piCture pOlish – Vampy Chameleons Collection

I’m back today with the new piCture pOlish Vampy Chameleons limited edition collection. I was sent these by the lovely Petra from Pretty Polish who is their stockists in The Netherlands (she ships worldwide!). The collection features six new duochrome and scatter holo shades. Let’s take a look!

piCture pOlish – Obsession

piCture pOlish – Obsession

piCture pOlish – Obsession: First up is Obsession. What I noticed about this collection is that to me the deep raspberry base is almost the same for all six shades, but the shimmer is different which changes the colour slightly. Obsession has a vibrant deep purple shimmer. This was two coats.

piCture pOlish – Desire

piCture pOlish – Desire

piCture pOlish – Desire: Desire is Obsession’s scatter holo sister shade. The scatter holo slightly changes the colour making it a little lighter. I’m a sucker for PP’s scatter holo so I definitely prefer this one! This was two easy coats.

piCture pOlish – Revenge

piCture pOlish – Revenge

piCture pOlish – Revenge: Next is Revenge which has vibrant orange/red shimmer. The shimmer adds a lot of depth to this one. Definitely vampy! I used two easy coats.

piCture pOlish – Nemesis

piCture pOlish – Nemesis

piCture pOlish – Nemesis: Next is Nemesis, the scatter holo sister to Revenge. The shimmer has less depth in this one but the scatter holo makes up for it. Again, two easy coats.

piCture pOlish – Poison

piCture pOlish – Poison

piCture pOlish – Poison: Next is Poison which is the shade I had the highest hopes for but didn’t blew me away as much as I hoped. In the bottle this has a super vibrant aqua/teal shimmer but on the nails it’s barely there. It’s still gorgeous but not as dramatic as I hoped. This was also a little more sheer so I used three coats.

piCture pOlish – Scandal

piCture pOlish – Scandal

piCture pOlish – Scandal: Finally we have Scandal which is the sister to Poison. Again, the shimmer almost disappears on the nail though it’s a beautiful shade nonetheless. This was two coats.

You can purchase the new piCture pOlish Vampy Chameleons official website (AU) or from one of the many international stockists including Pretty Polish based in The Netherlands.

Connect with piCture pOlish: Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Pinterest
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24th April, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 6 Comments

Femme Fatale – Beauty So Fly Exclusives

I got some swatching done today! I’m really pleased I finally got some work done, the sun was out too so that was lovely. I have some pretty Femme Fatale polishes to share with you today, exclusives for Beauty So Fly which is their stockists based out of Singapore so you can only buy them there. Let’s take a look!

Femme Fatale – Sideshow Sparkler

Femme Fatale – Glass Carnival

Femme Fatale – Sideshow Sparkler: First up is Sideshow Sparkler which is a purple jelly with bright green shimmer, holographic hex glitter, fuchsia glitter and multichrome flakies. It’s really complex and unique which are two words I use a lot to describe Femme Fatale polishes. I really loved this one! I used three thin coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – Glass Carnival

Femme Fatale – Glass Carnival

Femme Fatale – Glass Carnival: The second shade is something completely different, an aqua blue jelly with bright pink flakes of shimmer, holographic hex glitter and fuchsia hex glitter. It reminds me of Mirror Mirror On The Wall but blue! I was expecting it to be really sheer but I ended up with decent coverage after three coats. I also added top coat.

You can purchase both these Femme Fatale shades exclusively via Beauty So Fly.

Connect with Femme Fatale: Official Website – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

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23rd April, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 11 Comments

Confessions Of A Nail Polish Addict Tag

No swatches or nail art from me today. I have a killer headache so I haven’t been able to swatch at all today (and my drafts are empty, eek) but I have prepared a fun tag for you instead! I shamelessly copied it from Kellie Gonzo (check out her answers here!) but I couldn’t resist switching up a few questions though.

Color Club – New-tral

1. What nail polish are you wearing on your nails (and toes) right now?

On my nails I’m wearing Glam Polish Mint Apple (swatch coming soon!), it’s a bright neon pastel with blue shimmer flakes. It’s so bright it’s ridiculous! On my toes I have Color Club New-tral which looks super sweet.

2. What is one nail product can’t you live without?

Cuticle balm! Right now I’m using Rainbow Honey cuticle balm when I’m swatching, it takes the dryness from the acetone away and it makes my cuticles look so much better for photos! I use it between each swatch. 

3. What is your favorite nail brand (mainstream and indie)?

This is a tough question, I’ve had the pleasure of trying so many brands that it’s hard to list only one favourite for mainstream and indie. I’ll always have a soft spot for China Glaze, I love their formula and brush. Indie… Ugh I can’t choose! Either ILNP or Spell Polish or Cirque Colors. I simply can’t narrow it down to one!

