Category Archives: Purples

Pigment Purples

Going through the pigment stash has been a lot of fun! I collect purples: lipstick, polish, pigments…but I hardly ever wear it. I have a drawer full of purple lipsticks that I’ve bought but never wear, since they make me … Continue reading

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Frankening With Iridescent Pigments and Glitter

Today I have some polish + iridescent pigment frankens to show you. These pigments have a whitish base with a certain color flash in the correct light. ¬†They’re sometimes called “aurora” or “interference pigments.” Many of these iridescent pigments look … Continue reading

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Cosmic Purple

It was a gorgeous fall day in Tokyo that felt more like September than December. Beautiful blue sky, red maple leaves, crispy wind…it was just lovely. But it sort of made me feel more autumnal than Christmassy! I know, I … Continue reading

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Zoya Roxy Re-Do

I often play with colors that I don’t really like, trying to improve them a bit. I buy most of my polishes online, so sometimes I get surprised. I look at swatches before I buy, but sometimes things just don’t … Continue reading

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Purple Velvet Shimmer

Hello everyone! Today is kind of a rainy Saturday- boo! But I’ve got some fun nail ideas to make for later, so at least I don’t have to feel guilty about staying inside and painting. Today’s mani was made with … Continue reading

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OPI Ink Redux

Life is almost back to normal here in Tokyo, except for power cuts, stores being dark, and a cutback on subway service. So it’s time to get back on the glitter wagon! I chose purple for today. For some reason … Continue reading

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Wild Grape-Steria

Here’s my first half-and-half franken for you! Both the colors are winners on their own, but they are also fabulous combined. The first color is Orly Wild Wisteria, a deep true purple creme. It’s not so dark it looks black … Continue reading

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Oedo Line Fuschia

The Oedo (oh-eh-dough) Line is one I use regularly and it’s one of the newer ones in Tokyo, so it’s really far underground. In some places, it’s 7 stories below. The escalators are massive. From the subway platform to the … Continue reading

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Purple Butterfly

I’ve been doing a little wear-testing on some of my art nails to see how long they last and under what conditions.¬† So far, so good! The butterflies are made of a clay cane which can be sliced with a … Continue reading

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Lavender Rose

I’ve been using that bottle of China Glaze Mr. and Mrs, but I’ve had enought of the lavender for a while after this one. This is the very sheer Mr. and Mrs. with white pearl pigment and metallic purple eyeshadow. … Continue reading

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