I have been a little self satisfied that I have been doing daily posts for this series. Then I started this post and realized that I had somehow missed swatching on of my faves and several others were languishing unedited in the files. That's what I get for being so pleased with myself, I guess! That being said, you will probably get two posts today, the purples, lights and darks....unless I didn't get all the pics edited for the darks too!
Just a reminder. I always paint to opacity and then add one more coat for the macro pics. In other words, when it says I used 3 coats, you can usually achieve "in real life opacity" at 2 coats. In no particular order:
Polish Addiction Savannah - 3 coats
I don't know if this is available anymore at their store, but can be found at Rainbow Connection HERE. I am assuming when it is gone, it's gone. This is the first of several holos in this category. Savannah is a dusty purple with scattered holo and blue micro glitters. The thing I like about this is the unique color....plus glitter! Here comes the gif!
Zoya Stevie - 3 coats
Her is the delicate and exquisite Stevie, another PixieDust from Zoya. Is there any category that does not have a textured polish in it? One of the things I like about Stevie is the subtle texture. That and the sparklies. Oh, and the color. Is that enough?
|Left to right - Cold to warm|
Celestial Little Finger - 3 coats over Orly Ridge Filler
My first thermal polish, and I love it! I want to try stamping over this with a very similar purple so that it pops when I wash my hands. It is such a pretty holo too! Lilac when cold and delicate pastel cornflower blue when warm. I have a funny story about this one. I purchased this from Color4Nails. When my package came I was like, "Hmm. Pretty, but I have so my purple holos right now and even some similar ones. Wonder what made me toss this in the cart?" Then I created my polishcicle. (Don't know what this is? Check my post HERE.) I thought something was wrong! The heat from the hot glue made this lovely purple turn to a VERY light blue, almost transparent! *palm to forehead* It's a thermal you idiot! (That's my inner voice talking to me, not you!) I had so much fun taking these pics. First I was running back and forth from the bathroom to my polish desk, but then I actually used my brain and got a cup of hot water. Didn't stay warm very long though. Anyways, Little Finger combines a lovely color, holo and thermal all in one polish! What could be better? Maybe some texture! (tee hee)
Almost forgot...this is a holo right? Here's a gif!
Julep Tina - 2 coats
Yes, the main reason this made the list is because...It is named after me! Bria was so impressed when I told her that! Then I had to break the news that it really only shares my name. She still thought it was cool. "Is there a Brianna, Mom?" Not yet! Besides having my name, Tina is a lovely lilac. It has a bit of a shimmer in it, just enough to give it a slight pearly appearance. Also, it is highly pigmented, which I find unusual in pastels. With careful application, this could be a one coater!
Contrary Polish Play Me - 3 coats
Finally # 1! Play Me is another one from the Love Lyrics collection. It is a delicate greyed lilac filled with a teal micro glitter. Love it!
That is it for the light purples. Watch for the darks coming your way later today! Thanks for looking!