Polish Pickup February 2020 | Flora & Fauna

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples for Polish Pickup
February 2020 | Flora & Fauna
Disclosure: I am a paid employee of Polish Pickup for their Social Media. While this post isn’t sponsored, I am an employee of their shop

It’s that time again, and I’m always shocked at how fast it sneaks up on me. I’m talking about Polish Pickup February 2020! Flora & Fauna is the theme – so it’s about the plant and animal life this month.

As of now (when I start typing this post) I have 101 items to share, but I’m still waiting on 5-7 items to arrive. Basically I’m in tax season now during my day job which won’t deter me from doing these massive Polish Pickup posts, but I do need to start typing a lot earlier to get things moving. The posts alone take roughly 8 hours, so if I start now, I might get done by tomorrow night with all of my breaks and my work schedule.

As far as I am aware – I think I’m still waiting on Bluebird Lacquer, Girly Bits (2 items), Grace-full Nail Polish, Luna Wax, and Emily de Molly.

I will have a giveaway at the end of the post like usual, so make sure you stick around for that.

This month I switched it up a bit and did each polish both glossy and matte. I only did 2 photos for matte to show them because that already brings us up to 7 photos per polish and… that’s a lot. I’m going to try to do this each month, however I went through a full bottle of matte top coat plus dipped into the start of a new bottle – and I basically need to buy a lot more matte top coat to continue it. I’m hoping to hit up Sally’s or something this weekend and seeing what a good price is to buy in bulk.

This is an EXTREMELY photo heavy post. As of right now it’s 101 items with 3-7 photos PER item (majority has 7 though.) 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 February Shop will open on February 7th and close February 10th.

For all photos shown, I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, either Vibrant Vinyls or Cuticula top coat, and Tonic Polish Velvet Matte Top Coat unless otherwise specified.

Let’s get this show on the road!

77 Nail Lacquer | Call Of The Wild

Inspiration: Inspiration comes from an elk painting by Iris Scott.

Description: Call Of The Wild is a black jelly based scattered holographic with golden shimmer, iridescent microglitter and silver holo microbar glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat. I didn’t experience any issue with the bars curling or adding any texture to the polish.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 115 US / 5 UK

1850 Artisan Polish | Sedum (Thermal)

Inspiration: The Sedum Plant

Description: Sedum is a thermal that transitions from pale green tinged silver (warm) to a blue-green (cold) that has a blue multichrome effect, as well as scattered holographic microflakes, and multichrome flakes that shift from emerald green to gold, rose gold, and pink. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Alchemy Lacquers | Tridacna Maxima

Inspiration: The maxima clam

Description: Tridacna Maxima is a royal blue jelly base with multi-sized silver holographic glitter and a pink to orange to gold to green shimmer with a scattered linear holographic finish. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The blue base is deeper in person. Since it’s jelly, the light passing through the polish lightened the color a bit.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 45 US / 5 UK

All Mixed Up Lacquer | Secret Garden

Inspiration: Photo of a piano covered in flowers

Description: Secret Garden is a semi sheer grey crelly base filled with scattered holo and glitters ranging from micro to large in a rainbow explosion of colors in square and hex shapes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 120 US / 10 UK

Alter Ego Nail Enamel | Daffodils Peek Through The Leaves

Inspiration: My own daffodil field

Description: Daffodils Peek Through The Leaves is an emerald green shimmery base with gold flakes mixed in. In some lighting the base appears to be more teal. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 72

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Ego Boosts Soap

Inspiration: My own daffodil field

Description: Ego Boosts Soap in Daffodils Through The Leaves is a hand created signature formula soap with bright green and yellow swirls. Unscented so those with sensitivities can use without issue as well.

Price: $4.00 | Cap: 33 US / 5 UK

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Shake It, Nudibranch

Inspiration: inspired by the beautiful yet strange Spanish Shawl Nudibranch – a toxic, hermaphroditic sea slug that swims by violently thrashing its body back and worth in a c-shape. The result is a truly unique dance that looks like a fancy purple and orange rug being vigorously shaken out!

Description: Shake It, Nudibranch is a vivid blurple to red to copper to gold shifting multichrome with iridescent flakes that shift orange to pink to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Baroness X | Acetone Additive

Inspiration: We’re pulling inspo from both sides of the theme this month, sweet purple figs (flora) and honey from bees (fauna).

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

I personally use mine mostly in Zoya Remove+ remover – it’s not just for pure acetone.

This months scent is Purple Fig & Honey. Purple fig with top notes of warm honey and a slight touch of ginger in a sugary vanilla base. This month’s Acetone Antidote comes in a purple ombre glass bottle.

This is a lighter scent and honey and vanilla are the notes I detect most, then a hint of fig. It smells really nice.

Price: $4.25 | Cap: None

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Spriggan Lip Balm Tint

Inspiration: the Burnt Spriggans from Skyrim

Description: Spriggan is an unscented lip balm tinted a sheer, deep, brownish red with golden bronze shimmer. For the photo below, I applied 2 coats on my lips to reach the color shown.

This is one of the sheerer shades that I can think of for the lip tints done for Polish Pickup, but it’s very wearable for a variety of people and you can layer it up for more color.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: No Cap

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Look At His Little Boots!

Inspiration: the Dwarven mud crab pet you can get in Skyrim and how excited I was to see his accessories

Description: Look At His Little Boots! is a dark, denim blue grey crelly base with copper to green shimmer and gold flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Beyond The Nail | Orchid Mantis Punch

Inspiration: The orchid mantis – the fauna that looks like flora!

