Polish Pickup "Animation" October 2020

*Products shown were provided as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

You guys finally did it! Animation month is here!!! The smell of sweet nostalgia is in the air. With makers drawing inspiration everywhere from Nicktoons, to anime, and everything in between, this months offerings are all unique and charming. Just like animation itself! All of these beautiful products and many more will be available to pre-order Friday, October 2nd at 11am Eastern, through Monday, October 5th at 11:59pm Eastern, only at PolishPickup.com!


Cupcake Polish

"Tale As Old As Time"

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: Belle’s iconic dress in our favorite animated film of all time: Beauty and the Beast.

Description: "Tale As Old As Time" is a yellow polish filled with magical red shimmer and flakies and a hint of holographic flakies for added sparkle! Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This polish is a very flattering shade of yellow with all the warm shifty shimmers and flakes! It applies super smooth and easily, drying quickly as well. It has a very nice visual texture from all the flakes, catching the eye.

Find more from Cupcake Polish: www.cupcakepolish.com



"Pretty Guardians"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: Sailor Moon

Description: "Pretty Guardians" is a black base with red, purple, aqua, blue, and gold metallic micro flakes. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus Cuticula's Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat and Cloud Cover Matte Top Coat.

Thoughts: This is all the fabulous Sailor Scouts packed into one sparkly polish! Application was very easy in thin, buildable coats. The dense metallic flakes left some texture behind once dry, but a single top coat smoothed it out nicely. The black jelly base was very easy to touch up and left no staining on the nail or cuticle.

Find more from Cuticula: shopcuticula.com



Confection Nail Fortifier Duo

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Description: This duo includes (2) ½ ounce jars of Confection in candy and bakery scents inspired by Sailor Moon. 'Pink Sugar Heart’ is a blend as sweet as Sailor Moon with Pink sugar and fruity sweet tarts. ‘Moon Prism Power, Cake Up!’ is a fluffy birthday cake blended with sweet rich, buttercream frosting.

》Confection Nail Fortifier is a non greasy creamy formula fortified to help nails stay strong and healthy with moisturizing ingredients for the ultimate nutrition for your nails. Click here for a full list of benefits and ingredients in Confection Nail Fortifier.

Thoughts: These smell absolutely scrumptious! Especially if you have a sweet tooth as big as mine. lol. 'Pink Sugar Heart' reminds me a bit of the 'Sweet Escape' scent from earlier this year, but with more warm and fruity notes. And ‘Moon Prism Power, Cake Up!’ smells JUST like fresh, vanilla birthday cake. But as for Confection in general, I love this stuff! It is the most "matte" lotion I've ever used. Wearing and removing polish multiple times per week can be harsh on your nail plates, and Confection helps restore moisture to the nail without leaving a layer of oil behind. I just make sure it's good and absorbed before putting on my base coat. And remember, a little bit goes a long way, so just a dab will do ya!

Find more from Cuticula: shopcuticula.com


Dollish Polish

"Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: Schoolhouse Rock! A powerful, yet fun educational TV series that started in 1973 and ran all the way through the 90's.

Description: "Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?" is a creamy taupe with a sprinkling of color-shifting shimmer, and packed with metallic shreds in shades of yellow, orange, blue and green. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus a glitter burying coat (Glisten & Glow’s Glitter Grabber), along with gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: The creamy coffee colored base and the subtle, delicate shimmer of this polish are just beautiful! This definitely hits that 70s vibe on the head and couldn't have gotten any closer to the inspiration. Application was easy, but I thought the formula could use just a few drops of thinner for a more even coat application. I used a glitter burying top coat because there were a few "pokey-outy" flakes, but this wouldn't necessarily be needed for everyday use.

Find more from Dollish Polish: dollishpolish.com


Fair Maiden Polish

"Cat & Mouse"

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: Tom & Jerry

Description: "Cat & Mouse" is a mousey taupe with red-orange shifting flake, aurora shimmer and subtle holo sparkle. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This polish may just be my favorite of this group. It is such a beautiful, shimmer packed, dusty mauve shade. I truly believe this would be very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. It applies perfectly in thin, even coats. It's absolutely stunning glossy and matte as well. I went with 3 thin coats, but shorter nails could probably get away with only 2 coats.

Find more from Fair Maiden Polish: fairmaidenpolish.com


Glisten & Glow

"Truly Outrageous"

Price: $12.50 | 380 US Cap | 15 UK Cap

Inspiration: The popular 80’s tv series: Jem and The Holograms!

Description: "Truly Outrageous" is a burple jelly/crelly with various shades, shapes and sizes of pink glitters. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus Glisten & Glow's Glitter Grabber, gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: How fun is this polish?! Glisten & Glow makes amazing glitter crellies, and this one is no different. I did let it sit upside down for a bit before applying for the best glitter distribution. It has very nice, buildable coverage. I'm loving this one matte as well!

Find more from Glisten & Glow: glistenandglow.com


Glisten & Glow

Top Coat

Price: $7.50 | 230 US Cap | 5 UK Cap

Description: Glisten & Glow Top Coat comes in a 15 ml bottle.

