Polish Pickup December 2021 | Warm & Cozy

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples from the Polish Pickup
December 2021 | Warm & Cozy

Disclosure: I am a paid employee for Polish Pickup. While this post is not sponsored, I do have a relationship with the hosting collaboration shop.
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I’m super late posting this (about a week later than normal) but sometimes real life just really throws you for a loop. However the shop is still on, so while later than usual – it’s not beyond the shop date – so that’s a plus. We are going to be taking a look at the items I received for the Polish Pickup December 2021 shop and the theme is Warm & Cozy.

So this month was busy with work, end of first quarter for my son’s school (which means projects) parent/teacher conferences, training at work, Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I have swatched over 300 polishes this month (I have several posts to do this weekend) and I’m not sure how I completed it, but I did. My work closes down the last 2 weeks (previously said months and while it feels like that, we only close down for 2 weeks) of December, so I’ll be making sure for the new year I’m caught up and ahead of the game.

USPS was also slower this month and I am still getting items trickling in (I got 7 items yesterday alone) and I believe I’m still waiting on 1 or 2 more.

December also marks my 10 year blogiversary. I’ve been doing this non-stop for 10 solid years. I will be having a giant giveaway for it too – lots of makers that I work with and/or admin for have donated custom polishes to my 10 year celebration and I am excited to show those off. I will be doing sneak peeks on Instagram starting next week too!

Okay so onto the show. Most of these are still available. I did share the Heather’s Hues WiTs lotion in group early because that one always sells out and I knew I had it. Most items I had did not have caps though – so it was safe and they are still available.

For the fine details – for all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, and for the glossy photos I did use a combination of the top coats including Vibrant Vinyls which was sent as PR this month, and Night Owl Lacquer’s Patience Not Required. For all matte swatches I used Night Owl Lacquer Gone Matte. I purchased the Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues and the top coats were sent as pr or as gifts.

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

Also – I changed my nail shape last month. I’m still getting used to them, but i needed a change. I’m using ENailCouture Full Coverage Gel Nail Tips in Mini Almond.

You will notice the shop itself is a little lighter. Typically there’s 200+ items each month but it’s been toned down a little so there’s closer to 150ish items.

Let’s jump in – the shop is going on now until Monday night.

Alchemy Lacquers | Snow Days

Inspiration: Inspired by a picture of a person snuggled in a blanket with the orange kitty, reading a book!

Description: Snow Days is a greige crelly base with red to orange to gold shimmer and red to black shifting micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Cozy Toesies (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Colorful Toe Socks

Description: Cozy Toesies is a black (cold) to a sheer milky white (warm) jelly base thermal with a variety of shapes and colors of glitters, including blue, green, aqua, hot pink, black, white, pastel yellow, lavender and pink. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This will dry with a slight chunky texture due to the glitter, you will need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Baby Snuggles

Inspiration: The Anchor & Heart family grew by one this past July, and owner Taryn thought it would be fun to commemorate her new baby boy with a cozy themed polish inspired by oh-so-precious, irresistible BABY SNUGGLES!

Description: Baby Snuggles is a pale, slightly gray leaning cornflower blue crelly with a bright blue shimmer, neon blue micro flakies, and a touch of holo shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is a sheerer crelly. If you have an obvious VNL it will probably show through.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | Tauntaun Insulation

Inspiration: Inspired by the toasty warm entrails of Han Solo’s tauntaun that keep Luke Skywalker warm on Hoth

Description: Tauntaun Insulation is a pale milky grey crelly base loaded with blue to green shifting shimmer, rainbow flakes and it glows orange in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Since I photograph at night, I did use a UV flashlight to “charge” my nails for the photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

Baroness X | Vino Al Atardecer

Inspiration: Inspired by wine at sunset.

Description: Vino Al Atardecer is a berry-purple jelly base with a slight purple to red shimmer, pink mirror-like flakes and black to red flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for thesde photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Solstice Gift

Inspiration: Inspired by a Court of Frost and Starlight

Description: Solstice Gift is a pale lavender pastel multichrome with silver metallic flakes. The formula is the same as Gwishin (if you snagged that one) so it may dry with some texture. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Snow Flake Mittens

Inspiration: Inspired by blue snowy mittens.

Description: Snow Flake Mittens is a pale icy blue crelly with blue and violet shifting iridescent micro glitter and shifty blue-violet flakies with a pronounced shifting purple flash. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade has a sheerer base, so if you have a strong VNL it will show through. It can also work as a topper.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Peel Off Base Coat

Inspiration: n/a

Description: Peel Off is a non latex peel off base coat. While latex ones are for shorter term (like my swatching) this is for a longer period and can last 3-5 days. This is a milky white when first applied, and it dries down to a milky matte base that can also double as a VNL blur base.

