Posts tagged: Purple nail polish

Love Actually

 Smitten polish you saucy minx barry m indigo glossy 002

I personally experienced VNL with both these polishes.  Now this could be because the whites of my nails are quite white, or it could be because the bottle is new, and will thicken up and therefore become more opaque in time …. Anyway – that’s why for the first polish, you’ve got it with and without top coat and with and without undies.  Ready?

Smitten Polish You Saucy Minx – on a base of Barry M Indigo, with top coat

Gumball

Wing Dust Waking Dream Swatch 2

Wing Dust Waking Dream is a dark purple jelly with pink, red and silver glitter, including hexes, circles, stars, and tiny hair glitter. It also has a very subtle shimmer, but it’s not very noticeable on the nails. I do love how dark and dreamy this one is – a classic Wing Dust! Application was good, but I recommend two coats of top coat (or Gelous) to smooth out the glitter. This was 3 coats.

For the Emperor

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piCture polish Imperial is a vibrant neon people base packed with heavy blue shimmery flakes and small coppery gold hexagonal glitters. Pictures can’t do this one justice because it’s even more vibrant and beautiful in person. Definitely a must-own in my opinion.

The formula was pretty great; it was nice and creamy and two coats provided perfect coverage. It does dry down semi-matte due to the neon pigment, so be sure to add top coat if you want a shiny finish.

Candy Striped

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I started off with two coats of, from thumb to pinky, Zoya Shelby, Pop Nail Glam Tangerine Taste, Essie First Timer, China Glaze For Audrey, and Lime Crime Lavendairy

The topper shades are, from thumb to pinky, Lime Crime Parfait Day, Lime Crime Peaches ♥ Cream, Essie Navigate Her, Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse, and Essie Nice is Nice.

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Starry

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I’ve prepared simple galaxy nail art and this time it’s all purple! I’ve used Zoya Payton as a base colour because it’s beautiful and the chunky holographic glitter looks like stars :)

Base colour – I’ve used Zoya Payton because of the holographic glitter in it

White, pink creme and purple creme polish, dotting tool, small detailing brush and topcoat (I’ve used Zoya polishes and Seche Vite topcoat).

The Queen

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Today’s manicure incorporates three beautiful Darling Diva polishes from the Queen inspired collection (reviewed here). All three are duochromes with holographic particles in them so it’s given that they look stunning. I have used a striping tape to help me get straight lines and Seche Vite topcoat to seal the design. The shades used are: Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and Killer Queen.

Ron Burgundy

Dior Minuit 2

Dior Minuit is a dark burgundy with a strong fleck like golden shimmer. This polish was like ridiculously expensive, $26!! Normally I don’t buy Dior, it’s way out of my price rage…however I splurged and picked this up during the Sephora VIB sale. I just couldn’t say no anymore, the color is so pretty for the holidays and the bottle is gorgeous. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to work with, even with the hard to hold tiny brush these bottles have. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

your grapeness

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My swatches today are from the upcoming Cast a Spell Collection, which will be available for pre-order in Australia on 21 November and available internationally later in the month. All swatches are two coats of polish and one coat of G&G HK Girl Topcoat. These are amazing, so let’s get started…

I’ll begin with my favorite. Glam Polish Tempestarii is a deep purple scattered holo. It’s gorgeous and the formula was so easy to control.

Nimbus redux

Nimbus nail art

I used an abundance colours here, far too many to list them all! My base colours are Barry M Greenberry and Illamasqua Jo’Mina. I layered on lots of different greens and purples using the technique, and finally I dabbed Illamasqua Caress over the top.

Sigma Delta Tau

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In addition to being for a great cause, I think OPI Girls Achieve Grapeness is a gorgeous color! In the bottle, it looks like it gives a duochrome effect, which is very slight on the nail, but the color is packed with multidimensional shimmer.

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I used Essie Boom Boom Room, Essie Bond With Whomever, Essie In The Cab-ana, Zoya Thandie, OPI Suzi & The 7 Seven Duesseldorfs and Serum No 5 A Cup Of Teal.