Tuesday, December 4, 2012

OPI Casino Royale and China Glaze Bizarre Blurple

Aaand it's Tuesday!  Today's mani is a combination of OPI Casino Royale, from the James Bond inspired collection, Skyfall and China Glaze Bizarre Blurple from this years Wicked Halloween collection.  Some might consider this an odd combination but I just couldn't resign myself to one.  I ended up really liking these together.  

Casino Royale has a great 2-coat formula.  It is a rich, royal (ha) plummy purple.  Although it's not the most unique color (and granted, I don't have the largest collection around) I didn't have a color like this already.  The closest being Essie Big Spender which is much more red/pink leaning and a little lighter than Casino.  With all that said, I think this is a really beautiful color and very easy to work with.  It's a little darker in real life than in these photos.

Bizarre Blurple is, to me, just awesome.  I kept staring at this color when it was on my nails!  It also had a great 2-coat formula, and as the name would suggest it is a deep blue-purple shade.  It leans more towards the blue side and has a shimmer finish.  It's just so pretty!  

I did a subtle stamp over this with BM321 using Layla Mercury Twilight.  I saw AmyGrace at The Polished Perfectionist stamp with a Layla holo polish here, which I loved.  Hers turned out much better than mine, but I was still happy with the results.  My base colors were too pretty to cover up too much!    

Sorry this one got a little wordy ya'll!  Thoughts on these two colors together?  What about middle and ring finger accent nails?  

1 comment:

  1. I loved this combo! I dont know that I would have ever thought to pair them the way you did. Overall, just a cool but funky twist! I love it.


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