Polish Pickup January: Mythology

Happy new year nail geeks! Today I’m kicking off the new year with January’s polish pickup, I have 13 offerings that will be available this Friday. I hope you guys had an amazing New Year’s Eve, I was super sick so cough medicine and dozing on the couch was my exciting evening, lol!

Things are a little different this month, as Indie Pickup will also be available on the site along with the polishes!

Baroness X- Healing Magic

  • Inspiration: Valkyrie Eir
  • Description: green to purple magnetic multichrome flakies with pink to green iridescent flakies, blue to orange aurora pigment and holo flakies in a navy jelly base
  • Price: $14.00
  • Cap: 85

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a super smooth jelly feel during application. I went for one light coat, followed by a heavier coat and I had full opacity. I’d say depending on your application style, 2-3 coats for full opacity. The base is a deep navy, with the multichrome magnetic pigment taking on a vibrant aqua, with a strong purple shift on tilt. On very extreme angles, a little bit of gold can be seen as well. No texture after topcoat.

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Baroness X- Loch

  • Inspiration: Lochness Monster
  • Description: a blend of greens, calamondin, kumquat, mint and a bouquet of wild flowers and night blooming jasmine off in the distance (not heavy on floral, just a light touch)
  • Price: $4.25
  • Cap: 50 bottles

This month, the scent is a very clean fresh scent. It’s got a touch of floral that is not overpowering. I use acetone antidote by pouring the entire vial in roughly 7 ounces of 100% acetone and retain the removing power of acetone, without destroying my cuticles and drying them out. One vial is intended for anywhere between 6-8 ounces of acetone. The lesser side would give you more moisturizing power and scent.

 

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Blush Lacquers- Birth of Venus

  • Inspiration: “Birth of Venus” painting by Sandro Botticelli
  • Description: A peachy nude base with a teal-blue-purple shifting shimmer, holo flakes and holo pigment.
  • Price: $13.00
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. I probably could have stopped at two coats, as this one builds quickly on the nail. Formula has a smooth, creamy feel during application. The base leans more on the neutral side, given that the color is a warmed peachy nude. The holo is densely scattered across the nail, and the shimmer appears mostly in a green leaning teal. On angles you’ll see it shift to blues and purples. It does dry down a bit non-glossy so I’d recommend a glossy topcoat to get the shimmer to pop.

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By Dany Vianna- Soulmate

  • Inspiration: Androginous myth
  • Description: A light gray jelly filled with micro gunmetal flakies, aurora pigment, iridescent and multichrome flakies
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: 125 bottles

 

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. This one has a light formula, but built up for full opacity on me at three coats. It’s got more of a jelly feel, and the formula allows for a lovely pond effect with the flakes. I had no issues picking them up with the brush, and they laid down flat for me. There is a warmed red shimmer that gives a soft sparkle effect. No texture after topcoat.

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Cameo Colours Lacquers- Sisters of the Sky

  • Inspiration: The Pleiades. They were the daughters of the titan Atlas, who was condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for all eternity.
  • Description: A pinky-mauve tinged nude crelly full of blue/indigo/purple shifting shimmer, purple/blue iridescent microglitters, blue/violet/copper ultrachrome flakes, with copper and holo micro flakes.
  • Price: $11.00
  • Cap: 100 bottles

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. This one has a dense sparkle across the nail, with a strong blue inner glow. The base is a warmed pink/light mauve that leans like a neutral on me. Formula felt on the lighter side, but built to full opacity at three coats for me. In my swatches you can see a touch of smile line, but in person it was hardly noticeable. The flakes are a nice array of sizes and I had no issues during application. After topcoating, my nails were smooth to the touch.

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Crystal Knockout- Adam’s Ex-Wife

  • Inspiration: Lilith
  • Description: A nude crelly with a copper glow, green/gold UCC flakes, bronze micro flakies, white flakies, and emerald green micro glitter
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: None

 

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. This one is more of a golden nude in my opinion. Formula felt on the medium/light side but built up to full opacity for me at 2-3 coats. I went in for that third since I saw a touch of my smile line on the sides of a few nails. There is a scattered sparkle, and a warm golden glow overall. The flakes appear through shifts of greens, golds and coppers. No texture after topcoat.

