Monday, January 26, 2015

NOTD: Devious Lollipop

Ulta Devious + piCture pOlish Lollipop

Ulta, Devious, 2 coats + piCture pOlish, Lollipop, 1 coat + piCture pOlish, Gloss on Top, 1 coat
Ulta Devious + piCture pOlish Lollipop

I told you Lollipop looks good on its own or layered over base colour. I had Ulta Devious (purple creme) on my nails and decided to bling them up a little by adding a layer of piCture pOlish Lollipop over them. Too smooth the finish out a little, I also added a layer of piCture pOlish Gloss On Top. I have to remind you once more - the photos of Lollipop aren't accurate. It's far more warm toned in real life than it looks like on my photos. I tried my best, but there's only so much you can do with these stubborn purples... 
Ulta Devious + piCture pOlish Lollipop

Ulta Devious + piCture pOlish Lollipop

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review & Swatches: piCture pOlish - Dragonfly, Escapades, Nebula and Lollipop

I have four new piCture pOlish 2014 collaboration shades to share with you: Escapades, Nebula, Lollipop and Dragonfly. Something for green nail polish lovers and something for those of you who like a little glitter on your nails. =)
piCture pOlish

Here they are, all lined up. I couldn't capture the true color of the Lollipop with my camera (purples really are camera shy) - the color drop looks like the polish looks like in real life. Well, closer to it than the photos of the Lollipop itself. 
piCture pOlish

Dragonfly, 2 coats
piCture pOlish Dragonfly

Dragonfly was created in collaboration with Lucie from Lucy's Stash. It's a teal green shade with scattered holographic shimmer. It contains no glitter and dries into a smooth finish. It's a rather complex shade, but the photos don't show it very well. The shimmer sparkles in so many different colors, it's a real shame I couldn't capture it properly. 
piCture pOlish Dragonfly

Escapades, 2 coats
piCture pOlish Escapades

Escapades was created in collaboration with Malene from Nail Escapades. It's a dark green shade with scattered holo shimmer. It contains no glitter and it dries smooth on the nail. This one is the most opaque shade in the bunch. It could be a 1-coater although I used 2 coats for my photos. 
piCture pOlish Escapades

Nebula, 3 coats
piCture pOlish Nebula

Nebula was created in collaboration with Jen from The Nail Polish Project. It's a blue based jelly with pink and turquose glitter in different sizes. It dries into a slightly textured glitter finish. It looks a bit see through on the photos (due to rather strong lighting) but it looks pretty opaque with 3 coats in real life. This one looks very cool over a dark creme polish as well. 
piCture pOlish Nebula

Lollipop, 3 coats
piCture pOlish Lollipop

Lollipop is a shade created in collaboration with Nail Polish Canada. It's a true purple jelly shade packed with purple glitter and it dries into a slightly matte finish. For those of you who prefer a glossy and smooth finish, a layer of piCture pOlish Gloss on Top will do the trick. This one was hard to photograph since it looks much more blue on my photos than it is in real life. Check out the color drop on the photo above to see what it actually looks like. It took 3 coats for full opacity and it could also be used as a layering polish to bling-up your creme polishes. 
piCture pOlish Lollipop

Gloss On Top is a new piCture pOlish top coat. It's 5 free, fast drying and offers a high gloss finish. It can be layered over cremes, holographic or glitter polishes. It doesn't shrink and doesn't smudge your nail art.
piCture pOlish Gloss On Top

Here's a photo of 1 coat of Gloss on Top over Nebula. Only 1 coat and the polish looks glossy and is smooth to touch. It would probably take more coats with more top coat thirsty glittery shades, but I'm already impressed. 
piCture pOlish Gloss On Top

That Remover is a brand new piCture pOlish water based nail polish remover. My bottle of That Remover managed to set itself free during shipping and made a wet mess out of the package, but there was still enough product left in the bottle to try it out. 
Moisturising properties with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. No fumes, non-flammable and free of toxins found in acetone/acetone free nail polish removers. 
piCture pOlish That Remover

That Remover ingredients: Water, Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl Glutarate, Polysorbate-20, Ethanol, Dimethyl Succinate, Dimethyl Adipate, DMDM Hydantoin, Castor Seed Oil, Glycerin, Tocopherol Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Cl18050, Cl172000, Fragrance. 

The ingredients in That Remover are the same as the ingredients in Those Wipes.
Those Wipes - are your long lasting, take anywhere nail polish remover in a handy travel pack size that fits perfectly in your handbag. Those Wipes are soaked in an innovative Australian developed water based nail polish remover formulation and makes taking off your nail polish convenient, enjoyable and a clean experience.  Moisturising properties with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.  No fumes, non-flammable and free of toxins found in acetone/acetone free nail polish removers. Each pack contains over 40 high quality cotton wipes. 
piCture pOlish Those Wipes

I was very interested in how would water based nail polish remover remove nail lacquer that isn't water based and I can say it really works. It does take a little more time to remove polish than it does with acetone based removers or the other (non water based) removers, but it does work. I'm gonna stick with my non-acetone based removers, because I usually wear dark shades that need something stronger, but for those of you who need something less toxic, I'd definitely recommend you to try it and see how it works for you. 

You can purchase piCture pOlish priducts on piCture pOlish website. Check out their Shipping page for more information and their Network page to find the sellers near you. 

