Date: January 16th, 2013

YSL La Laque Couture Première Neige over piCture pOlish Cosmos – oh my! ♥

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Can you take away awesome if you put more awesome on top of it? This was the question when I first thought about layering YSL Première Neige on top of my much beloved and adored piCture pOlish Cosmos. Would it be too much or exactly right?

Yves Saint Laurent’s stunning top coat La Laque Couture 33 Première Neige became a huge lemming of mine the second I saw Eugenia’s gorgeous swatches of it. Of course it was already sold out here. Murphy’s nail polish lemming law. What else did I expect? But then my Première Neige hero Mara superstar ♥ helped me getting my hands on this breathtaking multichrome top coat. Of course I bought not only one but two bottles. Chance of resisting to pick up a backup bottle? Zero.

Usually I start with pictures I took in direct lighting but this time I had to start this post with a picture of YSL Première Neige I took inside of my lightbox with indirect lighting. Most of the time the multichrome shimmer shows its blue to purple effect but in some lightings you can even catch a bit of a pink shimmer.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Première Neige is not only a gorgeous top coat but it also fascinating to shake up the bottle until you can use it when the multichrome shimmer flecks have been blended into the clear base – just like in a snow globe. :)

In direct lighting
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The purple shimmer of YSL Première Neige is so pretty. ♥

ysl premiere neige swatch picture polish cosmos yves saint laurent 33 top coat

piCture pOlish Cosmos is a perfect base nail polish for Première Neige. It is dark enough to make a great contrast to the shimmer flecks of Première Neige and Première Neige’s shimmer flecks spread easily and thin enough to let piCture pOlish Cosmos show through.

ysl premiere neige swatch picture polish cosmos yves saint laurent 33 top coat

Usually I use one lamp when I take my direct lighting pictures but for multichromes I now experiment with a second lamp. This sometimes leads to funny poses of my hand to catch the multichrome shimmer. :D

ysl premiere neige swatch picture polish cosmos yves saint laurent 33 top coat
ysl premiere neige swatch picture polish cosmos yves saint laurent 33 top coat
POST FAQ
Availability piCture pOlish nail polishes
You can purchase piCture pOlish on Harlow & Co., llarowe, Overall Beauty and Pshiiit Boutique or directly from piCture pOlish. Please check which etailer will ship to your country.
Availability Yves Saint Laurent nail polishes
You can buy Yves Saint Laurent nail polishes at almost every perfumery or department store however Première Neige might already have sold out.
Coats used
piCture pOlish – Cosmos: three (was perfectly opaque after two)
YSL – Première Neige: one (thin)
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Top Coat: Essence – Better Than Gel Nails top sealer

Oh Yves Saint Laurent Première Neige.. be still my heart! I need to wear it over a black or black shimmer next I think. There have been a lot of multichrome shimmers in a clear base released lately – especially from Essence and Catrice – but the shimmer flecks in Première Neige are smaller and more delicate.
The application of Première Neige was a bliss. The consistency of the clear base is very thin which makes both shaking it up and the application very easy.

Could you get your hands on YSL Première Neige and if yes which is your favorite layering combination with it?

Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥

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34 thoughts on “YSL La Laque Couture Première Neige over piCture pOlish Cosmos – oh my! ♥

  1. I am a HUGE stamper-it’s what I do. But when I put on Cosmos yesterday and saw how breath takingly beautiful it is-I just couldn’t cover it up with a stamp. It’s the first time in a loooooooong time that this has occurred. I tried on my thumbs that I don’t photograph for my blog-tried a baby blue and a dark blue creme and just couldn’t imagine anything other than just plain Cosmos. I have Demeter, White Wedding and Kryptonite which all have similar shimmer in them-but they don’t compare to Cosmos!
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  2. Bianka on said:

    I like all your posts and photos but they have to much Photoshop Effect :(
    anything less is better… think about pls.

    • Hi Bianka :)

      thank you for liking my posts. :) I only use a picture editing software to color correct, crop, resize and sharpen (after the resizing pictures get a bit blurry) my pictures. I don’t edit the picture itself unless I have a wound (which would look too gross) or a hair/fluff around my nails. The skin around my nails in some pictures looks very soft because it is blurred based on how I take my pictures which is with the camera very close to my nails. I hope that clears things up. :)




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