Hiiiiii everyone! Long time no see, but I’m back and am hoping that you’re all enjoying the remaining summer days! Well, today I have a huge surprise for you: behold…I’m unveiling MY own lacquer. I am excited beyond words…but read on and you’ll know what I mean.
Most of you know by now that one of my favorite polish brands is Picture Polish. Well, I was honored to have been invited to create a collaboration shade with them!
Now, before I go on further, I must preface by saying that it’s got that special place in my heart and I’m in LOOOOOOOVE. And it’s a deep, unconditional and utterly biased love that any mother would have for her child. Even so, I still believe that this particularly shade is simply GORGEOUS! It’s name? Forget Me Not. Yes, inspired in part by the beautiful flower and no surprise that it would be a blue!
I began with the slightly dusty blue base of the flower, then intensified it with a bolder, almost neon like twist and an ever so subtle hint of periwinkle that only comes out to play in certain lighting. I love that this unique blue is chameleon like: in sunlight (which is all the photos here), it’s bright and intense, symbolizing passionate love. In warm indoor lighting, the periwinkle dances on the surface, symbolizing a budding romance. In dim lighting or the shade, it takes on a deeper royal blue tone, symbolizing everlasting love. Note that I’ve done the best I can to represent this color in bright sunlight. But, in truth, like many blue polishes, it’s impossible to capture on camera. So, you’ll benefit from seeing other people’s swatches and reviews. And of course, to see it for yourself in real life! But one thing I can assure you is this: it’s a very distinctive blue, and definitely unique in my collection. Blue lovers will NOT regret getting it!
It’s the infamous Picture Polish “scatter holo” found in many of the most popular shades within the brand. It has become one of my all time favorite of textures. Covering in 2 easy and smooth coats. In the above shot, I like how the labeled bottle shows the silvery shimmer and the clear sample bottle shows the rainbow holo effect. It’s truly exquisite!
I was inspired by the story behind the dainty flower: Legend has it that the wearers of the forget-me-not flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Captivated by the romance, I bestowed the same name to my vivid and shimmering blue lacquer, to be worn or gifted as a symbol “for a love that endures”.
I adore it so much that I’ve been wearing it since I received it weeks ago. I catch myself staring at my nails with pure fascination and revel in the compliments I’ve received from my family and friends. Now, I’m anxious and excited to hear what you think?! It’s such a new experience for me. As a blogger, I’ve only been on the review end of polishes. Forget Me Not is my first collaboration shade and it’s a thrilling and nerve-racking experience to share my creation with you and to be on the edge of my seat, waiting to hear your opinion…
To accompany my beautiful Forget Me Not, I chose to echo the “love” theme with the open heart bracelet by Tiffany & Co. The petite hearts strung together perfectly complements my inspiration story!
So, what’s the verdict? Have I brought your imagination to a place of love and longing? Is it a gorgeous blue? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments section. I know that I’m head over heels in love and am glad that I’ve finally got to introduce my baby to you! I hope that you enjoyed my little story and the photos that only pale in comparison to its beauty in real life. If you decide to support my little creation, I’d love to see your photos – share them with me on social media or email me through the contacts page 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead! Love, kisses, and hugs to you all ♥♥♥
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