Polish Pickup September 2021 | Trick or Treat

by Lisa Heath

Press Samples from the Polish Pickup
September 2021 | Trick or Treat

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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Another month gone by… and now it’s time for my post for the items I received for the Polish Pickup September 2021 shop with a theme of Trick or Treat!

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

I had some minor setbacks this month which led me to have to cut some matte swatching. Basically we found our oil tank leaked not too long ago (it’s a 250 gallon tank) and we needed it to be replaced asap. We then found out that the tank may not fit through doorways to remove it… wonderful. Then we also found out the lines used to fill the tank (tank is in basement, lines lead to backyard) may no longer be up to code once we replace the tank. Previous owners built onto this home and the lines were place before adding on – so essentially they were grandfathered in and didn’t need to meet codes. Now that we have to replace the tank – they are no longer grandfathered in and we will need to have part of our yard dug up and the lines moved.

Don’t be too jealous – I know this is a load of excitement going on over here.

Things are being worked on and atm, swatching is keeping me sane. I’m working on a laptop now (did I mention the room with the oil tank shares a wall with my desk area?) so I’m slightly inconvenienced atm, but I’m making this work.

Okay onto the actual post! The September theme is Trick or Treat – so anything Halloween goes on this one. This is the 3rd time we’ve had this theme over the years so it’s familiar.

First things first – I’ve said this before but I’m repeating it. My nails aren’t “mine” for this entire post. I had a bad break in January before starting on PPU swatching, and I broke out the Kiara Sky Gelly Tips kit in Short Coffin. I did do a full post on those, so click the wording if you want to see. So yes, my nails look different because they are for now. I also am really enjoying the tips so I don’t know how long they will be on, but they are clear and don’t alter anything – so … I’m enjoying it!

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 sent this month (Vibrant Vinyls and Paradox Polish sent top coat with her PR), and Paradox Polish also sent Matte Top Coat in her PR package. I purchased the Vapid Lacquer Commitment Issues and the top coats were sent as pr.

I do use artificial lighting for my photos. I get the most done at night, so I swatch a lot at night. 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 September shop will be open September 3rd – September 6th and wishlisting opens tomorrow, usually late afternoon/early evening.

Let’s jump in.

1422 Designs | It Was a Graveyard Smash

Inspiration: Inspired by the song ‘Monster Mash’ and photo 

Description: It Was A Graveyard Smash is a cranberry jelly base with gold-green micro flakies and white flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Despite being a jelly – it built up really nicely.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 100

1422 Designs | Moisturizing Body Dry Oil Spray

Inspiration: Inspired by Caramel apple suckers

Description:This dry oil spray contains grape seed oil, cyclomethicone, and fragrance oil. Use as you would any other body oil or lotion. The grape seed oil will absorb quickly into skin and should not leave a greasy feeling.

The scent is Caramel Apple Sucker and smells just like those suckers that are like a green jolly rancher like apple flavor with caramel over it. I freaking LOVE those things.

Dry Oil is a product i have to spot test (which people should do with any new product) because I am allergic to some oils. Remember those little bath capsules with oil in them from the 90’s? Hive city for me. Same with Avon Skin So Soft oil. I will become a giant red rash in no time. So I spot tested and my skin was just fine.

This dry oil left my skin super soft and non sticky or greasy. A little goes a long way – so dispense a bit, apply and dispense more as needed. Like any oil product – it only leaves you non greasy when used in moderation.

Price: $11.95 | Cap: 50

Alchemy Lacquers | Bad Candy

Inspiration:  Bad Candy was inspired by our chartreuse Halloween Candy bowl that we’ve had sitting out since last Halloween, filled with the candy we don’t like! We ate all the good stuff already! 

Description: Bad Candy is a charteuse jelly base with red to gold to green shifting shimmer, orange to gold to green shifting flakes, purple to blue shifting chrome flakes and silver holographic flakes, as well as purple flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 250

All Mixed Up Lacquers | Double, Bubble, Toil & Crafting Trouble (Thermal)

Inspiration:  Inspired by all those cute Halloween crafts we try to make that just don’t turn out right

Description: Double, Bubble, Toil & Crafting Trouble is a black (cold) to clear (warm) thermal jelly base packed with blue to purple shifting shimmer, violet holo micro shreds, and an assortment of orange, black and green holographic glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This shade dries down with texture and it’s a thirsty polish. I did 2 coats of top coat and still felt some texture when it dried down, so I do recommend a glitter smoother (like Glisten & Glow’s) to get a smooth, glassy finish.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 150

Alter Ego Body Care Products | Pink Pumpkin

Inspiration:  As always, I look for unusual or little known things as my inspo. For the theme of Trick Or Treat, I thought about the various colored plastic pumpkins that are used for candy collection and I ran across a strain of pumpkins that have been developed to be pink in color. A percentage of all sales goes to the foundation for breast cancer research, here is a link: http://pinkpumpkinpatch.org

Description: Pink Pumpkin is a pink jelly base laced with a delicate pink shimmer, as well as pink holographic micro glitters that are in almost a crescent like shape. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 50

AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer | Inflatable Spookies

Inspiration:  Inspired by Inflatable Halloween decorations

Description: Inflatable Spookies is a purple jelly base packed with mutichrome flakes that shift from green to blue to purple with flashes of red and gold. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

Baby Girl Lacquer | Frankie’s BOO-Thang (Thermal & Glow in the Dark)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Bride Of Frankenstein (1935), a movie that my Mom loved watching.

Description: Before I get into this – I need to reswatch this one. Somehow I missed the GITD aspect and will show that with new photos. Only reason I hadn’t yet is I can’t get to my work area due to the work being done in the basement with the oil tank.

Frankie’s BOO-Thang is a dark gray (cold) to light gray (warm) thermal based crelly with assorted shimmer pigments, ultrachrome chameleon flakies, holo and iridescent glitters, plus holo shards. It also glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a fairly sheer shade and WILL show VNL. It’s also a more subtle thermal shift which made it incredibly difficult to show and the difference in person was also subtle.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Top Coat by Baroness X | Leatherette (Matte)

Inspiration:  Inspired by leatherette masks worn over Halloween.

Description: Leatherette is a matte top coat, but it’s not super duper matte. So not chalkboard matte type – but it’s almost there. If you want matte without the chalkboard look – this is your jam.

For those that bought Charmeuse a couple months ago in PPU, this is more matte than that one was. I also have a comparison to share as the last photo between Leatherette and Charmeuse.

I did 1 coat over a black creme as a general showing – but this top coat excels over glitters and shimmers and flakes (oh my!) which I also show.

Price: $8.50 | Cap: None

Acetone Antidote by Baroness X | Mad Tea Party

Inspiration:  Inspired by Alice In Wonderland tea party characters – some of my favorite trick or treater costumes to see

Description: Mad Tea Party is a tantalizing Baroness X house blend of Tea & Cakes fragrance mixed with chai and green apple candy give an interesting sharp, sweet note. Mad Tea Party has notes of orange pekoe and chai tea, intermingled with tart green apple candy, vanilla cupcakes and almond macarons that provides a sweetness to the blend. The tea note is not dominant in this blend, there are slight notes of amber and rosewood.

The tea is definitely dominant and it makes it a very relaxing type scent for me. Slightly earthy but sweet.

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

Bee’s Knees Lacquer | The Blood Moon

Inspiration:  Inspired by American Horror Story Roanoke 

Description: The Blood Moon is an orange to gold to green pastel multichrome loaded with black to red multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticle Oil by Black Dahlia Lacquer | Candy Corn

Inspiration:  Inspired by “We were inspired by our favorite fall candy, candy corn!”

Description: This fall cuticle oil captures the scent of Halloween with a sweet vanilla candy with a hint of cinnamon. Black Dahlia cuticle oils use only therapeutic grade essential oils and we never include artificially scented oils.

This smells like candy corn, but almost like a more… gourmet version? If that makes sense? It’s not as sickeningly sweet smelling as the actual candy but more of a grown up type version.

