Monday, January 31, 2022

Polish Pickup February 2022 90s TV Swatches and Reviews

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Hi everyone! It's been a hot minute since I've posted, and I hope the start to the year has been going well for you. I've been working from home more lately with the increasing COVID numbers. Other than that, it's been really quiet around here. Tonight I've got a couple of this month's Polish Pickup shades and I'll be back later this week to share the new Noodles Nail Polish Winter and Valentine's Day polishes. I promise I won't be as much of a stranger around here. This month's inspiration is 90s TV, and boy did I watch a ton of tv during the 90s! I was born in the 80s, so I was full in on watching all the must-see tv and TGIF shows during the 90s. 

New to PPU? If so, here's how it works: Definitely join the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. You don't necessarily need to actively participate in the group, but it will give you a look at the polishes that will be available in the coming month. PPU themes are chosen by the people, often a few months in advance (brands need time to find their inspiration and test their polish). Any indie brand that has been around for at least a year can participate and each 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. *Shipping Price Update 2021* Orders weighing up to 7 oz will still ship to the US for $3 while all other US orders will ship for $5 (more for international and they just had to increase the pricing to Canada). Since all orders are pre-orders, shipping will take place about 3 weeks after the end of the pre-order.

     PPU starts Friday, February 4th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, February 7th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a bottle limit and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website. Shall we get to some pictures? 

Noodles Nail Polish The Points Don't Matter (2 coats)
Inspiration: Whose Line is it Anyway?
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: None

Did you watch Whose Line is it Anyway? I grew up a couple hours from Cleveland, so all Drew Carey shows were popular where I grew up. Apparently there's a revival of the show and I had no idea! If you love improv, you would love this show. This month Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish gives us The Points Don't Matter which is a light grey crelly base with metallic red/purple/blue/fuchsia glitters, matte light purple glitters, and holo sky blue glitters, as well as a touch of holo flakes. This one was more opaque than I expected, and it fully covered in 2 easy coats. It's definitely glitter dense, so I would recommend a glitter grabber topcoat, or 2 coats of a thicker topcoat to get that smooth finish. 

Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer Zoidberg (3 coats)
Inspiration: Zoidberg from Futurama 
Price: $12
Bottle Limit: 100 bottles

I've definitely watched plenty of Futurama! Zoidberg is a Decapodian doctor with a sad story. Soothing Soul Nail Lacquer gives us Zoidberg which is a bubblegum pink color with a blue pearlescent finish. Some pearl finishes can show brushstrokes, but with this one, they are very minimal. I went ahead and used 3 thin coats, but you may be able to get away with 2 if you use thicker coats or have short nails. It dries with no texture at all, but a topcoat really makes the pearl pop. Zoidberg has a cap of just 100 bottles, so you may want to add this to your cart early in case it sells out. 

There you have it folks! The website is ready for wishlisting, so head on over there to browse the beauties. If any item has a cap, you may want to check out right at 11 AM on Friday so they don't sell out.  What do you think? Which ones will you be picking up this month? 

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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