》Glisten & Glow Top Coat is an award winning fast dry glossy top coat. Some benefits include: 2-4 minutes or less drying time; durable and long lasting with days or weeks of no tip wear, or chipping; crystal clear, shiny, glossy "wet/gel like" finish; seals and evens glitters and flakie polishes; non smearing for stamping manis; glows under black light.

Click here for a full list of benefits and ingredients in Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Thoughts: Glisten & Glows top coat is a great go-to! It's super shiny and quick drying, and is the top coat I always grab for any nail art with stamping. I tend to be a bit heavy handed with top coats, but I have never had it smear anything.

Find more from Glisten & Glow: glistenandglow.com


Heather's Hues


Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: Tina Belcher from Bob's Burgers

Description: "Butts" is a blue (cold) to sheer nude (warm) thermal with a strong blue to pink shimmer, blue to mauve to violet iridescent and multichrome flakes, baby blue holo microshreds, and a touch of holo microflakes. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats. Also shown as 2 coats over white plus gloss top coat.

Thoughts: This... this is a stunning polish! It applies super smooth and easy, building coverage very nicely. It transitions easily, even for us human icicles. Also, I'm obsessed with it over white! It creates a whole new look, perfect for the winter season.

Find more from Heather's Hues: www.heathershues.com



"Permission to Be Fabulous"

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: Skeletor... with kittens!!

Description: "Permission to Be Fabulous" is a periwinkle blue to white thermal with a mix of glitters in shades of purple, blue, lavender, pink, and buttery yellow. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: The glitters make this one just so much fun! They pop so well in both the warm and cool states. The formula seemed a touch on the thinner side for LynB polishes, but it applied perfectly in super smooth, even coats. I definitely recommend trying this one matte as well. It's beautiful!

Find more from LynBDesigns: lynbdesigns.store


Night Owl Lacquer

"Hot Pants Rain Dance"

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: The "Paraders of the Lost Float" episode of Bob's Burgers.

Description: "Hot Pants Rain Dance" is a stormy grey crelly packed full with several shades of crystal chameleon flakes to create a rainbow effect. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is such a beautiful polish that kind of reminds me of stained glass. It applies very easily, with the flakes laying down nice and smooth. Night Owl makes some stunning flakie bombs, and if you were a fan of “Candy Coated," you'll probably like this one as well.

Find more from Night Owl Lacquer: nightowllacquer.com


Pepper Pot Polish

"Death By Snu Snu!"

Price: $11.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: The "Amazon Women In The Mood" episode of Futurama.

Description: "Death By Snu Snu!" is mauve to gold (with slight olive-y green) shift with holo. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: What a hilarious inspiration and name! lol. I'm such a sucker for golds, and this one's coppery tones are just perfect for fall. The shimmer is just stunning! It has a very smooth and easy application. Brush strokes are little to none, and any that are present are easily straightened out. Wonderful all around!

Find more from Pepper Pot Polish: pepperpotpolish.com


PI Colors


Price: $11.00 | 80 US Cap | 5 UK Cap

Inspiration: Toudou Kirin from the anime The Asterisk War, a talented swordswoman with extraordinary abilities.

Description: "Kirin.000" is a pale grayish purple crelly with a mix of black, white, purple, and hot pink glitters of various shapes and sizes. This polish is topped off with a shifty violet, gold, and hint of green pigment for that extra shimmer. Shown here as 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is such a sweet polish. The delicate shimmer is so pretty and perfect. This one is wonderful matte as well. It does sit on the sheer side, but more coats allows for more sweet glitters sandwiched in each layer! The maker, Trish, did let me know, however, that she would be adding just a touch more opacity and glitters to the final product. To get the best distribution of glitters from crellies, I always suggest allowing the bottle to sit upside down before use and gently shaking between coats.

Find more from PI Colors: www.picolors.com


PI Colors

"Renzuru" Whipped Soap Sugar Scrub

Price: $7.00 | 40 US Cap | 3 UK Cap

Description: Also inspired by Toudou Kirin, and named for her sword technique embodying the accuracy and precision of the advanced art of folding origami paper cranes from one sheet of paper, "Renzuru" is a lovely multi purple toned whipped soap and sugar scrub combination that comes in a 4 oz jar. This scrub gently exfoliates the skin, while also giving a moisturizing cleanse. Topped with decorative sugar hearts, sugar pearls, and biodegradable silver and violet glitters. This product has a lovely scent with a uniquely created blend of freesia, honey, amber, tea, vanilla, cocoa, bergamot, oats, and pear notes.

Thoughts: This sugar soap is lovely! It has such a rich, creamy texture that creates a beautiful, luxurious lather. The sugar leaves the hands feeling super soft, smooth, and refreshed. The long lasting scent is delightful, coming across as mostly floral with some sweet and fruity notes as well.

Find more from PI Colors: www.picolors.com


Again, all of these beautiful products and many more will be available to pre-order Friday, October 2nd, through Monday, October 5th, only at PolishPickup.com!

About Polish Pickup

Polish Pickup is a monthly pre-order sale offering nail polishes and other handmade items from your favorite indie makers based on a theme voted on by the community. The shop opens at 11am Eastern on the first Friday of the month, and closes at 11:59pm Eastern the following Monday. The website typically opens for preview/wishlisting the Sunday before the sale begins.

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*Products shown were provided as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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