Monday, February 25, 2019

Ellagee returning to the March 2019 Polish Pickup with Funhouse!

Press Sample

Happy Monday, dear readers! Do I have some great news to share with you today! I am thrilled to share that ellagee polish will be returning to the Polish Pickup for this weekend's opening! 

For those not familiar with Polish Pickup, let me fill you in! Each month, theme suggestions are submitted by polish fans, narrowed down by the Pickup, and then voted on. The winning theme is then used as the inspiration by indie brands to create stunning polishes. These polishes (and other fantastic goods) are then available for purchase during the first weekend only of each month. It is a great way to pick up items that fit your favorite themes without having to subscribe to a box or end up with polishes you don't want. With Polish Pickup, you can choose as many or as few polishes or items that you want, and there is no obligation to make a purchase each month. The concept is genius, and it has taken the indie world by storm since it was created!

The theme for the March Pickups (the Polish and Indie Pickups have been combined and is now "The Pickups") is Album Covers. I have bee enjoying the reveals as they have been coming, and this particular polish is going to be a favorite for the upcoming spring and summer months. After taking a break the past few months, Laura's latest creation, Funhouse, is bound to be a found on many fingertips as the weather warms up. This polish is a thermal so you can really appreciate it in its full glory this spring. Let's check it out!

Cold State

Funhouse is described as a coral red to clear thermal polish with hot pink to gold shifting shimmer and gold flakes. This shade was inspired by the P!nk's album of the same name. This is what Laura of ellagee had to say about this beauty:

I love P!nk for her bold individuality, her amazing music, and her incredible performances. I hope you'll find this polish as eye-catching and fun as she herself is!

I can only speak for myself, but I know I love it!

Warm State

With the cold front that has come through Arizona, I actually got to enjoy both states covering the majority of my nails. When it comes to thermal polishes, it is common for me never to see the cold state, other than maybe on my nail tips when my nails are on the longer side, so this has been a fun wear for me. I've not made it a secret that I'm rarely drawn towards thermals as I tend to strongly prefer the colour of the cold state, and thus not get to see it much on me, but there have been a few that I've come across that I enjoy immensely. Funhouse is one such polish. While I do have a preference for the cold coral state, both versions are lovely! I'll be sad when it inevitably stops transitioning, but I love the coral shade so I won't mind when it comes to pass.

For these swatch photos, I applied two coats of Funhouse and followed up with top coat for an extra glossy finish. Because the warm state is clear, you may want to consider layering this over a nude polish if you wish to avoid visible nail line. With two coats, I could still see some nail line, but the gold flakes do offer quite a bit of coverage. A third carefully placed coat would likely cover the little bit that remained for me. I had no issues with application and found that Funhouse applies beautifully to the nails.

Funhouse will be available for purchase from The Pickups this Friday, March 1st through Monday, March 4th. It will retail for $12 per bottle, and there is no cap on the number of bottles available. Please note all orders submitted through The Pickup is submitted as a pre-order. Because indie brands have to ship to Pickup headquarters for final shipment to customers, orders take approximately three weeks to ship out to consumers.

Will you be adding Funhouse to your Pickup order? Do you have a preference between the cold and warm states? Do you think ellagee capture's P!nk's energy with this polish? I'd love to hear what you think!

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

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  1. Oh! Mama likes. This is the first thermal I've been seriously tempted by. That coral with gold flaky goodness. Rawr!

  2. Woooow how pretty! I love the shift, it’s to die for!

  3. This is so unique. I love the shift in it. I haven't worn a thermal in a long time but that should be remedied.

  4. Oh so pretty! Funhouse is my kind of shade. I like both states of this pretty thermal

  5. I feel like the warm state would conflict with my skin tone but that cold state is stunning!!!

  6. I agree that the coral is absolutely gorgeous!

  7. This polish is especially flattering on your rich, warm skin tone!

  8. Wow I absolutely loooove the transition, such complimentary colors!

  9. I love the theme, and I love this thermal polish! It looks stunning in both states.


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