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Unrelenting ear-worms beckon with the Album Covers edition of the March 2019 Polish Pickup. This has been a really fun one to go through with quite a few albums I had never heard of piquing my interest. I grew up listening to a mix of Caribbean Reggae & Calypso music, lots of R&B and Christian. And then there’s no escaping or explaining the love affair St Lucia has with old Country & Western music. Yup, quite a mix! The 17 polishes and products I have are probably more eclectic than my youthful one, it’s definitely more fun! Let’s take a look at some of what you can expect from Polish Pick March 2019 – Album Covers!
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.
A new group, Indie Pickup, has been created to house most of the extra non-polish items that came along with the explosive growth of Polish Pickup. IPU will follow the same chosen theme and its sale and shipping schedule will now run in tandem with Polish Pickup. Yay for combined shipping!
I have a couple items for Indie Pickup which I will be showing in this post, so look out for them.
Cameo Colours Lacquers – ‘Til We Both See The Light
Twenty One Pilots self-titled Album Cover
Cameo created this fun grey and colorful polish based off Twenty One Pilot’s Debut album. ‘Til We Both See the Light is medium grey crelly base with an assortment of vibrant ultra chrome flakes in a variety of colors and a smattering of silver holographic micro flakes. This was such a fun polish to apply. Seeing the colorful flakes come through against the grey base was just delightful. I’m wearing three coats with a glossy topcoat.
$11.00 // 100 bottles available
Dany Vianna – Look At Stars
Yellow by Coldplay
Dany whips up another stunner for us inspired by none other than Coldplay! Look at the Stars is a deep blue jelly base with gold, holographic, and UCC flakes and a touch of gold shimmer. This polish has the right bit of squish with the gold shimmers and flakes giving a green hue on angles. The syruppy jelly base here works well in showing off all the different elements and true to the base, it dries to a glossy finish. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$11.50 // 100 bottles available
Ethereal Polish – Superposition
Young The Giant
Well, isn’t this a little bottle of magic. Meagan’s Superpostion has a vibrant blue base packed with a glowing red to green shimmer! I wish I was able to capture the turquoise shift to it. I’d probably need about eleventy billion photos but that’d be worth it. It’s vibrant and bold and apparently camera shy. The jelly base goes on pretty sheer and keeps a bit of that sheer quality while building in its glow. I’m wearing three coats with a glossy topcoat.
$13.00 // 350 bottles available
Fanchromatic Nails – Sweet Spanish Doll
Poe’s Haunted Album Cover
Lynae’s Sweet Spanish Doll is delicate with touches of color. The base is soft peachy nude crelly with a mix of chameleon chrome flakes, iridescent flakes, and hints of blue to purple shifting iridescent glitters. I absolutely love how this nude looks on me! The application is very nice and it leaves behind a pretty smooth finish. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$12.00 // 75 bottles available
Femme Fatale – Drawing Down The Moon
Beherit’s Album Cover
Sophie drew inspiration from Beherit’s album cover for her thermal polish. Dark Side of the Moon moves between a black (cool) and teal (warm) base which is richly accented by a strong golden shimmer, copper chrome flakes, superfine golden flecks and holographic pigment. The gold accents cause this polish to lean more toward the olive-toned family on me which I’m totally diggin’. The pops from the flakes in here add a bit of brightness in here. The application is creamy smooth and is easy to work with. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$14.00 // no limit
Great Lakes Lacquer – Billions of Beautiful Hearts
P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma Album Cover
Mariah makes some of the most gorgeous soft/pastel holographics I’ve come across and Billions of Beautiful Hearts makes an easy entrance into that collection. The base here is a pale pink linear holographic with the addition of glowing magenta purple to gold to orange to green shifting aurora shimmer. The polish goes on with the smoothness of a creme with a nice medium feel. I’m wearing three thin coats with a glossy topcoat.
$13.00 // no limit
Jior Couture – WTF
Missy Elliot -WTF (Where They From) feat. Pharrell Williams Album Cover
We have another thermal polish, this time from Jior Couture! WTF is a stunner in a vibrant violent (cool) and passionate pink (cool) transition with an accenting Aurora glow that shifts violet to pink. The application is buttery smooth and builds up nicely drying to a matte finish. All the elements in there come alive with application of glossy topcoat. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat
$12.50 // no limit
JReine Cosmetics – Skurrrd
Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Album Cover
Thermal, Aurora, OG UP
Jill greets us with a neon thermal flakie! Skurrrd steps away from Jill usual New Orleans inspired polishes in exchange for Skrillex. Here we have a bright neon green to neon lime thermal packed with OG UP, Aurora and flakes that shift green then blue to teal and red to green to gold. The polish applies with ease, a nice medium consistency, and well behaved flakes. It’s ridiculously bright with lovely movement from the flakes and warmth from the shimmers. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$15.00 // no limit
KB Shimmer – The Kid
Purple Rain Album Cover
Minnesota native Christy, chose fellow Minnesotan Prince as her album cover influence for this round. The Kid is a tri-thermal, which when cool, is an alluring eggplant, moving through to grape purple then fuschia pink when warm. Glowing micro flakes that shift from purple to copper and gold add a nice bit of warmth throughout each transition. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$10.00 // no limit
KB Shimmer – Raspberry Beret Sugar Scrub
Purple Rain Album Cover
As I mentioned in the intro, Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup have now combined their shopping and shipping times. Since I only have two IPU items to show you, I figured I would just add it into this post.
