Monday, 30 July 2012

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2012!!!

Hello Hello! VERY excited about todays post, today is Australian brand piCture pOlish's annual blog fest, where bloggers from all over the world showcase certain piCture pOlish colours. I am absolutely THRILLED to have been chosen as one of those bloggers and today I will be showing you two brand spanking new piCture pOlish colours!

(Please be warned that there are a LOT of pictures here, but I honestly have no problem showing them all! Enjoy!)

First up, we have Dorothy;

Dorothy (created for the land of Oz!) is a new Mesh shade, and while it looks like another 'Ruby Pumps' clone of the red glitter in the red base, let me tell you right now that no. Not even close. I may even like Dorothy more, and that's saying something because I LOVE Ruby Pumps!

Dorothy is a pinkish-red base packed with silver and red glitter. What I really liked is that the glitter isn't your run of the mill hex or square glitter. If you look closely (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them!) you can see that it is almost like very small, thin shards. It makes it unique and sands out from the red of the red glitters in red bases that we see these days.

Dorothy covered perfectly in 2 coats, it does dry a little gritty, so I have one coat of top coat on in these photos. The dry time was good, very good, and the formula was the perfect piCture pOlish formula that I love. It was slightly thick, but that made it apply beautifully. I had barely any clean up to do!

The other shade I have to show you (brace yourselves for pic spam!) is Mirage.

Mirage is part of the new 'Collaboration Collection', and was created (in collaboration!) by Sara Hassan. Now, if you haven't seen or heard of Sara before, please, go check her out! She is gorgeous, and her blog is fantastic!

Mirage is a duo-chrome that instantly reminded me of mother-of-pearl. In the pictures above, I have 3 coats on by itself, and you can see a slight blue/purple/green colour shift in it. And while I think it is magnificent on its own, the girls at piCture pOlish suggest layering it over black, much like the new Ozotic 700 series. And when you layer it over black, it gets better...

It really turns into a whole different colour! This is 2 coats of Mirage over 1 coat of Ulta3 Black Satin.

And, just to have some fun, I tested Mirage out over some other colours!

From pointer to pinky - (2 coats of every polish) Mirage over Ulta3 Lily White, Mirage over piCture pOlish Bliss, Mirage over piCture pOlish Cackle, and Mirage over China Glaze Refresh-Mint.

My favourite combo? Mirage over Cackle. The purple base really makes it look different and awesome! Mirage was a bit thinner formula-wise, but still very manageable, and dried quickly like Dorothy.

Both these shade, plus a fair few more, are available to purchase from today onwards from piCture pOlish's website plus all the Network members! Dorothy will retail for $9.50 and Mirage will be $11.50.

So, there you have it. Blog Fest 2012. A huge thanks to piCture pOlish for including me, and to everyone who stuck through and read the whole post!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

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*the polishes in this post were provided to me for review. this in no way affected my honest opinion*


  1. Woah - mirage looks great swatched over other colours!! I was hoping to be able to skip over it until I saw these! *goes back to drooling*

  2. Mirage is such a neat color!

  3. Damn, you did such a great job, I will 'need' mirage too!

  4. Mirage sure looks great on you. :) Thank you for the lovely words about me :) <3

  5. Beautiful swatches! I love Sara's blog!

    I got Dorothy too!

  6. You did a beautiful job swatching! I love the look of Mirage!

    I got Dorothy too. :)

  7. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

  8. Swatching over different colours was a great idea, Mirage really does take on a lot of different faces!


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