Today I wanted a dirty dark blue sort of color. It’s a stormy day in Tokyo and the pastels just didn’t seem to fit with the day. But I also wanted to do a little bit of layering in the evening with a frustratingly sheer yet beautiful polish I picked up at the 100 yen store.
First, here’s the dirty dark blue, made with my trusty Orly Star Of Bombay, a deep blue with no red whatsoever in it. A lot of dark blues look the same, but this is one of the very few I’ve found with no warm or red tones in it. I realized that the result is very similar to the uniforms This is 8 parts SOB with 2 parts white creme.
Above: with flash. Below, no flash, indoor lighting (and a pinkie smudge!)
But the real star of the show was a microglitter fuschia with blue and purple shimmer in it that I picked up at the 100 yen store, so it was about $1US. I really liked the color but it was sheer even at four coats. Boo!!!! So I decided it would become a topcoat instead.
Here’s the end result:
Aah, a deep purple that doesn’t look black…finally! It’s a rich, velvety color that’s distinctly purple even in low light.