metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Penelope Luz | Abalone

Inspiration: Inspired by seashells

Description: Abalone is a sky blue jelly base loaded with iridescent pink to gold to green shifting large particle shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500 | Wishlist Link

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Sea Dragon

Inspiration: Inspired by Leafy Sea Dragon

Description: Sea Dragon is a a purple jelly base packed with pink to gold shifting shimmer, gold and purple reflective glitters and 2 types of chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Wax by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Volcano

Inspiration: Inspired by Volcanos

Description: A delightful blend of tropical fruits and sugared oranges, lemons and limes with hints of exotic tropical florals and mountain greens.

This month’s scent is an interesting one, and on dry sniff it was primarily the citrus scents – oranges, lemons and limes with a really sweet kick (probably the sugared oranges) but when melting the scent was morphing as it went and more of the greens and floral scents came out and mingled more with the citrus. It’s a more complex scent that I really enjoyed.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Psyche Minerals | Jellyish

Inspiration: Inspired by a beautiful picture of a blue/teal jellyfish.

Description: Jellyish is a medium blue jelly base with turquoise to purple shimmer and silver reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 | Wishlist Link

Red Eyed Lacquer | Betta Get Out Of My Way

Inspiration: Inspired by betta fish

Description: You Betta Get Out Of My Way is a super pale silvery blue tinged crelly based holo flake shade with pink to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In brighter lights/sunlight this base looks silvery white, but in dimmer lighting you can see the pale silvery blue.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

Fizzy Salty Bath Milk by Red Eyed Lacquer | Ocean Spray

Inspiration: Inspired by the ocean

Description: Fizzy Salty Bath Milk is a luxurious bath soak to help relax you. All you need to do is sprinkle in the desired amount into your tub and then lay back and relax. It can make your tub a little slippery – so be careful, especially if you don’t have those slip proof mats.

I have also used this stuff in a foot bath and it was very relaxing.

Ocean Spray scent is a blend of sea salt and pineapple, which confuses my nose and almost springs a light floral note for me. I definitely get the citrus and tart pineapple note but the sea salt mixed in alters it and elevates it.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 50 | Wishlist Link

Red Panda Lacquer | Mermaid Idol

Inspiration: Inspired by Lucia from the anime Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Description: Mermaid Idol is a pearly pink jelly base with gold shimmer and a mix of iridescent flakes that show pink, lavender and gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 105 | Wishlist Link

Rogue Lacquer | Two Tickets to Paradise

Inspiration: Inspired by a Lisa Frank like aquatic scene.  

Description: Two Tickets To Paradise is a turquoise jelly base packed with orange to gold to green shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Sassy Sauce Polish | Wet Spot

Inspiration: Inspired by Aquaman

Description: Wet Spot is a medium, dusty turquoise jelly base with purple to pink to gold to copper to green shifting shimmer, as well as gold reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500 | Wishlist Link

STELLA CHROMA | Bizarro!

Inspiration: Inspired by Mr SC took the reins for this month because I had no idea what to do with Marine Magic. He loves Adult Swim and SeaLab 2021 as much as he loves a quirky inspo, so our shade is inspired by some weird creatures featured in that cartoon.

Description: Bizarro! is a bright, almost pumpkin orange jelly base filled with every kind of holographic pigment they had in the STELLA CHROMA lab (linear, scattered and flakes.) I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Top Coat by Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Gloss Sauce

Inspiration:

Description: Gloss Sauce dries very quickly, there is no shrinkage, and it does not smear nail art! I actually have used this top coat for over a year, I’ve recommended it to people and I’ve had so many “Thank you!’ responses once they try it because it works so well.

The maker had gifted me a bottle and a giant refill bottle over a year ago and it worked incredibly well, and I used it so often, the refill bottle was gone within 3 months.

You can use this over wet polish too without issue.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Don’t Fear the Reefer

Inspiration: Inspired by coral reefs

Description: Don’t Fear The Reefer is a black jelly base packed with pink to green iridescent flakes, pink to green to gold metallic iridescent flakes, red metallic flakes and silver holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100 | Wishlist Link

Unicorn Magic Skincare | Deluxe Cuticle Rescue Twisted Mermaid

Inspiration: Inspired by Marine Magic

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.

Twisted Mermaid – a combination of berries and citrus with sugary sweetness and a touch of vanilla.

