Indie Swatch and Review - Indie Pick Up Oct 2018 (Villains)

Press Samples

Hello readers! Today I am reviewing 40 items for the upcoming Villains-theme Indie Pick Up (IPU).



IPU will be Friday October 19 through Monday, October 22. IPU is brought to you by same makers behind the e-pop up shop Polish Pick Up (PPU). The concept is similar: artisan, handcrafted indie products that are inspired by a theme chosen by customers and that are available for one weekend each month.

There are a few important differences between the two shops that I would like to cover before going into my review:
  • IPU makers offer a wide range of non-polish items. PPU is almost nail polish exclusive, but IPU still offers nail art items
  • The shop opens on the 3rd weekend of each month
  • Shipping rates vary by country and weight (see below)



Now that I’ve covered the general info, let’s discuss the goodies, shall we?

Reviews are organized by category for easier reading.



Bee’s Knees Lacquer - Hereditary -Queen Leigh (The Grandmother) bath bomb

Description: An IPU exclusive, generously sized, skull-shaped bath bomb is inspired by Queen Leigh from the horror movie Hereditary (side note: this movie is right up my alley and I must watch it soon!). This fizzy bath bomb smells like warm, rich vanilla, sandalwood, rum, and fall spices scents. Ingredients like sweet almond, jojoba, and shea oils will leave your skin feeling super soft.

To use: Fill up bathtub and drop bath bomb in water. To increase bubbles, place the bath bomb in bathtub while filling up.

Ingredients: Sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA), sweet almond oil (Prunus dulcis var. amygdalus), jojoba oil (Simmondosia chinensis) shea oil (Vitellaria paradoxica). May contain mica, salt, sugar, and fragrance.

Weight: 9 oz bath bomb

Price: $9 Cap: 100

Bee’s Knees Lacquer - Hereditary - Queen Leigh (The Grandmother) bath bomb







CDI Soapworks - Department of Mysteries Article #00317 Shower Fizzies

Description: A set of 7 Voldemort-inspired shower fizzies that are delicately wrapped and placed inside a vintage wand box (c. 1937). Each fizzie features its own unique fragrance and a hand painted symbol meant to represent Voldemort’s horcruxes: the ring, the locket, the cup, the diadem, the diary, the snake, and the boy! Unwrapping each fizzy feels like unwrapping a delicious box of treats (without the calories!). This item is an IPU exclusive.

To use: Place in shower, away from direct water stream. Use with hot water for best results (the hotter the better!).

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fragrance, mica

Weight/packaging: 4 oz/vintage wand box

Price: $10 Cap: 19

CDI Soapworks - Department of Mysteries Article #00317 Shower Fizzies






EgoSCENTrics - My Own Worst Enemy Soap

Description: A soap inspired by Tyler Durden from Fight Club. This goat milk-base, glycerin soap is a fun bright neon pink color and features a deep, distinctive scent. It is the size of a regular soap bar and forms a gentle lather.

The scent is an IPU exclusive and it is hand created by a fellow indie maker and it’s described as:”Imagine a deep healing mud wrap that uses the finest African clay. You can almost smell the activity of the jungle river. A deeper, richer, earthy, animal scent with raw masculinity. Top notes are galbanum, lavender, sage, cedar, and patchouli.”

To use: Use with water to form a gentle lather.

Ingredients: sorbitol, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate, stearic acid, lauric acid, water, sodium hydroxide, glycerin, goat milk, titanium dioxide

Weight: 3 oz

Price: $7 Cap: None


EgoSCENTrics - My Own Worst Enemy Soap






Fanchromatic Nails - I Move the Stars for No One Bath Powder

Description: Fizzy, foamy bath powder inspired by Jareth from Labyrinth. The blue powder is scented with exotic resins and delicate sweets from the Goblin kingdom and it will turn your bath water a royal shade of purple! This item is an IPU exclusive.

To use: Scatter 1/2 of content (or desired amount) into your bath water.

