Monday, September 28, 2020

Polish Pickup Animation October 2020 Swatches and Review

It is almost Polish Pickup time! This month the theme is Animation the preorder opens on Friday, October 2 at 11AM EDT and runs through Monday, October 5 at 11PM EDT.  I have an embedded live swatch video at the end of the post if you want to see these in action! In case you didn't already know, 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 19 products to share with you from Alchemy Lacquers, Alter Ego, Anchor & Heart Lacquer, Bee's Knees Lacquer, Blush Lacquers, Colores de Carol, KBShimmer, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers, Pretty Beautiful Unlimited, Rogue Lacquer, Serum No. 5, Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer, and Starlight Polish! Let's have a look...
*sent by the makers for photography and review*

Polish Pickup Animation October 2020

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword is a pale violet jelly with holo shimmer, red/orange/gold/green multichrome iridescent shimmer, pink/gold/green multichrome iridescent flakes, and holo translucent microglitter. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a nice, fast-drying formula.
Inspiration: Voltron, Defender of the Universe
Price: $11.50 / 150 cap US / 15 cap UK

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny (topper) has a clear base with green/blue/purple/pink multichrome flakes, purple and turquoise microflakes, and purple and turquoise holo glitters in multiple sizes. I wore it in four thin coats on its own and in one coat over Blazing Sword.
Inspiration: Espeon from Pokemon
Price: $11 / 100 cap US / 10 cap UK

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny over Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny over Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny over Blazing Sword

Alchemy Lacquers Shiny over Blazing Sword

Alter Ego Loopy Fruits Acetone Additive is a fruit-loop scented acetone additive.
Inspiration: "I was not allowed to do this but I hear others reminisce about sitting in front of the TV, watching cartoons while eating their cereal." A replica of that famous cereal!
Ingredients: Glycerin, vitamin oil, water, fragrance oil
Price: $5 / no cap

Alter Ego Loopy Fruits Acetone Additive

Alter Ego Wwillmmaa! is a white polish that glows orange in the dark. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover depending on coats. The glow is super-strong on this - enough that it shows up in full light if charged with UV! It dries quickly and needs top coat for shine.
Inspiration: Wilma Flinestone's white dress, necklace and hair.
Price: $9.50 for 17ml (midi-sized bottle) / 100 cap

Alter Ego Wwillmmaa!

Alter Ego Wwillmmaa!

Alter Ego Wwillmmaa!
Alter Ego Wwillmmaa!

Alter Ego Wwillmmaa!

Anchor & Heart Lacquer True Heart 
is a white jelly with gold/green/pink multichrome iridescent aurora shimmer, gold flakes, multichrome iridescent flakes in multiple colors, and pastel blue and pink microglitters. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. Nice formula that needs top coat to smooth.
Inspiration: the Care Bears (in collaboration with other PPU makers) we picked a newer rendition of True Heart bear, featuring her soft pastel coloring.
Price: $12.50 / no cap

Anchor & Heart Lacquer True Heart

Anchor & Heart Lacquer True Heart

Anchor & Heart Lacquer True Heart

Anchor & Heart Lacquer True Heart

Anchor & Heart Lacquer True Heart

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best is a teal blue with gold/blue/violet multichrome shimmer and holo microflakes. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. Fantastic, fast-drying formula.
Inspiration: the original Pokemon TV show
Price: $13 / no cap

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Bee's Knees Lacquer I Want to Be the Very Best

Blush Lacquers My Spinach Puffs!
 is a sunset tan jelly with gold flakes and blue-purple multichrome flakes. I wore it in four thin coats but two or three will cover. Nice, fast-drying formula. It needs top coat for shine and smoothness.
Inspiration: Kronk from The Emperor’s New Groove
Price: $11 / no cap

Blush Lacquers My Spinach Puffs!

Blush Lacquers My Spinach Puffs!

Blush Lacquers My Spinach Puffs!

Blush Lacquers My Spinach Puffs!

Blush Lacquers My Spinach Puffs!

Colores de Carol Where Are You?? is a red brown with pink-to-green multichrome aurora shimmer, gold holo glitter, and matte turquoise square glitter. I wore it in two thin coats and it had an opaque, slightly thicker texture. It needs top coat for smoothness and shine. 

Inspiration: Scooby-Doo

Price: $12.50 / no cap

Colores de Carol Where Are You??

Colores de Carol Where Are You??

Colores de Carol Where Are You??

Colores de Carol Where Are You??

Colores de Carol Where Are You??

KBShimmer Moumontai is an indigo jelly with green-blue-indigo-purple multichrome iridescent flakes. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. Nice, fast-drying polish that needs top coat to smooth. 