Description: Orchid Mantis Punch is a sheer pink jelly base with strawberry pink shimmer, rainbow iridescent flakes and bubblegum pink microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 100 US / 20 UK

Bluebird Lacquer | Fishing for Compliments

Inspiration: Inspired by Chinese Dwarf King Fisher

Description: Fishing for Compliments is a thermal that goes from bright purple (cold) to neon pink (warm) with a light scattered holo and blue to purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

BLUSH Lacquers | By The Light Of The Moon

Inspiration: Moonflowers

Description: By The Light Of The Moon is an aqua to blue-violet to bright purple shifting multichrome with hints of red and gold at the far edges and packed with holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: No Cap

By Vanessa Molina | Ocean Is Magic (Thermal)

Inspiration: image illustrates ocean fauna and tropical sea

Description: Ocean Is Magic is a turquoise (cold) to colorless (warm) jelly based thermal with a ton of iridescent flakes mixed in that spark off shades of gold, pink, blue and purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

By Vanessa Molina | PEEL OFF

Inspiration: image of fauna that does skin exchange

Description: PEEL OFF is a peel off base coat which is perfect for swatchers like me! It does contain latex, so if you have a latex allergy, this isn’t for you. Goes on white and dries clear so it doesn’t alter the polish color – then it easily peels off when ready to remove. This can also be used to protect cuticles for stamping/gradients if you apply around the cuticle line and let dry.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Cadillacquer | Blue Poppy (Thermal)

Inspiration: The Himalayan Blue Poppy flower

Description: Blue Poppy is a medium blue (cold) to colorless (warm) thermal, with red color shifting shimmer and gold iridescent chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Feathers In The Foliage

Inspiration: Image of a colourful red Macaw among leaves.

Description: Feathers In The Foliage is a vibrant lime-ish leafy green crelly, full of a variety of ultrachrome flakes, gold metallic micro flakes, and silver holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: Cap: 140 US / 10 UK

Colores de Carol | Double Trouble

Inspiration: Inspired by the split-colour Cardinal that is half male, half female.

Description: Double Trouble is a soft dove grey crelly with copper shimmer and Aurora shimmer, matte orange glitter, neon red dots and crystal red glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250 US / 20 UK

Crystal Knockout | Blue Springs & Manatees

Inspiration: Florida’s manatees

Description: Blue Springs & Manatees is a shimmery aqua jelly base with a green glow, holographic silver and turquoise glitter, and iridescent color shifting flakes in teal, green, and blue. I used 2 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Crystal Knockout | Sunkissed Blooms

Inspiration: The tulip fields of the Netherlands

Description: Sunkissed Blooms is an effect topper with a strong pink-violet aurora shimmer and iridescent color shifting flakes in violet, red, orange, and gold. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Cupcake Polish | Bluebonnet

Inspiration: Texas Bluebonnets glowing at dusk

Description: Bluebonnet is a medium blue jelly base packed with iridescent shimmer that shifts from pink to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a slightly deeper blue base in person.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Power Couple Duo

Inspiration: Inspired by Tropical Birds

Description: The Power Couple duo includes Mic Drop Base Coat and Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat. The scent this month is Hawaiian Punch, which smells almost exactly like the bright red drink. As soon as you smell it, it will remind you of it, I promise!

Mic Drop Base Coat is a 5 Free base that is a ridge filler and sticky bond base coat combined. Limitless Top Coat is a 5 Free quick dry top coat that dries fast and can be used with nail art if you float the top coat on.

Fun fact – I was addicted to Hawaiian Punch while I was pregnant – so the scent made me smile. It’s a fruity blend of pineapple, papaya, guava, orange, apple, apricot, passion fruit, and cherries. Super sugary sweet.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Confection Nail Fortifier

Inspiration: Inspired by Tropical Birds.

Description: The scent of the Confection Nail Fortifier matches The Power Couple Duo – Hawaiian Punch!
Confection Nail Fortifier is a non greasy creamy formula fortified to help keep nails strong and cuticles soft and moisturized.

You will receive it in a 1 oz jar and it smells so yummy you’ll be tempted to taste it, but I do have to advise against it.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: None

Dark Moon Esscentuals | Banana Coconut Instant Facial

Inspiration:

Description: This is a facial cleaners/mask and my combo skin is loving it.It’s hydrating without leaving that greasy/residue feeling behind. It does have a gentle exfoliant in it (Organic Brown Rice Flour) for an extra smooth feel.

To Use: Grab a walnut sized amount and massage into dry skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then add water to moisten. Wipe off with a washcloth and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

This is completely unscented and will be in a 2oz container.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 40

Different Dimension | You Betta Werk

Inspiration: Betta Fish

Description: You Betta Werk is a pale turquoise creme based linear holographic loaded with iridescent color shifting flakes, multichrome flakes, aurora shimmers and holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Dollish Polish | Life Uh, Finds A Way

Inspiration: Inspired by the Tallankasaurus Goldbumus in his natural habitat, lounging seductively.

Description: Life Uh, Finds A Way is an olive creme base packed with red to green to gold aurora shimmer, micro holo glitter and flakes, as well as red to copper to green to gold ultra chrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

DRK Nails | All The Pink, Please

Inspiration: A Pink Forest

Description: All The Pink, Please is a bright fuchsia linear holographic base mixed with iridescent pink to orange to gold flakes, holographic microflakes and red shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.80 | Cap: 150 US / 10 UK

Esmaltes da Kelly | Butterfly Wings

Inspiration: Butterfly Wings images

Description: Butterfly Wings is a clear base with holographic flakes in pink, blue, red, gold, silver holographic, as well as red to orange iridescent flakes and navy galaxy glitter. I used 3 thin coats for these photos, and the EdK glitter smoothing topper duo from last month for a nice, smooth finish.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 20 UK

Ethereal Lacquer | Ophidia

Inspiration: Snake Image

Description: Ophidia is a sheer milky white crelly base with a strong red, copper to green shimmer. The shimmer is stronger in person. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Fair Maiden Polish | So So-fish-ticated (Thermal)

Inspiration: picture of a fairy wrasse fish

Description:  So So-fish-ticated is a blurple (cold) to light orchid (warm) thermal with iridescent flakes and shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Flirtin’ Cosmetics | Glofish

Inspiration: GloFish fluorescent fish are born in the mist brilliant bright colors! They are not injected or dyed. They inherit their harmless, lifelong color from a fluorescence gene from their parents.

Description: Glofish is a deep blue jelly base with fluorescent glitters ranging from micro to large size and sea blue hex glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a slightly darker blue in person, since it’s a jelly base – the light passes through all layers and makes it appear lighter than it is.

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

Ginger Fizz Boutique | Fairy Godmothers

Inspiration: Sleeping Beauty was one om my first princes dolls. I still sometimes catch myself singing—Once Upon a Dream. But my favorite part about Sleeping Beauty is that she had not one but three fairy godmothers—Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. Since Sleeping Beauty is often seen sleeping with a rose in her hands and she was renamed Briar Rose, the scent choice for this wax brittle had to be roses. Enjoy this sweet scent will hanging out with your prince charming or waiting for him to find you!

