Hiiiiiiii! Y’all. I did an adulty thing today. I got a Sam’s Club membership AND bought actual groceries. I may or may not also have gotten an order with a bajillion bath bombs in it because I know no bounds when it comes to budgeting.
Tonight’s post, which is my grand finale for the March Polish Pickup goodness, is going to be super super long and filled with tons of info and photos. Are you comfy? Do you have a snack? We’re about to dig into the last of the items that I was lucky enough to swatch and review, and I hope you’re all ready.
But before that starts, let’s explain a bit of what the PPU is for those that may be stopping by here for the first time, yeah?
If you’re not quite sure what the Polish Pickup is, it is monthly lacquer shop called the Polish Pickup. It’s a neat idea because there are monthly themes where folks like you and I get to vote, and then makers can choose to participate if they want. And even better? Shipping is a flat $3 to the US and $5 to Canada (as well as other international countries at cost). So, with all of the different creations, you can pick which ones you want, and then the gals over at Fair Maiden Polish will ship them your way after the preorder window.
Illyrian – Narrow Sea ($14); a teal crelly base with a red/copper/gold/green shifting shimmer, tiny holo sparkles and small blue iridescent flecks. Inspiration: The Odyssey, cover art by Mike Mahle
Those that are fans of the unicorn pee pigment should love this one. It does NOT contain UP, but it has a similar shift that is absolutely killer. This color is just delicious. It’s squishy and soft, but that shift, when you see it, will knock your socks off. My photos show two coats plus top coat.
Inspired Sense – Cuticles Be Gone Potion ($6 – capped at 100); cuticle oil with the warm scent of Butterbeer in a 3ml wand style tube with brush and a charm of Hedwig attached. Inspiration: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I’ve had this oil for about a month now and I’m in love! It smells so so yummy, leaves my skin hydrated, and it soaks in so that I’m not left with a greasy feeling. Also, that charm. Isn’t it cute as all get out?
Jior Couture – It Lasts For Always ($11.50); blue to beige thermal with gold flakes and gold and copper shimmer. Inspiration: The Velveteen Rabbit
This was my first polish from Jior, and I’m hooked. The thermal element works so well, and so quickly, it’s magical. I love the shimmer within, because it goes super well with the warm AND cool states. Photos show two coats plus top coat.
KBShimmer – If You Want My Bodice ($10); “Some women have a dirty little secret; every night they escape to a world where a handsome rouge lusts after their busty figure, and not even a laced up bodice would be still the passion that burned between them. At the end of the day, when that beloved book with racy cover gets placed in the nightstand, the pages worn and dog eared, those women thank Harlequin and Silhouette for the tales of intrigue, romance, and of course lust. Based on the cover of a “bodice ripper” romance, KBShimmer’s If You Want My Bodice is full of lusty goodness. This shifty polish starts with a blend of multichrome pigments that in indirect light, help this polish travel from a cool minty teal to a deep lavender. Flecks of unicorn flakes shift in a rainbow of colors that dance among the colorful base. In brighter light, micro holo flakes sparkle, while deeper hues of magenta and blue come out to play. ”
One of the best things about working for an indie is getting to see things behind the scenes, including prototypes and final versions. If You Want My Bodice turned out SO so well, and it’s just lovely. I loved watching it fill the bottle as I poured it, it was mesmerizing. It goes on in two smooth coats, and those flakies look stellar with and without top coat. My photos show the two coats with one coat of Seche Vite to top.
le polish – Women in Disguise ($11.50); bright blue polish full of color shifting flakies and an aqua to gold shift. Inspiration: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenedes
Allison makes some of my favorite polishes, ever. This one… y’all. This one is so glowy. Like. Holy mother of eff, I’m totally head over heels for it. Remember the whole, “if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” rhetoric? I WOULD IF I COULD. My photos show two coats plus top coat.
Leesha’s Lacquer – Grey, Greyer, Greyest ($10); “this gorgeous grey polish inspired by 50 Shades of Grey truly has all of the colors of the rainbow! You’ll find loads of holo and rainbow flakies in this gorgeous light grey base.”
