Polish Pickup December 2020 | Everything Is Fine

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample of the Polish Pickup
December 2020 | Everything Is Fine & Sponsored Giveaway

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

What. A. Month. November is almost always the absolute busiest swatching month of the year, and I feel like every swatcher deserves an award for making it through. There are generally normal releases as well as Black Friday.. and all are fairly time sensitive due to the nature of Black Friday. I had fully intended on having this post up yesterday, but I was trying to finish up Black Friday releases and things just got pushed back a bit. So finally – I’m sharing my post for the Polish Pickup December 2020 Everything Is Fine theme!

True to December form, it’s a slightly smaller shop this month. Not small small… but usually there are about 190-200 products a month, and this month I think there’s about 160-170 items. Every December is a little different and a lot of brands take time off for the holidays, or cap their product so they can ship ahead and be done for the month.

For all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, and I was testing 3 different glossy top coats from Alchemy Lacquer for this months photos, as well as her upcoming matte top coat. I used those top coats, aside from photos with Vibrant Vinyls and Cuticula.

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 November shop will be live from December 4th – December 7th. Wishlisting started yesterday so it’s all set to browse the shop!

Alchemy Lacquers | Virtual Escape

Inspiration: Inspired by the PC Game No Man’s Sky

Description: Virtual Escape is an indigo jelly base with green to blue to purple to pink shifting shimmer and contrasting gold to lime-green to green to blue to turquoise shifting chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. In person, there is a stronger purple shift to the polish.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 175 US / 10 UK

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Happy Little Dumpster Fire

Inspiration:Teal dumpster with a Christmas tree on fire in it

Description: Happy Little Dumpster Fire is a cold reactive thermal and solar shade.Most thermals need heat to transition, but this is the winter wonderland version – so it’s actually cold that transitions this one. This starts as a dusty, light teal (warm) to black (cold) thermal.But that’s not all! When introduced to UV light (sunlight works, I used a UV light for these photos) the warm transition thermal shade goes to a purple and the cold transition goes to a deep berry purple. It also has shifting crystal flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $13.50 | Cap 150 US / 10 UK

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Unscented Acetone Additive

Inspiration: Inspired by “I wanted to give those with fragrance sensitivities/allergies to have acetone additive that is unscented.”

Description: Acetone Additive is a mix of oil and glycerine to cut the harshness from pure acetone. Anyone who’s used acetone a decent amount knows that it can leave a white, ashy look to your fingers, plus it dries you out something fierce. I used pure acetone once upon a time and after 4 swatches my fingers looked chewed up so I’d apply oil and balm to counteract it.. and then I just looked like a greasy mess. This was long before Acetone Additive was a thing, and partly why I changed to using Remove+. But with my amount of swatching – even the switch wasn’t enough. While I do keep a bottle of pure acetone (mainly for stamping plates) I prefer acetone additive in my Remove+.

If you’ve wanted to try it but didn’t want it scented – this ones for you!

For Acetone Additive – shake up the little bottle you receive to mix the ingredients, then pour the desired amount into your remover. Start with 1/3-1/2 and add more as needed (everyone is different!)

Price: 5.00 | Cap: None

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Can You Spare Any Change?

Inspiration: Inspired by the coin shortage of 2020, I have a fun meme about it

Description: Can You Spare Any Change? is a semi sheer silver chrome base with small copper hex glitters, as well as holographic copper micro glitters. i used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries down with texture and you will need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish

Price: $9.50 | Cap: None

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Really Good At Quarantine

Inspiration: Inspired by the side eye monkey meme that says “when you find out your daily lifestyle is actually called “quarantine”, which feels like a personal attack.

Description: Really Good At Quarantine is a grey tinged lavender crelly base with metallic bronze micro flakes, as well as a variety of smaller and micro glitters in sky blue, lavender, periwinkle, green, teal, and bronze. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade dries with a very mild texture, but you shouldn’t only need 1 coat of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Siren’s Cure Cuticle Creme

Inspiration: Inspired by In My Feelings was inspired by the way 2020 made us feel & how it forced many of us to slow down, look inward, and appreciate the little things.

Description: In My Feelings is a scent similar to Daisy by Marc Jacobs (if you are familiar with that) It has top notes of tangy lemon and jasmine, middle notes of lily, rose petals, African violet, and daylily, and an anchoring base of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk.

To my nose, it’s a light but bright floral scent. Reminds me of Spring.

Siren’s Cure Cuticle Creme is a “bouncy creme” formula. It looks like creme, but has a slight wiggle like jello. It is fast absorbing if used lightly. If you want a more intense hydration – slather this stuff on, throw on some cotton gloves and relax

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 180 US / 20 UK

Apipila | Midnight

Inspiration: Inspired by Night view of the Pão de Açucar viewpoint in Rio de Janeiro

Description: Midnight is a black jelly base loaded with magenta to red to orange to gold to green shifting flakes and scattered holo shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 180 US / 20 UK

Stamping Plate by Apipila | Flowers Plate

Inspiration: Inspired by flowers

Description: Apipila also brings us a floral patterned stamping plate. It has a beautiful assortment of single flowers, as well as full nail floral prints. My plate had great etching and I was able to pick up images with my Hit The Bottle Large Clear Stamper.

Plate is 18cm x 10 cm

For this mani I used Top Shelf Lacquer Wipe Away 2020 and Maniology Fleece stamping polish.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 400 US / 100 UK

Atomic Polish | Where? (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by The lime character from a popular and adorable who-done-it video game

Description: Where? is a neon lime green crelly base with red to gold color shifting pigment and flakes, plus it glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I did use a UV flashlight for the glow in the dark photo since I swatch at night.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | Everything is Awesome

Inspiration: Inspired by the Song “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie

Description: Everything Is Awesome is the ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ of flake polishes. It has 33 different types of flakes in a clear base. I show it below in 3 thin coats on index and pinky, and 1 coat over black. Everything lays relatively flat, so you should only need 1 coat of top coat for a smooth finish – but that highly depends on how many coats you apply or if you sponge on.

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

Baby Girl Lacquer | Ish Is Getting Real (Thermal)

Inspiration:

Description:  Ish Is Getting Real is a soft, almost coral red (cold) to tan/off white (warm) crelly based thermal with rainbow color-shifting flakes, gold metallic flakes and golden flakes.  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap 100 US / 5 UK

Baroness X | Acetone Antidote

Inspiration: Inspired by simply that this year has been bananas and a dumpster fire…

Description: This month’s Acetone Antidote scent is Bananas Flambé, notes of real banana (not the candy), boozy caramel and a melty dollup of whipped cream. This is a custom blended, limited house scent. 

I need more of this one. The banana scent is.. well… bananas and it’s delicious.

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

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

I use a full vial in a 10 oz container of Zoya Remove+. If you use Remove+ and wish to do the same, but don’t swatch as often as I do – I would recommend shaking the vial to mix it up – then add only half of the vial to the Remove+ and test it. You can then add more as needed.

Price: $4.25 | Cap: None

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Hide Your Hive

Inspiration: Inspired by Murder Hornets!

Description: I think the Murder Hornets part of the year was when everyone just… stopped being surprised about anything that 2020 had to bring.

Hide Your Hive is a medium gray polish with glowing red to copper shimmer that shifts green at the extremes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 US / 10 UK

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Cuticle Oil

Inspiration: Inspired by “We were inspired by the look of candy canes lining the driveway of houses decorating for the holidays. “

Description: Candy Cane Forest is a holiday cuticle oil that features peppermint with a hint of cedar and pine, and an accent of sweet birch.

This definitely has a strong peppermint smell to it, but the light woodsy hints are a really nice touch to it. They aren’t as easily detected – but definitely add a nice element.

