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It’s piCture pOlish Thursday again and today I bring you another sparkly gem that is part of the Limited Edition Collaboration shades! piCture pOlish is an amazing brand that created the Collaboration Shades, polishes that the piCture pOlish Girls created with bloggers or their Network members (online vendors). How cool is that?

piCture pOlish Atomic was created with blogger Sarah of Samarium’s Swatches, and launched in January of this year. Sarah was inspired by the element Samarium, her blog namesake, a silvery white metal. Samarium oxidizes in the air, forming a grayish-yellow powder, and that is why there is gold shimmer sparkle in her creation!

piCture pOlish describes Atomic as a silver/white metallic holo (scattered) that has NO glitter.  Atomic contains a holographic shimmer to create a magical shade, complex with a lot going on!

Atomic is a pale silver with a warm tint, making it suitable to, in my opinion, all skin tones. It is perfect for layering – it’s sheer enough to be a top coat-type polish in order to change the base colour, but today I wanted to capture its pure beauty. Below I used two generous coats of Atomic over base coat, and luckily it was a sunny day so that you can see the amazing holo sparkle!

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I personally like VNL (visible nail lines), but if you wanted total opacity, you could add a third coat of Atomic or layer it. You know what else is amazing? Atomic dries super-quickly, so you don’t have to worry about layering or using three coats!

Here is a picture of Atomic slightly blurred to show off the amazing delicate holo for you:

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Do you think I should layer Atomic over a coloured base next time?

Get your very own bottle of Atomic by visiting piCture pOlish on-line and or any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada. And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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Happy piCture pOlish Thursday! It’s time for another Ozotic, an Aussie brand that piCture pOlish added to their portfolio (lucky for us!)! Today I have for you a brand-new polish for me: Ozotic 621, part of their 600 series which are all scattered holos.

Ozotic 621 is described as “a deep red holo that has no glitter! 621 contains a scattered holo element that will bring rainbows to your fingertips! Your nails will take on a whole new dimension when in bright light or sunlight.” 621 is FILLED with a rainbow-hued holo, creating a three-dimensional, gorgeous effect on your nails, even outside of direct light… Though it’s described as a deep red, I saw a lot of orange in the base which makes it quite a warm red. When the light hits 621, it sparkles with a lot of gold reflection. Gorgeous!

I applied two beautiful, easy coats of 621 over basecoat, with a coat of China Glaze’s Fast Forward Top Coat. Ozotic 621 applied easily, self-levelling, and could even be a one-coater if you’re in a hurry. It’s the fluid, heavily pigmented consistency that made me fall in love with the entire piCture pOlish line – and the best part? It dries super-fast!

In artificial light:

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Look at that shine!!!! Don’t you love the depth that the holo creates?

Now look at it come alive in sunlight:

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Earlier I fell in love with the Ozotic Sugars and Beam lines, and today, I am in love with Ozotic’s amazing scattered holo. If you have never tried the 600 series, you must.

To get your very own Ozotics, visit piCture pOlish on-line and or visit any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada.

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

It’s piCture pOlish Thursday again, almost time for the weekend, and time for a party-ready glitter bomb: Blogger, the newest addition to the piCture pOlish lineup! I also have anothger review of Revolution, the new base coat made specifically for glitter polishes!

Blogger is described as “a colourful sparkly ode to you all! ‘indie-esque’ glitter creation!  Blogger is jam packed with multi-coloured glitters and has a very thick consistency.  Full coverage with one to two coats with no base colour.” And jam-packed with glitter it is. Blogger is a bottle full of various colours of glitter, and I literally placed an order the moment it launched! (Along with Hope, see it here.)

I decided to layer Blogger over a base coat of Revolution (get it, Blogger Revolution?), a base coat made specifically for glitters (My Hope post has the details around Revolution’s application.) After 2 coats of Revolution, I applied 2 coats of OPI… Eurso Euro, a gorgeous bright, deep indigo creme, followed by a gradient of Blogger. The result, in my opinion, was amazing:

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Eurso Euro was a gorgeous contrast and played nicely off the bright glitters in Blogger!

Here are a couple of sun pictures:

OPI_Eurso_ppBloggerLook at that crazy sparkle!!! All natural, no photo tricks!

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Blogger was quite thick due to its glitter content. It has a clear base, and is probably thick enough to provide full coverage in just two coats. I wiped the brush in order to get the gradient effect you see above.

As for removal, I found Revolution to make removal a touch easier, but I still had to do some good scrubbing to get the thickest part of glitter off. I also think I rushed Revolution’s initial 2-coat application, and that led to it removing easier on some nails than others. Another thing to note is that Revolution balls or pills when removing polish, so I went over the nail one last time just to wipe those little pieces off. I’ll definitely use Revolution again when wearing Blogger – I think it will need all the help it can get for removal! 😉

Once again the amazing girls at piCture pOlish have recognized their fans and their bloggers, creating this ode to indie-like glitter polish for us to adore.

