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Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

 

Hello lovelies,

 

It's happening!!! This year's piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014 is on! It's a little bit different from the previous years and you will see a swatch of one nail polish, nail art manicure, tutorial and Nail Vinyls so hold on to your hats!

 

The first part of this post is the swatch & review of piCture pOlish Scarlett. Scarlett is a beautiful, feminine rose red colour with bijou holo* finish. The fine holo dust shows in the sunlight yet it's very subtle. The formula was really good - easy to apply and well-pigmented. I've applied two coats and topcoat for this swatch.

 

*Bijou Holo is a mix of delicate small holo particles and coloured flecks that look amazing in bright sunlight and three dimensional in low lights.

Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

 


Now it's time to show you the nail art. The challenge was to create nail art using only Nail Vinyls, two provided piCture pOlish shades and possibly a bit of black and white polish. No special nail art techniques were allowed meaning no dots, no gradient, no decals, stamping, acrylic paints, studs, rhinestones etc. It was very restrictive and challenging so I've had quite a difficult time coming out with something other than just simple chevrons. But now I'm so curious to see what other fellow bloggers came up with! Let's have a look at my nail art then...

 

Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

 

 

I have been sent two shades to work with - Atomic and Moody Blues and mini chevron Nail Vinyls. Additionally, I have used a bit of black nail polish as an outline in my design. It was very time consuming but I'm so pleased with the result. I've applied two coats of Atomic and one coat of Moody Blues over the Nail Vinyls. I wanted to do a reversed accent nail but Atomic is too sheer to cover the Moody Blues.

 

You know I love patterns so having Nail Vinyls to hand made the whole process much easier. They apply easily and stick to the nail well but they do not stick too much at the same time. I have applied Seche Vite topcoat before using the Nail Vinyls so that they wouldn't ruin the polish underneath. they worked really well.

 

Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!
Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

 

 

I've also prepared a picture tutorial for you ;)

 

Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

 

The Nail Vinyls are very handy and I think I'll be using them again in the future. piCture pOlish will be retailing a special exclusive 4 pack ‘Nail Vinyls’ containing ‘Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight & Right Angles’

 

You can follow and buy Nail Vinyls at:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/nailvinyls?fref=ts

IG: http://instagram.com/teismom

Store: http://nailvinyls.com/

Lucy's Stash for piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

 

 

So that it, that's my Blog/Insta Fest 2014 post over :) You can find more and follow piCture pOlish at:

Store: www.picturepolish.com.au

Every Day Deal: http://picturepolish.com.au/everyday-deal

International Stockists: http://picturepolish.com.au/network

FB: https://www.facebook.com/piCturepOlish

IG: http://instagram.com/picturepolish

 


 

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Hello lovelies,

 

I hope you've had a good weekend! I am very happy to share with you that I have successfully passed Manicure assessment so I'm now officially qualified in Manicure treatment, yay! Now it's just the Nail Technician assessments but that's ongoing for another 6 weeks or so.

 

Since it's Monday, I'll show you another gorgeous piCture pOlish shade called Focus. This is a collaboration shade created together with Pointless Cafe and it's a dark, red-based purple crelly with micro-flakes and shimmer. Beautiful! The formula was easy to apply and two thicker coats were nicely opaque. You might want to use three thin coats, that will work too. The polish dried fast and I ended up applying topcoat to get a completely smooth surface.

 

piCture pOlish Monday: Focus - Review & Swatches
piCture pOlish Monday: Focus - Review & Swatches
piCture pOlish Monday: Focus - Review & Swatches
piCture pOlish Monday: Focus - Review & Swatches

 


Gorgeous, right? I've always loved red-based purples, those are my absolute favourite so Focus was a love at first sight!

 

piCture pOlish is available at their website or at many international e-shops.

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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