Polish Pickup | April 2019 | Famous Work of Art

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 Hello Sweeties! It's time for Polish Pickup April!

If you don't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group where makers create a polish/product 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(US)!

April's theme is Famous Work of Art!
Reviews are in Alphabetical order by brand name. Read on for more info!
1850 Artisan Polish-Ballerina

Inspired by the many ballet paintings by Edger Degas. Described as a ballet shoe pink that glows with copper and aurora shimmers and is filled with iridescent red to green flakes and delicate gold microflakes.

$12.50 - Capped at 100

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was sheer but builds up in 2-3 coats depending on you visible nail line. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Anchor & Heart Lacquer-Desert Paint

Inspired by Erin Hanson’s style of open impressionism - specifically Fins at Dawn and the rest of her 2016 “The Orange Show” collection. Described as a vibrant coral neon with purple aurora shimmer, and iridescent flakies that shift orange/pink/lime/purple.

$12.50 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Aurora Nail Lacquer-The Quill Of The Cock

Inspired by “Girl with Peacock Earrings” by paper artist Yulia Brodskaya. Described as a rainbow flakie explosion in a bottle, “The Quill of the Cock” also follows their peacock theme for Polish Con.

$12.00
Cap: 75US||10UK

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was sheer but builds up in 3-4 coats depending on your visible nail line. Can also be worn as a topper.  Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


Bluebird Lacquer-Centaur of Attention

Inspired by Jason and His Teacher by Maxfield Parrish. Described as a deep glowy ruby red linear holo.

$11.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well, didn't really need a second coat, It is opaque in one coat. The polish is extremely pigmented and can leave a mild stain but this is prevented with a base coat. A mini base coat will come with each purchase.


Colores de Carol-Balloon Dog

Inspired by Balloon Dog Sculpture by Jeff Koons. Described as a burnt orange base with a multichrome shift to it with iridescent flakes.

$12.50 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with subtle texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Colors By Llarowe-The Muse

Inspired by Picasso’s Dora Maar. Described as a reddened purple intense linear holo with red and blue flame.

$11.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Ellagee Polish-Autochrome 1914

Inspired by one of the very first color photographs, which was taken in 1914 of the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. Described as a smokey pale blue scattered holo with denim blue shimmer and a variety of red to copper and tiny grey flakes.

$12.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with subtle texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Fair Maiden-Force of Nature

Inspired by a sculpture by artist Lorenzo Quinn. Described as a periwinkle jelly polish jam packed with shifting iridescent teal flakes and subtle holo sparkle.

$12.00 - Capped at 125

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up well in 2-3 coats depending on your visible nail line. Dries with texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


Great Lakes Lacquer-On His Shell, He Holds The Earth

Inspired by Turtle art by Alicia De La Cruz of Leesha's Lacquer. Described as an deep ocean(cool) to light sky blue(warm) thermal glowing with vibrant blue to purple shifting aurora shimmer and orange to gold to green iridescent flake.

$13.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


Heather’s Hues-Sunshine is the Best Painter

Inspired by the windows in La Sagrada Familia. Described as a sheer black jelly with holo and packed with a rainbow of multichrome flakes and holo micro shreds.

$13.00
Cap: Cap-160US||40UK

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was sheer but builds up in 2-3 coats depending on your visible nail line. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


JReine Cosmetics-Desire

Inspired by a New Orleans streetcar painting. Described as a very dense OGUP topper. It contains both small and large UP.

$13.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 1 coat over black plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


KBShimmer-Wave After Wave

Inspired by The Ninth Wave, a painting by Ivan Aivazovsky. Described as a stormy base of gray with subtle lavender tones.  A strong coppery red to gold magnetic shimmer is set off by gold flakes, while bits of micro holo flakes add a hint of sparkle.

$10.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish. I used the Duo Magnet Wand from Lantern & Wren.


Lacquer Lust-Drowning My Sorrows

Inspired by Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein. Described as a muted navy blue thermal to tan with iridescent glitter, holo silver micro glitter, rose gold micro flakes and blue and copper shimmers.

$12.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Lemming Lacquer-The Birth Of Venus

Inspired by The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. Described as an ocean blue jelly with a rainbow mix of iridescent flakes with dominant shades of purple, blue, pink, orange, and gold.

$13.00
Cap: 250US||25UK

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


Lollipop Posse Lacquer-Images Of Broken Light

Inspired by glass sculptures of Jack Storms. Described as a soft, iris-purple crelly that shifts to amethyst under low light. Filled with a green/aqua/purple shifting Aurora shimmer, holo microflakes, and aqua/green/purple shifting iridescent flakes.

