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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Essie Shelter Island + Enchanted Polish Freeze Machine (piCture pOlish revolution review)

Hi there! Today I have a glitter mani to show you! 
This is 2 coats of Essie Shelter Island from the 2009 North Fork collection topped with Freeze Machine by Enchanted Polish from the Love A Lot Of Glitter collection (inspired by the Care Bears). 
Essie Shelter Island & Enchanted Polish Freeze Machine

Shelter Island's formula is a little thin in my opinion but application was not difficult and I love this bright blue creme so it was worth the extra care in application! 
I topped Shelter Island with a coat of Freeze Machine which consists of different sizes and shapes of iridescent glitter in a clear base. This is a complex glitter and I will probably wear it over a navy blue next time to see it really pop! 

Essie Shelter Island & Enchanted Polish Freeze Machine 
Enchanted Polish Freeze Machine

What I also wanted to tell you about today is the newly released glitter base from piCture pOlish named Revolution. This is a water-based base coat designed to make glitter removal easier! Revolution is not PVA Glue and it does not peel off. 

piCture pOlish revolution

I applied 2 coats of Revolution as my base for this mani. It is quite watery and dries quite quickly. After applying Revolution, just polish your nails as usual with your glitter polish!
To remove, simply soak a cotton pad in remover and apply to your nail. Let it soak a few seconds (about 15-20 for me) and then rub lightly and ta-da! no more glitter! I found that once the remover reached the base the glitter mostly slid off. I will be using this base for glitter manicures in the future for sure! 

What do you think of this mani? Have you tried piCture pOlish Revolution?

piCture pOlishes are available from various stockists and

Enchanted Polish is available from various stockists and (I'd recommend keeping up to date on restock information over on the Facebook Page) 


  1. I think this is a gorgeous manicure!! As to the Revolution base coat, everything went fine with my glitter removal. I used Zoya polish remover and it removed everything with the exception of a thin coat of Revolution. I had to scratch it off. It also rolled into very small balls as I was in the process of the glitter removal. I'm just wondering if it is my nails. Did you encounter any of these issues?

    1. Thank you! Now you mention it I had a tiny bit of revolution left on a couple of nails which I had not even noticed until I washed my hands. I thought I just didnt rub it off enough. I think due to the consistency its not obvious if its still there. Next time I will wipe over my nails with another cotton pad and remover. The tiny bit left came right off with my nail brush when washing my hands though. :)