Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

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We are full swing into 2019 and I have so much to share! Polish Pickup kicks off on January 4th, this Friday! This month's theme is Mythology, which is a huge theme and can really inspire so many colors. I have a handful of contributions today and they are so diverse. You'll love them and want to start your wish list!

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings





Alter Ego
 
January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Amphictyonis: 3 coats.

Cost & Cap: $8.50, no cap

Inspiration: Based on a goddess of wine and friendship between nations.

Thoughts: This is a red-based purple polish loaded with teal and turquoise shimmer. The shimmer is not shy at all, which I love! Just look at it in the sun! This is a super gorgeous polish. The shimmer is complex and beautiful.

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Aurora Lacquer

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Break Every Curse at Sea: 2 coats.

Cost & Cap: $12 and cap of 75.

Inspiration: Based on Poseidon’s trident from “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” In the movie, if one destroys the trident they break every curse at sea. Henry Turner, son of William and Elizabeth Turner embarks on a journey to find and destroy the trident so he can free his father from his fate bound to the Flying Dutchman and return to his family.

Thoughts: This is a turquoise polish with a blue-green shift and color shifting flakies. I couldn't believe the shift upon going into the shade. It's like a magnetic polish without the magnet! The flakes are really beautiful. I find Aurora's polishes are on the thicker side, so you can paint thinner coats or thin it out if needed. There's also a bit of holo sparkle in this one!

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Fiendish Fancies

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Weaver's Wrath: 2 coats.

Cost & Cap: $12 and cap of 100.

Inspiration: The green huntsman spider and the showdown between Athena and Arachne in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Thoughts: This is described as an olive green metallic but it's totally pulling gold on me. I'm okay with that because gold polish is one of my favorite colors. There's a smattering of contrasting UCC flakes. It has a gorgeous sparkle. It's not holo but almost appears that way!

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings


KBShimmer

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Gaia: 2 coats plus top coat.

Cost & Cap: $10 and no cap.

Inspiration: At the beginning, there was Chaos.  He was darkness, a void.  Then came Gaia (or Gaea).  Some say that Gaia is Mother Earth, the Greek Earth goddess from whom everything is born.  From Gaia sprang the starry heavens, the sky, mountains, plains, seas and rivers.  And typical of Greek myths, lots of drama.

Thoughts: Wow this is a punch in your face! This is the most vibrant blue I've ever seen. It's a sparkly cobalt blue loaded with microglitter and color shifting iridescent flakes. It's beautiful. It was the base of one of my New Year's Eve looks. It's gorgeous. Because of all the sparkle, you'll definitely need top coat to smooth this one out.

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings



Stella Chroma

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Scrub: Cedar, Sage, and Blackberry

Cost: $5.50 for 2.5 oz, no cap

Thoughts: I love the formula of Stella Chroma's scrubs. I'm slowly making a list of scents to get in bigger sizes and you bet this is on it! It's a perfect balance of woodsy, herbal, and sweet. Delicious. I want to eat it. Haha. But I won't.

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

Goddess of the Wild: 2 coats plus top coat. (or 3 thin, depends how you paint).

Cost & Cap: $12 and no cap.

Inspiration: Goddess of the Wild is inspired by the enclosed photo of a statue of Artemis, Greek Goddess of the wilderness, the moon, and chastity that is in the Louvre. I got to see this statue and I loved it so much! When a Greek girl gets handed a mythology theme, how can she not go with art of a Greek Goddess she saw at the Louvre?

Thoughts: This is beautiful crelly polish. It's an off-white almost light grey base, what Pam calls marble! This is loaded with flake: green, gold, silver, green to gold shifting flakes. So many flakes! It totally reminds me of stones that statutes are made from.

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings

January 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings


I really love the variety just in the handful I have here so I can't wait to see others. I like where makers went with Mythology. These will be available from January 4th-7th. Shipping is flat rate $3 in the US and $5 to Canada.

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15 comments:

  1. The Stella Chroma and AE polishes are on my wish list!!!

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  2. Oh, I love the mythology theme and I would love several of these beauties, especially the Alter Ego wine, the Stella Chroma polish and the gorgeous KB Shimmer - that blue is insane!

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  3. Great colors! I'm always a fan of sparkle nails!

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  4. Alter Ego is very interesting. I don't think I have anything like that in my collection.

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  5. My resolve to not buy polish for a few months is getting weaker after reading this post. I really like Aurora's polish.

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  6. Gaia from KB Shimmer is definitely on my list. I need to figure out what else I need! :) PS - ALL!

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  7. Gaia is beautiful, my eye was drawn to the bright bold blue and I've always loved KBShimmer's formula

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  8. I love the inspiration for this month, and these makers nailed their inspirations perfectly!

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  9. Thank you for your thorough reviews! All your manis and photos are outstanding!

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  10. I love the turquoise within Alter Ego. It takes what is otherwise another brown polish to a whole new level.

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  11. I love the uniqueness of the Stella Chroma and the scrub is so nice!

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  12. These are all pretty awesome but the KBShimmer steals my heart!!! Love the depth!

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  13. I’m really digging this month’s offerings! Also I want to get into sugar scrubs so this is a great way to start!

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  14. The Stella Chroma polish is oh my goodness GORGEOUS! Loving the green flakies against that background.

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  15. I'm really intrigued by the Alter Ego

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