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, kaolin clay, pink Himalayan sea salt, cocoa butter, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, colloidal oatmeal, coconut oil, phthlalate-free fragrance, vegetable glycerin, polysorbate 80, Red 40, Blue 1.

Weight/packaging: 3.5 oz in plastic pouch

Price: $5 Cap: 55

Fanchromatic Nails - I Move the Stars for No One Bath Powder






Necessary Evil Polish - Cinnamon Bun Solid Sugar Scrub Bar

Description: An IPU exclusive, skull-shaped, solid sugar scrub bar inspired by the Flame King. This sweet, cinnamon bun scented exfoliating bar is made of organic sugar, glycerin, and shea butter, and features palm, almond, and safflower oils, as well as other essential oils. The bar doesn't lather heavily like a regular soap, but the exfoliating sugar, butters, and oil will leave your skin feeling soft.

To use: Use with water to lather and scrub

Ingredients: shea butter, palm oil, safflower oil, glycerin, almond oil, organic sugar, water, sodium hydroxide, sorbitol, propylene glycol, sorbitan oleate, oat protein, mica, cinammon oil, vanilla

Weigh: 4.5-5.0 oz

Price: $4.50 Cap: None

Necessary Evil Polish - Cinnamon Bun Solid Sugar Scrub Bar







Soothing Soul - Dust to Dust Scrubbing Soap

Description: An IPU exclusive soap scrub inspired by Thanos from the Marvel Universe. This detergent-free, glycerin bath soap features pink Himalayan salt and a blood orange scent. The salt makes for a medium coarse texture and the soap foams a gentle lather. Each soap is individually handmade, so no two will be exactly alike!

To use: Use with water to lather and scrub

Ingredients: sorbitol, coconut oil, propylene glycol, stearic acid, water, sodium hydroxide, glycerin, color, fragrance

Weight: 5 oz

Price: $6.25 Cap: 100

Soothing Soul - Dust to Dust Scrubbing Soap









A Mother of Dragon Eggs - Maleficent-inspired Dragon Egg Necklace

Description: An IPU exclusive dragon egg featuring holographic purple scales with scattered black and green crackle scales that glow green in the dark. The dragon egg comes with a small dangling dragon, and the synthetic leather cord with a lobster clasp and a 20” extender.

Materials: Metal, foam, synthetic leather cord

Weight: 4 oz

Price: $18 Cap: 35

A Mother if Dragon Eggs - Maleficent-inspired Dragon Egg Necklace







Forty Winks - Nirrti Needs No One Earrings

Description: IPU exclusive Bollywood-style dangling earrings inspired by Nirrti from Stargate SG-1. The earrings feature 12 mm cabochons with a marbled design made using 4 indie polishes and 1 non-indie. The zinc alloy/iron earrings are approx. 1”, are lead- and nickel-free, and come with silicone backs. Due to the hand marbled design, no two earrings will be exactly alike!

Materials: zinc alloy, iron, nail polish, glass

Weight: 1 oz

Price: $10.50/pair Cap: 30 pairs

Forty Winks - Nirrti Needs No One Earrings







MTK Designs - WHAT IS LIGHT WITHOUT DARKNESS

Description: A wire polish blossom pendant inspired by The Lord Prince of Darkness from the 1985 movie Legend. It features a hand swirled design made using a MTK Designs Polish duo: EMBRACE THE DARKNESS (a thermal PPU Oct 2018 exclusive) and FOR GOODNESS SAKE. A black crystal stone placed in the middle adds the finishing touch. The pendant comes with an 18” leather-like braided cord and a 2” extender and red blood drop stone accent. This item is an IPU exclusive.

Materials: wire, nail polish, synthetic leather, crystal stones

Weight: 3 grams

Price: $10 Cap: 100

MTK Designs - WHAT IS LIGHT WITHOUT DARKNESS










Heather’s Hue - “No Exceptions” WiTS Body Lotion

Description: Light, fast absorbing What is This Sorcery (WiTS) lotion in an IPU exclusive scent inspired by Negan from The Walking Dead. The scent is described as a mysterious blend of patchouli and warm sandalwood rounded out by citrus, vetiver, and black pepper that resembles Lord Of Misrule by Lush. The patchouli and sandalwood give this lotion a sweet, earthy smell. 

