Friday, August 6, 2010

Purple Plus Flakies Equals Goodness

Remember the other day when I said I'd passed on the cremes in the Revlon Just Add Sparkle display? Well, that didn't last. I was consumed by the idea that the purple creme, Rock, might be different than any of the purple cremes I already have, and I just wasn't happy with the idea that I might be missing something in the purple arena. So I went and got Rock. I've managed to continue holding out on the other cremes, but I'm not making any promises. I'm fairly confident I can resist the black, as Wet 'n' Wild meets my needs in that area quite nicely, but not as sure about the gray/grey and red, especially if I find a good sale. Time will tell.

So I brought Rock home and slapped a few coats on a nail wheel, which I then held up next to my purple cremes wheel to decide which polishes to swatch it with and settled on China Glaze Grape Pop and Orly Charged Up.

Purple cremes

I think these are near-identical triplets. Even a crazy purple lover such as me probably doesn't need all three.

Purple cremes
Top to bottom: Rock, Grape Pop, Rock, Charged Up.


Purple cremes
Top to bottom: Grape Pop, Rock, Charged Up.


Charged Up looks a touch brighter than the other two in these pictures, but I think that's just the lighting (see the difference between my index and ring fingers in the first pic, and those are both the same polish, same number of coats; I think maybe I need a more reflective surface at the top of my lightbox to balance things out a bit, but this isn't a photography blog so I'll stop nattering on about that).

I thought these purples would make a great base for the the Glam Nails Larissa that shortnails had asked for a swatch of, so I layered that on top, putting one coat of Larissa on my index and middle finger and two coats on my ring and pinky. Just look at the loveliness that resulted:

Glam Nails

Glam Nails

Glam Nails

The flakies are similarly colored to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and GOSH Rainbow, but the purple base sets the Glam Nails apart from those two.

11 comments:

  1. Larissa is an awesome flakie- I got a few backups because the bottles are so tiny ^^

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  2. That's goodness indeed! Gorgeous purple as well :)

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  3. Can't believe how close all three are! The flakies are so irresistible!

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  4. thank you so much for the swatch. It reminds me of hidden treasure + Nfu-Oh 51 having a kid.

    I will have to get my hands on glam nails for sure now.

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  5. Purple and flakies? It could NEVER go wrong! ^.^

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  6. I love colors :D
    My favorite color is purple :P

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  7. ohhh soo pretty! And it's a great idea to put the Larissa over a purple - I think I will try that soon, too! Thanks for sharing (:

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