Monday, August 25, 2014

piCture pOlish Blogfest 2014!

Hey Guys!

Today's post is a super exciting one. It is piCture pOlish's anual blogfest, and I am incredibly honored to be a part of it. This year is even more exciting as Instagram is involved too! The other thing that makes this really neat, is that Nail Vinyls is also involved this year!

I was given 3 shades, and a pack of Chevron Nail Vinyls, which piCture pOlish is now carrying in an exclusive 4 pack containing Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight and Right angles. One of the shades, Bette, which is a newly released opulence shade, was to swatch for all you lovelies, and the other 2 shades and the Nail Vinyls  were given to create some awesome nail art! This post is picture heavy, and a bit of a long one, so get comfy grab a drink and let's get to it!

Let's start with Bette

Bette is a gorgeous, gorgeous blue shade, that is just packed full of shimmery, rainbow win. It is loaded with gorgeous silver glitters, that made me think of shimmering water. If that wasn't enough awesome, it also has a gorgeous holo effect, that is scattered, but very tightly packed so it looks almost linear. I can tell why this is part of the opulence series, cause wow! It is just so stunning, and  so incredibly unique. You really need to see this in person, cause there aren't even words! I don't know how the gals at PP do it, but this one is a must have for any glitter or holo addict!

It went on amazingly well, especially since it is packed full of glitter. It is a tad on the thick side, but nothing at all that makes it hard to work with.  It is fairly opaque too, the first coat goes on a bit sheer, but the second made it mostly opaque. I am pretty sure if I had shorter nails, or I didn't do my coats so thin, that this would have only needed 2 coats, as it was it only took 3 thin coats. I honestly, can't say enough good things about this polish.

Now that you all have seen the amazing Bette, let's move onto the nail art portion!

I was given this to work with, and I was to use only this! It was a challenge, but in the end I came up with something I really love, (and I hope you guys do too! :P) It was an awesome experience and I had a lot of fun, trying out different ideas, and designs!

I decided on a Domino Chevron look, that falls from a vertical position to a horizontal one! I am so pleased with how this turned out, and I think these two colours go perfectly together. Both polishes applied wonderfully, and smoothly. Tail Feather was a bit more sheer requiring 3 coats for opacity, and was a tad thick, but that is to be expected with a polish so loaded with shimmers and glitters.

I made a mini tutorial for you guys, in case anyone wants to recreate this!

Start with your base coat,  I used Tail Feather. Make sure it is completely dry, otherwise the Nail Vinyls will pull up the base coat of polish when you remove them.

Using the Nail Vinyls, tape off the nail, in a domino descending pattern. Starting with them straight up and down, and turning slightly to the right across all your fingers till you get to your pinky, which should end up horizontal.  Once they are securely in place, you can start to polish, for this  step I used Erie. Doing one nail at a time, polish over the chevron vinyls, and then pull up the Nail Vinyls while the polish is still wet using tweezers. Once you have done all your fingers, top coat and voila! Chevron domino nails!

I think that is everything! I had an amazing time doing this, and can't thank the piCture pOlish ladies enough for this awesome opportunity!  I really hope you all enjoyed my swatches and nail art, as much as I enjoyed putting this all together for you guys!  Also, don't forget to check out all the other amazing blog/insta fest posts today, there is some insane talent out there in the blog/instagram community and I for one, can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with! 

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**These products were sent for review, however all opinions are my own.** To see more information please see my disclosure policy.


  1. Isn't it just beyond stunning!? I am so in love with it, already one of my favourite shades this year!

  2. Bette is awesome!

  3. Love your Bette photos! (I helped rename it so I'm stalking everyone who has swatches, hehe) I also love how your patterns rotate on each name. Very cool.

  4. Thanks so much! I love the name you picked, it suits this polish perfectly!

  5. It is! I think everyone should own this polish, it is that pretty!