To use: Apply a small amount on hands and body as needed 

Ingredients: avocado oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, babassu oil, jojoba oil, oat extract oil, buckhorn extract, kukui nut oil, chia seed oil, vitamin E, vegetable glycerin, BTMS-50 (emulsifying wax), stearic acid, shea butter, aloe vera, distilled water, Optiphen (preservative), and skin-safe fragrance oil

Weight/packaging: 2 oz volume in 3 oz plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $6 Cap: 100

Heather’s Hue - “No Exceptions” WiTS Body Lotion







Leesha’s Lacquer - Death and Decay —OR— Life and Energy Lotions

Description: Light, fast-absorbing, all natural, vegan hemp lotions inspired by Thanos. Death and Decay features notes of rose, jasmine, ylang, and spice, while Life and Energy features notes of lavender, chamomile, violet, jasmine, and rose with bottom notes of woods and citrus. Scents are IPU exclusive.

Which scent each costumer gets will be decided by FATE, much like Thanos!

To use: Apply a small amount on hands and body as needed 

Ingredients: distilled water, Aloe vera, sunflower oil, meadowfoam oil, stearic acid, soya oil, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax, vegetable glycerin, palmitic acid, tocopherol, potassium sorbate, hemp oil, vitamin C, citric acid, germall plus, fragance, colorant

Weight/packaging: 2 oz plastic cobalt blue bottle

Price: $5 Cap: 50 of each scent

Leesha’s Lacquer - Death and Decay —OR— Life and Energy Lotions







Lucky 13 - Lotion of Immortality Duo in Ageless & Mortal and It’s My Birthday plus Shimmer

Description: Lotion duo inspired by Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, plus a skin-safe aqua shimmer clamshell. ‘Ageless & Immortal’ features a blend of dragon’s blood and myrrh scents, while ‘It’s my Birthday’ features a blend of musk, sandalwood, and cupcake scents. You couldn’t get two more different and mysterious scents! The lotion has a lightweight and fast absorbing formula, and the shimmer can be added to the lotions or applied directly on the skin.

To use: Apply a small amount on hands and body as needed 

Weight/packaging: 30 g (2x) in plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $10 Cap: 80 duos

Lucky 13 - Lotion of Immortality Duo in Ageless
& Mortal and It’s My Birthday plus Shimmer







Vibrant Vinyls - ‘Secret Formula’ Hands & Body Cream

Description: An IPU exclusive hand and body cream inspired by Plankton from Spongebob. This scented cream is paraben-free, and features a blend of shea butter, vitamins, safflower oil, and botanical extracts including chamomile and Aloe vera. The formula is very light, non-greasy, and fast absorbing, and the scent is sugary sweet and features notes of sweet maraschino cherries smothered in milk chocolate, with a hint of French vanilla. (Yummy smelling, indeed!). 

To use: Apply a small amount on hands and body as needed 

Ingredients: deionized water, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, isopropyl myristate, glycerin, stearic acid, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate SE, dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), retinyl palmitate (vitamin A palmitate), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C palmitate), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice, Calendula officinalis flower extract, Chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract, Symphytum officinale extract, Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, carbomer, xanthan gum, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, ethylhexyglycerin, essential fragrance oils

Weight/packaging: 2 oz in a small plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $6 Cap: 100

Vibrant Vinyls - ‘Secret Formula’ Hands & Body Cream











Arcane Arts - Mischief-Maker Lip Lacquer

Description: An IPU exclusive multichrome green lip lacquer is inspired by Loki from the Marvel Universe. Depending on the lighting, the lip lacquer subtly shifts from metallic green/teal to gold to purple.

