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Polish Pickup December 2018 (Cameo Colours, Ethereal Lacquer, Chirality, Seventy Seven Lacquer)

This month I am combining my Polish Pickup swatches into one post! This month I have shades from Cameo Colours, Ethereal Lacquer, Chiralty, and Seventy Seven Lacquer to share.

New to Polish Pickup? Every month, PPU has a theme voted on by fans. Tons of indie makers then create a polish inspired by that theme. You can order as many shades from any maker participating that month for a flat rate of $3 shipping in the U.S. You can learn more about PPU on their website here! This month’s theme is “enchanted forest”, and these polishes will be available from December 7-10th on the Polish Pickup website. For the month of December, PPU will not be a pre-order, meaning that these shades will all have  cap, but they will ship much faster than usual! This means the women and makers behind PPU can have a joyous holiday season, and you’ll get your pretties even sooner.

First up is “Keebler Paradise” from Cameo Colours, which was inspired by an elven tree. This shade will have a cap of 80 bottles of polish. 

Keebler Paradise is a deep mossy green base with a golden magnetic effect, silver holographic microflakes, and red/bronze/copper chrome flakes.

I used two coats of polish for my swatch photos. I used a polish magnet on my second coat of polish and again over top coat. I usually hold the magnet over the wet polish for 20-30 seconds. 

Ethereal Lacquer created “Spellfrost”, a beautiful sheer polish that can be used on its own or as a topper. The cap for this shade is still being decided. 

Spellfrost is a pale periwinkle jelly with glowing violet shimmer, a blend of iridescent flakes, and a touch of micro holographic flakes. 

Here is Spellfrost used as a topper over my favorite one-coat black polish from 1850 Artisan Lacquer. I used one coat of black and one coat of Spellfrost on top. 

Here’s a close-up of this beautiful combo!

“A Gathering of Faeries” from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer was inspired by an enchanted forest in the evening. This shade will have a cap of 50 polishes. 

A Gathering of Faeries has a dust grey base with a hint of purple, plus holographic pigment, pink shimmer, copper sparks, taupe microflakies, violet shimmer, and clear holographic pigment. 

I used three coats of polish for these swatches. This shade would also make a beautiful topper!

Chirality created “Bewitching”, a beautiful blue. This shade has a cap of 46 bottles. 

Bewitching is a medium blue polish with strong purple shimmer, black and purple microglitters, black and purple shreds, blue to purple shifting microglitter, and sparkling dark blue microglitter. 

I used two coats of polish for my swatch photos. The flakies applied beautifully across the nail as well. 

Thank you so much for reading! If you’d like to keep up with my blog, take a peek at the right-hand sidebar where you can follow with your email address or WordPress account. You can also find me and my swatches on Instagram @rachelaughsnails.

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