It’s that time again – and this has been one of those weeks! I had 22 polishes left to finish Polish Pickup… and my SD card died on me and I lost 70 sets of photos, including those final 22 Polish Pickup shades. So yesterday and this morning I was rushing to get it finished… so this is a little later than most months.
This afternoon (after I finished the photos for the second time) I took Jacob out for the afternoon and relaxed a bit. After the loss of photos, I needed a little mental break. I still have catching up to do for the remaining photos, but I’m getting there. I’ve redone 46 of the 70 polishes I lost.
Anyways, right now we’re going to take a look at the Polish Pickup October 2019 Urban Legends!
I have exactly 100 of this months offerings!
The theme this month is Urban Legends and it’s a good one. So many Urban Legends to pick from, and I even got an item inspired by ME!
This is an EXTREMELY photo heavy post. As of right now it’s 100 items with 3-7 photos PER item. If there is something specific you are looking for – on desktop hit CTRL + F and type what you are searching for. Otherwise, enjoy the long scroll down the page, and of course the giveaway at the end.
6 Harts | Riverdale Road Signs
Inspiration: Urban Legends about bloody spots on Rivererdale Road signs
Description: Riverdale Road Signs is a light silver chrome finish with red flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $10.00 | Cap: 80 Bottles
1850 Artisan Polish | Earthquake Weather
Inspiration: This enigmatic color is inspired by the Earthquake Weather urban legend popular in Southern California which says that unusually warm weather without any wind is a sign that an earthquake is imminent.
Description: Earthquake Weather is a smokey burgundy that leans slightly toward dark brown and subtly shifts from gold to burgundy to purple, with iridescent multichrome flakes that shift from gold to green and red. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150 Bottles
All Mixed Up Lacquers | Play if You Dare
Inspiration: Polybius the mind controlling video game created by the government
Description: Play If You Dare is a black metallic like base with heavy green shimmer, red shimmer, 2 different color shifts of ultrachrome chameleon flakes, and scattered holo. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 80 Bottles
Alter Ego | Bozho Lake Mendota Serpent
Inspiration: “Since I live in WI I went looking for something that is native to the area. Not very much but I did find Bohzo, the Lake Mendota Serpent. Bozho, whose name is a shortened version of either the Potawatomi word “Manabozho” or the Algonquin word “Winnebozho”, was first reported in the late 1860’s by a couple canoeing out on the lake. Early sightings describe Bohzo was blackish green with silvery scales. There are no photos, just these eye witness descriptions. Sightings would continue to be reported until the 1940s then stopped. Lake Mendota is known as the “most studied lake in the United States”, if Bozho was still there it certainly would have been seen at some point.
Description: Bozho Lake Mendota Serpent is a blackened green jelly base with scattered holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $9.00 | No Cap
Anchor & Heart Lacquer | 5 Second Rule (Magnetic)
Inspiration: The urban myth that food is safe to eat off the ground, as long as it’s picked up within 5 seconds of falling!
Description: 5 Second Rule is a denim blue jelly base with a magnetic shimmer that shifts green to gold to pink, as well as iridescent and multichrome flakes that shift aqua to purple, lime to copper to blue, and red to orange to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | No Cap
Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Iron Anchor Strengthening Base
Inspiration: Bubble gum is delicious but as the myth goes, don’t swallow it or it’ll be “stuck” in your stomach for 7 years!
Description: Iron Anchor is a scented strengthening base coat formulated with garlic extract to combat peeling, weak, and brittle nails. Use as a base coat under your favorite nail polish, or as a rehab treatment by applying 2-3 times a week for 2-3 weeks. I did do a wear test on this top coat when it was first released in the Anchor & Heart Lacquer shop which you can see HERE.
Scent: Bubble Trouble is a mouth-watering scent with notes of orange, pineapple, banana, cherry, Hubba Bubba bubblegum, fresh watermelon slices, vanilla, and cream soda.
Price: $7.50 | No Cap
AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | South Bend Shovel Slayer
Inspiration: Old man Marley, the South Bend Shovel Slayer urban legend from Home Alone.
Description: South Bend Shovel Slayer is a sheer silver base loaded with silver flakes, as well as blue multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. All of the flakes lay flat, so a normal top coat will smooth it completely to the touch.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles
Baroness X | Dark Side of Oz (Tri-Thermal)
Inspiration: the urban legend that says if you play Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album while watching “The Wizard of Oz,” there’s an incredible synchronicity.
Description: Dark Side Of Oz is a deep forest green (cold) tri-thermal that shifts to a medium green (warm) and then a lighter celery green color (hot), with holo micro flecks throughout and a rainbow of iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 75 Bottles
Acetone Antidote by Baroness X | PSL of Doom
Inspiration: Inspired by the “urban legend” that Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes are toxic, this started with Food Babe back in 2014.
Description: This month’s scent is PSL of Doom, it’s a custom house blend which is our take on pumpkin spice lattes. It has a mix of pumpkin spice (of course), marshmallows, a mix of whipped cream/french vanilla/caramel, and a light latte/coffee scent will come through on finish.
For acetone additives, you add a vial (or half… depending on preference) to 8-12 oz of polish remover. Most add it to acetone remover, but I actually add it to my purple remover which has added benefits already and this gives it a boost. You don’t have to only use acetone remover with it.
