Although I don’t wear much jewelry with colored gemstones (or much jewelry at all), I’m a fan of jewel-toned polishes.  Essie Sexy Divide (Winter 2008) is a royal purple shimmer:

Picture taken in sunlight.  Certain shades of purple are notoriously hard to capture; this photographs a bit more blue than it really is in real life.  It applied well in two coats.  When I put on the first coat it looked kind of lackluster but the color and depth really came alive with the second.  This is one of those colors that looks amazing in the light; I love glowy purples like this.  I paired this with Sephora by OPI I’m with Brad on my toes.