This is a lighter scent to my nose and I mainly pick up a touch of vanilla that’s lightly accented by berries and citrus. It’s a nice, mellow scent.

Some sweating or condensation may develop in warm temperatures as this in a water in oil emulsion, and is normal. We use preservative in the making of this product and hence no mold will develop. It is best kept refrigerated in warm weather, and please kept the lid well sealed to prevent water from evaporating.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 200 | Wishlist Link

Vapid Lacquer | Tiny Tide Pools Buttermilk Bath Bomb

Inspiration: Inspired by starfish

Description: Buttermilk Bath Bomb scented in a tropical beach passionfruit fragrance with a random colorful embed inside that releases an explosion of color and a bit of sparkle for that “lava water” effect right in your own tub.

My Tiny Tide Pools bath bomb had a teal, blue, purple and magenta color embed within it and you can see some of it in watery action on my IG.

This smells amazing and … the whole naked starfish tush still makes me laugh.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 75 | Wishlist Link

Base Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Scented Double Bond Base Coat

Inspiration: Inspired by Spongebob Squarepants

Description: Double Bond is a ridge filling base coat and sticky base coat in 1. Best of both worlds. I also sometimes like wearing it alone cause it gives a healthy, sheer, milky look to the nails.

Pineapple Under The Sea – Sweet, fruity pineapple sits on a base of smooth coastal waters, sea kelp, and ozone.

My nose primarily picks up the sweet tartness of pineapple but it’s mellowed out by a scent I cannot place, and I’m assuming it’s the “ozone” since I don’t really know what that smells like.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

Top Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Scented Fast & Hard QDTC

Inspiration: Inspired by Spongebob Squarepants

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!

Pineapple Under The Sea – Sweet, fruity pineapple sits on a base of smooth coastal waters, sea kelp, and ozone.

My nose primarily picks up the sweet tartness of pineapple but it’s mellowed out by a scent I cannot place, and I’m assuming it’s the “ozone” since I don’t really know what that smells like.

For this nail design I used Hit The Bottle Street Art Neon Jellies and Stuck on You stamping polish
EDK Sea Life Stamping Plate

Price: $8.50 | Cap: None | Wishlist Link

What Addiction? | Kelp Forest

Inspiration: Inspired by Monterey Aquarium’s kelp forest in California which is amazing, highly recommend.

Description: Kelp Forest is a seafoam green jelly base that borders on crelly with blue to green shimmers and a variety of crystal flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is a touch deeper in person.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 100 | Wishlist Link

Zombie Claw | Trying to Catch a Falling Starfish

Inspiration: Inspired by other half of the joke with Jen & Berries polish. 

Okay so… story time. In the maker’s group for PPU we try to have threads going so makers can show the polish they made, they usually say the name etc, in a way it’s to help avoid possible dupes but sometimes it inspires makers to team up (as is the case here)

Jen & Berries posted How Do You Talk To An Angelfish… and another maker (I want to say it was Red Eyed Lacquer) asked “How?” so I responded (because I know the song) “You can’t. It’s like trying to catch a falling star(fish)” and was very proud of myself. I’m clever like twice a year… and I just used at least 1 of them. A few weeks later, Sabrina asked if I would swatch her August PPU polish and I found out she used the other half. So my joke is now in polish form for me to cherish forever and remember that moment in 2022 when I was clever.

Description: Trying To Catch A Falling Starfish is a bright magenta crelly base loaded with crystal flakes, blue shimmer and black flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300 | Wishlist Link

Polish Pickup August 2022 | Marine Magic

As one would expect from a watery theme – there’s a lot of blue and green tones this month. This works for me because cool tones are just perfection with my skin tone so a lot of the polishes just worked well for me.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: August 5th at 11am EST through August 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, August 4th.

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164 comments

Kat July 31, 2022 - 9:38 pm

My #1 must have product from August’s PPU is WFL squishy!

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Kay B August 1, 2022 - 3:57 am

My #1 must have for this PPU is the Kathleen & Co. Nail polish.

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Ash Elizabeth August 3, 2022 - 12:44 am

Wow all these polishes are gorgeous! I’m definitely interested in Dany Vianna’s Black Lava Sand and Phoenix: Under Water War! So many great choices this month! :o)

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Sarah B July 31, 2022 - 9:51 pm

BKL and Wildflower are always mainstays. Freeze A Jolly Good Fellow looks so pretty though, I think i might have my first polish from bluebird!

