Polish Pickup January 2022 | Spices & Condiments

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples from the Polish Pickup
January 2022 | Spices & Condiments

Disclosure: I am a paid employee for Polish Pickup. While this post is not sponsored, I do have a relationship with the hosting collaboration shop.
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Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week – I’ve been working on these swatches and the last few coming in and preparing for my 10 year blog anniversary giveaway! There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post too – so don’t miss that either. Tonight we’re going to take a look at several of the Polish Pickup January 2022 offerings, and the theme is Spices & Condiments!

Okay so for the Spices & Condiments theme, I have 70 items plus I have 2 new items to share coming to the Polish Pickup Basics shop (and possibly the monthly themed shop as well, but not 100% sure on that)

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

Because I am setting up for my blog anniversary giveaway and it requires swatching, I did not have time to also add matte swatches this month. They will be back in next month’s post though.

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

Also – I changed my nail shape 2 months ago. I’m still getting used to them, but I needed a change. I’m using ENailCouture Full Coverage Gel Nail Tips in Active Almond.

Let’s jump on in. I’m a little early – wishlisting will be opening this coming Sunday and the shop opens January 7th.

Alchemy Lacquers | Spice Spice Baby

Inspiration: Spice Girls

Description: Spice Spice Baby is a lilac toned pink jelly base loaded with red to gold to green shimmer, holographic micro flakes and holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Him-a-layan on my Peppercorn

Inspiration: Pink Himalayan Salt -n- Pepper

Description: Him-a-layan on my Peppercorn is a rose pink jelly base with rose gold pigment and gold shifting shimmers, coral micro flakes, pink micro holo and white and black matte glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 200

Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Siren’s Cure in Apricot & Honey Cake

Inspiration: Lavender and Honey

Description: Siren’s Cure Cuticle Crème is a lightweight cuticle cream that feels almost whipped like and has a little bounce. It was formulated to promote cuticle healing and nail growth. It contains 75% organic ingredients such as aloe leaf juice, coconut oil, neem seed oil, jojoba oil, and white willow bark extract.

Siren’s Cure soaks in quickly and leaves a non greasy feel behind. A little goes a long way too! While it is a cuticle cream, I actually do sometimes use a dab as a hand lotion.

This is a vegan, bees wax-free product and therefore should not be left in direct heat (hot cars, near heaters, etc) as it could compromise the formula.

The January 2022 scent is Apricot & Honey Cake. I do not have an official description, so all you get is what my nose picks up. This is a light scent and my nose picks up the honey the most and a very light undertone of apricot. It’s not a super strongly fragranced cream and it’s very light and sweet – but because it’s honey it’s not sugary sweet.

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

Anchor and Heart Lacquer | We Lavender Saving The Bees

Inspiration: Lavender and Honey

Description: We Lavender Saving The Bees is a vibrant orange jelly base with red to gold shifting shimmer and iridescent aqua to lavender flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

A portion of profits benefits The Bee Conservancy.

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

Atomic Polish | Not So Stellar Blue

Inspiration: Stellar Blue Heinz EZ Squirt Ketchup

Description: Not So Stellar Blue is a medium blue base with strong green to blue shifting shimmer and scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

Aurora 5 Free Nail Lacquer | Mother of Dragons Fruit

Inspiration: Dragonfruit Powder

Description: Mother of Dragons Fruit is a deep berry purple jelly base packed with pink and purple geo pigment and holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This does dry down with a texture due to the glitter content, so it will be best with 2 coats of top coat, or glitter smoother and top coat. Shown is just 1 coat of top coat and you can see that it has a mild texture still.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

Baroness X Polish | Acetone Antidote in Nectarine Blossom & Honey

Inspiration: Honey

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! Simply shake up the vial and pour into your polish remover. I generally pour a full vial into a 10 oz pump bottle, but I recommend shaking it and pouring half in and adding more if you feel you need more.

This month’s Acetone Antidote is scented in Nectarine Blossom & Honey (compare to Jo Malone) – succulent nectarine, peach, cassis and delicate spring flowers melt into the note of acacia honey.

To my nose, this smells like what I would think peaches soaked in honey would smell like – but the honey scent does come out the victor. It’s a little sweet and has a very light musk to it.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 300

Baroness X Polish | Blue Matcha (Thermal & Fluid Art Polish)

Inspiration: Inspired by butterfly pea tea (aka blue matcha) which will turn from a blurple tea to a bright pink lavender when something acidic is added to it, like lemon.

Description: Blue Matcha is a crelly like thermal fluid art polish, changing from a blue leaning blurple (cold) to a light purple/pink (warm) with a subtle blue shimmer. I used 2 coats alone on index and pinky, and I created the fluid art look using Blue Matcha along with a medium greige and light beige creme.

For the fluid art look, I did the following:

First I needed to make a decal. I recommend a silicone mat to do this, I personally use this one (affiliate link) but you can find them cheaper – I just like the size and having 4 to use.

The method that works best for me is to drop the polishes on top of each other a couple drips at a time (similar to water marbling without the water) and I do 3 drops of Blue Matcha, and then 3 drops of each of the other polishes right on top of each other. I keep doing this until I have a nice blob of polishes in the center of the mat. Then I picked the mat up and just carefully moved it around to get the blob to warp and stretch and flatten out.

Once I saw the desired cells and spread of the polish, I set it aside for about 15 hours to dry (can take less, I just waited 15) and then I cut out the desired size, painted my nails with a sticky base and applied the cut out decals. Then I manipulated and sealed them in with a cotton swab dipped in polish remover. I used an orange stick to help cut off any extra I didn’t need.

If you are a more visual learner – check out this  video tutorial from Courtney of Polished Lifting

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 300

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Smut Is A Must

*I received compensation for this polish*

Inspiration: Spicy Book Scenes

Description: Smut Is A Must is a soft mauve to purple pastel multichrome with rose gold metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

If you are familiar with the polish Gwishin – this is the same formula and it does dry down with a mild texture. It should only take a coat of top coat to smooth – but if you do thick coats of polish, it might take 2 coats of top coat.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Say When

Inspiration: Say When is inspired by that Olive Garden server patiently waiting for you to end their cheese grating nightmare.

Description: Say When is a yellow toned ivory crelly with gold holo micro glitter and a sprinkling of rainbow iridescent micro glitter flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: No Cap

Bluebird Lacquer | Spice Spice Baby

Inspiration: Chili Pepper

Description: Spice Spice Baby is a medium red crelly base loaded with shattered holo flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

By Dany Vianna | Cinnabon Sugah (Reflective)

Inspiration: Cinnamon Sugar

Description: Cinnabon Sugah is a mix of silver reflective glitters and brown metallic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This does dry down with a light texture so you might need 2 coats of top coat to smooth, but I only used 1.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

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Cameo Colours Lacquers | Pink Peppercorns

Inspiration: Pink Peppercorns

Description: Pink Peppercorns is a cranberry pinkish red jelly base with scattered holo, burnished gold holo micro flakes, purple to blue crystal chameleon flakes, gold metallic micro flakes and silver holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105

Colores de Carol | The Captain

Inspiration: Old Spice After Shave Lotion

Description: The Captain is a light taupish grey crelly base with red, periwinkle blue and silver glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Initially I thought this was for Captain Morgan Spiced Rum when I saw the name, but Old Spice is another good one. And yes I think of the commercials when I hear ‘The Captain’ and that’s why I went the rum route.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Crystal Knockout | Blackberry Goodness

Inspiration: Smucker’s Blackberry Jam

Description: Blackberry Goodness is a deep purple to teal multichrome jelly base with holographic micro flakes and iridescent color shifting flakes that go from teal to purple to copper to blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Cupcake Polish | I Know It’s Extra

Inspiration: Guacamole

Description: I Know It’s Extra is a medium green creme with red to gold iridescent flakes, as well as red and gold metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: No Cap

Dam Nail Polish | Purple Mayo?!

