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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