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Picture Polish Imperial 

Picture Polish Imperial is a bright purple creme-based polish with tons of shimmer, especially blue glass-fleck shimmer, and small pale gold hex glitter. The glitter sometimes gives off more of a rose-gold look when it’s shining through the purple base. I used two coats of Imperial, plus top coat. 

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Picture Polish Revenge and Nemesis

Picture Polish Revenge and Nemesis are gorgeous glowy burgundy duochrome shimmer polishes, without and with scattered holo, respectively. I used Revenge as an accent nail on my ring finger. I did two coats of each polish, no top coat here.

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Under halogen light:

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With flash:

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Flash plus Ottlite:

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Autumn stamping

I had better share this fall-themed manicure before the snow flies, which fortunately hasn’t happened yet here!

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The base for this mani was Emily de Molly Copper Patina and Femme Fatale Infamous Riddle. 

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Copper Patina is a turquoise creme with pink-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I used two coats plus top coat. 

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Infamous Riddle is an olive-leaning green jelly with strong red-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I used three coats plus top coat for this one. 

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I really love both of these polishes!

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I stamped fall leaves and trees on them using Kleancolor’s Metallic Orange, Metallic Mango, and Metallic Brown. 

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The plates used were Bundle Monster BM-04, Hehe 048, and Born Pretty BPL-015 for the tree. 

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So happy with how these turned out! Here are approximately a zillion more photos, heheh. ­čśë

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Black Cat Lacquer Lotus Flower, Colour Alike 510, and comparison

I’ve got two swatches and a comparison to show you today! First up is Black Cat Lacquer Lotus Flower. 

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This is a nearly-neon bright pink with subtle holo and heavy gold glass fleck shimmer.  

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I love it so much! Two coats plus top coat, great formula. 

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In the shade:

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Here is the comparison, top to bottom: Lotus  Flower, Picture Polish Electric Dream, Colour Alike 510, ILNP Cutie Pop. 

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Electric Dream is the most similar to Lotus Flower, but it’s less bright/neon and has larger, scattered holo flake particles. Colour Alike 510 is quite a different shade of pink and doesn’t have gold glass fleck. Cutie Pop on the other hand is a lighter, softer pink and its holo is more prominent than its glass flecks, the opposite of the Black Cat Lacquer. I used two coats plus top coat for each of them. 

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Again, left to right: Black Cat Lacquer Lotus  Flower, Picture Polish Electric Dream, Colour Alike 510, ILNP Cutie Pop. 

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And finally, here are swatches of Colour Alike 510. This one is also really pretty!

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Two coats plus top coat, although it’s almost a one-coater. I’m going to try it for stamping as it seems like it might work well! In the shade:

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And a couple more in the sun:

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Zoya Rowan and Different Dimension Solar Flares

Zoya Rowan is a greyish taupe in Zoya’s satin matte finish. I used two coats without top coat here. 

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The formula was great, although the ridges in my nails tend to show through this finish!

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After the swatch I added a couple of accent nails in Different Dimension Solar Flares, a slightly browner taupe creme with colour-shifting magenta/pink to gold flakes. 

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I used three coats of Solar Flares, no top coat, for these photos. 

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I then added top coat to both polishes, using my new favourite top coat HK Girl by Glisten & Glow. Dries fast and works great over nail art, though it isn’t big-3 free for those who are concerned about that. 

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I also wanted to compare Rowan to Orly Faint of Heart. Here is the comparison – Zoya on my index finger, Orly on my middle finger. I used two coats plus top coat of Faint of Heart. 

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Faint of Heart is greyer, slightly darker, and when you look at it very close up, it has a ton of tiny specks of pigment in it, kind of like a much more subtle version of the Pretty and Polished Dusty Cremes finish. Again, left to right, Zoya Rowan and Orly Faint of Heart:

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Reverse order, left to right, Orly Faint of Heart and Zoya Rowan:

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Il ├ętait un vernis Matcha Doing Today?, Picture Polish Honeymoon, and stamping

I’ve got a couple of lovely pastel holos with glass-flecks and shimmer to show you today. 

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The lime green is Il ├ętait un vernis Matcha Doing Today? and the seafoam /minty blue-green is Picture Polish Honeymoon. First two photos under Ottlite. 

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I used three coats each plus top coat. Flash photos:

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I then added stamping using Colour Alike “A Blue Ocean” over Matcha Doing Today and “A Fresh Mojito” over Honeymoon. The image is from It Girl plate 101. 

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Zoya Mason and Colour Alike 547

Zoya Mason is a gorgeous red-toned purple shimmer with red pigment sparks. I paired it with Colour Alike 547, which has a brown-plum base with holo and duochrome that shifts blue-purple-plum-fuchsia-orange. I used two coats plus top coat for each of these polishes.

First photo in overcast natural light:
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Flash photos:
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Various states of partial sun/shade:
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