Today I had a very busy and mentally draining day at work. I was doing analysis of data which involved lots of thinking as well as meeting with people to try and explain that analysis and thinking. I was mentally quite tired when I left work and found I wasn't really concentrating on riding home. I ride a motorbike you see, and not concentrating whilst riding is not a good thing!
Anyway, I was stopped at a set of lights just up from work, in a bit of a trance and then I heard a definite clapping sound. I looked around at the pedestrians on the side of the road but none of them was making the sound. I then looked over into the car next to me. In it was a guy sitting there behind the wheel, with this windows down, no music playing - clapping. He was clapping in rhythm - clap, clap, clap-clap-clap, clap-clap, clap-clap, clap, clap. And he just kept doing it over and over again. I looked around at the pedestrians, who were also looking at the clapping man, we then all looked at each other and had a group laugh at the very odd situation.
The great thing was, that situation and the laugh, totally broke my mental brain strain and refocused me. It really made think how important it is for me to stop and have a good laugh every day, it really lifts me.
Anyway, now that I shared that very random story with you, lets get to the polish.
Picture Polish have recently re-released one of their core line creme polishes - Wisteria. I understand that the reason the original had to be discontinued was because of changes to the original pigment used in the polish that caused it to become unstable. The new version aims to fill the void that was left when the original wisteria had to be discontinued. First lets look at swatches of the new re-born wisteria.
Wisteria reborn is a smooth and pigmented lilac pastel purple shade. The formula is excellent and it's opaque in two coats. This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
The new version of wisteria matches the paler shade near the base of the petal on the wisteria flower, whereas the original version matched the pinker tips of the petals. I have to say, the arrival of this polish was just in time, this was the absolute last flowering bloom on our wisteria plant. Soon those green leaves will turn brown and fall off the bush.
The new version of wisteria is paler and leans more blue than the original. Because it's cooler toned (and I prefer cooler toned polishes), I actually think that I may like the shade of the new one better.
Original bottle on the left, new bottle with white writing on the right.
I also created some glitter placement nail art using the new version of wisteria. I created the same design that I first saw on Wacky Laki, and recreated here. This time I stamped in white and used silver hexes. My nails looked like a mirror ball (and I wore this for three full days (that's a really long time for me)).
The reborn version of Wisteria is available now from Picture Polish (under the bright shades section) and through their network sellers.
Polish provided for review.