Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wheel I4: Purple Shimmers

I wasn't sure this post should be called "purple shimmers". Most of the polishes on this wheel are that, sure, but there are some that are very nearly blue and some that are so dark they might as well be black.

(all two coats, no topcoat, except as noted below)

1. China Glaze Grape Juice
2. China Glaze C-C-Courage
3. Sally Hansen Salon Arabian Night [so glad I rescued this from the pile of things I was getting rid of just before my polish passion rekindled]
4. Butter London Marrow
5. franken in a Nail Bright bottle [I wish I'd put a label on the bottle about who gave this to me; now I can't find it on my big swap spreadsheet]
6. CHI Passionate Kiss (3 coats)
7. Icing I Married Blue
8. Wet 'n' Wild FastDry Sea Witch
9. Jesse's Girl Blue Moon
10. P2 Rebel
11. Studio M Electronica
12. Sally Girl 812002 (3) [apparently this is called LOL]
13. Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Spark
14. Confetti Pop the Cork Purple
15. China Glaze First Class Ticket
16. Ulta After Hours
17. Joe Fresh Ink
18. Sally Hansen Salon Fashion Forward
19. Chelly 116
20. Maybelline Express Finish Pretty in Purple

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:

11 through 15:

15 through 20:

I'm not happy with the quality of the detail shots on this wheel; I'm guessing I was rushing both during the painting as well as the photography, as I see some scratches/brush marks on some of the tips that wouldn't be there if I was paying attention. I'd like to redo them, but if I started down that road, I'd likely never finish this wheel swatching project.


  1. SO many beauties - I don't know where to begin and where to end!!

  2. #9 Jesse's Girl Blue Moon is my absolute hands down favorite on this one. Simply fabulous!

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  4. wow...that's a lot of purple shimmers! 10-20 seem veryyyy similar in colour!

  5. My favourites are 9. Jesse's Girl Blue Moon and 20. Maybelline Express Finish Pretty in Purple :-)

  6. I confirm I love Grape Juice by CG!
    Yep some look very much like blue or wonder it's hard to photograph purples!

  7. Grape Juice and CC Courage are my favourite!! I love the glitters in them!!


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