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Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to bring you a quick post featuring a comparison of my recent picture polish collaboration shade, Bewitch, to another collaboration shade, Demeter, created by the amazing Katie from Harlow & Co!

When Bewitch launched, I read a few comments and questions around it being brown, so what better way to showcase the difference than to compare it to a beautiful brown shade! Bewitch can sometimes lean really warm due to its intense gold shimmer, but in reality it possesses a cool purple base – a really dark, vampy purple. ūüôā Demeter, on the other hand, is an earthy, mid-toned brown holographic polish; very warm.

picturepolish_bewitch_DemeterCompIndex and middle finger: Bewitch
Ring and pinky: Demeter (click to enlarge image)

I wanted a sun shot to better show the beautiful holographic property of both polishes, but unfortunately, the sun has been hiding the last few days… As you can see, the colours are very¬† different, and both are among my very favourites for good reason. I think I know which two shades I will wear next!

Get both directly from piCture pOlish (they ship internationally!), or from their Network, including Harlow & Co and Llarowe! Don’t forget to follow piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!

See more of my comparison photos on The Obsessed’s Instagram feed!

~xo

 

Happy Sunday!

Today’s post… will cast a spell on you!

Well, I have been waiting over a YEAR to share this news with you… and the big day is finally here! Today I bring you… Bewitch, my collaboration shade with piCture pOlish!

When piCture pOlish first contacted me after Blog Fest 2012 to ask if I would be interested in participating, I must admit, I was shocked. My blog was still relatively new at the time, and there were far more established bloggers than me they could have selected. This was a huge honour, but even more so for a newish blogger!

When I finally collected myself after the shock wore off, I knew what I wanted. Loving dark, moody colours, my shade would have to be vampy… maybe holographic. I was inspired by one of my favourite piCture pOlish shades, Monroe, a jelly base with holo pigments, and asked for an aubergine shade with perhaps a sprinkling of golden fairy dust. And as we approached the final round of collaboration shades being released today, BEWITCH was born!

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Bewitch is a complex aubergine shade that starts out as a purple jelly base with holographic particles, filled with golden shimmer. It is a moody shade that, though starting out with a cool purple base, looks warmer once applied, and slightly shade-shifts in different light. And it is shiny and sparkly, and truly: gorgeous!!!! I am so proud of this collaboration shade!

Have a look:

picturepolish_bewitch_shade_200wmIn daylight

picturepolish_bewitch_sun_200wmIn direct sun

And of course, a macro to show you the complexity of Bewitch:

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You can see some of the purple jelly base on the perimeter of the polish in the macro. I just love the juxtaposition of cool and warm tones in Bewitch! And that gold and holographic shimmer…!

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A huge THANK YOU to the girls at piCture pOlish for allowing me the opportunity to create my very own polish shade! The collaboration shades are a phenomenal idea, and I personally own many bloggers’ creations.Thank you for being so supportive of us bloggers!

You must see this shade for yourself to be “bewitched…” and I hope you love it as much as I do!

I would love to know what you think, so please feel free to comment!

Get your very own Bewitch directly from piCture pOlish (they ship internationally!), or from their Network. Don’t forget to follow piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and check out their YouTube channel!

~xo

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.)

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 B√© 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 B√©’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 ‚ÄėRevolution‚Äô 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 ‚Äėfoil manicures‚Äô 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 Рdesigned 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

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.)

 

One of the most amazing non-indie polish brands out there is piCture pOlish, an Australian boutique polish company with gorgeous colours and impeccable quality. Another thing to love about piCture pOlish? They are the creators of the “Collaboration Shades,” polishes they created with bloggers or their Network members. How cool is that?

Today’s Collaboration Shade is Cosmos, a stunning scattered holographic deep blue polish that was created with Camille from Pshiiit. And stunning does not begin to describe this polish!! It has such amazing depth, almost as though you are looking into a deep, vast ocean gleaming in the sun. Like another favourite piCture pOlish, the beautiful original Monroe, this polish shined, sparkled, and was a joy to apply.

Look at the shine and sparkle!

PicturePolish_CosmosThis is using 2 coats with base and top coat. The consistency of Cosmos was amazing – just thick enough to self-level, but thin enough to easily dry to a beautiful finish.

Look at Cosmos in the sun:

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See that multi-coloured scattered holo dancing in the sun?

To get your very own bottle,  visit piCture pOlish on-line and and visit their Network members, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe, and of course, the creator herself at Pshiiit Boutique.

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

~xo

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