Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know I’ve been judging a local nail art competition for Glamore Cosmetics along with Ordinary Misfit and Samantha. What an honour! While discussing the competition I suggested to Gael (the owner of Glamore), that she might upload some swatches of the polishes she is selling onto her website to give buyers a better idea of what the polishes would look like on the nail. Gael has asked the judges to swatch a few polishes for her to upload to their site. I was so excited! Today I have a metallic polish from the Omega range to show you.
Purple Rain is a dark purple polish with a metallic finish. Shown above is 3 coats over a base coat and no top coat. When I tested this polish on my nail wheel I was a bit worried that it would be very sheer and the formula is a bit thin, so I thought I would flood my cuticles when I painted it. When I painted it on my nail, however, I didn’t have any problems. I didn’t flood one cuticle! This polish is quite sheer on the first coat, but builds beautifully and is perfectly opaque in 3 coats. As you can see it dries to a beautiful shiny finish. Rumour has it that the Omega polishes are also great for watermarbling, which I will need to keep in mind the next time I attempt it!
I know I promised you guys that I would do some “traditional” Valentine’s Day nail art, but that kind of fell by the wayside when I received these polishes to swatch. I do have something else that I’ll be doing on the blog which I’m rather excited about, but you’ll have to wait and see 😉 The art I chose to do was inspired by a mani that Ordinary Misfit did for Valentine’s Day this year. You can see her post here. Mine was supposed to be a copy of hers in different colours, but it kind of went awry. I’ll explain after the pics 😉
I started off with my usual Tip Top base coat and then painted 3 coats of Purple Rain for the swatches above. I tried to use tape guides to do the ruffian since I was technically doing it the “wrong way” around. Normally I would have started with the white base and filled in the purple, but since I was doing the swatches anyway I figured I would do it this way around. The guides just didn’t work for me so I freehanded the white bits with Sinful Colors Snow Me White and a striping brush. I let that dry and stamped on all my nails except my ring with the top image of PUEEN 43 and the ring with the bottom image. I used Snow Me White for the stamping as well. The freehanded white spaces looked extremely stark and made me want to take the mani off. I thought it might help if I fill it in with something, so I used Tip Top Purple Reign and a dotting tool to add the dots into the white and it transformed the entire mani. I loved it! I sealed everything in with Seche Vite.
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What do you think of this polish and my failed attempt of ruffians?
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