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Starlight Polish Sekhmet ~ Polish Pickup

Good Morning you all! Are you ready for the Polish Pickup this weekend? The site should be all loaded and ready to create your wishlists. I’m trying to be super good and only planning to pick up a few, but we’ll see how well I hold up once I start looking at everything. If you don’t already know the theme this month is Mythology. That allows for soooo much creativity! Today I want to show you Starlight Polish contribution, Sekhmet. In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet, was originally the warrior goddess of Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. Let’s take a look! 

Starlight Polish Sekhmet

Starlight Polish Sekhmet
Starlight Polish Sekhmet

Sekhmet is described as a true red with red shimmer and microflakes, red to gold shifting shimmer and microflakes, and holographic pigment and microglitter. This was surprisingly opaque and was perfect in just 2 coats. Formula was flawless. Sealed with glossy top coat. 

Starlight Polish Sekhmet

From the Maker ~ 

“Sekhmet is a fascinating figure to me – there are so many contradictory ideas and names associated with her. She was a preserver of Ma’at (justice or balance), a destroyer of evil, a bringer of plagues upon those who wrong her or disrupt Ma’at, a destroyer and bringer of death, and a healer and patron of healers and medicine. She was a protector of pharaohs and led them in warfare, and wielded arrows of flame against her enemies. In the Book of Life, she is described as both a creative and destructive goddess. She was represented by the heat of the sun at its zenith and the dry, hot winds of the desert were said to be her breath. She is called “One Before Whom Evil Trembles,” “She Who is Powerful,” “The Lady of Slaughter,” “The Lady of Pestilence,” “The Lady of Flame,” “The Lady of Terror,” and “The Lady of Life.”  

Starlight Polish Sekhmet

“According to later legend, Sekhmet was created when Ra was angered with humanity for rebelling against him and failing to uphold Ma’at. He sent her to earth and she slew and slew until Ra saw the lands running red with blood. Deciding to spare the remainder of humanity, Ra commanded her slaughter to cease. Lost to blood lust, she ignored him. To stop her, Ra created in her path what appeared to be a river of blood, but was truly beer dyed red. She drank and drank until, in a drunken stupor, she sank into a sleep that lasted for three days. She awoke calmed and humanity was spared. In an interesting parallel, Sekhmet was also credited with saving humanity during the times when the Nile would flood excessively and its waters would run red, by drinking the overflow.”

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And for a little bit of quick nail art…

Sekhmet will only be available through The Polish Pickup Friday, January 4th at 11am EST through Monday, January 7th at 11:59pm EST. It will retail for $12.00 and is capped at 200.

Shipping is a flat rate of $3 for anywhere in the US and $5 for anywhere in Canada no matter how many polishes you buy. For more information on The Polish Pickup check out their website, I also recommend joining their Facebook Group here to submit your theme ideas, vote for your favorite theme and purchase your favorites!

For more information on Starlight Polish check out the links below.

Starlight Polish: Etsy shop ~ WebsiteFacebook ~ Fan Group ~ Instagram

Until next time, stay polished!