This does take about 7 minutes to dry for me BUT it’s also been 20-35 degrees and the cold does cause slower dry times. If it ever warms up I can try again – but the maker does saying it fully dries in less than 5 minutes.

Removal tips:
1. Oil your cuticles prior to removing your mani. This will help soften the polish and make peeling the polish off easier.
2. If you want perfect ‘peelies’ Black Dahlia recommends waiting 12-24 hours before removing your mani. This gives your nail polish time to fully cure and makes removing polish in one piece much easier.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

Bluebird Lacquer | Sock it to Me

Inspiration:

Description: Sock It To Me is a mauve toned purple jelly base with silver holo flecks mixed in (Bluebird calls it a shattered holo) with bright red orange shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

By Dany Vianna | Fairylit

Inspiration: Inspired by Faerylights on pine trees

Description: Fairylit is apine green jelly base with gold reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The third photo was taken with flash to try to show the sparkle a bit.

Price: $13.00 | Cap:400

Bygone Apothecary | Tom & Jerry Luxury Hand Cream

Inspiration: Inspired by A hot Tom & Jerry (the drink, not the cartoon!) after shoveling the driveway

Description: Tom & Jerry Luxury Hand Cream is a nice consistency hand cream that is more on the thick side, but it’s not “stiff” so it’s easy to scoop a little and apply without worrying it will run down your palm or anything. It soaks in within about 30 seconds and leaves you feeling really soft without a sticky residue. This does contain Lanolin which is great for hard working hands and it helps seal moisture into the skin and create a barrier.

PS – I’ve been using this the last few days on my feet and its been amazing.

Scent wise, this cream is described as :
 For those of you who have never had the pleasure of tasting a Tom & Jerry, it’s a warm, creamy vanilla drink with notes of brown sugar and cinnamon, and is often served spiked with your liquor of choice (mine is bourbon!). This fragrance is a faithful reproduction of that – it’s a nice, buttery sweet vanilla with a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon on top, and a cheeky splash of rum.

Cinnamon and vanilla are the key notes my nose picks up – it’s a very warm and comforting type fragrance, and there is an underlying scent that I couldn’t place initially ( I don’t read descriptions until after I sniff and think of what it smells like to me) but after reading and I saw rum – it made sense. The rum scent is incredibly light and almost hard to detect the notes over the vanilla and cinnamon.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 100

Cadillacquer | Purple Lights

Inspiration: Inspired by a purple candle

Description: Purple Lights is a deep, but bright cool tones purple crelly base with chrome flakes in red, as well as some blue, green and gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Firelit Nights

Inspiration: Inspired by a comfy fire lit living room. Is there anything quite as cozy as curling up beside the fireplace with a good book and a cup of something warm?

Description: Firelit Nights is a clear based topper with scattered holo, red to gold to green shifting shimmer, red to bronze to copper ultrachrome chameleon flakes and red to gold to green iridescent glitter. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Sun Warmed Nook (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by a bright, sunny, and cozy reading nook.

Description: Sun Warmed Nook is a bright yellow crelly base with red to gold to green shifting shimmer, bronze and red to copper micro flecks and it glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I photograph at night, so I did use a UV flashlight to “charge” the nails for the GITD photo.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105

Crystal Knockout | Housecat Homebody

Inspiration: Inspired by the ultimate cozy situation: coffee, crocheting, cardigan, cat. 

Description: Housecat Homebody is a peach crelly base with bronze micro shimmer and chameleon flakes in green, copper, fuchsia and gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The peach in my photos is more orange showing than the polish is. It’s a much lighter tone in person.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Cupcake Polish | Sweet Slumber

Inspiration: Inspired by a cozy pink and silver bedroom

Description: Sweet Slumber is a grey creme base nail polish filled with pink and silver metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dam Nail Polish | Naps on Cloud 9

Inspiration: Inspired by a cozy pillow fort in the clouds

Description: Naps on Cloud 9 is a purple jelly base with ultra reflective silver glitters and assorted white glitters. I used 3 thin coats and. aglossy top coat for these photos.

This does dry down with some texture, so you will need 2 coats of top coat OR a glitter smoothing top coat with regular top coat.