4. What shape nail do you wear (short or long)?

Over the years I’ve gone from oval to square to long and to short. Right now they are medium length and oval shaped but I honestly think all nails can be beautiful. It’s just about finding a shape that works for you and keeping them at even lengths.

5. What is your go-to colour?

Again, how can I possibly pick one?! I tend to lean towards lavender shades or pastel blues and nudes. I constantly wear drastically different colours though so I really switch it up all the time.

Cirque Colors – Hatch

6. What is your favourite nail polish finish?

I think this one is easy for me. I can’t resist a good creme, one that’s creamy and opaque. I’m also kind of obsessed with speckled finishes (think Cirque Colors Hatch or the Kaleidoscope Dreams About Spring collection).

7. What’s on your nail polish wishlist?

Not a lot actually! I hardly ever buy polish, even though I would like to buy polish more often I always find it hard to justify spending money when I have so many beautiful colours in my stash already. Some colours are worth splurging on though!

  • Color Club – Look, Don’t Tusk
  • Crows Toes – Finnnally, IT’S HOODIE TIME!!
  • Ellagee – What’s With The Glasses?
  • Illamasqua – Facet
  • OPI – Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
  • OPI – You’re So Vain-illa
  • ORLY – Hot Tropics
  • Pahlish – Tropical Island Treasure

8. When do you usually paint your nails (morning, afternoon or evening)?

Sometimes in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening. I don’t have a specific day or time when I do my nails. I never leave the house without nail polish on.

9. What’s your top nail tip you swear by?

Just like Kellie said, moisturizing! Daily! It’s the single best thing you can do for your nails. It makes them stronger, healthier and look so much better. Whether you use balms, oils or cremes that’s up to you, they are all awesome. Ones I recommend are Renaissance Cosmetics cuticle oil (I have one in the scent Mandarin and it is DIVINE), Badger Balm (all of their balms are wonderful but the cuticle balm is extra moisturizing) and Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is a favourite too.

10. What nail polish do you regret buying?

I have a lot of Essence and Catrice in my stash from back when I started getting into nail polish. I regret buying them because I hardly ever use them now.

11. Neons or pastels? Brights or darks?

Pastels and brights! I don’t tend to wear dark shades often, I don’t think they suit me that well. I do love neons but they can be sheer and I much prefer opaque formulas. 

Color Club Barely There

12. What is your holy grail white, black and nude polish?

Easy! Cirque Colors Memento Mori, Cirque Colors Carpe Diem and my new favourite nude, Color Club Barely There.

13. What is one brand you want to try but haven’t yet?

So many! Butter London, Virtuous Polish, Delush Polish, Pipedream Polish, Rescue Beauty Lounge, Enchanted Polish, Morgan Taylor and Crows Toes, and many more that are slipping my mind.

I tag Deborah (Love Varnish) and Kelli (The Nail Polish Challenge), and anyone else who wants to join in!

22nd April, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 26 Comments

B Loves Plates Nail Art

Just a quick nail art post from me today!

I started with a gradient of piCture pOlish Chillax and piCture pOlish Wisteria then stamped over it using an image from B Loves Plates Geometry Is Perfect. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

21st April, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 16 Comments

Polish Me Silly – Spring 2015 Collection

I have a big swatch post for you today! The latest Polish Me Silly Spring collection which features 9 new glitter toppers, 4 thermals and 4 holographics. They are fun and bright, everything Polish Me Silly is about! Let’s take a look.

Polish Me Silly – Funfetti

Polish Me Silly – Funfetti

Polish Me Silly – Funfetti: First up is Funfetti, a bright glitter topper that features rainbow coloured glitters. Circles, stars, hexies and tiny bar glitters. This is one coat over Cirque Colors Memento Mori and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Trouble Maker

Polish Me Silly – Trouble Maker

Polish Me Silly – Trouble Maker: Next is Trouble Maker, the only one from the glitter toppers that features black as well as a mix of neon circle glitters and hex glitter. I think this is probably my favourite because I love how the black adds more contrast. This is one coat over Cirque Colors Carpe Diem and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Sunburst

Polish Me Silly – Sunburst

Polish Me Silly – Sunburst: Next up is Sunburst which is a mix of blue, orange, pink neon yellow and green. Rather than show every topper over the same colour I decided to mix things up and show some different layering combinations. I used black and white (as you saw above) and a rainbow of colours (coming up), but I also decided to layer one over a nude. I was surprised to see how well this worked, it’s actually my favourite combination. The neon glitters really come alive! This is one coat over Color Club Barely There and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Pucker Up

