Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 6: Violet


Summer Challenge Day 6: Violet

I had actually been looking forward to violet, because purple is my favourite colour nail polish. Then I realized that violet and purple aren’t the same colours… Damn!

So I thought I’d make this mani a little bit festive. I wanted to try out Kleancolor’s “Sparkle Purple”, which is a clear base with violet and purple glitters. I decided to layer it over another polish, since I could see it would take quite a lot of layers to make it opaque, and Kleancolor isn’t exactly known for making quick dry polishes!

So I applied two coats of Hot Makeup’s “Purple Rain Drops”. I thought it was a metallic kind of polish, but it turned out to be a jelly. Ugh! Anyway – it was “only underwear”, so I thought it would be alright.

Two coats, no top coat:


Then for the glitter. I applied two coats of “Sparkle Purple” and waited what seemed like forever. I even applied a couple of drops of Essence “Nail Art express dry drops”, but little did it help. After an hour it still wasn’t dry. Ah well.

Here is two coats of “Sparkle Purple” over two coats of “Purple Rain Drops”.


I am so disappointed over this mani, and I hate being disappointed over glitters. But it’s so not what I had in mind.

So please be gentle when you comment!

You should check out these other Danish girls’ blogs to see what they came up with for violet nails:


Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel - for black and white nails!

22 comments:

  1. I don't quite see how you can be disappointed, I like the finished result.
    But I agree Purple Rain Drops isn't very interesting in itself..

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    1. Thank you :)
      First of all I was disappointed in how I could misjudge a polish that much. I was so sure it was metallic, so imagine my surprise after the first coat O_o
      And I had expected more sparkles from Sparkle Purple, really.

      Drying time was a killer. Way too long for my patience, LOL!

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  2. Purple Rain Drops is pretty, but nothing special. Sparkle Purple looks very very pretty and in my opinion there is really anything to be dissapointed about!

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    1. Thank you so much. I think Purple Rain Drops needs to disappear from my collection, one way or the other! :D

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  3. Hm, maybe not the best mani I've seen. But definitly not bad!

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    1. Thanks. They can't all be equally good :)

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  4. This looks sparkly and pretty. I love kleancolors, but I cant believe how long they take to dry. They still dent the next day.

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    1. I really love their polishes too, especially as toppers, since that actually has a chance to dry :)

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  5. Jeg synes nu det ser super fint ud!!
    Hvor køber du dine Kleancolor henne?

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    1. Tak skal du ha'!
      Jeg har købt dem på Beautyjoint.com :)

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  6. It might not be what you wanted, but it is a stunning glitter! :)

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    1. I'm my own worst critic, I know that. Thanks! :)

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  7. I like how this combo looks (sorry about the drying time)

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    1. Thank you - and yes, drying time is a real killer. I get so bored from waiting :D

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  8. Can't believe how long it took to dry! the glitter topcoat does add something extra to it. I quite like the colour combination with the two though x

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    1. Thanks. I don't know why they take so long to dry! It's hard enough for me to stay away from dents with polishes with normal drying time :D

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  9. Wait--violet and purple aren't the same color? I use them interchangeably.

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    1. You get two different colour scemes if you google the two. But what do I know :)

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  10. I like this combo a lot! Beautiful!! ^.^

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    1. Thanks. I wish I had done something more with it :)

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