Posts tagged: purple

Grab a toothpick


This is a really nice polish with blue micro glitter and big fuchsia with sporadic holo stars.  As cute as polishes are with the big glitter like the stars are, they are also a huge pain in the butt.  I had to put the stars in place with a toothpick because it just wasn’t happening when I brushed it on.   Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes :).


Barielle midnight in paris

Barielle Midnight in Paris is an inky blue shimmer that leaned slightly purple. The name of this one is completely appropriate, because it looks to me just like a dark night sky! It was slightly thicker to apply than the creams, but still easy. Shown above is two coats plus top coat.

Play doh


I’m loving this crazy blue!

IKB: 2012: A bright, vibrant, electric blue with blurple (blue-purple) in a jelly finish, hence, the creation of the most densely pigmented jelly-like finish I’ve ever made.

Wavy French


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. :)


Outer space

Hits Moonbow 2

Today I have an awesome multichrome glitter from Hits Phenomena Collection to show you guys! It’s Moonbow, which is my favorite of the 4! The Phenomena Collection is 4 multichrome glitters, they look a lot like the Ozotic Elytra polishes if you’ve seen those (528, 529 & 530).

Down the Middle

White gradient 01

A-England Fonteyn A-England Tristam Barry M White

Congrats! :)

Girlybitsgetweaponized2 copy

Girly Bits Get Weaponized is a gorgeous teal linear holographic with flecks of iridescent purple and magenta.  The formula was rich and very easy to apply.  This was easily a one coater as well!

dark as night

Girlybits bones gravedigger

Girly Bits Gravedigger is a bruised black jelly with Halloween colored glitters. I was super impressed by the formula on this; the glitter didn’t clump at all and the jelly applied smoothly and evenly. Three coats.

Amazingly gorgeous

IMG 5884 copy

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.

Dodge & Burn


For this… I pretty much experimented with adding and subtracting nail polish. A good thick layer of black to start and then a few colors from the Color Club Poptastic collection. It started with Chelsea Girl (blue) and Wham! Pow! (orange). Then got a layer of Twiggie (green). Then Chelsea Girl and Wharhol (pink). And then acetone and a paintbrush!

Zig zag

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 Renaissance Cosmetics Kensington 1b

Damone Roberts 1968 is described as a pistachio green creme. To me it also looks like a really muted pea soup green. It’s such a unique colour, one I normally wouldn’t buy, but I found that it looked pleasant with my skin tone. I didn’t experience the dreaded lobster hands that I normally get with pale mint polishes.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 swatch

Formula wise it was really good. It’s a bit sheer at first but builds up nicely to a very even finish. I used 3 coats for these swatches.

OPI Damone Roberts 1968 + Renaissance Cosmetics Kensington chevron nail art

To get this look:

I topped my swatch with a quick dry top coat and once that was dry I used chevron nail vinyls from I find it’s best to stick them to your skin 2-3 times to remove some of the tact. Then I applied a generous coat of Renaissance Cosmetics Kensington. I love the shimmer of Kensington and how it contrasts to the creme base.