Inspiration: Purple Mayo?! was inspired by a special bottle of “Garlic and Carmelised Onion” mayonnaise with a beautiful purple and gold printed design on the bottle.

Description: Purple Mayo?! is a white crelly with assorted purple, gold, and navy star glitters with a subtle pink shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Dreamland Lacquer | Sage Advice

Inspiration: White Sage

Description: Sage Advice is a pale sage green base filled with holo flakes and aurora shimmer that shifts from red to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 375

DRK Nails | Sumac Me Feel Like a Natural Woman

Inspiration: Inspired by girl wearing a cap

Description: Sumac Me Feel Like A Natural Woman is a vibrant pink leaning red jelly base with red to pink to orange to gold shifting aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish is on the sheer side, so if you have strong VNL it might show through.

Price: $13.31 | Cap: 313

Top Coat by DRK Nails | Seal Glaze

Inspiration:

Description: Seal Glaze was created to help with some difficult polishes, especially purple ones. Seal Glaze has a simple formula that contains a film forming agent.
To use it over nail polish: Apply a very thin coat and let it dry completely. After being applied, it will cause the nail polish to look cloudy and it will clear up as it dries and become glossy.

This also works really well over stamping without the need to “float” the top coat.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

Fair Maiden Polish | Tajin Queen

Inspiration: Tajin, specifically on mangoes

Description: Tajin Queen is a neon yellow leaning orange creme with small red flakes and pink to gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Garden Path Lacquers | A Rat With A Whisk and a Dream

Inspiration: Inspired by Remy, a rat with a whisk and a dream, and his appearance in the finest of French kitchens. Anyone can cook!

Description: A Rat with a Whisk and a Dream is a clear base filled with copper glitter, copper flecks, green shifting aurora shimmer, and orange to green flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

No Glitter Grabber or Top Coat
With Glitter Grabber
Glitter Grabber and Top Coat

Glisten & Glow | Sweet n’ Low On The Go

Inspiration: Sweet N’ Low

Description: Sweet n’ Low On The Go is a soft bubblegum pink crelly base loaded with blue to purple iridescetn flakes and aqua and blue shimmers. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Healthy Fawns | I Swear It’s Oregano Stash Bag

Inspiration: That spicy herb, sometimes confused with oregano.

Description: I Swear it’s Oregano Stash Bag is a 100% cotton bag. It features small printed leaves on the outside and big, bright leaves on the inside with an aurora electroplated zipper, and rainbow zipper tape.

This is not smell proof for those wondering (someone asked in the PPU FB group)

If using for a normal bag, it also makes a nice little makeup bag for the essentials.

Price: $17.00 | Cap: 110

Hearts & Promises | Netflix & Dill

Inspiration: Dill

Description: Netflix & Dill is a celery green crelly based linear holo loaded with lime green micro glitters and other lime green holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Heather’s Hues | Starflower (Reflective & Tri-Thermal)

Inspiration: Borage

Description: Starflower is a tri-thermal that shifts between medium-deep purple (cold) to periwinkle blue (warm) to pale lavender (hot) with silver reflective glitters and pink to purple to red iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Hit The Bottle | Give It A Weigh Now (Stamping Polish)

Inspiration: Inspired by Ground chili powder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Give it Away”

Description: Give It A Weigh Now is a reddish brown stamping polish and one coat creme. For these photos I did 1 coat on index and pinky and stamped over this month’s Moo Moo’s Signatures polish on the middle 2 nails.

Stamping Plate used is Hit The Bottle Vintage Grunge 01

Price: $8.50 | Cap: 300

Hit The Bottle | Sage Advice Pigment Kit

Inspiration: Sage

Description: This is for a kit (even though only 1 item is shown above) but this will come with a black sticky stamping polish called Stuck on You, Sage Advice tealish green holo chrome pigment and a dual ended applicator (think eyeshadow applicator)

To use this set you would paint your base color and then apply a matte top coat. Once done, use the black sticky polish (Stuck on You) to stamp your selected design on. Wait 20-30 seconds, then gently apply pigment to stamping with applicator.

The pigment will not stick to the matte portion of nails which makes this a bit easier. Plus this way you can use the pigment without using the method that requires your stamper (which can make it permanently cloudy)

Once done, either use a water based top coat to protect the design, then the top coat of your choice. You can also skip the water based top coat and float your top coat of choice over, but it does run the risk of dulling the holo effect.

Stamping Plate used is Hit The Bottle Vintage Grunge 01 and Fancy Gloss Got Milk? as the base color.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 100

Indie by Patty Lopes | Purple Beauty

Inspiration: Inspired by the saffron flower, which in addition to having beautiful colors, its properties bring several benefits to our health.

Description: Purple Beauty is a deep purple base loaded with red to copper to green aurora shimmer. I sued 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Jen & Berries | What Did The Mama Tomato Say To Her Little One?

Inspiration: Ketchup

Description: What Did The Mama Tomato Say To Her Little One? is a medium-deep red crelly base with black and red metallic flakes, as well as holographic microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy topcoat for these photos.

This dries with a light texture, may need 2 coats of glossy top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Jior Couture | Epis Dassit (Reflective)

Inspiration: In Haiti we use a seasoning called Epis. Epis add so much authentic flavor to meals. We put that ish on everything!

Description: Epis Dassit is a dark olive green with green to red to gold to copper shifting pigment and 4 different color reflective microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Polish has a very mild texture but I only needed 1 coat of top coat to smooth.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Restoration Drops Nail Polish Thinner

Inspiration:

Description: I actually purchased this item, and it’s the second bottle I’ve owned. I bought this one around September of 2020 after moving and giving the old bottle to my mom since I’d no longer be down the street for her to borrow it.

What’s it for? Well it’s to thin out polishes. After awhile polish (and top coat!) can get thicker, or if it evaporates or just needs a little oomph to get it back to life – then add some of this.

For slightly thickened polish, start with 2-3 drops, shake, then check the consistency. Repeat until you are happy with the result. For dried out or severely thickened polish, fill the bottle with thinner to the fill line, let it sit overnight, and then shake in the morning. You may need to use a toothpick or paperclip to stir, allowing the thinner to reach the bottom of the bottle.

I typically use this with quick dry top coat. Usually when the bottle gets close to the halfway point it gets thicker and stringy, so I add about 12 drops of thinner then top the bottle off with more top coat and shake. This gives me a bottle of new looking top coat and it’s a better consistency.

