Polish Pickup October 2021 | Monsters & Mythical Creatures

by Lisa Heath

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October 2021 | Monsters & Mythical Creatures

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It feels like I literally just did my September post… but here we are again for the Polish Pickup October 2021 post and the theme this month is Monsters & Mythical Creatures!

As usual – I’m still missing a few items and they should be arriving within the next couple of days (hopefully… if USPS cooperates)

A lot has happened in the last few weeks. Jacob started his sophomore year of high school, and he’s at his new school (all last year he went to a neighboring high school but was fully remote and never actually stepped foot on school grounds, and then we bought this house so now he’s doing in person schooling again.) We got our oil tank replaced. Yay! That was fun (not really) and I’m quickly coming up on my year anniversary at my new job in a medical office as a patient coordinator. Other stuff has been happening, but that’s in the background. I’m also preparing to celebrate my 10 year blogiversary and I have a fairly big giveaway planned, so I’m also working on that in the background.

As many swatchers can tell you – August and September of this year for swatching seemed fairly brutal. There were a lot more releases crammed in together, and more collaborations and annual boxes came out. I kept up on my obligations fairly well – but this weekend we’re going to see about 7 more posts from me… I think. About that. After that though – it’s smooth sailing since this was the big Halloween/Fall push.

Anyways – onto Polish Pickup for October!

The theme this month is Monsters & Mythical Creatures… again. We are revisiting this theme, but unlike some other themes – there was a pretty good gap in between. We last saw this theme in October of 2017 when Polish Pickup was only 6 or 7 months old.

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

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

This is an EXTREMELY photo heavy post. If there is something specific you are looking for – on desktop hit CTRL + F and type what you are searching for. Otherwise, enjoy the long scroll down the page, and of course the giveaway at the end.

The October shop will be open from October 1st through October 4th and wishlisting opens Sunday, September 26th.

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

Let’s jump in.

Alchemy Lacquers | Snowman of the Mountain

Inspiration:  Abominable

Description: Snowman of the Mountain is a dark periwinkle crelly base with purple to red shifting flakes, red to pink shifting flakes, blue to purple shifting flakes and black flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

All Mixed Up Lacquers | What the Fwoop?

Inspiration:  Inspired by The Fwooper from Fantastic Beasts 

Description: What The Fwoop? is a medium pink linear holographic with teal to blue to purple to magenta ultrachrome chameleon micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

 Anchor & Heart Lacquer | Iron Anchor

*Received as PR from a previous shop, including here since it’s being offered again*

Inspiration:  Inspired by lyrics from Tyler, The Creator’s 2018 song for (the amazing) The Grinch movie:
“You’re a monster
Your heart’s an empty hole
You’re a goner
You got garlic in your soul.”

Description: Iron Anchor Strengthening Base Coat contains garlic extract which is know to be an antibacterial/antiseptic and works against bacteria and fungus – often the culprit of peeling and brittle nails. I don’t have issues with peeling or brittle nails and my nails are fairly strong, but right now I also have obviously false nails on. However I did test this out when I had my real nails and did a test with it.

When I wore this for tested (while I still had my natural nails) I got 11 solid days of wear. After 7 days there was visible tip wear (again, I type at my day job and while blogging – but I also play video games on the PC) and at 11 days the tip wear was incredibly visible and nail growth showed too much – so I removed it. But I had no significant chips that made me cringe seeing my nails.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 200

AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | His Name is Grogu (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Grogu, aka Baby Yoda

Description: His Name Is Grogu is a sheer dusty teal jelly base packed with green pigment with aqua, gold and green geo shimmer. It also glows green in the dark! I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Baroness X | Alicorns w/ Frickin’ Lightning Bolts Acetone Antidote

Inspiration:  Inspired by Alicorns and their strong affinity for lightning. “Alicorns being completely immune to lightning strikes, like to play deep within a thunderstorm. When lightning strikes them, alicorns replenish their magic. Being charged up like a battery.”

Description: Scented in Alicorns w/ Frickin’ Lightning Bolts, this is a house blend of fiji dates, lemon peel and a touch of spiced plum pudding. It’s a lighter scent, we went for something warm, slightly tart, and spiced, both for the time of year and the inspo.

This reminds me of NERDS candy scent. It’s sweet, tart and fruity!

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.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Baroness X | Alicorns w/ Frickin’ Lightning Bolts (Magnetic)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Alicorns and their strong affinity for lightning. Alicorns being completely immune to lightning strikes, like to play deep within a thunderstorm. When lightning strikes them, alicorns replenish their magic. Being charged up like a battery.

Description: Alicorns w/ Frickin’ Lightning Bolts is a light grey crelly base with silvery lavender magnetic pigment, as well as blue sister unicorn pee pigment, and black to red micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. I only used a magnet on the middle 2 nails so you can also see it used both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | Gwishin

Inspiration:  Inspired by the egg-faced ghost of Korean mythology

Description: Gwishin is a soft lilac pastel multichrome that shifts to a medium purple and loaded with silvery peridot metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This will dry with a slight texture, so you may need 2 coats of top coat.

The base of this shade is interesting and it’s sheer, but the multichrome shift appears to be more of a densely packed shimmer, so while the shift is there – the silvery peridot flakes to overtake it a bit. But the purpley goodness does peek through and it makes this an interestingly unique polish.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Peel Off Base Coat

**This product was sent as a previous PR item, and is being featured again in PPU**


Description: This isn’t the latex type peel off for short term (swatching usually) manis. This is a clear peel off base coat perfect for glittery creations so you don’t have to scrub to remove with acetone. Peel Off Base is like UNT but a thicker consistency, so those who are like me don’t need to use 2 coats so it peels off nicely. Once on, this looks like a normal clear base coat, then top it with the polishes of your choice and peel off when ready. I did test it on my Cindy hand – and it lasted 5 days before wearing down a bit, and 8 days before a nail coating popped off and vanished during my move.

This can take a few minutes to dry, so be ready for that. Because it’s clear, it’s harder to tell when fully dry – so I applied, waited about 3-4 minutes and then touched a corner gently to see if it was still tacky or not. I found all 5 nails on one hand were fully dry to apply polish in about 5.5 minutes.

When ready to remove your mani, use an orange stick and gently push up around the cuticles and then peel or just continue to push up with the orange stick.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: None

Bluebird Lacquer | Monster Marsh

Inspiration:  Bluebird was inspired by the original Swamp Creature movie poster.

Description: Monster Marsh is a bright seaweed green jelly packed with holo flakes and gold metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

By Dany Vianna | A Thousand Wishes

Inspiration: Inspired by Tsurus, and delief of folding a thousand tsurus to have a wish granted. This shade is a tribute to my friend Dani, who’s ongoing a cancer treatment right now

Description: A Thousand Wishes is a blue turquoise crelly base filled with pink to gold aurora shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

By Dany Vianna | Unicorn eReader Bag

Inspiration: Unicorns

Description: The Unicorn eReader Bag is a cute unicorn printed fabric bag that carries your eReader. Don’t have an eReader? It also can carry nail supplies like nail files, cuticle pushers and other slimmer items.