Ultra reflective glitters are similar to what you think of with reflective safety jackets. When light hits it (flash, flashlight or strong lighting in general) it reflects back which makes the glitter sparkle more and stand out.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

Different Dimension | Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Inspiration: Inspired by cozy blankets

Description: Cold Hands, Warm Heart is a dove grey crelly base with pink to gold to green color shifting aurora shimmer and holo micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

DRK Nails | Warm Breeze Cozy Beach (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by a warm sunset at the beach

Description: Warm Breeze Cozy Beach is a deep blue (almost blurple like) when cold to pink toned violet when warm with pink, red, blue and violet iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.90 | Cap: 500

Fair Maiden Polish | Snuggles

Inspiration: Inspired by the cozy Snuggle bear from the fabric softener!

Description: Snuggles is baby blue crelly base packed with bright magenta-gold-green shimmer and iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Garden Path Lacquers | Snow Can Wait

Inspiration: Inspired by a quiet, winter forest on the precipice of the first snow of the season.

Description: Snow Can Wait is a greyed out greenish beige jelly base packed with red to orange to green multichrome shimmer and pink to gold shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Hygge Life

Inspiration: Inspired by the Danish word of Hygge and the life that it represents. The warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. A perfect polish for the everyday/work friendly life that is a palette cleanse from the bold and vibrant. Just a simply delicate and refreshed manicure vibe!

Description: Hygge Life is an ivory crelly with pink under tones loaded with rainbow iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Top Coat

Description: Glisten & Glow top coat is perfect for nail art and stamping and is a long lasting glassy quick dry top coat.  I’ve been using the top coat for 8 years now and it’s never failed me. It dries fast, has a very glossy, high shine and floats well over nail art.

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

Price: $7.50 | Cap: None

Healthy Fawns | Holiday Lights Snacks & Treat Bag

Inspiration: Inspired by “…my two favorite things ever, holiday lights and treats!!”

Description: The Holiday Lights Snacks & Treat Bag is perfect for your favorite holiday treats! The bag measures 8″ wide x 5″ tall x 2″ deep with a twinkling light print outside and waterproof ProSoft FoodSAFE PUL lining. The lining is 100% eco-friendly, lead-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PFAS & PFOA-free.

I am a snacker. I prefer little snacks throughout the day vs large meals. I have snack drawers at work. My old coworkers miss the fact that they no longer have a snack dealer in the office. My new coworkers never knew they needed a snack dealer until I arrived.

I am a snack queen.

This helps me take them on the go.

The inside fabric is really soft but you can also tell by the feel it would be easy to clean/wipe out. It holds a decent amount without being super bulky and it’s nice to put stuff in it and pop it into my purse without the thought of spillage within the actual purse.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 85

Heather’s Hues | Cuddly & Cozy (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by cuddling up under a flannel blanket with a cute dog by my side and drinking warm coffee or tea

Description: Cuddly & Cozy is a black (cold) to deep teal green (warm) jelly based thermal with holo teal glitters and black to red to orange multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Heather’s Hues | WiTs Lotion

Inspiration: Inspired by A mug filled with peppermint hot cocoa

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 Peppermint Hot Cocoa and is described as notes of warm hot chocolate and melted marshmallow followed by hints of peppermint and vanilla bean

This does smell just like what you would imaging peppermint hot cocoa would smell. You get the hot chocolate and then a yummy peppermint mingling with it. I actually made hot cocoa after sniffing this because it made me crave some.


Price: $7.25 | Cap: 50

Indie by Patty Lopes | Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Winter vacation room

Description: Baby, It’s Cold Outside is a deep blackened blue jelly base loaded with red to gold to green aurora shimmer and gold to green magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat and only magnetized the middle 2 nails so you can see the polish both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Jen & Berries | Lifestyle Blogger’s Latte

Inspiration: Inspired by a perfectly composed photo of a lifestyle blogger’s latte

Description: Lifestyle Blogger’s Latte is a taupe like brown crelly with gunmetal and taupe microflakes and holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Jior Couture | Keeping It Cozy (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by cozy Afro -Boho decor

Description: Keeping it Cozy is a blue (cold) to pink (warm) crelly based thermal with chameleon flakes and iridescent micro glitter that both shift pink to orange to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade dries down with a mild texture and may need 2 coats of top coat to smooth.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Hand & Body Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Inspired by Lattes

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.

Caffè Latte Hand & Body Sugar Scrub is inspired by those cozy cups of coffee. A dark, rich espresso scent is lightened by notes of cream and hints of sweet vanilla. A light beige in color, this sugar scrub echoes those artful lattes with a darker tan swirl.

