Currently showing posts tagged Picture Polish

  • First of Steampunk

    Happy Friday!! I had an intense week but it ended up well. I have a cool stamped mani to show you today. One of MoYou London's stamping plate collections is called Steampunk. This is my first Steampunk plate and I love the images on it! I chose a couple favorite polishes to create this mani. 

    I love the contrast of these two polishes together and I think they bring out the edges of this image perfectly! I also used my Cosette Clear Stamper to stamp this image super straight. I was having a bit of trouble with a few polishes transferring to the clear stampers but the A England holo transferred so well! I'll be stamping more soon, of course, so this is only the First of Steampunk!

    I hope you have a great weekend!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Lakodom

    A England - Bridal Veil

    Bundle Monster - Poli Peel Cuticle Protector

    MoYou London - Steampunk Plate 07

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Paisley

    Hi, hi! Welcome to Wednesday! How is your week going? I'm having a great one! I took a few days off this week just for a well needed break and have spent time with my BFF who is in town. We went shopping for things for my new little house that I'll move into at the end of the month; so fun! I haven't taken much time to paint my nails but I did paint this one. 

    I've had this Picture Polish shade for a while and swatched it but hadn't used it for any art until now. I really like how this turned out! I added the turquoise sparkle on top to give it a little something extra. I need to remember this one because it would be doable in many colors! And I don't think you can ever go wrong with a paisley design.

    I hope you have a great rest of the day! Halfway to the weekend!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Tango

    Konad - Black

    Julep - Portia

    MoYou Londond Fashionista Plate - 11

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • PP | Nemesis

    Hello, hello! Happy Saturday to you! How are you today? I'm very well after sleeping in and a relaxing morning. I'm also happy because of this amazing limited edition Picture Polish shade I bought this week. It's a brilliant berry scatter holo that leans toward the orange side of red. There are several shades in this limited edition collection but this one caught my eye and I'm glad it did!

    As usual...I had to add a bit of art. I decided to use an A England holo to stamp with and the combo is so wonderful! Nemesis has the flawless formula we're accustomed to from Picture Polish and I used three light coats for complete opacity. 

    I hope you like it and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Nemesis

    A England - Virgin Queen

    Pueen Stamping Plate - SE03A

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Picture Polish Party

    Hey there! How are you? I apologize for the lack of posts here lately... I've had long and challenging few weeks so Instagram was as much as I've had energy for. I'm having a restful and relaxing weekend though. I hope you are too!

    I've had the gorgeous Picture polish collaboration shade, LakoDom, on my wish list for months but it's been out of stock. Last week is was back so I snatched a bottle of it and I'm sooooo glad I did! This is an amazing shade of white that leans gray and is sprinkled with silver scatter holo. It truly is "tenderness on your nails" and I'll for sure be using it a lot!

    I ended up adding to LakoDom with a few other Picture Polishes and a Bundle Monster stamping image.

    I hope you like the outcome of this unplanned mani as much as I do! You know, sometimes the unplanned manis turn out the best! Thanks so much for visiting, today. I hope you have a wonderful afternoon and see you again soon!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - LakoDom

    Picture Polish - Bette

    Picture Polish - Paris

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 617

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Oh Louboutin...

    Happy weekend to you. How are you today? I have been a major introvert and didn't leave my place at all today. I do love people, but sometimes it's very refreshing to just chill out on my own. I was given such an amazing Christmas gift from my boyfriend and I just have to share it with you! How great is my man!?

    I just LOVE this color! It's a simple, rich navy cream but there's something special about it. It's nearly a one-coater too, but I always paint two. The inkwell-type cap is so comfortable to use, though it's a little shorter than the Rouge cap. I'm sure the Rouge is it's own design since it's THE Louboutin color.

    So, as usual, I couldn't leave it alone... I have a few pictures below of art I added to this beauty. These two pics show a taped stiletto design with a gunmetal shade (Zoya, Claudine) to mimick the bottle.

    And here I added Enchanted Polish's To Die For glitter on my ring fingers, then stamped with Bundle Monster's plate 604, Essie's No place Like Chrome and Picture Polish's Pandora for the dot accents. You just can't go wrong with navy! 