Y’all had best know how I feel about grey polishes by now. If you don’t, oh honey. Bless your heart. The formula on this one is fantastic. It’s this almost-crelly that’s super squishy and easy to work with. Photos show two coats plus top coat.
Lemming Lacquer – Reincarnate ($13 capped at 250); a cool-toned purple with red/bronze/copper shimmer and pink/gold/orange color shifting flakes. Inspiration: Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman and this cover by Dave McKean (in my collage below)
Ohhhh my god. This squishy jelly is everything that you need in your life. Legit. Like. I would sell my soul for this. Not kidding. Wait till you see it. You’re gonna lose your friggen mind. IT’S THAT GOOD. It’s also super opaque, so my photos show two coats plus top coat.
LevelUp Lacquer – Bottled Magic ($10.50); a very dark purple crelly with a bright green chameleon chrome flash. The polish also has a red/gold pigment that can be seen at extreme angles, and silver holo shredded glitter. Inspiration: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
Y’all. I have been duped by this polish. In the bottle, I thought it was black with a red shift. NOPE. As soon as it went on, I realized that I’d been bamboozled. It’s so damn pretty that I ain’t even mad. My photos show two coats plus top coat.
Lilly Anne’s Garden – Lothlórien ($5.50); 2 oz hand and body lotion in the scent Waterlily-Melon. A fun and youthful feminine scent that is joyful for any occasion. A ripe fruity sweet type with notes of cucumber, lily of the valley, and jasmine. Inspiration: Lothlórien (Lord of the Rings)
*Please note, the product will arrive in a 2 oz jar
In addition to the Lemming Lacquer above, I’d sell my soul for this. Or a box of mac and cheese. Whichever is near at the time. IT SMELLS SO EFFING GOOD. Like. Dudes. D U D E S. The scent is intoxicating in the best way. I’m going to have to snag more so I can cover the boyfriend in it while he sleeps.
Lollipop Posse Lacquer – The Music of My Name ($12); a rusty-leaning red crelly that is packed with blue/violet/red/orange chameleon pigment, large particle gold shimmer, red/gold Aurora shimmer, gold flakes, and red/orange chameleon chrome flakes. Inspiration: “The Red Tent”, by Anita Diamant
I need makers to understand that flakies like this will make me hella broke. They look so amazing in this base, and the polish itself is incredible. It’s complex and gorgeous and just ugh. Too good. Two coats plus top coat for full opacity.
Lucky 13 Lacquer – 6 Inches of Snow ($12 capped at 200); raven black base with Valyrian steel (genuine silver!) micro flakies, Spectraflair linear holo, with ice-blue to kissed-by-fire red color-shifting shimmer. Inspiration: Jon Snow’s tryst with Ygritte from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
The name. It gets me every single time. This polish is stunning, and the shift represents both fire and ice perfectly. Photos show two coats plus top coat.
Lucky 13 Lacquer – Elemental Ward Quick Dry Top Coat: Sweet Wine, Sweeter Women ($6 capped at 200); a scented quick-dry top coat. Smells like black cherry wine and lightly floral skin between the sheets. Inspiration: Tyrion from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
I am a dumbass. As soon as this dried on my nails, I thought, “wow, this smells like a fancy grape juice. like. a grownup grape juice” …………………………………………. YES BRAIN IT’S CALLED WINE. Anywho. This top coat is pretty awesome! I can’t quite speak to the longevity that it provides to your mani, but it is super glossy and smells amazing once dry.
LynBDesigns – Saunter Vaguely Downwards ($12 capped at 200); black base with linear holo shimmer, scattered holo shimmer, and an intense red to gold to orange to violet multichrome. Inspiration: Crowley from Good Omens
Hello multichromes, I’m sorry I told y’all I didn’t like you. I didn’t mean it. Forgive me? Because I mean, look at this goodness. Hot. Damn. Ain’t it stunning? Photos below show two coats and top coat. It was a tiny bit textured, but that was due to the weather – we’ve been swinging between 20 degrees and 60 with hella humidity, so it gave me issues on my end. It smoothed out with top coat.