Black Dahlia’s cuticle oils come in a 10ml glass bottle with a rollerball style applicator.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Double Kill

Inspiration:

Description: Double Kill is a clear base densely packed with an assortment of rainbow color shifting flakes in micro and small sizes primarily, but a large flake might sneak in there. I used this in 3 coats alone as well as 1 coat over a black creme.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

By Dany Vianna | PJ’s My Jam (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Pajamas

Description: PJ’s My Jam is a blue (cold) to clear (warm) crelly thermal with a mix of matte and metallic glitters in hex, dot and squares. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 370 US / 30 UK

By Vanessa Molina | Shhh (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by famous quarantine game.

Description: Shhh is a coral reddish orange (cold) to colorless (warm) thermal loaded with iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Cadillacquer | Please Remain Calm (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by the song Parasite Eve, by Bring Me The Horizon.

Description: Please Remain Calm is a  red (cold) to pink (warm) crelly based thermal with small black glitters and color shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a deeper pink in person, but the bright, borderline neon aspect made it harder to photograph.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | This is Fine-craft

Inspiration: Inspired by The “this is fine” meme, but created in Minecraft.

Description: This is Fine-craft is a darkened teal crelly base with a subtle gold shimmer, small caramel and brown metallic glitters, red to bronze to copper ultrachrome chameleon flakes, a light amount of scattered holo, and silver holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 100 US / 5 UK

Color Spectrum Polish | I’m Flipping Over 2020 (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by a Funny meme of a child trying to do a backflip and failed.

Description: I’m Flipping Over 2020 is a deep navy (cold) to purple (warm) to pink (hot) crelly based tri-thermal loaded with bubblegum pink microflakes and a mix of iridescent flakes that shift from purple to blue to green to gold to pink. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

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

Color Spectrum Polish | Lip Balm

Inspiration: Inspired by “It’s Fine Dog Meme” sitting at the table with their coffee and flames surrounding the room.

Description: It’s Fine is a yellow tinted balm with scents of hazelnut latte and a hint of cinnamon along with a sprinkle of copper shimmer.

Hazelnut lattes are my weakness, so I absolutely adore this lip balm. The shimmer is incredibly subtle and the balm coats your lips but isn’t a glossy balm, it’s more of a satin finish for a slightly natural look while still giving hydration. It’s been my go to since the cooler months started kicking in here.

Price: $4.50 | Cap: 40 US / 5 UK

Colores de Carol | C’est la Vie (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by 2020

Description: C’est la Vie is a neon coral crelly base with matte black shred glitters and iridescent gold chameleon glitters. Plus it glows pink in the dark. I Used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I used a UV flashlight to “charge” my nails for the glow in the dark photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 US / 10 UK

Crystal Knockout | Kitty Cure

Inspiration: Inspired by My ginger tabby cat Mimi, who I adopted this year

Description: Kitty Cure is a yellow leaning orange jelly base loaded with strong red to orange aurora shimmer, green shimmer, gold flakes, and iridescent color shifting flakes that flash orange to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: 11.00 | Cap

Cupcake Polish | Margaritas To Go

Inspiration: Inspired by the temporary legalization of to-go margaritas due to COVID.

Description: Margaritas To Go is a lime green nail polish packed with a strong red shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Let’s Try That Again

Inspiration: Inspired by pink champagne and ringing in the new year.

Description: Let’s Try That Again is a rosy pink holographic base with bronze, rose gold, and platinum metallic flakes, rose hex, and gold metallic dots. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat (Scented)

Inspiration:

Description: The December scent for Cuticula is Vanilla Pineapple Margarita! This is a blend of creamy pineapple margarita with a touch of sweet vanilla. This smells heavenly. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits and I will eat it until the roof of my mouth is raw from it.

This is a sweet scent with a slight tart kick from the pineapple, with a very light hint of lime. The vanilla does a perfect job mellowing it out though.

Limitless is a 5 free quick dry top coat and you can use it with stamping and nail art if you float the top coat over the design (so the brush doesn’t really touch the nail)

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

Dam Nail Polish | Content-mint

Inspiration: Inspired by A cute little teal dumpster fire

Description: Content-mint is a sheer mint green crelly base with gold to pink shifting shimmer. If you have a strong VNL, you will probably still see it through this polish at 3 coats. I would recommend a “nail foundation” to help with that. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 140 US / 10 UK

Different Dimension | Cuticle Oil Duo

Inspiration: Inspired by winter

Description: For December, DIFFERENT dimension brings us Candy Cane and Cupcake Cuticle Oil Duo!

Candy Cane is a sweet, sugary peppermint and Cupcake is a delicious white cake with sweet buttercream frosting.

Both come in twisty click pens with brush applicators. The cuticle oil is a nice consistency so it applies in a nice layer and can sit and soak or be massaged in for faster absorption.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

Different Dimension | Look For The Helpers

Inspiration: Inspired by Mister Rogers and how much the world really needs him right now, name. Name taken from quote by Mister Rogers “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Description: Look For The Helpers is a cornflower blue polish, loaded with orange to red to green aurora shimmers and holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Dreamland Lacquer | All Wine All The Time

Inspiration: Inspired by The thousands of gallons of wine consumed worldwide during this dumpster fire of a year.

Description: All Wine All The Time is a wine red jelly base loaded with magenta to red to orange to gold shifting flakes, as well as scattered holo pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

ellagee | Lawn and Order

Inspiration: Inspired by Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference

Description: Lawn and Order is a teal creme base with blue to green shifting shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. This is a bit greener in person, and I do encourage you to look on the listing to see more accurate color shots.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Esmaltes da Kelly | Leaves Stamping Plate

Inspiration: Inspired by leaves

Description: The Leaves stamping plate is an assortment of… you guessed it! Leaves! There are full nail images as well as single leaf designs to use. My stamper picked them up nicely and the etching seems well done.

This is a stainless steel plate that is 10cm x 15 cm

Price: $14.90 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Esmaltes da Kelly | The Impostor?

Inspiration: Inspired by a character from a game that was very successful in the quarantine

Description: The Imposter? is a clear base with iridescent flakes that shift turquoise to purple, and sapphire galaxy glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300 US / 30 UK

Fair Maiden | Trailblazer

Inspiration: The Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Description:  Trailblazer is a multichrome that shifts black to gunmetal to red to orange gold at extreme angles, and is laced with silver holo flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Flirtin’ | Bougie

Inspiration: Inspired by Megan Thee Stallion’s Puma Promotional Photo

Description: Bougie is a cornflower blue jelly base loaded with blue microglitter, this shade also has a iridescent violet shift to it that’s obvious in person but camera shy. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 100 US / 5 UK

Glisten & Glow | Concerts from the Couch

Inspiration: Concerts from the Couch is inspired by the amazing musical artists that cancelled tours due to Covid 19 and brought us amazing LIVE music via social media platforms and television broadcasts. Music lovers rejoiced in being able to view the live concerts that they missed as they were able to watch them from their couch.

Description: Concerts from the Couch is a very dark gray base with added contrasting color shifting shimmer that shifts from purple, pink, red, green and gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Glitter Grabber | Glisten & Glow

Inspiration:

Description: Glitter Grabber is a “filler” type topper. If you have a polish on with glitters/microglitters with texture to it, apply a layer of Glitter Grabber and it “fills in the gaps” so you can top coat and get a smooth finish.

If texture bothers you – then you need a bottle.. or if you just don’t want to have to use multiple coats of top coat.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: None

Heather’s Hues | Chiccy Nuggies (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by The adorable child meme

Description: Chiccy Nuggies a black (cold) to colorless (warm) thermal packed with a strong red-gold-green shimmer and a touch of holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 US / 20 UK

Heather’s Hues | WiTs Lotion

Inspiration: Inspired by The cat in a bath meme that says “2020 sucks, I get more baths”

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

The December scent is ‘I Get More Baths’ and it’s a blend of golden honey, soft musk, and bergamot with hints of toffee, apple, and sweet orange. This is a warm scent with a touch of sweetness to it. I actually really like this one and wouldn’t mind having it in a fragrance.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 35 US / 5 UK

Hit the Bottle Polishes | La la la… I Can’t Hear You

Inspiration: Inspired by How I started to get my head around Covid 19, by staying home, away from news/social media and pretending it wasn’t happening! Not at all a healthy way to deal with it.

