Part 3 consists purely of purples which happens to be one of my favourite nail colours…who would have thought!
The Crackle: China Glaze Fault Line
I’ve not really bought into the crackle trend in a big way but Fault Line really won me over. The only shimmer crackle in China Glaze’s first crackle collection, it really set itself apart for me because it almost perfectly matched China Glaze Coconut Kiss (which happens to be my favourite purple ever) meaning I can wear it without having to have crackle on every nail. Here it is over OPI Alpine Snow and Inglot 204 (not that you can see it in these photos).
The Micro Flaky: Revlon Grape Fizz
This is another recent acquisition that I haven’t swatched on here before. The scented fizz range came out quite a while ago in America but has only just hit the shelves here in Aus. Grape Fizz is a sheer polish loaded with purple flakies that shimmer pink and blue too. The only disadvantage is the sickly sweet scent that takes a good day to wear off. I’ve layered it here over China Glaze Spontaneous because it’s so sheer.
The Shimmer: OPI Grape…Set…Match
I waxed lyrical about this polish forever when I got it. Like OPI Ink’s lighter little sister, it’s a beautiful duochrome purple-pink shimmer with some subtle gold at extreme angles. I’d forgotten just how fabulous this one is until I put it on. This would probably be runner up if I was putting these in order. This swatch is 3 coats of GSM because it does tend towards slight bald patches.
Tomorrow I will reveal what I consider to be my number one polish of 2011 and tell you why it beat Grape Set Match to the top spot.