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’.
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.
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!
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.
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piCture pOlish (Obviously)
Sally Magpies (UK)
Overall Beauty (USA)
Harlow & Co (Canada)
Nail Polish Canada (Canada)
Pretty Polish (The Netherlands)
Norway Nails (Norway)
Candy Girl (New Zealand)
Polish Please (Phillipines)
The Subtle Shimmer (Singapore)