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.