It’s approximately 19cm x 14cm.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 50

Bygone Apothecary | Medusa Hair Balm

Inspiration: Medusa

Description: This balm is great for adding moisture and shine to unruly flyaways, taming split ends, scrunching out the crunch, or as a moisture boost pre-shampoo. It is packed with moisturizing oils, so start sparingly, especially if your hair is fine and straight as it can look greasy. CG method friendly – silicone free.

The fragrance is a dark floral blend, with notes of ginger, black pepper, ylang ylang, gardenia, jasmine, orchid, and clove. It finishes with amber, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, and musk. Smells like a sultry bouquet of flowers, or a high-end perfume you’d expect to be worn by a woman with killer eyeliner and a great leather jacket. 

This balm can also be used on elbows, knees and toes – or as an intense cuticle balm.

I am a sucker for clever touches on items – and the lid to this looks and feels like stone. Given the inspo – I thought it was an incredibly clever tie-in

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 45

Cadillacquer | Trolljegeren

Inspiration: Inspired by the movie Troll Hunter

Description: Trolljegeren is a pastel blue jelly base packed with gold to copper to red to pink color shifting shimmer, as well as matte aquamarine hex glitters in a variety of sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade does dry down with a mild texture due to the glitters, so you might need 2 coats of top coat to smooth.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Pyramid of Silence

Inspiration: Inspired by one of my favorite video game monsters, Pyramid Head, of the Silent Hill franchise.

Description: Pyramid of Silence is a dusty taupe crelly base, full of scattered holo sparkle, red and gunmetal micro flakes, dark grey flakes, small red glitter, dark grey flakes, small red glitter, and silver holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade dries down with just the slightest bit of texture, but you should only need 1 coat of top coat for a smooth, glassy finish.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105

Colores de Carol | A+ in Monsterology

Inspiration: Inspired by Monster University Movie

Description: A+ in Monsterology is a light celeste blue with neon glitters in various shapes and sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Crystal Knockout | Souls of Wind & Thunder

Inspiration: Inspired by The Wild Hunt 

Description: Souls of Wind & Thunder is a dark blue-black jelly base with a golden shimmer and matte white glitters in multiple sizes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The glitters do create a texture, so you might need 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Cupcake Polish | Be Prepared

Inspiration: Inspired by Scar from The Lion King

Description: Be Prepared is a warm purple jelly base filled with red to gold iridescent shimmer, red to gold iridescent flakes, and a touch of holographic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Neutralizer Base Coat


Description: Neutralizer Base Coat is a pinkish lilac tinted ridge filling base coat that works to neutralize yellow nails, fills ridges and adds a layer of opacity for sheerer polishes.

I personally do not have yellowed nails, but I do like sheer, milky bases like this as a base for polishes and nail art.

Shown is 1 coat over base nails.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Sirens Song

Inspiration: Inspired by sirens

Description: Siren’s Song is a silvery with purple to blue to green to lilac shifting shimmer base with black flakes and shiny silver metallic flakes sprinkled in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dam Nail Polish | Reign the Rain

Inspiration: Inspired by Pengu from Raya and the Last Dragon

Description: Reign the Rain is a shifting shimmer polish with shifts of purple to blue to green, filled with holo flakes and blue to purple flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

Different Dimension | Cuticle Oil Duo



Description: Cuticle Oil Duo in Mermaid Tears and Unicorn Horn!

Mermaid Tears smells like sweet cherries and PEZ to me. The official description is “A scrumptious blend of creamy vanilla, juicy orange, sweet pineapple and maraschino cherry”

Unicorn Horn smells like banana bubblegum to me, but a more toned down version. Official description is bubblegum.

Different Dimension cuticle oils consist of only the best ingredients that she could find and are super hydrating and nourishing and will help to heal your cracked, dry or broken cuticles if used daily. 

Instructions: (for pen) click up bottom of pen until liquid starts to flow from tip, click once for each nail and apply with brush to cuticles, rub in after application. Apply at least 3 times a day for best results.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: NONE

DIFFERENT Dimension | Fairy Wings


Inspiration: Fairies

Description: Fairy Wings is a silver linear holo base loaded with blue to violet to pink to gold to green shifting shimmer and matching iridescent flecks, as well as silver holo flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Dreamland Lacquer | Spirit of Samhain

Inspiration: Inspired by Sam, the Halloween / Samhain spirit who wreaks havoc upon those who don’t follow the traditions that keep them safe from him in the movie Trick ‘r Treat

Description: Spirit of Samhain is a black jelly base filled with red to orange to gold to green shifting flakes and orange holo glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

DRK Nails | I Want That Tesseract

Inspiration: Inspired by Loki holding a Tessaract

Description: I Want That Tesseract is a pale silver holographic base loaded with iridescent flakes that primarily flash pale green, aqua, blue and violet at more extreme angles. Can also be used as a topper – but I did 3 thin coats on its own.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

DRK Nails | Seal Glaze

Inspiration: Inspired by Loki holding a Tessaract

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.

Price: $9.00 | Cap: None

Fair Maiden Polish | Underneath It All

Inspiration: Sea Serpent

Description: Underneath It All is an emerald to navy to violet shifting multichrome base with matching flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Garden Path Lacquers | New Age Philosophy Major

Inspiration: Art, from ‘Monsters University’

Description: New Age Philosophy Major is a vibrant purple micro glitter polish packed with red to orange Aurora shimmer and matching iridescent Aurora flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Cuticle Remover & Cuticle Oil Duo


Description: Glisten & Glow is back for October’s IPU with our Cuticle Remover & Cuticle Oil Pen Duo

Cuticle Remover is scented in Fresh Picked Apples (fresh, juicy apples picked right from the orchard)

Cuticle Oil is scented in Caramel Apple (tart, crispness of apple layered with the rich, creaminess of caramel)

Glisten & Glow’s Cuticle Remover softens and removes excess cuticle as well as eponychium skin and comes in an easy to use twist-up pen style applicator.

Directions: Apply generously to the cuticle area and let sit for 60 seconds. Next, gently push back with your favorite tool. Finally, wash hands and cuticles thoroughly with soap and water.

These work incredibly well and I’ve primarily used them in my nail routine for over a year now.I generally get sets to review for PPU, but then I buy an additional set each time so I never run out

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Revive Your Monster

Inspiration: Inspired by a play on the “Monster” theme! We spun Revive the Monster based on the famous Monster Energy Drink series of Rehab Monster – Raspberry Tea! 

Description: Revive Your Monster is a milky fuchsia crelly base with black, gunmetal, grey and silver holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Healthy Fawns | Rainbow Cheetah Bag Keychain


Description: The Rainbow Cheetah Boxy Bag Keychain is perfect for small items. Each bag comes with a iridescent phone cord style bracelet, aurora electroplated zipper, swivel clasp, and split keyring – perfect to hook onto backpacks or purses.

I have a few of these and keep 2-3 in my purse for different things, and the variety in fabrics lets me easily identify which bag I’m grabbing. One keeps extra face masks, one has a supply of tampons and another has simple cosmetics I carry with me.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 100

Heather’s Hues | Quite Frankly (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Frankenstein

Description: Quite Frankly is a cool violet jelly base with violet to pink to green to gold magnetic pigment, purple and blue metallic glitters, as well as a mix of multichrome flakes in blue to green to gold and lime to blue to copper. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized the middle 2 nails and this shade is beautiful whether you use a magnet or not.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Heather’s Hues | Into the Woods WiTs Lotion

Inspiration: Inspired by monsters in the woods

Description: WiTs body lotion is a fast absorbing body lotion that doesn’t leave my hands greasy. The texture is light and creamy and a little goes a long way.