Description: La La La… I Can’t Hear You is a dirty teal metallic stamping polish, that shifts to a mid tone and then darker blue. I stamped over Tonic Polish Unicorn for these photos.. and I used the Hit The Bottle Stamping Plate that was available in the November Polish Pickup shop.

HTB does warn that this can be worn alone as polish – but it’s a stainer.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 210 US / 10 UK

Indie by Patty Lopes | Rainbow at the End of the Storm

Inspiration: Inspired by Rainbow after the storm

Description: Rainbow at the End of the Storm is a grey crelly base with aurora shimmer, matte white glitters and crystal flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 220 US / 20 UK

Jior Couture | 2020: What A Year (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by 2020

Description: 2020: What A Year is a copper (cold) to pale golden yellow (warm) crelly based thermal with aurora shimmer and purple to red to orange multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

*Bottle shown is mini. Customers will receive full 15ml bottle

KBShimmer | Cat & Pajamas Nail Polish

Inspiration: Inspired by Pets & Working From Home

Description: Cat & Pajamas is a light blue tinged grey crelly base with silver holographic flecks, as well as fuchsia to pink to orange to gold color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Sugar Scrub

Inspiration:Inspired by Working At Home w/Pets

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.

Cozy At Home is a blend of jasmine, patchouli and vanilla. The Jasmine and patchouli are the scents that jump out at me the most, and while I don’t particularly care for patchouli – the blend with jasmine and soft vanilla help make it more tolerable for me.

Scent is a preference thing, and Nick loves the scent and said he’d love if I had a perfume in this scent, but personally it’s nice but not totally for me.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Lemming Lacquer | Dysphoria

Inspiration: Dysphoria is a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life. Dysphoria comes from the Greek word dusphoros meaning “hard to bear.” Both ideas seemed fitting for 2020. When creating the base elements of this polish I considered Chanel’s Malice. This is my reimagining of Malice, taking the parts that I liked best. I added the holographic flakes as a reminder to cherish the bright, twinkling moments that also happened this year.

Description: Dysphoria is a dark blue jelly with a multichrome shift from red to orange to gold to green and scattered holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 US / 25 UK

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | Relentless

Inspiration: Inspired by A crab and his cigarette

Description: Relentless is a navy blue crelly base packed with red to green to orange to gold shifting iridescent flakes and finely milled Aurora shimmer that shifts between red, gold, and green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Luna Wax | It’s No Longer 5 O’Clock Somewhere… It’s 2020 Everywhere! Sampler

Inspiration: Inspired by “…Most of us need a drink after these last few years…. I mean months”

Description: This is a 5 scent sampler based on drinks!

Merry Manhattan
Blood Orange Margarita
Bourbon sweetened with brown sugar
Peach, and strawberry Sangria
Very Berry Champagne

I’m partial to the Peach and Strawberry Sangria as well as the Very Berry Champagne, but Nick was kind of loving Bourbon Sweetened with Brown Sugar.

We haven’t melted any for a long period of time because I just got the sampler a couple days ago. However – those 3 were the ones we did sample, and they were incredible.

Price: $10.50 | Cap: 115 US / 10 UK

LynBDesigns | Don’t Be a Trash Can’t, Be a Trash Can (Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Trash pandas

Description: Don’t Be A Trash Can’t, Be A Trash Can is a violet (Cold) to cornflower blue (warm) lavender tinged white (hot) crelly thermal filled with purple to lime green to teal to copper to pink shifting flakes, cosmic holo micro flakies, and pink to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a brighter, warmer purple at the cold state. For some reason my camera decided it needed to be cooler toned in photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Wax by LynBDesigns | Pumpkin Spice All the Things!

Inspiration: Inspired by “I am absolute trash for all things pumpkin spice except for actual pumpkin spice lattes. “

Description: Notes of Butter, Orange Peel, pumpkin spice, Pumpkin, Caramel, Maple, Pecan, Vanilla, pie crust

This smells just like Fall. Pumpkin spice latte over a pumpkin pie type scent. You really HAVE to like pumpkin spice to truly appreciate this wax melt.

Price: $4.50 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Michelle Mildren Art | Animals of 2020 Sticker Duo

Inspiration: Inspired by the Koala from the Australian Wildfires & Tiger King
EVERYTHING IS FINE and it has been since January!! Except remember the koalas in the Australian wild fires that happened in early 2020 before any lockdown took place?? Remember when we were all freshly settling into not going anywhere for a long time with our towers of TP and TIGER KING just dropped on Netflix and we were all like, IT WAS THAT b**** CAROL!? Those were my inspirations. Also, low-key I wanted to draw a Koala holding a nail polish bottle. So cute!!
I would certainly feel slimy if I profited off of koalas and the devastation of the wildfires as well as captive, depressed Tigers and didn’t give anything back so I will donate 10% of my net profits of this sticker duo to The Australian Koala Foundation.

Description: This month’s sticker duo is a tiger with a polish bottle as well as a koala hugging a polish bottle.

Both stickers are on thick demi-matte sticker paper and can be converted to magnets if you wish. You just need a magnet roll and steady scissor cutting hands (which I do not have)

The quality of the stickers is incredible and you can feel a difference.

If you search the Polish Pickup Pack FB group – you can find Michelle actually designing these.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 220 US / 20 UK

MLF Lacquer | Year of the Nurse

Inspiration: Inspired by Nurses and a painting of a caregiver by JanettMarie

Description: Year Of The Nurse is a deep charcoal mauve base with aqua to purple to pink to red to orange color shifting flakes and red to orange to green aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In the bottle it looks kinda of dusty, but on the nail it’s a deeper, richer color.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 190 US / 10 UK

My Indie Polish | Go and Get Your Tinfoil Hat

Inspiration:

This was inspired by an alien movie that featured Bruce Willis and all these things kept trying to get in their houseThe little boy would put tinfoil hat on his head to try to keep everything away. Oh how I wish we could put a hat on and make it all go away.

Description: Go and Get Your Tinfoil Hat is a clear based topper packed with holographic silver micro shred glitters. I used 1 coat over black for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

My Indie Polish | Maybe it was Aliens

Inspiration: I think the term of the year would be Resilience. You can see those flake he’s just trying to get through, the struggle Is real.

Description: Maybe It Was Aliens is a soft blue tinged grey crelly base with soft gold flakes and gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Nail Artisan Cosmetics | There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Everyone knows this year hasn’t been the best… with inspiration of hope for the future, “There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel” is here to light the way forward.

Description: There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel is a deep blackened purple base, with strong indigo magnetic shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring finger nails so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250 US / 30 UK

Nail Hoot | Flatten the Curve

Inspiration: Inspired by Flatten the Curve Diagram

Description: Flatten The Curve is a turquoise crelly base with scattered holo, white matte glitter and gold micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries down with a slight texture, 2 coats of top coat recommended for a smooth finish.

Price: $10.99 | Cap: None

NeVerMind Polish | Pop the Champagne 2020’s Over!

Inspiration: Inspired by 2020 New Year’s Celebrations

Description: Pop The Champagne 2020’s Over! is a yellow toned tan crelly based linear holographic with scattered holo flecks mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 US / 25 UK

Night Owl Lacquer | On The Bright Side

Inspiration: Inspired by one of my many coping mechanisms that I’ve used to get through 2020.

Description: On The Bright Side is a vibrant orchid purple crelly base loaded with red to gold to green aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The formula on this was actually really nice, but the brush I had was really wonky – so application was difficult – but only because of that brush. She will be using her older style brushes for customers though.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | It’s A Nice Day For A Covid Wedding

Inspiration: Inspired by my wedding and all the other brides and weddings during the year of covid! Classic wedding colors of golds and rose gold inspired the color scheme.

