Palms with ESSIE Viva Antigua! and ORLY Summer Sunset

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Hello all,

Today’s mani is a typical summer one, with palms and seagulls and the beautiful ESSIE Viva Antigua! and ORLY Summer Sunset.

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ESSIE Viva Antigua! is a vibrant blue turquoise shimmer from the Essie Summer 2016 Collection. Application was nice, smooth, and required 2 coats.

Essie viva antigua & orly summer sunset13 ORLY Summer Sunset  is a nice golden yellow with visible kinda orange rusty shimmer that makes the nail polish looked like a decayed gold. Very interesting shade from the Pacific Coast Highway2016 Collection. Application- not so bad but required 3 coats for not having VNL. Stayed for good 5 days until I changed the polish.

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To spice it up I did some gradient and then stamping with palms and seagulls.

I don’t have anything similar to those 2 nail polishes in my stash so if you are in a search for nice vibrant summer colors- just grab them!


Picture Polish Merge – a grey/brown scatter holo gorgeousness

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Picture Polish Merge– Hello, gorgeousness, welcome home!

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So I got my hands on the stunning Picture Polish Merge– described asa grey/brown scatter holo and dries smooth on the nail (contains no glitter). Merge was created in 2016 and falls within Opulence Shades Picture Polish.


What can I say about that beauty in a bottle? Opaque in 2 coats, application perfect, 1 coat top, and then some stamping using the Picture Polish Jumbo Clear Stamper. Wore well for about a week till I changed the nail polish.

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P.S. Picture Polish Merge and the stamper can be found online by different stockists of the brand, like,, .

Picture Polish Spring – review and pineapple nail art

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So the spring has come,and gone, and now is the summer. So here it is a manicure I did with Picture Polish Spring.

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Picture Polish Spring is a light lilac/ or dusty pink/ with scatter holo flakes. It was released this year -2016, with 4 other shades: Posey, Merge, Gala and Bluebird.  The pictures are with 3 coats that wore well and no chipping or problems until I changed the nail polish.

Picture Polish Spring3   I also did some reverse stamping with the pineapples, and added the Aloha- I think it calls for summer, not spring :) Picture Polish Spring2