The October scent is “Into the Woods” and smells like a walk in the woods with the smell of crisp leaves under foot. It’s described as a blend of lemon, orange, blackberries, muguet, pine, cedarwood and patchouli

This is a really interesting and complex scent. It’s very much a fall scent and Nick is actually really loving it. My nose primarily picks up the cedarwood and patchouli but there’s a smokiness to it and beneath that you get the slightest hint of citrus.

Price: $7.25 | Cap: 50

Stamping Plate by Hit the Bottle | Sew Your Own Way

Inspiration: Inspired by Everything to do with sewing!

Description: Do you love sewing? Making your own clothes or doing quilting and patchwork? Then this plate has been made for you!

This stamping plate has an assortment of sewing related images for different stamping art creations. We have pins, needles, pin cushions, safety pins and scissors. Patchwork, quilting, dressmakers patterns and mannequins. I’m sure we can all relate to being told “not the fabric scissors” when we when to cut something that wasn’t fabric!!

I selected a few different patterns at random to stamp with to test the etching and it all worked beautifully!

Price: $14.99 | Cap: None

Hit the Bottle Polishes | Dead or O-live

Inspiration: Inspired by Zombie flesh from the movie poster “Zombie Flesh Eaters”

Description: Dead or O-live is an olive green stamping polish and one coat creme. I used it as a stamping polish along with Hit The Bottle’s Sewing Stamping Plate this month.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: None

Indie by Patty Lopes | Curious Soul

Inspiration: Inspired by a beautiful image, where it says something about it that is really wonderful: ‘Two curious souls, one of water, but the color of the earth, the other of the earth, but the color of water, approach each other in an attempt to understand their respective worlds.”

Description: Curious Soul is a chartreuse crelly base with blue holo glitters in micro to medium sizes, as well as delicate green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250

Jen & Berries | Djinn & Juice

Inspiration: Inspired by Djinn

Description: Djinn & Juice is a soft, dusty blue, subtle linear holographic with gold and red to green shifting shimmers, ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift through purple, red and copper. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150

Jior Couture | The Tea On The Manatee (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by The Manatee/Mermaid

Description: The Tea On The Manatee is a black (cold) to sea green (warm) jelly based thermal with blue to green to gold to turquoise chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Jreine | A Little Bit Mad

Inspiration: Cruella

Description: A Little Bit Mad is a milky white crelly base with densely packed red to gold shimmers and a mixture of black and red flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Kathleen & Co | Predator

Inspiration: Inspired by Predator

Description: Predator is a jungle green base with red to green to gold shimmer and holo micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Rise Up

Inspiration: Inspired by Phoenix 

Description: Rise Up is a dusty, medium blue crelly base with red to orange to copper to gold to green ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Under The Sea Hand & Body Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Inspired by Mermaids

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.

Under The Sea is the perfect blend of frozen drink and tropical island where I imagine mermaids might spend their time on land. Fruity, sweet, and succulent notes of fresh-from-the-market juicy watermelon, sticky cantaloupe, and pure sugarcane; blooms of lilies and orchids; plus, salty ocean breezes and pure white sand combine beautifully to make this luscious fragrance. One whiff, and you’ll feel like you’re lounging on a tropical beach watching frolicking mermaids rule the sea. If you like Just Beachy, you will love this boldly colored scrub swirled in hues of purple, pink, and aqua, with a hint of pink biodegradable glitter on top. Featuring a heat-sealed lid for no leaks in transit.

This might be one of my favorite scents. It’s relaxing, it’s beachy, there’s a touch of fruity, touch of floral and that salty air scent. It’s balanced well so none of the profiles overpower the others.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Lacquer is in the Air | Night King

Inspiration: Inspired by the Night King white walker from Game of Thrones

Description: Night King is a white crelly base with subtle aqua micro flecks. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This polish does lean into the thicker consistency side, but I didn’t find it “gummy” to work with. Depending on your preference though – you might need a couple drops of thinner if you don’t care for thicker formulas. It’s not super thick – but just enough that it needed to be mentioned.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

LynBDesigns | Meowgical

Inspiration: Inspired by the mythical and fabulous caticorn

Description: Meowgical is a medium grey toned purple base with intense pink to orange to green shifting shimmer and scattered holo sparkle. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: none

LynBDesigns | Slenderman Wax

Inspiration: Inspired by the slenderman creepy pasta

Description: Room fragrance wax with top notes of orange, nutmeg and fir needle. Middle notes of birch, clove, cinnamon and cedarwood. Bottom notes of musk, tonka bean and vanilla.

The cinnamon and musk are the stronger scents for me, and this is a warm, comforting scent without being super sweet.

Price: $5.00 | Cap: 110

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Have You Seen A Moomaid By The Sea

Inspiration: Inspired by fantasy mermaid artwork which reminds me of a imaginary moomaid. She is mysterious and ladylike.

Description: Have You Seen A Moomaid By The Sea is a pale purple holographic jelly base with colorful rainbow mix of glitters, iridescent flakes and chameleon shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Despite the mix of flakes and glitter – this laid relatively flat and only needed 1 coat of top coat.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 100

MTK Design | Owl Be There (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Athena – Art Deco inspired art 

Description: Owl Be There is a sheer pale aqua (hot) to bright aqua (cool/mid) to teal (cold) tri-thermal with copper shimmer and micro fleck. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

It was incredibly warm here when I swatched this and trying to capture all 3 was difficult as it was changing back super quick.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

My Indie Polish | Amarok

Inspiration: Amarok is inspired by a picture of an Inuit creation myth. The first woman pierces a whole in the thick ice and dragged the giant animal gods out of the frozen ocean’s heart. This drawing depicts the birth of Amarok, gigantic wolf deity. The old spirit still runs endlessly across the dark forests of the far north and always hunts alone.

Description: Amarok is a medium slightly periwinkle leaning dusty blue crelly with orange hexes, white stars and peach triangles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Native War Paints | Unicorn Club Earrings

Inspiration: Inspired by “…my life long love of unicorns. When I was a little girl I always tried to get my cousins so join my Unicorn Club because if I lived unicorns so much, they do too, right?”

Description: 1.5 inch chevron tear drops with cyan/blue/purple/pink shifting shimmer, aqua/purple/pink shifting iridescent flakies with scattered holographic in clear resin on rainbow metal hooks.

These are lightweight and look really nice on. The subtle shimmer and flakes give a nice glow within the clear resin.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 30

Native War Paints | Unicorn Club

Inspiration: Inspired by my life long love of unicorns. When I was a little girl I always tried to get my cousins so join my Unicorn Club because if I lived unicorns so much, they do too, right?

Description: Unicorn Club is a sheer indigo scattered holographic base loaded with cyan to blue to purple to pink shifting shimmer, as well as aqua to purple to pink iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.75 | Cap: 200

Night Owl Lacquer | Sasquatch Sighting

Inspiration: Inspired by the classic Sasquatch sighting picture.