To my nose – this is the perfect coffee-esque type scent without being super bitter like bean water. The balance of espresso and vanilla/cream is perfect and it smells delicious.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Totally Stoked

Inspiration: Inspired by fireplaces

Description: Totally Stoked is a warm red jelly base with red to orange to gold shimmer and holo micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Leesha’s Lacquer | Plaid PJ’s

Inspiration: Inspired by Comfy, cozy plaid pajamas 

Description: Plaid PJ’s is a pink fuchsia-red jelly base with iridescent flakes that shift red to gold to green and a delicate green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I do have clear tips on so it shows just how see-thru the jelly is, however – which more opaque tips and normal lighting, it won’t be as obvious. However – if you have a very VNL – it will show through.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Lemming Lacquer | Sweater Weather

Inspiration: Inspired by dark stormy skies, chills in the wind, and bundling up in sweaters and blankets to watch movies.


Description: Sweater Weather is a storm blue gray creme base with shimmer shifting from pink to peach to gold to green and holographic flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Pie is Home (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Ned the Pie Maker from Pushing Daisies

Description: Pie Is Home is a tri-thermal that shifts from apple red (cold) to a reddish golden (warm) to granny smith greenish chartreuse (hot) creme base with red to orange to green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 130

LynBDesigns | Treat Yourself

Inspiration: Inspired by my favorite cozy blanket

Description: Treat Yourself is a deep blurple jelly base with teal to green to blue to purple shifting shimmer, linear holo and scattered holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

LynBDesigns | Simple Pleasures Wax

Inspiration: Inspired by cozy cinnamon toast and bakery scents

Description: This months wax from LynBDesigns has a scent described as fresh baked bread slathered in butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

The description is pretty accurate – it smells like toasted cinnamon sugar bread. Yum!

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 110

Michelle Mildred Art | Warm & Cozy Beverages Sticker Sheet

Inspiration: Inspired by All the warm & cozy beverages that warm up your soul and your body

Description: These are the cutest stickers and they are nicely made. Instead of the normal paper like stickers – these are vinyls (like Michelle’s other stickers!)

They can be stuck on water-bottles, car exteriors, foreheads, laptops and more!

I used several of them on my laptop (shown below ) and it’s super cute.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 95

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Wake Me Up In Winter

Inspiration: Inspired by very warm and cozy digital art depicting winter

Description: Wake Me Up In Winter is a pale off white crelly base with pink to gold to green chameleon pigment, bronze to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, pink to gold to green aurora shimmer and holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and. aglossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 200

MTK Design | Cuddles (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by knit cashmere blankets

Description: Cuddles is a light terracotta (cold) to butter cream (warm) creme thermal with red shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

My Indie Polish | Puppy Kisses

Inspiration: Inspired by a cute picture of a black and white puppy

Description: Puppy Kisses is a white crelly base with black shreds, black holographic stars, bubblegum pink stars and a mixture of pink glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Each purchase will come with a small bag of extra star glitters. These are heavier, so the extras are so you can do your placement rather than fish. I personally didn’t fish and got 3 or 4 with no effort at all.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Native War Paints | Cozy Christmas

Inspiration: Inspired by my Christmas decor from 2020

Description: Cozy Christmas is a microflake polish with a clear base packed with red, orange, gold, green, blue, purple glitters with rainbow flakes and red to orange to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade dries down with a mild texture and may need 2 coats of top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 150

Night Owl Lacquer | Kitty Snuggles

Inspiration: Inspired by Snuggles with my precious cat Kiki who we rescued last December. 

Description: Kitty Snuggles is a slightly off-white crelly with bright turquoise blue holo glitters and rose gold flakes. I used 3 thin coats and. aglossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | Rosy & Cozy

Inspiration: Inspired by photo of a a relaxing lavender and rose bath

Description: Rosy & Cozy is a dusty mauve crelly with pink shimmer, rose metallic microflakies, holo flakes, and rose glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries down with a mild texture and may need 2 coats of top coat.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Pahlish | Brewster’s Cafe

Inspiration: Inspired by our favorite spot to ride out the winter, Brewster’s Cafe from Animal Crossing!

Description: Brewster’s Cafe is a deep jade cream with iridescent red to pink to orange iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

Paint It Pretty Polish | Fuzzy Slippers

Inspiration: Inspired by slippers

Description: Fuzzy Slippers is a purple jelly base packed with shifting flakes in pink, purple, green and yellow. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 160

Pampered Polishes | Cozy Nights

Inspiration: Inspired by the warmth of a night inside, watching a movie, cuddled up in a blanket

Description: Cozy Nights is a warm toned purple crelly with pink shimmer and holo and iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Penelope Luz | Hot Wine

Inspiration: Inspired by wine drunk hot and seasoned with spices.

