Monday, December 6, 2021

Fresh Paint Purple & Pink

When I was in Michigan this past summer, I bought the only two Fresh Paint colors I came across that I didn't already have, despite both of them being undoubtedly close to things I already had. I blame nostalgia, since I miss being able to pop into a Five Below whenever I felt the urge. First there's this creme, Pretty in Purple, which does lean purple though one could argue the case for it being pink. Maybe it should have been called Pretty in Orchid? I used two coats for my swatch and that was plenty for full coverage.
 
Fresh Paint Pretty in Purple nail polish, a purpley-pink creme
 
Fresh Paint Pretty in Purple nail polish, a purpley-pink creme
The other Fresh Paint I got was a sheer-ish pink with pink and blue shimmer, Lookin' Like a Snack.
 
Fresh Paint Lookin' Like a Snack, a pink shimmer nail polish
This one said "topper" to me, so I layered it over Pretty in Purple. Top to bottom: Pretty in Purple alone, plus 1 coat of Lookin' Like a Snack, plus 2 coats, plus three coats.
 
Fresh Paint Pretty in Purple nail polish topped with Lookin' Like a Snack
 
Fresh Paint Pretty in Purple nail polish topped with Lookin' Like a Snack
My swatching notebook says I also layered Lookin' Like a Snack over some blue and purple cremes, but somehow I don't have any photos to prove it, so unless I get motivated to re-do them, you'll just have to take my word for it that layered over a darker purple base, Lookin' Like a Snack shows a duochrome-y shift. I don't know that I needed to add either of these to my collection, but they're decent polishes and it's not their fault I already have so many similar ones in my stash.