Get your very own bottle of Blogger and Revolution by visiting piCture pOlish on-line and or any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada. They had both sold out last week, but more is on the way!

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

It’s piCture pOlish Thursday, and today I have for you a beautiful new Collaboration Shade, polishes that the piCture pOlish Girls created with bloggers or their Network members–Hope by Vernis en Folie! This shade was launched less than 2 weeks ago by Bé of Vernis en Folie (see her launch blog post here), along with two other brand-new Collaboration Shades, and I knew I had to place an immediate order. This was one of the fastest non-indie polish purchases I ever made!! Well, we digress… let’s get to the task at hand, shall we?

Hope was inspired by the impending birth of Bé’s little girl in 2013 (she has now arrived). Hope is described as a dark teal blue jelly scattered holo with a subtle smattering of cobalt glitter designed to come alive with a little shake of the bottle. Have I told you how much I adore its name??

At first glance, I thought Hope was going to be similar to Cosmos (created with Pshiiit–see my review here!), though I could see it was much darker… like the depth of the ocean. Or the dark-clouded sky before a storm. Pshiiit herself has done a fantastic comparison of three of the blue-toned Collaboration Shades – see her post here. Hope is stunning. What I loved was its darkness with the glimmer of a subtle holo and tiny, sporadic blue glitter pieces. The glitter totally sets it apart from Cosmos, as does its teal base (Cosmos is much bluer). Hope, much like most of my piCture pOlish products, was an easy application: fluid yet providing lots of coverage on one coat, self-levelling, incredibly quick drying! My two coats were dry before I even had the chance to apply top coat, and I like to use medium to heavier coats.

And did I tell you that I applied Hope over two coats of Revolution, piCture pOlish’s new glitter base coat? Here are the details around Revolution, which you apply just like any base coat, except you are advised to use two coats:

Using ‘Revolution’ base enables you to remove your glitter polish similar to normal nail polish!

Application

Apply 2 coats of Revolution as your base (allow drying time in between)

Revolution dries fast, is not PVA Glue, does not a peel off. Also can be used as a top coat for ‘foil manicures’ discovered by Cathy from More Nail Polish! 

Apply your glitter polish as you normally do.

Removal

Soak your makeup pad in nail polish remover and cover your nail, soak, leave for 15 seconds, remove.

Apply more remover to the pad, cover your nail and give it a good scrub. Continue the process and the glitter will remove with ease.

Please note: Individual results may vary – designed to work with piCture pOlish shades.

Here are two coats of gorgeous Hope with over Revolution, pre-top coat!

picturepolish_HopeI’m sorry, have you seen piCture pOlish’s shine???

Here is a photo with flash, so you can see the beautiful holo:

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Does that not look like a black, stormy night sky filled with stars?

Best part? Not an ounce of staining after wearing this the past few days!

And I’m sure you want to know about Revolution’s removal. I followed the instructions and soaked each nail for about 10 – 15 seconds, and although this is not a glitter polish, it does contain glitter and I was eager to see how Revolution worked. I found that the polish would start to come off onto the cotton pad even before I started rubbing the nail bed, and the glitter barely stuck to my nail. Throughout the removal, Revolution was pilling a little on my nail, like little dry balls of eraser left behind on a sheet of paper, though very soft and rubbery. My polish came off easily, quickly, no scrubbing needed! I have already applied it under my next mani… let’s see how it holds up against glitter though I am prepared to be impressed!

I love this brand. I love how the Girls are fully immersed in social media, and I love how much they love their bloggers and customers. They have amazing giveaways on Facebook, so be sure to follow them (if you don’t already!). Get your very own bottle of Hope (I just love saying that) and Revolution by visiting piCture pOlish on-line and or any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada. I believe they might both be sold out at the moment, but more is on the way!

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

Continuing with my weekly piCture pOlish posts, today I bring you one of my favourite vampy polishes, piCture pOlish Monroe! This is Monroe Reborn, the second version of this cult classic, but I will also show you a comparison of Monroe Original vs Monroe Reborn.

Monroe is described as a blood red jelly with scattered holographic, with no glitter. Monroe contains a holographic shimmer for that extra special touch and more rainbows of course!  Your nails will take on a whole new dimension when in bright light or sunlight! The holo effect is gorgeous on Monroe – shimmery, rainbow hues sparkling on your nails!

When Monroe was first reformulated, I was disappointed… I thought the piCture pOlish Girls were messing with perfection. But to be honest, even though I adore Monroe Original’s jelly base, it was a bit tricky to apply, streaking if you went over an area twice, whereas Monroe Reborn is self-levelling and a perfect consistency, making it easy to apply and almost a one-coater. Not only that, but the new Monroe is insanely holographic!!!

Here are two gorgeous coats of Monroe, before I even applied top coat:

picturepolish_MonroeThe holo bits are reflecting in this indoor lighting!

Here it is in the sun:

picturepolish_MonroeSunI am in LOVE with this holo beauty!

 

The original Monroe was one of my first piCture pOlish loves. In fact, I believe it was the first piCture pOlish I ever ordered! And because of how curious I was myself when the new Monroe was released, here are some comparison shots of Monroe Original vs Reborn for you:

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Can you tell which is the new and which is original Monroe?

Monroe Reborn: index and ring fingers
Monroe Original: middle and pinky

And here is a photo with flash, comparing the two:

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The above picture shows the intensity of the holo in new Monroe; the pieces are larger and much more intense, whereas original Monroe had a very faint and subtle holo effect. Monroe Reborn has the same scattered holo as Cosmos and some of the Ozotic holos – simply stunning!!

I am still obsessed with Monroe Original, and am really lucky to have a backup bottle. (As you can imagine, I use it sparingly!) However, Monroe Reborn is a new love of mine, not only because of the holo effect and its alluring vampy shade, but also thanks to its fantastic ease of application and speedy dry time!

If you love holos as much as me, you can get Monroe by visiting piCture pOlish on-line and or any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada.

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and now Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

 

It’s piCture pOlish Thursday, and today I have for you a sparkly gem of a polish, Majesty!

Majesty is another Collaboration Shade, polishes that the piCture pOlish Girls created with bloggers or their Network members. And this is what piCture pOlish has to say about this creation:

Majesty was created with Sahrish from Sahrish Adeel’s Inspiration: a shade that would be perfect for every occasion, every skin type, every age –  basically everyone!  And what a challenge that became however we never gave up! And yes with Majesty your nails will look perfect everyday…  

Majesty is a taupe/pink/nude with micro gold sparks and holo (scattered) and has NO glitter. Majesty contains a holographic shimmer to create a shade just perfect for everyone for every occasion!

Read all about how Majesty was created on Sahrish’s blog!

 

I was excited to review this shade because it truly is a universally flattering soft gold with a faint taupe base colour. It is filled with micro glass flecks that sparkle in a multitude of colours, depending on the light. I found it to reflect greenish-gold on the surface of the nail, though it sparkled the way that scattered holos do: a little bit of pink, gold and green flashes.

It applies quite sheer on the first coat, making it a buildable polish that reaches near-opacity by the third coat. This makes it a cool layering polish, so of course, that is what I did! Reaching for a gorgeous taupe untried, I used two coats of OPI’s Berlin There, Done That, from their recent Germany Collection:

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(Why have I not worn this spectacular polish in the months since picking it up??)

 

And here is a generous layer of Majesty added to the above mani:

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I felt that OPI’s Berlin There, Done That was the perfect base for Majesty, not overpowering it, but also allowing me to show Majesty’s beauty with just one generous coat.

To show you the scattered holo sparks, here is a slightly blurred photo:

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Beautiful, gold, sparkly!

I simply adore piCture pOlish products, and I adore them more for creating these cool Collaboration Shades! (Check out my other Collaboration Shade reviews here and here.)

 

If you love holos as much as me, you can get your very own Majesty by visiting piCture pOlish on-line and or any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada.

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

 

It’s piCture pOlish Thursday, and today I have for you another stunning Ozotic, one of the Beam polishes, #907!

Ozotic Beam is a collection of 4 gorgeous top coat-type polishes, “inspired by ‘reflecting luminous light beams’ hence the moonlight colours,” that at first glance all look similar:  white glass flecks with different shades of reflection in each polish. The Beam polishes can be worn alone or over black for an exploding effect “on your nail, reinventing itself to light changing crystals – simply amazing! A magical transformation in appearance that you need to see to believe!” from the piCture pOlish store’s description. : )  And 907 is described as having green and blue sparks, though I also see violet reflections in this beauty!

You want to know what I decided to layer this over? I decided to live on the edge a little and go with a gorgeous, summery shade from Nubar’s new My Sweet Escape collection. Nubar’s Jaded is a light turquoise, the colour of the ocean on a hot summer’s day…

And Ozotic Beam 907 did not disappoint!! It truly exploded in a three-dimensional effect on my nails, sparkling softly, the glass flecks dancing both in the sun and out. All this at just one coat over 2 coats of Nubar Jaded:

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I love how beautiful the effect is, even over a lighter polish!! This to me, is a perfect summer manicure!

Look at that shine! And that deep, multichromatic shimmer really makes this manicure look like the sea….

One more picture:

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Do you love this as much as I do? I am utterly obsessed with Jaded and 907 together! And what should I layer this over next….?

To get any of the Ozotic beauties including this one, visit piCture pOlish on-line and or visit any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada.

And don’t forget to follow piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

 

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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