Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Aphrodite Lacquers Wrapping, Ribbons, Bows

Today I have the second Aphrodite Lacquer to show you, the deep and glowing Wrapping, Ribbons, Bows.

This is one of the best purples I have seen in a long time. I'm a bit of a purple whore! This is a deep, royal purple jelly packed to the brim with dazzling purple micro glitter. Its such a simple concept but works amazingly well. The creator said she wanted to create China Glaze Ruby Pumps in purple and I can say hand on heart that is exactly what she has achieved.

One of the things I noticed with this polish is that it looks different under different lighting, changing from a royal purple in the daylight, to a deep, sultry purple under cloudy conditions and taking on an almost blue tinge in artificial lights. No matter how you view it though its still stunning!

The formula was a little difficult to work with on its own so I decided to layer it over a base of Illamasqua Prosperity and it made for an eye popping combination. You can wear this polish without undies and achieve good coverage in 3-4 coats (depending on how thickly you paint) but I still found it a little patchy.

For these swatches I layered two coats of Wrapping, Ribbons, Bows over a base of Illamasqua Prosperity, followed by a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite.

Another thing I'll say is that this polish wears like iron. I wore this for three days (yes I really liked it enough to wear it for longer than a few hours!) and there was no tip wear or chipping :-)

Aphrodite Lacquers Wrapping, Ribbons, Bows

Photographed in natural light

Photographed in artificial light

Photographed in cloudy conditions
Aphrodite Lacquers are available to buy from their Etsy store and they also have a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with new releases and restock information.