Here’s another Polish Pickup beauty you’re gonna want to add to your wish list. Lynae of Fanchromatic Nails is taking us back to one of the most powerful women of the 90’s, Xena Warrior Princess! Xena was my jam, Y’all! I’d be left with so much power after watching! My sister, cousin and I would reenact parts of the episode; me with my cardboard cutout chakram and paralyzing finger jabs. Yes, Xena was my jam! And now she’s married to Ron Swanson! Everything is right in the world. We’ll go through the usual PPU recap and then, pretty things!
Polish Pickup is a fun Facebook Group where members submit and vote for one theme for the month. Afterward, indie makers create a polish or product based on the decided theme. Members can make purchases through the Polish Pickup website during the four-day shopping window, where you can pick as little or as many items as you desire. The flat rate shipping price of US $3.00/CAD $5.00 is the cherry on top. Evidenced by its rapid growth, PPU is a very clever concept that has introduced me to many new indie brands, as well as given a wider stage for smaller, well-loved ones.
Forged in the Heat of Battle
I wish I could have shared Lynae’s inspiration picture for this polish cause she captures it SO well! The base is a dusty blue with a very soft violet to blue to aqua shift. It features flakes that harken to Xena’s armor in gold, holographic silver, and a shifty chameleon in red to gold to copper.
The consistency was a bit on the thicker side, but not at all unmanageable. It dries to a smooth, matte finish that also looks gorgeous, but a glossy top coat really brings this to life. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy top coat.
Price: $12.00, no cap
Available for purchase, Friday, May 4th, 11 am EST, to Monday, May 7th, 11:59 pm EST from Polish Pickup Online
For a live show and swatch of Lynae’s polish and other items available this round of Polish Pickup, don’t miss Delanie of Fat Cat Pawlished‘s live events on Facebook!
Did you watch Xena and Hercules?