This post has been about a year in the making, and I am about a years worth of excited about it :D. In last years blog fest I (along with quite a few others) won an opportunity to make collaboration polishes with piCture pOlish. Ooooh the happy dances were danced at my house that night, my friends! Picture! This is the final product, right here.
A bit of back story, this was not my original idea. Sadly, my original idea could not have been made due to lack of critical ingredients, but Jules (and the girls) could not have been more lovely, and together we nutted out a second idea. I wanted blue, she suggested a glitter, I leapt at the chance, and after a few to’s and fro’s, this is the one we came up with 😀
My husband suggested the name as I was totally stumped for ideas. The polish makes me think of eggs, says I. Magical eggs. Perhaps even a gemstone egg. What shall I call it? And lo, he turns to Mr. Google, types in “Crystal Egg”, and out comes “Geode” 😀
Here is a geode! It is, basically, a hollow rock with a crystal formation on the inside. They are also stunningly pretty. And I think they suit this polish! Not the colour, which to me is more birds egg colour, but if there were a magic bird that laid eggs that looked like this polish, they would perhaps be geodes 😀
Ok, whimsy aside, details! The photos show three coats, and top coat. Originally the formula was a little thicker and suspended the glitters throughout, but there was some slight streaking issues due to the thickness, so the formula has been tweaked, and this will now need a bit of shaking before use to get those glitters evenly distributed. If you have ever used a glitter polish you’ll know the drill, it’s pretty standard. 😀 The best bit is, this isn’t even a tiny bit streaky, this is smooth 🙂
The base colour is a lovely sky blue crelly (creme and jelly mix) so the glitters show through nicely, but not your nail line. There are medium sized royal blue and mid blue metallic hexes, smaller gold hexes, and a heap of teeeeny tiny silver holographic flakes smaller than the normal flakes, invisible in low light but they dance happily in the sun.
Dry time of this was very good, I used Poshe top coat and it was super smooth and glossy to touch.
The little silver stars are a metal decal, pretty but a pain in real life, they stick out past the top coat.
I still have to pinch myself to see if this is real, what a fantastic opportunity to work with these talented nail polish creators! I am beyond happy about it 🙂
Please do check out their website, here , they have great Everyday Deals too, and their Facebook page is chocka full of amazing photos of their polishes. Other places you can go to check them out? Sure! Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, You Tube and Google + 😀
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you like our polish, and have a wonderful day!