Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Picture Polish - Aurora

I'm quite excited to share with you all tonight five blog posts, each one dedicated to a new limited edition Picture Polish shade.  I was originally going to put them all into one blog post, but I took so many photos of each polish that it would have meant the one post would have been too epically huge. I'm going to schedule each post about 5 minutes apart so you have time to look at each one before the next polish.

Picture Polish Aurora is a mix of both multichrome pigment and glitter. Does anyone remember when I layered Ozotic Elytra 528 over Ozotic 505 way back in June 2011!  It was one of my favourite ever layering combinations.  Aurora creates that same layering effect all in one bottle.  One thing I was concerned about when I looked at the bottle was the mix of pigment and glitter, and how if the balance of the mix isn't just right, then the polish can look rather lumpy where the pigment goes over the glitter.  I'm was so pleased to see, that once on the nail, the balance of glitter to pigment was perfect!

The colour shift of both the shimmer and the glitter goes from turquoise green to purple to pink.  This polish is designed as a layering polish, and I did two coats over black for these photos. It can be built up and worn without a dark base, but you will get the best colour shift with a dark base.   In the last post tonight I have taken a photo of all the new polishes swatched as a skittle without a black base.

I love that because the polish has both shimmer and glitter it reflects light in two different ways, shimmery and sparkly. Lets take a look at some pictures of this gorgeous polish. No trick photography here, these photos are taken outdoors in natural light, under shade cloth.

Picture Polish Aurora is a limited edition polish with only about 800 bottles available world wide, so if you are interested you should act fast.  Aurora will be AUD$14.00 from Picture Polish online

It's not on sale just yet, but I'm told it will be sometime this month.  I recommend you follow Picture Polish on Facebook to ensure you know when it's released.

Polish provided for review.


  1. OMFG this is amazing!! Now I need this in my life ;)

  2. this is an epic series of posts, you've done such a great job!
    in some photos it looks just like gradient nails :)

  3. It's lovely! Good to know when it's limited edition, so I won't assume it'll be there later and miss out!

  4. ❤️Ohhhh Wow... Amazing

  5. First of all, thank you for doing the series, I can just imagine how much work it must have been!

    I think Aurora is my favourite, followed by Solar Flare. :)

  6. Wowww! This is beyond amazing!!!

  7. I recently got my hands on both ozotic 505 and elytra 528. I HAVNT tried them on yet... But as I understand from you, the combination of the two results in AURORA... SO DO I NEED AURORA TOO ???
    Just asking ;-)

  8. What I mean is, is there any difference between aurora and the combo of 505 & 528 in the optics ? I want to know if I can save some money here and get some other picture polish shades instead...

    1. If you have both 505 and 528, and layer them, then yes you get the same effect and don't need Aurora.

  9. Thank you so much for your help !!!
    I use your ozotic and picture polish guides all the time - they are soooo great !!!

  10. I am so glad I managed to nab a bottle of this before it sold out. Absolutely a favourite, the colour shift is AMAZING.


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