Polish Pickup "Rainbows" June 2021

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

Ah! Rainbows! Such a perfect and fitting theme for the Pride Month! I've been loving watching how the makers have been interpreting this theme. It's very difficult to incorporate all the ROY G BIV colors into a single polish while also have a variety of different polishes, so the creativity being shown through various inspirations is just incredible. All of the products shown here and many more will be available to pre-order Friday, June 4th, at 11am Eastern through Monday, June 7th, at 11:59pm Eastern only at PolishPickup.com!

BCB Lacquers

"Pfeiffer Beach"

Price: $13.00 | 150 Cap

Inspiration: The colorful sand at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, CA.

Description: "Pfeiffer Beach" is described as a dusty rose with a green/gold shifting shimmer and various flakies. Shown in 2 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This polish is packed full of beautiful flakies and shifting shimmers! Application is very easy and opacity is great. The purpley-pink metallic-like finish is just beautiful. It feels both dark and feminine, and is gorgeous when matte as well.

Find more from BCB Lacquers: bcblacquers.com

Cuticula Nail Lacquer

"Dash Landing"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: Rainbow Dash of My Little Pony.

Description: "Dash Landing" is a bright baby blue with a rainbow of iridescent flakes, contrasting Ultra chrome flakes, and small platinum flakes. This is a blue sibling to "Look What You Made Me Do" and "They're Minerals, Marie!" Shown in 3 thin coats, plus Cuticula's Limitless and Cloud Cover top coats.

Thoughts: This beautiful mix of iridescent and metallic flakes screams rainbow. Application was super smooth and easy, with the formula drying nice and quick. It is stunning with both gloss and matte top coats. The jelly base does sit sheer, leaving me with some slight VNL after 3 thin coats. I have slightly stained nails, and the sheer nature of this polish seems to have let some of this color through at 3 thin coats. I don’t think this is a problem though, but more a natural property of the lighter colored jelly base.

Find more from Cuticula: shopcuticula.com

Cuticula Nail Lacquer

Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat scented in 'Mermaid Munchies'

Price: $9.00 | No Cap

Description: The 'Mermaid Munchies' scent has top notes of sun kissed Valencia orange, California lemon and honeydew melon; middle notes of wild red berries, palm leaf and water lotus with bottom notes of hints of pink jasmine, vanilla orchid and apple blossom. Some benefits of Limitless include: a 5 free formula that is non-smearing, non-shrinking, and dries to a rock hard finish. Click here for a full list of benefits and ingredients in Limitless Quick Dry Top Coat.

Thoughts: I used this Limitless to seal in some mermaid scale stamping and even though I used the lightest brush strokes I could, I found some streaking happened. This seemed very unusual compared to other times I've used Limitless over stamping in the past, so I asked maker Amanda what she thought and the mystery was solved! I used Born Pretty's white stamping polish for the first time when creating this look, but I was unaware that it is *notorious* for streaking. Streaking has never been an issue for me when using Limitless in the past, so I know now to avoid this Born Pretty white whenever possible. As for the scent, it is amazing! It's such a perfect blend of sweet and tart fruit notes, along with subtle floral notes. I noticed the scent lasted around 2-3 days with regular hand washing as well, which is fantastic!

Find more from Cuticula: shopcuticula.com

Fair Maiden Polish

"Sparkle Like You Mean It"

Price: $11.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: Rainbow Brite.

Description: "Sparkle Like You Mean It" is a bright ultramarine blue packed with a variety of holo sparkle. Shown in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This one feels like a throwback, as it's just so beautiful in its simplicity. It is such a stunning sapphire blue jelly packed with holo glitter. Application was easy, and thin coats dry nice and quick. The texture of the dried polish was very nice as well, being much smoother than other glitter packed jellies I've used in the past. I found that 3 thin coats were perfect for even glitter coverage. Although it clouds the holo effect a bit, I loved the amount of depth created when a matte top coat was added.

Find more from Fair Maiden Polish: fairmaidenpolish.com

Glisten & Glow

"Rainbow Bridge"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: The Rainbow Bridge poem, in loving memory of all the amazing and loved pets that we all have lost over the years. May their lives on the other side be filled with comfort and wellness. We love and miss them so very much.

Description: "Rainbow Bridge" is a medium crème based polish loaded with rainbow flakes. Shown in 3 thin coats, plus Glisten & Glow's Top Coat and Matte Top Coat. Some may be able to reach opacity in only 2 coats.

Thoughts: This polish is packed with beautiful, light-catching iridescent flakes! Application was super smooth and easy with the paddle style brush, with each coat building nice coverage. This is amazing with a matte top coat as well.

Find more from Glisten & Glow: glistenandglow.com

Glisten & Glow

Cuticle Cuticle Care Pen Duo scented in 'Rainbows & Sunshines'

Price: $12.00 | No Cap

Description: Glisten & Glow's Cuticle Care Pen Duo features their Cuticle Remover Pen and Cuticle Oil Pen scented this month in 'Rainbows & Sunshines,' a wonderful blend of fresh, clean fruity blend of orange, peach, watermelon, strawberry and cranberry.

》Glisten & Glow’s Cuticle Remover gently softens and removes excess cuticle as well as eponychium skin. It contains distilled water, potassium hydroxide, coconut oil and fragrance. Directions: Apply generously to the cuticle area and let sit for 60 seconds. Next, gently push back with your favorite tool. Finally, wash hands and cuticles thoroughly with soap and water.