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Sherri July 31, 2022 - 9:51 pm

Lovely swatches! I added at least two more to my wishlist and completely blame you, Lisa. Hah.

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Lindsay E July 31, 2022 - 11:02 pm

Love the colours this month, going to be so hard to narrow them down… but I think my #1 is Wildflower Lacquer Squishy.

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Shelley Lautsbaugh August 1, 2022 - 7:25 am

My #1 this month is WFL Squishy, but I am in blue green heaven

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Galatea July 31, 2022 - 9:53 pm

I want Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye.

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Sass Brown July 31, 2022 - 9:56 pm

This month is killing me! Too many favorites to list them all, but I’ll start with Cadillacquer, Aurora, and Jen & Berries.

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Jodi N. July 31, 2022 - 9:59 pm

My #1 this month is probably a tie between Bees Knees and Great Lakes Lacquer.

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Annie M July 31, 2022 - 10:05 pm

I have to have the Garden Path this month!

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Anna August 1, 2022 - 5:02 am

I really like the BKL one :)

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LarT July 31, 2022 - 10:07 pm

There’s so many, as usual. But I must have the Colores de Carol this month.

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Lindsey Garber July 31, 2022 - 11:40 pm

Same!! It’s so perfect!

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Katy July 31, 2022 - 11:58 pm

I’m both a sucker for dark blue polishes AND have a soft spot in my heart for Deep Blue the Great white (really, for sharks in general) so Great Lakes is top on my list for the month! Lovely swatches as always!

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Kelly July 31, 2022 - 10:17 pm

Wildflower Lacquer – Squishy and Bees Knees Lacquer – Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye

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Wanda E July 31, 2022 - 10:40 pm

Favorites are Stella Chroma and (not pictured) Polish for Days. Also looking at Cadillacquer.

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Carolyn Spengler July 31, 2022 - 10:48 pm

Sassy Sauce Wet Spot looks spectacular!

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Luna July 31, 2022 - 10:52 pm

I really think I need to grab Relaxolotl!

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Sarah Davis July 31, 2022 - 10:56 pm

Love seeing what’s #1 on everyone’s list! I have several, but I think Deep Waters by Fancy Gloss *might* be my top pick! It’s so rich! But there are so so many good ones!! Thanks for the beautiful swatches!

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Deanna Duong July 31, 2022 - 11:11 pm

My tops are BKL and Wildflower for sure. There are a lot of great ones, so likely going to have a large order this month!

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Stacy L July 31, 2022 - 11:23 pm

I’m trying out different base and top coats these days (still looking for my perfect combo!), so I’m pretty excited about the review you gave Gloss Sauce!! It’s a definite try for me!! Thank you!

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Lori Whitaker July 31, 2022 - 11:28 pm

Lots of great colors this month! I really like fair maiden and kbshimmers colors, those are on my wish list. I want a few of the wax melts as well, I love tropical smells, so mango does it for me.

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Lindsey Garber July 31, 2022 - 11:39 pm

Man! It’s so hard to pick a favorite each month. If I HAD to, I guess I’d go with Colores De Carol. I think the polish is gorgeous and the turquoise with red flakes represents the theme of The Little Mermaid perfectly. That said, there are many, many others that I’m excited to get. So many talented makers these days!

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Karasu July 31, 2022 - 11:56 pm

my top pick is probably Kelp Forest, closely tied with BKL and Rogue…so many good blues and greens! tfs!!

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Emma B August 1, 2022 - 12:57 am

BKL and WFL are the two for me this month.

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Lisa T August 1, 2022 - 2:29 am

I have so many favorites this month! If I have to pick on it would be Painted Polish, Mermaid Hair Don’t Care. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Deepika N. August 2, 2022 - 1:52 am

Am definitely getting that Cadillacquer

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Jessica Rawson August 1, 2022 - 2:45 am

I have way to many in my wishlist, but I know for certain I’m getting the By Dany Viana polish this month. It’s unlike anything else I have!

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Kaarin R. August 1, 2022 - 2:54 am

Squishy is my #1!

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Alice August 1, 2022 - 3:03 am

I love the Night Owl Lacquer, those green glitters are beautiful.