Description: It’s A Nice Day For A Covid Wedding is a white based crelly with gold and rose gold metallic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries with a very mild texture, but should only need 1 coat of top coat to smooth.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Paint it Pretty Polish | Longest March Break EVER!!

Inspiration: Inspired by the longest March Break in history

Description: Longest March Break EVER!! is a black tinted jelly base packed with iridescent shifting flakes that flash magenta to red to orange to gold to green and holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries with a VERY mild texture, so you should only need 1 coat of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 90 US / 10 UK

Painted Phalanges | You Know What FINE Stands For?

Inspiration: Inspired by A scene from The Italian Job

Description: You know what FINE stands for? is a steely blue grey with two different types of shifting flakes, pink micro flakes, and shifting shimmer. This is slightly dustier in person. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Painted Polish | Garbage Glow Up

Inspiration: Inspired by the glow up trend, but taken in a direction more appropriate for the garbage year this has been. It’s beautiful, glowing garbage!

Description: Garbage Glow Up is a dirty olive green jelly base loaded with pink to orange to gold to green iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Pampered Polishes | A Schitt Show

Inspiration: Inspired by Schitt’s Creek

Description: A Schitt Show is a rusty red linear holographic with holographic and platinum micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Pampered Polishes | Schitty Ideas

Inspiration: Inspired by Schitt’s Creek

Description: Schitty Ideas is a clear base topper with platinum micro flakes, holographic flakes, and a fun mixture of bright colored glitter. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Peachtree Polish | Emergency Meeting

Inspiration: Inspired by The brown character in the popular 2020 online multiplayer social deduction game

Description: Emergency Meeting is a warm red toned brown jelly polish packed with coppery brown shimmer, as well as white and silver micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 70 US / 10 UK

Penelope Luz | Pollyanna

Inspiration: Inspired by The character Pollyanna from Eleanor Porter’s book, who always sees the positive in all bad situations.

Description: Pollyanna is a clear base loaded with gold holographic galaxy glitters, as well as copper to magenta to red to purple to indigo ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries with a mild texture, may need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish, but i only used 1 coat.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500 US / 50 UK

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Frozen Iguanas

Inspiration: Inspired by 2020 starting with a cold snap in southern Florida that caused the Iguanas to go catatonic and fall out of the trees. They were fine once they warmed up, and the local news warned people to watch out for falling iguanas and not to touch them.

Description: Frozen Iguanas is a lime green to emerald green to teal to blue multichrome with a scattering of gold and black micro glitters and holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Breathe

Inspiration: Inspired by a serene picture of deep foliage and the electric pink word Breathe.

Description: Breathe is an emerald green jelly base loaded with shifting shimmer, holographic micro flakes, green holographic micro glitters, violet to pink to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes and 2 types of crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy topcoat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap:  150 US / 10 UK

Wax Sampler by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Inner Peace

Inspiration: Inspired by soothing and calming scents mixed with a little alcohol and smoke.

Description: 15 scent sampler inspired by soothing and calming scents mixed with a little alcohol and smoke.

Beautiful Day – Fresh apple blends with dewy flower petals to create a clean, light scent.
Bedtime Bath – Fruity top notes of lemon peel and sweet apple add freshness to this soothing floral blend.
Lavender and chamomile are lifted with bergamot and blended with summer florals to create an enchanting effect. Soft powdery undertones blend with clear musk at the base of the scent.
Bonfire – Hints of red berries, juicy mandarin, damask plum, cassia bark, summer amaryllis, campfire smoke and vanilla bean.
Boozy Bites – Top notes of melted butter, mimosa and hints of coconut. Middle notes of Kentucky Bourbon, sweet fluffy marshmallows and confectioners sugar. Bottom notes of crushed vanilla, soft amber and musk.
Cabernet Grape – Orange sweetens this fruity blend of grape and aged cognac. A hint of spiced wood finishes the blend.
Coconut Milk & Lavender – A beautiful and enticing blend of lavender with silky French vanilla infused with rich coconut milk and hints of musk.
Fiji Dates & Lemon Peel – Plump & sweet Fiji dates with tangy lemon zest mingle with the sweet earthy date balanced with some rich florals.
Ginseng Fusion – Top notes of bergamot, Mexican lime and California orange. Middle notes of Jasmine, ginger, ginseng, and clove buds. Bottom notes of grated nutmeg, cool mint, a hint of white rose and white musk.
Kauai Spa – This incredibly unique, floral spa contains notes of gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, hyacinth, mimosa flower, rose, muguet/lily. Well rounded, complex, and very fresh!
Lavender Chamomile – A super aromatherapy blend made up of California lemon, soothing chamomile, lavender, camellia leaf, rose petals, soft cedar wood, musk.
Lime Basil Mandarin – An intricate blend of Italian mandarin accented with juicy lime and herbaceous earthy basil accords.
Maple Whiskey Toddy – A warm, after dinner drink with pronounced notes of maple and rum, leading to a buttery, creamy vanilla and caramelized sugar base note.
Passion Fruit & Guava – A fruit and floral combination with green apples, orange and peach followed with a sweet summer floral bouquet of flowers and a background of warm resin and soothing musk.
Smoked Vanilla – An intriguing, rustic and masculine fragrance that balances smoke and creamy vanilla notes with spices.
Wild Peach Poppies – Top Notes of sparkling prosecco, peach, apricot, waterfruit, juicy berry and bergamot; middle notes of honeysuckle, magnolia and wild jasmine with bottom notes of sugared musk, sandalwood and teakwood.

I’ve only been able to melt a couple of these, and Smoked Vanilla, Beautiful Day and Wild Peach Poppies smell amazing! This sampler has a really nice mix of fruity, semi earthy and more mature scents in it.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 180 US / 20 UK

R&P Jewelry | Sterling Silver Twisted Midi Ring-Size 3

Inspiration: Inspired by “Because I know that 2020 has been rough for many, many people, I wanted to do something that was super simple, adding a little bit of simplicity to 2020.”

Description: This ring is a simple twisted midi ring offered in a size 3. It is made from 16 gauge sterling silver twisted wire.

Beautifully simplistic is the best way to describe it and I’ve been wearing it non stop since I got it! It is only available in a size 3 this month.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Red Eyed Lacquer | A Colorful Journey

Inspiration: Inspired by The book “A Color Of His Own”

Description: A Colorful Journey is a neon coral pink jelly base with iridescent flakes that shift through red, orange, gold, green, blue, purple, magenta, pink and silver. i used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Red Eyed Lacquer | Da Balmer

Inspiration: Inspired by relaxing waterside sipping on a cocktail or mocktail.

Description: Da-Balmer is a cross between a balm and body butter. It’s creamy like a body butter but has a more emollient feel like a balm would. It’s an intensive treatment you can use anywhere (I love it on cuticles of course) but a little goes a long way. If you use too much – it will feel very oily (like a balm would) so start with a little and build up if you need more.

This month’s Da Balmer is a custom blend of tropical aromas: blood oranges, sweet pineapples, mandarin oranges, a hint of cherry, a dash of effervescence, a hint of vanilla, coconut, rum, honeydew melon, watermelon, grapefruit and tangerine.

It’s a fruity scent, but not overly sweet and the scents play well off each other. The vanilla, coconut and melon help tone down the tartness of all of the citrus, which the citrus brightens but doesn’t overpower.

