23rd February, 2013
Even though I am still feeling a little sick, nothing can stop me from posting my weekly piCture pOlish swatch! Today I am sharing a creme polish, my first ever piCture pOlish creme! Creme polishes are probably my favourites so I was very excited to finally try a creme by piCture pOlish.
Meet piCture pOlish Wisteria! A beautiful bright warm purple, it’s so unique! I used three coats but two would have been enough for even coverage in person. I’m happy to say this was really easy to work with, it glided on like butter! Doesn’t it look amazingly glossy? I didn’t use top coat, so it’s all down to Wisteria.
piCture pOlish is amazing at creating wonderful shades full of depth, but their cremes are anything but boring either! Wisteria is such an amazing purple, which is saying a lot coming from someone who never wears purple. I don’t know why, I don’t dislike the colour, but I never catch myself grabbing for purple shades. Not the case with this one though!
The tagline of this is “for all those quirky housewives”, the name Wistera hints at Wisteria Lane where The Desperate Housewives live. Overall I was very impressed with the piCture pOlish cremes! I have more cremes to share with you in the new few weeks so keep your eyes peeled.
You can find piCture pOlish Wisteria for AU$10.00 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!
2nd February, 2013
As you may have noticed if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I’ll be continuing with a weekly piCture pOlish swatch-athon! I asked you which one you’d like to see first, and piCture pOlish Gene Doll got most votes, so here it is! Gene Doll is a beautiful purple glitter best suited for layering. Rather than showing you one layering option I’m sharing SIX layering combinations! Yay!
I used one coat of piCture pOlish Gene Doll and no top coat for each of these layering combinations. I paired Gene Doll with a white, black, gold, purple, blue and green. My favourite layering combos are the white and pale blue, they really make the glitter pop! Let’s take a look.
piCture pOlish Gene Doll layered over China Glaze Snow.
piCture pOlish Gene Doll layered over OPI Onyx.
piCture pOlish Gene Doll layered over Barry M Foil Effects in Gold.
piCture pOlish Gene Doll layered over Barry M Bright Purple.
piCture pOlish Gene Doll layered over piCture pOlish Sky.
piCture pOlish Gene Doll layered over China Glaze Def Defying.
As you can see, the layering possibilities are endless! You can go quite subtle if you layer it over black or purple, or you can opt for a bright contrasting combination with white, blue or green. The tagline of this one is “tapping toes like Mr Kelly”, referring to Gene Kelly, the famous actor and dancer.
Which layering combination would you go for? Let me know in the comments!
You can find Gene Doll 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!
14th December, 2010
This is my purple/brown collection! My favourites are 10, 16, 17, 19 and 21. This nail wheel got slightly cluttered since I bought more purples after I painted it but you get the idea!
- Etos Effect nails
- Claire’s – nameless
- Catrice – Poison Me, Poison You
- Hema – 179
- China Glaze – First-Class Ticket
- Claire’s – nameless
- Essence Show Your Feet – Purple Magic
- H&M – Fashionista
- GOSH – 571 Wild Lilac
- H&M – Get a Rose 4 Me
- Guerlain – Rose Caprice (discontinued)
- Models Own – Mushroom
- MNY – 549
- Gemey – 68 Not Orange (discontinued)
- Barry M – Mushroom
- Barry M – Dusky Mauve
- Barry M – Berry Icecream
- Barry M – Bright Purple
- China Glaze – VIII
- China Glaze – Spontaneous
- China Glaze – Light As Air
Here are all the bottles lined up in the same order as above. (Missing in this picture is 19, China Glaze – VIII)
Also see: Colour Series: Green (updated!!!)
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!
19th January, 2010
Special thanks to my mom for modelling!
We used Essence show your feet nail polish in the colour purple magic and image plate M69 and a rhinestone to finish it off.
I did the same design a while back but the other way round.