Friday, August 18, 2017

Stella Chroma July 2017 Polish Pickup Exclusive Swatches and Review: Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

Stella Chroma Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule (3 coats)

Hi guys! TGIF! I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours tonight, so this must be a quick post. Well, somewhat quick because I still need to explain this super awesome new thing called the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. Do you hate it when a new indie box comes out with multiple brands and you only really love one of the colors? What do you do then? Destash the ones you don't want? Just suck it up and buy it and keep them all because you're too lazy to destash? Well, there's now a group and website called Polish Pickup that will open for suggestions for box themes for the upcoming month. Everyone votes, and the winner becomes the theme for a future box. Any indie brand can participate and has their own specific inspiration picture and polish for that month. All you need to do is go to the Polish Pickup site during the pre-order window (the first Friday-Monday of the month) to make all of your purchases of these exclusive polishes. There's no need to pay for multiple shipping charges; since this is a pre-order, all polishes get sent to Polish Pickup and they send you the polishes you ordered. Yup, it's that simple. 

Now that I've explained a little more about Polish Pickup, I must give you some bad news. The polishes I have to show for the next few days are no longer for sale. I don't get any of them before the release so I have no way to promote them here on the blog (definitely stop by the Facebook Group for some awesome swatches though). The good news is that you will have the chance to purchase from the next Polish Pickup with the "Fall Foliage and Fun" theme. The polishes I'll be showing you have the theme of "Cocktails & Mocktails" and were released back in July. I'm not a big drinker, but I'll have one once in awhile. 

Tonight's polish is from Stella Chroma with the inspiration drink called the Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule. Full disclosure: I've never had a Moscow Mule, let alone a Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule. That said, I knew this polish was my #1 pick for the month. I've never seen a polish like this, and I have quite the collection. Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule is a peachy nude crelly base with loads of copper and ultrachrome flakes and gold shimmer. It dried a tiny bit darker on my nails, but that could be from my skin tone. It was a bit sheer, but built up well in 3 coats. I love this polish and should have bought a backup. Yes, it's that interesting and unique. Removal was fairly painless, but worse than removing a creme. 

Again, you can learn more about the Polish Pickup on their Facebook page and website and here are the appropriate links for more information on Stella Chroma (websiteFacebook pageFacebook Fan GroupTwitter, and Instagram). Have a wonderful weekend! 

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