Mckfresh Nail Attire – Brave New World ($12, capped at 100); a shimmery dusky blue-leaning-mauve crelly, with blue shimmer, pastel dots & hexes, pops of iridescence and golden flakies. The base, shimmers & iridescence appear differently depending on the light. Inspiration: The eye opening dystopian classic Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The collage below shows the cover that this was based on. HOW PERFECTLY DOES IT MATCH IT? It’s such a fun polish, and it applies really well! It has a teeny bit of texture with the glitters and flakies, but I was able to get them to smooth out with my top coat. Photos show two coats plus the TC.
Moon Shine Mani – The Secret of the Golden Holo ($11); Intense gold linear holo packed with warm gold shimmer and freckled with multichrome flakies flashing from red to gold to green. Inspiration: Nancy Drew Series of mystery stories
Y’all. This gold goes on in ONE SINGLE COAT. It’s so damn good! The formula was stellar, and that holo is so intense. I’m pretty sure it’d be blinding (in the best way) in the sun. Photos show one coat and top coat.
Ms. Sparkle – For Dummies ($11); bright yellow sparkly polish with aurora pigment, holo sparkles/flakies, black micro glitter/hexes and iridescent glitters. Inspiration: For Dummies is an extensive series of instructional/reference books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered. The series has been a worldwide success with editions in numerous languages.
This polish is so much fun. Seriously. It’s bright and in your face, and looks kickass with the glitters! Yellows have the tendency to stain, so two coats of base coat are recommended. My nails stain super easily and this did not stain me, but please keep in mind that I use a peel off base coat and polishes usually don’t stay on me for more than 20 minutes when swatching. It was a tad sheer with my VNL, so photos show two coats plus top coat.
My Indie Polish – James and the Giant Peach ($13, capped at 200); a peachy to buttery yellow thermal with the kiss of gold shimmer. Inspiration: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Y’all, these thermals this round are killing it. This one transitions flawlessly and that gold shimmer is everything you need in life. Naturally, I couldn’t get it to show on camera, but it’s there, and actual perfection. It applied a little funny for me (though, I’m blaming our wonky weather), so I needed three coats to smooth everything out along with my top coat. This polish is absolutely perfect for spring!
Nail Hoot Polish – Magic Kingdom for Sale ($9.99 capped at 149); a stunning and soft lilac blue with delicate pink flash and filled with gorgeous UCC flakies. Inspiration: The Landover series by Terry Brooks
MKfS glows from within. Seriously. Just look at it! The purple base looks absolutely killer with the pink flash and those flakies. Those flakies! This may sound weird, but they almost remind me of fallen leaves at dusk. I don’t know. But I love it. Photos show two coats plus top coat.
Nailed It! Nail Polish – Slappy’s Revenge ($12, capped at 85); a gutsy green with an ever-so-subtle rosey shift and accented by gold, green, blue, and purple micro flakies. A hint of sparkle and some large gold flakes finish off the look. A polish guaranteed to make Slappy smile. Inspiration: The Goosebumps Book, “Night of the Living Dummy.”
D E L I C I O U S. It’s almost an apple green, and I love it so so much! I’m also legit loving the inspiration. Those books were my childhood. This polish goes on in two smooth coats, and my photos also show top coat.
Night Owl Lacquer – I Will Be Myself ($12.50); a dark grey base with multichrome shimmer that shifts purple/burgundy/copper/gold, purple/red/gold ultra chrome chameleon flakes, gunmetal micro flakies and crystal chameleon flakes in purple/red/copper/gold.
Inspiration: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
“I am not an angel,’ I asserted; ‘and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me – for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”
GREY AND PURPLE. I MEAN COME ON. I have died and gone to heaven. And the shift this one has is actually insane. Lindsay sure does know the way to my heart, y’all. I will Be Myself is wonderful, seriously. My photos show two coats plus top coat.
