Hello everyone! You're about to witness a dream-come-true moment here on RLN!
As I'm sure you are aware, the fantastic ladies at piCture pOlish
have been doing collaboration shades with bloggers for a year or more
now. And for an entire year I have been keeping a big secret. A BIG
secret. But the time has finally come to spill the beans... I have my
very own piCture pOlish!
last year's Blog Fest I was one of the winners chosen to get their own
shade, and because so many shades eventually were created, it has taken a
full year or more for mine to come out! But it has just made the
experience so much sweeter in the end to finally get to share this
It's crazy to imagine having a nail polish with my name on it that I
designed and can call my own. And it has been an honor and a pleasure to
create it with such an amazing company.
Without further ado... Swatches!!
piCture pOlish - Siren Song by Rebecca Likes Nails
Song is a turquoise mint polish with strong silver flecked shimmer. I
don't want to call it shimmer or glitter because it is finer than
glitter but heavier than shimmer, almost a hybrid of the two. I believe
the ingredient used to make it is some sort of paste if my memory serves
me correctly, but it was a while ago when we talked details of the
The formula flows easily, and my swatches show two coats, but you may need three depending on your polishing style.
I got my final bottles on Friday morning and I've been carrying one
around with me ever since to show some friends and family so they can
see exactly how cool I am on the internet. HA!
inspiration for this polish is actually pretty dorky. One of the other
things I love as much as nail polish is blink-182. Tom & Mark
from blink have signature guitars and basses from Fender which are Surf
Green with pearloid pickguards (example here and here.) So of course my polish had to be the same great shade of turquoise, with intense shimmer to represent the shimmery pickguard!
One day I'll own a Surf Green guitar or bass and play it with my perfectly polished Siren Song nails. One day...
the color is so oceanic and reminiscent of stuff like mermaids, I
decided to name it Siren Song after the old lore of Sirens and the
irresistible songs they would sings to fisherman to entice them. Because
my polish is so irresistible! Right?
(This also ties in another one of my dorky obsessions - the TV show Supernatural, which did an episode about Sirens!)
of course I cannot go without mentioning the fact that my bestie Dan
made up the tagline for the polish and he is very proud of it and so am
I! (He came up with it on the very last day that I had to submit my
final name and tagline... Haha! Talk about last minute decisions.)
a purdy macro. I love the sparkle! It adds just the right amount of
interest to the polish without taking away from the serene color.
am so so so ecstatic to have created my own polish with piCture pOlish
and of course a gigantic thank you goes out to them for helping make my
polish dreams come true!
You can find this polish on picturepolish.com.au now, and other retailers such as Nail Polish Canada for my Canadian pals!
hope you all love this polish as much as I do, and if you decide to
purchase it, I need to see pictures of you all wearing it! Yay!!