Saturday, October 26, 2019

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

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Hello there! I'm squeezing in this Polish Pickup post because I looked at the calendar and went, oops! I can't post this after Halloween (my original plan!). Polish Pickup is back on November 1 and you will definitely want the time to budget and buy it up. When I heard Fairy Tales was the theme, I grumbled. We just had Urban Legends and it's all sort of the same. But I love where the makers went and I can't wait to share them with you!

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales



November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

Gifts of Kindness: 3 coats plus top coat, then matte.
Cost & Cap: $10, no cap.
Inspiration: The Elves and The Shoemaker cover--google to see the coloring!
Thoughts: This muted brown is awesome! It has an almost orange-tinted base. It's loaded with shifting flakies and larger flakes. I love how it looks together. I got a giant chunk on my index and it laid completely flat! I put on top coat for shine. I just love how unique the base color is with the flakes.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Alter Ego
SHOP, Facebook, Instagram
November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Make a Banshee Blush: 3 coats plus top coat.
Cost & Cap: $9.50, no cap.
Inspiration: Banshees, if seen at all, are described as wearing white or silver, with either red rimmed eyes from keening/wailing/crying, or carrying a bowl of blood.  A shimmery silver base with a GITD pink.
Thoughts: This is a fun silvery shimmer. I didn't even realize it glowed, which adds more fun. I've seen swatches with a strong glow, but it was medium for me. It's a nice holiday color for winter.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

I've really been struggling with GITD polishes lately, so this was the best I could get.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Fiendish Fancies
Shop, Instagram, Facebook
November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Sweetest Tongue, Sharpest Teeth: 3 coats plus top coat. 2 for short.
Cost & Cap: $11, 75 US, 15 UK.
Inspiration: ""Sweetest Tongue, Sharpest Tooth" is a cotton-candy pink frosty metallic with scattered flakes. Inspired by The Wedding Party in Neil Jordan's "The Company of Wolves" - a mystical cinematic fairy tale for adults. The retelling of Little Red Riding Hood explores coming of age and the dark, unsettling power of sexuality through hallucinogenic dream sequences and interwoven fantasy tales."
Thoughts: I feel like Fiendish Fancies is all about the unique metallics! I definitely don't have a cotton candy pink metallic! My nails are longer and there was a tiny bit of VNL at two coats so I did a third for photos, but it wasn't totally necessary. The flakes add nice dimension.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Girly Bits
November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

Tangled: 3 coats plus top coat.
Cost & Cap: $13, 275 US/25 UK cap.
Inspiration and Color Description: "Inspired by Rapunzel. Tangled is a neutral with flair. It's a light smokey pink leaning lilac, with a pink, gold, purple, and green shifting shimmer and a dusting of holo flakes."
Thoughts: Neutral with flair is the perfect description! You can certainly layer this, but it is so pretty on its own. I have some VNL but I really didn't mind (and remember, I have super opaque nail lines). The shifting shimmer is really surprising. I love how the green just pops!

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


KBShimmer
November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

The Dark Crystal Sugar Scrub
Cost and Cap: $10, no cap.
Scent and Inspiration: In a land called Thra, two new races, the Skeksis and the urRu came into being when a powerful crystal cracked.  The evil Skeksis use this cracked crystal to grant immortality.  Jen, a Gelfling and the hero of the story, learns that the crystal can be repaired if done before the three suns aligned.  This sets off the quest that makes up the story of The Dark Crystal. The Dark Crystal sugar scrub is inspired by this story.  Like the crystal from the movie, its rich fuchsia color is warmed by the lush scent of amber.  Sugar and citron combine with juicy plum notes, accented by cashmere musk for a deep and complex scent.