Description: Dark Wine is a black to red multichrome jelly base with micro flakes that shift black to red, as well as holographic gold micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 700

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Plaid Season

Inspiration: Inspired by my favorite plaid shirt

Description: Plaid Season is a harvest orange crelly base with indigo-purple shifting shimmers, a hint of holo sparkle, and blue-purple-red ultrachrome chameleon flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Polish Molish | I’m Wine Today

Inspiration: Inspired by mulled wine

Description: I’m Wine Today is a burgundy brown jelly base with holo flecks and orange holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 320

Psyche Minerals | Can You Hear Me?

Inspiration: Inspired by A cozy night under a nice warm blanket watching Doctor Who. (inspiration pictures are in the Psyche Minerals’ FB group)

Description: Can You Hear Me? is a black based jelly multichrome that shifts blue to purple to violet and gold at extreme angles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Da Balm-er by Red Eyed Lacquer | Boozy Hot Chocolate

Inspiration: Inspired by A custom blend of boozy marshmallows and warm hot chocolate.

Description:  Da Balm-er 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.

The December scent is Boozy Hot Chocolate and it’s described as a custom blend of boozy marshmallows and warm hot chocolate.

My nose majorly picks up the hot chocolate scent and there is a bit of underlying boozy scent but its very light to me. I can’t even really say what kind of booze – possibly bourbon? It’s light and just elevates the hot chocolate scent a bit

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 100

Red Eyed Lacquer | Weighted Warmth

Inspiration: Inspired by a weighted blanket

Description: Weighted Warmth is a muted teal crelly with sage to gold shifting shimmer, orange to green shifting flakes and copper metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Rogue Lacquer | Comfy and Snowy

Inspiration: Inspired by a self winter scene 

Description: Comfy and Snowy is a pale lavender scattered holographic with red to gold shimmer and micro holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Rogue Lacquer | Take it Off: Soy Polish Remover

Inspiration: Inspired by my great aunts fresh baked zucchini bread

Description: An alternative to acetone is a soy based nail polish remover. Great for your nails and skin this remover will help with nail health while removing your polish.

Soy Remover does take a bit longer for removal in comparison to traditional removers, but it can be worth it.

Scented with a sweet zucchini bread. One of my fondest memories is baking with my aunt. She always baked fresh zucchini bread and we would curl up by the fire with a glass of milk and fresh baked bread.

I am going to issue this warning cause I have done it (more than once) so just fair warning – if you have anything with that nice, soft, rubberized grip like.. I dunno… a pricey gaming mouse… do not touch it until you have rinsed your hands. Soy based removers can warp/melt/ruin that finish.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: 100

Sassy Sauce Polish | Dip your Tips (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by photo of a glowy hot tub

Description: Dip Your Tips is a sapphire blue (cold) to pale sky blue (warm) crelly based thermal with strong pink to red shifting shimmer and green to blue to violet shifting ghost flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 500

Scofflaw Varnish | Grandma’s Afghan

Inspiration: Grandma’s Afghan

Description: Grandma’s Afghan is a robin egg blue crelly, with glitters of brown, mint, dusty pink, and finished off with a sky blue sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Polish Snowglobe by Starlight and Sparkles | By the Fire Snow Globe Bottle

Inspiration: Inspired by Warm fireplaces and dancing flames

Description: By the Fire is a small snow globe in the shape of a nail polish bottle! It contains red, orange, copper, and gold metallic and holographic glitter, iridescent orange to green glitter, and small gold and red holographic stars. Shake it up and watch the mesmerizing drift of sparkling glitter in colors like flames! The small stars and larger pieces of glitter are heavier, and fall a little more quickly, while the smaller glitters drift more slowly downward.

The cap has a stainless steel eyehook in the top, so you have the option of leaving it as is and setting it somewhere (for example: on a desk, by your keyboard, in easy reach for playing with!), or it can be attached to or hung from something using one of the three included attaching pieces. There is a lanyard clip, a small ball chain with clasp (good for attaching to a purse or tote), and a lobster clasp with a ring on the end (good for using a ribbon to hang it like an ornament).

This is super cute and I love when Issa does these!

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 200

Starlight and Sparkles | Fuzzy Slippers

Inspiration: Inspired by fuzzy slippers! As far as I’m concerned, winter isn’t complete without warm, cozy slippers, and my personal favorite are soft, fuzzy slipper socks!