If you prefer thinner polish in general – this is good to have so you can thin out any polish to your desired consistency.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Say It Ain’t Cilantro (Reflective)

Inspiration: Cilantro

Description: Say It Ain’t Cilantro is a medium green with a blend of reflective pigments, and they are packed in for a super sparkly effect with and without flash. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries down with some texture, so depending on how thick your coats are, you might need 2 coats of top coat to smooth.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Krisable Designs | Relish the Moment

Inspiration: Relish

Description: Relish the Moment is a medium green jelly base loaded with chartreuse metallic flakes, green to yellow to pink shifting flakes, matte black shreds and glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

Leesha’s Lacquer | Spicy Mayo

Inspiration: Inspired by Spicy Mayonnaise 

Description: Spicy Mayo is a pale, muted mustard yellow with an orange tinge with red and orange micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Side note: I watch a Youtube channel called Girl With The Dogs and she’s a dog and cat groomer. She grooms a cat named Mayonnaise and when it gets sassy she refers to it as Spicy Mayo – so this makes me think of that cat (it’s a Persian I think)

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Lemming Lacquer | Expanding Consciousness

Inspiration: Initially I was inspired by a certain catnip meme regarding space travel and expanding consciousness. Thinking about expanding consciousness I imagined a bubbling lava lamp of psychedelic colors and oil slicks. I considered starting with a black base but this polish needed more buoyancy and black would be too harsh for where my mind was heading. The capri jelly base is dark enough to give the shimmer something to reflect off of and allow that same shimmer to dominate but the brilliant greenish blue is lighthearted and dreamy with ocean vibes.  Another side of the polish is caused by the red-violet and pink shift of the shimmer transforms the base into a vibrant cornflower in certain lighting.

Description: Expanding Consciousness is a deep capri blue jelly packed with red-violet to pink to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

LŪMEN Nails | Sweet Heat

Inspiration: Inspired by Sweet Chili Sauce

Description: Sweet Heat is a fiery reddish orange jelly base packed with color shift flakes that go from red to orange to gold to green, as well as shimmer that goes from red to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 125

Luna Wax | Lavender Sage Wax

Inspiration: Inspired by herbs

Description: A fresh herbal lavender sage scent. Each bar has a cute Celtic like picture and a subtle shifty shimmer and can be cut to size preference for melting.

To my nose, this is a very clean herbal scent and the lavender and sage are well balanced so you can smell each – but neither overpower the other. It’s a clean almost laundry like.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: 130

LynBDesigns | Bready To Jam

Inspiration: Inspired by jams and jellies

Description: Bready to Jam is an orchid jelly base loaded with pink to orange to yellow shifting shimmer, holo micro flakes and linear holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

LynBDesigns | Spice Up You Life Wax

Inspiration: spicy food

Description: LynBDesigns Spice Up Your Life Wax has top notes of ozone, chili pepper and caramelized sugar. Middle notes of orange, mandarin, guava and custard. Base notes of peppercorn, coconut, benzoin and maple.

On dry sniff, my nose picked up citrus from the orange and mandarin and a lot of the caramelized sugar. When melting the scent warmed up and I could smell more of the peppercorn and custard along with the caramelized sugar and citrus.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 110

Michelle Mildred Art | Tasty Food Friends Sticker Sheet

Inspiration: Inspired by all the accoutrements that makes your food tastier

Description: This is a high quality matte vinyl sticker sheet that are perfect for your laptop, cellphone, car interior and exterior, water bottles, planners and more. I decided to use mine on my PPU notebook since last month’s are on my laptop.

This month’s set shows the theme name, salt & pepper as well as ketchup and mustard, some polish bottles and hearts… and avocados. The maker knows avocados aren’t condiments or spices – but included them because so many foods are elevated by them.

This is a 4x 6 ” sheet

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 95

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Spice Up Your Life

Inspiration:

Description: Spice Up Your Life is a pale greige crelly based linear holo with green to pink shifting shimmer and black micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: TBA | Cap: TBA

MTK Design | Death Soup (Thermal)

Inspiration: Death Soup was inspired by a favorite song from my childhood – Scarborough Fair (parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme).

Description: Death Soup is a plummy brown (cold) to pale beige (warm) crelly based thermal with strong green to aqua shimmer micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Native War Paints | Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture

Inspiration: Inspired by salt and pepper

Description: Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture is a clear scattered holo base with black, white and silver glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries down with a very mild texture, but 1 coat of top coat should smooth it just fine.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 150

Night Owl Lacquer | Sweet & Spicy

Inspiration: Jalapeno Jelly

Description: Sweet & Spicy is a green multichrome that shifts bronze-green to yellow-green to bright-green to deep-green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | Winter Warmer

Inspiration: Inspired by Sam Adams Winter “Spice” Ale – Cold Snap

Description: Winter Warmer is a dusty medium blue crelly base with teal to purple to blue to green to aqua color shifting flakes, light blue matte glitters, metallic ice blue glitters, and silver holo flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries with some texture, so you may need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Pahlish | Hot N Spicy

Inspiration: Inspired by our favorite spicy snack! 

Description: Hot N Spicy is a sheer black jelly base loaded with red to gold to green shifting pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: No Cap

Paint It Pretty Polish | With A Cherry On Top

Inspiration: Inspired by cherry flavour dipping sauce 

Description: With A Cherry On Top is a magenta jelly base with iridescent flakes in pink, purple and orange mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 120

Painted Polish | Spice Up Your Life

Inspiration: Spice Girls

Description: Spice Up Your Life is a bright magenta pink jelly base with black flakes, as well as pink to orange to gold color shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 400

Pampered Polishes | Pass The Poupon

Inspiration: Inspired by mustard

Description: Pass The Poupon is a mustard yellow crelly with ultrachrome chameleon flakes and a scattered holo effect. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Paradox Polish | Crocus Sativus (Saffron)

Inspiration: Inspired by the beautiful flowers called crocus sativus is a beautiful violet in color. It also is the flower that saffron is harvested from.

Description: Crocus Sativus (Saffron) is a violet blurple jelly base with red to orange to pink iridescent flakes and scatterd holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Penélope Luz | Pretty Food

Inspiration: Inspired by Red cabbage pickles

Description: Pretty Food is a clear base loaded with purple to magenta to pink iridescent flakes, black flakes and purple micro holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Thousand Island

Inspiration: Inspired by Thousand Island Dressing

Description: Thousand Island is a pale peach crelly with bronze to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes, red to green shifting shimmer and red metallic micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Sweet Vanilla Orange & Spice Wax

Inspiration: Sweet Vanilla Orange & Spice

Description: Pretty Beautiful Unlimited has no polish this month, but they do have a wax!

Sweet Vanilla Orange & Spice – Raw cane sugar adds sweetness to the sassy combination of valencia orange, bergamot, tangerine zest & orange juice followed by the spicy fusion of clove, ground pepper, chili pepper and cinnamon. A deep base of vanilla bean, rich amber, sandalwood and cashmere musk rounds out this custom blend.

To my nose, I immediately pick up a soft orange vanilla and clove scent. It’s familiar somehow… not sure why but it is. Maybe orange creamsicle like scent with a kick of clove? It’s soothing, familiar and a little different.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: None

Red Eyed Lacquer | I Like To Eat Apples And Bourbon Da-Balmer

Inspiration: Inspired by apples drizzled in maple and bourbon

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

The January scent is I Like To Eat Apples And Bourbon, which is described as a clean, pleasant scent of caramelized apples drizzled in maple syrup and rounded out with a hint of bourbon.

My nose picks up apples and an almost earthy tone, which I assume is the hint of bourbon. It’s not a super sweet apple scent, but it’s quite nice

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 75

Red Eyed Lacquer | Spice Up Your Life

Inspiration: Inspired by Sporty Spice

Description: Spice Up Your Life is a muted ultramarine jelly base loaded with strong purple to gold shimmer and linear holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for tehse photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Red Panda Lacquer | Cajun Magic

Inspiration: Inspired by cajun spice

Description: Cajun Spice is a very sheer orange jelly base loaded with red to orange shimmer and red scattered holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

If you have a strong VNL, it will probably show through unless you use an undie color.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 105

Rogue Lacquer | Mr. Rogues Special Sauce

Inspiration: Inspired by HP (Brown) Sauce

Description: Mr. Rogue’s Special Sauce is a deep ox blood scattered holo with strong red to gold shimmer and micro holo flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Saffron Sizzle

Inspiration: I must admit, I had a super struggle with this theme, I scoured my spice rack and fridge and nothing!!!! So I took it to Chef Christopher Dickens (at my work), He showed me this lovely photo of a saffron flower and bam, I was inspired. He even named it!!! Thank you, Chef!!!

