I’m really getting into purples lately. I like cooler blue-toned purples, but sometimes they look bad with my pale skin. But too-warm purples start overlapping in the burgundy/red area and can be sort of scary old ladyish. No that there’s anything wrong with being a scary old lady.
But I wanted a fresh purple….with micro glitter! I was thinking of holiday parties and doing something a little bit more original than red, while still being seasonal and festive. This purple is a little warm (made with more red than blue) and I added a blue microglitter to keep things interesting.
This was made with 2/3 Essie Jelly Apple, a medium red creme, and 1/3 OPI Dating A Royal, a lightish medium blue. Or at least it seems to be for me- it’s sort of like the same blue color as the signs at Exxon Mobil stations. I then added a few drops of white to make it a little lighter.
And then, of course, the glitter. I added in about 10 drops of OPI DS Royal, which is a purplish jelly with blue holographic microglitter. It’s slightly sheerer than the other Designer Series I’ve seen. A nice color all by itself, but I just wanted a hint of blue glitter for this one.
I’ll be doing some Christmas nail art soon- my polishes will be the last thing I pack for my upcoming move. Next up: candy stripes, like my Autumnal Stripes, but for Christmas.