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for hangin in there with my picture-heavy post today! 😁

  • Happy 1 Year Anniversay!!

    Hello! How are you today? I am doing great! I am all about birthdays and anniversaries... Days that mark something special...and today marks one year of my nail art blog! Wow, that went fast! I have been inspired over the years by many nail polish-aholics, a.k.a. nail artists and I have been privileged to paint my art with much encouragement. Thank you for your encouragement too! Thank you for all the visits you've made to my corner of the world-wide-web to see what I imagine. I am grateful for you!

    Here are just a few of my favorites over the last year. All of these have their own posts that you can find if you'd like. And there will be more to come!

    For today's manicure, I chose a detailed stamping image and added a little something over top...

    I used a couple newer polishes of mine, Concrete Jungle for the base and Bette for the bright blue dots. I like how neutral this manicure is. I wear a lot of black and gray and blue (even though red is my favorite color) so this goes with a lot. It's probably why I was drawn to this combo in the first place. ☺️ 

    Thank you again for stopping by! Here's to the last year and more ahead! 🎉Welcome December and I hope you have a wonderful day!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Cirque - Concrete Jungle

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Picture Polish - Bette

    Bundle Monster Plate - 404

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Thankful...

    Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? I had such a wonderful day. I have all of my family here and in walking distance so I took a stroll to my mom's house and had such a relaxing time. I had a great start to the long weekend too, getting to see one of my favorite musicians AND meet her! Tristan Prettyman is beautiful inside and out and sings from her heart. You should check her out if you're not familiar with her tunes.

    And now, on to nail polish!! I had a hard time thinking about what kind of manicure to paint for Thanksgiving but at first I was thinking more on the traditional lines of brown, gold, yellow... Then I landed on a dry brush technique idea and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

    I hope you like this as much as I do! I think the jewel-toned holo polishes are perfect for fall/winter and are a great non-traditional option for a festive mani. 

    Thank you for swinging by today. I hope you have a great Friday and weekend! I'm thankful for so many things and your appreciation for my nail art is one of them, for sure. See you soon!


    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Momento Mori

    Picture Polish - Pandora

    ILNP - Admire Me

    A England - Rosebower

    Cirque - Mirror Mirror

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Enchanted Picture Polish

    Happy Saturday everyone! What are your weekend plans? I will of course paint my nails at least twice, but I also need to clean my place and run some errands... At least there's always nail polish! I have a simple combo to show you today between Picture Polish and Enchanted Polish.

    I am really excited about how this turned out! The dusting of Enchanted Polish's blue glitter over the deep berry scatter holo gives it this glowing effect! I also used a few of the glitters, individually with a toothpick, to accent the stamped design so hopefully you can see those details. I hope you like this mani! And I hope you have a great day!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Monroe

    Enchanted Polish - To Die For

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 011

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • MoYou Rainbow Contest Part II

    Hello there! Happy weekend to you! Here is part II of the MoYou London's 20k followers contest. This post has blue, purple and pink. It's been a while since I've painted my nails every night, it's mostly just every other night ;) so this was a fun way to use some polishes and stamping images I don't normally put together. Here we go!

    Friday: Blue

    Hers is Zoya's Blu for the base and A England's Tristam (the king of everything blue) to stamp with. This is an image from the Suki 04 plate.

    Saturday: Purple

    This is the lovely Imperial from Picture Polish stamped with Essie's Nothing Else Metals. I used a portion of the Suki 08 stamping plate for the birds. 

    Sunday: Pink

    I used two O.P.I pinks for an hombre base, Mod About You and Miami Beet. The black for the lace stamping image took over the pink more than I expected but I still love the result! This is an image from the MoYou Bridal plate 06.

    Well, fellow polish-aholics, there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed watching the colors of the rainbow unfold into manicures as much as I enjoyed painting all of them. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and, as always, thank you so much for stopping by!

  • MoYou Rainbow Contest Part I

    Hello, hello! How are you? I've been a bit absent lately...sorry about that. I've had more long days at work but I decided to participate in MoYou London's Rainbow Contest on Instagram. Each day has a differnt color for the theme and a MoYou London stamping plate must be used. Here's part one of my posts. It's been a fun challenge for sure!

