Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Ethereal Lacquer: July 2019 PPU

Ethereal is bringing back a much loved PPU shade and a new companion shade for this month's Polish Pick Up.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer: July 2019 PPU


Available at the The Polish Pick Up Shop 7/5-7/8.

Moonlit Machete
A moonlit tanzanite jelly base with a murderous mix of iridescent flakies, aurora shimmer and a large particle multichrome flake.
Inspired by Jason’s Moonlit kills and the ever present blood that glistens on his machete!
no cap

Shown is two coats with topcoat, formula was good and as expected for a polish so packed with flake! (slightly thicker than a typical plain jelly polish)

xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer for Polish Pick Up: Moonlit Machete
xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer for Polish Pick Up: Moonlit Machete
xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer for Polish Pick Up: Moonlit Machete


Moonlit Machete and my favorite mug! Shot in kitchen lighting near a bright window, this polish is such a morpher under different lights!






The companion exclusive polish will only be sold on Ethereal's site.

Moonlit Mist
A deepened indigo base with iridescent flakies, aurora shimmer and small particle color shifting flakies
no cap
Available July 9th at 9pm Eastern - July 15th 9pm Eastern
***Use code Moonlit for free shipping on US ORDERS for Moonlit Mist

Shown is two coats with topcoat, the formula was good.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer: Moonlit Mist
xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer: Moonlit Mist
xoxoJen's swatch of Ethereal Lacquer: Moonlit Mist


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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Lollipop Posse: July 2019 PPU

July's PPU is a rewind! What that means this year is that brands are making polishes from past PPUs. Some will be in the PPU shop, and some will be in the brand's shop! Lollipop Posse Lacquer is doing both!

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse July  2019 PPU


Available in the Polish Pickup Shop 7/05 - 7/08 will be 'Spirit of the Kohaku River 2.0'
no cap
Inspired by characters from the film "Spirited Away", it is the embodiment of Haku's true form in a nail polish bottle. At the end of the film, Chihiro helps Haku remember that before Yubaba took his name, he was the spirit of the Kohaku River.
This gorgeous shade is a blue crelly base with duochrome shimmer that shifts between green and blue, scattered holographic pigment, and a smattering of pink/gold/bronze/green multichrome flakes. Karen states there are not many noticeable differences between the original and the 2.0 version, although the holographic pigment used is slightly different.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Spirit of the Kohaku River 2.0
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Spirit of the Kohaku River 2.0
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Spirit of the Kohaku River 2.0


Lollipop's second re-release, 'Your Name Belongs to Me Now 2.0'
no cap
Available at lollipopposselacquer.com from 7/14 - 7/31.
Inspired by Yubaba (also from "Spirited Away") and her name-stealing ways. This shade is a navy blue crelly that suspends red/green shifting shimmer, rust/red/green shifting multichrome pigment, and holographic flakies.
Please note that due to pigment changes by the manufacturer, the 2.0 version of this polish is visibly different from the original in several ways. The new shifting pigment causes the base to lean a darker shade of navy, but there is definitely more multichrome shift!

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Your Name Belongs to Me Now 2.0
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Your Name Belongs to Me Now 2.0
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Your Name Belongs to Me Now 2.0

Both polishes are shown in two coats with topcoat and have fantastic formulas. I am so glad that we're all getting a second chance at polishes we missed, what will you be picking up?

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lollipop Posse: Single Batch LEs and Group Custom

Lollipop Posse is doing a very special launch with single pour batches and the orange group custom. All of them are limited and launch on June 15th, 2019, 9 PM EDT at https://lollipopposselacquer.com/ The single pours are not able to be recreated or restocked once they have sold out.

**NOTE** Orders placed after June 21st will be considered a pre-order and will be shipped after June 30th.



The result of an expensive, late night mixing accident in the Lollipop lab. The result is beautiful, though!

Seriously Fudged Up
a sky blue crelly based absolutely PACKED with pink shifting Aurora shimmer and scattered holographic pigment and microflakes.

You guys. Sakura blossoms against the blue sky in Japan. That is what this polish totally is. Two fantastic coats shown here with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Seriously Fudged Up
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Seriously Fudged Up
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Seriously Fudged Up


“And the grass was so green against my new clothes
And I did cartwheels in your honor
Dancing on tiptoes
My own secret ceremonials
Before the service began
In the graveyard doing handstands”
-Florence and the Machine, “Only if for a Night”

Secret Ceremonials
a jewel-toned, royal purple base filled with linear holographic pigment and accented with a multitude of color-shifting iridescent flakes.

The holo in this is delicious and opaque in one coat. I used two just in case. :)

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Secret Ceremonials
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Secret Ceremonials
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Secret Ceremonials


“Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Of a confession
Fearless on my breath”
-Massive Attack, “Teardrop”

Most Faithful Mirror
an aqua creme base accented with scattered holographic pigment, holographic flakes, several color-ways of shifting iridescent flakes, and green shifting Aurora shimmer.

Creamy holo? Yes please, with sugar (flake) on top! Two dreamy coats with topcoat. Quite opaque, may get away with one coat in a time pinch.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Most Faithful Mirror
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Most Faithful Mirror
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Most Faithful Mirror


“Yeah, you don't know my mind
You don't know my kind
Dark necessities are part of my design
Tell the world that I'm falling from the sky
Dark necessities are part of my design”
-Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dark Necessities”

Falling from the Sky
a silver ultra-holographic, packed with linear holo pigment, scattered holo pigment, holo microflakes, and orange-shifting iridescent flakes.

Cram packed with all things holo, Karen is bringing it! Two coats with topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Falling from the Sky
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Falling from the Sky
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Falling from the Sky


“So take this moment Mary Jane and be selfish
Worry not about the cars that go by
'Cause all that matters Mary Jane is your freedom
So keep warm my dear, keep dry”
-Alanis Morissette, “Mary Jane”

...and be selfish
a muted grass green crelly filled with pink shifting Aurora shimmer and red/gold multichrome flakes.

I am obsessed. This green is the perfect shade and the coppery looking shift in the flake has me shook. Grab it if you can! Shown is two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse ...and be selfish
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse ...and be selfish
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse ...and be selfish


“Can't keep my hands to myself
No matter how hard I'm trying to
I want you all to myself
You're metaphorical gin and juice
So come on, give me a taste
Of what it's like to be next to you
Won't let one drop go to waste
You're metaphorical gin and juice”
-Selena Gomez, “Hands to Myself”

The Orange You Glad to Be Here June group custom, available on the Lollipop site June 15th - 30th. Inspired by Karen's ultimate summer jam (well, one of them!).

Metaphorical Gin and Juice
a neon orange matte base packed with aqua shimmer and green/gold shifting iridescent flakes. Looks amazing in the original matte finish or with a glossy top coat! I'm showing it both ways below.

Please note, neon orange does not render accurately on any viewing device. This is super bright highlighter neon orange.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Metaphorical Gin and Juice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Metaphorical Gin and Juice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Metaphorical Gin and Juice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Metaphorical Gin and Juice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Metaphorical Gin and Juice
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse Metaphorical Gin and Juice

The formulas on all of these were smooth and easy to apply as per the norm with Lollipop's fantastic formulas.
Tell me which of these are your favorites in the comments below!


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