Polish Pickup December 2019 | Winter Is Coming

by Lisa Heath
Polish Pickup December 2019 | Winter Is Coming

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December 2019 | Winter Is Coming

I have the final Polish Pickup post for 2019. Hard to believe another year is almost over… but at least we’re going out with a bang! Today we’re going to take a look at the Polish Pickup December 2019 Winter Is Coming shop!

This month the sales dates are changing. Instead of our typical Friday – Monday format, it will be a few days early and run from Monday – Friday. So mark your calendars for December 2nd – December 6th. This is to help expedite shipping a bit, but also give some breathing room for makers and PPU staff for the holidays.

This month I have 102 items to share with you all. It was a busy month, but as always – it was a fun month and putting the final collage together always makes me think “I did HOW many?!” but here we are.

The theme this month is ‘Winter Is Coming’ which left makers open to a lot of possibilities. They could go the Game of Thrones route or Winter in general. Anything from Winter traditions to holidays to memories to anything that freezes your little tush off. With the assortment I reviewed, there’s actually a nice, balanced mix of GoT and Winter in general.

This is an EXTREMELY photo heavy post. As of right now it’s 101 items with 3-7 photos PER item. 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.

Let’s get this show on the road.

1850 Artisan Polish | Winter Twilight (Thermal)

Inspiration: Winter Evening Sky

Description: Winter Twilight is a midnight blue (cold) to a dusty, medium blue (warm) with pink to purple and blue shifting iridescent micro flakes, copper shimmer and holographic micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 US / 15 UK

77 Nail Lacquer | Yippee-Ki-Yay MF

Inspiration: Christmas movie, Die Hard, John McClane

Also – Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Argue with me on it till you are blue in the face… but it will still be a Christmas movie.

Description: Yippee-Ki-Yay MF is a warm, magenta leaning purple base with a multichrome shift that shifts gold to orange to pink to purple to red, as well as subtle, delicate orange shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The first coat applied really sheer, but it built up beautifully.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 98 US / 2 UK

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Cherry On The Rocks

Inspiration: Picture of frozen cherries

Description: Cherry On The Rocks is a slightly rusty cherry red jelly base loaded with red shimmer, scattered holographic glitter, small iridescent rainbow glitter, metallic red and silver holographic glitter, and rainbow flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The glitters within give this shade a light texture, but 1 coat of top coat should still smooth it over.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 80 US / 5 UK

Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Get The Snow Off The Road!

Inspiration: Poorly plowed roads that sparkle in the sun, the residual snow can be so brilliant sunglasses are needed

Description: Get The Snow Off The Road! is a charcoal grey jelly base with 3 different particle sized holographic pigment in it to create a dazzling holo shade. I used 3 thin coats and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: None

Alter Ego Body Care Products | You Found Your Good Fortune

Inspiration: A German holiday tradition is to hide a glass dill pickle on the holiday tree. Whoever finds it first will have good fortune in the New Year.

Description: You Found Your Good Fortune is 2 pieces of glycerin based soap shaped like a whole dill pickle and a dill pickle spear (I’m craving dill pickles like I did when I was pregnant now) and they are mildly scented with dill seed essential oil. Makes a great stocking stuffer or weird gift for that pickle lover.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol (made from vegetable glycerin), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Oat protein,may contain pigments, micas, glitters, fragrance oil and/or essential oil

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 20 US / 5 UK

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Pepper-Minter Is Coming

Inspiration: A play on “Winter Is Coming”, our version is an ode to the glorious season of peppermint! So get your pepperminty bark, tea, or latte and let’s celebrate winter!

Description: Pepper-Minter Is Coming is a warm toned, vibrant peppermint red crelly base with subtle holo shimmer, as well as matte and metallic glitters in white, red, and black.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Siren’s Cure Cuticle Creme

Inspiration: The bright, fruity scents of holiday cooking & baking!

Description: Siren’s Cure Cuticle Creme is an interesting consistency. It’s whipped, so it feels light, but has a nice thickness to it at the same time. When applying, it reminds me of butter. It starts off feeling thickish, but melts away when in contact with body heat. It’s a really nice consistency and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy.

The scent is Merry Cranberry and it smells like the holidays. It has that crisp cranberry scent with the sweetness of raspberries. Basically the holidays minus the cinnamon scent.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, DMAE Bitartrate, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Avocado Fruit Oil, Witch Hazel Water, Phenoxyethanol, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, MSM, Organic White Willow Bark Extract, Organic Neem Seed Oil, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 90 US / 10 UK

Aurora 5- Free Nail Lacquer | There Isn’t Enough Life on this Ice Cube to Fill a Space Cruiser

Inspiration: The ice planet Hoth from Star Wars. After destroying the first Death Star the rebel alliance is forced to flee and set up a new base of operations. The remote ice world of Hoth provides a beautiful but dangerous landscape for the rebels, complete with snow monsters and freezing temperatures that might just earn you a dunk in the bacta tank.

Description: There Isn’t Enough Life on this Ice Cube to Fill a Space Cruiser is a silvery white shimmer base with blue to green shifting shimmer and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Baroness X | Acetone Antidote in I Want A Pink Xmas Tree!

Inspiration: non-traditional holiday trees

Description: Acetone Antidote is back – and I look forward to this every month. This month we have I Want A Pink Xmas Tree! which honestly sounds like a battle I would have with Nick.. mainly knowing he would say no. The scent is a powdery evergreen scent (the powdery scent cuts the harshness of evergreen) with light notes of berries, green apple and spun sugar. The scents shouldn’t work together… but they do. You get powder, shrubbery, sweet and tart all in one.

My nose primarily picks up tart apple and powder. It’s sweet but light.

