Friday, June 5, 2020

Polish Pickup Cocktails & Mocktails June 2020 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup is back for June 2020 with a Cocktails & Mocktails theme! The shop is opening for pre-order June 5 at 11AM EDT through June 8 at 11:59PM EDTThe Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group.  I have products to share with you from Alchemy Lacquers, Alter Ego, Bee's Knees Lacquer, Colores de Carol, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, Moonflower Polish, Music City Beauty, Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers, Necessary Evil Polish, Paint It Pretty Polish, Peachtree Polish, Pretty Beautiful Unlimited, and Seventy-Seven nail Lacquer!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Polish Pickup Cocktails & Mocktails June 2020


Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito is a raspberry jelly with pink/red/gold/green multichrome iridescent shimmer and flakes, and gold holo microglitter. I wore it in three thin coats but it will cover in two. Perfect, fast drying formula. It is pretty smooth, but needs top coat to shine. It is inspired by the raspberry mojito.

Price: $11.50 / 150 cap US / 5 cap UK
Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito

Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito

Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito

Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito

Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito

Alchemy Lacquers Frambojito
Alter Ego Blueberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail is a cyber grape shimmer with blue shimmer flecks and copper holo micro flecks. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a nice dry time and formula. It needs top coat for smoothness and shine. It is inspired by mocktails.
Price: $9 / no cap
Alter Ego Blueberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail

Alter Ego Blueberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail

Alter Ego Blueberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail

Alter Ego Blueberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail

Alter Ego Blueberry Ginger Fizz Mocktail

Bee's Knees Lacquer Skooma is inspired by the Elder Scrolls game's illegal potion. It is a grayish lavender jelly with. blue-to-magenta duochrome shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats, but it will cover in two or three. It had a medium-fast dry time. As with any shimmer-heavy polish, I recommend thin, even coats - let each layer dry well between coats.
$12 / no cap
Bee's Knees Lacquer Skooma

Bee's Knees Lacquer Skooma

Bee's Knees Lacquer Skooma

Bee's Knees Lacquer Skooma
Colores de Carol Cheers to the Red, White & Blue is a white jelly with blue and red shred glitter and silver holo microglitter. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum glitter coverage, but it will be opaque in two or three coats. The shred glitters definitely have some texture, so I recommend patting them into the tacky surface of the polish before applying a plump top coat. It is inspired by blue vodka lemonade.
$12.50 / 250 cap US / 20 cap UK
Colores de Carol Cheers to the Red, White & Blue

Colores de Carol Cheers to the Red, White & Blue
Colores de Carol Cheers to the Red, White & Blue
Colores de Carol Cheers to the Red, White & Blue

Colores de Carol Cheers to the Red, White & Blue

Lollipop Posse Lacquer To San Antonio, with Love is a neon pink-toned-red jelly with red/orange/gold/green multichrome iridescent flakes. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a nice, quick-drying formula. You probably only need two or three for coverage. Shown with top coat.
Inspired by The Sangria Margarita from La Gloria, a beautiful, authentic Mexican restaurant found in the Pearl Brewery area of San Antonio, Texas. My husband and I fell in 100% LOVE with San Antonio when we visited for the October 2019 TIS. One of my best memories of the trip is an amazing afternoon spent dining by the riverside at La Gloria, enjoying this epic margarita and some of the best Mexican cuisine we’ve ever had.
Price: $12 / no cap
Lollipop Posse Lacquer To San Antonio, with Love

Lollipop Posse Lacquer To San Antonio, with Love

Lollipop Posse Lacquer To San Antonio, with Love

Lollipop Posse Lacquer To San Antonio, with Love

Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade is a mauve-toned pink with purple-to-blue duchrome shimmer. I wore it in two thin coats on its own, and stamped over Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers June PPU polish with Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark 01 plate. It has a great, fast-drying polish and works perfectly as both a regular polish and for stamping.
Inspired by Blueberry Lemonade cocktail at Disney Spring's The Boathouse Restaurant.
Price: $12.50 / 70 US cap / 0 UK cap
Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade

Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade

Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade

Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade

Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade stamped over Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini using Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark 01 plate
Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade stamped over Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini

Moonflower Polish Blueberry Lemonade stamped over Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini
Music City Beauty Margaritaville is a watermelon red with holo shimmer, white shimmer, and green iridescent flakes. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. Great, fast-drying formula. It is inspired by the watermelon margarita.
Price: $12 / 90 US cap / 10 UK cap
Music City Beauty Margaritaville

Music City Beauty Margaritaville

Music City Beauty Margaritaville

Music City Beauty Margaritaville

Music City Beauty Margaritaville

Music City Beauty Margaritaville
Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini s a turquoise jelly with gold shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a great, fast-drying formula. It is inspired by Disney's Blue Glowtini.
Price: $10.75 / no cap US / 50 cap UK
Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini

Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini

Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Glow-Tini

Necessary Evil Polish Blame It On the Juice is a neon jelly with silver holo shred glitters, magenta, turquoise, and purple glitters, and red-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum glitter payoff, but you can get coverage in two or three coats. This polish is black light reactive, and the last photo shows it in blacklight. The formula was good and glitters came out easily - they are best smoothed down by tapping them into the polish surface when it is still tacky and finishing with a plumping top coat. My bottle had a little glitter sinking, but that will be fixed in the finished version. This polish is inspired by Lizzo hitting the Patron bottle in a sparkly yellow bodysuit.
Price: $12 / no cap
Necessary Evil Polish Blame It On the Juice

