Indie Swatch and Review - Hope of the Brave by Moonflower Polish (For Polish Pick Up 2018)

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Hello lovely readers. Today I am reviewing Hope of the Brave, Moonflower Polish's offering for Polish Pick Up (PPU) June 2018.


PPU is a the monthly pop up e-shop that offers unique and limited edition polishes from well established and loved indie polish makers. This month is Moonflower Polish's second time participating and this polish is a beauty!

This month's PPU theme is video games. In line with this, Hope of the Brave was inspired Skyrim - Sovngarde. I'm not familiar with the game (shame on me, I know!). But per Nadia, Sovngarde is a realm in the game where the souls of mighty fallen warriors go when fallen in combat.

Hope of the Brave is a neon navy blue polish featuring red-copper-orange-gold ultra chrome chameleon flakes, aurora pigment, red/copper shimmer, silver holo glitter and scattered holo.

Unlike Moonflower Polish's signature stamping polishes, this polish is formulated to be worn as a full coverage polish. The application is flawless, self-leveling and covering in two easy coats. However, this polish is highly pigmented, so it is best to apply with a base coat first, as well as some cuticle oil during removal to avoid/minimize staining.

This polish dries a bit matte, and a glossy top coats really brings the holo and shimmer to life. Shown below are two coats plus a glossy top coat.

Nail polish swatch of Hope of the Brave, a navy blue polish by Moonflower Polish for PPU June 2018
Hope of the Brave by Moonflower Polish

Nail polish swatch of Hope of the Brave, a navy blue polish by Moonflower Polish for PPU June 2018


Nail polish swatch of Hope of the Brave, a navy blue polish by Moonflower Polish for PPU June 2018


Hope of the Brave by Moonflower Polish - nail macro

Hope of the Brave by Moonflower Polish - bottle macro


Hope of the Brave will retail for $12 US at polishpickup.com and will be available from June 1 through June 4.  The polish will be capped at 100 bottles (15 ml).

Make sure to follow Moonflower Polish on social media for the latest news on releases and restocks!


Are you a fan of PPU and if so, are you planning on picking up this or other polishes? I would love to hear from you!

This item was sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 



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15 comments

  1. this is a pretty blurple in my opinion

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  2. I want this! I hope I can get in before it's sold out. That blue is stunning.

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  3. Looks like a cross between blue and purple.

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love the subtle touches of colour against the blue!

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  5. This is so pretty! I love the shimmer and scattered holo.

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  6. Oh my! This is me in a bottle! Absolutely stunning 😍

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  7. I honestly don't know many of the video games for this month but I love how well the makers really researched their stuff for their polishes! This blue is so pretty and hello, holo!

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  8. Love blurples like this. Always so pretty

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  9. I'm not familiar with the game either, but this is a beautiful polish.

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  10. That is soo pretty, I guess I need to add this one to my wishlist pronto!

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  11. What a beautiful shade of blue! I adore the teal sparkle . There is so much happening in this polish, and I can never resist a pretty blue like this.

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  12. Every time I read about a blurple, I want to change my nails right away.

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  13. Wow! This shade is just stunning! I am a sucker for blurple shades and this one is perfection!

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  14. Don't feel bad, I'm not super familiar with Skyrim either, and I'm a seasoned gamer! I just found it dreadfully boring. :( This polish is gorgeous though! It's definitely not boring.

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