The Polish Pick-Up occurs every month and each month gets a new theme which is voted upon by the shoppers, this months theme is Old Hollywood. The polishes are then available for a one time weekend long order period from the first Friday through Monday of the month. Each maker who created a polish chose an aspect or actor/actress from Old Holywood, Missi chose Dorothy Dandridge a film and theater actress from the 1940’s to the 1960’s. This polish will be available with all the other Polish Pick Up polishes from August 4th at 11 a.m. EST through August 7th Midnight EST for just $10.
I wasn’t able to find a ton of good photos of Dorothy Dandridge the majority of them were also in black and white, or colored in after being taken. But I loved this one most of all of them, there are also some pretty spot on photos of Queen Bey (Beyonce) as her where they look like twins. Dorothy is best known for being the first African American woman nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as many other acting roles on screen and off. She also sang in night clubs, and modeled during her career. It’s easy to see how such an amazing woman could inspire Missi’s polish this month. Now that you know a little about the inspiration behind the polish, let’s get into the swatches!
Each of the swatches shown below is two thin coats of polish and one top coat of HK Girl Top Coat from Glisten & Glow unless otherwise noted. All images are shown under Ottlite bulbs that mimic natural sunlight. To watch the live swatch click here.
“Dorothy Dandridge” is a black jelly base with holographic microflakies throughout. This polish is absolutely amazing, it goes on completely opaque in two coats, and the sparkle in it is amazing!
As stated above this polish will be just $10 and is available on the Polish Pick Up site linked above from August 4th at 11 a.m. EST to August 7th at Midnight EST. So snag it up because it will not be coming around again.
**Bonus Nail Art**