Description: Fairy Godmothers wax is a white wax sprinkled with pink rose petals, and the scent is sweet, fresh cut roses and vanilla. It’s a classic and romantic scent. The rose scent isn’t super strong and ‘grandmother’ like at all – it’s well balanced and makes a nice home scent.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 75 US / 25 UK

Girly Bits | Fireweed

Inspiration: I took inspiration from the magic and wonder of Banff National Park, Canada. It’s filled with beautiful lakes of aqua and turquoise, majestic mountains, and acres upon acres of wildflowers and wildlife. I was inspired specifically by an image of fireweed by Lake Louise, which is where one of my daughters currently lives and works as a concierge. Fireweed is often the first plant life to grow after the devastation of wildfires, and it has been used for years by First Nations people to treat burns and other skin conditions because of its anti inflammatory properties.

Description: Fireweed is a beautiful pastel pinky lavender base with a shift that goes from aqua to fuchsia, as well as aqua-blue-green-pink iridescent flakes and holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Girly Bits | Glitter Globe Pen

Inspiration: Inspired by Fireweed by Lake Louise, in Banff National Park Canada.

Description: This pen features a rainbow/multi-chrome barrel, silver hardware, and contains a custom mix of aquatic iridescent glitter in pink, aqua and purple that float in the clear top half of the barrel. It is nicely weighted in your hand, and has smooth flowing ball point tip with black ink. The ink cartridge is replaceable making this pen more eco friendly than most disposable pens.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 80

Glisten & Glow | Cuticle Remover Pen & Cuticle Oil Pen Duo

Inspiration: N/A

Description: The scent for this month’s duo is Pomegranate Punch, which is a custom blend of the tangy fruity yet light and refreshing pomegranate with twist of orange zest. I need someone to make this for me as a drink, cause it smells delicious and refreshing. I definitely smell the pomegranate and a citrus zing to it.

Glisten & Glow’s cuticle remover softens and removes excess cuticle as well as eponychium skin and comes in an easy to use twist-up pen style applicator. The cuticle oil is in the same style twist up pen – and I actually keep this duo in my desk drawer at work. It’s very easy to carry.

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

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

I would show a before and after, but I’m actually incredibly anal about my nail care and use remover every Sunday, plus push back every other day – so I didn’t have enough on the nail to show a before/after shot.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: No Cap

Glisten & Glow | Pink Gerbera Daisies

Inspiration: Pink Gerbera Daisies are my favorite flower! I love the bright bold color of the pedals with dark contrast of the center of the flower. They were my wedding flowers also! They bring a smile to your face when you see them and brighten any room!

Description: Pink Gerbera Daisies is a bright neon pink glitter crelly base packed with various size and shape black glitters and black holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a deeper pink in person. It’s bright, so it photographed like a neon (which makes the color correcting harder.)

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Grace-full Nail Polish | Floral Dreams

Inspiration: Inspired by a wedding bouquet

Description: Floral Dreams is a tri thermal moving from burgundy when cold to magenta – red then to mauveish lavender when warm. There are red, cooper and gold chrome chameleon flakes throughout. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Great Lakes Lacquer | The Greatest Gift And Honor

Inspiration: Inspired by the magnolia, the name was lifted from Mulan. “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter”.

Description: The Greatest Gift and Honor is a pale petal pink pastel multichrome with shifts of aqua, lilac, fuchsia and a bit of gold at the edges. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Heather’s Hues | La Mesange de Sophie (Thermal)

Inspiration: Leptopoecile sophiae, commonly known as the white-browed tit-warbler bird

Description: La Mesange de Sophie is a heather purple (cold) to a dusty watermelon pink (warm) that’s filled with an iridescent violet-pink-gold-green shimmer and a touch of violet-blue flakes that glow in the base . I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Heather’s Hues | WiTs Lotion

Inspiration: Oncidium Sharry Baby, aka the chocolate orchid

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.

This month’s scent is Chocolate Orchid and it’s a unique and fresh blend of light floral mixed with warm milk chocolate undertones to create a beautiful, clean fragrance.

My nose picks up the floral blend first, then the chocolate is an afterthought in the scent, it kind of mellows out the floral.

***CONTAINS OILS DERIVED FROM SEEDS/NUTS***

Price: $6.50 | Cap: 30 US / 5 UK

Heaven Scent Treasures | Roll On Perfume

Inspiration: The Last Unicorn movie/Book

Description: The Unicorn Lived in a Lilac Wood is a hand crafted blend of Apples & Oak, and Lilac. Imagine walking in a apple orchard that’s next to a lilac field.

My nose picks up the lilac scent most, but the apple scent gives it a fresh, juicy twist. It has silver flecks that are left behind when rolling it on. If you don’t want it to leave on any shimmer, don’t shake it up – just let the shimmer settle at the bottom. It mixes back up easily if you want to swap back and forth between shimmer.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: No Cap

Hit The Bottle | TIddalik’s Laugh

Inspiration: Green and gold bell frog of Southeastern Australia

Description: Tiddalik’s Laugh is a bright lime to grass green stamping polish with a gold shimmer. Can also be worn as a regular polish, opaque in one coat. I used it alone on the index and pinkie nails and stamped over a black creme on the middle and ring fingers.

Plate used is What’s Up Nails B018 Fields of Flowers

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 200 US / 15 UK

Hit The Bottle | Black Undies

Inspiration: N/A

Description: Black Undies is a black peel off base coat. This is a one coater, and I only used 1 coat for my photos. While the 10 minute time to fully dry may sound like a lot, if you think about it – a 1 coat black peel off base eliminates the need for base coat and 1-2 coats of creme – which would run about the same amount of time or longer.

This is a water based peel off base coat that last much longer than the latex peel offs, plus they removed the need for a base color under your glitters.

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

Jior Couture | Avian Kaleidoscope (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Kaleidoscope hummingbird

Description: Avian Kaleidoscope is a soft holo multichrome that shifts purple to gold to tan-green with various color micro flakes and multichrome micro flakes, plus it has a soft purple/pink magnetic pull. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Jreine Cosmetics | Blooms of Serenity

Inspiration: inspired by a close up color splash of a dandelion

Description: Blooms of Serenity is a super shifty pastel multichrome that shifts violet, fuchsia, gold and green, plus a hint of blue at extreme angles with a pale grey scattered holo base. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: TBA

Jreine Cosmetics | Pixie Magic Kit

Inspiration:

Description: Pixie Magic Kit in Majestic is a pigment powder that shifts copper to gold to green to lime and aqua at extreme angles. Kit comes with .30 grams of pixie powder, a 5ml bottle of super base and an applicator.

