Polish Pickup | August 2021 | Elements

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Hello Sweeties! It's time for Polish Pickup August 2021!

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/products are sold in the Polish Pickup store at the beginning of each month. Customers then get to pick which polishes/products they want and pay a flat rate shipping of $3(US)!

The August 2021 theme is Elements!

And I have 45 of those polishes and products to share with you today!

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*All photos are taken indoors under 30W Daylight Bulbs with a Canon DSLR Camera.
*I angle my hand in direct lighting as well as low lighting to capture as many of the shifts as I am able.
*All photos shown with a fast dry top coat unless otherwise stated.

All Mixed Up Lacquers-State Of Mind

Price: 13.00 Cap: 150 Size: 15ml
Inspired by the Avatar. Described as a sheer white crelly with strong whitish/blue glow filled with green/blue and red/gold bold colorshift flakies. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Aurora Nail Lacquer-I See Fire

Price: 12.00
Cap: 200
Size: 12ml

Inspired by the song “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran from The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug. Described as a deep blue jelly polish packed with blue to green shifting multichrome flakies and sprinkled with red to gold shifting flakies. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Baby Girl Lacquer-Water On Mars 2.0

Price: 12.00
Cap: 100
Size: 15ml

Inspired by the mention of water being found on Mars. Described as a teal green/blue polish with a huge flakies assortment, as well as a touch of holo and iridescent blue/purple/violet shimmer. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up pretty well. Dries with subtle texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Baby Girl Lacquer-Glitter Be Gone! Peel Off Base Coat

Price: 7.50
Cap: 100
Size: 15ml

Love glitter, but you're beyond sick of the tedious removal problems?! Wanna know how you can pop off whole, glitter applications, without damaging your nail beds? It's way easier than you think! Baby Girl Lacquers unique concoction dries fast and you can easily peel off the glitter polish when you're ready. They are not the originators of POBCs, but they have said they tweaked their formula just a little. Use 2 coats for best results. Dries matte when it's time to proceed with polish.
Shown here in 2 coats alone as well as under polish. It lasted about a day for me with numerous hand washing and 1 shower but then I had to remove it to start my next round of swatching.


By Dany Vianna-Starry Sky

Price: 12.50
Cap: 300
Size: 11ml

Inspired by Starry Night by Van Gogh (Air). Described as a sheer blue base with holographic flakes and a colorful fun mix of matte and holographic glitters in different sizes and shapes. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer(as described) but built up well. Dries with a good amount of texture so I sealed this with 1 coat of Glitter Grabber plus 1 coat of a fast dry top coat.


Cameo Colours Lacquers-Mystic Waters

Price: 11.50
Cap: 105
Size: 15ml

Inspired by Bioluminescence in bodies of water. Described as a soothing, dusty mauve, full of scattered holo sparkle, with teal/navy/violet UCC flakes, blue metallic micro flakes, and silver holo micro flakes. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up well. Dries with a small amount of texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Colores de Carol-Terra

Price: 12.50
Cap: 200
Size: 15ml

Inspired by Earth. Described as a gold/green/red multichrome base with a green/aqua/gold magnetic shifting effect and iridescent chameleon flakes. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Colores de Carol-Fillin’ Ready

Price: 9.50
Cap: 80
Size: 15ml

Described as a multi-functional base coat that repairs and protects nails, and smoothes ridges while increasing color adhesion. Includes Vitamins E and C. Shown here in 1 coat alone plus with nail art.


Crystal Knockout-Offerings Of Earth

Price: 11.00
Cap: None
Size: 15ml

Inspired by Agriculture. Described as a light mint green crelly with copper shimmer, matte micro glitters in green and pink, blue/gold micro flakies, and metallic chameleon flakes in green, copper, gold, and fuchsia. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Cupcake Polish-Hydro-Pump

Price: 13.00
Cap: None
Size: 15ml

Inspired by the Pokemon, Squirtle. Described as a medium teal leaning blue polish packed with blue/green iridescent flakies and a matching blue/green/gold iridescent shimmer. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Cuticula Nail Lacquer-Dragon Glass

Price: 12.50
Cap: None
Size: 15ml

Inspired by the element of fire and Dragons. Described as a blacked amethyst base with shifting glass flakes in blue, green, and pink variances. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Cuticula Nail Lacquer-Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat

Price: 9.00
Cap: NoneSize: 15ml

'Pink Starburst'. Scent described as a sweet, ripe honeydew, hints of kiwi and mandarin. Followed with Watermelon and cherry notes with the tiniest hint of cassis. Rounding off this fragrance is a sugared musk bottom note with a shot of tart apricot. Smells just like a Pink Starburst candy.

