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My hope was to share both of these goodies with you a lot sooner than I am, but I’ve been in Dallas on back-to-back business trips and boy. It took a lot more out of me than I anticipated. There was a lot going on with each trip, and I spent a LOT of my spare time preparing for each trip. I am also dealing with a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety at the moment, and I’ve been a bit preoccupied.
But nonetheless! TODAY starts the October Polish Pickup, and the theme? Urban Legends! It’s so fun to see all the makers and their creativity around themes like this every month!
KBShimmer has tackled the theme with a tri-thermal, glow-in-the-dark nail polish called Hidden Agenda, and an Indie Polish Pickup contribution of Pumpkin Patch Sugar Scrub!
“There are many urban legends that persist in pop culture, but none more so than Area 51,” Christy Rose, owner of KBShimmer said about the brand’s inspiration for Hidden Agenda. “This military area has spawned rumors of hidden aliens and spaceship sightings for years.”
I don’t think I gotta go into the event that was planned recently to “storm” Area 51, right?! lol
Of Hidden Agenda, Christy says it “starts with a base of muted slate blue that when warmed, morphs into a soft dusty pink.” It’s got an “alien green” shimmer that pops against the thermal background, she said, but “like Area 51, this polish shows its true agenda in the dark, where you can watch it glow! It’s green/yellow, depending on the state of the thermal polish when viewing it.
Check out allllllllll my swatch photos of this pretty polish (but heads up – while this glows in the dark, I royally suck at taking those pictures. So I did not even stress out about that this time. I am so sorry. But there are some amazing photos of it glowing from some of my fellow KBShimmer bloggers!):
I used two coats and had no issue with application. This would be a fun polish to wear to a gender reveal party!
Pumpkin Patch Sugar Scrub
“The chill in the air, the crunch of leaves, and seeing ‘The Peanuts’ on TV really let me know that fall has officially arrived,” Christy said of Pumpkin Patch. “‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ was a childhood favorite of mine, and one of my earliest memories of hearing about an urban legend. Linus believed that The Great Pumpkin would fly around and visit children, and leave toys for children who believed. Though waiting in the pumpkin patch only brought him disappointment, Linus still chose to believe. While it’s just an urban legend within a cartoon, The Great Pumpkin still holds a special place in my heart, and our Pumpkin Patch sugar scrub is a nod to this classic children’s story.”
Christy describes Pumpkin Patch as starting with sweet notes of baked pumpkin, accented with spicy clove and warm vanilla. Cinnamon and nutmeg combine with deeper woody notes and hints of incense. This is definitely not your standard, sweet pumpkin! This is deep and warm.
I’m such a sucker for a good pumpkin scent, especially if it’s rich with vanilla or nut. It is such a uniquely fall scent to me, and I love this time of year partly because of it!
When it opens at 11 a.m. EST today, shop the PPU website here. Remember – you can only purchase these two goodies over the first weekend of October (October 4-7). If you don’t know – PPU and Indie Polish Pickup are a monthly sale of indie nail polish and beauty-related items that makers create with a community-generated theme. So the polishes and beauty items for sale are limited edition and special!
Hidden Agenda and Pumpkin Patch will retail for $10.00 each with no cap.
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