I used the powder over a green tinged grey creme (almost like an army green tinge)

Price: $15.00 | Cap: TBA

Kathleen & Co | Glandiflora

Inspiration: hydrangeas

Description: Grandiflora is a fuchsia base with blue to purple to pink shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Due to the shimmer, the base color seems to “change” in various lighting going to a deeper fuchsia, brighter pink or almost lavender tinged grape purple.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 150 US / 5 UK

KBShimmer | Let It Beetle

Inspiration: Cetonia aurata beetle

Description: Let It Beetle is a gold to green to aqua to blue multichrome. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Freesia

Description: This month’s scent for the KBShimmer Sugar Scrub is Freesia! It starts with that distinctly bright and floral freesia note. Hints of muguet (lily of the valley) and white musk deepen the tone.

I really pick up the freesia and white musk scents and it’s really good.

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.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Lemming Lacquer | The Rainbow Fish

Inspiration: Rainbow Fish

Description: The Rainbow Fish is a medium blue crelly based scattered holographic with aqua and pink crystal flakes, as well as pink shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | The Final Sacrifice

Inspiration: Florence and the Machine’s “Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)”

Description: The FInal Sacrifice is a blue-leaning green base (although not quite teal) filled with multichrome and Aurora shimmer that shifts red to gold to green and linear holographic pigment. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | This Is A Gift

Inspiration: Inspired by the “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” music video from Florence and the Machine.

Description: This is a Gift is a flake topper filled with iridescent flakes that shift between green, blue, and purple, and holographic microflakes. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Lotion of Immortality Trio

Inspiration: Ghibli

Description: Lotion of Immortality is a thick moisturizing lotion, wonderful on cuticles and hands or anywhere else! Made with Shea butter, Aloe, and love. You don’t need much, only use 1/4 tsp for both hands, or half that for just your cuticles.

This month we have a trio of 20g Lotion of Immortality jars.

Soot Sprite Shenanigans – Happy little helping hands, just add candy! Includes notes of sweetened fruits including pear, kiwi, raspberry, grape, and peach, plus a hint of jasmine and lily.

To my nose, this is a light, candy sweet lotion. Reminds me of NERDS candy almost with a very slight floral undertone.

She Likes My Spark – Perfectly toasted marshmallows and burning embers. Includes notes of ooey-gooey toasted marshmallows with mellow hints of burning wood.

This one surprised me. It smells like a campfire that has fizzled out, that smokey scent mixed with wet wood – like it was put out by water, and a very light hint of marshmallows.

Keeper of the Forest – Gentle rainfall as you rest in a hidden tree hollow. Includes notes of forest foliage and a hint of cedar.

Very unisex and earthy. It has the forest greenery scent and I can definitely detect the cedar.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 100

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Soot Sprite Shenanigans

Inspiration: Soot Sprites

Description: Soot Sprite Shenanigans! is a black jelly base with a ton of pink to gold to green color-shifting flakes and scattered holo. It will come with a clamshell of tiny pink, white, green, and yellow stars as well as a tiny bag of candy. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 300 US / 15 UK

Luna Wax | Butterfly Garden

Inspiration: Inspired by Butterflies eating fruit

Description: Can I just say – I LOVE this style of wax? It’s super cute. Butterfly Garden is a scoopable wax scented in Pineapple, Strawberry and Coconut with little wax butterflies, Fruit on a bed of “grass” and “dirt.”

This particular wax smells almost like a tropical smoothie to me. The pineapple and coconut are the more dominant scents to my nose and I barely detect the strawberry. The coconut is probably the scent I notice first. It’s very soothing and really well done.

You will get the little shovel scoop with purchase as well.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 45

LynBDesigns | Single and Ready to Flamingle (Thermal)

Inspiration: Flamingos!

Description: Single and Ready to Flamingle is a warm purple (cold) to bright magenta (warm) thermal with aurora shimmer that shifts from red to gold, silver holo micro shreds, and red to gold to orange to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 US / 5 UK

LynBDesigns | Toucan Play That Game

Inspiration: Toucans

Description: Toucan Play That Game is a a red to green aurora shimmer topper with blue to green to gold and pink to orange to gold shifting flakes. I used 1 coat over a black creme.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 100 US / 10 UK

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Deer Mountain

Inspiration: Inspired by beautiful scenery of deers

Description: Deer Mountain is a dusty turquoise crelly base with pink to gold to green chameleon shimmer, orange to gold to green clear chameleon flakes, bronze to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes and holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 110 US / 10 UK

Moon Shine Mani | Splendid Sunbird (Solar)

Inspiration: inspired by the beautiful Splendid Sunbird native to Africa, Asia, and Australia

Description: Spendid Sunbird is a solar polish shifting soft grey when indoors to a darker space blue when outdoors and filled with multichrome flakes shifting green to blue and aurora shimmer shifting purple to teal. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

MTK Design | Marriage of Flora & Favonius (Magnetic)

Inspiration: image of wood sprite and buck

Description: Marriage of Flora & Favonius is a dusty cranberry crelly base with shifting magnetic shimmer of green to blue to pink and a shifting sparkle in gold to copper to pink. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a more subtle magnetic that won’t have a super defined line.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 75 US / 5 UK

My Indie Polish | Dahlias For Days (Thermal)

Inspiration: Beautiful dahlias that my son bought me for our garden.

