Polish Pickup February 2024 | Wild Animals

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples // Some Paid PR // Affiliate Links
Polish Pickup February 2024 | Wild Animals

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.

We have another fairly fresh theme for Polish Pickup – and for February 2024 we have the theme of Wild Animals!

For this month so far I have 53 items to share. I think there might be one more on the way… but I’m not 100% sure. I believe I am waiting on Phoenix Indie though.

As usual, you can check it all out on my YouTube channel – I swatch each polish, show their special effect (if any) and sort of demo each product so you can see the consistency or how it is used.

For the fine details – for all photos shown – I used Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues Peel Off Base, and for the glossy photos I did Monarch Lacquer Hi-Def Shine Top coat (sent as PR and I’ve also purchased).  For all textured polishes, I did use Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber (PR) and Monarch Lacquer top coat over it. For matte photos I used Anchor & Heart Lacquer Sea Glass (Gifted and Purchased by me)

For my lighting set up I use artificial lighting due to my day job, my set up involves 2 Neatfi XL Lamps from Amazon (affiliate link) as well as this Daylight Company Duo Daylight Lamp (affiliate link).

For my nails – they are Apres Gel X nails throughout this post, and the style is Extra Short Stiletto.

Ready to take a look?

ALCHEMY LACQUERS | KARMA CHAMELEON

Inspiration: Inspired by all of the rainbow colors in the panther chameleon!

Description: Karma Chameleon is a bright turquoise jelly base packed with pink to orange to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250

ALL MIXED UP LACQUERS | TRASH PANDA BANDIT

Inspiration: Inspired by Racoons

Description: Trash Panda Bandit is a warm purple jelly base loaded with blue to fuchsia shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

AMUL teamed up with Manmade by J & S to have a polish to polish bag matchy item (but they are purchased separately)

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

ANCHOR & HEART LACQUER | GIRAFFE & RHINO WALK INTO A BAR (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Even wild animals need to let loose once in a while! 

Description: Giraffe & Rhino Walk Into A Bar is a warm magenta leaning violet jelly base with red to purple shifting shimmer, iridescent glitters in green to red, blue to purple and orange to green, as well as yellow glitters in small and medium sizes. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

BCB LACQUERS | I WANNA SEE YOUR PEACOCK

Inspiration: Inspired by a Peacock

Description: I Wanna See Your Peacock is a slightly purple tinted black jelly base loaded with strong green to teal to blue magnetic pigment, as well as pink hex glitters and fuchsia to gold to green multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 600

BEAUX RÊVES LACQUER | FAWN-ING OVER YOU (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by one of my most favorite fictional characters, Bambi and his love story with Faline! 

Description: Fawn-ing Over You is a russet brown jelly base loaded with emerald to aqua to violet shifting iridescent shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

BEE’S KNEES | HOT DOG (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by the scene between Bryce and The Shepherd from the Crescent City books

Description: Hot Dog is a deep, smokey purple creme base loaded with matte purple to red shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Matte shimmer (according to the supplier) is a finer milled shimmer that is such a size it doesn’t “shimmer” as much as typical shimmer. It almost gives a more pearlized look to it without being a pearl finish (if that makes sense?)

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

BLUEBIRD LACQUER | SQUATTY-ATTY-ATTY-ATTY (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by the Hairy Squat Lobster

Description: Squatty-Atty-Atty-Atty is a large particle magenta to gold to orange shimmer that give a metallic like look to the polish, with a purple magnetic pigment mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 600

BY DANY VIANNA | PICASSO MOTH (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by the Picasso Moth

Description: PIcasso Moth is a sheer white crelly base with green aurora shimmer, gold iridescent flakes, green ultrachrome chameleon flakes and a mix of various shaped matte glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 400

CAMEO COLOURS LACQUERS | MANE SQUEEZE (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Lion’s Mane jellyfish

Description: Mane Squeeze is a deep blue base with holo sparkle, orange to red micro flakes, silver holo micro flakes, and aqua to cyan magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

CHAMAELEON NAILS | FANCY CHAMELEON

Inspiration: Inspired by a AI pic I found online that shows a very colorful chameleon in blue, turquoise, and purple.

Description: Fancy Chameleon is a crelly based tri-thermal going from purple (cold) to blue (warm) to baby blue (very warm) filled with turquoise, and purple iridescent flakes, finished off with black flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400

CLIONADH COSMETICS | HIPPO (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Maggie’s favourite animal, the hippopotamus. Fun fact: Maggie owns over 50 wood/gemstone carved hippo figurines.