Northern Star Polish – Family Secrets ($10 capped at 150); a raspberry red with scattered holo pigment and turquoise and navy blue micro flakes that give a blue flash in the sun. Inspiration: Family Secrets is inspired by VC Andrew’s gloriously trashy gothic horror Flowers in the Attic, which is about a family with three generations of secrets and major issues.
Oh, hello gorgeous. Family Secrets is the perfect raspberry red. The blue flash accentuates everything in the best possible way, especially the holo. This one can stain, so a good base coat is recommended. I, however, did not experience any staining. Photos show two coats plus top coat.
Pahlish – The Land of Tears ($11); a violet jelly with holographic pigments and flakes with a bright olive green to bright blue multichrome shimmer. Inspiration: The Little Prince
Isn’t this one gorgeous beyond all reason? Holy balls, like. I have no words. No coherent words, rather. My photos show two coats and top coat.
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish – 1910 ($11.50); a deep blue-toned olivine green packed with shimmer and gold micro flakies. Inspiration: 11th Edition Encyclopedia Britannica
This is the most perfect christmas tree green, folks. I mean. I would (and will) totally wear it year round, but I can see myself using it for some fun festive manis. PCNP makes such wonderfully unique polishes that fit in with every collection. This beauty went on in two coats, which I also topped with top coat for photos.
Polish ‘M – The Third Twin ($10.50 capped at 110); a shimmery white crelly with red and light blue metallic glitter, black holo glitter and scattered silver holo.
I have so so so much love for this crelly. It’s not something I’d normally go after, but I fell in love with it instantly. It applied super smoothly and is dainty but fun. I dig it! My photos show two coats plus top coat. It did dry a bit textured, but settled with my TC.
Polished for Days – From The Land of Oz ($12); a pale periwinkle jelly base with green to purple micro glowing flakes, green/purple/blue shifting iridescent flakes and holographic silver flakes. Inspiration: Wizard Of Oz
Jenna. Girl. Ho. Lee. She. It. This polish is the tits. That’s it. That’s all I can really say without it being some insane psychotic babble that’ll bore y’all. It’s SO PRETTY. Photos show two coats plus top coat.
Pretty Jelly – All The Light We Cannot See ($11); deep blue jelly with turquoise metallic flakies, green to blue multichrome flakies, and holographic flakes. Inspiration: the cover of All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
This blue beauty can stain, but boy is it worth it! Iti’s this super deep, super inky blue that goes on in just one coat. It’s smooth and looks great when dry. My photos show one coat and TC.
Pug Posse Nail Lacquer – Bush Magic ($10, capped at 75); purple with holographic flakies, purple and pink flakies. Inspiration: Possum Magic
Isn’t she pretty?! Those flakies look wonderful with the base, and the finished product is a super flattering color on what I’d imagine to be every skin tone! My photos show two coats and top coat – it did dry a bit textured, but smoothed out easily.
Quixotic Polish – The Girl Who Stood On a Grave ($11.50); a medium grey base with purple/Blue/red shifting shimmer and a light scattered holo. Inspiration: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
I would have been in love with this one even if it weren’t gorgeous because the inspiration is another huge part of my childhood (and also why I love horror now). I read the book SO many times! I may have to go and grab it on my kindle. Yes. Yes good. TGWSOaG has purple and grey and creepy magic that you’re gonna need. My photos show two coats and top coat.
Ribbits Stickits – I Like Big Books Waterslide Decal Pack ($15, capped at 100 sets).
- five (5) mini (clear backing) water slide decal sheets with tons of book loving images!