Description: Saffron Sizzle is a lightly tinted indigo base with pink to gold to green shifting pigment and red to black shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

Scofflaw Varnish | Frogradish Sauce

Inspiration: Sometimes you don’t feel like a little horse, you prefer a dash of frog.

Description: Frogradish Sauce is a dusty olive green, with glitters in green, orange, copper and neon reds and oranges, Finished off with a shifting violet shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Serum No 5 | Everything But The Pho

Inspiration: Inspired by all of the rich and warm spices that comes with making a hearty bowl of pho.

Description: Everything But the Pho is a warm honey caramel crelly based holo filled with golden flakes and a dash of pinkish-red shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Starlight Polish | Just Pepper

Inspiration: Inspired by my spice/herb allergies, and the response I get when I explain. The inevitable question of “Just peppers?” and the imagined shadowy, nearly empty spice cabinet – empty, save for a few powdered peppers.

Description: Just Pepper is an indigo jelly base with red to green shifting old school unicorn pee pigment, which shifts from intense crimson through rich gold to a vibrant green, with translucent red to gold flecks, and microflakes in warm tones of red and copper. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $15.00 | Cap: 200

STELLA CHROMA | Here I Go. Here I Go. (Matte)

Inspiration: Inspired by Salt N Pepa’s Shoop

Description: Here I Go. Here I Go. is a light-medium matte beige with bronze, gold and clear holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats for these photos and left most photos as matte. The final photo shows it as glossy.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

STELLA CHROMA | Emulsified Sugar Scrub in Lemon Curd

Inspiration: Inspired by lemon curd

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.

January’s scent is lemon curd and is described as a light lemon scent that’s warmed up with a tad of vanilla. Inspired by the British fruity spread.

To my nose, this is a lovely light lemon citrus scent with a softness brought on by the vanilla.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

Sweet Heart Polish | Everything?

Inspiration: Inspired by Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

Description: Everything? is a clear base with a blend of gold, copper, black, and white glitters in a variety of sizes and finishes. I used 3 thin coats brushed on and a glossy top coat.

This will dry with texture, so you may want to use a glitter smoothing top coat and top coat.

Price: $9.50 | Cap: 200

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | If You Mean Green Paprika, Yes Sir!

Inspiration: Inspired by a scene from That 70’s Show

Description: If You Mean Green Paprika, Yes Sir! is a blackened green jelly with lime green metallic flakes and a sprinkle of scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150

The Soapy Chef | Wax Spice Blend Seasoning Mix

Inspiration: Inspired by Warm Spice Blends

Description: This is the perfect blend for all baked goods wax lovers. This spice blend can be used on its own, or added to your other favorite wax to add a little extra spice. 10 different fragrances are combined to make your home smell just like a bakery.

Scent notes: dark chocolate, fresh cream, smooth butter, roasted nuts, cardamom, chocolate chip cookie, allspice, white ginger, vanilla extract, red nutmeg, toffee, cinnamon sticks, musk, cooked bananas, fresh cocoa, bitter chocolate, espresso beans, clove, Madagascar vanilla, sugar, almond cookies

This is a jar with bits and pieces of wax, so there is no need to cut anything. It will come with a small shovel scoop so you can scoop out the desired amount.

I fully expected this to be almost like an all spice type seasoning mix, so I was pleasantly surprised when I primarily smelled sugar cookie and chocolate. Imagine walking into a cookie shop – bring the level down a few notches and this is it to me. It’s mellow but yummy.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: 50

Vapid Wax | Szechuan Fire Wax

Inspiration: Szechuan

Description: Szechuan Fire is a medley of frankincense, myrrh, ginger and bold Szechuan come together in this unique scent.

On dry sniff, I will be honest and say I was like “nope, nu-uh” cause it’s not my thing. It smelled like dirt and ginger mainly. And I don’t mean like “kinda earthy” I mean dirt. Then I melted it and I ended up liking it. I don’t love it – but I like it. Nick loves it. This is his style.

To my nose (when melting) this is a slightly sweet earthy scent (not straight up dirt like, but like fresh picked herbs straight out of the ground) and a little bite of ginger. It’s a very soothing scent.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Double Bond Base Coat in Cinnamon Clove

Inspiration: Inspired by winter spices

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

The January scent is Cinnamon Clove. A garland of cinnamon sticks and clove buds.

This is a lighter scent, but it was still easy to detect what the scent was. It smells exactly like a blend of cinnamon sticks and clove and it’s a warm scent that makes me think “holidays” without being IN YOUR FACE.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Fast & Hard Top Coat in Cinnamon Clove

Inspiration:

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

The January scent is Cinnamon Clove. A garland of cinnamon sticks and clove buds.

This is a lighter scent, but it was still easy to detect what the scent was. It smells exactly like a blend of cinnamon sticks and clove and it’s a warm scent that makes me think “holidays” without being IN YOUR FACE.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Polish Pickup | Cuticle Nippers

The first new item coming to the PPU shop are cuticle nippers in a rainbow finish!

I personally use these for cutting off hang nails and honestly for my toe nails. I hate cutting my toenails with normal clippers. Nick stole my other pair to cut his fingernails cause he hates normal nail clippers.

You can also use these as small scissors and to cut small decals or vinyls.

They are sharp and should be used with caution. You can clip your cuticles with them as originally intended, but I’m strongly in the “don’t cut cuticles camp” but I know some do it and are just fine with it.

These will be in the basic shop and may make appearances in the normal shop.

Prices TBA.

Polish Pickup | Cuticle Pusher

The second new items is a dual ended cuticle pusher. One end is smaller than the other, which I love because most cuticle pushers like this I can’t use on my pinky nail. Now I can.

I also use these to scoop out some pigment if needed – they fit perfectly in the little jars and are curved enough to act as a spoon.

This is also in the rainbow finish.

Price TBA

Polish Pickup January 2022 | Spices & Condiments

There are a lot of “Spice Up Your Life” polishes this month. I didn’t realize that when swatching but I think there were 4 or 5 in this post alone.

This month brings us a lot of green (which I expected) but also a lot of orange (which I didn’t expect)

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

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

Next up is the giveaway – and be sure to come back tomorrow – I have a series of giveaways planned for my 10 year anniversary, which includes PPU Gift codes as well as custom anniversary polishes makers donated for this giveaway (and they did an amazing job!)

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

Entry is fairly easy – just use the widget below! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST Thursday, January 6th

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274 comments

Ami K. December 31, 2021 - 1:04 am

Dreamland and Paint it Pretty are my top picks this month, but they are all pretty!

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Sierra December 31, 2021 - 8:59 am

Netflix and Dill or Dried roses (flowers) by fancy gloss! So many beautiful picks this month!

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Maegan December 31, 2021 - 12:01 pm

I liked Red eyed lacquer

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Joyce Yu December 31, 2021 - 1:12 am

Stella chromas here I go here I go stands out and I like the natural stone like texture — so that’s on my list!

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Jenn December 31, 2021 - 1:18 am

Looking forward to that Starlight polish!

