I hate winter!  This weather is not kind to my cuticles.  I am enjoying wearing vampy polishes, though.  Barielle Lava Rock (All Lacquered Up Collection, Fall 2009) is a blackened plummish maroon shimmer:

Picture taken in sunlight.  Application was good; I needed two coats for full opacity.  This is another color that looks almost black in low lighting.  The finish is a bit pearlized.  That, combined with the shimmer, gives the color a glowy quality.  It also looks lit-from-within, which I like.  I paired this with Sally Hansen Uptempo Plum (Insta-Dri) on my toes.