- Just One More Chapter holo helmer vinyl decal – size 2.2 x 3.2
- I Heart Books nail vinyl sheet
Ribbits Stickits – In The Stacks of the Bodleian Frogetaboutit Acetone Additive ($3, capped at 75); a cinnamon and clove additive with a note of leather. Inspiration: the scent of Matthew and leather bound books
Rise and Shine Cosmetics – I Broke My Duck ($9.95); light orange/red crelly with a red duochrome, red, black, and yellowish green flakes
“I chose Poems of Provocation, a book written by my grandfather (who I adored). This polish was inspired by one of my favorite poems he wrote, Ethel I Broke My Duck. This poem was written about a true story. This poem tells the story of my grandfather as a toddler who broke his toy wooden duck. At first my great grandmother did not want to repair the toy, but a crying child is VERY convincing. As my great grandmother tried to fix the toy, she injured herself. As my great grandmother was passing out, she told my grandfather to run and tell the neighbor Ethel. After some time my great grandmother awoke to find no help. She walked to Ethel’s house(still bleeding) only to find my grandfather sitting on Ethel’s lap. My great grandmother asked why Ethel did not come, and Ethel responded that Bobby didn’t tell her there was an injury, just that he had broke his duck.”
I love the inspo behind this one as much as I love the color itself! It’s this juicy watermelon shade and the formula is buttery smooth. /swoon Photos show two coats plus top coat.
Sassy Pants Polish – Wild Things ($12); azure blue scattered holographic polish with various holographic micro shreds and glitters with a purple/red iridescent shimmer. Inspiration: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
I am absolutely blown away by this one. It’s stupid pretty, goes on so well, and is the perfect shade of blue! Photos show two coats and top coat.
Sayuri Nail Lacquer – The Root of Evil ($12 capped at 300); a blackened-green jelly with green, gold and chameleon glitters, and UCC flakes. Inspiration: Wicked
Holy sweet jesus, TRoE is so pretty! It speaks to my creepy little pseudo-gothic little heart and just looks wonderful! Photos show two coats and top coat.
Scofflaw Nail Varnish – The Lady Amalthea ($12.50); a soft dusky seafoam green just jam-packed with iridescence and sparkle than shifts and tumbles through the color spectrum, speckled with lilac and aqua microglitters, and sprinkled with violet shreds. Inspiration: The Last Unicorn
Truth be told, I didn’t know that The Last Unicorn was more than a movie, but now I need to read it. I watched the movie countless times as a child with my cousins, and I knew I’d love the polish as soon as I’d caught wind of the inspo. TLA goes on in two coats, and my photos also show top coat.
Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer – Dancing Shadows and Firelight ($12.50, capped at 100); a blackened green that shifts red and green and with a scattered holo finish. Inspiration: Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic Spells and Potions by Anastasia Greywolf.
Here’s another one for the UP fans! Again, not UP, but it has a super similar shift that is oh so delicious. It went on in nearly one coat, but I added a second to build up depth and the glow. My photos of this gorgeous witchy polish show two coats plus top coat.
Smokey Mountain Lacquers – The Secret Garden ($10.50 capped at 75 bottles); a light green crelly with yellow dot, matte cotton candy pink dot, matte lavender square and matte cotton candy pink hex glitters. Inspiration: The Secret Garden
This lovely green crelly is spring in a bottle! Kim most definitely nailed her inspo! I did notice that the glitters were sinking just a bit, so I turned my bottle upside down before swatching and had pretty okay luck getting them out after that. My photos show three coats and top coat.
Stached Polish – Art3mis ($12); orange to Gold flakie topper, opaque in 3 coats. Inspiration: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Hi, I’m a dumbass. I didn’t get the memo that this was a topper until AFTER I’d swatched it, photographed it, and edited the photos. Truthfully, I ain’t even mad because I love love love it solo! My photos show two coats plus top coat.
Starlight and Sparkles – Dragon Scale Earrings ($15, capped at 65);
in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede, there are shed dragon scales in the first book that play a role early in the second book. The dragon they’re shed by is described as bright green, and at one point as “bright, iridescent green.” These earrings are inspired by those scales.
Each earring is a single scale hanging from a short length of chain, with three crystals in clear, pale gold, and green dangling along the chain. The scale is a bright green, as matching the description of the dragon and scales in the first two books, and the dangling crystals inspired by light in the Enchanted Forest – bright in clearings, shaded in areas with more trees, and tinted green by the heavy filter of leaves in the deep woods.