Thoughts: So I have reviewed the scrub many times and I love the formula. The scent is where I think you'll be divided. All I smell is plums and raspberries with a bit of amber. But chatting with other bloggers, they smelled patchouli. I dig it! It's just funny how our noses pick up different notes.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

The Nothing: 2 coats plus top coat. Magnetized on second coat and top coat.
Cost & Cap: $10, no cap.
Inspiration and Color Description: "We all have movies that we loved as children that can still bring to mind fond memories when we look back on them as adults. For me, The Neverending Story was one of them.  Maybe it was because I loved to read, but the thought of reading a book and becoming part of the story was captivating to me.  Bastian, a young book-lover, steals The Neverending Story against the wishes of a bookstore owner and is soon caught up in a world called Fantasia, its fight against The Nothing, and a journey to save the Childlike Empress. The Nothing is based on the cover art for The Neverending Story.  A magnetic polish, this shade starts out as a rich emerald green color that shifts to navy blue. When a magnet is used, the added array of holo glitters and pink-to-blue-shifting micro flakes give this polish a galaxy-like feel."

Thoughts: This really could be opaque in one coat, but you want two for that magnetic effect. I love the effects of the colors in this. This is perfect for the cover! I love the specks in this. It's like him flying in the sky.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Lollipop Posse Lacquer
November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Chicken Legs & Mortars & Pestles, Oh My!: 2 coats plus top coat. Then matte.
Cost & Cap: $13, no cap.
Inspiration and Color Description: "Here at Lollipop Posse Lacquer, we love a good old weird witch! That's why we decided to pay tribute to the Baba Yaga, an enigmatic figure from Russian/Slavic folklore who may appear to help or hinder. She traverses the forest in her chicken-legged hut, and flies through the air in her steel mortar and pestle. 'Chicken Legs & Mortars & Pestles, Oh My!' is a black crelly packed with red/gold/green shifting ultra chameleon chrome flakes, red/gold/green shifting iridescent flakes, and holographic microflakies."
Thoughts: Yea, I think this might be my favorite Lollipop! I love the black base with those shifting flakes. As gorgeous as it is in my favorites, it's more amazing in person. I love this!

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

Flakes like this means matte top coat. It's just stunning.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales



Stella Chroma

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Name: Oat, Milk, and Honey Emulsified Sugar Scrub
Cost & Cap: $6 for 2.5 oz jar, no cap
Scent and Inspiration: “Somebody has been eating my porridge!” I loved the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks happened upon the three bears’ cottage and sat in their chairs, ate their porridge, and slept in their beds. This scent is sweet and creamy just like a bowl of warm oatmeal.
Thoughts: I use Stella Chroma scrub all the time. I love that her formula is a little more soft. It's like a fluffy scrub! It literally smells like oatmeal made with milk and sweetened with honey. I love it! I definitely want to grab a larger size of this. It's just like a warm and comforting bowl of porridge!

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales


Fountain of Fair Fortune: 3 coats plus top coat, then matte. One coat over Hey, Sailor!
Cost & Cap: $12 for 15mL, no cap.
Inspiration and Color Description: This polish  was inspired by the fairy tale of the same name in the book The Tales of Beedle the Bard, written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. The story is about a trio of witches and a knight who work their way through an enchanted woods to bathe in The Fountain of Fair Fortune. A sheer blue polish packed with shimmer and iridescent flakies, this polish is meant to mimic the glimmer of sun across the top of water.
Thoughts: Holy cow this color! Now, you can use this on its own, knowing that if you have opaque nail likes me, you'll have some VNL. I didn't care. I love how it looks that way. But it's also gorgeous as one coat over a base color. I chose a dark navy, but this is one of those polishes that will go with anything. It's basically a rainbow!


November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

And here it is with matte top coat, for good measure.

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

November Polish Pickup Offerings: Fairy Tales

Phew! So that's everything. I know it was a ton of photos but these polishes have so much going on in them, that you need to experience it! These polishes and both & body products will be available November 1-November 4 in the Polish Pickup shop. Shipping is flat rate $3 in the US and $5 to Canada.

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