Monday, August 25, 2014

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2014 Featuring Nail Vinyls!

Hi Everyone! I am so excited today because once again I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the annual piCture pOlish Blog Fest. For the first time this year the blog/insta fest features Nail Vinyls. piCture pOlish will be retailing a special exclusive 4 pack 'Nail Vinyls' containing Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight & Right Angles.

My challenge for today was 2-fold, to swatch a gorgeous newly released lacquer named Eyre and to create nail art using Nail Vinyls and the creamy shades Marine and Mad Magenta. I had quite a bit of fun with this challenge so buckle up for a long post!


Let's start out with my swatches and review of Erye...

Eyre
A beautiful metallic blue with scattered holographic shimmer flecks. It has a great formula which is easy to work with. I got full coverage at three thin coats and it dried impressively quickly considering the number of coats used. I absolutely love this shade of blue and I took the opportunity to wear it for a couple of days and received lots of compliments in the process. Swatches here are with no top coat...




Swatch Details
Brand: piCture pOlish
Color Name/Number: Eyre
Number of coats: 3
Top Coat: No

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

As I already mentioned, part 2 of Blog Fest is a challenge. The challenge is to create nail art with two shades and Nail Vinyls chosen by the girls of piCture pOlish. I was only supposed to show off one look, but I created two and seriously couldn't decide which one to feature. Since my boyfriend was not much help in the matter, I decided to be a rebel and show them both. I figured I would show them both eventually so I might as well do it today...

The first look is a zig zag and parallelogram (getting fancy, I know!) combo created using Mad Magenta and Marine plus the mini-chevron Nail Vinyls...




A quick step by step tutorial on how I created this look...
  1. Start out with a base of your first color, shown here is piCture pOlish Marine.
    - Allow the polish to completely dry before proceeding to step #2. A quick dry top coat really helps speed up the process.
  2. Apply the mini-chevron Nail Vinyls as shown below. You can align the two strips point to point to create diamond shapes or slightly off point to create the parallelograms as I have done. 
  3. Apply the second polish one half of each nail including the parallelograms. Shown here using piCture pOlish Mad Magenta
  4. Quickly remove the Nail Vinyls before the polish starts to dry. For best results perform steps 3 and 4 on each nail individually rather than all nails at once
  5. Clean up the cuticles (as you can see I made quite a mess), add a top coat and enjoy!

Look number 2 is a bit more abstract and I love it for that. Once again this was created using only Marine, Mad Magenta and the mini-chevron Nail Vinyls...




Another quick step by step tutorial on how I created this look...
  1. Start out with a base of your first color, shown here is piCture pOlish Mad Magenta.
    - Allow the polish to completely dry before proceeding to step #2. A quick dry top coat really helps speed up the process.
  2. Apply the mini-chevron Nail Vinyls diagonally across the nail as shown below.  
  3. Apply a second strip of Nail Vinyls across the first, overlapping a line segment from each strip, as shown below
  4. Apply the second polish to two sections of the design. Shown here using piCture pOlish Marine
  5. Quickly remove the Nail Vinyls before the polish starts to dry. For best results perform steps 4 and 5 on each nail individually rather than all nails at once
  6. Clean up the cuticles, add a top coat and enjoy!

And last, but certainly not least are my swatches and review of the two gorgeous creamy shades used in the nail art above!

Marine
A rich teal cream. This has a perfect, smooth and creamy formula. Application is great and I'm happy to report that it doesn't stain. I was a bit worried and I'm so glad that my fears were unjustified. It has a nice shine on it's own so swatches are with no top coat...




Swatch Details
Brand: piCture pOlish
Color Name/Number: Marine
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: No

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Mad Magenta
A bright magenta cream. Once again this has a perfect, smooth and creamy formula. It is really great to work with and I had no issues with application. I did use a top coat for these swatches because it wasn't super glossy on it's own although it wasn't satin or matte by any means either. This is the perfect summer color!



Swatch Details
Brand: piCture pOlish
Color Name/Number: Mad Magenta
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

You can find more about Nail Vinyls at:
Store | Facebook | Instagram

Find piCture pOlish at:
Store | Every Day Deal | International Stockists | Facebook | Instagram
piCture pOlish will be retailing a special exclusive 4 pack ‘Nail Vinyls’ containing ‘Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight & Right Angles’

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)




** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
** For more information please see the disclosure policy **

10 comments:

  1. cool! I like how you got creative with the chevron vinyls

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  2. Lovely photos! I love the colors together!

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  3. Love both designs!! so unique!

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  4. I love both of these looks! Such creative uses of the vinyls in both cases. I've never seen anything like either of them before!

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  5. You were very creative with the stencils - I've never seen such nice designs made with chevrons! Great.

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  6. i particulary love the second one ! so original in the placement !!! gorgeous ♥

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  7. WOAH! this is definitely the most unique and creative use of vinyls I have seen so far! Love it!

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  8. I'm blown away by your creativity. I love both looks and I understand why you struggled to pick only one. Both colours are gorgeous, but my heart beat faster for Marine! <3

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  9. Love the first nail vinyl design...sooo pretty and creative! I'm gonna have to try that soon.

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