Late night post to share! I got some unsettling information today, and while things are fine, I’m still just a little too wound up to head to bed just yet, so I’m pushing forward with Polish Pickup posts! Here is the next one in line – Stella Chroma Breaker Of Chains!
Okay first we’re going to go through my spiel on Polish Pickup for those not familiar with it!
Before I get into this lovely shade shown above, 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 November 3rd at 11am EST through November 6th at 11:59pm EST.
The November theme is ‘Fandoms’ so we’re going to see a large variety of fandoms across the board. Stella Chroma went with Game Of Thrones as inspiration, but more specifically – Daenerys Targaryen!
Here is the Stella Chroma inspiration photo!
Let’s take a look at the polish creation!
Stella Chroma Breaker Of Chains
Stella Chroma Breaker Of Chains is a dark blue leaning teal matte polish with purple shimmer as well as silver and silver holographic flakes. The shimmer is a nod to her purple Targaryen eyes and the flakes are for her silver blonde hair.
This is a natural matte polish, no top coat used. It does have a slower dry time between coats (probably a full minute I’d say?) so you don’t have to rush to apply. It is incredibly smooth and the formula is perfection.
Towards the end of the swatches I will show it with top coat for those who prefer glossy. I personally love this shade matte though.
I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat.
Where To Buy: Polish Pickup Shop
Shop Dates: November 3rd at 11am EST through November 6th at 11:59pm EST
I have a total of 13 polishes to share this month, and they cover some amazing fandoms, so be prepared!
To see more swatches for November – check out the Polish Pickup Facebook group!
I’m about halfway done with my reveals! I started with 13 shades this month and I’m now down to 7! I’ll have a few more up tomorrow, so keep an eye out!