Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Picture Polish - Wisteria reborn version

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.


  1. That's a shame about the original but the new one is just as lovely! And that glitter placement is perfection! Omg, such a gorgeous mani!

  2. I love the color, but your mani is magnificent! Just wow!

  3. You must have amazing patience to place that glitter! Awesome :)

  4. When was Wisteria re-released? The bottle I have is THE PERFECT SHADE OF BRIGHT PURPLE and I fear this new shade is bluer and dustier. Still beautiful, but not THAT COLOR that eluded me for the longest time, THAT COLOR I thanked the Picture Polishes goddesses for creating ;(

    1. don't mean to reply to my comment, lol, just wanted to add that, oh wel.....I should have picked up back-up bottles of the original when I had the chance. The reformulation does look gorgeous, of course, which is par for the course with Picture Polish!

  5. Beautiful polish and swatches, not to mention in awe of your glitter patience!

  6. I think both are very pretty colors!

  7. Perfect glitter and stamping placement. And such a pretty base color!

  8. I love when people contradict stereotypes! That's so rad you ride a motorbike! Hehe
    Will definitely have to put in another picture polish order soon!! :)

  9. I got a headache just from reading the first part of your story. The second half is hilarious! I love it when people are just in the zone and enjoying life.

  10. I love the disco ball nails, they're awesome!!

  11. It's so tedious... I believe I need time to do something like that.

  12. Gorgeous mani, and I hope it didn't take as long as your rainbow version. It looks amazing but I wouldn't be able to place those glitters as well as you do! I like to see your creative ideas for stamping and taking the stamping up with glitters & embellishments. Thank you for doing the side by side comparisons, I really appreciate them.

  13. I love the manicures both but especially the mirror ball one. I have the original and new on the way I didn't know there was a problem with the original. Does that mean our bottles are bad or just that if they continued using that formula there was a problem? I honestly love Picture Polish but never heard anything about the problem


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