Price: $7.00 | Cap: None

Black Dahlia Lacquer | Wandering Orbs

Inspiration:  We were inspired by the ghost, Wisp from Animal Crossing.

Description: Wandering Orbs is a very pale icy blue holographic multichrome that shifts from blue to purple to dark teal, with aurora shimmers. I show it in 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat, but if you layer it over a deeper shade or a black creme – it will bring out the multichrome shift more.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200

Bluebird Lacquer | Back On My Boosheet

Inspiration:  Inspired by Blinky the blue ghost from Pac Man!

Description: Back On My Boosheet is a glowy cerulean blue jelly base loaded with blue metallic flakes and purple to blue to green shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My photos show this as a stronger, slightly deeper shade of blue than it actual is. In person it’s brighter and more toned down base color. Please check out more swatches for a better idea of this polish – it was hard for my camera to deal with and when trying to color correct – things just went even more off.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Candy Treat Nail Travel Set | By Dany Vianna

Inspiration:  Inspired by candy treats

Description: By Dany Vianna is nailing it with these bags she’s been releasing. This month we get a set of 2 bags perfect for traveling, or even popping into your purse if you carry around the equivalent of a carry on every where you go.

This month’s bags is a duo containing one zippered bag perfect for bottles and jar products. It would carry approximately 6 round polish bottles (just as an idea of size) and the slimmer bag is perfect for clippers, files, murder sticks (also known as cuticle pushers), etc.

Price: $19.00 | Cap: 50

By Dany Vianna | We See You

Inspiration:  Inspired by watchful eyes in the dark

Description: We See You is a black jelly base with a mix of neon yellow glitters. I used 3 thin coats, Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Due to glitters, you may need 2 coats of top coat or a smoothing glitter top coat.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 400

Cadillacquer | Don’t Make A Sound

Inspiration:  Inspired by the movie A Quiet Place

Description: Don’t Make A Sound is a darkened teal jelly base packed with strong berry red to red to copper to gold shifting shimmer and silver holo microflakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Cameo Colours Lacquers | Spooky Silhouettes (Glow in the Dark)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Spooky shapes silhouetted against the moonlight.

Description: Spooky Silhouettes is a white crelly base with blue and turquoise metallic micro flakes, red to bronze to copper ultrachrome chameleon flakes, black holo micro glitter, aqua shimmer and subtle scattered holo. This shade also glows a brilliant aqua in the dark! I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Each polish will come with a small bag of black matte bat glitter for decoration.

Price: $11.50 | Cap: 105

Colores de Carol | Witch’s Best Wishes (Magnetic)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween Decorations 

Description: Witch’s Best Wishes is a black to gold to orange to red multichrome base with blue to green to purple ultrachrome chameleon flakes and pink to purple to blue magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized 2 nails so you can see it both ways.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Topper by Crystal Knockout | A Witch’s Work

Inspiration:  Inspired by a witch getting ready to work her magic on a fall evening

Description: A Witch’s Work is a sheer orange tinted topper with a golden shifting shimmer, and iridescent flakes in fuchsia, orange, violet, and gold. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

Crystal Knockout | Hand Over the Treats!

Inspiration:  Inspired by a cute little cat trying to steal your candy stash on Halloween!

Description: Hand Over The Treats! is a dark grey crelly with matte neon green and orange dots, and matte orange and white hex glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The glitters will cause this to dry with a texture, so you will need 2 coats of top coat or a glitter smoothing top coat.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Cupcake Polish | Fangs For The Memories

Inspiration:  Inspired by vampires

Description: Fangs For The Memories is a medium berry linear holographic with a red flame. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Cuticula | Home Is Where The Heart Is

Inspiration:  Inspired by Photo of creepy house in the middle of nowhere.

Description: Home Is Where The Haunt Is is a black jelly base with purple to blue shifting shimmer and green, purple, silver shiny metallic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Different Dimension | Cuticle Oil Duo

**PAID PR**

Inspiration:  Inspired by PSL Season

Description: You will receive one each of PSL, and Pumpkin Cake fragrances

PSL: Rich butter, a hint of coconut, creamy pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, spiced caramel and sweet cream.

Pumpkin Cake: smells like fresh pumpkin blended with orange peel, sweet carrot, ground cinnamon, clove bud, nutmeg and vanilla cream.

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 | Spooky Season

**PAID PR**

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween

Description: Spooky Season is a darkened violet jelly polish with orange to green to gold color shifting shimmers and holographic microflakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Dreamland Lacquer | Regular Human Bartender

Inspiration:  Inspired by Jackie Daytona, the totally regular human bartender from What We Do in the Shadows 

Description: Regular Human Bartender is a shiny multichrome with a foily-chrome finish that shifts from medium pewter to teal to cyan. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 300

DRK Nails | Light Tricks

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween Lighting decoration 

Description: Light Tricks is a violet jelly base with a mix of iridescent flakes and pastel flakes that flash orange, pink, magenta, red, purple and blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $ 13.00 | Cap: 500

Fair Maiden | Creepin’ it Real

Inspiration:  Halloween, a night full of frights and a bag full of delights!

Description: Creepin’ It Real is a sheer violet jelly base packed with chroma and iridescent flakes that shift from orange to gold to yellow to green to teal. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos, however – this can be used as a topper as well.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Fancy Gloss | Spook-tacular (Thermal)

Inspiration:  

Description: Spook-tacular is a warm purple (cold) to milky white (warm) crelly base with red to copper and green to blue to gold flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 300

Fox Fire Wax & Bath Co. | Luxe Facial Oil

Inspiration:  Inspired by face paint used during trick or treating because oil is a great way to dissolve the pigments on your face pre-cleanse or between cleanses.

Description: This luxe oil* is a powerful blend of skin-healing oils to feed the skin and protect your skin barrier. It’s also a deep moisturizing formula, soothing to the skin and won’t cause irritation or breakouts.

*This is the same oil blend sold at Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel at $56 retail for the same amount.

This can also be used as a nail and cuticle oil.

To Use:

Apply a few drops directly to the face or mix it in with your moisturizer
Remember to use oil treatments, such as this, AFTER the application of your water-based treatments. This will keep the water based treatments absorbed into your skin. (If you start with oil-based, the water-based products cannot absorb into your skin because the oil creates a barrier.)
This can be used day and night, as necessary. We especially love to use it as the ultimate pamper after a nice mask.

I’ve been testing this for about a week and so far so good. I do have combination skin – so I have been using this instead of my normal moisturizer. If I use both or mix – it’s too strong for my skin. I use a very thin layer of this oil and it soaks in nicely, doesn’t cause irritation and leaves my skin nicely hydrated.

Like with most skin products – do a patch test first.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: None

Garden Path Lacquers | Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts

Inspiration: ‘Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts’ is inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “The October Country”.

Description: Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts is a rusty reddish orange jelly base filled with red and copper holographic microglitter.. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Glisten & Glow | Cats & Bats

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween’s superstitions of black cats and the spooky bats that fly at night when trick or treating.  

Description: Cats & Bats is a deep, vampy purple jelly base with iridescent flakes that shift from dark blue to purple, as well as pink to red to orange to green to gold iridescent flakes, holo micro flakes, and holo micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Top Coat by Glisten & Glow | Glitter Grabber

Inspiration:  

Description: Glitter Grabber is a “cushion” between textured polishes and top coat. It fills in all the nooks and crannies so you can apply top coat and have a smooth, glassy finish. Most of the time if you just use 2 coats of top coat – super textured polishes will still get little “sink holes”, but with Glitter Grabber you still get that smooth finish.

Always top it all off with your favorite glossy top coat.


Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Healthy Fawns | Zombie Snack Bag

Inspiration:  Inspired by Creepy Zombie Apocalypse Fabric

Description: This bag measures 8″ wide x 5″ tall x 2″ deep with a creepy zombie print outside and waterproof ProSoft FoodSAFE PUL lining. The lining is 100% eco-friendly, lead-free, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PFAS & PFOA-free. The Zombie Snack Bag can be used to carry anything from chips to fresh fruits and veggies, perfect to just throw in your bag and go.

