Friday, November 22, 2013

Picture Polish - Pshiiit

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to show you this amazing nail polish by Picture Polish called Pshiiit - created in collaboration with Camille over at :) It's a medium dark turquoise lacquer with blue flakies and a very subtle hint of gold shimmer. The blue and green hues are truly vibrant, almost glowing, and together with the cold toned flakies and warm toned shimmer it just reaches a higher form of perfection. What I really love, is that there isn't any glitter to steal the attention from the already beautiful creation. For this manicure I used 2 coats plus top coat, and the consistency was extremely easy to work with, it distributed so elegantly onto my nails. I have 8 photos today, and you can clearly see how this polish changes, sometimes leaning green and other times blue. More info below the pictures :)

Picture Polish, stylized as piCture pOlish, is an Australian independently owned boutique nail polish brand, created by two fantastic girls. The lacquers are by the way 3-free and cruelty free, which means free from DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde and never tested on animals. Picture Polish promises to "create a scene", and what can I say, they fulfill this promise to my utter awe. Obviously these girls have a flair for gauging and translating the trends of the moment into chic and quirky nail polish.

I've known about this brand for many, many months, and since then I've proudly pronounced myself their biggest fan. But how could I be their biggest fan if I didn't even own a single one of their nail polishes? Those dark ages are finally over, and I'm so happy to say that I've got 4 of them now :) That's all thanks to them, as they gave me the opportunity to do join a 4-week review program. I'm so grateful<3

Picture Polish Links // Webstore - Retailers - Facebook - Instagram

Girls, and some boys, this is the cat's pajamas! I can't wait to show you the other 3 nail polishes :) Take care until next time! :) See ya!


(Product was sent for review)

Friday, November 15, 2013

NCLA - My Dad Invented That

Hello everyone! Today on my blog I present to you - My Dad Invented That by NCLA, from the North Of Sunset Collection for Fall 2013. It's a black-based silver glitter polish, with added glitter in all of the colors of the rainbow! :) This polish is unique in my stash, and that's always a plus! The formula spreads very evenly onto the nails. Here I used 2 coats for my manicure. It does dry quite gritty because it's loaded with glitter, but with a dense top coat like Dior's Gel Coat or Seche Vite it becomes completely smooth when dry. Read the final verdict below the photos :)

I can only say that I really like this one. It reminds me a little bit of asphalt, and the colored glitter could be oil stains reflecting rainbow-like colors. I'm always searching for new and different lacquers that really stand out, at least to me :) My Dad Invented That is definitely different, and it's not the last NCLA polish I'll be grabbing for myself! ;) What do you think?

See you soon! :)


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Dior - Diablotine #643 & Rock Coat

Hellooo! :) I hope you are all well! Today I'm going to show you this beautiful Dior nail polish from the Sparkling Shine Collection for Spring 2013 - Diablotine #643. It's a bright coral red shimmer with very visible gold and pink flecks. It has me gasping for air, because it's just so gorgeous and it radiates sunshine and happiness! Well, to be completely square, it may not me season cohesive with it being Fall now. It's like the mood has been set to include more toned down colors, both in nature and in fashion. Luckily, I got my hands on this innovative product from Dior called Rock Coat. It actually came out already in the Rock Your Nails Collection for Spring 2011, and you know what - I'm impressed. Rock Coat is a black sheer top coat with micro shimmer, and it's meant to transform your present manicure into a whole new look. I have to say, it adds a completely different personality to the original nail polish - with one coat, Diablotine becomes this sultry and warm Fall-appropriate lacquer, and the depth to it is amazing. It's a play of dark shimmery flecks and dusty micro shimmer, topped with a glossy finish. Furthermore, to vamp it up I added a 2nd layer. OMG... So pretty. And the shimmer is still slightly visible :) By now, you could actually say that this top coat has tripled the amount of nail polishes in my stash! That's crazy! :D Yeah, enough with the talking, and on to the maaaaaany photos!

Fall-ify your summery shades - it's like magic, right? Okay maybe it's just science, "beach" ;) Anyway, I've got a little surpise up my sleeve! To celebrate that 2500 of you guys are now following me on Instagram, I went out and bought an extra Dior Rock Coat - FOR YOU! Well, for the lucky winner :) Plus a tiny pot with 300 square silver studs, because that's something you can never get enough of ;) It's open internationally, and all you have to do is follow me on Instagram, like and repost the giveaway photo + remember to tag me @nailescapades and hashtag #nailescapades2500giveaway + say what country you live in :) I would like to know where my sweet followers come from :) I'll use to draw the winner! The giveaway closes at November 17, UTC/GMT 8.00 PM. So good luck guys! I'm excited to see if anyone actually enters my giveaway haha. See ya!<3


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hello Kitty Movember Nails

Hi guys! It's time for a girly Movember look featuring the cute Hello Kitty with a tiny little moustache :3 I got the inspiration from an iPhone cover on, and you know how I become when I'm overwhelmed by amazingness like that... I just have to transform it into some kind of nail design! For all of my nails except my ring finger I wore Hip-Anema by Essie. Hip-Anema has a wonderful creamy formula, and was almost a one-coater for me. On top of it I just made various sized white dots of acrylic paint, and I placed them randomly in a pattern similar to fly agaric - like those super mushrooms from Super Mario :) On my ring finger, with a white base, I outlined the design with black acrylic paint, and when it was dry, I filled in the nose and the bow with nail polish :) Of course remember your base and top coat girls! Protect your nails to keep them healthy and happy :) Here are some photos of the result.

Here's my inspiration guys :)

Pretty awesome, right?

Remember to check in with my Instagram too ladies and gents! @nailescapades :) See you soon!