This Makeup Wars is a special one to my heart. It's for our favorite purple polish. As you know I love many things related to makeup and beauty, but purple nail polish is as close to an obsession for me as taupe eyeshadow. Another thing that I'm a little nutty for is alliteration. Pretty purple polish is my passion! I am positively preoccupied with procuring as much purple polish as possible! I even have a purple nails link in my tags....granted it is not as filled with purple pretties as I would like, but I'm not really a nail blogger. I have more purple polishes than shown here on this blog. I'm not sure why I don't write about them as much. Possibly because there are not that many words I know that start with the letter P? Of course, all nail polish posts don't need alliteration, but they certainly seem better when they have them.
So today, I bring you a recently acquired purple polish from a company called Color Club. Color Club has a considerably captivating collection of colors but finding where they are sold can be a conundrum. I have purchased most of my Color Club polishes from niche manufacturers like 8ty8beauty.com (where you only pay $3 per polish), but I believe you can procure them from some retail outlets of Sally Beauty Supply, the Color Club professional website, or on an occasional sale from Hautelook.com.
The prodigious purple polish is called Port-Folio. It has a blue purple base with a gorgeous green shift. I love me some duochromes!
Just look at the different colors you can get from just moving your hand. It's absolutely awe-inspiring how this purple polish will distract and dazzle the wearer.
While I do have a lot of purple polishes, the Color Club polish in Port-Folio is quite unique. While I like the overall look of the color changing abilities of this polish, Color Club nail polishes tend to dry down to a satin finish. Not matte, but not shiny either. I recommend using a top coat to keep that high shine going to make the duochrome stand out more. The formula is medium thin. It's not overly gloppy nor does it take several coats to become opaque. Shown in the pictures is two coats.
Do you NEED this? Does a fish need water, does a horse need hay, does a ....YES! Yes, you need it. Duh! Oh but be careful because I have about 13 other bloggers with pretty purple polish posts that may provoke a preposterous purchasing party, the likes of which you may never pull through. Or then again, you might prize your new found passion for purple polishes. If it's the latter, you can thank me. If it is the former, you can blame Jessika from Polish Insomniac.