Description: Hippo is a grey crelly base with medium sized particle shimmer that shifts pink to red to orange to gold to chartreuse. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

COLORES DE CAROL | A DANGEROUS BEAUTY (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by a Tiger Beetle

Description: A Dangerous Beauty is a deep turquoise jelly base packed with green to blue to purple shifting shimmer and green to blue shifting magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 325

CRYSTAL KNOCKOUT | EMBRACE CHANGE

Inspiration: Inspired by a Panther chameleon

Description: Embrace Change is a strawberry red (cold) to clear (warm) jelly based thermal with rainbow micro flakes and matte glitters in pale blue, bright orange, neon green, powder blue, and banana yellow. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

CUPCAKE POLISH | COOL CATS

Inspiration: Inspired by those cool Lisa Frank cats of the 90s.     

Description: Cool Cats is an orchid purple crelly base loaded with purple, blue, pink, green and gold metallic flakes, as well as red to gold to green shifting iridescent flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

CUTICULA | RAINBOW ROAR

Inspiration: Inspired by an image of a lion with rainbow neon lines

Description: Rainbow Roar is a deep blackberry jelly base packed with a rainbow assortment of ultrachrome chameleon flakes, as well as small shifting glass flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

DAM NAIL POLISH | HIGH QUALITY NUDIS

Inspiration: Inspired by the stunning sea slug aka nudibranch

Description: High Quality Nudis is a black jelly base loaded with teal to blurple shifting shimmer, as well as strong bronze magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400

DARK & TWISTED LACQUER | BLUE POISON DART FROG

Inspiration: Inspired by a blue poison dart frog

Description: Blue Poison Dart Frog is a medium blue jelly base with blue to purple shimmer, as well as black glitters in various sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This shade is on the sheerer side, so if you want to avoid VNL, you may want to use a blurring base or a blue creme base.

The large dot glitters are heavier and sink – so you will want to sit it upside down for a few minutes before painting – or just fish around for them to place.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

DRK NAILS | ARARA AZUL

Inspiration: Inspired by the bird Arara Azul

Description: Arara Azul is a blue to slight violet shifting jelly base packed with blue micro flecks and iridescent blue to purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos, final photo shows 1 coat over a black creme.

Price: $13.60 | Cap: 400

EMILY DE MOLLY | DEEP SEA GLAM (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Squid

Description: Deep Sea Glam is a muted, dusty purple with blue aurora shimmer and black glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

ETHEREAL LACQUER | PIGEON (PAID PR)

Inspiration: PIgeons

Description: Pigeon is a grey crelly base with green to blue shifting shimmer and a scattering of tiny holo flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

$1.00 of each bottle sold will be donated to the Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

GLISTEN & GLOW | GLITTER GRABBER

Inspiration:

Description: Glitter Grabber gets applied after any glitter or flakie dense manicure is done and it’s fully dry and before your top coat. It aids in creating a smoother surface for your top coat or matte top coat all while “grabbing” that extra texture.

It works by filling in all the nooks and crannies without “sinking” in like top coat usually does.

Apply a coat of this and then top coat over it for a smooth finish.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

GLISTEN & GLOW | VIOLET-BACKED STARLING

Inspiration: Inspired by the absolutely beautiful and colorful male Violet-Backed Starling bird

Description: Violet-Backed Starling is a vibrant purple jelly base loaded with 2 different iridescent flakes that shift blue to purple, as well as red to pink

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

HEARTS AND PROMISES | COSTA HUMMINGBIRD

Inspiration: Inspired by The Costa Hummingbird

Description: Costa Hummingbird is a deep silvery grey jelly based linear holographic loaded with silver holo flakes and purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

This is slightly sheerer but builds up in 3 coats, however you may still see VNL at 3 coats.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

INDIE BY PATTY LOPES | AZUREUS

Inspiration: Inspired by Blue Poison Dart Frog

Description: Azureus is a sheer, pale blue jelly base loaded with pink to gold to green aurora shimmer, aqua matte glitters, as well as a light sprinkling of silver reflective glitters. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

The glitters are popping off a little brighter than they actually are in person – but they are still on the bolder side.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300

JEN & BERRIES | WILD AT HEART

Inspiration: Inspired by the memory of our dog, Brenna. While Brenna was an inside dog, she had a wild side and rocked a mohawk down her back to prove it! Not always content to roam in our back yard where lying in the sun was her favorite spot, she could be an escape artist who preferred to run off exploring farms in the distance, coming home hours later smelling distinctly un-ladylike having visited the cows and horses nearby. She once gave a chicken the fright of its life when she caught it and proceeded to parade around the yard with it in her mouth. Luckily, “drop it” was a command she learned early so the chicken was released unharmed! While she very much enjoyed cuddles and loved the comforts of home, such as regular feedings and licking the ice cream bowl, our girl was definitely wild at heart. Sadly, she crossed the rainbow bridge just before Thanksgiving so this polish is in honor of her and the joy she gave us for so many years.

