Posts tagged: Purple nail polish

A regal hue

Coronation

Coronation, 2 coats. A stunning royal purple based polish packed with shifting shimmer that goes from red to copper and at extreme angles, even green. Coronation also has subtle, small holo glitter scattered throughout. The polishes dries to a semi-matte finish but add a top coat and the shimmer comes alive.

Grape Crush

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Grapetini is a purple jelly polish with lavender glitter, light purple holo glitter, and tiny silver glitter/shimmer. 3 coats here, I really liked this one. It’s a smidge lighter in real life…

Disco digits

Lush bubbleyummy

Bubble Yummy is an electric purple jelly base with fine silver glitter and medium blue glitter. I am wearing three coats in this swatch. It applied dreamily and with good glitter distribution. I was initally worried that the bigger pieces of glitter could be difficult to apply, but I was happily proven wrong! Run — don’t walk — to pick this one up!

Out of this world

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Today we have the first Smitten Polishes to hit the blog.  This is a brand I’ve had my eye on for some time.  I’ve bought a couple, but only a couple, as every time I look, most of the polishes seem to be those milky white glitters that I just cannot get away with wearing.

Luckily however, Noelie’s new collection is bursting with colour, and I was super excited when she offered to send me 3 for review.  Now, it probably won’t surprise you that I asked for a purple, but WAIT, STOP THE CLOCKS, I also asked for 2 greens.  Uh huh.   But obviously I’m going to start with the purple …  :)

Smitten Polish Look To The Western Sky is gobsmackingly sensational.  As a purple lover, it takes something quite exceptional to knock my socks off these days.  Well, this is it!

This is an intense purple vinyl polish which is obscenely bright (I’m amazed the photos are as accurate as they are). By vinyl, I mean this dries to a matte, rubbery finish.  I know a lot of you are going to love that.  I liked it, but was in a hurry, so just went straight to glossy with a lick of Poshe.

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Today I have an awesome polish swatch to share.  Our school’s colors are Purple and Gold so I decided to put on this polish and O-M-G.  This is an amazing Indie polish by Elemental Styles called “Actin-ium My Age”.  I only bought a mini bottle and I am definitely going to be getting the full size bottle ASAP!

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The artwork  was done using white acrylic paint, China Glaze Sunshine Pop, Kleancolor Neon Orange, NYX Between Mauve and Purple, Kleancolor Neon Purple, Sinful Colors Innocent, Sinful Colors Why Not, Spoiled Permission to Proceed, and NYC Greenwich Village. The background was a gradient done using Kleancolor Metallic Aqua, Metallic Sapphire, and Metallic Fuchsia.

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Jewel gem nail art tutorial the ring and the crown 2

I used: Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Misa Blue Jade Vine, Misa Loveliest of Lilacs, CoverGirl Wine to Five, Sally Hansen Going Green

TIP: If you are having trouble with this design, try using acrylic paint instead of nail polish! It is easier to handle and doesn’t dry out as quickly. Just be sure to put down a coat of nail polish first and finish the design with topcoat.

Odyssey

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SpaRitual Bravery is dark shade of purple with matte finish yet it is not completely flat. It has tiny shimmery particles that peak through the matte colour. The formula is very good and easy to apply and it’s also well pigmented. I’ve applied two coats for perfect coverage and no topcoat of course ;) The polish itself dried fast but I would recommend you to allow extra time just to make sure it hardened enough.

my Lotus position

Can you tell I love cool shades?

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Zoya Lotus is a smoked-out, deep violet sprinkled with magenta metallic flecks. It’s an edgier twsit on those smokey purples that were so popular a few years back (eg OPI Parlez Vous OPI?).

Amazingly gorgeous

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I went with a base of OPI Miss You-Niverse, which is a gorgeous dark eggplant creme that I reviewed here. Then, I took Essie Good As Gold and with just a tiny bit of polish on the brush, swiped it upwards from the tip of my nails. Doing this also left little flecks on the rest of the nail, which are barely visible in the photos but had a nice effect in the light.

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Grape soda shimmer!

Sation Guillotine Grape 2

Guillotine Grape is a dark purple base with blue/purple shimmer. The shimmer in this one was also pretty hidden though it did come out in my photos. The formula was good but a bit more sheer than I expected. I used 3 coats for the photos below.