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Happy Sunday readers! I tend to savor Sundays so much because as we all know, it means it’s the beginning of a new work week. The last Sundays of the month though, leave something to look forward to since wish listing for that month’s PPU goodies will go live! This month we have an awesome new feature that shows the countdown for when you can preview items and it’s ticking on down! This month we have the theme World Travel and there’s so many pretties that make me want to go travel. One day. I have so many places on my bucket list to go to- I just need to get that degree first 😀 I have thirty (last I counted) items to show you all this round, so let’s take a peek!

All polishes are shown with a glossy topcoat.

Alchemy Lacquers: Dreamland Sunset

  • Description: a lavender crelly with red/orange/gold/green shifting flakes and red/orange/gold/green shifting shimmer
  • Inspiration: a beach she and her husband were visiting in Bali called Dreamland Beach
  • Price: $11.50
  • Cap: 250

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is soft and built up well for me at the third coat. You’ll want to go in normal on your coats as this starts off a touch sheer.

Aurora: Bridge the to Cinematic Universe

  • Description: a deep blue polish is packed with geometric shimmer and rainbow flakies.
  • Inspiration: Bifrost, the rainbow bridge used by the Asgardians to travel throughout the realms of the Marvel universe.
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: 200

Swatches show three coats with a glitter smoothing topcoat (more on that later) and a glossy topcoat. Formula starts off sheer, but covers well between the second and third coat. When my bottle arrived, some of the flakes were on the bottom so I’d suggest giving your bottle a good shake before applying (or even keeping it upside down for a few minutes before you apply).

Baroness X: Silk Road

  • Description: a copper metallic pigment fluid art polish with blue to red UCC flakies. This polish can also be used as a regular polish, opaque in 2-3 coats
  • Inspiration: silk and other textiles traded and traveled along the silk road
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: None

This month’s fluid art leaves cells, most mostly allows for a dispersal of flakes throughout your art. I used a white creme and baby blue creme for this look. I have a full tutorial on how I did these on the swatch video.

Baroness X: Acetone Antidote in the scent: Chai Tea

  • Scent notes: ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon bark spiced black tea
  • Inspiration: the transportation of variants of teas via the Silk Road and by boat
  • Price: $4.25
  • Cap: None

This month’s acetone antidote is so pleasant smelling. I personally drink a minimum of a cup of chai tea every day, and I’m huge on loose leaf tea blends. This smells just like a cup of my favorite tea. I like to use an entire bottle in an 8 ounces pump bottle with pure acetone. During mega swatch-a-thons, I’ll also add a drop of AA to my dappen dish with pure acetone for cleanup and general pleasant scent goodness.

By Dany Vianna: La Vie En Rose

  • Description: a clear(warm) to green(cool) thermal with pink aurora shimmer and iridescent flakes and a mix of glitter
  • Inspiration: rose fields is Grasse, France
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: 200

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like and squishy on application. The thermal states were easy to shift, and the warm state gives off a touch of a milky lean.

Cameo Colours Lacquer: La Ville Lumiere

  • Description: A mauve leaning lavender with a touch of holo sparkle, full of pink/red/gold shimmer, blue/indigo sparks, copper/gold/fuchsia UCC flakes, and silver holo micro flakes
  • Inspiration: The Eiffel Tower at sunset
  • Price: $11.50
  • Cap: 100US/5UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is crelly like and builds easily. Depending on your preference, you may stop at two coats, but I thought a light third coat helped to build to base color well.

Crystal Knockout: Painted Planet

  • Description: A pink to red to orange multichrome shifting base with blackened red shimmer and lavender holographic micro glitter
  • Inspiration: the painted desert of Arizona
  • Price: $11
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like and builds up well. I’d described this as a subtle multichrome, at angles I saw an orange glow but mostly in indoors it was a lovely magenta like pink.

Cupcake Polish: The Fjords

  • Description:  a denim blue nail polish packed with green/gold/red shifting aurora shimmer and pink/gold/green/blue shifting iridescent flakies
  • Inspiration: Sarah’s adventures through the fjords of Norway
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like and builds up easily. This has a strong green glow at angles.

