Monday, July 29, 2013

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piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013

Welcome to another year of Picture Polish's Blog Fest - this year we are celebrating the Year of the Blogger!

This years blog fest is a bit different from the past two (can you believe this is the third blog fest already!) Rather than releasing new shades this year, Blog Fest 2013 is all about nail art.  We were all challenged to create new nail art looks using three Picture Polish shades.  

When selecting shades, I chose the three new collaboration shades - as they were the only Picture Polish colours that I didn't yet own.  It was only after reading through the Blog Fest instructions again that I realised what a challenge I had set myself. 

If I'd have thought about it a little more, I would have chosen to use three shades that compliment each other better, you see, the instructions said to only use the three Picture Polish shades provided to you. Wowser, I had chosen three very different polishes and finishes and it was going to be a real challenge to make these three polishes look good together in a single mani. 

Frosting is a pink creme with glitters, Whimsy is a blue creme with gold shimmer and Sea Jewel is green with silver glitter.  I really didn't know how I was going to pull a design together. But everyone loves a challenge right!

I've been a little creative in my use of all three polishes, but I certainly did use all three (and only those three polishes in creating this look)

I created a skittlette mani.  I started with a base of whimsy.  Then on my index and middle fingers I did a gradient using sea jewel.  On my ring and pinky fingers I did lines of different widths using sea jewel.  To pull all the polishes together into one design, I carefully picked out some of the holographic silver hearts that are in frosting.  I cleaned the hearts up using acetone and them placed them onto my nails using top coat.

I love Picture Polish's Blog Fest, there are going to be so many amazing manis popping up all over the world over the next 24ish hours.


Picture Polish will also have all blogfest pictures up on their Pinterest page.

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27 comments:

  1. This gradient is gorgeous! Why have I never tried doing a gradient with a glitter??? Fab idea!

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  2. Nice job Cathy! The hearts look awesome :)

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  3. Definitel not an easy job but wow your mani looks beautiful! I love that glitter gradient, need to try it! :)

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  4. I think you did a fabulous job to combine the three! Love the gradient

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  6. I know exactly what you mean! When my shades showed up I was like 'what on earth am I going to do with these particular three?' but I adore what you came up with! It's gorgeous. The gradient has such depth. Thank you for your comment also!

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  7. Very clever to think of removing the hearts and using them on their own. I was also a bit baffled when I saw your 3 colours, but your genius has payed off again!

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  8. This is gorgeous - the hearts are a very pretty and simple accent!

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  9. This is so pretty! I love how sparkly Sea Jewel is!!

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  10. Looks so beautiful, love the gradient <3

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  11. This is lovely Cathy! Those definitely would be hard to use together, so cheers to creativity in pulling out the hearts to use!

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  12. This is lovely! Sea Jewel and Whimsy look great together!

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  13. this is stunning! i absolutely adore the colour and such a great glitter fade!

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  14. Gorgeous teal colors, so bright and fun! =)

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  15. Lovely! The glitter gradient is excellent as is the placed heart glitter. Great job!!

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  16. This is beautiful! I love how you used Sea Jewel. It turned out amazing, even with such challenging colors!

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  17. Gorgeous Cathy! We had almost the same colours!

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  18. I love how you used Frosting! It was very creative!!! You did a great job and it wasn't easy with the colors you got!

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  19. Gorgeous. I love the way you used the hearts. These 3 polishes are the ones I was hoping to use.

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  20. The glitter gradient and heart looks amazing together! :)

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  21. I think it was quite a challenge for a number of people - I'm glad I'm not the only one who though so haha! But you definitely rose to is - these are freaking adorable.

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  22. Hi! I love your participation is very pretty and the glitter gradient is well done. hearts are cute! Kisses and good luck!

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