There are polishes that are pretty and then there are polishes that blow your mind, leaving you to stare at your nails every spare minute of the day. If you haven't guessed already, Purple Rain by Colors by Llarowe falls into the latter category.
A deep purple jelly with intense teal/blue/blurple shimmer... YES PLEASE! The way the shimmer catches the light is hard to describe and definitely hard to capture in pictures but I think these pictures do a pretty good job of showing off the shimmer.
Since I didn't want to use up Purple Rain as it's a jelly and would probably require at least 3 coats on it's own, I opted to layer it over China Glaze Creative Fantasy which is the perfect base purple for Purple Rain. I used 1 coat of Creative Fantasy and 2 coats of Purple Rain.
Apparently Purple Rain is being reformulated and the new version will not look like the original. I can't imagine anything being as beautiful as the original so I am very thankful to have this polish in it's original form!
Since I can't leave good enough alone, I added some stars and diamonds (I resurrected them from a bottle of glitter polish I didn't really like and placed them with a dotting tool) which I personally LOVED! I was over the moon with this look and wore it for at least 5 days with barely any tip wear and no chipping.