Posts from the ‘Purple Palace’ Category

Purple palace: dusty plums

You might remember this from way back when … forging ahead with the PFF pile-driving.

Purple Mix, Phenomenal, Sleigh Parking Only

Above, at one coat

Above, at two coats

Really have nothing quite as dusty dark plum as OPI Sleigh Parking Only 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

Comparisons: reigning at the purple palace

Picking up from where I had left off earliest here and here and later, here …

Last year, when I had initially begun the PFF pile driving using OPI purples as cornerstones for comparison, I had only listed two varnishes in my notebook as pile drivers to OPI In the Cable Car-pool Lane:  Sation Purple Royal and Barry M Berry Cosmo.

Since then, I’ve acquired several more, which also happen to conveniently encompass part two of my Valentine tale of two Revlons (never got ’round to the telling of the second chapter …) 🙂

Above, at two coats, from L to R:

1 – Sation Purple Royal

2 – WnW So Berry on Trend (velvety matte)

3 – Kiko 496

4 – OPI Casino Royale

5 – Revlon Passionate

6 – Barry M Berry Cosmo

7 – OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane (only varnish with 3x, as it was patchy at two …)

8 – Essie In the Lobby

xx blueberry milk tea

New in: purple holos

Above:  IDK, Gamer Glam

Above:  LOL, Virtual Violet

Above:  A-England Fonteyn, Jindie Nails You Can’t Turn a Ho-lo into a Housewife, ChG IDK, ChG Gamer Glam, ChG LOL, ChG Virtual Violet

Above:  ChG LOL, ChG Virtual Violet, L.A. Girl 3D Effects Purple Effect, Teeez! Outta Control

Teeez! hails from the Netherlands; I received her from darling Elise in Belgium about four years ago!

I inadvertently deleted prior photos of her, however, so I sneaked her in on the tail end here…

So gorgeous they even glow indoors …

IDK, linear holo, from OMG Spring 2008 collection, 2BKEWL set

Gamer Glam, scattered holo, from Tronica Spring 2011 collection

LOL, linear holo, from OMG Spring 2008 collection, 2BKEWL set

Virtual Violet, scattered holo, from Tronica Spring 2011 collection

L.A. Girl 3D Effects Purple Effect, purchased in 2012-2013 for alelvi123

(I traded my OPI DS Extravagance to alelvi123 so don’t have it to compare)

Teeez! can hold her own among any dark violet liner + scattered holos!

Don’t think I have any other purple holos quite this dark that I’ve compared previously …

You can click here to check! (Actually, the two Laylas are strong contenders …)

Catrice Dirty Berry is high up the ranks in my varnish hall of fame, but I neglected to include her here and deleted prior photos 🙂

xx (boysen-, black- and)  blueberry milk tea

Purple palace: PFF pile driving, or ye olde one-two

Although I have all eight purple palace PFF piles in an organized lineup, photographing them is another matter.

The weather is not on the side of palace construction workers this Sunday, so we will knock off early with the following. 🙂

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Outdoors:  Flowerista, Pamplona Purple, Bright Purple, Purple Reign

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Outdoors, with Sinful Shine Go Glossy tacked on the tail end

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SSGG is actually a crossover; she likely belongs in the second PFF pile, below.

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Outdoors:  Intense Plum, Anti-Bleak, Go Glossy

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Indoors, while the sun showed up for a brief moment!

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All eight of these purple palace PFF pile driving comparisons will only be performed with previously unshown building materials; surely more potential PFFs can be found here or here!

xx blueberry milk tea

Purple Palace: OPI crème cornerstones

Edification of the intercontinental Euro-American purple palace is a never-ending work in progress.

Oftentimes, since I’ve been working solo for the past few years (sans my missing in action partner in crime alelvi123), it is easy to lose the blueprint and start building haphazardly, so that the place starts looking like some kind of Victorian eccentricity, with all manner of curlicues, adornment and oddly-shaped rooms

After spending most of my free moments this Saturday dusting off blueprints, building blocks and previously constructed foundations, I became entirely overwhelmed by tackling this feat on my own.

So I decided to take the wrecking ball to what I haven’t shown you yet (whilst leaving intact the foundation of what I have), and attempt to reorganize the architecture of these little bottles using the following lineup as cornerstones…

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Pamplona Purple, Anti-Bleak, In The Cable Carpool Lane, Sleigh Parking Only, Skating on Thin Iceland, Vant to Bite My Neck?

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Lost My Bikini in Molokini, Do They Have This Color in Stockholm?

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Pamplona Purple, Anti-Bleak

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In the Cable Carpool Lane, Sleigh Parking Only

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Skating on Thin Iceland, Vant to Bite My Neck?

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Coming tomorrow:  PFF pillars to the OPI crème cornerstones of the purple palace!

xx blueberry milk tea

Catrice 430 Purpleized

Catrice 430 Purpleized is the token bottle that opened the gates to enriching acquaintance with my Swiss Miss alelvi123. Last year around this time, I was struck by a sudden jones for this varnish, but alas, none of my existing varnish cronies had it for exchange or purchase. Most had never heard of it and many instead made reference to the Cover Girl multichrome Purplexed [which I missed out on completely, but do have Hits Mari Moon Dreamer for consolation]. Alelvi123 eventually came to my rescue with her fully stocked Catrice arsenal down Geneva way, vis-a-vis Makeup Alley. Catrice 430 Purpleized #1 Catrice 430 Purpleized #2 A bottle shot tribute to the one that didn’t get away — almost a year later, alelvi123 and I have firmly cemented our friendship and have established by mutual gentlewomen’s agreement Catrice Purpleized as the cornerstone to our jointly owned Purple Palace, currently under construction on two continents. xo blueberry milk tea P.S. Background is my Mayle pouch.