January 14, 2013

piCture pOlish Mallard by The PolishAholic

Hi guys! I am so excited for this post, keeping secrets is something I'm not good at and I've been keeping this one for months! Actually, I take that back...I did tell Degen, however he offered no opinion on this polish other than licking the bottle when it came in the mail (dogs aren't helpful with nail polish). A few months ago piCture pOlish and I created a polish together called Mallard and the time is finally here for me to share it with you! Mallard is part piCture pOlish's Collaboration Collection and it will be launching on their website on January 16th (January 15th for those of us in the States) as a limited edition shade!

Mallard is pretty much the epitome of everything I love in terms of nail polish all put it one bottle.  If you've read my blog before I don't think it's any secret that I love green polish. When I was brainstorming about what I wanted green was my jumping off point. One of my other favorite things in polish is a strong shimmer, I love the depth a good shimmer can give an already beautiful color. Last but not least you all know I love me some flakies so we couldn't not include those...right?

For the name of this polish originally I was going to go with something a little dark that referenced something I love but that not many people would have gotten. When we decided to change the name I was scouring my brain for what this shade reminded me off, I started thinking about my childhood and things I used to do with my Grandparents. I'm really lucky to have grown up down the street from my Grandparents, I pretty much spent every moment of my summers with them until I was in High School. One of the things we always used to do was visit the local park with loaves of bread and feed all the ducks, I always loved it! While I was thinking about that it hit me...the shade of green along with the shimmer reminds me of the green iridescent like feathers that Mallard ducks have on their head! I think the name is pretty fitting!

To see a bunch more photos click the read more button below!



Mallard is a deep teal based green with a strong golden/green shimmer and a sprinkle of flakies that flash green and orange. The flakies in Mallard are the same ones that were in a gorgeous polish from piCture pOlish called Festival. Mallard looks gorgeous in bright indoor lighting and out in the sun but because of the flakies it also looks fantastic in lower lighting. When the light hits the nail right it's the most gorgeous shade of emerald green. I've worn Mallard quite a few times since receiving my bottle a couple of months ago, whenever I wear it I find myself staring at my nails and moving my hands around to admire the shimmer. The formula is great, very easy to apply! I've used 2 coats for my photos below.





Shade

 Here are a few bottle shots of Mallard also, check out the shimmer!!




And of course this post would be incomplete without a bottle shot costarring my favorite thing of life...Degen. Fun fact: Degen is terrified of ducks. I took him for a walk at the local park years ago and one of those awful white geese decided to stalk us around the park and get all up in our face, I'm pretty sure it traumatized Degen. He's also terrified of the beach/ocean...that's a whole other story that maybe I'll tell you one day!


Creating my own polish shade with a company has been a big dream of mine since I started blogging, it's something I thought I wouldn't ever get the opportunity to do. The whole process was so fun and it's surreal having a shade with my blog name on it. I hope that you all love this polish as much as I do! Thank you to all the ladies at piCture pOlish for being oh so amazing, they are a fantastic company and creating this with them was an absolute joy!

Mallard will be available on picturepolish.com.au on January 16th 2013 (or January 15th, depending on where you live) I'm not sure when the piCture pOlish Network Members will be getting Mallard, hopefully soon! When I know I'll pass along that info on my Facebook and Twitter!



133 comments:

  1. Congrats, Jen!!! What a gorgeous colour!
    I just wish piCture pOlish was more accessible in my neck of the woods :(

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  2. Congrats hunny!! I got to make one too! And I am so honored to be in such amazing company!!!

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  3. Beautiful colour! Congrats ;)

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  4. That's beautiful! And poor Degen! Geese are horrible birds.

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  5. LOL I agree about geese, they are terrible. One of the times I went to the park with my Grandparents one chased and bit my Grandma! They are mean!

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  6. OMFG. OMFG! *speechless* OMFG O.O Too. Pretty. For. Words. OMFG!

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  7. Thank you Sarah! I was just reading your post, I love the inspiration behind your shade! Big congrats to you also!

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  8. Thank you my love <333

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  9. Thank you Cheryl! Where abouts are you located? They have network etailers all over the place so it's becoming an easier brand for everyone to get a hold of!

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  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! I want to snag this, it's everything I love - ducks, green, shimmer, flakies - and your blog! :D

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  11. Julianna Katalin DörnyeiJanuary 15, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Oh my God! I LOVE this shade!!!

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  12. Cathy - More Nail PolishJanuary 15, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    I'm so happy for you. Your shade looks amazing. I know exactly how exciting it is after making Kryptonite with picture polish. I can't wait to get a bottle of this.

