Sunday, October 6, 2013

Coco Allure ~ Purple Lagoon


Coco Allure ~ Purple Lagoon
Purple sheer jelly base with purple flakies and blue glitters

Coco Allure is new to me – but I always welcome new pretties in my stash. 

Purple Lagoon is a jelly, and a sheer one, so it requires quite a lot of coats to reach full opacity. I decided to layer it! I layered it over an old Essence, “Passion for Fashion”, which is a lovely purple crème. I’ll show you what that looks like alone at the end of this post.

I applied a layer of Purple Lagoon over the purple base, and man, that’s a pretty polish! Let me show you what it looked like after the first coat:


I wanted a bit more though, so I applied a second coat of Purple Lagoon. Mmm, now it’s perfect! I love the shimmer, the flakies and the subtle blue glitters! Take a look; two coats over a purple base:


This polish is really special! The purple shimmer reminds me a little bit of “Fantasy Fire”.


There isn’t any topcoat on these pictures by the way. It dries up completely flat and shiny, so it wasn’t really necessary imo.


I promised to show you the base colour on its own. Here’s two coats of Essence “Passion for Fashion”. It’s a really nice purple, it applies easily, dries fast and is really cheap. I don’t have anything negative to say about this polish:


The verdict? I had hoped that this would have worked on its own so I didn’t have to layer it. But now that I’ve actually seen it (layered) on my nails, I must say that I am willing to forgive that fact. I love the blue (iridescent?) glitters; they make the polish really special. That’s what I think anyway – but what do you think?


Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: Yes

8 comments:

  1. Both colors are very pretty and the Essence is perfect for under wear here :)

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    1. Thank you, I think so too! :) It's also nice to get to use some of the basic colours again :)

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  2. Wow, it looks gorgeous. I love purple and this is really beautiful. A good combo. :-)

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    1. Thank you - I really like this pair too :)

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  3. Stunning purple manicure! I have Passion For Fashion too :)

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    1. I think I've actually seen Passion for Fashion on your blog :) Thanks! :)

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