Purple is one of my favorite colors (I just realized I say that a lot, LOL. I guess every color is my favorite, haha) and I have a lot of them so I had to split them into 2 posts. Although all pictures taken featured a basecoat, I did not topcoat every color as I wanted some of them to stand out with their natural finish. I'll let you know as we go along though. Ready to jump into it? Let's go!
*NOTE: The quality of pictures will vary a little. I photograph mainly in artificial light and had to keep switching between my digital camera (point and shoot, nothin' fancy) and my phone's camera. The lighter colors looked grey in my digital camera and good on the phone, but the mid to dark purples looked pink or black on my phone and truer to color on the digital. It sounds funny writing it, but trust me, I was anything by amused while trying to take pictures!
The first polish today is from Kleancolor. It is # 140 'Pastel Purple'. This is, as the name implies, a soft, pretty, pastel purple creme. The formula is a little thick, but applies well. It is pictured here with 2 coats and a topcoat.
Next is from NYC, # 147 'Lexington Lilac'. This is a new polish that my little sister gave me for Christmas. I liked it when she gave it to me, but I loved it when I started swatching it for this post. This is a gorgeous, dusty mauve-y purple creme. The formula was awesome. It applied very thinly and evenly and dried to a glossy finish. Pictures are 2 coats with a topcoat.
The third polish is Sinful Colors # 1184 'Tempest'. This is another lilac creme polish, but it is a very purple lilac as opposed to the dusty, mauve effect of the NYC color. It has a good formula, applies very smoothly and dries to a nice glossy finish. It is pictured with 2 coats, no topcoat. I wanted to show off the natural finish of the polish.
Then we have # 72 'Purple'. This is a light purple with a shimmery finish. The first coat goes on a little sheer, but builds to nicely opaque in only 2 coats. It finishes looking slightly metallic, but doesn't show brush strokes. The picture is 2 coats, plus a topcoat.
Whew! You made it! I was really inspired doing all of these many purple polish swatches so on Friday, after you have seen them all, I will do a nail art featuring some of these colors! So, do you have a favorite so far? Or maybe there is a polish you are hoping to see in part 2? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you guys! That's all for now -- I'll see you Wednesday!