A couple posts ago, I showed you a haul including some polishes from those fun new Wal-Mart displays (I’m not sure if they are in another stores, or if it’s a WM exclusive) and tonight I have a lovely sparkling swatch of V.I.Purple!
The bottles remind me so much of Julep’s…which of course means they don’t contain very much polish, but I think they’re nice, and since they have such a low price point ($1.68), I don’t mind in the least. J
This color is somewhat sheer at only one coat, and I thought that it was primarily because the formula was thin, but it turns out it’s a tad gloopy. Tell me, how does that work?! Oh well, you get what you pay for, I guess. However it wasn’t so bad to the point that I couldn’t stand to use it.
V.I.Purple is a brilliant, sparkling shimmer - to the point my camera could hardly handle it - with a medium blurple jellyish base (haha, I’m composing this in Word and it changed jellyish to jellyFISH! :-P ). Because of the temperament of the polish, some nails got one thin coat and required a second, others one thick coat that covered just fine. Some people might prefer a second if even a hint of VNL is a pet peeve. Dry time was average.
I would highly recommend putting this over a purple base, like ChG Grape Pop, or something like that. I actually swatched on my thumb over Orly Fowl Play, and that worked perfectly! One normal coat & PRESTO: insta-high intensity blurple shimmer! It almost has a duochrome effect to it, I swear. LOVERLY! ;-)
All in all, I don’t think these polishes are anything to get too excited over, but the price is right & some of the colors are quite lovely – just wait ‘til you see Part 3 of the Cheap Thrills series! Muahahaha! Gotta save the best for last, yo! ;-)