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Day 6 of the 30 Day Challenge: Violet nails

My first question when I saw this theme was ‘What colour is violet?’. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a complete idiot. I knew it was something to do with purple. It’s just that the difference between violet and indigo has always been a bit vague to me.

So to Google Images I went. This, however, wasn’t very useful. According to that, violet is every shade of purple under the sun. Faffing over shades was turning out to be too much effort so I just found a purple in my stash that I hadn’t tried yet.

Violet nails – indoor with flash

Barbara Daly’s Purple Velvet is a really really dark purple that tricks the eye into thinking it’s black when in low light. In bright lights however, this colour has a really vivid purple shimmer to it.

I then used two different butterfly stamping images with Barry M Foil Effects Silver to finish the nails off.

They really remind me of the original butterfly nails I did, but I think I prefer these ones :)

For this manicure I used:
  • Sally Hansen – Maximum Growth
  • Barbara Daly – Purple Velvet
  • Barry M – Foil Effects Silver
  • Cheeky Mega Image Plate B
  • Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri



Posted on by Laura Robson in Challenges, Nail Art 5 Comments

Review: Barbara Daly Wicked

Yesterday I missed my train home from work l. I had to wait ages for the next one so instead of sitting around on a platform, I decided to take a wander over to the nearest shopping centre and have a look around.

I popped into the Tesco Direct to get a new notebook and pen (living life on the edge) and thought I’d have a quick look at their beauty section.

Uh oh. They had two baskets full of reduced make up and there were girls scrambling through them trying to find some good bits. My instinct took over and before I knew it I was digging out cheap nail polish (and a few other bits) and shoving it in my basket.

I ended up leaving with eleven nail polishes, one eyeshadow and a Lipgloss (plus the notepad and pen) and only spent £25! The polishes I got ranged from £2.95 down to a measly 57p!

The colour I have to show you today is one of those new polishes.

Barbara Daly Wicked – indoor with flash

Barbara Daly is a brand that is exclusive to Tesco stores. This is the first time I have bought Barbara Daly polishes, and I found this one to be really lovely.

Wicked is a dark purpley redy browny colour with a subtle shimmer to it. In the shade or indoors this colour really seems to be a warm dark brown colour, but in bright lights or sunlight it shifts to a purple or red shimmer which is really unusual. I can’t say that I have seen anything like this before.

I don’t know if I was having an unusually good day or something, but the application last night was the nicest I have ever had it. The brushes glided (is that even a word) across my nail like a dream and at the end I didn’t need to do ANY cleaning up of the skin around my nails.

In the photos you can see only one coat, but I actually wish that I had done another coat as it’s not completely opaque in some areas… Nevermind.

I think ten of the eleven polishes I got were Barbara Daly’s so stay tuned for reviews of the rest of them!

For this manicure I used:
  • Sally Hansen – Maximum Growth
  • Barbara Daly – Wicked
  • Sally Hansen – Insta-Dri
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