piCture pOlish Dragonfly Swatches & Review

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatches Review

I’ve worn piCture pOlish Dragonfly numerous times since purchasing it last year, but each time I wore my manicure, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. It seems like each time I went to wear this, several days were overcast.

As you know, I like to include photographs of a nail polish in artificial light and natural light because it captures the personality better. Many times, you can see more of the features and nuances when you compare them in both lighting conditions.

Finally, there was a brighter day recently, so I didn’t let the opportunity fly by me! 😉 I snapped piCture pOlish Dragonfly like it was Canada’s Next Top Model Nail Polish.

Despite having all the conditions, this polish is the kind that looks more spectacular in person, so no photograph can do it any justice. Its beauty is brilliant!

If you’re a fan of green and teal nail polishes like I am, this will make your heart skip a beat and play hopscotch! 😉

piCture pOlish Dragonfly is part of the December 2014 Collaboration Collection, and it’s sentimental to me because the colour was designed by the talented Lucy’s Stash nail blogger, Lucie aka Lucy, whose work I admire. (On her blog, she reviews many nail polishes and also does intricate nail art, which I often drool over! Check her out!)

Although piCture pOlish is a limited-edition colour that’s sold out where I bought it (Nail Polish Canada), you can leave your e-mail address there, and they’ll notify you if it gets restocked. Also, at the time I wrote this blog post, it’s still available on the piCture pOlish and Harlow and Co. websites. (You can find all the links later in this post. None of them are affiliate links.)

piCture pOlish Dragonfly Pictures

Picture Polish Dragonfly Review

Artificial Light

Picture Polish Dragonfly Review Swatches

Natural Light

Dragonfly Picture Polish

Artificial Light

Dragonfly by Picture Polish

Natural Light

piCture pOlish Dragonfly Ingredients

piCture pOlish Dragonfly Ingredients

piCture pOlish Dragonfly Swatches

All swatches have:

    • OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener – Maintenance version (Used as a base coat)
    • 2 coats of piCture pOlish Dragonfly
    • Rica Glossy Glam Top Coat

Artificial Light Photos

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatches Review

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatches

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatch Review

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatch

Natural Light Photos

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatches Swatch

Picture Polish Dragonfly Nail Swatch

Picture Polish Dragonfly Swatch Swatches

Picture Polish Dragonfly Nail Swatches


  • Delicate, small holographic particles (Yes)
  • Teal green (Yes)
  • Coloured flecks (Yes)
  • Resembles the ever-changing nature of a dragonfly’s wings (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: piCture pOlish Dragonfly
  • Collection: piCture pOlish December 2014 Collaboration Collection
  • Amount: 11 mL (0.37 fl. oz.)
  • Retail Price: $13 AUD
  • Disclosure: I purchased this nail polish.
  • Where to Buy: piCture pOlish website, Harlow & Co. & select stockists (Also, it’s out of stock at Nail Polish Canada, but if you leave your e-mail address there, they’ll notify you if it comes back in stock.)

piCture pOlish Dragonfly Review


Dragonfly by piCture pOlish is a deep teal at the heart, and it’s a must-have for any green nail lover!

It has a gemstone-like appearance because it’s so brilliant, and there’s a sprinkling of colourful flecks that makes this polish stand out as one of a kind.

I blurred the bottle shot showing the side, so you could could better see the colourful flecks. Photographs don’t do it any justice. It looks way more spectacular in person.


With a fine holographic finish, when you wear it in person in full sunlight, it glitters like the dragonfly’s wings that it was inspired by.

Some holographic nail polishes look dull or flat when they’re not in the sunlight. However, Dragonfly by piCture pOlish is still vibrant and multi-dimensional even in low light and under bright artificial light.

In person, the holographic nature comes out even more than what’s translated in photos.

The finish is very sparkly, but there’s absolutely no grittiness. The surface of your nails will feel as smooth as glass, even before applying a glossy top coat.

There’s depth to this polish, and I think it’s because the base colour isn’t just a flat creme. There seems to be some jellyness in it that enhances the sparkles and holo finish.

Application & Formula

This was the first piCture pOlish nail polish I ever wore and bought, so I was eager to see what the formula was like!

It applied very smoothly, and it was easy to control where the polish went with the brush. But what was more impressive is the coverage! It was highly pigmented, although I ended up using my usual two coats.


It doesn’t contain any Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP, or Camphor.

If you would like to see the complete list of ingredients, scroll up to view the photograph I took of the back of the bottle that contains this information.


  • Beautiful teal holographic nail polish that green lovers will especially enjoy
  • Created by a fellow nail blogger – Lucie aka Lucy from Lucy’s Stash
  • Sparkles look even more spectacular in person than in photographs
  • It looks its best in sunlight, but is still vivid in low light & bright artificial light
  • Highly pigmented, so you’ll only need 1-2 coats for complete coverage
  • Smooth finish
  • No Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP, or Camphor


  • If you don’t shop online, it can be very tricky to find any piCture pOlish nail polishes

Final Verdict: 10/10

This is a standout nail polish, and Lucie aka Lucy of Lucy’s Stash did an incredible job designing the colour in collaboration with piCture pOlish! Hats off to all of your heart work and vision!

I’ve already worn this nail polish several times since buying it last year, and it will continue to get more wear from me. Not only does the colour turn me into the hearts-for-eyes emoji, but I love supporting a fellow nail blogger!

If you haven’t already gotten your hands on this one, it’s worth hunting down. I highly recommend it – 10 out of 10!

Do you have any piCture pOlish nail polishes that you recommend I try? Do you wear more mainstream or indie nail polishes? Are you also a fan of Lucy’s Stash?


4 thoughts on “piCture pOlish Dragonfly Swatches & Review

  1. Melissa

    I LOVE this color! How pretty and there’s so many nail art possibilities too! I don’t have any polishes by this brand, but this color could be the first one that I decide to buy. Thanks for sharing and it looks amazing on you!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      I think I only have one other nail polish by piCture pOlish, other than Dragonfly. Need to fish it out and try it! I think it was a magenta glitter.

  2. ashley

    this color is SO stunning on your nails!! i love Picture Polish!! they’re kinda pricey, but totally worth it! and they have some really unique and amazing colors. whenever i have a lil extra mad money, i always go for one of them that i’ve been longing for, and i’ve never been let down 🙂

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Ashley!

      It’s amazing how they do lots of collaborations with nail-polish enthusiasts! 🙂 It really helps to strengthen the community and help it grow through our same love of colour and self-expression.

      I only have one other piCture pOlish nail polish that I have yet to wear yet! I need to change that.


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