More from Tanya: My son has autism helped in coming up with a colour concept for this thermal beauty. He is now 13 and the things that he likes aren’t generally what other people like. He loves flowers. It is a passion him and I both share. For one of his school fundraisers he had the opportunity to buy flowers and bought the most beautiful dahlias you’ve ever seen. This colour is almost an exact match

Description: Dahlias For Days is a light-medium pinky peach when cold to soft pastel neutral yellow when warm with a very light touch of gold shimmer and micro gold crystal flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: TBA

My Stunning Nails | Sunflower

Inspiration:Sunflowers

Description: Sunflower is a golden yellow shimmery base with gold flakes, rose gold and brown micro glitter and holo micro glitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

There is a mild texture to this polish, but 1 coat of top coat should smooth it over.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 75 US / 15 UK

Nail Hoot | Rockin’ Robin

Inspiration: Robin Eggs

Description: Rockin’ Robin is a delicate, but still vibrant robins egg blue with matte black glitters in hex and square mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.49 | Cap: None for US / 50 UK

Nailed It Nail Polish | I Got Lei’d

Inspiration: Hawaiian Flower Lei

Description: I Got Lei’d is a purple jelly base packed with red to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes and a red to gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 150 US / 20 UK

Native War Paints | Blooming Sunrise

Inspiration: Purple Flowers in the morning light

Description: Blooming Sunrise is a cool toned lavender purple with copper shimmer and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 150 US / 25 UK

Necessary Evil Polish | Flight Of The Monarch

Inspiration: Monarch Butterfly Image

Description: Flight of the Monarch is a deep blue crelly base with scattered holo and flakes, and a blue to purple to gold aurora shift, as well as orange iridescent micro flecks. The aurora gives the base an almost blurple appearance. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Necessary Evil Polish | Monarch Sanctuary

Inspiration: Monarch Butterfly Image

Description: Monarch Sanctuary is a soy wax shaped like flowers and scented with gardenia! This is a true gardenia scent, and has amazing throw.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

NeVerMind Polish | That Precious Green Child

Inspiration: Our favorite little chicky nuggie loving green guy.

Description: That Precious Green Child is a pastel lime-ish green with a blush shimmer and red and pink aurora shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap 200 US / 50 UK

Night Owl Lacquer | One Owl Of A Day

Inspiration: Owls, specifically an adorable struggling one that’s having a rough day.

Description: One Owl Of A Day is an antique white crelly filled with gold to copper to green shifting crystal chameleon flakes, gold to green and aqua to green crystal flakes and copper shimmer flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | Feathered Flight

Inspiration: Hummingbird

Description: Feathered Flight is a charcoal crelly base with rainbow iridescent flakes, violet to red to purple to orange color shifting flakes, copper holo glitters, and a touch of scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 150 US / 20 UK

Pahlish | Breath Of The Wild

Inspiration: Inspired by  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Description: Breath of the Wild is a soft sage green with dense copper to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Paint It Pretty Polish | Forget Me Not

Inspiration: Forget Me Not Flowers

Description: Forget Me Not is a sheer blue jelly base with blue to purple to pink aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Pampered Polishes | And Merryweather

Inspiration: Flora, Fauna & Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty

Description: And Merryweather is a medium sky blue crelly base with scattered holo and red to copper to green to gold multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade isn’t quite as bright in person, it’s a touch lighter.

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

Paradox Soap Company | The Monarch Soap

Inspiration: Monarch Butterfly Image

Description: The Monarch is a gardenia scented soap that shows off black, blue and orange swirls in an offwhite background. It has small pearl like pieces at the top.

This soap lathers nicely and leaves your hands smelling amazing. It smells like true gardenia.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: TBA

Peachtree Polish | Lilacs In Bloom

Inspiration: Inspired by the first time I saw lilac bushes when I visited Wisconsin.  Being born and raised in Georgia I had never seen them.  They don’t grow in Georgia.  When they are in bloom you can smell their sweet fragrance for miles!

Description: Lilacs In Bloom is a lavender crelly with matte green and holographic glitters that’s packed with blue to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: TBA

Penelope Luz | Oilplux

Inspiration: Flora is a great and wonderful natural pharmacy.

Description: Oilplux is an oil treatment for cuticles and nails. The oil is fully vegetable, without parabens and petrolatum, has 5 vegetable / essential oils and others green ingredients. Soft to the touch and helps nails grow tougher.

This is a really rich oil that works quite well on cuticles, and I’ve been using it nightly since it arrived. Before bed, I apply a small drop to each nail and massage in and let sit, then massage it in more. A little goes a long way. It’s unscented.

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

Penelope Luz | Rose Garden

Inspiration: My mother’s rose garden that marked my childhood, I was delighted with those roses and it was the first time I loved the Nature.

Description: Rose Garden is a medium olive green crelly base with holo pigment and multi sized fuchsia and red holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 480 US / 20 UK

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten 

Inspiration: Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten Meme

Description: Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten is a lavender toned taupe crelly base packed with a rainbow of neon matte glitters and red-orange-gold-green iridescent ghost flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 50 US / 10 UK

Polish Molish | The Black Stork

Inspiration: The black stork is a large bird. Their plumage is black with a purplish green sheen. Also they have bright pink or red legs, long, straight, pointed beaks and skin around its eyes. Since 1998, the black stork has been rated as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

Description: The Black Stork is a black jelly scattered holographic with flakes with shift from pink to green and iridescent flakes with shift from blue to green, green shimmer and tiny black glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap 150 US / 15 UK

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Fruit Cocktail Wax Sampler

Inspiration:

Description: The Fruit Cocktail Wax Sampler is 15 pieces of delectable mouth watering fruity goodness! Use one wax sample at a time in a small wax warmer or create your own custom fruit blend in a larger one.  Scents include: Banana Kiwi, Blackberry, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Cherry Limeade, Coconut Lime Verbena, Cotton Candy, Fruit Loops, Ginger Lime, Happy Apple, Happy Grape, Lemon, Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Peach Meringue, Pineapple & Watermelon Sorbet.

Mixing and matching with this is fun. I’ve tried a couple different combos and so far my favorite is Pineapple & Cotton Candy melted together.

