Layering: Sweet Lilacs

by - 1/17/2014

Today's manicure is brought to you by the background shade in all the press images for Radiant Orchid. That shade tends to stick in my head and I'm constantly confusing it for the Color of the Year!

Radiant Orchid

Pure Ice Busted Layering

China Glaze Sweet Hook

Pure Ice Busted Layering

Pure Ice Busted Layering

Pure Ice Busted Layering

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats China Glaze Sweet Hook
3 Coats Pure Ice Busted
1 Coat L'Oreal Lilac Coolers
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

This is probably the second time I've worn Sweet Hook since I bought it, which is kind of sad. It's from the China Glaze Electropop Collection, released in Spring 2012. It's a warm pastel lavender/lilac color that's really pretty on its own. Busted added pink shimmer and a little more purple to the mix. Three coats made it a little more shimmery than I had intended, so I added a coat of Lilac Coolers to tone it down and make the purple just a smidge darker.

Not gonna lie, I had Radiant Orchid in mind when I was painting this, but it's definitely closer to the background color. I tried to find a name for that purple, but your guess is as good as mine! For now, it's the purple-haired cousin of Radiant Orchid, and I think it's just as pretty, if not more wearable. :)

Would you wear Sweet Lilacs?

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