“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Covergirl Luxe Lilac

Today is my best friend's birthday!! Happy birthday NM! I hope this year brings you luck, love, and happiness. I can't wait to see you when you get back from Florida because I already miss your hilariously sarcastic personality ;)! Love you!

I decided to do purple nails today because the birthday girl LOVES purple ;D. I used Covergirl Luxe Lilac, a polish I wasn't expecting much out of but ended up surprising me:

Yes, I went crazy with the nail file. And no, that's not tip wear: it's shrinkage from my top coat because I forgot to wrap my tips :(.

Covergirl Luxe Lilac is a dark, murky pinkish purple with a touch of grey. When the light hits it however, the pink shimmer comes out and makes the lilac come alive. I absolutely LOVE this effect!! It's really similar to a duochrome effect, but it's more of a *glowing* effect. This makes Luxe Lilac an absolutely gorgeous polish in my book! It's soo pretty I love it! Opaque in three coats, though I thought it was going to take more because the first coat was EXTREMELY sheer.

I'm not usually a big fan of purples, but I am SO in love with this polish! What do you think? Is this polish pretty, or just meh in your opinion?

Little thing to smile for today: BFF's birthday!! (and coordinating purple polish! :D)
<3 Ruthe

P.S. This is SO random, but doesn't this purple Inglot eyeliner look kind of exactly like Purple Luxe?? (Look at the swatches.)


  1. Love this color on you! And you always do you nails so beautifully. :)

    I think this color is prettier than the Inglot eyeliner! I love how it shimmers.


  2. @SwatchAndLearn
    Aw thanks Fiona! I really appreciate the compliment :D.

    Isn't the shimmer pretty? I was just reading the Inglot eyeliner post right after I finished this post so I was like, why not put it in? LOL :P