Description: Wild At Heart is a white crelly base loaded with pink to orange to gold color shifting flakes, black flakes, and a subtle sprinkling of holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

$1 from each polish sold will be donated to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 250

JIOR COUTURE | UN ELEFANTE

Inspiration: Elephants are my absolute favorite animal! When my daughter Ari was little, she would sing this song in spanish about Elephants called “Un Elefante”

Description: Un Elefante is a brown (cool) to rust pink (warm) jelly based thermal with added color shifting and ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

KATHLEEN & CO | LIL LIZARD

Inspiration: Inspired by the Green Anole Lizard that is all over my yard in late spring and summer.

Description: Lil Lizard is a grass green jelly base loaded with pink to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 1000

KBSHIMMER | RESTORATION DROPS (PREVIOUSLY PAID PR)

Inspiration:

Description: Restoration Drops is just one of those things that polish lovers should have on standby. Polishes can have evaporation, making them thicker over time, or some ingredients just naturally make the polish thicker. Restoration Drops help thin out polish and bring the polishes either back to life (if evaporated) or bring it to a consistency you prefer.

I use these the most with top coats! Ever notice they get thicker and stringy around the halfway point? Add some thinner to get it back to what you prefer.

Whenever you use drops like this, start off with a few drops (5 or so) and mix, then see where the consistency is. Add more as necessary. This way you don’t overdo it. When I use it in top coats, I typically use 18-20 drops, but I also know my preference and have been doing it with this exact polish thinner (not this bottle, but this brand) for years so I know what to add to get it where I like.

One bottle of this usually lasts me 1 to 1.5 years.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

KBSHIMMER | SPOTTED (TOPPER) (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Wild Animal Print School Supplies

Description: Spotted is a clear based topper with neon dot glitters in small and medium sizes, as well as black leopard spot glitters. Each bottle also comes with an additional bag of leopard spot glitters for placement. I used 2 coats over KBShimmer My LIfe’s Porpoise (gifted for this topper but will not be in PPU), glitter smoother and glossy top coat.

I did grab some leopard spot glitters fairly easily.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

KBSHIMMER | SUGAR SCRUB IN SWEET CINNAMON ROLL (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Cinnamon Rolls

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.

This deliciously scented scrub features top notes of cinnamon that pair perfectly with hints of caramelized brown sugar. A hint of nutmeg follows notes of sweet butter and baked bread for a scent so authentic, you would swear you had just baked some!

To my nose, this smells like a cinnamon roll but the cinnamon is almost like Fireball candy cinnamon but a little.. smoother? If you like baked goods and cinnamon – this is definitely for you.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

LEESHA’S LACQUER | THE STAR OF THE SEA

Inspiration: Inspired by the Ochre Sea Star

Description: The Star Of The Sea is a medium lavender crelly base loaded with red to gold to green shifting shimmer, as well as silver holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

LUCKY 13 LACQUER | THE SECRET OF NIMH

Inspiration: Inspired by The Secret of NIMH

Description: The Secret of Nimh is a ruby red base with gold holographic scattered sparkle, gold magnetic pigment and red to copper to gold color shifting shimmer, plus it glows an yellowy green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

LUMEN | LA LUNE (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by the velvety glowy wings of the Luna Moth

Description: La Lune is a soft, pale green almost pearl like sheer base with strong gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

LYNBDESIGNS | TENTA- COOL

Inspiration: Inspired by The Blue Ring Octopus

Description: Tenta-Cool is a deep purple jelly base with intense blue to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

MANMADE BY J & S | TRASH PANDA POLISH POUCH

Inspiration: Raccoons

Description: The Trash Bandit Polish pouch is made with a cute purple and pink raccoon print. The front and sides of the pouch are made with 100% cotton. The inside, top and bottom are made with waterproof canvas.

There’s multichrome zipper tape with a square multichrome zipper pull. This pouch can hold up to 10 full sized bottles of polish (in a variety of shapes/sizes as shown) as well as some extra manicure tools.

This holds every style of bottle I have on hand. The elastic bands are quite sturdy and hold each bottle securely

This pouch was a matchy match item with All Mixed Up Lacquers this month! They are sold separately though.

Price: $25.00 | Cap: 50

MJ LACQUER | OH SNAP!! (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by the American Alligator. This reptile is known as the largest one in North America. Once endangered, they have now made a remarkable recovery.