Inspiration: Digimon Tamers. School can be stressful, even more so when you are finishing up college and working full time. Wanting to be an adult but still clinging to childhood, I woke up on Saturday mornings just to watch cartoons. A cartoon I loved to watch in 2001 was Digimon Tamers. The computers and electronics pumping out data formed a second world, a digital world. Through a computer program and evolution, digital monsters emerged, befriending kids and fighting other Digimon to save both worlds. Moumantai is catch phrase used by one of the Digimon meaning, “take it easy,” and this polish is very easy on the eyes! 

Price: $10 / no cap
KBShimmer Moumontai

KBShimmer Moumontai

KBShimmer Moumontai

KBShimmer Moumontai

KBShimmer Moumontai

KBShimmer Strawberries and Cream Sugar Scrub is a highly moisturizing sugar scrub. This is a strawberry scent, but it almost has a pomegranate note to my nose. 

Inspiration: Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Tart and Huckleberry Pie may sound like fantastic desserts - and they are - but they are also characters from childhood cartoon specials and dolls. These funny kids always got into trouble, and of course, saved the day! But the cartoon was just a backdrop for the dolls; each was scented like their character’s name! We loved to sniff their hair and smell strawberries or blueberries. It was so special to have one of those dolls…this scent really takes me back!
Strawberries & Cream Sugar Scrub is a fun red and cream swirled scrub featuring a sprinkle of biodegradable glitter on top. Notes of ripe and juicy strawberries are the top note of this sugar scrub, with notes of fresh whipped cream appearing in the background. The pure sweetness of sugar almost has me seeing macerated berries atop a dessert. This delectable scrub will make you hungry for dessert or just bring you back to all the scented dolls, stickers and toys of your childhood.
Ingredients: Sucrose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Mica

Price: $10 for 9.5 oz. / no cap
KBShimmer Strawberries and Cream Sugar Scrub

KBShimmer Strawberries and Cream Sugar Scrub

KBShimmer Strawberries and Cream Sugar Scrub

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World is a pale violet jelly with blue/pink duochrome iridescent shimmer and flakes. I wore it in four thin coats and it had a nice formula. This can also be used as a topper. 

Inspiration: No Face, from Studio Ghibli's "Spirited Away"

Price: $13 / no cap
Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Spirit World
Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Tweety Pie is a white jelly with gold shimmer, magenta holo shred glitter, neon orange, pink, blue, and purple star glitter, and yellow circle glitter. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. It needs top coat to smooth the large glitters. 

Inspiration: Tweety Bird

Price: $10.25 / no cap US / 50 cap UK

Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Tweety Pie

Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Tweety Pie

Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Tweety Pie

Nail Hoot Indie Lacquers Tweety Pie
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes! is a cerulean (warm), azure (mid temperature), and navy tri-thermal with holo shimmer, and multicolored multichrome iridescent shimmer and flakes. I wore it in three thin coats, but two will cover. It needs top coat for smoothness and shine. 

Inspiration: Edna from The Incredibles

Price: $11.50 / 150 cap US / 10 cap UK
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited No Capes!

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Saturday Morning Wax Sampler contains 15 distinct mini waxes totaling more than 7 oz of soy wax in an organza bag, with a metal charm. 

Inspiration: Saturday morning cartoons and breakfast foods

Scents:

  • Blackberry Jam: A delicious blend of sugar and blackberries.
  • Blueberry Lemon Donut: Freshly picked blueberries with juicy lemon baked into a delicious vanilla cake donut topped with a sweet, sugary glaze.
  • Blueberry Muffin: Top notes of juicy tart blueberries with orange zests, middle notes of butter cake, and base notes of vanilla and almond.
  • Buttered Maple Syrup: Sweet creamy butter blended with rich maple syrup mixed with hints of warm and rich vanilla.
  • Captain Crunch Berries: A yummy smelling blend of strawberry, grape, buttercream, fresh bakery notes and wild berries. Background notes of powdery raspberry, vanilla sugar, plum, tonka bean and warm maple go into this complex scent.
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch: The delicious scent of cinnamon sugar and warm baked bread blend to create this favorite breakfast cereal inspired scent.
  • Cranberry & Orange Scone: A traditional English sweet scone with notes of orange citrus, sweet cranberry and fresh lemon enhanced by nuances of coconut milk, freshly baked pastry, warm melted butter, and vanilla drizzle.
  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Rich, velvety chocolate top notes mingled with oh-so creamy buttermilk. Middle notes sprinkled with yummy buttercream. Bottom notes of vanilla cake batter and oodles of sweet sugary delight!
  • Fruit Medley: A delightful & refreshing mix of citrus, melons, apples and pears.
  • Fruity Rings: Sugary-sweet top notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit. Middle notes of lavender, orange and milled corn with a base of smooth vanilla complemented by hints of sandalwood.
  • Glazed Doughnut: Fresh, warm doughnuts with lots of gooey glaze.
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit: Pure tart citrus with a hint of juicy sweetness.
  • Strawberry Preserves: The wonderful aroma of sweet ripened strawberries with notes of granulated sugar sweetly transformed into the preserve-like aroma.
  • Unicorn Pop Tarts: A fabulous blend of ripe juicy fruits such as plum, strawberry, raspberry and grapefruit sweetened by subtle undertones of french vanilla, hints of cocoa, melted butter, whipped cream and fresh baked goodness.
  • Wildberry Scone: Freshly baked English scones with hints of strawberry, coconut, raspberry, and blackberries.
Price: $8 / 180 cap US / 20 cap UK

