Wildflower Lacquer ~ PPU Dec. ’18

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And just like that, we are on to December PPU polishes! I hope you all got everything you wanted this past shopping weekend πŸ™‚ I also hope you saved a little extra cash for the PPU weekend coming up. There are some gorgeous polishes and every one of them will have a cap this month! Let’s get to the polish then we can go over the deets.

Nemophilist “meaning ‘one who is fond of forests or forest scenery’ is an indigo jelly with copper shimmer, UCC flakies that shift from red to gold, purple to blue, and scattered holographic flakes.” How fantastic is this polish?! The base is jelly so yay! It has holo and flakies and shiftiness. It dries nice and smooth. It’s just sooo good. I used 3 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. This polish will be $12.50 USD with a cap of 67!!

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I loved the art with matte top coat. I don’t always matte my art, but this screamed to be matted! Don’t forget, there are only 67 bottle of Nemophilist. Polish Pickup is not pre-order this month. Every maker has a set amount of product and shipping will begin right after the buying window closes. Make sure you prepare your ninja fingers! PPU will be open December 7th – 10th. The theme; Enchanted Forest, has brought about some beautiful polishes so don’t be late πŸ™‚ Links below ❀

 

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Products Used For Art: Glisten & Glow Mother Moon & Mother Fauna, Bundle Monster (now Maniology) plate BMS187.

LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU Nov. ’18

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Hello! It’s Monday :/Β  I have just the thing to make you feel better about that though! This Friday, PPU Bad Ass Women opens! Ashley from LevelUP Lacquer has brought THE cutest back story to her choice of inspiration ❀ It is her Gram!! Ready for the story? “Keys to the Fridge is inspired by my Grandmother. She was the most incredible woman I’ve ever known. She taught me about aliens, astrology, out-of-body experiences, reincarnation and love. She returned to cosmic dust 4 years ago and I miss her each day. When we were little she made us ask for β€œkeys to the fridge” so we could get something to eat or drink. There was no real key, she would produce an invisible key, sometimes from her pocket or purse, and press it into our open palms. As I grew older I still asked for the keys. But more to see her smile and feel the warmth and love as she laughed and pressed the key into my hand.” Omg are you tearing up? I totally did! Let’s have a look at Keys To The Fridge ❀

 

Keys To The Fridge, a “blue leaning purple crelly base is inspired by her whimsical flowing skirts, the copper and turquoise glitter is inspired by her jewelry.” I love the mix of colors in this polish. The copper glitters look more orange to me but that’s totally fine. The formula is even better, very even and smooth. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches plus glossy and matte top coats. *My pics did not capture the slight purple-ness of this polish! Please watch my Instagram swatch for true color!!!

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Polish Pickup will be open November 2nd – 5th. Go get your wish lists ready!! Keys To The Fridge will be $10.50 USD and will not have a cap πŸ™‚ Links below! Let me know what’s on your wish list πŸ™‚

 

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LE Polish ~ PPU Nov. ’18

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Can you believe it is almost November??? I feel like this entire year flew by! The great thing about this is that November PPU is coming!! This months theme is Bad Ass Women πŸ™‚ LE Polish has chosen 2 ladies for her inspiration; Rachel Carson & Joni Mitchell. Here is why Allison chose these women. “Rachel Carson is the mother of the environmental movement and was influential in the founding of the EPA. (Some of you may know I’m an environmental engineer by day.) I plan to call it Farmer, Farmer Put Away Your DDT, which is a lyric from Joni Mitchell’s song, Big Yellow Taxi. I’m a huge folk music fan and Joni Mitchell’s songs have always been there for me when I’ve needed them. Both of these bad ass women have influenced my life in very different but very important ways.”

 

Farmer, Farmer Put Away Your DDT is a green-grey crelly full of gold to green shifting duochrome shimmer. FFPAYDDT is sexy. It has this velvety quality that is just stunning. This will be good to use all year but especially with the upcoming holidays! I used 2 buttery coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Doesn’t it feel so royal? I feel like I am talking about a purple lol. But seriously, this polish has that high-class feeling to it ❀ Polish Pickup will be open November 2nd – 5th! FFPAYDDT will be $11.50 USD and there will not be a cap (: Start making your mental lists now! Have a fantastic Friday y’all ❀

 

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Moonflower Polish ~ PPU Nov ’18