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Stephanie T December 31, 2021 - 1:29 am

I’m excited about the Cuticula this month

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Cayla Chamberlin December 31, 2021 - 9:35 am

Loving Stella Chroma’s Here I Go, Here I Go! Definitely on my list.

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Amey D December 31, 2021 - 1:38 am

Cadillacquer is amazing

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Marikc December 31, 2021 - 10:57 am

Cadillacquer is always my first pick!

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Alyson Bermudez December 31, 2021 - 1:44 am

Cadillacquer is definitely my top pick this month! The blue and the blue glitters really stand out next to the pink.

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Laura P January 1, 2022 - 6:40 pm

loving the BKL also this month!

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Megan H December 31, 2021 - 1:53 am

I’m excited about the Cadillacquer.

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Rebecca Li January 5, 2022 - 1:01 pm

I’m liking the bkl. So cool!

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Heidi Bingham December 31, 2021 - 2:14 am

Cadillacquer is just beautiful!

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Kyla December 31, 2021 - 2:24 am

Still trying desperately to narrow my list down but ‘If You Mean Green Paprika’ has definitely made the cut’

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Pamela Lea Smith December 31, 2021 - 2:25 am

Sweet Heart Polish has “Everything” to recommend itself this month. Now to find the locks and schmear .

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Yessie December 31, 2021 - 2:30 am

I’m obsessed with that finish on KBShimmer’s relish! though NWPs Salt & Pepper is so unique this month.

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Karen McP December 31, 2021 - 2:40 am

Cant wait for the new tools! and I’m in desperate need of Glitter grabber

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KarenB December 31, 2021 - 2:41 am

Bees Knees Lacquer is my top pick

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Debbie S December 31, 2021 - 2:52 am

Painted Polish is so pretty!

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SY December 31, 2021 - 2:58 am

Polished for Days’ polish this month is gorgeous!

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Dawn December 31, 2021 - 3:06 am

So many incredible shades this month, I am going to end up broke lol. I’m in love with By Danny Vianna’s Cinnabon Sugah!

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Johanne Beaulieu December 31, 2021 - 3:49 am

It’s sooo hard to pick a favourite! I would say Dreamland is at the top of my list.

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Galatea December 31, 2021 - 3:55 am

Stella chroma here I go

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Teri Frank December 31, 2021 - 4:22 am

I am so intrigued by Hit the Bottle’s pigment kit so that makes it a must have. Thank you for taking the time to post this very detailed review of January’s offerings.

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Teri B December 31, 2021 - 4:29 am

The Cadillacquer has had my eye since I first saw it, but there’s sooo many this month!

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Leahanne December 31, 2021 - 4:43 am

I’m most interested in the reflective glitters, especially KBShimmer. And then the Fancy Gloss this month looks super unique.

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Kristina Breider December 31, 2021 - 5:02 am

BKL’s Smut is a Must is at the top of my list. Followed by the Cinnamon and Sugar one.

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Amber December 31, 2021 - 5:07 am

Love the KB Shimmer! This will be my very first PPU, so I’m very excited and a little overwhelmed!

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Stephanie Barnet December 31, 2021 - 5:14 am

Girly bits polish this month is my must have! And a few more your swatches talked me into!

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Janelle December 31, 2021 - 5:16 am

BKL is an automatic for me.

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Jennifer Malcome December 31, 2021 - 5:21 am

The sweet and sour lacquer I just love. I’ve never bought that brand so if it doesn’t sell out before I check out, it’ll be my first.

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GABRIELA PEREZ December 31, 2021 - 5:30 am

One of my favorite months. Really love them all

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Wanda Wanda December 31, 2021 - 5:32 am

Well my wishlist just got longer! Love Cupcake Polish, Night Owl Lacquer, Lemming Lacquer and Poetry Cowgirl for starters.

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Annie December 31, 2021 - 5:36 am

Patty Lopes is a must for me this month!

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Katie H. December 31, 2021 - 9:40 am

Can I have all of them? Hehe. But i definitely will be picking up bees knees!

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Nicole L December 31, 2021 - 5:58 am

Thinking of getting the moonshine man polish this month.

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Slb2221 December 31, 2021 - 6:06 am

Tajin queen

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Katie December 31, 2021 - 6:08 am

Glisten & Glow’s Sweet N Low polish is at the top of my list this month.

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Amy S. December 31, 2021 - 6:14 am

Excited for Sassy Sauce, and a number of other purples this month! Plus excited to try the Dany Vianna reflective!

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Sarah K December 31, 2021 - 6:20 am

Death Soup is on my list. It’s so pretty .

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Bonnie M December 31, 2021 - 6:24 am

I’m loving Sweet N Low on the Go!

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Erin Beggs Wilson December 31, 2021 - 6:30 am

Just Pepper! I favor black/dark polishes and that is choice
Also hard to say no to any of the devil’s lettuce inspired polishes, on premise they’re so good!!

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Autumn Miller December 31, 2021 - 6:32 am

I’m really excited to get Say When! Great looking color and such a fun inspiration!!

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Jules December 31, 2021 - 6:33 am

I’m super excited for the KB shimmer Polish!

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Liz D December 31, 2021 - 6:33 am

So many of these names crack me up! I am liking Night Owl Lacquer this month.

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Noreen December 31, 2021 - 6:39 am

I can’t decide between the two tri-thermals….soo I guess I’ll just have to get both

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Q December 31, 2021 - 6:43 am

Jior!

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SY January 1, 2022 - 9:17 am

Just commenting again- Polished for Day’s offer will def be in my cart!

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Rebecca December 31, 2021 - 6:46 am

I think All mixed up lacquer is at the top of my list this month

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Amber Whitley December 31, 2021 - 6:47 am

Tajin Queen is my must have

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Sarah Eberlein December 31, 2021 - 6:54 am

Hope I can get one of the salt shaker keychains. My ex coworker would always say I had my salty pants on when dealing with a particular customer (retail management at the same store for 8 years)

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Anne Helmenstine December 31, 2021 - 6:55 am

That KBShimmer polish is calling my name. LOVE the reflective glitter!

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Alyssa O. December 31, 2021 - 7:06 am

Dreamland and PFD!

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Alia Bapary December 31, 2021 - 7:40 am

The Atomic! I love Galaxy-like polishes.

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Kristine Miller December 31, 2021 - 7:41 am

Wildflower Lacquer Hibiscus polish looks promising.

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Savannah F December 31, 2021 - 7:43 am

Kbshimmer and Dany Vianna are my top favorites this month.

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Alie K December 31, 2021 - 7:43 am

Love that BKL, may also pick up that baroness x

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Carla December 31, 2021 - 7:58 am

That green from Night Owl!

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Jody Pratt December 31, 2021 - 8:02 am

I am not feeling part in love with anything this month, but I am so excited for the new cuticle pusher! I may need two of those.

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Erin C December 31, 2021 - 8:05 am

KBShimmer and Jior definitely! I don’t have any reflective glitter polishes yet and need to try some!

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Lora Anderson December 31, 2021 - 8:09 am

I am intrigued by the reflective glitter polishes but not sure which I may get to try yet. I’m a sucker for dramatic thermals so I prolly get the one that shifts from red to yellow (Can’t remember the maker )

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Sandi Margolis December 31, 2021 - 8:14 am

Definitely going to need to get several of the new implements…

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Laura December 31, 2021 - 8:19 am

Love the fair maiden

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Christie B December 31, 2021 - 8:22 am

Looking fwd to Penelope Luz, Dany Vianna, and Baroness X antidote.

