Makeup Wars: My Favorite Purple Polish

I Bought it Myself

the best purple nail polish
(ok, actually more like 5%)
I own a lot of nail polish (don’t tell my husband, but I’m probably up around 2000 bottles). One of my favorite shades has always been purple. Light purple, dark purple, creams and shimmers and glitters… If it is a purple polish, chances are that I’ll want to own it!

Essie VIP swatchDespite how many purples I own, I admit that there is one shade I go back to over and over. It was already long discontinued (and hard to find) when I unearthered 2 bottles of Essie’s VIP polish at the back of a polish rack in a nail supply shop about 5 years ago. I think I paid $2 per bottle for this shade, though I know in the past it has gone for much more on eBay. And yes, I’ve already finished one bottle, so now I save the second for “special” occasions. Because every special occasion deserves purple nail polish.

What’s your favorite purple polish?



  1. July 22, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Gorgeous! I have a purple nail polish obsession too! I have a purple that is long since discontinued and I only wear on special occasions too! LOL We are mental!

  2. July 22, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    So pretty! I love the intensity of this color, so sad I can't get it!

  3. July 22, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    You're a "Purple Polish Hoarder"! Must seek help immediately! šŸ˜‰

  4. July 22, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Darn – a purple I can't have. But it reminds me of one from Essie that I do have and have been saving so I need to get that one out soon!! Gorgeous color and I'm proud of your collection.

  5. July 22, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Yesss!! I love a vampy dark purple creme. Gorgeous!

  6. July 22, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    My favorite purples are Zoya Adina and Orly Space Cadet.

  7. July 22, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    Purple is the best. I have SO MANY purple polishes! This one is gorgeous of course. I think my all-time fave purple is Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant!

  8. July 22, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Very nice shade! Now I wish I had that one in my collection!

  9. July 22, 2013 / 9:57 pm

    This is one of those VHTF polishes that I never found!

  10. July 23, 2013 / 1:50 am

    I'm jealous I don't have that essie shade–just gorgeous! And, yeah, I have the purple polish obsession, too! šŸ™‚

  11. July 24, 2013 / 10:11 am

    Awesome color…I love deep and shimmery purple colors …

  12. July 25, 2013 / 6:14 am

    Whew. Glad I'm not the only one with a gazillion nail polishes. Honestly though, I probably only have 250. Really.

  13. August 12, 2013 / 3:52 pm

    Suddenly I feel infinitely better about my 200+ stash. My favorite is also another discontinued shade, Essie Viva la Vespa. I only have one bottle of it, but it is still going strong (about 70% so no worries. yet). But VIP is a stunning one!

  14. November 5, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Try Sparkling Grape at Nordstrom. It is from their store brand line of polishes ($8.50 or 2 for $15)

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