Creative musings in bright colors

Baroque in Purple

I saw a beautiful holo/swirly/gemstone nail art design and really I should have known that my dark purple polish was not going to swirl that easily!


I do like the way this came out…but I can do better. And I will (maybe in pink/red), sometime soon. I was pressed for time during this mani, and I think if the lines were more even between nails and I spent more time on the swirls (or just gave up and stamped) this would have worked better.


Even so, I love the way the colors come together, and that mine is a bit more subtle (the purples are closer in hue). Also, HOLO GLITTER.


The base here is Zoya Malia, a beautiful purple creme. It was hard to get the true color on this one! here is one coat (yes, one) of Malia. I like the color, but I don’t know that I’d wear it on its own! I need more bling/glitter/craziness in my polish 😀



  • Purple holo: LA Girl – Purple Effect
  • Medium purple: Zoya – Malia
  • Dark purple: Sinful Colors – Fig
  • White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White


Stay tuned for the pink/red version at some point! Next time featuring taped straight lines and actual swirls!



~~~ And remember, please go vote for my nails for the Rite Aid Extravaganza!!!

Comments on: "Baroque in Purple" (10)

  1. It looks so detailed! Very pretty!

  2. As if I didn’t love purple enough, you had to go and create this look….love it!! 😉

  3. I dragged my feet on the LA Girl holo polish, hoping I can find some tomorrow for Payday Treat Day.

    • Ahhh. See, I bought it because to me it looked like a cheaper version of some of the Zoya holos…in this case, Aurora. I’d rather spend $5 than $8! And no shipping :-D. Its a really nice polish honestly, I want to go back and get the black one.

  4. Hi
    Thank you for the link, your nail art is beautiful ! And I love the nail polish LA girl ♥
    Sorry for my bad english =)

  5. […] the beautiful but incredible unevenness of my baroque in purple, I wanted to try it again in red/pink, just in time for the OMD 31 day challenge Pink! This came […]

  6. […] have in the past done this design in purple and in pink, but I wanted to switch it up and do white/blue for a change! I also changed the […]

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