This manicure I actually featured in my Colors of the Rainbow Tag I posted on YouTube. I went through a purple phase around the same time as my neutrals phase (which I mentioned in a different NOTW post).
When my nails start to get longer, I also like to do more "blingy" and complicated manicures. My nails/fingers are naturally smaller, so when they're shorter, I like to do cleaner manicures. When they start to grow out and have more surface area, I like to start piling on the effects lol :)
For this manicure I started with 2 coats of Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI's Skyfall collection, which came out during the winter. It's a shimmery bluish purple with a slightly thin formula. I was able to get full opacity in 2 coats.
Over top of that I put on a layer of Max Factor's Fantasy Fire, which is a sheer purple jelly base with a super shifty shimmer that goes from green to red.
I then added a little bit more accent on my middle two fingers, by adding some of Lynnderella's New Year's Eve Eve, which is a packed multi-colored and multi-shaped glitter in a clear base.Overall, I loved the effect of all the layers and textures of this manicure. It's fun to make combinations that have a lot of dimension :)
Lynnderella retails for about $23 on eBay, OPI can be found on Ulta and I was given the Max Factor.
As a base coat I used OPI Nail Envy and I used Seche Vite as a top coat. I removed this after 3 days and had no visible wear :D