Price: $5.25 | Cap: 40 US / 5 UK

Rogue Lacquer | From the Ashes We Rise

Inspiration: Inspired by “Original inspiration is the Australian fire opal. This polish is an ode to polishes last and promise that even through adversity we can persevere. “

Description: From The Ashes We Rise is a clear based flake topper (in true Rogue fashion) and it’s a blue and green holo glitter mix (primarily blue) with red to bronze to green to gold metallic flakes. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Rogue Lacquer | The Sky is Falling

Inspiration: Inspired by Rainbows after the storm

Description: The Sky Is Falling is a sky blue crelly base with a rainbow assortment of metallic micro to small flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In person, it’s a paler blue than my photos show.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Sassy Pants Polish | Have Toilet Paper You Will Not

Inspiration: Inspired by a green child :)

Description: Have Toilet Paper You Will Not is a coppery brown jelly based green to blue to gold to purple multichrome with gold scattered holographic pigment, as well as purple to red ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Masks Mandatory, Bras Optional (Thermal)

Inspiration:

Description: Masks Mandatory, Bras Optional is an ocean blue (cold) to colorless (warm) crelly based thermal with strong red shimmer, as well as red to copper to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300 US / 30 UK

Serum No. 5 | In an Isolation-ship (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: In 2020, it feels like everyone is in an “isolation-ship” with themselves, so as we discover more about ourselves or improve on ourselves, this polish is a reflection of that.

Description: In An Isolation-ship is a warm caramel honey neutral based scattered holo with pink shimmer, and it glows green in the dark! Dries with a slight texture, but 1 coat of top coat should smooth. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I used a UV flashlight to “charge” the glow for the final photo.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

Starlight & Sparkles | Oil Slick Pendant

Inspiration: Inspired by oil slick on asphalt. Because 2020 has been garbage.

Description: This pendant uses a black pendant tray and a glass cabochon, and showcases the fantastically shifty gorgeousness of red to green shifting old school unicorn pee pigment! They show shift all the way from fiery crimson to vivid green to beautiful almost-indigo blue at extreme angles – like the rainbow of an oil slick, but even more intense! The outline of the same overlapping spiral/criss-cross pattern that is on the back of the pendants shows under the pigment in the pendant, like seeing the outline of asphalt’s uneven texture through an oil slick on its surface.

I always loved the shiftiness of unicorn pee pigment, and this pendant is definitely shifty! It also really pops with the black hardware and cord.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 300 US / 30 UK

Starlight and Sparkles | Toxic

Inspiration: Inspired by Britney Spears’ Toxic! This polish’s inspiration is Britney Spears’ Toxic, a song that has made it onto a lot of people’s quarantine playlists. This polish is by request from people who loved our November PPU polish, Silver as the Moon, Shining as the Stars and wanted to see it in neutral!

Description: Toxic is a warm, tan neutral crelly base with silver holo pigment and silver holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 US / 15 UK

Static Lacquer | I’ve Lived My Life Like There’s No Tomorrow

Inspiration: Paying tribute to the legend that is Eddie Van Halen. One dollar from every bottle sold will be donated to Crew Nation. This organization was created this year to help support the crews of traveling bands and venues who have been out of work this year due to COVID-19.

Description: I’ve Lived My Life Like There’s No Tomorrow is a warm toned red jelly base with black and white matte glitters and a subtle amount of scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

STELLA CHROMA | Social Distancing In Style

Inspiration: Inspired by One of my favorite 2020 memes – the lady in a giant purple hoop skirt

Description: Social Distancing In Style is a creamy purple base with gold to green to aqua to purple to magenta shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

STELLA CHROMA | Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Inspired by the amount of sage we’d need to burn to cleanse 2020

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.

This month’s scrub is an essential oil blend of citrus fruits and safe! The scent is softer than I expected, but I prefer it this way for the citrus and sage scent profile. The result is a nice, refreshing and zesty, unisex sugar scrub.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

Supernatural Lacquer | Modern-day Seance

Inspiration: Inspired by Zoom meetings

Description: Modern-day Seance is a light blue crelly inspired by the Zoom Meetings logo with orange to gold to green shimmer and flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 170 US / 5 UK

Swamp Gloss | Self Report & Weep

Inspiration: Inspired by A little blue space bean

Description: Self Report & Weep is a dark blue holographic jelly base, with holographic micro glitters and holographic micro flakes. This shade dries down with a texture, so you will most likely need 2 coats of top coat to smooth over. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 180 US / 20 UK

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | All Panic, No Disco

Inspiration: Inspired by A disco ball with the caption “All Panic No Disco”

Description: All Panic, No Disco is a pale, semi sheer gunmetal grey jelly base filled with pink to purple to gold to green iridescent flakes as well as pink to blue to green aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats on the index and pinky, and 1 coat over black on middle and ring, and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

The Lady Varnishes | Hindsight Is 2020

Inspiration: Inspired by Cool specs

Description: Hindsight Is 2020 is a sheer black jelly base loaded with sterling silver flakes and clear holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Will dry to a very mild texture, however, considering flake content it was relatively smooth. I only needed 1 coat of top coat for a completely smooth finish.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 US / 15 UK

The Soapy Chef | Self Care Solid Lotion Bar

Inspiration: Inspired by the need for self care to cope with anxiety in 2020

Description: This delicious solid lotion bar makes you want to take extra time to care about yourself. A slightly softer core of deep chocolate in the center will be released as you use the bar. This bar will help nourish the skin and moisturize the dry areas without greasiness or stickiness.

Truth be told, lotion bars are my favorite self care item that isn’t cuticle related. I like the “less mess” approach and especially love using them on my arms and legs after a shower. A lotion bar is essentially solid lotion, and the bar heats and melts a bit on contact with heat from your skin – so it distributes the lotion that way.

This lotion bar has scent notes of cardamom, bitter chocolate, roasted espresso beans, allspice, with a hint of vanilla bean. It smells a lot like hot chocolate to me.. or a mocha thats more chocolate than espresso.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 70 US / 5 UK

The Crafty Taco | Peak 2020: Mini Purrrmaid Acrylic Pin

Inspiration: Inspired by an original ink and watercolor artwork

Description: 2020 is going out in the most 2020 way possible. I ordered some fun acrylic pins featuring the moderately-famous Purrrmaid. Of course, I didn’t notice that I was buying the tiniest of tiny sizes. I don’t think I could have made a more 2020 mistake. 

This teeny tiny pin is made of crystal clear acrylic and each one comes with a plastic cover that protects the glass-like finish until you decide to remove it. Or never remove it, if you’re like me.

Since this was a hilarious Oops on The Crafty Taco’s part, she have decided to donate the profits from this little pin to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.

Seriously – this pin is the cutest.

Price: $3.00 | Cap: 40 US / 5 UK

Three C’s | 2020 Nailed It! What we ordered vs. What we got! Decal

Inspiration: Inspired by Nailed It!  Unicorn Cake

Description: When what you expect and what you get don’t look anything alike.  2020 has proven to be like that for many of us. This gorgeous decal shifts from gunmetal ( in low light) to a dazzling rainbow holographic (in bright light). 

Of course I had to put it on this month’s prop trashcan! It was perfect and now it not only makes a great reminder of 2020… but it’s decorated to show my hobby!

Price: $6.00 | Cap: No cap

QDTC by Top Shelf Lacquer | Holo-days Glaze

Inspiration: The holidays are coming…..finally, and the end of the year festivities

Description: Holo-Days Glaze is a quick dry top coat base with silver holographic micro flecks mixed in. Since it’s a top coat – this cuts out a step if you want to add some sparkle to a mani and go! No need for additional top coat.

I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

Top Shelf Lacquer | Wipe away 2020!

Inspiration: Inspired by The ever elusive Clorox wipes

Description: Wipe Away 2020 is a bright turquoise creme base with aurora pigment that shifts from green to yellow to orange to pink. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250 US / 50 UK

Turtle Tootsie Polishes | Quarantine Fifteen

Inspiration: Inspired by Stress eating

Description: Quarantine Fifteen is a purple to maroon to bronze linear holographic. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 US / 10 UK

Twisting Nether Lacquer | Gamers are Never Alone

Inspiration: Gamers don’t have to worry about being stuck inside and social distancing. We prefer to be inside with our online friends anyways!