Description: Oh Snap!1 is a green to blue to purple multichrome with purple to red to gold magnetic pigment, as well as pink to gold aurora shimmer and rose gold reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

MONARCH LACQUER | GLASSWING BUTTERFLY (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Glasswing Butterfly

Description: Glasswing Butterfly is a rose pink to orange to gold aurora shimmer loaded with silver magnetic pigment and pink and silver reflective glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle and ring nails for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

NIGHT OWL LACQUER | GREAT GREY OWL

Inspiration: Inspired by The Great Grey Owl

Description: Great Grey Owl is a grey tinted base filled with glowy aqua to blue to violet shifting crystal chameleon flakes and holographic dust. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

NOODLES NAIL POLISH | LOVE BIRDS

Inspiration: Inspired by a photo of 2 love birds

Description: Love Birds is a vibrant red leaning pink crelly base with neon matte pink glitters, lime to gold iridescent glitters, and purple to red to gold to orange color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade is a bit deeper (more raspberry like?) in person but my camera muted it.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

PAMPERED POLISHES | FUZZY FLUFFY FLOOF

Inspiration: Inspired by Panda Bears

Description: Fuzzy Fluffy Floof is a white crelly packed with a variety of matte and metallic black glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

PARADOX POLISH | MEOW!

Inspiration: Inspired by my ferocious wild animal is the house cat. Kiki Biscuits the beast to be exact. She adopted me in the summer of 2023 and has been guarding the domain since. Purple is her desired color. Morning sun baths on a cloud shaped cat post. Salmon dinners in the late afternoon and tuna snacks on the veranda watching the sun creep every so slowly over the hills. Shoulder messages on laps while watching the X-files, late night zoomies with piggies, and a night night snooze under the covers after a catnip nightcap.

Description: MEOW!! is a magenta toned purple crelly base with orange to red to pink to gold to green shifting iridescent flakes and micro holo glitters sprinkled in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400

PSYCHE MINERALS | FEATHERED ELEGANCE

Inspiration: Inspired by Lilac-breasted Roller

Description: Feathered Elegance is a deep magenta jelly base loaded with blue to green to violet aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

RAIN DANCE LACQUER | STAY WILD

Inspiration: Inspired by a starry night photo of wild horses

Description: Stay Wild is an indigo jelly base with scattered holographic flakes and fine particle aurora shimmer shifting through blue, pink and purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

RED EYED LACQUER | WILSON! (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Wilson’s Bird Of Paradise

Description: WILSON! is a pale sky blue crelly base with black flakes and red to orange to gold shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

ROGUE LACQUER | AIM HIGH

Inspiration: Inspired by giraffes

Description: Aim High is a beige-cream crelly base loaded with red copper chrome flakes, as well as orange to gold glass flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

SASSY SAUCE POLISH | BOOBYZ ROCKIN EVERYWHERE (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Booby bird.

Description: Boobyz Rockin Everywhere is a blackened blue (cold) to cyan (warm) thermal with blue shimmer, purple to blue shifting ghost flakes and a dusting of black reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

SERUM NO. 5 | TIP THE SCALES (PAID PR)

Inspiration: 2024 marks the year of the dragon in the Eastern zodiac. What’s more wild than a dragon?

Description: Tip the Scales is a green crelly base with gold reflective glitters, red aurora shimmer, and glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

STELLA CHROMA | BLUE FOOTED WHAT? (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Blue Footed Booby

Description: Blue Footed What? is a medium blue crelly base with a scattering of gunmetal grey and silver holo flakes and blue to green to purple (at extreme angles) shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

SWEET & SOUR LACQUER | TAKE THE LEAP (PAID PR)

Inspiration: Inspired by Tree Frogs

Description: Take The Leap is a medium lime green jelly base loaded with pink to orange to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy and matte top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

SWEET HEART POLISH | YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE

Inspiration: Inspired by the pinky red Veiltail Betta

Description: You Betta Recognize is a deep raspberry pinkish toned red jelly base with a soft pink to gold shifting aurora shimmer, gold sparks and gold reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish appeared more cool toned red on me.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

UNICORN MAGIC SKINCARE | DELUXE CUTICLE BALM HAZELNUT LATTE

Inspiration: Inspired by my favorite animal – squirrels!

Description: This is a cuticle balm (which I find more hydrating for me than creams) that is made with local beeswax from the famous Hollywood Farmers Market, as well as oils that help nourish and soften your cuticles.

This stuff is magical in the Winter/cooler months. Perfect also for rough spots like elbows and knees, beards and hair ends, or anywhere that needs a little extra TLC. As with most anhydrous (oil only) products, a little goes a long way.

Hazelnut Latte – the aroma of freshly brewed Arabica coffee beans combined with creamy vanilla with a base note of nutty hazelnuts.

