Can you believe that it’s already almost the end of February? In a couple of days, it’ll be March, and with March comes the books theme for Polish Pickup! The books theme was a long time coming, almost making it in over the past couple of months and then just being voted out. Finally, the books theme won, and I for one am really excited about it! I have been seeing a few books that I know and enjoy, and others that I haven’t read before – along with lots of pretty polish!
If Polish Pickup is new to you, here’s how it works: prior to each month’s Polish Pickup weekend, there is a period for nominations, and then voting for a theme. These are announced in the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook group, if you’d like to keep up with them there. Once a theme has been selected, participating makers all make a nail polish or other nail care and related items according to the theme. These are revealed in the weeks leading up to the pickup weekend. Finally, on the first weekend of the month, all of the items are available for purchase in one convenient shop. For March, the shop opens at 11 am EST on March 2 and is open for three days, until March 5. That is the only time that this nail polish is available! Enough talk – time for swatches!
The Northern Star Polish contribution to March’s Polish Pickup is called Family Secrets. This is inspired by the book Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews. Kristen, the maker behind Northern Star, says: ‘Family Secrets is inspired by VC Andrew’s gloriously trashy gothic horror Flowers in the Attic, which is about a family with three generations of secrets and major issues. My sixth grade class was scandalized by the Dollanganger’s lives and twisted family tree as we secretly passed the book back and forth!‘
This is a deep pinkish red polish with scattered holo and turquoise and navy blue micro flakies. The navy flakes were more visible to me in the raspberry-coloured base. Shown here are 2 coats of Family Secrets with top coat.
This is such a great shade! I don’t find myself wearing reds all that much, but the microflakies in this one make it more wearable for me. The formula on this polish was also fantastic – perfect in 2 coats.
You can see all of those little flakies in the macro! So pretty!
Family Secrets will be available from 2-5 March in the Polish Pickup shop, or from 2 March to when it sells out, whichever comes first! Only 150 bottles of this shade will be available, so be sure to get your order in early if you want it. It will be priced at $10 for a bottle.
I have never read Flowers in the Attic, but this made me go look up a synopsis. It looks like the type of fun, trashy book that you kind of want to stop reading… but can’t put down! Have you read it before?