Weight/packaging: 0.6 oz with doe foot wand applicator 

Price: $10 Cap: 50

Arcane Arts - Mischief-Maker Lip Lacquer







Native War Paints - You Poor Simple Fools Eyeshadow

Description: An IPU exclusive loose eyeshadow inspired by Maleficent. The base is a shimmery dark purple with green sparkle and shimmer. Swatches show dry (top) and wet (bottom) application. Not safe for lip wear. Due to the nature of the loose mineral makeup, expect some fallout during application. 

To use: Apply to eyelid using a makeup brush. Can be applied using a dry or wet makeup brush.

Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, tin oxide, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax

Weigh/packaging: 2 g of product in a small plastic pot with screw top lid

Price: $7.50 Cap: None

Native War Paints - You Poor Simple Fools Eyeshadow









Paper Moon Cosmetics - Villainous Eyeshadow

Description: An IPU exclusive pressed mineral eyeshadow inspired by The Little Mermaid’s Ursula. The shade is a black-leaning dark purple loaded with purple shimmer. Swatches show dry (top) and wet (bottom) application. The shimmery dark purple really pops when applied wet. Due to the nature of the loose mineral makeup, expect some fallout during application. 

To use: Apply to eyelid using a makeup brush. Can be applied using a dry or wet makeup brush.

Weigh/packaging: 0.25 oz of product in a mini round clamshell container that flips to open.

Ingredients: mica, ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc stearate, phenoxyethanol, sodium dehyroacetate, sorbic acid

Price: $10 Cap: None

Paper Moon Cosmetics - Villainous Eyeshadow







Psyche Minerals - Hey Missy Eyeshadow

Description: An IPU exclusive loose mineral eyeshadow inspired by The Master “Missy” from Doctor Who. The shade is a sparkly berry mauve with fine blue shimmer. Swatches show dry (top) and wet (bottom) application. The base color and the shimmery blue really pop when applied wet. Due to the nature of the loose mineral makeup, expect some fallout during application. Lip safe.

To use: Apply to eyelid using a makeup brush. Can be applied with a dry or wet makeup brush.

Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, silica, calcium sodium borosilicate, and sericite mica surface treated carnauba wax

Weigh/packaging: 0.3 oz of product in a small plastic pot with screw top lid

Price: $7.50 Cap: 0

Psyche Minerals - Hey Missy Eyeshadow







Turtle Tootsie Polishes - Lip Balms!

Description: An IPU lip balm trio inspired by Eye-Scream from the Marvel Universe. All three lip balms are clear and each features a different ice cream flavor: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The formula is non-greasy and lightly scented. 

To use: remove protective labeling and wear over lips.

Ingredients: Ricinum communis (castor) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, lauryl laureate, Oliea europea (olive) fruit oil, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax, Copernicia cerifera (carnuba) wax, hydrogenated soybean oil, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, glyceryl stearate, stevia sweetener, flavor oils

Weight/packaging: 0.15 oz tube/each

Price: $6 Cap: 100

Turtle Tootsie Polishes - Lip Balms!










3Cheers4Ears - 3D printed Disney Villains Keychains

Description: Glow-in-the-dark 3D printed keychain set inspired by Disney villains Oogie Boogie from The Night Before Christmas, Hades from Hercules, the poison apple from Snow White, and Sid from Toy Story.

Material: Plastic

Weight: 1 oz

Price: $5 Cap: 150

3Cheers4Ears - 3D printed Disney Villains Keychains











Maidens - Purify Hand Sanitizer

Description: An IPU exclusive, fast absorbing, Aloe vera spray gel hand sanitizer inspired by the Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West. It features 100% natural fragrance oils for a light satsuma and cayenne scent and vitamin E oil for added hydration. This fast absorbing formula will not leave your ski dry or smelling like alcohol.

To use: Spray on hands and rub until the gel is completely absorbed. Use as needed.

