10th February, 2013
I was meant to share my weekly piCture pOlish swatchathon post with you yesterday but somehow I only got around to it today! I hope it was worth the wait. It’s a really beautiful and unique shade, hope you like it!
This week I am sharing piCture pOlish Denim. A beautiful denim blue shade with blue shimmer and silver flakies. The blue shimmer shifts to pink, though I didn’t notice the effect on my nails. I used two layers for the swatch above. As with almost all piCture pOlish shades, it glided on and was easy to use.
Denim is such a beautiful shade, but kind of hard to capture. I’d almost call it blurple as it’s one of those inbetween shades you don’t quite know where to place. In some light settings it looks blue, but other times it definitely leans towards purple. In any case an interesting shade, with a very beautiful sparkly finish.
If you look closely at the bottom edge of the picture above, you can see the blue shimmer shift to pink! Amazing right? I had such a hard time capturing the shimmer of this polish. It’s very apparent in person, but somehow my camera wouldn’t pick it up. I tend to say this with all piCture pOlish shades but you really do need to see them on your own nails to get the full effect. I love how they always release shades with amazing depth to them, it’s definitely the signature style of piCture pOlish.
You can find piCture pOlish Denim for AU$9.50 on the piCture pOlish website. Make sure to check out their network page to find an online store near you. If you are in Belgium or the Netherlands, you can take a look at PrettyPolish.nl!
5th March, 2010
Yesterday I posted this on Facebook, cool right? It’s called an Ombre manicure and it’s basically a transition of light to dark but with a different colour on each nail. I must have ten different bottles of blue you girls are thinking, well, I don’t. You have to mix 1 colour with white each time! The colour on my pinky finger is the “original” nailpolish. It’s one of the show your feet nailpolishes by Essence, I used the same nailpolish in a previous look. You just use a piece of paper to mix each colour on, start with some white and add some blue, paint two nails on each hand, then dab on another blob of white and add less blue, and continue this way until you’ve got a nice transition. It’s best to start off with a dark colour as your main polish, but you can also use a lighter one and then add black to go darker.
Of course the picture on the top isn’t very good as it’s a webcam image, so here a cooler one with my camera. The ring I’m wearing is also from kruidvat, and only cost €4,95. Cheap and fun!
26th January, 2010
Sorry it’s been a while since I posted anything, I’ve been slacking I know! Apologies are in order, but my boyfriend’s been here for the past few days, busy busy busy
Anyway, today a friend of ours, Peggy came round with her daughter Ylana and I did both their nails! I totally forgot making pictures though! Such a same. But what I did do is do all my nails in different colours and designs to show Ylana all the possibilities.
A red and pink side. Ignore the sleepy face ^^
A blue and purple side!
17th January, 2010
I used image plate M57 and a wonderful deep blue nail polish by Essence for this look, I can really recommend it to anyone, it’s specifically designed for your feet as it’s antibacterial but it works perfect for your nails too. I have the colours 02 Deep blue sea (used here), 06 Juicy Orange, 01 Caribbean Sea and 03 Purple Magic. The current collection only has 8 colours, but they’re all bright and lovely! It’s my favourite cheap nail polish at the moment, it stays on for quite some time and it’s got great coverage. You can buy it at Kruidvat shops.