piCture pOlish Swatch Spam - Swatches & Review

Friday, 19 October 2018


At the start of this year, I set out some goals that I want to achieve this year.  One of those goals is swatch everything that I have purchased this year (and to swatch everything I purchased last year - which I have done woohoo!).  So far I am tracking along pretty well and am keeping up with all my purchases.  That brings us to today's post.  Today I have some random polishes that I have picked up this year from piCture pOlish and one polish that I wore ages ago and never got around to posting so thought I would share it now.



Aurora is a multichrome that shifts from turquoise green to purple to pink.  This polish was originally released back in 2014 (or something like that).  I have worn it quite a few times and I love it!  It's so beautifully and shifty!  My pictures (that I can't remember when I took) don't really do this polish justice.  I definitely want to wear it again.  My swatch shows two coats over black.


Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Blossom is described as a soft pink to lilac nail polish with holographic  flakes and pink glass flecks.  This polish is made in collaboration with Paulina's Passion.  This polish is gorgeous!  My pictures don't do it justice at all.  The formula is a little on the sheer side but that is to be expected for such a light colour.  For my swatch I used three coats.


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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors (overcast)

Picture taken outdoors (overcast)
Cactus is described as a khaki green polish with a jelly consistency and holographic flakes.  This polish was made in collaboration with @de_briz.  Now I am not one for green polishes but every time I saw swatches of this polish I knew I just had to have it.   My pictures really don't do this polish justice.  It really needs sunshine so you can see the holo.  It really is so pretty.  The formula is good and it's easy to use.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box (with flash)

Orchid is a bright pink/purple jelly with scattered holo.  This polish was made in collaboration with Solo Nails.  Fun story, when I was looking at shades of purples for my collaboration shade I actually originally wanted this type of colour (or something very similar) however I decided against it because I didn't want my shade to be too similar to this one.  Anyway, I love this one!  The colour is gorgeous and it does look slightly different depending on your lighting.  The formula is also good and easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.


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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Wanderlust is a bright candy pink polish with holographic flakes and blue glass flecks.  This polish is made in collaboration with Nail Decor.  I love this polish!  It's stunning!  The formula is a little bit on the sheer side but it's easy to work with.  I used three coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
piCture pOlish really do have some fantastic polishes.  It's one of my polish drawers that I really need to play in some more (which I can say that about most of my polish collection really).  I hope you guys have enjoyed this random swatch spam.

Lina Nail Art Supplies Spooklicious 02 Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 18 October 2018


I was going through my blog planner the other day when I realized that I hadn't put in Lina Nail Art Supplies Spooklicious 02 Stamping Plate.  I picked this plate up last year but I didn't get a chance to play with it before Halloween.  I can't remember if it was because I had other things going on or if it was a matter that the plate didn't arrive in time.  It really doesn't matter, I am swatching it today!  Woohoo!

Image from Lina Nail Art Supplies
For my first mani I used this really fine bone image.  I really like that it just looks like a regular patterned image, until you look closely.  I think it's so cool and great if you don't a mani that screams Halloween!  For my base I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Cutie Patootie, Peachie Poo and Smoochie.


There is something about this next image that was saying Saw (the movie) to me.  I have no clue if that is what it was going for but I went with it.  For my base I used China Glaze Ruby Pumps (which I love!  There is something magical about this polish) and stamped using Hit The Bottle Snowed In.


I think that this is a really cool Halloween plate.  There are quite a few images on here that I really like and I think could make for some really cool manis!  What do you think of this plate?

Emily de Molly October 2018 Releases - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


There are new polishes coming from Emily de Molly!  I repeat, there are NEW polishes coming from Emily de Molly!!!!  Yes I know, there are usually new polishes from Emily de Molly each month but it is always a very exciting time!  I do love my Emily de Molly polishes (if you don't know Emily de Molly is one of my favourite indie brands and has been for years).  This month there is eight new polishes being released and I have them to share with you today.




Electric Arc is a light neutral holo with silver holo micro glitters and a light blue magnetic effect.  I think that this is a really pretty colour.  I really like it both with and without the magnetic effect.  I did find that the magnetic effect is subtle (or maybe it's the way I use them).  The formula is great and is opaque in two coats.

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (no magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (with magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (with magnet)
Glitters Reign is a dark purple base with copper shimmer and silver holo micro glitters.  This polish is amazing!  I love the colour, the shimmer and the formula!  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Midlife Crisis is a reddish base with lime to pink shifting shimmer.  I think this is such an interesting and unique shade.  The formula is easy to use.  You can stop at two coats but I used three coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Sea Of Lies is a blue base with pink/green/blue aurora pigment.  I love, love, love this one!  It stole my heart before I even put it on my nails.  It looks different depending on your lighting and angle, which I also loves.  It's so fun to wear.  I did find this one a little on the sheer side.  My swatch shows three coats.

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The Calm One is a dusty peach with gold micro flakes.  This isn't really my type of colour.  The formula is fantastic and is opaque in two coats.

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The World Belongs To Us is a teal green base with pink/copper/gold shifting shimmer and copper flakes.  This one is so pretty!  I especially love the shifting shimmer.  Sadly I couldn't capture the copper/gold shifts, however they are definitely there!  The formula is great and easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Today At Noon is a dark pink holo with an orange/copper magnetic effect.  This is another polish I love!  The colour is gorgeous and the formula is awesome.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (with magnet)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (with magnet)
Version Of A Truth is a dusty lavender (warm) to dusty pink (cold) thermal with green to pink shifting shimmer and silver flakes.  I quite like this one too.  Personally I prefer the warm shade, but the cold shade is quite nice too.  The formula is great and it transitions wells.  I used three coats for my swatch (it was a little too see through at the tips for my personal taste - I am sure most people will stop at two coats).

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (warm)

Picture taken in light box (warm)

Picture taken in light box (transition)

Picture taken in light box (transition)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (transition)

Picture taken in direct sunlight ( transition)
I really like this month's releases.  There is definitely a good mix of colours, formulas and finishes.  My personal picks are Sea Of Lies, Glitters Reign, Today At Noon, The World Belongs To Us and Electric Arc.

The October releases will be available on Thursday 18th October at 10am AEST from Emily de Molly's Australian site and on Wednesday 17th October at 7pm EDT on the international site.