To my nose it is hazelnut latte (my drink of choice at coffee houses) but it’s a very light scent.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 200

WHAT ADDICTION | NOCTURNAL DEATHSTALKER

Inspiration: Inspired by the colorful and very poisonous dart frogs

Description: Nocturnal Deathstalker is a violet jelly base loaded with shifty green to blue to purple shimmer, blue to green to purple to red shifting flakes and a touch of reflective glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 150

ZOMBIE CLAW POLISH | SWAMP PUPPY

Inspiration: Inspired by Alligators

Description: Swamp Puppy is a lightly tinted grey jelly base with black flakes, micro flecks and glitters, as well as tiny neon glitters in yellow, green, blue and pink, and medium lime green dot glitters and it glows red in the dark! I used 3 thin coats, glitter smoother and glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 300

Polish Pickup February 2024 | Wild Animals

This is a fun theme that’s more colorful than i initially expected!

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: February 2nd at 11am EST through February 5th at 11:59pm EST

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133 comments

allison January 28, 2024 - 4:39 am

i’m so unbelievably excited for Karma Chameleon

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Wanda E January 28, 2024 - 8:46 am

My wishlist is so long this time, I’m going to have to narrow it down a lot!

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Allison January 28, 2024 - 12:27 pm

right?! my wallet is already screaming at me!!

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Kimberley Bingham Rhinesmith January 30, 2024 - 11:59 am

So many gorgeous polishes this month! All the makers nailed the theme! Too many favorites to list but I’m 2 absolutely purchasing are MJ Lacquers and Monarch!

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Carolyn Spengler January 28, 2024 - 4:45 am

My very top pick is KBShimmer Spotted. Fun glitters are back and I love it!

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Salome January 28, 2024 - 11:25 am

This is my top pick too! Give me fun glitters and I am so happy!

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Shanon B January 29, 2024 - 9:19 pm

I need the Jan and Berries one so bad!

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Ellen January 28, 2024 - 4:55 am

The Beaux Reves green and brown polish is calling my name! You might say I’m… fawning over it LOL

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Samantha January 28, 2024 - 5:20 am

There are so many gorgeous offerings this month! At the top of my list is Phoenix Lullaby… that pink shifty shimmer has my heart

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Natalya January 28, 2024 - 5:26 am

My top pick is Emily de Molly

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Tara V January 28, 2024 - 5:27 am

So many , need to decide on list.

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Christi S. January 28, 2024 - 5:31 am

I’m most excited for Hot Dog from BKL!

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Jess T February 1, 2024 - 2:35 am

Really loving this one as well – I have a purple problem

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Katie N January 28, 2024 - 5:58 am

NEED pigeon from ethereal this month and the high quality nudis!!

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Deanna Mancini January 28, 2024 - 7:47 am

I’m really digging rogue and the hummingbird

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Desa Licato February 2, 2024 - 7:22 am

Night owl is lovely

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Anne F. January 28, 2024 - 6:11 am

Loving Emily de Molly and Anchor and Heart so far

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Hannah January 28, 2024 - 6:47 am

My must have is CHAMAELEON NAILS | FANCY CHAMELEON!

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Sumati January 28, 2024 - 7:33 am

Wow, stunning pictures. I am excited for the February PPU

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Julia M January 28, 2024 - 7:36 am

BKL Hot Dog is the one I’m most excited for, also liking the Emily de Molly polish this month.

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Viki Pazdur January 28, 2024 - 7:44 am

I’m most excited for KB Shimmer, Cuticula Rogue and Cupcake Polish. Those are must haves!

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Viki Pazdur January 28, 2024 - 7:47 am

I’m most excited for KB Shimmer, Cuticula Rogue and Cupcake Polish. Those are must haves! I can’t choose one though. That’s like choosing a favorite child. Lol

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Sass Brown January 28, 2024 - 11:32 pm

And I thought last month had a huge wish list … some of my favorites this time are BKL, Emily de Molly, and Red Eyed Lacquer.

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Katerina January 28, 2024 - 7:49 am

Its another ZOMBIE CLAW POLISH for me!
But the polish inspired by giraffes is also cool ROGUE LACQUER | AIM HIGH
and those glitters in KBSHIMMERs SPOTTED (TOPPER) are fun!

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Carly January 28, 2024 - 7:54 am

I’m most excited for Hot Dog by BKL!

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Bonnie R January 28, 2024 - 8:42 am

Loving the BKL this month!

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gg January 28, 2024 - 8:03 am

I like how different Femme Fatale’s Horny Jungle looks.

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Katie January 28, 2024 - 8:06 am

I am really trying to skip this month but I’m loving Stella chroma, sweet and sour, and alchemy!

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Ellie Poulos January 28, 2024 - 8:16 am

I am so excited for Ethereal’s Pigeon!

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Jody Morris Pratt January 28, 2024 - 8:36 am

Oof! There are some stunning colors this month!

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Robin Z. January 28, 2024 - 8:38 am

The BKL looks so beautifully smokey!

