After publishing My Top 5 Favourite Greens post, I got some requests to do My Top 5 Favourite Purples.
Took me long enough, but I finally did it. No, I didn’t forget, but sometimes I get bitten by the Procrastination Bug.
Don’t believe me? Here, I’ll show you the bite marks. Okay, maybe I won’t…
Purple polish was my first love before I fell in lust with greens. For a long time, the majority of my collection was purple. Now I think if there was a tug-of-war, there’d be a tie between purple and green.
So, without further ado, here are my purple picks out of the ones I’ve shown you on Swatch And Learn!
Excuse me. I. Must. Catch. My. Breath. Wild At Heart by Color Club makes me pant and my heart race. Perhaps this is a psychedelic heart attack in a bottle!
What’s not to love about a rich purple that has so much holographic goodness, the fairies’ pixie dust looks like sand in comparison?
Not only does it show off pretty much all the colours of the rainbow, but the pigmentation is siiiiiiicccckkk! (Okay, I never use descriptions like ‘sick’ to mean ‘amazing’, but that’s what this polish does to me. My vocabulary has morphed. My tongue is tied. My eyeballs are bulging out. Yup, I’m a beautiful specimen right now. Adriana Lima, watch out for me!)
And do you want to know another incredible thing about this polish? Yes, Ron Popeil, there’s more! Wild At Heart is one of the least expensive holographic polishes on the market! Affordable and a looker? “Baby, are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see!” Come home with me!
(See full details in my Color Club Wild At Heart swatches & review post!)
Stance by llamasqua is a fun-loving purple that reminds me of summer and doing cartwheels in a field, for some reason…even though it’s not green.
It’s a happy shade, and when you paint your nails with it, you’ll be smiling because the formula is incredible! It seems to paint itself and it self-levels, so your manicure looks great even if you’re rushing faster than a ferret on speed!
Without a top coat, the finish is dull, but once you put on a top coat, it seems to become even shinier than a normal polish with a top coat! It’s as shiny as a jelly polish!
It’ll make you constantly stare at your nails more than you probably should. Be careful when crossing the street – looks both ways.
(See full details in my Ilamasqua Stance swatches & review post!)
* This polish was provided by PR.
When I want a dark, sexy, devilish purple that’s like a bad boy on a motorcycle telling me to hop on the back, I reach for Yasmeen by Zoya.
Not only is the formula smooth and easy to apply, but the result is always stunning. I get a lot of compliments on this shade whenever I wear it, and I enjoy looking at the shimmer come out more in the sunlight and then take a backseat in dimmer light.
It’s one of those polishes that’s full of life!
(See full details in my Zoya Yasmeen swatches & review post!)
I’m not usually crazy about pastels, but this one is punchier than an anemic pastel. Yet it has the same soft look as one.
In the bottle, this polish does nothing for me. In fact, I bought it just to try out a purple like that, since up to that point, I hadn’t worn anything like it.
Let me tell you – I was blown to kingdom come when I put this on. It made my nails look very ladylike, which I’m not used to. Since I tend to wear flashy and bold colours, this softer look was very refreshing. I always feel classy with this shade…and I suppose it’s funny since a pastel purple isn’t usually associated with being classy!
(See full details in my OPI Do You Lilac It? swatches & review post!)
Last, but certainly not least, is Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together. It was gorgeous in the bottle, but I loved it more on the nail.
It’s a muted purple with golden shimmer that dances on your nails in the same vein as snow twinkles when sunlight shines on it.
This looks like magic.
Even though the formula was sheer and you need to wear multiple coats for full coverage, the effort is well worth the results.
(See full details in my Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together swatches & review post!)
* This polish was provided by PR.
So there you have it! It was soooooo difficult to narrow it down to just 5 purple polishes, but I’m very content with my choices.
Which of these purple polishes do you like the best? What are your top 5 favourite purples? What colour would you like me to do next?
Other Top 5 Favourite Posts:
- My Top 5 Favourite Greens
- More to come!