Hi everyone! How is it May already? It both feels like March and August at the same time. I got my second vaccine recently, and I’ll be officially protected on Cinco de Mayo. If that’s not a reason to get some delicious Mexican food, I don’t know what does. I had a few side effects for the second one, but they weren’t severe, and they went away quickly. Even if it was worse, I’d still get the vaccine in a second. This month’s Polish Pickup theme is Guilty Pleasures, and boy do I have plenty of those. Well, most of these pleasures should be guilty, but I have 0 cares given if someone thinks they’re silly. Wishlisting started today, and I’m embarrassed to say I have 10 items already waiting to go into my cart. Oops! New to PPU? If so, here’s how it works:
PPU starts Friday, May 7th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, May 10th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a cap and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it’s gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised…which is rare) on the PPU website. Time for swatches!
Noodles Nail Polish Crazy Plant Lady (3 coats)
Inspiration: Being a crazy plant lady. Do I need more plants? Nope. Am I going to buy more plants? YEP.
Bottles Available: No limit
Starlight and Sparkles Gilded Phoenix (1 coat) over 2 coats of Zoya Raven
Inspiration: Inspired by Gilded Phoenix is a gilt-y pleasure inspired by unicorn pee polishes being quite a few people’s guilty pleasure!
Bottles Available: 150
We got a unicorn pee topper!!! I feel like it’s been a hot minute since we’ve gotten a really good UP topper/polish. If you don’t know what UP pigment is, it’s a green to red color-shifting pigment that is extremely hard to find. As far as I know, the pigment is no longer made, which makes polishes containing this pigment cost more. Gilded Phoenix isn’t just a plain UP topper, it contains a fine sprinkling of gold shimmer and microflakes. The Starlight and Sparkles bottles are a full 15 mL, so you are getting plenty of pigment here. I find these toppers work best over darker bases (the shift just isn’t as apparent). I used one thin coat of Gilded Phoenix for my swatches, so this bottle is going to last a long time. Oh, and it dried with no texture, so a thin topcoat works well with this one.
Starlight and Sparkles Sparkly Things Page Marker and Charm Set
Inspiration: Inspired by t
Number Available: 40
I feel so seen by Issa from Starlight and Sparkles! Give me all the sparkly and color shifty things. Things are a little different this month as there are 3 page markers and 3 charms instead of having 5 page markers and 1 charm like previous months. The rivoli crystals shift color depending on the lighting and the angle they’re looked at. The three colors of crystals are: light lavender that shifts to light blue, an iridescent lilac-to-celadon, and vibrant teal to purple.