Sunday, 16 May 2010

Adorned Nails: KOH Purplelicious



I believe it’s time for another purple, ladies. Purplelicious has been lying patiently in my drawer, waiting for its turn in the limelight. I bought this when I got KOH Jewel, so yeah, it’s been quuuite a while.

At first sight, Purplelicious is an outright simple medium purple with a crème finish. No question about it. However, once on the nails with at least two coats, it starts to show its blue characteristics. Purplelicious is what I would interpret as electric indigo. Blue weighs heavily here.

I will spare you the details but suffice to say that the blue situation escalated in front of the camera. I was driven up the wall, figuratively and literally! So, there is no ambient photo setting this time around, I’m afraid. You see, it came down to either a blue nail polish called Purplelicious in an ambient setting, or a purple nail polish called Purplelicious against a dull white wall. Hmph!


Because of issues with the blue-ness on camera, the sequencing of my nail polish coats are off here. The two photos above with just the nail polish are actually with three coats of Purplelicious (I painted a thick third coat over my stamping). The images of my nails with stamping below are with two coats of Purplelicious. Even though it may seem like it, all these photos were not taken with flash photography.

Stamping was done with the Fauxnad image plate B33 from Chez Delaney and SpaRitual’s Hope Springs Eternal, and then topped off with KOH Top Coat Bamboo. Subtle, just the way I like it.




So, what do you think of this capricious delicious Purplelicious? Ah, sorry, I just couldn't resist the rhyming......

33 comments:

London's-beauty said...

I think it looks good. And the image plate looks really good too. It gives a nice finishing touch to your nails :)

sunniipinky said...

Your nails look so gorgeous! (the shape itself first of all :D) & the color is really rich, I like it. I actually didn't really like purple all that much when I was younger but I'm definitely appreciating the rich color. :) Looks great! I love how you're always finishing your nails with subtle but very fitting and nice images~

Linda Phuong Tran said...

This looks so pretty! I'm so jealous of how you always apply polish so neatly and accurately ^_^ . XO

susies1955 said...

That is one gorgeous color and I 'LOVE' the fauxnading. :)
Susie

The aforesaid Sweet said...

I really like this pattern !

jellynat said...

Absolutely stunning color! Who wouldn't love a beautiful pueple? Is Koh a dutch brand?

I adore your nail shape by the way, my lady. Short, feminine and elegant. :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Purple looks really great on you! On me? Notsomuch. =(

Dina (XYYan) said...

The shade is so pretty! I need a purple nail polish too :D

Caramel Diva said...

very pretty!

tris1978ton said...

Love that purple color. Very powerful look. And the decoration is a great way to soften it up.

Emilie Delance said...

i love it! and looks really good with the stamping :D

polishsis said...

LOL@ ..either a blue polish called purplelicious... :-D
I recently found out that the background can change the colour of your polish in the picture. Yes, sometimes I'm al bit slow.

This purple looks amazing!!!

Witoxicity said...

@London's-beauty
Thank you! I'm glad you like this. :)

@sunniipinky
Thanks, my dear. I haven't always been a fan of purples either, but somehow, on nails, purples have a certain overpowering charm!

@Linda
Thanks! The trick is really in the clean-up. :)

@susies1955
Thank you, Susie!

@The aforesaid Sweet
It's a simple sweet pattern, isn't it? :)

@jellynat
I know! Purples are just so irresistible, especially on nails! Yes, KOH is a Dutch brand.

Aah, my nails are short not quite by choice. Everytime they grow to a certain length, they start to give me problems and then, I'd have to trim them down! :P

@Shop N' Chomp
Surely not! It could only be because your eyes are not used to seeing purple on your nails. I'm sure it would look great, if only you would give it a chance. :)

@Dina
Heh heh! Go get one! You'll love it. :)

@Caramel Diva
Thanks! :)

@tris1978ton
Yeah, the stamping does help to tone down the purpleness. :)

@Emilie
Thanks, Emilie! :D

@polishsis
Ha ha! Just imagine how silly I would look if I showed you ladies a "blue" nail polish and insisted that it was called Purplelicious! :D Well, Purplelicious sure required lots of perseverance!

Brooke said...

That purple is STUNNING and I love the design you made!!!

Cynthia Z said...

I am so into this nail shade atm.. looked for a similar one from Bourjois..but not available here yet. Oh, I like the rhyming :). I think the delicious Purplelicious looks precious...hehe.. Oh no! XD

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@Brooke
Thanks, Brooke! :)

@Cynthia
Heh heh! Cute! So, I'm not the only one tempted to rhyme! :D I hope you'll find a purple like this. Perhaps you could try Inglot?

Natalie Nguyen said...

Not taken with flash?! Really?! Wow. The colour is amazing~

Witoxicity said...

@Natalie
No, no flash. These were taken with exposure that was slightly longer than normal. :)

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

This is one pretty purple creme. You captured it so nicely too!
I love the case. Koh does all it can to be "upscale" and that's pretty cool.

KONADomania said...

*drolls* gorgeous, and perfect rhyme to it:) love it with stamping too<3

Witoxicity said...

@Elizabeth
I'm very pleased you like this one. Yes, KOH does try to do things differently. :D

@KONAD0mania
Thank you! :)

Kae said...

Gorgeous purple, I love it :)

Witoxicity said...

@Kae
It's hard not to love this shade, huh? :D

Helena said...

It's very similar to the koh i won in your blog, called sophistic purple. Or is it really the same?..
Kiss

The Beautifier said...

I am loving the Purplelicious! It really is a stunning blue based purple! and that purple case looks gorgeous too! xoxo

Witoxicity said...

@Helena
Hi Helena! Your Sophisticated Purple does seem similar to this Purplelicious but I can't confirm. I never had the chance to compare them side-by-side. In any case, I hope you've been enjoying your KOH polishes! :)

@The Beautifier
I love the entire package too. :)

Lavender said...

This is a unique purple color. Very bold and beautiful. Will look very nice for toe nails too.

Witoxicity said...

@Lavender
Heh heh, yes, it would look cool on toes indeed! :D

Rati said...

It's a very unique and gorgeous colour. I love how well you have filed your nails :)

Witoxicity said...

@Rati
Thank you. It is certainly a fab purple. :)

Jen(ny) said...

This really reminds me of Urban Decay's packaging ^_^

Lolipop said...

Gorgeous color!! I've heard of the brand before!! do you think I could get them in France?

Witoxicity said...

@Jen(ny)
Oops, sorry for my late response! UD's packaging? Really? I didn't know that. :)

@Lolipop
I don't know if there are stores that stock KOH polishes in France, but I know that KOH's online shop does ship to countries in Europe. Please have a look at the KOH Cosmetics website. The Dutch version is where you can find the online shop. I've just done a quick check. Purplelicious (No. 218) is found under the KOH Colours NEON section. Happy shopping! :)