For the last weekend in September and my first new mani of the fall, I chose another lovely, lovely jewel-toned polish. Illamasqua Baptiste is a royal purple shimmer:
Picture taken in artificial light. (How I wish I had sunlight for this NOTD, but artificial light was the next-best option ih this shady weather.) This applied well; gliding on effortlessly in two coats. This is an amazing shade. It doesn’t lean too blue or too red, it’s just a perfectly balanced, rich, velvety purple. It’s deep enough to create that lit-from-within effect, yet it doesn’t venture into almost-black territory. The shimmer shows up beautifully in the light. The whole look, from the gorgeous color to the stunning finish, is very elegant and sexy. C’est magnifique! I paired this with Wet n Wild Morbid (Craze) on my toes.