Ingredients: Aloe vera, witch hazel, tea tree oil, vitamin E oil, fragrance oils

Weigh/packaging: 2 oz of product in dark green plastic spray bottle

Price: $6 Cap: 50

Maidens - Purify Hand Sanitizer







Off the Hook Creations by Jessica - Crocheted Dalek Stuffie

Description: An IPU exclusive crocheted Dalek stuffie inspired by Davros from Doctor Who. This gray and black stuffie is made from 100% acrylic yarn and stuffed with poly-fil. You can attach it to your keychain (as shown), hang it up in your car or as a holiday ornament, use it as a cat toy, or display it on your desk! The stuffie weighs approx. 0.5 oz and is approx. 1.5”.

Materials: acrylic yarn, poly-fil

Weight: 0.5 oz

Price: $5 Cap: 30

Off the Hook Creations by Jessica - Crocheted Dalek Stuffie







 Ribbits Stickits - Bad Girls Are More Fun Helmer Vinyl

Description: An IPU exclusive helmer vinyl inspired by Disney villains Cruella, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Ursula. The image on the vinyl measures approx. 3” x 4” and it will work nicely over a helmer or any hard plastic surface (shown on my agenda).

To use: Remove protective backing and place over helmer or other hard plastic surface. Gently press vinyl to remove any bubbles and transfer image. Once the image is positioned, peel off the clear vinyl.

Material: vinyl

Price: $6 Cap: 50

Ribbits Stickits - Bad Girls Are More Fun Helmer Vinyl










Fangirl Polish - Disney Villains Water Decals

Description: A water decal sheet featuring 66 different Disney classic villains such as the Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Ursula, and new not-so-beloved villains such as Prince Hans. The decals are printed on transparent paper.

To use: Cut desired image from sheet and trim as close as possible around the image (round edges work best). Submerge the decal in warm water for 30 sec to 1 min. Remove decal from water and remove from paper backing. Place the decal firmly on the nail and use a cotton ball or tissue paper to remove excess water and any bubbles. Top off with a non- quick dry clear top coat.

Price: $4 Cap: 100

Fangirl Polish - Disney Villains Water Decals







Sassy Cats Lacquer - Wrapped in Venom! Kitty Kaps Liquid Nail Tape

Description: A latex barrier inspired by Venom from the Marvel Universe. This IPU exclusive edition is dark gray in its liquid form and turns black when dried. It also features a pumpkin spice scent. The brush size makes for an easy application, and the latex peels off easily once it dries. 

To use: Apply around cuticle and any other area that needs to be covered during nail art. Wait until the latex is completely dry before doing nail art and before removing.

Materials: Latex, scent

Weight/packaging: 15 mL glass bottle

Price: $7 Cap: 40

Sassy Cats Lacquer - Wrapped in Venom! Kitty Kaps Liquid Nail Tape










Chirality - Soften Your Tips - A Nourishing Cuticle Oil

Description: A vegan cuticle oil featuring an IPU exclusive blend scent inspired by The Borg. Its light and fast absorbing formula features a blend of jojoba oil, vitamin E, and other skin conditioning oils, packaged in a 12 mL tube with a doe foot wand. The light scent resembles a spicy blend of crisp apples, fall berries, and blueberry cobbler!

To use: Apply to cuticles as needed and rub into cuticles and nails until the oil is completely absorbed. For maximum benefit, apply at least 3 times a day and after coming into contact with water. Use within one year of purchase.

Ingredients: Jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil, vitamin E acetate, fragrance.

Phthalate- and cruelty-free.

Weight/packaging: 12 ml in plastic tube with doe foot wand

Price: $9 Cap: 50

Chirality - Soften Your Tips - A Nourishing Cuticle Oil







Cuticula - King Candy Confection Nail Fortifier

Description: A nail and cuticle cream inspired by King Candy from Wrecked Ralph. The light, non-greasy formula softens and moisturizes your cuticle while keeping your nails looking and feeling healthy with ingredients such as Aloe vera and rosehip seed oil. It also features a light, sweet cotton candy salt water taffy scent.