Description: Sasquatch Sighting is a brown linear holographic with multichrome shimmer that shifts rosy-bronze to copper to gold to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | A Very Neat Monster

Inspiration: Inspired by my favorite Monster from TV and a self proclaimed “very neat monster,” Dexter Morgan

Description: A Very Neat Monster is a blackened wine red jelly base with red matte and red metallic glitters, as well as violet to red to orange color shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries with a slight texture, may require 2 coats of top coat for a smooth finish.

Price: $ | Cap:

Pahlish | Ninetales, Go!

Inspiration: Inspired by one of our favorite Pokémon!

Description: Ninetales, Go! is a citrus cream with dense orange to copper to green shifting pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Paint It Pretty Polish | Sparkle Like A Unicorn (Tri Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by unicorns

Description: Sparkle Like a Unicorn is a purple(cold) to blue (warm) to clear(hot) crelly based tri thermal with shifting iridescent flakes that shift red to pink to gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 240

Painted Polish | Dead But Delicious

Inspiration: Inspired by Vladislav the Poker – Our favorite New Zealand-based vampire from ‘What We Do In The Shadows!’ 

Description: Dead But Delicious is a vampy blood red jelly base with red to magenta to violet shifting iridescent flakes and metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 350

Pampered Polishes | Silenzio Bruno! (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Luca

Description: Silenzio Bruno! is a seafoam green (Warm) to cerulean blue (Cold) crelly based thermal loaded with platinum, holographic, and iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Paradox Polish | Make Like a Tree and Leave (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Autumn Fae

Description: Make Like A Tree And Leave is a black jelly base with densely packed pink to orange to gold to green chameleon magnetic pigment and scattered holographic. I only magnetized the 2 middle fingers with a ring magnet on it’s side so it repels the pigment to the edges rather than draw it into the center. I left the outer 2 nails alone so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

Penelope Luz | Well, Well (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Maleficent

Description: Well, Well is a green to blue shifting base with blue to purple to magenta to gold magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 700

Polish Molish | Finding Home

Inspiration: inspired by frosty peaks of Mount Everest from Abominable movie.

Description: Finding Home is a top coat with mirror iridescent flakes with soft blue shift. I used 1 coat over a beautiful blue jelly base by Psyche Minerals Dimensional Transcendentalism

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 300

Polish Molish | Yeti On The Roof

Inspiration: inspired by the cute little yeti from the Abominable movie.

Description: Yeti on the Roof is a pale lavender crelly base with bright pink shimmer and black flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 320

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | From the Ashes

Inspiration: Inspired by The Phoenix

Description: From The Ashes is a black to red multichrome pigment and black to red multichrome flakes with red and black holographic micro glitters and purple to red to gold crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Sweet Fire Wax

Inspiration: Inspired by The Phoenix

Description: Smoke and wood warm a union of clove, amber, sandalwood, and patchouli. Light hints of fruit, musk and leather. Subtle hints of marshmallow, honey, chocolate and vanilla. Finished off with tonalities of polished leather and fine bourbon.

This is a nice, warm, musky scent. The leather and bourbon I don’t smell as much but they do help balance out the sweetness of the fruit, marshmallow, honey, chocolate and vanilla.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: None

Red Eyed Lacquer | You Dessert It! Da Balm-er

Inspiration: Inspired by Hedylogos god of sweet talk

Description: Da-Balmer 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 October Da Balmer is scented in a blend of warm caramel vanilla and Angel food cake and it smells DELICIOUS! The warm caramel is the dominant scent.

Price: $7.50 | Cap: 100

Inspiration: Inspired by the crystal foxes from SW

Description: Where’d The Crystal Critters Go? is a grey crelly with silver to blue to green shifting flakes and a red to gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 150

Rogue Lacquer | Sea-Horse

Inspiration: Inspired by the Greek mythical creature Hippocampus.

Description: Sea-Horse is an ocean blue jelly base loaded with pink to orange color shifting flakes, holo flakes and turquoise metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Reptile Dysfunction (Thermal)

Inspiration: Inspired by Medusa Tattoo

Description: Reptile Dysfunction is an eggplant (cold) to violet (warm) crelly based thermal with strong red to gold shimmer, as well as blue to green to purple shifting ghost flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 400

Scofflaw Nail Varnish | Attack of the Dustbunnies

Inspiration: Inspired by the scariest wee beast!

Description: Attack Of The Dustbunnies is a grey crelly base filled with gunmetal, silver, and iridescent flakes, and teal, coral, aqua and silver glitters ranging from micro to medium. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This dries with texture, and you will need 2 coats of top coat to smooth.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Starlight and Sparkles | Sea Scale Pendant

Inspiration: Inspired by Sirens, mermaids, sea dragons, and more! All the beautifully scaly water creatures of myth.

Description: The Sea Scale pendant uses a black pendant tray and a glass cabochon, and teal to violet old school UP sibling pigment, which shifts from a rich teal to glowy violet, and flashes aqua and purple at the extremes of its color range. The outline of the same overlapping spiral/criss-cross pattern that is on the back of the pendants shows under the pigment in the pendant, making a pattern reminiscent of scales.

The glass cabochon in the pendant is 1″ (25mm). The pendant itself is 1.1″ (28mm) wide and 1.4″ (35mm) tall, including the loop at the top. The interior width of the loop is approximately .17″ (4.5mm). The pendant comes on an 18” black cord necklace with nickel free findings and extender chain, and can be removed from the cord, so you’ll be able to swap that if you have a necklace you prefer to wear it with!

I love the cool tones of the shifts and how it goes from a deep blue to vibrant teal.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 200

Starlight and Sparkles | Siren Sea

Inspiration: Inspired by The Sirens of Greek mythology, and the beautiful but dangerous waters in which they lived.
According to Homer, the Sirens lived on an island in the Strait of Messina, between Italy and Sicily.

Description: Siren Sea is a medium blue jelly base loaded with teal to violet shifting unicorn pee sibling pigment, aurora flakes that shift from sea green to purple, as well as green to blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 200

STELLA CHROMA | Gossamer Gets A Mani

Inspiration: Inspired by Gossamer, the hairy red villain with the cool sneakers from Looney Tunes! Gossamer made his debut in the Bugs Bunny cartoon called Hair Raising Hare. In it, Bugs gives him an amazing manicure and he ends up with a funky black and yellow french!

Description: Gossamer Gets A Mani is a red leaning orange crelly base with black and yellow glitters ranging from micro to medium in size. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

STELLA CHROMA | Spa Day Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: Inspired by Gossamer got a Spa Day courtesy of Bugs Bunny, and you can too!

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.

This scent is one of the most popular in the shop, and for good reason! It smells amazing. Light, clean, and relaxing. The quintessential spa scent. It has a very light citrus kick while still being soothing.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

Supernatural Lacquer | The Nightmeow Before Christmas

Inspiration: Inspired by the Yule Cat from Icelandic folklore.

Description: The Nightmeown Before Christmas is a black jelly base loaded with red to gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Back to Nature (Magnetic)

Inspiration: Inspired by Swamp Thing 

Description: Back To Nature is a murky blackened green jelly base with black flakes, as well as green to gold to copper multichrome magnetic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I magnetized the middle and ring fingers and left pinky and index alone so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 250

Sweet Heart Polish | Firey Gang

Inspiration: Firey Gang is inspired by the odd firey forest creatures, the Fireys, from the movie Labyrinth.

