Monday, July 3, 2017

Ellagee Polish Pickup: Hard Cider

Press Sample

Good afternoon, dear readers! Has you favorite indie polish brands contributed to collaborative subscription boxes and you had to miss out on it? Perhaps you only wanted a single polish from the box offerings, or maybe the box was just too expensive for your budget? Maybe it's a little bit of both? Trust me, dear readers, I have been there many times, and I know just how frustrating it is to try and determine whether or not your desired nail polishes are worth the extra cost. It's not always easy to find others to split the subscription boxes with you, and I have been burned a few times when it comes to people backing out after I've already paid the initial costs. It is not a fun situation to be in AND NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANY OF THOSE THINGS!! Thanks to Polish Pickup, you can now purchase only the indie polishes you want!

Adrienne and Sarah of Fair Maiden Polish recognized the dilemma faced by many lacqueraholics, and the result is the Polish Pickup. A theme suggestion document is put on the website each month, and individuals can submit up to three suggestions for consideration. Once the time frame for submissions ends, the top 10 suggests can then be voted on to determine the next upcoming theme. Indie makers then take the selected theme and create a polish. There is no set list of indie makers that participate every month so if your favorite indie brand isn't participating this month, you may see them in the future!

For today's blog post, I have the July Polish Pickup shade by Ellagee to share with you! The theme for this month's shop is "Cocktails & Mocktails", and Laura's contribution is inspired by and named Hard Cider.

Hard Cider is a beautiful brown holographic polish with copper and gold microflakes. This polish is evocative of fall, so if you're already eager for the weather to cool down or for Halloween to be here, or if you just love brown polishes, Hard Cider is sure to win you over! I found the formula to be really smooth and easy to work with. It's not too thick or thin for my personal reference and is nicely pigmented. I used two coats for opacity before topping my nails off with top coat for the photos shown here.

Hard Cider and other polishes created for July's Cocktails & Mocktails-themed Polish Pickup can be purchased from the Polish Pickup website located here. The shop will be live from Friday, July 7th at 11am EST until July 10th midnight EST. Please note that the shop will ONLY be open during this time, so if you want any of the polishes from the July 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 July Polish Pickup:

Alter Ego Body Care Products
Anchor & Heart Lacquer
Anonymous Lacquer
BLUSH Lacquers
Chirality Polish
Contrary Polish
Darling Diva
Different Dimension
Fair Maiden
Fanchromatic Nails
LE Polish
Leesha's Lacquer
Lilypad Lacquer
Lollipop Posse Lacquer
Ms. Sparkles
My Indie Polish
My Stunning Nails
Nail Hoot
Night Owl Lacquer
Northern Star
Polish 'M
Polish My Life
Pretty Jelly
Sassy Pants Polish
Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer
Stella Chroma
Supernatural Lacquer
Toadarrific Vinyls
Top Shelf Lacquer
Turtle Tootsie Polishes

Are you excited about the July  Polish Pickup? Have you seen other offerings that you need? I'd love to hear from you!

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

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  1. I love these boxes! I love how it's create your own box - the only thing I don't care for is that i have no self control! HAHA :) This one is so stunning, it makes me want to snuggle next to a warm fire.

  2. What a great idea for a box. I've skipped boxes because I didn't want all the polishes.

  3. i love this! But I'm also afraid of the damage this can do to my wallet! lol

  4. I'm a sucker for a good brown. This is SOOOOOOO good!

  5. Mmmm this makes me CRAVE fall!

  6. I love the warmth of this so much - it honestly makes me want some cider!

  7. Gorgeous swatch and polish. Another great theme this month!

  8. This looks so pretty, perfect polish for Autumn x


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