Friday, May 26, 2017

Ellagee for June's Polish Pickup: I Shall Call Him Squishy

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers, and TGIF! To celebrate the end of the week and the upcoming weekend, I have the new Ellagee Polish shade to share with you for the June Polish Pickup. If you're not familiar with Polish Pickup, let me briefly fill you in! Each month, everyone is encouraged to submit theme suggestions to Polish Pickup here. The organizers choose their favorite suggestions from the submissions and present these online here for voting. Once the theme is selected, indie makers create their polish inspired by the theme. Then, the first weekend of every month, the Polish Pickup shop opens for just four days for customers to pre-order their desired polishes for the theme. Customers can purchase as many or as few shades as they want: there is no committing to polishes you may not want! It's a great way to enjoy themed polishes without breaking the bank for something you don't want, but I have to warn you, there are usually so many amazing shades to choose from that you may end up blowing your polish budget in no time! Now let's get to today's post!

The winning theme for the June Polish Pickup is "Under the Sea". Laura, the creative mastermind behind Ellagee Polish use the photo posted above as her inspiration for her gorgeous creation. Presenting: I Shall Call Him Squishy!

Described as a having a hot pink base with flakes and a blue flash, I Shall Call Him Squishy is a stunning interpretation of the inspiration photo and the perfect shade for summer! I am in love with this colour, and I definitely will be sporting it on my fingers and toes all summer long! The formula is thicker than the average mainstream polish, but it is on par with the thickness of many other indie brands and still incredibly easy to apply. I have it shown here with three thin coats plus top coat for opacity, but those that tend to paint with a heavier hand may find they only need a single coat to cover any visible nail line. This polish is simply divine, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

I Shall Call Him Squishy and other polishes created for  June's Under the Sea themed Polish Pickup can be purchased from the Polish Pickup website located here. The shop will be live from Friday, June 2nd at 11am EST until June 5th midnight EST. Please note that the shop will ONLY be open during this time, so if you want any of the polishes from the June Polish Pickup, please mark the dates on a calendar so you can get those orders in! Also to note, all purchases are made as a pre-order. Please allow two to three weeks after the preorder has closed for polishes to be shipped to you. Choose as many or as few shades as you want!

List of makers participating in the June Polish Pickup:

Are you excited about the June Polish Pickup? Are you thinking of picking up I Shall Call Him Squishy? What sea creatures are you excited to see being brought to life as polish? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. This is so bright and fun! Love the shimmer.

  2. This color is intense! I love it so much!

  3. ooh that shade is gorgeous!

  4. That shade is so pretty and perfect for summer.

  5. Beautiful swatch and polish. I'm glad to see a hot pink among the aquatic theme!

  6. You are right - I seriously blew my budget on this release!

  7. I love the subtle blue flash. This is such a pretty shade for S/S!

  8. Laura did such a great job with this polish. I love how vibrant it is!


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