Monday, July 30, 2012

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2012

It's piCture pOlish's blog fest!! 

They are launching 11 brand new shades!!
There are many bloggers world wide participating in Blog Fest 2012

I am beyond honored to be a part of this year's piCture pOlish Blog Fest!

Here is a little story to get you started...

Once upon a time, in a beautiful place called Austraila...
          Two exquisite ladies had a dream of creating something more beautiful than a clear night sky and more addicting and satisfying than the best chocolate.  The problem was that many others were on a similar quest. They tried to capture special occasions, memories, and aspirations in a little square bottle.  
          This was working wonderfully until one day a jealous creature came to steal their secret.  While in the act, the creature was spotted by one of the girls.  This upset the creepy little wizard so he captured her.  He then sent word to the other girl, threatening not to giver the other back until his demands were met. 
          First he challenged her to contact the wonderful Sara Hassan who is a mysterious, beautiful woman who has the ability to forecast beauty trends.  The girl contacted her and was so proud that she wrote back to the creature boasting of this feat.  The wizard was surprised that the girl was able to contact her so quickly so he challenged her to create one of her little bottles full of anything Sara Hassan wanted.  Sara was put under a spell by the wizard and was forced to ask the impossible.  Sara asked the girl to create a vision or fantasy, an illusion. The girl worked tirelessly until she created mirage in a bottle.
           The wizard was upset by her ability to conquer this challenge from an innovative, creative mind like Sara's that in a moment of furry, he asked her to put all of the wonder of a night sky in a little bottle.  The girl was stumped.  She had succumb to bottle block!  She thought she was defeated. Inspiration struck as she decided to try to trick the wizard.  She confronted him and asked if she could have her friend back.  The wizard said no so the girl motioned and asked if she completed the given challenge AND created the perfect travel partner for the wizard if he would give her back.  He agreed.  The girl worked all night to create something out of this world.  
           She finally met the challenge and sought the jealous creature out.  He was mystified by the bottle in front of him so much that it immediately sent him out into orbit where he is to this day, traveling with the intoxicating bottle she created for him.
            The girls were united and continue to puzzle all with their unique creations. 

Here are some swatches of Mirage...

Mirage is a bluey grey with slight violet & turquoise duochrome, depending on the light.  This is one coat of Mirage over one coat of a dark, blackened purple.  The polish was a tad on the thick side and I had a bit of trouble with streaking & balding near my cuticle & tips.  I think I need to get the hang of applying this & possibly use some thinner. Overall this one is a stunner, I have never seen anything like it.  I could not wait to see how gorgeous this looked over different colors so I put it alone then also over bright white, a dusty yet bright periwinkle, a dusty dark navy, and black (thumb to pinkie respectively).  I'm still excited to try out more combos.
Mirage is a new and very special polish from the new ‘Collaboration Collection.’ This lovely polish was jointly created by Sara Hassan.  Sara was asked about her shade, she sent  piCture pOlish  the most beautiful picture of a bird with magical plumage and said 'a grey shade with a blue hue.' piCture pOlish recommends that you use a dark base coat (black or dark blue) with this polish as it will truly makes the shade shine!!

Orbit is simply put, gorgeous!  This polish is made up of millions of tiny, ultra fine "mesh" silver & bright indigo glitter suspended in an indigo base.  This is such a beautiful unique polish that I struggled finding appropriate words to describe its beauty.  This polish is PERFECT for those who are dying to have galaxy nails, but don't want to take the time to do nail art.  Orbit is my favorite of the two polishes.  The swatches all show ONE spectacular coat of orbit.  Orbit is a little gritty without a topcoat and would look amazing matte.
Orbit is a new ‘Mesh’ shade from piCture pOlish

Both nail polishes will be available from piCture pOlish on-line and from all Network members! 

The new piCture pOlish collaboration shades are available here
and the mesh shades can be found here.
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FUN FACT: piCture pOlish has added nifty QR labels on each shade so consumers can scan the label and it will take them straight to piCture pOlish on-line or a Network member (depending where the shade was purchased)!

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by  piCture pOlish  for a 100% honest review.  For additional information please visit the tabs below the header.


  1. Great pictures! I really love Orbit on you a lot!

    1. Thank you so much, your feedback means a lot:)

  2. Orbit is beautiful...I neeeed!

    1. Oh my goodness, it is stunning! You would LOVE it!