Description: Gamers Are Never Alone is a black jelly  base with iridescent multichrome shimmer, silver holo micro flakes and shreds and holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 120 US / 20 UK

Deluxe Acetone Additive by Unicorn Magic Skincare | Grateful for You

Inspiration: Inspired by “Throughout the crazy and unsettling year that has been 2020 so far, I feel the only thing I can truly count on and find comfort in is my beautiful family, they are my rock my everything and for them I am eternally grateful.”

Description: Unicorn Magic Skincare has a Grateful For You acetone additive for us this month, and it’s a festive combination of mint, pine, cedarwood and vanilla buttercream and tonka bean.

The most prominent scents for me are the mint and vanilla buttercream. there is a pine undertone that is a little harder to detect, but it is there and helps cut the sweetness of the buttercream.

Acetone Additive is a oil and glycerine mixture that you add to remover to cut the harshness of the remover on your skin. The added oils and glycerine give some moisture back instead of allowing to remover to strip it away.

This is a 1 oz bottle, so most likely you’ll be able to get 3 uses out of it minimum.

Price: $4.75 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Vapid Wax | Bourbon & Bad Decisions

Inspiration: Inspired by The dumpster fire that is 2020

Description: A dumpster fire filled with aged bourbon whiskey, smoky charred wood, while roasting marshmallows lightly drizzled with caramel.

Bourbon is Nick’s drink of choice when he has one, and I’m not the biggest fan of the scent of bourbon, so I was worried about this one. However, the light sweetness of the marshmallows and caramel cuts the “bite” it can have, and it ends up being a pleasant scent. Add in a little cigar-ish scent, and it’s what I would think a comfortable, well used study would smell like.

My nose mainly picks up bourbon and caramel. I can detect the marshmallows, and I think they get drowned in the caramel sweetness a bit.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Fast & Hard QDTC (Scented)

Inspiration: Inspired by Wrapping up 2020

Description: Just in time for the holidays and finally the end of 2020. Wrap It Up is an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries with notes of French vanilla.

I detect the raspberries above all else and it’s so delicious smelling. There is a hint of vanilla, but the berries definitely steal the show

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!

For this mani I used KBShimmer Stream On, Stream Away as a base, and Lumen nail powder to stamp with.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Double Bond Base Coat (Scented)

Inspiration: Inspired by Wrapping up 2020

Description: Just in time for the holidays and finally the end of 2020. Wrap It Up is an enticing blend of blackberries and raspberries with notes of French vanilla.

I detect the raspberries above all else and it’s so delicious smelling. There is a hint of vanilla, but the berries definitely steal the show

Double Bond is a ridge filling base coat and sticky base coat in 1. Best of both worlds.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

What Addiction | To New Beginnings and Better Endings

Inspiration: Inspired by A quote by Chico Xavier: “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over amd make a new ending.”

Description: To New Beginnings and Better Endings is an almost ruby red jelly with aurora shimmer and a mix of ultrachrome and chroma flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is a touch more vampy in person and I actually quite adore it.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 150 US / 10. UK

Whatcha | Cuticle Remover

Inspiration:

Description: Whatcha brings us a cuticle remover this month! For the first time that I’ve seen though, it’s in a spray bottle.

The remover itself I liked. It wasn’t super thick and it got the job done. I’m not sure how I feel about the spray application though. I had to hold the nozzle close to the cuticle, other wise it would be all over my fingers and the nearest surface I’m working at.

I did like the smaller, more polish bottle looking style, but the spray is different.

Overall though – the product did a fabulous job.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: Cap 50 US / 10 UK

Whatcha | The Green

Inspiration: inspired by a virtual game that went viral during the pandemic.

Description: The Green is a deep green jelly base loaded with green to gold to blue flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 180 US / 10 UK

Zombie Claw | Imposter Name

Inspiration: Inspired by A fun indie multiplayer game

Description: Imposter Name is a vibrant orange creme with holo flakes, red to copper to gold Aurora shimmer and moon dust shifting in blue to green to purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy to coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 US / 20 UK

Polish Pickup December 2020 | Everything Is Fine

This was a busy month, and things are still arriving. I was 90% done with this post when All Mixed Up Lacquers and Twisting Nether Lacquer got delivered – so I’ll be swatching those shortly to add in.

I know a few more items are still in transit based on makers who said they were sending and my current USPS informed delivery.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: December 4th at 11am EST through December 7th at 11:59pm EST

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216 comments

Julie December 1, 2020 - 1:41 pm

I am super excited for the fancy gloss and the lollipop lacquer!

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Ashley Turna December 1, 2020 - 1:57 pm

I love all the makers’ takes on the theme. I definitely getting FF and GB mainly for the names . But also on my list are turtle tootsie, GG and Nail Artisan.

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Melissa Berry December 1, 2020 - 2:53 pm

I LOVE this theme!

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Carly December 1, 2020 - 7:25 pm

Sassy sauce!

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Shelby Landers December 1, 2020 - 7:51 pm

I am super excited for what addiction this time!

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Liz Leavitt December 1, 2020 - 11:57 pm

I have to have Lawn and Order. The name, the color. *chefs kiss*

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koushi December 1, 2020 - 4:19 pm

Soooo beautiful!

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Debra Lucas December 2, 2020 - 1:39 am

Fair Maiden Trailblazer is a must have.

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Samantha December 1, 2020 - 1:43 pm

I am planning to get the acetone additive

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Jessica Kocsis December 1, 2020 - 1:45 pm

I desperately want Go and Get your Tin Foil Hat

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Shannon Wilson-Blais December 1, 2020 - 3:00 pm

So many beautiful colors, and such cute ideas!

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cynthia decker December 1, 2020 - 1:45 pm

Thank you for all your thorough reviews! All your manis and photos are scintillating!

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Amy Vaughn December 1, 2020 - 1:51 pm

Beautiful swatches!

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Kriston L December 1, 2020 - 1:52 pm

Lawn and Order. I just can’t not. Hah.

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Amy Vaughn December 1, 2020 - 1:54 pm

I’m excited for Wildflower, Heather’s Hues, and Bailed It!

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Molly Crane December 1, 2020 - 1:56 pm

Your post has me interested in the Swaml Gloss and Whatcha. My top pick that I can’t wait to order is the Fancy Gloss thermal

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Serena K December 1, 2020 - 1:56 pm

MTK Design – Don’t Let Hope Become A Memory

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Trisha Law December 1, 2020 - 1:58 pm

My #1 this month is KB Shimmer. Also love VapidWax and the cat toy by Off the Hook.

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Stephanie December 1, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Trailblazer. Beautiful polish and beautiful inspiration

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Melanie December 1, 2020 - 2:02 pm

MLF is really calling my name this month

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Raechel December 1, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Ooh I’m loving Trailblazer!

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Janelle December 1, 2020 - 2:06 pm

I need Ellagee Lawn and Order and the KB Shimmer Scrub, and after reading your post, I need Watcha and Zombie Claw too!

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Maia C December 1, 2020 - 2:08 pm

I’m most excited for Leesha’s “Bucket of Sadness.”

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Brandy Litz December 1, 2020 - 2:10 pm

Where did you get the dumpster from? My mom builds dollhouses and she’d love that!

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Lisa Heath December 1, 2020 - 2:38 pm

I bought it on Amazon! It’s a WWE garbage dump!

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Carly December 3, 2020 - 7:49 pm

Sassy sauce

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Christine Collado-Acebal December 1, 2020 - 2:10 pm

Nail Artisan Polish & by Dany Vianna

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Savannah F December 1, 2020 - 2:10 pm

I really want the EDK The Impostor, it looks so beautiful.

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Tilly December 1, 2020 - 2:12 pm

My number one item this month is the My New Obsession earrings.

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Daina December 1, 2020 - 2:13 pm

I want the scented acetone additive and I might try the WITS lotion as that scent sounds amazing! And Trailblazer, of course.