I am not really big on breakfast and lunch and am guilty of snacking through those 2 meals. This has been getting a lot of use in the last 2 weeks since I’ll throw in my snack foods and go. My most common is yogurt and granola and this has been the perfect little carrier since I don’t need a full on lunch bag.

To clean, just dump out any crumbs and give a quick wipe out or toss into the wash and it’ll be ready for your next supply run!

8″ wide x 5″ tall x 2″ deep

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 48

Heather’s Hues | Get Lit

Inspiration:  Inspired by jack-o-lanterns hanging out on a porch.

Description: Get Lit is a black jelly base with black to red multichrom flakes, as well as metallic and holo glitters in orange, red, purple and red to copper to gold multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Indie by Patty Lopes | Knock, Knock

Inspiration:  Inspired by Jack o lanterns

Description: Knock Knock is a muted turquoise crelly base with green shimmer and light orange and black matter glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 250

Jen & Berries | Who’s a Good Girl?!

Inspiration:  In honor of my pup’s 13th birthday, I chose Paw Bender doggie ice cream treats

Description: Who’s A Good Girl?! is a charcoal crelly base with pink to gold to green to blue shifting flakes and a variety of pink glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap:100

Jreine | Dark Deco

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween Decor

Description: Dark Deco is a flake bomb filled with silver holo flakes and shifting black to red to gold micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Hand & Body Sugar Scrub by KBShimmer | Warm Apple Cider

Inspiration:  

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.

Warm Apple Cider scrub is the perfect nod to fall and all its comforts. The warmth of simmering cinnamon is accented by the sweetness of juicy apple. The spice of clove adds depth, while a subtle hit of bourbon adds interest to this fall scent. A soft, cream-colored scrub is accented by a cider-like, rust-colored swirl. Our new heat-sealed lid will ensure your vegan hand and body sugar scrub arrives to you leak-free!

This is such a warm, comforting smell. It isn’t too sweet or spiced and has a beautiful balance. I want everything in this scent – body mist, lotion, soap, etc.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: None

KBShimmer | Witch Please

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloweentown

Description: Witch Please is a purple jelly base loaded with pink to orange to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, as well as holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Lacquer is in the Air | HEY PAUL!

Inspiration:  Inspired by the new song and music video Hip to be Scared by Ice Nine Kills. INK is known for writing song based off of classic horror movies. This particular song is based off of American Psycho.

Description: HEY PAUL! is a deep navy blue base with black to red multichrome pigment and holo pigment. I used 2 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: None

Lemming Lacquer | The Worst Witch (Thermal)

Inspiration:  Inspired by the black, green, and orange school uniforms in the 1986 movie The Worst Witch.

Description: I accidentally splashed a little acetone onto the bottle when refilling my pump … and apparently this is the result. I knew as soon as it happened and was like “NOOOOO” and I’m positive Nick thinks I’ve lost my mind at this point.

The Worst Witch is a blackened olivish brown (cold) to Granny Apple Smith green (warm) crelly based thermal with purple to gold to green shimmer and orange to gold to green shifting flakes.

I found this polish to be on the thicker side – so you may need to add thinner depending on your preference.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200

Lucky 13 Lacquer | Spies with Little Button Eyes (Thermal & Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Coraline (movie version)

Description: Spies with Little Button Eyes is a pastel butter yellow (cold) to white (warm) thermal with small and medium bright blue hex glitters and aqua to purple shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This also glows aqua in the dark.

The description says this thermal should transition into 2 different shades of yellow, but mine definitely goes a pale yellow to white.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Wax by LynBDesigns | Apple Cider Donuts

Inspiration:  Inspired by The delightfully fall combo of apple cider and donuts

Description: I’m on such a wax kick and I love the scent of this one.

Top notes of apple, caramelized sugar, and orange blend into custard, rum, coconut, and butter and finish with vanilla, maple and benzoin

This is a warm, sweet, spiced scent that is exactly what my mind thinks of when I think Apple Cider Donuts. See, people are team pumpkin – but my butt is 100% team apple everything.


Price: $5.00 | Cap: 110

LynBDesigns | Spirit Offering (Magnetic)

Inspiration:  Inspired by leaving treats for spirits during Samhain so they won’t trick you

Description: Spirit Offering is a dark pink to yellow to green shifting multichrome with silver magnetic pull and scattered holo flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I left 2 nails alone and magnetized 2 so you can see it both ways.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

ManMade By J&S | It’s So Shiny Trick or Treat Bag

Inspiration:  Inspired by “We wanted to do a Trick Or Treat bag that could also be used as a reusable tote all year long!”

Description: Made in beautiful shiny oil-slick skull print, this Trick or Treat bag will hold at least 10 lbs of your Halloween treats!  It can also double as a reusable shopping tote all year long! We added a cute skull button and elastic so the bag can be rolled up securely for your next shopping trip. As an added bonus, it helps cut down on plastic!

product size: 14.5″ x 13.5″ rolled dimension 6″x3″

I want a second one of these but only 40 are being made so I don’t want to be too greedy. The fabric has some stretch to it and easily wipes down… i know this cause I spilled Dunkin on it already.

I might need to hit up Manmade by J&S soon for a non Halloween themed bag at some point.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 40

Michelle Mildred Art | G(h)oulish Notebook

Inspiration:  Inspired by All things witchy, spooky, and nail polish

Description: This g(h)oulish notebook is a fun spin on the classic composition notebook but instead of a sewn binding, it has black spiral binding. Both front and back cover were designed exclusively for PPU and there will never be another batch reprinted. Keep lists of your lemmings, thoughts, ideas, and to-do lists in this cute 80 page notebook.

I just bought a bunch of Composition Notebooks for my son’s school supplies – so I’m glad Mommy gets her own version.

Note from the maker: Due to a ghost stealing the “h’ in the word “ghoulish” on the front (JK – its a typo. I made a typo. My 4th grade failed spelling tests have finally come back to haunt me), I am selling these for cost. I hope you enjoy regardless!

product size: 5″ x 7″

Price: $3.50 | Cap: 104

Moo Moo’s Signatures | Do You Dare To Enter The Horror House

Inspiration:  Inspired by the horror house wallpaper, it’s creepy!

Description: Do You Dare To Enter The Horror House is a medium blue jelly base with purple to blue iridescent flakes, green to purple chameleon flakes, pink to orange to green aurora shimmer and subtle holo shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 | Cap: 100

MTK Design | Simply Meant to Be (Thermal)

Inspiration:  Inspired by Jack Skellington & Sally Fan Art

Description: Simply Meant To Be is a purple (cold) to slightly coral tinged orange (warm) crelly based thermal with two different shifting iridescent flakes in pink to orange to gold, as well as violet to pink, and matching shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

My Indie Polish | Mombies

Inspiration:  Inspired by the life of a mombie

Description: Mombies is a dusty almost mint like green crelly base with gold shimmer, purple stars and dot glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The green base is more muted than my photos show. It’s a dustier shade in person.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100

Native War Paints | All the Candy

Inspiration:  Inspired by The best part of Halloween, all the Candy!

Description: All the Candy is a white crelly base with holographic orange and silver glitter, purple and black glitter, and green bar glitter with pink to purple to blue shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Spooky Earrings | Native War Paints

Inspiration:  Inspired by Spooky things

Description: Spooky Earrings with gold metal hooks, made with resin filled with ghost, bats and pumpkins along with iridescent glitter.

The iridescent glitters make these earrings. They are already cute, but those just add that extra oomph.