Description: Firey Gang is a super juicy pink tinged red jelly is full of pink to orange to gold crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Gloss Sauce


Description: **Please note that I purchased this bottle months ago – but I have been using this top coat for over a year. The bottle is different now and mine is an older label**

Gloss Sauce is a 3-free quick dry top coat. It dries very quickly, there is no shrinkage, and it does not smear nail art! It can be very frustrating to ruin the nail art you worked so hard on! With Gloss Sauce, you won’t have to worry about ruining your watermarbles, stamps, and nail vinyl art. Its gloss lasts for days and your manicure can last up to a week, with proper application.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

The Crafty Taco | Snake Sisters Hair Pin Set

Inspiration: Inspired by the Gorgons: Stheno and Euryale

Description: This pair of simple bronze-toned hair pins were inspired by the Gorgon sisters Stheno and Euryale. You might be more familiar with their non-immortal little sister Medusa. These sisters were reported to have terrifying fangs, bright brass hands, and venomous snakes for hair. 

Drawing from that description, the pair of hair pins come in an aged bronze tone with subtle snake print 10mm glass cabochons finished with a snake-like green to gold multichrome. Each hair pin is handmade and no two will be exactly alike. 

These are simple, elegant and beautiful. I love hair pins – I have a lot of hair and the side swept bangs that often get on my nerves – so I use pins like these to bring them out of my eyes… otherwise I throw my hair up in a messy bun.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 15

The Soapy Chef | Oh Gnome You Didn’t Scoopable Wax

Inspiration: Inspired by Garden gnomes

Description: This scoopable wax transports you to a beautiful garden, filled with flowers and of course, garden gnomes.

Scent notes: Sicillian Lemon, Ruby grapefruit, sage, Basil leaves

I really love waxes like this one for common areas like the kitchen and living room. It’s not sweet like vanilla or spicy like cinnamon, but gives a nice, clean and welcoming scent to the area.

This is a softer wax so it’s scoopable and has a cute little garden gnome scene inside.

Side note: Before heading to Nashville for PBE, I made comments for people to look for the garden gnome due to my size.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 100

Treo Lacquer | Dawn Bearer

Inspiration: Inspired by a beautiful piece of art of a unicorn in a dawn palette.

Description: Dawn Bearer is a purple jelly base filled gold to red shifting shimmer, and accented with indigo and pale yellow glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 160

Unicorn Magic Skincare | Deluxe Cuticle Rescue in Apple Pecan Sage

Inspiration: Inspired by Cornish Pixies from the Harry Potter movie

Description: Deluxe Cuticle Rescue is a thick and nourishing cuticle cream. It has the thickness of a balm, but a creamy lotion appearance and feel. This is perfect for a non greasy cuticle item, and a little goes a long way.

Apple Pecan Sage – freshly picked apples mixed with cinnamon & spices, with a nutty and slightly earthy undertone.

I am really loving all the apple skin care this month. This one reminds me of apple cinnamon pancakes with maple syrup.

Price: $5.75 | Cap: 190

Vibrant Vinyls | Double Bond Base Coat

Inspiration: Mermaids

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.

This month’s scent is We Mermaid For Each Other which captures the aroma of blue raspberry, pop of strawberry, Georgia peach and a hint of spun sugar. It reminds me of a more toned down blue raspberry blow pop!

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Vibrant Vinyls | Fast & Hard Quick Dry Top Coat

Inspiration: Mermaids

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!

This month’s scent is We Mermaid For Each Other which captures the aroma of blue raspberry, pop of strawberry, Georgia peach and a hint of spun sugar. It reminds me of a more toned down blue raspberry blow pop!

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Whatcha | BBCream For Nails

Inspiration: Inspired by Satyr

Description: BB Cream for Nails is a creamy slightly pink beige base that offers ridge filling properties as well as vitamins for nails. It also helps blur the line between nail and free edge.

I used 1 coat on my nails and it does act as a cream and can also be used as a one coat nail color.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 150

Polish Pickup October 2021 | Monsters & Mythical Creatures

Another month down! While typing this, 3 more items arrived so I added them into the post but not the collage.

This month brought a lot of blue tones… and as always – a healthy dose of purples too.

I do have more arriving soon so I’ll pop those in as they get here.

Wishlisting starts tomorrow – so be ready!

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

Shop Dates: October 1st at 11am EST through October 4th at 11:59pm EST

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

Entry is fairly easy – just use the widget below! Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST Thursday, September 30th!

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Kyla September 25, 2021 - 9:01 pm

Ugh I thought rewind month hurt my credit card….

Ruby September 25, 2021 - 9:03 pm

I am head over heels for BKL’s Gwishin.

Anne F. September 28, 2021 - 10:38 am

Me too, definitely need that Bees Knees

Megan September 25, 2021 - 9:16 pm

I am in awe of your swatches! I cannot begin to imagine the amount of time this must take.

Liz feronti September 26, 2021 - 11:15 am

Love so many
Siren s0a

Tamala Ferguson September 28, 2021 - 5:15 am


Hillary September 25, 2021 - 9:29 pm

I absolutely NEED BKL Gwishin!

Alysia September 26, 2021 - 6:17 am

I don’t even know how to put these in an order of must have to least want. I want them all! Picking something close to #1 would have to be.. Souls of wind and thunder because I don’t have anything like it in my collection. Also looking forward to the pink toned base.

Olga C. September 25, 2021 - 9:45 pm

My two must haves are Cupcake and KBShimmer.

I’m also thinking about WItS lotion and acetone antidote. Is acetone antidote a 1 oz bottle?

Juanita September 25, 2021 - 9:47 pm

I must have Jior Couture’s The Tea on the Manatee!!!

Tiffany Legrand September 25, 2021 - 9:51 pm

The night meowown before Christmas is definitely on my list!

Serena K September 25, 2021 - 9:57 pm

Wildflower – Geralt Can Have All My Coins

STEPHANIE WREN September 25, 2021 - 9:57 pm

Thank you ☺️

Carly September 30, 2021 - 10:47 am

I’m most likely going to get the kbshimmer polish. It’s just so pretty

Christie B September 25, 2021 - 9:59 pm

Oh boy, too many on the list to name. Really liking the Garden Path’s Polish

Claudette Kolarich September 26, 2021 - 7:05 am

I definitely want Garden Path offering this month!! This theme is fun! I discovered PPU in March 2020 and every month there are so many beautiful polishes. I also want Stella Chroma scrub which is a product I didn’t know I needed before PPU! Awesome post as usual, thank you!

TropicalChrome September 25, 2021 - 10:05 pm

The Rogue is so pretty!

glee September 25, 2021 - 10:09 pm

Colores de Carol A+ in Monsterology

Carol L September 25, 2021 - 10:16 pm

Top picks are BKL, Lynn B, and Rogue

Itti Arora September 25, 2021 - 10:17 pm

Wildflower lacquer

Cande Niles Hadlock September 26, 2021 - 4:44 am

My choices would be Dany Vianna and Treo polishes. I need them!