To use: Apply a small amount on cuticles and nails using finger tips. Use as often as needed.

Ingredients: water, Aloe vera juice, MSM, rosehip seed oil, kelp extract,neem extract, lanolin, vegetable glycerin, jojoba, avocado oil, almond oil, hemp seed oil, fractionated coconut oil, flax seed oil, beeswax, castor, rosemary extract, DL panthenol, wheat germ oil, allantoin, vegetable stearic acid, emulsifying wax, silver dihydrogen citrate, citric acid, fragrance

Weight/packaging: Under 2 oz in black plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $6.50 Cap: None

Cuticula - King Candy Confection Nail Fortifier







Dollish Polish - Basic Witch Cuticle Oil

Description: An organic cuticle oil inspired by Maleficent and comes in a jumbo sized pen applicator. It features a blend of oils, including jojoba and vitamin E oils. The cuticle oil is lightly scented as pumpkin spice latte, with warm notes of pumpkin purée, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, sugar, frothy milk, and whipped cream.

To use: Twist end to disperse oil into brush. Brush along cuticle line and rub into skin and nails until it is absorbed completely. Use as often as needed.

Ingredients: jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), avocado oil (Persea gratissima), sweet almond oil (Prunus amygdalus), vitamin E oil (tocopheryl), essential fragrance oils.

Weight/packaging: 4.5 mL twist pen with brush dispenser

Price: $6.50 Cap: 75

Dollish Polish - Basic Witch Cuticle Oil







Ever After - Bewitched Lip Nip and Tip Balm

Description: A balm inspired by fall and it’s familiar scents, featuring a blend of cinnamon, sandalwood, and patchouli topped off with notes of sweet black cherry (the cherry is very noticeable to me!). Ingredients such as cocoa and shea butter and beeswax moisturizer and lock in hydration. The balm is flavorless, so it can be used on lips and any other dry areas that need conditioning. (Note: my tin container got damaged in the mail)

To use: Apply to cuticles, nails, lips, and any dry areas using finger tips. Use as often as needed.

Ingredients: shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, olive oil, natural and artificial fragrance

Weight/packaging: .4 oz in tin container

Price: $5 Cap: None

Ever After - Bewitched Lip Nip and Tip Balm







Indie by Patty Lopes - Cuticle and nail balm

Description: An IPU exclusive, rich, buttery, fast absorbing cuticle and nail balm inspired by Ellen Driver from Kill Bill. The balm features a light strawberry champagne scent. 

To use: Apply to cuticles and nails as needed using finger tips

Ingredients: Beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, Argan oil, hemp oil, vitamin E, urea, silicone, fragrance

Weight/packaging: 30 g in plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $6 Cap: 50

Indie by Patty Lopes - Cuticle and nail balm







Lilly Anne’s Garden - Creme de la Creme (CDLC) Cuticle Cream in Carnage

Description: CDLC cuticle cream inspired by Carnage from the Marvel Universe. This IPU exclusive edition, sweet scented buttery cuticle cream features citrus notes of lime and orange blended with berry, cherry, and leafy green in a vanilla base. The formula is nice and thick without being heavy or greasy. A little goes a long way!

To use: Apply to cuticles and nails as needed using finger tips

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Simmondsi chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Cannabis sativa seed oil, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, tocopherol, water, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (and) sorbic acid, Maranta arundinacea root, fragrance

Weigh/packaging: 1.5 oz in plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $5.50 Cap: None
Lilly Anne’s Garden - Creme de la Creme (CDLC) Cuticle Cream in Carnage







The Soapy Chef - Hello, McFly! Cuticle Scrub and Balm

Description: An IPU exclusive cuticle scrub/balm inspired by Biff Tannen from Back to the Future. This sugar cuticle scrub doubles as a conditioning balm with its blend of shea and cocoa butter and essential oils including lemon, bergamot, lime, grapefruit, and orange. The scrub is gentle, and the balm is non-greasy and fast absorbing.

