Friday, May 4, 2012

Fancy Friday - piCture pOlish - Monroe

Happy Fancy Friday!  Today I have an awesome polish that has been on my wish list since it came out, piCture pOlish Monroe.  And Anna got it for me for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you Anna!  I'm so excited.  piCture pOlish is from Australia which makes it exotic and special.  

piCture pOlish describes it as :  a classic HOLLYWOOD icon!  Monroe is a blood red holographic (linear) and has NO glitter.  Monroe is handmade with a rich red pigment & contains a holographic shimmer for that extra special touch and more rainbows of course!  

A little blurry to show the holo goodness

This is a true color shot.  And you can see the patchiness.

I thought a full hand shot was a good idea to show the color.  Then I saw how swollen my pointer is and now it's not such a good idea.  Whatever.  True color.

Scattered holo
Look at this polish!  Blood red with rainbow holo glitter.  What more do you want in life?

Love the piCture pOlish bottles
  I would call this more of a scattered holo but it is blood red and contains no glitter and is amazing.  The formula, unfortunately is not amazing.  But I will fight through it for the polish awesomeness.  It was super thick and the brush has the longest, softest bristles I've ever seen.  It was really hard to work with and I couldn't get even coverage.  I used 2 coats of Monroe and A England's The Knight and The Shield as my base and top.   I'm going to give Monroe a second and third and fourth chance because I love the color so so so so much BUT I had a chip an hour after I painted my nails.  Then 3 more when I woke up this morning.  I'm going to try it with a different base/top combo and report back.  I'm not giving up on you, Monroe!  You are too pretty.  

piCture pOlish is available in the US at Llarowe for $16 and on piCture pOlish for international orders.
Happy Fancy Friday!  If you've taken the time to look at our stash lists, let us know if you have any Fancy Friday requests.  I hope you all have a great weekend.   I'm running a half marathon on Sunday.  I need to think of a good, inspiring mani to wear.  


  1. This color is so pretty! I probably wouldn't give it a 2nd glance if I just saw the bottle, but the color is very pretty! Good luck on Sunday! Maybe you should paint a finish line banner on your nails!

  2. I brought this to a salon to have my nails done with it, and the manicurist actually took the brush out, put it to the side, and popped in an OPI brush to complete the job. At first I was horrified but when I tried to use it on my own, I can't say I blame her.

    1. That is such a good idea! I bet it would have looked so much better if I used an OPI brush. The chipping made me so sad. I'm going to try and wrap my tips next time.

  3. Lovely! I like the rainbow shimmer!