Cuticula: Bloom

  • Description: a soft sky blue base with shiny rose gold metallic flakes, purple metallic flakes, and a different sized mix of pink and purple glitters
  • Inspiration: cherry blossoms in front of Mt. Fuji in Japan
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is crelly like and builds easily. I think some may get away with two coats for a softer, milky look but that third coat really plumped it out and gave off a strong pond effect with the glitters.

Cuticula: Cinque Base Coat

  • Description: ‘Unscented Cinque Base Coat’ This formula contains 5 vitamins, 5 botanicals, and a strengthening ingredient that work together to provide 5 benefits. This treatment is nourishing, hydrating, and revitalizing. It hardens nails and stimulates growth using vitamins A, B5, C, E, and F. The 5 botanicals in this amazing treatment are Aloe, Lemon, Ginseng, Grape, and Pomegranate.
  • Use this treatment as a base coat under your manis or wear it alone in 2 coats and apply it twice a week to give a nice treatment to your nails. This Base Coat is so shiny and looks really nice as a stand alone treatment on natural nails.
  • Price: $9
  • Cap: None

Swatches show one coat. I recently did a video on my nail care routine and mentioned Cuticula’s Cinque Base Coat. Full disclosure: I am wearing gels this month as the breaks have been non stop and I needed some help to maintain my nails. Before the gel overlay I used Cinque and I love it. It’s a rich formula that makes for a great base, or I’d suggest wearing two coats of it alone if you’re wanting a naked look (and then topcoat for super strength). This month’s formula is unscented so anyone can give it a try.

Dam Nail Polish: Sunsets and Chill

  • Description: a reddish/pink/orange with a pink and gold shift
  • Inspiration: Hawaiian Sunset
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: 150 bottles

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is smooth and jelly like and builds well. This is such an interesting color, is hot and vibrant and the shimmers gives a soft pinky glow with strong orange at angles. The base is a vibrant red, and I think it would be universally flattering.

Different Dimension: Take Me to the Beach

  • Description: a pale turquoise crelly loaded with pink to gold aurora shimmers and holographic microflakes
  • Inspiration: pink sand beaches of Bermuda
  • Price: $11
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is creamy and smooth on application and plumps up well. The shimmer gives a soft pink glow, and a soft sparkle from the holo flakes.

DRK Nails: Red Force

  • Description: a chameleon super shimmery pigment that shifts from red cherry to bronze to green
  • Inspiration: the light-up used on Kelvingrove Art Museum
  • Price: $13.50
  • Cap: 250US/25UK

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is smooth and jelly like and builds well. I’d classify this as a warm type of multichrome with a strong shift between reddish copper to orange. I found the green shift very subtle in person, and again I mostly saw a duochrome effect with it.

Fair Maiden Polish: Lucky Charm

  • Description: a creamy mint green polish with yellow-orange shimmer, comes with a bag of golden clovers
  • Inspiration: Irelands’s Blarney Stone
  • Price: $11
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is creamy and plumping so I’d suggest light coats to build it up and maximize the shimmer effect. In person this has a soft sparkle effect from the golden shimmer.

Glisten & Glow: Sunsets Over Superbloom

  • Description: a darkened coral loaded with color shifting iridescent flakes that shift from pink/orange/purple/blue and gold
  • Inspiration: Death Valley National Park
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is juicy and plumping during application. This is another interesting color, I do agree with the official description that it’s a darked coral, there’s also a bordering neon orange undertone to it. The flakes pop very well and give off a purple/orange opal effect.

Glisten & Glow: Glitter Grabber

  • Inspiration: an amazing product that gets applied after any glitter or flakie dense manicure is done and it’s fully dry and before your top coat. It aids in creating a smoother surface for your top coat or matte top coat all while “grabbing” that extra texture
    • Directions: After you have applied your glitter or flakie polish and have let it fully dry, you add a nice layer of Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber on top. It’s a shiny formula upon application and will add that extra layer of protection and smoothing action to that texture. Allow to fully dry and then add your glossy or matte top coat! It works at grabbing that extra texture that glitter or flakies can have.
  • Price: $8
  • Cap: None

I’ve had a lot of questions as to what I’m talking about when I mention that I use a glitter smoothing topcoat. This is the one that I reach for 99% of the time. It creates a foundation for very thirsty glitters and flakes. I apply one coat over my polishes, let it dry down for a minute or two and then finish off with any sort of glossy topcoat. Below I am using Glisten and Glow’s glossy topcoat in the third shot. I can’t recommend this enough, if you love indie polishes this is a must as we all know our beloved indies love using those fantastic pigments that can leave your manis thirsty.