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Emmy December 1, 2020 - 2:22 pm

there are so many good polishes this month!! I need to get my hands on Northern Star’s Regular Human Bartender

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Bonnie McCawley December 1, 2020 - 2:24 pm

I love Really Good at Quarantine. Also, the little dumpster is the cutest!

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Kristine Miller December 1, 2020 - 2:24 pm

I am getting the Night Owl lacquer as well as the Nail Diva and the Glisten & Glow Glitter grabber.

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Carolyn Spengler December 1, 2020 - 2:25 pm

I like Buckets of Sadness by Leesha’s Lacquer. It really does look like chocolate chip cookies. Great for a cookie mani!

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Zaharoula G. December 1, 2020 - 2:25 pm

I’m only picking up one this month and its gotta be the Painted Polished… it’s like a dream polish. I also think both Rouge’s and KBShimmer are gorgeous!

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Carmen December 1, 2020 - 2:28 pm

Great photos.. Really appreciate your time and effort… As always thank you…

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Rebecca December 1, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Fair Maiden “Trailblazer” – gotta try that new black-red pigment!

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Chantal d. December 1, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Pahlish and Rogue

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Debarati Saha December 1, 2020 - 2:36 pm

My top faves of this month are Night Owl Lacquer, Lollipop Posse, Pahlish, EDK plate, Lotion bar from Soapy Chef and last but not the least KBShimmer Sugar Scrub.

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Deanna Mancini December 1, 2020 - 2:39 pm

Top shelf, and didn’t see it in your post, but I think brand is TRIO? Or treo?

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Melanie M December 1, 2020 - 2:41 pm

Can’t wait to get top shelf lacquer

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Holly S December 1, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Hopefully I can get one if the wits lotions. Then loving All Mixed Up, and gotta get those 33 kinds of flakes!

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Maggie R December 1, 2020 - 2:45 pm

I’m most excited for Trailblazer, I think.

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Rachel Chenel December 1, 2020 - 2:45 pm

That mlf looks so good on you! You got me too add three more polishes to my wishlist including that one

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Emily S December 1, 2020 - 2:48 pm

Always love PPU! I have to have the 2 polish from Polish Molish.

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April December 1, 2020 - 2:51 pm

Must have Fair Maiden Trailblazer!

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Toyia Thomas December 1, 2020 - 2:57 pm

Ok Lisa!! You know me!! I can honestly say, Im pumped for a few polishes…..but, since I have to pick one…..it would be Pahlish-What would Carole Baskin Do? I just love pink and you can’t go wrong with the shifty business Pahlish has happening with this one!!! Thank you for your beautiful swatches!!!

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Alex Parker December 1, 2020 - 3:02 pm

That solid lotion looks intriguing.

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Lindsay Coffman December 1, 2020 - 3:10 pm

I’m excited for the Different Dimension cuticle oil duo this month!

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nancy yanez December 1, 2020 - 3:10 pm

excited for those chocolate scented cuticle oils!

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Alison Ortega December 1, 2020 - 3:10 pm

Love this theme. Especially looking forward to the Wildflower!

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Heather Hopwood December 1, 2020 - 3:14 pm

Lawn and Order

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TropicalChrome December 1, 2020 - 3:14 pm

Loving the Nail Artisan!

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Lauren Oh December 1, 2020 - 3:16 pm

excited for Cats & Pajamas by KBShimmer and What would Carol Baskin do? for Pahlish!

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Allison K. December 1, 2020 - 3:20 pm

Fair Maiden!

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Elizabeth G December 1, 2020 - 3:22 pm

Heather’s Hues’s Chiccy Nuggies is at the top of my list this month!

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Melissa December 1, 2020 - 3:28 pm

Looking forward to too many! Mostly cuticula

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Margaret R December 1, 2020 - 3:37 pm

My #1 must have this month is either Bees Knees Hide Your Hive or the Hit the Bottle stamping polish.

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Nan Brown December 1, 2020 - 3:38 pm

Cameo’s polish I love turquoise and this is stunning.

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glee December 1, 2020 - 3:39 pm

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Relentless, plus Femme Fatale Cosmetics Everybody Knows Sh*t’s F*cked, because both of those pretty much sum up this year

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Amey D December 1, 2020 - 3:40 pm

Lollipop posse for sure!!!

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Ann Stigers December 1, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Fair Maiden “Trailblazer” is a priority, and “Don’t Let Hope become a Memory”

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Chelsie Yoshioka December 1, 2020 - 3:47 pm

So many gorgeous blues this month! EDK’s The Imposter is INSANE and I better log in early enough on Friday to snag one of those beauties!

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Sam Hernandez December 1, 2020 - 3:53 pm

Thank you for the lovely swatches! Two of my top picks are Painted Polish and Bluebird

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Kelly M December 1, 2020 - 3:55 pm

Looking forward to that gorgeous Glisten & Glow polish.

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Chris R December 1, 2020 - 3:56 pm

My number one has to be Pahlish “What Would Carol Baskin do?” Love that shift!! BTW Lisa, you are totally awesome for doing all that you do. Just know that you are so appreciated!!

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Alanna M December 1, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Excited for Femme Fatale’s polish this month :) the name makes it a must have

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Addy Cakes December 1, 2020 - 4:09 pm

My gotta have is Bees Knees Lacquer

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Arline Guenther December 1, 2020 - 8:37 pm

My must have this month is Modern-day Seance by Supernatural Lacquer.

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Dawny December 1, 2020 - 4:11 pm

EDK’s the Imposter

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Kim W December 1, 2020 - 4:13 pm

Super excited for that topper from Rogue Lacquer!

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Kate K December 1, 2020 - 4:14 pm

Great Lakes Lacquer is my must-have this month.

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Angela I. December 1, 2020 - 4:22 pm

Different Dimension Look for the Helpers is a must have for me!

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Kristi Burghdurf December 1, 2020 - 4:40 pm

I don’t think I can resist DRK again

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Jennifer Malcome December 1, 2020 - 4:40 pm

I’m an addict of Hit the Bottle polishes, so La aka La…I Can’t Hear You would be my go-to!

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Emory December 1, 2020 - 4:46 pm

I love PJs My Jam!

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Rachel December 1, 2020 - 4:47 pm

Baroness X

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Sydney December 1, 2020 - 4:51 pm

Anchor & heart!

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Cande Hadlock December 1, 2020 - 4:54 pm

I think my favorite polish would have to be Nailed It! The Long Road Home. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the makers inspiration and got several giggles from them.

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Naomi T December 1, 2020 - 5:08 pm

My favorite item this month is The Green by Whatcha.

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Candice December 1, 2020 - 5:26 pm

Loving that Lollipop! Wishing you a happy holidays!

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Carissa Diers December 1, 2020 - 5:34 pm

I really want Heather’s Hues Chiccy Nuggies! I also really love Masked by Maidens Bathroom Spray so I have to get that as well!

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Sarah P December 1, 2020 - 5:48 pm

I can’t wait to get my hands on trailblazer!

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Peggy Dartt December 1, 2020 - 6:02 pm

Can’t wait for Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Frozen Iguanas. That green!!

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Holly December 1, 2020 - 6:06 pm

Lollipop

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Mary P December 1, 2020 - 6:13 pm

Paint it Pretty Polish | Longest March Break EVER!!

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Jodi N. December 1, 2020 - 6:32 pm

Fair Maiden is my must-have for sure!

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Marilynn M Schroeder December 1, 2020 - 6:38 pm

I’ve got a few n my wishlist…Wildflower Lacquer, Kathleen & Co., Alchemy Laquers!

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Marilynn M Schroeder December 1, 2020 - 6:45 pm

Number one must have on my list is a tie between Kathleen & Co and Wildflower Lacquer.

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Jessica S. December 1, 2020 - 6:47 pm

Thank you Lisa! I’m split between Rogue’s topper and Fair Maiden as most must-have! I have both of the sister (cousin?) polishes, and I love them!

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Wendy S December 1, 2020 - 6:49 pm

I must have Stella Chroma Social Distancing In Style.

