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piCture pOlish – Vampire & PMT

I’ve got a final couple of piCture pOlish swatches for you – Vampire and PMT. Admittedly these are not typical summer colours, but they are both colours that I wear a lot, so I still would like to share!


Vampire is a bloody red gelly. The finish is really stunning, but I did do 3 coats for good opacity. As with many other gellies, the first coat was a bit streaky, but it does even out beautifully if you don’t overwork it.

piCture pOlish - Vampire

PMT is a classic grey, as usual it dries a little darker than in the bottle. It definitely has a blu-ish lean to it, but is very flattering and has a great finish. I went for 3 coats again, the formula is highly pigmented but a little too thin for thick layers.

piCture pOlish - PMT


There you go girls ! That’s your piCture pOlish lot for now 🙂

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O.P.I. – I Theodora You

I was totally lemming over this polish for a while. And it’s pretty nice !

The formula is pretty good, it doesn’t dry very fast but does have a glossy finish. However, it did streak a bit, which was especially noticeable on my super-white tips, so I did 3 1/2 coats to get this effect. Admittedly, I’m crap at applying gellies, I just coat them too thin so they don’t level too well. Anyway, I would recommend 2-3 thick coats on this instead of going with skinny layers.

O.P.I. - I Theodora You


Anyway, very happy with this one, it’s summery, girly and office friendly 🙂

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Swatches – China Glaze – On Safari – Prey Tell (1075), Elephant Walk (1072), I Herd That (1079) & I’m Not a Lion (1080) plus Pure Joy (1113) !

It’s Christmas Eve and I got in from work before dark, which makes a lovely change !

I would not normally quibble with buying 12 polishes in one go, but with all the presents to get for the upcoming festivities, I couldn’t afford the whole collection, so after looking up a few swatches, decided to go for two glitters and two cremes from China Glaze‘s On Safari collection.

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Swatch – Barry M (Gelly Nail Paint) – Blood Orange (234)

I assumed that a blood orange colour would be somewhere between orange and red. But having carefully researched (Googled) “blood orange”, I was suprised to find that the shade is more akin to raspberry red !

After the catastrophe that was Barry M’s Bright Red Nail paint I wanted to give Mr M another go at impressing me with a red. So I went for Blood Orange from the Gelly (Hi Shine) collection :

Being a jelly, it is entirely normal that it looks a little different depending on the light. But what did surprise me is that (1) it dries very fast and (2) just two coats gives pretty good coverage. It also evens out all on it’s own, and of course, as a jelly, the shine is magnificent !

This is a really beautiful, easy-to-wear polish, and as such, I officially forgive Barry M for the Bright Red Fiasco ! I shall never speak of it again.


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