Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Introducing Polish Pickup - April 2017: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey all! I have a few new polishes today from various brands, all created for a brand new shop. The Polish Pickup is a new monthly shop that you to submit theme ideas, vote on your favorite theme and then selectively purchase polishes from an awesome roster of brands. There will be multiple makers involved in the creation process, all following the monthly voted theme and the beauty of this set up is that you can purchase what you want, you don't have to buy an entire themed box just for the one/two/three polishes you really wanted. Intrigued? I hope so!

I am just touching the surface of the shop's concept, to learn more, you can visit the shop's FAQ and About pages and I definitely recommend joining the Polish Pickup Facebook Group to join in on the fun. 

April's theme is "Famous Works of Art" with 18 brands involved. You will only have to visit one shop to purchase (The Polish Pickup Shop) and the pre-order purchase window will be the first Friday of the month, this time it will be April 7th - 10th, with one shipping fee and polishes shipping 2-3 weeks out. 

*I am including the art inspiration photos provided from each maker below the polishes' description*

Contrary Polish Femmes au Puits
Three coats
Deep lilac crelly with matte micro-glitter in shades of orange, gold, blue, red, pink and green
Inspired by:
Paul Signac -  Femmes au puits
I love that maker Carrie went with a pointillism painting as her inspiration and the result is truly unique and so very pretty. It applies easily with three thinner style coats needed for opacity. It does dry to a textured finish, with the thinner base and the multitude of glitter so I recommend applying a double layer of topcoat.

Girly Bits Cosmetics Glass Scale Dragon
Two coats
Aquatic blue scattered holographic with blue and silver holo, bronze, red, blue and violet flakes, and blue and  violet shimmer
Inspired by
The mosaic dragon sculpture by Gaudi at Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.
This will glimmer and sparkle in the sun, just as I would imagine the dragon sculpture would too. Lots of detailing going on with the holo/shimmer/flakes but like the mosaic design, it flows well and doesn't feel fussy, just complex. The formula is thicker but flows well and goes on easily with two coats needed for coverage. 

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Good Morning, Lollipop!
Two coats
Seafoam green creme with various types and sizes of red/pink shimmer
Inspired by
Frederick Carl Frieseke - In the Doorway (Good Morning) 
Lightly and lovely! The seafoam green is a very fresh looking green, which is how I feel when I view the painting. The delicate pink shimmer picks up from the dress, I love how that plays into the interpretation. The application was without issues, slightly thicker in formula and opaque in two coats. 



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Contrary Polish

Girly Bits

Lollipop Posse Lacquer

*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

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