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  13. I live in Toronto. It's so difficult finding an etailer that carries the entire collection and/or doesn't charge an arm and a leg for shipping! I've been coveting White Wedding for ages now.
    Btw, Degen is too cute for words!!!

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  14. White Wedding is one that I *think* is exclusive to Llarowe because it was her Collaboration shade but mine should hopefully be at both Harlow & Co & Nail Polish Canada soon! I know shipping is still ridiculous though, Canada Post is awful

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  15. Thank you Cathy <3 Your blog is the one that introduced me to the brand, it's been so fun taking this journey with them. I can't wait to see your swatches of Mallard!

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  16. Thank you so much!

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  17. Thank you! It sounds like we love all the same things!!

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  18. is Degen afraid because mallards actually wears dog masks instead of beaks?duck-dog-mask.jpg

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  19. Kirsten Glitta GlovesJanuary 15, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    I LOVE YOU I LOVE THIS POLISH I'M GOING TO BUY IT ASAP AND WEAR IT.

    And when I wear it I'll be like the guy in Silence of the Lambs who wears skins but less creepy, I think, because I won't be wearing your skin... just you in polish form. I'm going to change your name in my phone so you're Clarice now and then I'll text you when I'm wearing it and say that I'm wearing you.

    You're welcome kthxbye

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  20. I think I need to get this polish for 3 reasons: It's green & I love green, it's got copper flakies in it & I love copper, and it's named Mallard and I love NCIS's character Dr "Ducky" Mallard (ok, I love all the characters, but it's the only show I've ever felt that way before ;-) ). Congrats on the awesome polish. I hope I can manage to snag a bottle.

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  21. I love it! :) This nail polish is very special :)

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  22. Thank you Andie! I hope you can snag a bottle too, I love your reasons for needing it lol!

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  23. Congratulations, your 'baby' is beautiful!

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  24. Sincerest congratulations! I LOVE the color and I'll definitely purchase it when it's available at the Network Member's stores (shipping from Australia to Russia would be a killer :c). It's so different under various lightings and angles, and you had me at the fact that it's flecked xD

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  25. Degen is a gem. How adorable!

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  26. This is SO STUNNING!! Maybe one of the most stunning polish I've ever seen. I hope I can grab this shade ASAP; Congratulations for amazing collaboration!!

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  27. Congrats! I love the colour, so unique and GREEN! :)

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  28. This shade is awesomely you, and you're definitely one of the most deserving bloggers to get/make a custom color. :) Congrats!

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  29. OMG!! What a great job you did!! Congratulations!! I love the name and the story behind it. You really thought everything through :))) Looks like it's perfection in the bottle!

    ...and Degen is the cutest little thing ever <3 <3 <3

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  30. Amazing color! CONGRATS! And I'm still in love with Degen!

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  31. SO gorgeous! I have a weakness for green polishes, too, and this is one of the most beautiful I've ever, ever seen! And the name is perfect!

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  32. It's absolutely breathtaking! I'm not normally a fan of green, but this is one I would definitely wear.

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  33. Congratulations, beautiful shade!

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  34. Congrats. That is so awesome. That is the most beautiful green I have ever seen. Since you are my Fav blogger I must buy this shade .

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  35. I don't like green, but you created something truly stunning - hats off! xx

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  36. Congratulations and good job - love it!

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  37. This is a really pretty and mature green. Congratulations, great job!

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  38. Is it up yet?! I have to have it and don't see it! Is your doggie a Dachshund?!

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  39. Congrats!!! This polish is insanely beautiful... I need it. The pic of degen is so cute!!!

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  40. Congrats and HOLYMOLY it's so deep and beautiful! I'm going to patiently wait for this, I must own, MUST OWN!! :) oxo

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  41. Mallard is fantastic! Great Job!

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  42. Thanks Krystal!

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  43. Wow, this is so cool! And what an awesome color! Congrats!

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  44. Should be up in a few hours hopefully! :D

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  45. opps and yep, Degen is a dachshund!

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  46. Thank you...I love that you like it even though green isn't your favorite!!

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  47. Thanks Angie!

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  48. wow thank you Stephanie!!

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  49. Thank you Sheila! LOVE your shade also, what an exciting day for us!

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  50. Thank you Ria <33

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  51. Cool. Thanks for the heads up! I'll keep a lookout for it :)

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  52. Thank you! <3

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  53. Thank you, your comment makes me so happy!

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  54. Thank you Yulia! Hopefully the stockist closer to you will carry it very soon!

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  55. The polish is gorgeous (congratulations!), but the puppy is stealing the show!!

