Monday, June 24, 2013

Lovely Lilacs In Gion

I haven't shown you a purple mani last week, so it's about time :-)

As base color I used Catrice Dance In Gion (Neo Geisha Limited Edition), a purple polish with a subtle pink shimmer. As always, my purple-hating shows it a little too blue. Please imagine it more purple than my pictures show. Dancing In Gion was a little sheer, I used three medium coats for opacity.

Then I added one coat of Darling Diva Polish Lovely Lilacs, "a clear base with micro green sparkles, different sized and colored purple glitters, rose glitters, some green glitters, white glitters, and iridescent glitters. I tried to pay homage to the lovely lilac bushes blooming:)"
(Source: Darling Diva Polish)

The clear base is also filled with a strong blue shimmer that gives it a gorgeous look over a dark base (I'm sure it looks awesome over a light base, too). Working with Lovely Lilaks wasn't too easy, though. The base is a little thin for my liking (I prefer my glitter bases thicker), so spreading the glitters without them sliding off to the sides took some work. But the outcome makes up for it' I'd say. I finished with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.

Lovely Lilacs is no longer available, but there are a lot of other gorgeous Darling Diva Polishes to be found on Etsy, at Mei Mei Signatures and at Llarowe.


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