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Deana Skeen August 1, 2022 - 4:52 am

My number #1 pick this month is WFL Squishy! But there are so many amazing ones, it’ll be had to narrow down my list

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Anne F. August 3, 2022 - 5:29 am

I think I need the Night Owl too

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Patti Hojnacki August 1, 2022 - 3:22 am

BKL, and Bluebird for sure!

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Jessica C August 1, 2022 - 3:31 am

Great Lakes Lacquer, Krisable Designs and Kathleen & Co – just to name a few favorites!

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Leisa Fitzgerald August 1, 2022 - 4:16 am

My #1 is Sassy Sauce.

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Bonnie August 1, 2022 - 3:33 am

Really liking Relaxalotl this month!

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Ashley Garrett August 1, 2022 - 3:46 am

I really need the Native War Paints-Poor Unfortunate Souls!

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Nicole L August 1, 2022 - 3:49 am

Love Lumens I axolotl questions, so cute!

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Holly S August 1, 2022 - 3:52 am

Wildflower:)

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MohNay August 1, 2022 - 3:55 am

OMG I love the starfish bath bomb! It is so cute lol
I definitely want one, & the DRK polish is gorgeous!

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glee August 1, 2022 - 4:07 am

Hit the Bottle Shore Thing <3

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Katrina August 1, 2022 - 4:09 am

Number one must have is wildflower lacquer squishy

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Kellie Beukers August 1, 2022 - 4:25 am

I can’t wait to pick up the Bluebird, Painted Polish, Ethereal, and BKL! The polishes this month are amazing!

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Shana F August 1, 2022 - 4:29 am

Love these swatches and the lighting used. I need the DRK and the Sassy Sauce!

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Elise B August 1, 2022 - 4:39 am

So hard to pick, but I’d have to go with Glisten & Glow’s Poor Unfortunate Souls as my #1!

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KarenB August 1, 2022 - 4:40 am

BKL is top of my list this month

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Stephanie Harter August 1, 2022 - 4:49 am

My #1 this month is WFL Squishy!!

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Beth C. August 1, 2022 - 5:06 am

Bluebird and Ethereal!

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Sam F. August 1, 2022 - 5:18 am

I really want the Ethereal this month! I’m a sucker for a good purple.

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Alissa Ho August 1, 2022 - 5:21 am

hard to decide, but noodles and glisten and glow tie for #1.

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Olivia Gomez August 1, 2022 - 5:48 am

Sassy Sauce Wet Spot

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Jenifer August 1, 2022 - 6:01 am

So excited for the BKL polish!

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Tyesa Morgan August 1, 2022 - 6:12 am

I’m putting Bizarro in my wishlist!

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Lacey B August 1, 2022 - 6:33 am

Still waffling on a few things, but these posts always help so much!

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Emily M August 1, 2022 - 6:39 am

I’m such a sucker for pink and the Zombie Claw is beautiful! Also the Pahlish reminds me of a Sinful Colors polish I had (Cinderella) but amped up and I’ve actually been looking for an amped up version of it so that’s cool

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April StovallApril S. August 1, 2022 - 6:41 am

I want Silenzio Bruno! By Vanessa Molina.

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April Stovall August 1, 2022 - 6:41 am

I want Silenzio Bruno! By Vanessa Molina.

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Miriam Thompson August 1, 2022 - 6:59 am

I want Two Tickets to Paradise!

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Megan D August 1, 2022 - 7:13 am

Baby Beluga

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Stacey August 1, 2022 - 7:43 am

Colores de Carol is my number one. It’s so unique.

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Julia August 1, 2022 - 7:47 am

I think my favorites this month are the Pahlish or Penelope Luz ones! Similar but slightly different!

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Alyssa S August 1, 2022 - 8:06 am

My #1 is “Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much as Saying Goodbye,” by BKL…I think I’m actually going to get two of them it’s so beautiful!

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Tricia Fay August 1, 2022 - 8:16 am

Thank you for your beautiful swatches – I can’t believe how many stunning polishes are being offered this month. What Addiction?’s polish is such an unusual shade. I definitely will have to give myself a limit

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Kristine Miller August 1, 2022 - 8:20 am

Top of my list is the Kathleen and Co polish White Opal.

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CBK August 1, 2022 - 8:29 am

Bee’s Knees and Sassy Sauce are my favorites this month

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Jenn August 1, 2022 - 8:44 am

Cadillacquer, definitely!

