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Today I have for you another beautiful Shimmer Polish, Sarah! Shimmer Polishes are insane glitter bombs, composed mostly of tiny glitters (shimmers), packed in either clear, tinted or jelly bases. I have yet to find a Shimmer Polish that I have not liked! Cindy, its creator, has so many polishes that I’ve now lost count!

Sarah is a tropical green and blue glitter polish in a clear base, with accent pieces of purple strewn in. I decided to layer it over China Glaze’s Keepin’ It Teal, a greeny turquoise jelly.

I used a generous coat of Sarah over Keepin’ it Teal. Look at how sparkly Sarah is in the sun:

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In the shade:

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And a gorgeous macro to show off the beauty of Sarah:

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And see more of my Shimmer Polish posts here!

What’s your favourite Shimmer?

~xo

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

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Another week, another beauty from the house of piCture pOlish! Today I have for you Ozotic 752, one of the gorgeous metallic duochromes of the Ozotic 700 series.

If you follow my blog, you know that piCture pOlish has a special place in my heart (and polish stash!). They are such a fun indie company, interacting with their bloggers, fans, customers on a regular basis, and hosting tons of awesome giveaways. Ozotics are part of their portfolio, and the more I wear them, the more I love them! (My love affair started with the Ozotic Sugars – 901 to be exact.)

Back to Ozotic 752. It is described as containing “a special effect known as a ‘colour flop:’ Do you see purple or do you see green?”and piCture pOlish advises to layer over black or white base to create different looks. Though opaque enough to be worn on its own, I wanted to see the magical duochrome effect at its best, and I decided to layer this over my go-to black (it’s actually a deep, blood-red that is so dark it is almost black), A-England’s Lancelot. I used one coat Lancelot, 2 coats of Ozotic 752 between a base and top coat. Application was perfection, even in a polish that can sometimes lead to streakiness. The polish was very fluid, providing great coverage on the first coat, and like all the other Ozotics and piCture pOlishes I own, dried very quickly.

In the shade picture, you can see the lilac-to-green shift perfectly, with a hint of a muted grey in between.

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I love that the colour shift in 752 is very strong, as you can see above.

Now take a look at the metallic shimmer in sunlight, with a hint of a brighter purple than before amid an aura of green. I love the flashes of green where the light reflects!

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A different angle provides a brighter purple yet:

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I was blown away by this polish!! It probably has the most dramatic and obvious colour shift I have seen in any duochrome, with a highly-wearable muted base colour.

What do you think of 752?

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.)

Happy Thursday!! I am so thrilled this is a shortened week and I get to have a long weekend… just what I need. I hope some of you get to enjoy a day off as well…or at least a beautiful weekend!

Today I have for you one of my favourite boutique brands, piCture pOlish, made in Australia! I have worn quite a few piCture pOlishes, some that I should probably still share on this blog, but I do have another first for you: my first piCture pOlish glitter polish. And a polish with such a cute name: Ariel’s Tale! I keep hearing “Under the Sea” in my head when I see the bottle. 🙂 Ariel’s Tale is a gorgeous turquoise glitter top coat in a clear base, composed of monochromatic tiny square and medium hex glitters. Simple and gorgeous!

I wanted to wear it over a dark base, so I headed for my A-England Lancelot, my go-to “black” (it’s actually a blackened red but I often use it in place of black due to its beauty and shine). This combo did not disappoint! I wore it as a slight glitter gradient. Here are two coats of Lancelot topped with Ariel on the tips:

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I received so many compliments on this manicure!! The aqua of Ariel’s Tale is soft enough for an elegant, work-appropriate manicure, even on such a stark background. And it sparkled like diamonds on my tips!

 

For a completely different look, I paired Ariel’s Tale with Nubar’s Into the Wild, a beautiful muted emerald green (with its own post coming soon!).

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And Ariel’s Tale looked spectacular!! Judge for yourself:

PicturePolish_ArielsTale_NubarSunLook at the gorgeous turquoise slightly contrasting against the emerald green backdrop in the sun…

And here it is in the shade:

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I just adore the way it sparkles like the ocean… twinkling under the sun…

I already have some more ideas for Ariel’s Tale, maybe wearing it over a light base…  but which of today’s looks is your favourite?

To get your very own Ariel’s Tale,  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.)

Today I have for you another polish from one of my favourite indies: Aphrodite Lacquers!

Rebecca, the creator behind this genius “jellies in a bottle” line, released her Romance Collection at the beginning of the summer. (Gosh, “beginning of the summer” sounds like so long ago already!) This collection is made up of glitter-packed vibrant jellies, one of which I bring you today: Enchant.
Enchant is a very light-green jelly packed with tiny green micro-glitters that make it look more fern-green than light green. There are also small green and white hex glitters, creating a gorgeous polish full of depth and shimmer.

For these swatches, I used 3 thin coats of Enchant over China Glaze’s Strong Adhesion Basecoat, and topped with A England’s The Shield top coat.


Can you see the tiny micro-glitters? : )

This macro shot will show you both the jelly goodness and all of the glitters:

Enchant is a stunning green polish – not for the faint of heart! ;-))

And I have to say, one of the best things about Aphrodite Lacquers (besides the amazing customer service and speedy shipping) is how easily these glitter polishes remove. I use the foil method for maybe a minute each hand, and these puppies slide right off with the cotton pad. If in a hurry, they come off very easily with just cotton balls and nail polish remover. It’s almost like they melt off. No scrubbing!!!

To see all of the latest from Aphrodite Lacquers, go to her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter!

To purchase Enchant or any of the other beauties, go to her Etsy store!

So… have you tried any Aphrodite Lacquers? What’s your favourite colour?

~xoxo

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