Thursday, February 7, 2008

Trend-Filled Thursdays: Purple Nail Polish

Move over, navy. Purple is here to take your place as the hottest new nail color! From the runways to the red carpet, various shades of violet, eggplant, lilac and all the rest have been spotted recently. Don't believe me? Here are some examples:

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usas seen at Christian Dior's Spring 2008 Couture show
Image Hosted by ImageShack.uson the Fall 2008 runways this week at Vivienne Tam
Image Hosted by"Umbrella" girl herself, Rihanna, promoting her new umbrella line this past week!

So now that you simply have to get this shade yourself, what are some options for you? Luckily, this beauty chick has found six fabulous ones for you to try. Added bonus -- they're all under $10!

ExampleCoverGirl CG Boundless Color Nail Polish in Grapevine ($3.59): You can hear it through the grapevine just like Gladys Knight and the Pips after slicking this on!

ExampleEssie Nail Polish in Bahama Mama ($8): Almost mulberry in hue, this one is absolutely gorgeous for both fingers and toes.

ExampleOrly Nail Polish in Velvet Rope ($7): This dark, black-ish shade is so witchy and wonderful.

ExampleBarielle Nail Polish in Edgy ($8): With this on my nails, I think I might be able to find my inner punk princess.

ExampleNYX Cosmetics Nail Polish in Wild ($3): Hear the call of the wild with this shimmery violet hue.

Zoya Nail Polish in Yasmeen ($6): Love. Love, love, love. Plus I am so happy with Zoya in general -- the polish doesn't chip and lasts for weeks!


  1. Oh I need to check out Essie Nail Polish in Bahama Mama! I have a few of the others but that one sounds lovely!

  2. Doesn't it? I love everything Essie -- I feel like they can do no wrong!

  3. oh i definately agree, I absolutely love it.
    I'd try CoverGirl one too and
    Barielle "Edgy"

    Purple is definately in this year.

  4. Even Lucky's March issue is decked out in purple. I love this gem tone color. Your pick for Zoya's Yasmeen is my fave.

  5. I have been custom blending some beautiful purple eye colors ....adding the Essie polish to the look will be great!