December 16, 2013

piCture pOlish Collab-Fest 2013: Mallard by The PolishAholic

Hi guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Today piCture pOlish is having a Collaboration Fest where all of the bloggers who have had the opportunity to create a shade with them are posting about our shade. I seriously can't believe it's been nearly a year since my shade, Mallard, came out. It feels like just yesterday I was coming up with the concept and then keeping it secret for what seemed like forever haha! I thought I'd repost my original swatches & story from back in January for those of you who weren't around back when Mallard was released. If you haven't picked up your bottle of Mallard it is still available from piCture pOlish and their network members all over the world, links too all the shops will be at the end of the post!

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!

Lighting: Shade

Even Degen likes Mallard

Mallard is available at the following places:

Worldwide: piCture pOlish
USA: Llarowe and Overall Beauty
France: Pshiit
New Zealand: Gracie Lou and Candy Girl
Netherlands & Belgium: Pretty Polish
Norway, Sweden, Denmark & Finland: Norway Nails
Philippines: Polish Please
Singapore: Star Trinkets
Russia: Lakodom
Germany: Make Up Land
Malaysia: Mesmerize


  1. You know I love this one so much!
    Thank you for creating it ^_^

  2. Looks nice! Thanks for providing shopping links!

  3. This is such a gorgeous polish! ♥

  4. I still love your shade so much! And I am very happy to own my very own bottle of it :)

  5. Ooh so pretty!! Looks like a swampy, moss green with sparkle delights. I love it <3

  6. I usually just lurk, but will come out to say, "Thank you for Mallard!" It's one of my favorite piCture pOlish shades! This summer I started painting my nails again after 20 (!) years. You were the very first nail blog I discovered. I was a traditionalist who stuck to mauves and other neutrals. You helped to break me out of that dull mold! Now, the old lady of the office is usually sporting decidedly non-traditional nails! :-)

  7. Thank you <3 I'm so glad you like Mallard and that I could help you break out of neutral mode with polish!


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