Polish Pickup October | Monsters & Mythical Creatures | Part 1 of 3 | Indies A-F

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Hello Sweeties! I am super excited to share today's post with you! I am honored and extremely thrilled to have been picked as this month's guest blogger for Polish Pickup! Which means I have a ton of polishes to share with you over the next three days!

To "try" and not overwhelm you guys I am breaking my posts up into 3 days.
Day one(today) will feature makers A through F.
Day two makers G-N
Day three makers P-T

October's theme is Monsters & Mystical Creatures. So let's get right to it shall we!
Alter Ego Body Care Products-Greta Gremlin
Alter Ego Body Care Products-Greta Gremlin

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Greta Gremlin from the movie 'Gremlins'. Described as a lizard green base with red micro-glitter for her lipstick and blue micro-glitter for her eye shadow.
Will retail for $7.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with one coat of top coat. Formula was good and applied easily.
FINISH:
Dries semi-matte with texture. A top coat is needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Alter Ego Body Care Products check out the links below!

Alter Ego Body Care Products-Greta Gremlin
Alter Ego Body Care Products-Greta Gremlin
Alter Ego Body Care Products-Greta Gremlin

Anchor & Heart Lacquer-Mere Maid
Anchor & Heart Lacquer-Mere Maid

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the painting in the collage above of a darkly ethereal mermaid and the old (middle) English word for sea ("mere"). Described as a blue-green jelly style polish with green shimmer, red/gold/copper shifting UCC flakies, green/aqua shifting iridescent flakes, and holographic teal micro glitter. Will retail for $12.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with one coat of top coat. Formula was good and applied easily. Due to the type of polish I recommend waiting for each coat to dry fully before applying the next to avoid glitter/flakie dragging.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with texture. A top coat is needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Anchor & Heart Lacquer check out the links below!

Anchor & Heart Lacquer-Mere Maid
Anchor & Heart Lacquer-Mere Maid
Anchor & Heart Lacquer-Mere Maid

Baroness X-Stone Fox
Baroness X-Stone Fox

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Medusa. Described as a dusty deep teal base with violet to green shifting shimmer, pink to green shifting iridescent flakies and a touch of holo.
Will retail for $11.00.
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with very subtle texture due to the flakies. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on Baroness X check out the links below!

Baroness X-Stone Fox
Baroness X-Stone Fox
Baroness X-Stone Fox

Bluebird Lacquer-Pawsitively Meowgnificent
Bluebird Lacquer-Pawsitively Meowgnificent

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the majestic rainbow butterfly kittencorn. Described as a deep purple holo with a rainbow of UCC and crystal flakies. Will retail for $12.00.
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on Bluebird Lacquer check out the links below!

Bluebird Lacquer-Pawsitively Meowgnificent
Bluebird Lacquer-Pawsitively Meowgnificent
Bluebird Lacquer-Pawsitively Meowgnificent

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer-Not Winding You Up
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer-Not Winding You Up

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the Clockwork Repair Droids in Doctor Who. Described as a burgundy jelly with light gold metallic micro flakies and red/pink/gold/green shifting nfu Oh style flakes. 
Will retail for $12.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well. Due to the abundance of flakies you do want to make sure to let each coat fully dry before applying the next to avoid any flakie clumping or dragging.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer check out the links below!

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer-Not Winding You Up
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer-Not Winding You Up
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer-Not Winding You Up

BLUSH Lacquers-Not Your Average Seahorse
BLUSH Lacquers-Not Your Average Seahorse

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by a Percy Jackson version of a hippocampus. Described as navy based polish with a shifting orange-gold-green micro flake shimmer, shifting green-blue-purple-pink flakies and a light touch of scattered holo.
Will retail for $11.75
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was on the sheer side but built up really well by the third.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with some texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on BLUSH Lacquers check out the links below!

BLUSH Lacquers-Not Your Average Seahorse
BLUSH Lacquers-Not Your Average Seahorse
BLUSH Lacquers-Not Your Average Seahorse

Bohemian Polish-Babashook
Bohemian Polish-Babashook

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the Babadook and its transcendence from horror movie antagonist to Pride icon. Described as a a black matte polish packed to the gills with rainbow flakies and shreds.
Will retail for $10.00.
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here as it, no top coat. Formula was good and it applied easily.
FINISH:
Dries matte with texture due to the abundance of flakies and shreds. If you prefer a non-textured matte finish I find it best do one coat of your favorite fast dry top coat and then a coat of Matte top coat. Or if you want a shiny finish simply just add a layer of  your favorite top coat.