Limitless is a 5 Free Scented Quick Dry Top Coat. This formula has a beautiful gloss that lasts for days. As an artist, you can now apply your top coat without the worry of smearing by using the floating method. Non shrinking, dries to a rock hard, glossy finish and keeps your mani protected and long lasting.

Shown here in 1 coat over nail art. Formula was good and applied well.


DRK Nails-PuriFire

Price: 13.00
Cap: 500
Size: 12ml

Inspired by Fire. Described as a violet jelly base mixed with iridescent aurora pigment. Shown here in 3 coats. Applied well. 

Katia explained that different top coats create different effects on the polish. So I tried it with a regular fast dry top coat(Glisten & Glow - index & pinky nails) as well as a water based top coat (Apipila Smudge Free top coat - middle & ring nails). However, I have spoke with a couple others who swatched it and we all had different effects with the different top coats. In my experience after about 10 minutes of dry time the shimmer did get stronger with a water based top coat, and the fast dry I used did dull that shimmer some. My suggestion is to just test all your top coats and see what works best for you since we all seem to have different experiences swatching it.


Fair Maiden Polish-Violet Storm

Price: 11.00
Cap: None
Size: 15ml

Inspired by an image of a violet-gray lightning storm amongst a field of tulips. Described as a violet gray base with holo sparkle, rose shimmer and pink/gold/green iridescent flakes. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Garden Path Lacquers-Eight Arms

Price: 13.00
Cap: None
Size: 12ml

Inspired by the cover artwork for the 1997 Veruca Salt album "Eight Arms to Hold You" (water element inspiration). Described as a plum crelly packed with iridescent metallic gold/green/purple shifting flakes. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Glisten & Glow-Night at Red Rocks

Price: 12.50
Cap: None
Size: 15ml

Inspired by one of the most beautiful concert venues in the US; Red Rocks Amphitheater located in Morrison, Colorado. Described as a rich burgundy jelly polish loaded with red, orange, pink, gold, green iridescent flakes with holo micro flakes and a touch of holo magic. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Glisten & Glow-Top Coat

Price: 7.50
Cap: None
Size: 15ml

Described as a Fast Drying, durable, long lasting top coat with days or weeks of no tip wear, or chipping. Crystal clear, shiny, glossy “wet/gel like" appearance. Seals and smooths out glitters and flakie polishes. Non smearing for stamping manis. Shown here in 1 coat over nail art. Formula was good and applied well.


Healthy Fawns-The Plentiful Petals Boxy Bag.

Price: 15.00 Cap: 50 Size: 5" x 2.5" x 2"
Described as a perfect little bag for small items when taking a large bag is just too much. Each bag comes with a iridescent phone cord style bracelet, aurora electroplated zipper, swivel clasp, and split keyring - perfect to hook onto backpacks or purses. I attach the Boxy Bags I have from HF to my keys and carry my mask, hand sanitizer, small vape and medicine in it. This is perfect for someone like me who has never really been a big bag/purse/pocket book person. It's lightweight and compact but big enough to store the basic on the go necessities.


