Today's post for Purple Week is a little later than I'd planned because today's polish is jumping the queue to preempt. I'd planned to finish the week with this personal favourite, but after previewing the purple I put on to post today I posited that it might possibly be time for a palate cleanser, in a paler shade of plum. Plenty of "p" sounds for one paragraph? Probably.
Please allow me to present a purple polish with no "p" sounds whatsoever, China Glaze Below Deck.
Aaaaaaah. After several days of bright purples (pretty as they've been!), this is such a pleasantly soothing colour! I've shown it previously, among my Fifteen Polishes for Fall, but when I realized I hadn't posted it on its own before I knew it had to make an appearance in Purple Week. (Am I still using a lot of p's, or can I just not stop hearing them now?)
From the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection, spring 2011, Below Deck was among the "it" shades of lavender-grey that were so incredibly popular at the time, and it's one I continue to adore. This muted, grey plum, which does dry a bit darker than the bottle, is so beautifully creamy and smooth. Great formula, nicely self-leveling, easy to control, and opaque in two coats.
I will reluctantly agree with Amanda that brighter purples probably suit my skin tone a little better, but this is just such a gorgeously appealing shade. It's also one that, as I mentioned in my Fall Polishes post, looks great any time of year. Not too light or too dark, not too pale or too bright, Below Deck is a definite classic.
Purple Week continues tomorrow with today's originally scheduled polish...Spoiler alert: it's purple! Since today's post was later than planned I've already seen what Amanda is wearing for her side of the challenge, and it's a beauty. ^_^