July 29, 2013

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013

Hi guys! Tonight I have a special post for you for the piCture pOlish 2013 Blog Fest! I'm sure a lot of the blogs you guys read will be posting these today, I think it's such a fun thing for our nail community. I love seeing all the nail art people come up with and reading everyone's posts! I have 3 colors from piCture pOlish to share with you along with a fun nail art look and a quick tutorial for how I did the nail art.

I decided to try some nail art I've never done for this...the saran wrap method. This technique is actually really easy, I'm not sure why I took so long to try it out! I used Whimsy for my base and Violet Femme and Hot Lips over top. I LOVE the way this turned out and it's safe to say I'm not obsessed with this method...it was so easy! This kind of looked like girly camo in person! If you want to know how I created this look check out the very end of the post for a quick and easy tutorial!

For swatches of each shade on it's own along with a tutorial for this look click the read more button below!

Hot Lips is a neon pink creme. This is so much brighter than it looks in photos, neons are just impossible to photograph haha! The formula was good, it wasn't streaky and the opacity was great. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Violet Femme is a vivid violet. This seriously might be the most perfect purple I have ever tried in my life. I can't get enough of it, I've worn it 2 or 3 times as a mani on it's own since I got it...I even have it on my toes right now! The formula was good, a little patchy on the first coat but perfect with the 2nd coat. All photos below are in natural sunlight.

Whimsy is a light blue with an intense golden shimmer. I've already reviewed Whimsy so if you'd like read that check out this post.

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: Shade

Lighting: Shade
Alright, so I was going to try a video for this look but then yesterday was just not a good day for me and I just didn't have the energy to get it done. This is actually really easy to do so I hope the pictures are good enough!

First you'll want to gather your supplies, you'll need a base polish and at least 1 contrasting color you want to put over it. You'll also need some little pieces of saran wrap.

Step 1: Paint your nails with your base color. I used piCture pOlish Whimsy. Once your base color is completely dry move onto Step 2.

Step 2: Once your base is completely dry dot on the contrasting colors...I also put a couple dots of my base or else you wouldn't be able to see that color at all. Do one nail at a time and immediately move onto Step 3...you don't want those dots of color to dry.

dat shimma...Whimsy is so pretty

Step 3: Take a piece of Saran Wrap and crumple it up. Lightly bounce it onto your nail until you're happy with how the effect looks. 

And that's it! All you need to do now is apply top coat and clean up any polish that has gotten onto your skin/cuticle.

piCture pOlish is available at piCturepOlish.com.au, you can also find it at their network members including Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of network members all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here. Make sure you also check out the piCture pOlish Facebook to see all the other great Blog Fest posts!


  1. Виктория АртамоноваJuly 29, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    wow the first mani looks incredible! like purple sky with stars and planets. the combination of colors is very good. fantastic.

  2. Ashlyn KirkpatrickJuly 29, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Hmm. I've never seen the Saran Wrap method done that way but it makes sense. I always pick a base color, wait until it drys completely and then pick a contrasting color, paint directly over the base and then use the crumpled up Saran Wrap to get the "water marbled" effect. Looks odd until you either top it with top coat or matte coat. Love it though. That violet femme is just beautiful!

  3. I tried doing it that way but it didn't work very well with more than 1 color

  4. I love the saran wrap technique...so easy with great results! Great work, Jen!

  5. I love this technique - it's one of a very few where I think it's difficult to go wrong. (Also, 'saran wrap' sounds so much better than 'cling film', which is what we call it in the UK.) The shimmaaah in Whimsy is beaut, too.

  6. I love this Jen! Nice multicolor action going on :).

  7. Could also consider comparing Muir Muir with Opi Every Month Is Oktoberfest?

  8. Thank you for your swatches! I love them!

    I'm looking for a cheaper dupe for Violet Femme.. Could you suggest sonething?? Thank you!!!


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