Monday, April 30, 2018

Ellagee Polish for the May Polish Pickup: Regina Phalange

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Happy Monday, dear readers! I'm not normally an anti-Monday person in general, but I am exceptionally excited to see the start of a new week today. I head off to New York City later this week! I'll be there covering The Makeup Show, so that's something fun to look forward to on the blog. Until then, let's jump in on something else I find exciting: the May Polish Pickup! Not familiar with the Polish Pickup? Let me briefly fill you in!

Each month, indie nail polish fans are invited to suggest themes indie makers can use to inspire their goods. Fans are encouraged to vote of their favorite themes, and a winner is named every month. The indie makers, in turn, select something specific that is inspired by the monthly theme and creates a nail polish or related item that can then be purchased. Rather than having a themed monthly box, which is at one set price and purchasers have to take the full box, Polish Pickup is different in that fans can purchase the specific items they actually want. It is not a subscription service so you don't have to pick up anything if you opt not to, and there is no worrying about "skipping". Not that I filled you in, let's jump on in!

The winning theme for the month of May is the 1990's, and indie makers have gone all out to select their inspirations! Laura, the indie maker behind the brand Ellagee Polish, pulled her inspiration fro the television sitcom, Friends, specifically the character Phoebe's alter ego, Regina Phalange. Let's get a closer look at what Ellagee has in store for Polish Pickup shoppers this Friday!

Regina Phalange is a brilliantly sparkly orange scattered holographic polish with shimmer that shifts from hot pink to orange to gold.

While it is described as being orange, it definitely is has a strong coral lean to it. Even though I love my oranges and would have been thrilled with a true orange shade, I think Laura went a great direction with this polish. It will eventually be summer around here, although some days the weather makes me think otherwise, and corals seem to be a much more popular colour than orange.

Regina Phalange is densely pigmented, and as a result, the formula is a little on the thicker side. I personally did not find it to be too difficult to apply, although those that like thinner formulas may want to add a few drops of nail polish thinner. Due to the pigmentation, it could potentially be a one coater, particularly on shorter nails. The thickness did make application a little uneven so I went with two thinner coats, as seen with a layer of top coat for these photos.

I LOVE this colour, and it is definitely going to be a go-to shade for on my toes this summer! Even though it applied pretty decently, I'm going to add a little bit of nail polish thinner to mine as it is currently slightly too thick for my taste.

Regina Phalange will be available for purchase on the Polish Pickup website this Friday, May 4th through Monday, May 7th only. It will retail for $11, and there is no limit on the number of bottles that can be purchased. Please note that purchases are made as a "pre-order" through the Polish Pickup, and it may take up to three weeks for items to ship to customers.

Have you started getting your wishlists ready for the May Polish Pickup? What are you planning to buy? I'd love to hear your top choices!

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

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  1. This is SOO much fun and the name is perfection! ;) Plus it totally makes me think of the plane scene where "theres something wrong with the left phalange?" *Rachel Questions
    "There is no left phalange" Flight attendant says

  2. What a pretty orange! I love the inspo too!

  3. I love that this one leans coral, totally my jam and perfect for the summer!

  4. LOL Regina Phalange! This month is so nostalgic! I'm still creating my list and it's really tough this month!

  5. Wow! this is such a pretty color!!

  6. I like the sparkle that this color has.

  7. I don't buy orange polishes but this one is different - it's fabulous.

  8. I LOVE this! I love coral polishes and the shimmer is fab!

  9. This color is STUNNING! perfect for summer!

  10. Regina Phalange was one of my favourite things about F.R.I.E.N.D.S (and the other was Monica and Chandler growing in love and maturity together), so I'm typing this with a smile on my face. This is a great polish for the Summer!

  11. Beautiful swatch and polish. I didn’t watch Friends but I’m loving the inspiration!

  12. Oh my gosh I LOVE this! I love anything with a Friends reference, really! :)


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