Sunday, 14 August 2011


Nails I Love

Nails I Love is written to celebrate some of the most beautiful nail varnishes on earth and to help you choose which colours and styles will suit you. 

Each posting will feature details about the colour as well as photos.  I guarantee every photo will show the varnish as it looks on your fingers, otherwise, what’s the point ? 

Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

SINFUL COLORS – Daddy’s Girl

…or, The Disappointment That Turned To Triumph.

Just look at the bottle and that colour.  Isn’t it amazing ?  Isn’t it the darkest, most devilish, Halloweeniest purple you’ve ever seen ?  Dark midnight base, flashes of violet, gold electro-static – could anything ever look as gorgeous?

No.  On the nail, Daddy’s Girls was SUCH a disappointment.  Don’t get me wrong, it was still beautiful in its own way, but just Not Like The Bottle.  The darkness just doesn’t translate.  On the nail, this became an electric violet, still WOW, but just Not Like The Bottle.

This applies about 5 shades lighter than the bottle, and also is extremely thin.  I needed 3 coats and I STILL have VNL in certain lights.  Next time I might layer it over Zoya Pinta to try and recreate the bottle J

Don’t get me wrong, this is still fabulously witchy, very glam, very devilish, just … yeh, yeh, but the bottle is my perfect purple, hence my despair.

So, I decided to have a little bit of fun before I took it off, inspired by Let Them Have Polish.  She did a Grape, Set & Match and Wing It! Combo, and as Daddy’s Girl isn’t a million miles different from Grape, I decided to add some irregular pink tips.  (this is her post -

So far, so meh.  But THEN, oh then I added KleanColor AURORA to half the nail (and heavier at the tip) and Oh My God, some serious magic occurred.  In the bottle, Aurora is a girlie baby pink glitter.  On the nail .. she turns holographic, the glitter turns gold and green and blue and, oh my, she makes me lose my breath.

So randomly, I ended up with something that just reminds me of an Arabian night.  I can see sheer violet harem pants and lots of gold chains and a marquee style tent.  Love it.

If you haven’t discovered KleanColor yet, do it NOW!  They’re cheap but amazing.  Go on, put some sparkle in your life J

Have fun my lovelies.
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