Monday, 29 July 2013

Picture Polish BlogFest 2013!

 Celebrating the Year of the Blogger!

IT'S BLOGFEST TIME AGAIN! For those that don't know, every year, Aussie brand piCture pOlish hold what they call 'BlogFest'. It's where they chose a group of bloggers to do something amazing! And just like last year, I am THRILLED to have been selected to take part!

Unlike previous years, this year's BlogFest doesn't introduce new shades. Instead, we were sent 3 shades (everyone got different shades!) and had to create some nail art AND a tutorial for you guys! The colours I was sent this year were Bombshell, a dark blue shimmer, Vegas, a bright red fleck/shimmer and Majesty, a collaboration shade, a nude-y/gold with piCture pOlish's signature holo flakes.

The nail art idea that instantly sprung to mind was something I am yet to try- Nautical! They are the perfect colours for it!

I used only those three polishes, plus striping tape and a fine nail art brush. Despite how it looks, it was actually very easy to do, and here's how you do it:

Step One: Bases
I used 3 coats of Majesty, and 2 of both Bombshell and Vegas and top coated. You'll need to let it dry for a while so you don't rip up your base with the tape.
Index Finger:
  • Place the striping tape down your nail, leaving spaces that are around the same size.
  • CAREFULLY fill in every second stripe with Bombshell.
  • Next, again, CAREFULLY fill in the remaining gaps with Vegas. 
  • Leave it for around 20 seconds, carefully remove the tape, clean up (it will get messy no matter how careful you are!) and top coat.
Middle and Pinky Fingers:

These were done the exact same way, just switching up the colours a bit! 
  • Place the striping tape on your nail, leaving the same size gaps in between.
  • Fill in the top space with Bombshell. Again, CAREFUL!
  • Fill in the bottom space with either Vegas (Majesty base) or Majesty (Vegas base) 
  • Remove thetape after 20 seconds, top coat and clean up.
Thumb and Ring Finger:
The design was exactly the same on the thumb and ring fingers. 
  • Using your nail art brush (or a toothpick!) draw a line down the middle of your nail.
  • Add a hollow circle on the top of that line.
  • Cross the middle line like a 't'
  • Paint on the curved bottom of the anchor by pretending you're drawing a smile for a smiley face :)
  • Top coat, and done!  
One last thing, every blog fest post from bloggers all over the world will be popped onto a board on piCture pOlish's Pintrest (link below!) and there are 3 awards that will be voted and chosen as follows via the special Pinterest Blog Fest 2013 board:
·         1 x Award - as voted by PP friends and fans.
·         1 x Award  - as voted by all participants of Blog Fest 2013.
·         1 x Award - as voted by Jules & Megs of Picture Polish.
I'd like to send huge THANK YOU to piCture pOlish for the chance to participate this year, and I really hope you enjoyed my 'look!' If you try it out, please, I'd love to see it!

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Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

*these polishes were provided to me by picture polish for the purpose of blogfest 2013*


  1. Love this nautical look just perfect with the colours <3

  2. Awesome nautical mani, perfect colour match!

  3. Very pretty....perfect for a nautical theme!

  4. Beautiful! Great idea to go nautical with them.

  5. Love the nautical nails, your anchor is so cute ^_^

  6. Those stripes are awesome!

  7. Great mani! Love the stripes and how you combined the colors :)

  8. You were right on about those colours - big YAY for sparkly nautical theme!


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