I’s been a couple of days, hasn’t it. I haven’t been feeling so hot and due to not doing much my last manicure lasted quite long, it wasn’t even chipped when I removed it earlier. Anyway, today I have a simple freehand mani for you.
Here’s what I used today:
- Sally Hansen Diamond Strength
- essence multi dimension 63 purple cherry
- Spooky Nails 2 in 1 nail tattoo liner black
- Seche Vite
- essence matt top coat
As I’m wont to do, I started with two coats of Diamond Strength, three of purple cherry and sealed the polish with a coat of Seche Vite.
purple cherry is another new permanent colour, a dark, well-balanced purple crème polish. It’s one of those perfect vampy shades, I’m really pleased with the new essence polishes (though I haven bought them all – yet). It’s definitely wearable in two coats, but for perfection I prefer my usual three.
I think essence’s formula is getting better and better. Though purple cherry is rather viscous it applies even in two coats and levels beautifully. I’ve said it before (and often, I know), the round brush used for the multi dimension polishes is not my favourite, but it works well.
Overall, I highly recommend this polish. The colour is gorgeous, it applies smoothly, and it’s cheap. What’s not to like? As usual the camera swallowed some of the red spectrum, check out the area near the cuticle for the closest colour match.
This is purple cherry in two coats without top coat:
And here’s purple cherry in three coats with Seche Vite:
After the base colour was reasonable solid I used my black liner to add a diagonal stripe and a swirly pattern to half of each nail and sealed the design with another coat of Seche Vite.
Then I added some matt top coat to the other half of the nail, purple cherry is, as I expected, beautiful in matte. Tip: If you find it hard to partially apply matte top coat neatly, because you only see flaws clearly as it dries, simply wait until it’s dry and use shiny top coat on the other side.
So that’s all for today. How do you like purple cherry?