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Forget Me Not and Snowflakes

Published December 4, 2014 by clairestelle8

So I did warn you snowflakes would be a regular feature this month and today they take centre stage! I started with a base of Picture Polish Forget Me Not. This is a collaboration shade with Kate the fabulous nail blogger otherwise known as Lacquertude. Read more about her inspiration for the shade here: http://lacquertude.com/2014/08/23/forget-me-not-by-picture-polish-x-lacquertude/

Forget Me Not is the most glorious electric blue with a subtle scatter holo and a fine silver shimmer. The formula was perfect. Opaque for me in two generous coats with top coat.

Well, as it is the Christmas season I couldn’t resist adding some snowflake decals. I felt they set the stunning colour off beautifully. What do you think?

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What do you think of Picture Polish? I am quickly becoming an addict! There really is something quite special about each one! If you have enjoyed reading this please do comment and come and find me on IG at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

Go to The Picture Polish website to find details of stockists in your country at http://www.picturepolish.com.au and follow them on IG for news of new shades and great swatches! http://instagram.com/picturepolish

Thank you for reading! 🙂

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!

Published December 2, 2014 by clairestelle8

I am obsessed with all things Disney so I was incredibly excited when Glam Polish brought out a Disney inspired collection called Never too Old to be Young. This gorgeous glitter topper is from that very collection and is named after a song from Cinderella! And you really do feel like you are fit for the ball when wearing it!

It is a clear base packed with turquoise, pink, periwinkle and holo silver glitter in various fun shapes! So versatile I had so many ideas what to do with this but in the end I decided to pick out the various colours in a gradient. I used Nails Inc polishes in Power Pink, Chelsea Physic Garden and an unnamed Instyle periwinkle. I then popped on just one coat of the glitter topper. There were no issues with application and no need for fishing. Glitter perfect!

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I love the stars in particular! What do you think?

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Such a versatile polish! I have too many ideas what else I can do with this! Expect to see this featured again!

Go to http://www.glampolish.com.au to find details of stockists in your country. And follow them on IG to hear news of all their exciting new collections at http://instagram.com/glampolish_

If you have enjoyed reading this please do comment and come find me at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

Thank you for reading! 🙂

Picture Polish Twinkle

Published November 30, 2014 by clairestelle8

I should warn you before you read any further that this post could end up costing you dearly. So if you treasure your pennies then stop right here. There’s always been a lot of hype about the Australian Indie Polish Brand Picture Polish. I managed to resist until I got my first bottle Pirouette a few weeks ago which I absolutely loved. But maybe that was a fluke? Well, I am now a completely lost cause having experienced Twinkle! I want all the Picture Polishes now!

Twinkle is a difficult polish to describe and that is just one of the reasons I love it. Is it lavender, pink, lilac? Well yes to all depending which light you are in! In daylight it has an ethereal quality that shifts from pink to lilac and the subtle silver shimmer lends a slight iridescent quality to this creme polish.

I used two coats for full coverage. It is a little thicker in consistency than I am used to and I may use a thinner next time but it applied well and was self levelling so I had no problems with how it appeared on the nail. I added a dotticure and some wavy chevrons using nail vinyls and PP Bright White. and a star gem for added twinkle! Get it??

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Now a word to the wise if you are a little strange like me and take photos of your nails, while holding bottles of polish to share with various social media, ( yes my family despairs of me…). Be aware that your fingers should be arranged very carefully to avoid obscuring the ‘t’ on the bottle or it suddenly becomes a much more amusing photo than you intended…. On the positive side it scaled down my numerous photo options as there weren’t many that didn’t provide a chuckle!

Go to http://www.picturepolish.com.au for details of stockists in your country and follow them on IG for all updates on their latest collections at http://instagram.com/picturepolish
I bought my wavy chevron vinyls at http://www.nailvinyls.com http://instagram.com/teismom

Do please leave a comment if you have enjoyed reading this and come and find me at http://instagram.com/clairestelle8

Thank you for reading! 🙂