Heart’s & Promises-September to Remember

Price: 12.50 Cap: 200 Size: 15ml
Inspired by Earth, Wind and Fire, the group. Described as a dark blurple holo base with blue shimmer making it lean navy blue. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Heather’s Hues-My Yellow Flame, She Dances

Price: 12.50 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by the fire dancer logo of Dave Matthews Band. Described as an orange jelly packed with red/orange/pink/gold shimmer, pink/red/orange iridescent flakes, red/copper/gold metallic flakes, and fire red holo micro shreds. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. If you have more of a free edge than I do then you may need 3 coats for full opacity. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Indie by Patty Lopes-Simple Beauty

Price: 12.00 Cap: 250 Size: 10ml
Inspired by Central Park in the fall. Described as a pinkish beige crelly base with crystal flakies and red and pink matte glitters. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula sheer but built up pretty well, I still had some VNL. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Indie by Patty Lopes-GAIA

Price: 12.00 Cap: 250 Size: 10ml
Inspired by Mother of Hearth Gaia. Described as a clear topper that is a mix of matte glitters and crystal micro flakies. Shown here in 1 coat, over a black creme plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Jior Couture-It Is Within Us

Price: 13.00 Cap: None Size: 12ml
Inspired by Artwork by Black artist, KT InfiniteArt https://www.instagram.com/ktinfiniteart/. Described as a blackened earth brown(cold) to deep sea blue(cool) to sky blue(warm) thermal that shifts gold, copper, green with chameleon flakes. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


KBShimmer-Lust At Sea

Price: 12.00 Cap: none Size: 15ml
Inspired by the echoes of the spectrum of colors only the setting sun and water can create. Described as a deep, purple-leaning indigo base glistens with an ultra-shifty shimmer that creates a nearly full spectrum of color. In bright light, golden tones give way to glimmering green and sparkling peach. In lower lighting, the magic of this lacquer truly shines, with pink hues flowing into copper and yellow. Green, aqua, and blue tones appear at some angles, while hints of purple dance at the edge of the nail. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


KBShimmer-Farmer’s Market Hand & Body Scrub

Price: 10.00 Cap: none Size: 9.5 fl. oz.
Farmer’s Market Hand & Body Scrub celebrates the earth’s bounty found at local markets. This fresh summer scent starts with a melody of fragrant clementine, ripe apple, and sweet melon. A bouquet of blooming lily, delightful freesia, and soft violet adds fresh floral notes, while a base of musk, amber, and rich vanilla adds a lasting depth pleasing to the senses.


Lemming Lacquer-Blow Me Away

Price: 13.00 Cap: 200 Size: 15ml
Inspired by a sunset with clouds full of stormy weather. Name taken from the song "Blow Me Away" by Breaking Benjamin. Described as a medium ocean blue jelly packed with shimmer shifting pink/orange/gold/green. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


LynBdesigns-Full Of Hot Air

Price: 13.00 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by hot air balloons. Described as an indigo based magnetic polish with green/blue/purple shifting magnetic pull, holo micro shimmer, and green/yellow/orange crystal flakies. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


MTK Design-Fire Woman

Price: 12.00 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by Fire Woman (song) visualized by the maker’s hair. Described as a matte red/black multichrome in a dark burgundy base. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Music City Beauty-Gaia

Price: 12.50 Cap: 100 Size: 15ml
Inspired by Gaia and represents Earth. Described as a green jelly scattered holographic with gold/green color shifting shimmer and blue/pink Aurora pigment. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Native War Paints-Fennekin

Price: 12.75 Cap: 200 Size: 15ml
Inspired by Pokémon X and Y fire type starter Pokémon, Fennekin. Described as a gold magnetic polish with mauve/red/orange/gold shifting shimmer. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish. Magnetic pull is very subtle.


Native War Paints-Earrings

Price: 10.00 Cap: 30 Size: 2 in x 2 in
Inspired by Fire. Described as tear drop shaped resin earrings with gold flakes with mauve/red/orange/gold shimmer in a black base on antique colored hooks.


Night Owl Lacquer-Magic Itself

Price: 13.00 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by the fire element because Lindsay and her husband are Leo and Sagittarius. Described as a blackened purple/burgundy/red/copper multichrome. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Pampered Polishes-Goblet Of Fire

Price: 12.50 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire. Described as a deep, navy blue jelly loaded with platinum silver, holographic, and blue flakes, and a subtle blue shimmer. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish. If you have more of a free edge than I do then you may need 3 coats for full opacity.