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Saturday Morning Wax Sampler

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Saturday Morning Wax Sampler
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Saturday Morning Wax Sampler Charm
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Saturday Morning Wax Sampler Charm
Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou is a slate gray jelly with holo microflakes and orange/gold/green/blue multichrome iridescent flakes. I wore it in four thin coats, but three will cover. Great, fast-drying formula that needs top coat for smoothness and shine. 

Inspiration: The Princess and the Frog scene with the song "Goin' Down the Bayou"

Price: $12.50 / no cap
Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou

Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou

Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou

Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou

Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou

Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou

Rogue Lacquer Goin' Down the Bayou
Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix is a brick red with a subtle yellow-green glow in the dark, silver, pink, and red holo microglitter, holo shimmer, and pink-gold-green multichrome iridescent shimmer. I wore it in two thin coats and it dried quickly to a matte, textured finish. It is shown here with top coat. 

Inspiration: the anime Samurai Champloo

Price: $14 / no cap
Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix

Serum No. 5 Samurai Remix
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser  is a sheer gray jelly with blue/purple/red duochrome shimmer and silver holo microbar flakes. I wore it in four thin coats and it needed top coat to smooth. These glitters have fairly minimal texture. It will also work as a top coat. 

Inspirationthe Silver Surfer, a humanoid alien with metallic skin who can travel through space with his surfboard-like craft.

Price: $13 / 600 cap US / 50 cap UK
Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Holo There, Cosmic Cruiser
Starlight Polish Galaxy in a Bottle Key Chain is a mini polish bottle filled with clear liquid and a variety of holo glitters that float around.

Inspiration: The Tau System, and the miniature model of it in a glass case, in the third season of Sailor Moon

No polish here! Shake this bottle up and watch the glitter and sparkle inside! Inspired by the miniature Tau star system in Sailor Moon, the main component of these are stars! Mini silver holo, black holo, and black stars and slightly larger silver holo stars fall through a surrounding sparkle of shining dark grey tiny flakies, holographic microflakes, dark colored tiny glitter, and green to purple shifting aurora pigment! The stars are larger and heavier, and fall more quickly, while the smaller glitters and flakes drift more slowly downward, and the microflakes and pigment stay floating even longer. After it's shaken up, you can tilt and flip the bottle, watching the stars dance through their surrounding space!  

The cap has a stainless steel eyehook in the top, so you have the option of leaving it as is and setting it somewhere (for example: on a desk, by your keyboard, like mine is!), or it can be attached to or hung from something using one of the three included attaching pieces. There is a lanyard clip and a small ball chain with clasp (good for attaching to a purse or tote), as well as a lobster clasp with a ring on the end (good for using a ribbon loop to hang it like an ornament).

Price: $7.50 / 100 cap US / 5 cap UK

Starlight Polish Galaxy in a Bottle Key Chain

Starlight Polish Jupiter Power! is an English green jelly with pink/gold/green multichrome aurora shimmer and pink glitters in a variety of shades, hex and square, and matte, metallic, and holo finishes. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. It needs top coat for smoothness. 

Inspiration: Sailor Jupiter

Price: $12.50 / 150 cap US / 15 cap UK
Starlight Polish Jupiter Power!

Starlight Polish Jupiter Power!

Starlight Polish Jupiter Power!

Starlight Polish Jupiter Power!

Starlight Polish Jupiter Power!
Now for live swatches!

That wraps up my coverage the Animation Polish Pickup! The preorder opens on Friday, October 2 at 11AM EDT and runs through Monday, October 5 at 11PM EDT.  The store is open for wishlisting right now. Do you see anything that will go in your cart?

 *sent by the makers for photography and review*


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