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Demiflux- Unicorn Horn

  • Inspiration: Unicorns
  • Description: violet resin unicorn horns are made with unicorn pee pigment, and they glow blue in the dark. You can choose either a lamp/ceiling fan pull (using the universal standard size ball chain for fans/lamps) or a mini ball chain 30″ necklace with the unicorn horn pendant attached. All chains are stainless steel and both can be adjusted in length with a wire cutter.
  • Price: $13.00
  • Cap: 10 of each (lamp pulls, pendants)

This one is super fun! For size reference against my hand, be sure to check out my video. This is a vibrant purple resin, coated with unicorn pee for a very luminescent look. It glows a very strong blue in the dark, too.

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Leesha’s Lacquer- Turtle Mountain

  • Inspiration: The Ojibwe Legend of Turtle Mountain. Turtle Mountain is a creation story that describes the turtle, Makinaak, offering his back to be used as the earth.
  • Description: a navy blue base with a strong green to blue to purple multichrome shift, green/bronze flakies and bright purple flakes.
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. The one has a medium/heavy feel during application. It started off a touch sheer on the first coat, but by the second coat I had full opacity. The flakes picked up easily from the brush and laid down flat. They are quite large so I’d say just be careful on brush placement. The multichrome pigment gives a lovely green glow, with purple and blue appearing on extreme angles. No texture after topcoat.

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Lemming Lacquer- Lotus Eaters

  • Inspiration: The lotus flowers in greek mythology and everything else that allows you to luxuriate and forget the cares of the world.
  • Description: Blue-violet jelly with red shimmer, purple/pink/orange/gold iridescent flakes and holographic sparks.
  • Price: $13.00
  • Cap: 250 bottles

 

Swatches show two coat with topcoat. Formula has a very smooth buttery feel during application and built to opacity quickly. I had no issues picking up the plethora of flakes and there is a strong red glow. On extreme angles you can catch a green shift. This one does dry down glossy, but I’d recommend a glossy topcoat to really make those goodies pop. No texture after topcoat.

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Moonflower Polish- Atabey

  • Inspiration: The Taino Mother Goddess, Atabey
  • Description: Atabey is a teal creme with green-purple-blue aurora shimmers. Dual purpose, use it to stamp over as regular polish, opaque in 1-2 coats.
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: 75 bottles

Swatches show two coats on it’s own, and stamped over white and black with topcoat. Formula has a rich buttery feel during application, and stamps super easily. I used Lantern and Wren’s squishy stamper for pickup and the image is from a Pueen plate. I’d consider this a true teal, with a very strong pink glow. Over dark colors, you’ll pick up more of a shimmering appearance with the base color appearing subtle. Over lighter colors, you’ll really see the teal pop.

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Night Owl Lacquer- Asteria

  • Inspiration: Asteria, goddess of the stars
  • Description: a black holographic with 4 different shades of shifting galaxy shimmers, silver flakes, silver holo galaxy glitter and 4 different shades of color shifting crystal chameleon flakes.
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This one shocked me during application, the first coat started off light but on the second coat it was screaming at me, lol. This one is insanely sparkly and holo, giving the black base a very dark grayed appearance. I had no problems with the flakies and no texture after topcoat.

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Pretty Jelly- Orpheus and Eurydice

  • Inspiration: Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Description: a dusty rose/blue/black tri thermal with fine copper shimmer, pink/green aurora shimmer, holo flakies, pink to green ucc flakies, and green to purple ucc flakies
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: None

 

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a very opaque and smooth feel during application, and was very reactive to temperature change. The warmed state is a lovely dusty rose, with the mid state appearing (to me) as a blue-ish eggplant. The cold state is black. In all three states, the flakies give a lovely rainbow effect in their appearance and laid down flat for me. I had no texture after topcoat.

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Supernatural Lacquer- The Man The Myth The Moth

  • Inspiration: Mothman
  • Description: a muddied teal gray crelly with red/gold/green aurora/duochrome/multichrome shimmer blend and red/gold UCC flakes
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: None

 

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. This one has a lighter feel on the formula, but built to full opacity for me at three coats. The base is a muddied teal with strong grey undertones. Given the lighter feel on the formula, I think it creates a lovely pond effect with the shimmers and flakes. The shimmers give a warmed red appearance with a strong gold and green appearing on angles. No texture after topcoat.

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Polish Pickup opens Friday, January 4th at 11am EST until Jan 7th at midnight EST! Be sure to get in there for wish list making!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤

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