Saturday, July 30, 2011

piCture pOlish blog fest - better late than never!

(This post might have accidentally posted twice so I'm sorry if you've already seen the unfinished, poorly formatted version. Blogger hates me today!)

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of  piCture pOlish.
On Monday, 60 bloggers from around the world were supposed to be posting swatches of each and every piCture pOlish shade. But some of us were unlucky - and our polishes did not arrive in time! (I blame the Canada Post strike.)
Mine and Kayla's arrived just four days too late to be able to participate on the correct day.
But like the girls from piCture pOlish told me - it's better late than never! So Kayla and I are posting ours today, in our own little blog fest.

I was so excited when I found out I was chosen to participate in the blog fest, and I couldn't wait to find out what shade I was going to be receiving!
I thought I would have to wait until I got the polish in the mail, but no, we all got emails letting us know which ones we would receive.
I read that my shade was Jade. I quickly went to the piCture pOlish website to see what it looked like.
When I saw the picture I thought, "What? Did the girls from piCture pOlish read my blog and discover that I am absolutely head-over-heels with anything turquoise/teal/jade?"
If I could have picked my own shade, it would have been Jade.
I'm not sure if it was an educated selection or just a total coincidence, but I couldn't be happier!

So before I show you my beautiful polish, how about I tell you a little more about piCture pOlish?
They're a polish company from Australia, but they're not your average polish company. Besides selling their own line of colors for $9.90 each, they offer a service where you can create your own polish line for promotion or retail! Learn more about that here. (Only available in Australia as of now.)
AND, they also sell Ozotic polishes! Yeah, Ozotic holographics, multichromes, Elytras, all of it.
They ship worldwide, too!

And, besides all that good stuff, the girls at piCture pOlish are awesome and send sweet emails! I love interacting with them. It's nice to know that the people behind some companies are lovely and truly enjoy what they are doing!

Enough talk. Time for pretty pictures.

Here is Jade.

Each piCture pOlish comes with a cute little saying on the bottle.
Jade reads: "Love and harmony, seek your fortune!"
My fortune? Love and harmony, on my nails.

I'm in love!
The picture of this polish online makes it look like a creme but when I saw it I was surprised! It actually has a gorgeous silvery shimmer running through it.

The second picture is more color accurate than the first.

This polish started out a bit sheer - but I believe that for a shimmer polish to show its true potential, it needs to be a bit sheer. (I'm looking at you, Custom Kicks.)
I used three coats for perfect opacity.


Now, if you've been around my blog for a while, you'll know that I call this color my "problem color" because I have a problem obsession with it. I have a sea of polishes this color.

But, none of them are exactly like Jade.

The closest in color are Sinful Colors Mint Apple and Color Club Age of Aquarius.
Age of Aquarius is a bit more neon, and doesn't have shimmer. Mint Apple has shimmer but the color is a bit more toned down.

Here is Jade next to OPI's Jade Is The New Black. Despite having similar names, they are nothing alike.

Of course, a polish this pretty deserves some pretty nail art.

I stamped from Konad plate M64, with Wet N Wild Black Creme. I added a green rhinestone to keep with the jade green theme.
This image gave me a bit of trouble but I managed to get clean images after some fiddling.

I also thought it might be fun to show Jade with OPI's Black Shatter!

Bright colors always pop under Black Shatter!

I am absolutely delighted with this shade!

I'm so happy to have been able to participate in blogfest (despite being a few days late,) and I hope the girls at piCture pOlish are happy to have included me!

What do you guys think? Do you need to get your hands on piCture pOlish? I need to get my hands on a few more, that's for sure!

CREATE-A-SCENE with piCture pOlish!

(Certain products in this post were provided to me in exchange for an honest review.)


  1. wow! This is gorgeous and I love the stamping!

  2. Love it! I love piCture pOlish - their bottles are awesome aswell as they stack up nicely in my helmer :D

  3. Wow, that is such a pretty green! You have such lovely nails too

  4. Gorgeous shade!! I love that Konad plate over it, so cool!!

  5. Pretty color(: I love the stamping!! Thanks for sharing

  6. I love this, and the stamping is awesome!

  7. nice post .. happy blog fest to you ..

  8. Such a gorgeous color and I love how it looks with the stamping. :)

  9. This is absolutely beautiful...and that shimmer!!! Love it on you! I really want some picture polish now!

  10. Amazing stamping. Jade is such a beautiful colour. Makes me want to jump in the ocean. Haha! Congrats on making to the Top 15 ;)

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