    Monday: Red

    I used Picture Polish's Scarlett and stamped with Sally Hansen's Rapid Dry Grease Lightening. This is an image from MoYou London's Explorer 03 plate.

    Tuesday: Orange

    I chose Enchanted Polish's May 2014 for the base, Konad White for stamping, China Glaze Papaya Punch for the dots and the MoYou Sailor 03 plate for the image.

    Wednesday: Yellow

    I wasn't so sure about the yellow day so I chose to layer A England's Morgan Le Fay over Julep's Catrina for a softer look. I used Konad White again to stamp an image from the Pro 07 stamping plate.

    Thursday: Green

    I've collected a few green polishes over the past several months which is good because Enchanted Polish's March 2014 and A England's St. George are perfect together! I used an image from the Sailor 03 plate for this one.

    I hope you like my manis inspired by the colors of the rainbow! I'll post part two this weekend! Two of my favorite colors, blue and purple, are up next! Which color is your favorite?

    Have a great evening and I hope to see you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mega Midnite Meteor

    Hey there! Happy Wednesday! I went to an incredibly fantastic show last night, The Budos Band, so I'm pretty sleepy today but it was worth it. 

    I have a fun mani to show you today. I started with a holo hombre and then stamped over it too.

    I chose a design to stamp with that allowed the hombre and fabulous holo polishes to still show through and I am super excited about how it turned out! I must say that ILNP and Picture Polish have such stunning colors and impeccable formulas. 

    I hope you have a great evening and I hope to see you soon!


    ILNP - Mega

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Bundle Monster Plate - 208

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Water

    Hey there, how are you this week? I'm getting through it but haven't been as motivated to paint my nails as I usually am. Here's a fun stamped mani though that in the end turned out looking a lot like water. :)

    I tried to chose an open stamping design to let the sparkles from Geode show through but they ended up being a bit hidden. I still like the outcome though. Seems to have more depth than if I'd only used a solid cream base. 

    I hope you have a great Thursday and I hope to have more art to show you very soon. 


    Picture Polish - Revolution Glitter Base

    Picture Polish - Geode

    Sally Hansen - Brisk Blue

    MoYou London Sailor Plate - 03

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Blues...

    Hey there Saturday dwellers! It's always a great thing to get to the weekend. :) Here's a mani that just kind of came to be... I started with my base coat of Enchanted Polish's April 2014 and the little nail studs but knew it needed something more so I just started taping. I really do love using tape.

    It's interesting how I refer to the Enchanted Polish as a pale lilac or lavender but paired with Midnite Meteor it compliments the blue and leans that direction in its hue. I love these polishes together! 

    I hope you have a great day!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Enchanted Polish - April 2014

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Bundle Monster - Nail Studs

    Nail Art Tape

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Gravity

    Hey there, how are you? I'm doing good and was so happy to come home to this little beauty waiting for me on my doorstep today! I expected it tomorrow. :) This is a short post but I just had to show you how incredible this new Picture Polish is: Gravity.

    This polish is a-mazing! I was quite surprised that it's really sheer so after remembering some other reviews and swatches that were over black, I tried that too. This is two coats of black and two of Gravity plus my trusty top coat. It's almost indescribable how it shifts in color from deep blue to aqua with purple and even hints of pink on the edges. That's all topped off with the trademark scatter-holo of Picture Polish and is just stunning! This is part of a new PP line of four polishes all with this intense duo chrome color-shifting scatter holo effect. If you decide to pick any of them up, I know you will be glad you did.

    Well, no art this time but more to come soon!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Licorice

    Picture Polish - Gravity

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • A Delicate Duo

    Hi, how has your weekend been? We're starting the process of getting to spring here in Colorado which means 60 degree days, then 20 degrees and snowing. Today is the latter but I think this mani is fitting because the kind of snow is so delicate and has lightly coated every twig on every branch. This manicure is nothing in comparison to nature, of course, but it too is quite delicate.