$13.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


LynBDesigns-Magenta Girl

Inspired by Lora Zombie’s Magenta Girl. Described as a pale magenta tinted base loaded with magic holo flakies, pink to red to gold to violet shifting shimmer, violet to red to purple to orange shifting flakies and orange to pink to gold shifting flakies.

$13.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was on the sheer side but builds up well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


Music City Beauty-A Beautiful Start

Inspired by Monet’s Impression Sunrise. Described as a turquoise/mint crelly with red to gold shifting shimmer.

$12.50
Cap: 70US||5UK

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Native War Paints-Ms. Monroe

Described as a neon pink crelly packed with various neon red, green, blue, purple, yellow glitter.

$12.50 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


 Night Owl Lacquer(PPU)-Poplars at Sunset

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh's 1884 Avenue of Poplars at Sunset. Described as a taupe base filled with lots of red/gold/green aurora shimmer and charcoal flakes.

$12.50 - Capped at 400

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Night Owl Lacquer(IPU)-Moon Glow

Described as a blacklight reactive, super quick drying glossy top coat that bonds to wet polish and prevents yellowing, dulling & chips.  It does not smear nail art or cause shrinkage.  (Performs the same as their Patience Not Required top coat but glows in blacklight)

$6.50 - Capped at 200

Shown here in 1 coat over a white(pointer & middle) as well as 1 coat over a black(ring & pinky).
The glow is stronger over a white or lighter color but still has a glow over darker shades.


Pahlish-The Woman in Gold

Inspired by Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold. Described as a soft chocolate creme with crushed gold flake and scattered bronze/gold/green multichrome shimmer.

$12.50 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Pampered Polishes-Soldier Take Warning

Inspired by Salvador Dali’s Soldier Take Warning. Described as a mossy green with a teal to green shifting shimmer, holo flakies, holo, and ultrachrome chameleon flakies.

$12.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish-Georgia's Flowers

Inspired by "The White Flower" by Georgia O'Keeffe. Described as a delicate almost-white lavender holo crelly packed with gold shimmer and a hint of green-teal Aurora shimmer.

$12.50 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Rogue Lacquer-The Thinker

Inspired by a sculpture by Rodan, the thinker. Described as a super sparkly green to bronze to red holo contrast shimmer with scattered holo and copper bronze green ucc flakes.

$12.50 - Capped at 350

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Serum No5 Lacquer-The Souls Of Millions

Inspired by one of the many infinity rooms by Yayoi Kusama. Described as a thermal dar gray(cool) to light gray(warm) with holographic shimmer and tiny rainbow shimmer and flakes that glows in the dark.

$14.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Seventy Seven Lacquer-Deathly Monotonous

Inspired by Paul Cezanne’s Pyramid of Skulls. Described as a grey/taupe creme base with gold/red/orange UCC flakies, copper sparks and a magical mix of shimmers..

$13.00
Cap: 90US||10UK

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Sweet Heart Polish-Purple Haze

This polish is a little different then others by being inspired by a photo Cassandra took of a recreational, but legal in several states, plant. Described as a purple leaning magenta jelly with purple to red shifting and red to gold shifting aurora shimmer with a rainbow of shifting crystal flakes.

$13.00
Cap: 75US||10UK

Shown here in 3 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a smooth, glossy finish.


Top Shelf Lacquer-The Blue Window

Inspired by Henri Matisse's painting titled The Blue Window. Described as a super shifty polish in a dark blue base that shifts through 4 colors (purple, green, yellow and orange) and has a ton of holo sparkle.

$13.00 - No Cap

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


Turtle Tootsie Polishes-L O V E

Inspired by the Philadelphia LOVE sculpture in Love Park. Described as a dark pink holo jelly leaning red, with aqua blue shimmer and blue holo micro glitter.

$11.00 - Capped at 200

Shown here in 2 coats plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture. Top coat needed for a full, glossy finish.


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Comment below with what pretties you plan on purchasing this month!! 

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2 comments

  1. A fabulous offering from ppu again this month,my favourite is Top Shelf Lacquer The Blue Window.Your my favourite ppu swatcher. ��

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  2. So many beauties this month! I love the wide-open themes that inspire different shades, effects and finishes. The Bluebird red holo was one that went on my purchase list because it looks like it will work superbly for stamping too.

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