If you are new to Acetone Antidote – this is a small vial of liquid that you pour into your polish remover in order to cut the harshness. I generally use a full vial for 10-12oz of remover, but you can do less if you prefer. Most use it with Acetone remover, but I use it in Remove + so it bumps up the moisturizing properties.

Ingredients: glycerin, jojoba oil, h2o, fragrance, poly 80

Price: $4.25 | Cap: 145 US / 10 UK

Baroness X | Ice Bubble Flambé (Thermal)

Inspiration: Our inspo is month is flammable ice bubbles that form in ice in some lakes. Most famously from Lake Abraham in Alberta, Canada. Methane bubbles are produced by decaying organic matter in the sediments at the bottom of lakes or rivers. The bubbles freeze when temperatures plunge.

Description: Ice Bubble Flambé is a thermal that shifts from a medium blurple (cold) to orchid pink (warm) with blue to violet shimmer and microflakes, as well as holo microglitters and micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 80 US / 3 UK

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Blood Magic

Inspiration: Inspired by the way dragon eggs are hatched in Game of Thrones

Description: Blood Magic is a rusty reddish burgundy jelly base with bright red to green shimmer and red o green ghost flakes. My photos do pull a bit bright, but I find the 3 fingered posed photo to be closest to accurate (but still it’s a bit darker in person.) I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Smarter Than The Average Dragon Tinted Lip Balm

Inspiration: Drogon from Game of Thrones

Description: Smarter Than Your Average Dragon is an unscented shimmery red lip balm. It’s definitely a pink leaning red, and on me it comes out strawberry pinkish red with my lip pigmentation. I found this slightly sheerer than previous months, so 1 swipe will give you a nice wash of pinky red color, but it builds up nicely. On my lips in the photo below is 3 swipes over my lips.

Price: $5.00 | No Cap

Beyond The Nail | Sansational

Inspiration: Sansa Stark in her Pink Dress

Description: Sansational is a pale, silvery pink crelly base with rose pink shimmer and soft gold flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

There’s a certain elegance with this polish that I adore.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 200 US / 25 UK

BLUSH Lacquers | Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Inspiration: Mistletoe

Description: Meet Me Under The Mistletoe is an olive green jelly based linear holographic with holographic microflecks mixed in, as well as iridescent glitters that shift orange to yellow to green. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

By Dany Vianna | Cozy By The Fireplace

Inspiration: a warm fireplace picture

Description: Cozy By The Fireplace is a medium rusty red-orange creme based linear holographic. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 200 US / 15 UK

Cadillacquer | Blue Fire

Inspiration: The dragon Viserion in Game of Thrones

Description: Blue Fire is an effect topper (and the first one Cadillacquer has done!) and it’s a clear base packed with small silver holo flakes and blue aurora shimmer. I used 1 coat over a black creme base for these photos, then topped with top coat.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Cadillacquer | Viserion

Inspiration: The dragon Viserion in Game of Thrones

Description: Viserion is a deep, cool toned purple crelly base with red and blue neon glitters ranging from sizes micro to medium. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Sunkissed Snow Banks

Inspiration: Sunlight shining through snow covered trees onto snowbanks surrounding a frozen stream.

Description: Sunkissed Snow Banks is an icy blue-grey crelly base packed with scattered holo, gold metallic and silver holographic micro flakes, blue to violet to copper ultrachrome flakes, and a strong gold shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I don’t usually do this. But this is a top pick for me this month. Definitely in my top 3.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 95 US / 5 UK

Colores de Carol | Christmas Lights After Dark (Thermal)

Inspiration: An ombré Christmas Tree (Black to White)

Description: Christmas Lights After Dark is a black (cold) to clear (warm) thermal with holographic rainbow glitters in squares and hexes, as well as shifting rainbow micro shreds. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I used it alone, but it can be used as a topper to transform any base color.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250 US / 10 UK

Colors by Llarowe | Snow Birds

Inspiration:Our travels in Florida when the snow and cold hit.

Description: Snow Birds is a light teal based multichrome that shifts to purple to pink to green with scattered holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 200

Copacetic Cosmetics | Here Yeti, Yeti, Yeti

Inspiration: Mei’s Winter Skin Abominable (From Overwatch) & Her Winter Event called Yeti Hunt!

Description: Here Yeti, Yeti, Yeti is a black jelly base with turquoise hex glitters and fuchsia flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 100 US / 20 UK

Crystal Knockout | Pastel Mirror

Inspiration: An iced-over lake reflecting the winter sunset

Description: Pastel Mirror is a delicate rose pink chrome base with shifts of purple and gold and subtle iridescent shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is slightly stronger in person, but the paleness of my skin and the paleness of the polish washed everything out. It’s a very delicate shade in general though.

Price:$11.00 | Cap: 80 US/ 10 UK

Cupcake Polish | The Santa Clause

Inspiration: The Santa Clause Movie starring Tim Allen

Description: The Santa Clause is a burgundy red based multichrome that shifts from red to gold to green. Certain angles, this polish is deep and vampy, and others it’s bright and cheery. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Cuticula | Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat and Mic Drop Base Coat Duo

Inspiration: Cuticula was inspired by a winter sunset and played off the colors of the photo of berry and lemon yellow shades.

Description: This month’s scent is Blackberry Lemon Curd, which smells like fresh squeezed lemons and berries mellowed out by vanilla, with a bit of fresh cream. It’s in my top 3 favorite Cuticula scents.

The duo this month includes Mic Drop base coat, which is a ridge filling and sticky base coat in 1 bottle. It’s 5 free and dries down to a pale, sheer milky base. Limitless Top Coat is also 5 Free, and it’s a quick dry top coat that gives your mani a nice shine, and if you float it… it plays nice with nail art too.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 200 Duos US / 20 Duos UK