The earrings are made entirely of titanium, aluminum, and crystal. They are free of lead and nickel. The earwires are pure titanium (CP1), the chain and links are anodized aluminum, the dangling crystals are Swarovski crystal, and the scales are anodized aluminum.
Aren’t these earrings gorgeous?! You can totally see just how much work Issa put into these. Love love love!
STELLA CHROMA – Let Me Show You ($12); blackened brown polish loaded with bright, multicolored flakies and a generous helping of gold shimmer. Inspiration: Inspired by this vivid picture (below) representing the moment Tom Riddle brings Harry into the diary for the first time in the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Squishy. Jelly. Magical. Flakies. I’m pretty sure Pam found a way to liquefy the photo below and bottle it, because it matches perfectly. My photos show two coats plus top coat of this beauty.
Supermoon Lacquer by The Howling Boutique – I would Walk 417 Miles ($12.50); A dark charcoal gray based scattered holographic with white, red, and aqua blue sparks, cyan-to-copper and blue-to-red color shifting shimmer, indigo-to-purple color shifting aurora pigment, blue pearl and electric blue flakies, and silver holographic flakies and microglitter.
Inspiration: ‘I Would Walk 417 Miles’ is inspired by Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ –
this is my absolute FAVORITE book of all time by my absolute favorite author of all time! This is actually the first novel Stephen King ever wrote, having started it in 1966-67 while he was still a freshman in college. It didn’t get published until July 1979 – a good 5 years after his first publication (which was Carrie). The name of the polish itself is a take on the song ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ by The Proclaimers. I replaced 500 with 417 since that is the estimated distance of the walk in the book should it take place in real life.
Halleloo, y’all. This polish is legit perfection. It’s grey. It’s holo. It’s shifty. Nevermind the fact that I have the song by the Proclaimers stuck in my head (though, I picture David Tennant singing it soooooo)… worth it! My photos show one smooth coat plus top coat. Yeah. It’s that opaque. It’s a bit thick, as most of Mardi’s polishes are, but it’s something to love in her case, because of how pigmented they are. It’s super smooth and gave no issues during application.
Supernatural Lacquer – The Fifth Dimension ($12); magenta base with blue/purple/red/gold shift, purple/red/gold color shift flakes and bronze microflecks. Inspiration: A Wrinkle in Time
I love this book. I love this polish. I love every single thing about it. This vibrant and flakie-filled polish goes on in two coats and settles super well. My photos show two coats and top coat.
Sweet Heart Polish – I Know You’re Not Thirsty ($11 capped at 200); a deep royal blue shimmer with copper flecks, copper to gold chameleon glitter, yellow to green and pink to gold color shifting flakes. Inspiration: Go The F*ck To Sleep
This polish, and the inspo are quite possibly two of my favorite things when paired together! This one is another glowy masterpiece that just looks stellar both in the bottle and on the nail. Photos show two coats and top coat.
The Lady Varnishes – Moon Blinked ($12.50 capped at 15); deep blue-leaning teal with sterling silver coated, holographic silver and white flakes and a hint of blue and gold sparkle. Inspiration: The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series by Kathryn Lasky
Absolutely beautiful, yeah? It also goes on in nearly one coat, but I needed just one more to even everything out (because I’m not good at being dainty and even with brushstrokes). Photos are of two coats plus top coat.
Toadarrific Vinyls – Mermaid Wishes Set ($8); Mermaid Wishes wish bracelet & mermaid tail chapstick holder. Mermaid tail chapstick holder will come in a random color. There are a lot of different colors.
Toadarrific Vinyls– Red Holo Helmer Decal ($4)
Top Shelf Lacquer – For Pete’s Sake ($13); a super shifty multichrome polish that shifts from dark blue to deep purple to red and green. It is loaded with chameleon flakes that shift from pink to orange to green. The base is also scattered with tiny holographic glitter.
“This polish is inspired by my daughter’s favorite books, Pete the Cat. I chose one of the books from her collection called “Pete the Cat and the missing cupcakes” by Kimberly & James Dean. I love Pete the Cat books b/c they are short enough to hold her attention and always have a nice lesson in the story as well.”
