Polish Pickup March 2019: Album Covers

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Hello lovely readers! Here we are again with another PPU opening right around the corner! I feel like I just blinked and February was almost over! School is keeping me busy between all the demands of graduate school (sometimes I seriously wonder why I did this to myself LOL). BUT! Polish makes me happy and is the best me time, and I know I’m not alone in that! So let’s get to some pretty colors!

Baroness X– Bow to the Paper Gods

  • Official Description:  a purple (cool) to pink (warm) thermal polish has blue to purple aurora shimmer, large particle holo pigment and pink to green shifting flakies. Inspired by Duran Duran’s Paper Gods album.
  • Price: $10.50
  • Cap: 85 USA/ 5 UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a somewhat jelly feel during application and built up easily. The aurora shimmer shows up as a lovely blurple appearance in both states and has a scattered sparkle all over. The flakes behaved lovely for me and laid flat on the nail and gave a pond effect with the iridescent look. No texture after topcoat, and the thermal states were very sensitive for me.

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Baroness X– Cherry Ice Cream Smile

  • Official Description: a creamy scent mix of cherry ice cream with a bit of pie crumble topping. Inspired by Duran Duran’s Rio album.Recommended Use: Add the entire vial (.5oz) to 6-8oz of acetone. You can add more or less, these are just suggestions for optimal scent and protection from acetone. Once the AA is added to your acetone just shake the bottle once to mix it each time you change polish.
  • Price: $4.50
  • Cap: No cap

I use these like crazy as they are in my holy grail regimen. I have a store bought pump that I reuse that holds about 7 ounces of acetone, and I add an entire vial in there to pure acetone. It gives a fantastic lingering scent and is gentle on my cuticles while retaining the power of acetone. This month’s smells SO good. Usually I shy away from cherry scents, but this month I am again proven wrong by Demi and it’s wonderful. It’s dominantly (to me) like a cherry pie scent but at the forefront is a cherry slushy type scent with a background of bakery rounding it all out. If you’re a bakery scent lover or fruity scent lover this one is for us!!

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Blush Lacquers– Iris

  • Official Description: A plummy brown base with shifting pink-purple-blue-green flakes and holo flakes. Inspired by Dizzy Up The Girl by The Goo Goo Dolls released in 1998. Named after Victoria’s favorite song on the album, Iris.
  • Price: $11.50
  • Cap: No cap

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. The base is almost a dark burgundy but there are strong brown/plum undertones here. The flakes gives a lovely palette of colors from green, blue, pink, and purple that liven the base color up. This has a dense sparkle and after topcoating I had no texture.

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By Dany Vianna– Look at the Stars

  • Official Description:  a deep blue jelly base with gold shimmer, holographic flakies and gold UCC flakies.  Inspired by Coldplay’s single, Yellow.
  • Price: $11.50
  • Cap: 100 bottles

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a very rich jelly feel that applies very opaque. The shimmer is strong and contrasts lovely against the midnight blue base. I’d recommend a glossy topcoat to really get those sparkles to pop, as there is a dense twinkle across the nail. No texture after topcoat.

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Cameo Colours Lacquers– Til We Both See The Light

  • Official Description: A medium grey crelly base with a variety of gorgeously shifty ultrachrome flakes and silver holo micro flakes. Inspired by Twenty One Pilots self-titled album cover.
  • Price: $11.00
  • Cap: 100 bottles

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a light crelly feel upon application and builds up easily. I’d recommend three coats to make a gorgeous pond effect with the rainbow of flakies here. There’s also a dense sparkle to be seen, and after topcoat I had no texture.

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Crystal Knockout– Enchanted Nightbird

  • Official Description: a mauve to dusty rose thermal with a red aurora glow, linear holo, and holographic micro flakies. Inspired by The Wild Heart by the mystic queen herself, Stevie Nicks.
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: No cap

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. I’d say 2-3 coats for opacity, depending on how you apply. Formula has a medium/light feel during application and dries down a touch on the matte side so I’d recommend a glossy topcoat to get the warm shimmer glow and holo to pop. I had easy transition with the thermal properties and no texture after topcoat.

