Thursday, 11 February 2010

Adorned Nails: KOH Purple Rain & Herôme W.I.C. Freetown


Yes, it’s purple yet again! However, to spice things up, I decided to do a colour inversion for two of my nails.


I’ve had KOH Purple Rain for quite a few months now. In the bottle, you can tell that it’s one shade lighter than KOH Purple Darkness. On the nails, it’s more difficult to tell the difference though.

For some reason, Purple Rain was easier to paint than with Purple Darkness. What you see in the images is with two coats. One may be enough, actually, if you can paint it evenly. With one coat, the purple is obvious. With two, it looks almost black.

The stamped design is from the Essence Nail Art Stampy Set: 01 Be Creative!, which is still the only stamping set that I own. For the stamping on the Purple Rain nails, I had to use an old, thick white nail polish that I have. It’s from the Bourjois French Manicure Kit.
L: In daylight
R: In daylight, in the shade


For the colour inversion, I used KOH’s sister brand, Herôme W.I.C. (World Inspired Colours). I bought Freetown last weekend and it is a pearly beige shade. Phew, this was a five-coater! I do like how it looks though. I used Purple Rain for the stamping and I’m pleased that the colour showed up well on the nails (although, I know, I know, my stamping skills could still be improved!).

Here are the products used:

L-R: KOH Purple Rain, Herôme W.I.C. Freetown, Bourjois French Manicure Blanc Raffiné, KOH Top Coat Bamboo

By the way, I promise it won't be another purple nail polish the next time!

34 comments:

Lily nail said...

nice manicure !!

susies1955 said...

So very pretty. Love it. Very creative.
Susie

Bea said...

This is nice. I love the nail polish color. I love purple! and i think you did a great job stamping your nails! :)

Babybubblz said...

beautiful! i love purple so i don't mind !

Naoko said...

I love it!! I see you've been practising with the stamping stuff. This design and the colors are so pretty!!

Linda Phuong Tran said...

beautiful, creative and just lovely!! i want xD. hehe. XX

patukiii said...

very pretty manicure!! u did a great job!
:)

kimber doll said...

Whoa, you're really talented with nails! I will have to try this Koh polish sometime... Keep these posts coming!

Thess said...

Mooi!

Ben je al zo ver dat je full nails wilt gaan stempelen?
Is echt wat voor jou.. =)

Golden said...

Your nails look so pretty! How I envy those who can do their own nails.

Lots of love,

aestheticcoo said...

So pretty! Purple is a great color:)

twinsouls888 said...

Woweeee soooo pretty ^_^. Very beautiful nails and soooo elegant looking. I love it girl !!

Before this month ends, I'm gonna buy a nail art stamping set yay and that's because I love your beautiful nails a lot, I'm copying it hehe^_^.

gildedangel said...

Very pretty!

Mz. More said...

Your nails look so pretty girlie. I have to get me one of those stamping kits!

Dina (XYYan) said...

love the color :)

Rhea said...

omg, its very creative, love it. so darn cute!

Starlight said...

I can't complain when it's purple! What a delicate stamp. So sweet!

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

So pretty! Makes me wanna sport alternate colors on my nails. It's going to happen. I have the Bourjois French Manicure too (surprise! ;))
Boy, I sure need those stamps! >.<
♥XX♥

R3Daily said...

This is so pretty. I like that the manicure is alternating colors yet still looks classic!

It's funny - I did alternating nails on mine too. It must be in the air!

witoxicity said...

@Lily nail
Thank you! :)

@susies1955
Oh, you're very kind. Thanks! :)

@Bea
Thank you. I love purple nail polishes too! :D

@Babybubblz
I've still got more purples lurking somewhere in my collection, so stay tuned! Heh heh!

@Naoko
Actually, I hadn't been practising since last week's first stamping effort. This was quite literally my second attempt! :D

@Linda
Aw, thank you, my dear! You should see about getting yourself some image plates too. :)

@patukiii
Thank you! :)

@kimber doll
Talent? Ha ha! You're too kind! I would put it all down to luck and practice. :D

@Thess
Oh, bedankt! Ha ha, zo ver ben ik nog niet hoor. Ik heb alleen deze stempel om mee te spelen, dus ik ben nog niet op de hoogte van alles! ;D

@Golden
I'm no expert myself. All it takes is practice, really. :)

@aestheticcoo
Thanks! Oh, I have a thing for purple nail polishes too! :D

@twinsouls888
Thank you, my dear. I'm so glad you like this.

Yay! I can't wait to see your works of art on your nails when you get your stamping kit! :D

@gildedangel
Thank you! :)

@Mz. More
Yes, I think you should get yourself a stamping kit. I'm sure you'll have fun with it! :D

@Dina
Do you mean the purple or the beige? ;) I love both.

@Rhea
Thank you! :D

@Starlight
Ah, another purple fan, eh? :D Yes, I too find this particular stamp image very sweet.

@Cynthia
I'm pleased you like this! Ha ha, the eternal Bourjois fan. I would have been shocked if you had said that you didn't have this French Manicure Set. ;D I look forward to seeing your manicures soon!

witoxicity said...

@R3Daily
Thank you! I've just had a look at your mani. It's so pretty with all the glitter! :)

bowsnhearts said...

Hey I really like Purple Rain! It looks darker than it is on the nails as compared to the colour in the bottle but I still love it!

I wish we can get that in Australia. :(

HAMMERxBAM said...

thats really cute! i love purple nails!

witoxicity said...

@bowsnhearts
Yeah, it does end up looking darker on the nails. I need to learn to do a good one-coater so that the purple would look, well, purple! :D

@HAMMERxBAM
I'm glad you like this. Purple is certainly a much loved nail colour! :)

KONADomania said...

Love this alternating look! have to try it myslf, great choice of colours<3

Your stamping is getting more and more better! Practice makes the master:) Well done!:*

witoxicity said...

@KONADomania
Thank you! I'll need to first get the hang of this stamping and soon, I hope to order a proper KONAD stamping kit. :)

Lavender said...

so nice! Your stamping skill is good now. I would like to suggest this site for you to see the konad plate, i kile 57, 35, 24, 31 and 69.

the site:]
http://www.konadusa.com/product/Idividual_item/ip.htm

Emilie Delance said...

oh this looks so cute! :D

witoxicity said...

@Lavender
I'm glad you like this. Thanks for the weblink and the image plate suggestions. I've had a look and they are all pretty! :)

@Emilie
Thanks! :D

Natalie Nguyen said...

Oh so pretty!!! Great job in the colour choices. I love the deep purple and of course neutrals LOL. I'm such a neutral kinda gal ;)

Gabriela said...

Pretty manicure. I love it!

witoxicity said...

@Natalie
Thank you so much! I'm pleased that you like the colour combination. Neutrals can also be charming on the nails. :)

@Gabriela
Thank you! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I loved how you did a color inversion on this! That purple is totally gorgeous. =D

witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
I'm so glad you like this one! :)