Elfin Whispers was a wonderful birthday present I got from my daughter last Sunday (hence on my actual birthday). It’s currently available at drugstores which have Essence cosmetics and I would have bought it anyway because I was curious when hearing about “melted chrome”. Elfin Whispers is purple and has a metallic finish.
Application is good but you have to be quick; this can get stripy. Without topcoat the finish is more semi-matte or satin. Adding topcoat, the finish becomes glossy – but not shiny as in “mirror-like”. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty colour and formula. This is two coats, by the way.
I don’t know why but Amethyst puts me in the mood for Christmas. Maybe it’s the plum colour (in addition to the bauble-shaped bottle).
I had not been wearing plum or purple for a while and this is really beautiful. Two coats applied.
This is so beautiful! Although I am into the Arthurian legend, I had neglected Avalon for quite a while. That is, I didn’t even own it until last month. 😉 This amazing purple with pink and blue shimmer captured me instantly.
Two coats applied. It’s especially stunning when being looked at in direct sunlight.
Ignore the index finger – this was my second try because I somehow got a small dent shortly after the first application. So I removed the colour of the index and seemed to have forgotten to apply a second layer, which I only noticed when taking the photos. 😮
Artificial light. Here’s the small bump at the tip of the index, indicating that this was my first try … (I actually should have left it like this, I now know. But I am so perfectionist).
I have neither worn nor shown purple for a while. It’s rather berry and coral season now, since summer has arrived, so I had nearly forgotten how classy purple can be. Pitter Patter had patiently waited for its turn, so here is this eggplant purple with shimmer.
Two coats applied.
Close-up of the shimmer finish.
Androgyne is a smoky eggplant shade with a hidden green shimmer (which is more present in the bottle – although not really in the photo shown below ) than on the nails). So elegant.
Application was two coats.
Actually another Christmas-themed nail varnish, Seas and Greetings has a purple base with pink shimmer, making it perfect for sunny days too. Hence I’m keeping this for my summer picks. 😎
Two coats applied. This is direct sunlight.
One of my favourite China Glazes; I’ve been wearing Teen Spirit quite a lot during the past weeks. Just love this blackened purple with blue and purple shimmer (due to small flakies).
Two coats shown below. So pretty – hence lots of pictures. Photos taken in my mother’s garden. 😉