June 28, 2012

Rainbow Favorites: Day 5 - BLUE featuring China Glaze Secret Periwinkle + OPI Into the Night

Blue is my FAVORITE color! I did use two untrieds for this post, too, but honestly there isn't a blue polish I don't like (unless the application is awful). These two particular blues are more on the weirdly blurple scale, but they look fabulous together and I love them anyway.

The first coat of China Glaze Secret Periwinkle was watery thin and I was scared to death, but a semi-thick second coat made this perfection! I feel like it has lots of kissing cousins in my stash of Zoya and Color Club crèmes, though, so I'll have to investigate soon. For my ring and pinkie fingers, I layered 1 coat of OPI Into the Night over 1 coat of Pure Ice French Kiss (may actual favorite blue polish; $2 at Walmart, go get it already!!). I knew from reviews that this shade is super, super sheer, so I was so pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it looks with just one coat layered over a blue creme. I love it. I have maybe 10 variations of a navy-ish blue shimmer similar to OPI Into the Night (Girly Bits Denim Diva, Dollish Polish My Dark Passenger, plus drugstores ones), but they’re all slightly different enough for me to keep them all!

For an accent I layered one globby coat of NVL's Magpie Feathers over my Secret Periwinkle fingers. This combo is okay; I don't think the blurplish base color really shows off the periwinkley-aqua glitters in Magpie Feathers that well. I'll have to try again with a different base color soon!

Don't forget to check out the other ladies participating in this rainbow challenge! I am so excited, maybe I'll discover more blue polishes I don't already have :D

See you back here tomorrow for purple; I really like the nail art I did for this one!


  1. These colors are gorgeous together. They complement each other so nicely.

  2. those are such pretty colors. I love the sparkle as an extra touch. I agree that blues do all look so nice

  3. I have both of these - great idea!

  4. Just lovely! I also love Pure Ice French Kiss. Awesome polish for $2.

  5. beautiful!! I don't have Secret Periwinkle and this is the 2nd time today I've seen a post on it.. I'll have to pick one up! :)


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