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Emily de Molly for Polish Pickup - Created by Man

Hi lovelies!

Another Polish Pickup swatch for you all today, this time a gorgeous thermal inspired by a cult sci fi TV show for this month's theme of Across the Universe. I've already showed you the contribution from Celestial Cosmetics, and today I've got a creation from Emily de Molly!

If you're not across the ins and outs of Polish Pickup you can find all the info at the bottom of this post.


Battlestar Galactica, the cult sci fi series from the mid 2000's. It's one of those shows I've been meaning to watch for years but never got around to... I'll get there eventually!

Created by Man

Click/swipe through the gallery for all the swatches

A steely thermal that shifts from slate blue when warm to almost black when cold, with blue to purple shifting shimmer, silver holo micro glitters and orange iridescent flakes. The shimmer is icy cold and bright and the flakes totally transform depending on the contrasting base, from a perfectly complementary shade in the warm state to becoming more vivid against the cold state. It's a gorgeous polish with an awesome bold transition.

The thermal transition was great - I have very warm hands and live in a warm climate but I was able to see the cold state at the tips of my nails easily, and it held in the cold state well for me which is usually pretty difficult. 

The formula was fantastic, generously loaded with flakes and micro glitter but still easy to apply. It wasn't quite opaque in two thin coats so I've done three in my swatches, but depending on your application style you may be fine with two coats. It dries down fairly smooth considering the contents, though I recommend a thick quick dry top coat to make sure it's perfect. 

So... What is the Polish Pickup?

Polish Pickup is a themed monthly polish (and more!) shopping event, with dozens of brands participating to release a one time, super limited shade inspired by the monthly theme which is voted on by you - indie polish lovers and buyers!

Most polishes are capped - there will be 250 bottles of Created by Man available to purchase, for $10 USD each. 

The Across the Universe inspired goodies will be available from April 6th at 11am EST through April 9th at 11:59pm EST. For my Australian readers. that's around 2am AEST on April 4th, to 2pm AEST April 10th. Shipping is available to most of the world!

Created by Man is only available from PolishPickup.com

Disclosure: *Products in this post were provided as press samples, which in no way affected my opinion of the product

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