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Hello! I am so happy that this month is Bad Ass Women month over at Polish Pickup! As a woman, there isn’ t anything quite as powerful and uplifting as another strong female ❀ The polishes that have been created this month are just beyond amazing. “Moonflower Polish chose Carrie Fischer as Leia Organa. It’s important to make the distinction that MFP is using the actress as well as the character she’s most known for. As a person, Carrie was one of the most badass women in Hollywood. And huge mental health advocate, she was unapologetic about her issues and struggles. Nadia deeply admired her wit and passion about life. Yes, she had plenty of faults, but no one ever said she was perfect, and she never tried to be. That was one of the things she loved about her.
The character she played, was even more important to Nadia. From her first encounter with Darth Vader right at the beginning of New Hope, you knew this girl was a spitfire and more than she seemed. When Luke, Han, and Chewie are trying to rescue her, and she says “this is some rescue, you broke in here and don’t have a plan to get out”, then grabs the blaster from Luke and ends up rescuing them all instead…that’s when you knew she was not a princess in need of rescue. If you stop to think about it, she had just endured what could possibly be the most traumatic thing a person can experience, the destruction of her home planet, everything and everyone she knows and loves, gone in an instant, only to then be tortured and thrown in jail. Yet she never falters, she never quits, she never breaks, she has a mission and won’t stop till it’s completed. Years later, when we see her again in The Force Awakens we know her life between Return of the Jedi and then has had it’s share of heartbreak and struggles. Yet she’s still there, leading The Resistance and the fight against The First Order.
And that is why, for Badass Woman, Nadia did not want to use Princess Leia in her white outfit with buns in her hair or the skimpy gold bikini, she used to promotional pictures of her in The Last Jedi, as General Organa, leader of The Resistance.”

The General is a blueish gray creme base with red to gold color shifting aurora shimmers and scattered holo. Dual purpose, use for stamping or wear as regular polish in 1-2 coats. Dries semi-matte. The first thing I have to say about this is the formula was spectacular. Like totally flawless. The shimmer looked more hot pink than red to me. I actually paired it with pink 2 times without even realizing it. It stamps perfectly ❀ I have tons of pics to share with you for this one. It pairs with everything. I used 2 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Please add this to your list. If you don’t, you will regret it and we don’t want that!! It is easily one of the best polishes I have ever used! Alone or for stamping. PPU is open November 2nd – 5th, 2018 so set those alarms πŸ™‚ The General will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 150 bottle so don’t wait πŸ™‚ As always links below. Have a fantabulous weekend ❀

 

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Nailed It! Nail Polish ~ PPU Oct. ’18

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Hi! Back again with another Polish Pickup polish! Tia from Nailed It! Nail Polish has decided to use Crowley from Supernatural as her inspiration. Do you watch this show? I have not. Looks like I really need to. I started to once but I never kept up with it. Gonna have to get on that! For now, let’s get on to lookin at this polish!

 

King Of The Crossroads is “a deep midnight blue with a strong shimmer that shifts from red to orange to gold, accented with flashes of electric blue sparks, red/gold ucc flakies and a subtle linear holo sparkle.” Strong shimmer is correct! The polish looks purple most of the time. It’s so shifty and wonderful. The formula was up there with some of the best πŸ™‚ Super easy to use. You could use 2 coats but I used 3 thin coats (SHOCKING!) with glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Will you be picking this one up? This polish will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 120 bottles available. PPU will be open October 5th – 8th. Don’t miss it! Links below πŸ™‚

 

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Moonflower Polish ~ PPU Oct. ’18

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Hey guys! I have more polishes for you from this months Polish Pickup. The theme for October is Villains! Nadia from Moonflower Polish has chosen to take on Star Wars Grand Admiral Thrawn. “My love of sci-fi really became an obsession when I read the Heir to the Empire Trilogy (also known as the Thrawn Trilogy) by Timothy Zahn as a pre-teen. I consider them to be necessary reading for any Star Wars fan. For decades, the books, comics, and video games of the Star Wars Expanded Universe was all SW fans had until the prequels and new Episodes came out. Sadly, after Disney’s acquisition of SW, they re-branded all these materials as “Legends” and declared them non-cannon in April 2014. However, not all hope is lost as a few characters have made their way back, including Thrawn who was once again introduced as a villain in the Disney SW Rebels cartoon show. Thrawn is a humaniod alien in the Star Wars Universe, one of the few to rise the ranks in the Empire. He’s described as having blue skin with red eyes and black hair, and is known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. My polish is inspired by his appearance and uniform.” I know that’s kind of a lot but I think it’s necessary. I am a Star Wars fan (not HUGE HUGE but still) and I had no idea this character existed. I am really happy to have this info and I want o have it out there for anyone else like me who didn’t know. Now that you have been here forever, you might as well get some pretty pics!

 

The Grand Admiral “is a bright cerulean blue creme with red shimmer, red-pink-gold aurora pigment, and gold, gunmetal, and red microflakes, with scattered holo.”Β  Fun fact: cerulean blue is my all time favorite color. I used to pronounce it ser-you-lean… I was like 10 lol. Anyways, this blue is so perfect for it’s inspiration. Like the exact color! Nadia’s polishes are always on the thicker side since they are specifically made for nail art and stamping. The Grand Admiral wasn’t too thick at all. Perfectly creamy and smooth. It could totally be a 1 coater. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches.

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It’s so bold stamped over red ❀ I am really glad I have this for my collection. Make sure you add it to yours! PPU will be open October 5th – 8th. This polish will be $13.50 USD and there will only be 75 full sized bottles available. Links are below! Have a great day!