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Amanda December 31, 2021 - 8:28 am

Looking forward to Purple Beauty!

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JSpence December 31, 2021 - 8:33 am

Rogue and KB Shimmer are my favorites this month.

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Erica L December 31, 2021 - 8:34 am

I’m really loving Cinnabon Sugah by Dany Vianna!

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MarciaF December 31, 2021 - 8:39 am

What’s your #1 must have product from the January 2022 shop? I’m thinking the nail clipper but as far as polish I need the Alchemy one for sure.

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Christiana December 31, 2021 - 8:40 am

Expanding Consciousness!

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Sandra A December 31, 2021 - 8:58 am

Jior Couture | Epis Dassit (Reflective)

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Sierra December 31, 2021 - 9:00 am

I love it all omg! I need paint it pretty too! So in love with Phoenix’s polish this month too!

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Suzanna D December 31, 2021 - 9:07 am

The night owl lacquer is my top pick this month!

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JayLynn Cooke December 31, 2021 - 9:11 am

I neeeeed Epis Dassit. It’s beautiful

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Deanna Mancini December 31, 2021 - 9:12 am

Must have is BLUEBIRD , rogue and (I forget makers name‍♀️) the pho polish!

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Wendy Stewart December 31, 2021 - 9:13 am

I’m in love with Night Owl Lacquer green this month. I’m also very excited about the toppers coming this month. Such a great month!

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Holly S December 31, 2021 - 9:15 am

I love Paradox, Night Owl, By Vanessa Molina!

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Alida-Jane December 31, 2021 - 9:18 am

The Sweet & Sour polish is really pretty!

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Ashley H December 31, 2021 - 9:35 am

How many reflective polishes is too many?? Because I am OBSESSED! I want them all.

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Kim W December 31, 2021 - 9:35 am

Loving Dreamland and KBShimmer this month!

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Debra Bricker December 31, 2021 - 9:39 am

I almost want it all. Love so many items.

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Wendy Qualls December 31, 2021 - 9:50 am

My must have this month is Fancy Gloss Dried Roses.

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Kelley December 31, 2021 - 9:55 am

I love say it ain’t cilantro!

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Samantha December 31, 2021 - 9:55 am

I have to get the colors de carol cus it reminds me of my dad who is no longer with us

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Blaire December 31, 2021 - 10:00 am

I can’t wait for Dreamland Sage Advice, although I have my eye on several other beauties!

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Linsey Hall December 31, 2021 - 12:38 pm

I love so many of these! DRK, Patty Lopez, and Cadillacquer are my 3 must haves!

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Faith Graeber December 31, 2021 - 10:14 am

I’m totally feeling If You Mean Green Paprika, Yes Sir!

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Erin M December 31, 2021 - 10:27 am

Wow, the makers are really bringing it again this month! I absolutely must have the Bluebird, the Garden Path, and the Dany Vianna.

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Sylvie December 31, 2021 - 10:32 am

Cuticula matte top coat

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Debra Lucas December 31, 2021 - 10:37 am

This people girl needs Lemming Lacquer Expanding Consciousness

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Jessica Frazon December 31, 2021 - 10:44 am

Soo many. Luman, patty, night owl, cuticula, pahlish, krisable, painted polish, etc

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Rebecca Li December 31, 2021 - 10:50 am

The rogue lacquer one looks so pretty

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Nikole December 31, 2021 - 11:07 am

Acetone Antidote

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Jennifer D December 31, 2021 - 11:20 am

Starlight Polish – Just Pepper

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J.L. Smith December 31, 2021 - 11:23 am

By Dany Vianna’s Cinnabon Sugah looks amazing!

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beckymmoe December 31, 2021 - 11:28 am

Smut is a Must is a must for me!

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Lindsay Coffman December 31, 2021 - 11:39 am

I’m loving so many this month! Probably Bee’s Knees is a must have for me!

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Wendy K December 31, 2021 - 11:43 am

Cuticula and fancy gloss

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Anne F. December 31, 2021 - 11:44 am

I definitely need Scofflaw. And being a green lover, it’s going to be difficult to narrow down other choices!

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KARLA Hemphill December 31, 2021 - 12:09 pm

What a fun theme! I am super excited about it!

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Alex Parker December 31, 2021 - 12:42 pm

Welp, there are going to be more on my wishlist than I thought…

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Lisa T. December 31, 2021 - 12:53 pm

I don’t neeeed it, but I want Anchor & Heart Lacquer’s Siren’s Cure in Apricot & Honey Cake

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Kathleen December 31, 2021 - 1:09 pm

Dany Vianna | Cinnabon Sugah But there are quite a few that I like!

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Rachelle December 31, 2021 - 1:18 pm

That BKL is stunning!!

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TropicalChrome December 31, 2021 - 1:53 pm

Love the Crystal Knockout!

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Mary Lazarenko December 31, 2021 - 2:07 pm

My top polish is the Bluebird Spice Spice Baby. I just realized this holiday season I don’t have the perfect red. This one looks like it fits the bill. Also like the other Spice Spice Baby, totally different color. And Beautiful Purple is also gorgeous.

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Mary Lazarenko December 31, 2021 - 3:36 pm

And now I’m fixating on the EDK, The Phoenix shade and Sweet N Low. I’m in so much trouble

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Jackie Bodick December 31, 2021 - 2:11 pm

An amazing job as always Lisa! Not sure what I am picking up for January yet. We will see when Friday happens.

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STEPHANIE WREN December 31, 2021 - 2:13 pm

Cuticula

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Mary Lazarenko December 31, 2021 - 2:17 pm

My top polish is the Bluebird Spice Spice Baby. I just realized this holiday season I don’t have the perfect red. This one looks like it fits the bill. Also like the other Spice Spice Baby, totally different color. And Beautiful Purple is also gorgeous. The KB Shimmer is pretty, too. Ack. I’m sure I could add 5 more.

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Registered Belcher December 31, 2021 - 2:24 pm

NWP is gorgeous and as an orange and green nail polish lover, I’m in heaven!

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glee December 31, 2021 - 2:27 pm

so many choices :O Lemming Lacquer Expanding Consciousness

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Meridith House December 31, 2021 - 2:37 pm

1 28722²28th 28th 28th 28th 28th27792972722! It’s a toss up between the Catalacquer and Heather’s Hues Tri-Thermals.

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Rebecca December 31, 2021 - 2:37 pm

So many gorgeous ones – I love Dreamland and Red Eyed Lacquer especially!

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Dana Linsky December 31, 2021 - 2:49 pm

I am definitely picking up KBShimmer in January’s shop!

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Jen B December 31, 2021 - 2:56 pm

Dreamland!

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Janie December 31, 2021 - 3:05 pm

I really want Purple Beauty by Patty Lopes :)

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Yvonne December 31, 2021 - 3:12 pm

“Smut is a must” is my pick

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Bevin Behrendt December 31, 2021 - 3:28 pm

Heather’s hues

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Nicole Y. December 31, 2021 - 3:40 pm

I really like this months bluebird, & the soapy chef wax sounds awesome.

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Melanie M December 31, 2021 - 3:57 pm

Polished for days is my number one this month!

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RC December 31, 2021 - 3:57 pm

KB shimmer and Avocado

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Mohnay December 31, 2021 - 4:14 pm

I just can’t get over Danny Vienna’s polish! That reflective glitter is stunning

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Elizabeth G December 31, 2021 - 4:15 pm

I’m really excited for Bee’s Knees Lacquer “Smut is a Must” this month, so pretty!