Price: $10.00 | Cap: 30

Night Owl Lacquer | That Halloween Glow

Inspiration:  Inspired by Glowing jack-o-lanterns

Description: That Halloween Glow is a blackened orange jelly base loaded with orange to bronze to gold to green shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Night Owl Lacquer | The Answer is Treat

Inspiration:  Inspired by Brightly colored candy wrappers

Description: The Answer Is Treat is a clear base loaded with holographic micro flakies, red to orange to gold and green to blue to purple multichrome flakes. I used 1 coat over a black creme. You can also layer it alone.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Noodles Nail Polish | All In A Days Lurk

Inspiration:  Inspired by a decorated haunted house at night with vibrant orange, blue, and purple lights

Description: All In A Days Lurk is a black jelly base with orange to pink to gold and blue to pink to purple color shifting flakes, holo flakes, and orange, purple, sapphire, and turquoise metallic and holo glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Depending on application – you should only need 1 coat of top coat, but if you go in thicker – 2 might be needed for a smooth finish.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Nvr Enuff Polish | Case Studies

Inspiration:  We here have what we like to call a healthy obsession with Aliens and the movie The Fourth Kind was one we all agreed was definitely one for the books!! Based on true life case studies, this thriller will keep you on edge.

Description: Case Studies is a blue jelly base packed with blue to green to gold shifting flakes, micro metallic green flakes and black galaxy glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Pahlish | Delivery by Broomstick

Inspiration:  Inspired by Our favorite witch with the best treats, Kiki!

Description: Delivery by Broomstick is a bright violet crelly base with tons of copper to green to blue shifting pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Paint It Pretty Polish | Party At The Castle

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween disney castle 

Description: Party at the Castle is a medium turquoise jelly base filled with shifting aurora shimmers in blue to purple to green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 160

Painted Polish | Don’t Cross The Streams

Inspiration:  Ghostbusters

Description: Don’t Cross The Streams is a clear based topper with ultrachrome chameleon flakes that shift magenta to pink to orange to gold to green to blue. I used 1 coat over a black creme for these photos.

Price: $TBA | Cap: TBA

Painted Polish | Slime Time

Inspiration:  Inspired by Ghostbusters

Description: Slime Time is a lime green crelly with pink to gold to green color-shifting metallic flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 350

Paradox Polish | Cara Mia!

Inspiration:  Inspired by The Addams Family

Description: Cara Mia! is a grey crelly with black, red and white glitters in hex and bar assortments. A little container of black bats will go with each polish.  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

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

Price: $11.00 | Cap: None

Peachtree Polish | Beware of the Purple Night!

Inspiration:  Inspired by The dark eerie sky when the moon is full on Halloween night.

Description: Beware of the Purple Night is a royal purple jelly base loaded with iridescent flakes that shift from gold to green to blue and multi-colored UCC flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 100

Penelope Luz | Wizard Kitten

Inspiration:  Inspired by an image of a very cute kitten dressed as a wizard.

Description: Wizard Kitten is a warm violet crelly base with a mix of orange and black matte glitters, as well as black matte star glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This is a shade that likes to alter on camera – it’s warmer on the nails (just like the bottle) but on the nail in photos, it pulls more bluish.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 500

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | We’re All Dead Things

Inspiration:  Inspired by my lifelong love of dressing up as a “Dead [blank]” for Halloween

Description: We’re All Dead Things is a dark grey jelly base with strong green-blue-purple shifting shimmer and a hint of blue-purple-red micro UCC flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: None

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Foolish Mortals

Inspiration:  Inspired by The Haunted Mansion

Description: Foolish Mortals is a medium purple crelly base with holographic pigment, Aurora shimmer, orange, green, blue and pink holographic glitters and a mix of 5 crystal chameleon flakies. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Wax by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited | Hansel & Gretel’s House

Inspiration:  Inspired by Hansel & Gretel’s House

Description: Another fabulous wax melt for this month (seriously both I got smell delicious)

This month’s PBU Wax is described as : Hansel and Gretel’s house covered with vanilla frosting, cinnamon sticks, toasted graham crackers and juicy raisins.

Both Nick and Jacob told me I better be getting another of these. Nick wants it for our kitchen warmer.

Price: $6.00 | Cap: None

Psyche Minerals | Halloween Twilight

Inspiration:  Inspired by the beautifully spooky sky at twilight during Halloween. 

Description: Halloween Twilight is a blackened base which shifts from blue to purple to red with orange at the extreme angles. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150

Red Eyed Lacquer | I’ve Got The Kielbasa You Ordered

Inspiration:  Inspired by The Trickster from Supernatural

Description: I’ve Got The Kielbasa You Ordered is a grayed indigo jelly base with red to pink to orange shifting multichrome shimmer and tiny pinkish violet micro flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200

Tamesies Hair oil by Red Eyed Lacquer | Crushed It

Inspiration:  Inspired by Candy Crush

Description: Lemon, lime, raspberry, strawberry, orange and pear on a bed of creamy vanilla with just hints of sweet rose to round it out.

To use, I add a few squirts into my hand, rub my palms together and scrunch the product into my damp hair after a shower. I do have long, thick but fine hair, so I do require about 4-5 pumps of product for my hair. I avoid the top of my head because my scalp tends to be oily, but the ends dry out and Tamsies has helped a ton, plus is adds a nice scent to my hair.

Can also be used as a cuticle oil.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 75

Rogue Lacquer | Tricks and Spoopy Treats

Inspiration:  Inspired by Delicious Halloween treats and cake 

Description: Tricks and Spoopy Treats is a white crelly base with black, teal, lime and purple micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Sassy Pants Polish | Sugar Skull Sass

Inspiration:  Inspired by sugar skulls

Description: Sugar Skull Sass is a bright magenta jelly scattered holographic base with gold flakies and orange holographic microshreds. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Sassy Sauce Polish | Witch with a “B” Upgrade (Magnetic)

Inspiration:  

Description: Witch with a “B” Upgrade deep periwinkle base with purple to blue to pink to gold shifting shimmer, as well as silvery blue magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I only magnetized 2 nails to show it both ways

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 500

Scofflaw Nail Varnish | Love Letter to Morticia Addams

Inspiration:  Inspired by The Addams Family

Description:  Love Letter to Morticia Addams is a deep wine jelly packed with glitters of red, silver, black, and gunmetal. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Dries down with a texture, may need 2 coats of top coat OR glitter smoother and top coat for a smooth, glassy finish.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: None

Serum No. 5 | Hollow Inside (Glow In The Dark)

Inspiration:  Inspired by a jack-o-lantern pun.

Description: Hollow Inside is a beige-y taupe holo with extra gold holographic pigment and iridescent flakes. This shade glows green in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | Cap: 14.00

Pendant by Starlight and Sparkles | Shimmer Scale

Inspiration:  Inspired by All the beautiful shiny, shimmery, scaly folks out there this Halloween – there are so many gorgeous fabric and makeup options for costumes now, and people use them to create so many truly incredible looks!

Description: The Shimmer Scale pendant uses a black pendant tray and a glass cabochon, and gold to green old school UP sibling pigment, which shifts from a bronze gold to green, and flashes orange and teal at more extreme angles! It’s always made me think of dragons! 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.

I now have a few necklaces like this from Issa from past shops and I love the different color variations I have. I’m at a point I have one to match virtually any outfit now. Plus I almost always get compliments when I wear them

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 300

Starlight and Sparkles | Spooks and Sweets

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween, the night of tricks and treats, spooks and sweets!

Description: Spooks and Sweets is a black jelly base with green to gold shifting unicorn pee sibling pigment, pink to green shifting aurora flakes, and purple to teal shifting multichrome flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 200

STELLA CHROMA | Harvest Moon

Inspiration:  Inspired by the oh-so-gorgeous Harvest Moon (or the Neil Young song if you ask Mr SC)

Description: Harvest Moon is a deep purple jelly base loaded with blue to red to gold multichrome shifting shimmer, as well as silver holographic flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Emulsified Sugar Scrub by STELLA CHROMA | Chocolate

Inspiration:  Inspired by Chocolate!

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 month’s scrub is scented in chocolate! It smells like a tootsie roll to my nose. Oddly enough – I don’t like tootsie rolls taste wise, but I like the scent of them.

Price: $6.50 | Cap: None

Supermoon Lacquer | All Work & No Play

Inspiration:  Inspired by The special limited edition Halloween cover of Stephen King’s iconic novel, ‘The Shining’.

