Category Archives: Swatches

Blog posts with swatches.

Daisy

piCture pOlish Monroe Swatch + Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day everyone! Today I have a swatch of piCture pOlish monroe 2.0 and some Pi day nail art to share. :)

Monroe is a lovely deep burgundy scatter holo jelly. It is opaque in 2-3 coats, and dries shiny and flat! The swatch photos below are without a layer of top coat! This is not a glitter polish either, so it’s super easy to remove as well.

Petite Peinture piCture pOlish Monroe Swatch

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Rathy

Il Etait Un Vernis – Licence to Polish

I’ve got some beautiful polishes to show you today all the way from France! Bérangère and Stéphanie are the co-founders and creators of a nail polish brand called Il Etait Un Vernis.

Petite Peinture: Il Etait Un Vernis - Licence to Polish
Petite Peinture: Il Etait Un Vernis - Licence to Polish

One of the main awesome things about these polishes are that they are 5-free and vegan. Yay! I’ve been more apt to wear polishes that are at least 3-free or more because I was pregnant last year and I wanted to be careful of what polishes I wore, though I didn’t leave the polishes on my nails for very long.

This new collection from Il Etait Un Vernis is called Licence to Polish, an elegant and non-traditional winter collection. The subtle holographic effect has so much life to it. Absolutely beautiful! I think what also made me love this polish is the fact that the formula was amazing! I had no trouble whatsoever and it was so easy to apply.

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Rathy

Christian Louboutin – Rouge Louboutin

What more can I say. Absolutely fabulous! As a collector of fine things and a lover of nail polish, I just had to have this. The bottle is gorgeous and the red… I love the red. I actually own a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, so this paired nicely with it. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with a perfect red polish manicure.

Petite Peinture: Christian Louboutin - Rouge Louboutin
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Rathy

Deborah Lippmann Party Mix Nail Lacquer Set – Part III

The last three polishes from the Deborah Lippmann Party Mix set that I’ll be swatching are all glitter polishes. And if you know Deborah Lippmann polishes, you know that her glitters are amazing. For Part I of the swatches, visit this link. For Part II, visit this link.

And now on to the swatches!

Deborah Lippmann 99 Luftballons
3 coats and top coat
Some of Deborah Lippmann’s glitters either work well on their own, or need a help with a solid base. I am swatching it without a base color here. But it might be easier to top this glitter over a red or dark pink polish. It took about 3-4 heavy coats to get good coverage, which tends to get a little clumpy. 99 Luftballons is a multicolor glitter polish in a sheer red jelly base. Not a huge fan. I think I prefer Happy Birthday instead which I used here.
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - 99 Luftballons
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - 99 Luftballons
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - 99 Luftballons

Deborah Lippmann Let’s Go Crazy
3 coats and top coat
This royal purple glitter polish is so much fun. This glitter actually paints on fairly decent because the base is a little more opaque when layered. It can definitely wear on its own, or as a top coat.
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Let's Go Crazy
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Let's Go Crazy
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Let's Go Crazy

Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow
3 coats and top coat
Lovely!!! This is another one of my favorites among her glitters. It’s such a pretty 24 karat gold of sparkle. It wears lovely on its own, but I think it looks amazing as a top coat on a nude base or any other color for that matter. Love it!
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Boom Boom Pow
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Boom Boom Pow
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Boom Boom Pow
Petite Peinture: Deborah Lippmann Party Mix - Boom Boom Pow

And there you have it! All nine polishes from the Deborah Lippmann Party Mix set available at Sephora.com. You can also purchase the full sized bottles of any of these colors which retail between $18-20.

Additional polishes used: Deborah Lippmann Fashion and Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Top Coat

Disclaimer: Colors on monitors may vary and affect the actual color of the swatch. Petite Peinture was not compensated for this polish and all review opinions are strictly our own.