Hey Sugas!!! I’m not sure about you, but music for me is a way to escape and on a day like today, music is exactly what the doctor ordered to soothe the my soul. Born in the 80s and raised in the 90s, when music was music…lol, a cool album cover was just as important as the music and the lyrics; the perfect combo for a top charting success in my opinion. I remember my friends and I used to flock to the record stores, like Circuit City and FYE and spend hours listening to CD after CD, being mesmerized by the album covers that would end up tell a story of our childhood years. For instance, Green Day ‘Dookie’,
Whatever it is/was you listen(ed) to, I’m sure as soon as you heard the music you can close your eyes and picture the album cover. With the way music is set up, either digital and/or streamed nowadays, the art of the album cover under appreciated by many. That’s why today I am excited to feature 12 offerings from the March 2019 Polish Pickup themed on album covers. So plug your headphones in an turn up the volume.
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” ― Bono
**All swatches are done using liquid latex Peel-off Base, glossy, QDTC and matte topcoat. Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**
Anchor & Heart Lacquer – Numb/Encore
Inspiration: Collision Course by Jay-Z and Linkin Park (2004)
Description: A light taupe crelly with a strong green/blue/purple aurora shimmer, teal/navy/violet UCC flakies and gray & navy blue micro flakies
Price: $12 Cap: no capBee’s Knees Lacquer – Losing My Mind (M)
Inspiration: Falling in Reverse single
Description: green to purple multichrome magnetic with a larger particle size OG UP and OG UP ghose flakies
Price: $15 Cap: 300 bottlesBlush Lacquers – Iris
Inspiration: Dizzy Up The Girl by The Goo Goo Dolls released in 1998
Description: A plummy brown base with shifting pink-purple-blue-green flakes and holo flakes
Price: $11.50 Cap: NoneColors by Llarowe – Hello, Hello, Hello
Maker: Leah Ann
Inspiration: Nirvana’s Nevermind
Description: A bright clue crelly base with purple to aqua aurora pigment and violet to blue to green iridescent fkales
Price: $11 Cap: NoneEthereal Lacquer – Superposition
Inspiration: Young the Giant
Description: A blue jelly base loaded with red to green shimmer (not UP). Swatch shown with 2 coats over electric blue creme.
Price: $13 Cap: 330 bottlesGreat Lakes Lacquer – Billions of Beautiful Hearts
Inspiration: Pink’s Beautiful Trauma album
Description: A pale pink linear holographic glowing with magenta purple to gold to orange to green shifting aurora shimmer.
Price: $13 Cap: NoneKathleen & Co. Polish – Blues Your Illusion
Inspiration: Guns N roses – Use Your Illusion 2
Description: A teal/blue/purple multichorme with aurora shimmer
Price: $12.50 Cap: 125KBShimmer – The Kid (T)
Inspiration: Purple Rain Album
Description: A deepened eggplant to grape-leaning purple to violet-leaning fuchsia tri-thermal polish accented by micro flakes that shift from purple to copper and gold.
Price: $10 Cap: NoneRaspberry Beret Sugar Scrub
Prince’s Purple Rain album cover helped to inspire my debut Indie Pickup item, Raspberry Beret sugar scrub. When deciding on a scent to match the moody cover, I knew it had to be raspberry, a nod to another one of Prince’s songs, Raspberry Beret. Like freshly picked berries, this scrub’s scent is sweet, with tart and juicy notes, and is swirled in shades of purple and pink to match Prince’s outfit on the Purple Rain album cover. This scrub will help your dry winter skin glow by sloughing away dead skin cells, unveiling fresh, smooth-appearing skin. Best used on wet skin, the luxe oils and butters in this scrub combine with water to form a lotion that helps to moisturize and soften even the most stubborn of rough, dry patches.
To Use: Scoop out desired amount. Rub in a circular motion to exfoliate, rinse with warm water. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Use caution when exiting tub as floors may be slippery. Not for internal consumption. For best results, do not introduce water into scrub and use within 24 months. Storage in shower may reduce shelf life.LynB Designs – How Amusing