This has to be the proudest moment in my blogging career – I’m thrilled to introduce you all to my collaboration shade with Picture Polish – meet Nebula!
First up the basics – my swatch shows three coats alone with a top coat. The polish is dark blue, teal leaning, jelly base with fuchsia and turquoise hex and small glitters. It’s designed so you can wear alone which will turn the glitters darker blue and purple in the lower layers, or you can also layer it over other colours if you want to change the base colour up a bit. I’ve worn it happily over pinks and purples which makes the base colour look more like a dark purple. Alternatively you can push it darker with a black or navy blue underneath. I wanted the polish to be flexible so it was never designed to be a straight two coat polish.
Read on to hear about how Nebula came to be (and see lots of photos), or if you want to skip all of that Nebula is available right now from Picture Polish for AU$13.00
For over a year now Nebula has been quietly bubbling away at the back of my mind, ever since Picture Polish first approached me to collaborate on a shade with them. Despite having sat round a table with fellow nail addicts before discussing what we would do if such an opportunity came our way, when it actually happened I freaked out a bit. The pressure of being able to create anything (within reason!) is huge and it’s a one off opportunity so you don’t want to waste it.
I think I took the best part of two months to finally decide on my colour combination for Nebula – I needed pink in there but then I also love teal and turquoise….oh but I really like purple as well and we all know glitter looks best in a dark base colour. It’s pretty overwhelming, you don’t want to cram too much in but you also want to make the most of what you can do!
When push came to shove and I had to make a decision, I also realised I really wanted a polish that would be versatile. I’m partial to layering so it because obvious I needed the polish to have a jelly base. Bingo, dark blue base plus pink equal purple….suddenly my wish for everything could be fit into one bottle :) And so this is how I came to my final choice of fuchsia and turquoise glitter in a dark blue, slightly teal, jelly base.
I will let you in on a little secret here – the colour came way before the name. Having come up with my combination I suddenly had to find something to inspire a name and so after much brainstorming in my house we decided the colour combination looked a lot like a nebula which is a cloud of dust seen in space at the birth of a star. I loved it. From there I let the ladies over at Picture Polish take the reins and come up with a slogan…creative writing is not my forte.
We went through a couple of iterations of Nebula to get the glitter/base balance right. That was stressful all on it’s own, I had such a hard time choosing the “right” balance but we all felt this was it when we saw it. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Picture Polish for this incredible journey. Having worked with them on and off for years swatching, it was a great honour to be chosen for this and I love what we’ve created.
As I mentioned earlier in the post, Nebula is available right now at Picture Polish for AU$13.00 and I hope you all like it as much as I do.