    I started with two coats of the super fabulous new Midnite Meteor from Picture Polish. It's almost a one-coater but I always paint two to be sure the full richness of the polish shows. It is full of iridescence in silver, blue and even some purple. It may be taking over the polish Hope as my favorite Picture Polish shade... I then decided to stamp over it with a delicate design and I just love the outcome with both polishes being so sparkly in their own ways.

    Do you have any Picture Polish or A England polish?


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    A England - Fonteyn 

    Bundle Monster Plate - 023

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 28

    Hello, hello! Happy Friday to you and welcome to the last day of February also means it's time for the last February Nail Art Challenge theme: Galaxy!

    So there you have it! I have only painted the galaxy mani one other time and that was over a year ago so I welcomed that theme. It's a little more time consuming so I guess it's not a look I go to often but it sure is fun! I had a great time with the February Nail Art Challenge, though I may wait until April to participate again. 

    I hope you have a fantastic Friday, whatever this day holds for you and thank you so much for swinging by!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Licorice 

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Julep - Catrina

    Essie - Carry On

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    A England - Encore Margot

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 14

    Good morning! Happy Friday! And Happy Valentine's Day! Today's nail art challenge theme is to match outfit of the day a.k.a. OOTD. My outfit consists of a burgundy dress, black tribal print leggings, a gray sweater and black boots. Here's the mani.

    So what do you think? I didn't match patterns or anything but more the colors and used striping tape to make the sections precise. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by and look for another nail art challenge post in just a couple days.


    Seche Base - Base Coat

    O.P.I. - You Don't Know Jacques

    Picture Polish - Monroe

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Hope | Lagoon

    Today is a cold, snowy day in CO. It's so pretty, it makes me just want to curl up on the couch with coffee and read or watch a good movie...sigh... Gotta get to work though. Before I do, here's a gradient mani or also called hombre-styled mani with two of my very favorite Picture Polish polishes. 

    These two polishes blended fabulously together! I love the outcome. :) I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!


    Picture Polish - Revolution Glitter Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Hope

    Picture Polish - Lagoon

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat 

  • Happy December!

    Happy December and welcome to mani-ac.com, officially! I chose one of my all-time favorite polishes called Hope by the fabulous Picture Polish. Even though it's been bright and sunny this past week I thought snowflakes would be just right to launch December! :)

    I haven't used this combination of polishes yet but I really like it! Hope by Picture Polish applies opaque in two coats allowing the amazing scatter holo and blue hexagonal glitters shine through! The Essie chrome collection from last year stamps really well for me too. I used two stamping plates so that I alternated some of the images. I hope you have a great first day of December wherever you are today. Thank you for stopping by!


    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Hope

    Essie - Blue Rhapsody

    Bundle Monster Plates - 319, 323

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Perfect Royalty

    I had a lazy Sunday and of course painted my nails! This is a new collaboration shade from Picture Polish.  It's absolutely amazing!

    In the end, as I often do, I added some extras to Imperial. I thought one stamped accent nail would be just right then I faded glitter on the rest. Please know though, that Imperial stands alone with splendor. It's a near electric purple with hughes of deep blue pearlescence among the gold hexagonal glitters and it applies like a dream. I used two coats. The glitter appeared more rose in color to me which may be because of the layers so I chose Traffic Stopper Coper and Penny Talk to accent the glitters. 

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely evening!


    Picture Polish - Revolution Base Coat

    Picture Polish - Imperial

    Sephora by O.P.I. - Traffic Stopper Copper

    Essie - Penny Talk

    Bundle Monster Plate - 401

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Hollywood Holo

    Good evening! I hope you're looking forward to fun weekend plans. I have a couple family events coming up that should be quite nice.  I've been stamping a lot lately so this manicure I decided to use tape for.

    I used two scatter holo polishes for this manicure along with tape to create accent nails. Picture Polish, Monroe, is a stunning deep berry with a scatter holo effect that catches whatever light it can. The formula is flawless, very easy to control and dries quite quickly. It has a bit of the jelly formula to it which helps create depth so this is three coats and a top coat though only one coat for the accent nails. The accent nails are Ozotic 606 and also a scatter holo in a pale lilac. It shimmers silver in the light and is a very similar formula to Monroe. Extremely easy to control.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my latest mani!


    Picture Polish - Monroe

    Ozotic - 606

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat