Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wheel E5: Red Violet Shimmers

Today for Nail Wheel Wednesday I have warm purple shimmers. If I had to pick a season for this wheel, I'd go with spring, but I didn't want to wait until then to post it.

1. Claire's unlabelled (3 coats) [I bought this for the bottle, but the polish turned out to be quite pretty]
2. Essie Baby Cakes (3)
3. L'Oreal Ceramide Resist 600 (3) [I like the bottle, not so keen on the brushstrokes]
4. Essence Blossoms etc. Bloom-a-Loom (2)
5. Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Loyal Lavender (3)
6. Savvy Femme Couture Purple Potion (4)
7. Pure Ice Busted (4)
8. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Violet Sparks (3)
9. Maybelline Colorama Purple Party (3)
10. Cover Girl NailSlicks Grape Ice (2)
11. CQ Silver Violet (3)
12. Sally Hansen New Lengths Ceramics Divine Purple (2)
13. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lively Lilac (2)
14. Cover Girl Boundless Color Luxe Lilac (3)
15. H & M Just a Fling (2)
16. Zoya Zara (3) [so glowy, with the coppery shimmer]
17. Misa Denim & Lace (3) [I know denim is not a color but that doesn't stop me from thinking "blue" when I see the word]
18. Essence Colour & Go Go Wild (2) [Zara's older sister]
19. Revlon Grape Icy (3)
20. Revlon Top Speed Violet (2)

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:

11 through 15:

16 through 20:


  1. Wow, Zoya Zara instantly stood out to me! Might be time for me to invest in some Zoya polishes finally, lol!

  2. These are really nice i like 1 - 5 because I tend to stay away from darker purples (:

  3. My fave color right now!! I am in search of a dark grey pearlescent polish, any suggestions??

  4. I love these swatch posts and I love comparison posts. I saw some colors that I had and many I did not. And some I really wanted. Thanks for the wonderful post!

  5. So many pretty violet shimmers, good for spring of course, but I like them all year round :)

  6. Drooool, I just can't get enough of your swatch wheel posts!

  7. love them all, but prefer the darker shades, from #10 up :D

  8. I'm taking it that this is one of your favourite nail wheels?

    1. mrsrexy, one of my favorites, yes. :) I have many favorites, as you can probably imagine.


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