piCture pOlish BLOG FEST 2013

Hooray! 😀 I was lucky to be chosen to participate in piCture pOlishes 2013 Blog Fest! This year, it was all about the nail art. A bunch of bloggers were sent three piCture pOlish polishes, and asked to make some nail art utilising all three polishes, and post it at 7pm local time on July 29th, including a tutorial for said mani. These were the polishes I was sent:

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Camo (faded green creme), Antique (mid purple sparkly foil) and Razzle Dazzle (purple, blue and gold glitter in a clear base). Pretty polishes, but a bit of a challenge to use together. And I’ve never done a tutorial before – well, sort of one on catching chickens, but that’s a different story :D.

Here we go!

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This is a skittles type mani, where every nail is different to the others. And here’s how I did it 🙂

First, prepare your equipment:

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Next, paint the base colour according to your plan. And yeah, for the very first time, I planned this. As in, I made a diagram and everything. Here I have two coats of Antique, and two coats of Camo on alternating fingers.

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Now realise that you’ve forgotten some important pieces of equipment, like tape, and go get it. In the meantime, add a coat of Razzle Dazzle over Antique on little fingernail, and top coat the other nails (to speed up the dry time).

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Add another coat of Razzle Dazzle over little fingernail, and then notice you’ve put a dent in the polish on your index finger: change the plan slightly, and stamp the tips with a dot pattern, using Antique. Make a mess, and take off some of the base colour when attempting to clean it up. Stop trying to clean it up, add another light coat of Camo to cover, swear a little inside your head. Use dotting tool and Antique to fill in the paler dots.

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Now that the middle nails are dry, use tape, and work blind – hoping it’s moderately even. Paint the opposite colour (so, Antique over Camo, Camo over Antique), remove tape.

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Ta Da!

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Add heart shaped nail pieces to the taped nails, Razzle Dazzle to the index nail.

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Add top coat to all nails, using matte top coat on the index nail.

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Clean up if needed, moisturise, pose hands furiously.

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Thank you, Jules and the team, for letting me be part of BLOG FEST again this year, so much fun. 🙂

You can buy piCture pOlishes from their website, shipping details are here, network details are here, and they have some fantastic Everyday Deals here.

If you’d like to stalk them (which I highly recommend!), you can find piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Have a brilliant day

Ami

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Posted on July 29, 2013, in Sight and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Loving that colour combo!! I never would have thought to use them together like this 🙂

  2. These are gorgeous! I never would have thought to put these colours together but you really make them look good. xx

    • aww, thank you! I really had to think about how I’d do it, esp when I thought we had very little time, so I did all three of these designs the day I got the parcel of awesome 😀

  3. Gorgeous! Love the colours, I NEED razzle dazzle!

  4. Lisa at Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I would have been stumped with this combo! You did a great job!

    • thank you! Jules sent the details first, so I got to really think about it for a while before they arrived, because it was a bit tricky! But I do love tricky, it turns out 😀 Thank you!

  5. Beautiful! I am surprised how much I love Camo and Razzle Dazzle together!

  6. Great job with the color combo, this looks so fun 🙂

  7. Love this colours, what a beautiful mani xx

  8. I think you did a fab job of combining these colours – they weren’t the most straightforward. Mattifying your index nail was a great idea and it looks so interesting!

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