Category: Nails

 
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Queen of Rot

I am so out of touch with the video game world…Bee’s Knees “Queen of Rot” is inspired by a boss named Malenia, from the game Eldin Ring. I googled her and she seems to have her titties out. Good for her! Slay them all with your titties out!

I like a nice color-shifting moment, and “Queen of Rot” shifts from a dark forest green to a scabby brownish red. I like it a lot. (This was the first polish I picked from the April batch.)

This is two coats of “Queen of Rot” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop”.

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Hummingbird

I love hummingbirds – they’re my second favorite bird, after the noble flamingo.

Penelope Luz “Hummingbird” is from February’s Polish Pickup. The only kind I see around here are ruby throats, which are green – but I’m sure there are beautiful blue hummingbirds in Mexico and Central America.

This is two coats of “Hummingbird” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop”.

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Mileena Wins

Yes, THAT Mileena. Emily de Molly “Mileena Wins” is from April’s Video Games Polish Pickup and is inspired by Mileena from Mortal Kombat II. You know, the hot pink version of Kitana, except with TEETH. I LOVE looking at this polish!

I have literally a thousand hot pink polishes, but that’s what I love about Polish Pickup – each polish is so different that I’ll soon have two thousand hot pink nail polishes. To be fair, it’s really a red jelly with blue shimmer and gold glitter…but my human eyes detect hot pink.

This is two coats of “Mileena Wins” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop”.

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Little King Trash Mouth

It’s SO hard to capture a solar polish…

Cat Tail Nails “Little King Trash Mouth” is from February’s Polish Pickup and is inspired by the raccoon that lives in the alley behind Bob’s Burgers. I’ve never seen a single episode of that show, but I appreciate raccoons.

“Little King Trash Mouth” is supposed to go from pure white crystalline matte flakies to a dark gray in the sunlight. I admit, I fucked it up the first time. I put a top coat over it and it didn’t change colors a goddamn bit. It was a lovely polish, but it didn’t do anything in the sun. I removed it and didn’t use a top coat…and the results still weren’t very good. It changed to a light purplish shade…but nowhere near as dark as the sample pics…disappointed, to say the least.

This is two coats of “Little King Trash Mouth” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down”. I DID use Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop” on my pinky nails…but it didn’t seem to make much difference?

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Kevin for King!

I’ve never heard of the game “Overcooked!” or Kevin the dog. I’m OLD. Apparently, it’s a Nintendo Switch game? In any case, Krisable Designs “Kevin for King!”, from April’s Polish Pickup, is inspired by Kevin the dog, from “Overcooked!”.

I am a nut for turquoise/teal polishes, ESPECIALLY if there is copper glitter involved. So this one was a no-brainer…

This is two coats of “Kevin for King!” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop”.

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Polish Pickup April 2024 – Video Games

Did I need another $90 worth of nail polish?

The answer is clearly YES.

April’s Polish Pickup theme was “Video Games” – and that’s such a good theme! I picked a few of these polishes just for the theme…

Bee’s Knees “Queen of Rot” ($14) is inspired by Malenia from Elden Ring. (Insert Melania joke here.)

Dam Nail Polish “NO! Not Rainbow Road!” ($13.50) is inspired by the hardest level of Mario Kart.

Fancy Gloss “I Think I Have an Idea” ($13.50) is inspired by the game Rayman.

Krisable Designs “Kevin for King!” ($12.50) is inspired by Kevin the Dog from the Overcooked Series.

Cadillacquer “The Killing Moon” ($14) is inspired by Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, but I am gonna pretend it’s about Donnie Darko.

Emily de Molly “Mileena Wins” ($13) is inspired by Mileena from Mortal Kombat II.

I bet you cannot guess which one I’m trying first…

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C is for Cookie

…and that’s good enough for me!

That’s right, I was a Sesame Street kid and a Muppet Show connoisseur. I had Sesame Street Fever on 8-track, that’s how old I am. Cookie Monster wasn’t my favorite, but we got along okay…I mean – who doesn’t like cookies? I like a good chocolate chip cookie – especially the ones my daughter makes – but Oreos are my drug of choice…

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri x Sesame Street “C is for Cookie” is the truest, bluest blue nail polish that I own. There were no streaks, no bubbles, no trouble. It’s beautiful.

I almost wish that this polish was textured like the Elmo polish. Almost.

This is two coats of “C is for Cookie” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

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Northern Cardinal

Cadillacquer “Northern Cardinal” is another outstanding thermal polish from February’s “Wild Animals” Polish Pickup. It’s very responsive – I’ve been having great luck with thermals lately. My nails were just long enough to sometimes appear to be a red and black french manicure.

This is two coats of “Northern Cardinal” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop“. I also pulled out the Glitter Grabber, but the flakies behaved and laid very flat for me.

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Nana Nenem

By Dany Vianna “Nana Nenem” is originally from last November’s Polish Pickup – Fairytales & Folklore – but I got it from February’s Polish Pickup Overstock.

“Nana Nenem” is a Brazilian song for putting babies to sleep…and the Cuca sings this song in the Netflix series, Invisible City. I’ve never seen the show, but Google is a wonderful thing. I had totally forgot that it’s a thermal polish – and it’s a WHOPPER of a thermal. I felt like Elsa wearing it! (White is warm and the dark blue comes when my fingers get cold.)

This is two coats of “Nana Nenem” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop“.

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Poison Ivy

Why yes, I am still working on all those polishes I bought in January…why do you ask?

‘Ard as Nails Lacquer “Poison Ivy” is a color-shifting chromed polish that shifts from coppery red to gold to forest green (red, gold and green…like a Karma Chameleon?). This polish would be smashing at Xmas time.

This is two coats of “Poison Ivy” over Cuticula Mic Drop Base Coat in “Melt Down” and under Cuticula Limitless Top Coat in “Raspberry Pop“.