Each are individually wrapped like little candies.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 45 US / 5 UK

SCENT LIST

Lemon – Fresh tart and juicy lemons, warm vanilla extract and a hint of sugar blended with fresh cream.
Pineapple – Fresh pineapple meets creamy coconut milk & peach agave nectar followed by a hint of ozone, musk and vanilla.
Cotton Candy – Sticky sweet vanilla aroma with light fruity notes.
Peach Meringue – Fresh peach nectar and golden apricot blend with juicy nectarine followed by notes of rich vanilla and heavy cream.
Cherry Limeade – Fruity nuances of tart, juicy cherry mingle expertly with bright, tasty tonalities of crisp, citrusy lime.
Oatmeal Milk & Honey – Wholesome oatmeal open to creamy milk and sweet, golden honey followed by warm, nutty almonds completes this delightful blend.
Coconut Lime Verbena – A citrus bouquet of lime, kumquat, grapefruit, lemon, with a soft floral undertone of jasmine, on a background of musk and sandalwood.
Black Raspberry Vanilla – Ripe, juicy black raspberries with notes of creamy vanilla musk.
Watermelon Sorbet – Juicy, ripe watermelon and honeydew mixed with kiwi and strawberries on top of a bed of heady tropical flowers, white musk, and vanilla sugar.
Blackberry – Sweet fresh-picked blackberries straight from the forest.
Happy Apple – Tangy yet sweet green apple mingle with pineapple and peach followed by pear, nectarine and strawberry and topped off with banana and vanilla.
Happy Grape – Ripe, juicy grape and strawberry combine with peach, raspberry and pineapple with a base of orange flowers and grape jam.
Fruit Loops – Sugary-sweet top notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit. Middle notes of lavender, orange and milled corn with a base of smooth vanilla complemented by hints of sandalwood.
Ginger Lime – Bright and zesty lemon-lime blend combined with warm honeyed ginger.Banana Kiwi – The aroma of fresh banana with a base note of tart kiwi.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Neon Rainbow

Inspiration: Rainbow Tulips

Description: Neon Rainbow is a semi sheer white crelly is loaded with a glowy gold to greenish shimmer, scattered holographic pigment and micro flakes, as well as a custom mix of neon glitters in various sizes and shapes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.50 | Cap: 150 US / 15 UK

Quixotic Polish | Ready For This Jelly

Inspiration: Jellyfish

Description: Ready For This Jelly is a black jelly based duochrome with shimmer flecks that shift from emerald to aqua to royal purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 US / 15 UK

Rogue Lacquer | Succitumi Baby

Inspiration: Succulents

Description: Succitumi Baby is a purple toned mauve crelly with green to blue to gold shifting ultrachrome chameleon flakes and holographic sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 300 US / 20 UK

Sassy Pants Polish | Blue Orchid

Inspiration: Blue Orchids

Description: Blue Orchid is an orchid purple jelly base with cornflower blue aurora holographic shimmer, holographic blue and purple microglitters, hot pink microflakes, iridescent pink glitter and gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This has a VERY light texture to it, but it was smooth after 1 coat of top coat.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Pants Polish | Galaxy Rose

Inspiration: Galaxy Rose from Beverly Hills

Description: Galaxy Rose is a scattered holographic topper with blue to green to purple aurora shimmer and blue to purple crystal chameleon flakes. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Sassy Sauce Polish | Nemorachi

Inspiration: Fish Picture

Description: The name comes from Nemo meets Liberace and that’s the concept of this polish. Nemorachi is a chromo shift base that shifts red, copper, gold with some green at extreme angles, plus it has lime to gold, and blue to green iridescent micro glitter, blue holographic hex glitter, as well as ghost and duo chrome flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Scofflaw Nail Varnish | Cryptid Preservation Society

Inspiration: All those mysterious fauna that aren’t into selfies.

Description: Cryptid Preservation Society is a dusty grey-blue crelly, packed with glitters and shreds in plum, violet, and silver, and finished off with iridescent highlights and flecks in various shades. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

STELLA Chroma | Lavender Fields Forever

Inspiration: Lavender fields, full green trees, and a cloudless blue sky.

Description: Lavender Fields Forever is a purple to green to blue to gold mulichrome with ultrachrome chameleon flakes that have the same color shift, as well as holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

STELLA Chroma | Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Your sweet selling backyard herb garden.

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.

The February scent is Herb Garden! Fresh and floral, this scrub combines lavender, rosemary and basil into one amazing jar! My nose really picks up on the rosemary as the strongest note with lavender and basil lingering. It’s a very fresh scent.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: None

Supermoon Lacquer | Vulpes Lagopus

Inspiration: Color inspired by a photograph of an arctic fox in the tundra with the polish’s name being the arctic fox’s scientific name.

Description: Vulpes Lagopus is a pale blue leaning periwinkle creme base with blue to purple and violet to red color shifting shimmer, blue, violet and white sparks, blue and violet pearl micro flakes and iridescent blue to purple to pink color shifting micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade toes the line into pastel without quite being pastel. The first coat on seemed a bit patchy, but the second coat even things out beautifully.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Supernatural Lacquer | Songspire Tree

Inspiration: Songspire Trees from the Altered Carbon series

Description: Songspire Tree is a deep chocolate brown jelly base with turquoise and blue shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: None

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | God Of The Wild (Magnetic & Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration: Inspired by the faun, a mythological half human–half goat manifestation of forest and animal spirits. Color scheme inspiration taken from artwork of the movie, El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth).

Description: God Of The Wild is a magnetic gold to copper to green multichrome base with green to teal and bronze to green aurora shimmer, as well as a green glow in the dark effect. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I let index and pinkie unmagnetized, but used a standard bar magnet on ring and middle.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 75 US / 10 UK

Sweet Heart Polish | Purple Lilies

Inspiration: The rare true purple lilies that occur naturally.

Description: Purple Lilies is a deep purple jelly base with purple to pink to gold ultra chameleon chrome flakes and bright pink metallic micro shards. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

The Lady Varnishes | You Set My Heart A-Humming

Inspiration: colorful hummingbirds

Description: You Set My Heart A-Humming is a sheer, bright, orange leaning coral jelly base with red to green to blue ultra chrome chameleon flakes and orange to green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is very sheer and can be used as a topper, especially over an orange or coral shade to add a nice bump to it. After 3 coats I did not reach full opacity.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

The Soapy Chef | Would You? Would I! Cold Process Soap

Inspiration: Wood Grain

Description: Wood You? Would I! Cold Process Soap is scented with cedarwood and Brazilian orange essential oils. I find the scent to lean a little more masculine, but not so much that I would think that was who it was made for. Makes a perfect sink soap for guest bathrooms as well. It’s very pleasing to look at and would fit in with a variety of decor.

The wood grain pattern on it is amazing. It perfectly resembles wood grain.

Price: $10.00 for 5.5 oz | Cap: 45 US / 5 UK

Top Shelf Lacquer | Drink Like A Fish!