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Jacquely January 28, 2024 - 8:38 am

There are way too many amazing polishes to pick just 1! I’m torn between Monarch Lacquer’s Glasswing Butterfly and Phoenix Polish’s Lullaby! My wallet is going to hate me this month!

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Suzanna D January 28, 2024 - 8:42 am

I’m loving the Night Owl Lacquer offering this month!

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Michelle H January 28, 2024 - 8:49 am

I am SO wanting the Jen and Berries! I’m usually drawn to bright blues and purples, and anything with matte glitters. But that white with the speckles and irridescence? Wow!

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Eszter Cselovszki January 28, 2024 - 8:50 am

Pahlis Meow and Dam polis High Quality Nudis amazing!❤️

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Kristine Miller January 28, 2024 - 8:54 am

The Beau Reves one looks good

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Melanie M January 28, 2024 - 9:07 am

Nailed it is a must have this month!

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Tracy Cassidy January 28, 2024 - 9:10 am

It’s between Glasswing Butterfly and Deep Sea Glam!

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Coco January 28, 2024 - 9:14 am

I had narrowed my list down to three, but then added four after watching your video.

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Stephanie T January 28, 2024 - 9:19 am

The KBShimmer topper is super interesting

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Ashley January 28, 2024 - 9:26 am

I was going to stay away from shopping this month but the Colores de Carol, Bluebird, and Patty Lopez contributions are calling me!!

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Patty January 28, 2024 - 9:27 am

I’m surprised at just how much I like Ethereal’s Pigeon! Plus, it’s supporting a good cause. :)

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Patricia T January 28, 2024 - 9:29 am

Phoenix

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Liz C January 28, 2024 - 9:54 am

Too many gorgeous polishes this month! I think Kathleen and Co Lil’ Lizard is my must have though

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Olga C. February 1, 2024 - 8:37 pm

I am glad to see that!
K. is getting that one as well.

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Ana Delgado January 28, 2024 - 10:01 am

Love Patty Lopes’ Azureus and Sweet and Sour Take the Leap. So many I like this month…

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Tiffany Gray January 28, 2024 - 10:12 am

Cuticula for me this month, can’t beat her flakes!

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Brittney N. January 28, 2024 - 11:08 am

My number one pick for February is probably going to be Spotted by KBShimmer. I was a huge Lisa Frank fangirl in school and it gives me such nostalgia!

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Rebecca S January 28, 2024 - 11:29 am

The Kathleen & Co has my heart this month!

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Thanna January 28, 2024 - 11:46 am

I was only thinking about 2 polishes this month until I saw your swatch video! Cupcake Polish is my must have this month. Followed by 8 other polishes!

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Andrea S. January 28, 2024 - 11:53 am

I love the color shift on the Beaux Reves polish.

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Kati M January 28, 2024 - 11:56 am

Ugh… too many to narrow down! but for the moment, Garden Path, Kathleen & Co, and Sweet and Sour have def got my attention… I want to see more swatches of Whatcha’s Spotted Starling as well.

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Samantha M January 28, 2024 - 11:58 am

My #1 pick is always the cat toy. I get non catnip and my daughter loves them.

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Dody Boggs January 28, 2024 - 12:00 pm

Penelope Luz hummingbird is my top pick followed by Dam . Thanks for swatches

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TropicalChrome January 28, 2024 - 12:04 pm

Bee’s Knees finally got me this month! :)

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Erika N. January 28, 2024 - 12:06 pm

So many I want! Meow is probably my favorite.

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Sharon McNeill January 28, 2024 - 12:25 pm

I thought I had it all together until I saw WILSON!!!

Thank you Lisa!

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Allesik January 28, 2024 - 12:31 pm

I need Take the Leap and Glasswing Butterfly!! So pretty

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Kenina January 28, 2024 - 12:51 pm

I LOVE hippo!

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Jodi N. January 28, 2024 - 12:56 pm

The By Dany Vianna is beautiful and unusual.

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Leah Markus January 28, 2024 - 1:08 pm

I can’t stop thinking about how cool the Dan Vianna polish is this month!

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Kate Juergens January 28, 2024 - 1:12 pm

I’m on a low buy this yes and limiting myself to 1 or 2 a month. No idea how to narrow it down this month! I definitely need Hot Dog from BKL, and it’s going to be really tough picking a second. The topper from KBShimmer and the Rogue are both really tempting.

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Samantha M January 31, 2024 - 5:15 pm

Loving Cadillacqer

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Christiana Hargrave January 28, 2024 - 1:20 pm

I love the blue booby by Sassy Sauce!!

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glee January 28, 2024 - 1:31 pm

Bee’s Knees Lacquer Hot Dog

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MadamRed January 28, 2024 - 1:39 pm

KBSHIMMER’s SUGAR SCRUB sounds amazing, considering it

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Kristin M January 28, 2024 - 1:54 pm

I’m loving the color contrasts in Dam’s “High Quality Nudis” — great color for the moody weather as of late!