Description: All Work & No Play is a blackened green base packed with green to red shimmer, gold and red sparks, green pearl micro flakes, holo microflakes, iridescent green to teal microglitters and holo copper and gold micro glitter. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: None

Sweet & Sour Lacquer | Spook Squad

Inspiration:  Inspired by Cute Halloween digital wallpaper design

Description: Spook Squad is a deep purple jelly base loaded with matte and holo glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes, including neon pink and green diamonds, white stars, holo micro bars, black and orange hexes and white matte ghosts. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I had to do some fishing for ghosts and only grabbed 1. Sweet & Sour will be including a small baggie of loose glitter shapes with purchase so you can place them if you aren’t grabbing much in the bottle.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 350

Sweet Heart Polish | Mmm Brains…

Inspiration:  Inspired by Zombie print snack bag 

Description: Mmm Brains… is a gorgeous juicy teal jelly filled with gold, violet, turquoise, sky, and rose holo glitters with a gold shift and a splash of linear holo. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

This dries with a texture – so you may need 2 coats of top coat, or a smoothing glitter topper and then top coat.

Price: $9.75 | Cap: 200

The Soapy Chef | Sulfate Free Shampoo Bar/Body Wash

Inspiration:  Inspired by Halloween

Description: This shampoo bar/body wash is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint! It has less waste than your traditional liquid shampoos in plastic bottles. It is sulfate free, so it is safe for dyed hair. It has an amazing lather and smells incredible too!

Because of my hair type (oily scalp with dry ends) I do need a leave in conditioner after using this – however – it did get my hair squeaky clean. I use shampoo bars on and off and really – I love them. I find them less hassle than bottles and they just seem to smell so much better and the scent seems to hang on in my hair too.

So far I’ve used this 6 times and I have a TON of uses left. Not even half the bar is gone yet.

Scent notes: roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, creamed marshmallow, buttercream

Price: $8.00 | Cap: 80

Treo Lacquer | Pumpkin Pinup

Inspiration:  Inspired by a classic Halloween palette and a specific pinup drawing.

Description: Pumpkin Pinup is a deep neon orange loaded with holo bar glitter, a dash of purple glitter and some aurora shimmer that shifts through red, orange, gold, and green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 160

Unicorn Magic Skincare | Hand Cream

Inspiration:  Inspired by yummy fall food

Description: Milk has been used in beauty routines since ancient times, it is high in lactic acid that aids to remove dead skin cells, for soft and supple skin. Coconut milk is also packed full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, especially vitamin C, which is known to brighten skin and increase elasticity. Along with quality skin loving oils and butters, this makes coconut milk the perfect option to include in our creamy coconut milk hand creme. This creme has a more fluid consistency than our Deluxe Triple Butter Hand Lotion, but is still rich, nourishing and moisturizing. We are offering this in a handy flip top tube, perfect for throwing in your handbag for moisturizing on the go.

Buttered Pumpkin Pecan Honey Waffles – buttered pumpkin waffles dripping with honey, brown sugar and pecans.

I absolutely adore Unicorn Magic Skincare Hand Cream and this one is at my desk at work and already 1/2 gone.

Price: $7.75 | Cap: 200

Base Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Rainbow Lollipop Scented Double Bond

Inspiration:  Inspired by Rainbow Lollipops

Description: This revolutionary 2 in 1 base coat is formulated with proteins to fill imperfections and ridges on the surface of the nail leaving you with a smooth even base ready for polish.

Rainbow Lollipop is a sweet swirl of lime, pineapple, orange, and raspberry on a base of vanilla.

This sort of reminds me of a mix between skittles and rainbow sherbet. It’s sweet and fruity and delicious smelling.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Top Coat by Vibrant Vinyls | Rainbow Lollipop Scented Fast & Hard QDTC

Inspiration:  Inspired by Rainbow Lollipops

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!

Rainbow Lollipop is a sweet swirl of lime, pineapple, orange, and raspberry on a base of vanilla.

This sort of reminds me of a mix between skittles and rainbow sherbet. It’s sweet and fruity and delicious smelling.

Price: $8.00 | Cap: None

Polish Pickup September 2021 | Trick or Treat

Despite everything going on – I kinda pulled it together. Honestly when things are chaotic – swatching keeps me grounded and has for almost 10 years now (seriously… 10 years in December!)

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: September 3rd at 11am EST through September 6th 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 2nd!

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332 comments

Stephanie T August 28, 2021 - 7:19 pm

I’m not really excited about this month, but I do like the wildflower.

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Natalie August 28, 2021 - 8:15 pm

Honestly, same. And last month was just so overwhelmingly amazing!!

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Tamar Bradshaw August 29, 2021 - 5:26 am

This will be my 2nd PPU, and it starts on my birthday! Love Letter to Morticia or the Unicorn Magic hand creme would be amazing. Heck, any of these amazing products would be great. Thank you for your hard work swatching and testing so many products! I hope everything gets fixed up for y’all in a timely manner

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Dee Shin August 29, 2021 - 8:44 am

Amazing polishes this month a as always!! So hard to choose! The paint it pretty polish is mesmerizing though. Can’t resist a blue multishift!

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Irma August 29, 2021 - 9:56 pm

I’m thinking of picking up the Dreamland this month, along with a few others.

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Mel September 2, 2021 - 7:13 pm

Moo moo’s and DRK are calling me ..

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Ronda Shaw August 29, 2021 - 9:55 am

That Pahlish IS TO DIE FOR!!! I love the Halloween month because that’s when they are the most creative. LORD, MY WALLET IS IN SO MUCH TROUBLE…

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Lily Moy-Maldonado August 29, 2021 - 10:34 am

I can’t wait for the PP iridescent topper!

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Samantha M August 28, 2021 - 7:20 pm

Fancy Gloss is my #1 must have

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Christie B August 28, 2021 - 7:23 pm

Looking fwd to Cupcake Polish this time!

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Holly S August 28, 2021 - 7:44 pm

Kathleen and Co ;)

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beckymmoe August 29, 2021 - 4:06 am

I love so many things this time around! I’ll start with the orange to purple thermal, I think it’s called Simply Meant to Be

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Julie P August 28, 2021 - 7:25 pm

Love Sweet & Sour this month, but there are so many great ones that I’m going to have a really hard time narrowing down my wishlist

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April Stovall August 28, 2021 - 7:26 pm

I’m looking forward to this month’s EDK magnetic polish.

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koushi August 28, 2021 - 7:26 pm

I’m super excited about the EDK entries!

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Tabitha August 28, 2021 - 7:30 pm

I love your monthly PPU swatches and blogs about them! Thank you for all that you do!

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Tabitha August 28, 2021 - 7:33 pm

I forgot to mention what I’m looking forward to this month! It’s really hard to choose but I think it’s going to have the be the Cadillacquer! Follow close behind the Fancy Gloss, NvrEnuff and Painted Polish! That zombie clutch bag is adorable as well!

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Kelly Goffigan August 28, 2021 - 7:31 pm

So many many polishes and glitter grabber.

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Suzanna D August 28, 2021 - 7:32 pm

Back on my boosheet is my top pick this month!

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Kelley August 28, 2021 - 7:34 pm

I love bees knees blood moon!

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Sam F August 28, 2021 - 7:34 pm

Rogue

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Kim W August 28, 2021 - 7:37 pm

Really interested in the KB Shimmer scrub and the Unicorn Magic Skincare lotion this month. Perfect fall scents!

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McKenna August 28, 2021 - 7:37 pm

I gotta have Bluebird Lacquer’s Back On My Boosheet!

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Rachelle August 28, 2021 - 7:38 pm

Loving that Stella Chroma!

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Angela Guffie August 28, 2021 - 7:39 pm

Vanessa Molina A Treat to the Little Witch

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Savannah F August 28, 2021 - 7:43 pm

I so want to get Sweet & Sour Lacquer!

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Mabel August 28, 2021 - 7:43 pm

I am really looking forward to BKL’s Polish and the sparkle earrings.

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Kristi August 28, 2021 - 7:44 pm

I love the Kathleen & Co. Others have caught my eye so far, but that’s the only one I’m getting for sure.