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Amy Myrick January 5, 2022 - 6:53 pm

Looking forward to picking up Cuticula “Chip Chip Hooray”.

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Jodi N. December 31, 2021 - 4:16 pm

I’m really feeling Mr. Rogue’s Special Sauce.

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Irma December 31, 2021 - 4:22 pm

Dreamland and the HTB pigment are my must-haves this month

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Deana S December 31, 2021 - 4:46 pm

Probably most excited for Sage Advice and Him-a-layan on my Peppercorns

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Jamie December 31, 2021 - 4:47 pm

STELLA CHROMA Emulsified Sugar Scrub in Lemon Curd

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Rachel Malinak December 31, 2021 - 4:58 pm

Tajin queen

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Tanya Clayton Wright December 31, 2021 - 5:31 pm

Dreamland!!!!!

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Rebecca V December 31, 2021 - 5:44 pm

I’ve got my eye on saffron sizzle!

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Allyson W December 31, 2021 - 5:49 pm

Excited about the cuticle nippers!

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Ann Shuman December 31, 2021 - 5:53 pm

Excited about Cilantro. I love reflective glitter!

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Katie Baum December 31, 2021 - 6:19 pm

Definitely need the starlight and sparkles, BKL and Rogue and love the new multichrome nail tools

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Jennifer Turner December 31, 2021 - 6:26 pm

The Green paprika , yes please !

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Angela I. December 31, 2021 - 7:20 pm

Bluebird Lacquer is my #1 so far!

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junyu December 31, 2021 - 7:21 pm

i want the kbshimmer!

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Laura December 31, 2021 - 7:54 pm

I’m loving the Cuticula!

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Shannon Elise Wilson-Blais December 31, 2021 - 8:23 pm

All the greens, so many beautiful ones this month.

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Nicole Browne December 31, 2021 - 8:56 pm

I’m so excited for both the salsa (Cuticula) and guacamole (Cupcake Polish) polishes! It makes the foodie and polish lover in me!

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Liz C December 31, 2021 - 9:56 pm

I think the Girly Bits is my top choice! That rich maple syrup brown is so beautiful!

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Olga C January 3, 2022 - 10:45 pm

I love that one as well, but I have a very similar color.

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Liz C January 5, 2022 - 11:57 am

The BKL is gorgeous!

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Olga C December 31, 2021 - 10:36 pm

Salty Secrets by Nailed It! is my top pick this month.
I also adore everything about the Say When – concept and color!

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Emma B December 31, 2021 - 11:14 pm

The Stella Chroma is my no 1 pick this month, but after looking through this post I will probably end up getting free shipping again this month!

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Aya January 1, 2022 - 12:32 am

I wonder if Aurora’s purple will be as impresive as their August I See Fire cuz I was speechless when I put that on irl!

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Eve January 1, 2022 - 1:07 am

I think it’s the BKL for me!

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Dana Liz January 1, 2022 - 6:58 am

By Vanessa Molina’s Dark Opal is really speaking to me!

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Bonnie D McCawley January 1, 2022 - 6:58 am

Always love Painted Polish!

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Johanne Beaulieu January 1, 2022 - 7:29 am

Getting the Cameo for sure!

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Norma A. January 1, 2022 - 7:49 am

My top pick is Kathleen &Co as well as Jior and Cutícula.

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D. Nara January 1, 2022 - 8:02 am

The Stella Chroma scrub sounds amazing. And I love lemons!

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Tanya January 1, 2022 - 9:50 am

I love Jior Epis Dassit!

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Lindsay E W January 1, 2022 - 10:00 am

Most excited for Taijin Queen!

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Vivi January 1, 2022 - 10:07 am

I need need need Tajin Queen!!!

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Carolyn Spengler January 1, 2022 - 11:05 am

My number 1 pick for Jan is Fancy Gloss’s Dried Roses. The colors are so pretty and I love roses in my tea!!

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Nicole Lavigne January 1, 2022 - 11:54 am

I think Vanessa Molina’s Dark Opal is my top pick for this month.

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Sandi Margolis January 1, 2022 - 1:04 pm

BKL and Bluebird are my top picks.

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Catherine Belzner January 1, 2022 - 1:11 pm

I love Death Soup! So many wonderful polishes this month is going to make for some hard decisions!

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Lindsay Coffman January 1, 2022 - 1:22 pm

I’m excited for the Stella Chroma this month!

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Anne F. January 1, 2022 - 2:15 pm

Cuticula!

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Anne F. January 6, 2022 - 10:50 am

And KB Shimmer too!

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gg January 1, 2022 - 2:41 pm

Sweet Heart Polish Everything?

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beckymmoe January 1, 2022 - 3:30 pm

The Pretty Besutiful Unlimited wax sounds delicious!

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Naomi January 1, 2022 - 4:59 pm

I love the color and the name of Jior’s polish this month.

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Jocelyn January 1, 2022 - 5:20 pm

Tie between By Vanessa Molina – Dark Opal, and Phoenix – Poppies? BLUE POPPIES!
But there are a lot of beauuuuuutiful polishes this month!

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Olya January 1, 2022 - 5:41 pm

This is the first swatch I’m seeing of the Aurora polish this month and I’m head over heels for it!

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Hannah E.G. January 1, 2022 - 6:33 pm

This is the first I’ve seen of Pahlish’s contribution for this month, and it’s gorgeous. I definitely need that one.

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Olga C January 5, 2022 - 7:21 pm

I like that one a lot too!

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Lyla San Jose January 1, 2022 - 7:21 pm

I’m most looking forward to Painted Polish and Penelope Luz this month!

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Anjali January 1, 2022 - 7:39 pm

Anything with the reflective glitters

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Jenny January 1, 2022 - 7:48 pm

Night owl, Penelope, and cuticula I think are all on my needs!!

And quite a few more!

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TropicalChrome January 1, 2022 - 7:53 pm

The KBShimmer thinner is a MUST if you don’t have it! (I do. Two bottles. It’s a lifesaver….er, polish saver :)

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Angela I. January 1, 2022 - 8:16 pm

Wildflower Lacquer is gorgeous!

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Victoria Pazdur January 1, 2022 - 8:20 pm

So excited to get Cuticula, Noodle, Glisten & Glow and a few more.

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Amy Xie January 1, 2022 - 8:24 pm

Smut is a must and PPP won me over. One is like an Aladdin sunrise and the other a tropical sunset

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Janel Wormley January 1, 2022 - 9:44 pm

Tajin Queen from Fair Maiden

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Bonnie M January 2, 2022 - 6:49 am

I like the orange shades!

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AshleyC22 January 2, 2022 - 7:24 am

I really want the Patty Lopes color this month!

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beckymmoe January 2, 2022 - 8:50 am

I need alllllll of the reflective glitter polishes, so the KB Shimmer and Heather’s Hues polishes are must haves!

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Amanda January 2, 2022 - 8:57 am

I really like the Native War Paints polish this month!

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Lindsay Coffman January 2, 2022 - 9:47 am

I love the pink Glisten & Glow this month!

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Trisha Law January 2, 2022 - 10:53 am

Dreamland and the avo cat toy

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Anna L S January 2, 2022 - 11:15 am

So excited for Fair Maiden and Sassy Sauce’s offerings this month!

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Serena January 2, 2022 - 11:31 am

The Hit the Bottle Holo Pigment + Sticky Stamping Polish looks really intriguing! I’ve been wanting to get into pigments.

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Daina L. January 2, 2022 - 11:54 am

Sassy Sauce, Cadillalacquer, and Phoenix are my must haves this month.