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Megan January 28, 2024 - 2:24 pm

I have too many to list! So many pretties this year. My favorites are rogue and Emily de
Molly.

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Natalie January 28, 2024 - 2:33 pm

There’s too many good ones this month!

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Jessica January 28, 2024 - 3:29 pm

I’m so excited for both Lisa Frank inspired polishes!!

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Annalea January 28, 2024 - 3:38 pm

Oh my goodness! My wishlist is gonna be wild. My eyes almost flew out of my skull when I scrolled down to Sweet Heart Polish’s offering. Penelope Luz, Colores de Carol, Cadillacquer and DRK Nails are my other must haves.

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Jessica Smith January 28, 2024 - 3:39 pm

ANCHOR & HEART LACQUER’S GIRAFFE & RHINO WALK INTO A BAR

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Alie K January 28, 2024 - 3:48 pm

I really like the DRK and Sweet Heart Polish

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Dominique January 28, 2024 - 3:56 pm

So many great options to choose from, but my top pick is probably Ethereal’s Pigeon!

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Sarah C January 28, 2024 - 4:09 pm

PFD looks like a nice nude

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April K January 28, 2024 - 4:33 pm

The PFD soft focus Peach Fuzz is #1 for me.

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IaraLisa G January 28, 2024 - 4:59 pm

A low buy will be hard for this PPU but I will definitely get Polished for Days- Rarest of them all and Nailed It! Other colors I am loving are Phoenix, Rogue, by Dany Vianna, Jen and Berries and Noodles :)

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Ylona January 28, 2024 - 5:43 pm

Looking forward to Pigeon by Ethereal and Trash Panda Bandit by All Mixed Up so far.

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Wendy Stewart January 28, 2024 - 6:32 pm

I have to watch the video again before I can decide. My wishlist massive right now.

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Meghann McCroskey January 28, 2024 - 6:45 pm

Dark and Twisted Lacquer is a must have.

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R Mackenzie January 28, 2024 - 7:05 pm

I’m feeling pretty “safe” this month but there’s at least one polish (Garden Lacquers) that I’d love to get my hands on!

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Nicole January 28, 2024 - 10:08 pm

It’s really hard to pick a favorite this month. If I could only pick one though, it’d be Hot Dog by bee’s knees.

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Alyson Bermudez January 28, 2024 - 10:09 pm

My first pick is KB Shimmer. It reminds me of Lisa Frank stuff.

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Yessie January 28, 2024 - 11:29 pm

Oh no, my wishlist is SO LONG this go-round! Yikes.
Who would have thought that there would be SO MANY total winners?!

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Connie K January 28, 2024 - 11:36 pm

Chamaeleon and Wildflower are top of my list this month.

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Jolene Yu January 29, 2024 - 3:22 am

Polished for Days is my top pick

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Mary Kate Finney January 29, 2024 - 3:40 am

This is a hard month! But, I really like LUCKY 13 LACQUER | THE SECRET OF NIMH. This definitely seems more falls, to me, but I would love it for that time frame. It’s so beautiful! And, I also love that movie.

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Carolyn Spengler January 29, 2024 - 5:19 am

I love the gorgeous bright flakes in Paradox Polish Meow.

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Stefani January 29, 2024 - 5:50 am

Swamp Gloss The Wild Rumpus. It will be mine.

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Aisha January 29, 2024 - 8:38 am

What a great bunch! I need PfD’s peach base coat now!

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MadamRed January 29, 2024 - 10:21 am

Thinking of getting PICASSO MOTH

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SX January 29, 2024 - 3:57 pm

Clionadh is a must have

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Ashley January 29, 2024 - 4:28 pm

I keep going back to it, and my #1 might have to be Dangerous beauty. Carolina does the BEST magnetics so even if i don’t wear a lot of green this one is a must!

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Katharine January 29, 2024 - 4:34 pm

Nocturnal deathstalker is a must have!

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Katharine January 29, 2024 - 4:36 pm

My #1 would be the star of the sea (followed by nocturnal deathstalker)

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Kara January 29, 2024 - 7:26 pm

I’m grabbing Nudis from Dam and I think I’m going to need Daveen’s too!

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Kiwimint January 29, 2024 - 10:10 pm

I was really hoping to see swatches of ahmya’s offering as I’ve never heard of them before but their swatches were so beautiful on the ppu fb!

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Elf January 30, 2024 - 8:22 am

Ahmya is the new name of Nail Artisan Cosmetics (if you look closely at some of the swatch pictures you’ll see they’re still using bottles with the old name on them.)

