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Starlight Polish Peppermints in the Parlor ~ February Polish Pickup

Happy Friday everybody! It is exactly one week till the February Polish Pickup now, and I have another beauty to show you all. I am in love with this polish! You may or may not be aware that there is a big push for a Books theme which so far hasn’t been chosen but there are a number of makers who are still finding inspiration in books, even for this months Sugar Rush! Ingenuity for the win, am I right? Makers never fail to impress me with their creativity! Today’s post features Starlight Polish Peppermints in the Parlor. Keep reading to find out more about her inspiration…

Starlight Polish Peppermints in the Parlor

Starlight and Sparkles’ February inspiration is peppermint, but it’s also a book (following Mardi’s brilliant example!) The name of the polish is Peppermints in the Parlor, and it’s named for one of the first books maker Issa ever checked out from the library and one she loves the most – it was suggested by one of the librarians in the children’s section. She checked out that one (and another recommendation) that day. After reading Mardi’s idea to do a sweet inspiration that was also a book, Peppermints in the Parlor immediately came to mind for Issa. She now owns it in Kindle form – she got it so that she could read it again before making this polish!

Starlight Polish Peppermints in the Parlor
Starlight Polish Peppermints in the Parlor

Peppermints in the Parlor is described as a translucent white jelly with white and red shimmer, translucent flakes that flash silver and red, and opaque flakes in both red and white. The polish base looks pale pink in some lights because of all the red shimmer, but if you look closely you can see that the base is actually white. It’s really quite beautiful, I would describe it as soft and delicate.

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The formula was stellar. It brushes on smoothly and easily with virtually no need for clean up. It stays where you put it with no concern for flooded cuticles. The red specks are perfectly dispersed and lay flat on the nail. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Each coat dried quickly in under a minute. Sealed with glossy top coat.

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Nail Art
Naturally I had to do some peppermint nail art on this. I used Sally Hansen Let’s Jam for the red stamping. Stamping plates used; Lina Can’t Wait for Xmas 02 for the candy canes and the peppermint candy image was on an unnamed plate (literally there are no markings whatsoever.) If you’re looking for a peppermint candy image though check out It Girl Nail Arts’ plate in the Polish Pickup. Reviewed here by Begin Nails.

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Peppermints in the Parlor will only be available through The Polish Pickup, Friday, February 2nd at 11am EST through Monday, February 5th at 11:59pm EST. It will retail for $12.00 and currently there is no cap.

US shipping is a flat rate of $3 no matter how many polishes you buy. For more information on The Polish Pickup check out their website or their Facebook Group here.

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Until next time, stay polished!

  • This one is fabulous. She totally nailed the inspiration.

  • I love the candy design.

  • marciaf

    What a perfect name for the polish and you added so much to it with your stamping.

  • Issa Hobson

    I’m so happy you were so pleased with the formula! 😀 Your photos are beautiful, and I absolutely love the nail art you did! The combination is perfect! 😀

  • Lacky Corner

    This looks very pretty!

  • That is totally a crushed peppermint in a bottle!!!

  • Oh wow, this totally looks like crushed peppermint! I love your nail art – really ties the polish with the theme!

  • I like how you made this polish pop up with your nail art

  • The nail art you did with this is so perfect!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    This is a really pretty shade!

  • How cute! I love this polish, it would have been so perfect for Christmas.

  • Yvette Price

    That looks like actual peppermints crushed and put in the bottle! Great swatches!

  • A cute Spring-friendly polish. I love it all the more with the stamping!

  • This polish is so cute! I love how evenly that glitter spreads over the nail!

  • I love this polish. It’s got so much character, but is still something totally wearable. Very nice.