Well this is definitely a hard one to capture on film, its not 'just a purple' its actually a bit more complex than that. If I look really closely in direct sunlight, I can actually see tiny particles of colour which make up the overall predominant purple. I can see both red and blue in the mix, and this has a subtle shift depending on the light. Sometimes it looks like a red based purple, as it does in the sunlight pic, but in the shade it takes on a darker blue based purple hue. Its a really interesting polish with a glowy look and depth to it, and I don't think I have anything quite like it. The pics are only two coats, although I usually go for three it is quite a saturated colour so I stopped at two. The coverage was a little patchy on the first coat but evened out nicely on the second and the brush made application easy. The only bugbear I have is it has a longer drying time than I would have liked, even with OPI rapid dry top coat. It is worth it for the jewelled purple colour it bestows on your nails though, and as a purple lover of course I love it, but it is really is an enchanting colour that you just have to see in reality to appreciate it fully. On with the pics!
|Sunlight, look at that shimmer! Red based purple right?
|Natural daylight, deeper blue based purple now!