Paradox Polish-Alluvial Fan

Price: 13.00 Cap: 200 Size: 15ml
Inspired by Alluvial Fans. Described as a blue/purple/copper/pink/black multichrome Magnetic, with copper flakes, UCC flakes and scattered holo. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Penelope Luz-Queen Of The Sea

Price: 13.00 Cap: 700 Size: 10ml
Inspired by the goddess Iemanjá of the Candomblé religion. Described as a turquoise magnetic with a vibrant blue base. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Penelope Luz-Ray Of Light

Price: 13.00 Cap: 800 Size: 10ml
Inspired by the Sun late afternoon sun rays. Described as a gold magnetic with duochrome shimmer. Shown here in 1 coat, over a black creme plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


PI Colors-Cu(11).000

Price: 11.00 Cap: 120 Size: 15ml
Inspired by the blue green flame emitted when Copper (II) isotope is burned. Described as a sparkling polish with red, blue, green and gold aurora shimmer over a silvery green blue violet shifty base. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish-Heatwave

Price: 13.50 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by Weather Maps. Described as a mango yellow/orange crelly packed with red/orange/gold shifting shimmer and green/blue/purple iridescent flakies. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Rogue Lacquer-The Planet Needs You

 Price: 12.50 Cap: None Size: 13ml
Inspired by Captain Planet. Described as a cool blue crelly with red, gold and teal metallic flakes. Shown here in 2 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries with a good amount of texture so I sealed this with 1 coat of Glitter Grabber plus 1 coat of a fast dry top coat.


Rogue Lacquer-Desert Spring Base Coat

Price: 8.00 Cap: None Size: 13ml
Inspired by Captain Planet(water). Described as a sticky base coat that is infused with water from Prickly Pear that replenishes, revitalizes, and boosts hydration while Hydro-Functional Actives from Coconut and Castor Bean form a protective cover to the nails. Shown here in 1 coat alone, with nail art and plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well.


Sassy Sauce Polish-Whole Lava Love

Price: 12.50 Cap: 400 Size: 15ml
Inspired by a photo of lava pouring down with a beautiful sunset in the background. Named by Mary Sandberg. Described as a blue tinted jelly base with a strong glowing red/gold shift, micro red glitter, blue/purple shifting ghost flakies and a holo flame. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well.


Supernatural Lacquer-The Odds Are Good

Price: 12.50 Cap: 200 Size: 15ml
Inspired by Aereon the Elemental from Chronicles of Riddick. Described as a multi-holo base with yellow/orange/green colorshift shimmer and flakes. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was sheer but built up well. Dries with some texture so a top coat is needed for a full, glossy finish.


Sweet Heart Polish-Petal To The Metal

Price: 9.50 Cap: 100 Size: 15ml
Inspired by the gorgeous floral fabric Cassandra chose for her IPU offering, the Plentiful Petals Boxy Bag. Described as a creamy pale turquoise with green/gold/pink aurora micro flakes and a copper shimmer throughout. Shown here in 3 coats, plus top coat. Formula was good and applied well. Dries smoothly with no texture however a top coat is still recommended for a full, glossy finish.


Vibrant Vinyls-Double Bond Base Coat

Price: 8.00 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by Red Hot Candies. Scent described as smelling exactly like Red Hot Cinnamon Candies; sweet, spicy and red hot. Shown here in 1 coat alone plus with nail art. Formula was good and applied well.


Vibrant Vinyls-Fast & Hard Top Coat

Price: 8.00 Cap: None Size: 15ml
Inspired by Red Hot Candies. Scent described as smelling exactly like Red Hot Cinnamon Candies; sweet, spicy and red hot. Shown here in 1 coat over nail art. Formula was good and applied well.


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2 comments

  1. Your swatches are always flawless! And never a month goes by that you don't show me something that I just can't live without!! All kidding aside, I know it's a lot of work, and I appreciate your perfection!!

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  2. Heather's Hues I think it's called is Amazing looking! Plus so so many more! How do I ? Where can I?? Fill in the blanks! Lol.. Luv almost all colors!

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