Posts tagged: Purple nail polish


Ob d9c86b purple skittle nail art 2

I’ve used Morgan Taylor Berry Contrary, Barry M Blackberry, China Glaze Sweet Hook, OPI Alpine Snow, dotting tool make up sponge and nail art brushes.

super distressing

 3639 halloween nails

I used NYC Mint Macaroon as my base colour and created the gradient (tutorial here) using Collection 2000 Minx.

For the distressed look I used A-England Dorian Gray and followed Chalkboard Nails’ instructions on the technique.

Dreamy, yes

3627 Purple Marble Nial Art

For this manicure I used a lot of Barry M Polishes: White, Plum, Prickly Pear and Bright Purple all feature as well as H+M Midnight Mystery. I used Color Club’s Top Coat.


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Cygnus Loop is a purple base changing into dark purple, blue, burnt orange and underwater there are additionally gold and green gold shades. It is well pigmented so two coats will be enough for full coverage. in this case I have applied one coat over black. The polish is slightly streaky but it’s not that visible unless in the direct sunlight.


Purple past time


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And last, but certainly not least, is Dead End Gorgeous. It’s like a galaxy mani in a bottle. It’s loaded with navy and violet glitter and it’s amazing in and out of the light. My pics don’t do this one justice. It’s a serious winter must-have.

Dark edges


 I started the gradient with 2 coats of Seche Happy, As Is – a vibrant raspberry red creme. I top coated with Seche Vite (of course) and then painted strips of  Wonderfully Witty – a rich navy creme, Clever and Confident – a deep plum creme and Happy, As Is in the middle on a makeup sponge. It took me about 4 times to get the coverage I wanted, and I’m sure the gradient would have popped more if I sponged over white but I wanted to test out the colors without the white base first.

Glittery Skittly

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Today I chose to use four colors from the Zoya Holiday-Winter 2013 Zenith Collection to create a stamped skittle design. I love the six shades in this collection…they’re so wintry and sparkly – perfect for the season. Below is my base. I used two coats each of the following polishes: Mimi (pinky and pointer), Dream (thumb and ring finger) and Payton (middle finger). The formula was really nice and application was easy. Aren’t they gorgeous??

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Distressed halloween gradient nail art 1

I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (what I would do without that polish, I have no idea) then I sponged a gradient over the top using Barry M Mango (which is a fantastic Halloween orange) and Illamasqua Poke. Over the top of that, I used Barry M Black to create the distressed look, which just involves wiping most of the polish off the brush on the bottle neck, then using the mostly dry brush to swipe on the polish.

a england Sleeping Palace

True, I am a sucker for purple polish, but this one is heavenly. I just love the depth of color.

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Bring the night sky in

Polish alcoholic speed of light 2

This blue-purple shimmer shine is so amazing! Want!

Holographic gradient nail...

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After seeing the awesome holographic gradient mani by the-swatchaholic I could not help but jump on the gradated nail bandwagon! Using some polishes from ChG’s OMG collection and HITS Hefesto as a top coat this is what I managed to achieve. For a first attempt I don’t think it looks too shabby do you?