To use: Apply to cuticle and nails using finger tips and rub using a circular motion. Remove excess scrub using warm water and massage remaining product into cuticles and nails.

Ingredients: Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, soy wax, granulated sugar, essential oils including lemon, bergamot, lime, grapefruit, and orange

Weight/packaging: 0.5 oz in a small plastic jar with screw top lid

Price: $7 Cap: 180

The Soapy Chef - Hello, McFly! Cuticle Scrub and Balm










Heaven Scent Treasure Candles - Queen of Air and Darkness Perfume

Description: An IPU exclusive roll-on perfume inspired by Andias, Queen of the Unseelie Court from the Merry Gentry book series. The scent is very sweet, featuring notes of black raspberry and vanilla fizzy pop. The perfume is made of two ingredients: jojoba oil and fragrance. 

To use: Apply to inner wrist, neck base, inner elbow, behind ears, and other skin surfaces

Weight/packaging: 1.2 oz (net weight) in glass container with roll-on applicator

Price: $9 Cap: None

Heaven Scent Treasure Candles - Queen of Air and Darkness Perfume







Hemlock Doxy - “Bellatrix” Solid Perfume

Description: A solid, vegan perfume inspired by Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter. The fragrance features a blend of smoke, leather, lily, and grapefruit scents. At first, this blend makes for a smoky, earthy scent. But once the perfume warms up and combines with my body’s chemistry, the lily notes take center stage.

Also worthy of mentioning is the beautiful tin container, which is decorated with a distressed Death Eater mask and Swarovski crystals.

To use: Apply to inner wrist, neck base, inner elbow, behind ears, and other skin surfaces using finger tips

Ingredients: Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil,  Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Argania spinosa (Argan) oil, candellila (Euphorihia cerifera) wax, essential and natural fragrance (valspice, grapefruit, wintergreen, wormwood, myrtle, apple, ylang ylang) oils, plant (Lily, Oakmoss) resins and absolutes, Leger de Main (Magic)

Weight/packaging: 30 ml in tin container 

Price: $20 Cap: 30

Hemlock Doxy - “Bellatrix” Solid Perfume









Chloe and Me Candles - Jafar

Description: An IPU exclusive soy wax clamshell inspired by Aladdin’s Jafar. The pre- and post-melt fragrance features a tarty, crisp, sweet scent of berry fried cola that remains fragrant for several hours after melted. 

Properties:
  • Pre-melt consistency: firm
  • Pre-melt notes: crisp cherry and vanilla
  • Post-melt notes: crisp cherry and vanilla
  • Throw: strong
To use: For best results, cure product for a minimum of 14 days after pouring. Recommend for use with a higher Watts or tea light warmer. Discontinue using when wax is no longer fragrant.

Ingredients: parasoy wax, fragrance oil, colorant

Weight: 2.75 oz clamshell

Price: $3.79 Cap: 50

Chloe and Me Candles - Jafar







Luna Wax - Ernesto De La Cruz-inspired Wax Melt

Description: An IPU exclusive parasoy wax melt inspired by Ernesto de la Cruz from Disney’s Coco. It features a cute skull that leaves a shimmery wax pool and a sweet pumpkin pecan waffles and toasted marshmallow scent. The smell will leave you craving for freshly baked cupcakes hours after melting!

Properties:
  • Pre-melt consistency: firm
  • Pre-melt notes: sweet waffles and marshmallow
  • Post-melt notes: sweet waffles and marshmallow
  • Throw: strong
To use: For best results, cure product for a minimum of 14 days after pouring. Cut in small pieces before placing on warmer to avoid flooding. Discontinue using when wax is no longer fragrant.

Ingredients: parasoy wax blend, mica, wax coloring, fragrance oil

Weight: 2.5

Price: $3.75 Cap: None

Luna Wax - Ernesto De La Cruz-inspired Wax Melt






LynBDesigns - The Purple Man Wax Melt

Description: An IPU exclusive soy wax clamshell inspired by Killgrave from the Marvel Universe. The scent is a blend of coriander, lemon, and warm spices with a subtle hint of tobacco leaf and vanilla in an amber and warm tonka bean base. Pre-melt, you can register the crisp, clean scent of coriander and lemon, which then shift to the sweeter vanilla and tonka bean notes as the wax melts.