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Christiana August 1, 2022 - 9:01 am

I just adore the Patrick Star bath bomb!

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Stephanie T August 1, 2022 - 9:07 am

The Vanessa Molina and BKL really caught my eye this month

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HeatherH August 1, 2022 - 9:30 am

Thank you for posting all of these, you definitely made me rethink my list! My favorite one for this month is definitely ZC Catch a falling starfish! Followed by Sea Kelp (which wasn’t even on my list until this blog!)

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HeatherH August 1, 2022 - 9:31 am

Kelp Forest** not Sea Kelp. I got too excited to shop for these!

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Kerry I. August 1, 2022 - 9:36 am

Squishy!!

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Kathy L August 1, 2022 - 9:55 am

So many many gorgeous polishes and oh so hard to choose and stick to a budget. Once again all the makers have knocked it out of the park with their creations. My top 2 are What Addiction Kelp Forest and Jen & Berries How do you talk to an Angelfish. I’ve not bought any from either of them before. My 3rd is Emily de Molly’s Dragonet. Also haven’t tried that maker either.

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gg August 1, 2022 - 10:04 am

I really want Cuter Cuticles Barrier Butter, that stuff’s amazing, I just wish you could pick your own scent :-\

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Deepika N. August 1, 2022 - 10:17 am

Salt Critter is soooo gorgeous!

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Kat August 1, 2022 - 10:44 am

My #1 pick is BKL Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye. There are so many polishes that I want this month! It will be hard trying to narrow down my wishlist

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Amy Galli August 1, 2022 - 10:45 am

So many amazing blues this month!!

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Rebecca S August 1, 2022 - 10:47 am

So many pretty ones this month! I think my favorite from what I’ve seen so far is the WFL

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lisa cormier August 1, 2022 - 10:55 am

So many pretties this month….loving this theme. Standouts include Rogue, J&B, Zombie Claw & Lumen. Oh the Vapid starfish bath bomb too…hilarious. It is going to be a difficult month to decide what makes the cut from wishlist to cart. Decisions, decisions!!!!

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Wendy Stewart August 1, 2022 - 11:18 am

I usually go for very bright polishes but I’m obsessed with the Night Owl Lacquer. Very different from my usual purchases.

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Jennifer Lee August 1, 2022 - 11:28 am

My #1 is the Sassy Sauce!

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Lynn Payne August 1, 2022 - 11:43 am

My must have are the ZRA Jewelry Dolphin Studs – my youngest loves dolphins and earrings

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Kiki August 1, 2022 - 12:07 pm

BKL, got to get all the lion siblings!

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TropicalChrome August 1, 2022 - 12:09 pm

I love the Bluebird Lacquer! Then again, I often do :)

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CB August 1, 2022 - 1:35 pm

It’s so hard to choose just one… but “A Whale of a Time” is just so amazing!

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Ashley August 1, 2022 - 1:57 pm

I must get Kathleen & Co. White Opal Betta!

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Tara F August 1, 2022 - 3:37 pm

I’m torn between multiple brand’s offerings, like Dam Nail Polish, Nailed It, and Wildflower Lacquer.

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Mary Lazarenko August 1, 2022 - 3:44 pm

Quite a few catch my eye; the Dam Polish, Ethereal, Stella Chroma, and not shown, the Wildflower Squishy. I also like the Under the Pineapple quick dry double bond set. And the cuticle cream.

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Stephanie Miller August 1, 2022 - 4:00 pm

So excited for Tiptoe through the turtles!

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Maegan August 1, 2022 - 4:10 pm

Kbshimmer

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Leahanne August 1, 2022 - 4:13 pm

I’m loving that Dam Nail Polish this month!

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Kati M August 1, 2022 - 5:04 pm

Polished for Days ‘Lucky Fin’ looks to be the clear bright orange I’ve been looking for!

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Olivia St August 1, 2022 - 5:35 pm

WFL and GLL are musts

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X August 1, 2022 - 5:41 pm

Cdc!

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Samantha M August 1, 2022 - 5:47 pm

Loving both the bags. Contemplating ordering them for my daughter.

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Stephanie Wren August 1, 2022 - 6:12 pm

I’m really diggin Colores de Carol this month. And you just made me add like 5 more things to my list, so thanks for that.

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Teri Birrell August 1, 2022 - 6:13 pm

The Cadillacquer has caught my eye every single time I’ve seen it, so it’s a must have! As well as the BKL, as always… lol.

