Introducing my piCture pOlish shade… Fool’s Gold

piCture pOlish Fool's Gold by The Nailasaurus Swatch

piCture pOlish Fool's Gold Swatch
I first knew about this project a little over a year ago but I had to keep it hush! The shade itself has been in the works for almost 9 months so after all that time holding the secret in, I’m so thrilled to be announcing my collaboration shade with piCture pOlish… Fool’s Gold.

My Inspiration

When piCture pOlish asked if I’d like to work on a collaboration shade (like that’s even a question?!?!) I had a few ideas in mind that I’d been storing away in case I ever got the chance to create my own nail polish. In the end I settled on a turquoise with gold glitter. I wanted it to look like flecks of gold as seen through deep, tropical waters and the result is absolutely on point! The blue base is very pigmented but still has a smooth, jelly-like consistency that allows for the gold glitter and shimmer to peek through.

I came up with the name but the ladies at piCture pOlish helped me out with the tagline as my solo efforts were somewhat less than inspired. I think the one we decided on – it’s a keeper… a real treasure –  is really fitting for this polish. I sure think it’s a keeper at least!

Wearing the Polish

As for the polish itself, it has piCture pOlish’s standard 5-free formula and the base leans towards a jelly but is more pigmented than a true jelly. You can quite easily get it opaque with two thick coats or three thin ones – I used three thin coats for this swatch with a top coat. Thanks to the insanely smooth formula, you can even use it as a topper over another polish. So far I’ve discovered it looks great over white and blue. And finally – it’s not gonna stain your nails! I know staining can be an issue with many turquoise and other blue shades so I’m very happy that noone will be suffering because of me.

Fool’s Gold is everything I hoped for and more. It’s a shade that has spent years living in my head so it’s surreal and incredible to see it so perfectly crafted in real life. The team at piCture pOlish got it right on the very first try – they’re truly masters of colour to have created this beauty from nothing but a few pictures and a brief description of the way I envisioned the polish. I think it’s a fresh and unique glitter polish and I really hope that you guys are as blown away as I was when I first laid eyes on it!

Where to Buy piCture pOlish Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold is available from and more stockists worldwide.
For my UK girls, you can get it from Sally Magpies and Rainbow Connection.
In the US, your stockists are Llarowe and Color4Nails.
piCture pOlish x The Nailasaurus Fool's Gold Swatch
piCture pOlish // Fool's Gold by The Nailasaurus
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  • Sammy!! So gorgeous and yay! I’m so excited for you!

  • Your shade is amazing Sammy <3 LOVE it! Congratulations!

  • Yayyy Sammy it’s beautiful! Congrats!

  • Sammy congrats! This is so beautiful, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. πŸ™‚

  • Anna Connolly

    Congratulations, it’s a beautiful polish. Can’t wait to see it in the flesh x

  • Congratulations!! And, it’s soooooo pretty!!!! Took a mile-second to put it on my wish list right away. πŸ™‚

  • Mary Monkett

    Congrats, this polish is amazing ! πŸ™‚

  • This is gorgeous! Really AMAZING shade Sammy!

  • Absolutely gorgeous polish, also congrats on the collaboration!!!

  • That is so awesome! I love it! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations! This polish looks gorgeous, that colour is just one of my favourite polish colours! πŸ™‚

  • Congrats, it’s a beautiful polish and I LOVE the .gif!

  • Beautiful nailpolish! Congrats! love this colour with gold glitter!

  • Irma

    Congratulations! That’s really fantastic and the polish is so pretty!!

  • Hetal Davda

    WOW!!! I absolutely love it!! My favourite out of the 4 August 2014 release.. definitely purchasing it right away!

  • This is beautiful! And congrats on creating your own shade πŸ™‚

  • That’s pretty! So exciting to hear that its your shade too!

  • Wow it’s GORGEOUS.

  • Congratulations!! And..well.. that’s going on my lemming list. right. now.

  • Susannah Lee Myers

    Wow, that is gorgeous! Congratulations! I am totally buying this the minute I get paid. =D

  • Emma

    Oooh it is gorgeous! Can’t wait for Sally Magpies to have it in stock πŸ™‚

  • A keeper for sure and a real treasure no doubt! I love the name you went for!! :))
    You’re right, PP team are surely amazing colour crafters πŸ™‚

  • It’s a really beautiful shade!
    (anyone else find the gif of the dripping brush really hypnotizing?!)

  • It is a great polish and congratulations. It is fascinating to see how someone’s dreams come true.

  • Congrats on realizing your very own nail polish shade! It came out perfect.

  • ✿L

    Its too pretty, how exciting for you πŸ™‚

  • callalilly1982

    I want this polish!!! Amazing color!!

  • Coffee and Laughter Smith

    As soon as I saw the new polishes on the pp website today this was my favorite and I’ve ordered it instantly.

  • Sammy this is so cool! Congrats! The color is amazing!!!

  • Charmaine

    I love it…I need to get this now! Great job Sammy.

  • So gorgeous Sammy, loving the GIF too!

  • This is the holy grail for all nail bloggers I think, it’s a beautiful shade Sammy πŸ™‚

  • Angela Wray

    very pretty

  • It’s just so beautiful Sammy! I went straight away to snag this beauty as soon as I saw your swatch on IG! Congrats!

  • Aniko Bordelon

    Fool’s Gold is an outstanding shade!

  • Reddiamond

    Its beautiful. I want it.

  • This is gorgeous… such a unique shade!!!

  • Lou is Perfectly Polished

    Beautiful. I really love your shade x

  • Carla Allio

    It’s gorgeous! Congratulations!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • It’s perfect! Congrats πŸ™‚ I’m so jealous… and I have to buy this shade!

  • How fabulous! Congrats — the color is so gorgeous!

  • Susannah Lee Myers

    Got paid, so I broke down and got one. I was wondering… do you get any kind of commission, or anything? (If that’s not a vulgar question.) It’d be super cool if you did.

  • mara

    congrats!!! this is a gorgeous polish! i hope i can get it soon!!!

  • Erina

    Congrat! πŸ™‚ I have a bottle, I LOVE it! It is amazing, it is perfect turqouise nail polish for me! Thank you for it!

  • So beautiful! Congrats Sammy!

  • Tanya

    Got it last week. Can’t stop staring at my fingers! In this frigid weather (-40C)… It reminds me of my first ever Caribbean vacation a month ago.

  • nicole

    i know this is an old post but i just had to comment – i’ve had my eye on this polish for awhile but it was always sold out on llarowe. last week i caught the restock and i am now the proud owner of a bottle of fool’s gold <3 i cannot WAIT to try it!! i love the color and the gold flecks!


  • Pupy

    this is one of my favourite polishes, totally love it! Perfect formula, unique color. Makes me feel happy πŸ™‚