Properties:
  • Pre-melt consistency: firm
  • Pre-melt notes: coriander and lemon
  • Post-melt notes: coriander, lemon, vanilla
  • Throw: medium

To use: Remove from container, break off a piece of wax tart, and place on wax warmer. Discontinue using when wax is no longer fragrant.

Ingredients: soy wax, fragrance oils

Weight/packaging: 3.5 oz clamshell

Price: $4 Cap: None


LynBDesigns - The Purple Man Wax Melt







Night Owl Lacquer - MMMKay Wax Melt

Description: A soy and paraffin wax clamshell inspired by Bill Lumbergh from The Office. The sweet scent features notes of mocha, warm hazelnut, coffee, cream, caramel, and bourbon. The sweet mocha scent is the most prominent both pre- and post-melt.

Properties:
  • Pre-melt consistency: firm
  • Pre-melt notes: sweet mocha
  • Post-melt notes: sweet mocha, caramel
  • Throw: medium

To use: Remove from container, break off a piece of wax tart, and place on wax warmer. Discontinue using when wax is no longer fragrant.

Ingredients: Soy wax, paraffin wax, fragrance oils

Weight/packaging: 3.3 oz clamshell

Price: $4.25 Cap: 120

Night Owl Lacquer - MMMKay Wax Melt








Obscurus - Pazuzu Wax Melt

Description: An IPU exclusive vegan soy wax clamshell inspired by Pazuzu, the infamous demon The Exorcist. This mysterious and sophisticated scent features lazy coils of incense, bourbon on ice, amber, vanilla, dampened rose, and whispers of last rite. The bourbon and rose scents are most noticeable pre-melt, with the sweet vanilla scent appearing post-melt. The pink and blue wax also features a delicate gold shimmer.

Properties:

  • Pre-Mel consistency: firm
  • Pre-melt notes: bourbon and rose
  • Post-melt notes: bourbon, rose, and vanilla
  • Throw: medium

To use: Remove from container, break off a piece of wax tart, and place on wax warmer. Discontinue using when wax is no longer fragrant.

Ingredients: 100% soy wax, colourant, fragrance, glitter

Weigh/packaging: 65 g clamshell

Price: $10 Cap: 50

Obscurus - Pazuzu Wax Melt








Sweet SageScents - Typhoid and Swans Wax Melt

Description: An IPU exclusive parasoy wax clamshell inspired by Dr. Hannibal Lecter. It features a fruity, heady blend of pomegranate, black raspberry, pink peppercorn, musk, vanilla, cedar wood, orange, and patchouli. Post-melt, the musk and patchouli take center stage. A fine purple shimmer leaves behind a sparkly wax pool.

Properties:
  • Pre-melt consistency: firm
  • Pre-melt notes: black raspberry, vanilla, orange
  • Post-melt notes: musk, patchouli
  • Throw: medium
To use: Remove from container, break off a piece of wax tart, and place on wax warmer. Cure for at least 2 weeks. Discontinue using when wax is no longer fragrant.

Ingredients: Parasoy wax, fragrance oils

Weight/packaging: 3.3 oz clamshell

Price: $4.25 Cap: 120

Sweet Scent Sage - Typhoid and Swans Wax Melt







Recap - Indie Pick Up Oct 2018 (Villains)



There will be over 50 indie products  available this month at IPU. The products are inspired by famous (or infamous!) villains, most products will be exclusive to IPU, and products range from makeup, to wax melts, to jewelry, to bath and body, and much more!

The IPU shop will be open from October 19-22 at www.indiepickup.com

I was excited to review these products and I can't wait to hear what you all will be getting!

These products were sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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  1. Thank you for your wonderful reviews! All your photos are fantastic!

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