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Caitlyn Downs January 2, 2022 - 12:42 pm

Red Eyed Lacquer’s polish is gorgeous. Also fits with “Very Peri,” Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year.

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TropicalChrome January 2, 2022 - 1:07 pm

The cuticle nippers are tempting! I could use a new pair.

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Elizabeth G January 2, 2022 - 1:15 pm

It’s not in your swatches, but Nailed It’s contribution is amazing this month, very glowy.

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Anne F. January 2, 2022 - 1:33 pm

I want all the greens!!

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Melissa Balkovec January 2, 2022 - 1:54 pm

I am in love with Poppies? BLUE POPPIES!

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Dana Liz January 2, 2022 - 2:29 pm

The Polished for Days is must, for sure!

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diagonelly January 2, 2022 - 3:53 pm

Kbshimmer is probably my #1 pick this month!

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Carolyn Spengler January 2, 2022 - 4:34 pm

Sassy Sauce is Special! Ha. Alterations are Awesome!

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Eve January 2, 2022 - 5:09 pm

I hadn’t seen that Pahlish before, so pretty!

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Dena A. January 2, 2022 - 6:43 pm

There are so many good ones this month it’s been so hard to pick a number one. I probably got the most stars in my eyes when I saw By Vanessa Melina’s Dark Opal! It’s just so dreamy and magical.

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D. Nara January 2, 2022 - 7:28 pm

Jior epis dassit

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Chris R January 2, 2022 - 7:29 pm

I think I need to have the KBShimmer polish in my life. I don’t have any reflective polishes yet, and it’s a nice green. However, it is VERY difficult to decide this month with sooooo may pretty polishes.

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Meghann McCroskey January 2, 2022 - 7:33 pm

KB Shimmer is a must have.

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Lauren January 2, 2022 - 9:06 pm

Super excited for the KBShimmer, Indie by Patty Lopes, and Polished for Days!

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Allison January 2, 2022 - 9:30 pm

Vibrant Vinyls Base & Top Coats

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Patricia Moen January 2, 2022 - 10:33 pm

Can’t wait to grab kb shimmers thinner and bluebird polsh

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NT January 2, 2022 - 11:26 pm

My #1 is the BKL. Such a lovely, soft polish with a bit of pizazz!

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Sheryl A. January 2, 2022 - 11:32 pm

I’m loving Lumen’s polish. Also Patty Lopes :)

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Liz C January 3, 2022 - 4:27 am

The NOL is absolutely gorgeous!

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Liz C January 4, 2022 - 12:57 am

I also love the 1422 Designs polish. I have a weakness for purply-greys.

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Nancy Bennett January 3, 2022 - 4:58 am

I love greens, but my fav this month is the Jior!

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Maureen January 3, 2022 - 6:01 am

Patty Lopes Saffron Flower is perfection. It’s the only one I am dying for this month.

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Bonnie M January 3, 2022 - 6:35 am

I may need some of the new tools!

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Lindsay Coffman January 3, 2022 - 6:44 am

Anchor & Heart’s Siren Cure sounds like a great scent this month!

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Tamala Ferguson January 3, 2022 - 7:24 am

By Dany Vianna and kbshimmer

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Nicole Browne January 3, 2022 - 10:24 am

Black Dahlia’s Say When has me laughing and also in love! It looks exactly like the inspo!

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Sarita Cockerham January 3, 2022 - 11:57 am

Penélope Luz Pretty Food is stunning!!

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Amberly January 3, 2022 - 1:32 pm

So many pretties this month. But that Thousand Island wins the prize for best condiment dupe and I kinda love it!

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Eve January 3, 2022 - 2:08 pm

I already liked it, but the Cuticula has grown on me a lot.

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beckymmoe January 3, 2022 - 3:55 pm

I need that Cadillaquer thermal!

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Jeanine B. January 3, 2022 - 4:39 pm

The Fair Maiden is giving me Summery vibes. I had to drive in “winter mix” for hours today and didn’t like it one little bit so I’ve already got my eye on warmer weather and bright colors.

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Annie January 3, 2022 - 5:04 pm

Definitely need the Penelope Luz this month!

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 3, 2022 - 5:48 pm

I must have Wildflower Lacquer Wild Hibiscus!

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IaraLisa G January 3, 2022 - 6:32 pm

Stella Chroma’s matte finish looks awesome and I also have my eye on Poetry Cowgirl’s Thousand Island polish!

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Carolyn Spengler January 3, 2022 - 6:50 pm

I’m a New Yorker so the SHP Everything bagel polish calls to me!

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Naomi January 3, 2022 - 6:50 pm

Cinnabon Sugah for the win!

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Elizabeth G January 3, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Jior Couture’s Epis Dassit looks amazing!

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Meghann McCroskey January 3, 2022 - 8:47 pm

By Danny Vianna is a must have.

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Dana Liz January 3, 2022 - 10:02 pm

Super excited for Fancy Gloss this month!

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Erin M January 3, 2022 - 10:25 pm

I am so incredibly excited for the Bluebird, the Dany Vianna, the garden path, the stella chroma sugar scrub, and the girly bits dog paw balm.

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TropicalChrome January 3, 2022 - 11:03 pm

Atomic Polish is gorgeous!

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diagonelly January 3, 2022 - 11:56 pm

ahh Glisten & Glow’s polish

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Connie K January 4, 2022 - 12:22 am

By Vanessa Molina and Heather’s Hues are top of my list this month.

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BRANDY LITZ January 4, 2022 - 2:23 am

Cupcake Guacamole

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Bonnie M January 4, 2022 - 6:38 am

I love all the purples!

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D. Nara January 4, 2022 - 8:16 am

Girly bits tap that

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Lindsay Coffman January 4, 2022 - 8:45 am

The double ended cuticle pusher looks nice this month.

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Tara F January 4, 2022 - 12:11 pm

Atomic Polish’s contribution is my favorite for January.

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Kristina Breider January 4, 2022 - 1:05 pm

I also have Say It Ain’t Cilantro on my wishlist. The makers killed it this month. So many pretties!

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Nancy Ben January 4, 2022 - 1:14 pm

I love the Lemmings Lacquer!

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Eve January 4, 2022 - 5:32 pm

I’m really struggling to narrow down my wishlist, thank you so much for always doing these amazing swatches and reviews!

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Carolyn Spengler January 4, 2022 - 7:00 pm

The PFD English Lavender shade is so pretty and calming.

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Meghann McCroskey January 4, 2022 - 8:32 pm

Polish Molish is a must have.

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Andrea S. January 4, 2022 - 8:58 pm

My favorite polish this month is Rogue Lacquer. It’s saucy!

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Dana Liz January 4, 2022 - 8:59 pm

I have my eye on Beauty Purple from Indie by Patty Lopes this month!

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TropicalChrome January 4, 2022 - 9:13 pm

Paradox Polish speaks to my purple-loving heart :)

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Connie K January 4, 2022 - 9:29 pm

Da Balm-er and Fast & Hard are my top IPU items this month.

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Jenny-Bug January 4, 2022 - 10:45 pm

I cannot wait to grab Sassy Sauce’s Saffron Sizzle. (And Red Eyed Lacquer’s Da Balm-er, of course!)

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Elizabeth G January 4, 2022 - 11:34 pm

The reflective pigment in KBShimmer’s Say It Ain’t Cilantro is really calling to me!

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Lindsay Coffman January 5, 2022 - 6:31 am

Painted Polish is gorgeous this month!

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Bonnie M January 5, 2022 - 6:32 am

I may need some cuticle cream, too.

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