Ingredients: glycerin, jojoba oil, h2o, fragrance, polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), colorant
Price: $4.25 | No Cap
Lip Balm by Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Bite Me
Inspiration: A local urban legend that a vampire roams the grounds of Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.
Description: Bite Me is a lightly scented candy apple lip balm, tinted a deep oxblood. The scent is incredibly light and if you know it’s there, you’ll catch it. I didn’t know the first 2 times I wore it, and when I read the description – I finally smelled it. So if you are sensitive to scents, you may still be okay with this one.
Ingredients: Jojoba butter, Coconut oil, Candelilla wax, Vitamin E. May contain: fragrance and/ormicas.
Price: $ 5.00 | No Cap
Bee’s Knees Lacquer | The Bunnyman
Inspiration: The legend of Bunnyman bridge here in Virginia which says that 10 inmates escaped a local asylum after a bus crash. All but 2 of them were found and in the months after, hundreds of skinned rabbits were found in the area. It’s said when the police found the body of one of the inmates, they knew he had been killed by the remaining inmate. They tracked him down where he was hit by a train on the tracks above what is now known as Bunnyman Bridge.
Description: The Bunnyman is a smoky raisin crelly base with red to green shimmer and red to green iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | No Cap
Bluebird Lacquer | Bewitchin Camaro (Thermal)
Inspiration: The Phantom Camaro that haunts Colorado’s famously haunted Riverdale Road.
Description: Bewitchin Camaro is a brilliant blue (cold) to pale periwinkle (hot) thermal holo packed with blue-purple-cyan ultrachrome chameleon flakes and a strong purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles
Glitter Topper by Bluebird Lacquer | It’s Fall Over Me
Inspiration: Inspired by the woods surrounding the haunted Riverdale Road in Colorado it has crisp fall blend on tart cranberries and a deep earthy oak.
Description: It’s Fall Over Me is a glitter topper with iridescent shifting glitters in micro, small and medium that shift red to orange to gold to green. I used 1 coat over Maniology Lunar Lines.
Price: $9.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles
BLUSH Lacquers | The Blue Lady
Inspiration: The Blue Lady who haunts Story Inn in Nashville, IN (Local Legend)
Description: The Blue Lady is a silvery blue linear holographic base with a shifting blue to purple shimmer, holographic flakes and small blue holographic glitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $11.00 | No Cap
Cadillacquer | Stagman
Inspiration: The Stag Man, a Wendigo, from the tv series Hannibal.
Description: Stagman is a black crelly base with different sized pearl white and red glitter mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $13.00 | No Cap
Cameo Colours Lacquers | The Truth Is Under There (Glow In The Dark)
Inspiration: The Bermuda Triangle or Shaman’s Gate of Oklahoma, Beaver Dunes Park. Legend says that Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, always in search of gold, ignored the warnings of his Native American guides to avoid the dunes, only to have a handful of his men disappear in what has been described by the accompanying friar as “flashes of green light” and, by Coronado himself as, “the work of the Devil.”. They say that anyone who discovers what is really beneath the sand disappears.
Description: The Truth is Under There is sandy beige crelly base with green to champagne to blush shimmer, gold microglitter, holo micro flakes, gold metallic micro flakes, and glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Dries down with a light texture, but 1 coat of top coat should still smooth it over just fine.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 95 Bottles
Colores de Carol | Darkest Soul (Thermal Top Coat)
Description: Darkest Soul is a black to clear thermal topper with holographic micro flakes mixed in. I used 1 coat over 4 different shades to show it off. From index to pinkie I used: Anchor & Heart Lacquer Mermaid Tears, Maniology Jazzercise, Maniology Lime Pine and Maniology Quasar.
Price: $11.00 | Cap: 90 Bottles
Colores de Carol | Wendigo
Description: Wendigo is a pink to gold to green multichrome base with pink to green to purple multichrome shimmer, holo dust and ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.50 | Cap: 280 Bottles
Crystal Knockout | Let’s Have a Chat
Inspiration: The Devil’s Chair in Cassadega, Florida
Description: Let’s Have A Chat is a bright chartreuse jelly base with bronze micro flakes, iridescent red shimmer, red, green, and gold aurora shimmer, gold flakes, and iridescent color-shifting flakes in copper, green, and gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles
Cupcake Polish | The Crooked Man (Thermal)
Inspiration: The Crooked Man urban legend is based on an English nursery rhyme. It was featured in the popular movie The Conjuring 2 as a scary twist on the classic rhyme.
Description: The Crooked Man is a plum purple (cold) to berry red (warm) jelly thermal base filled with green to blue to pink shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thn coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. The warm color appears brighter in my photos than it is in person, it’s a bit more toned down.
Price: $13.00 | No Cap
Cuticula | Limitless Top Coat & Blush Base Coat Duo
Inspiration: Inspired by Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Urban Legend is that people would bring their loved ones ashes and scatter them all over the Haunted Mansion ride.
Description: ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts’ is a complex blend of blood oranges, sweet pineapples, mandarin, a hint of cherry, a dash of effervescence and a hint of vanilla. Very reminiscent of a non alcoholic fruity cocktail. It smells incredible!
Blush Base Coat is a 5 Free Scented Strengthening Base Coat with the perfect pink tint to give that ‘My nails, but better look. I used 2 coats of Blush Base Coat for the photos below (I love the baby pink look)
Limitless is a 5 Free Scented Quick Dry Top Coat. This quick drying formula is FREE of Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, and Formaldehyde.
Price: $16.00 | No Cap