Irma September 25, 2021 - 10:26 pm

I’m loving KB Shinmer’s polish this month!

Olga C. September 27, 2021 - 6:26 pm

That’s one of my must haves as well!

Connie K September 25, 2021 - 10:28 pm

Danglefoot Atomic Breath and Rogue Lacquer Sea-Horse are at the top of my polish list.

Nichole Lewis September 25, 2021 - 10:31 pm

The unicorn Kindle pouch !
Thank you for all of your hard work!

Lynn Payne September 25, 2021 - 10:33 pm

WiTS Lotion Into The Woods is #1 for my husband and for me it’s gotta be Supernatural Lacquer’s The Nightmeow Before Christmas

Aya September 25, 2021 - 10:47 pm

I can’t decide between the greens… or that Night Owl brown holo. So much magic!!!

J.L. Smith September 25, 2021 - 10:54 pm

Alchemy Lacquers- Snowman of the Mountain

J.L. Smith September 25, 2021 - 10:55 pm

Alchemy Lacquers – Snowman of the Mountain

Kimberly N. September 25, 2021 - 10:56 pm

Super excited for BKL, PFD, and Rogue Lacquer’s offerings!

Eve September 25, 2021 - 11:34 pm

I love that Painted Polish!

Teri Birrell September 25, 2021 - 11:55 pm

There are so, so, so, so, so many this month! Lol. But my eyes pop at the KBShimmer every time I see it. It’s just so “fall”.

Amy D September 26, 2021 - 12:00 am

Love the polish molish!!!

Jeanine Ding September 26, 2021 - 12:04 am

Thank you for the amazing swatches, I can’t even imagine how long this must have taken! I’m definitely picking up the acetone antidote, and I really like “Reign the rain” !

Trisha Law September 26, 2021 - 12:45 am

KB Shimmer & LynnB ❤️❤️

Susan September 26, 2021 - 12:50 am

definitely getting the HTB stamping plate with a sewing theme. Also looking at Fair Maiden Underneath It All and Scofflaw Attack of the Dust Bunnies

Matt Ann Pucci September 26, 2021 - 12:51 am

I need l shimmer polish and sugar scrub

Shayna September 26, 2021 - 1:13 am

DRK I Want That Tesseract

Erica L September 26, 2021 - 1:40 am

I love Jior Couture’s “The Tea on the Manatee”! Such a pretty thermal!

Mallory Whitaker September 26, 2021 - 1:58 am

BKL is a must have for me.

Alexi W September 26, 2021 - 2:07 am

My number 1 pick is Cadillacquer Trolljegeren, but I’m also definitely getting BKL Gwishin

Meaghan September 26, 2021 - 2:31 am

The BKL is a must have! So unique!

Amber Williams September 26, 2021 - 8:33 am

The KB Shimmer for sure, but about 10 others are calling my name! This might be my first purchase of more than 3 or 4.

Dana Liz September 26, 2021 - 2:31 am

The Bee’s Knees is really calling to me for October’s shop!

Rebecca September 26, 2021 - 2:40 am

I love Pahlish this month from PPU and KB Shimmer’s sugar scrub from IPU!

Andrea S. September 26, 2021 - 2:43 am

The KBShimmer polish is so beautiful!

Katie Cordes September 26, 2021 - 3:21 am

I’m so excited for a few of them but mostly Make Like A Tree and Leave

Carly September 28, 2021 - 3:53 am

This month I’m going to get earrings

Ashley September 26, 2021 - 3:44 am

There are several I want but most excited about Whatcha | BBCream For Nails because I didn’t get it in July and have regretted it!

Autumn Miller September 26, 2021 - 3:46 am

Treo Lacquers polish looks amazing!!

Lauren V September 26, 2021 - 3:56 am

I’m loving the Rogue Lacquer this month!

Naomi T. September 26, 2021 - 4:03 am

I like Cadillacquer’s pick and I use don’t like light-colored polishes

Stephanie September 26, 2021 - 4:04 am

Monster Mash!

Caitlin September 26, 2021 - 4:10 am

I’m excited about Jior Couture’s The Tea On The Manatee and also that Cuticula base coat. (Thanks for the great swatches/reviews!)

Stacy Pennock September 26, 2021 - 4:14 am

KBShimmer – Rise Up. Those flakies are to die for!

Jules September 26, 2021 - 4:28 am

Vibrant Vinyls topcoat!

Amy Kadatz September 26, 2021 - 4:33 am

I love’Rise Up’, and not just because I am a Phoenix native.

Stacy Muth September 26, 2021 - 4:36 am

I must have the sewing stamping plate! I’ve seen nothing else like it.

Stephanie T September 26, 2021 - 4:39 am

I think I’m most excited for the Wildflower this month

koushi September 26, 2021 - 4:42 am

I need that Cadillacquer!

Cande Niles Hadlock September 26, 2021 - 4:45 am

My choices would be Dany Vianna and Treo polishes. I need them!

DJ Jaworowicz September 26, 2021 - 4:48 am

I’m looking forward to the glisten and glow cuticle duo, unicorn magic cuticle cream, 1422’s Michigan cryptid inspired polish, and Trolljegeren.

Ramona Maung September 26, 2021 - 4:51 am

I don’t know why I never saw the Medusa inspired hair balm but it’s on the top of my to get list now :)

Tamala Ferguson September 26, 2021 - 4:56 am


Trina Edwards September 26, 2021 - 4:57 am

I’m hoping to get the Wildflower Lacquer.

Tara F September 26, 2021 - 5:14 am

Cuticula and Dam Polish are my favorites this month.

Sierra S September 26, 2021 - 5:15 am

Like many others, that BKL is topping my list. It’s so interesting!

Janelle Spitzer September 26, 2021 - 5:36 am

KB Shimmer, perfect for fall!

Trysh Chipman September 26, 2021 - 5:40 am

For me it’s Picture Polish and the Unicorn Magic Cuticle Rescue, which is my favorite the the description of that scent is amazing.

Nan B September 26, 2021 - 5:45 am

I’m eyeing the BKL, Pahlish, and Bluebird

Sarah D September 26, 2021 - 5:47 am

I’m definitely getting the Night Owl!

Sandi Margolis September 26, 2021 - 5:48 am

I’m going to need to stock up on the pink base coat by Cuticula and the Medusa hair balm.

Rebecca September 26, 2021 - 5:58 am

Hit the bottle’s sewing stamping plate!

Carolyn September 26, 2021 - 6:00 am

So many beautiful polishes! The Rogue and KB Shimmer really stand out to me.

Deana Skeen September 26, 2021 - 6:04 am

I’m the most excited about getting the polish inspired by Sam from Trick R’ Treat! It is a must have that and Rogue Lacquer’s Seahorse.

Alyssa September 26, 2021 - 6:30 am

I need to get Rise Up! The immediate standout for me

CBK September 26, 2021 - 6:40 am

Bee’s Knees and KBShimmer

Knmhome September 26, 2021 - 6:40 am

So many pretties! Kbshimmer is a must for me! I’m getting sasquatch sighting too

Kristine Miller September 26, 2021 - 6:41 am

The Cuticula Neutralizer is top of my list.