Inspiration: Royal Purple Siamese Fighting Fish (a Betta)

Description: Drink Like A Fish is a deep purple linear holo with shifty glass fleck that shows pops of orange, pinks and green and blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Top Shelf Lacquer | Glittered Majesty

Inspiration: Inspired by a picture of one of my favorite animals – the elephant – blowing gold glitter from it’s trunk!

Description: Glittered Majesty is a Quick Dry Top Coat (not a topper) that features gold holo micro pigment. This is the same formula as the well recieved “Loose lips drink ships” that was released in the Top Shelf Lacquer shop in November.

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

Price: $9.50 | Cap: None

Turtle Tootsie Polishes | Brain Coral

Inspiration:Brain Coral

Description: Brain Coral is a Cool toned purple jelly based linear holo with purple and blue chameleon flakes and pink to aqua shimmers. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 200 US / 20 UK

Twisting Nether Lacquer | Freya’s Sanctuary (Thermal)

Inspiration: Freya is a raid boss in World of Warcraft. The area where you fight her is filled with colorful flowers, plants and critters.

Description: Freya’s Sanctuary is a thermal that goes from dark green (cold) to a sheer milky green tinged shade (warm) with subtle scattered holo and crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75 US / 10 UK

Vapid Lacquer | Nail Sauce

Inspiration: The lower level canopy of the rainforest, the understory

Description: Nail sauce is non-greasy, fast absorbing and truly feeds the cuticles and nails. Can be used on hands as well as nails and cuticles, it also does wonders for toes and feet!

The official description for Understory is Fruity and sandalwood touched, with tropical air and a bit of damp earth.

To my nose, this has an earthy scent and rain type scent mingled together. I am detecting an underlying fruity scent that I want to say is pineapple like, but it’s faint for me and I cannot put my finger on what it is. It’s tropical though. Definitely an interesting scent, but it’s very unisex and calming.

Price: $10.00 for 1 oz | Cap: No Cap

Vapid Lacquer | Understory (Thermal)

Inspiration: The lower level canopy of the rainforest, the understory

Description: The Understory is a black (cold) to teal green (warm) thermal with color shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 330 US / 20 UK

Vapid Wax | Understory

Inspiration: The understory of a rainforest!

Description: Official scent description is: Woods, crisp air with wet dirt and hints of ripened fruit that’s fallen off the trees.

To my nose, this has an earthy scent and rain type scent mingled together. I am detecting an underlying fruity scent that I want to say is pineapple like, but it’s faint for me and I cannot put my finger on what it is. It’s tropical though. Definitely an interesting scent, but it’s very unisex and calming.



Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Duo of Scented Double Bond Base & Fast & Hard Top Coat in Flora & Fawna

Inspiration: Fawn in Spring

Description: Vibrant Vinyls will have 2 listings this month. One listing will be this base coat and top coat DUO while the other will be JUST the top coat. So you can buy both or just the top coat.

Both are in the scent Flora & Fawna, which is a truly complex fragrance blend of juicy apples, orange slices, ripe peach, and pineapple spun with floral middle notes of lily of the valley, jasmine, and violet balanced on woodsy fresh oak leaves and oak moss.

My nose picks up Lily of the Valley and Jasmine with a bit of the citrus and orange to mellow out the floral.

Double Bond:
This revolutionary 2 in 1 base coat is formulated with proteins to fill imperfections and ridges on the surface of the nail leaving you with a smooth even base ready for polish. Vibrant Vinyls added sticky bond base coat to the ridge filler to grab onto your polish and keep it there.

Fast & Hard can be used over wet polish and provides a glossy shine. Plus it plays well with stamping if you “float” the top coat over the design.

Price: $15.00 for the set or $8.00 for the Top Coat alone (will be separate listings) | Cap: 100 US / 50 UK Duo Sets & 150 US / 50 UK Single Top Coats

Zombie Claw Polish | Decaying Beauty (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Raven (art by Brenda Clarke Digital Art)

Description: Decaying Beauty is a vampy thermal that transitions from black (cold) to dark red (warm) and contains a variety of color shifting flakes and red to gold to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I did the photos a little different because the deep color made a transition shot harder to see it was a thermal. My index finger is in warm state which the rest are cold.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 75

Polish Pickup February 2020 | Flora & Fauna

As I said at the beginning – I still have minimum of 6 more items I’m waiting on, but there might be a couple more. As they arrive I’ll add them into the post.

Once again, I’m still waiting on Bluebird Lacquer, Girly Bits (2 items), Grace-full Nail Polish, Luna Wax, and Emily de Molly.

Overall for February – I was surprised at all the green. I shouldn’t be.. it’s FLORA and fauna – but I don’t feel like we see much green in Polish Pickup. For once – purple did not dominate the color scheme, but there’s still enough sprinkled in that purple lovers will be happy.

Cool tones dominated – primarily blue and greens.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: February 7th at 11am EST through February 10th at 11:59pm EST

The Polish Pickup Shop is open for previews this coming Sunday, so you can start loading up your wishlists then! A few items still need to be added, but I think the majority of polishes and items I have will be on the site and ready when it opens.

Delanie of Fat Cat Pawlished started her ‘early bird’ live swatch videos last Sunday, so there are already 3 videos floating around. She will be resuming her live video swatching this coming weekend. She will also be doing giveaway codes throughout her videos to enter in when the complete.

Giveaway

I’m giving away Five VIP Passes to shop early and Five $10 Gift Cards to shop with!

Entry is fairly easy – just use the widget below! Giveaway ends at 7pm PST Thursday, February 6th!

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315 comments

cynthia decker January 29, 2020 - 11:19 am

Thank you for all your detailed reviews! All your manis and photos are stellar!

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Pauline G. January 29, 2020 - 3:06 pm

Thanks for beautiful photos for PPU Feb. my top pick is Cadillac

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Andra January 31, 2020 - 2:48 am

KBShimmer’s Let It Beetle!

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Jena February 4, 2020 - 7:19 pm

Such a cool polish!

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Tina February 6, 2020 - 5:19 pm

I need the 1850 Artisian color in my life, it’s so pretty

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Sparker January 31, 2020 - 9:10 pm

So many luscious polishes this month. I think the top of my list right now is Vapid.

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Lauren Katzenberger January 29, 2020 - 11:21 am

The JReine polish is a must this month, gorgeous combo of sparkly and shifty!