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Marcia B August 28, 2021 - 7:46 pm

Vanessa Molina

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Anna Vallacchi August 28, 2021 - 7:54 pm

I would love to try Vibrant Vinyls top and base coats. I really need to go look at her shop again in general. Miss her products in my life!

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Wendy Stewart August 28, 2021 - 7:56 pm

I am definitely grabbing the Rogue, EDK, Poetry Cowgirl. I really love Halloween themed polish.

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Victoria A. August 28, 2021 - 8:02 pm

Looking forward to pfd, bkl and wildflower:)

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Hanna Hiibel August 28, 2021 - 8:04 pm

The Penelope Luz is probably my #1 must have at the moment.

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Naomi T August 28, 2021 - 8:04 pm

Jreine for me!

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Irina P August 29, 2021 - 1:40 pm

This month theme is so inspiring, and I want so many polishes, ugh! :)

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Melissa September 2, 2021 - 5:42 pm

Ugh, me too! There are just so many great polishes. It’s not on this list but polished for days, jack o’lantern. There’s just something about a glowing orange. Alchemy- bad candy is such an ugly pretty polish, I love it!

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Elaina August 28, 2021 - 8:18 pm

Gotta have We See You, its 100% my kinda polish!

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Shelby Landers August 29, 2021 - 3:33 am

I cant wait to get PFDs offering!

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Katherine Bjerre August 28, 2021 - 8:23 pm

I’ve had my eye on Bad Candy since I first saw it!

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Melanie M August 28, 2021 - 8:25 pm

Definitely picking up the Unicorn Magic hand cream!

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Melanie August 28, 2021 - 8:34 pm

I love the Sweet & Sour Lacquer polish the most. It’s those little ghosties!

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Bailey Williams August 28, 2021 - 8:35 pm

Hey! This is my first Polish Pickup and I’m super jazzed! Heathy Fawns Zombie Snack Bag has been calling to me, along with Cadillaquer’s Don’t Make a Sound. But my wishlist is pretty long haha!

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Liz D August 28, 2021 - 8:36 pm

I want Night Owl Lacquer this month!

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Teri Birrell August 28, 2021 - 8:38 pm

I cannot wait for the Treo, the Sweet & Sour, the Penelope Luz and the Paradox. This month is a bar glitter lover’s dream and I’m in heaven!

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April M August 28, 2021 - 8:44 pm

Love the Cadillacquer❤️

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Caroline August 28, 2021 - 8:44 pm

DRK & PI Colors are the top 2 must-haves for me this month ♥

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breanna h August 28, 2021 - 8:45 pm

there are 4 on my list after scrolling through. i think that will grow once wish listing is up though

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STEPHANIE WREN August 28, 2021 - 8:56 pm

So many good ones. Thank you.

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Alyson Bermudez August 28, 2021 - 8:59 pm

I think Bees Knees is shifty goodness!

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Christiana August 28, 2021 - 9:03 pm

I didn’t know Lucky 13’s was a thermal!

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Kelly Dancy August 28, 2021 - 9:07 pm

I’m looking forward to the big selection of different inspired halloween nails.

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Jackie Wood August 28, 2021 - 9:08 pm

Thanks so much for squeezing in these fabulous swatches amidst all your chaos right now. My fall loving heart is pretty happy thus month!

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Katie von Schuessler August 28, 2021 - 9:16 pm

The fast and hard qdtc sounds amazing! I’m going to grab one. Also the blue bird polish looks amazing

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SpacebarChallenged August 28, 2021 - 9:17 pm

Oh man, the one PPU month I’m always a sucker for. This year is sooo dangerous

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Stacey August 28, 2021 - 9:18 pm

Tie between Stella Chroma and Kathleen & Co

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Zaharoula August 28, 2021 - 9:24 pm

After this month my wallet is going to be what we Canadians call a “gong show”

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Zaharoula August 30, 2021 - 4:57 am

If I had to pick only one polish it would probably be the Rogue Lacquer!

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Jodi N. August 28, 2021 - 9:25 pm

#1 for me this month is Kathleen & Co “Ghost Manor”

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Desiree Mendez August 28, 2021 - 9:29 pm

I’m so excited for this months offerings Halloween is my favorite time for polish

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Kimberly August 28, 2021 - 9:30 pm

Eeeeeeek!! So ready

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Meghann McCroskey August 28, 2021 - 9:35 pm

Scofflaw polish is must have.

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diagonelly August 28, 2021 - 9:42 pm

Wooooow! My first must have is the fair maiden polish!

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Akemi August 28, 2021 - 9:43 pm

I’m really loving the kb shimmer this month

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Deepika N August 28, 2021 - 9:44 pm

I want that J&S skull bag!!!!

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Ana Valdez August 28, 2021 - 9:44 pm

Ooh excited for the scrubs waxes and cadilaquer .

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Hanna Ö August 28, 2021 - 9:49 pm

Excited for the polish from Emily de Molly

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TropicalChrome August 28, 2021 - 9:50 pm

Absolutely love Bluebird!

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Rachel Ratliff August 28, 2021 - 9:51 pm

Little Spies with Button Eyes! I love Coraline : )

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Meesa Dawson August 28, 2021 - 9:55 pm

I’m really looking forward to Stella Chroma’s Harvest Moon!

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Ellyn S. August 28, 2021 - 10:05 pm

I love the Bluebird Lacquer!

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Meowidith w August 28, 2021 - 10:06 pm

The kbshimmer, peachtree, Lynb wax, and unicorn magic hand cream are my must haves!

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Itti Arora August 28, 2021 - 10:06 pm

Cupcake Polish

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Jessica S. August 28, 2021 - 10:06 pm

Sweet & Sour is my must have this month!

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Ami K. August 28, 2021 - 10:16 pm

I really like the Cuticula and MTK Designs this month, plus a couple that I’ve seen on the PPU FB page. I love seeing the different color combos that the makers come up with each month!

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Trisha Law August 28, 2021 - 10:58 pm

Night Owl!

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Shelley Lautsbaugh August 28, 2021 - 11:11 pm

Kb shimmer is my no. 1 this month!

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Carolyn Spengler August 28, 2021 - 11:17 pm

I love the Hit The Bottle freaky treats Halloween stamping plate!

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KarenB August 28, 2021 - 11:34 pm

The BKL, the Rogue and the Psyche Minerals

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Erin Beggs Wilson August 28, 2021 - 11:34 pm

Spook Squad!!

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Sam V August 28, 2021 - 11:53 pm

I’m looking forward to the Penelope Luz and the by Dany Vianna!

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Lar T August 29, 2021 - 12:17 am

There’s so many I love this month, it’s going to be difficult to narrow it down. But I love the tote bag and that bar shampoo sounds intriguing.

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Chris R August 29, 2021 - 12:28 am

There are 4 that caught my eye – BKL, Different Dimensions, Night Owl Lacquer, and Dreamland Lacquer. I think my #1 would be Night Owl Lacquer though. Tough decision.

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glee August 29, 2021 - 12:50 am

Cadillacquer Don’t Make A Sound, DRK and KBShimmer are very close seconds :O

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Rebecca Li August 29, 2021 - 1:49 am

I love that Treo one! So unique l.

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Andrea S. August 29, 2021 - 2:37 am

I love both of the Painted Polish items this month.

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Jill August 29, 2021 - 5:59 am

so many I like but for me my top pic
is the Kathleen and co

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Kaitlyn August 29, 2021 - 2:56 am

So excited for this month! Can’t wait for the KB shimmer polish, Halloweentown used to be my favorite!

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Jen August 29, 2021 - 4:07 am

It’s going to be a rough month on my bank account. Having a hard time deciding. So many awesome choices!!

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Nan August 29, 2021 - 4:15 am

There are so many I love but Bluebird is a need.

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Dara Jaworowicz August 29, 2021 - 4:21 am

This month is going to kill me. There are so many! My tops at the moment are Worst Witch, Simply Meant To Be, Cara Mia, Wizard Kitten, Spook Squad, and Frankie. I need a bigger bank account.

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Dara Jaworowicz August 29, 2021 - 4:22 am

Oh jeez. This month is going to kill me. There are so many! My tops at the moment are Worst Witch, Simply Meant To Be, Cara Mia, Wizard Kitten, Spook Squad, and Frankie. I need a bigger bank account.

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cynthia decker August 29, 2021 - 4:26 am

Thank you for all your thorough reviews! All your manis and photos are beautiful!

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Amy Kadatz August 29, 2021 - 4:29 am

The Crafty Tacos earrings. I think the cap is 25, so I will need to use stealth fingers!

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Raluca Denise August 29, 2021 - 4:31 am

The Cadillacquer one is looking stunning

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Sarah D August 29, 2021 - 5:12 am

I’m excited for a lot this month! I’ve been keeping myself to 3 or less recently and it’s been pretty easy, but this month is going to be very hard to whittle down the list. I love the Bees Knees though

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Christine August 29, 2021 - 5:17 am

There are too many awesome polishes this month. I’m not sure how to choose!

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Margaret Richardson August 29, 2021 - 5:24 am

The P4D polish is a must for me! It’s a perfect pumpkin!

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Alia Bapary August 29, 2021 - 5:26 am

It’s a tough choice, but I’m gonna go with Pretty Beautiful wax! I need my house to smell like fall/bakery all season!

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Galina August 29, 2021 - 5:27 am

Sweet Heart Polish | Mmm Brains…

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Sherry W August 29, 2021 - 5:28 am

I like many of the offerings this month but the top one is probably Kathleen & Co with Cupcake a close second.

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Anissa August 29, 2021 - 5:36 am

Halloween is my favorite, so i’d be happy if they did this theme every September! Can’t get enough :)

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Dana Liz August 29, 2021 - 5:51 am

This month one of my must-have products is Fair Maiden Creepin’ it Real.

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Erica L August 29, 2021 - 6:06 am

I have several, but “Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts” by Garden Path Lacquers is a top must have for me!

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Tamala August 29, 2021 - 6:09 am

Looking forward to the apple cider scrub, the hand cream and all the wax! Finally got a warmer!

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Blaire August 29, 2021 - 6:34 am

Number 1 is Leathrette from BaronessX. You did that with your explanatory swatches!

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Kyla August 29, 2021 - 6:40 am

Looking forward to BaronessX Leatherette! I’ve wanted a ‘more than satin matte’ but ‘not quite Velvet matte’ for ages!

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ErinD August 29, 2021 - 6:43 am

Love Polish Pickup! Cadillacquer is on my must buy list, as well as the Polished for Days, and a ton on my considering list!

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Kristine Miller August 29, 2021 - 6:44 am

The Garden Path Lacquer is really good.

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Kristina August 29, 2021 - 6:47 am

I need to snag “Witch With A B”. It looks so pretty!

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Zee V. August 29, 2021 - 6:50 am

Most excited for the Polished for Days this month, it’s to die for lol

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Alida-Jane August 29, 2021 - 6:53 am

The glitter crellies are calling my name… Penelope Luz is super cute this month!

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Alanna M August 29, 2021 - 6:54 am

The two most grabbing my eye this month are KBShimmer and PFD!

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Adrienne MacLeod August 29, 2021 - 6:55 am

Thank you for searching all of these!

Now to figure out how not to go bankrupt.

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Jody Pratt August 29, 2021 - 6:56 am

Yup. We’ve had this theme three times, and it shows. Your pics and review are great. I’m just so over the Halloween theme.

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Misty August 29, 2021 - 7:00 am

The Pahlish is my favorite this month.

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Audrey August 29, 2021 - 7:02 am

I thought I’d be able to have a lighter month but I was wrong! I think Sweetheart Polish and Cadillacquer are my top picks right now, but also looking at Emily De Molly, Grace-full, and Treo Lacquer!

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Stacy Pennock August 29, 2021 - 7:08 am

Painted Polish – Slime Time!!

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Susan P August 29, 2021 - 7:24 am

I’m looking at Get Lit by Heather Hues this month.

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Frida StåhlFrida S August 29, 2021 - 7:28 am

Money is tight so I’m going for tc from Cuticula or Vibrant Vinyls. Haven’t decided yet which one, or if one of each. My hands itch when I use Essie Gel Setter so I need a new tc.

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Christine Shirley August 29, 2021 - 7:29 am

I HAVE to have Love is Weakness from Nailed It! Hopefully I can grab it with their low cap of 300

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Robyn Carey August 29, 2021 - 7:32 am

There were so many awesome colors I can’t remember them all but the skull oil slick bag was cool too!

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Elyse J August 29, 2021 - 7:32 am

My top picks this month are KB Shimmer’s Polish, Night Owl’s Polish, and Soapy Chef’s Shampoo Bar!

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Sheila D. August 29, 2021 - 7:36 am

I’m really loving Night Owl and Bluebird’s polishes. But there are so many great ones to choose from.

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Holly August 29, 2021 - 7:42 am

Excited about pahlish!!!!

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Barbara Davis August 29, 2021 - 7:57 am

The magnetic this month

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Rachel H August 29, 2021 - 8:01 am

I am super excited for that stunning orange and black PfD polish! I have been wanting to try something from PfD for a while (I am a newbie to PPU as of this past Rewind month), and this polish is the perfect excuse. I am trying to resist the BKL polish since I have already ordered from them twice in the last month, but ohhhh it is tempting!

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Rachel Malinak August 29, 2021 - 8:07 am

Cuticula

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Johanne Beaulieu August 29, 2021 - 8:12 am

Alchemy is my numero uno

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Karen F August 29, 2021 - 8:14 am

Case Studies by Nver Enuff! I live in Western Massachusetts myself

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Ashley H August 29, 2021 - 8:26 am

I’m loving Stella Chroma the most.

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Tiffany L August 29, 2021 - 8:34 am

I got so excited when I saw the Worst Witch polish by Lemming Lacquer! I loved that movie growing up & the polish gives me all the nostalgic feels!

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Rachel August 29, 2021 - 8:36 am

Got through the first half of the alphabet thinking I wouldn’t do too much damage this month. WRONG! Thank you always for enabling us. <3

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Sandi Margolis August 29, 2021 - 8:53 am

Love the Scofflaw

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Chantal D. August 29, 2021 - 8:55 am

Polished for Days!

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Alyssa O. August 29, 2021 - 8:56 am

PFD, and Different Dimension cuticle oils, even the waxes

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Allyson W August 29, 2021 - 8:58 am

I definitely want the Pretty Beautiful Unlimited wax melts!

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Banocka Bbanocka August 29, 2021 - 9:02 am

Thanks for doing these reviews

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Jody Dorfman Berman August 29, 2021 - 9:03 am

looking forwad to the penelope Luz

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Knmhome August 29, 2021 - 9:33 am

Beautiful polishes! Fair Maiden is my fave

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Nico August 29, 2021 - 9:41 am

Excited for Cameo Colours Lacquers’ Spooky Silhouettes! Its such a nice blue and it glow in the dark.

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Deana Skeen August 29, 2021 - 9:42 am

Spook Squad and Witch Please are two of my must haves this month! But that’s not saying much since I have 20 on my wishlist….

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KAREN MCPATERS August 29, 2021 - 9:52 am

I look forward to your post. I appreciate all your hard work! I love all the polishes. It’s going to be a difficult decision to keep within a reasonable budget!

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Carly August 29, 2021 - 9:58 am

That sassy sauce is beautiful

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Tania Ertel August 29, 2021 - 10:17 am

My fave is by MTK with Simply Meant to be.
There’s are soo many others that I need! Love this month’s selection!

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Alisha August 29, 2021 - 10:24 am

I really want the Unicorn Magic hand creme!

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CBK August 29, 2021 - 10:34 am

Bee’s Knees and EDK

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Meridith House August 29, 2021 - 10:45 am

Cant wait to get the paint it pretty polish party at the castle! Love it!

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Tara F August 29, 2021 - 10:55 am

Pahlish and Wildflower Lacquer’s polishes are my favorites for Sept’s PPU.

