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Something Blue… Picture Polish – Geode

Sky wasn’t the only pale blue I ordered from Picture Polish. I’ve been thinking about doing a simple glitter gradient over the pale blue for the wedding day among other ideas, so I thought I’d try a couple of pale blue polishes which already have glitter in them.

Geode is really lovely. It has a nice smooth texture not chalky or runny and looks really nice after 2 or 3 coats. It’s a lot more interesting than it first appears as it has several different size and shapes of glitter in it – blues, gold and tiny gold micro glitter. I really enjoyed seeing it in different lights and noticing different aspects of it. The blue is a really nice shade too, a great balance of warm and cool.
My fiancé also really seemed to like this one (or perhaps he was glad it wasn’t just another plain pale blue for him to photograph!)

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I think this polish would be a good one for a glitter based design but I really need to get a clearer idea of what I want to do over my blue polish. It has to be something fairly simple that won’t take me hours to do the night before or the morning of the wedding. I’m not into stamping so it needs to be a simple freehand design or something involving glitter or gems. If anyone has any fun ideas leave me a comment!

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Something Blue… Picture Polish – Sky

Next up for my potential wedding nails was Sky by Picture Polish. I wasn’t sure about this one as the bottle looked like quite a bright blue and not pale enough but I’d seen swatches which made it look much paler. I’d also seen swatches which made it look like quite a strong blue so I thought I ought to test it out for myself.

It has a very nice formula and applied easily and evenly needing only two coats. It also had a beautiful shiny finish without a topcoat and dried pretty quickly. However I’m not sure the colour is what I’m looking for. It’s slightly on the greenish side of blue rather than the pinkish side and I don’t think it’s that flattering to my skin tone. It was pretty cold when I took the photos for this and you can see my hands looking a bit pinker than normal which looks a bit strange against this blue. If my hands look like that when it’s well above freezing in Spain can you imagine what they’ll be like on my wedding day when it may get down as low as -25C!?!

I will of course wait to do a final comparison before deciding which blue to choose but I don’t think it’s going to be this one.

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