 

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Wildflower Lacquer ~ PPU Oct. ’18

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Hello! Polish Pickup is back with a new theme! Octobers theme is Villains. This is going to be a fun month πŸ™‚ Taylor from Wildflower Lacquer is bringing us a polish based on Goldmember from Austin Powers. I chose the picture above because of the holo in the background lol! On to the polish πŸ™‚

 

I Looove Gold! is a yellow gold polish with gold flakes, light red shimmer, neon purple flakes, ucc flakies that shift from copper/green/gold and red to gold, and green to blue to purple. Got all that? This polish has so much to it but it’s not over done at all. It all compliments each other so nicely. I definitely prefer it shiny. I feel the matte hides a little too much of the flash. As far as the art, it’s lame, I know. Goldmember totally stumped my creative side so I just went with skulls :/ Formula for this polish was super smooth considering all the flakies . I used 3 perfect thin coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches.

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Β  Isn’t is stunning? I have quite a big polish collection (1200+) and I have nothing like it at all. Not even close! I highly recommend grabbing this polish because you probably wont find anything else like it. Each polish will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 120 available!! PPU will be open October 5th -8th make sure you don’t miss it πŸ™‚ I have more to show you so stay tuned!! Links below ❀

 

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LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU September 2018

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Hey guys! How’s it goin’? Have you had the chance to see this movie? I just watched it the other day and wow. There isn’t much else to say about it but WOW! I am the type of person who has seen every horror movie I can get my hands on. This one still made my jaw hit the floor. I actually watched it while swatching this polish. Ashley has again steered me in a great direction for a new movie/show. The polish she came up with is just as great πŸ™‚ Let’s have a look!

Family Ties is a “gray crelly with orange and black glitters with a shimmery copper flash. 2 or more coats for good coverage. Top coat is highly recommended for smoothing out glitter. This polish looks amazing matted!” I definitely agree with the top coat to smooth out the glitters. I actually used 2 thin coats of top coat for my swatches. It also does look amazing matte πŸ™‚ The amount of glitter did make the formula a bit chunky but not hard to work with by any means. I used 3 coats with a glossy and matte top coat for my swatches. If you have seen the movie, you will get the art πŸ™‚

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What do you think? I think my favorite crelly color is gray so this is awesome for me. And the fact that it is so well suited for Halloween as well makes me so very happy πŸ™‚Β  This polish will be $10.50 USD and there will not be a cap! As usual with PPU there will be a small window to shop. Make sure your alarms are set for September 7th – 10th! Links below so don’t miss it πŸ™‚ Have a great day ❀

 

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Polish Pickup September 2018 ~ Pepper Pot Polish

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Hi nail friends πŸ™‚ How was your week? It’s FRIDAY!! Today I have for you a PPU polish for September. The theme is Horror Movies. Probably the best theme so far imho! I am a horror movie junkie. I just can’t get enough. B-rate, C-rate, doesn’t even matter. GIMME ALL THE HORROR MOVIES!!! Anywho, This polish comes from Pepper Pot Polish and it is inspired by Mackenzie’s love of the movie The Thing. This movie is a cult classic! Have you seen it?

I Know I’m Human is a dark navy blue, almost black polish with rainbow flakes, purple/blue iridescent glitter, red hex glitter, and it is all complimented by violet to blue shifting shimmer. I enjoyed this much more on the nail than in the bottle. It just popped! It was a little sheer on the first coat but it built up nicely. Smooth formula and completely opaque in 3 coats. For my swatches I used 3 coats with glossy and matte top coat.

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I love it so much matte. You can really see all the flakes and shimmer ❀ Fine print: This polish, along with all of the other PPU polishes, will be available September 7th – 10th 2018! I Know I’m Human will be $11 USD and there will be a cap of 120 bottles. Make sure to add this bottle of awesome to your wish list as soon as you can. It’s definitely unique!! As always, links will be down below. Drop a comment and let me know what you thought of the movie The Thing! Happy weekend ❀

 

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Polish Pickup August 2018 ~ Bluebird Lacquer

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Heeeyyy! How was your week? I’m sure it was the LONGEST week ever. You know, because Polish Pickup started today πŸ™‚ This has been a very much anticipated release too! Musicals are a huge thing!! Even though musicals aren’t really my thing, I have definitely heard of My Fair Lady. Lou from Bluebird Lacquer used this as her inspiration in creating Isn’t She Loverly. Let’s check it out.

Isn’t She Loverly is a muted orchid pink holo polish with bronze micro flakies, turquoise/purple/pink ucc flakies, more holo and a touch of faux unicorn pee pigment. This is my first time trying Bluebird Lacquer and I am extremely happy. Formula was very smooth and level. I used 2 coats and a glossy and matte top coat. Seriously such a nice polish. I will say that I didn’t see the faux unicorn pee pigment. I think it’s hidden in the holo lol!

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This beauty will be $12 USD and there is no cap! It will only be available August 3rd – 6th 2018 so don’t wait! You can add to your PPU list at any time before the shop closes and still just pay one flat shipping rate ❀ IDK how they do it but do take advantage!! I will leave the links below so check ’em out πŸ™‚ Have a great rest of the weekend!!

 

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