Description: Fuzzy Slippers is a milky white crelly with white, green, aqua, and blue shimmer, translucent flakes that flash silver, green, and blue, and opaque flakes in white, turquoise, and blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

Supernatural Lacquer | Salt & Burn

Inspiration:

Description: Salt & Burn is a holo base with fiery red to orange to gold shimmer, a mixture of warm toned shifty ultrachrome chameleon and colorshift flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 175

Sweet Heart Polish | Let’s Stay In Bed All Day

Inspiration: Let’s Stay In Bed All Day was inspired by a photo of a luxurious deep berry and golden bronze designed bedroom that looks like it would be pure bliss to spend the day in, enjoying some tea and reading a good book!

Description: Let’s Stay In Bed All Day is a glitter bomb with tones of deep berry, burgundy, gold, and coppers in a clear base. This can be a topper – but I used 3 thin coats alone.

Due to glitter content you might need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 200

The Soapy Chef | Winter is Coming Spa Manicure Treatment

Inspiration: Inspired by Winter

Description: This spa manicure treatment is a combination of an exfoliating treatment and a lovely rich masque. It deeply moisturizes and renews your dry skin and leaves it soft and smooth, after just one use. Simply add warm water and the scrub will transform into a creamy lotion-like texture

Scent notes: wet snow, menthol, woodland moss, spearmint leaves, winter anise, ozone, frosted vanilla, galbanum.

I have a few Spa Manicures from The Soapy Chef and this mint be my favorite. I love treatments with minty notes and for this particular one I can pick up the menthol and woodland moss the most and I love that mint and earthy mix.

Price: $10.00 | Cap None

Unicorn Magic Skincare | Warm Vanilla Sugar Acetone Additive

Inspiration: Inspired by “Wrapped in a soft cozy blanket sipping on a warm drink infront of an open fire.”

Description: The use of acetone can wreak havoc on nails and surrounding skin, leaving those unsightly dry white marks. The use of acetone additive will help diminish the stripping of natural oils from your hands & nails, helping them look healthy and beautiful. Contains skin loving oils such as jojoba & argan oil for maximum benefit.

This acetone additive is in a plastic bottle that you squeeze to dispense. Shake before using, add the desired amount and give the acetone a shake then use.

I do suggest adding a little, testing it to see if it needs more, then add more. I usually add 1/4-1/3 of the 1 ounce bottle to a 10 oz amount of remover (I used zoya remove+)

Warm Vanilla Sugar – decadent warm vanilla, sweet cream with spun sugar and a hint of musk. BBW type.

If you know the BBW scent, then you are familiar with what this one smells like.

Price: $4.95 | Cap: 150

Vibrant Vinyls | Double Bond Base Coat

Inspiration: Inspired by Sweater Weather

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

Snuggle into your favorite comfy sweater as you celebrate the arrival of cooler weather. Fresh sage, Juniper Berry, aromatic Eucalyptus, & Fresh Woods.

This is a slightly sweet woodsy scent and the Juniper Berry, sage and fresh woods are the stronger notes I detect.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Fast & Hard QDTC

Inspiration: Inspired by Sweater Weather

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

Snuggle into your favorite comfy sweater as you celebrate the arrival of cooler weather. Fresh sage, Juniper Berry, aromatic Eucalyptus, & Fresh Woods.

This is a slightly sweet woodsy scent and the Juniper Berry, sage and fresh woods are the stronger notes I detect.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Polish Pickup December 2021 | Warm & Cozy

Again – I apologize for being so late on this – but real life just sometimes throws you off. On top of that, it’s been 4 years of ahead of time PPU posts… so I guess it’s okay.

We will still do a giveaway though – you can use the code for last minute shopping, or save it for next month if you win.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: December 3rd at 11am EST through December 6th at 11:59pm EST

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

Entry is fairly easy – just use the widget below! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST Monday, December 6th at 12:00pm EST!

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78 comments

Stephanie T December 4, 2021 - 3:26 pm

My two must haves were the KBShimmer because I can’t resist a glowy red and Wildflower because Taylor made me a custom over the summer with a basically identical formula to this month’s polish except it was blue instead of pink and I need one in every color now

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Tyesa December 4, 2021 - 4:44 pm

I love them all! Especially the purple polishes!!

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Tyesa December 4, 2021 - 4:47 pm

Purple Lights and all the other purple polishes are my favorites!

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Samantha December 4, 2021 - 5:28 pm

I ordered the snack bag for my 2 year old, unfortunately I had to narrow down my polishes to 4.

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Vicky M December 5, 2021 - 12:31 am

I love Cadillacquer this month

Erica L December 4, 2021 - 3:28 pm

Xmas Warm and Warm Lights by Whatcha!

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Mary Lazarenko December 4, 2021 - 3:29 pm

My #1 must-have is not shown here, and I think sold out- is the red Watcha color. Absolutely stunning. Also lusting after the Baby Snuggles and Snow Day.