Oh my goodness. This one arrived yesterday and holy mother of eff, it’s incredible. The flakes are a super unique addition to the polish, and they are kickass. My photos show two coats and top coat.
Turtle Tootsie Polishes – Polished in Sisterhood ($11); a light turquoise/blue holographic polish that flashes purple and is loaded with lavender micro flakies, purple/blue micro glitter, and lilac holo flakies. Inspiration: “Sisters” by Danielle Steel
This gorgeous baby blue goes on so smoothly and shines, especially with top coat. My photos show two coats and top coat. The polish is a touch thick, but only in that it’s super opaque – the formula itself is awesome.
Vibrant Vinyls – Cosmic Candy Fast & Hard Quick Dry Scented Top Coat ($6.99); a quick dry top coat that smells of Sweet Tarts, Skittles, and Sour Patch Kids. Inspiration: Cosmos by Carl Sagan
- Can be used over wet polish.
- Applied over wet polish, it is dry to the touch in under 3 minutes.
- Super glossy shine that lasts up to 2 weeks.
- Dries rock hard in 15 minutes providing the perfect base for vinyls,
- stamping, or other nail art.
- Doesn’t ‘drag’ or ‘smear’ colors so it can be used over art.
- No shrinkage.
- Doesn’t dull holos.
- Flat, semi-wide brush picks up the perfect amount and glides across
- the nail smoothly providing quick, even coverage.
- Also prevents yellowing, fading, & chipping of polish.
- Scent appears when fully dry. Reapply to refresh scent.
This scent is SOOOOO yummy! I love how it appears once the mani is fully dry, and how long it lasts. It’s also super super glossy, which is my favorite finish (versus matte) for my manis.
Vibrant Vinyls – Cosmic Candy Cuticle Cream ($5.99); rich and moisturizing cuticle cream (that can also be used as a lotion!) smells of Sweet Tarts, Skittles, and Sour Patch Kids. Inspiration: Cosmos by Carl Sagan
I am living for this cream, my dudes. I’ve been using it on dry patches and it’s wonderful! It settles into the skin quickly and leaves it super soft without any sort of greasy feeling.
Zombie Claw Polish – Ember ($14, capped at 100); burgundy red chrome with pink, orange, blue, purple, gold micro glitters. Inspiration: lady dragon Ember from the Talon Saga by Julia Kagawa
It was love at first sight with Ember; there was an audible gasp as soon as I opened the package and that weird sound continued as I applied the polish. Seriously. It’s just beautiful, even moreso on the nails. My photos show three coats plus top coat. It was pretty opaque in two, but I added a third to build up depth within the polish.
Zombie Claw Polish – Rogue Dragon Cuticle Oil Pen ($8 capped at 100); an in house blend filled with fruits of nectar of lemons, orange, bergamot and raspberry. Blended with sweet vanilla honey, carnation oak moss, calla lily and tonka bean. Inspiration: the Talon Saga by Julia Kagawa
Another awesome cuticle oil! It smells awesome, soaks in quickly, and just… IT SMELLS SO GOOD. This scent blend needs to exist in all forms of bath and body.
Wow. That was a lot. Holy shit, we did it. We made it, y’all. I just want to say that I seriously appreciate everyone that has taken the time to visit, comment, like, and share my posts. That and all of the makers that have taken the time to work with me. This project has been so so so much fun, and I’d jump at the opportunity to do it again.
So, thank you.
The March 2018 Polish Pickup will be open from 11 AM EST on Friday the 2nd until Monday, March 5th at 11:59 PM EST. As usual, shipping is a flat $3 for folks within the US. Shipping to Canada is $5 (which is an amazing deal, considering). International shipping is also available at cost.
For more photos and links on everything available for preorder later this morning, you’re going to want to check out the Polish Pickup Pack on FB.
And with that, I am out. I work in about two hours, so I’m going to go soak for a bit and relax. Hope y’all have a good one! Happy shopping!
***The nail polishes mentioned in this post were sent to me in exchange for an honest review and photos, which can be found above.***