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Jen Z January 30, 2024 - 3:31 am

I am so excited for Pidgeon!! The color is gorgeous and I LOVE pigeons! Also excited for Tenta-Cool.

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Christine R January 30, 2024 - 7:39 am

I really want Lumen’s La Lune! So glowy!

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Chelsea H January 30, 2024 - 7:44 am

Monarch

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alm January 30, 2024 - 7:59 am

Glasswing butterfly is so cool!

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Ashley January 30, 2024 - 8:00 am

So many polishes inspired by reptiles and amphibians, which as the mama of 1 tortoise,1 bearded dragon, and 6 geckos, I love! I’m tempted to share this month’s offerings on a reptile page.

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MadamRed January 30, 2024 - 8:55 am

I am definitely getting embrace change!

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Carolyn Spengler January 30, 2024 - 9:51 am

I like MJ Lacquer Oh Snap! I don’t have any reflectives with magnetic glitter.

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Maria Q. January 30, 2024 - 12:23 pm

After seeing this and your youtube video my wishlist grew….

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Emily January 30, 2024 - 4:23 pm

I can’t choose a favorite between the Serum No. 5 and Clionadh polishes! So many incredibly beautiful polishes this month.

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haley January 30, 2024 - 7:41 pm

I am having the hardest time narrowing down my choices for this months PPU!

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Anne F. January 30, 2024 - 8:05 pm

The more I see it the more I love Polished for Days

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Olga C. January 30, 2024 - 10:00 pm

My #1 pick was Hazelnut Latte balm because I love the scent and the drink! But I am sure a couple of polishes might find their way into my cart.

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Meghann McCroskey January 30, 2024 - 10:07 pm

Lantern and Wren stamping plate is a must have.

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Linda January 31, 2024 - 7:07 am

I love several polishes in this month’s PPU. I’m torn between two as my faves. I just really want Cadillacquers Cardinal Thermal.

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MadamRed January 31, 2024 - 11:01 am

I will for sure get DELUXE CUTICLE BALM

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Jess T January 31, 2024 - 3:41 pm

Clionadh’s hippo is taking first for me!

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Carolyn Spengler January 31, 2024 - 7:17 pm

I’m seriously eyeing Garden Path Quackpth!! I don’t have the other siblings, but many swatchers love this polish.

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Priscilla Sherwood January 31, 2024 - 7:38 pm

I cant wait for Garden Path! They’re quickly becoming one of my favorites!

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jspen January 31, 2024 - 7:41 pm

BKL is calling my name. I guess I’m not quite ready for spring colors.

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Meghann McCroskey January 31, 2024 - 7:52 pm

Cadillacquer is a must have polish.

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Ashley January 31, 2024 - 8:32 pm

Ok, my top picks are still my top pics but now i think I might also need They See me Rollin’!

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Olga C. January 31, 2024 - 11:37 pm

The more I look at Dam the more I want it!

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Janie January 31, 2024 - 11:59 pm

Honestly there are way too many good polishes this month, my #1 might be High Quality Nudis though, very unique for a magnetic!

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Victoria S February 1, 2024 - 2:56 am

if I absolutely had to pick one (1) favorite, it’s probably Lil’ Lizard. Such a lovely green! But all the rad bug-themed ones have me looking for sure… La Lune nailed it, immediately knew what it was based on even before reading the name.

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Taylor February 1, 2024 - 8:41 am

I can’t decide which one I need to cut from my cart :(

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MadamRed February 1, 2024 - 12:07 pm

I think I am going to get AIM HIGH

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Keri February 1, 2024 - 12:59 pm

I NEED Aim High in my life. Followed closely by Azureus, Swamp Puppy…oh dear, this month isn’t going to be cheap.

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annahsu February 1, 2024 - 1:25 pm

Lumen looks so unique!

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Brenda S February 1, 2024 - 4:50 pm

I have to have Glisten and glow & garden path!

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Erica L February 1, 2024 - 7:41 pm

Vessie de Mer by Baroness X is so pretty! I’m also loving the crochet possum toy and polishes from Garden Path Lacquers, Monarch Lacquer, Chamaeleon Nails, and Cadillacquer. Would also like to try the Vibrant Scents and Cuticula top coats and the PFD soft focus base coat.

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Carolyn Spengler February 1, 2024 - 7:59 pm

The Night Owl Lacquer has a pretty blue glow!

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Andrea S. February 1, 2024 - 8:33 pm

Paradox Meow!!! It’s so pretty.

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Meghann McCroskey February 1, 2024 - 8:33 pm

Bluebird Lacquer is a must have.

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Lindsay K February 2, 2024 - 10:30 am

I insta-bought the otter earrings, omg they are SO CUTE!

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LIZ C February 2, 2024 - 12:16 pm

WFL. CUTICULA. PFD

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