Some items in this post were provided for my honest review.
I’m back with the rest of the Polish Pickup shades for January! The Polish Pickup store will be open from 4-7 January to get all of these shades. I’ve already shared the A-C brands and Sarah has posted about the Li-Z brands on her blog. Today I have the D-Le brands and there are some real beauties in here! I’ll start things off with a brand that’s new to me and to Polish Pickup, Danglefoot Nail Polish.
Danglefoot Nail Polish
Danglefoot Nail Polish Sword of the Rightful King is inspired by King Arthur. It is described as a grey to purple thermal with pink/green aurora shimmer.
Well, isn’t that lovely? I really like both purple and blue polish, so a thermal that shifts between the two is sure to appeal to me. The official description says grey to purple but it reads more as icy blue (warm) to purple (cold), perhaps because how packed it is with that gorgeous icy blue shimmer.
In these pictures, I’ve used two coats of Sword of the Rightful King plus top coat. The formula was great and it was easy to get a thermal shift. Here it is in its fully cold state:
Sword of the Rightful King will be priced at $12.50 per bottle. There will be 100 bottles available.
Dollish Polish Make Like a Tree and Leaf is inspired by a Dryad (tree nymph). This polish is described as a stunning duochrome, flashing from sage to a rose pink, and loaded with holo micro flakes in shades of silver, carnation pink, and magenta pink, and UCC emerald/olive/magenta micro flakes.
I think sage is a good colour descriptor! Such an earthy, brownish green. It’s packed with magenta-gold flakes, holo microflakes, and green shimmer. In these images, I’ve used two coats plus top coat. I was very happy with the formula on this polish.
I really like how earthy shades look on me, and of course all the little flakes in this one are lovely!
Make Like a Tree and Leaf will be priced at $13 for a bottle and will not be capped.
Dreamland Lacquer Release the Kraken! is inspired by the kraken, a massive sea beast most closely resembling a giant octopus or squid. The kraken has its roots in Norwegian folklore, and was said to inhabit the water off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. This polish is described as a bright cobalt blue jelly with shifty iridescent flakies, shimmer, and holo flakes.
The description is pretty accurate on this one – it’s a vibrant blue that shifts a little purple, packed with iridescent flakies, holo microflakes, and shimmer. I used three thin coats plus top coat, and had no issues with the formula.
I think this one would probably look amazing matte, as well!
Release the Kraken! will be priced at $12 per bottle. This polish is uncapped.
Ethereal Lacquer Grímnismál is inspired by Huginn and Muginn from Norse mythology. It is described as a smoky amethyst with a vibrant red to green shimmer.
This is such a unique polish, and it’s definitely ethereal! The base is almost grey, but it’s so packed with the coppery red shimmer that it reads as more of a taupe. The shimmer shifts strongly to green, with a little gold coming out at the right angles.
I’m a sucker for shifty and contrasting shimmers, so I love this one! The formula was great. I used three thin coats plus top coat in these images.
Grímnismál will be available for $12.50 per bottle, and will be uncapped.
Fair Maiden Mnemosyne is inspired by Mnemosyne, and is described as an earthy multichrome that shifts amber-olive-spruce with aurora shimmers, holo glitters, and iridescent color shifting flakes pink-gold-green.
Well this is a gorgeous one! Lots of holo glitter, lots of pink-gold flakies, and that delightful brown-green shift. Here I used two easy coats plus top coat.
I like Fair Maiden more every time I try another one of their polishes! This one is just perfect for me.
Mnemosyne will be available for $11 per bottle and will be uncapped.
Fanchromatic Nails Great Horned God is inspired by the Celtic god Cernunnos. This was a god of wild places. The polish contains earth tones to represent his furry, foresty side, and blue in homage to woad, a blue dye that the Picts used as face and body adornment. Great Horned God is described as a cinnamon brown crelly with lots of blue, bronze & gold glitter in an array of sizes.
Great Horned God is a warm brown base with large gold hex glitters, medium blue, turquoise and copper hex glitters, small glitters in all of those colours, and a coppery shimmer. In these images I am showing 3 coats plus top coat. I was very happy with the formula on this one.
I’ve really been loving all of the earthy shades in this month’s Polish Pickup! This is such a great shade of brown, and the right way to do a glitter crelly in my opinion.
Great Horned God will be uncapped and available at $12 per bottle.
Femme Fatale Ouranos is inspired by Ouranos, the primal god of the heavens from Greek mythology. It is described as a berry base with blue-purple shifting magnetic effect, and scattered holographic silver glitters.
Ouranos is such a pretty colour – it contains so much blue shimmer that it becomes kind of an icy fuchsia. It’s also filled with those holo glitters. Here, I’ve used three thin coats of Ouranos with top coat. The formula was good and easy to work with.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware that Ouranos was a magnetic polish at the time that I swatched it, so I didn’t apply a magnet to it. I did try it on a test nail once I found out, and found the magnetic effect to be extremely subtle. I’d look for more swatches if you’re interested in seeing how the magnetic effect could change the look of the polish.
Ouranos will be available at $14 per bottle, and will not be capped.
Fiendish Fancies Weaver’s Wrath is inspired by Athena and Arachne. It is described as an olive metallic glitter bomb with green and black glitter and multi-coloured flakes.
I see a tarnished gold base filled with small flakies in green-gold and orange-magenta.
The formula on this polish was great. It went on smoothly and easily, and flakies distributed themselves well. Here I am showing 3 coats plus top coat.
Weaver’s Wrath will be available at $12 per bottle. There will be 100 bottles available.