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Gina January 29, 2020 - 11:23 am

Vulpes Lagopus is GORGEOUS! Definitely grabbing that one. Thanks for all the amazing swatches, Lisa! I’m a newbie to PPU and your clear photographs make making my list super easy (well, as easy as it can be to narrow down picks from a bunch of beautiful polishes haha)

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glee January 29, 2020 - 1:18 pm

Vapid Understory

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Danielle Larrea January 29, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Ethereal Lacquer-Ophidia <3 (:

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Erin S January 29, 2020 - 7:08 pm

Yes! Vapid is mine too. ☺️

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Michelle Guertin January 29, 2020 - 11:26 am

Native War Paint’s “Blooming Sunrise” is my #1 must-buy this month. It’s too perfectly purple to leave behind. :)

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Alice January 29, 2020 - 11:28 am

Thank you for this massive post Lisa!
My number 1 favorite for this month must be Moonshine Mani :)

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Sha’Brea ellison January 29, 2020 - 11:28 am

Super excited for edk ❤️

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Kerry I. January 29, 2020 - 11:32 am

I can’t wait for Vapid!

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Jess January 29, 2020 - 11:34 am

I love Rogue’s submission this month! The purple and green is so different.

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Olga February 2, 2020 - 3:44 pm

I keep having second thoughts about that one, not all mauves look good with my skin tone.

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Stephanie G January 29, 2020 - 11:34 am

My #1 this month is Lucky13 or sure.

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Math_mosquito January 29, 2020 - 11:35 am

My must have is the Quixotic, that shift is amazing
Rogue is a close runner up this month though

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Kelly M January 29, 2020 - 11:37 am

The Great Lakes is my must-have this month!

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Jen January 29, 2020 - 11:37 am

Twisting Nether Lacquer | Freya’s Sanctuary but it’s going to a tough month to narrow down my list.

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ASchultz January 29, 2020 - 11:40 am

#1 MUST HAVE for February PPU is I Got Lei’d from Nailed It. I’ve literally been daydreaming about how amazing it would look on my nails…

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Michelle Hall January 29, 2020 - 11:41 am

I’m really looking forward to Quixotic Polish | Ready For This Jelly!!!

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Aly Jordan January 29, 2020 - 11:41 am

I definitely will be grabbing the Hit the Bottle black undie! Your swatches are amazing!

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Tanesha R. January 29, 2020 - 11:43 am

Vapid’s Understory is #1 on my list this month. Can’t wait for 2/7.

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Sam F. January 29, 2020 - 11:43 am

Number 1 on my list is definitely the Lucky 13 Lacquer polish. It’s beautiful and it comes with candy!

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Silvija Juliar January 29, 2020 - 11:43 am

My no #1 this month is the gorgeous pink from DRK!

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Ananka January 29, 2020 - 11:44 am

Oh wow there are so many lovely polishes here. These must have taken ages to swatch and sort! Great post :-D

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Meowidith W January 29, 2020 - 10:45 pm

Thank you for your amazing review once again! My #1’s are the fair maiden and vanessa molina!

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Jennifer Wertz January 29, 2020 - 11:44 am

Thank you for doing an amazing job again Lisa. You’re a champ getting these done every month along with everything else on your plate. So many lovelies this month.

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Jamie January 29, 2020 - 11:45 am

Always amazing swatch photos! I really love the Vanessa Molina thermal!

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Alyssa O. January 29, 2020 - 11:45 am

It’s hard to say what my number 1 is this month! Definitely eyeing the Vanessa Molina and Vapid

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Roxy January 29, 2020 - 8:53 pm

Uggggggh I need to not buy any, but so many are calling to me

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Jody January 29, 2020 - 11:56 am

I’m looking forward to the Cupcake Polish

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Natalie davis January 29, 2020 - 11:59 am

So excited for this month such an awesome theme. Love so many thermals but I’m most excited for vapid. It’ll be my first purchase fir that brand. Your swatches are the best!

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Kelsea Glidden January 29, 2020 - 12:01 pm

I desperately need that gorgeous green stamping polish! But it’s going to be a rough month on my wallet, so many beautiful polishes that simply -must- find their way into my collection!

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Anne Helmenstine January 29, 2020 - 12:02 pm

I love KBShimmer’s Let it Beetle. The latest Pixie Magic kit is tied for #1 for me.

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Kayla C January 29, 2020 - 12:07 pm

Jriene is gorgeous and I am loving poetry cowgirl! I know the cap is low so I hope I can snag one! Thank you for all your swatches. They are so helpful!

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Meylan January 29, 2020 - 12:11 pm

That Great Lakes polish looks stunning!

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Alyssa L January 29, 2020 - 12:15 pm

I’m hoping to be able to be quick enough to try the Lucky 13 Lotion of Immorality trio!

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Olga January 31, 2020 - 2:42 pm

Alyssa,
it is amazing lotion. I bought it in January and the quality is really nice. As long as you like the scents you’ll probably love it. Good luck!

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Kimberly V January 29, 2020 - 12:18 pm

Since the moment I saw it, Rogue Lacquer’s Succitumi Baby has been at the top of my list. My children’s birthstones are amethyst and peridot, so I love the purple and green combination.

Thanks for all your hard work swatching these!

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Olga January 30, 2020 - 12:41 am

Kimberly, this was my first choice as well, but now I am quite torn between that one and the one inspired by lilacs from the Peachtree.

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Melanie January 29, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Can’t wait to get the fair maiden polish!

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Terri January 29, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Understory and Poetry Cowgirl. 1850. Plus some indie goodies. Once again so many beautiful and complex offerings–I have problems picking just 1 or 2. I really appreciate this blog and the YouTube videos. You all pour so much heart and soul into Polish Pickup.

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Melanie January 29, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Can’t wait to get the fair maiden polish

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kimberly z January 29, 2020 - 12:29 pm

im excited for so many! Zombie Claw, Fancy Gloss

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Hollie January 29, 2020 - 12:35 pm

I always look forward to seeing your swatches! It’s gonna be hard for me to narrow it down. I love the KBShimmer so much!!

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Deanna Mancini January 29, 2020 - 12:56 pm

Definitely DRK nails

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Kasey S January 29, 2020 - 1:48 pm

I’ve just started with Indy polishes and any looking forward to trying Twisting Nether Lacquer | Freya’s Sanctuary (Thermal)

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Marcia B January 29, 2020 - 4:37 pm

I got lei’d

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