The theme for Polish Pickup is Weird Science. I was interested to see what this month brought since there were so many different directions that makers could have gone with this theme. Do they get inspiration from the movie? From a specific science subject? Or maybe a science experience?? The possibilities seemed endless! I have 22 of the August PPU products to share and there is such a fun range of inspirations, colors, and finishes!
Polish Pickup will be open from Friday, August 7th to Monday, August 10th. You can grab your polishes here!
All swatches done using Vapid Lacquer – Commitment Issues Peel Off Base Coat and Quixotic Polish Fancy A Quickie glossy top coat. Pictures taken in direct lighting with a natural daylight Ottlite.
I Need Space Stamping Plate
I Need Space is a 18 x 10 cm stamp plate filled with awesome science themed images.
Cap: 250 US | 50 UK
I did two manis using the I Need Space plate!
I’m Weird is described as a orange brown highly pigmented cream. Meant for stamping but can also be used as a regular polish.
Cap: 80 US | 20 UK
AURORA 5-Free Nail Lacquer
A Nice, Greasy Pork Sandwich Served in a Dirty Ashtray
A Nice, Greasy Pork Sandwich Served in a Dirty Ashtray is described as a brown flakie bomb packed with bronze and gold metallic flakies and scattered metallic purple highlights. Inspired by the scene from the movie Weird Science where older brother Chet attempts to make Gary and Wyatt throw up when they come home drunk.
Cap: 200 US | 20 UK
Having a Good Time Being Catatonic in a Closet
Having a Good Time Being Catatonic in a Closet is described as a sheer effect topper that invokes the wonderfulness of Wyatt’s blue kitchen and the reds and browns from nanny and grampy’s frocks from the movie Weird Science.
Cap: 100 US | 10 UK
Bee’s Knees Lacquer
Not Such a Fungi
Not Such a Fungi is described as a warm peachy nude full of red to green shimmer. Inspired by the Chordyceps fungus. It’s known as the zombie fungus as the spores take control of the host’s mind and is a real fungus but you might know them from the video games The Last of Us!
Practically Inseparable is described as a baby pink crelly loaded with flakies and shimmers. Can be worn alone or as a topper. Inspired by Nina Tucker from Full Metal Alchemist.
Sake Up Close
Sake Up Close is described as a red jelly-based nail polish packed with bronze and gold metallic flakies, orange/green/gold iridescent flakies, and a hint of bronze glitter.
Fair Maiden Polish
It’s Glow Time
It’s Glow Time is described as a dark teal jelly based polish with a fierce yellow green shift (aka “glow”) that starkly contrasts the dark teal. The iridescent orange and green shifting flakes mimic the fireflies and add dimension. Inspired by Synchronous Fireflies. This synchronous species of fireflies are very special, and they exist only in a handful of places throughout the world. No one is sure why the fireflies flash synchronously. Competition between males may be one reason: they all want to be the first to flash. Or perhaps if the males all flash together they have a better chance of being noticed, and the females can make better comparisons. Fireflies light is bioluminescent, which makes for a fun inspiration when designing a polish.
Constellations in a Jar
Constellations in a Jar is described as a dark blue jelly with small and large holo glitters to mirror the twinkling of stars! Inspired by the DIY project – Constellation in a Jar.
Cap: 75 bottles
Beat the Heat
Beat the Heat is described as a solar polish that is a bright orange indoors and purple in the sun. Its kissed with iridescent purple-pink-gold-green shimmer, iridescent flakes in orange-pink-gold-green, and a hint of holo sparkle. Inspired by Tesla’s “rainbow glass” which keeps heat and UV rays out which saves energy in the Tesla electric car.
Cap: 200 US/20 UK
Cyberpunk is a purple, pink, gold, and green multichrome in a dusty blue base with holo micro flakes and sparks. Inspired by the cyberpunk sub genre of science fiction, particularly the bright and electric colors against a muted dystopian landscape.
Cap: 250 bottles
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
You Are Stellar
You Are Stellar is a teal leaning green with pink iridescent color shift flakes, pink Aurora shimmer, and holographic microflakes. Inspired by the M16 Eagle Nebula.
Petri Dish Picasso
Petri Dish Picasso is described as a neon teal crelly with various sized matte glitters in neon pink, blue, green, and yellow, orange and matte glitters in teal and lavender. Inspired by agar art.
Music City Beauty
Odderon is described as a light turquoise crelly with strong red shimmer and gold flakies.
Cap: 95 US/5 UK
Stranger Things is described as a shimmer packed candy apple base, with iridescent flakes that sparkle like fireworks… even if you’re in the Upside Down. Inspired by the Netflix artwork for Stranger Things 3.
Nail Hoot will also be offering their Matte Talons top coat this month for Indie Pickup. Perfect your manicure with Nail Hoot’s super matte, fast drying top coat. Matte Talons is easy to use, doesn’t streak, dries quickly, and has a flat brush for a fuss-free application.
Night Owl Lacquer
Surreal Lights is described as a black based multichrome that shifts green/teal/blue/purple/magenta with holo dust and crystal chameleon flakes that shift yellow/pink/green. Inspired by the science behind the polar lights.
Nvr Enuff Polish
Chemical Reaction is described as a bright teal polish with a blue/green metallic shift and lots of linear holo! Inspired by a scientist hard at work in their laboratory making chemical formulas.
Cap: None US 20 UK
Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish
A Good Day for a Rocket Launch
A Good Day for a Rocket Launch is described as a sky blue crelly with red, white, and blue glitters and gold shimmer. Inspired by maker Kristen’s selfie taken with her boyfriend at the Kennedy Space Center for the SpaceX Launch on May 30th.
Polished For Days
Fire Rainbow is described as a sheer pale blue base packed with orange-yellow-green shifting iridescent flakes and a small scattered holographic flake.
Rainbow Ice Ice Baby
Rainbow Ice Ice Baby is described as a creamy white base loaded with a rainbow of micro metallic flakes. Inspired by the rainbow ice experiment. This is a fun way to teach very basic chemistry concepts in how sodium (Na) from salt (NaCl) reacts to ice by heating it up and causing it to slowly melt.
Seventy Seven Lacquer
Blue Lava is described as a violet based polish with a purple/pink/orange/copper shimmer blend and silver holo micro bars.
Cap: 350 US 50 UK
The Incredible Pants
The real weird science is not how gamma radiation turned Bruce Banner into the Hulk, but how those pants manage to survive the transformation.
The Incredible Pants is described as a royal purple crelly with a green/blue/violet/red mix of multichrome and color shifting shimmer.
Twisting Nether Lacquer
Chronitons is described as a violet jelly filled with different sizes of neon pink glitters and neon pink micro flakes. This lacquer absolutely glows with a blue shimmer cause by the neon pink micro flakes. Inspired by Chronitons from Futurama.
Cap: 120 US 10 UK
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