Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Contrary Polish - Desert Fruit, Fire-brand, Inky Fingers & Purple Smoke

Here are four more Contrary Polish shades and they are all the most stunning shimmers.  Just like the other Contrary Polishes I showed with the blue shades and the fall related colours, these four really explode in the sun.  All my photos are taken in full sun because I really wanted to feature these are their most spectacular best, but even indoors these have a beautiful soft shimmer and deep rich colours.

Desert Fruit - dark red-toned purple with red/bronze shimmer.  In the sun the shimmer lights up and the edges of the nail go dark and smokey.

Fire brand - deep raspberry jelly with red and pink shimmer.  You can definitely see both the red and pink shimmer, as seen on the index finger.

Inky Fingers - a dark smokey blue with purple and blue shimmer.

Purple Smoke - light a smokey blue grey with purple and blue shimmer, again you can easily see both the purple and blue shimmer in this polish, like on the index finger.  The shimmer on this really pops in the sun and I love the dusty grey look that the sides of the nails get.

The quality of all these polishes is just fantastic and they are all easy to apply neatly. All these photos show three thin coats topped with Seche Vite top coat.  I've raved about this indie brand in the past, so I wont go on about it again, except to say that these polishes are really lovely.

Contrary Polishes are available from Llarowe in the USA or Shoppe-Eclecticco in Singapore.  Minis are also available through the Contrary Polish blog
These polishes were provided for review.


  1. They are lovely indeed. I like the way Desert Fruit and Purple Smoke look... so dusty.. pretty :)

  2. WOW. These are all absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Purple Smoke is my favourite, but the shimmer on all of these is amazing!!

  4. You've done a really great job showing off the shimmer! I own four (Bright Night & the Islands set) and they are so amazing in real life! I feel like everyone needs to own Bright Night!

  5. Gaahhh I love Contrary Polish. I have Candle Light and Hayride on their way to me at the moment. I really wanted Desert Fruit too, but it was sold out at Llarowe :\ Creeping Moss is on my wishlist and now thanks to your lovely swatches, so is Purple Smoke!

  6. Inky Fingers and Purple Smoke are pretty! :)

  7. These are all soooo gorgeous!! I think my favorites are Desert Fruit and Purple Smoke. They're just full of loveliness!

  8. Amazing colors, Desert Fruit looks so deep and... yummy รต.O

  9. I love Fire Brand! Gorgeous! You're nails look GREAT!


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