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A few months ago, I did a Cherry Culture haul post where I revealed my Santa Claus sack-sized loot. L.A. Girl Rock Star Punk was the polish from that haul that I was the most excited about. In the bottle, it looks like a blue and purple duochrome. Blue and purple? My fave colors! How could I not be overwhelmed with joy when I finally got a bottle of it in my hands.
I kind of set myself up for disappointment on this one. The color is pretty. I would describe it as a midnight blue with stars, but the duochrome-y effect is very subtle. It’s a blue dominate color that I would otherwise love. But I was expecting the purple to be more apparent! I took lots and lots of pictures to capture the purple, but it’s really hard.
L.A. Girl Rock Star Punk Swatches & Pictures
*~*3 Coats with Top Coat in Natural Light *~*
*~*3 Coats with Top Coat in Artificial Light *~*
*~*3 Coats with Top Coat in Flash *~*
- Mega shine
- Sparkling glitter
- Dramatic & edgy
- Name: L.A. Girl Rock Star Punk
- Amount: 0.47fl oz or 14ml
- What I Paid: $2.80 USD
- Price Per Unit: $5.96/fl oz or $0.2ml
- Other LA Girl Rock Star Colors Available: Live on Stage, Double Platinum, Crowd Surfing, Supernova, Overdose, Electric Guitar, Backstage, Scandal, Paparazzi, Headbanging, Addict, Groupie, Heavy Metal, Party Animal, Rock Star
- Where to Buy: LA Girl website, Cherry Culture, some nail salons, some Forever 21 stores
LA Girl Punk Review
If you told me that LA Girl is just a pretty blue, I would absolutely love it. It’s a gorgeous dark navy blue with these tiny glassy-flecky-like particles that rebounds the light. So pretty! If you’re in good lighting, the blue lightens up and you can really see the depths of the polish with the particles. In dim lighting though, you mostly get a dark navy.
And if you’re lucky and catch the right light, you’ll also see a deep violet glowing from within. But I don’t see this often. I’d really have to look. It might be because the purple and blue are so dark and similar that you can’t really see the contrast when the color shifts.
The 1st coat of L.A. Girl Punk goes on sheer. Where the polish gathers around the brush, it’s darker like water paint. It’s uneven and blotchy. But I paid it no mind since it’s the first coat.
The 2nd coat gives you more intensity in terms of the color and the particles. I could still see the nail, so I added a 3rd coat. The color you see in the swatches is with 3 coats, and I don’t think it’ll intensify even more with another coat.
Consistency & Application
LA Girl Rock Star Punk applies like a normal polish. The formula isn’t goopy or gunky so it goes on smoothly without a worry. It’s also not so liquidy that it spreads all over the nail. As I mentioned, the 1st coat doesn’t look even, but the 2nd and 3rd coats will even out the color.
Love how smooth and shiny LA Girl RockStar Punk is when it dries! But if you want to increase the beauty of the glass flecks even more, I’d add a glossy top coat. It’ll magnify the results.
L.A. Girl RockStar Punk is big-3 free, so you can feel safe wearing this on your nails!
Click on my Cherry Culture haul post to see all the other items I got!
Final Verdict: 8/10
This collection came out a few years ago, and I think it’s staying around because the colors are pretty and the names are fun! I just wish that you can see more purple from Punk!
What do you think of this blue/purple color? Do you own any LA Girl Rock Star nail polishes?