So, I picked up NARS’s Purple Rain over the weekend, I had a gift card from Sephora, so this was a bit of an unplanned purchase. I’ve never had a NARS polish before, I usually stick to Lippmann/Butter/China Glaze.
I used Seche’s Ridge Filler as my base, and Seche’s Quick Dry as my top coat.
The application of this polish was great- smooth, not gloopy or thick, yet not so thin that I was annoyed. Two was sufficient to hide visible nail line on all but one or two of my nails, so I went for three.
It has a great rich deep purple colour, a royal purple, which I like quite a lot. Usually richer colours tend towards black, or don’t come off as “true” colours in some way, but this was definitely a purple. Here’s a picture of my nails (don’t mind the slight wear at the tip):
The polish did wear pretty well- I applied it on Sunday, and its now Wed. evening, and only one nail is really chipping. I’m sure the removal will be easy as it’s a smooth polish. It was pretty low smell, as all high end polishes are.
Overall, I think this polish filled a gap in my collection, as I didn’t have any deep purples, so I’m quite happy.
My order from nailpolishcanada.com arrived today. As per their usual, the time between order/shipping/arrival was speedy, and their customer service is great- look at this cute candy cane they included (though it’s broken, I blame Canada Post, not nailpolishcanada)
So, here is a picture of all my new polishes. From left to right:
- It’s a Trap-eze by China Glaze
- Whirled Away by China Glaze
- Def Defying by China Glaze
- Fiddlesticks by Butter London