For more info on Bohemian Polish check out the links below!

Bohemian Polish-Babashook
Bohemian Polish-Babashook
Bohemian Polish-Babashook

Cameo Colours Lacquers-An Evil That Devours
Cameo Colours Lacquers-An Evil That Devours

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by a Wendigo. Described as a dark jewel toned teal/emerald jelly with scattered holographic sparkle, lime-green-gold UCC flakes, multi-size lime-gold iridescent micro-glitters, silver holographic micro shreds, and a touch of snow white flakes. Will retail for $11.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was good and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with texture. Top coat is needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Cameo Colours Lacquers check out the links below!

Cameo Colours Lacquers-An Evil That Devours
Cameo Colours Lacquers-An Evil That Devours
Cameo Colours Lacquers-An Evil That Devours

Chirality Polish-1984
Chirality Polish-1984

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the Monster from Stranger Things. Described as a blackened polish filled to the brim with red shimmer and holographic sparkle. Will retail for $10.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-matte with very subtle texture. Top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on Chirality check out the links below!

Chirality Polish-1984
Chirality Polish-1984
Chirality Polish-1984

Colores de Carol-Hydra of Lerna
Colores de Carol-Hydra of Lerna

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Hydra of Lerna more often known simply as the Hydra, was a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology. Described as a medium dark gray linear holographic with purple shimmer, iridescent purple flakes and UCC flakes. Will retail for $11.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with subtle texture. Top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on Colores de Carol check out the links below!

Colores de Carol-Hydra of Lerna
Colores de Carol-Hydra of Lerna
Colores de Carol-Hydra of Lerna

Contrary Polish-Gargoyle Please
Contrary Polish-Gargoyle Please

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Gargoyles. Described as a cool grey suede matte polish filled with light gold shimmer/micro-flakes and holo sparkle. She made this polish matte as a nod to the stone gargoyles are carved from, but it looks lovely with glossy topcoat as well! 
Will retail for $11.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here as is, no top coat. Formula was great and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries matte. Top coat would be needed for a glossy finish.

For more info on Contrary Polish check out the links below!

Contrary Polish-Gargoyle Please
Contrary Polish-Gargoyle Please
Contrary Polish-Gargoyle Please

CrowsToes Nail Color-....Need A Light?!
CrowsToes Nail Color-....Need A Light?!

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Godzilla. Described as a black based blue with a shot of bright blue and silver.
Will retail for $12.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on CrowsToes Nail Color check out the links below!

CrowsToes Nail Color-....Need A Light?!
CrowsToes Nail Color-....Need A Light?!
CrowsToes Nail Color-....Need A Light?!

Dollish Polish-Tiamat, Goddess Of The Sea
Dollish Polish-Tiamat, Goddess Of The Sea

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by Tiamat, a primeval sea dragon goddess in Babylonian mythology that is the embodiment of chaos and the mother of the first Gods. Described as a Teal/Navy/Purple multi-chrome, packed with red shimmer, color-shirting micro glitters, and iridescent flakies in shades of violet, aqua, green, orange and red. Will retail for $12.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was great and applied well aside from the one rogue flakie on my ring nail that didn't want to cooperate! lol I discussed this with Dolly and she stated no other blogger had issues with the flakies and since it was the only one to act up for me I'm going with it being a fluke flake! lol
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Dollish Polish check out the links below!

Dollish Polish-Tiamat, Goddess Of The Sea
Dollish Polish-Tiamat, Goddess Of The Sea
Dollish Polish-Tiamat, Goddess Of The Sea

Envy Lacquer-What's Kraken?
Envy Lacquer-What's Kraken?

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the Kraken, a legendary sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. Described as a deep blue polish with a bright green shift, scattered holo flakes and pink crystal flakes.. Will retail for $11.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was good and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Envy Lacquer check out the links below!

Envy Lacquer-What's Kraken?
Envy Lacquer-What's Kraken?
Envy Lacquer-What's Kraken?

Ever After Polish-Wolfsbane
Ever After Polish-Wolfsbane

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by a Werewolf. Described as a deep ultramarine blue holo with electric blue sparkle and a hint of purple. Will retail for $10.50
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in two coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was slightly on the thicker side but very much manageable.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on Ever After Polish check out the links below!

