piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013!!!

Monday 29 July 2013

Celebrating the Year of the Blogger!

Today I bring you the MOST exciting post I've EVER done!
I applied, along with a host of other bloggers, to take part in this years piCture pOlish Blog Fest... and my application was accepted!!! OMG!!! Little.Old.Me! 

Anyone taking part has had to keep this quiet for over a month! It was sooo hard! I love a good goss and I lurrve these polishes!!

So, the theme this year is Celebrating The Blogger! This purely and simply means celebrating what us bloggers do; we create fun and innovative manicures that others can copy and/or draw inspiration from. Our brief was to create a mani using the three piCture pOlishes sent to us and to provide a tutorial for the finished product. Outside of this we could use black/white polish and decorations/stamping/tape as long as the overall look showcased the three piCture pOlishes...
There will be three winners who get to do a collaboration shade with the aussie brand!!!

This was a big deal for me; not only because I was chosen and consider myself a small fish in a mega pond, but because I have NEVER done a tutorial of any kind really. These were also my first piCture pOlishes!!! 
 So this is my contribution - a taped, ombre, diamante manicure! Three of my favourite things, and pink, purple and blue are my fave nail polish colours!!


 And this is my tutorial... A simple picture grid, it's the kind I most like to look at and find simplest to follow.


 For any of you that like more detail I used two coats of the white and allowed that to dry for a good 45 minutes. I then taped off my starburst-like sections using a random nail art tape. Next I painted my ombre directly on to the sponge and dabbed on the nails; I did this three times for each nail to build up the colour. Before the final layer had dried, I carefully removed the tape. I then cleaned up around the cuticles, added one top coat and placed the diamantes at the starting point of the starbursts.
piCture pOlish - Tiffany, Antique, Watermelon, Models Own - Snow White, Sally Hansen - Nail Shine Miracle Topcoat, BYS Diamantes, Striping Tape, Makeup Sponge.

I hope you like the results of my efforts! I spent many an hour mulling over designs and fretting about my finished creation. I hope I manage to compare in some small way to some of the amazing bloggers who will no doubt be taking part!

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Here you can check out the piCture pOlish store and find shipping, network and everyday deals info!

MissLanage x


  1. Congratulations! You and this mani absolutely deserve a spot in this year's lineup!

    1. Thanks so much, that's lovely of you to say! :)

  2. Beautiful technique! I love this!!


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