Press Samples of the September 2018 Polish Pickup
Horror Movies

It’s been a really long, exhausting weekend. The whole house has been sick at some point this weekend plus some other family things going on. I’m finally sitting down and trying to play catch up. My desk kind of looks like an explosion took place, I ran out of remover and I almost forgot to include an item in the collage so I had to redo it. Just one of those weekend.

Anyways – tonight we’ll be looking at my review of 42 of the September 2018 Polish Pickup items!

I know I mentioned it last month (and did a post on it!) but there are fewer items in Polish Pickup now. You’ll see a couple non polish items sprinkled in, but Indie Pickup is now a thing! You can find your favorite non polish indie items there, and they will be up later this month (3rd Friday of the month!)

Okay, let’s get into what you came here for. You know the drill…

Before I get into this, we’re going to talk about this new Facebook group and I’m going to describe it’s concept. The group is Polish Pickup. Polish Pickup offers a fun, interactive experience that allows you to submit theme ideas, vote for your favorite theme, and selectively purchase your favorite polishes every month. It’s NOT a box though. I think when it formed that was the major misconception of it.

Now, I love polish boxes, however, some purchasers shared their frustration in only wanting 1 or 2 polishes from a box and needing to unload the polishes in the box they didn’t want. So essentially they were paying $40 and up for 1 or 2 polishes and hoping they could sell the polishes they weren’t interested in.

Polish Pickup is different. While the concept of picking themes and voting isn’t new, instead of buying the whole box, you can shop online for JUST the single polishes you want. There can be many indie makers involved with the theme, but you only have to pay for the exact polishes you wanted rather than 4-8 polishes you may not have been interested in.

Then every month the theme and makers change and you get a whole new set of polishes to pick and choose from. So while it has a box like feel (with the voting and themes) it doesn’t carry the box commitment.

This set of polishes will be available from September 7th at 11am EST through September 10th at 11:59pm EST.

Let’s jump right in.

6Harts | Slowly It Swings

Inspiration: 1961 Version of The Pit and the Pendulum

Description: Slowly It Swings is a black jelly base with blue and gold flecks and a subtle gold holo shimmer laced throughout. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $   | Cap: 75 Bottles

Alter Ego | Saturday’s Are For Sven

Inspiration: Svengoolie

Description:  Saturday’s Are For Sven is a black jelly base with holographic red microglitter and metallic gold micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $8.00 | No Cap

B Polished | Bad Ideas

Inspiration: Dead Space

Description:  Bad Ideas is a turquoise blue crelly base with blue shimmer and red to orange to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer | Excellent Day For An Exorcism

Inspiration: The Exorcist

Description: Excellent Day For An Exorcism is a greige crelly base with copper to green aurora shimmer, gold shimmer and gold flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

Bluebird Lacquer | Polly Want A Carcass?

Inspiration: The Birds

Description: Polly Want A Carcass? is a thermal polish that shifts from olive green when warm to a deep, muted green when cold. It has red to gold to orange to green ultrachrome flakes and red to green aurora shimmer mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Cameo Colours Lacquers | They’re Here

Inspiration: Poltergeist

Description: They’re Here is a medium ultramarine blue jelly base with blue, navy, and silver holographic micro flecks, black holo microglitters, aqua shimmer and it glows aqua blue in the dark. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Chirality Polish | No Tears, Please

Inspiration: Hellraiser

Description: No Tears, Please is a deep midnight blue creme base with denim blue and navy blue shimmer, aqua microglitters and dark blue micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Contrary Polish | If You Play With Fire

Inspiration: Carrie

Description: If You Play With Fire is a medium cobalt blue jelly base with pink to orange to gold to green shifting shimmer, orange to gold and gold to green shifting flakes, red to gold shifting microglitter and holographic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Crystal Knockout | Heart Of The Witch

Inspiration: The Craft

Description: Heart Of The Witch is a muted grey-blue crelly base with scattered and linear holographic effects, as well as purple and gold shimmer, red to gold aurora shimmer, violet and gold iridescent shimmer, silver holographic micro flakes and iridescent blue flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 160 Bottles

Delush Polish | Want To Play A Game?

Inspiration: Saw

Description: Want To Play A Game? is an emerald green multichrome magnetic with pink to purple to gold magnetic shimmer, and iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 350 Bottles

Dollish Polish | He Who Walks Behind The Rows

Inspiration: Children Of The Corn

Description: He Who Walks Behind The Rows is a yellow leaning orange crelly base with reddish orange shimmer and red to copper and gold chameleon flakes. The base of this is actually much more yellow than my photos show. The shimmer took over and my camera embraced it with a fiery passion.

I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap


Ellagee | Some Thing Has Found Us

Inspiration: Cloverfield

Description: Some Thing Has Found Us is a smokey blue to seafoam to patina multichrome base with lime to gold to copper shifting shimmery flecks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Fair Maiden Polish | Hello, Clarice

Inspiration: The Silence Of The Lambs

Description: Hello, Clarice is a muted bluish grey linear holographic with copper to gold shifting shimmer, iridescent flakes and copper to gold to green microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Great Lakes Lacquer | Redrum

Inspiration: The Shining

Description: Redrum is an oxblood linear holographic with magenta to orange shifting shimmer and silver holographic micro flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Heather’s Hues | Revenge

Inspiration: Resident Evil – The Final Chapter

Description: Revenge is a charcoal grey crelly based magnetic with fuchsia to red to copper to gold magnetic pigment, gold to bronze and red to copper to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, and red, copper and gold holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.50 Without Magnet | $14.25 With Magnet | No Cap

Indie by Patty Lopes  | Piano Plays For Grace

Inspiration: The Others

Description: Piano Plays For Grace is a rose gold to copper to green at extreme angles multichrome metallic with linear holo, holographic flakes, and purple microglitters mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Jreine | Hiya Georgie

Inspiration: Stephen King’s IT

Description: Hiya Georgie is a thermal that shifts from red when cold to yellow when warm. It has crystal shifting flakes and red to gold aurora shimmer mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Kathleen & Co | It’s The Boogeyman

Inspiration: Halloween

Description: It’s The Boogeyman is a thermal that shifts from black when cold to light grey when warm, packed with red to gold aurora pigment and multichrome magnetic pigment that shifts from magenta to peach to copper to gold and a touch of olive green at extreme angles. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

For the first 6 photos, I’ll show the polish on it’s own in both hot and cold state. The final photo is a “skittles” mani showing it layered over other shades, which transitions it a bit! I wasn’t feeling well this weekend, so the skittles mani is only shown in a mid transition state since my temp wouldn’t allow it to stay in the cooler state long enough for photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 300 Bottles

For the skittles mani – Top to Bottom is: Hot Pink, Blue, Purple and Red creme bases and 1 layer of It’s The Boogeyman over it.

Left to Right closeup: Hot Pink, Blue and Purple creme bases

KBShimmer | The One Soul

Inspiration: Constantine

Description: The One Soul is a thermal polish that goes from a muted greyish mint when warm to deep teal green when cold, turquoise shimmer and holographic micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Le Polish | They’re Dead And You Want To Teach Them Tricks?

Inspiration: Day of the Dead by George Romero

Description: They’re Dead And You Want To Teach Them Tricks? is a deep chocolatey brown taupe crelly base with red to gold aurora shimmer, blue to green shifting iridescent flakes and holo sparks throughout. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Side Note: This is part of a collab within a collab or sorts. Le Polish, Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Supernatural Lacquer worked together on a Romero Trio within PPU. I do have all 3 to share.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Lollipop Posse Lacquer | When There’s No More Room In Hell

Inspiration: Dawn Of The Dead

Description:  When There’s No More Room In Hell is a dusty chartreuse crelly base with pink aurora shimmer, magenta micro flecks and purple shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Side Note: This is part of a collab within a collab or sorts. Le Polish, Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Supernatural Lacquer worked together on a Romero Trio within PPU. I do have all 3 to share.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

LynB Designs | Don’t Torture Yourself, That’s My Job

Inspiration: The Addams Family, specifically Gomez & Morticia

Description: Don’t Torture Yourself, That’s My Job is a thermal that transitions from a reddish/oxblood purple when cold to medium barbie pink when warm. It’s packed with orange to pink to gold iridescent flakes and holographic shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap




Moon Shine Mani | Leaning

Inspiration: The Night Of The Hunter

Description:  Leaning is a purple to magenta to bronze multichrome with gold to bronze to red to copper to orange multichrome micro flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Nailed It! Nail Polish | The Jackal

Inspiration: Thirteen Ghosts

Description: The Jackal is a cool lavender crelly base packed with blue to purple to pink ultrachrome chameleon flakes, pink and blue micro flakes, purple shimmer and holographic microglitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 120 Bottles

Pahlish | The Ghost With The Most

Inspiration: Beetlejuice

Description: The Ghost With The Most is a deep, cool toned violet jelly base with flakes in platinum, and ultra chrome chameleon flakes that shift purple to magenta to blue to aqua. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish | Up From Milford

Inspiration: Sometimes They Come Back

Description: Up From Milford is a multichrome that shifts from red to copper to gold and has red, gold and purple microglitters and gold flecks mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Polish ‘M | Cannibal Kinfolk From Hell

Inspiration: Redneck Zombies

Description: Cannibal Kinfolk From Hell is a muted brownish taupe crelly base loaded with red to gold shimmer, red micro flakes, gold flakes and purple to blue to aqua shifting ultrachrome chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 110 Bottles

Quixotic Polish | Another Glorious Morning

Inspiration: Hocus Pocus

Description: Another Glorious Morning is a deep forest green base with magenta shimmer, as well as green to gold shifting magnetic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Rogue Lacquer | Creature From The Black Lagoon

Inspiration: Creature From The Black Lagoon

Description: Creature From The Black Lagoon is a deep charcoal grey crelly base loaded with sapphire holographic glitters, magenta to green to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, and gold shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Sassy Pants Polish |  We All Go Mad Sometimes

Inspiration: Psycho

Description:  We All Go Mad Sometimes is an icy blue crelly base with scattered holographic, as well as red to violet shifting shimmer and crystal chameleon flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Savannah Lacquer | When The Voices Take Over

 

Inspiration: Gerald’s Game

Description; When The Voices Take Over is a deep oxblood magnetic with gold magnetic pigment, as well as gold and bronze micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $11.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

Scofflaw Nail Varnish | The Love Witch

Inspiration: The Love Witch

Description: The Love Witch is a pastel pink toned peach crelly base loaded with mint green, aqua, red and white glitters, as well as a rosy peach shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Serum No 5 | Things Are Strange

Inspiration: Stranger Things

Description: Things Are Strange is a shimmery gunmetal base with gold and copper micro holographic glitters, as well as multichrome flakes. This shade glows aqua in the dark (true to Serum No 5 fashion!) I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | No Cap

Starlight Polish | Dangerous Waters

Inspiration: Deep Blue Sea

Description: Dangerous Waters is a dark blue jelly base loaded with teal to violet shimmer that is a sister pigment to the original Unicorn Pee. It also has blue and translucent micro flakes mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $16.00 | Cap: 300 Bottles

Stella Chroma | Follow The Teachings

Inspiration: To The Devil A Daughter

Description: Follow The Teachings is a vibrant pink leaning berry purple crelly base with holo flakes and pink shimmer and a light sprinkling of black micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Stella Chroma | Glazed Doughnut Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Inspiration: King of Woolworth’s To The Devil A Doughnut

Description: Stella Chroma’s sugar scrub is back, and this time in a glazed doughnut scent! I get a very strong dose of vanilla when I sniff this, and then I get slight hints of sugary pastry. My son said he smells straight up doughnuts. It’s delicious.

Ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, shea butter, emulsifying wax, bees wax, almond oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin e, fragrance oil

Price; $5.50 for a 2.5 oz Jar | No Cap

Supernatural Lacquer | They’re Coming To Get You, Barbara

Inspiration: Night Of The Living Dead

Description: They’re Coming To Get You, Barbara is a deep purple base with green to purple shifting aurora shimmer, blue to green to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, green to blue to gold color shifting flakes, purple neon micro flakes and amidnight black micro flakes and scattered holographic. It dries down to a matte finish, which I chose to leave it in, but I do show a photo closeup with top coat.

For these photos I used 3 thin coats, and no top coat (aside from the 1 photo I mentioned)

Side Note: This is part of a collab within a collab or sorts. Le Polish, Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Supernatural Lacquer worked together on a Romero Trio within PPU. I do have all 3 to share.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

With top coat below

Sweet Heart Polish | Sometimes, Dead Is Better

Inspiration: Pet Semetary

Description: Sometimes, Dead Is Better is a pale, almost white crelly base loaded with a green to blue ultrachrome chameleon flakes, red to gold shimmer, as well as pink and gold sparks. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.00 | Cap: 150 Bottles

The Lady Varnishes | The Red Death

Inspiration: 1925 version of The Phantom Of The Opera

Description: The Red Death is a bright, warm toned red jelly base with red microglitters, as well as orange to green shimmer and flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $12.50 | Cap: 200 Bottles

Top Shelf Lacquer | Shark Attack!

Inspiration: Jaws

Description: Shark Attack! is a blurple linear holographic base with red and blue flakes, as well as color shifting flakes that flash blue, magenta, copper and green. There are also glass fleck shifting shimmers that go from turquoise to purple. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Vapid Lacquer | I’m Just Cherry

Inspiration: Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror

Description: I’m Just Cherry is a brick red base with red to copper to gold shifting flakes and holographic silver flecks. It is a magnetic polish with gold magentic pigment. The base is a tad deeper in person. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $14.00 | No Cap

Wildflower Lacquer | Horrific Harlequins

Inspiration: Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Description; Horrific Harlequins is a dark, warm toned violet base with magenta shimmer, red to gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, scattered blue flakes, purple and aqua micro glitters and holo flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Price: $13.00 | Cap: 100 Bottles

September 2018 Polish Pickup | Horror Movies

Every month I think “Holy crap I did it” when I finish a Polish Pickup post. It’s truly a labor of love, and after this trying weekend… I needed a little escape, and this was it.

Truth be told, I’m a giant sissy – so I haven’t seen many of these films. I’ve seen some of the ones like Pet Semetary, IT, etc when my sister forced me to watch them, but never by choice. Even now, if Nick puts on a scary movie, I’m usually bunched under the covers with my ears plugged and my eyes shut.

That’s right everyone, I’m 36 and I’m a scaredy cat.

This month had a really nice assortment of colors to pick from, I think one of the best assortments we’ve ever seen in Polish Pickup, and it was a really refreshing thing. We have the purples and blues still that usually reign supreme – but we also have some unique ones as well as puglies people love so much.

Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop

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

Shipping Price: $3.00 Within US  (regardless of how many you buy!) 

The Polish Pickup Shop is open for previews so you can start loading up your wishlists now! A few items still need to be added, but I think the majority of polishes I have are on the site and ready.

Don’t forget, the Horror Movie theme will be carrying over to Indie Pickup (you can join that Facebook group here: Indie Pickup ) to check out what we’ll have then!

Hope you enjoyed, but I’m still sick, so time for me to lay down and pass out.

 

 

 

Author

I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

12 Comments

  1. I’m glad I’m not the sister who forced these scary movies on you. How many times did we get tricked into watching scary movies? Even more astonishing is that I never seemed to learn my lesson. I had a low-key fear of spiders before being tricked/forced into Arachnophobia. Now we have a designated spider cup that Ryan uses to save me from tiny spiders by catching them and taking them outside. Thank goodness I somehow got out of Pet Cemetery!

  2. Stacy Pennock Reply

    I know I say this every month but, I am awed by your swatches and thank you for all the hard work (and tremendous amount of time) that you put in!
    p.s. Puglies?! LOL, that’s a new term for me but I love it! My favorite polish this month is Lollipop Lacquer which is indeed a pugly!

    • I love the word Puglies! And I was really happy to see so many this month!

      Thank you as always Stacy!

  3. My post would be half gibberish if I was sick doing this! Hope you and your guys feel better soon!

    • Practice my dear woman. You’ll get to a point where you’re sick and have to post lol. Then quickly edit the next day

  4. cynthia decker Reply

    Thank you for your hard work! All your manis and photos are spectacular!

  5. Your work is always amazing and even more so when you have so many polishes to share. Gorgeous pictures and my list is now much longer.

  6. Gorgeous swatches as always. This did not help me narrow down my list though, but add more!

  7. Flory Sparks Reply

    Gorgeous swatches!!! PolishPickUp weekend is one of favorite times to look forward to!! That and nail mail delivery day!! I appreciate all your hard work…you do stunning work!! Feel better and have a great weekend!!

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