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OMD Rather Awesome Challenge – 8. Matte

I know, I know, I’m a day behind. I’ve been battling with Clingy Kitty (formerly Naughty Kitty) to get things done…. Anyways, I’ve gone purple again today !

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Since I got the new brushes from piCture pOlish, I’ve been re-trying them all, and I’m so much happier – the brush is a real deal-breaker for me, that’s why I’m so fussy about the ones I use for my polishes 🙂

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OMD Rather Awesome Challenge – 3. Purple

I looove purple polish ! And I had to use this as an excuse to get Fantasy Fire out again 🙂

The base colour is Harmony by China Glaze, and then I used my pastel pink Models Own Artistix striper to add some flames, then a nice coat of Fantasy Fire, and wowee!

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You see the sparkle too, right?

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I’m still starting it simple, the more intricate manis are coming up fast in the challenge !

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I can’t wait to see yours !

Here’s the Inlinkz for today, do click on it to see everyone’s entry 🙂

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Or you can click on this last image to go to the reference page and take part !

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piCture pOlish – Violet Femme, Mad Magenta & Flirt

I’ve built up quite a few piCture pOlish swathes to show you. It’s been a bit difficult to decide what to say because there are just as many things that I dislike about these polishes as I like… And I don’t like talking badly about any brand !

So let’s get the bad out of the way first. I don’t like the brushes at all. This is what they look like :

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Very skinny, very square, and not very flexible, so it’s hard to get neat cuticles and an even spread of polish. But the bottle top has a rubberised texture that is great to work with.

I also feel like the price is too high – 11€ for basic creme shades, 13-15€ for glittery or harder-to-find polishes. That’s pretty steep for 11ml bottles!

That said, the bottles look beautiful, they are thick-glassed, square and quite heavy.

Violet Femme is the first polish that caught my eye. It’s a super-pigmented deep purple with a smooth, semi-matte finish. It’s pretty stunning! I did get some shrinking back from the tips as it dried though, so if you try this polish, do cap them well.

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Mad Magenta is one of the most beautiful magenta polishes I have ever seen ! It dries to a shiny finish, and is opaque in two coats.

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Flirt is a classic hot pink, a little more muted than Mad Magenta. It’s also got a glossy finish, and I found the formula to be pretty good.

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The brush, however, had a bristle sticking right out ! I’ll snip it off, but it doesn’t help my overall impression of the brand…

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These are great polishes if you can afford the luxury, and the colour range is spectacular. It’s just such a shame about these brushes !

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Essie – Bottle Service, DJ Play That Song & Bouncer, It’s Me *picture heavy*

Happy Monday !

I hope everyone’s got a nice week ahead of them. Where I work, things are really amping up; but I’m also working on a couple of side projects that you’ll hear about very soon on this blog 🙂

I saw these beautiful polishes at the supermarket local to work and could not resist! Beautiful, bright neon cremes.

First up, Bottle Service. A hot pink. Of course, being a neon, it’s translucent. This is how it looks with no undies (wooo!) :

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I love the semi-matte finish of these neons 🙂

The formula for Bottle Service is very very thin ! I actually prefer thin, personally. But to see so little coverage at 3 coats was still a bit of a bummer. Still, it dries very quickly and doesn’t streak.

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Macro Monday – Purple Peahen

I’m back !

I had a lovely time back home, of course, I grabbed a few nail polishes – the swatches are in progress 🙂

If you follow Eeek, you’ll know that I met up with her while I was over!  She is an absolute sweetheart, it was really lovely. I made the most of the occasion to get her feedback on my first ever nail polish creation !

I’ve decided to call this one Purple Peahen, I only made a batch of three (one of which went to Eeek), and so far, so good, it hasn’t separated or anything. It’s only a few weeks old and needs to sit for a bit longer, but if all goes well, I’ll be selling them on Etsy !

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It’s not the  best macro in the world, I admit that freely… So check out Eeeek’s swatch 🙂

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