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Kayla C August 29, 2021 - 11:11 am

There are so many good polishes this month! I am in trouble! Haha

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Melissa August 29, 2021 - 11:18 am

Bluebird and Cadillacquer!

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Leah H August 29, 2021 - 11:51 am

I’ve been waiting and waiting for Polish Molish’s “Floss Like a Boss”!

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Amey August 29, 2021 - 11:54 am

Looking forward to hey paul and cadillacquer! Do i have a type? Yes. I’m not ashamed

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Bonnie M August 29, 2021 - 11:59 am

Oooh… PSL season cuticle oil may be a must have!

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Jennifer Lee August 29, 2021 - 12:00 pm

MTK & EDK are my top 2!

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Stephanie August 29, 2021 - 12:02 pm

So many to choose from this month!

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JenniferLynnMarkus August 29, 2021 - 12:04 pm

I need to get the shampoo bar! I’ve always wanted to try it and see if it would work for me. Oh and psyche minerals multichrome is calling my name!

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Kathleen Banks August 29, 2021 - 12:04 pm

I’m really liking Fair Maiden “Creepin it Real” and KBShimmer “Witch Please”. But really, there are so many I like!

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Christine Collado-Acebal August 29, 2021 - 12:15 pm

EDK & Fancy Gloss

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Ellen August 29, 2021 - 12:41 pm

Treo Lacquer Pumpkin Pinup–screams Halloween to me!

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Anne Helmenstine August 29, 2021 - 12:50 pm

That Psyche Minerals polish is perfect!

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H Reed August 31, 2021 - 5:12 pm

mombies, i just really like it!

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Liz C August 29, 2021 - 1:00 pm

The Dreamland is a must have this month! I just love the shifts!

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Liz C August 30, 2021 - 6:50 pm

I also love the Hearts & Promises!

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Liz C August 31, 2021 - 8:29 pm

Wizard Kitten is such a fun Halloween crelly!

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Liz C September 1, 2021 - 3:53 am

The Penelope Luz magnetic is gorgeous!

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Anne F. August 29, 2021 - 1:29 pm

Loving the Penelope Luz and Polished for Days!

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Irina P August 29, 2021 - 1:43 pm

This month theme is so inspiring, and I want so many polishes, ugh! :)

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Irina P August 29, 2021 - 1:44 pm

Cadillacquer, Bees Knees and Penelope Luz are my must have in September

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J.L. Smith August 29, 2021 - 1:31 pm

I’m looking forward to get Fair Maiden Creepin’ it Real!

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Kelly F August 29, 2021 - 1:42 pm

Kathleen & Co Ghost Manor is my #1

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Shawna E August 29, 2021 - 1:59 pm

Intrigued by the shampoo bar. Vibrant vinyls always. And I think my #1 polish is the edk magnetic purple

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Shawna E August 29, 2021 - 2:01 pm

Oops! I meant Whatcha, not edk!

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Trina Edwards August 29, 2021 - 2:32 pm

Probably most excited about the BKL and PfD!

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Maria May August 29, 2021 - 4:26 pm

I always love seeing your blog of all the offerings for the month.. It makes it easier for me to quickly pick out the ones that stood out for me, making it a lot easier to do the wishlist and help with the budget I have.. This month is pretty overwhelming for me, not really a fan of large glitters, but flakies are the bomb but Bluebird’s one really jumped on me, so I’ll be getting that along with a couple other items.

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Ann Stigers August 29, 2021 - 2:35 pm

I want Frankie’s BOO Thang by Baby Girl Lacquer!

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Jennifer M August 29, 2021 - 3:23 pm

Gotta get the Baroness X Leatherette!

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Lindsey R. August 29, 2021 - 3:49 pm

So, my two must-haves this month are KBShimmer’s Halloweentown inspired polish, Witch Please!, as well as JReine’s Dark Deco. Beyond that…oof, there are some really pretty ones, like The Blood Moon by BKL and Stella Chroma’s Harvest Moon, and also I want the trick or treat bag.

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Angela I. August 29, 2021 - 4:17 pm

Different Dimension is my #1 pick this month!

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Elizabeth G August 29, 2021 - 4:25 pm

Garden Path Lacquers’ “Thinking Only Autumn Thoughts” is my number one this month, it looks like a perfect fall color!

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Manimal3497 August 29, 2021 - 4:33 pm

Got my list ready. Some great polishes in this round

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Adria Campbell-Coelho August 29, 2021 - 4:40 pm

I would love to get Penelope Luz Wizard Kitten it looks so cool! I love Halloween so I will probably get a lot this month lol

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Anna LS August 29, 2021 - 4:43 pm

Must have Penelope Luz!

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Lindsay C. August 29, 2021 - 4:47 pm

I’m excited for SO many things this month!! The makers really brought it. Or maybe I just love the theme? I’m loving the Bees Knees, Glisten & Glow, Different Dimensions…

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Traci L August 29, 2021 - 5:03 pm

I’m looking forward to the Stella Chroma and Kathleen & Co polishes!

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Kristin R Keeton August 29, 2021 - 5:04 pm

Fair Maiden is my fav the month!!

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Kirstie August 29, 2021 - 5:44 pm

Though originally meant for a different month’s theme, I think my number one is Polish Molish Floss Like a Boss.

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Sierra S August 29, 2021 - 6:31 pm

The EDK and Sweet and sour are my must haves this month!

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Melissa Ludwig August 29, 2021 - 6:35 pm

I love the polish from DRK.

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Alie K. August 29, 2021 - 7:10 pm

The DRK Halloween Nail Lab!

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Marian August 29, 2021 - 7:11 pm

Polished for Days JOL is going to be the first thing I throw in my cart, but it’s definitely going to bring friends. Just have to whittle down the list.

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Connie K August 29, 2021 - 7:36 pm

Glisten & Glow, KB Shimmer, and Kathleen & Co are my top 3. I can never narrow it down to one. LOL

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Meghann McCroskey August 29, 2021 - 7:49 pm

KB Shimmer is must have.

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Wendy T. August 29, 2021 - 7:59 pm

I am excited about this month polishes. Serum No. 5 | Hollow Inside (Glow In The Dark) is my favorite.

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Andrea S. August 29, 2021 - 8:33 pm

Emily de Molly is definitely a stunner!

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Ingrid August 29, 2021 - 8:40 pm

Treo Lacquer, My Indie Polish and Penelope Luz!! Maybe Polished for Days, EDK and Sweet & Sour Lacquer as well! :)

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Sh August 29, 2021 - 8:50 pm

— Tops Wishlist —
• DRK Nails | Light Tricks♡
• Fair Maiden | Creepin’ it Real♡
• KBShimmer | Witch Please♡
THERMAL —
• Fancy Gloss | Spook-tacular ♡
MAGs —
• Sassy Sauce Polish | Witch with a “B” Upgrade ♡
• Colores de Carol | Witch’s Best Wishes ♡
♥︎ m u c h l o v e a l l ♥︎

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Irma August 29, 2021 - 9:57 pm

I’m thinking of picking up the Dreamland this month!

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diagonelly August 29, 2021 - 10:16 pm

I must have the fancy gloss too!

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Moonmarts August 29, 2021 - 10:58 pm

The Polished for Days one is so stunning!

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Moonmarts September 1, 2021 - 10:37 pm

And I will probably get the Cadillacquer and the Nailed it! too
lol

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Aimee L August 29, 2021 - 11:10 pm

I’m not huge on halloween so this month isn’t going to be a big one for me. But I am pretty excited for Glisten & Glow’s Cats & Bats! Waffling between Fair Maiden and KBShimmer’s polishes (can only pick 1 this time!) but I’m excited to try my first sugar scrub with KBshimmer’s apple cider! Finally a scent that appeals to me!

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Jackie Wood August 30, 2021 - 12:36 am

There’s a lot of great multichromes thus month. Looking forward to trying the Psyche Minerals. Deep and vampy!

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Janie August 30, 2021 - 1:15 am

Always love a flakie bomb so I would say Fair Maiden is my #1!

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