Misty September 26, 2021 - 6:44 am

If I could only buy one, I would get Meowgical ☺

Patti Hojnacki September 26, 2021 - 6:50 am

I am definitely looking forward to getting Cuticula and PFD, along with so many others

Melanie M September 26, 2021 - 6:52 am

My must have this month is the by dany vianna turquoise polish! So beautiful!

Rebecca D September 26, 2021 - 7:08 am

I’m obsessed with the Rogue and Cupcake polishes this month. Thanks as always for the beautiful swatches!

Ami K. September 26, 2021 - 7:10 am

As always it is going to be hard narrowing down my wish list. So many beautiful polishes!!!! I want them all!

Whitley September 26, 2021 - 7:11 am

I can’t wait to see the BKL in person!

Jennifer Rella September 26, 2021 - 7:12 am

Oh my goodness! My wishlist is growing by the minute! I think I might have to try and snag 2 or 3 bottles of Rize up though, I am OBSESSED!!!

Kimberly V September 26, 2021 - 7:14 am

That KBShimmer polish is gorgeous!

Calley Tinsman September 26, 2021 - 7:18 am

I’ve haven’t tried any thermal polishes yet but now it is time! Paint It Pretty Polish’s Sparkle Like A Unicorn finally convinced me.

Rebecca Li September 26, 2021 - 7:26 am

That kbshimmer looks amazing!!!

Anne Helmenstine September 26, 2021 - 7:30 am

Cadillacquer’s Trolljegeren!!!

lisa cormier September 26, 2021 - 7:37 am

Yikes, so much for taking a month off. Loving Dam, KB Shimmer polish & scrub and Polish Molish.

Nicole L. September 26, 2021 - 7:40 am

Thinking of picking up Phoenix (formerly EDKs) Spirited this month. Cuticula’s base coat looks really good, too!

Kelly M September 26, 2021 - 7:44 am

Looking forward to grabbing the Supernatural, so beautiful and vampy.

Sandra A September 26, 2021 - 7:57 am

Garden Path Lacquers | New Age Philosophy Major

Kim W September 26, 2021 - 8:03 am

Unicorn Magic Skincare’s item this month is tempting me.

Nancy Elkes September 26, 2021 - 8:17 am

So many really good ones in October. For me especially Rogue, Painted Polish and Penelope Luz.

Diane September 26, 2021 - 8:22 am

The Souls of Wind and Thunder looks brown to me, however the description says it is blue? Does it look more brown or more blue to you? I’d like it if it were actually brown.

Erin M September 26, 2021 - 8:25 am

The Supernatural and the Bluebird are both calling my name!

Karina F. September 26, 2021 - 8:28 am

So many pretties this month! That Rogue Lacquer is calling my name!

Bevin Behrendt September 26, 2021 - 8:38 am

The LynB polish is right up my alley

Chantal D. September 26, 2021 - 8:43 am

Wildflower Lacquer

Nicole Lavigne September 26, 2021 - 8:44 am

I’d have to say Bluebird is top of my list. I’m trying to be good and rein in my wish list this month after a couple of expensive ones.

Alyson Bermudez September 26, 2021 - 8:50 am

I think the DRK is the top contender this month but that will change many, many times over the week!

Tania September 26, 2021 - 9:00 am

I’m in love with the Moo Moo Signatures “Have You Seen a Moomaid by the Sea”. So many different colored flakies! Can’t resist getting that one.

Sarah McLeod September 26, 2021 - 9:11 am

I really want Rise Up!

Carly September 26, 2021 - 9:14 am

I’m really for the sugar scrub!

Sonia A September 26, 2021 - 9:21 am

I must have the wildflower lacquer polish

Maggie Fornaciari September 26, 2021 - 9:38 am

There are so many I love, it’s going to be very hard to whittle down my wishlist!

Holly September 26, 2021 - 9:41 am

Painted Polish! Great post!

Carolyn Spengler September 26, 2021 - 10:00 am

Garden Path is my top pick this month! The colors! The flakies! The glitters!

Jess S. September 26, 2021 - 10:01 am

I really like KBShimmer and Cadillacquer this month.

Anne F. September 26, 2021 - 10:12 am

Bees Knees Lacquer !

Anne F. September 27, 2021 - 11:13 am

KBShimmer too!

Desiree Mendez September 26, 2021 - 10:37 am

I’m excited for this months offerings. I’m gonna be broke lol

Liz D September 26, 2021 - 11:15 am

I want all the magnetics this month! And so many nice whites too!

Liz feronti September 26, 2021 - 11:16 am

Love so many
Siren s0a

Rachel Malinak September 26, 2021 - 11:29 am

Gloss sauce

Sheryl A. September 26, 2021 - 12:16 pm

LOVE Gwishin by BKL….. I NEED THIS!

Kelly F September 26, 2021 - 1:07 pm

Most looking forward to Wildflower and Da-Balmer!

T September 26, 2021 - 1:12 pm

Most interested in the Night Owl and Wildflower Lacquer

April September 26, 2021 - 1:32 pm

Oooh. That Painted Polish has my name all over it

Keri September 26, 2021 - 1:32 pm

So many gorgeous polishes calling my name, but Monster Marsh is definitely out-yelling them all. I’m a sucker for an amazing green.

Shawna E September 26, 2021 - 1:46 pm

Noodles and Painted Polish are both looking really beautiful!

Christine Collado-Acebal September 26, 2021 - 1:46 pm

I love the looks of Paradox Polish and Roque this month

April Stovall September 26, 2021 - 1:51 pm

I’m interested in the Polish Molish topper this month!

Pennie September 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm

I definitely need that sewing themed stamping plate!!!

Janie September 26, 2021 - 2:20 pm

I’m super excited for Gwishin!! I’ve been eyeing up a lot of more Fall themed polishes lately but the fact that it looks so Spring-like really made it stand out

gg September 26, 2021 - 2:48 pm

I’m a little intrigued by Alchemy Lacquer’s Snowman On the Mountain.

Leahanne September 26, 2021 - 3:05 pm

The Polished for Days is at the top of my list! (But that Starlight and Sparkles pendant made me )

Jodi N. September 26, 2021 - 3:07 pm

Dreamland Lacquer looks perfect for fall

Jessica L September 26, 2021 - 3:14 pm

My most wanted is the Polished for Days

Brittany Fholer September 26, 2021 - 3:40 pm

I am loving the different greens!!! Can’t wait for next week!

Anissa September 26, 2021 - 4:45 pm

i continue to be amazed and impressed by the creativity in interpretation of each monthly theme AND the fact that these indie makers are constantly surpassing themselves in the beauty of their creations! irresistible!!
(and gorgeous swatches, as ALWAYS!)

Anissa September 26, 2021 - 4:47 pm

Oh, my #1 Must Have is the Rogue Lacquer … total heart eyes!

WENDY LAUFERSWEILER September 26, 2021 - 4:58 pm

I am super excited about the KB Shimmer polish and the Cadillacquer this month!

beckymmoe September 26, 2021 - 5:15 pm

I need that sewing plate!

Michelle Feudo September 26, 2021 - 5:20 pm

I’m really loving Penelope Luz’ Well Well. Her magnetics are fantastic!

Keri L September 26, 2021 - 5:48 pm

I’m super excited about Finding Home – it just speaks winter to my inner Viking!