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Rebecca Li December 4, 2021 - 3:34 pm

I really like the pahlish one. Wonderful pics. Thanks again!

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glee December 4, 2021 - 3:35 pm

rogue lacquer comfy and snowy <3

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TropicalChrome December 4, 2021 - 3:39 pm

I love the Bluebird this month!

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Wendy Stewart December 4, 2021 - 3:44 pm

The Bees Knees this month is stunning. I really wanted the polish from Music City but it sold out fast. I’m hoping that one comes back for rewind.

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Shawna E December 4, 2021 - 3:47 pm

Polish Molish! And tempted by almost every one of these creams☕

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Savannah F December 4, 2021 - 3:49 pm

My number 1 is Scofflaw’s Grandma’s Afgan

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Connie K December 4, 2021 - 3:54 pm

So many great purples this month! Dam, Rogue, and Baroness X are top of my list.

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Angela L December 4, 2021 - 4:05 pm

My number one this month was BKL’s Solstice Gift. <3

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Sandi Margolis December 4, 2021 - 4:10 pm

BKL, Bluebird and DRK are my favorites this month.

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Jessica S. December 4, 2021 - 4:20 pm

I really like Cadillacquer this month.

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Johanne Beaulieu December 4, 2021 - 4:29 pm

The 2 Cameos are at the top of my list.

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Megan December 4, 2021 - 4:32 pm

My must have this month is the Dany Vianna – love a vampy red!

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Megan December 4, 2021 - 4:32 pm

Ugh, meant Penelope luz!

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Ari Santos December 4, 2021 - 5:26 pm

My must have this Month was Brewster’s Cafe!

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Ashley December 4, 2021 - 4:55 pm

So many great choices this month!

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Maureen December 4, 2021 - 5:09 pm

So many good ones this month. Also loving your new nail length.

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Carolyn Spengler December 4, 2021 - 5:10 pm

The glitter mix in Kitty Snuggles is right up my alley. Although I don’t have a cat. I like my beautiful polishes to be not broken.

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Jodi N. December 4, 2021 - 5:34 pm

My number #1 this month is Kathleen & Co. I’m excited to try a reflective polish.

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Angela I. December 4, 2021 - 5:44 pm

Bluebird Lacquer is at the top of my list!

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Galatea December 4, 2021 - 5:50 pm

Lovely swatches. Thanks for all the work.

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Wanda December 4, 2021 - 5:53 pm

First time ordering Lemming Lacquer so excited for that to arrive and love By Dani Viana’s polish

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Blaire December 4, 2021 - 5:55 pm

My #1 was Effect Topper by Whatcha. Man, oh man, I love those mini almond tips on you! I started with KS and switched to ENC, much less bulky IMO. I hope you enjoy them.

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Alyssa Yanes December 4, 2021 - 6:06 pm

I LOVE Brewster’s Cafe! I might have to go back for Weighted Warmth too…

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Meowidith W December 4, 2021 - 6:42 pm

My must haves were the Garden path lacquer and the alchemy lacquer!

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Jennifer S. December 4, 2021 - 7:11 pm

Cadillacquer Purple Lights is #1 on my list this month!

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Jennifer Lee December 4, 2021 - 7:58 pm

As usual all the purples & thermals have my eye. What a great month!

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Anna L S December 4, 2021 - 8:02 pm

BKL and Pretty Beautiful’s acetone additive are my musts this month!

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Nicole Y December 4, 2021 - 8:16 pm

The sassy sauce is beautiful! I don’t have anything like it❤️

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Tara F December 4, 2021 - 8:22 pm

For December, all the wax melt products (Ribbits Stickits, Saki Cosmetics, Night Owl Lacquer, Tonshi Mountain) are at the top of my list.

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Holly S December 4, 2021 - 9:08 pm

I love Heather’s Hues!

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Alexandra Kalb December 4, 2021 - 11:44 pm

LynB for me, but Supernatural is also hella pretty

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Kelly F December 4, 2021 - 9:28 pm

My top must haves this month were Dam and BKL!

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Meghann McCroskey December 4, 2021 - 9:58 pm

Kathleen and Co is must have.

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Loren H December 4, 2021 - 10:41 pm

I loved My Favorite Yarn. I said I wouldn’t buy any more thermals, but I am a purple lover and both the cold and warm states are gorgeous!! I had to have it.

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Alyson Bermudez December 5, 2021 - 2:43 am

All Mixed Up caught my eye this month. I don’t know why but lately multicolor glitter polishes have been calling to me.