Christy makes her debut into Indie Pickup with her classic sugar scrub in the scent Raspberry Beret. This too celebrates Prince and carries notes of freshly picked berries that are sweet, tart and juicy. The scrub itself is swirled in shades of purple and pink matching Prince’s outfit on the Purple Rain album cover. I enjoy using this scrub to help slough of dead skin, especially during the winter. I also like using it on my hands for quick exfoliation during my weekly hand grooming. The raspberry scent is undeniable in here. If you’re a fan of raspberry, this one is a must-have for you.
$10.00 // no limit
Necessary Evil Polish – Gardenia
Billie Holiday Album Cover
Red shades like these take me back to polishes I grew up wearing, without the flakes of course. We didn’t have many options back then, most of them where streaky shimmers or straight up cremes. Tamara’s Gardenia is a red-based coral with a soft multichrome shift from purple to orange, red then blue to purple, a mix of copper UCC flakes and a touch of scattered holographic. The gorgeous flakes and a warm tilt to a cherry red shade and leaning a bit more towards berry on me. Application is fantastic with a light yet vibrant consistency. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$12.00 // 120 bottles available
Nevermind Polish – You Don’t See Me
A Perfect Circle’s Mer de Nom Album Cover
Nevermind Polish presents You Don’t See Me. Jenn was inspired by A Perfect Circle’s Mer de Noms album cover. The base is a warm yet bright marmalade orange with an aurora pigment shifting orange to yellow to red and multichrome flakes shifting red to orange to gold. There’s a lot of shimmer in here and it shows itself off giving the polish an almost metallic look. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$12.00 // 200 bottles available
Pampered Polishes – Feeling This
Blink 182 Album Cover
For this round, Timberlin prepared a bright white crelly celebrating the Blink 182! Added to this white base are a mix of glitters in baby blue and cotton candy pink micro glitters and blue, pink and black larger glitters. The polish is slightly on the thicker side from all the glitters. It isn’t unmanageable and levels well, allowing all the color from the glitters to pop out. As expected, there’s a bit of bumpiness left back from the glitters which is easily smoothed over with a good topcoat. Here, I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$12.00 // 150 bottles available
Painted Polish – Harps In The Haze
Joanna Newsom’s Divers Album Cover
This shade is so cozy to me. Harp In The Haze has a creamy soft sage base which cradles blue, green, gold, copper, and bronze color-shifting flakes. Something about the base in here really calls to me; it’s leaning towards prugly and has a comforting feel. The flakes in there work well in the medium base, distributing well and laying smooth. I’m wearing two coats with a glossy topcoat.
$12.50 // 400 bottles available
Sassy Cats Lacquer – Gangsta
Kelani’s Gangsta, Suicide Squad Album Cover
How pretty is Gangsta from Mohrayma! It’s named after Kehlani’s single from the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Gangsta is a purple leaning pink jelly base with an aurora shifting red to gold to green, and a mix of shifty, glowing flakes. These are crystal flakes that move red, orange, green, to yellow and blue, green to purple. On first application, it’s a bit sheer, but the color builds quickly while allowing those glowing flakes to still do their thing. I’m wearing three thin coats with a glossy topcoat.
$13.00 // 75 bottles available
Sassy Cats Lacquer – Loopy
Kelani’s Crzy Album Cover
For Indie Pickup, Mohrayma mixed up a quick dry top coat and Purrfect Base coat, again inspired by the artist Kelani. Loopy carries the scent of Fruit Loops cereal featuring strong notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit and sugar, accented by base notes of lemongrass, verbena and lily. I only got a chance to review her topcoat and used it over her PPU contribution. It works as fantastically as a quick dry topcoat and the scent is warm, sweet and fruity.
$7.00 // 30 bottles available
The Lady Varnishes – That’s A Killer Album
The Killer’s Hot Fuss Album Cover
Holy Shmoly, what an enchanting shade! Kirsten’s adaptation of The Killer’s Hot Fuss album cover is absolutely spot on! That’s A Killer Album has a deep periwinkle base with iridescent shimmer, flakes and glitter, and a kick of purple holographic fun. The way the glitters and flakes play in here are absolutely magical. The base is pretty sheer building to opacity smoothly increasing the depth from those well laying glitters and flakes. I’m wearing three coats with a glossy topcoat.
$12.50 // 95 bottles available
What a fun mix! There’s so much more to be had, so be sure to take a look at what other bloggers have reviewed.
Make sure you’re part of the Facebook Group and you’ve built your wishlists on the Polish Pickup site.
Available from on Friday, March 1st, 11 am EST, to Monday, March 4th, 11:59 pm EST from Polish Pickup Online
Don’t forget to check out Indie Pickup whose items will be available at the same time as Polish Pickup.