Hi guys!! How are you doing? Well, today I have a special post for you. And by special I mean this happened to me for the first time as a blogger and I am very proud of myself, because I have come a long way.
A few months ago piCture pOlish requested all the IGers to show their piCture pOlish collections. Of course I had to show mine. It is not the biggest there is, but it is growing :). And luckily Jules from piCture pOlish noticed mine and contacted me. She asked me which one of their polishes I would love to review. And I said Hot Lips! They also included Dragonfly and Douceur. Firstly I am going to show you Dragonfly.
Dragonfly* – piCture pOlish
Isn’t it gorgeous? Oh my! As stated on their site (piCturepOlish.com.au) it is a complex teal (green) bijou holo and dries smooth on the nail (contains no glitter). And I can tell you there is all sorts of colours in that holo, from pink, lilac to blue, green and gold. It is simply beautiful.
These colours are not all shown in my photos and I don’t know why, but they are visible in the photos that were not in focus.
I applied two easy coats. You could get away with only one coat, but I did two, because I believe that holo polishes need layers to give them good holo effect. It was easy to work with around the cuticle area and these swatches were without the top coat. It was that shiny that it didn’t need any topping.
A closer look. Really, amazing. I don’t know why this polish wasn’t already in my stash. Thank you Jules for picking this one for me!
HOT LIPS* – piCture pOlish
This one was my choice. I wanted that neon pink. I must tell you that the photos don’t do this polish justice. It is way more neon than it appears here, in fact it is perfect pink neon. I don’t think it can get any more neon than this.
I did two easy coats with this one. And it has a jelly-ish finish. And I think that because of that finish it didn’t give me any troubles while I was applying it. No streakiness, just a beautiful smooth finish. I have to admit I was afraid it was going to be difficult to apply, but I was pleasantly surprised.
It did dry a little matte, because of the neon pigments, so I applied a top coat for the swatches. What can I say, a perfect summer hot pink!
DOUCEUR* – piCture pOlish
This is a nude scatter holo filled with multi-sized hex glitter in magenta and mulberry colour. I think this nude looks great on my nails and it goes great with my skin tone. Some nudes make my skin look red, but not this one.
It applied beautifully with two easy coats and the glitter payoff was amazing, no fishing necessary.
Zoom, zoom. You can see the scatter holo and the glitter better in this macro shot. I think that even with this glitter, this polish is office appropriate, it looks so subtle on the nails.
So, these were the swatches and to finish this post I decided to do nail art and combine all three polishes in to one mani. I went with french tips with a twist.
Since I swatched Douceur the last I painted half moon french tips with Hot Lips over it. I did it with a stripping brush.
And for the final touch I did a half moon stripe with Dragonfly. This way I spiced up the nude office nails.
So what do you think of the three polishes I swatched and the mani I did in the end?