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Anna LS August 1, 2022 - 6:53 pm

Dany Vianna and Cadillaquer

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Vicky N August 1, 2022 - 7:25 pm

Lots of blue this month, I love it!

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Faith Obringer August 1, 2022 - 7:49 pm

Can’t wait for kbshimmer scrub!

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Meghann McCroskey August 1, 2022 - 8:51 pm

Jior Couture is a must have.

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Elise Decker August 1, 2022 - 8:53 pm

I am eyeing the Girly Bits, Kathleen&Co, Great Lakes Lacquer, Lumen, Ethereal, & Bees Knees as well as the Nailed It, the Paint It Pretty & the Rogue Lacquer… Still got a lot of narrowing down to do!

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Irma Ramirez August 1, 2022 - 9:04 pm

It’s a tie between the BKL and WFL (Squishy!) this month! The KB Shimmer is a close second though!

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Sara August 1, 2022 - 9:16 pm

I am typically all about the blues but I really need a solid orange so Bizarro is my #1!

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Connie K August 1, 2022 - 9:22 pm

My top picks are Wildflower and Penelope Luz.

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Naomi T August 1, 2022 - 9:55 pm

Vapid’s Tiny Tide Pools is my # 1.

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Kay B August 4, 2022 - 6:35 am

Kathleen & Co, Polished For Days and Cuticula TC.

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Alice August 1, 2022 - 10:09 pm

My #1 is the Cadillacquer, it so unique and the shimmer makes it even more beautiful!

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Allison Hubbard August 1, 2022 - 10:10 pm

Love the 2 orange polishes this month!

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Carolyn Spengler August 1, 2022 - 10:29 pm

The Night Owl Lacquer is dazzling this month!

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Alyson Bermudez August 2, 2022 - 12:21 am

Of course Bees Knees sister polish to A Lion With a Thorn in it’s Paw is my top pick. Must get all the siblings!

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Ashley August 2, 2022 - 4:56 am

I want Squishy by Wildflower Lacquer.

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Elizabeth G August 2, 2022 - 6:57 am

Rogue Lacquer’s Two Tickets to Paradise is my top this month! So beautiful <3

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Karla Barrett August 2, 2022 - 7:02 am

Kathleen & Co and and Polished For Days.

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Carly August 2, 2022 - 10:08 am

I love the jellyfish tote

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Faith Graeber August 2, 2022 - 8:02 am

That Rogue is calling my name! Also I could go for two tickets to Paradise

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Olivia Wood August 2, 2022 - 8:06 am

I usually limit my indulgence purchases to nail polishes, but man, I really want that jellyfish tote.

There are so many good options this month – I think collectively it might be my favorite since I became aware of Polish Pickup. The Fancy Gloss and Phoenix polishes are particularly calling my name, but there are so many other good ones…

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Sahra August 2, 2022 - 9:17 am

I’m Not Sandy, YOU are! I went super crazy last month and was supposed to skip this month entirely (HAHAHA) but I absolutely need this one.

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Briana August 2, 2022 - 10:59 am

My favorite 2 are Kathleen & Co and Ethereal.

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annahsu August 2, 2022 - 11:00 am

Cadillacquer!

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Jeasnne August 2, 2022 - 11:14 am

I knew I was in trouble when August’s theme was announced. After pouring through all the swatches I could find, Dam Nail Polish’s “A Whale of A Good Time” has been my #1 pick!

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TropicalChrome August 2, 2022 - 12:08 pm

Like everyone else, I’ll be going after Ethereal :)

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Liz C August 2, 2022 - 12:33 pm

The BKL is my number one must have this month!

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Liz C August 4, 2022 - 2:23 am

I love the Noodles nail polish too!

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Emory August 2, 2022 - 3:26 pm

I need the Cadillacquer! Reminds me of seeing lions mane jellyfish in Alaska.

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Bren August 2, 2022 - 4:19 pm

I have to have the BKL this month!

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Anne F. August 2, 2022 - 4:35 pm

So many I love this month, but Cadillacquer is a definite must have!

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Sarah August 2, 2022 - 7:54 pm

My number one must haves this month are BKL and Wildflower.

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Meghann McCroskey August 2, 2022 - 9:18 pm

Baroness X fluid art polish is a must have.

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Julia August 2, 2022 - 11:08 pm

Pahlish is probably my favorite this month!