Polish Me Silly – Pucker Up

Polish Me Silly – Pucker Up: Next up is Pucker Up which features purple, pink, orange and yellow. It’s a very warm toned mix and I love how it looks over hot pink! This is one coat over Faby Dedicated To Brigitte and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Flirty

Polish Me Silly – Flirty

Polish Me Silly – Flirty: Next is Flirty which is a cute rainbow mix of circle glitters and blue hex glitter. This is one coat over Faby Marry Me Robbie!!! and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Sassy

Polish Me Silly – Sassy

Polish Me Silly – Sassy: Next up is Sassy, a mix of purple, pink and green circle glitter. This one reminded me of flowers so I decided to layer it over green for a “flowers in a field” look haha! This is one coat over China Glaze Starboard and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Twinkle Toes

Polish Me Silly – Twinkle Toes

Polish Me Silly – Twinkle Toes: Next is Twinkle Toes, a mix of purple and green, blue glitter and blue hex glitter. This is one coat over China Glaze Re-Freshmint and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Beach Party

Polish Me Silly – Beach Party

Polish Me Silly – Beach Party: Next up is Beach Party, a mix of pink, yellow, green, blue circle glitter and blue hex glitters. Even over darker colours these look gorgeous! This was one coat over China Glaze First Mate and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Butterfly Kisses

Polish Me Silly – Butterfly Kisses

Polish Me Silly – Butterfly Kisses: Next is Butterfly Kisses, a mix of pink, blue and purple. The last one of the top coats. This is one coat over KBShimmer Hugs And Wishes and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Caribbean Breeze

Polish Me Silly – Caribbean Breeze

Polish Me Silly – Caribbean Breeze: Next is Caribbean Breeze a gorgeous mint thermal with colour shifting turquoise flakie shimmer. I’ll admit I didn’t notice this was a thermal. The colour change is there but it’s subtle. It goes from an aqua to a green mint. This was three coats and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Periwinkle Twinkle

Polish Me Silly – Periwinkle Twinkle

Polish Me Silly – Periwinkle Twinkle: Next is Periwinkle Twinkle, the first of three thermals with glitter. This goes from an almost white blue when warm to a periwinkle blue when cold. The shift is more dramatic than my photos show, I had a really hard time capturing it, my fingers just weren’t cooperating. The glitters in this one are purple, blue and green. This is three thin coats.

Polish Me Silly – Lilac Lover

Polish Me Silly – Lilac Lover

Polish Me Silly – Lilac Lover: Next is Lilac Lover, a purple thermal that goes from white when warm to a warm purple when cold. Again, the shift is really strong but my photos don’t show it off to the fullest. This one has yellow, blue, orange and pink glitter. This is three coats and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Pickled Pink

Polish Me Silly – Pickled Pink

Polish Me Silly – Pickled Pink: Next is Pickled Pink, a thermal that goes from almost white when warm to pink when cold. This has green, pink and purple glitter. Super sweet and perfect for Spring! This is three thin coats but you could get away with two. I also added top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Grassy But Classy (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Grassy But Classy (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Grassy But Classy (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Grassy But Classy (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Grassy But Classy: Next is the first of four holos. While they all have a strong holo this one is the strongest I think. I practically begged Karin to make more holos, I absolutely fell in love with the first holos she did last collection. Back then she made regular holos and a few holos with added fine hex holo glitter. These four all have that added glitter which just add a bit more sparkle and are so beautiful. This is three thin coats and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Blurple Surprise (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Blurple Surprise (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Blurple Surprise (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Blurple Surprise (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Blurple Surprise: Next up is Blurple Surprise, but it’s not what I would consider a blurple. It’s a bright blue with gorgeous pink shimmer. Really beautiful especially with the tiny holo glitter. This is three thin coats and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Temptation (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Temptation (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Temptation (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Temptation (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Temptation: Next up is Temptation, a gorgeous purple holo with small holo glitters. Love this one but I guess that’s no surprise! This was two coats and top coat.

Polish Me Silly – Rosy Cheeks (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Rosy Cheeks (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Rosy Cheeks (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Rosy Cheeks (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Rosy Cheeks: And finally we have Rosy Cheeks, a raspberry pink holo with a fuchsia flash of shimmer. This one also has that gorgeous fine holo glitter which is so so gorgeous. I can’t praise the Polish Me Silly holos enough! This was two easy coats and top coat.

You can purchase the new Polish Me Silly shades from their Etsy shop. My favourites from this collection are Temptation, Trouble Maker and Pickled Pink.

Connect with Polish Me Silly: Etsy – Facebook – Instagram

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20th April, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 21 Comments

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