onsdag den 16. marts 2011

OPI : Pamplona Purple

Now, I see myself as a all-kind-of-colours-kind of polish freak. I love anything from light pastels to dark colours, all kinds of finishes (except most frosts). And most of all, I love nail polishes in all colours of the rainbow - there's not a colour not represented in my collection (even though I very rarely wear red, it's still represented and worn in different kind of combinations)

OPI Pamplona Purple
But I have one problem I'm serious annoyed about... No matter how many purple cremes I try, I can never seem to find one I want to keep on for more than a day. I love purple as a colour, and I love the purple swatches I see, and even when I buy purples I find I adore them in the bottle... But when I apply them to my nails, I get disappointed and want to change manicure immediately.

I guess you can say that I'm on a never-ending quest to find a purple creme I will fall head over heels with and not want to alter with glitter, flakes, flecks, etc. I recently bought Pamplona Purple from OPI, I was sure it would be the perfect shade of purple to go with my skintone - not too warm and not too cold.

While I think Pamplona Purple goes fine with my skintone, it still didn't amaze me like I hoped it would - like every other purple, I look at my nails and go a little 'meh'. I find my nails looking "classy", and that's a plus in my book for some occassions, but why am I not excited?

The polish has a great formula, covers in two coats and it is a delight to work with. I have no idea why I'm still so disappointed - maybe I'm just not good with purples?

I didn't add a topcoat, as I slapped on a holographic polish to make it work for me a few days. I haven't felt like changing my manicure often these days, I guess it's because I've been ill and busy with other chores in between. I think I remembered to take a picture of the holo on top, if so I'll do a post soon :)

OPI Pamplona Purple - two coats, flash

If you know of a gorgeous purple creme that might win me over, don't hesitate to write a comment! I'm stubborn when it comes to little things like this, and I'm not giving up just yet :)

♥ Vetten

11 kommentarer:

  1. purple haze from rescue beauty lounge, jo'mina from illamasqua, or rock from revlon? you can probably guess i like purples that lean more towards blue...=D

  2. But this one looks so gorgeous on you, maybe you're just not used to it? I know when I put a green or blue on my nails - it doesn't work for me at all although everyone say that it suits me. :D

  3. I have the same problem with purples (light or medium or dark, cremes or shimmers), but Pamplona is the best purple creme for me...

  4. Synes ellers den er rigtig fin til dig :D

  5. I think it looks great on you. Purple cremes are my favorite. I love them in every shade. Though I find purple eyeshadows do not go well with my skintone at all.

    Maybe try Zoya Demi. It's similar to this one but I'd say slightly darker. I love that one!

  6. lovely color :-)
    i love lilac but too bright colors just don't work for me :-)

  7. Sådan har jeg det også med nogle lilla lakker. Har du overvejet en støvet lilla? Som fx Kelly fra Zoya? Det er en af mine yndlingslakker, som du kan se her:


    /Maria :)

  8. Thank you so much for your comments and suggestions! :)

    Terry, of the three I think Rock from Revlon looks the most different from others I've tried - so I will try to hunt it down and give it a go. Thanks! :)

    Ivana, you might be right, LOL! The thing is, I still adore purple effects so it's only cremes that bugging me. Maybe I should try a week of purple cremes to get used to cremes :)

    Gina, Demi looks too similar to Pamplona in the pics I found, but I haven't been able to find a comparison, so it might just be me ;) I'll keep a good eye on it though!

    Maria, Kelly er helt klart på min to-buy liste :) Lækker post du har lavet om den! Måske har du ret, det kan i hvert fald ike skade at prøve et par støvede for at se, om det hjælper :) Tusind tak for forslaget!

  9. Åh ja, vi er vist på samme mission her ;) jeg har også den her og det er nøjagtigt sådan jeg har har det med den.. ;D vi må jagt sammen <3

  10. I know you're not gaga over it but I LOVE it on you! Maybe try it as an accent color? But anyhow, I came to inform you that I featured this very swatch on my blog! Thought you would appreciate knowing :)