Flirtin’ Cosmetics Sacrificial Flame is inspired by Hestia. It is described as a red base with orange & red holo glitters.
Sacrificial flame is a vibrant vermillion jelly base with plenty of iridescent holo glitter. It’s a nice squishy, jelly base that really lets the glitter shine. In these images, I used 3 coats plus top coat. This polish had a great formula.
As you can see in the macro, the jelly base means I still had a tiny bit of visible nail line. I was fine with this amount, personally.
Sacrifical Flame will be priced at $11 per bottle, and there will be 75 bottles available.
Geekish Glitter Lacquer
Geekish Glitter Lacquer Journey to the Underworld is inspired by the River Styx. It is a glow in the dark polish, described as a black green shimmery base that has green glow in the dark pigment with copper holo microglitter and gold-silver UCC flakies.
It’s like a dark night in the woods, with mysterious sounds and glowing eyes looking out at you! This is a green so dark it’s almost black, with loads of green shimmer, copper glitter, and gold flakes. I used two coats plus top coat, and the formula was good and easy to work with. This polish does dry with a slight texture, so you may need a second coat of top coat if you like an absolutely smooth finish.
The glow in the dark effect was a little subtle, but definitely there and I was able to at least kind of capture it. I loved that this was such a dark polish, and then had the glow in the dark – it was unexpected for me in such a dark shade.
Journey to the Underworld will be priced at $11 per bottle and there will be 75 bottles available.
Grace-full Nail Polish
Grace-full Wind and Rainbows is inspired by the god of winds and goddess of rainbows tale. It is described as a tri-thermal linear holo that is light pink/mauve – dusty mauve – purple with UCC flakies and aurora shimmer in pink.
A thermal shifting through shades of purple is another sure winner for me! Not sure if I feel like light purple or dark purple polish? Well how about both? 🙂
Wind and Rainbows shifts from a pale lavender (warm) to deep purple (cold) and is packed with colourful flakies and holo.
In these pictures, I used two easy coats of Wind and Rainbows plus top coat. Here it is in its fully warm state:
Wind and Rainbows will be priced at $13.50 per bottle and there will be 75 bottles available.
Heather’s Hues The Triple Goddess is inspired by Diana. It is described as a deep indigo blue jelly filled with gold holo and flakes and a mix of multichrome flakes in gold/bronze/silver and copper/green/blue/violet.
The Triple Goddess has such a gorgeous mix of flakes! I see a deep blue base, packed with blue-green and pink-gold flakies, holo glitter, and coppery microflakies.
Those flakes look beautiful against the deep blue base! The formula on this polish was great. In these pictures, I’ve used 2 coats of The Triple Goddess plus top coat.
The Triple Goddess will be capped at 125 bottles, and priced at $12.50 per bottle.
Jior Couture Goddess Yemoja is inspired by Yoruba goddess Yemoja, mother of all orishas. It is described as a blackened teal to blue multichrome holo with blue magnetic pull.
This is a nice deep teal blue with lots of added holo. I used three thin coats plus top coat. It was a little sheer on the first coat, but built up well and had a good formula.
I used a magnet after each coat and after the top coat. I found the magnetic effect to be very subtle. I can see it, but only because I know it’s there. To me, it’s not worth messing with a magnet for so subtle an effect; I’d just wear this like a regular polish.
Goddess Yemoja will be priced at $11.50 per bottle, and will be uncapped.
Jreine Through Iris Eyes is inspired by Iris, the goddess of rainbows. This polish is an OG Unicorn Pee topper polish, described as a pink/purple sheer jelly topper loaded with OG UP with red, gold, and green flakes and holo.
This is just packed with flakes and shimmery goodness! For these photos, I used a base of Tip Top Kingfisher (a navy blue creme) and then added two coats of Through Iris Eyes and top coat.
This polish looks very different depending on the base shade – check out some of the other swatches to see the range it’s capable of! It’s packed with iridescent flakies that give a fiery orange-red effect over this dark base, and shift green. It’s also packed with the red-green ‘unicorn pee’ shimmer. I used two coats to give an intense flake-packed effect, but this looks lovely in a single coat over a base polish as well.
Through Iris Eyes will be available for $15 per bottle, and will be uncapped.
KBShimmer Gaia is inspired by the bright colour depictions of Gaia, or Mother Earth. This polish is described as a vibrant blue base filled with holographic glitters. Colour shifting unicorn flakes dance among the jelly base in shades of green, purple, pink, and blue.
What a beautiful blue! I love blue polish, and this one is such a good vibrant shade, and so packed with flakie goodness. I see a vibrant blue jelly base, lots of holo glitter, and iridescent blue-turquoise-purple and green-gold flakies.
Doesn’t it look incredible close up? The formula was great, here I am showing 2 easy coats of Gaia plus top coat.
Gaia will be priced at $10 per bottle and will not be capped.
Lemming Lacquer Lotus Eaters is inspired by the lotus flowers in Greek mythology, and everything else that allows you to luxuriate and forget the cares of the world. It is described as a blue-violet jelly with red shimmer, purple/pink/orange/gold iridescent flakes and holographic sparks.
This polish has a gorgeous deep purple base, absolutely packed with colourful flakies and tiny holo microflakes. The red shimmer comes out at the right angles and makes this polish nice and warm.
Another great formula on this polish! It looked a little sheer on the first coat, but built up well on the second with flakies disributing themselves well. Here I am showing 2 coats plus top coat.
Lotus Eaters will be available for $13 per bottle. There will be a cap of 250 bottles.
Which of these are you planning to get?