Ever After Polish-Wolfsbane
Ever After Polish-Wolfsbane
Ever After Polish-Wolfsbane

Fair Maiden Polish-Luck Dragon
Fair Maiden Polish-Luck Dragon

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story. Described as a white crelly with intense blue shifting shimmer that hints at violet and red in certain lights. Finished with purple-blue multi-chrome flakes and a dusting of scattered holo sparkle throughout. Will retail for $11.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was good and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-glossy with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.

For more info on Fair Maiden Polish check out the links below!

Fair Maiden Polish-Luck Dragon
Fair Maiden Polish-Luck Dragon
Fair Maiden Polish-Luck Dragon

Fanchromatic Nails-Fell Beast
Fanchromatic Nails-Fell Beast

DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the beasts ridden by the Ringwraiths in The Lord of the Rings. Described as a taupe-leaning grey with a duo-chrome shift from warm gold to a cool green, with fiery color-shifting flakies that flash primarily red/orange/gold. Will retail for $10.00
FORMULA & APPLICATION:
Reached full opacity in three thin coats. Shown here with top coat. Formula was good and applied well.
FINISH:
Dries semi-matte with subtle texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.

For more info on Fanchromatic Nails check out the links below!

Fanchromatic Nails-Fell Beast
Fanchromatic Nails-Fell Beast
Fanchromatic Nails-Fell Beast

Beauty Bling! by Beautometry

Dragon Scale Pendant featuring Tonic Polish's 'Dryad's Grove'.
    Carry your favorite mythical creature wherever you go! This pendant displays an array of colors while moving in the light. Enjoy the Dragon's Scales in this beautiful pendant. 
(Does not include chain. Is nickel and lead free)
Will retail for $10

For more info on Beautometry check out the links below!


Cuter Cuticles-Cuticle Oil 'She's Melting"

October is Cuter Cuticle's very first month participating in the Polish Pickup! yay!
For their inspiration for Monsters and Mythical Creatures they went with The Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. The oil is called 'She's Melting!', and is their first colored cuticle oil, looks green and smells green - lime, effervescence and fresh spearmint. Will retail for $6.00

For more info on Cuter Cuticles check out the links below!


For those that don't know, The Polish Pickup is a Facebook group where makers create a polish(or nail related item) based on a certain theme and all of the polishes are sold in the Polish Pickup store at the beginning of each month. Customers then get to pick which polishes they want and pay a flat rate shipping of $3(for US & Canada), cool right!?  -- International orders will be shipped at cost.

All of these Monsters and Mythical Creatures are available for pre-order on
October 6th at 11am EST through 
October 9th 11:59pm EST

All items will ship a minimum of three weeks after the pre-order closes.
This allows time for each maker to make their polishes and get them mailed to Polish Pickup.

THE POLISH PICKUP: SHOP||FACEBOOK

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17 comments

  1. Thank you for your detailed review! All your manis and photos are fantastic!

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  2. I love how you broke them down into 3 days! These swatches are amazing Cheyenne, thank you for putting as much time into this project and letting people like me make our lists based off your beautiful swatches!! Thank you again!

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  3. I've really enjoyed seeing your pictures of this month's offerings. Great job!

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  4. your pictures are so clear & crisp - they are so incredibly helpful (&lovely!). i've thanked you like 800 times on facebook so i won't say it again, but great job. now to whittle down my list... which got larger after seeing such detailed close ups of the polishes... oh i'm in trouble 😂😋💕

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  5. Wow, I haven't seen so many gorgeous polishes together in a while. I usually like only one or two, but these dark blue, green and purple color shifting beauties with flakies are all to die for.

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  6. These are all such gorgeous and unique shades!

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  7. Thanks for showing off our Beauty Bling! pendant!

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  8. OMG too much gorgeousness! My faves are the lizard green at the beginning, the red from Blue-Eyed Girl - Not Wound Up and the Chirality polish but I could go on and on

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  9. Oh wow. They're all so incredible! My favourite may be the Seahorse.. and the Kraken, wowzers. Totally wanna take a dive in those macros ;)

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  10. Wow, so many choices! Your swatches are stunning.

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  11. These are all gorgeous! I think my favorite is the Bluebird 😍

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