Hearts and Promises: Sunsets at Sur

  • Description: a dark purple multichrome holo polish with pink shimmer
  • Inspiration: its namesake
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: 400

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like but builds up to a creamy appearance. I think three coats will make the shimmer and holo pop the best. In indoor lighting there’s a strong pinky glow and at extreme angles a golden shift.

Indie by Patty Lopes: Graves Creek

  • Description: a multichrome shimmer that goes from green to purple with multichrome and crystal flakies.
  • Inspiration: Idaho
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: 220

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is sheer and jelly like. I think this can double as a topper, especially over darker cremes. It has a strong shift between a limey gold to a purple in person.

Lemming Lacquer: Giant’s Causeway at Sunset

  • Description: a violet to pink to gold to green multichrome with holographic microflakes in a brown jelly base
  • Inspiration: A sunset at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: 200US/15UK

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like and dense on application. Some may prefer a third coat if you polish light. In indoor lighting it takes on a burgundy look, and at angles in shaded lighting a strong golden shift.

MJ Lacquer: One Happy Island

  • Description: a white crelly with gray undertones; with violet, pink, and gold ultrachrome chameleon flakes, sprinkled with small fuchsia hex glitter, topped with red to purple aurora shimmer
  • Inspiration: the makers trip to Aruba
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: 145US/30UK

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is plump and squishy on application. True to the official description, this isn’t a stark white, but a soft white with a gray undertone. It’s a touch thirsty for topcoat, so you may want to use a glitter smoothing topcoat with it.

MLF Lacquer: Red Rock

  • Description: a rusty red mauve polish packed with iridescent flakies that shift from orange to pink to gold and aurora shimmer that shifts from red to orange to green
  • Inspiration: Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado
  • Price: $11
  • Cap: 190US/10UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like, but built up well at the third coat. This definitely has a neutral lean on me, which is that mauve undertone. The flakes give a warming effect with a soft orange shift at angles.

Night Owl Lacquer: Love Bridge

  • Description: a slightly greyed burgundy with a rainbow of crystal chameleon flakes
  • Inspiration: romantic bridges all over the world
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like but built up well at the third coat. I’d suggest light coats, and building to three coats as it’ll maximize your flakes and deepen out the base color. In person, there is a subtle purple appearance to the base color.

Pahlish: Crystal Ice Caves

  • Description: a super sparkly aqua holographic with a strong green/blue shifting glow
  • Inspiration: ice caves of Iceland
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is dense and smooth. This heavily flirts with being a one coater, and is so very shimmery and glowy in person. It also compliments the newest collection from Pahlish, so I’d check that post out too 😉 Shannon mentioned that if you loved The Big Boo, this has a similar finish (which I loved that one too).

Pampered Polishes: The Happiest Place on Earth

  • Description: A deep, blurple jelly loaded with holographic and platinum flakes
  • Inspiration: Disney Land
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: None

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a juicy jelly feel and I think three coats flatters it best. The silver flakes give off a soft reflective type of sparkle.

Penelope Luz: Sunset in Rio

  • Description: a silvery base with iridescent flakes and Galaxy silver glitters
  • Inspiration: it’s namesake
  • Price: $13
  • Cap: 500US/50UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is jelly like and builds well. This is very iridescent in person. There’s also a soft sparkle from the galaxy glitters. I’d suggest three coats when wearing alone. It has topper versatility if you go in light and at one coat over a creme.

