Posts tagged: Purple nail polish

Underwater

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This is I Love Nail Polish Sirène. This teal-y chrome shifts to blue, violet and red. It’s even more amazing in person! My swatch is three coats.

So Cool

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I have the Misa Winter 2013/2014 Collection to show you today. The “We’re cool. So cool. This is how cool.” Collection consists of three wintery blue-based shades…perfect for the season! As I’ve come to expect, the Misa formula was flawless. And these colors are so pigmented and rich.

This is Misa Icy River. It’s a dense blue-leaning purple. The formula was stellar. My swatch is two easy coats.

Brazilian Rainbows!

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OK, you all know I love texture polishes so these shades included in the OPI Brazil collection were a treat. The only problem? They are minis :( I wanted to show off each shade while creating a fun nail design…take a look!

 OPI Brazil Samba-dy Loves Purple, I’m Brazil Nuts Over You, What’s a Little Rain Forest?, You’re So Flippy Floppy

Shocking

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For today’s short post I have this accent nail mani to show you. This afternoon I did a fresh mani with my favorite purple cream: OPI Funkey Dunkey.

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Periwinkle

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KBShimmer The Grape Beyond is a dusty purple polish with a blue shimmer and a matte finish. I have been in love with this polish ever since its release, and I am so glad to finally have my hands on it! And I’m pleased to say that it exceeds expectations – this is two coats over KBShimmer Basic Training base coat, and it was insanely easy to apply. Honestly, I usually have a bit of trouble with matte polishes – they usually end up looking streaky, and I always end up putting on a glossy top coat and then a matte top coat over that to make them smooth. But this one was totally perfect, and required no smoothing over with top coat.

ILNP

Try not to be surprised that I like another purple nail polish. I KNOW.

I Love Nail Polish Contraband 3

I Love Nail Polish Contraband is a rich blackened purple shimmer. This is stunning, it’s not so dark that it looks black and out the sun the shimmer pops and whoa! The formula was fantastic, it was crazy opaque and nearly a 1 coater for me. I used 2 coats for the photos below.  

SFO

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This is another collection that I’m way behind on posting, but I’ve been getting a lot done around here so I’m finally ready to share it. The OPI San Francisco collection should still be out and available in stores now and you should definitely be able to find it online if you are looking!

OPI Muir Muir on the Wall is a very pretty duochrome that shifts mostly from purple to green. This is two coats, but I think this polish would work very well layered over a black base.

inky

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NCLA Black Market Collection Prized Possessions has an inky purple jelly base filled with teal, blue, green and silver glitters. My application technique was the same as Emerald Bay. Prized Possessions is practically opaque in two coats. This one would also be stunning as a topper over a dark base.

Multichrome

 My nails are too short to pull this off, but what a fantastic holo gradient!

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I’m still loving multichrome polishes from I Love Nail Polish and I have combined two of them in a gradient. The result is multi-coloured awesomeness :D 

I have used I Love Nail Polish Birefringence and Mutagen. The Ultra Chrome polishes can be purchased at I Love Nail Polish website.

Le Cirque

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I was thrilled when I was asked to review this set. The polish is created by Cirque which I’ve had on my radar to try for quite a while and the ring is by designer Jeannie Vianney. I have 3 coats of Cirque Nail Polish Coronation plus top coat here. I could have gotten away with 2 coats but I wanted to be sure, macro photos are not forgiving. As far as application and formula, I had no issues at all. This shade is stunning! I couldn’t stop staring at my nails and didn’t want to take it off!

Wavy French

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So yeah, the base is Zoya Caitlin, which is a really great dusty cool purple (my camera has a tough time with purples unfortunately). The tips are China Glaze Liquid Leather, but I’m sure you all could have guessed that. :)