Aug 23, 2012

Last weeks GMUF

Tomorrow is Glitter Me Up Friday so I thought I better post last weeks GMUF nails before then.  Yep I painted my nails and photographed them last Friday but then I collapsed before I got to blog them.  I've been sick for a few weeks and it gets worse at night which is my usual blogging time (after the kids are in bed) so I've been really slack.  I actually had naked nails for most of last week!  It's really hard to paint my nails when I have to keep blowing my nose.  Tissue isn't very nice stuck to nails.  Oh hang on maybe I could start a new trend like those flocked nails.  Tissue top coats!  You'll never need to carry a hanky again :)  hehehe imagine that over a green glow-in-the-dark polish.
Anyway.... the recent introduction of new Picture Polish Mesh shades had me itching to wear my old favourite mesh again so last Friday I painted my nails with Picture Polish Jealousy.
Outdoors in full sun

Outdoors in shade

Jealousy is a really dense mesh of green glitters in a grass green base.  The base is nicely pigmented and the glitter is thick but smooth to apply and it dries surprisingly smooth for such a packed glitter. 
Outdoors in full sun

Outdoors in shade

I used two coats of Jealousy and with one coat of Orly Polishield topcoat.  With a lot of glitter polishes I use two top coats, one thin to seal it and then a thicker brand to smooth it out,  but this glitter didn't 'drink' the top coat so one thin coat was enough.   I did mess up a few tips blowing my nose before everything was dry :(
Then, because I'd recently received a pretty fabulous swap package, I added a thin coat of OPI Black Spotted for some snake skin nails.

Black Spotted is a lot of fun.  I've tried it over so many different polishes including colour change and glow-in-the-dark and it looks great.  It's really easy to use, just a thin coat works best.  I got it a bit too thick here because I was working slowly (without my glasses) trying to cover all the edges of Jealousy.

It turned out best on my left thumb.

Picture Polish Jealousy is available from  or one of their International Network Members.  I have no idea where you can get OPI Black Spotted from other than swaps and group buys, I don't know if it will ever be available here.


  1. Yay..I love Jealousy coz I named it ! :)

  2. Your nails look amazing! This post reminds me of 'Wicked' the musical hahha

    Rebecca, I was wondering if I could maybe get some help?
    I’m working on am 'out and about' app atm, and a part of the app will have bloggers recommending 5-10 places in their city to check out for things like where to buy products they feature, or get their hair, nails or make-up done. I was wondering if you might recommend maybe a few places you love? I will put links up to your blog on the app. We already have 3,000 people registered to download the app and it hasn't even launched yet, we're really excited! Rebecca, if you're interested in contributing you can pop on here –

    or email me on xxx


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