Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Picture Polish - O'Hara // Candy Cane Nails

Happy Holidays! :) I'm currently staying with my family and we celebrated Christmas yesterday, December 24, since that's the tradition in my country. As you might have guessed, I'm going to show you what I wore on Christmas Eve :)

This is O'Hara from Picture Polish - a hot red crelly with scattered holographic flecks. Application was really easy and all the shimmery particles spread beautifully onto my nails! 2 coats was enough for me to obtain full coverage :) O'Hara is like Freya's Cats really deep and sparkly, and under bright lights or sunlight it's almost three-dimensional! In the occasion of it being Christmas, I did some sweet nail art inspired by those pepperminty candy canes hanging on our Christmas tree :) Because I was already wearing this stunning red polish, all I needed was some striping tape and a white nail polish! I had a hard time trying not to bite my nails, they just looked so tasty! ;) Photos and final words below.



















This is one of those nail polishes you have to own, because it will become your new go-to red lacquer. O'Hara is like 'the classic red', but reinvented. That right there just proves how amazingly gifted these girls are, Jules and Megs, who created Picture Polish. O'Hara was the last one of the 4 colors I received, and I'm so glad to have been given the opportunity to do these blog reviews for them. I hope we can do something like this again in the future :) 

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See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Picture Polish - Aphrodisiac

Hi guys! Sorry for being absent lately! :) Yes, one of the perks of this magical winter season finally hit me - I've had the flu with a fever and what not ;) I'm well now, and that means I've got things, lots of things, to catch up on :) So let's get started! ;)

The turn has come to Aphrodisiac by Picture Polish. This is a vampy dark purple shimmer. It just looks really slick and reminds me of pure silk. There is definitely this something about it that screams luxury, and...sexiness? The name certainly fits the polish :) Formula wise it's as smooth as it looks. Sure you can get away with only 1 coat, but I usually go for 2 coats with any polish no matter what. The final verdict and more info after the photos ;)
















First when I saw this polish I noted how deliciously vampy it looked. I was afraid though that it would seem too black on the nail, not allowing the purple shimmer to shine through. Whether it's under outdoor or indoor lighting, the glowing properties really show, and you're almost spellbound. When light doesn't ignite the fire that does indeed lie within this polish, it looks super stylish and high fashion.

As I mentioned in my previous post, Picture Polish is an Australian independently owned boutique nail polish brand, created by two fantastic girls. The lacquers are 3-free and cruelty free. Try them if you're into chic and quirky nail polish. They are the best :)

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

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Picture Polish - Freya's Cats // Snowflake Nail Art

Hello nail polish lovers :) How are you? Today is the first day of December and I can't believe it - it totally got me by surprise this year! I feel like I've been super busy with a lot of stuff so I didn't even realize winter was sneaking up on all of us. Though after eating a lot of chocolate Santa's and homemade Christmas cookies I'm handling it way better! ;)

Today I'm showing you a sparkly gem from the lovely nail polish brand Picture Polish, and the name of it is Freya's Cats :) This is also a collaboration shade, and it was made together with Sasha aka Nihrida. It's a striking blue with scattered holographic shimmer and micro-flakes. The base is quite jellylike but it still gives great coverage :) I opted for 2 coats and it was enough for me. The scattered holo shimmer is incredibly beautiful and when you add those micro-flakes to the mixture, two things happen - it makes the polish seem crazy deep, yet keeping the vibrancy of the blue base, and it makes it really pop with all those sparkles. After I applied my top coat I noticed that at times it actually looked three-dimensional :) This was when I became inspired to do nail art. Studying this beautiful nail polish, I found myself imagining a blissful winter's day, in the afternoon when the darkening sky draws on the last sunshine of the day, and then very slowly snow starts falling. Delicately, glistening, the snowflakes fill the sky, and you know winter's here. Pure poetry, huh? :D Okay, cheesyness aside - I chose to do some wicked snowflake nail art! The design is of course hand painted by me :) Scroll down to check out the photos and read the final words ;)











This polish was my personal choice among the ones Picture Polish sent me, and thereby the polish to which I had the greatest expectations. Gawd, it is FLAWLESS. It hasn't let me down in any way, so as much as I wan't to give constructive criticism, there's absolutely nothing to say. Buy this if you can! :)

As I mentioned in my previous post, Picture Polish is an Australian independently owned boutique nail polish brand, created by two fantastic girls. The lacquers are 3-free and cruelty free. Try them if you're into chic and quirky nail polish. They are the best :)

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

Aaaaand, I hope you liked my nail art! I want to do more, but it's so time consuming as I'm a beginner and it takes me forever to finish. Practice makes perfect though, right?

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)