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  56. LOVE! It came out so pretty! Congrats! I cannot wait to order...it's the 15th here now in the US but not seeing it on the site - so maybe it will go up on the 16th.

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  57. The picture of the polish in the shade...WOW! I might actually buy this picture polish...and that name is perfect as well!

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  58. this color is so, so gorgeous! I can't believe how pretty and different it looks in the sun and shade. Congrats on getting to make your own polish, that is so exciting! :D

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  59. Thank you Sarah!

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  60. It should go up very soon on the picture polish site! I also saw Llarowe say she'd have it next week!!

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  61. thank you <33

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  62. It's so awesome that you got to create your own polish! You definitely deserve the opportunity, you're the best nail polish blogger around, in my opinion! Side note: Degen is ADORABLE!!!! Weiner dogs are so cute :) Congrats again, the color is awesome!

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  63. Thank you! Llarowe said she'd have it in stock next week on her Facebook page woohoo!

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  64. Wow, I'm happy for you, congrats. And it's beautiful!!!

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  65. That is so awesome, congrats! I am not a green fan, but I may have to pick this up (because I love your blog and ok, for a green it is pretty cool!)

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  66. thank you <33

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  67. I was wondering when you would get your own polish, you totally deserve one and this is a beauty!!!

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  68. Thanks Janey!!

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  69. I've just discovered a UK seller, yay for me! Well done Degen for keeping the big secret, you can tell whoever you like now. Oh btw, has he killed his moose yet?

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  70. Looks like Degen approves the colour! I love it too xx

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  71. Thank you! I think he does too :D

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  72. Love this color, can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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  73. I would buy this but I literally just broke down yesterday and got Cosmos. It might take me another few months to justify buying another Picture Polish. Haha They are spendy.

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  74. This is a very beautiful green! Love it!

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  75. I hear ya about that, they are worth IMO though, I've never been let down by any of the shades I've tried. Cosmos is amazing, you'll love it! Hope you can grab Mallard later!!

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  76. Thank you!!

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  77. The only thing better than your collab polish? Your adorable dog!!!! :D

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  78. lol! thank you <3

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  79. Oh my. My jaw dropped, honestly. It is gorgeous. I need it! You've done a great job, congratulations!

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  80. Beautiful, you have out done yourself. I also love green polish!

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  81. Thank you Jeanie <3

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  82. WOW: how cool is that?! Love the color, love the name and love the title a lot!! The shimmer flakies combi reminds me of Koh! Blue universe (which is blue offcourse...) it's a gorgeous combination :)

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  83. It's so gorgeous!!!!!!! Great job!

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  84. Congratulations!!!! This polish is SO gorgeous, you must be thrilled!!

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  85. Thank you! I am, it's exactly what I wanted!

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  86. yay! He did destroy it, we had to take it away and send it to squeaky toy heaven a couple weeks ago lol!

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  87. Thank you Pam!!

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  88. Thank you ♥

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  89. thanks Kali!

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  90. thank you, glad you like it!

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  91. Thanks Kelly!

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  92. you are such a weirdo hahaha <3333

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  93. Looks like NPC will have it on Friday, Harlow will probably get it around the same time!

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  94. Thanks Jen. I can't wait!!!

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  95. Congrats Jen, it is so so gorgeous! And look at Degen with that bottle, how cute ♥.

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  96. Love it! Would like to order a bottle, but the website is Australian, is there anyplace in the US that it can be ordered from? BTW your doggy is too adorable!! :)

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  97. Shop.Llarowe.com should have it in stock next week!

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  98. I'm so, so happy for you! This polish is simply gorgeous. Congratulations! I'll be buying at least one bottle for myself (and probably some for friends!) as soon as it's available on Nail Polish Canada!

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  99. It is so wonderful to have your name on this polish!! I'm so proud of you and happy to "know" you. It's stunning and Picture Polish is a superb brand. I love all of mine.

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  100. Thank you Marcia ♥

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  101. Congratulations Jen! What a gorgeous polish, a must have for me! And I just fell in love with Degen. I'm so pleased for you about getting your own polish. I love your blog!!!!!

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  102. Thank you! <3

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  103. For sure! It is super gorgeous. Green is my favorite color after all! =) Cute pup BTW. I've got a plot hound. He looks like a giant version of your dog. haha

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  104. Congratulations! It looks amazing. I love that green type of polishes.

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  105. I'm really surprised by how it's selling out, I hope you can get a bottle! Hopefully piCture pOlish will do another run of it!

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  106. Michelle Soto-TeallFebruary 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Gorgeous!

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  107. Just got mine today and it is GORGEOUS. Good job on the color! It's perfect!! =)

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