Necessary Evil Polish Blame It On the Juice

Necessary Evil Polish Blame It On the Juice
Necessary Evil Polish Blame It On the Juice

Necessary Evil Polish Blame It On the Juice under black light

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain is a plum purple (cool) to medium gray (warm) thermal with scattered holo shimmer and pink-gold-green-blue multichrome magnetic fleck shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats for maximum depth, but it will cover in two or three. It has a medium-fast dry time and needs top coat to smooth. I am showing it here first magnetized and second without magnet. My method for magnetizing is to paint each of the first few layers with my finger resting over a strong bar magnet. I wait to move on to the next nail after the polish is tacky-dry. On the final color coat and after the top coat, I use a finer bar magnet held over the coats until dry to get a line with more contrast. This polish is inspired by the Purple Rain cocktail.
Price: $12 / 70 cap US / 5 cap UK
Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain

Since some folks don't do magnetics, I am showing it unmagnetized. 
Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain unmagnetized

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain unmagnetized

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain unmagnetized

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain unmagnetized

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain unmagnetized

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Rain unmagnetized

Peachtree Polish Peachtree Party is a neon orange jelly with green-to-blue-purple multichrome flakes, green flake glitter, multi-colored iridescent microglitter, and green shimmer. I wore it in four coats for maximum depth, but two or three will cover. It dries quickly and fairly smooth, but is shown here with top coat for shine. It is inspired by the label on the Peachtree Schnapps bottle.
Price: $11.50 / 75 cap US / 5 cap UK
Peachtree Polish Peachtree Party

Peachtree Polish Peachtree Party

Peachtree Polish Peachtree Party

Peachtree Polish Peachtree Party

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball is a celadon green with strong holo shimmer and multichrome iridescent shimmer and flakes. I wore it in three thin coats, and it had a great, fast-drying formula. It needs top coat to perfectly smooth due to flakes. It is inspired by the Starbucks Secret Menu Crystal Ball Frappuccino.
Price: $12.50 / 150 cap US / 10 cap UK
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Crystal Ball

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler contains 7 oz of wax and is priced at $8 / 180 cap US / 20 cap UK
Inspired by drinks found in bars and lounges or coffee shops and ice cream parlors.

15 scent sampler inspired by all types of drinks found in bars and lounges or coffee shops and ice cream parlors.
SCENT LIST
  • Amaretto - With notes of apples, almonds and cherries followed with a hint of orang blossoms and topped off with sweet vanilla.
  • Blackberry Fizz - Fruity topnotes of blackberry, strawberry, and pomegranate, citrus middle notes of mandarin, grapefruit, and lime, with a base note of bamboo.
  • Blue Hawaiian - Mouth-watering top notes of juicy orange, lemon, and maraschino cherries; followed by tangy pineapple, acai berry, and sea spray; well rounded with base notes of sweet coconut, vanilla rum, and fresh ozonic notes.
  • Cream Soda - An old fashioned soda shop classic having all the bubbly notes frothing over the glass with the truly characteristic, caramelized sugar and vanilla cream aroma.
  • Grape Soda - The effervescent aroma of Kyoho grapes intermingled with fresh peaches, pineapple, raspberries, and strawberries on a dry down of vanilla.
  • Hot Apple Cider - Fresh made apple cider with a hint of spice.
  • Mandarin Tiki - A complex aroma of mandarin rind, red currants, strawberries, and blueberries; with middle notes of watercress and palm leaves; balanced with musky bottom notes.
  • Mint Mojito - Notes of freshly muddled mint with tropical undertones of pineapple and sugarcane.
  • Moscato - Fragrant red grapefruit and pomegranate are laid atop a bed of green apple and fruit blossoms with a delicate finish of smoky musk and the barest hints of rose and geranium.
  • Orange Soda - A "fizzie", citrus aldehydic explosion of strong Brazilian orange peel, Californian orange, Japanese grapefruit, and Lemon zests sitting on a dry down of vanilla.
  • Pina Colada - A favorite tropical blend of ripe pineapple and coconut milk with a hint of jamaican rum.
  • Pink Sangria - A thirst quenching fragrance complete with Spanish sangria, Valencia orange, and tropical pineapple slices garnished with a sweet Maraschino cherry on top.
  • Pomegranate Cider - A welcoming aroma of hot cider spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and punched up with notes of pomegranate and strawberry to create a new twist on an old favorite.
  • Raspberry Lemonade - Sweet raspberry blended with the crispness of lemonade makes for a wonder tangy mix.
  • Strawberry Daiquiri - A refreshing blend of fresh strawberries, and lemon zests with a hint of fresh vanilla.
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Drink Me Wax Sampler

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Mirrorball is a medium blue with red-yellow-green multichrome iridescent shimmer and flakes. I wore it in three thin coats and it had a fast-drying formula.
Inspired by a drink from a bar in Liverpool, Mirrorball is a simple combination of gin, lemon juice elderflower and soda water. These ingredients create an otherworldly concoction and a beautiful presentation.
Price: $13 / 275 cap US / 25 cap UK
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Mirrorball
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Mirrorball

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Mirrorball

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Mirrorball
The shop is opening for pre-order June 5 at 11AM EDT through June 8 at 11:59PM EDT. I have my cart loaded up and ready to go! Do you have some you see here you want? What about favorite cocktails or mocktails?


*sent by the makers for photography and review*

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