Painted Polish April PPU: By Grabthar's Hammer!

Disclaimer: This polish was sent to me in exchange for swatches and a review.

Hi again! Oh I know what you're thinking, another blog post? And so soon?? Well, Lexi from Painted Polish sent me one more polish to swatch along with the i love blush. collection, and you have to have it. This last polish will be available in the April Polish Pickup as Painted Polish's very first contribution to the event! April will be space-themed, and this polish is inspired by the movie Galaxy Quest.

By Grabthar's Hammer ($12.50) is "a vampy purple holo with gold galaxy glitters, turquoise microglitters, gold, bronze, and copper color-shifting flakies plus a glowing copper shimmer!" It'll be only be available this weekend, April 6-9, starting 8am Pacific Friday morning, from The Polish Pickup.

Out of all the Painted Polishes I own, this polish is 100% absolutely my favorite. After I swatched it, I did a full mani with it and kept it on for as long as I possibly could (which came out to like, 4 or 5 days, but still). It's a slightly muted deep (but not quite aubergine) purple that looks coppery brown in some lighting especially because of the shimmer, and it really brings out the bling in sunlight. It is so complex and beautiful. Don't miss it!

This is 2 coats and top coat. It dried pretty smoothly, but removal took slightly longer than average, as is expected with a polish this loaded with glitter. Okay, I can get out of the way now and just show you the pictures!

I also did a little bit of art, you know, because I could.

I used all Painted Polish here! The index is Ruffles & Romance stamped with Stamped in Wine, the middle is Stamped in Wine stamped with Stamped in Blush, and the ring and pinky are of course By Grabthar's Hammer and Stamped in Blush.

Again, By Grabthar's Hammer is a Polish Pickup exclusive, meaning that if you miss it when it comes out this week, you've missed it forever, so put it on your wishlist now! It'll be available April 6th-9th from The Polish Pickup. Preorder period starts at 8am Pacific. While you're there, don't forget to vote for the upcoming theme!

Handy links for more information:

Polish Pickup: Site | Facebook Group | Instagram
Painted Polish: Site | Facebook | Instagram

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