Polish Pickup Marine Magic August 2022 Swatches and Review
Polish Pickup is about to reopen on Friday August 5 at 11AM EDT with a pre-order running through Monday August 8 at 11PM EDT. This month the theme is Marine Magic, so prepare yourself for all things aquatic and squishy! In case you didn’t already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group.
Anchor & Heart Lacquer Baby Beluga is a silver linear holo with turquoise shimmer and various white and blue-toned glitters. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. It had a great formula and quick dry time and needs top coat for smoothness.
Inspiration: the children’s song by Canadian musician Raffi featuring baby beluga whales
Price: $13 / no cap
KBShimmer Jelly Much? is a pink-leaning cherry jelly with sparkly gold-green-blue multichrome iridescent shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. It had a medium-fast dry time and I recommend thin coats with shimmer heavy polishes like this.
KBShimmer Restoration Drops is my absolute go-to polish thinner! This contains ONLY butyl acetate and ethyl acetate, so it won’t ruin your 5-free polishes with chemicals they are not supposed to have thin them. This is by far the most economical thinner I have found with only these ingredients – the cheaper beauty supply ones contain chemicals that can degrade glitter and shimmer or even contain straight up paint thinner. I use this for any thicker polish, polishes where I accidentally left the cap loose, and most often for my top coats. This will revive a completely dried polish if you add it in stages.
Price: $7 / no cap
KBShimmer Salt Water & Mermaids Sugar Scrub is a moisturizing sugar scrub containing 9.5 oz of product. The fragrance notes are ocean mist, sea grass, agave nectar, and coconut milk.
Ingredients: Sucrose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
Music City Beauty I’m So Jelly is a carrot orange jelly with pink-gold-green microflake multichrome iridescent shimmer and subtle holo shimmer. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will do. This had a wonderful, fast-drying formula.
Inspiration: leafy sea dragon
Price: $6 / no cap
Wildflower Lacquer Squishy is a periwinkle jelly with turquoise-blue-pink multichrome iridescent shimmer and holo microflakes. I wore it in four thin coats, but two or three will cover. It had a great, fast dry time and was glowy without brushstrokes.
The Polish Pickup is a monthly event in which multiple indie makers create polishes on a single theme. Find them at: