Tonight I have something a lil different to share with you! I admit I may have a slight fondness for purple neon polish. It's not quite an obsession as I only have 5! Five is the perfect number to do a comparison mani & show you that not all purple neons are the same.
Tonight's line up: Santee Power Play, American Apparel Neon Violet, Ruby Kisses Electric Purple, Nina Pro Punky Purple & Orly Purple Crush. In the bottle the Santee, American Apparel & Nina Pro look very similar. The Ruby Kisses & Orly look more fuschia & magenta.
Sorry for 'the claw', it was the easiest way to show all 5 nails at once without giving myself a cramp. On the nail they aren't much different than they are in the bottle. This is 2 coats of each polish by finger: pinky ~ Power Play; ring ~ Neon Violet; middle ~ Electric Purple; index ~ Punky Purple; thumb ~ Purple Crush. Most went on rather well, except for Neon Violet. That polish has one of those skinny brushes & a runny formula, making good coverage difficult & cuticle flooding easy. All could have used a 3rd coat for full opacity tho 2 is doable. If you have the Santee, American Apparel or Nina Pro version of this fav color of mine, you don't really need the other 2. (Since when is polish collecting about need? LMBBOLOL) The Ruby Kisses & Orly are different enuf from the other 3 & each other that I'm glad to have them. (Who ever at the Orly home office thot this polish looked like a purple anything needs their eyes examined! That one is definitely a pink, not a purple.) Now what? Well, I couldn't just leave my nails like this, now could I? Maybe? Nah!
To finish this mani off I added 2 coats of Wet N' Wild Take the Stage from the Fergie line & a coat of Seche Vite. This isn't the most spectacular fuschia glitter I have or have ever seen (the pic makes it look more purple) but the medium size chunky silver hexes add interest & the color worked for all 5 neons & made them look enuf alike that I can live with this mani for a day or two. I was going to add a silver French tip, but I'm enjoying the purple sparklies & (gasp!) decided this was good enuf.
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