Jess n September 26, 2021 - 6:19 pm

Loving that paint it pretty one!

Angela I. September 26, 2021 - 6:26 pm

Wildflower Lacquer is my favorite!

Beth Thomas September 26, 2021 - 6:29 pm

Wildflower lacquer is my top pick this month!

Jody September 26, 2021 - 6:31 pm

Looking forward to the Cadillacquer Polish

Daina L September 26, 2021 - 6:33 pm

I need the Noodles and the PFD this month. And maybe the Femme Fatale.

Jennifer Lee September 26, 2021 - 6:37 pm

I’m looking forward to the Femme Fatale, Cadillacquer & MooMoo signatures!

Megan H September 26, 2021 - 6:49 pm

My number 1 pick is Polished for Days. Your swatches make me ponder Sassy Sauce. However, I’m trying to resist thermals so I can wear the ones I already own.

Blaire September 26, 2021 - 7:06 pm

I definitely need Sasquatch! Never thought I’d want a nail polish with that name, but there you go.

Natalie September 26, 2021 - 7:07 pm

I love the Polish Molish top coat!

Sheila D September 26, 2021 - 7:34 pm

Such beautiful swatches! It will be hard to choose from so many great polishes, but I think the kb shimmer is my favorite.

Sass Brown September 26, 2021 - 7:52 pm

The Cadillacquer and Bees Knees Lacquer are calling my name!

Debra Lucas September 26, 2021 - 8:02 pm

Since I have wild hair and continually put oils in my dry hair I definitely want/need Bygone Apothecary Medusa Hair Balm

KarenB September 26, 2021 - 8:59 pm

My list is huge this month – Atomic, BKL, Grace-full, Lemming Lacquer, Phoenix, Sassy Cats, Supernatural Lacquer, WFL.

Connie K September 26, 2021 - 9:24 pm

For IPU, Da Balm-er is my must have.

Alida September 26, 2021 - 9:31 pm

Love the Penelope Luz and Fancy Gloss polishes this month!

diagonelly September 26, 2021 - 9:36 pm

My #1 must have is the BKL. For sure! So unique.

Nicole Browne September 26, 2021 - 9:51 pm

My wallet will be hurting this month! My favorite (not pictured) is probably Moon Shine Mani’s The “Perfect” Man! It’s just too funny and the polish is gorgeous!

Sade September 26, 2021 - 11:44 pm

EDK ♡ Vanessa Molina ♡ Dany Vianna ♡

Z Long September 26, 2021 - 11:48 pm

Well, Well by Penelope Luz is definitely on my list for October

Andrea S. September 27, 2021 - 12:51 am

The Dreamland polish is giving me Autumn vibes.

Noreen DesRochers September 27, 2021 - 1:14 am

Your swatches are beautiful, as always!

I’m looking forward to trying the Scofflaw polish. It’s one of the few indies I haven’t tried yet and o love the color of this months. I also want to try to grab Mosaix Designs | Phoenix Feathers Necklace.

I told myself I would go easy this month but ughhh it’s so hard. I already have 40+ items on my wishlist!!!

AnnaLS September 27, 2021 - 4:01 am

As the best damn seamstress and alterations specialist you’ve ever met, I need that sewing stamping plate for e v e r y d a y of my life

Lora Anderson September 27, 2021 - 5:13 am

Just now looking at all the polishes. Right now Scofflaw has caught my eye. Such an interesting polish. I also like Stella Chroma’s for the nostalgia.

C September 27, 2021 - 5:54 am

KBShimmer and Rogue are my tops this month!

Maria Calderon September 27, 2021 - 6:07 am

Wow awesome review! I had not seen the Moo Moo Signatures flakie polish and I really liked it! I am also intrigued by the Phoenix Polish proposal,

Soniya D September 27, 2021 - 7:00 am

I would love to try hair balm and supernatural lacquer polish

Wendy K September 27, 2021 - 8:02 am

Polish molish for me

Dayna L Doddridge September 27, 2021 - 8:15 am


Liz C September 27, 2021 - 11:21 am

So many pretties this month! My #1 must have is KBShimmer.

TropicalChrome September 27, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Loving Danglefoot this month!

Angela I. September 27, 2021 - 12:45 pm

Loving the flakies in Rogue Lacquer!

K C September 27, 2021 - 2:18 pm

Gotta get that Bee’s Knees Lacquer Gwishin!
I’ll also try to get the Snake Sisters Hair Pin Set by The Crafty Taco!

Holly S September 27, 2021 - 2:22 pm

I love lemon scents. Sage & basil too? Gotta get that garden gnome wax!

Annie September 27, 2021 - 2:29 pm

I can’t wait for the KB Shimmer! It’s my must-have this month!

Carolyn Spengler September 27, 2021 - 4:28 pm

I’m loving the holo goodness of Night Owl’s Sasquatch polish!!

Ginny September 27, 2021 - 5:32 pm

I’m loving Paradox Polish’s Make Like a Tree and Leave – it looks just like the leaves on and off the trees in Autumn.

beckymmoe September 27, 2021 - 5:40 pm

That KB Shimmer polish!

Wanda September 27, 2021 - 5:51 pm

Love KB Shimmer

Naomi T. September 27, 2021 - 5:58 pm

So many good ones. I love Cadilacquer’s pick the most.

Stephanie September 27, 2021 - 5:58 pm

Polish Molish is definitely a stunner.

Meghann McCroskey September 27, 2021 - 6:04 pm

Must have Garden Path Lacquer.

Bonnie M September 27, 2021 - 6:39 pm

I love the polishes, but I may need the Cuticula base.

Tina Allan September 27, 2021 - 7:22 pm

I must have Penelope Luz, Well Well!!!! Gorgeous!!!

diagonelly September 27, 2021 - 9:01 pm

#2 must have is DRK Nails… Loki. Need i say more? ;)

Andrea S. September 27, 2021 - 10:35 pm

The Pretty Beautiful Unlimited is gorgeous. It would make a very elegant Halloween mani.

beckymmoe September 28, 2021 - 3:58 am

I’m intrigued by the hair balm.

Chantal D. September 28, 2021 - 6:07 am

Rogue Lacquer has caught my eye

Brandy Litz September 28, 2021 - 6:16 am

I love the Supernatural matte!

Nicole Browne September 28, 2021 - 8:09 am

This theme will be the death of my wallet! Haha I’m looking forward to Where’d the Crystal Critters Go? Love the SW reference!

Aralyn Duke September 28, 2021 - 8:46 am

Dreamland Lacquer – Spirit of Samhain is my must have!

Meghann McCroskey September 28, 2021 - 9:31 am

Rainbow Cheetah bag is must have.

Liz C September 28, 2021 - 10:43 am

I love the Joir polish too!

Rebecca Rysdam September 28, 2021 - 11:10 am

I’m loving the kbshimmer this month! Gorgeous!

Cathy Bonifacio September 28, 2021 - 12:46 pm

Just when I thought I was done buying polish! So many gorgeous colors. ❤️

Kathy Murrell September 28, 2021 - 1:38 pm

Not really caring for the polishes this time around.

Bonnie M September 28, 2021 - 2:26 pm

Love Alchemy Lacquers!

Allyson September 28, 2021 - 3