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Jess T August 3, 2022 - 1:33 am

As soon as I saw Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye I knew I’d be ordering way too many polishes

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Johanne Beaulieu August 3, 2022 - 1:59 am

Can’t wait to try S&S Gloss Sauce!

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Rebecca S August 3, 2022 - 3:31 am

After browsing the whole site I am also very excited for the BKL polish this month! I love that finish

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Ashley August 3, 2022 - 7:28 am

Nothing Ever Scared Me So Much As Saying Goodbye from BKL!!

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Sarah C August 3, 2022 - 8:15 am

Ethereal…

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Carolyn Spengler August 3, 2022 - 9:16 am

I love the color of the PBU polish this month!!

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Jennifer Mason August 3, 2022 - 9:58 am

I must be feeling the drought of skipping July because everything looked so pretty!! Top pick is Cadilaquer!

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Wendy Stewart August 3, 2022 - 10:24 am

I’ve been trying to avoid buying more blue polishes but I need the Great Lake Lacquer blue. It’s so pretty.

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Nicole L August 3, 2022 - 11:00 am

I’m also love Feel the ocean – love the pink and purple combo

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Chantal August 3, 2022 - 11:06 am

KBShimmer and Great Lakes Lacquer

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Kelly F August 3, 2022 - 12:28 pm

Kathleen & Co, Pahlish and Painted Polish are my favorites.

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TropicalChrome August 3, 2022 - 12:33 pm

I also love Psyche Minerals. Sparkles like sun on water!

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Araceli August 3, 2022 - 12:41 pm

I love purple and Krisable Designs I Don’t Think You’re Ready For This Jelly is my MUST HAVE of the month.

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J.L. Smith August 3, 2022 - 1:44 pm

Jior Couture- Cries Of A Siren

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Whitley August 3, 2022 - 4:16 pm

I’m most excited to get the BKL! :)

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Samantha M August 3, 2022 - 5:12 pm

My Spongebob obsessed daughter has me thinking about getting vibrant vinyls base and topcoats.

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Carrie August 3, 2022 - 6:13 pm

Colores de Carol: In Every Ocean… it’s so beautiful

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Janie August 3, 2022 - 6:22 pm

All Mixed Up Lacquer and Colores de Carol are very unique, so those are at the top for me!

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Meghann McCroskey August 3, 2022 - 8:26 pm

Colores de Carol is a must have.

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Teri Birrell August 3, 2022 - 10:56 pm

Almost forgot that I absolutely NEED the Kathleen and Co this month! It’s stunning.

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Maureen August 4, 2022 - 6:56 am

Heather’s Hues…those flakies in that blue base are giving me life.

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SX August 4, 2022 - 8:07 am

KBShimmer restoration drops haha

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TropicalChrome August 4, 2022 - 12:37 pm

I’m also hoping I’m fast enough for Whatcha!

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Wendy Stewart August 4, 2022 - 12:51 pm

The magnetic from BCB Lacquers is a must have this month. The green/blue combination is gorgeous.

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Lyla San Jose August 4, 2022 - 12:59 pm

I’m feeling the All Mixed Up and the jellyfish bag-I love jellyfish, it’s so pretty and I was just at the Seattle Aquarium last week! ☺️

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Carolyn Spengler August 4, 2022 - 1:56 pm

The BCB magnetic this month is really impressive. I like the addition of the holo!

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C August 4, 2022 - 2:21 pm

I’m loving the By Dany Vianna this month! Totally unique! I have nothing like it!

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Jess August 4, 2022 - 2:42 pm

My absolute top choices are BKL & Whatcha!

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Polished.Becks August 4, 2022 - 3:24 pm

My #1 is Kathleen & Co., though I am having so much trouble narrowing down my list because this month is definitely my color palette!

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Naomi T August 4, 2022 - 5:31 pm

Alchemy Lacquers Spotted Water Doggo is a nice pick

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Rachel Malinak August 4, 2022 - 5:46 pm

Bluebird

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silentnpale August 4, 2022 - 7:45 pm

I can’t pick which is my top pick the Bluebird or Polished for Days. The makers did amazing jobs this month!

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Meghann McCroskey August 4, 2022 - 9:00 pm

Crystal Knockout is a must have.

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Jules August 5, 2022 - 3:31 am

I love the ethereal polish!!

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