》Glisten & Glow Cuticle Oil Pen is a custom blend of Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, argan oil, castor oil, acai berry extract, tea tree oil and fragrance oil. Directions: Apply liberally to cuticle area and underside of nail plate; it can be applied to the nail plate approx. 2x’s daily.

Thoughts: Glisten & Glow's Cuticle Remover is gentle, yet powerful. It removes dry and dead skin, leaving fresh cuticles behind. Glisten & Glow's cuticle oil is the main oil I use personally. It provides long lasting nourishment while quickly absorbing into the skin and nails. The 'Rainbows & Sunshines' scent is wonderful! It’s super fresh and clean, with a hint of fruity sweetness!

Find more from Glisten & Glow: glistenandglow.com

Heather's Hues

"Rainbow 'Pourn'"

Price: $12.50 | No Cap

Inspiration: A drippy rainbow paint pour.

Description: "Rainbow 'Pourn'" has a bright violet base and is filled with a rainbow mix of neon and vivid glitters. Shown in 2 coats, plus 2 coats gloss top coat and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is a fantastic crelly formula! I love the mix of round and hex glitters. They are so bright and vibrant against the grape colored base. Application is easy with each thin coat being packed full of glitters and with opacity building quickly. I found each coat to self-level and no glitter fishing was necessary. Dry time is nice and quick as well. I opted for 2 coats of top coat for a smoother finish, but this isn't totally necessary.

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

Heather's Hues

WiTS Lotion scented in 'Taste the Rainbow'

Price: $7.25 | 50 Cap

Description: "What is This Sorcery?" or "WiTS" Lotion is packed full of skin-loving, nourishing natural ingredients that absorb quickly and leave your skin ultra moisturized. The 'Taste the Rainbow' scent smells like a handful of Skittles candy!

Thoughts: As I've said before, WiTS has been my go-to lotion for years now! I always have a jar somewhere within reach. It absorbs quickly with a non-greasy formula, and provides intense hydration. A little goes a long way. I would highly recommend it. As for the scent, it is spot on! It is both sweet and fruity without being overpowering. I stuck my nose in a pack of skittles to compare, and believe it or not, skittles don't have much of a scent on their own. However, once you get a mouthful of them, THAT is when you truly get the full aroma of Skittles! This lotion absolutely nailed that scent and smells just like how a mouthful of skittles tastes!

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

LynBDesigns

"Not Invisible"

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: While this polish does not have a specific inspiration, it is very special in that 10% of the proceeds will be going to the Trevor Project.

Description: "Not Invisible" is a green leaning neon teal crelly base with pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue neon glitter dots, scattered white shreds, and neon pink micro glitters. Shown in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is such a unique teal polish with a super fun glitter mix. It has a bit of a '90s feel to it as well. The formula sits slightly on the thin side, but not enough to be a problem or affect application. The add-ins aren’t super dense, so they build with each coat. I used “sweeping” dips to get the most out of each coat, but fishing for glitters wasn't necessary. Love this one when matte as well.

Find more from LynBDesigns: lynbdesigns.store

Moo Moo's Signatures

"Rainbow, Rainbow, Please Don’t Go Away"

Price: $13.50 | 100 Cap

Inspiration: The nursery rhyme "Rain, Rain, Go Away."

Description: "Rainbow, Rainbow, Please Don’t Go Away” has a clear base with a whimsical mix of lots of yellow/gold, green/purple and orange iridescent glitters, orange to gold to green chameleon flakes and gold holo micro shreds. Shown in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats. Also shown as a single coat over black (“Shadow” by Heather’s Hues [gifted]), as well as over a rainbow of colors (“Passports & Partying”, “Picnics & Playgrounds”, “Sailing & Sightseeing”, and “Beaches & Bikinis” by Glisten & Glow [all PR]).

Thoughts: This versatile polish is packed with beautiful holo and iridescence. It has such a strong shift with warm-toned pinks, oranges, and golds at the forefront and cool-toned blues and greens at the back end. The super smooth formula is perfect for building coverage alone or for use as a sparkly topper. It is stunning when over black but really caught my eye over peach, making for a perfect summer combo.

Find more from Moo Moo's Signatures: meimeisignatures.com

Night Owl Lacquer

"Colors Are Everything"

Price: $13.00 | No Cap

Inspiration: Kesha's song 'Rainbow,' currently one of maker Lindsay's favorite songs.

Description: "Colors Are Everything" is a fuchsia base with purple/red shimmer and a rainbow of crystal chameleon flakes. Shown in 3 coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: I'm loving this bold fuchsia base! Application was nice and smooth, with each coat being full of shifty flakes and shimmer. Individual coats do sit sheer thanks to the jelly base, so coverage and opacity is built from the flakes and shimmers with each coat. This is gorgeous when matte as well.

Find more from Night Owl Lacquer: nightowllacquer.com

PI Colors

"Light/Forest.000"

Price: $11.00 | 110 Cap

Inspiration: An image of a rainbow sloping gently over a serene mountain lake.

Description: "Light/Forest.000" is a gorgeous shifting multichrome green/gold with hints of blue violet and a lovely satin finish. Shown in 3 thin coats, plus gloss and matte top coats.

Thoughts: This is such a beautiful, elegant, and shifty polish! Application is smooth and easy. There are a few light brush strokes, but they seem to fade as the polish dries. Thin coats are best to avoid these brush strokes and any cuticle floods. I found it to be gorgeous when both gloss and matte.

Find more from PI Colors: picolors.com

Again, all of these beautiful products and many more will be available to pre-order Friday, June 4th, at 11am Eastern through Monday, June 7th, at 11:59pm Eastern only at PolishPickup.com!

About Polish Pickup

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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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