You can also find piCture pOlish on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kiko - Pearly Chocolate Noir (#374)

Here's one of the three Kiko nail polish shades I bought what it seems like forever ago in Venice. A brown shimmery shade that goes by the name Pearly Chocolate Noir (aka #374).
Kiko Pearly Chocolate Noir 374

Kiko, Pearly Chocolate Noir, 2 coats
Kiko Pearly Chocolate Noir 374

Kiko Pearly Chocolate Noir 374

Kiko Pearly Chocolate Noir 374

Thank goodness we don't get Kiko cosmetics in Slovenia! I think I'd be very much tempted to buy every single shade of nail polish they have. And I already own too much for my liking. The application and formula of this polish is great, the price is low - and this is a winning combination for me. It also has a nice brush. Can't complain. =) 
Kiko Pearly Chocolate Noir 374

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Swatches & Review: piCture pOlish - LakoDom, Cyan and Moscow

To say this post has been long overdue would be a huge understatement. I have nothing to say in my defence, so let's just get to it. New-ish piCture pOlish 2014 collaboration shades are here: LakoDom, Cyan and Moscow
picture polish

LakoDom, 3 coats
picture polish LakoDom

LakoDom was created with Polina from LakoDom (Russian on-line stockist). It's an off white jelly version of the oh-so-famous and gorgeous signature shattered holo shimmer piCture pOlish shades. I used 3 coats for the photos, but it could be worn as a see through veil for your nails. Delicate and beautiful. 
picture polish LakoDom

Cyan, 3 coats
picture polish Cyan

Cyan was made in collaboration with Canadian blogger Marta from Chit Chat Nails. It a blue jelly with scattered holographic shimmer. It dries smooth on the nails and it contains no glitter. This one makes me miss summer (although I don't miss the heat at all) and reminds me of the days I spent by the pool in Greece with a Blue Lagoon cocktail in my hand. Very specific, huh? 
picture polish Cyan

Moscow, 2 coats
picture polish Moscow

Moscow was created with Sasha Plein from nail-ru.com. It's a red/purple maroon shade packed with holographic shimmer. It's so gorgeous my sister claimed it as hers the second she saw it. Her words were: "It suits me much better and you already have a lot of nail polish. Plus, my Monroe shade is running out." I think I have to mention piCture pOlish Monroe is her all time favorite nail polish shade and Moscow comes quite close to it (not dupes though!). 
picture polish Moscow

So, do you have your favorite among these three shades? Maybe you even own one or two (or all) of them. Let me know! 
picture polish

You can purchase piCture pOlish shades on piCture pOlish website. Check out their Shipping page for more information and their Network page to find the sellers near you. 

You can also find piCture pOlish on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Preview: Catrice ''Rock-o-co" Limited Edition

Catrice ''Rock-o-co

Time travel. Pioneering, but not futuristic. This season, the designers are looking back on the 18th century as a source of inspiration to develop new versions of fashion. An extremely detailed couture full of Rococo references such as precious brocade, playful frills and flounces, elegant satin ribbons and opulent bows. Implemented in an ultra-feminine way, yet with an inescapable strength resulting from the heavier, defined cuts of the fabrics. The Limited Edition “Rock-o-co” by CATRICE is also inspired by influences from the era of Marie Antoinette and incorporates them in a powdery beauty collection. From the beginning of February until mid March 2015, the limited products are available in spring colours such as pastel pink, light blue, vanilla, deep pink and apricot, as well as grey-black and blue-grey for a more modern contrast. The highlight is the opulent Rococo décor, which is embossed on the soft Powder Blush as well as the pearly Trio Powder Eyeshadows. The ornament appears on all other products as a printed pattern in a perfectly aligned colour. Discover the beauty défilé – by CATRICE.

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Trio Powder Eyeshadow - Louis XVI likes it! The Trio Powder Eyeshadows offer three perfectly aligned shades each for an expressive look. The light pearl-effect in pink or light blue makes your eyes shine, the light vanilla nuance serves as a highlighter and the dark grey is fabulous for shading. The high-quality embossment with a Rococo design turns the Trio Powders into true beauty gems. Available in C01 Bouquets de Fleurs and C02 Bouquet de Roses.
Catrice ''Rock-o-co

Powder Blush - La mode Française. Intensive apple-cheeks à la Marie Antoinette are en vogue again. Set circular colour highlights directly beneath your cheekbones with the Powder Blush – available in a choice of pink or fuchsia. The light, powdery texture is especially easy to apply with the Kabuki Brush. Its premium Rococo embossment turns this powder into a limited highlight. Available in C01 Macarons pour Marie and C02 Madame De Pinkadour. 
Catrice ''Rock-o-co

Matt Lip Colour - Crème de la Crème. This creamy Matt Lip Colour provides intensive, long-lasting
colour without drying out your lips. The results are bright and satin matt – in a choice of fresh pink or peach. The white packaging plays with matt shine effects and gives the playful Rococo print pattern a cool touch. Available in C01 Apricoco and C02 Madame De Pinkadour. 
Catrice ''Rock-o-co

Matt Nail Lacquer - Meet me at Versailles. The nail polishes display the full range of Rock-o-co colours: fresh spring shades like peach and pink, soft pastels in light yellow and sky blue as well as a modern grey. The satin, matt finish is ideal for the powdery Rococo trend. And the unusual packaging with a white ornamental print and spherical lid is a special eye-catcher. Available in C01 L’Ombre à Sanssouci, C02 Lilas Bleus, C03 Soleil à Solitude, C04 Apricoco and C05 Madame De Pinkadour.
Catrice ''Rock-o-co

Kabuki Brush - Décadence moderne. The professional kabuki brush with thick synthetic bristles has
a super-stylish pink and white colour gradient. Thanks to the high density of bristles, this brush is ideal for the application of all kinds of powders. And it’s perfect for the limited Rock-o-co Powder Blush shades in pink and fuchsia. 
Catrice ''Rock-o-co

“Rock-o-co” by CATRICE will be available in stores from the beginning of February until mid March 2015.

This LE will be available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Poland, Yemen, Jordanian, Tunisia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Chile. 

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