Showing posts with label Purple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Purple. Show all posts

December 3, 2015

Scratch Of Sweden Dusty Lavender

My sister Ashley let me borrow this polish from Scratch Of Sweden. I can't find much information about them but it looks like they've been around for 30 years in Sweden. Here's their Instagram and Facebook pages.
Scratch Of Sweden Dusty Lavender is shown here at three thin coats. Easy application and lovely color to wear year round.

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April

November 28, 2015

Trust Fund Beauty Elegantly Wasted


Trust Fund Beauty Elegantly Wasted is a gorgeous polish from a brand I've never tried. Here's a little info about Trust Fund Beauty from their website.
Unlike some of your relationships we are non-toxic and cruelty free.
We are an “indie” brand with an edge.  We want you to not just wear a colour but wear a statement on your nails.  We are a brand with an attitude that sources our polish from Canada and the USA. Our other products formulated with love in the EU.
Elegantly Wasted is shown here at two easily applied coats. I love purples in this tone all year round.

 
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April 

October 6, 2015

Zoya Isa & Serenity

This manicure was so easy but the results are gorgeous. I started with a base of Zoya Serenity and the next day I added a swipe of Zoya Isa to one side of may nail and then wiped the brush mostly dry so I could drag out Isa with a dry brush. Super simple and no extra brushes needed.


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April

September 21, 2015

OPI Parlez-Vous-Francais VS Done Out In Deco

I love both of these lovely purple OPI cremes. I started with a base of OPI Done Out In Deco and then added Parlez Vous Francais on half of each nail.

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April

September 7, 2015

Orly Fowl Play

Orly Fowl Play is from their 2011 Birds of a Feather collection. It's a dark purple jelly with  multichrome flakies and silver and turquoise micro glitter. Shown here at 3 coats but you could definitely get away with 2 for a more sheer look. Applies nicely and just a lovely and unique polish all around. Orly makes my favorite brush and caps as an added bonus. 

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April

August 18, 2015

OPI Done Out In Deco

OPI Done Out In Deco was part of their 2009 Spring South Beach collection. It was then part of their regular lineup but has since been discontinued. I highly recommend grabbing it if you ever come across a bottle. It's one of my sister's top 5 favorite polishes of all time and she has a couple of backup bottles so she let me try it out. I understand why it's a favorite. Fantastic application for any polish, but especially for a pale creme  and a unique color. Amazing polish!
 
 
 

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July 22, 2015

Striping Tape Nail Art

I haven't played with striping tape very much but I really like how this simple manicure turned out! The base is Zoya Isa and I added one stripe of silver striping tape to each nail.
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April

July 21, 2015

LVX Indigo Bleu

LVX Indigo Bleu is from their Spring 2013 collection. This is my first polish from LVX. Here's a little about their brand directly from their website.
LVX brings you luxury and fashion without compromise. We are dedicated to launching the hottest collections for each season by translating the top runway colors based on emerging trends in high fashion.
Our philosophy is to fuse high fashion with nail color. We determine the top trends by closely studying thousands of runway presentations from renowned designers. Our colors are hand selected to be the top colors of the season.
Our long lasting, chip resistant and gel-like formula is free of the 5 toxic and harsh chemicals found in most common nail lacquer formulas. LVX products are formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene and Camphor. We are devoted to providing you with top quality, socially responsible and vegan-friendly luxury products without compromising quality, durability and finish. 
 LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free. All products are produced in the U.S.A
LVX Indigo Bleu is a gorgeous super dark purple with blue undertones shown here at 2 easily applied coats. A very lovely color that never looks black even in low light.

However, LVX bills itself as a luxury brand and the polishes retail for $16. If I'm paying that much for a polish I want a nice bottle and brush and this one just doesn't cut it. I personally don't like pop off caps and the actual brush handle is stubby and ridged. The actual brush is cut very straight and I found the whole thing a bit difficult to use. I have other gorgeous blues that cost half the price and have nicer brushes. 
 

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April

July 20, 2015

Zoya Serenity

Zoya Serenity is from their 2015 Island Fun collection. Serenity is a lovely mid toned purple that applies easily in two coats. Great color that's wearable all year round!
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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 29, 2015

Zoya Isa

Zoya Isa is from their summer 2015 collection, Paradise Sun. It's smellier than most Zoya polishes, almost skunky, but not too bad. Application is ok and only required 2 coats, but you do have to be careful not to go over an area multiple times or you'll have dragging issues. All that being said, Isa is a very pretty and well balanced purple polish - not too red or too blue - and I got lots of compliments on it. Overall it's just not my style but my boyfriend loves colors like this for his toes so he has claimed this one!
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 13, 2015

Zoya Leslie

Zoya Leslie is from their Spring 2015 Delight collection.
Zoya Leslie is flat out beautiful! I usually change my nails every day but I kept it on for 5 days. This shade looks fantastic on me & I just didn't want to take it off which is very rare for me. The turquoise micro shimmer is simply a gorgeous bonus! Shown here at 2 easily applied coats.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

February 28, 2015

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word

Sally Hansen Plum's The Word is part of their Complete Salon Manicure line. This line has fantastic wide brushes that I adore and lots of great colors.Plum's the Word barely needed a second coat and will be very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. Fabulous polish!
 I love this beer label! A collaboration between Jester King and Prairie Artisan Ales!

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April

January 25, 2015

Milani Deep Thoughts

Milani Deep Thoughts is from Spring of 2012. It's shown here at 2 very easily applied coats despite the super skinny brush which is just not to my liking. Deep Thoughts is a blackened purple shimmer, very pretty but just not my style.

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April

January 23, 2015

Essie Angora Cardi

Essie Angora Cardi is originally from their Fall 2009 collection but is still readily available. I still don't like Essie's super skinny brushes at all and the formula was a bit thick at first. Angora applied nicely after adding just a couple of drops of thinner though. I initially thought this color was a bit boring and planned to pass it along to a friend but I decided to keep it after wearing it for a couple of days and getting several compliments on the shade. It ended up being a very flattering medium toned mauve that looked great with lots of my wardrobe!
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April