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Introducing my piCture pOlish collaboration ‘Moody Blues’

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

Finally! My collaboration polish can be revealed!

By now I’m sure you’re all familiar with piCture pOlish blogger collaborations. Pretty much every post I’ve seen written by the bloggers behind them starts off with some expression of relief for finally being able to share the secret after months of patiently waiting. I was approached a while ago, so after 15 months of keeping fingers on lips – yes you read that correctly it’s been 15 months – I am about ready to burst! Please give a warm welcome to the first UK piCture pOlish collaboration, ‘Moody Blues’.

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

Finally! My collaboration polish can be revealed!

Like many creative endeavours, this result is a bit of a happy accident. It’s somewhat like my original direction but not enough to suit the original name choice, which I’m keeping to myself along with the original inspiration in the hope that one day I can use it elsewhere. When I saw this iteration though I knew that this had to be released as an official piCture pOlish shade.

I love dark colours. I wear them all year round in the firm belief that no matter the weather I will wear whatever polish takes my fancy – but I will admit that for many people this polish definitely suits the colder months the best which is fine by me. The polish shares it’s name with my Dad’s favourite band, and the lyrics of half of their songs pretty much suit this dark, mysterious and wintery polish. And because collaborating on a polish is a happy experience I’m going to leave the nostalgia and sentimentality at that.

The official description is that ‘Moody Blues’ is a dark cerulean blue with micro ruby glitters for added darkness and stunning depth. Between the flecky silver shimmer and the hint of red micro glitter this polish really does have the depth that I was hoping for. I didn’t want a flat polish, and while the red particles are ridiculously camera shy they really do catch your eye in certain lighting. Honestly, I’ve had so much difficulty getting the red to show in photographs, I’m really hoping that bloggers with better skills than I will get their hands on ‘Moody Blues’ and show it off far better!

And now for some picture spam, because well, I think this is one occasion that I should be allowed to show too many images.

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

Flecky Goodness

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish ‘Moody Blues’ by Polly Polish

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

Can you see the pesky red micro glitter?

Application is lovely and smooth, though it really does need a high gloss top coat to appear smooth when dry. I used Canmake Gel Look top coat from Hong Kong, but China Glaze ‘Patent Leather’ or Gelous also work well, and if you’re a Seche Vite fan I’m sure that’d be great too – personally that causes me massive shrinkage problems. The wear time was also great, as I’m sure you can imagine I’ve worn this a few times already!

piCture pOlish 'Moody Blues' designed by Polly Polish

My baby

Make sure to check piCture pOlish on Facebook for the other releases out today – I’m excited to see who else is there! As I said, it’s been a while in the making and I’m really glad to finally be able to share this, I just hope that you all love ‘Moody Blues’ even half as much as I do. If you try it I’d love to see your swatches so please email/tag me.

Posted in: My Collaborations / piCture pOlish
  • Mum

    I love it. Not biased at all….

  • http://www.lacquerslackerliz.blogspot.com Liz Krusenstjerna

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • http://cats-n-nails.blogspot.com.au Natalia

    Congrats!!!!

    • Polly

      Thanks Natalia! x

  • http://www.morenailpolish.com Cathy

    Congratulations, this is such a beautiful shade of blue and I love the shy little red glitters in there. I can’t wait to try this one out!

    • Polly

      Thanks Cathy! Be sure to @ me when you do :)

  • http://thepolishhaven.blogspot.com/ Kristy

    It’s lovely. Definitely a favourite collaboration shade.

    • Polly

      *Blushes*, thank you x

  • http://nailistayco.blogspot.com Marii@ Nailista

    Congrats! It’s an interesting polish! I’d love to see it in person to take a good look at the camera shy ruby micro glitter :D

    • Polly

      Thanks! If you do get your hands on it please link me :)

  • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com Painted Fingertips

    Sooo gorgeous!

    • Polly

      Thanks <3

  • http://saynotonakednails.blogspot.co.uk Jodie

    well done this is a great colour!! cant believe you couldnt say a word for 15 months, mega propes to you!

    • Polly

      Haha I know! So painful, but worth it in the end. x

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com Deborah

    CONGRATS! Such a wonderful shade and I love the thought behind it. Great pictures, too ♥

    • Polly

      Thank you love x

  • http://www.britnails.co.uk Allie

    LOOOVE IT! Congrats!

    • Polly

      :D

  • http://nailphotosbylani.blogspot.com Nailphotos by Lani

    Congratulations! Love the silver fleck shimmer. Good idea to add red micro glitter!

    • Polly

      Thanks! x

  • http://pinpointpolish.blogspot.com Anneke

    Hannah! Moody Blues is absolutely gorgeous. You must be so proud of it. I shall have to try and get my hands on this one day soon.

    • Polly

      Thank you lovely. If you do get it please show me your swatch :)

  • Naildith

    I just ordered this polish because it’s gorgeous :) my boyfriend is so excited because of the name :D He loves this band :D

    • Polly

      Thank you so much – and I’m glad the boyfriend appreciates it too!

  • SummerStorms

    What a beautiful polish! Gosh, 15 months.

  • Lauren

    I saw this on The PolishAholic and absolutely had to have it. I’m wearing it right now and it’s really one of my favorite polishes of all time. Thank you so much for this breathtaking shade!!

    • Polly

      Thank you for such lovely words, I’m stunned that it’s one of your favourites of all time xx