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Teri Birrell December 5, 2021 - 3:24 am

Sooo many great choices this month, was hard to narrow down. But I’m excited for the reflective polishes, especially the Whatcha topper.

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Rebecca D December 5, 2021 - 4:43 am

I had to *really* hold back this month because of the amount of Black Friday shopping I did… I only bought the Bluebird polish but every time I see Rogue I get a little closer to going to back and adding that too

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Johanne Beaulieu December 5, 2021 - 6:23 am

Right? Them holo micro flakes!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Anne F. December 5, 2021 - 4:59 am

Happy 10 years!!! I picked up poetry Cowgirl and KN Shimmer

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Anne F. December 5, 2021 - 8:41 pm

Considering going back for Femme Fatale

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Ashley H. December 5, 2021 - 5:00 am

Both offerings by Whatcha omg!!!

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Jules December 5, 2021 - 5:54 am

I’m most excited for the bees knees Polish!

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Liz D December 5, 2021 - 6:00 am

Sweater weather top coat sounds so good!

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Johanne Beaulieu December 5, 2021 - 6:22 am

KBShimmer was the first one in my cart ☺️

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Nicole L. December 5, 2021 - 6:29 am

Love the Kathleen and co polish this month. Hoping to see more reflective polishes in the future.

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Amy S. December 5, 2021 - 6:50 am

Love the KB Shimmer and Garden Path Lacquer Red to orange to pink shades! Also love this month’s light purple sparkly Rogue Lacquer!

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Erin C December 5, 2021 - 6:59 am

Definitely the Rogue Lacquer! It really reminds me of a snowy day at dusk, when the sky is all purple-y pink!

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Amanda D December 5, 2021 - 7:43 am

My number one must have this month is the Vibrant Vinyls topcoat….the scent description sounds wonderful and I love it when she does those not-super-sweet scents!

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Dana M December 5, 2021 - 7:49 am

Alchemy lacquers really grew on me! Def getting that and the rogue

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Maria December 5, 2021 - 8:52 am

Lynbdesigns polish

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Emma B December 5, 2021 - 9:45 am

Alchemy was a must have for me, along with the Hit the Bottle stamping polish and the Apipila stamping plate. I was at the hospital when the UK site went live and was worried I might miss one of them as they were all capped, but I didn’t.

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Ruthi klassert December 5, 2021 - 1:08 pm

Beautiful swatches!

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TropicalChrome December 5, 2021 - 1:47 pm

Rogue is drop dead gorgeous!

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Sandi Margolis December 5, 2021 - 2:18 pm

Already bought my DRK, Bluebird and BKL.

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Lindsay C. December 5, 2021 - 3:43 pm

I love the Glisten and Glow this month

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Alida-Jane December 5, 2021 - 4:00 pm

My favorite is the By Dani Vianna!

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Suzanna D December 5, 2021 - 4:19 pm

Both the lyn b designs wax and polish are speaking to me this month!

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WENDY LAUFERSWEILER December 5, 2021 - 4:24 pm

I had to get the By Dany Vianna “Faitylit” because I can’t resist a good green!

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Eve December 5, 2021 - 4:34 pm

Thank you for always giving your thoughts about scented products beyond just the maker’s description, it’s really helpful!

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Angela I. December 5, 2021 - 4:39 pm

I love Rogue Lacquer!

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Rachel Malinak December 5, 2021 - 5:15 pm

Be Danny vianna

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Erica L December 5, 2021 - 6:01 pm

Mallow-Dramatic by Nailed It! is gorgeous!

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Seddon T. December 5, 2021 - 6:55 pm

I fell in love with Bunny Slippers by Wildlower Lacquer!

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Carolyn Spengler December 5, 2021 - 7:16 pm

I’m loving the reflective glitters in The Watcha topper and Kathleen and Co. Hygge Lights!

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Andrea S. December 5, 2021 - 7:40 pm

The polishes are so good this month. My favorite is Snow Can Wait from Garden Path.

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Daina L. December 5, 2021 - 8:11 pm

Had to have the Dam polish and the Whatcha.

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Irma December 5, 2021 - 8:41 pm

The LynB was my must have this month, but the BKL and Whacha were a right up there too!

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Connie K December 5, 2021 - 8:49 pm

Only 1 IPU item for me this month. I’ve been waiting for just the right scent to try the WiTS lotion and chocolate peppermint is it!!

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Meghann McCroskey December 5, 2021 - 10:10 pm

Vibrant vinyls top coat looks good.

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Lindsay C. December 6, 2021 - 6:17 am

The KBShimmer Scrub!

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Angela I. December 6, 2021 - 8:13 am

Loving the shimmer and holo in BCB Lacquers!

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