Posts tagged: Purple nail polish

So purple

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Shazaam is a creamy, smooth, opaque-in-one-coat, violet-based purple with a very tightly scattered holo. The application was a dream. (Think a-England Tristam/Dragon/St. George – formula and holo properties.)

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 Count on Me was just begging to be layered. I knew from the second I saw this color that it would really come to life over an opaque shade. For this mani I used Milani Hipster Plum as my base color. The deep Plum brought out more of the Purple tones in Count on Me. There is just so much multichrome action going on in Count on Me, it shifts from Purple to Blue and at extremes it flashes Magenta. All I used was one coat of Count on Me over Hipster Plum to get this awesome look.

Violet Beauregarde

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Guerlain Riviera Terracotta Vernis ($22.00 for 0.38 fl. oz.) is described as a “powerful electric indigo blue with subtly metallic finish.” It’s a rich, blue-based purple with threads of lighter violet metallic shimmer. SpaRitual Blue Moon is deeper, bluer, and not metallic. Essie Smooth Sailing is lighter, more periwinkle. SpaRitual Illume has a jelly-like finish, no shimmer.

Vamp

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I so much love showing you these older China Glaze polishes. I already posted about the Rodeo Diva Collection which is for me one of the best collections ever made. A year later, in 2009, the fall collection was also very very pretty. So today I bring you swatches of Retro Diva.

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Ponies!

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The Hungry Asian Pony is inspired by my sister-in-law, Olivia. She loves purple, so Pony is packed with royal purple, lilac and a hint of black and magenta medium hex glitter in a subtle shimmering base.

Summer fun

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Bubble Yummy is a strikingly beautiful semi-sheer purple base with a mixture of glitter… silver and purple fine glitter and bright blue hologram medium hex glitter. This polish combination is absolutely stunning on. It’s bright and very fun…it definitely attracts attention! It looks great over other colors (see the swatches up above) or alone with 2 to 3 coats of polish. This polish has a smooth finish after applying a top coat. Please apply a thick top coat to seal in the glitter and allow for a smooth finish! Happy Polishing!!! :0)

Disco Stu

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I will be showing you an amazing gem from Cult Nails called Seduction. This pretty is part  of Cult Nails newest collection Divas and Drama. I got this beauty at out last Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida Meet-up. Maria was kind enough to provide all the gals with Two of her amazing creations.

Grape to the max

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Hi guys!  Today’s post is going to be another full of swatches like I did the other day with the Revlon Colorstay polishes.  This time around I will feature some lovely Bettina polishes! Bettina 28 is AMAZING.  I am not sure there are even any more words needed to go along with these pictures. This is just 2 coats of polish.  I am in love.

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I was so much looking forward to this collection! I know I am a bit late with it. But there is still plenty of time because it still is spring and this is a spring collection. This time OPI takes us to Holland with some funny names, beautiful cremes and some unusual shimmers.

Posh

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Red Queen Astatine is the most duochrome polish in this collection. The color you see in the bottle is generally how the other polishes look, with their respective color undertone (in the other pics, the bottle is tilted so you can see the shimmer). Red Queen Astatine is a white shimmer polish with a reddish-purple undertone. On the nail, Red Queen Astatine changes from orange to red to purple. This polish is named for the 85th element, astatine. The photos above show this polish layered over black.

Simple and pretty

This is one of my favorite colors.

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According to the website, Lotus is a “very soft, dusty blue-toned amethyst purple with colorful shimmer that reflects pink, red and gold.” I LOVE the shimmer- it really does change depending on the light!