Contrary Polish - Polish Pick Up - May 2018

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Hiya guys! I know, I know... How can I have more to enable you with?! Polish Pickup this month is absolutely killing it with all the 90s inspiration and I am just so here for it. Every time I think I have finished shopping there is one more that pops up at me. But I'm not here to be in this alone, so here is a little more enabling coming straight at you... And your quivering wallet. Tonight I'm sharing swatches for Crimson Glow by Contrary Polish, which is the May contribution to the Polish Pickup Collaboration. I only have to words left to say... Jordan Catalano. There is so much swooning happening right now that I might pass out, haha. Without further ado, let's get into the swatches!

Contrary Polish - Polish Pick Up - May 2018

Crimson Glow by Contrary Polish will be available for purchase through the Polish Pickup Shop Friday, May 4th at 11AM EST through May 7th. The full-size 15mL shade will retail for $12 each and there is no cap this month.

If you're not familiar with the concept, the Polish Pickup offers a fun, interactive experience that allows you to submit theme ideas, vote for your favorite theme, and selectively purchase your favorite polishes every month. As I mentioned before, the theme that was voted for May is
90s Pop Culture. This month Carrie found her inspiration from the color of Angela Chase dyed her hair in the first episode of My So-Called Life.

Contrary Polish - Crimson Glow
Contrary Polish - Crimson Glow

Crimson Glow can be described as a maroon base and is filled with red-bronze-copper multichrome shimmer, with a mix of linear and scattered holo. I'm not drooling, you are... Okay, we might both be drooling. But it's with good reason! This polish is by far one of my favorites from PPU this month and from this brand in general. Photos really don't do this beauty any justice as it has a great orange-y copper color shift. It's a great shade for any collection that can be worn no matter the season or occasion. I'll admit though this does feel perfect for a sexy date and I plan on wearing it for just that. Plus it looks fantastic against my skin-tone, making me feel like a vixen over here!

Contrary Polish - Crimson Glow
Contrary Polish - Crimson Glow

The formula has a really good opacity, but it's not quite a one coater. Which is totally fine because you're gonna want that second coat for added shimmer sparkle. Consistency wise it's well balanced, not too thick or too thin. It's simply flawless and so easy to work with throughout. There are very minimal brush strokes in the finish that blend out as it dries. I would also like to note that I experienced no staining to my cuticles or nail beds on removal. Shown here in two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

Contrary Polish - Crimson Glow
Contrary Polish - Crimson Glow

Contrary Polish - Central Perk 
Contrary Polish - Central Perk

Central Perk is inspired by the coffee shop on the sitcom Friends and retails for $6. The lip balm is tinted like hot chocolate and flavored like cappuccino/mochachino. It provides a sheer wash of color on the lips and is perfect for some on the go flare. I love using this during the week for work, it provides just enough color to lessen my zombie-like appearance. Below you can see how it looks against my skin-tone in two coats and in three coats.

Contrary Polish - Central Perk

To recap, Crimson Glow by Contrary Polish will be available for purchase through the Polish Pickup Shop Friday, May 4th at 11AM EST through May 7th. The full-size 15mL shade will retail for $12 each and there is no cap this month.

Be sure to join the Facebook group Polish Pickup Pack for more details and also check out the other makers involved for the month of May!

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