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Posts tagged ‘purple’

Indigo Bananas Blue Rose

Companion post to yesterday’s, on my other hand I did the opposite version of the mani – Indigo Bananas Blue Rose with a needle marbled accent using Cherry Pie. Thermal polishes with colour shifting “unicorn pee” pigment. Two coats except on the accent nail. Again, probably should have used three coats since there are some bald spots visible in the warm state… Pics in various different lighting (and temperature)!

Picture Polish Imperial 

Picture Polish Imperial is a bright purple creme-based polish with tons of shimmer, especially blue glass-fleck shimmer, and small pale gold hex glitter. The glitter sometimes gives off more of a rose-gold look when it’s shining through the purple base. I used two coats of Imperial, plus top coat. 

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Under ott lite:

 

     

 

Zoya Isa, Aphrodite, and stamping

Zoya Isa is a great blue-toned purple with blue-to-pink duochrome glass flecks. Zoya Aphrodite is a red jelly with pink-to-gold glass flecks. I used two coats of Isa and three of Aphrodite.  

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I added stamping on Aphrodite using LA Girl Millennium and an image from Pueen Fancy Lover 01.

  

  

 

China Glaze That’s Shore Bright

Just a quick post to share my favourite neon purple, That’s Shore Bright by China Glaze! Being a neon purple, it’s hard to photograph accurately. I had to use my phone because it’s much more accurate for certain shades of purple and blue than my camera is! The first photos are under Ott Lite. 

   
 

I used three coats of polish plus top coat here. The next photos are under halogen light. 

   
 

Picture Polish New York, Ornate, and stamping

Here are two gorgeous Picture Polishes, New York and Ornate! 

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New York is a rich rose pink scattered holo and Ornate is a plum purple scattered holo with medium golden hex glitter and small fuchsia glitter. 

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I stamped them with Colour Alike A Juicy Tangerine and an image from It Girl plate 103. 

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Here’s a picture including the plate… which I hadn’t cleaned off yet. Love the It Girl plates!

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A England Crown of Thistles, Pretty and Polished Amethyst or Am I That?, and stamping

Here’s a very purple mani combining the awesome A England Crown of Thistles with the awesome Amethyst or Am I That? from the Pretty and Polished dusty cremes collection as the accent nail. Under Ott lite:

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I used teo coats of each polish plus top coat, by the way. With flash:

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And then I added stamping using A Berry Smoothie by Colour Alike and my favourite stamping image everrrr from It Girl plate 101! It looks like Penrose Tiles!! Ok, it’s probably actually Penrose pseudo-tiles, I haven’t checked yet. Note to self: nobody knows what you’re talking about, math geek! 😛 Hehe. Anyway… Love this stamping image!!!

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Picture Polish Eerie, Kunimitsu Red Empress, and stamping

The mani I have to show you today features three great polishes and an awesome stamping plate from It Girl Nail Art. 

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On my index and middle finger are two coats plus top coat of Picture Polish Eerie, a lilac “bijou holo” i.e. scattered holo with multicoloured glass flecks. On my ring and pinkie, three coats plus top coat of Kunimitsu Nail Potions Red Empress, a great bluish lilac crelly with pink shimmer and various glitters in red, pink and copper. 

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I added stamping on the index finger using Colour Alike stamping polish “A Sunset” and an image from It Girl plate 101 from their recently released first set of three stamping plates. 

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I even took pictures of my right hand, that’s how much I loved this mani! 😉 So, here are (entirely too many) random pics of this on both hands! 

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Here’s a picture of the It Girl plate. These are rectangular plates 6cm by 12cm long, and the images are quite large so no worries about them being too small for long or large nails. I’m going to be having a giveaway soon for one of the It Girl plates along with some other goodies so stay tuned for that. 🙂

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Zoya Mason and Colour Alike 547

Zoya Mason is a gorgeous red-toned purple shimmer with red pigment sparks. I paired it with Colour Alike 547, which has a brown-plum base with holo and duochrome that shifts blue-purple-plum-fuchsia-orange. I used two coats plus top coat for each of these polishes.

First photo in overcast natural light:
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Flash photos:
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Various states of partial sun/shade:
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Eat Sleep Polish Supernova, Jupiter Grapes, and Planet Pluto

Today I have three Eat Sleep Polish holos with colour-shifting glass flecks to show you. First, Supernova with an accent nail of Jupiter Grapes. Supernova is a fuchsia/plum sort of shade with blue-to-fuchsia glass flecks. Jupiter Grapes is a slightly blue-toned purple with similar blue-to-fuchsia glass flecks, although they don’t appear as prominent as in Supernova. Under Ott lite:

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With flash:

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In shade:

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On my right hand I did the opposite using Supernova as the accent and Jupiter Grapes for most of the nails. With flash:

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Shade:

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Later I decided to compare Jupiter Grapes and Planet Pluto, which is an indigo-toned blue, again with glass flecks that mostly appear blue in this polish. Here is Planet Pluto with a ring finger accent of Jupiter Grapes, in sunlight:

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In shade:

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And finally a sunlight phone pic showing all three polishes:

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OPI Glacier Bay Blues and BB Couture Pipe Bender

This mani features an old, hard-to-find black label OPI called Glacier Bay Blues, which has a navy blue base with purple-to-green duochrome shift. The ring finger accent is BB Couture Pipe Bender, which has a muted dark green base with some subtle purple duochrome shimmer. I used three thin coats for each (although the BB Couture could easily be a two coater) plus top coat.

This first one is a phone pic in sunlight, where the duochrome effect is less apparent:

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Camera pics in partial sunlight:

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In shade:

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Under Ott lite:

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With flash:

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I added some stamping to the accent nail that didn’t really turn out, since it’s not very visible, but here it is anyway. I used my bottle of Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire, which is strangely no longer its original royal blue colour, but is now a dusty dark purple. I’ve seen fading blue pigments before, but this was kind of strange in that it turned really quite purple! It almost looks like OPI Ink Suede now, except more muted and even more purple. Anyway, it wasn’t enough of a contrast to Pipe Bender to show up well, unfortunately, and I liked the mani better without the stamping. The image is from plate Hehe-024.

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