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Polish Pickup | Ancient History | March 2020

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The theme for this month’s Polish Pickup is Ancient History. For me, this theme was a bit of a wild card. I’m not at all a history buff, so I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised with what makers have come up with (and even more surprised that I was actually somewhat familiar with some of the inspirations).

Polish Pickup will run from March 6th (11am EST) to March 9th (11:59pm EST). During the shopping window, you can buy bucket loads of indie polishes, beauty products, jewelry and more for a flat rate shipping price of  US $3.00/CAD $5.00.

Ready to start window shopping?? Polish Pickup is now open for wishlisting and pre-sale browsing. Take a look here!

I have seven PPU polishes to share with you all. Let’s get started!

All swatches done using Vapid Lacquer – Commitment Issues Peel Off Base Coat and Cuticula Nail Care – Limitless  Quick Dry Top Coat. Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.


All Mixed Up Lacquer

Celtic Relic

Inspiration: Irish Castles

Celtic Relic is described as a green tri-thermal shifting from apple (hot), to medium green (warm), to dark green (cold). Filled with scattered holo, small iridescent, gold and emerald glitters, two different crystal flakies, and UCC flakies.

Price: $12.50

Cap: 120 US | 10 UK

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Hot State
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Warm State
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Cold State

Heather’s Hues

The Lycurgus Cup

Inspiration: The Lycurgus Cup, a 4th century Roman glass cage cup. This color-changing cup is made of dichroic glass, which shows a different color depending on whether or not light is passing through it (red when lit from behind and green when lit from the front).

The Lycurgus Cup is described as a gold/gree/red multichrome magnetic polish that’s sprinkled with iridescent flakes and glitters that shift from red to gold to green.

Price: $12.50

Cap: 120 US | 15 UK

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Two coats, unmagnetized
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Two coats, unmagnetized

Jior Couture

Is Such A Thing Even Possible?

Inspiration: Ancient Aliens

Is Such A Thing Even Possible? is described as a dark blue, light blue, teal/turquoise multichrome magnetic polish with a celestial blue glow in the dark.

Price: $11.50

Cap: None

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Two coats, unmagnetized

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Quixotic Polish

The Sacred Peacock

Inspiration: Zeus and Hera (Duo with Polished For Days)

The Sacred Peacock is described as a dusty grey blue base with a stunning violet to gold to green pastel multichrome shimmer.

Price: $12.50

Cap: 400 US | 15 UK

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Rogue Lacquer

Persian Nights

Inspiration: Ancient Persia, one of the oldest civilizations.

Persian Nights is described as a bright orange red coral with red, gold, indigo color shifting flakes and micro holo shreds.

Price: $12.00

Cap: TBD

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Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer

Honey, I’m Rome

Inspiration: The Colosseum of Ancient Rome.

Honey, I’m Rome is described as a burgundy/wine base with gold to orange to pink to red shifting pigment and a sprinkling of iridescent teal blue microglitters.

Price: $13.00

Cap: 175 US | 25 UK

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Supernatural Lacquer

Your Father Smelt of Elderberries

Inspiration: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Your Father Smelt of Elderberries is described as a blackened purple base with pink shimmer and pink/gold shifting flakes.

Price: $12.00

Cap: None

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Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for video swatches of all seven polishes and for more indie nail polish fun!

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