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Girly Bits– Say Hello 2 Heaven

  • Official Description: a vibrant blurple with heavy violet undertones, accented with purple and blue shimmer, gold flakes, and colour shifting flakes in purple/blue.  Inspired by Temple of the Dog, specifically Chris Cornell’s song for the polish’s namesake.
  • Price: $13.00
  • Cap: 300 bottles

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a very opaque feel during application, I can’t really see anyone needing to go to three coats for it. The base is definitely a vibrant purple but it’s also loaded with blue shimmers so it gives off a blurple-y effect. Depending on your lighting you’ll see it lean more blue or purple. The flakes contrast in a regal manner against the base and give a gold reflective sparkle. No texture after topcoat.

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Lemming Lacquer– Lungs

  • Official Description:  a dark turqoise jelly with orange/red shimmer and iridescent flakes shifting blue, green, turqoise, gold, orange and pink. Inspired by the album Lungs by Florence + the Machine.
  • Price: $13.00
  • Cap: 250 bottles

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a medium/heavy feel during application and I’d say 2-3 coats depending on your application preference. The base is a lovely true turquoise to me and the flakes give a strong pond effect to your layers that give the overall rainbow appearance. The shimmer is stronger in person and you’ll see it give a glowing orange effect. No texture after topcoat.

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Night Owl Lacquer– No Scars to Your Beautiful

  • Official Description: a greyed teal crelly with lots of red/gold ultra chrome chameleon flakes. Inspired by Alessia Cara’s album Know-It-All, specifically the song Scars to Your Beautiful.
  • Price: $11.00
  • Cap: No cap

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a buttery feel during application, and depending on preference I’d say 2-3 coats for opacity. The base is a very flattering cool toned teal with grey undertones and the flakes behaved perfectly for me and laid down flat. No texture after topcoat.

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Pretty Beautiful Unlimited– All I Wanna Do

  • Official Description: a pink tinted jelly base with silver holographic pigment and micro flakies, loaded with sister UP that shifts red to gold, a mix of crystal chameleon flakies, and topped with UCC flakies that shift red/copper/orange/gold.
  • Price: $13.00
  • Cap: 126 bottles

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a jelly feel during application, and I’d recommend three thin coats to get all the goodies in here to pop. You’ll see a rose-y pink base with a strong orange-y gold shift on angles. There’s loads of sparkle here and the flakes laid down flat for me (they are of the smaller variety). I can see this also doubling as a very dense topper over a dark color. No texture after topcoat.

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Soothing Soul Lacquer– Men @ Twerk

  • Official Description: a tweaked blue green base with micro glitter added. Inspired by The Village People’s best of album.
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: 70 bottles

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a medium/light feel during application and dries down a touch matte so I’d recommend a glossy topcoat to make the polish pop. This has a dense scattered holo sparkle and gives almost a metallic like effect in shaded lighting. No texture after topcoat.

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Supernatural Lacquer– Memento Mori

  • Official Description: A delicate taupe base packed with dark blue to purple ghost flakes, copper/pink/green color shift flake, orange to green chameleon micro glitters and dark blue to purple aurora shimmer. Inspired by the Memento Mori album by Gemini Syndrome.
  • Price: $12.00
  • Cap: 285 US/15 UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a light feel during application. I can see this also doubling as an awesome topper given those iridescent flakies. This is a lovely blinged out neutral to me, there’s a touch of soft sparkle here and the flakes are super glowey and shift from purples, blues, greens, and oranges. No texture after topcoat.

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Polish Pickup goes live March 1st at 11am EST and will run until March 4th at midnight EST. Get those wish lists loaded for easy adding when the shop goes live! Also, be sure to check out the swatch video to see these beauties in action!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤

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