Polish Molish: Look Into My Ice

  • Description: a deep blue jelly with green undertones and silver flakes and white glitter
  • Inspiration: Baikal in the winter
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: 245US/25UK

Swatches show two coats with a glitter grabber and a glossy topcoat. Formula is juicy, dense, and jelly like. This builds up very well and the flakes are very interesting in person. You’ll get a strong pond effect from the glitters and flakes. It does dry down flat and thirsty, so I’d suggest a glitter smoothing topcoat.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited: Follow the Swallows

  • Description: a gray crelly based warmed with red to orange to gold shifting shimmer, and a mix of 4 crystal chameleon flakies
  • Inspiration: San Juan Capistrano Mission
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: 150US/10UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is soft and jelly like. If you are warm toned like myself, this will lean with a strong taupe appearance as a nude. The shimmer is strong, and the flakes give a subtle rainbow effect.

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited: Wax Sampler in the theme Travelor

  • Description: a wax sampler bag with up to 8 ounces of wax melts in 15 scents.
  • Scents include: Almost Paradise, Anjou Pear Blossoms, Breezes And Sunshine, Butt Naked, Cherry Mist, Rain, Cloves, Mediterranean Market, Golden Sands, Honeysuckle & White Patchouli, Kismet, Kulu Bay, Mardi Gras, Paradise Reef & Stargazer Lily.
  • Price: $8
  • Cap: 180US/20UK

This month’s scent mix is another lovely one. I like to melt the samples in my bathroom and bedroom as they are the perfect size for a one room scent throw. The charm this month is an adorable metal Eiffel Tower.

Rogue Lacquer: Shark Bait

  • Description: A rich ultramarine blue packed with vibrant turquoise flakes and holo micro flakes
  • Inspiration: The Great Barrier Reef
  • Price: $12.50
  • Cap: None

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is smooth and dense on application. I know I always rave about blue, but this is stunning in person. The flakes are so strong.

Top Shelf Lacquer: California Gold Rush

  • Description: a full coverage holographic gold microglitter
  • Inspiration: the Gold Mining Museums and trails in California that you can still visit and experience panning for gold like the pioneers
  • Price: $12
  • Cap: 400US

Swatches show two coats with glitter grabber and a glossy topcoat. Formula is dense and applies well as a full coverage glitter. This dries down thirsty and flat, so I’d strongly suggest a glitter smoothing topcoat.

Top Shelf Lacquer: Holo Quick Dry Topcoat “It’s Not What You Drink”

  • Description: a quick dry formula with a touch of holo sparkle
  • Price: $9
  • Cap: None

Swatches show one coat over a black creme. This has a super smooth formula, and if you’re looking for a holo speckled topcoat, this works perfectly and there’s no need for topcoat as it already is one! It’s quick drying and dries down very glossy. My camera freaked out a bit between the holo and glossy appearance.

Whatcha: Hell’s Door

  • Description: a black to red multichrome with gold glitter and micro flakes
  • Inspiration: the Darvaza crater. From the maker: also called the Gate of Hell, is a natural gas field located in Darvaza, in the province of Ahal, in Turkmenistan. The crater is known for its flames, which have been burning continuously since 1971, fed by the rich deposits of natural gas in the area and has become a tourist attraction attracting curious people from all over the world.
  • Price: $13.50
  • Cap: 200US/15UK

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is smooth and I think three coats pops the best in terms of glitter and multichrome payoff. This strongly shifts between black and red at angles. The glitters give a warm sparkly effect. This dries down a touch thirsty, so depending on your preference you may want to use a glitter smoothing topcoat.

There’s a new feature on the site that shows the countdown to wishlisting, it’s super fun! The site goes live for shopping February 5th at 11am Eastern time through February 8th at 11:59pm Eastern time. This month I’m also giving away another ten $10 gift codes to the shop! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on my swatch video and I’ll use random.org to choose winners! Another reason to watch my swatch video to see these in action 😉 Also, it’s just easier for me to do that, as I still can’t get the widget to work on my blog so here we are 🙂 The giveaway will end Wednesday, February 3rd at 9pm central time.

I’m also working on a new endeavor with PPU! I am helping to run a brand new channel that will feature behind the scenes looks at the shop and interviews with the people who make this all work. I’ll link that below too if you’d like to subscribe to that channel, we’ve got some fun things planned for it!

Thanks so much for reading! ❤