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Julie Muckerheide December 1, 2020 - 7:01 pm

Stella Chroma’s Social Distancing in Style!

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Bria Davis December 1, 2020 - 7:08 pm

I am most excited about Rogue’s topper this time around, of course as always they’re like 15 to 20 different polishes that I want but alas I will have to pick and choose because Black Friday really killed my pockets.

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Lianne Clark December 1, 2020 - 7:38 pm

❤ and can’t wait for Rogue’s The Sky is Falling!

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Lesley A. December 1, 2020 - 7:11 pm

So many gorgeous polishes — I think I’m most excited about Pahlish and Whatcha. Probably my #1 item though is the Lucky13 lotions — I want to give 2 of them to my son because he loves The Good Place and I think he’d like the names as well as the scents.

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Alida-Jane December 1, 2020 - 7:16 pm

My favorite this month is Fair Maiden!

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Priscilla Aguilera December 1, 2020 - 7:24 pm

Hands down Trailblazer is my one must-have. I’m so glad it’s not capped, though I will not be taking any chance and will order as soon as the shop opens.

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Irma December 1, 2020 - 7:35 pm

I have a three way tie between lollipop, cameo, and EDK! I must have them all!!!

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Leahanne December 1, 2020 - 7:37 pm

Great blog post, thank you for all the hard work that goes into these every month!
I’m super excited about the Lucky 13 thermal this month, and the sticker sets!

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Joyjoy December 1, 2020 - 7:43 pm

TOUGH CHOICE! I think my number one just have is the STELLA CHROMA | Social Distancing In Style. SO pretty!!!!

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Erin C December 1, 2020 - 7:46 pm

That Dreamland is gorgeous, might have to add that to my list. Also looking forward to the Femme Fatale for the name!

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Alyson Bermudez December 1, 2020 - 7:48 pm

The Rogue topper is a flakie blue & copper dream. Hard to be sure but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that color combination before

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Maria K December 1, 2020 - 7:53 pm

Whatcha | The Green

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Christiana December 1, 2020 - 7:59 pm

Masks Mandatory, Bras Optional!!

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Jessica L. S. December 1, 2020 - 8:18 pm

The DRK kit and Polish Molish

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Amy C. December 1, 2020 - 8:20 pm

I am looking forward to Red Eyed Lacquer’s De-Balmer!

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Karyn Kirke December 1, 2020 - 8:24 pm

I love Virtual Escape and Flipping over 2020!
Want!

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Emese Roche December 1, 2020 - 8:27 pm

Rogue I think is on top of my list this month. I plan on getting both the topper and the polish. Thanks for the great swatches again!

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Sh. December 1, 2020 - 8:29 pm

Super Lab ❣ – DRK Nails ❣ Amazing.

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Nailsit December 1, 2020 - 8:35 pm

Sassy Sauce and Swamp Gloss are beautiful.

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Rachelle December 1, 2020 - 9:03 pm

I’m excited for the Colores De Carol polish

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Heather Lee December 1, 2020 - 9:20 pm

I desperately need more acetone additive and I’ve been drooling over the Trailblazer polish since the spoiler thread.

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Rebecca C. December 1, 2020 - 9:22 pm

Fair Maiden and Sassy Sauce are my two musthaves this month!

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Lyla San Jose December 1, 2020 - 9:26 pm

I’m most excited for Lollipop Posse and What Addiction? this month!

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Diane Kaminski December 1, 2020 - 9:31 pm

DIY Polish Super Lab 20.20 by DRK Nails

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Carolyn Spengler December 1, 2020 - 9:37 pm

Lemming Lacquer’s Dysphoria is a great multichrome. And defo captures the mood of 2020.

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Kirstie December 1, 2020 - 9:42 pm

I like a lot of the ones I’m seeing this month. I’d say my #1 must have may have to be the Lollipop Posse Lacquer “Relentless”

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Eve December 1, 2020 - 10:04 pm

I can’t wait for that Femme Fatale!

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Nicole December 1, 2020 - 10:45 pm

Great work per usual Lisa! Right now my number one is the Night Owl.

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Meghann McCroskey December 1, 2020 - 10:53 pm

My must have is the Apipila stamping plate.

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Jessica Kocsis December 1, 2020 - 11:08 pm

I would also love The Long Road Home

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Sierra S December 1, 2020 - 11:10 pm

My number one this month is definitely the Dreamland lacquer

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Janet T December 1, 2020 - 11:32 pm

My must have is Indie Polish’s Go and Get Your Tinfoil Hat. I don’t have a topper anything close to this one. I have several other polishes on my wishlist too.

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Meowidith w December 1, 2020 - 11:40 pm

Lollipop posse and supernatural are my two must haves so far this month!

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Sass Brown December 1, 2020 - 11:44 pm

Must have the Femme Fatale … never seen anything like it!

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anne f. December 1, 2020 - 11:49 pm

I think my top choices are Anchor and Heart and Cupcake Polish

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Liz Leavitt December 2, 2020 - 12:00 am

I have to have Lawn and Order. The name, the color. *chefs kiss*

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Heidi Bingham December 2, 2020 - 12:02 am

I love the Red Eyed Lacquer polish !

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Colleen S December 2, 2020 - 12:12 am

First on my very short list this month is the Stella Chroma’s Social Distancing in Style!

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Adrienne B December 2, 2020 - 12:42 am

These are great swatches. At least it’s something to look forward to this year!

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Ewelina December 2, 2020 - 1:12 am

Gorgeous swatches as always! This month I’m interested in cuticle care though

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Lisa T December 2, 2020 - 2:05 am

I’ve gotta go with wanting most the ugly/pretty Painted Polish “Garbage Glow Up”, which also has a great name.

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Maria Celeste December 2, 2020 - 2:34 am

My must have this month is Whatcha – The green. I love the flakies!

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Johanne Beaulieu December 2, 2020 - 3:58 am

My top pick is Jior.

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Kristina P December 2, 2020 - 4:05 am

I will be getting KBShimmer “Cats and Pajamas” for sure!

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Kimberly V December 2, 2020 - 6:15 am

I’m excited for MLF Year of the Nurse.

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Naomi T December 2, 2020 - 5:18 am

Trailblazer is also a must have; it’s so pretty!

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Teri Birrell December 2, 2020 - 5:23 am

Trailblazer for sure, then I think Static Lacquer. I’m loving the Stella Chroma and Lollipop too though, so idk! Lol

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Victoria A December 2, 2020 - 5:50 am

I am excited for lollipop lacquer and different dimensions.

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Terri December 2, 2020 - 5:55 am

Beautiful swatches as always! My two must haves are Trailblazer and Chiccy Nuggies. I also love the Turtle Tootsies Quarintine Fifteen, and may try stamping again with the Apipila plate–love those flowers for Spring and Summer nails1

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Amanda December 2, 2020 - 6:13 am

I really love the Top Shelf Lacquer QDTC ‘Holo-days Glaze’. I’ve been looking for one just like it for a while!

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Kerry I. December 2, 2020 - 7:08 am

Cuticula <3

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Tammy Moody December 2, 2020 - 7:28 am

I really want the BaronessX Fluid Polish! That rose is gorgeous!

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Leisa Fitzgerald December 2, 2020 - 7:44 am

My favorites are Fair Maiden, MLF and Cameo

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Christina Carino December 2, 2020 - 7:53 am

I’m excited to try the Deluxe Acetone Additive by Unicorn Magic Skincare! I haven’t tried any of her products but I love her inspo – Grateful for You. During the pandemic it’s so easy for us to see the mistakes/flaws of others around us. This is a reminder for me personally to be thankful for my family, my friends, etc even though they’ve gotten on my nerves way too many times in the past months lol. Plus the scent sounds yummy! And for that price who doesn’t get excited with deals like this? :)

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Misty December 2, 2020 - 9:01 am

The GLL is my must have polish this month.

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